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Quiet, private, unique - a place with a difference. 2 miles from Homer.

Steve Hughes

Member since: 2013
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Speaks English
People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Steve Hughes

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
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Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2015
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Quiet, private, unique - a place with a difference. 2 miles from Homer.

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Homer - A Road Less Travelled

Owner built on the bluff overlooking Kachemak Bay.

This 6 acre property, has a large lawn leading down to the 300 ft bluff where you can pick a salad from the 30 x 72 foot greenhouse. A trail leads through birch, alder, and spruce along the small creek to the bluff where you can smell the sea, watch ravens, eagles, and gulls soar at eye level and view rafts of otters floating beyond the beach.

Close to town and new to VRBO, this custom built home will appeal to those who appreciate something special. Window sills and stair rails were hand milled with local cottonwood and there are many other special touches not ordinarily seen in a vacation rental. Visitors will enjoy a very clean, comfortable and private setting.

There is a new 12 inch Queen 'sleep innovations' bed in the bedroom with custom dressers. There is a fold out queen futon in the living room to accommodate 2 other guests. The owner lives in a separate home 100 feet away and will be available to answer questions, perhaps facilitate your way across the bay, and help make your stay in Homer as enjoyable as possible.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steve Hughes (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2015

About Steve Hughes

I first came to Alaska in 1976, In 1977 I began a journey around the world that lasted four and half years. In 1982 I settled back into Alaska in earnest. I built a cabin across Kachemak Bay, then began building our home on the Homer Bluff in 1995. Everything on our property is custom built, including your lodging. The timber frame portion of our house is made from beetle-killed spruce off this land. I have worked in mineral exploration, carpentry, fishing, as a teacher, and presently as an RN in our local hospital in the Emergency Department. I met my wife, Robbie, the green thumb of the family, in our hospital in 1989. Our daughter, Hailey is in her first year of college.

We love to travel and meet people from different places and cultures which is the primary inspiration for having a vacation rental. I think we live in one of the most beautiful places in the world and it is good energy and a great pleasure to share this with others.

Why Steve Hughes chose Homer

We are fortunate to live in an area of such sublime natural beauty. To see each day's unique texture and color of the sea or a simple walk to sit near the bluff fills the senses and affirms how grand it is to be alive.

What makes this apartment unique

Gardens and trails to explore on the property. A peaceful, uncrowded setting.

Sidewalk a mile up to Ocean Overlook Park or 2 miles down into town.

Great Bird Viewing off the Bluff framed by the Kenai Mountains and Homer Spit.

Plenty of room for your boat if you're down trolling for Kings or fishing for Halibut.

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

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Quiet, private, unique - a place with a difference. 2 miles from Homer.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
Wittmann, Arizona
5

Great quite place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The pictures on the home page describe it well. What a view of the bay and the glaciers. Steve and Robbie were great host and we enjoyed the fresh vegetables from there greenhouse and garden. I usually do not write reviews, but this place is very nice and the owners are great. We will be staying there again on our next visit to Homer. Thanks, M & M

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Wonderful flat!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I came here for 2 nights late July 2014. The booking process was simple. Steve left easy directions. The property is perfect for a couple. Very comfortable beautiful place. And the grounds and greenhouse are inspiring! Had a fabulous dinner with the veggies from it. Very quiet as well. Thanks Steve and Robby. We will send friends and we will be back! T and C

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Luis Obispo, CA
5

Beautiful and panoramic view in Homer

  • 5 of 5

We visited the first time in Alaska and just fell in love with Homer town.

It is very peaceful and cozy feel like my home, Northern California!

We really enjoyed staying this home because the owners are caring and friendly people and specially their organic vegetables in their green house.

It was Amazing place!

We honered to be the first guests.

Definitely, going back to this place!!

Thank you again for being a wonderful host!!

Meyers family from Central Coast in CA.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Homer Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Alice's Champagne Palace
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Homer Harbor
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
East End Road
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Sterling Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Fat Olive's
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Cross Country Trails
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Bishops Beach
Car: recommended

Homer has many attractions to entertain visitors with varying interests. Although there is more going on in the summer, winter provides good opportunities also. Our new modern library aimed at Grewink glacier is a welcome place to explore or sit around the fireplace with a good book. The Oceans and Islands Visitor Center offers exhibits and live bird viewing cams with trails leading down to the slough and Bishops Beach. The Pratt museum has outdoor and indoor exhibits that showcase local history. There is a fantastic network of cross country ski trails and a rope tow for downhill skiing and tube sledding at Olson Mountain. Trolling for Winter Kings has become increasingly popular.

In the summer Pier One theater on the spit offers local theater. The annual shorebird Festival occurs every spring and the Wooden Boat Festival happens in the fall.

Across the bay is the 400,000 acre Kachemak Bay State Wilderness Park which is accessible by boat taxi for those who enjoy hiking among mountains, rivers, lakes, and glaciers. Seldovia and the artist community of Halibut Cove are also easily accessible by boat, ferry, or plane.

Although the Homer Harbor is primarily home to a local fishing fleet there are also many excellent charter operations for bird and sea creature viewing as well as Halibut and Salmon fishing.

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Prices & Availability

From $220 Nightly

Prices for this holiday apartment in Homer, Alaska

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Year round
31 Jan 2015 - 29 Jul 2016
2 night minimum stay
$440
for 2 nights
From
$220
$1,320
$4,950
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Sales tax is 7.5%. Credit card processing fee is 2.5%. Customer can avoid the 2.5% fee by paying with echeck.
Nightly Rares are $200.00. 7 nights or more = $171.43. 30 nights or more = $150.00.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Homer in Alaska

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Extra deep tub/shower with handicap rales and toilet. Custom counters and handcrafted ceramic sink. Full size washer/dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Queen bed - sleep innovations- custom built dresser with natural spruce countertop. Views to the east and north across horse pastures. There is a fold out queen size couch/futon in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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