ALASKA MOUNTAINVIEW CABINS (CHALET) NEAR MORGAN'S LANDING, KENAI RIVER

Juniper Neill

Advertiser since 2011
Speaks english
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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ALASKA MOUNTAINVIEW CABINS (CHALET) NEAR MORGAN'S LANDING, KENAI RIVER

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Overview

Sterling House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-14)

LARGE, CUSTOM HOME WITH HUGE DECK AND FANTASTIC MOUNTAIN AND FOREST VIEWS!! Welcome! We invite you to our custom made post and beam home. Designed and constructed by master builder Gregory Corse, this architecturally stunning home will provide a comfortable and inspiring retreat for your fishing and wilderness adventures. PERFECT FOR LARGE FAMILY GATHERINGS, the house was built using centuries old techniques from the German master builders. The 40' vaulted ceiling of the great room boasts incredible hand-hewn beam and joinery work, with a cascading wall of windows overlooking rich green forests and stunning glacial capped mountains.

The house is divided into TWO rentals, the Chalet (upper) and Hide-A-Way (lower), each one with full kitchen and living area. The Chalet has 3 bedrooms with 2 full baths. The Hide-A-Way has 2 bedrooms with 2/3 bath (shower/no tub). Large groups will want to rent the entire house for absolute comfort at a reduced rate. Smaller groups can rent either space and are assured of privacy, as each unit has a separate entrance and is well insulated between floors. The Hide-A-Way boasts an impressive custom made rock wall fireplace built over 40 years ago by the original property homesteader and well known artist and wood turner, Donald 'Rip' Skuse.

Situated on 9 acres of beautifully forested land, this house is just a THREE-MINUTE drive or 15-minute walk from the world famous Kenai River at Morgan's Landing State Park headquarters where you can fish from the bank. Located in Sterling on the Kenai Peninsula, Soldotna (shops, dining, laundry, movies, etc) is just a 15-minute drive away. Day trips to Homer or Seward for saltwater fishing, glacier fjord tours, art/crafts/artifacts shopping and amazing seafood dining are just 1.5 hours away. Whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking and canoeing are all within 20 to 45 minutes away.

From the Chalet enjoy midnight sun BBQs on the large deck after a hard day's fishing. You can relax here with friends while watching eagles, hawks, and loons soar in the valley below. Early morning coffee on the deck may also offer views of moose as they wander across the property. The Hide-A-Way also has a covered patio at ground level with partial views. Guests from both units can enjoy the outdoor firepit and sitting area for meeting new friends and sharing stories of your Alaskan adventures.

Each unit is well appointed with a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable furnishings, and quality bedding/towels, and outdoor BBQ. Guests have access to the storage shed with 2 adult mountain bikes and a variety of children's bikes. There are also a variety of fishing poles, nets and other items which can be utilized. Both the Chalet and Hide-A-Way have access to freezer space for your fish catch, but there is a strict NO FISH CLEANING policy on the property so as not to attract bears.

This property has been in my family since 1979. Having grown up in Alaska, I understand and appreciate what a unique experience The Great Land can offer and I hope to share that with you. My parents ran a successful tourism business here for over 15 years, and my husband I took over the property in 2011. The Chalet is our personal vacation home, and we look forward to coming home each summer from our work overseas. It is the only remaining tourism rental on the property; the other log cabins are now long-term rentals only. My young children especially love exploring the property, playing in the 'magic garden', feeding the chickens, and evening trips to the Kenai River to watch the fishermen reel in their catch.

Alaska is a wonderland of natural beauty and amazing resources, which our family has spent generations protecting through conservation efforts. We welcome you to our home where you too can become a 'Sourdough' and share in this unique experience. The home is available year round. Winter travelers will be rewarded with an incredible show of colorful northern lights and millions of stars in the dark Arctic night. Nearby winter activities include cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and hot beverage drinking! Summer guests will be rewarded with midnight sun, vast and expansive views, solitude, wildlife, and world-class salmon and halibut fishing. WELCOME!!

Keywords: Alaska, Morgan's Landing, Kenai River, Bing's Landing, salmon fishing, Kenai Peninsula, custom house, Homer, Seward, wildlife viewing, hiking, rafting, view

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Juniper Neill (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
Speaks english

About Juniper Neill

Raised in Alaska...this property was our family homestead. We lived a subsistance lifestyle here...which I didn't fully appreciate until I was grown up! Now I live and work overseas, but Alaska, and this property, will always be our home. I work in international conservation, and growing up in Alaska gave me a real appreciation for protecting our planet's most amazing natural places...this area being one of them!

