|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
We have recently expanded our services as a fully furnished home to month to month leases for professional, project managers, or short term needs for folks, available between September and May. Please inquire for the special rate.
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,
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.
My son and I recently stayed at this home and had an excellent time. We were in Kodiak for a week to do nothing but fish. This home was perfect. It had three separate sleeping areas and plenty of room for more people. The kitchen was well equipped as well as the living room and extra amenities. The mud room as you enter the home was perfect for our waders and jackets and other gear. The location is prime. Within walking distance to town and a view of the docks/water. I would give this home 6 stars if I could because of what happened at the end of our stay.... On our departure when we showed up at the airport our flight was cancelled due to weather. I called the home owner and asked if we could stay another night. Not only did she agree, but gave us a very reasonable rate. She really helped us out of a jam and was very accommodating. If you need a great location and large home...this is it! We will surely be back! Thank you
Excellent location. Close to harbor and dining. Enjoyed the view of the boatyard and the boat traffic on the channel. Great strolls through neighborhood and close-by park. One of best equipped kitchens in any vacation rental.
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!
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!
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!
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!!
'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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 3 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|One time cleaning fee||$75|
|City of Kodiak tax||$52.5|
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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
Lockbox combination provided within 1 week prior to arrival
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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