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Beach front with views of Glaciers, Bay And Snow Capped Mountain Views

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom Property That Sleeps Up To 5 People

Welcome to Shadow Star located in Homer along Kachemak Bay. Shadow Star is a former cozy Homer homestead. This quaint ocean front cabin has one bedroom with two comfortable queen beds and one click-clack style couch; sleeping up to five people. With shower, fully appointed kitchen and dining area you will feel right at home. Kitchen has cook top, toaster oven, microwave and coffee maker and dining table. Living room has two couches and a TV so you can kick back and relax after your day of adventure. There is a full washer and dryer onsite. Shadow is Perfect base camp for all your Alaska Adventures. This cabin can be rented along with the neighboring Second Star Property.

Property Manager
Debbie Speakman
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

Why Debbie Speakman chose Homer

This cute cabin will get you away from the busy Spit and Town but close enough everything is a 5 minute drive away. There is private beach access and a lovely beach to spend time beach combing and tide pooling.


Homer Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Sink is in the kitchen
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • One large bedroom with 1 king bed, 1 queen bed and a click-clack fold down bed. Linens and towels provided.
  • DVD Player
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Beach front with views of Glaciers, Bay And Snow Capped Mountain Views
average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews

comfortable little place

  • 4 of 5

My second time there. Good---very comfortable with a great view. Good value for the price. Toyo stove kept it very warm. Very good location for the spit and "downtown" Homer.

Not so good--wifi didn't work...something about an overdue payment. When playing a DVD in the DVD player, the TV would basically shut off/go black and then randomly turn back on again. The dishwasher wasn't draining properly and had a very bad smelling layer of water in the bottom.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This was a very nice cabin. Good location just a 5 min drive to the spit. We saw a moose on our short drive!

The only thing was the owner said they provided one roll of toilet paper but there wasn't any. Luckily we had some because we had been camping.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful view but needs some checking into before you commit

  • 3 of 5

Ultimately, we enjoyed our time in this space. There is a kind of privacy that is nice. However there were a number of difficulties too. Remember there is no internet or cable. When we arrived, the DVD was not functioning.Owner was quick to resolve this! Things that were difficult: only a couple of towels, no mirror or sink in the bathroom (just toilet and shower). No toiletries such as soap or laundry soap. When we arrived, no dryer, but within a couple of days after we requested one was installed. We were provided one roll of toilet paper and the expectation was for us to purchase more. There is one external unit for heat, but when requested, a space heater was provided for the bedroom. Beds were not particularly comfortable and it is one room, so little privacy. Kitchen wsa adequately stalked with dishes, but there is only a toaster type oven for cooking.

We would not choose to stay here again, but can see that it is still a nice place to stay. Perhaps many of the issues we had will be worked out for the next guests.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and comments. Our listing on VRBO lists very specifically that we don't have WiFi, but we are very sorry for the miscommunication. Unlike hotels vacation rentals are not typically stocked with toilet paper and toiletries, again we are very sorry for this miscommunication. I wish we would have known that our cleaning crew had not fully stocked the rental with enough towels, there should have been at least 10 there. We do advertise as a one bedroom cabin that sleeps up to 5. You were very kind during your stay and we knew that you would be giving the cabin a not so favorable review. We do hope that you enjoyed Homer and your visit with your daughter.
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  • 5 of 5

a nice little cabin in Homer with a view of kachemak bay from the house. very cosy and comfortable. Perfect for a couple and kids with a beautiful yard in the front. Very close to the spit and the town. Property was well maintained with a very good customer service.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairbanks, AK

Very nice stay!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and step-son stayed at Shadow Star while in Homer for a wedding. It was a very pleasant and private stay for the few days we had in Homer! There is a huge lawn with a beautiful view of the ocean and mountains (especially good because we were there on a clear day :)). There is much privacy and it's a very short walk down a nice trail to the beach where we took both morning and evening walks. Away from the hustle and bustle of the spit, but only five minutes away to both down town and the spit. However, if you are looking for two bedrooms this might not be the place for you but in the one sleeping room there is a comfy queen and king size bed. It has all the amenities that one would need including coffee maker, washer/dryer, and toaster oven :) Everything was clean and we were able to have our own private getaway with a beautiful view right close to town. I highly recommend staying here especially for the cost! You don't have to be jammed in next to a lot of people and can enjoy the serenity. :)

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Homer Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.4 Miles
Down East Saloon
Nearest Ferry
7.4 Miles
Homer Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Homer Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Sterling Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Ohlson Mountain Rope Tow
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Homer Spit
Car: necessary

Homer, at the End of the Road is where adventure truly begins,




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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