THE RIVER HOUSE - COOPER LANDING

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Ryan and Robin Szescila

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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THE RIVER HOUSE - COOPER LANDING

Cooper Landing House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The house is located a few hundred yards upriver and across from the Kenai Princess Lodge, just above the Upper River rapids. The living set up is ideal for a romantic couple, a family of 6 or 4-5 friends. Moose, bear, bald eagles, beavers, goats and mountain sheep are commonly seen from the property. In May and early June, brown bears frequent the property requiring extra caution. Outside there are plentiful wild raspberries in late summer, an outdoor sauna and wade fishing for Rainbows and Dollies.

The fly fishing for trophy rainbow trout and Dolly Varden on the upper river is tremendous between July and late October. During the month of October Silver Salmon can be caught from the property.

Google Earth Coordinates - 60°29'12.69'N 149°50'48.56'W (Russian River 5 miles), (Quartz Creek 5 miles), (Bing’s Landing 33 miles), (Seward 49 miles), (Anchorage 95 miles)

The new and expanded deck was completed in November of 2013. Both the upstairs master bedroom and bath are planned to be remodeled in April of 2014.

Keywords: The River House, riverfront, fly fishing, river front, rainbow, trout, birding, photography, BBQ, salmon, privacy,

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome

Ryan and Robin Szescila

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There are few things I enjoy more than floating down the Upper Kenai and few places I find more peaceful than having a cup of coffee in the sun room. I was lucky enough to spend the month of September fishing in Cooper Landing for about a decade before owning this property. For any guests that have not experienced September in Cooper Landing, I strongly recommend it.

Ryan and Robin Szescila purchased this house in 2007

There are many houses available for rent in Cooper Landing, but few have the privacy, fishing and beauty of the River House. It is very difficult for my wife to leave this property every year.

We have just completed our sixth consecutive rental season and plan to continue renting the house until we retire. We have continually reinvested a minimum of one third of the rental revenue back into the property for the last six years.

It is extremely important to us that our guests have a trip of a life time while visiting the River House. This year we have employed Jessica Larsen to locally manage the property during your stay. Jessica will bring a new level of service and expertise in planning your Alaskan adventure.

If the world class rainbow fishing was not enough, the upper river is one of the most beautiful places I have come across. The house is extremely quiet and sits across from the drift only marker on the Upper Kenai (No motors allowed). The house is across from the Kenai Princess Lodge, but cannot be seen from the property. Just above the property, the river begins to narrow and pick up current. The view from nearly every room in the house is breathtaking. The original house was built in the 50s and has been featured on the cover of several magazines over the years. Great effort has been made to maintain the trees on the property, while keeping them trimmed to ensure views from all angles.

There are very few properties on the Kenai river with the privacy and scenery of this location.

Brown bears frequent the property in May and early June and leave their mark on an annual basis. By late June the bears move a few miles down river to look for spawning salmon. Rainbows and Dollies can be caught easily for most of the summer and fall. In October Silver Salmon start to move into the slack water before spawning in Kenai Lake.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Property Reviews

The River House - Cooper Landing
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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The River House - Cooper Landing
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Cooper Landing Alaska
portland, OR
5

terrific location - very comfortable

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
great spot. No fishing in front of house, but close to troutfitters. Loft layout and 4th bed a bit loud but with 4 guys we wound up all getting a bed. Sauna is awesome and layout very comfortable.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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The River House - Cooper Landing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p252577vb
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Cooper Landing Alaska
Tucson, AZ
5

Serenity!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Rented the river house for 5 days on a getaway trip with my family. The house had just been cleaned when we arrived. All we had to do is drop our bags, took a short walk to the Kenai River. Next day took rafting trip (rafting outfit is 1 mile away..mile marker 50) saw bear, tons of salmon, trout and bald eagles.

Every morning we had fresh red raspberries from fruit patch on side of house. There is a bald eagle's nest straight across from kitchen sink.......most perfect view when you doing the dishes. Speaking of dishes, this house is equiped with plenty of pots, pans, grill, glass ware, cleaning supplies, etc. We cooked every night and had everything at our disposal.

I recommend this house if you want to relax and disconnect from hustle & bustle of everyday life. The town of Seward is 45 mins away and recommend it for its amazing oceanviews, hike on Exit Glacier, museums, coffeeshops, fresh seafood and souvenir shopping.

The owner of this house was very helpful and provided tons of local information.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 2/2
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The River House - Cooper Landing
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Cooper Landing Alaska
Dallas, TV
5

Breathtaking

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
The previous reviews are accurate. You just need to know that this house is just off the highway since the valley is narrow. We loved our two nights here. The downstairs bedroom (twins or double) does not have a door but the bathroom is nicely updated. The freezer was just what we needed and the laundry room was also. The upstairs king bedroom needs a fan, in my opinion but the walk out deck was so pleasant ! The fire pits by the river were sooo nice as we're the raspberries ! You can't go wrong here.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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The River House - Cooper Landing
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Cooper Landing Alaska
5

Wish this was my home away from home!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We had seen the photos online and thought the River House looked great...it still didn't prepare us for the spectacular view out over the river! The River House well exceeded our expectations. The house, itself, was also great. Plenty of room, well maintained and yes, comfy beds! : ) Cooper Landing was the last leg of our two week Alaskan adventure and was really glad to have five nights here. The location was ideal...could easily drive to Seward, Kenai, Sodotna and other locations. However, not sure you even need to leave the area...little bit of heaven in one spot. When you stay at The River House, be sure to check out the sauna. Our family enjoyed most nights relaxing in there...was a great way to end the day. I just can't say enough about how wonderful the River House is. When we get back to Cooper Landing, it will be our first choice for lodging, without a doubt. Thanks.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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The River House - Cooper Landing
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Cooper Landing Alaska
Highland,Utah
5

A little bit of heaven

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
My husband and I, along with two other couples stayed for four nights and had an unbelievable vacation. Every time we looked out the window at the river rolling by we commented on how relaxing it was to be there. We had everything we needed and more. Our beds were comfortable. The only reason we did not get enough sleep was because there was so much to do. We were able to find wild life nearby.
We were able to make Seward and Homer each a one day trip. Thanks to our host for making sure we had all we needed. Thanks for a great trip.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Map

Nearest Airport
98 Miles
Ted Stevens International Airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Russian River Ferry
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Whittier
Nearest Motorway
Sterling Highway
Nearest Beach
47 Miles
Seward
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
King Fisher
Nearest Ski
67.5 Miles
Aleyska Ski Resort
Nearest Golf
43 Miles
Birchwood Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1.88 Miles
King Fisher
Car: necessary

The property is 49 miles from Seward, 120 miles from Homer and 65 miles from Whittier. The Russian River and mouth or Quartz creek are both 5 miles from the property.

Nelson St. near mile marker 49 provides access to the few Upper Kenai properties with low bank river frontage.

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Availability & Rates

Cooper Landing House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Early Season
May 1 2014 - Jun 10 2014
$270
$1,950
$7,300
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Season
Sep 21 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$310
$2,135
$8,400
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
$392
$2,600
$9,700
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.0%
Notes Additional guest fees do not apply to children under the age of 18.
Weekly cleaning is included in monthly rates.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Cooper Landing House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Covered Parking
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1), Two Twins joined (1)Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • rock climbing
  • fishing
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • hunting
  • sailing
Notes:
There is an outdoor fireplace on the river bank.
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