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Alaska Mountainview Chalet - Near Morgan's Landing, Kenai River

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Morning sunrise over the mountains as seen from master bedroom deck.

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  • Minimum stay:2-6 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Large Duplex, 5 Bed/3 Bath, (Sleeps 11 singles in beds, 16 sharing, 18 max )

LARGE, LUXURY CUSTOM HOME WITH HUGE DECK/LAWN WITH FANTASTIC MOUNTAIN AND WILDLIFE REFUGE VIEWS!! PERFECT FOR FAMILY GATHERINGS. KID FRIENDLY!

Welcome! We invite you to stay in our wonderful custom-made post and beam home. Designed and constructed by master builder Gregory Corse, this architecturally stunning home will provide a comfortable and inspiring retreat for your Alaskan adventures. The house was built using centuries old techniques from the German master builders. The 40' vaulted ceiling of the great room boasts incredible hand-hewn beam and joinery work, with a cascading wall of windows overlooking rich green forests and stunning glacial capped mountains.

Situated on 6 acres of beautifully forested land on a bluff overlooking the Kenai Wildlife Refuge, this house is just a THREE-MINUTE drive or 15-minute walk from the world famous Kenai River at Morgan's Landing State Park headquarters where you can fish from the bank. Located in Sterling on the Kenai Peninsula, Soldotna (shops, dining, laundry, movies, etc) is just a 15-minute drive away. Day trips to Homer or Seward for saltwater fishing, glacier fjord tours, art/crafts/artifacts shopping and amazing seafood dining are just 1.5 hours away. Whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking and canoeing are all within 20 to 45 minutes away.


From the large Chalet deck enjoy midnight sun BBQs after a hard day's fishing or hiking. You can relax here with friends while watching eagles, hawks, and loons soar in the valley below. Early morning coffee on the deck may also offer views of moose as they wander across the property.

Guests really enjoy the large lawn area which has a lovely fire pit and sitting area. Imagine relaxing by the fire, enjoying the setting sun and endless views of the Kenai National Widlife Refuge and distant Chugach National Forest mountain range.

The Chalet has a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable furnishings, and quality bedding/towels, and outdoor gas Weber grill. Guests have access to 2 adult mountain bikes and a variety of children's bikes and outdoor toys.

The Chalet is the upper two-story portion of a duplex. The Hide-A-Way is the bottom unit of the duplex. The Chalet master bedroom (1 queen bed) is on the top floor, with alcove (and additional full size bed) and en suite bath with jetted tub. The master also has it's own private balcony with incredible views. Downstairs in the Chalet are two bedrooms and another full bath. First bedroom has 1 king bed. The other bedroom (great for kids!) has a twin bunk bed, and room for regular or toddler aero bed (supplied) if needed. The living room has a full size pull out couch bed.

The ground floor of the Chalet also boasts the "great room": large and comfortable kitchen, dining and living area with lots of windows and incredible views.

The Hide-A-Way (walk-out basement below the Chalet) has 2 bedrooms. The first bedroom has a queen bed and twin size pull out couch bed. The second has a queen bed. The living area also has a twin day bed with extra mattress underneath for extra sleeping areas. The kitchen/living area boasts a custom made rock wall gas fireplace. The kitchen is fully equipped. The bathroom has a nice, tiled, walk-in shower. There is a laundry room with washer and dryer.

This property has been in my family since 1979. Having grown up in Alaska, I understand and appreciate what a unique experience The Great Land can offer and I hope to share that with you. The Chalet is our personal vacation home, and we look forward to coming home each summer from our work overseas. Since this is our personal home, you'll find everything you need.

Alaska is a wonderland of natural beauty and amazing resources, which our family has spent generations protecting through conservation efforts. We welcome you to our home where you too can become a 'Sourdough' and share in this unique experience. The home is available year round. Winter travelers will be rewarded with an incredible show of colorful northern lights and millions of stars in the dark Arctic night. Nearby winter activities include cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and hot beverage drinking! Summer guests will be rewarded with midnight sun, vast and expansive views, solitude, wildlife, and world-class salmon and halibut fishing. COME EXPERIENCE YOUR ALASKAN DREAM VACATION!


Keywords: Alaska, Morgan's Landing, Kenai River, Bing's Landing, salmon fishing, Kenai Peninsula, custom house, Homer, Seward, wildlife viewing, hiking, rafting, view

Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be at least 21 to rent this property....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We love kids and want them to have a great time and stay safe! Entire deck has railing to prevent small children from falling off. Chalet has 'kids' room with bunkbeds, toys, books, movies for young children. Kid bikes and toddler ride-on toys available. Kitchen has full set of kids cups, plates, bowls, utensils....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed outside only and away from any entrance to the house. It is very important that the inside of the house be kept totally smoke free for my son who has asthma and also for our guests who are sensitive to cigarette smoke....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pets are not allowed in the house, but may stay with you at the property as long as you have a travel kennel for them which stays outside. You are responsible for ensuring all dog droppings are picked up and properly disposed of in the dumpster....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 10-16

