About the property
- House1600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, 1600 sq ft, separate studio apartment
A spacious, sunny ocean view home, facing the channel. Located in a quiet neighborhood (with the ocean on one side and trees and city park on the other) our property overlooks the entrance to channel and nearby islands.
We have recently expanded our services as a fully furnished home to month to month leases for professional, project managers, or short term needs for folks, available between September and May. Please inquire for the special rate.
Home area is 1600 sq. feet. Waking up to a morning cup of coffee or tea, while gazing out the many windows facing the ocean is a pleasure.
Just a few minute walk from downtown Kodiak, the house faces due south, with spectacular views of the ocean and nearby Woody Island and Near Island. Relax and watch the abundant wildlife of Kodiak: many eagles, sea lions, sea otters and sea lions. Our home's location is the perfect view for watching the many commercial fishing and pleasure boats coming and going. We provide a booklet to help identify the many different vessels.
The first floor has a warm, maple kitchen, our cupboards are full of pots and pans, utensils, and dishes. Local Kodiak cookbooks are supplied for a special seafood dinner, of your local catch of the day! Lacey also provides her favorite recipes from three decades of cooking while salmon fishing over the summer to a large crew (sourdough pancakes, homemade breads, sour cream coffee cake, a unique wild salmon BBQ marinade, wild beach green salads, double-crust nut cheese cake!! and more!)
The main living room and dining table are in this area. Through the french doors, are a brand-new bathroom/laundry room, and bedroom and a small sitting area with the television and dvd library. The second floor has a large bedroom with spectacular channel view, a large bathroom, and a small area for an extra futon, or inflatable bed. (There is plenty of room for more than two additional beds, especially casual sleeping for kids).
Keywords: Ocean view home, family-friendly, hunters, temporary housing USCG & off-island project workers, spacious, comfortable and casual living areas, gorgeous kitchen, with maple cabinets, close to town, sunny, south-facing, gorgeous view of passing vessels, channel view of islands, ocean life, eagles, sea otters, sea lions,
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Lacey Berns
We are a long-time Kodiak commercial fishing family for 35 years. We have extensive knowledge about the Kodiak Archipelago, fishing, recreational activities, bear and wildlife viewing, with many personal friends who operate those recreational, sport fishing, and wildlife viewing businesses. We can recommend our own pilots for bear viewing and sightseeing on local air charters. We have raised our children commercial fishing for wild salmon in Uganik and Viekoda Bays since 1983. Both Lacey and Chris have extensive community work and experience with local fisheries-related projects. Lacey is a founding member of the Kodiak Maritime Museum, and led the design of the colorful, unique interpretive sign project, located on the boardwalk & downtown harbor across from the marine businesses, coining the term 'Celebrate Our Maritime Heritage' . The signs are featured in a colorful booklet Waterfront Guide, for sale at the museum office.
Lacey Berns purchased this House in 1984
Why Lacey Berns chose Kodiak
Because we like seeing the boats come and go through the Channel! Fishing has been our way of life for 35 years. Kodiak is ALL about commercial fishing, the largest port in Alaska. Check out all of the activities in Kodiak--from research facilities, to busy processing plants, harbors with 1000 vessels, the largest Coast Guard Base in the US, the types of vessels that fish, the harvesting of sustainable resources--Kodiak is the community to visit. You will see fishermen hanging nets, boats in the boatyard, the hub bub in the summer getting ready to salmon fish..Our home is perfect for the summer visitor, because we are salmon fishing between late May and mid-September. We purchased the house in 1984, choosing to be near the ocean, and have completely replaced the older home, into a three story home, with a warehouse and apartment on the bottom floor, and home on the top two floors. The house is 8 miles from the Kodiak airport, five minutes from the Kodiak Ferry Dock, a front seat view of the boatyard, five minute walk to downtown Kodiak, the Kodiak Visitor Center, the Alutiiq Museum, Baranof Museum, National Fish and Wildlife Service Visitor's Center, groceries , restaurants, marine supply and outfitting businesses, the movie theater, the boat harbor, Chamber of Commerce. There is a walking path along the front of the home, which goes east toward Spruce Cape, along the water and among colorful Kodiak homes. Nearby activities are kayaking, golf, recreational fishing, several rivers and creeks with abundant salmon fishing, the Buskin River, Mill Bay creek, and out the road to Kalsin, Womens, and Middle Bays with major salmon runs. You will learn all about a profession, the traditions, the net hanging, in Kodiak...a vibrant community. While other fishing towns have disappeared, you will be treated to a constant opportunity for photos. Don't forget to see the Waterfront Interpretive Signs on the downtown harbor boardwalk..14 of them, full color!
