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Samantha Cunningham

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Artistic, private rental seperate building with view of the Inlet and volcanoe

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Kenai Peninsula Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-5)

Located 10 minutes from downtown Homer overlooking Cook Inlet and the surrounding Ring of Fire mountains, this recently built apartment will make you feel right at home while providing a serene setting in which to enjoy all the Southern Kenai Peninsula has to offer. The apartment is a completely separate unit above a garage, providing the area's best views from a lofty deck, top-of-the line appliances, a jet tub for relaxing and artful decor throughout. Handmade quilts and local art for warmth and color. The kitchen is perfect for cooking up that fresh-caught salmon, and the Diamond Ridge location provides excellent access to both Homer and the Anchor River, two of the world's best fishing spots. Other recreation opportunities abound, from hiking across Kachemak Bay to access to miles of cross country ski trails in the winter.

Keywords: Apartment, flat, studio

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Samantha Cunningham (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Samantha Cunningham

I am a self- acknowledged Foodie who loves traveling, cooking new things, and gardening. I moved to Alaska so my children would be able to grow up outside, not inside. I also have a passion for quilting, knitting, and reading- visitors will find a wide variety of books on hand! My husband is an artist and builder- the view includes a stain-glass greenhouse window and "small house" from recycled material on the property, some of Robert's summer projects.

Samantha Cunningham purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Samantha Cunningham chose Kenai Peninsula

I moved to Alaska 20 years ago, which is about how long it takes to truly work a piece of land in Alaska. It takes patience and perseverance to farm and grow trees here. This home shows the love and energy of the time spent here raising two boys. There are stories to spare about this property, and the people who stay here often come back to see how things are going as the years pass.

What makes this apartment unique

This is also a small working farm. Ducks, chickens and a green house are part of the view, with moose walking down the side trail made to channel them out of the garden. Sandhill cranes reside from early May until sometime in September, flying at eyelevel with the rental porch area. Fresh eggs from the henhouse are part of the kitchen and we try to share the Farm in season.


based on 7 traveler reviews

Artistic, private rental seperate building with view of the Inlet and volcanoe
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great Views/Working Farm

  • 5 of 5

Samantha met us and gave us a tour of the property. We immediately felt at home. The apartment is several miles out of Homer so it gives you a feeling of being away from the hustle and bustle of town and yet only a few minutes drive and you are in the center of all of the action. We were very pleased with the views of the bay and mountains from the apartment. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melynda- Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed your leg of the anniversary getaway with us. I just wish the weather had been nicer. We'd always love to see you again. You must be home by now; just think, it's 49* right now as I type, and that's warm for us! All the best, Samantha
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Fairbanks, AK

Amazing hospitality

  • 5 of 5

This place is covered with loving hospitality. It was not just a place to stay but a place that welcomed us the minute we walked in & we were able to call it home during our stay. I loved the art pieces arranged throughout the place. It was like living in a "I Spy" book every time you thought you saw everything something else would show up. Susan has the gift of hospitality & it was demonstrated throughout the place & when speaking with her. I definitely recommend this place, in all my travels it is rare to find a gem like this.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much- I'm so glad you enjoyed the peace and that the weather cleared for your view at the end. Fall is so beautiful down here and it seems like you can see a hundred miles in the evening. I hope the trip back home goes smoothly with no moose on the roads. It was great having a chance to talk; any time someone wants to talk Gardens with me is a good day! all the best and safe travels to you ahead, Samantha
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Lovely farm + spacious apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here at Diamond View on the last few nights in Homer, AK. We were happily surprised by how spacious the apartment was. Huge living area and well appointed kitchen. Fresh eggs waiting for us in the refrigerator, plus a bag of coffee beans, for the morning breakfast. The bathroom was beautiful and had a jetted tub that my son particularly loved.

The Lego-stocked closet & lending library were also big hits with my son.

Their farm is charming and the views from the apartment were spectacular. Our hosts & their son were really friendly and gave us our space, but also helped us out when we needed it. I'd definitely recommend Diamond View for visitors heading to Homer.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alaskan paradise!

  • 5 of 5

While I would love to keep Homer's best kept secret to myself, I cannot do Samantha such a disservice! This apartment is nothing short of absolutely fantastic. Flooded with natural light, deck with views of the bay, well appointed and artistic finishes, and situated on a 5 acre organic farm with ducks, chickens, and beautiful plants everywhere. I could have spent the entire visit wandering around the property and reading on the deck. And my next visit will consist of just that!

Thanks so much for hosting us! We will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katy, Thank you so much! I'm very glad you both enjoyed it. The weather sure did its part and it is still holding. Fireweed across the hill and the blueberries are in. Sure you don't have more vacation time? All the best and I hope to see you again, Samantha Cunningham
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Hockessin, Delaware

Perfect ending to our Alaska adventure!

  • 5 of 5

Samantha was such a gracious hostess and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Diamond View. The apartment was spacious and nicely decorated with a fully equipped kitchen; spectacular views. It's hard to go back to grocery store eggs after enjoying farm fresh and I don't know which we enjoyed more--the freshly baked scones or the smoked salmon treat. If our travels take us back to Homer in the future, we'll be calling on this lovely family again.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you liked it here! The salmon is a gift to us from Alaska- it seems only right to share it when we can. The eggs don't seem to travel as well, sadly!
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Anchorage, Alaska

Wonderful personable hosts

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed there. Very warm friendly, personable hosts. We had farm fresh eggs and home-made scones for breakfast. The homemade cookies and muffins were also delicious. Beautiful sunset views over the water. The handmade quilts on the bed made it very comfortable and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great to see families returning here and get a peep at what's in store for us as our boys get older too. I hope your son is happily settled in Colorado. We're always glad to see you- and thanks for the electrical tip, it worked like a charm! All the best, Samantha
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Homer Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Lots! Look for the Salty Dog on the Spit
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Homer Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
2.5 Miles
Diamond Loop trail
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Bishop's Beach
Car: recommended

This is very suited for people wanting a view of 'real' Alaska, away from the City and at the end of the road. Homer is a very artistic and eclectic town with a specialty in fishing and eating. Good biking and walking trails downtown on the Spit, excellent fishing and kayaking trips off the Spit. Seldovia, across the Bay, is an accessible Native village, with daily flights there and ferry service on the whim of the tides.


Rates & Availability

Homer Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Off Season
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

A deposit of half the total cost of stay is required one month prior to arrival for a reservation. Cancelations fully refunded up to two weeks ahead.

We accept checks to hold the reservation ($200 standard) with the rest due on arrival, check or cash.

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Kenai Peninsula Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , The bathroom is larger than most
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa bed folds out in living room- also inflatable mattress, double, available for events.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This is also a small working farm in the summer, with fresh eggs and the occasional bunch of herbs or vegetables provided. Morning snacks can be gluten-free if I know ahead of time.

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