  • Chalet bedroom (kids) #3: 1 bunk bed

    bunk bed is two twin beds, also room for aero bed...moreless

  • Chalet Master Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 double

    double bed is in attached alcove of master bedroom...moreless

  • Chalet bedroom #2: 1 king

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  • Hide-A-Way #1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    twin size sofa sleeper in bedroom...moreless

  • Hide-A-Way #2: 1 queen

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  • There is extra sleeping space in the Chalet and HAW living rooms. The Chalet has a full size sofa sleeper and the HAW has one twin day bed with two twin mattresses in the living room....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Chalet Master Bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Connected to Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Chalet Main Level Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Hide-A-Way Bath: toilet, shower

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Other Amenities

  • Sorry, no fish cleaning on the property allowed so as not to attract bears! NO LARGE GROUP EVENTS (weddings, parties, etc) ARE ALLOWED ON THE PROPERTY. Only guests registered with your group are allowed to use the property. If you need more space for a larger group, inquire and I can direct you to our neighbors who have rentals for between 2-6 people....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    For adults and children (ages 1-10). Feel free to borrow any of the books on the designated shelves and just return them before leaving....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV Satellite....moreless

  • Stereo:

    SONOS in Chalet great room. Just download the app and then you can control it from your mobil device....moreless

  • Television:

    Chalet-large flat screen TV in living room. 40" smart TV in master bedroom. 38" flat screen in Hide-A-Way...moreless

  • Toys:

    For younger children. There are also checkers, cards, dominos, etc for guests of all ages....moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have a large selection of DVDs, something for everyone including the kids!...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    FANTASTIC forest and mountain view from upper unit (CHALET). Partial forest view from lower unit (Hide-A-Way). Great view from lawn and fire pit area....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Chalet dining seats 8 at table and 4 at breakfast bar. Chalet deck table seats 6. Extra folding tables can be provided for large groups. Extra folding tables available. Hide-A-Way seats 4 at table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Yes!...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace in Hide-A-Way...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Chalet-radient heat in floors. Gas heat in both units....moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi but is not always reliable because of our rural location....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bedding and towels are provided. There is no maid service but you have access to the washer/dryer in the Hide-A-Way. Extra linens can be provided if needed....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Guests will park directly in front of the Chalet. There is room for multiple vehicles....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    No RV hook-up, but there is room to park a boat and/or camper trailer, as long as no additional guests are staying in the trailer....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Guests launder their own towels if they need clean ones. Both unites have a large supply of towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry room located in the Hide-A-Way. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker in both kitchens....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Both kitchens have everything you need: all dishes, glassware, electric coffee maker, blender, toaster oven, rice cooker, crockpot, micro oven, and pots/pans. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full set in both kitchens including plastic ware for use when eating outside. Wine glasses, beer mugs, good cooking knives, etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    In Chalet only....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Chalet: High end convection oven and new dishwasher and luxury model Electrolux, extra large french door fridge. Gas stove and grill. Additional full kitchen in Hide-A-Way....moreless

  • Microwave:

    In both Chalet and Hide-A-Way...moreless

  • Oven:

    Convection wall oven in Chalet. Cooks food perfectly! ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    You should check the house before buying too many groceries as we guests buy lots of spices, oils, etc and we leave them there for everyone to use....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Chalet: Electrolux Wave Touch French Door Stainless fridge with high end water filter and dispenser, extra ice-make in freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas....moreless

  • Toaster:

    In both kitchens....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Fantastic!!! One of the best features of the house!...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Two adult mountain bikes and multiple bikes for young kids....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Chalet Master has small deck with amazing mountain/forest views. Chalet main floor has large deck with similar fantastic views. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Birch Ridge Golf Course is about 5 miles from the house....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    It is possible to rent canoes and kayaks in Sterling....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Outdoor rock fire pit and sitting area perfect for relaxing around a fire and making smores! ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large grass lawn with fire pit and seating area...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Chalet has a large propane Weber grill on the deck. There are also portable charcoal grills if needed....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Alyeska ski resort is about a 1.5 hour drive away. Cross-country skiing in winter is available locally with great trails. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Spring Shoulder Season
May 26 - Jun 22, 2017
3 night min stay
$600
$4,000 $10,000

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

2017 High Season
Jun 23 - Aug 15, 2017
6 night min stay
$975
$6,825 $21,000

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

2017 Fall Shoulder Season
Aug 16 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$695
$4,350 $8,000

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

2018 Spring Shoulder Season
May 26 - Jun 22, 2018
3 night min stay
$600
$4,000 $10,000

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

2018 High Season
Jun 23 - Aug 12, 2018
6 night min stay
$975
$6,825 $21,000

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

2018 Fall Shoulder Season
Aug 13 - Sep 30, 2018
4 night min stay
$695
$4,350 $8,000

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$450
$1,500 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 3%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

  • Suzie's Cafe

    "Stop for good burgers or other food after a hard day of fishing on your way back to your house."

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  • Cook's Corner Tesoro

    "Cooks has everything! We love to stop here for soft-serve ice cream, corn dogs, latte's, sod..."

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  • Homer

    "Wonderful town by the bay! Surrounded by mountains...Homer has a great small-town feel with ..."

