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Cottage on Private Lake, Soldotna, Alaska

Soldotna, AK, USA
  • Cottage700 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum StayNone

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 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. Offers a stainless double-door refrigerator, HD flatscreen TV, free WIFI. New propane 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 some may consider 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.

Owner

JIM AND OLTERSDORF

Member Since 2015
Response rate:
90%
Response time:
within one day
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
About JIM AND 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 OLTERSDORF purchased this Cottage in 2001

Why JIM AND OLTERSDORF chose Ridgeway

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!

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 1 Bedrooms, 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.

        Bathrooms

        • 1 Bathroom
          • FULL BATHROOM. CUSTOM HAND-BUILT IMPORTED ITALIAN MARBLE SHOWER (PLENTY OF HOT WATER!), SINK AND TOILET. VERY CLEAN & SANITARY.

          Location Type

            • Lake View
              A BEAUTIFUL LAKE IS OUTFRONT
            • Lakefront
              OUR GROUNDS ARE ON A PRIVATE LAKE WITH JUST TWO OTHER RESIDENCES. WE LOOK OUT AT ABOUT 2.5 MILLION ACRES OF MIXED NATIVE LANDS AND THE KENAI NATIONAL REFUGE NOT FAR AWAY THAT JOINS UP WITH NATIVE LAND
            • Rural
              We have about 2.5 million acres out front to view! Hope that is enough!
            • Water View
              RIGHT OUT YOUR WINDOW!
            • Waterfront
              The cottage is just 50-feet from the waters edge and each morning the rising sun greets you through the large picture window! The magnificence of the great Alaskan wilderness is right there!

              Theme

                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Romantic

                  Meals

                    • Guests provide their own meals

                      General

                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          NATURAL GAS FURNACE
                        • Internet
                          FREE WIFI!
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                          PRIVATE OFF STREET PARKING
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Free Wifi

                          Kitchen

                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              SUPPLIED
                            • Kitchen
                              FULL COOKING KITCHEN WITH 6-BURNER NATURAL GAS STOVE TOP.
                            • Microwave
                              BRAND NEW MAYTAG EXTRA LARGE BUILT-IN.
                            • Refrigerator
                              STAINLESS STEEL DOUBLE DOOR.
                            • Stove
                              6-burner natural gas stove
                            • Toaster

                              Dining

                                • Dining
                                  RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE LARGE PICTURE WINDOW OVERLOOKING THE LAKE. GREAT FOR HONYEYMOONERS, ANNIVERSARIES OR OTHER EXTRA-SPECIAL OCCASIONS.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 2 people

                                  Entertainment

                                    • Books
                                      NICE ALASKAN-THEMED LIBRARY
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      200 sat channels HD flatscreen
                                    • Television

                                      Outside

                                        • Bicycles
                                          Free to use!
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          OVERLOOKING LAKE
                                        • Golf
                                          Golf course is just 4 miles away!
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Communal gas grill in social area

                                          Suitability

                                            • not suitable for children
                                              We have high decks that are not secured for children and possible injury if they crawled through the railings.
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Attractions

                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • 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

                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • 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!

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  4 Reviews

                                                                  5/5

                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Enjoyed our away from it all stay in Soldonta.

                                                                  Diana R.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  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

                                                                  You won't be disappointed!

                                                                  Chris P.

                                                                  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

                                                                  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

                                                                  Quiet location with a great view.

                                                                  Joshua W.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Loft cabin with lake view.

                                                                  Susan C.Orange co.,CA

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Location

                                                                  Soldotna, AK, USA

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Tax Rate
                                                                  3%

                                                                  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.

                                                                  $211avg/night
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                                                                  For booking assistance, call 888-829-7076

                                                                  Property # 694690

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