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Quiet, Private, Unique - a Place with a Difference. 2 Miles from Homer.

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Private, quiet, unique - a place with a difference. Two miles before Homer.

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Last updated: 08/11/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • Queen bed - sleep innovations- custom built dresser with natural spruce countertop. Views to the east and north across horse pastures. There is a fold out queen size couch/futon in the living room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Extra deep tub/shower with handicap rales and toilet. Custom counters and handcrafted ceramic sink. Full size washer/dryer....moreless

Other Amenities

  • For more information and photos go to www.roadlesstravelled-ak.com

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Small collection of poetry and classics...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Stereo:

    ipod in living room. Extra iPod player, alarm, and charger station for lightning and 30 pin cables in Bedroom....moreless

  • Television:

    Limited channels...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Small collection of DVD's...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    6 acres on the bluff overlooking Kachemak Bay, the Herring Islands, Kenai Mountains, Mt. Augustine volcano and the Homer Spit....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Vietnamese made hardwood table with butterfly fold out leaf....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Internet:

    High speed wifi...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    1500 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets or flannel if you prefer. Hypoallergenic down comforter....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Combined kitchen and living room area...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of room to accommodate a boat....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Phone available for in state and U.S. Calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full size Maytag...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    There is a wood stove in the Cliff Dwelling on the Bluff...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee beans/grinder and filter drip. Espresso maker ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Homer Laughlin Fiesta China. Stainless steamers for garden veges. Plenty of utensils and some bakeware. If you need anything else, just ask....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Lots of counter and cupboard space - everything you need for cooking is easily accessible....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Brand new Whirlpool fridge and freezer with ice trays....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Large Trex deck overlooking Kachemak Bay from your apartment. There is also a deck off the Cliff Dwelling...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Available on request...moreless

  • Boat:

    Charters and ferries available...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Beautiful 200 sq. ft. South facing trex deck with views of the Homer Spit and Kachemak Bay...moreless

  • Golf:

    7 mile East End Road...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaking outfitters...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Otter and Bird viewing from the Cliff Dwelling on the Bluff....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large lawn leading down to 300 ft bluff to 30 x 72 ft. Greenhouse. Pick your own salad in season. Trail among birch, spruce, and alder. Small pond....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Small Weber for charcoal briquettes...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Crosscountry . Downhill area with rope tow on Olsen Mountain....moreless

  • Tennis:

    In town...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$200
$1,400 $5,200

Rates are based on 2 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:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

- 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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Last updated: 08/11/2016
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Location

4 Miles
Nearest Airport
Homer Airport
2.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Alice's Champagne Palace
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Homer Harbor
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
East End Road
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Sterling Highway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fat Olive's
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
Cross Country Trails
2.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Bishops Beach

Car: Recommended

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.

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Private, quiet, unique - a place with a difference. Two miles before Homer.

    Private, quiet, unique - a place with a difference. Two miles before Homer.

  • Owner's House 100 ft below your apartment

    Owner's House 100 ft below your apartment

  • Outdoor Barbecue

    Outdoor Barbecue

  • Lots of good music on the iPod.

    Lots of good music on the iPod.

  • Full size Washer/Dryer

    Full size Washer/Dryer

  • Custom Cabinets and Spruce Countertop in Bedroom

    Custom Cabinets and Spruce Countertop in Bedroom

  • Inside and outside gardens. Pick your own salad greens.

    Inside and outside gardens. Pick your own salad greens.

  • Neighbors

    Neighbors

  • Inside the Cliff Dwelling

    Inside the Cliff Dwelling

  • squash and strawberries

    squash and strawberries

  • The apartment occupies 18 x 28 ft on the second floor. A wood shop is below.

    The apartment occupies 18 x 28 ft on the second floor. A wood shop is below.

  • Dine in or out on the Deck

    Dine in or out on the Deck

  • A cup of tea on the deck.

    A cup of tea on the deck.

  • 4 Burner gas stove/oven.
Large microwave

    4 Burner gas stove/oven. Large microwave

  • Extra Deep Tub and Great Shower.

    Extra Deep Tub and Great Shower.

  • DVD Player with some good movies.  Also 10 Mbps Wifi for fast streaming.

    DVD Player with some good movies. Also 10 Mbps Wifi for fast streaming.

  • Trail to Bluff

    Trail to Bluff

  • Pick some vegetables for lunch or dinner

    Pick some vegetables for lunch or dinner

  • The Cliff Dwelling - a quiet place to view the birds and ocean.

    The Cliff Dwelling - a quiet place to view the birds and ocean.

  • View up Kachemak Bay from the Cliff Dwelling Deck

    View up Kachemak Bay from the Cliff Dwelling Deck

  • The cabin across the Bay -for those who seek more adventure.

    The cabin across the Bay -for those who seek more adventure.

VRBO #509090

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, August 29, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 08/11/2016

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