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

Sterling, AK, USA
  • House3000 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps16
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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

Juniper Neill

Member Since 2011
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within one day
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Juniper Neill

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!

Juniper Neill purchased this House in 1979

Why Juniper Neill chose Sterling

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.

What makes this House unique

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.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
      • Chalet bedroom (kids) #3
        1 bunk bed, bunk bed is two twin beds, also room for aero bed
      • Chalet bedroom #2
        1 king
      • Hide-A-Way #1
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, twin size sofa sleeper in bedroom
      • Hide-A-Way #2
        1 queen
      • Chalet Master Bedroom
        1 queen, 1 double, double bed is in attached alcove of master bedroom
      • 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.

      Bathrooms

      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Chalet Master Bath
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, Connected to Master Bedroom
      • Chalet Main Level Bath
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Hide-A-Way Bath
        toilet, shower

        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.

            Theme

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

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • 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.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Yes!
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Chalet-radient heat in floors. Gas heat in both units.
                      • Internet
                        WiFi but is not always reliable because of our rural location.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Fireplace
                        Gas fireplace in Hide-A-Way
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        Guests will park directly in front of the Chalet. There is room for multiple vehicles.
                      • 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.
                      • Towels Provided
                        Guests launder their own towels if they need clean ones. Both unites have a large supply of towels.
                      • Washing Machine
                        Laundry room located in the Hide-A-Way.

                        Kitchen

                          • Microwave
                            In both Chalet and Hide-A-Way
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Coffee maker in both kitchens.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Full set in both kitchens including plastic ware for use when eating outside. Wine glasses, beer mugs, good cooking knives, etc.
                          • Dishwasher
                            In Chalet only.
                          • 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.
                          • 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.
                          • Oven
                            Convection wall oven in Chalet. Cooks food perfectly!
                          • 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.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Chalet: Electrolux Wave Touch French Door Stainless fridge with high end water filter and dispenser, extra ice-make in freezer.
                          • Stove
                            Gas.
                          • Toaster
                            In both kitchens.

                            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.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 12 people

                                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.
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Direct TV Satellite.
                                  • Stereo
                                    SONOS in Chalet great room. Just download the app and then you can control it from your mobil device.
                                  • Television
                                    Chalet-large flat screen TV in living room. 40" smart TV in master bedroom. 38" flat screen in Hide-A-Way
                                  • Toys
                                    For younger children. There are also checkers, cards, dominos, etc for guests of all ages.
                                  • Video Library
                                    We have a large selection of DVDs, something for everyone including the kids!

                                    Outside

                                      • Balcony
                                        Fantastic!!! One of the best features of the house!
                                      • Bicycles
                                        Two adult mountain bikes and multiple bikes for young kids.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        (2) Chalet Master has small deck with amazing mountain/forest views. Chalet main floor has large deck with similar fantastic views.
                                      • Golf
                                        Birch Ridge Golf Course is about 5 miles from the house.
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        It is possible to rent canoes and kayaks in Sterling.
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        Outdoor rock fire pit and sitting area perfect for relaxing around a fire and making smores!
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Large grass lawn with fire pit and seating area
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Chalet has a large propane Weber grill on the deck. There are also portable charcoal grills if needed.
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        Alyeska ski resort is about a 1.5 hour drive away. Cross-country skiing in winter is available locally with great trails.

                                        Suitability

                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • jetted tub
                                                In master bathroom of Chalet.

                                                Attractions

                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • miniature golf
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • sledding
                                                      • walking
                                                      • whale watching
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • ice skating
                                                              • cross country skiing
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • snowmobiling
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • whitewater rafting

                                                                Notes

                                                                  • 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.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 3:30 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                    37 Reviews

                                                                    Exceptional5/5

                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Great place for guys' annual fishing trip

                                                                    David G.

