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The River House - Private 1.6 acre Upper Kenai Riverfront Home - Cooper Landing

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,319 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The house is located a five hundred yards upriver on the opposite bank from the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge, just above the famous Upper River rapids. The living set up is ideal for a romantic couple, a family of 6 or 4-5 friends. Moose, bear, bald eagles, beavers, goats and mountain sheep are commonly seen from the property. Outside there are plentiful wild raspberries in late summer, an outdoor sauna and wade fishing for Rainbows and Dollies.

Wildlife viewing from the property in May can be fantastic before the river opens for fishing. Bald eagles frequently hunt from the trees in the backyard during the early season. The fly fishing for trophy rainbow trout and Dolly Varden on the upper river is tremendous between July and late October. In late September and October silver salmon begin to spawn in the river behind the house.

The fall season in Cooper Landing is arguably the most beautiful time of the year. As the summer season comes to an end the rainbow trout and silver salmon fishing is at its peak as the deciduous trees turn bright yellow and orange.

The Kenai River is open for fishing between June 11th and May 1st. The ADF&G website is a great source of information on the latest fishing regulations.

Please checkout the video walkthrough and additional pictures on our facebook page below.

Google Earth Coordinates - 60°29'12.69'N 149°50'48.56'W (Russian River 5 miles), (Quartz Creek 5 miles), (Bing’s Landing 33 miles), (Seward 49 miles), (Anchorage 95 miles)

The River House can be rented with the Bear Den (VRBO #394863) if you party exceeds six.

Keywords: The River House, riverfront, fly fishing, river front, rainbow, trout, birding, photography, BBQ, eagles, salmon, privacy, Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge.

More Details

Owner
Ryan and Robin
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2017

About Ryan and Robin

There are few things I enjoy more than floating down the Upper Kenai and few places I find more peaceful than having a cup of coffee in the sun room. I was able to spend the month of September fishing in Cooper Landing for about a decade before owning this property. For any guests that have not experienced September in Cooper Landing, I strongly recommend it.

We have just completed our ninth consecutive rental season and plan to continue renting the house until we retire. We have continually reinvested a minimum of one third of the rental revenue back into the property for the last eight years.

It is extremely important to us that our guests have a trip of a life time while visiting the River House. We partnered with Jessica Larsen to professionally manage the property during your stay.

Ryan and Robin purchased this house in 2007

Why Ryan and Robin chose Kenai Peninsula

There are many houses available for rent in Cooper Landing, but few have the privacy and beauty of the River House. It is easy to spend hours in the sunroom staring at the florescent river, surrounding mountains and local birds.

Robins and Bald Eagles are the two most common bird species that can be seen on the property. While the mosquito is dubbed the "Alaska State Bird", between the river breeze and landscaped yard there are very few mosquitos or other biting insects on the property.

We recently added a trail to a fenced river overlook. The views from this overlook are stunning. The short trail crosses a creek that is located on the property and allows you to see 700 yards upstream.

Several of the local guides (year round residents) are very familiar with the River House and have spent considerable time fishing in the backyard. They can pick you up in a drift boat behind the house with no extra charge and spend some time explaining what is happening in the river at the time of your stay.

What makes this house unique

The Upper Kenai river is one of the most beautiful places we have come across. The house is extremely quiet and sits across from the drift only marker on the Upper Kenai (No motors allowed). Just above the property, the river begins to narrow and pick up current. The view from nearly every room in the house is breathtaking. The original house has been featured on the cover of several magazines over the years and was recently chosen for VRBO sweepstakes in 2015. Great effort has been made to maintain the trees on the property, while keeping them maintained to ensure views from all angles.

There are very few properties on the Kenai river with the privacy and scenery of this location. The property has blue spruce, choke cherry, lilac, cottonwood, spruce and birch trees with a landscaped grass yard.

In March and April the property is home to many bald eagles that feed throughout the day on spawning silver salmon. Brown bears frequent the property in May and early June and leave their mark on an annual basis. By late June the bears move a few miles down river to look for spawning salmon. Rainbows and Dollies can be caught easily for most of the summer and fall. In October Silver Salmon can be caught from the backyard.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cooper Landing in Kenai Peninsula

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2319 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Master Bath with oversized oval tub
    Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Private bathroom for downstairs bedroom
  • Upgraded to larger Bosch on demand hotwater heater in 2015.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Loft - 2 Single Bed , Upstairs - Connected by King mattress kit.
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Upstairs with a private 250 sq.ft. deck looking upriver
    Downstairs bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Carpeted downstairs bedroom with private bath
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The owner does not live onsite. Chest freezer and coolers available for guest use in laundry room.

