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Secluded, Beautiful Studio, Only Two Miles from Shopping or Fishing in Soldotna!

(12 Reviews)

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TV and sitting area


Last updated: 05/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Studio
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

New 500 square foot fully appointed studio apartment on 20 forested acres!

Bear Paw Studio Retreat is located on a beautifully secluded 20 acre private forest, with only a two mile drive to Soldotna boasting an array of coffee shops, grocery and specialty shops and restaurants. Bear Paw is located in the lower level of our home, has a private entrance, designated parking and plenty of parking for tenant boats or extra vehicles. With king and queen beds in the sleeping area, Bear Paw Studio comfortably accommodates two to four guests. Bear Paw Studio is a recently completed addition to our home, so it is brand new with modern kitchen appliances and lovely Alaskan decor. Complete with a very large bear hide covering an entire wall! Black out window coverings provide sufficient darkness during our bright summer months allowing our guests to get a good night's sleep. There is a large freezer exclusively for guest use, which is particularly useful during fishing season. Fish cleaning, however, is prohibited on the premises, due to potential attraction of bears. During the summer months, Bear Paw is a perfect fisherman’s retreat. In winter, when snow is abundant, we maintain several cross country ski trails and have a fabulous sledding hill for those who desire snowy adventures. Bear Paw has something for everyone traveling to the Kenai or Soldotna area.

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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/29/2017

Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 1
  • 500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking allowed anywhere on 20 acre property. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Studio apartment with very comfortable king and queen beds, which can accommodate up to four guests. More guests may be considered on an individual reservation basis. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Full bathroom, nicely appointed with shampoo, conditioner, soap and all basic amenities you will need for your stay! ...moreless


  • Books:

    Large library of cookbooks and Alaskana books available for guest enjoyment. ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Apple TV also available upon request. ...moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV with many stations for varying interests. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Ipod docking station. ...moreless

  • Television:

    32" flat screen with pivoting wall mount, which may be viewed from any sitting area in the studio. ...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing


  • Dining:

    Dining area adjoins kitchen and living area. Plenty of room to share a meal for 4. :) ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer use is available upon request, not located in the unit and only available when owners are on site....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant in floor heat feels wonderful after a day of cross country skiing on our groomed trails, sledding on our hill, or if you want to cozy up on the couch with a good book and be toasty and warm. ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Designated parking area; room for boat storage as needed. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washing facilities are available upon request and only available when owners are on site. Laundry services are also available in Soldotna. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig and starter supply of coffee pods provided in unit. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with new appliances and everything needed to prepare your daily catch from a day on the river! Gas BBQ grill available. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Typical condiments, seasonings, etc. . . available. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles may be used upon request. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf course less than 2 miles from Bear Paw Retreat. Golf rental equipment available at Golf Pro Shop. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    20 acre property has very large lawn area surrounded by woods for hiking and exploring. During winter months, cross country ski trails are maintained routinely....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Propane Grill...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    We maintain several cross country ski trails when snow levels are sufficient for skiing. Cross country ski equipment rentals available in Soldotna....moreless

Building Type

  • House


from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
Jun 15 - Aug 15, 2017
1 night min stay
Oct 15 - Mar 15, 2018
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 3%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Additional guests considered on an individual reservation basis for an additional cost.

Check in time is 3:00 and check out time is noon.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/29/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Seward Highway
15 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: We are Jayson and Jackie Kempf, the property owners. We were both born and raised on the Kenai Peninsula and grew up enjoying the many outdoor activities "Alaska's Playground" has to offer. We spend our summers fishing on the Kenai and have a total blast filling our freezer with our winter supply of Sockeye salmon. We enjoy camping around the state of Alaska during our fair weather months and traveling to warm and tropical destinations during our cold months when time allows!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/29/2017

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  • TV and sitting area

    TV and sitting area

  • Queen and King beds

    Queen and King beds

  • Plenty of storage!

    Plenty of storage!

  • Bathroom Vanity

    Bathroom Vanity

  • Dining nook

    Dining nook

  • Kitchen


  • Full Bathroom

    Full Bathroom

  • Private Entry

    Private Entry

VRBO #694195

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Monday, May 29, 2017

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