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Homer Guest Cottage ~ Stay at Home in Homer

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Our guests most frequently remark that the comfort and convenience available at Homer Guest Cottage is like 'being at home'. The owners personally strive to ensure the level of welcoming care you require is met with typical Alaskan friendliness.

The modern, beautifully appointed 2500 sq. ft. home sits on 2.5 landscaped acres and offers both privacy and accessibility in a unique 'close in' setting as well as amenities inviting to families, couples and small groups.

Homer offers one of Alaska's most beautiful natural settings as well as many opportunities to view and enjoy it's flora and fauna, including frequent visiting moose at the cottage.

Come experience Alaska, the Great Land.


From the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Pioneer Avenue coming 'down the hill' into Homer, take Pioneer Ave. east (left) through the central town business area to the four-way flashing red traffic signal at Lake Street.

Continue straight, on East Road 1.9 miles to the cottage- the first driveway to the left past Williams Pl.

Keywords: close in privacy

More Details

liz and tony boario
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About liz and tony boario

Longtime Alaskans(40+ yrs), Liz and Tony Boario have lived and worked across the state. It has been a lifetime adventure that they enjoy continuing and sharing in this Greatland; where no matter how much you have seen, unique experiences still present themselves frequently.

liz and tony boario purchased this house in 2001

Why liz and tony boario chose Homer

Homer offers some of the best of Alaska. Awe inspiring outdoors with all its possibilities enjoyed by a diverse family-like population of artists, fishers, wildlife and visitors- individuals all.

What makes this house unique

The Cottage really combines comfort, privacy and accessibility in a unique setting where, summer or winter, your closest neighbors may well be a moose family.


Homer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1-3), Twin or Single Beds (2-6), sleep sofa/chaise 2.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
the cottage has five bicycles suitable for adults and older children as well as a variety of outdoor equipment for fishing and clamming


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Homer Guest Cottage ~ Stay at Home in Homer
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Great house to call "Home" while in Homer

  • 5 of 5

My parents, sister's family, and I stayed for a few nights while enjoying a wedding in Homer. Tony and Liz share a wonderful experience and house. The location and accessibility for us was great. They have thought of everything; bathrobes, padded mats for kids, slippers, ice melt, split firewood, books, games, travel recommendations, and much more. My family wants to thank you both for adding to our trip. It was amazing to come "home" each night!! We will definitely be looking into some future stays as we adventure and visit Homer this summer.

The only thing I would recommend is some directions/expectations for leaving the unit. I've stayed at many places that have specific leaving responsibilities. This is in no way a knock on our stay at all, we just weren't sure what you wanted us to do to help the transition easier. After such a great stay, we don't mind helping out. Thanks again for everything!!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fully stocked house rental

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this house. It was conveniently located and had a lovely view of the bay. We enjoyed the hot tub! It was well stocked with cooking utensils and even hot drinks. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Homey and charming!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and the property was exactly as advertised. They thought of all the details and we truly appreciated it.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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kannapolis, nc

Clean, comfortable, great view and excellent hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 stayed 3 nights here. It was very comfortable, open airy rooms with big windows and nice beds. The owners have all types of newspapers, books and magazines about the area. The kitchen is really well stocked both with appliances and pantry items. The view across the bay is stunning. The only thing I didn't like is it's proximity to a major road so unfortunately there was a lot of road noise during the day. Overall I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: While landscaping provides excellent close to town privacy there is some summer traffic noise. Unfortunately construction vehicles, including heavy trucks, working on the road farther out have added to it greatly this season. This is not a normal condition.
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Best Ever

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed in a lot of vacation rentals but this was easily one of our top three. Location, comfort, accommodations provided, friendliness of Tony and Liz....I could go on and on. This place had it all and the owners were the most generous and best ever! Going to Homer? Stay here!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palmer, Alaska

Beautiful House and wonderfully kind owners

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I initially booked a weekend in the off-season to celebrate our anniversary. The first two days were amazing with ample space in the house and gorgeous sea views, fully stocked kitchen and of course, the hot tub. We were worried about its proximity to the main road but the noise was never a problem and it felt secluded without actually being so and it was only a short distance to the downtown area. On our third night, I ended up in the emergency room with gal bladder issues and ended up having surgery at South Peninsula Hospital there in Homer (which conveniently was only a three minute drive from the house). Our nice little weekend getaway turned into one week with my mom even having to fly in from Anchorage. I ended up having to stay in Homer some additional days so they could monitor me. Tony was amazing! Not only did he allow us to add an additional guest (my mom) at the last minute, but he only charged us what we had initially booked and comped us the remaining days! I can not even begin to tell you what a huge relief that was. He turned a stressful situation into a blessing. After I was released from the hospital, I stayed in the house for two days and due to the layout of the house, it was easy for me to maneuver around and I found everything very accessible. Although our anniversary weekend was spoiled by my surgery, staying at this house helped make the entire experience a good one. I can not begin to thank Tony enough for his kindness and understanding and for turning a scary situation into something positive. I would most definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Homer Airport (PAHO)
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Bishop's Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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