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Cute Cottage With Spectacular View Over Turnagain Arm And Six Mile Creek

People6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5+

This is a cute 1,000 sf cottage overlooking Six Mile Creek halfway down the road to Hope, Alaska. It's quiet, clean, warm, with lots of windows. The deck offers an outstanding view. You can hike from here, or raft the whitewater of Six Mile Creek, or bicycle the Resurrection Pass, or fish on the Kenai River, or dance at the Seaview Inn on summer weekends, or ski backcountry at Turnagain Pass, or just sit and watch the river otters in the creek. A lovely fireplace allows you to watch the river flow by in the winter. Only 80 miles from Anchorage but a world away! The quaint gold-mining town of Hope is just down the road.

One bedroom in the turret. A futon and fold-out beds accommodate up to 6 comfortably. If someone wants to sleep on the deck, you can host more.

You are welcome to use our canoes on the creek at high tide for a spectacular view of the forest and mountains from the turquoise waters of Six Mile Creek.

Running water and indoor toilet. Water is filtered and checked regularly for quality. Our only challenge is that we are not on a well system so need to haul water ourselves. Our worst fear is you running out during your stay. We *really* appreciate you being conscious of water usage. Accordingly, if you don't mind not flushing #1 and keeping your showers short, that'll help save scores of gallons a day -- they add up! Thank you!

It should be clear: we are sharing our family cabin in the woods. We use it, too. Stairs are not code. Water is hauled and filtered from the creek. We don't pretend to be a B+B or hotel. It is clean, beautiful, safe and relaxing but we're not there to fix any issues that may arise, though we are always on our phones and have people nearby to help, should you need.

More Details

Owner
Tom Hunt
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, My wife speaks passable French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017

About Tom Hunt

We are 20-year Alaskans, both originally from California. We live in Anchorage and use the cottage as often as we can. We love the proximity to recreation (I enjoy kayaking in Six Mile Creek and my wife enjoys the road and mountain biking in the area). We came to Alaska for just this sort of access to the wilderness.

Tom Hunt purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Tom Hunt chose Kenai Peninsula

The place is away from Anchorage but not so far that we think twice about going there. The Kenai Peninsula is a recreational playground. It's a beautiful property and the home is soothing to our souls.

What makes this cottage unique

This is a genuinely lovely home with a spectacular view of the Chugach Mountains and Turnagain Arm. We see Beluga whales and bald eagles from the porch. In summer we have nesting blue-green swallows. It's close to so many activities, yet quiet and alone.

(One disclaimer: the house is next to the road. Thankfully, it's sheltered from road noise and there's very little traffic; however, kids and puppies should be watched).

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hope in Kenai Peninsula

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs approximately 15 steps. Not easily accessed if disabled; stairs lack handrail.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • museums
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

Cute Cottage With Spectacular View Over Turnagain Arm And Six Mile Creek
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews
5

Great views, convenient location, and comfortable accommodations

  • 5 of 5

I forgot to write this review immediately after our stay because it was fantastic, and I had zero complaints. I would recommend this to anyone. There are some drawbacks, but you can't find anywhere around that doesn't share these same limitations. It's Alaska! And the price is great. We saw bald eagles every day. The Turnagin Arm and mountains are right there in front of you. There is also a great breakfast place within 5 minutes. Thinking back, I couldn't imagine anything better. This cabin is verified by a mildly outdoorsy Seattleite.

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

Spectacular!!!

  • 5 of 5

I wish I could give 10 stars!! This cabin was amazing! The views are priceless!! We cannot wait to return! Thank you Tom and Sharon

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Amazing views, great location, plenty of wildlife

  • 4 of 5

First let me start with why only a 4 star rating. Upon arrival we were amazed at the views from the deck and from inside the home, however the bed was not made, and there were only 3 clean towels for 5 of us. We contacted Tom, and were told that the housekeeper had not shown up for whatever reason, and we would be given a credit, which we were. Also, there was only one pull out (a comfortable futon for 2), not 2 as stated, but we made it work. The location of the cottage is somewhat remote, and the views are beyond words. There was plenty of wildlife to keep one entertained. No need for T.V. or other electronic devices (we did get cell signal, but it was very limited: maybe location, the cloud cover, our provider T-Mobile, or a combination of all). We saw river otters playing, bald eagles flying close by (over the deck), hawks, other waterfowl and even a bear, yes a bear, a big bear! We spent a lot of time on the deck viewing the wildlife through binoculars. One set was provided, and we also had a pair. The kitchen was adequately furnished, though it would have been nice to have a few more teaspoons. The interior was warm and comfortable. We spent most of our indoor time in what I would call the dining area. It had big windows with an amazing view. I also enjoyed the skylights, and the character of the architecture. I would recommend this cottage as a place to stay, and I would stay here again. We did drive into Hope the day we were leaving, Saturday, only to find that there were a few places to eat, and other activities. I wish we would have made the 8 mile drive sooner. I would say that the cottage is better suited for 4 people though. Thanks Tom for sharing your cottage with us. Many great memories for our family.

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

excellent

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin with amazing views. Perfect for a couple or small family

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you had such a nice stay. Thank you for the kind words.
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5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

My wife and our young son and I stayed in this cabin and had a great time. It's clean and modern and I can't recommend it enough. If you're interested in a vacation cabin in this area, there is no better choice. The location is perfect for enjoying many different activities on the North Kenai Peninsula. And on top of how great the cabin is (and its views!), what also adds to the experience is how great Tom Hunt (the owner) was to deal with. Your search for a cabin ends w/this listing. Book it and enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walnut, California
5

Cozy, comfortable, what a view!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our time at the Sunrise cabin. We just could not move away from the windows because the view was so spectacular. We spent meals looking out and enjoying the relaxing atmosphere. Didn't miss our electronics at all! The cabin was just the right size for us. It was very warm on the cold evenings and mornings. The bedroom was so comfy too! This location was a good base camp for visiting a lot of places in the Kenai Peninsula. Hope we get a chance to get back up here again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you had a relaxing and comfortable time, Sandie. Thanks for the nice comments.
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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Anchorage
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Seaview Cafe
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Alyeska Resort
Nearest Motorway
8.2 Miles
Seward Highway
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
There are a few restaurants in Hope, some seasonal
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Alyeska Resort
Car: necessary

The Kenai Peninsula is Anchorage's playground, offering endless terrain for hiking, biking, fishing, sight-seeing. We are accessible to the famous fishing on the Kenai River (approx 20-30 minutes). Resort and back-country skiing abundant, as is hiking and mountain or snow biking.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Hope, 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
 
Summer 2017
16 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£626
for 4 nights
From
£156
£939
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £195.58

Everyone loves staying here. It's a beautiful place in a beautiful and quiet setting. Our only challenge is that we are not on a well system so need to haul water ourselves. Our worst fear is you running out during your stay. We *really* appreciate you being conscious of water usage. Accordingly, if you don't mind not flushing #1 and keeping your showers short, that'll help save scores of gallons a day, and they add up! Thank you!

We will refund your damage deposit automatically at 14 days post stay. This allows us time to get down there.

We ask for a longer stay in winter because it costs more to heat the place up for you. Unless we've been there recently, the cottage will be 50d F when you arrive and becomes comfortably warm within an hour.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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