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Bear Creek Getaway, Close to Town with Award-Winning Views

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Last updated: 02/10/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom close to town and trails

Award-winning views of Kachemak Bay from Seldovia to Grewingk glacier. Wrap-around decks add outdoor living space to this 2 1/2 story custom Homer home. Get home from your fishing expedition and BBQ the catch on a gas BBQ and eat dinner by the outdoor fire-pit while watching a beautiful Alaskan sunset. Walking distance to the famous Bear Creek Winery, tennis courts, and live music at a local favorite, the Downeast Saloon.
Bear Creek Getaway is located at the end of a quiet neighborhood drive on its own private acre of land. Enjoy beautifully landscaped gardens and front and back yard all overlooking the famous Homer Spit. Because you are only 2.5 miles from downtown Homer, it is a short drive to shops, restaurants, and hiking trails. Take Kachemak Drive for an even quicker commute to the end of the spit (less than 10 minutes) to meet with charters, whale watching, and tours.
The house amenities include Directv throughout, flat screens in each of the three bedrooms, washer and dryer, gourmet kitchen (with all the fixins), wi-fi, outdoor gas BBQ, and a selection of movies, books, and games for those liquid sunshine Alaska summer days.
Wake up in a luxurious king size bed in the master suite with your own bathroom, closet, and breathtaking views of the bay. Main floor bedroom and downstairs bedroom both have queen size beds with flat screen tv's and share a bathroom. A full size couch converts into a queensize bed on the mainfloor.
Families, friends, pets; everyone is welcome at this centrally located, beautifully crafted home in Homer, the Halibut Capital of the World.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/10/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outside, you can do what you want....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    I'm a sucker for dogs, but all pets welcome as long as they don't terrorize the neighborhood. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    No formal dining.... Who has time?! But there is plenty of seating and even space sit around the table and eat outside. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    4-5 vehicles...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked kitchen with granite counters ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    New electric with glass range...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some canned goods, locally caught and smoked salmon...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size, new 2016...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Recently installed balcony and up to code. Safe for kids. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawn and garden will be maintained between renters. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    The igniter is broken but the grill work's great. Just use the BBQ lighter to get it started. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Chemicals for the hot tub are in the laundry room if you feel like you want to check the water. Hot tub will be shocked and treated between all renters. ...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
May 22 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $200
  • Tax Rate 3%


Nightly rate applies to home at capacity (6 people). Each additional person will be a $25 charge.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 02/10/2017
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4 Miles
Nearest Airport
Homer Airport
0.7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Down East Saloon
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Homer Ferry Terminal
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lynx Gold Course
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Mariner Park

Car: Recommended

Known as the halibut capital of the world, Homer rests on the bank of Kachemak Bay, a sheltered arm of lower Cook Inlet, and is easily accessible by land, air or sea. Once here, visitors will find snowcapped mountains reaching thousands of feet into the sky with glaciers winding their way to the ocean below. Salmon and trout swim in the crystal waters while eagles and seabirds search for food along the miles of beaches. All of these facets come together in the surrounding area to create a miniature vision of Alaska's grandeur.

From fresh and saltwater fishing to charters and wilderness lodges, visitors will find that Homer has a surprising array of activities to offer. Art festivals, sport fishing adventures, hiking and sightseeing are just a few of the exciting things to do while visiting. Homer also offers a variety of eating and lodging options that can cater to anyone's needs.

For the adventurous type, Homer places many trails, fishing spots and charters at your disposal. Follow a trail up a mountainside for a stunning view of glaciers and wildlife, or take a sea-kayak trip across beautiful Kachemak Bay to find your own special hidden spot. The Alaska experience is yours to enjoy in Homer's backyard. For those seeking a more relaxed experience, browsing around town and looking for an Alaska gift for someone back home can be an adventure in itself. Whatever your pleasure, there is no end to the enjoyment waiting for you.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: I am 32, and a Homer local born and raised. I grew up commercial fishing for my uncle and my grandfather on a commercial long-liner for Halibut and Black Cod until I reached the age of 19 and got my 100 ton captain's license. From there I ran just about every kind of work boat you can imagine from water taxi's in Kachemak Bay (ask me any questions about the bay hot-spots, I know them all!) to landing crafts in Anacortes, WA to SCUBA and snorkel boats in the Florida Keys and Caribbean. I now work on the North Slope as an oilfield (sellout) hand (what can I say I like the schedule!), and I still reside on the Kenai Peninsula. I have a small boat in Homer, and I'm still a die hard fisherman (for sport these days). I have a german shepherd dog who goes everywhere with me and I love the Alaskan outdoors and all they have offer.

Why the Owner Chose Homer, AK, USA:
I bought this property because it had the exact combination of things I was looking for in a home: view, location, privacy, and all the creature comforts of a home. All of the things I hope you enjoy during your stay.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I fell in love with this house because of its gardens, view, outdoor living space, and the beautiful architecture throughout. It has character.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/10/2017

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  • The house and decks

    The house and decks

  • Hot tub at night

    Hot tub at night

  • The spit at night

    The spit at night

  • Master Bath sink

    Master Bath sink

  • Main floor bath

    Main floor bath

  • Main floor bath

    Main floor bath

  • New decking all the way around

    New decking all the way around

  • Stairs up to the main entrance

    Stairs up to the main entrance

  • Master bedroom closet

    Master bedroom closet

  • Wood stove for cold summer nights

    Wood stove for cold summer nights

  • Some of the art work. All local.

    Some of the art work. All local.

  • Master bedroom king

    Master bedroom king

  • Hot Tub

    Hot Tub

  • Award Winning view with no zoom

    Award Winning view with no zoom

  • Kitchen with all the fixins

    Kitchen with all the fixins

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Main floor bedroom

    Main floor bedroom

  • How the house looked when I bought it with my old pup in the yard

    How the house looked when I bought it with my old pup in the yard

  • Deck and bbq. There is a fire pit on the deck for entertaining at night

    Deck and bbq. There is a fire pit on the deck for entertaining at night

  • Wrap-around decks

    Wrap-around decks

  • How the house looks now. Amazing garden.

    How the house looks now. Amazing garden.

  • Entrance to the deck and entertaining area.

    Entrance to the deck and entertaining area.

  • Master bedroom TV and drawers

    Master bedroom TV and drawers

  • Master bath

    Master bath

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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