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Cottage on Private Lake, Soldotna, Alaska

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage

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Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1

Description

Soldotna Cottage Rental Photos and Description

NON-COMMERCIAL PRIVATE RETREAT. ALASKA STATE LICENSED.

This is a beautiful cottage that sleeps two on a private lake just 10 minutes from town. The facility is on a private residence, non-commercial environment. Quiet, safe, secure and looks out at 2.5 million acres of prime Alaskan wilderness. Only two other residences on lake. Just 50-feet to the waters edge! Full kitchen, private bathroom, natural gas. Has stainless double door refrigerator, HD flatscreen TV, free WIFI. New gas barbecue on social deck to cook your freshly caught salmon from the Kenai River which is just 10 minutes away! This is a stand-alone facility with wonderful & private bathroom and shower.

There are about 8-steps up to the loft where the queen-sized bed is and if you have trouble getting up steps (or are over 250 pounds), this may not be for you.The stairs are rather steep. The bathroom is downstairs so at night you do have to go down the steps to use it. The view is magnificent out the front 4'x6' window, all wilderness to see, no houses. So quiet at night you can hear a pin drop. It is our most sought-after facility so if you desire to reserve it, we suggest you do this WAY IN ADVANCE. Each year it does get booked 100%. It is very private and sits by itself. The dimensions of it are: 16'x12' living room/kitchen and private bathroom is about 8'x7' in size. We supply clean bath towels, wash clothes, soap etc.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
JIM AND LISA OLTERSDORF
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2016

About JIM AND LISA OLTERSDORF

JIM OLTERSDORF IS AN ACCLAIMED OUTDOOR/WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER. HE HAS TV SHOWS ON THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL, THE HISTORY CHANNEL AND ANIMAL PLANET AND IS KNOWN WORLDWIDE FOR HIS HIGH-RISK AND EXTREME PHOTOGRAPHY. HE IS THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF "ALASKA'S BUSH PILOTS...THE REAL DEAL". JIM HAS ALSO SERVED AS ONE OF THE OFFICIAL NATURALISTS FOR CELEBRITY CRUISE LINES WORLDWIDE.

JIM AND LISA OLTERSDORF purchased this cottage in 2001

Why JIM AND LISA OLTERSDORF chose Kenai Peninsula

THIS PROPERTY IS VERY PRIVATE AND NON-COMMERCIAL SO YOU ARE NOT EXPERIENCING WHAT TYPICALLY HAPPENS AT LODGES. THERE IS NO HUSTLE OR BUSTLE, CONTINUAL NOISE OF DOORS SLAMMING, PEOPLE YAPPING AND BANGING AT 4:30 AM IN THE MORNING FOR THOSE GETTING READY TO GO FISH AND BE ON THE RIVER (JUST 10 MINUTES AWAY) AT 5 AM. ITS QUIET, SERENE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY. WE ARE A GREEN COMPANY AND CARE ABOUT OUR ENVIRONMENT. If we weren't small, then we would be big and we're not so sure that would be a good thing….

What makes this cottage unique

WE LIVE HERE FULLTIME THEREFORE WE KNOW THE PLACES TO GO AND PLACES THAT MIGHT WASTE YOUR VALUABLE TIME. WE CAN ARRAIGN FOR YOU TO GO SEE AND EXPERIENCE THE GIANT ALASKAN BROWN BEARS, FLIGHTSEE'S IN A WONDERFUL CESSNA FLOATPLANE TO VIEW FROM THE AIR THE MIGHTY GLACIERS AND MANY MORE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. IT IS OUR PLEASURE TO SERVE YOUR INTERESTS WHILE VISITING THIS MAGNIFICENT LAND!

Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Cottage on Private Lake, Soldotna, Alaska
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Enjoyed our away from it all stay in Soldonta.

  • 5 of 5

The cozy little cabin was very clean and met all of our needs. One evening we just sat and watched a pair of swans on the lake. Jim and Lisa supply a nice pair of binoculars to scan the lake with. There wasn't any noise except for the occasional small Cessna planes that were coming back from a days adventure. Jim was very hospitable and fun to visit with. We would return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Although I have no idea who wrote this as they (VRBO) keep all of this anonymous, I wish to extend a great gratitude to whoever it is! Thank you so very much! We try as hard as we can to provide a wonderful experience while here and although I know we don't fill everyone's needs, I just want everyone to know that kind remarks like these are so very much appreciated! Jim/Owner
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5

You won't be disappointed!

  • 5 of 5

Jim and Lisa were responsive and gracious hosts. The property is one with nature and the accommodations are hand-built by Jim. We had a great stay here. If you truly enjoy the beauty that Alaska has to offer, this is your place.

Chris

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your kind remarks about our facilities. We try in every manner to insure our guests are safe, warm, secure and having a great time. It is public comments like yours that make our lives so much better! Again, thank you so very much! Jim
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Quiet location with a great view.

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough about our recent stay with Jim and Lisa Oltersdorf. We were greeted by Jim who gave us a tour of the property. He also gave us some insight on the area, things to do. where to eat, etc. He also suggested we be awake and on the porch at sunrise. I am glad we listened. We were able to watch the most beautiful sunrise you could imagine. Later in the morning while drinking my coffee and watching the ducks on the pond I was treated to a visit from a cow moose and her two calves.

Jim and Lisa have a wonderful, secluded property that isn't too far from town. The cottage was very well furnished and had all of the comforts of home. It was definitely better than staying at a hotel. I would highly recommend anyone looking to visit Soldotna to consider staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loft cabin with lake view.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful loft cabin with lake views. Perfect location for a fishing trip on the Kenai peninsula. Very peaceful, quiet location. Bed was very comfortable. Jim the owner was fun to talk to. My husband and I were very well taken care of the week we stayed. Would highly recommend to family and friends. Thank you Jim for taking such good care of us.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Kenai
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Hooligans
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
SOLDOTNA
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Sterling
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
SOLDOTNA
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
ALYESKA
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Kenai
Car: necessary

WE ARE AN ALASKAN STATE LICENSED FACILITY. It is very quiet (no traffic, police sirens etc.). VERY convenient to drive to town which is just 10 minutes away. Centrally located on the peninsula so access to glaciers, float trips, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing Is easy! Wonderful roads to drive on and we are between Seward and on the other side of the peninsula, Homer where the great Kenai National Fjords are located.

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Rates & Availability

Soldotna Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2017 June
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$210
 
 
August 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Sept. 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 10 2017
1 night minimum stay
$149
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$195
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Property Damage Protection $59
extra person (1) $45 + Tax
Cleaning fee $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.0%

Additional guests beyond 2 are charged $45 per guest. No more than 3 guests total. No pets or smoking in rooms. No perfumes or incense.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Soldotna Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • FULL BATHROOM. CUSTOM HAND-BUILT IMPORTED ITALIAN MARBLE SHOWER (PLENTY OF HOT WATER!), SINK AND TOILET. VERY CLEAN & SANITARY.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • IN LOFT, QUEEN-SIZE BED. WARM, SNUGGLY AND WONDERFUL! Downstairs we offer a brand new couch which can sleep another person if required. No more than 3 guests allowed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We border the wonderful Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and other private native lands (about 2.5 MILLION acres!). Wildlife is regularly seen on the property (eagles, Sandhill cranes, moose, loons, ermine, trumpeter swans, ducks, snow geese, Arctic terns and many other birds and animals). Some of our guests were treated to seeing a giant Alaskan brown bear walking around the lake as well!

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