Submitted: July 25, 2012
Stayed: July 2012
We live in Alaska and wanted to spend some time in Homer, especially at the beach. It was me and my children ages 16, 13 and 7. The house was perfect for us. It was perfectly clean and had absolutely everything we could need. It was so comfortable and homey. My 16 year old daughter even said how some places you never feel relaxed or completely comfortable in but she did here. Unfortunately, we had terrible summer weather (46, raining, blowing!!). We were prepared. We bundled up with hats, gloves and rain gear and went to Bishop's Beach anyway. We loved it. What was wonderful about our trip was because of the weather we spent more time inside at the house and ended up having fun just hanging out together. We made dinners together (wonderful fully stocked kitchen) played hide and seek, played board games and cards. We had a movie night, too. (Safeway rental) My 16 year old even had fun. They had a few games & we brought our own. I really appreciated having the washer & dryer to use. When we went to pack lunches and I had forgotten containers & baggies, I found everything I needed.
Like the description says, it's 13 miles from Homer, but we didn't mind. Talking about our day and looking around made it a very short drive. We stopped twice to visit some horses and also stopped at the Calvin and Coyle trail. (An easy one mile walk through spruce and alder forest and wetlands. Leads to a viewing platform overlooking Beluga Lake. The trailhead is located at the end of Mariner Drive out East End Road. Very limited parking and no vehicle turnaround. Watch for the sign a couple miles out of town) We didn't end up walking the whole trail as there was a sign saying not to go near a fallen tree that was down across the trail. But it was a nice walk anyway.
One day we had lunch at Maura's Cafe which was amazing (located in Old Town Homer, blocks away from Bishops Beach in the historic Old Inlet Trading Post). It might not be completely kid friendly if you have a picky eater. I had to pack a separate lunch for my 7 yr old picky eater. But take a look at their website. I recommend the tomato basil soup and the Green Submarine sandwich. The side of pasta salad was really good, too.
Overall, I highly recommend this house. Liked the drive to it, the setting, the view, the yard, the house and just loved our time there. And the price, compared to a hotel without a kitchen, etc, etc, was fantastic!
Robyn, Breanna, Sarah and
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