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Perfect location for Charters, Family Vacations or even your Beach Wedding.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage


About the property

Located on the World Famous Homer Spit

This historic cottage has been recently updated with new kitchen and bathroom appliances and fixtures, LED TV's, WiFi, an expanded deck. Its very modern and conveniently located in the Heart of the Homer Spit which puts you just steps (literally) away from unique shops, top-rated restaurants, gorgeous glacier views, world-class fishing charters, wedding perfect sandy beaches and all that makes Homer amazing. Don't forget to keep your cameras ready for the wildlife. The otters, sea lions, eagles always seem to be posing. From the boats passing by to the volcanic sunset views, this cottage provides it all.

Upstairs and downstairs can be rented separately if you don't need to accommodate 7 people.

If you're dates on our calendar say booked please ask as some people rent just one floor.

If a beach wedding is your reason for coming to Homer, please let us know how we can help. We have the perfect beach front cabin for the day with many other cabins nearby for family and guests. We can even do some of the leg work for you before you arrive.

More Details

Konna Raub
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Konna Raub

We are a military family that has decided that Alaska would be a great place for our next adventure. With 7 kids everyday was an adventure. Now that they are grown I had to find a way to get them all home at one time and I know that Alaska will be what brings us all together again. Until then, we invite you to stay in our cabin, we would love to have you!

Why Konna Raub chose Homer

This property is right in the heart of the Homer Spit. People who take charters usually start their mornings on this particular boardwalk for so many reasons, from the charter office, the Shore Brew espresso shop, and the Boardwalk Bakery just to name a few.

What makes this cottage unique

The cabin resembles the inside of a ship (hence the name, The Wheelhouse) and it feels so appropriate when you hear the waves just outside your door lapping on the shoreline. The view from the cabin amazing. It is what you will fall asleep and awake to each day. Your will even catch a glimpse of a gorgeous bald eagle sitting on one of the rooftops at almost any hour.


Homer Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Cancellation Policy and Rental Agreement:
  • Our actual cancellation policy (which is slightly different than above) and the rest of the House Rules are in the Rental Agreement attached.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 No hairdryer provided currently. On order and will be here soon. :)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , One of the twin beds is a trundle
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , With room for your mattress or playpen.
  • 2 Sleeps 7 with room for your air mattress or playpen.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
Check in is at 4 PM. Check out is at 11:00 AM We regret that early check in and early check out are not available.


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Perfect location for Charters, Family Vacations or even your Beach Wedding.
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The Wheelhouse is an adorable, nicely decorated, comfortable little cottage. I stayed with my parents, my sister and her husband and her daughter and we all had a comfortable place to sleep. The views are spectacular. Located very close to the beach if you want to go beachcombing. Also hearing the surf right at your back door was lovely sound . If you like to be near the activity on the homer spit is it is a perfect location. Konna was very accommodating to our needs and easily reachable if we needed her. My family enjoyed the stay and I highly recommend the wheel house if you want to be on the spit. 👍�

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Wendy for your kind review! I enjoyed having you as guests and hope you are able to come again.
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Amazing One of Kind Property

  • 5 of 5

This is a one of kind properly right on Homer Spit with amazing views of Katchamack Bay. You can hear the soothing sound of ocean all night long, which is literally outside the door. Our group had the upstairs and the downstairs, but they can be rented separately. This is a newly renovated property, which is clean and charming. The downstairs has a fireplace which gives it a romantic ambiance. The upstairs has a balcony overlooking the ocean. The proprietor, Konna, is a gem. You will love this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words of our cabin! (And of me, ☺️) It's always better with the right people in it. Thank you for being the right people! You know you are ALWAYS WELCOME!
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Wasilla, Alaska

Comfortable and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this property. It is centrally located on the Homer Spit with everything you want to do or see within walking distance! Our kids enjoyed having there own private sleeping area and bathroom upstairs. The view from the little deck is absolutely amazing. Will definitely do it again if it is available.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ken! Thank you for the review. It was fun having you and the family here!
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Anchorage, AK

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The location on the Homer spit worked great, we could walk to everything on the spit. The coffee shop next door was really nice in the morning. We stayed two nights, the unit was very clean and the beds were comfortable. The view is fantastic. Will definitely stay here again next time we are in Homer. Thanks Konna

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David! We would love to have you again!
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Super clean and great location

  • 5 of 5

Nicely decorated clean rental in the middle of it all on the Spit. The kids area was great. The only drawback was the outside stair for upstairs, but our kids are older so it was no big deal. Down stairs was a well appointed studio apartment and everything overlooks the water and mountains. Owner was very responsive and we hope to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andy for your review! I am glad you mentioned the stairs. I wasn't sure how people feel about them. For families with small children we have the 4 beds downstairs to hopefully help with that but the fun part is the kids love it because it is "their own". I loved having you as guests and hope you make it back again!
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Fun place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying on the spit. This place is clean, has nicely supplied kitchen, wonderfully decorated, located right by the water with a view of the mountians and overall a great place to stay. I loved sitting on the upper deck, reading a book and enjoying the rising sun making the mountian tops glow.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Homer Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Salty Dawg
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Homer Ferry
Car: not necessary

Your cottage retreat is located on the Homer Shores Boardwalk adjacent to fine dining, espresso cafe, bakery, gift shopping Bear Viewing or Fishing Charters and is a short walk to kayaking, the beach and fishing lagoon.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Credit Card processing fees are applied to traveler and homeowner.

We regret that early check-in and early check-out are not available.
Check in 4 pm
Check out 11 am

Cancellation Policy:
If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the amount paid will be refunded as follows:
a. 100 % if cancelled 30 days prior to the Check-in Date
b. 75 % if cancelled 21-29 days prior to the Check-in Date
c. 50 % if cancelled 11-20 days prior to the Check-in Date
d. 25 % if cancelled 01-10 days prior to the Check-in Date
e. 0 % on check-in

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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