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Comfortable Home Close To Town With Stunning View And Lovely Outdoor Space

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Spacious Bay View Home With Inviting Outdoor Space - 5 Bedroom, 2.5 Baths

Above The Bay Is Located On The Hillside Overlooking Kachemak Bay, The Kenai Mountains, The Homer Spit, And The Harding Glacier Ice Field – Beautiful, Blue Glaciers Spilling Out Over The Mountains Make For A Spectacular View. Sunrise And Sunset Color The Sky, Mountain Sides, And Clouds Creating Breathtaking Views That Change Daily And Are Awe Inspiring Each Time.

The House Is Easily Accessed And Conveniently Located About 5 Minutes From Downtown Homer, 15 Minutes To The Homer Airport And A Few More Minutes Brings You To The Homer Harbor And The Shops And Beaches On The Homer Spit.

With About 2300 Square Feet Of Living Space And An Open Floor Plan, The House Accommodates Groups Comfortably. The Main Floor Has Plenty Of Seating Space And Is Open To The Bay View From The Dining Room, Kitchen, And Living Room Areas. Three Of The Five Bedrooms Have Bay Views As Well; Two Bedrooms Have Garden Views.

Large kitchen is fully equipped and staples such as olive oil, spices, some condiments, flour, sugar, baking ingredients are provided; as are paper towels, kitchen garbage bags, and items including plastic wrap and tin foil.

The bathrooms are well equipped and include plenty of luxury towels as well as hair dryers, shampoo, soft soap, and body wash.

The Yard Has An Expanse Of Lawn And Flower Gardens Dispersed Throughout. The Barbecue Grill And Adjacent Lawn Furniture Allows For Leisurely Meals In The Wonderful Alpenglow Of The Evening. Later, Relax By The Fire Pit And Enjoy The View In The Long-lasting Low Light Of Alaskan Nights. Wildlife are Frequent Visitors - Songbirds, sandhill cranes, and moose, As Well As Bald Eagles and ravens Flying Overhead.

The House Is Fully Equipped And Includes A Washer And Drier, Wi-fi, 42” Hdtv, Blu-ray Player, Roku, Netflix Streaming, Board Games, Puzzles, And Books. Laundry soap is provided.

Upstairs Bay View Bedroom – Queen Bed

Upstairs Garden View Bedroom – Queen Bed

Downstairs Bay View Bedroom – Queen Bed

Downstairs Garden View Bedroom – Two Twin Beds

Main Floor Level Bedroom with Bay view – Queen Bed

Full Bathroom Upstairs (shower/tub)

Full Bathroom Main floor (shower) next to main floor bedroom

Half Bathroom Downstairs

Fire Pit area on the front lawn with scenic view of the Bay

More Details

Property Manager
Patty Shroy
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Patty Shroy

I’m a lifetime Alaskan and I’ve enjoyed a remarkable time growing up in this state. I've had countless wonderful memories living in this home and have enjoyed the bounty of this beautiful area. I'm looking forward to offering the same experience to others. Homer is an incredibly beautiful place with friendly people and many exciting things to do and see. I hope you enjoy my home and your time here as much as I have.

Why Patty Shroy chose Kenai Peninsula

Overlooking Kachemak Bay with a great view of the mountains and glaciers. The property is close to town yet is located in a quiet neighborhood and easily accessible.

What makes this house unique

The view of kachemak bay, the mountains, glaciers, and the ever-changing sky are what attracted us to this spot. It's close to town and also a short trip above us leads to many beautifully forested areas. I love to be in the yard and especially enjoy tending to the flower gardens. The house itself has an open floor plan, which feels spacious and is great for entertaining.


Homer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located between two upstairs bedrooms
    Bathroom - toilet , Located between two downstairs bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , located on main floor next to the main floor bedroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs Bedroom - garden view - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom - Bay view - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom - garden view - 2 twin/ single , Has 17' TV and dvd player
    Main floor Bedroom - Bay view - 1 queen , Next to TV/entertainment room
    Upstairs Bedroom Bay view - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Pamper yourself with an hour long Reflexology session on your feet - relaxing and renewing! Ask about scheduling a Reflexology session on site by a certified Reflexologist.


