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The Starbright House: Cheery & Quiet Family Home, Just Right for Your Vacation

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This home is situated in mature spruce and birch forest in a quiet neighborhood.


Last updated: 04/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:11
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

A clean, uncluttered, relaxing space, in a wooded and quiet residential area.

Please call or email me - Jessica - and I can fill you in on this great house and our full range of guest services and amenities. Cooper Landing Vacation Rentals will take care of you on your vacation of a lifetime!

This 3+BR/2BA home is located conveniently in Cooper Landing, Alaska, central on the Kenai Peninsula to all the places where you'll be adventuring. Built in 2002, used lightly and gently as a summer weekend home since then, and with recent updates, it is clean and fresh, uncluttered and relaxing. Find a comforting and comfortable place to rest and connect right here!

When you first arrive, you'll be drawn to the large upper covered deck, with its impressive mountain view. You'll love to dine al fresco on the deck, BBQ grill at hand, watching sheep grazing distantly on the mountains or enjoying birds in the birdhouse. The deck can be closed off from the stairs with a latching gate, making it toddler-friendly.

The upper level of the house is where you will find the main living room, complete with TV (Internet connectivity only - no satellite or cable to interrupt your vacation), a wood stove, and brand new leather furniture for lounging. Behind the living space, next to the doors leading to the deck, you'll find an excellent eating area, easily seating 6 at a brand new dining set, with great window views to greet you as you sip your morning coffee. The kitchen, outfitted well with everything you need to cook at home, is crisp and clean. Expand your dining and cooking options onto the large, covered deck, where you will find a gas-fired barbeque grill and an outdoor dining set for four.

Two bedrooms and a full bathroom are featured on this upper floor. Each bedroom has a queen bed with brand new memory foam mattresses, fresh and new bedding, and simple touches to inspire relaxation. The bathroom feels fresh and benefits from natural light through a shower window.

The lower level of the house provides a third bedroom, a spare room, and a second bathroom for additional guests. The bedroom has two brand new full beds, each with memory foam mattresses and new bedding. The full bathroom is clean, feeling new with nice fixtures and touches. The extra room in the basement houses a bunk bed with a full bed on the bottom and a twin on the top, a couch for lounging and even a game table. There is also a toddler bed available as needed, movable to any bedroom.

Downstairs you will also find the full-size washer and dryer.

The lower deck has a swing, perfect for that evening drink, swaying to the sound of the breeze in the forest. The property is well surrounded by mature spruce forest, in a quiet residential area with the small-town vibe. Enjoy the sound and sights of the extra visitors and residents in the treetop bird houses on property. When wildfire danger is low, enjoy the firebowl out on the lawn.

A short walk, about 1/4 mile, down the quiet road brings you to a public access to beautiful, turquoise Kenai Lake. We can even rent you kayaks and canoes to make the most of the proximity. You'll be reminded of why you chose Cooper Landing for your Alaskan vacation: pure beauty!
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/29/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 11
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Concierge


  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 child bed

    toddler bed also available; best for children under 5...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 double

    In the neighboring room there is also a full/twin bunk bed!...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    This basic extra room houses a full/twin bunk bed combo....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • We are happy to offer a grocery service to our guests. For a nominal fee, we will pre-purchase groceries for your stay - you provide the list at least 7 days in advance of your check-in, and you'll save yourself the hassle of a grocery trip upon your arrival to Anchorage and before driving to Cooper Landing. We do the hard work, so you can go on vacation without those annoying errands! Check in and have your fridge and cabinets already stocked just the way you want them....moreless


  • Television:

    Television with Internet streaming capabilities, no satellite or cable to interrupt your vacation!...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The mountains feel so close when you're sitting on the large covered deck, sipping your morning beverage and listening to the birds sing....moreless

  • Rural:

    Cooper Landing is 100 miles from Anchorage and 45 miles from either Soldotna or Seward, nestled in the mountainous river valley of the mighty Kenai River. The neighborhood here is quiet and friendly....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Additional chairs and a table are kept downstairs, and the deck has a patio table and chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    we also rent bicycles through our recreation planning service; call ahead to reserve - up to 4 available...moreless