Reviews

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The River House - Private 1.6 acre Upper Kenai Riverfront Home - Cooper Landing
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Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

Our experience at River House could not have been more perfect! When we first walked in it brought tears to our eyes, as we have wanted this trip for years. The house was just as pictured and so was the view from the river. The best thing, since it rained everyday, was that we could sit inside the cozy house and enjoy the same view as if we were on the deck. Jessica was wonderfully helpful and answered our every need. Thank you so much for sharing this heavenly place with us. We can't wait to come back and will recommend it to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved The River House!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at The River House was amazing. The view of the Kenai River was beautiful, and the house was everything we hoped for. It was equipped with everything we needed. Cooper Landing was the perfect place to stay as the town was the middle point for all of our planned destinations and activities.

I recommend The Rive House to everyone. The River House Management staff was very helpful. We will definitely book this house again!!!!

Thank you for making our first trip to Alaska memorable.

The Kopka/Lewis Family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wonderful setting, clean.

  • 4 of 5

We really liked the location and setting. Plenty of room but odd layout. For example, no main level bath other than the one off the master? bedroom. Was clean, no odors at all (smoke, musty, or fish) which was great but ready for some updating and touch ups. We liked it overall and it met our needs. Gas grill was very clean and worked well. Only real issue was that several of the mattresses were very soft and made for bad back issues for one of us. Could not stay again with the current main room bed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

The River House is absolutely amazing in every way! The views from the house are breathtaking. It was very clean and had all the comforts of home. The location is perfect especially for fishing activities. It was definitely hard to leave at the end of our vacation but we hope to be back one day soon. Highly recommend the River House for anyone looking to stay in Cooper Landing. Thanks for sharing your house...we had a great time!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Abosolutely Beautiful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Could not ask for a better place to stay for our last 4 nights in Alaska!! It had everything, clean, plenty of room, comfortable furniture, beautiful yard with a river view that is mesmerizing. Caught 9 Dolly Varden's from the front yard. Kenai Cache Outfitters were very friendly and set us up with the lures we needed to use. Also would highly recommend the Drifters Lodge for a river rafting trip and fishing trip. We did a 1/2 day walk-in trip on the Russian River during the salmon run and it was the high light of our trip. We caught our limit of 6 salmon in short order. They tasted so good on the grill when we got back to the camp. Caretakers were very friendly and available for anything you might need. Home owners were also very friendly and responded to any questions we had before our trip promptly. This would be a top spot to stay if we ever return again.

Thanks

Bob/Felicia/Ron/Margie (Maine)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing clean beautiful place spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful home we just loved it perfect! The owners are responsive and cover all your needs, the people of Coopers Landing are wonderful I would come back and stay

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
98 Miles
Ted Stevens International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Sacketts
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Russian River Ferry
Nearest Golf
43 Miles
Birch Ridge Golf Course
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Whittier
Nearest Motorway
Sterling Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Sacketts
Nearest Ski
67.5 Miles
Aleyska Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
47 Miles
Seward
Car: necessary

The property is 49 miles from Seward, 120 miles from Homer and 65 miles from Whittier. The Russian River and mouth or Quartz creek are both 5 miles from the property.

The home sits on the Southside of the Kenai River on one of the few low bank frontage lots in Cooper Landing at the beginning of the drift only corridor of the Upper Kenai.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cooper Landing, Alaska

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
May 4-17, 2018
4 May 2018 - 17 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£776
for 3 nights
From
£227
£1,645
 
 
May 18-24, 2018
18 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£844
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,775
 
 
May 25-31, 2018
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£894
for 3 nights
From
£266
£1,865
 
 
Jun 1-10, 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 10 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,039
for 3 nights
From
£315
£2,208
 
 
Jun 11-26, 2018
11 Jun 2018 - 26 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£865
for 2 nights
From
£385
£2,686
 
 
Jun 27-Jul 7, 2018
27 Jun 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,808
for 4 nights
From
£428
£2,973
 
 
Jul 8-Jul 19, 2018
8 Jul 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,749
for 4 nights
From
£413
£2,873
 
 
Jul 20-Aug 4, 2018
20 Jul 2018 - 4 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,808
for 4 nights
From
£428
£2,973
 
 
Aug 5-25, 2018
5 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,636
for 4 nights
From
£385
£2,683
 
 
Aug 26-Sep 1, 2018
26 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,551
for 4 nights
From
£364
£2,542
 
 
Sep 2-8, 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,489
for 4 nights
From
£348
£2,436
 
 
Sep 9-15, 2018
9 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,395
for 4 nights
From
£325
£2,279
 
 
Sep 16-22, 2018
16 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,285
for 4 nights
From
£298
£2,095
 
 
Sep 23-29, 2018
23 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,160
for 4 nights
From
£266
£1,883
 
 
Sep 30-Oct 27,2018
30 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£797
for 3 nights
From
£234
£1,668
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£1,730
for 4 nights
From
£409
£2,812
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £95.01
Tax Rate 3.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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