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Prime Kenai River Frontage with Private Lodging

Bedrooms 1
Space 960 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment on the ground floor with a Bunk House steps away.

Pristine view and just steps from fishing right off the bank of the famous Kenai River. This property is very conveniently located in the middle of the Kenai Peninsula. Just minutes away from the small town conveniences such as restaurants, groceries, etc. This property is a great base accommodation for your whole Alaskan vacation. From halibut and salmon fishing to white water rafting to bird watching, guided or not, this is it! You could be just about any where on the Kenai Peninsula and do just about anything you can dream of with very little effort and minimal time frames. You will feel like you are in the wilds of Alaska and yet relaxed with natural beauty all around.

The 145 feet of our private river bank front to fish off of with plenty of elbow room, view, or just relax and enjoy. It also has picnic table and benches, fire pit, fish cleaning table, and plenty of wild life to see. There is a your own full size freezer for your catch, satellite TV with a 55 inch HD flat screen, and wireless internet to stay in touch with. You will also have your own kitchenette for your fresh catch and for times you would rather just stay in. Also your own private new washer and dryer for your convenience.

Our one bedroom apartment (Bear Den) has accommodation for 4 to 5 people. The apartment has queen size bed and 2 twin size bunk beds. There is a very large comfortable couch and a rollout bed if necessary to suit your needs.

WE ALSO HAVE OUR WOLF DEN CABIN/BUNK HOUSE JUST STEPS AWAY TO ACCOMIDATE A LARGE FAMILY OR PARTY. These sleeping quarters come with a beautiful Kenai River view just 25 feet away from our Bear Den which will sleep 2 or 3 additional guests. This Wolf Den will not be available without the use of the Bear Den. This is because because the Wolf Den is a dry cabin without a bath or sink. It is warm, comfortable, and newly remodeled with a knotty pine interior and captain twin beds. It also has its own fridge and microwave and table and chairs for games and snacking. WI-FI, TV, AND INTERNET will be available.

The Bear Den is just one of our two apartment accommodations. We also have the Eagles Nest apartment on VRBO with the listing number 798980 in case you are interested in our property availability. This may be of value in case you have a very large group or party and want the whole property to use. Or maybe if you have some calendar or scheduling issues.

We are able to help you customize a package of adventures and side trips during your stay for you. We want you to have a great time and wonderful memories.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Russian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 July, 2018

About The Owner

I am originally from Montana and my wife is from Donetsk, Ukraine. We have been married for 20 years as I write this. We have been blessed to own this prime property on the Kenai River. My wife and I are living on our property as retirees. We have lived the Alaskan life for over 45 years now and love it. We also had looked all around the Kenai Peninsula for over 10 years before we found just the right property to live on for the rest of our lives.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2013

Why The Owner chose Sterling

This is our retirement property that we have been working for our entire adult lives. We have been Alaskans for 45 years and just love the Kenai Peninsula. We call it a little piece of Heaven. This property is one of the oldest established fishing spots on the Kenai River from back in the days of the Russian Trade. There still exists the old Russian Trail Head on our property. We wanted to have a great location for fishing. And this is where so much of the early Kenai River fishing started.

What makes this apartment unique

We have almost 2 acres of prime land to enjoy year round. It was love at first site here with my wife and I. I still remember the day we first set eyes on this property. A lone Eagle greeted us right in front of our picture window and it talked loudly for several minutes. And now over the years we have been here we see why they love it here. Lots of food for them and wonderful conditions to mate and raise their young.

Our property has the perfect views of the Kenai River and all the mountains around us. Just the right amount of easy trail down to the fishing hole just in front of our home. There is a never ending life from the wilds of Alaska to see each day. We can see the King Salmon nesting and breaking water just in front and along our side of the river. Eagles galore about the area as well as so many other birds. There is always some thing to look at or do here. Not a dull life living here. It is relaxing though.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loved the peacefulness of the river and no traffic noise. This place is amazing with a great Alaskan experience. Thanks for letting us stay and spend time with your family in such a great nature environment. Totally recommend this place for future guests. Thanks again for all that you do. You are great Alaskan Americans! God Bless
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Sterling in Kenai Peninsula Borough

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The well maintained bathroom has your standard bathtub with built in shower. Large vanity with themed trim accents to make you feel comfortable.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , The Bear Den
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , This Wolf Den cabin is just steps away from the Bears Den.
  • The Bear Den bedroom has a very nice comfortable queen size bed on a hand made log frame. There are hand crafted rustic and themed furnishings all about the room. It is very well maintained and memorable. The Wolf Den bedroom has 2 twin size Captains beds with the amenities of a studio style room. It is also themed for the Kenai River with a view from the windows. There is a front covered deck to relax under and enjoy the view.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We also have a beautiful little dry cabin within steps of this accommodation that can sleep 2 more people. It also has great views of the Kenai River and sunsets an sunrises with the Alaskan skies. This is perfect for those with larger groups and just need more room. Wi-fi and Internet are available.