Juniper Neill purchased this house in 1979

Why Juniper Neill chose Sterling

We chose to take over the family property in 2011 as we just couldn't imagine it not being part of our lives. I hope my children will experience some of what I did growing up. We look forward to coming home every year from our adventures in Africa and Asia.

What makes this house unique

We love to BBQ on the large back deck, overlooking the forest and distant mountain range. Nothing but trees for hundreds of miles! What a view! It's a great way to relax and just reconnect with your family in a quiet and peaceful place.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

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Alaska Mountainview Cabins (Chalet) Near Morgan's Landing, Kenai River
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Alaska Mountainview Cabins (Chalet) Near Morgan's Landing, Kenai River
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Sterling Alaska
5

Great experience

  • 5 of 5
We've been to Alaska as a group a couple of times and this was, by far, the place we have stayed. Plenty of room for all 6 of us, with a great common area as well. The decks and view were really the icing on the cake! We look forward to coming back very soon!
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  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Alaska Mountainview Cabins (Chalet) Near Morgan's Landing, Kenai River
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Sterling Alaska
El Campo, TX, USA
5

GORGEOUS CHALET!

  • 5 of 5
This place was so beautiful! It was immaculate. The woodwork is absolutely incredible! The entire chalet is perfection from the views and the diverse artwork. I wish I knew the stories behind each piece. Juniper's attention to detail is evident in the entire accommodations. For example, the kitchen is fully stocked with anything you might need. The fluffy bath towels were plush and absorbent. There are games and videos for the entire family. Also, she has fishing gear to use. Even bicycles and riding toys for all, including the littlest family members. There is a washer and dryer so you don't have to haul dirty clothes back home. In addition, there are first aid supplies and bug spray available. Our only regret is that we were not able to enjoy the chalet more due to our busy schedule. If you can, plan on some down time to fully take in this phenomenal place. Thanks for a wonderful memory. It will be hard to top this trip!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Alaska Mountainview Cabins (Chalet) Near Morgan's Landing, Kenai River
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Sterling Alaska
Lansing, Michigan
5

Super-Duper Stay!!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 13 stayed here as a central location for the Kenai week of our vacation. What a beautiful place and location. The view off the back deck is gorgeous. We had a campfire most evenings to unwind from the day. Very user-friendly, helpful, comfortable... we would certainly stay here again! We had a fantastic time.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Tim and Family...thank you for staying with us and for the great review! Another happy family! That makes my day! Come back again!
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Alaska Mountainview Cabins (Chalet) Near Morgan's Landing, Kenai River
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Sterling Alaska
Fairbanks, alaska
5

Absolute perfection!!!

  • 5 of 5
My family of 10 (ranging in age 5 thru 80) rented both the chalet & hideaway for a few days. I have not one negative thing to say! This house is absolutely beautiful. There's beautiful artwork everywhere but not like a museum where you're afraid to touch anything or move too quickly---it's so warm and cozy!!! We honestly could have just stayed at the home all day, everyday! We enjoyed the beautiful views from the house, rooms and deck. All the beds were very comfy and warm! The only negative I can think of is that we didn't have time to enjoy the fire pit. We were so busy fishing at the nearby Morgan's landing and running around between homer and kenai and soldotna. This is the perfect area to make home base if you plan to play between homer and seward and kenai areas. Juniper (the homeowner) is great with communication and is sooo personable. Wish I could give you a hug juniper---to say thank you for sharing your beautiful home!!! Shae (the home's caretaker) was so NICE and helpful. We knew that if we needed any assistance or had questions, she'd be easily contacted and was easy to find. We had no worries whatsoever! LOVE LOVE LOVE this home and it will be my first choice when we come back!!! You have to book early though, it books up quick!!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Tracy and Family~ I'm thrilled that your experience at our house was so wonderful. I think you really caught the special nature of the place, and I know that experience will stay with you forever. Please come back again! I promise to do the art reference book! Thank you for such a great idea! All the best, Juniper
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Sterling Alaska
Gig Harbor, WA
5

Fantastic vacation home!