  • Boat:

    we also rent boats and rafts though our recreation planning service; call ahead to reserve. Boating experience required....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    large double-story covered deck with outdoor dining and a porch swing on the lower level...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    we also rent kayaks and canoes through our recreation planning service; call ahead to reserve (the lake access to put in is an easy 1/4 mile walk!)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    there is a fire bowl that can be used in the yard with portable chairs, when wildfire danger is low....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:




Write a review 4.8
from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 1 - Jun 10, 2017
2 night min stay
Fishing Opener 2017
Jun 11 - Jun 17, 2017
2 night min stay
Early Red Run 2017
Jun 25 - Jun 28, 2017
2 night min stay
Pre-Holiday 2017
Jul 2 - Jul 4, 2017
2 night min stay
Mid-July 2017
Jul 15 - Jul 23, 2017
2 night min stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 - Sep 4, 2017
2 night min stay
Fall 2017
Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 3%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

We will fill holes in the calendar with shorter stays, but a nominal cleaning fee may apply.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/29/2017
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100 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Kingfisher Roadhouse
75 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Alaska Marine Highway from Whittier
100 Miles
Nearest Golf
70 Miles
Nearest Train
Alaska Railroad Spencer Glacier Tour
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Sterling Highway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kingfisher Roadhouse
75 Miles
Nearest Ski
Girdwood: Alyeska Resort
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kenai Lake (rock beach)

Car: Necessary

Cooper Landing is the best place on the Kenai Peninsula to stage a multi-day stay. Not only is it the most scenic place on the peninsula by most standards (a turquoise river running through an impressive mountain valley, surrounded by national forest and wildlife refuge), it is also centrally located for daytrips in any direction, and it offers great experiences right here in town. Cooper Landing is best known as a fisherman's paradise, with world-class fishing on the Kenai and Russian Rivers just out your door. But it doesn't stop there. Find rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, endless hiking, mountain biking, gold-panning... adventures await!

As part of our services to our guests, we offer recreation planning services, helping you choose the best of the Kenai Peninsula's offerings to fill your time in paradise. From hiking trail suggestions to bookings on halibut fishing charters to guided fly fishing to wildlife cruises, we are here to connect you. Even if you're not staying with us, feel free to ask for help!


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2014

About: My name is Jessica, and I have been a professional in the hospitality lodging industry for many years. I've turned my specialization to private vacation homes in a place I only ever dreamed I would live - Cooper Landing, Alaska. I first started coming to Alaska between college semesters for summer work in Denali National Park in 1998, then moved to the state permanently in 2003. I lived in Anchorage for several years, where I married my husband Courtney and became the mother of three awesome children. We moved to Cooper Landing, where we had been recreating for years, in 2011 and have felt at home ever since. I find great satisfaction in making a living space feel clean, comforting and welcoming, especially for our guests. It's a pleasure to host you here! The owners of this home are devoted to giving you a great vacation rental experience, too. This house is truly a second home - it feels loved and lived in - and they have done so many updates and improvements to the furnishings and feel, wanting you to be as comfortable as possible. You have wonderful hosts when you stay at the Starbright Home!

Why Cooper Landing, AK, USA:
It's my pleasure to only manage a few quality homes at a time, to be able to provide each the personal attention it and its guests deserve. This house is a nice addition to my current management accounts because it's so gently lived in, clean and fresh, has a relaxing atmosphere, and suits a family traveling on a moderate budget.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
What I like most about this home is the huge covered deck and the porch swing. The birds are very active in the surrounding woods, the breeze is almost always so gentle, and even in a rain, you can stay dry and protected while seeing nature in its majesty. The mountain view from the deck keeps taking my breath away.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/29/2017

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  • This home is situated in mature spruce and birch forest in a quiet neighborhood.

    This home is situated in mature spruce and birch forest in a quiet neighborhood.

  • Only 1/4 mile walk down the quiet road is public access to turquoise Kenai Lake!

    Only 1/4 mile walk down the quiet road is public access to turquoise Kenai Lake!

VRBO #581313

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 29, 2017

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