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PRIVACY AND STUNNING VIEW AT THE ALASKAN COTTAGE

Holly Van Pelt

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Holly Van Pelt

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2014
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PRIVACY AND STUNNING VIEW AT THE ALASKAN COTTAGE

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Homer House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-8)

PRIVACY! This home is located on almost 6 acres of land, giving you the privacy and peace that you have come to Alaska for. It is conveniently located in the city limits of Homer and is only 3 to 4 miles from the city center. The house is located on a bluff that overlooks emerald lakes and the beaches of Kachemak Bay just below.

You can hear the murmur of the ocean from the porch and watch eagles soaring on the updrafts overhead. Before you stretches the striking visual panorama of Kachemak Bay, Cook Inlet, the Kenai mountains and the volcanoes of the Alaska Range.

This newly remodeled house has a wall of windows to take full advantage of the view and thoughtfully placed window treatments to shut out the midnight sun for those not used to our long daylight hours at bedtime. There is an access ramp to the house and the entire lower floor is handicapped accessible. Spend the afternoon on the large deck and grill your fish for a fresh Alaskan dinner. This house is a truly comfortable residence with all of the conveniences of home.

Keywords: House,cottage,cabin

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Holly Van Pelt (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2014

About Holly Van Pelt

We are both long time Alaskans who discovered all the amazing things about Homer and have made it our home. We love to fish, hike, bird-watch and kayak and living in Homer has made these activities available right out our door. We share our local knowledge with our visitors and especially love to share our Alaska.

Holly Van Pelt purchased this house in 2003

Why Holly Van Pelt chose Homer

Some of the best things about this property is the privacy and the view. The most frequent comment I get from our guests is how greatly their expectations of the cottage were exceeded when they walk through the door.

What makes this house unique

My favorite feature of the house is watching the antics of the big birds playing stick-drop and aero-bomber with each other on breezy days.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for letting us stay for the weekend. We loved it. We don't want to leave. It is so quiet and the morning is beautiful and even more beautiful is sunset. It was sooo pretty. We just sat and watched it till it turned night.
Sep 2009
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Privacy and Stunning View at the Alaskan Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
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Homer Alaska
5

Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
This place exceeded our expectations! Pictures can't do the view justice. We were very happy.
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Homer Alaska
Miami, FL
5

Homer Home Base

  • 5 of 5
We used the Alaskan Cottage as our home base in Homer for several days. The house perfectly accommodated our group of three adults and was clean and well organized. The view is to die for, and we ate meals in the living room while overlooking the bay (would have loved to eat on the deck but a little too cool in late September). The house is a little out of town and away from the lights, so the stars at light we're amazing!
Despite our late season visit, we had a great time poking around Homer. We did both the Homer Brewery and the Beer Creek Winery tastings. We took water taxis on two occasions, once for a day hike to Grewingk Glacier, and once on an ad hoc wildlife and real estate tour of Kachemak Bay. We'll definitely look for another opportunity to return.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Homer Alaska
Alberta Canada
5

Loved our stay

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The view was absolutely spectacular! We had everything we needed and had no complaints. Would definitely go back in a heartbeat:)
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Homer Alaska
Washington, DC
5

A Heavenly Haven in Homer

  • 5 of 5
Homer is a very special place, and staying in this house made our stay even more so. The house, as described, is on the edge of town. It’s well stocked, welcoming, and very comfortable. There are thoughtful little touches, like nice big mugs for coffee and tea. Its most amazing feature is the breathtaking view from the LR, deck, and upstairs bathroom. It’s awe-inspiring, like watching a living painting, with changing light and cloud formations throughout the day. On the day we left, we watched a fin whale feeding in the Inlet just below the house. We would have been content to spend many hours on the deck or in the living room just gazing, but Homer has much to offer.

We don’t fish, but certainly enjoyed eating the abundant and very fresh salmon and halibut. Favorite restaurants were Café Cups, Little Mermaid (on the Spit), and Wasabi (for the view, especially) (reservations needed for restaurants). Our bear viewing trip to Katmai was cancelled due to weather, so as a substitute adventure we took a float plane across the Bay to the State Park and hiked back to the coast from a sub-alpine lake. On the water taxi ride back, we saw a pod of Orca whales, a seal, puffins and kittiwakes, and sea otters. Some of our days were rainy, but that was OK. The Inlet Bookstore and Mermaid Café are great; we also learned a lot about the local ecology at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitors Center.

Homer has some of the highest tides in the world, almost 30 feet. It’s fun to walk on Bishop’s Beach and look for rocks as the tide changes, with the snow covered peaks and glaciers in the distance. We hope to go back to Homer and if we do, we absolutely would stay again at Holly’s “Heavenly Haven!”
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Homer Alaska
5

Comfortable Home

  • 5 of 5
The photos of this property are very accurate. The view is one you want if you've never been to Alaska. The beds were comfortable, it was handy to have a washer and dryer, we cooked meals every day and the kitchen was well equipped, and sitting on the deck was great. In late May/early June you can see eagles soaring overhead. Holly was easy to work with when booking and once we arrived. She was current on all the latest fishing and clamming guidelines. One caution -- bring some slippers. Holly asks that all shoes stay in the entry way and your toes can get cold in Alaska even in summer!
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Privacy and Stunning View at the Alaskan Cottage
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Homer Alaska
5

The Halibut Queen

  • 5 of 5
The view is exactly the same as the photograph. We enjoyed watching the tides change right from our back deck. The setting and privacy set it apart from other properties. Homer has many attactions, our favorites were: fishing with Captain Mike and sending our fish home, trying to fish for salmon on the river, the museum, winery and brewery, many good restuarants and shops in Homer and the Spit and our home away from home that was well equipped and very clean. We will recommend this to our friends. Thanks Holly!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Car: necessary

ocean fishing charters, fly-in bear viewing, stream fishing,clamming, tide pooling, bird watching especially good from the porch

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Rates & Availability

From $170 Per night

Homer House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2015
Apr 15 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$170
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2015
May 22 2015 - Sep 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
$235
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2015
Sep 8 2015 - Oct 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 7.5%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Homer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , on the main floor. Washer and dryer
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Big upstairs bathroom with a Huge view of bay and mountains.
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , downstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Upstairs bedroom
    Loft bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Loft space upstairs
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) The twin beds are located in an upstairs loft, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) one queen size convertible bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
wonderful yard and mowed lawn, I-pod docking station and radio. Thermos and cooler provided for day use. Blender in kitchen.

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