KODIAK HOME, OCEAN VIEW, FAMILY-FRIENDLY, 5 MINUTE WALK TO DOWNTOWN

Lacey Berns

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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KODIAK HOME, OCEAN VIEW, FAMILY-FRIENDLY, 5 MINUTE WALK TO DOWNTOWN

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, 1600 sq ft, separate studio apartment

A spacious, sunny ocean view home, facing the channel. Located in a quiet neighborhood (with the ocean on one side and trees and city park on the other) our property overlooks the entrance to channel and nearby islands. Home area is 1600 sq. feet. Waking up to a morning cup of coffee or tea, while gazing out the many windows facing the ocean is a pleasure.

Just a few minute walk from downtown Kodiak, the house faces due south, with spectacular views of the ocean and nearby Woody Island and Near Island. Relax and watch the abundant wildlife of Kodiak: many eagles, sea lions, sea otters and sea lions. Our home's location is the perfect view for watching the many commercial fishing and pleasure boats coming and going. We provide a booklet to help identify the many different vessels.

The first floor has a warm, maple kitchen, our cupboards are full of pots and pans, utensils, and dishes. Local Kodiak cookbooks are supplied for a special seafood dinner, of your local catch of the day! Lacey also provides her favorite recipes from three decades of cooking while salmon fishing over the summer to a large crew (sourdough pancakes, homemade breads, sour cream coffee cake, a unique wild salmon BBQ marinade, wild beach green salads, double-crust nut cheese cake!! and more!)

The main living room and dining table are in this area. Through the french doors, are a brand-new bathroom/laundry room, and bedroom and a small sitting area with the television and dvd library. The second floor has a large bedroom with spectacular channel view, a large bathroom, and a small area for an extra futon, or inflatable bed. (There is plenty of room for more than two additional beds, especially casual sleeping for kids).

Keywords: Ocean view home, family-friendly, hunters, temporary housing USCG & off-island project workers, spacious, comfortable and casual living areas, gorgeous kitchen, with maple cabinets, close to town, sunny, south-facing, gorgeous view of passing vessels, channel view of islands, ocean life, eagles, sea otters, sea lions,

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

Lacey Berns

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We are a long-time Kodiak commercial fishing family for 35 years. They have extensive knowledge about the Kodiak Archipelago, fishing, recreational activities, bear and wildlife viewing, with many personal friends who operate those

recreational, sport fishing, and wildlife viewing businesses. We can recommend our own pilots for bear viewing and sightseeing on local air charters. We have raised our children commercial fishing for wild salmon in Uganik and Viekoda Bays since 1983. Both Lacey and Chris have extensive community work and experience with local fisheries-related projects. Lacey is a founding member of the Kodiak Maritime Museum, and led the design of the colorful, unique interpretive sign project, located on the boardwalk & downtown harbor across from the marine businesses, coining the term 'Celebrate Our Maritime Heritage' . The signs are featured in a colorful booklet Waterfront Guide, for sale at the museum office.

Lacey Berns purchased this house in 1984

Because we like seeing the boats come and go through the Channel! Fishing has been our way of life for 35 years. Kodiak is ALL about commercial fishing, the largest port in Alaska. Check out all of the activities in Kodiak--from research facilities, to busy processing plants, harbors with 1000 vessels, the largest Coast Guard Base in the US, the types of vessels that fish, the harvesting of sustainable resources--Kodiak is the community to visit. You will see fishermen hanging nets, boats in the boatyard, the hub bub in the summer getting ready to salmon fish..Our home is perfect for the summer visitor, because we are salmon fishing between late May and mid-September. We purchased the house in 1984, choosing to be near the ocean, and have completely replaced the older home, into a three story home, with a warehouse and apartment on the bottom floor, and home on the top two floors. The house is 8 miles from the Kodiak airport, five minutes from the Kodiak Ferry Dock, a front seat view of the boatyard, five minute walk to downtown Kodiak, the Kodiak Visitor Center, the Alutiiq Museum, Baranof Museum, National Fish and Wildlife Service Visitor's Center, groceries , restaurants, marine supply and outfitting businesses, the movie theater, the boat harbor, Chamber of Commerce. There is a walking path along the front of the home, which goes east toward Spruce Cape, along the water and among colorful Kodiak homes. Nearby activities are kayaking, golf, recreational fishing, several rivers and creeks with abundant salmon fishing, the Buskin River, Mill Bay creek, and out the road to Kalsin, Womens, and Middle Bays with major salmon runs. You will learn all about a profession, the traditions, the net hanging, in Kodiak...a vibrant community. While other fishing towns have disappeared, you will be treated to a constant opportunity for photos. Don't forget to see the Waterfront Interpretive Signs on the downtown harbor boardwalk..14 of them, full color!

