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Prime Kenai River Frontage with Private Mother-in-Law Lodging

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Last updated: 04/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Main house with MIL on the ground floor with a Bunk House steps away.

Pristine view and just steps from fishing right off the bank of the famous Kenai River. This property is very conveniently located in the middle of the Kenai Peninsula. Just minutes away from the small town conveniences such as restaurants, groceries, etc. This property is a great base accommodation for your whole Alaskan vacation. From halibut and salmon fishing to white water rafting to bird watching, guided or not, this is it! You could be just about any where on the Kenai Peninsula and do just about anything you can dream of with very little effort and minimal time frames. You will feel like you are in the wilds of Alaska and yet relaxed with beauty all around.

The 145 feet of our private river bank front to fish off of with plenty of elbow room, view, or just relax and enjoy. It also has picnic table and benches, fire pit, fish cleaning table, and plenty of wild life to see. There is a freezer for your catch, satellite TV with a 55 inch HD flat screen, and wireless internet to stay in touch with. You will also have your own kitchenette for your fresh catch and for times you would rather just stay in.

Our one bedroom mother-in-law apartment (Bear Den) has accommodation for 4 to 5 people. The apartment has queen size bed and 2 twin size bunk beds. There is a very large comfortable couch and a rollout bed if necessary to suit your needs.

WE ALSO HAVE OUR WOLF DEN CABIN/BUNK HOUSE JUST STEPS AWAY TO ACCOMIDATE A LARGE FAMILY OR PARTY. These sleeping quarters come with a beautiful Kenai River view just 25 feet away from our Bear Den which will sleep 2 additional guests. This Wolf Den will not be available without the use of the Bear Den. This is because because the Wolf Den is a dry cabin without a bath or sink. It is warm, comfortable, and newly remodeled with a knotty pine interior and captain twin beds. It also has its own fridge and microwave and table and chairs for games and snacking. WI-FI, TV, AND INTERNET will be available.

The Bear Den is just one of our two apartment accommodations. We also have the Eagles Nest apartment on VRBO with the listing number 798980 in case you are interested in our property availability. This may be of value in case you have a very large group or party and need the whole property to use. Or maybe if you have some calendar or scheduling issues.


Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, russian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/16/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 960 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    The Bear Den...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    This Wolf Den cabin is just steps away from the Bears Den....moreless

  • The Bear Den bedroom has a very nice comfortable queen size bed on a hand made log frame. There are hand crafted rustic and themed furnishings all about the room. It is very well maintained and memorable. The Wolf Den bedroom has 2 twin size Captains beds with the amenities of a studio style room. It is also themed for the Kenai River with a view from the windows. There is a front covered deck to relax under and enjoy the view....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • The well maintained bathroom has your standard bathtub with built in shower. Large vanity with themed trim accents to make you feel comfortable....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We also have a beautiful little dry cabin within steps of this accommodation that can sleep 2 more people. It also has great views of the Kenai River and sunsets an sunrises with the Alaskan skies. This is perfect for those with larger groups and just need more room. Wi-fi and Internet are available. ...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    We have a variety of board games to help keep you and yours amused....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    It's an easy 20 miles to the mouth of the Kenai River where it enters into our Cook Inlet. You could walk the public beach there. Lots of things to see as our Alaksan fisheries are in full motiion....moreless

  • Monument View:

    Russian Trade historic trail head....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The Kenai Mountains are everywhere you look!...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    All along the Kenai Peninsula, you will find many places worth stopping and seeing our bueatiful views. We have the best sunsets and sunrises....moreless

  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    145 feet of private Kenai River to enjoy by fishing, picnicing, or just watching the river go by with all its wild life. We have a great fire pit to comfort you next to the river....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    As well as the table for 4 inside the Bear Den, there is a picnic table just outside the front door. The outside dining has a covered rain proof patio deck to enjoy and keep you dry even in the rain....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker:

    Also a electric hot water pot for your teas and other drinks....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave:

    This microwave is a convectional oven also....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    There are so many ways to get on a boat and have fun. We would be glad to help you fill your days with adventure....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a 264 sf covered deck with picnic table and swing chair as well as a small fire pit to enjoy....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Our guests could easily rent a canoe or kayak from our local nearby businesses and put in just up River for a great day on the water. You would be able to end you day at our riverbank....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large barbecue pit...moreless

Building Type

  • House


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mighty King Season
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Red Hot Season
Jul 1 - Aug 15, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Jumping Silver Season
Aug 16 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Mighty King Season
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2018
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Red Hot Season
Jul 1 - Aug 15, 2018
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Jumping Silver Season
Aug 16 - Sep 30, 2018
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 6%


No pets are allowed anywhere on the property.

No smoking allowed inside any of the building properties.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/16/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kenai, Alaska
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
28 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Russian River Crossing Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.75 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kenai, Alaska

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: I am originally from Montana and my wife is from Donetsk, Ukraine. We have been married for 19 years as I write this. We have been blessed to own this prime property on the Kenai River. My wife and I are living on our estate as almost retirees. We have lived the Alaskan life for over 45 years now and love it. We also had looked all around the Kenai Peninsula for over 10 years before we found just the right property to live on for the rest of our lives.

Why the Owner Chose Sterling, AK, USA:
This is our retirement property that we have been working for our entire adult lives. We have been Alaskans for 45 years and just love the Kenai Peninsula. We call it a little piece of Heaven. This property is one of the oldest established fishing spots on the Kenai River from back in the days of the Russian Trade. There still exists the old Russian Trail Head on our property. We wanted to have a great location for fishing. And this is where so much of the early Kenai River fishing started.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
We have almost 2 acres of prime land to enjoy year round. It was love at first site here with my wife and I. I still remember the day we first set eyes on this property. A lone Eagle greeted us right in front of our picture window and it talked loudly for several minutes. And now over the years we have been here we see why they love it here. Lots of food for them and wonderful conditions to mate and raise their young. Our property has the perfect views of the Kenai River and all the mountains around us. Just the right amount of easy trail down to the fishing hole just in front of our home. There is a never ending life from the wilds of Alaska to see each day. We can see the King Salmon nesting and breaking water just in front and along our side of the river. Eagles galore about the area as well as so many other birds. There is always some thing to look at or do here. Not a dull life living here. It is relaxing though.

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Speaks: english, russian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/16/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 16, 2017

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