Kilcher Homestead Beachfront Cabin
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Our family beach cabin is a unique octagon design. The floor is handcrafted from local beach rock. The interior of the cabin features rustic kitchen shelves, a curved alder staircase, antique wood cook stove and a counter top of local beach clay tiles. There is also an outdoor storage shed for tools, wood and coal. Our bathroom is of the old fashioned outdoor type.
The cabin is heated with an old fashioned wood cook stove that also burns coal gathered right off the beach. There is a small propane cook top for quicker cooking on warm days. The 'sinks' are stainless steel dish pans that you fill from the creek and empty outdoors. It is all very simple and efficient and less work in a way than all the modern contraptions we take for granted!
We provide fresh drinking water from our homestead spring and creek water is used for cooking and washing dishes. You can opt to rent the ultra-funky hot tub for soaking squeaky clean.
Staying at our cabin helps you unwind and puts you back in touch with your connection to the earth. We invite our guests to take a step back in time and experience a lifestyle from a simpler era, before the 'techno' age. You will find that life still goes on just fine!
You may opt to have us host all or part of your vacation. This would include harvesting much of our food from the wilds, learning about subsistence living and taking part in various activities and workshops.
The cabin is located in the middle of one of Kachemak Bay's State parks. Access is by hiking, horseback or ATV. It is a leisurely, scenic 5 mile hike from the nearest road system. Mostly on level ground and you can beach comb while you hike. We provide our ATV's (which we operate) for transporting guests and their luggage. Traveling light is recommended.
Keywords: cabin, log, 2 story, beachfront, rustic, peaceful, artistic
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Member since: 2010
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8
- Queen size Beds (2), Single or Child Beds (5)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- rustic outdoor 'bathroom' with a view!
- I am hoping to bring guests back to a connection with a simpler way of life. Back when 'air conditioning' meant opening the door, or the 'dishwasher' meant your hands washing the dishes! Things like that. It's really pretty amazing to experience that, even if you would not want to live this way full time. It's a great place to do a digital detox as well. Your cell phone will get reception but we invite you to simply turn it off!....moreless
- Away From It All
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Dining Area
- Linens Provided
- Mobile Phone
- Towels Provided
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- hot tub fuel surcharge $75 + tax
- cleaning $75 + tax
- Pet Fee $75 + tax
- Tax Rate 3%
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Seasonal Harvesting of Wild Foods, Clam Digging,
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: I am a native Alaskan, of Swiss descent. I was born and raised here on an Alaskan homestead and grew up much in the same lifestyle that I offer at my cabin. I feel that preserving this lifestyle and making it available to others has a huge educational and historic value. Plus I enjoy it! The entire cabin was built by ourselves and our friends. I enjoy working with wood and rocks and have done the interior design myself. I also enjoy sewing, participate in the local artistic community in 'wearable art', do some writing, historic photo archiving, and have performed my faith based music locally. Our family has a 'Living Museum' on the original family homestead which you can visit en route to the cabin. Throughout the summer I teach workshops in wild food harvesting, canning, jam making, smoking fish, mushroom gathering etc. Currently I am in the process of finishing my home which contains a large canning kitchen and multipurpose/activity room where I plan to continue my workshops. I have 4 grown children, a son and 3 daughters, and 5 grandchildren. They are all Alaskans at heart and still enjoy doing a lot of the same things we offer our guests. I also speak fluent German for any guests who may want to converse in their native tongue.
Why the Owner Chose Homer, AK, USA:
I purchased this property long before it had a cabin on it. My sisters and I used to walk the beach to bring the cows from our homestead up the Bay to the summer pastures. It was a 10 mile hike on foot before we even had horses to ride and now ATV's. It was a magical place where we always stopped to have a picnic lunch. We all planned for ways to own it someday, and one day I did! Then we built this cabin as a get-a-way while living in the city of Anchorage. It became a very special place we enjoyed sharing with our friends. Now we want to share it with you too!
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Cabin is on 6 acres surrounded by State Park. It has a babbling creek to one side and sloping grassy hills on the other. The canyons are still magical canyons to hike in and explore after 60 years. The beach is just out the front door and is full of shells and driftwood. An Eagle family lives in our canyon just a few hundred feet from the cabin. They have nested here for over 15 years. You go to sleep and wake up to the sound of the surf and the wind and the songbirds. It is a very unique place. A place of peacefulness, listening to the sounds of nature, far away from the hectic life. You can see sea otters, seals, coyotes, moose, bear, and of course the ever present eagles.
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log octagon beach cabin
living room & front door
view from living room
sleep cabin annex
4 wheelin' down to the beach
momma moose with twins
a kayaking day
hiking trail from bluff top
upstairs loft bedroom
stairs to loft, landing
path to sleep cabin
enjoying the hot tub!
hike to nearby waterfall
climbing the rocks!
small saiing boat
view from bluff top
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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