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Ta Da! Seclusion, Convenience, Waterfront, Mountain Views, Alaskan Character

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Handcrafted Log Cottage and separate Studio Apartment nestled among the trees.

'The Moose Lodge' is a beautiful log building that sleeps 8. The classy rustic decor creates a very special atmosphere. The loft area has a Queen Bed and ensuite. There is a Queen size day bed on the main floor. A spiral staircase leads down to a spacious bedroom in the basement with 2 twin beds. The stair well room has additional sleeping options, The fully equipped kitchen includes a partially stocked pantry. Large windows and decks ensure that you enjoy the ever changing moods of the ocean and mountains.

You may see moose wander through the yard, eagles flying overhead, seals and sea otters swimming in front of your living room windows.

The Bears Den, an adjacent cabin, that can be booked for an additional $75 per night, has a Queen bed on the main floor and a sleeping loft upstairs (great for the kids!). The den occupants have their own full bathroom. Kitchen facilities include refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot and hot plate.

Because of the 20 foot unstable bluff on the front edge of the property, there is unfortunately no direct access to the beach. It can be accessed by car 1 mile east. But really the best sandy beaches are Mariner Park (2 miles away, first right on the Spit Road) or Bishops Beach (4 miles away accessed through Old Towne).

More Details

Property Manager
Ruth Dickerson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About Ruth Dickerson

We, Sam & Marilyn, first visited Homer in 1974 and made it our home in 1976. We enjoyed raising our 2 children and 2 adopted native children in this small community setting.

We have been involved in establishing a successful construction company, dabbled in commercial fishing and our adopted son 'Captain' Willie now helps to run our Fishing Charter business - Reel Fun Charters.

The property is managed by our friend Ruth. Proud to be a Kiwi, but she has lived in Homer for 30 years now. She raised her 3 children here and has hiked, biked, rafted and paddled her way through much of Alaska and beyond.

Ruth Dickerson purchased this house in 2013

Why Ruth Dickerson chose Kenai Peninsula

When we first visited this property, we were awed by the sense of peacefulness that surrounded us. The craftsmanship of the woodwork and the inspiring views are delightful and capture much of what we love about Alaska. We enjoyed upgrading some of the features to create a real gem of a place that we are excited to share with others who choose to visit.

The location, so close to all the amenities and tourist attractions, makes this property so ideal for your vacation.

What makes this house unique

The 2 buildings are nestled among the trees on 1 1/2 acres with full southern exposure to capture the sun. There is a great feeling of seclusion, yet it's so close to the many attractions of Homer! The expansive deck and front lawn make a wonderful place to relax - right on the water's edge - while you marvel at the drop-dead-gorgous view of the rugged mountains and glaciers across the bay.

Done with relaxing? Just 1/2 mile away the Bay Club offers a full range of exercise opportunities including a pool and racquetball courts. The paved spit trail, 1 mile away, is ideal for walking, biking and rollerblading or enjoy wandering along the beach at low tide.

Grocery stores, banks, museums, galleries and several notable restaurants are all within 3 miles.


Homer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , The 'Bears Den' also has a full bathroom
  • Bathroom on main floor and ensuite with the upstairs bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In Living Area
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Upstairs private loft area
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Stairwell Area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , In adjacent Bears Den - book seperately
  • Upstairs open room with Queen bed and private sitting area in front of large picture window
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Please, no smoking inside the cabins. Thank you for your consideration.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

Ta Da! Seclusion, Convenience, Waterfront, Mountain Views, Alaskan Character
average rating of 4.90566 based on 53 reviews

Great value

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin, excellent location with gorgeous views and great value for your money. We had 3 adults and 3 kids and were very comfortable. Ruth is awesome and even brought a game over for my kids to play with!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Trip of My Life

  • 5 of 5

We are so grateful for the time we spent here in Homer! This cabin was perfect for two parents and two boys - beautiful outdoor space, gorgeous views, and enough room to run around. Homer might be the most beautiful city I've ever visited! Ruth's hospitality was great - she shared info, bikes, and was quick to tend to anything we needed. We are so happy we chose this rental and city!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous view. Convenient parking. Accommodating hostess

  • 4 of 5

Great for an 8 year old and great for a 71 year old. This was so relaxing and enjoyable for our multigenerational family. All the basics and more are provided. One twin and one king bed could use replacement for sure.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place, beautiful views, well furnished. We'll go back again.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was perfect. Very clean and had everything we needed. A convenient location/great views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the house when we weren't out fishing. It had everything we needed. Very comfortable with great views of Kachemak Bay. Definitely would come here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Amazingly cozy cabin with beautiful scenery!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at the Moose Lodge! The custom log home was very warm, cozy, and inviting with an incredible view of the ocean, spit, and mountains. We would totally recommend this property for any weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Homer Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Alices Champagne Palace
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Alaska State Ferry Office and Terminal
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kachemak Bay Lynx
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Sterling Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Baycrest Cross Country Ski Trails
Nearest Beach
For walking - 1 mile
Car: recommended

The property is just one mile from the base of the famous 4 mile long Homer Spit and Mariner Park Beach. The seperated pathway is great for walking, biking (rentals available from Homer Saw) and rollerblading. The End-of-the-Road is a mecca for tourist shops and galleries, cafes and restaurants. The picturesque Homer Harbor offers access to Fishing Charters, Wildlife Cruises and hiking in Kachemak Bay State Park.


Rates & Availability

Homer House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $10
Cleaning $50
Tax Rate 7.5%

The adjacent "Bears Den" (Studio Apartment with Queen Bed for 2 and sleeping loft for many more) can be rented in conjunction with the Moose Lodge or separately for $75 to $125. Please contact us for details.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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