Spacious 3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom 2,300 square foot river front home on the Kenai River, located in the community of Funny River in Soldotna, Alaska. Modern two story home with large, screened wrap around attached deck, separate ground level deck outside with fire pit, outdoor kitchen w/ sink, gas and charcoal barbeques, 80 plus feet of river front fishing platforms, covered fish cleaning station and a huge parking area. Enormous kitchen with gas range, corian countertops, two refrigerators and dishwasher. Two master bedrooms on top floor, each with a King Size Bed, their own full master bathroom and HDTV. Two smaller bunkrooms on top floor, each with bunk beds. Queen bedroom on bottom floor, with shared full bathroom. Living room features gas fireplace and HDTV. Satellite TV and internet, Washer, Dryer, Smoker, food saver and full size freezer to store your fishing bounty.
- House2300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
3 Bedroom, 2 Bunkroom, 3 Bath On 3 Acres With 300 Ft Of Kenai River Frontage
- english, Korean
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 16, 2018
About Jason Nichols
A second generation Alaskan, I was born in Anchorage and raised on the Kenai River - learning to fish before riding a bike. I make my home in Anchorage with my wife and two kids. Our friend and co-owner also lives in Anchorage with his wife and two children. We purchased this property from our in laws when my father in law retired - when he isn't snow birding in Arizona, he serves as the property's resident handy man and story teller. When we aren't in the "big city", we are enjoying the amazing fishing and peaceful tranquility this property has to offer. We hope you enjoy your stay at this piece of heaven on the river.
Jason Nichols purchased this House in 2005
Why Jason Nichols chose Soldotna
The family purchased this property in the summer of 2005, when it was just a shell on the foundation. Everything from the ground up has been meticulously added and installed, using only quality materials, fixtures and appliances. Over the years we have added things to make it 'just right' - from the covered fire pit with Trex decking to the covered fish cleaning station situated next to riverside fishing platforms. As our family has expanded, so has entertainment for the kids in the form of a sandbox, swing set and zip line.
What makes this House unique
This property has the best of everything - a modern home with all amenities on a private, spacious lot with an abundance of riverfront. Fishing is available right from the dock any time of day. Waking up to the sounds of the river rushing by is something that never gets old.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Perfect place for fishing and relaxing
This place was perfect for our group of 9 avid and novice fisherman. It has plenty of space, amenities for fishing (freezers, cleaning station, vacuum sealer) and great places for relaxing (covered outdoor grilles and fireplace), and riverside platform equipped with hammock, chairs and gliders that offered a great view of the Kenai river.
Although the platform fishing was not as easy as river fishing (maybe due to the low fish counts when we were there), it was close enough to the Visitors' Center and Moose Meadows public fishing area, as well as Kasilof and Russian Rivers that allowed it to be a perfect base camp for excursions.
The drive along Funny River road to the house felt long at first, but the old town of Kenai and Homer, highlights of the Kenai Peninsula were also within a reasonable drive. Access restaurants, food groceries and fishing tackle was also quite reasonable.
The house offered lots of space, atypical in most Kenai River accommodations. The amenities were great, although we were often fishing so often we had little time to enjoy and appreciate!
Lastly, the host (Mark) was very accessible and checked in our needs. He offered good suggestions for local touring, and above all was extremely pleasant, sincere, and fun to talk to.
This is a great place to enjoy the all the different experiences the Kenai Peninsula has to offer.
Great property with nice river access.
Overall we had a wonderful time. Loved that we could access the river without having to climb a huge staircase to get to it. We comfortably slept 10 adult size people (4 adults and 6 teens aged 13-20). Lots of activities for teens and youth from books, board games to outdoor sets and games. There was provided amenities for fish cleaning and storing it as well. The caretaker was very helpful, friendly and available if we needed anything. The only negative was that the well water had a bit of an odor while showering (×10ppl) but there is a filtered drinking water system which was a huge plus. We would stay here again.
We can not be more impressed!
Thank you Mark for making our stay so special. Mark is the caretaker+ at the property. He welcomed us to the home and showed us around. He had a match ready fire waiting for us in the fire pit every night. For us that is better then a mint on the pillow any day! Beautiful comfortable home. Saw moose either on property or on the way to town every day. The river was amazing.
Beautiful Secluded "Cabin"
This "cabin" was amazing. When I say cabin, I mean very large luxurious home. We arrived with 8 people and found our stay to be very comfortable and relaxing. We were able to catch a ton of fish and pack away for the winter. The caretaker was very polite and helpful and was there when we needed him. This place was everything I expected and more and I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a place to relax and catch a few fish. There's nothing better than enjoying a cup of coffee with sunrise on the river and an ice cold beer with sunset listening to the water rushing by.
Excellent lodging and fishing, plan to return, recommending to friends and family!
Enjoyed our visit at the Lodge more than words can express. Hosts welcomed us upon arrival and made the family feel immediately at home, showing us the spacious, clean, beautiful lodge and grounds, informing us how everything worked, and of course, taking us down to the dock on the Kenai River which impressed us most of all! And to the last day (our visit was too short!), our hosts were available to advise and help; I can't thank them enough. And, yes, we caught salmon there too! We have fond memories and plan to return. Thank you so much for sharing this "piece of Heaven"! Have recommended this property to family and friends.
What A Place!
This place is awesome. The inside was very comfortable, great couches, great beds, and very roomy! The yard was large and the fire pit was fantastic! It was covered and there was enough room for 11 people to comfortably sit next to it. The fishing on the river was hot in the mornings and the vacuum packer and large freezer place was a huge plus! All in all it was one of the greatest weeks I've ever had in Alaska.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Check In: 4:00PM Check Out: 11:00AM PLEASE NOTE, INITIAL RESERVATION PAYMENT IS NON-REFUNDABLE. Remaining 50% is due 90 days from check in date and may be refunded if reservations are cancelled at least 30 days prior to check in date.