You will be treated to a learning experience in a bustling port, with plenty of photo opportunities. Guests receive a complimentary 'Celebrate our Maritime Heritage: Waterfront Guide' to aid in watching the fishing vessels pass by, the view of Near and Woody Island, access to the ocean is about 200 feet away, the home is located in a tiny, quiet neighborhood, surrounded by spruce trees, rose bushes, and raspberries!

For kids, a city park is a five minute walk, past the grassy area in the cove, to St. Herman's St.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
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Kodiak Home, Ocean view, family-friendly, 5 minute walk to downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Kodiak Home, Ocean view, family-friendly, 5 minute walk to downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p393781vb
707 839 8009
Kodiak Alaska
Boston
5

Wonderful place to stay...

  • 5 of 5
Everything was perfect. We were in Kodiak for business, and this house was the perfect place to stay. The owner even loaned us raincoats (which we did not need). Thank you!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our home while you stayed in Kodiak! Always happy to help out with rain gear as Kodiak weather can be mighty damp! Thanks!
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Kodiak Home, Ocean view, family-friendly, 5 minute walk to downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p393781vb
707 839 8009
Kodiak Alaska
Monroe, WA
5

Our second time staying here

  • 5 of 5
This was our second time staying here and we look forward to our third time and fourth time, well you get the picture. Chris and Lacey are always so accommodating and really couldn't recommend a better place! Thank you!
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Kodiak Home, Ocean view, family-friendly, 5 minute walk to downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p393781vb
707 839 8009
Kodiak Alaska
Redding, CA
5

Kodiak vacation with the grandkids

  • 5 of 5
The house was great. We spent alot of time at the dining room table looking out the windows at the water and the boats that were coming and going. The location was perfect for us - close to family and friends, walking distance to most everything for the kids. There was plenty of room for all of us. The freezer came in real handy for all of the fish that we caught. Definitely a "home" that we would stay in again!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are glad that our home worked out for your family vacation with your grandkids in Kodiak! Being close to downtown, and on the waterfront lets vacationers take advantage of the walkability of the home as well as a vantage point for watching the many fishing boats go by. Providing a freezer helps sport fishermen take care of their catch until they head home! Thanks!
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Kodiak Home, Ocean view, family-friendly, 5 minute walk to downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p393781vb
707 839 8009
Kodiak Alaska
Friendswood, Texas
5

Fun Had By All !!!

  • 5 of 5
Where do I begin...We were the last minute trip planners that can make it more stressful for the renter!! From start to finish, Lacey made it easy to not only complete the home reservation, but to spend her valuable time talking to me about fun things to do while visiting. She truly cared about making sure we maximized our time there. We have 3 children ages 14, 10, and 6. The house is plenty big so we never felt stuck on top of one another and everyone had their own space. As the other review stated, the movie selection is like no other I have come across. I don't care what your interests are...there were several movies to interest you. The house is across from the boatyard, which we loved. It was fun to watch (as long as I didn't have to help)! The kids would watch movies or the boats as we cooked meals in the great kitchen that has anything you could need. A home rental may be more than a hotel room, but you will save a fortune on meals! The house is close to town, but we still were glad to have a car. We are the family that drives every road on the island! It is centrally located, so no matter where we wanted to go, we were close. This trip was a great expereince from start to finish and we would highly recommend this rental! Thank you Lacey!!
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Kodiak Home, Ocean view, family-friendly, 5 minute walk to downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p393781vb
707 839 8009
Kodiak Alaska
Monroe, WA
5

Look no further for a clean and beautiful place to stay in Kodiak...seriously.

