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Privacy and Stunning View at the Alaskan Cottage

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + sleeping Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-8)

PRIVACY! This home is located on almost 6 acres of land. It has all the privacy, peace and wild beauty of an Alaskan vacation. The property is conveniently located in the city limits of Homer and is only 3 to 4 miles from the city center. The house is located on a bluff that overlooks emerald lakes and the beaches of Kachemak Bay just below.

You can hear the murmur of the ocean from the porch and watch eagles soaring on the updrafts overhead. Before you stretches the waters of Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet, the mountains of the Kenai range and the volcanoes of the Alaska Range.

This well kept house has a wall of windows to take full advantage of the view and thoughtfully placed window treatments to shut out the midnight sun for those not used to long daylight hours at bedtime. There is an access ramp to the house and the entire lower floor is handicapped accessible. Spend the afternoon on the large deck and grill your fish for a fresh Alaskan dinner. This house is a comfortable residence stocked with all of the conveniences of home.

Keywords: House,cottage,cabin

More Details

Owner
Holly Van Pelt
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 September, 2017

About Holly Van Pelt

We are both long time Alaskans who discovered the amazing things about Homer and have made it our home. We love to fish, hike, bird-watch and kayak. Living in Homer has made these activities available right out our door. We bought this house for the sole purpose of offering it as a vacation house for travelers. We have been hosting visitors to this location since 2003. It is our pleasure to share our local knowledge with you and share our love of Alaska.

Holly Van Pelt purchased this house in 2003

Why Holly Van Pelt chose Kenai Peninsula

Some of the best things about this property is the privacy and the view. The most frequent comment I get from our guests is how greatly their expectations of the cottage were exceeded when they walk through the door.

What makes this house unique

My favorite feature of the house is watching the antics of the eagles and the acrobatic ravens playing stick-drop and aero-bomber with each other on breezy days. The long bayside porch is a perfect place to relax with a morning cup of coffee or s peaceful afternoon after a day's activities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for letting us stay for the weekend. We loved it. We don't want to leave. It is so quiet and the morning is beautiful and even more beautiful is sunset. It was sooo pretty. We just sat and watched it till it turned night.
Sep 2009
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Homer in Alaska

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Big upstairs bathroom with a Huge view of bay and mountains.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Located on the main floor. Washer and dryer, hair dryer
  • Handicapped shower chair is available upon request.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , downstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs bedroom
    Loft bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Loft space upstairs
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) The twin beds are located in an upstairs loft, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) one queen size convertible bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • bay fishing
Notes:
wonderful yard and mowed lawn, I-pod docking station and radio. Thermos and cooler provided for day use. Blender in kitchen.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Privacy and Stunning View at the Alaskan Cottage
average rating of 4.9215684 based on 58 reviews
5

very private

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with this private home, built on the bluff overlooking the Bay. The beds were very comfortable. Two full baths. Kitchen is fully stocked. The views are stunning!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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portland oregon
5

Great place. Wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this home. Close to town but very private. The views are fanastic.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lewisville/Dallas, Texas
5

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and comfortable! Beautiful view

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property just outside of Homer

  • 5 of 5

My family of five adults stayed in this property early in August. The setting and views were absolutely beautiful, and the house was very well maintained and had everything we needed. The grounds were huge, and there were flowers everywhere. We had the pleasure of meeting Holly, the owner, as we were leaving. She obviously takes great pride in her property, with good reason. The only suggestion I would make is to add window coverings in the master bathroom.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely exceptional!

  • 5 of 5

I can't put into words how perfect this was for us! The view is just beautiful, the location is private, yet close to the spit and the cottage itself was just what we wanted! It affords privacy if there are more than 2 people and the living space opens to the porch and that great view!

Marcia

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful, cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a cozy, quiet stay in the cottage while spending 5 days in Homer. It was a short drive to Homer and the Spit but we loved the solitude on the bluff. We especially loved the mornings watching the birds and the stunning view. The cottage enabled us to have nice dinners as it was well-stocked. We very much appreciated the washer and dryer. Thank you, Holly, for sharing your cottage!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Bishops Beach
Car: necessary

ocean fishing charters, fly-in bear viewing, stream fishing, clamming, tide pooling, kayaking, hiking across the bay, The bird watching is especially good from the bayside deck.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Homer, Alaska

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Fall 2017
5 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£287
for 2 nights
From
£123
£848
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017/2018
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£338
for 3 nights
From
£100
£709
£2,031
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2018
1 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£287
for 2 nights
From
£123
£904
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£414
for 2 nights
From
£187
£1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £37.04
Additional Guest Fee £14.82 per person per night
Damage Deposit £74.08

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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