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Moose Meadows Near Kilcher Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier

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Last updated: 12/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedroom, 1 bathroom, fully renovated; mntn/bay view in accessible privac

This is the first year Moose Meadows has been available for your enjoyment with a special introductory rate. A full remodel has been completed. Only a short drive off the main road, you’ll enjoy privacy in a secluded setting. With new beds, mattresses and furniture, this is a lovely two-level cabin, hand-built by Homer homesteaders with recent renovations completed in 2015. Moose Meadows has three cozy upstairs bedrooms, a modern kitchen, fully equipped for all your cooking desires, with a fully remodeled bathroom with bath and shower.
The wildlife in the immediate area is abundant, with moose, eagles, sandhill cranes, porcupines and many others. The cabin is sited privately with a large private yard, view of the bay, and a virgin wilderness behind. From the cabin, you can see beautiful Kachemak Bay and the mountains across the way.
The cabin provides modern features, has ample space and is a beautiful spot for a family to stretch out and use as a base of operations to explore Homer and Kachemak Bay. This cabin sits alone on a 3 acre plot 12 miles out East End road but has ready access on a graveled road, and is close to the amenities in the Fritz Creek area (gas, groceries, spirits), a world-class restaurant, and horse-back riding. In the beautiful town of Homer are halibut and salmon fishing, the Pratt Museum, galleries, restaurants, groceries, ATV tours, kayaking, music/theater, glacier/bear viewing, air tours and much, much more.

The cabin is within walking distance of a historic site of rich significance, the Kilcher Homestead, where I grew up in an austere 400 square foot homesteaders cabin that you’ll want to visit. Easy access to the Kilcher Family Homestead provides over 600 acres in which to hike through to the beach via one of only three beach access sites outside of Homer.
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Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Rooms are at top of a stairs. There is wildlife in the area. Supervision is paramount in a wilderness setting....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We love pets, but have found they cause damage. If you have very well-behaved mature pet, please ask so we can discuss....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

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  • All three bedrooms have log-style rustic furniture. Chest of drawers in each room. Each room has windows with views. Futons are also available. There is a detached "room" nearby door that may be available in unique circumstances if needed by your group - it has a double bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower, jetted tub

    Newly renovated....moreless

  • Modern bathroom, fully renovated. Jacuzzi tub. Towels furnished.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    DVD's and VHS -- you can access amazon on netflicks with your own account...moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVDs, not videos....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Adjacent to large deck, which has a gas grill....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Toyo stove fule oil...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    New Cabinets, appliances and utensils. Fully stocked with dishes pots and pans, spices, coffee and tea....moreless

  • Microwave:

    New microwave....moreless

  • Oven:

    New oven....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Homer has a cute but small public golf course about half way between Moose Meadows and town. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Sep 16 - May 13, 2017
1 night min stay
$205
$1,435

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Summer
May 14 - Sep 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$225
$1,575

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Fall 2017
Sep 16 - May 15, 2018
2 night min stay
$205
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$200
$1,400

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $99
  • Tax Rate 3%

Notes:

Children free, Military discounts. Call Owner about cancellation policy. Normally no refunds but exceptions can be made. If owner can rebook refunds will be given. If you have a high likelihood of cancelling suggest cancellation insurance.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Homer
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Fritz Creek
12 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Homer Spit
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kilcher
 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: My family homesteaded Alaska in the late 30's and early 40's. I was born in Basel, Switzerland while my originally Swiss family was touring and my father was lecturing about pioneer life in Alaska. I was raised on the homestead one parcel below this property and am one of the original 8 homestead siblings. I left for college and joined the Marine Corps. After 31 years of commissioned service, I returned to Alaska. The Kilcher Family Homestead is 620 acres and is protected by a conservation easement. I am a volunteer with the Alaska Humanities Forum and the Civilian Advisory Board to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. I manage four active vacation rentals and love showing the homestead to our guests. We purchased these homes while we were in active duty, realizing their special proximity near or on the family homestead to make sure our children could live near us. Since this may not happen for a number of years, we love the vacation rental model as a way to share and yet still have available for our own use.

