Quiet, Private, Unique - a Place with a Difference. 2 Miles from Homer.(21 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Owner built on the bluff overlooking Kachemak Bay.
This 6 acre property has a large lawn leading down to the 300 ft bluff where you can pick a salad from the 30 x 72 foot greenhouse. A trail leads through birch, alder, and spruce along the small creek to the bluff where you can smell the sea, watch ravens, eagles, and gulls soar at eye level and view rafts of otters floating beyond the beach.
Close to town and new to VRBO, this custom owner built home will appeal to those who appreciate something special. Window sills and stair rails were hand milled with local cottonwood and there are many other special touches not ordinarily seen in a vacation rental. Visitors will enjoy a very clean, comfortable and private setting.
There is a new 12 inch Queen 'sleep innovations' bed in the bedroom with custom dressers. A fold out queen futon in the living room can accommodate 2 other guests. The owner lives in a separate home 100 feet away and will be available to answer questions, perhaps facilitate your way across the bay, and help make your stay in Homer as enjoyable as possible.
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Member since: 2013
- On floor 2
- 500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- For more information and photos go to www.roadlesstravelled-ak.com
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 10%
- Sales tax is 7.5%.
- Credit card processing fee is 2.5%. Customer can avoid the 2.5% fee by paying with echeck.
- Nightly Rates are $200.00 for 2 people, $25.00 per each additional guest per night.
- Minimal stay is 3 nights between May and September unless agreed to by owner. Stays of 30 days or over save $800.00.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Homer has many attractions to entertain visitors with varying interests. Although there is more going on in the summer, winter provides good opportunities also. Our new modern library aimed at Grewink glacier is a welcome place to explore or sit around the fireplace with a good book. The Oceans and Islands Visitor Center offers exhibits and live bird viewing cams with trails leading down to the slough and Bishops Beach. The Pratt museum has outdoor and indoor exhibits that showcase local history. There is a fantastic network of cross country ski trails and a rope tow for downhill skiing and tube sledding at Olson Mountain. Trolling for Winter Kings has become increasingly popular.
In summer, Pier One on the spit offers local theater. The annual shorebird Festival occurs every spring and the Wooden Boat Festival happens in the fall.
Across the bay is the 400,000 acre Kachemak Bay State Wilderness Park which is accessible by boat taxi for those who enjoy hiking among mountains, rivers, lakes, and glaciers. Seldovia and the artist community of Halibut Cove are also easily accessible by boat, ferry, or plane.
Although the Homer Harbor is primarily home to a local fishing fleet there are also many excellent charter operations for bird and sea creature viewing as well as Halibut and Salmon fishing.
About the owner: I first came to Alaska in 1976, In 1977 I began a journey around the world that lasted four and half years. In 1982 I settled back into Alaska in earnest. I built a cabin across Kachemak Bay, then began building our home on the Homer Bluff in 1995. Everything on our property is custom built, including your lodging. The timber frame portion of our house is made from beetle-killed spruce off this land. I have worked in mineral exploration, carpentry, fishing, as a teacher, and presently as an RN in our local hospital in the Emergency Department. I met my wife, Robbie, the green thumb of the family, in our hospital in 1989. Our daughter, Hailey is in her first year of college. We love to travel and meet people from different places and cultures which is the primary inspiration for having a vacation rental. I think we live in one of the most beautiful places in the world and it is good energy and a great pleasure to share this with others.
Why the Owner Chose Homer, AK, USA:
We are fortunate to live in an area of such sublime natural beauty. To see each day's unique texture and color of the sea or a simple walk to sit near the bluff and watch the dalliance of Eagles fills the senses and affirms how grand it is to be alive.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Gardens for the eyes and stomach to feast upon. Trails to explore on the property. A peaceful, uncrowded setting. Sidewalk a mile up to Ocean Overlook Park or 2 miles down into town. Great Bird Viewing off the Bluff framed by the Kenai Mountains and Homer Spit. Plenty of room for your boat if you're down trolling for Kings or fishing for Halibut.
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Private, quiet, unique - a place with a difference. Two miles before Homer.
Owner's House 100 ft below your apartment
Lots of good music on the iPod.
Full size Washer/Dryer
Custom Cabinets and Spruce Countertop in Bedroom
Inside and outside gardens. Pick your own salad greens.
Inside the Cliff Dwelling
squash and strawberries
The apartment occupies 18 x 28 ft on the second floor. A wood shop is below.
Dine in or out on the Deck
A cup of tea on the deck.
4 Burner gas stove/oven. Large microwave
Extra Deep Tub and Great Shower.
DVD Player with some good movies. Also 10 Mbps Wifi for fast streaming.
Trail to Bluff
Pick some vegetables for lunch or dinner
The Cliff Dwelling - a quiet place to view the birds and ocean.
View up Kachemak Bay from the Cliff Dwelling Deck
The cabin across the Bay -for those who seek more adventure.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Monday, February 20, 2017
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