THE RIVER HOUSE - COOPER LANDING

Ryan and Robin Szescila

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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THE RIVER HOUSE - COOPER LANDING

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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.

The fall season in Cooper Landing is arguably the most beautiful time of the year. As the summer season comes to an end the rainbow trout and silver salmon fishing is at its peak as the deciduous trees turn bright yellow and orange.

The Kenai River is open for fishing between June 11th and May 1st. The ADF&G website is a great source of information on the latest fishing regulations.

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)

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

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

Ryan and Robin Szescila

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Speaks english

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 - 4 nights
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4.8
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The River House - Cooper Landing
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The River House - Cooper Landing
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Cooper Landing Alaska
5

LOVELY HOUSE ON THE PERFECT PART OF THE KENAI RIVER

  • 5 of 5
The House is located on the beautiful upper Kenai river. There's a lot of back yard by the river for fishing, playing or just relaxing. The Upper Kenai is quieter, greener with mountains and wilderness all around the House. Green/Blue glacier water runs right through this area. There's a quite a bit of salmon fishing by the house or just in the area.
The house is very warm and has great energy. The living room sofas are very cozy and comfortable. You can sit there all day watching the river flowing by or having a cold beer after all full day of float fishing on the river. The King Size bed is also surprisingly comfortable and comparable to some 5 star hotel I have stayed at. Bathroom upstairs is clean and well equipt. We did not want to leave Kenai River house :)
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cooper Landing Alaska
Spearfish SD
5

GREAT VACATION SPOT!

  • 5 of 5
Perfect location for our family vacation. Mom, Dad and 4 sons aged 9-24. Owners were very easy to deal with and the accommodations were great. Everything we needed was provided, and we were welcomed by a nice note and gift basket. Cooper Landing was a very convenient spot for our stay - less than an hour from Seward for the glacier and fjord tour (high recommend the 6 hour with Kenai Fjord Tours) and our halibut fishing charter from Homer (a little over 2 hours away). The deck is beautiful and the view is breathtaking. It would be nice to have fishing from the shore, but the Russian River was just a few miles away and the salmon fishing was great. The rooms and bathrooms were nicely appointed and the house was very clean and well kept. Only a few recommendations - adding a bench at the kitchen table would make seating a larger group easier, and a screen on the master door would allow the breeze to come in at night. We would definitely consider coming back to the River House on our return trip. This was our first but there will be many more! Thank you Ryan!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cooper Landing Alaska
3

BEAUTIFUL SERENE VIEW

  • 3 of 5
Beautiful setting and brand new deck, very clean and well maintained. This property has a lot of potential and is a work in progress. Could def use some updated furnishing and some more furniture - only one love seat in the entire sun room where the best view of the river was. Not even a side table in the entire place. No deck furnishing except a couple fold up camping chairs.

Quiet beautiful spot right on the river - can't beat location.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
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Cooper Landing Alaska
portland, OR
5

TERRIFIC LOCATION - VERY COMFORTABLE

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Cooper Landing Alaska
Tucson, AZ
5

SERENITY!!

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Cooper Landing Alaska
Dallas, TV
5

BREATHTAKING

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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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

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Cooper Landing 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
 
Late Season
Sep 21 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,600
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Season
May 1 2015 - Jun 11 2015
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,600
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$392
$2,600
$9,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + 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 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Cooper Landing House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2319 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
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:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • fly fishing
  • fishing
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • rock climbing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • golf
Notes:
There is a primitive outdoor fireplace on the river bank.
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