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Amazing views of Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet from modern, new cabin.

Bedrooms 1
Space 360 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beautiful one-room cabin with fabulous views and a fully equipped kitchen

New, beautiful, Scandinavian-influenced, cozy, 360 sq ft one-room cabin is modern, with all of the amenities needed for your perfect weekend getaway or week-long stay in Homer. Located next to the owners' house, tucked away from the road, on an acre and a half in a subdivision overlooking Homer, the views are fabulous of Kachemak Bay, Cook Inlet, and the volcanoes. Few places in Homer have views of both Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet. Hardwood floors and Jøtul "wood" (gas) stove give the cabin a warm and cozy feeling. Majestic large windows bring the views into the cabin.

The cabin is consistent with the "tiny house" concept, providing everything you need efficiently in a small space.

The one-room cabin sleeps two in a queen-sized bed, with a gel mattress and three-inch memory foam topper. The luxurious cotton sheets, down pillows and comforter make this bed truly comfortable. If the bed is too soft, the topper can be removed or replaced with a two-inch topper.

Ask about the possibility for extra guests. We have a Pack-and-Play for your baby or toddler, a twin blow-up mattress, and a foam twin mattress. An extra fee of $20 per stay per person is charged for more than two people.

The kitchen is fully-equipped with a two-burner stove, a small refrigerator, microwave, and counter-top oven. All of the pots, pans, dishes, and utensils you need are provided. There is no dishwasher.

There is a full bathroom with shower, sink, and toilet. The dining room table seats six people comfortably.

The cabin is located a 2 minute walk from a sandhill crane nesting area. From May into September, sandhill cranes can be seen overhead, walking along the street, or strolling through our property. Moose are regularly seen year-round walking though the property or in the neighborhood as well as eagles perched in the trees by the cabin. A walk on the streets in the neighborhood and an undeveloped subdivision offers majestic views of Kachemak Bay. When you are ready to walk the beach, go out to eat, get some groceries, or explore Homer, it is only an eight-minute drive into Homer and another ten minutes to the Homer Spit and Harbor for fishing, kayaking, and boating.

We have fast wifi and good cellular coverage in the cabin. There is no TV.

Take your breakfast or dinner outside on the deck to enjoy the spectacular views and at some times of the year fantastic sunsets over Cook Inlet with views of the volcanoes.

Love an authentic Finnish sauna? For those guests desiring a sauna, we have a traditional Finnish wood-burning sauna. For an extra fee of $35 your hosts will warm the sauna up for you with 24-hour notice.

Coffee and teas are provided for your convenience.

Have a boat or RV? No problem -- there is ample parking space for a smaller RV. Please ask for prior approval.

Pets are no longer allowed.

For more information about the area, Charlie has created a website: Check it out! We are also quite happy to help you with recommendations for fishing charters, kayaking trips, boat trips, restaurants, hiking trails, etc.

More Details

Property Manager
Helen Armstrong
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german, finnish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

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. 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, absolutely 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.


Homer Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 360 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We try to keep our cabin scent free. Please do not wear perfumes in our cabin.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shower, sink, and toilet. Hairdryer provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , The sofa bed is a high-quality, queen, gel mattress
  • There is not a separate bedroom. There is one queen-sized bed. Twin mattresses are available to put on the floor--but it's cozy. A Pack-n-Play is available for infants and toddlers. The bed is a pullout sofa bed in a one-room cabin with living, dining, and kitchen in one room. The bed is incredibly comfortable with a 3-in memory foam topper. If it is too soft, we are happy to remove it.
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The cabin is truly fully equipped for cooking. Need something? Ask Helen or Charlie. We are happy to lend more spices or condiments.


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Amazing views of Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet from modern, new cabin.
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

This bungalow is a must stay if visiting Homer. We stayed for three nights and wish we had stayed longer. The views are breath taking and the facilities are excellent. We had a small flock of Sandhill Cranes greet us and a moose ran by one afternoon. Helen is a wonderful host and has excellent recommendations for what to do and where to eat while in Homer. We were very pleased with everything! Kudos to Helen!!! The only negative was my wife and I had to come back home....we did NOT want to leave. We look forward to going back to Alaska and specifically Homer and hopefully staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review! One of the things I love about renting our cottage/cabin/tiny house/bungalow (I loved your description of it as a bungalow as it is difficult to describe exactly what it is), is meeting all of the wonderful people and hearing about their excitement after their experiences in Homer. I love it when our renters ask questions and enjoy interacting with us. That is the joy of renting! So thank you!
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Charming small house with gorgeous views of mountains, water and Homer Spit!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time during our stay in Homer. This house is beautiful with great great views, immaculately clean and decorated with such charm. It is full of local artists works. We loved our stay here. The bedding and towels were softer than I had ever experienced. Extra love and care was taken to make this small house wonderful. Helen and Charlie were great hosts giving us advice on what to do and see. Our every need was met. The sauna was such a highlight for us. Thanks so much! If staying in Homer this is the place. I will recommend to anyone I know travelling to Homer.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a lovely place, so nice to retreat to at the end of each day‘s adventures

  • 5 of 5

Helen has added all sorts of special touches to her place! Everything you need for a comfortable stay she has included. We would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a must stay for your trip to Homer. Definitely completes your Alaska experience.

  • 5 of 5

The Sandhill Crane cabin was perfect! We stayed 5 nights and we weren’t ready to leave. The views were breathtaking from the deck and inside. Nicely decorated, stocked kitchen with everything you could need and more, modern appliances and we were very happy to have the room darkening blinds. You won’t be disappointed with this wonderful cabin!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We will definitely stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I shared this darling cabin for three nights. It is so lovely, and comfortable, and has spectacular views from all the windows. The weather was perfect so we were able to enjoy a glass of wine out on the deck, and even had the windows open at night for a cool breeze. It is not very far from town so you can make a quick drive to the store, or go out to dinner, or drive over to the Homer Spit in just a few minutes. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the utensils and tools you need and we had breakfast there every morning. The owners are very nice and friendly.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cabin, great amenities, great view, lovely hosts. Will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Homer Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Alice's Champagne Palace
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Alaska State Ferry
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Alaska Railroad
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Sterling Highway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Two Sisters Cafe
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Diamond Ridge -- cross country
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Bishops Beach
Car: recommended

The area surrounding Homer truly is one of the most beautiful places in Alaska and well worth the trip from Anchorage, Seward, or Kenai/Soldotna. This incredible area is filled with mountains, glaciers, Kachemak Bay, and amazing views of volcanoes. The town offers excellent restaurants, cafes, art galleries, and a museum. Homer is known not only for its outdoor activities, but for its art and many galleries. The Homer Spit offers all kinds of great activites--world-class halibut and salmon fishing, kayaking, whale watching, wildlife and bird viewing, charter boats, and boat tours. With the long daylight hours in the summer, there is plenty of time to do everything you want to do!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40
Additional Guest Fee $20

A minimum of two nights stay required. There is only one queen-sized bed for two people. There is no separate bedroom -- this is a "tiny house" concept with everything in one room. A Pack-n-play is available for babies and toddlers. A blow up twin mattress or a foam pad are available for additional guests. Pets are no longer allowed. Smoking is not allowed in the cabin or on the property grounds.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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