Pet-Friendly with Views and Close to Town.(24 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-2 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 4) with classic Homer views.
This apartment is on the ground level surrounded by flower gardens and views of the Kenai Mountains and Kachemak Bay. The apartment has one bedroom, a sleeping couch, and two bathrooms . . . a good set-up for a family or fishing group.
The bedroom is light and airy featuring a comfortable queen size bed and views of the mountains. The sleeping couch is very comfortable with an automatic-fill air mattress and memory foam topper.
The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking. There is an automatic coffee-maker as well as a coffee press (there will be a sample of coffee beans from a local roaster), and microwave, cookware, as well as some of the basics ingredients you will need for cooking in.
The bathrooms (both) are equipped with towels, soaps, shampoos, and lotions. A washer and dryer are available for your use.
The outside area includes garden seating from which you will enjoy the views of Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains.
Close to town, guests can walk to see the attractions Homer offers. The Farmers' Market is a great option for the Saturday visitor!
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Member since: 2014
- On floor 1
- 1100 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 2-5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Two bathrooms make for easy sharing!
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 15 - May 23, 2017
1 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $100
- Tax Rate 7.5%
Children 6 months of age and under stay for free.
Weekly - 7th day is free.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Garden Retreat property offers easy accessibility to all the delights Homer has to offer. And Homer has so much to offer in addition to The Spit. . . year-round. The many fine restaurants are a definite must when exploring our town - a true culinary experience. There are several art galleries that offer unique, not-to-be-missed shopping opportunities with offerings from many of the local artists for which Homer is becoming famous. Old Town features new arts of both the culinary and visual kind, plus a bit of Homer history for you to absorb as you walk between the Old Town Art Gallery, the different eateries, and Bishop's Beach. There are multiple opportunities for beach walks . . . Diamond Ridge Hike ends on a beautiful and secluded beach when you might want some quiet time. At the Garden Retreat you are 100 yards away from a paved bike path that will take you through town and out to the Spit, or a vigorous walk up East Hill for some eye-popping views all the way to Mt. Augustine .
Year Purchased: 1987
About the owner: Phyllis was born and raised in Homer where her parents owned and ran the Inlet Trading Post, now the Bunnell Street Arts Center. Kit hails from Scotland where he worked as a groundskeeper and gardener. His expertise has been a great boon to the Homer property! Together they live and work in Bush Alaska during the winter months, Phyllis as a teacher, and Kit on the Maintenance & Operations crew, but always return to Homer in the summer to enjoy fishing, gardening, hiking, and boating with family and friends.
Why the Owner Chose Homer, AK, USA:
The property, with its close proximity to town and the high school, its views and homey feel was the perfect location to raise a family. The home was purchased from the original owners and builders, Paul and Phyllis Banks who had raised their family here. 'The house has always had the feel of a home, it is comfortably cozy with wonderful light and the classic Homer views. This is what we want to share with visitors - a great place to stay while visiting and enjoying the delights of my home town.' ---Phyllis
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Kit is constantly working on the grounds surrounding the home. It is an ever evolving mix of the practical and the beautiful, the groomed and the wild. Shooting Stars and Lady Slippers explode in the Spring; Poppies, Delphiniums, and Sitka Roses grace the gardens in midsummer; in August, raspberry bushes are loaded with berries. The entry door for the Garden Retreat opens onto a garden of strawberries and Forget-me-not flowers while large white Pushki flowers crowd around the perimeter of the property. All of this is set against the blues of the Kachemak Bay waters and Kenai Mountain's snow-capped peaks.
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Open dining / living area.
View from the living/sleeping area window
Morning sun in the sitting area.
Driveway in Fall
The world famous Salty Dawg Saloon on the Homer Spit
Commercial fishing boats in the Homer harbor.
Beach on the Homer Spit.
Winter sundown from the Garden Retreat.
view of Kachemak Bay
living area w/ sleeping sofa
View from dining area and outside seating.
We're pet-friendly (and vegetable poor)!
The Boardwalk on the Homer Spit
Fishing boats in the Homer Harbor
The Garden Retreat in winter
Fall foliage at the Garden Retreat.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Friday, February 17, 2017
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