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Secluded Yard, Spacious Deck, Spectacular View. Five Minutes From Downtown Homer

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Secluded Yard, Spacious Deck, Spectacular View. Five Minutes From Downtown Homer

Relax in this private and quiet Alaskan home after your day of adventures. Amazing views from every room of Kachemak bay and the Chugach mountains. Only five minutes from downtown Homer.

Barbeque your freshly caught fish on deck overlooking the ocean.

Family friendly home with unique touches from our life in Alaska. We often see moose and sometimes black bear from the deck!

Large master bedroom has queen bed and bath. Two twin beds in second bedroom.


Owner
Tom and Catie Bursch
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 July, 2017

About Tom and Catie Bursch

We are Catie and Tom. We each grew up in Minnesota and journeyed North to Alaska in our late teens looking for opportunity and adventure. We ended up finding lots of both and eventually we found each other. We've raised our two daughters in this house in Homer and each summer we all leave to commercially fish for salmon in Bristol Bay. While we are away we make our home available for the heart of the summer for visitors to enjoy. When we return from fishing or traveling we find our little home by the bay an oasis and a place of comfort. We hope you do to.

Tom and Catie Bursch purchased this house in 1994

Why Tom and Catie Bursch chose Kenai Peninsula

We began working as deckhands on Homer based commercial fishing boats in the early 80s. We spent our off seasons traveling abroad and living in remote Alaska. When the children were toddlers we decided to move to somekind of town. Because our income is seasonal, we had our choice of anywhere in the state, and chose Homer. Its one of the only communities on the coast of Alaska without too many days of rain, has a strong family oriented community and good support for the fishing industry.

What makes this house unique

One of the only view properties in Homer where you don't see any other structure in the view shed yet are only 5 min from downtown Homer.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Homer in Alaska

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Big master bedroom upstairs with fantastic view 1/2 bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Upstairs bedroom with view, private, with door
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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Secluded Yard, Spacious Deck, Spectacular View. Five Minutes From Downtown Homer
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews
5

Gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful, comfy and has gorgeous views. Property is very well groomed and close to town with lots of scenic hiking trails. Definitely would come back! Great restaurants and the spit is a fun place to go.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible views, very secluded ptoperty, just awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Tom and Catie have an awesome house with an amazing view of the bay and the spit. Although other homes are nearby you would never know it, you cant see any of them and you certainly cant hear anyone. Extremely lush vegetation! We would strongly recommend this location to anyone! Sleeps 4 very comfortably and is fully loaded with all the necessary amenities and kitchen supplies/spices, etc.

Randy and Susan

Littleton, Colorado

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amaizing home with amaizing views!

  • 5 of 5

Website pictures just don't do it justice. The views are breathtaking and the home is quiet and private but only a few mins from the spit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking views of Kachemak Bay

  • 5 of 5

Nice home with breathtaking views of Kachemak Bay from the balcony. We enjoyed the balcony so much we didn't miss TV! Bedrooms were spacious and the beds were comfortable. Plenty of drawer space but no closet space for hanging up clothes. Well stocked kitchen and nice gas grill for cooking meals in. Welcome bottle of wine was a nice touch. For fresh (not frozen) fish go to the Auction Block on the spit. We really enjoyed our stay and would return again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Joni, So glad you had a good trip. Glad you found the Auction Block and enjoyed our Alaskan seafood. All the best. Catie
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5

Perfect for us. Beautiful view. Central to Homer

  • 5 of 5

Private quiet just wonderful

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A+++++ Excellent!!! We absolutely loved this home.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Tom & Catie's home for 4 nights in July 2016. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The home is situated on a bluff overlooking Kachemak Bay / Cook Inlet and I was glued to my binoculars the entire stay. The view from the house is of the bay and mountains. It is simply stunning. Our favorite view was from the master bedroom.

The house is extremely comfortable. There is a living area with 2 comfy couches, a dining area with a table for 4, a functional and easy kitchen and two bedrooms upstairs. We only used the master bedroom, which has a very comfortable bed and a small lavette that was perfect. There is a second bedroom with 2 twin beds. The downstairs bathroom has a shower that has great water pressure. Everything was super clean (this is VERY important to me). The home is totally private (you can't see the neighbors and they can't see you) and the only sounds we heard were those of a few birds and squirrels.

Everything was exactly as described on VRBO and we found the owners very easy to work with. The photos in the VRBO listing were true to the actual home. We had one issue while we were there (the wifi went out) and the rental manager came to the house within an hour of my text message.

On the coffee table in the living room, the owners have left a binder with simple instructions for the house and recommendations for local restaurants and activities. We followed their recommendations and were very pleased with our meals - especially the Two Sisters Bakery and The Bagel Shop (which we never would have found were it not for their recommendation). The coffee table itself is a small display case of some fascinating natural items. The owners provide a small chart of its contents. Just one of the charming elements of the house.

We just cannot recommend this home highly enough. It is beautiful and comfortable in every way. During our trip to Alaska, we stayed in 5 different properties and this one was definitely our favorite.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Allison, wow, thanks so much for your wonderful review. We are just now settling down after the fishing season and attending to things like this, so sorry I did not thank you earlier. It makes us feel so good that other folks can get the same enjoyment out of our home as we do. We enjoy traveling and appreciate finding a good match for our needs. Its reasuring to hear our webpage accurately describes our house. Have a happy winter!!! Catie and Tom
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Homer, Alaska

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£376
for 2 nights
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£157
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £57.59 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.5%

Check in Time is 4PM Check out time is 11 AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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