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Comfortable Home Close To Town With Stunning View And Lovely Outdoor Space
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Super clean house, great lawn, with a great view.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, thank you for the review and for choosing Above the Bay!
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Juneau, AK

Just like home

  • 5 of 5

Just Like Home - Great for families

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This home is immaculate and welcoming. Our party of seven fully enjoyed our early spring stay. The home provided everything, and I mean everything, that any vacationer would need for a multi-family visit to Homer. The kitchen was stocked with spices, condiments, and any type of pot or pan you need. Patty very helpful by providing local attractions and personalized welcome note for our hockey players. We will definitely stay here again when we visit Homer the next time.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jessica for taking the time to review your stay. It's great to hear that you enjoyed it. Your group was the first guests of the year and it was a pleasure preparing the house for your visit. I was happy to be able to provide a comfortable spot for your young hockey players and the adults in your group. I enjoyed the drawing the kids made on the dry erase board and the thank you notes they left! Keep Above the Bay in mind for your next tournament!
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Sherman, TX

Super Place and Owner

  • 5 of 5

We liked what we saw on the internet and started a dialog with Patty, the owner. She was extremely helpful and thoughtful. We asked a lot of questions and thought we may be asking too much, but Patty was always willing to answer us and give us all kinds of ideas(with web sites) for things to do in the area. The property is on the side of a hill overlooking Kachemak Bay. We fell in love with the place the second we drove into the driveway; the view is awesome! We must have 50 pictures of just this view. We arrived late but that was no problem since access is by a keypad that Patty had all set up for us. We had 7 people, 2 of these were kids(7 &10), 2 were over 65. I was nursing a broken hip so I had a cane but the steps to the house were easy and I had no problems anywhere on the property. Several nights a few of stayed up late and saw three moose eating Patty's flowers. Patty probably does not like it, but being from Texas, we thought it was one of the highlights of the trip. One day after we had been out sightseeing we came back to the house and found that Patty had picked strawberries from her garden and left us a container of them. Patty had also mentioned that we could pick a few stalks of rhubarb from her garden so we did that and made strawberry/rhubarb pie for dessert. It was delicious! I had never had an owner do that before. It was really a nice touch. The yard was immaculate as well, with all kinds of beautiful flowers around. Patty also left a lawn golf game for us to use; we played with it almost everyday. In the mornings we took coffee outside to sit at the table in the yard and just enjoy the view and fresh air. After a day of site seeing we again were outside, this time with a cold drink to absorb more view. One evening we made a fire outside and toasted marshmallows and made s'mores with graham crackers and chocolate. Another treat! The inside of the house was well maintained and there was plenty of room for us with some to spare. The kitchen was well stocked, which is good, since two of our group really like to hang out there and the rest of us like the results of that. The kids enjoyed the TV a few nights.(nice speaker system) There are all kinds of things to do in the area and Patty mentioned 8-10 in e-mails before we arrived, but she also has a table that has all kinds of local information. All in all, we highly recommend Patty's place even above VRBO properties we have rented in Seward, Maine, & Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joe, thank you so much for the detailed, lovely review. I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay and were able to take advantage of the amenities offered. It was a pleasure meeting you and communicating about travel opportunities. Yes, those moose are a treat and I'm at peace with them sharing some of the flowers...although hopefully not too many! They are regular visitors so I've kept them in mind as I plan my gardens.
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Nearest Airport
4.2 Miles
Homer Airport Terminal
Nearest Barpub
2.9 Miles
Alice's Champagne Palace
Nearest Ferry
7.9 Miles
Alaska State Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
7.2 Miles
Homer Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
5.2 Miles
Fat Olive's Restaurant
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Ohlson Mountain Homer Rope Tow
Nearest Beach
3.7 Miles
Bishops Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Homer House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.5%

PLEASE NOTE: My cancellation policy listed below is different than what is posted under the Manager's Cancellation Policy on this page as it is a variance not available in their options.

No charge for children 3 and under (please notify of ages at booking)

7th day Free (1 Day Free for every 7 days booked)

10% military discount

25% deposit plus tax is due within 7 days of deposit invoicing to reserve vacation home.
Balance is due 90 days before check-in date. Payment by check or credit card.
Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

Check in time: after 4 p.m. unless prior arrangements
Check out time: 11:00 a.m. unless prior arrangements

Cancellations 90 or more days prior to check-in date receive a full refund, less a $100 cancellation fee.
Cancellations less than 90 days prior to check-in receive a refund based on the re-rental of the vacation home, less a $100 cancellation fee. All cancellations must be requested by email or text message.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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