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The Bear Den - Private 1 acre Upper Kenai Riverfront Home - Cooper Landing

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,235 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4 adults + 2 kids)

This property is located across the river from the Kenai Princess Lodge at the beginning of the Upper River Rapids. There is about 130 feet of low bank river frontage and an additional 700 feet of wade access under normal water conditions. This property can be rented with the neighboring River House upstream (VRBO #252577).

We have completed a significant remodel during the winter and spring of 2016 which included adding a new washer/dryer, new flooring, upgrading the kitchen, adding five windows, full length dormer, new interior and exterior paint and a Norwegian stove to better experience this river front setting.

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.

Keywords: Fly fishing, Trophy Rainbow Trout, Sockeye Salmon, Coho Salmon, Photography, hiking

More Details

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

About Ryan and Robin

There are few things I enjoy more than floating down the Upper Kenai. I was lucky enough 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 the fall in Cooper Landing, I strongly recommend it.

Ryan and Robin purchased this house in 2011

Why Ryan and Robin chose Kenai Peninsula

There are many houses available for rent in Cooper Landing, but few have the river front privacy and fishing as the Bear Den. Sitting by a warm fire down by the river after a great day of exploring Alaska is one of our favorite features of the property.

If the world class rainbow fishing was not enough, the upper river is one of the most beautiful places I have come across. The house sits across from the drift only marker on the Upper Kenai (No motors allowed). Just upstream from the property, the river begins to narrow and pick up current.

What makes this house unique

Rainbows and Dollies can be caught easily for most of the summer and fall. In late September and October the second run of Silver Salmon start to stack up behind the house. In March and April the property is home to a concentration of bald eagles that are feasting on spawning silver salmon creating some fantastic photo opportunities.

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:
  • 1235 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • 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 ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Rear Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Connected bathroom with shower and tub.
    Back Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Connected bathroom with shower
    Loft above Rear Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Low ceiling loft ideal for children.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds in loft (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The house has a outdoor fire pit located on the banks of the Kenai River. The owner does not live onsite. The Kenai River is closed to fishing from May 1st to June 10th every year.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

The Bear Den - Private 1 acre Upper Kenai Riverfront Home - Cooper Landing
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews
5

Beautiful cabin in a breath taking location!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in VRBO locations all over the world and this is hands down one of our best stays! The Cabin is absolutely beautiful and really well stocked. Recently renovated, they did a great job. The location is also perfect. Cooper Landing has everything you need to get you by.. groceries, restaurants, and rental fishing equipment and is pretty centrally located on the Kenai Peninsula. You cannot tell from the pics, but it is shallow enough to wade out (I was able to wade with my 9 year old and fly fish right in front of the cabin). Ryan and Robin are also great hosts and extremely responsive. We definitely recommend this VRBO!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thornton, Colorado
5

Absolutely fabulous!!

  • 5 of 5

The first glimpse of the house and property is jaw dropping it is so gorgeous! The blue-green river is something we will never forget. The house had been totally remodeled after we booked so we were totally surprised and impressed. The wood floors were beautiful, the interior was comfortable, and the new open kitchen was fabulous. Because the weather was mild but cool, we spent many hours down by the river with a fire going in the fire pit looking out over the river and found two bald eagles across the river looking back at us! Thank you for a fabulous two weeks. We would come back again and recommend it highly!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place in Cooper Landing

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful place to stay as a middle ground for our fishing trips in both Seward & Soldotna.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

The location was fantastic, situated on the river.The views are great and the accommodation is deluxe.

We missed a few items that made the everyday live pleasant, bowls, hairdryer and a barbecue grill which worked.

Overall we enjoyed our stay at "The Bear Den"

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for choosing to stay with us and submitting your review. We are planning to upgrade the kitchen inventory this fall. In addition we will be adding a hair dryer in each bathroom for the 2017 season. We apologize that the electric starter for the gas grill was not working during your stay. The replacement part has been ordered from the manufacturer.
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Seattle
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is the perfect location on the river. Beautiful views, great for fishing. The cabin is perfect for a small or larger group. Comfortable with everything you could need. Loved our stay and hope to go back one day!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle
5

Wonderful Cabin and Gorgeous Location!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fabulous time at The Bear Den. The cabin was lovely and the location is beyond beautiful! The cabin was extremely comfortable and spacious with new appliances, a fantastic deck, cozy furniture, adorable pictures of bears, and an area to enjoy a fire by the river. I LOVED it all and did not want to leave! I would happily live here :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
98 Miles
Ted Stevens Anchorage Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.9 Miles
King Fisher Road House
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Russian River Ferry
Nearest Golf
43 Miles
Birch Ridge Golf Course
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Whittier
Nearest Motorway
Sterling Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
1.4 Miles
Sacketts
Nearest Ski
67.5 Miles
Aleyeska Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
47 Miles
Seward
Car: necessary

Salmon fishing, trout fishing, 60 minutes to Seward for saltwater fishing, 40 minutes to Bing's Landing, 60 minutes to Kasilof River, 10 minutes to Quartz Creek, 10 Minutes to Russian River, 4 Minutes to Sacketts, 5 minutes to King Fisher Roadhouse,

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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
 
June 24 Discounted
24 Jun 2017 - 25 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£388
for 1 night
From
£311
 
 
Jun 29-Jul 28
29 Jun 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£807
for 2 nights
From
£365
£2,502
 
 
July 29 Discounted
29 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
£388
for 1 night
From
£311
 
 
2017 Week 18-24
3 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£807
for 2 nights
From
£365
£2,502
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Week 25-26
3 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,066
for 3 nights
From
£330
£2,201
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Week 27
16 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£932
for 3 nights
From
£285
£1,915
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Week 28
23 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£818
for 3 nights
From
£247
£1,666
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
May 11-17, 2018
11 May 2018 - 17 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£672
for 3 nights
From
£198
£1,398
 
 
May 18-24, 2018
18 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£715
for 3 nights
From
£213
£1,489
 
 
May 25-31, 2018
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£775
for 3 nights
From
£232
£1,626
 
 
Jun 1-7, 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 7 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£940
for 3 nights
From
£287
£1,990
 
 
Jun 8-17, 2018
8 Jun 2018 - 17 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,059
for 3 nights
From
£327
£2,254
 
 
Jun 18-29, 2018
18 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,530
for 4 nights
From
£363
£2,494
 
 
Jun 30-Aug 3, 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,584
for 4 nights
From
£377
£2,580
 
 
Aug 4-19, 2018
4 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,530
for 4 nights
From
£363
£2,494
 
 
Aug 20-Sep 8, 2018
20 Aug 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,425
for 4 nights
From
£337
£2,319
 
 
Sep 9-15, 2018
9 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£997
for 3 nights
From
£307
£2,117
 
 
Sep 16-22, 2018
16 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£858
for 3 nights
From
£260
£1,807
 
 
Sep 23-29, 2018
23 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£756
for 3 nights
From
£226
£1,580
 
 
Sep 30-Oct 13, 2018
30 Sep 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£694
for 3 nights
From
£205
£1,443
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£1,581
for 4 nights
From
£376
£2,558
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.3
Tax Rate 3.0%

Additional guest fees do not apply for children under 18. Please enter 0 children in when booking online to get correct rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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