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Luxurious, Private Log Home for Independent Travelers

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
Mo Hillstrand
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017

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 Kenai Peninsula

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Homer in Alaska

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
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
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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Luxurious, Private Log Home for Independent Travelers
average rating of 4.96 based on 27 reviews
Anchorage
5

Clean and private with all the amenities.

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay here and we loved it as usual. Looking forward to our next stay here. The views are amazing and relaxing. We had a visit from a mama moose and her two babies.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! It was great to visit with you in person - even though it was brief. I enjoyed hearing about your adventures.
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5

Beautiful property, peaceful, quiet and secluded.

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we have stayed at the Laughing Raven and just like last time, it was wonderful! It has everything a family would need to enjoy their stay in Homer.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your gracious compliments. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit.
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5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home! Well equipped kitchen. Close to town. Clean and very comfortable!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and for taking such great care of Laughing Raven!
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5

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

This home has 3 levels. On the bottom level, their is a bathroom with washer and dryer. There is also a room for sitting and reading, etc. The Main level has 2 bedrooms, bath, laundry room, huge living room with fireplace and nice size kitchen. The top floor has a living room, and a huge bedroom with a large closet. My husband and I shared this home with 2 others, which made the price very affordable. The docks and fishing are fairly close. The home is very clean and well kept. There was some food in the pantry which were left by previous tenants. We saw a moose and her calf twice on the property.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, warm regards, Mo Hillstrand
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5

A wonderful place to vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Wanting a family vacation? Looking for a place to stay? Laughing Raven is the place. It's a very clean, spacious, 3 bedroom home. A large living room, spacious kitchen/dining area. The house has lots of windows which lets in all of our Alaska sun light. It's located just outside of town, but close to everything. Keep your eyes open, you will see moose. And, it is close to hiking trails. I highly recommend Laughing Raven as your Homer vacation rental.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Vicki, warm regards, Mo
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4

Perfectly located/ Lovely, Clean Home

  • 4 of 5

The house was very clean and roomy for the three couples we had for the week. The home is beautifully located- secluded- and we saw many moose right outside the house, including a mother and her very small baby. The hot tub got a lot of use and the setting for that was peaceful. The kitchen was well supplied and we did not want for anything during our stay. The location was GREAT! Very close to the main street in Homer and the Spit. There were so many activities to participate in the area that our week flew by. The property manager was very accommodating, friendly and easy to work with. We did make a few suggestions on some minor additions that would have made our stay even better, and the property manager responded that she appreciated our suggestions and had already implemented some of them. We would definitely stay here again if we return to Homer!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review. warm regards, Mo Hillstrand
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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

Prices for this holiday house in Homer, Alaska

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,122
for 3 nights
From
£374
£2,493
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £77.3
Tax Rate 7.5%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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