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Rock Garden Inn, Great Views from Downtown Homer, Alaska

(31 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)

A luxurious home with great views, within walking distance to downtown Homer, offers the best of wilderness and city life. Enjoy our beautiful home, rock gardens, and terrific ocean view.

Two custom suites offer versatile sleeping arrangements for six, two queen log beds, , a twin antique bed, and an inflatable twin or full mattress on the upper inside balcony.

This spectacular home offers a full kitchen, two baths, a large soaking tub, washer and dryer and many more amenities. Eat out or eat in, with our fully equipped kitchen and BBQ.

Explore Homer with a short walk to a variety of scrumptious restaurants, art galleries, boutiques, the Pratt Museum, Islands and Ocean Center, and of course Bishop's Beach. Visit my pottery shop on the main floor of the Inn, Jars of Clay Pottery. Walking and bike trails make it easy to get around Homer. Enjoy the breathtaking view of our cityscape and Kachemak Bay, islands and mountains.

Amenities: Two queen-size log beds, one full-size antique bed, an antique twin bed, a twin or full inflateable mattress. A full kitchen, microwave, dishwasher, cooking utensils, basic cooking supplies i.e. spices and condiments, refrigerator and freezer, washer and dryer, soaking tub, deck, Direct TV, Bose bluetooth radio and speakers, Apple TV (for your Netfix account) and wireless internet access. Outside fire pit for picnics. Enjoy our in town wilderness hiking trail.

Activities: Go fishing for Halibut and Salmon, visit the many art galleries and artists' studios, develop your understanding of our Ring of Fire Village by visiting the Pratt Museum and the Island and Ocean Center. Enjoy the many hiking trails on both sides of the bay, along with kayaking and boating. Cinemas, coffee shops, scrumptious restaurants, are all just a brief walk away.

Please go to VBRO #82119 to make inquiries on this vacation rental. Or call and ask for Ruby.

Keywords: House, downtown, bedroom, home, bedrooms, baths, view, in town, trails, trail,
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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/17/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    Infants and toddlers welcome. Children under 8 need permission of owner....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outside only....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 5-8

  • Bedroom 1 Lower Level: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 2 Upper Level: 1 queen, 1 double


  • Loft

    Pump up bed available...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2) Handbuilt alder and spruce beds. Tim did great work building them!, Double Beds (1) A beautiful antique bed that sleeps one or two adults., Twin or Single Beds (1) Anitque twin bed shares one of the bedrooms, three twin Air Mattresses....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2 Upper Level: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 1 Lower Level: toilet, tub, shower

    Large soaking tub...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Sit around the Fire Pit and have a picnic.


  • Books:

    An array of books on Alaska and other topics are available. ...moreless

  • CD Player


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The Inn is right downtown. Yet tucked back in the woods....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Great views from most rooms in the Inn....moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wifi available...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Enjoy the view from the living and dining room....moreless

  • Parking:

    Off street parking for one vehicle....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    We have a Tulikivi Soapstone wood stove that can be used to warm you up....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    We have a Tulikivi woodstove. We'll gladly prepare you a fire, if you've had a chilly day....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    We can help arrange catering from many of the great local cafes....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Basis cooking suppies are provided, ie. sugar, flour, spices, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Stocked with many of the basics for cooking....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic food stock provided: sugar, flour, salt and pepper....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Freezer to store that fish you caught....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas range...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Inside balcony that overlooks the livingroom and kitchen. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Enjoy our beautiful rock gardens....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A BBQ on the deck and a firepit by the creek....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    Extra large soaking tub, without jets....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 31 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 16 - Jul 10, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Cleaning $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7.5%


Rates based on four guest. Each additional guest is $25 per night.

Cleaning fee of $150

VRBO's Damage Deposit of $49, or $150 refundable damage deposit.

Tax 7.5 %

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/17/2017
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3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Homer Airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Alaska Marine Highway
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
East End Road
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Sterling Highway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Olson Mountain
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Bishop's Beach

Car: Recommended

Beach Combing, Gallery Shopping, Fishing, Beach Hopping


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: We built the Rock Garden Inn in 1998 and have been renting the Inn since 2006. It is a wonderful custom home, built by my husband Tim and myself, Ruby. I am a life long Alaska, and Tim has been here 35 years. We would love to share our knowledge about Homer and Kachemak Bay with you to help vacation in Homer.

Why the Owner Chose Homer, AK, USA:
Come enjoy our in town Homestead. Walk our wooded trails and enjoy the local floral and fauna, or cross the street and find a cafe or coffee shop.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Inn is an intown location, but also is wooded. Homer continues to develop a great trails system through town, one of the trails starts by the Inn. The view from the Inn catures the mountains and Kachemak Bay and the town of Homer. Enjoy BBQ on the deck while watching moose, eagles, ocean and mountains.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/17/2017

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  • Rock Garden Inn

    Rock Garden Inn

  • Relax in comfort.  We'll gladly make you a fire.

    Relax in comfort. We'll gladly make you a fire.

  • Bedroom Suite on the main floor.

    Bedroom Suite on the main floor.

  • Upper Bedroom Suite

    Upper Bedroom Suite

  • Views from each area of the Inn

    Views from each area of the Inn

  • Soaking tub with unique tile display.

    Soaking tub with unique tile display.

  • Fall Sunset

    Fall Sunset

  • Rock Garden Inn

    Rock Garden Inn

  • Potters Trail

    Potters Trail

  • Spacious vacation living!

    Spacious vacation living!

  • Great kitchen to fix your salmon, halibut, oysters and clams.

    Great kitchen to fix your salmon, halibut, oysters and clams.

  • Bedroom suite top floor.

    Bedroom suite top floor.

  • Inside balcony, art room with space for an extra pump up bed.

    Inside balcony, art room with space for an extra pump up bed.

  • Watch the ever changing view.

    Watch the ever changing view.

  • Rock Garden Inn

    Rock Garden Inn

VRBO #82119

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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