What makes this House unique
You will be treated to a learning experience in a bustling port, with plenty of photo opportunities. Guests receive a complimentary 'Celebrate our Maritime Heritage: Waterfront Guide' to aid in watching the fishing vessels pass by, the view of Near and Woody Island, access to the ocean is about 200 feet away, the home is located in a tiny, quiet neighborhood, surrounded by spruce trees, rose bushes, and raspberries! For kids, a city park is a five minute walk, past the grassy area in the cove, to St. Herman's St.
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Great house in Kodiak!
The house is super cozy and in a quiet part of Kodiak - perfect for a family looking to spend quality time together. Lacey is extremely responsive and very helpful - we really enjoyed our stay in October for a work event and would recommend this to visitors to the community!
The online pictures of this rental do not do it justice! This rental is located by one of the boat docks; it's "right around the corner" from town, yet it's a very quiet, secluded area with lovely neighbors! It is quite spacious with an open floor plan including a roomy, well-stocked kitchen, and comfortable dining and living room areas with large, picture windows for a lovely view. The beds and pillows were extremely comfortable (soft sheets and plush towels are provided), and we all slept quite well. The upstairs bedroom and bathroom are also very spacious and comfortable. We stayed for two weeks and were very happy to have ample cleaning supplies and newer "he" washer and dryer with supplies. The owner and family were hard at work with their commercial fishing business, yet still replied very quickly to my emails, and had an in-town contact who was extremely friendly, quick, and attentive to phone and text contacts with a plumbing issue and other questions. If we ever have the opportunity to visit Kodiak again, we will make reservations early to book this rental! Thank you so much, Lacey, for the perfect place to make our home as we soaked in the Kodiak life for a brief, very memorable time!!
Wonderful, welcoming property.
We stayed in this area for about 4 days, and enjoyed the clean air, beautiful scenery, and amazing animal life. The house was located near the harbor/ship yard, and was we slept 5 individuals very comfortably. The house has a washer/dryer, full kitchen, wifi, and easy access to the various sites on Kodiak. The airport is about 10 minutes away. We loved the place and hope to visit again soon.
Nice comfortable, well equipped home with good location and interesting harbor/dock views
Nice comfortable, well equipped home with good location and interesting harbor/dock views
Cute and comfortable with a great view!!
Nice little house with a great location overlooking the harbor and water. Very roomy and comfortable, with all amenities. Would definitely stay here again!
Thank you Kim and Laura!
Glad you like the house and the view of the Channel--you are welcome back anytime!
We spent 7 nights at the house. The house was well equipped and very clean. Great view of a working boatyard and channel leading to the ferry terminal. There was plenty of room for at least six. Lacey the owner was very helpful and accommodating. She helped us with great advice for our fishing trip. Hope to meet her on our next trip to Kodiak. Just love Kodiak and the house near the Sea!
Rick from Georgia
Hey Rick and Gladette,
So glad you enjoyed the house and had some excellent fishing as well! We hope you can get back to Kodiak again for another summer time adventure.
Thank you for your kind words!
'Located by the busy Kodiak Boatyard, see vessels pulled out, repaired, five minute walk to town, Baranof Museum, Alutiiq Museum, Kodiak Island Convention and Visitors, USFWS Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor center, Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game office, the Russian Orthodox Church, St. Herman's fishing vessel harbor, Kodiak Maritime Museum Interpretive Signs on harbor boardwalk, Alaska ferry dock, restaurants, fishing and hunting supply businesses, grocery stores, and beach combing sites (for beach glass). Visit the brand new library up near the high school, off Rezanof! We will leave maps and brochures
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE THROUGH "e-CHECK" (YOUR BANK TO MINE), CASHIER CHECK, OR USPS MONEY ORDER! Rates are for four to six- which includes children or two casual sleeping arrangements. For 6 and over guests each additional person will be charged $20 / night per person as the utilities, water use, etc are impacted by more than 4 guests at a time. Lockbox combination provided within 1 week prior to arrival