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The Price is Right at the Starbright House: Cheery & Quiet Family Home

Cooper Landing, AK, USA
  • House1800 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps11
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

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.

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 bordered 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!

Property Manager

Jessica Larsen

Member Since 2013
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
About Jessica Larsen

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!

Jessica Larsen purchased this House in 2014

Why Jessica Larsen chose Cooper Landing

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.

What makes this House unique

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.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 child bed, toddler bed also available; best for children under 5
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 double, In the neighboring room there is also a full/twin bunk bed!
      • Bedroom 4
        1 double, 1 twin/ single, This basic extra room houses a full/twin bunk bed combo.


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower

          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.
            • 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.


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


                    • Guests provide their own meals


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


                            • Coffee Maker
                              coffee grinder also
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              service for 8
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                  Additional chairs and a table are kept downstairs, and the deck has a patio table and chairs.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


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


                                        • Bicycles
                                          we also rent bicycles through our recreation planning service; call ahead to reserve - up to 4 available
                                        • Boat
                                          we also rent boats and rafts though our recreation planning service; call ahead to reserve. Boating experience required.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          large double-story covered deck with outdoor dining and a porch swing on the lower level
                                        • 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!)
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          there is a fire bowl that can be used in the yard with portable chairs, when wildfire danger is low.
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • limited accessibility

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Car Available
                                                • Concierge


                                                    • churches
                                                    • library
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • photography
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • snowboarding
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • whitewater rafting


                                                                    • 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.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      17 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Wooded Retreat

                                                                      MJ S.Oklahoma

                                                                      This is a great place to stay. It is advertised as a three bedroom but has a fourth room that could sleep 3-4 additional people. It would be a great room for children or teenagers. This house would also be suitable for two families to share because of two bedrooms up and a full bath and the same on the bottom floor. Beautiful setting in the woods and you do have a mountain view. There is a wireless network that works well if you need that available. We were able to get cell reception, too. The house is extremely clean and well maintained. The management team is very helpful and accessible. They provided excellent detailed informative on how to locate the property and services available in the area or what is not available. Numerous hiking trails and fishing in the area.

                                                                      Peaceful stay in beautiful Cooper Landing

                                                                      Anna R.

                                                                      This house had everything we needed to comfortably house our family for an incredible trip to Alaska. The location was convenient to our activities and the walk down to the lake is gorgeous! Our host was very accommodating and helpful.

                                                                      A wonderful convient place for a three generation family of eight.

                                                                      Imelda M.

                                                                      Nicely decorated rooms, comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen, it felt like home, all eight of us enjoyed it. Grilling the fish on the big gas grill was the highlight.

                                                                      loved it

                                                                      Colynn C.

                                                                      Very clean. Had a great time.

                                                                      Great property/management; I'd rent again

                                                                      James G.

                                                                      Absolutely a wonderful property. Great views from the deck. The property manager was communicative, accessible and proactive. We had a couple of electrical/fuse issues and they were handled immediately. Couldn't have been happier with the property, the manager, or the process.

                                                                      Perfect getaway.

                                                                      Catherine M.

                                                                      We loved the Starbright house. It was the perfect location for our few days in the area and the accomodations were just right. Comfortable beds, wonderful views and the 'staples' provided around the house were a welcoming touch. We hope to head back to AK someday and will look into staying at the Starbright again. Thanks for a great stay!


                                                                      Cooper Landing, AK, USA

                                                                      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!

                                                                      Rates & Availability

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                                                                      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.

                                                                      17 Reviews
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