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

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It's all about the View, Comfort, View, Comfort, Parking room and View.


Last updated: 02/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Discuss with owner...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Great house for kids and young adults - Highchair, Booster Chair and Porta Crib available...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon, 2 bunk bed

    downstairs sofa is queen size located in play room...moreless

  • All bedrooms have large closets, luggage racks, dressers and or night tables and lamps and all bed linens are supplied...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    Large Jacuzzi...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ceiling fan and heater...moreless

  • All linens, towels and hand clothes, soaps shampoos and body wash and toilet tissue are supplied ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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...moreless


  • Books:

    large general library in den - books on the history of the Aleut people and the Aleutian Islands and World War Two in the Aleutians...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games and cards...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Classical, Instrumental,Modern, Broadway,Easy listening, Meditative and more ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    local , news, history channel,etc...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    One flat screen and one with VHS player dounstairs in play room/large library of family feature films...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    VHS - Family feature films DVD - Many Alaskan History and Alaskana - Such as 'Alaska Grizzlys', 'Alaska at War', 'Monty the Moose', 'Alaskas Coolest Animals' ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Beluga Lake Float plane base for Bear Viewing flights and sight seeing flights...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Panoramic views of the Kenia Mountains, five Glaciers and Homer Spit...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Kachemak Bay and Lower Cook Inlet...moreless

  • Water View:

    180 degree view of Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet...moreless

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large dining table with breath taking views ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Two - One up and One down...moreless

  • Garage:

    Attached - two car-automatic door openers...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    all rooms with individual thermostats, natural gas heaters in large open areas, passive solar heating also...moreless

  • Internet:

    high speed...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Hangers in all closets & luggage racks...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great room/living room will seat 10/15...moreless

  • Parking:

    lots of room...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    towels, wash clothes and shampoo....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    washing machine soaps and fabric softners...moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker:

    Fresh pastry's, home made jelly, coffee and fresh flowers are yours to enjoy...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full set for 12...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full sized with double sink and large counter area - look for point of interest brochures, information on local happenings. Courtesy coffee, teas and baked goods....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Large over stove...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, condiments...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator/freezer - In season from our organic garden down stairs please pick what you need....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric - flat top...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    no bicycles provided...moreless

  • Boat:

    Many boat nature tours and taxi service to communities around Kachemak Bay - see links and brochures in house...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    deck chairs and deck bench, picnic table and fire pit with wood supply under deck...moreless

  • Golf:

    The 'Links' 9 hole golf course is located 6 mi out on East End Road...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Several Kayak rentals are available in Homer...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large lawn area for your children to stretch their legs on if any of the flower pots have spinach or lettuce in them please use...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    yes- on deck ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    small local services are available in Homer with a world class ski resort located in Girdwood 190 miles away. 'Alyeska Resort'...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Homer is known as the 'Halibut Capital of th World' for good reason - many charters companys are available - see link to Central Booking company...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    At High school and Bay Club...moreless



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from 27 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$2,250 $9,500

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • 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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 02/23/2017
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2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Homer Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Alices Champane Palace
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
State Ferry and Local Ferrys
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Links
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Sterling highway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Don Jose's
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Olsen Mountain Ski lift
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
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)


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1989

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Homer, AK, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/23/2017

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  • It's all about the View, Comfort, View, Comfort, Parking room and View.

    It's all about the View, Comfort, View, Comfort, Parking room and View.

  • View from our deck - long summer day - sunny spit with moon rising.

    View from our deck - long summer day - sunny spit with moon rising.

  • Kitchen


  • Living area with sliding door to den

    Living area with sliding door to den

  • Upstairs bedroom w/king bed

    Upstairs bedroom w/king bed

  • upstairs 2 twin beds

    upstairs 2 twin beds

  • Downstairs bed room with queen bed

    Downstairs bed room with queen bed

  • Downstairs Bedroom two singles

    Downstairs Bedroom two singles

  • Den with satellite TV

    Den with satellite TV

  • Sandhill cranes de-bugging our lawn

    Sandhill cranes de-bugging our lawn

  • Sunrise delight!

    Sunrise delight!

  • Doug Stuart outside Chignik Alaska M/V Tustumena

    Doug Stuart outside Chignik Alaska M/V Tustumena

  • Grewingk Glacier with Lenticular clouds

    Grewingk Glacier with Lenticular clouds

  • Sun down - Moon up - 11pm

    Sun down - Moon up - 11pm

  • Our own rasberry jelly for the sourdough scones

    Our own rasberry jelly for the sourdough scones

  • Living area/access to deck

    Living area/access to deck

  • Upstairs bedroom large closets

    Upstairs bedroom large closets

  • Jaccuzi in upstairs bath

    Jaccuzi in upstairs bath

  • Downstairs play room 3 bedrooms and bath

    Downstairs play room 3 bedrooms and bath

  • Downstairs Bedroom - Bunk beds, Captains Bed.  Great room for kids and adults

    Downstairs Bedroom - Bunk beds, Captains Bed. Great room for kids and adults

  •  Gloria on deck watching our summer visitors - Sandhill Cranes

    Gloria on deck watching our summer visitors - Sandhill Cranes

  • Summer is here - Environmentally friendly lawn mower

    Summer is here - Environmentally friendly lawn mower

  • Sunset with Cape Douglas in background - 100 mi away - All photos from deck.

    Sunset with Cape Douglas in background - 100 mi away - All photos from deck.

VRBO #494559

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, February 25, 2017

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