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Privacy and Stunning View at the Alaskan Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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 of 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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Holly Van Pelt
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Holly Van Pelt

We are both long time Alaskans who discovered 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 bought this house for the sole purpose of offering it as a vacation house for travelers. We have been hosting visitors to this location since 2003. It is our pleasure to share our local knowledge with you and share our love of 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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Homer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
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
  • mountain climbing
  • sound/bay fishing
wonderful yard and mowed lawn, I-pod docking station and radio. Thermos and cooler provided for day use. Blender in kitchen.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Privacy and Stunning View at the Alaskan Cottage
average rating of 4.904762 based on 49 reviews
Fort Valley, Virginia, USA

Million $ views!! Cottage is adorable, well maintained and has everything you need.

  • 4 of 5

The only reason I rated this a 4 and not a 5 is the comfort of the downstairs bedroom. It is small, cramped and would be so much better if there were two twin beds in there. Also, strongly suggest taking down the tree that is growing up and starting to block this amazing view and removing the spruce tree that blocks the view of the Homer Spit. We loved staying here though and highly recommend this property! The owner, Holly, has been very responsive to all my inquiries and stocked this Cottage with everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous views, easy access to town, clean and comfortable, big deck and yard.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the gorgeous views from both inside and outside and the easy access to Homer. We enjoyed cooking in the kitchen, using the grill, and watching the bald eagles right outside. It was very nice to have a washer and dryer and 2 large bathrooms. Holly was easy to get in touch with and very kind when we needed help. Would love to stay here again if we are back in the area!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and well maintained property with outstanding views

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful accommodations when in Homer. The owner is a wealth of knowledge about the area. Would not stay anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible view, wonderful host!

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is well supplied and comfortable - not luxurious but very charming, and everything else falls away as you gaze out the huge windows to the fabulous view! Everything you need for a comfortable stay is supplied, and Holly is very responsive and knowledgeable about the area. The cottage is very private and quiet, and you can watch the fishing boats headed to Cook Inlet or the bald eagles soaring overhead. It was a little too chilly for us to enjoy the deck, but in warmer weather we would have spent lots of time there.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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  • 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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Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Bishops Beach
Car: necessary

ocean fishing charters, fly-in bear viewing, stream fishing, clamming, tide pooling, kayaking, hiking across the bay, The bird watching is especially good from the bayside deck.


Rates & Availability

Homer House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
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
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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