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Steve Hughes

Member since: 2013
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Speaks English

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

21 Reviews
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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 owner 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. A fold out queen futon in the living room can 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
Speaks English

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 Kenai Peninsula

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 and watch the dalliance of Eagles fills the senses and affirms how grand it is to be alive.

What makes this apartment unique

Gardens for the eyes and stomach to feast upon.

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 21 holidaymaker reviews

Quiet, private, unique - a place with a difference. 2 miles from Homer.
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
Gladwin
5

Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

Neat, clean, private, quiet. Super convenient to Homer! Absolutely loved sharing in the garden veggies and berries, what a treat. Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oklahoma City
5

Not to close and not to far from the action of Homer. Perfect in so many ways.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just spent three nights at Steve and Robbie's little compound situated just back from the high bluffs a few miles out of downtown Homer. It sits half a mile off the highway just past a horse pasture which just about guarantees perfect solitude.

This panoramic apartment sits high above Steve's workshop with a very large deck offering great views of the bay and snow covered mountains beyond. Even in summer.

The weather cooperated every night enabling us to dine outside on the balcony after cooking local fare in the fully equipped kitchen. Nothing like having fresh baked halibit accompanied with salad from Steve and Robbie's garden/greenhouse in the warm late evening sunshine that lasts until nearly 11pm this time of year.

And if you're not one to cook you may very well enjoy evening drinks from Steve's special observation hut that's right at the top of the bluffs. We observed both whales and sea otters from here not to mention many of Homer's fishing boat that were coming and going.

It certainly was the life while it lasted. The only problem was it ended too soon! You won't go wrong coming here. I just hope there's an opening the next time my wife and I return to this part of the world. Thanks Steve and Robbie 😎򓠠.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, very hospitable owners! Very clean, quiet & comfortable, has everything you need. Beautiful view & close to town. Loved the veges & fruit out of the greenhouse & gardens. Would definitely come stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent vacation rental and very responsive host

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the space, the view, and the gardens at this place in Homer. Very well maintained, with handcrafted work. A very special and unique Alaskan place. Steve was the most responsive and friendliest host I have had in more than 20 VRBO rentals over the years....

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beaverton, Oregon
5

A special place in Homer

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this little apartment was perfect for me as a solo traveler. The lovely and kind hosts, the beautiful gardens, the craftsmanship and care put into every detail make this place very special. I will be back.

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

Beauty and convenience

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Steve's cabin exceeded our expectations. It's just minutes from downtown which was convenient for us, but far enough away to be quiet and serene. The setting and view are beautiful, and access to the greenhouse and masses of strawberry beds was generous and a real treat. The apartment is clean, comfortable, completely outfitted - we will most certainly return!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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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 summer, Pier One 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

Prices for this holiday apartment in Homer, Kenai Peninsula

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£508
for 3 nights
From
£169
£1,186
£4,403
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £231
Tax Rate 10.0%

- Sales tax is 7.5%.
- Credit card processing fee is 2.5%. Customer can avoid the 2.5% fee by paying with echeck.
- Nightly Rates are $200.00 for 2 people, $25.00 per each additional guest per night.
- Minimal stay is 3 nights between May and September unless agreed to by owner. Stays of 30 days or over save $800.00.

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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 ...
  • Wood Stove ...
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
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
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
Notes:
For more information and photos go to www.roadlesstravelled-ak.com

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