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Ranch-style Home With Panoramic Views Of Amazing Kachemak Bay

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lovely ranch style, 3-bedroom home located 5 minutes away from downtown Homer.

Lovely Larkspur Vacation Rental is an East Hill home, located close enough to downtown Homer, yet far away enough to enjoy the beauty and serenity that surrounds Kachemak Bay. You'll know you've arrived in paradise as you glance out the amazing bay windows toward the grandeur of the surrounding bay and mountains.

Larkspur Vacation Rental is a one level, three bedroom home that contains everything a vacationing family or group needs. This includes a fully-equipped kitchen, three spacious bedrooms, three bathrooms, two living areas, complimentary wi-fi, premium cable HDTV, and a sitting room that can also convert into a fourth bedroom.

Larkspur Vacation Rental feels like a 'home away from home.' It is spacious, quiet, with lovely views from every room. Large windows are found in nearly every room in the house. The bedrooms have room-darkening shades, to compensate for our long summer days.

Extras include a newly constructed front deck facing Kachemak Bay, with loads of comfortable outdoor seating. Also, a new deck out back where we've placed the bar-b-que grill for grilling your daily catch and additional outdoor furniture.

An HE front-loading washer and dryer are available for guests. Laundry soap and dryer sheets are provided. The house is also well-stocked with all paper products, plus spices, tea, coffee, flour and cooking oil to get you started on your vacation.

More Details

Betsy Vanek
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Betsy Vanek

We are a local family who fish and teach for a living. My husband, Teague, fishes for sockeye salmon and halibut in Cook Inlet. Betsy teaches at a local elementary school. We've lived on the southern Kenai Peninsula for over 25 years, and are very knowledgeable about the local area and all the fun activities found here.

We love to travel, ourselves, and almost always book with VRBO. We're sold on the idea of renting a house while traveling, knowing that it makes vacationing so easy and pleasant.

We are more than happy to answer any questions our guests have about Homer, or Alaska. We can help arrange bookings for many of the excellent fishing, hiking, eco-tourism activities located in this beautiful corner of the world. We look forward to meeting you!

Betsy Vanek purchased this house in 2011

Why Betsy Vanek chose Kenai Peninsula

We chose this property for its amazing views of Kachemak Bay, convenient location to downtown Homer, and the easy access of one level. The home offers lots of space to relax in, and comfortable rooms with easy access to all Homer has to offer.

What makes this house unique

We love all the space found in a one-level home, as well as the eye-catching views, the tall ceilings and comfortable surroundings. Every room has some sort of lovely outside view, and seems to 'bring the outside in.' These are the things we really love about this house.


Homer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bathroom, with sunken tub, shower, and double sinks
    Bathroom 3 - Half-bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks; spacious with skylight
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with ensuite master bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen bed. Shares a jack-and-jill bathroom with bedroom 2.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Large, spacious room. Queen bed. Jack-and-Jill bath attached
  • Bonus room - Queen sized futon with a brand new mattress and foam topper. Sleeps 2. Amazing bay views from this room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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Ranch-style Home With Panoramic Views Of Amazing Kachemak Bay
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Had a great stay and loved the view ! The house was clean and everything was supplied as stated

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home And Views . Couldn't

Have picked a better home to accommodate our family. Great experience , definitely would come back .

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 loved staying in this very spacious home! Beautiful views are beyond description!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Anchorage, Alaska

Amazing house with an amazing view

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Betsy's home two years in a row and I have recommended it to friends. The house accommodates our family of married adults and children so well that we all comment about it. Betsy has the home stocked with essential items better than any home anywhere we have ever stayed around the world. The view will knock your socks off...this time we sat on the deck one night to watch the moon rise over the mountains and proceed to reflect off Resurrection Bay for the best entertainment anywhere. There is a great large screen TV and terrific appliances, beds, bathrooms, room to move around, piano, games, books...the house has it all. The house is conveniently close to the downtown and easy drive to the Spit, hiking trails, beach, restaurants, shopping, etc.. Homer is such a great place for any age group...just do it...go have a lovely time and stay in this amazing home.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review! You have pretty much summed up the experience that most people have when staying in our vacation rental home. I'm glad your group enjoys themselves so much here. Homer is a special place, and we are all fortunate to be able to be a part of this community and all it has to offer.
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San Jose, California, USA

Incredible View!

  • 5 of 5

Everyone in our group enjoyed staying at this beautiful cozy house. It's spacious and well equipped. I especially appreciate the amazing view of Kachemak Bay and Homer spit. The view is incredible both in the day or at night. Betsy is very helpful and responsive. She recommends several good places, tours, and restaurants. My cousin left behind his kindle. Betsy was very kind to mail it back. Thanks Betsy! Hope to visit Homer again and will stay in this dream house!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Spot for our Homer Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wow!! That was what we all said as we entered this home. The house is beautiful - large, open, inviting - with wonderful views of the Spit and the Bay. It easily and comfortably accommodated four couples and had everything we needed and then some! The kitchen had plenty of dishes and cookware, so we were able to make meals and then enjoy them around the big dining table. The bedrooms were large, with beautiful and very comfortable beds. Our favorite part, by far, was sitting out on the front porch, enjoying the beautiful views and the visiting moose. The house was only 10 minutes from the Spit, so it was easy to get to our fishing and kayaking charters, yet it seemed far removed from the craziness. Betsy was so easy to work with, and the house was spotless. We will definitely stay there again on our return trip to Homer.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad this house was so comfortable for your party of eight. Your kind review hit upon many of the bonuses of this house: view, comfortable accommodations, well-stocked kitchen and excellent Homer location. Happy Travels!!
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Council Bluffs, IA

Wichman's from Iowa

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at numerous VRBO properties and this property is at the top. If you like the opportunity to live like you do at home and eliminate the hotel scene, This property is the ticket. Plenty of room and pics are just as the home is. Betsy was great to work with and gracious. We will be back to Homer and will stay with her again. Again this experience is at the top of my list!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, Tim. It was great to have your family stay - I'm glad you were able to take advantage of the available crib. Yes, this is a comfortable home for families to stay in.
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Homer Airport
Nearest Ferry
7.5 Miles
Alaska Ferry Terminal, Homer Spit Road
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Bishop's Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night

Stay 6 nights, get the 7th night free! Children 12 and under stay for free! Please call for stays fewer than 2 nights.
Cancellation policy: If cancelled 30 days prior to check-in, full refund minus $100 fee. No refunds for cancellations made less than 30 days prior to arrival date.
50% deposit due upon booking; 50% due 30 days prior to check-in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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