Beautiful one-room cabin with fabulous views and a fully equipped kitchen
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Babies and children must be pre-approved.Babies and children must be pre-approved.
No smoking - Absolutely no smoking in or outside.Absolutely no smoking in or outside.
Max guests: 4 (sleeps up to 2 adults) - Please contact me for refund information.Please contact me for refund information.
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
- The reservation will be cancelled if the renter does not check-in by midnight OR contact the owner saying they will be late. There will be no refund.
- We try to keep our cabin scent free. Please do not wear perfumes in our cabin.
- Renters should wash their dishes and leave the property clean and tidy.
- english, german, finnish
About Helen Armstrong
Charlie moved to Alaska in 1963 and Helen came in 1981 (after growing up in Florida and living in Finland and the Midwest). They met at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. They lived in Anchorage for 35 years, but have recently built a new home next to the Sandhill Crane Cabin. Charlie has been everywhere in the wilds of Alaska when he was a hard-rock exploration geologist and Helen has been to many rural villages all over the state as a cultural anthropologist. Charlie currently works as a GIS manager for an engineering firm and Helen is retired from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. They have two grown daughters living in Norway and Anchorage. Charlie and Helen enjoy exploring and enjoying the Alaskan outdoors, skiing, hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, or just enjoying a walk on the beach. Charlie particularly enjoys nordic, alpine, and back-country skiing. They also love Scandinavia and Scandinavian design, which has influenced their taste in the cabin. Helen was an AFS Intercultural Programs foreign exchange student to Finland, as well as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Helsinki--which was the beginning of her love of anything Scandinavian. Charlie traveled extensively in southern Sweden and they met in a Scandinavian history class.
Helen Armstrong purchased this Cabin in 2015
Why Helen Armstrong chose Homer
Helen and Charlie have always loved visiting Homer and, after owning a home for 32 years on the hillside above Anchorage, they decided to move to Homer. Homer has always been a place for them where, the minute they arrive, they feel a calmness of spirit and relaxation. Homer also appealed to them because of the stunning beauty and the amazingly friendly people who live here. Thus, they decided to eventually retire in Homer. After searching for an ideal lot with a view, Charlie found this lot with an unusual view of both Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet. The cabin was the first phase of their building. They wanted a place to have family and friends visit, but not have a huge house-- thus the idea of a guest house was born. In 2017 they moved into their new home next to the cabin.
What makes this Cabin unique
The thing we love most about the cabin is the view. It also is a beautiful, lovely cabin only minutes away from downtown Homer. The cabin is beautifully decorated and well constructed. We love it that we are close to Homer, yet we often see wildlife on a daily basis.