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

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Doug and Gloria Stuart
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 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

Amenities

Homer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , ceiling fan and heater
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All linens, towels and wash cloths, soaps, shampoos, body wash, and toilet tissue are supplied
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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

Reviews

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Unforgettable Views! Large Home, Peace & Comfort! Alaska Experience Guest House
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews
5

Absolutely gorgeous: views, location, and space!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this place. Lots of room, GORGEOUS views, incredible deck, just perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I cannot say enough about you guys! What a great group to have rent your home. To have folks enjoy our home where we raised our family and had so many years of truly Alaskan scenery and vistas is a priveledge. Thanks so much Doug and Gloria
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Roscoe, IL
4

Wonderful time!

  • 4 of 5

Very nice and clean. Excellent view of the bay and the mountains. Doug and Gloria were exceptional to work with. They made our stay even more enjoyable by stopping by and getting to meet them.

Thank you very much!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David- Thank you so much for your stay. Gloria were so glad when you made all your return connections. Thank you for leaving our home so orderly and clean! We would love to have you anytime you would like to return. It was nice to meet your Alaskan family also. Doug and Gloria
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Las Vegas
5

Beautiful home, very comfortable and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing view, nice touches throughout. Hosts provided pastries and home made jellies!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice review !! You and yours are always welcome at our home. Please come back again when you visit Alaska. Gloria and I enjoyed hosting your family. Doug Stuart
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5

Million dollars view

  • 5 of 5

House is very clean,got everything we need,peacefull with million dollars view,we will be back again to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your group was every VRBO owners dream !! You were so respectful of our home. We would love to have you back and look forward to that time. Doug and Gloria
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Brooklyn
5

Spectacular Home

  • 5 of 5

Gloria and Doug's home was perfect for our family stay in Homer. Very clean, convenient to town and a most relaxing space for us to relax after our daily adventures. The unforgettable view overlooking Kachemak Bay and the Homer Spit, with it's mountain and glacial backdrop was the perfect ending to our days spent in the Alaskan wilderness.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank for your great review!! Gloria and I are so blessed to have so many great folks staying at our home. We want your stay in Alaska to be exceptional and hope our home helps make that happen.. Doug and Gloria
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Anchorage, AK
5

Great views and near to town!

  • 5 of 5

Convenient location. Can get to town in under 8 minutes. Yet, still has gorgeous views of the bay. Property owners were very hospitable and kind. The bedrooms were spacious. Additionally, the all rooms had blackout shades which a must for summer visitors. We had a group of 9 and all were comfortable. If I had to mention an improvement it would be to have new pots and pans. We would stay here again and would recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Eric- Thank you so much for your review. Your group was great to have and you treated our home so well. We upgrade constantly and the pots and pans are on our upgrade list. Thank you for mentioning that. What different sizes and styles would you recommend? Please come again. Doug and Gloria
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Map

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)

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Insurance $59

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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