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Bedrooms Studio
Space 500 sq ft
Property type studio


About the property

Lovely 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 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.

Contact Jackie at 907-398-2954 with any questions or for more information!

More Details

Jackie Kempf
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2018

About Jackie Kempf

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!

Jackie Kempf purchased this studio in 2002


Soldotna Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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!
  • Studio, Sleeps 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing


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(23 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Love everything!

  • 5 of 5

It was such a beautiful place to stay and relax.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful meeting you and hosting you! Hope you enjoyed your AK adventure!
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Highly recommend this one

  • 5 of 5

Exceptional hospitality from Jackie and Jayson along with this super private and comfortable condo in the woods. We had excellent beds and a well equipped kitchen w a really quality gas stove which was fun since we cooked on our trip. J and J provided some really helpful tips on fun places to visit and hike and also on local restaurants. Highly recommend the Russian River hike as we saw the salmon jumping up the falls. Saw lots of great art and fishing! Really a great home away and we will stay there again when we get back to Soldotna.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Philadelphia PA

Great hosts wonderful property.

  • 5 of 5

Jackie, Jason, and Anderson

Are top notch hosts how can offer a wealth of knowledge to your stay. They all went above and beyond for our party and really made our stay memerable. Great location and amenities. Can't go wrong staying here. Plus Anderson is the man when it comes to fish processing and freezing. 5 stars all the way

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to host you guys! Loved your tales of woe (the occasional dip in the drink- haha!) and your great successes with fishing! Anderson that is you for your business and we would very much enjoy having you all again!! Jackie
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Ann Arbor Michigan

Jackie and Jason were wonderful hosts. We felt more like houseguests than tenants! Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

The kitchen had everything we needed. We used the stove, oven, grill, washer and dryer. Jackie even had laundry soap and dryer sheets. They gave us advise on fishing locations, restaurants and even numbers to call to get fish counts. We caught fish and her son packaged it for us for a nominal fee. His name was Anderson and he did a better job packaging it than professionals. The property is a bit off the beaten track and was quiet as a result. It is just a few minutes from Town. I would highly recommend staying in the apartment. Thanks Jackie. I hope we get a chance to stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andy - We truly enjoyed hosting your family! You all really know how to vacation! It was fun to see you take full advantage of all that the Kenai Peninsula has to offer. We very much enjoyed visiting with you, and hope to host you again someday! :) Anderson thanks you for the business as well! :) Best wishes - Jackie
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Beautiful location, great studio and wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 2 nights in early June and loved every minute of it. Jackie and Jayson were on vacation during our stay so we didn't get to meet them, but communication was great - we had everything we needed and more. The apartment is sparkling clean and super comfortable. We enjoyed grilling the salmon they left for us in the freezer. This is the place to stay if you are going to be in the Soldotna area. I love to photograph wildlife and when we left, there was a moose in the yard posing for me. What a perfect ending to our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Wendy! It was our pleasure to host you, though I wish we could have met in person!! Glad a moose wandered through before you left! Hope you had a wonderful AK adventure!! 😀 Jackie
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Incredible Winter Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Jackie’s place for the weekend while visiting Soldotna for my wife’s birthday. The place was immaculate and just the perfect spot to get away from the noisy city. The bed was very comfortable, the place was quiet and it has everything we needed. Jackie was an incredible host. We recommend this place to anyone looking for a getaway weekend!! Private, and cozy! Thank you Jackie for having us. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Corey! Thanks so much for your kind words! It was great hosting you and your wife and would love to have you again. Glad you enjoyed your time here!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Seward Highway
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

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 if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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