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Stunning Panoramic View (upper/lower/whole house available)

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Homer House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-14)

*One stop traveling service: Book our house and leave all other bookings to us. We will help you book all the tours you'd like for free. No more hassle for traveling. The owner is a travel agent. Best rates and Best services from the company 'Cruises and Tours Unlimited'


Bayview Vacation Home in Homer, Alaska invites you to experience unobstructed panoramic view. It sits atop a hillside overlooking downtown, Beluga Lake, Homer airport, Kachemak Bay, the Spit, Kenai Mountains and beautiful glaciers. The view from our home is very colorful, inspiring and ever-changing. Snow-capped mountains, green forests, glowing yellow meadows during sunset, and a sea of clouds along the blue bay are just some of the stunning views you can see during the day. At night, you can see the street lights sparkling on the Spit and the town. Even during rainy days, you will enjoy enchanting views of reflecting water droplets.

Our home was custom built in 2003 and faces nearly one acre of wild flower gardens. The house has a living area of 3,200 square feet, divided into upper and lower levels. In the upper level, the living room has vaulted high ceilings and huge panoramic windows built into the entire front wall. The windows allow you to soak in the views of the curved Spit, mountains and gleaming glaciers formed across the bay.

The master bedroom has one queen bed and one full bathroom equipped with a Jacuzzi bathtub. You can walk to the deck from the master bedroom or just lie down on the bed to enjoy the beautiful view.

The second bedroom has one queen size bed and one window. There is also one sofa bed for extra visitors and another bathroom near the entrance. Visitors sleeping on the sofa bed will feel like they are being embraced by the mountains in the dimming sunset. The spacious kitchen and dining area has a sliding door which leads to the deck. Additionally, the upper level is equipped with a washer and dryer for your convenience.

For privacy, a separate entrance deck leads to the lower level. There is also an indoor stairway leading to the lower level. The lower level has a living room with big windows overlooking the view and it contains two big bedrooms. One room has one queen-size bed and the other has two full-size beds. Both rooms have large windows to view the Spit and Kenai mountains. The lower level kitchen and dining area was newly built in 2008. The kitchens in each level are well equipped with all the necessary amenities for you to enjoy cooking and dining.

We purchased this lovely home in 2008 for our retirement and furnished it with the finest new furniture for your comfort. We also provided two 42” wide-screen HDTV, high speed internet, and cable/satellite TV for your entertainment. Our home sits on a private street where you can enjoy the serene wilderness, but easily get to town and the Spit within a few minutes drive.

Our house is the best for you to enjoy your vacation in Homer. Here are the features which you can not find from other places.

* Million-dollor's panoramic view, overlooking the Spit and Kachemak bay.

* A few minutes to the town, restaurants, Spit and etc.

* Two big living rooms and two complete kitchens and dining areas. Very spacious.

* Comparable rate but more luxurious in prestigious location .

Keywords: Homer vacation rental, Alaska travel, Alaska vacation

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thank you so much for the use of your beautiful home! The wedding was wonderful. We had sunny weather, and an outdoor ceremony on the deck, followed by a good old Alaskan fish fry. Everyone loved the vacation home, and had only great things to say about our choice in booking.

I'm still collecting the wedding photos, but I will definitely send you some very soon! Just wanted to say "Thank you." It really was very picturesque and perfect.
Jul 2012
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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)
Stunning Panoramic View (upper/lower/whole house available)
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 25 reviews
American Falls,Idaho U.S.A.

Out standing

  • 5 of 5

As usual VRBO has done it again! What a Beautiful place the house was magnificent the views to die for!!! We definitely would come back again

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great review but very basic house with no yard....

