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Alaska's Premiere Executive Vacation Cottage!

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage


About the property

Executive Cottage Rental

Executive Cottage Rental

Large, immaculate, and secluded cottage rental. Cabin is one of two onsite, located close to downtown Homer. Relax in quiet seclusion amidst pristine landscaping, watch wildlife meander through park like setting. A perfect location from which to explore Alaska yet have all the comforts of home. Owner/manager on-site and only to happy to talk all things 'Alaskan.'

Bob Rude
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Bob Rude

Hello, my name is Bob Rude and I am the owner of Bear Canyon Cottages. I live in Homer for the same reason you should visit: Homer has a spectacular, dynamic, connection to Nature. Whether you like fishing, hiking, birding, sea kayaking, nordic skiing, snowmobiling, water tours etc.., or just a beautiful relaxing walk on a sand beach in the setting sun, Homer provides the most beautiful concentration of wildlife, mountain, sky and sea that you will ever experience.

Bob Rude purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Bob Rude chose Homer

This property is unique for its immaculate and quiet setting so close to town yet so secluded. I developed this old Alaskan homestead property. I built and maintain the cottage to the highest standards. The cabin, as is other one onsite, is a fully functioning home away from home, situated in a restful park like setting: a perfect 'base' camp for all your Alaskan adventures.

What makes this cottage unique

The cabin has two queen sized beds, plenty of privacy, a fully functioning kitchen and back deck for with a barbeque. This cabin is one of two onsite.

Complementary toiletries, extra towels and linens are available upon request. Alaskan wildlife is abundant in the whole area: moose, eagles ravens, etc.., wander through the area frequently Owner is an 'avid Alaskan' and dedicated to making your Alaskan vacation experience the best one ever.

Relax at the end of the day--and experience the land of the Midnight Sun from the comforts of your home away from home.


Homer Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The perfect place to relax and view Alaskan wildlife--or your 'base-camp' for more adventure. The owner is a lifetime Alaskan and is only to happy to help guests plan their adventures in this most beautiful place!!


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Alaska's Premiere Executive Vacation Cottage!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Adorable Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Everyone in our family said, "Wow!", when we walked in. Really cute and immaculately clean. The grassy area in front is pleasant and there is a nice view towards Cook Inlet. Took us maybe 10-15 minutes to drive down to the Spit. Kellie was very friendly and helpful. It is just down the road from the Bear Creek Winery which was a fun stop. Our only regret is that we did not have more time to be able to relax and enjoy all the amenities like the deck and grill. We would definitely stay there again if we are ever lucky enough to come back to Homer.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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really nice

  • 5 of 5

My Wife and I stated at the cottages for 3 nights while we were in Homer. The cabins are wonderful. It's a beautiful setting, with a great view. The cabins are really nice. They are really clean, with everything you might need.

Homer is a great town, with lots to do. It also has the best weather in Alaska.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect and Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I found these wonderful cabins when we visited Homer in March, 2016 and we chose them again for our visit with our extended family in May! Our group rented all three cabins to accommodate 12 people. The most important thing for me is comfortable beds and theirs were definitely comfortable! All of the cabins were super clean, beautifully decorated, have well-equipped kitchens, soft fluffy towels, and again - Nice, Comfortable Beds. The owners, Kellie and Bob are wonderful to work with - so friendly, caring, and helpful. They gave us a lot of information about things to do in Homer, including offering free use of the health club with beach access! We would definitely stay again! Thank you, Kellie and Bob! We all enjoyed our stay in your wonderful cottages!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal Homer Cabin

  • 5 of 5

The Bear Canyon cottages are simply perfect. The cabins are situated on a huge, gorgeously maintained grassy field, with expansive views of the Kachemak bay. Our cottage was impressively clean down to the tiniest detail upon our arrival, and are beautifully crafted, well decorated and well stocked. Kellie was so pleasant to work with and helpful with tons of recommendations. This place has everything - views, convenience to town, comfy beds, open areas for kids to run around, and great owners. Basically it's a no-brainier. This is our new Homer spot, hands down!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 2 children and I called bear canyon cottages home for about a week and half before making a cross country move from Homer. Absolutely loved our stay here and it was a breath of fresh air working with Bob and Kellie! Very helpful and caring people! Will be visiting in the future and these guys will be our first call for lodging! Thank you for your hospitality !

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I contacted Kellie at the last minute. I had a few questions about Homer and things to do while in town. We talked for 30 minutes about EVERYTHING she is AWESOME!! When I go back to Homer this is now the only place I will stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
Homer, Alaska
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Down East Sallon
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Alaska Marine Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
East End Golf
Nearest Train
160 Miles
Seward Depot, Seward Alaska
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Sterling Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Sunset Ski Loop X-country
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Kachemak Bay
Car: recommended

All guest receive complementary guest passes to local fitness/health Club situated on Kachemak Bay. Club is located approximately 4 miles away. Our port and harbor is a wonderful jumping off place to hiking and fishing across the Bay--and just a wonderful place to meet and observe our local fishermen and commerce. Be sure to contact me regarding your particular preferences as I and my staff provide suggestions as to which activities would best fit with your interests.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 3.0%

Rates are subject to change unless reservation is confirmed.
Stay 6 days and get the 7th day for free.

At check -in time, guests are expected to pay in full by check, cash, or credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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