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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, shampoo, conditioner, body and hand soap, paper products are 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:
March 20, 2018

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 Homer

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 11 reviews
Valley, WA

Return visit

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year our group has stayed. Patty went out of her way to offer hospitality. To quote one member of the group, "Why would you stay in a motel? This is the place I always want to stay!" We plan to rebook for the next fishing trip. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review -- I'm so happy that you enjoy my place and are repeat guests! I look forward to your stay in the future. I'm committed to continue improving the surroundings and hospitality offerings!
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The property was beautiful, the gardens amazing.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Homer for four nights and absolutely loved staying at Patty's home. We met Patty when checking in and she was very sweet and very welcoming. The home was very comfortable and very spacious. The gardens were simply amazing and there is no other way to describe them. The view from the property overlooking the Homer spit was incredible. We definitely enjoyed our stay and would certainly stay again when we return to Alaska. We felt quite at home and would recommend staying "Above the Bay."

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Robert for your review. I love to hear that you felt at home -- my goal is to provide beautiful and comfortable surroundings! Thank you for choosing Above the Bay.
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Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

This home was beyond our expectations. The pictures don't begin to do it justice. The view was stunning and the landscaping was breathtaking. It was spotless and well stocked. Patty was always available and answered any questions promptly. Other than a snafu with the internet, whcih she quickly attempted to resolve, the stay was perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, Spacious, and complete

  • 5 of 5

Excellent Home for a visit to Homer - Clean, Roomy, wifi, etc. Pat is right next door and we even borrowed a cup of sugar for our fresh Halibut - she is an excellent inn keeper and very helpful with where to go and what to do -- wish we could go every year and stay at her home

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review Larry! I enjoyed meeting you and doing what I can to help make your stay a pleasant one.
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Worked well for our group, needed several similar sized rooms, owner very responsive. would stay again

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review Bill. I'm glad the house design worked well for your large group!
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Wonderful! Beautiful views, gardens, flowers. Everything was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Great Ocean/Homer view. The home and kitchen was well stocked with everything you needed to cook. Outside fire pit and games were wonderful. It was very clean inside and out. Had a blast with our adult children. I rate this home the highest rating possible. :)

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review Tana. I enjoyed having your group here and am delighted that you enjoyed the amenities. Thanks for choosing to stay at my home!
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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)

50% 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.