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Beautiful log home Kenai River has full length deck overlooking river

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

The home overlooks the river and has four bedrooms plus a loft with three beds

The house has two bedrooms on the second level along with the kitchen, living room, one bathroom, and dining area, and a full length deck with seating area to sit and watch the river and the boats catching fish along with seeing the eagles soaring overhead and occasionally swooping down to snag a fish. There is a large loft above the living room with at least three beds for extra sleeping for the kids or tired fishermen to enjoy a nap or watch a movie on the TV. The lower level has two more bedrooms, one with two twin beds and one with a king size bed, one bathroom, and the laundry room.

The separate garage has a processing room with a commercial vacuum packing machine to put up your catch as quickly as possible for the use of our guests for a small additional charge.

There is a wood fired steam sauna on site for the enjoyment of our guests to use.

More Details

Lloyd Stenersen
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Lloyd Stenersen

The owners Lloyd and Deborah Stenersen have been married 43 years, have 8 children, 6 daughters and two sons, 29 grandchildren.

Lloyd moved here and became a full time resident of Alaska in May of 2012 and enjoys being able to fish and hunt year round.

Lloyd was born and raised in Vancouver, Washington and in 1991 started and is still the owner of Cascade West Development, Inc. which is a home building company in Ridgefield WA and is now run by his son in law.

Lloyd Stenersen purchased this house in 2004

Why Lloyd Stenersen chose Soldotna

The Kenai River is located in Soldotna, Alaska just 145 miles south of Anchorage. The Kenai River is known for the best fishing in the world. The Kenai River holds the World Record for the largest King Salmon ever caught weighing in at over 97 lbs.

On the Kenai River it isn't a matter of how many fish you can catch but HOW you catch fish. You can practice your spin casting, fly fishing, charter a fishing expedition, or you can even net a few fish, and it is a lot more fun to do from a private riverbank.

The Kenai River carries many species of Salmon - Chinook, Coho, Sockeye, and Pinks, Trout, Steelhead and Dolly Varden.

Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the outdoors and enjoy watching moose walk across your front door and eagles soaring directly above while fishing on the Kenai River.

What makes this house unique

Lloyd and his two sons Jason and Collin traveled to the Kenai Peninsula and fished the Kenai River for the first in 2002 while visiting the oldest daughter Lorinda who lived in Wasilla at that time. Lloyd caught a 70 lb. king salmon while on a guided trip and they all caught their limit of 6 reds each from the river bank that evening and from then was hooked on the Kenai. He went back two years later and bought this river frontage log home and now every July invites about 25 family and friends to come and enjoy the experience with him.


Soldotna House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There is a bathroom on the first floor with a tub/shower and a bathroom on the first floor with a tub/shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Two bedrooms on the main floor with one king size and one queen size bed. One bedroom on the first level with a king bed. One bedroom on the first floor with two twin beds. The loft has three double or queen beds and room for more sleeping.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing


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Beautiful log home Kenai River has full length deck overlooking river
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
San Mateo Ca

Awesome Fishing Lodge

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of between 4 to 10 fisherman who have returned to AK for the past 15 years. This is one of our favorite places to stay, in that it has great facilities to process fish.... From cleaning to vacuum packing to freezing our fish. Great access to the Kenai River for fishing when the fish are running. Modern accommodations and kitchen to prepare your fresh catch.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oviedo, FL

Fantastic Trip!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Alaska and we sure struck gold. Everyone had a blast! The fishing was excellent (reds with everyone getting their limit one day, and trout). The house was amazing, beautiful sights that included watching the cow moose and her calf crossing the river and eagles flying along the river. Enjoyed the fire pit every night. House was well stocked with everything you could need and was close to shops and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, WA USA

Amazing Trip

  • 5 of 5

The most fun trip I have ever been on. The fish were abundant. The facility clean and well maintained. This was such a great spot. I can't imagine anywhere being better suited for a Alaska fishing adventure. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed twice at this wonderful place. The fishing was fantastic right at the dock. The building was immaculate and the vacuum packing device for the fish was a real bonus and allowed us to bring back a lot of fresh sockeye. We have made 4 trips to Alaska and we will stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holderness, New Hampshire

Guy's Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I planned a trip for my husband, two sons, and some friends to visit Alaska in September of 2014. Living in New Hampshire, and having no experience with Alaska, it was very difficult to choose a location and house. After spending countless hours looking at properties and talking to several homeowner's, I finally decided on the Kenai River House. The owner, Lloyd, answered all of my questions and was friendly and easy to deal with. The house itself was perfect. Our party of 5 was thrilled with this spacious, clean, and well decorated house. Most importantly, the spot on the Kenai River was spectacular! The guys spent hours fishing right off from the dock. Some nights they made a fire by the river and just relaxed, enjoying the surrounding beauty of the area. Even though they weren't there at the height of the fishing season, we still were able to fill our freezer with fish that they caught and had shipped home. The property and amenities are as advertised, if not even better. We would highly recommend this property, and would be happy to answer any questions you may have if considering a vacation at this wonderful home for your Alaskan adventure.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Soldotna Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route One
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Cook Inlet at Kenai

Fish the Kenai River from platforms on our private river bank, charter a boat to fish for king salmon or silver salmon from the Kenai river or the close by Kasilof river. Take a scenic drive to Ninilchik, Anchor Point, Homer, or Seward and charter a boat to fish for halibut, silver salmon, rock fish, or sight see.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 3.0%

All rates are based on a party of six people. The nightly rate is prorated to add for any additional guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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