  • 5 of 5
We are not ones to usually write a review but our stay in this beautiful home was just too good to just keep a lid on it. Not only is their lovely home immaculate but couple that with the amazing view of the water and you've got a perfect spot to relax. The kitchen is stocked with utensils and cookware. The home is literally located in such a spot that you could walk to downtown within just a few minutes and enjoy all the things it has to offer. Nice coffee shops such as the Bayside Cafe and Henry's restaurant, and don't forget to visit the Kodiak museum! But if you'd rather cuddle up with a good movie, don't bother renting a movie because this placed is stocked with an enormous collection to choose from. We enjoyed the hub-bub of the boat yard. Just sitting on the deck and watching what was happening there around the boats was entertaining. I know the price per night is a lot but the comfort of this beautiful home and what it has to offer is worth every hard earned penny.The owners are such a sweet couple that make you feel as if you've known them for years and we just can't see how anyone could be disappointed in their stay here. Thanks again to Chris and Lacey for going above and beyond in making sure our stay was wonderful. We enjoyed being their first guests!
  • Submitted: May 29, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the glowing review!!
It was our pleasure to have you there and it means a lot that you liked the house...had to laugh about the movie collection, we are kind of known for having a ga-zillion dvds there, here, and at the setnet sites!!
You guys are welcome anytime and I would be happy to give you guys a "wild salmon fishermens' discount" !!!
Good luck fishing, and keep in touch!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Kodiak Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Check with Alaska Marine Hwy System for docking
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rezanof
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Pearson Cove
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
USCG Golf, near Anton Larsen and USCG base
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Powerhouse Restaurant
Car: recommended

'Located by the busy Kodiak Boatyard, see vessels pulled out, repaired, five minute walk to town, Baranof Museum, Alutiiq Museum, Kodiak Island Convention and Visitors, USFWS Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor center, Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game office, the Russian Orthodox Church, St. Herman's fishing vessel harbor, Kodiak Maritime Museum Interpretive Signs on harbor boardwalk, Alaska ferry dock, restaurants, fishing and hunting supply businesses, grocery stores, and beach combing sites (for beach glass). Visit the brand new library up near the high school, off Rezanof! We will leave maps and brochures

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Kodiak House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 20 2014 - Aug 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$229
$1,150
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall/Winter
Sep 1 2014 - Mar 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$239
$1,375
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$259
$1,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee $75
Property Damage Protection $49
City of Kodiak tax $52.5
Notes PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE THROUGH "e-CHECK" (YOUR BANK TO MINE), CASHIER CHECK, OR USPS MONEY ORDER!

Rates are for four to six- which includes children or two casual sleeping arrangements.
More than 6, each additional person will be charged $20 / night per person
WEEKLY $1450
Lockbox combination provided within 1 week prior to arrival

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Kodiak House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Also, brand new large capacity washer and dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large drawers for clothing
  • Downstairs bathroom includes brand-new washer and dryer, towels, bedding. Shower and tub as well.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Loft - 1 twin/ single , cozy area suitable for child/teen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Brand-new 14' memory foam queen mattresses!
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Large upstairs, brand-new 14' queen memory foam mattress
  • Two bedrooms, top floor includes bathroom, and large area for additional sleeping areas (futon/sofa bed or inflatable beds). Ideally sleeps four in 2 bedrooms but we provide additional arrangements for more than 4 guests. Planning to purchase a new couch with foldout for 2014!
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • VCR
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • shelling
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
Notes:
Extra freezer inside entryway for sport-caught fish
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