  • 5 of 5
I really can hardly think of enough nice things to say about this property. Everything was perfect -- no negatives. Great communication from the owner. Very spacious and comfortable. We've never stayed in such a clean, nicely maintained and gorgeous cabin. It actually felt like we were staying in the home of good friends rather than a vacation rental. The kitchen was stocked with every utensil and appliance you would ever need. Our young children were delighted to find lots of toys and books. The satellite TV and internet worked flawlessly, which is not often the case in a vacation cabin. The location is central to explore all of the Kenai Peninsula. Our family of five (twin 7-year-olds and 11-year-old) were so comfortable and happy with our stay that we hated to leave. This would be a great pace for family reunion or larger group. Hopefully we will be back some day. I highly recommend this property!
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Roberta and family! When your children are happy on vacation it makes everyone happy! I know my kids love to come come and spend time there. So happy that you had a wonderful time and please come back again! juniper
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Alaska Mountainview Cabins (Chalet) Near Morgan's Landing, Kenai River
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Sterling Alaska
Eagle River, Alaska
5

Perfect Kenai Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Serene, clean, comfortable, excellent views and plenty of things to do in the area......I have found this to be the perfect Alaskan getaway. In the past, I have only stayed in Homer or Seward, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much there is to do in the surrounding area. We spent time in Homer and went with the Danny J to explore around the Halibut Cove area, we went canoeing at Skilak lake, hiked around the area, and enjoyed having so many options of things to do during our stay. Then, d at the end of each day, we could come back to the comfort of Mountainview Chalet.

I also appreciated not having to pack all of the extras, I found your kitchen and accommodations well stocked with many of the essentials that we normally need to pack while staying at other vacation spots. Thank you for sharing with us your lovely home.
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Beth and Nancy...so great that you were able to come to the Chalet and enjoy the place before the big season rush! You're welcome back anytime! Thanks for the great review! Juniper
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Map

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Suzie's Cafe
"Stop for good burgers or other food after a hard day of fishing on your way back to your house."
Cook's Corner Tesoro
"Cooks has everything! We love to stop here for soft-serve ice cream, corn dogs, latte's, sod..."
Homer
"Wonderful town by the bay! Surrounded by mountains...Homer has a great small-town feel with ..."
The Saltry Restaurant
"Great food in a beautiful setting! Take the Danny J boat across the Bay to get there! Nice d..."
Pratt Museum
"Excellent local museum if you are interested in Alaskan natural and cultural history."
Two Sisters Bakery
"Fantastic baked goods and lunches! Nice setting!"
Seward
"A wonderful seaside town with lots of history, natural beauty, and TONS to do and see!"
Kenai Fjords National Park
"Numerous charter boats will take you out into the park from the docks in Seward. Good to boo..."
Exit Glacier
"This is a GREAT little excursion from our house in Sterling. You can start at the National P..."
Magpye's Pizzeria
"Stop in for brews and great pizza!"
Kenai Visitors & Cultural Center
"Nice place to take in the local history and artifacts!"
St Elias Brewing
"Good craft beer, nice atmosphere, decent food! When the weather is nice you can sit outside."
The Chart Room
"Five star rating for the amazing view, 4 or 3 star rating for the food. But we'll worth the ..."
Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Kenai Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Moosquitos in Sterling
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
On the way to Soldotna
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Sterling Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Suszi's in Sterling
Nearest Ski
130 Miles
Alyeska Ski Resort in Girdwood
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: necessary

The following are just a short drive away: Fishing on Kenai River, 2 min; Canoe on the Moose River, 10 min; . Hike the Resurrection Trail, 30 min; Seward or Homer for halibut fishing/fjord tour, about 1 hour; whitewater raft the Kenai River from Cooper Landing, 45 min.

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Availability & Rates

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Sterling House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Jun 19 2015 - Aug 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
$695
$4,865
$20,850
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$485
$2,500
$2,890
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee-both units $200
Property Damage Protection $49
Non-US transaction fee $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.0%
Notes Rates are for ENTIRE house, both the Chalet and Hide-A-Way. It is possible to rent just one unit.

Rates for Chalet OR Hide-A-Way Only -2014
Chalet (Upper) HIGH SEASON $475/night, 7 night min., 7 pers.
Chalet OFF SEASON $350/night, 3 night min.,7 pers.
Hide-A-Way (Lower) HIGH $285/night, 7 night min., max 6 pers.
Hide-A-Way OFF SEASON $250/night, 3 night min., max 6 pers.
Spec. Rate for 2 pers.
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Amenities

Amenities

Sterling House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Chalet Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Connected to Master Bedroom
    Chalet Main Level Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Hide-A-Way Bath - toilet , shower , walk in tiled shower...no tub.
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Chalet main floor - 1 queen
    Chalet Kids - 1 bunk bed , bunk bed is two twin beds
    Hide-A-Way Bunkroom - 2 bunk bed , 4 twin beds total with two bunks...ok for adults.
    Chalet Master - 1 queen , 1 double , double bed is in attached alcove of master bedroom
    Hide-A-Way regular - 1 queen
    Hide-A-Way Living Room - 2 twin/ single , living room has twin day bed/couch and twin bed underneath
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Sorry, no fish cleaning on the property allowed so as not to attract bears! Freezer space available.
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