  • 3 of 5

No question that this house has amazing views that are just breathtaking. The house is located at the top of a hill (near Sky Line Drive). You can see the airport planes flying in and out of town, which is a bonus. It is close to town if you are an eagle, but driving takes some time because you have to wind up and down a small mountain road, which is very steep. It is not within walking distance of town. It is a matter of personal taste, but I did not like the "simple" furnishings in the house. The place was in desperate need of an interior decorator to make it feel more homey. You are basically renting a shell of house with a roof and some uncomfortable beds. No one lives there, and it just had that feel that a house has when no one is there to constantly make the home look and feel like a home. I did not like the layout either. Two bedrooms located upstairs are right next to each other, with very thin walls. Sound insulation was a problem, too. You can hear what everyone is doing in every room at all times. It is a really loud house. The walls and carpet are all white, with plenty of stains as you would expect to find with white walls and carpet. The two bedrooms downstairs are spread out enough for some privacy, but not much. Overall the house did not feel like a 4 bedroom. There is no fire place, which is odd considering the Alaska location. The furniture is very cheap, and there isn't much decor to spruce up the house. It is just plain vanilla. We ran out of simple things when we were there. Pepper, toilet paper, paper towels, etc. We stayed at another home while in Homer that was half the price and just much better. The other house just had more to offer, for less the price. Because of this, I would not stay at this location again. You can probably find better, particularly considering the price.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh! Boy! What a surprise that you thought this almost million-dollar house is cheap. We feel that you might be insulting not only our builder, the renowned Beachy Construction who built a lot of high-end houses in Homer area, the Lazy Boy Furniture store where we paid over $20,000 for the fine furniture and the comfortable beds, but also our guests who gave us excellent reviews. For the interior decoration, we don't like to put on some cheap artifacts in our living room if this was what you meant. By doing so, it is not only distracting but potentially can also be damaged by ruthless guests or cause some hazards for small children. Instead, we'd like to highlight Kachemak Bay, Kenai range with over 180 degree views. The view dominates and that is all we care. Regarding the fire place, it makes the house dirty and it is not energy efficient. Our house is newer and is 5-star heat conserved. It isolates well and it breezes. All the heat comes from the hot water underneath the carpet, which has been proved as the most efficient. For the color of carpet and the wall, you would appreciate they are bright and feel warm during the winter. It's interesting to see you used the magnifying glasses to inspect our house. We didn't see as many stains as you did. We shampoo our carpet about once every other year. Regarding the walking distance to town, it is never practical in Homer. All the interest points are too far from each other and you just cannot go everywhere by walk. As for your complaint of not feeling like a 4 bedroom house, we are shocked that you have this odd feeling. Our house has 3200 square feet living space. It is hard to believe it is not big enough for 5 people in your group. For the simple things you ran out, we provide supplies that last about 5 days. Like most vacation home rental’s practice, you have to get more by yourselves if you run out of them. We don't do the daily maid service without request. Overall, we appreciate our guests to inform us if there is something we can improve but we prefer to be more specific, not based on personal taste which people should have made the judgement before booking. Just as the old grandma said "If you can't enjoy the nature's beauty, you'd better stay home". Note: The main road (East Hill Rd) to our house is two-lane and well paved. Although it is a little winding in some areas, definitely it is safe to drive. The drive to town and the Spit from our house takes less than 5 minutes.
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. The house was amazing and the view was one of a kind. I would highly recommend this rental!!!! Can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible views.

  • 5 of 5

The house has the most incredible views of mountains and glaciers across the bay from Homer, Alaska. The decks on the back of the house take advantage of the views, and we enjoyed having coffee and occasionally eating outside. But if it is too cool, you don't have to miss the view. The living room has huge windows that bring the view right into the house. The interior is spacious and functional with nice furniture. The beds were comfortable. We had a wonderful time there. The next time we go to Alaska we will go there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and spacious. The view is amazing. I would recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

Although the house was beautiful, the owner was not accommodating.

The dryer did not work and we did not receive a discount. Our travel plans changed and the owner did not allow us to change our reservation so we payed for a night that we were not there for.

We were disappointed with the owner's inflexibility.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We run our vacation rental based on the Rental Agreement. There was no cash refund for the last minute's schedule change. The best we can do was to give the credit for your next visit. Regarding with the dryer, the dryer broke down unexpectedly. we called the appliance technician right away but the part could not arrive during your stay. The best we can do is to reimburse the laundry fee and maybe one bottle of wine for your in-convenience if you like it. You insisted on the large amount of cash refund, which is beyond the reasonable expectation. We doubt any business owner would do that.
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Rates & Availability

Homer House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2016 summer
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
2016 fall
Sep 6 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
2016 winter
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
2017 summer
May 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 fall
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 winter
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.5%

Vrbo imposed the service charge in the quote recently. To avoid the service charge, you can make a reservation and make the payment directly from us instead of vrbo feature "Book it".

For the separate units (can be reserved 30 days before check-in), plus $150 cleaning fee
Upper unit: $395 per nt up to 4 pp
Lower unit: $300 per nt up to 4 pp
$20 per night per additional guest
Cancellation Policy: Reservation canceled before 60 days prior to check-in, a refund will be issued less one night rental charge. Cancellations made less than 60 days does not warrant any refund of deposit unless re-rental.

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Homer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Convertible bed(s) - 2 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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