The Studio on the Private Lake(3 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:Bungalow
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
A wonderful and small facility that caters to those of whom embrace nature.
A private studio 200-feet from our private lake that sits like an eagles nest! It is a hand-built, cedar wood (it smells great!) interior with full kitchen, 2 toilets (1 down, 1 up and shower down) and sleeps two in a queen-sized bed! A staircase leading up to it, the view in this natural light from the sun brightens everything! You can enjoy your own private deck. Full gas barbecue for your convenience at the "public area", HD TV with over 900 channels, free WIFI and the custom PRIVATE shower is below! Plenty of hot water with all towels, wash cloths supplied. 10-minute drive to town and some of the greatest salmon fishing in the world! Warm, comfy and safe, our facility is small and that's the way we like it because if it wasn't then we would be big and we're not so sure that would be a good thing! It's a cabin in the air! If you have trouble stepping up a staircase (about 10 steps) or weight over 250 pounds, this facility may not be suitable for you.
Member since: 2015
- 400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- The living and sleeping area are in the same space although the queen-sized bed is snuggled in the corner to maximize the space. Its very snuggly and warm. It also sports its very own outside deck overlooking the forest and facilities. A few stairs to walk up and the very best we think is how wonderfully bright it is due to all the windows that we installed to catch the view all the way around the place! All cedar and pine interior. Handcrafted....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Partial lakefront view. Your private deck is 25 feet above the ground and you can see the lake from that view. However, you have full access to the lake as our guest/s and feel free to enjoy it!...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 2 people
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Refundable Damage Deposit $150
- cleaning fee $35 + tax
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Tax Rate 3%
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Please Google "Soldotna, Alaska" to refer to a comprehensive review of the many wonderful adventures you can experience while visiting in this wonderful northern land of the midnight sun!!!!
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: Jim Oltersdorf is an acclaimed outdoor wildlife photographer and author. He also has shows (or makes appearances) on The Discovery Channel, The History Channel and Animal Planet. He is also the executive producer of "Alaska's Bush Pilots" that is shown on PBS. In addition, he is also know both nationally and internationally as an extreme and high-risk outdoor photographer that has taken him around the world. His beautiful wife, Lisa, accompanies him a great deal on these adventures and the couple does a great deal of photography work with the giant Alaskan brown bears.
Why the Owner Chose Soldotna, AK, USA:
We are unique, we are small and non-commercial. We don't use the sardine-can mentality here. You have spacious place to stay, sightsee and enjoy your vacation. As full-time residents, we can offer some of the very best places to visit and experience as we are sensitive to the time limitations while you are here in Alaska. We love to share our experiences as wildlife photographers in the far reaches of Alaska and can give some pretty good tips on where to go, when to go and how to go to get the best for your money, time and interest.
The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
As one of the past official naturalists for Celebrity Cruise Lines, Jim's knowledge base of animals in Alaska is profound. He freely shares his experiences for your education and enjoyment. He hand-built every building, walkway and everything you see on the property to enjoy. His pride shows and he loves to have you enjoy the wonderful, tranquil and satisfying setting that took over 18- years to create.
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Kitchen area. Furnace, microwave and dinner table.
Handmade custom entry door to studio.
Aug. 2, 2015. Our guests and their gigantic king salmon! Largest: 68 pounds!!!
A wild caribou herd in the front yard!
Two of our guests enjoying the wildlife on our property!
Built-in brand new Samsung microwave for your cooking ease!
Toilet in bath. Shower downstairs.
View of boardwalk system that leads to lake.
Custom entry window in handmade door.
View from the breakfast table towards the lake and other cabins.
We care about our trees!
Our front yard! These are wild caribou that frequent our area during the summer.
View of the main house
Eagles are quite common to see right from your studio!
4:30 am in the morning sunrise on our private lake.
The kitchen area up in the trees! All natural woods were used in its building.
We supply all dinnerware and most anything else for the kitchen.
Breakfast area looking out towards lake.
Queen-sized bed for your sleeping comfort.
View from your private deck!
A good nights rest!
Boardwalk system leading down to the cottage. Its a beautiful Alaskan setting!
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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