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Unforgettable Views! Large Home, Peace & Comfort! Alaska Experience Guest House

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 10 Beds, two baths, great room, den, large play room, Privacy.

Room for everyone to relax and enjoy this spacious five bedroom, 10 Bed two bath home. Kachemak Bay, Cook Inlet, mountains, glaciers and wildlife will take your breath away.

Peaceful quiet location! All this with In town convenience.

See the fishing fleet leaving on salmon openings.

Sand Hill cranes landing on our lawn.

Moose snacking on grass.

Learn about sea mammals, sea birds, native culture, Alaska at war, volcanoes, climate change, commercial fishing and more with our extensive Alaskan library. Visit Islands and Ocean Fish and Wildlife Center where owner works for much more.

History of mining in Alaska.

Homer Pennock who left us his name swore to investors that the beaches of Homer we're filled with gold! His investors didn't 'strike it rich', but maybe you can!

Check our link to Alaskan experience guest house below for other amenities.

More Details

Doug and Gloria Stuart
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Doug and Gloria Stuart

Gloria and I came to Homer in 1981 from Long Island New York. Our first three children were born there and our two adopted kids were born in Alaska and came to be ours in their infancy. We have had a busy 32 years of raising children, Doug working on the North Slope for ARCO Alaska, commercial fishing and more recently working for the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge as a Naturalist on the State ferry Tustumena traveling from Homer to Dutch Harbor over 120 times. We've built a smaller home out of town to be near our children and grand children. We have loved our 'town house' and have wonderful memories of our years spent here. It's a very comfortable home from which to enjoy and 'take in' all that Homer, Alaska has to offer. Please see our expanded link to see many more pictures and our special free amenities we would like to offer you.

Doug and Gloria Stuart purchased this house in 1989

Why Doug and Gloria Stuart chose Kenai Peninsula

As soon as we stepped through the door with our realtor, we immediatly fell in love with 292 Mountain View Drive. It was huge compared to our homestead trailer out of town. It had bedrooms for all and a view that has awed us for 27 years besides having three levels so that children and adults can gather together or separate for entertaining. The benifits of living close to but not next to all the amenities a large, growing family needs was wonderful. Gloria and I feel that not only your needs but all your vacation wishes will be met here also.

What makes this house unique

As large as our house is it has the warmth that makes everyone feel they've come home! We know you will feel that way too. Doug and Gloria Stuart


Homer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Large Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , ceiling fan and heater
  • All linens, towels and hand clothes, soaps shampoos and body wash and toilet tissue are supplied
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , downstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , downstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , downstairs sofa is queen size located in play room
  • All bedrooms have large closets, luggage racks, dressers and or night tables and lamps and all bed linens are supplied
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • 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
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Highchair, Booster chair and Porta Crib available Please see our links which has more activities listed and other amenities If you need anything, please contact us as we will only be a few miles away


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Unforgettable Views! Large Home, Peace & Comfort! Alaska Experience Guest House
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Home, with incredible views. Host couldn't be better. We will definitely be back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Brett- No, you guys were amazing!! We loved having you stay with us. You treated our house with such respect. Our home has always been special to us all the years we raised our children there. It is such a pleasure to now have other family's enjoying the view, the neighborhood, and all that Homer has to offer. Thank you again and please come back! Doug and Gloria Stuart
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A wonderful, comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Stuart's home over Memorial Day weekend to attend a wedding. It was spacious and very clean. The bread and homemade jelly that were left for us was terrific. The view from the front window was elderly mother said she could sit and look out the window forever! The Stuarts are very easy to work with and always responded to my emails/calls in a very timely manner. This is a great place to stay for families and is kid friendly.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review. Gloria and I believe folks that travel so far to stay in Homer and our home deserve the best!!! We live in such a welcoming community and state and love to have folks visit. It's all about sharing our home with you. Thank you so much Doug and Gloria Stuart
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Spent 2 weeks in this nice house with this great view of the Mts and the Spit!