Why the Owner Chose Fritz Creek, AK, USA:
This property was built on the site of an old homestead by friends I knew growing up in Homer. While it remains a cute little cabin, with rustic touches inside and out, we’ve renovated it throughout and put in all new furniture as well. It is located below East End Road and above the historic Kilcher homestead about 12 miles south of Homer. From the large rustic deck, you’re surrounded by meadows and forests on a private 3 acre lot that feels bigger; the sense of privacy is hard to beat. Try to yodel and you'll hear the forest echoing your yodels back. Within walking distance of the Kilcher Homestead, it offers privacy, but with ready access to fine dining, shopping, kayaking, horseback riding, ATV rides, art, theater, fishing and all the other amazing opportunities Homer has to offer. See the Homer Chamber of Commerce website to see how full of life Homer is.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Moose Meadows is close (walking distance) to the 620 acre Kilcher Homestead, which has a living museum with a window into the world of 1940’s Homer, where homesteaders both fought and worked with the wilderness before, during and after the War. There is room to roam, and you will find hiking trails that lead to the beach and the Homestead. This property is within walking distance of the best horseback riding service in Homer, and a short five minute drive to perhaps the finest dining experience in Homer. Through the Kilcher homestead, you can walk all the way to the beach, one of only three access points to the beach from Homer all the way south to the sloughs of Kachemak Bay.


Contact us

Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

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Photos

  • Young bull moose by parking area.

    Young bull moose by parking area.

  • Master Bedroom Queen size bed with Skylight. Cover for skylight available.

    Master Bedroom Queen size bed with Skylight. Cover for skylight available.

  • 3rd Bedroom with Single/Twin bed

    3rd Bedroom with Single/Twin bed

  • Arctic Entryway. Rooom for shoes and coats - washer and dryer. .=, Bathroom to l

    Arctic Entryway. Rooom for shoes and coats - washer and dryer. .=, Bathroom to l

  • Cozy but spacious with beautiful views

    Cozy but spacious with beautiful views

  • Looking towards the kitchen...

    Looking towards the kitchen...

  • kitchen view

    kitchen view

  • Living room, cozy and roomy. Can watch DVD;s or snuggle up and read a book...

    Living room, cozy and roomy. Can watch DVD;s or snuggle up and read a book...

  • Coming down the stairs from the 3 bedrooms...

    Coming down the stairs from the 3 bedrooms...

  • Outside deck with propane barbeque and seating. Flower pots to be planted..

    Outside deck with propane barbeque and seating. Flower pots to be planted..

  • Ahhhh...laska. What a view!

    Ahhhh...laska. What a view!

  • Surrounded by natures beauty. Also fire pit area

    Surrounded by natures beauty. Also fire pit area

  • Master Bedroom Queen size bed with a view

    Master Bedroom Queen size bed with a view

  • 2nd Bedroom with Full/Double Custom log bed

    2nd Bedroom with Full/Double Custom log bed

  • Meadow, mountain and bay during winter.

    Meadow, mountain and bay during winter.

  • Moose tiled shower/bath. Newly remodeled also. Note Jacuzzi jets.

    Moose tiled shower/bath. Newly remodeled also. Note Jacuzzi jets.

  • Looking out from the kitchen...

    Looking out from the kitchen...

  • The dining area and kitchen and looking out at entryway

    The dining area and kitchen and looking out at entryway

  • Dining area waiting for you!  Historic Kilcher Photo wall

    Dining area waiting for you! Historic Kilcher Photo wall

  • View from loveseat and the booknook.

    View from loveseat and the booknook.

  • Cozy, comfortable and  renovated, with Kachemak Bay views. Private & accessible.

    Cozy, comfortable and renovated, with Kachemak Bay views. Private & accessible.

  • Can hardly wait for summer flower!

    Can hardly wait for summer flower!

  • Rustic outside, super viw of the Bay and modern and elegant inside..

    Rustic outside, super viw of the Bay and modern and elegant inside..

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016

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