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  • Saltry Restaurant

    "Great food in a beautiful setting! Take the Danny J boat across the Bay to get there! Nice d..."

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  • Pratt Museum

    "Excellent local museum if you are interested in Alaskan natural and cultural history."

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  • Two Sisters Bakery

    "Fantastic baked goods and lunches! Nice setting!"

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  • Seward

    "A wonderful seaside town with lots of history, natural beauty, and TONS to do and see!"

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  • Kenai Fjords National Park

    "Numerous charter boats will take you out into the park from the docks in Seward. Good to boo..."

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  • Exit Glacier

    "This is a GREAT little excursion from our house in Sterling. You can start at the National P..."

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  • Magpye's Pizzeria

    "Stop in for brews and great pizza!"

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  • Kenai Visitors & Cultural Center

    "Nice place to take in the local history and artifacts!"

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  • St. Elias Brewing Company

    "Good craft beer, nice atmosphere, decent food! When the weather is nice you can sit outside."

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  • The Chart Room Restaurant

    "Five star rating for the amazing view, 4 or 3 star rating for the food. But we'll worth the ..."

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18 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kenai Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Moosquitos in Sterling
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
On the way to Soldotna
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Sterling Highway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Suszi's in Sterling
130 Miles
Nearest Ski
Alyeska Ski Resort in Girdwood
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Necessary

The following are just a short drive away: Fishing on Kenai River, 2 min; Canoe on the Moose River, 10 min; . Hike the Resurrection Trail, 30 min; Seward or Homer for halibut fishing/fjord tour, about 1 hour; whitewater raft the Kenai River from Cooper Landing, 45 min.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1979

About the owner: Raised in Alaska...this property was our family homestead. We lived a subsistance lifestyle here...which I didn't fully appreciate until I was grown up! Now I live and work overseas, but Alaska, and this property, will always be our home. I work in international conservation, and growing up in Alaska gave me a real appreciation for protecting our planet's most amazing natural places...this area being one of them!

Why the Owner Chose Soldotna, AK, USA:
There is no place like this in the whole world. We love coming home from our work overseas to this special house and tranquil setting. It's the only place in the world that feels like home.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love to BBQ on the large back deck, overlooking the forest and distant mountain range. Nothing but trees for hundreds of miles! What a view! It's a great way to relax and just reconnect with your family in a quiet and peaceful place.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

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Photos

  • Morning sunrise over the mountains as seen from master bedroom deck.

    Morning sunrise over the mountains as seen from master bedroom deck.

  • Master bedroom deck overlooks the large deck and amazing views.

    Master bedroom deck overlooks the large deck and amazing views.

  • Distant Kenai Range from the Chalet deck

    Distant Kenai Range from the Chalet deck

  • Dining area can seat 8 at the table. This is a winter picture....3pm!

    Dining area can seat 8 at the table. This is a winter picture....3pm!

  • Master bedroom has private deck with mountain/valley view and en suit bathroom.

    Master bedroom has private deck with mountain/valley view and en suit bathroom.

  • Bunk beds in Chalet! Shares downstairs bath. TV/DVD in room.

    Bunk beds in Chalet! Shares downstairs bath. TV/DVD in room.

  • Enjoying a night by the fire.

    Enjoying a night by the fire.

  • Heading out for a day on the Kenai Fjord's National Park tour in Seward.

    Heading out for a day on the Kenai Fjord's National Park tour in Seward.

  • On our way to Halibut Cove in Kachamak Bay, Homer, for lunch at the Saltry.

    On our way to Halibut Cove in Kachamak Bay, Homer, for lunch at the Saltry.

  • Hide-A-Way kitchen

    Hide-A-Way kitchen

  • Welcome to your Alaskan home-away-from-home! This is the Chalet entrance.

    Welcome to your Alaskan home-away-from-home! This is the Chalet entrance.

  • Lush lawn area, perfect for kids to play or just to relax by the fire.

    Lush lawn area, perfect for kids to play or just to relax by the fire.

  • The Chalet deck.

    The Chalet deck.

  • Chalet Kitchen is spacious and fully equipped!

    Chalet Kitchen is spacious and fully equipped!

  • Chalet living room with hand-crafted stairway leading to the master suite.

    Chalet living room with hand-crafted stairway leading to the master suite.

  • Extra sleeping area off Master bedroom with full size bed.

    Extra sleeping area off Master bedroom with full size bed.

  • 3rd Chalet bedroom with queen bed and direct access to large deck. Shares bath.

    3rd Chalet bedroom with queen bed and direct access to large deck. Shares bath.

  • Inspiring views from the deck in September.

    Inspiring views from the deck in September.

  • Enjoying the view on our drive from Anchorage to Sterling.

    Enjoying the view on our drive from Anchorage to Sterling.

  • Playing outside the Sea Life Center in Seward. Let your kids explore Alaska!

    Playing outside the Sea Life Center in Seward. Let your kids explore Alaska!

  • Hide-A-Way fireplace and view to lawn area.

    Hide-A-Way fireplace and view to lawn area.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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