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Prime Kenai River Frontage with Private Lodging
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Great place to stay on the Kenai! Ron really takes your experience personally.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views, centrally located for fishing.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, We just loved seeing you and your party of fishermen fill the freezers full. You were gentlemen fishermen. Would really enjoy you back again. Ron and Katya
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Amazing view, amazing hosts

  • 5 of 5

Ron and Katya have thought of everything and are the perfect hosts. They go above and beyond for their guests to make sure they have the best vacation possible. Accommodations were very clean and cozy and had everything we needed. The property has an amazing view, and the fire pit makes a perfect place to sit and relax in the evenings. We would absolutely recommend this vrbo!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Amanda for your review. We loved having your wonderful family enjoy a fishing vacation here in Alaska. I was inspired to see how well everyone did on catching all that salmon to fill the freezer. It was great to share our property with you as it is a little piece of heaven to us. Ron and Katya
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  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing! I am a previous resident of Alaska and haven't been back in years. Growing up in Alaska, I was big on fishing and being back in the Kenai and taking in the breath-taking view from this place nearly brought me to tears as I took in the beauty and majesty of the place. The house was super clean and immaculate - perfect in every way! And everything you need to have a great fishing experience is all there - the location is very nice - I went when the sockeye run wasn't all that great (wish I came a little later in July to hit the 2nd run of sockeye) but even when the runs were low and people at the Russian River were catching literally nothing, the fishing spot at this cabin had a good number of sockeye and we were able to take a few back home! I am definitely going to be coming back again - I came back home to California just a couple days ago and I'm already missing this place!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you thoughtful message to Eagle's Eye. We almost teared up ourselves with the kind words you wrote about your stay. It was a very nice surprise to us. We really enjoy getting everything fixed up just right for our guests. We did not even have a chance to meet yet you found your way around the property with no problems. And from the pictures of your family, a great time was had by all. You are welcome anytime to come back. Ron and Katya
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All the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

We loved our visit to Alaska and Ron and Katya were the perfect hosts. Their little piece of heaven on the Kenai was the perfect spot for us to call home base and travel each day to the many different areas of the Kenai peninsula. This home is very well kept, has everything you could possibly need and sits right on the Kenai River. We stayed a week and loved every minute of it.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughts of our place Sandy and Joel. It is nice to hear from other great fishermen, and fisher-women, how nice it is to get comfortable indoors after enjoying Alaska's outdoors. Hope you stay in touch and come fish with us again. Ron and Katya
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Perfect set-up on the river with very nice hosts

  • 5 of 5

Ron and Katya have thought of everything! The place was immaculate and the location on the river was amazing. We especially enjoyed the stacked firewood and fire pits late each evening. It was very clean and welcoming! We would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Paul and Crystal, for your kind words. We loved to have you on our property. We hope to see you again in a future.
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The best VRBO ever !

  • 5 of 5

We stay frequently in VRBO properties. This is by far the best. Ron and Katia have thought of everything to make this a great place to vacation. From the friendly greeting by them, the comfortable bed, the plush towels to the unique decorum.. This is a great place... Also,the view from your front area is fabulous... Thanks for making our stay on the kenai wonderful !

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Bruce and Marguerite, for your kind review. We enjoyed your stay with us very much. Hope to see you again some time soon. Ron and Katya
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Kenai, Alaska
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
28 Miles
Russian River Crossing Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Kenai, Alaska
Car: recommended

This is fishing heaven. The summer is when the salmon run and people want to catch them. There is world class trout fishing here too! Ocean fishing is just a short hop to a multi species deep water safaris. Seward and Homer are on both sides of Sterling, and bam, your in the middle of a fishing adventure.

Lots of other things to do if fishing is not what you want to do every day. There is hiking galore with trail heads all over the Kenai Peninsula. White water Rapids at 6 mile or just a lesurly drift boat ride down the Kenai or Kasilof Rivers. Boat tours to see glaciers and animals of the sea. Big time bear viewing guided tours where you can get up REAL CLOSE if you dare! Play a game of golf just down the road at a nice course. How about some horse back riding. If you want to canoe, the Swanson Lake System has a lot to offer.

There is an endless supply of adventure if you want to have some fun here in Alaska. We can try and help you out, just give us a go. We are very able to customize your whole vacation here in Alaska.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Sterling, Alaska

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Red Hot Season
1 Jul 2018 - 15 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest
Jumping Silver Season
16 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest
Mighty King Season
1 Jun 2019 - 9 Jul 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest
Red Hot Season
10 Jul 2019 - 15 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest
Jumping SilverSeason
16 Aug 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £74.79

No pets are allowed anywhere on the property.
No smoking allowed inside any of the building properties.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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