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Old Town Kenai Bluff House, Breathtaking Views

Kenai, AK, USA
  • House2424 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom Beautiful view overlooking the Mouth of Kenai River

Kenai Bluff House is located in downtown historic Kenai. The house was built in 1935, and bought by my grandparents in 1947. My dad was raised in this house! Of course, the house has been remodeled and has all the modern conveniences, but has a wonderful and rich family history. The home has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, a fully stocked kitchen and plenty of room for your whole family.

The property has a large lawn and outdoor furniture for enjoying the stunning view of Cook Inlet. You can watch the fishing boats come and go with the tide. Eagles often land right on the lawn as they are out cruising for their next ocean meal.

Kenai is a small town and the “downtown” is quaint and quiet. The home is located at the end of a residential street. It is located next door to Erik Hansen Scout Park, a small community park and contains a bronze statue of a Boy Scout overlooking the Cook Inlet. Interpretive displays point out many physical features of the landscape and a memorial plaque is attached to the base of the statue. Park includes few trees, some shrubs, two flower gardens, and a gravel walkway leading to the bluff’s edge. This is a great area just to sit, relax and enjoy the extensive views over the lower Cook Inlet, tidal lands, and mouth of the Kenai River.

We are located within walking distance of the historical Russian Orthodox Church and Kenai Visitor and Convention Center which has a historical walking tour available within this area. This property is on the walking tour, as The Showalter House (#10) !!

There are several nice places to eat where you can walk as well.

Reasonable rates per night for four people. No separate cleaning fee. However, guests must not leave fish remains on property. Cleaning fee applies if fish remains are left on property.


Jennifer and Jason Yeoman

Member Since 2013
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Jennifer and Jason Yeoman

This house was past down to me from my dad. He was raised in this house along with all his siblings in only 4 rooms including the kitchen, which did not have a bathroom or a living room. I was born and raised on the Kenai Peninsula as well and Jason was born in Nome and has lived on the Kenai Peninsula since 1994. We lived in this house with our growing family and loved being so close to town, but feeling like being out of town. We hope to share our culture with you as I, Jennifer, am part Dena'ina Athabaskin and Jason is part Inupiaq.

Jennifer and Jason Yeoman purchased this House in 1947

Why Jennifer and Jason Yeoman chose Kenai

The view that you will have from this property is amazing! You can see all three mountains, Mt. Spurr, Mt. Redoubt and Mt. Iliamna! The sunrise and sun sets are seen from this property, and are incredible, especially in the winter months! You can see the dip net fishery in the month of July, as well as all entire commercial fishing boats coming in and out of the river with the various openings. If you are lucky, you might see a beluga or two and you will definitely see seagulls and eagles flying and landing on the bluff! Alaska has endless places to visit and see! We have tried to bring some of it to the rooms for you to enjoy. Any questions that you may have about what Alaska has to offer you we would be happy to help with!

What makes this House unique

The land of the midnight sun can bring much light that many people are not use to. The rooms have black out blinds that help people who need a little extra help to go to sleep. The house is located on a street which is closed to through traffic, therefore is very quiet!


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


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Downstairs Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Upstairs Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Upstairs Bedroom 3
        1 king
      • Upstairs Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Downstairs Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, tub
        • Upstairs Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, jetted tub

          Location Type

            • Beach View
            • Beachfront
              Located in Old Town Kenai, Right on the Bluff. Overlooks mouth of Kenai River and Cook Inlet.
            • Downtown
              Located in Historic Old Town Kenai
            • Mountain View
              Aleutian Mountain Range including Mt. Redoubt is visible from the house almost every day.
            • Ocean View
            • Oceanfront
              The view from the house overlooks the mouth of the Kenai River going into Cook Inlet.
            • Water View
            • Waterfront


                • Budget
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                          Has two large couches for watching movies, talking or enjoying the outdoor view.
                        • Parking
                          Large parking for multiple cars or trailer.
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Fully stocked kitchen: dishes, silverware, coffee pot, paper towels.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      Has a few board games.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Basic cable available
                                    • Television
                                    • Video Library
                                      DVD's available at house


                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Has lawn furniture to see if the fish are coming in, watch dip betters or the boats as they come in from fishing.
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


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

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • sound/bay fishing


                                                                • There is a freezer available upon request to store fish or other items during your stay.

                                                                  22 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Better than expected!

                                                                  Ryan B.Anchorage

                                                                  Slept 5 adults and 6 kids with no problems at all! Views are AMAZING. Wish we could've stayed longer but only needed it for the weekend. Couldn't get the tv to catch anything but channel 2 but it made no difference to us since we weren't there much. Will absolutely be booking this next year.

                                                                  The property was beautiful even in the winter. The house was great!

                                                                  Cathy L.

                                                                  We really enjoyed our stay! Beautiful sunrises and sunsets!! We enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with our family! Amazing kitchen!! Jason and Jennifer were great!! Always answered our calls and very accommodating!!

                                                                  great views

                                                                  Marija C.

                                                                  great location and view, plenty of room and very comfortable. could use more seating (only a couch in living room)

                                                                  Million Dollar views!

                                                                  Keith R.Charleston, SC

                                                                  You know you have a good view when tourists come into your yard to take pictures!

                                                                  Great location for exploring the Kenai Peninsula- Homer, Soldokna, & Seward

                                                                  Great room inside house and great outdoor living area

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Glad you enjoyed the property and the amazing view! Hope to see you again!

                                                                  An Unbelievable Setting, Historical character on the outside with modern on the inside.

                                                                  Bob & Holly P.

                                                                  It is clear why this location was built on so many years ago. Literally right on the bluff where the mighty Kenai River dumps into the Cook Inlet. We had a rather long drive down to Deep Creek for our fishing excursions but the drive was well worth it. Would love to make a return trip with others in my family. Loved our stay!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Very glad you enjoyed our town and property. We lived there for 15 years and loved everyday of it! Hope to see you again.

                                                                  Very special place

                                                                  Dennis P.

                                                                  It is just as described. This was the second time we have stayed at Bluff Housed. We would like to stay next year but it was already booked. It is close to everything but is on a dead end street and out of the way. The view from the yard or sun room is spectacular. The only problem we had was trying to get hold of the owner. I tried several times to contact her by email, HomeAway message, and phone with no success. She finely got back to me to get my credit card # which is why I was trying to get hold of her in the first place. The bank had changed the # because of suspicious activity. When we got to the house, the code we had did not work but there where four phone numbers posted in the window and we where able to get hold of someone that came promptly down to let us in. In the end, everything worked out.

                                                                  I would recommend Bluff House to anyone without question.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Sorry about any confusion but glad it all worked out for your trip. Hope we see you again in the future!


                                                                  Kenai, AK, USA

                                                                  Kenai Bluff House is located in historic Old Town Kenai, right on the bluff overlooking the mouth of the Kenai River and Cook Inlet. It is very near the Kenai Visitors Center. It is less than two miles from the airport, restaurants, and fishing. You can walk to the beach for beachcombing. Eagles regularly are in the yard.


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  Rate is $250 for four people. Each additional person over 10 years old is $25 per night per person. Payment is due in 14 days before arrival. 100% refund if cancelled prior to 30 days before arrival. As a regular policy, we do not charge an cleaning fee. However, guests are expected to not leave fish cleaning remains on property. If fish cleaning remains are left a $500 cleaning fee applies.

                                                                  22 Reviews
                                                                  Excellent 4.5/5
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                                                                  Property # 481355