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Holly Van Pelt

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Privacy and Stunning View at the Alaskan Cottage

38 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Homer House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + sleeping Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-8)

PRIVACY! This home is located on almost 6 acres of land. It has all the privacy, peace and wild beauty that you expect to experience on an Alaskan vacation. The property is conveniently located in the city limits of Homer and is only 3 to 4 miles from the city center. The house is located on a bluff that overlooks emerald lakes and the beaches of Kachemak Bay just below.

You can hear the murmur of the ocean from the porch and watch eagles soaring on the updrafts overhead. Before you stretches the waters of Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet, the mountains of the Kenai range and the volcanoes of the Alaska Range.

This well kept house has a wall of windows to take full advantage of the view and thoughtfully placed window treatments to shut out the midnight sun for those not used to long daylight hours at bedtime. There is an access ramp to the house and the entire lower floor is handicapped accessible. Spend the afternoon on the large deck and grill your fish for a fresh Alaskan dinner. This house is a comfortable residence stocked with all of the conveniences of home.

Keywords: House,cottage,cabin

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Holly Van Pelt (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Holly Van Pelt

We are both long time Alaskans who discovered all the amazing things about Homer and have made it our home. We love to fish, hike, bird-watch and kayak. Living in Homer has made these activities available right out our door. We share our local knowledge with our visitors and especially love to share our Alaska.

Holly Van Pelt purchased this house in 2003

Why Holly Van Pelt chose Kenai Peninsula

Some of the best things about this property is the privacy and the view. The most frequent comment I get from our guests is how greatly their expectations of the cottage were exceeded when they walk through the door.

What makes this house unique

My favorite feature of the house is watching the antics of the eagles and the acrobatic ravens playing stick-drop and aero-bomber with each other on breezy days. The long bayside porch is a perfect place to relax with a morning cup of coffee or s peaceful afternoon after a day's activities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for letting us stay for the weekend. We loved it. We don't want to leave. It is so quiet and the morning is beautiful and even more beautiful is sunset. It was sooo pretty. We just sat and watched it till it turned night.
Sep 2009
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Reviews

4.9
based on 38 traveler reviews

Privacy and Stunning View at the Alaskan Cottage
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 45 reviews
5

Beautiful, quite location.

  • 5 of 5

The scenery was unbelievably beautiful. Location quiet and peaceful. Accommodations clean and comfortable. Had everything we needed. We drove in to Homer to the Spit, walked along boardwalk, bought salmon at the fish market for dinner. We were there just after Labor Day and many shops and restaurants were closed for the season. I would recommend this home to others and plan a return as well. Holly was quick to respond to my questions. Thank you for providing a wonderful accommodation.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

The views were spectacular. Overall a very comfortable stay for four senior citizens.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We all enjoyed our stay and loved Homer

  • 4 of 5

Everything was great. One thing was missing and Holly refunded the expense. It kind of was our fault as we should have phoned her at the time. It was very clean and fitted our needs

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view from a nice cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our recent stay in the Alaskan Cottage! It is a very nice cottage with an awesome view of the mountains and the bay! It rained while we were there so we didn't get to enjoy the nice deck, but we were very glad we chose this rental. It is ideally located for great views, privacy and easy access to Homer. We enjoyed watching all the fishing charters racing out to their favorite spots in the morning. We ate at Captain Pattie's on The Spit and Fat Olive's in Homer and would recommend both of them. We fished with Silver Fox Charters and had a great experience catching our limit of Halibut. We had a beverage at the infamous Salty Dawg and enjoyed the cute shops on The Spit. We would definitely book in this cottage again and recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place was as advertised. Great views and privacy!

  • 5 of 5

I would rent again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bald Eagle Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very convient for our travels into Homer. We were greated just as we were settling in by two bald eagles off the back poarch. The eagles brought us luck and we had a fantastic vacation in Alaska. We would definitely return to this cottage it had all of the amenities we needed to make our stay enjoyable. We went kayaking in Homer and saw wonderful wildlife and more eagles then we could count. Holly, Thank you for sharing your Cottage. Jan

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Car: necessary

ocean fishing charters, fly-in bear viewing, stream fishing,clamming, tide pooling, bird watching especially good from the porch

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Rates & Availability

Homer House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$160
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$235
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$185
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 7.5%

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Amenities

Homer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Big upstairs bathroom with a Huge view of bay and mountains.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located on the main floor. Washer and dryer, hair dryer
  • Handicapped shower chair is available upon request.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , downstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Upstairs bedroom
    Loft bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Loft space upstairs
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) The twin beds are located in an upstairs loft, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) one queen size convertible bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
wonderful yard and mowed lawn, I-pod docking station and radio. Thermos and cooler provided for day use. Blender in kitchen.

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