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Luxurious, Private Log Home for Independent Travelers

Mo Hillstrand

Member since: 2011
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Speaks English
People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Mo Hillstrand

Member since: 2011
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
30 March, 2015
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Luxurious, Private Log Home for Independent Travelers

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Homer - Laughing Raven

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Laughing Raven is a luxurious, large log home where you can relax, enjoy scenery, view wildlife and prepare to enjoy all the exciting adventures you have planned for your Alaskan adventures. You can explore 20 acres of wild lands around Laughing Raven and may view moose, bear and other wildlife. The views are spectacular and include Kachemak Bay, Harding Ice field, fjords, lower Cook Inlet, and active volcanoes. Ravens, eagles, cranes and many other birds are common visitors. Laughing Raven is the perfect place to bring your family and friends who wish to experience Alaskan adventures year-round yet enjoy luxurious, comfortable home on return from adventures.

Keywords: log home, vacation home, unhosted vacation rental

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Mo Hillstrand (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
30 March, 2015

About Mo Hillstrand

I inherited this property and built Laughing Raven in 2000 from logs harvested from the Kenai Peninsula. I'm a neurology nurse practitioner and work in Anchorage but plan on retiring to Homer. In the meantime I'd like to share my home with individuals who wish to have an unforgettable Alaskan adventure.

Mo Hillstrand purchased this house in 2000

Why Mo Hillstrand chose Homer

I built Laughing Raven on property that was an original Alaskan homestead. I spent my summers as a child playing on the Homer Spit. Laughing Raven is conveniently located 3 miles from the center of Homer on 20 private forested acres with spectacular views and very comfortable accommodations.

What makes this house unique

You can sit by the fire place and plan many out-doors activities Homer has to offer. You can also just relax on the decks or in the hot tub and just enjoy the scenic views and observe the wild life.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you for the opportunity to stay at your beautiful home these past few days. It was truely a relaxing time. We even had some 'special' visitors- a mama moose and her calf ! Thank you again. We hope to return sometime. Sincerely, Karen"
Jun 2010
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People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

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Luxurious, Private Log Home for Independent Travelers
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Anchorage
5

Great cabin

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is really beautiful. It is very large and has everything you could need. The hot tub is great though only fits about 4 people. The cabin does not have a view of the bay, but a close spot in the yard has an excellent view of the bay and mountains. The property is really nice for taking walks. Kitchen had everything we needed for a weekend of cooking. The beds were comfortable. The radiant floor heating is great and the fireplaces make for cozy evenings. The deck is huge and grill nice.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Family graduation trip!

  • 5 of 5

Booked an extended family fishing vacation for my son's high school graduation. We enjoyed the space in the large house (two families), family area was great for playing games and hanging out in the kitchen. Kitchen/house was stocked with more than you would expect. Everyone loved the indoor/outdoor space and it was quick to get to all the fishing spots we went to. We would rent here again! Only thing I would ask for is chairs (fire pit?) up on the hill to sit and enjoy the view of water.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Dewitt, MI
5

Awesome family vacation destination

  • 5 of 5

Extended family of seven stayed for a week in July 2014. Beautiful, spacious and clean accommodations with gorgeous views. We enjoyed fishing on the spit and cooking up the catch at the end of the day in the well stocked kitchen. The house had absolutely everything we needed for a great week. Even got to see a moose a couple times. Hope to retun again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Fabulous lodge with great views!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with two other couples and the lodge was perfect. Close enough to Homer to do everything, but remote enough to have a moose greet us on our drive up the lane. The view from the back bluff is stunning. Kitchen and dining area was very functional. We stayed three nights and wished it was a week!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Alaska, USA
5

Private and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed at Laughing Raven in early August '14 for four nights. Nice, clean log home with lots of windows located on a large, private lot with no neighbors in sight. Large, functional kitchen, two large living areas, and a huge wrap-around deck with a hot tub. Outstanding view of Cook Inlet and K-bay from the bluff just uphill from the house. We brought our boat down and had plenty of room to turnaround and store the trailer in the driveway. The owner (Mo) is very professional and a pleasure to do business with. We will stay again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Early June, '14 stay for 2 nights

  • 5 of 5

What a marvelous property! It's a beautifully designed and constructed luxurious log home in a great location. We and another couple were celebrating our anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed exploring Homer Spit and Ketchimak park from this home, while also seeing Mama Moose and her twins come through the yard, along with three other moose at other times. Would definitely return. Our only disappointment was the view from the house itself across the water wasn't what we thought..that breathtaking view was from the cleared area 100 feet away overlooking Sterling Hwy. still, 5 stars!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good morning John, Thank you for your kind and gracious review of Laughing Raven! I hope you will have another opportunity to visit. warm regards, Mo Hillstrand

Location

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Homer Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Multiple in Homer
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Alaska Ferry System-service to Seldovia & Kodiak
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Sterling Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Multiple in Homer
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Bishop's Beach, Homer Spit
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

From $376 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Homer, Alaska

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
1 Nov 2014 - 30 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,129
for 3 nights
From
$376
$2,150
 
 
Summer
1 May 2015 - 1 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,451
for 3 nights
From
$484
$3,225
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,451
for 3 nights
From
$484
$3,225
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 7.5%
Notes Weekly rate in summer is $3000.00 plus the 7.5% Kenai Borough sales tax($225).
1/2 the total is required to hold reservations and final amount is due 2 weeks prior to guest arrival
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Homer in Alaska

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) Each bedroom has a queen bed. The enteratinment loft has a queen sized fold out sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling

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