                                                                    Great place for lodging, cooking, entertaining. Excellent kitchen amenities. Gas range and outdoor grill. Excellent elevated patio with amazing views of mountains in the distance. Close enough to town but far enough for privacy and closeness to outdoors. Owner and on-site caretaker establish contact well in advance of arrival with continuity throughout stay. We did a river float for silver salmon and met the guide about 15 minutes away from the house. Halibut fishing in homer was approximately 2 hours away. Great grocery store in soldotna about 20 mins away (Kroger affiliate). Fish packing processing/shipping at tanner's 20 mins away as well. One of the nicer vrbo' we've stayed and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thanks so much David for the great review! I hope you and the guys will come back again for anther great fishing adventure!

                                                                    Alaska Mountainview Chalet Topnotch Place to Stay!

                                                                    Amber K.Edgewood, NM USA

                                                                    My family stayed here for a whole week and never lacked for anything! A beautiful home in a beautiful setting. Excellent accommodations, a kitchen with everything you could need or want, nice bathrooms, awesome porch with forever views, and quiet.

                                                                    Definitely will stay here again if we get to return to the Kenai Peninsula!

                                                                    Thank you for great stay!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Hi Amber! I really appreciate the great review and I'm thrilled that you and the family had a fantastic visit! Please come back and see us again!

                                                                    Beautiful property

                                                                    Sharon D.Butte

                                                                    The house was very nice and Sharon was very helpful with any questions we had. The backyard deck was really nice and there was a Weber grill which we used for some dinners. There were plenty of kitchenware and we enjoyed eating at the house versus restaurants.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thanks Sharon and family! So glad you enjoyed the house and that it worked well for you!

                                                                    Beautiful Property with plenty of room for our crew!

                                                                    Gary B.

                                                                    The Chalet was perfect for our group. There was plenty of room for our group of 12. Sharon was always there if we needed anything (although, we never did). The property is as advertised and I would definitely stay there again. Love the location, scenery, and view of the mountains. You won't be disappointed.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Hi Gary! Thanks for the great review! We try to think of everything people will need and I'm glad to know we are delivering! So happy that you had a wonderful family vacation at our special place in Alaska!

                                                                    vacation for extended family

                                                                    Barbara D.

                                                                    The house and location worked well for our needs - five members of an extended family. The manager/caretaker lives nearby and was very kind about getting back to us quickly when questions came up. We definitely agree with the other enthusiastic written reviews. We will admit to not completely having understood the layout of the house. Our party consisted of three single adults and a couple. We used only the larger unit of the duplex which was full of light, the smaller unit darker. One adult slept in a child's bunk, two adults slept in connected adult bedrooms with no door separating them, and the couple had their own room. The lack of an interior connection between the duplexes caused us to decide not to spill over into the second space. We did a lot of cooking together and the open kitchen was spacious and wonderfully equipped. We enjoyed sitting around a campfire in the evenings. The deck was often used. It was a wonderful week!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Hi Barbara! thanks so much for the great review! I'm glad it worked well...even if it was a big larger than needed with the two units. Hope to welcome you back again! Take care, Juniper

                                                                    Beautiful Property with Amazing View

                                                                    Virginia S.Marengo, IL

                                                                    Beautifully maintained home/chalet, with fully equipped kitchen. Lots of space for our large family, even a play room with toys for younger children (which was a blessing). The owner's property manager lives on site and checked in with us to make sure we didn't need anything (which we didn't because everything was thought of). We would definitely stay there again without hesitation. Virginia S.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Virginia and Family~

                                                                    We're so glad that you all had a wonderful time in Alaska and that your stay in the Chalet helped make it a fabulous trip!

                                                                    Come back soon!

                                                                    Juniper

                                                                    Location

                                                                    Sterling, AK, USA

                                                                    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.

                                                                    Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    If you have a smaller sized group, please don't hesitate to contact me and I may be able to offer you a reduced rate for renting the upper portion of the Chalet only.

                                                                    $533avg/night
                                                                    37 Reviews
                                                                    Exceptional 5/5
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