|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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
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
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.
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.
Absolutely fabulous rental unit. Clean and spacious. View is so majestic....the patio was the perfect place to end a busy day of fishing, hiking etc. Thank you Samantha for sharing your little piece of heaven with us!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
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.