  • 5 of 5

We were one of four couples and this home was almost perfect for the eight of us. Two couples left after one week, so then we upgraded from single beds to a queen, but the beds were all great and the view is awesome and everything was very convenient. We walked down to the shops and back up and drove over to the Spit. We really enjoyed our stay and the homemade jam that was there to welcome us.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Geri - Gloria and I couldn't ask for a better booking. You guys took such good care of our home and had enough time to really enjoy Homer and all it has to offer. Thank you so much for choosing us to host your stay in Homer. Please know that you will always be welcome. We are back here at 292 for the winter and our view is breathtaking isn't it!! Have a good year and holiday season. Doug and Gloria
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This house was fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

The view from this house is beautiful and the owners made our stay "extra special" with fresh cut flowers both up stairs and down stairs along with fresh baked bread and jam that was wonderful! We had a party of 8 with beds to spare. The house was very clean and very comfortable. I would highly recommend this house to everyone.

Thank you again Doug and Gloria for making our stay in Homer "extra special"!

Ferriba Steadman & Family

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ferriba - Thank you for renting our home and making our season so special! We are blessed to have so many wonderful guests use our home and like it as much as we do. We have owned 292 for close to 30 years and raised all our kids in it. It truly is a special place. Gloria and I love sharing it with folks like yourself who take such wonderful care of it. Please come back anytime in the future. You are ALWAYS welcome!!!! Doug and Gloria
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Very nice, homey and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Stuart's home in beautiful Homer Alaska. It was perfect for our group of 4 couples. The view of Kachemac Bay from the deck was gorgeous. The location is in a quiet neighborhood, the morning stillness broken only by the Sandhills Cranes roaming the lawn. The home is well stocked, plenty of paper products and kitchen items. The house was nice and clean, exactly as described in the photos. We used the grill to prepare the delicious halibut and salmon, freshly caught on Reel Fun Charters. The owners were very accommodating, always quickly responding to our email questions prior to our arrival. We had a very enjoyable stay here. The fresh flowers, bread and delicious jam on the counter when we arrived were delightful. We would not hesitate to return to this home, if we ever have the opportunity to return to Homer.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pat - Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. You and your group were perfect renters! It was our pleasure to welcome you into our home. Gloria and I are continually surprised at how wonderful folks treat our house. It has been our oasis for many years and we love to share it now that our children are grown. Please come back again and please consider us your new friends in Homer !!! Doug and Gloia
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Experiencing the Beauty of Homer

  • 5 of 5

This home has a fantastic view of Homer Spit. It's the tail end of Homer jutting out towards the water. It's okay, I laughed too when I was told it's called Homer Spit :-) Breathtaking view at night when the full moon was shining on the water (probably the darkest nights we had in the entire trip). The interior of the home is gorgeous and you can tell the owners take pride in their home. We had a group of 12 spread out between bedrooms on two floors.

If you are looking to rent a home in Homer, this is the ONE! Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow ! What a great review. Bob, you and your group were a pleasure to have stay with us. Thank you for taking such great care of our home. Yes we have a lot of pride in how folks react to our home. We have loved every minute of living at 292 Mountain View Drive. It has always had a certain special feeling to it. Gloria and I really enjoy being able to share this feeling with many of our great visitors. Please come back any time!!! Doug and Gloria
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Homer Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Alices Champane Palace
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
State Ferry and Local Ferrys
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
The Links
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Sterling highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Don Jose's
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Olsen Mountain Ski lift
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Bishops Beach and picnic area
Car: recommended

The Norman Lowell studio is a must see 'free'(13 mi from Homer) The USF& Wildlife center(Islands and Ocean) is 'free' and in town. The Carl Wynn Nature Center is a lovely walk'free'. Many local hiking trails(see brochures in house)


Rates & Availability

Homer House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 23 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Sep 11 2017 - Oct 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.5%

If you need to cancel booking 60 days notice full refund minus $50 - If you cancel your booking 60 days or under and we re-book your cancelled time slot we will refund your deposit minus a fifty dollar admin charge.
Check in at 5pm - Check out 11am
Note - 7 day rate is one day free for every 7 booked
Note - Children under three are free please don't include them in guest total
10% discount for all active and retired members of our armed forces. We are closed for winter from 10/30 to 3/31/2016
No events please and we have a 12 person maximum unless prior arrangement is made with owner for special exceptions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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