Once is not enough!
We found this lovely cottage on HomeAway after countless hours of research on where we wanted to stay during our planned week in Homer. But it was all worth it when we drove down the driveway and saw our beautiful home away from home there before us, with the crazy gorgeous Kachemak Bay and glacier views at our feet - jackpot!!!
From the minute we walked in, it felt like home. Beautifully decorated, with that oh so comfy bed, with windows everywhere letting in the spectacular views and the midnight sun - it could not have been more perfect.
Our days at the cottage flew by, and we spent a great deal of time out on the deck(s) just reveling in the views, watching eagles soar overhead, and boats traveling back and forth - it was just so peaceful.
We lucked out with weather - all seven days didn't produce one drop of rain - clear skies, brilliant sunshine, and warm temperatures (most days in the low to mid-70's, we even got a tan!). We had lots to keep us busy - daily trips to the Spit to pick up fresh seafood from the co-op for our evening meals, hours spent in the Pratt Museum and the Islands and Oceans Center, a floatplane trip with Steller Air to Dick Proenneke's cabin on Twin Lakes in the Lake Clark National Preserve, a water taxi ride with the Rainbow Connection over to Seldovia where we spent a lovely afternoon searching for seaglass, visits to Fritz Creek General Store for wonderful pastries, sandwiches or other dinner fare, my husband's guided King Salmon fishing excursion with Silver Fin Guides (and yes, we enjoyed fresh salmon on the grill that night!) and even an afternoon armed with realty listings searching for our retirement cabin in the Homer area!
Nancy was a pleasure to deal with and was a gracious hostess by providing a notebook with area information. The house was spotless, the kitchen well equipped, the library upstairs was like a candy store for this book worm, and the upstairs deck off the master bedroom was the perfect place for our morning cup of coffee upon waking and an evening cocktail before bed. The view from that deck is now on my screensaver to remind me of the BEST vacation we ever experienced! :)
From start to finish, our stay in the Walkabout Cabin was perfection. And believe me, we'll be back again - hopefully sooner rather than later.
Thanks again Nancy for sharing this enchanting cottage with us.
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