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Spectacular Views and Privacy at Affordable Price!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

A custom 1700 sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath chalet style home located 2.5 miles on Homer’s famous East Hill road, known for its fantastic views of Homer. The house is situated on 3.5 private acres, surrounded by wildflowers and local birch, alder and spruce.

This vacation rental sits along scenic bench land overlooking Homer, considered by many as one of the nicest spots in the Homer area. The location is superb with views of Kachemak Bay, mountains, glaciers and just minutes away, the world famous Homer Spit. Located about 700 feet above sea level, this three and one half acre, south facing location catches all the warmth and long glorious sun our endless summer days offer. While enjoying your stay at Overlook Guest House, you will often see different wildlife species including moose, eagles, hawks, pheasant and an occasional black bear or coyote.

The friendly design is perfect for friends and family. A master bedroom and bath is located on the main floor with master walk-in closet and jetted tub for two. An efficient full kitchen has all the amenities including microwave, dishwasher and breakfast bar. The main floor also has a washer/dryer room with adjacent ½ bath. A dining area seats 6 comfortably and living room appointed with comfortable leather furniture, makes this just the ticket for an active or relaxing vacation. A small deck is accessed from the living room with BBQ and chairs.

Blackout shades for all the bedrooms!

Upstairs are two full bedrooms, one with 3 twin beds (or 1 King and 1 twin) and the other is two twin beds (or 1 King) and additional full bath (shared).

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More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About The Owner

Patrick and I (Dawn) have lived in the beautiful town of Homer for 25 years. We came up to work in our 20's and never left! Neither of us had ever lived by the ocean growing up but once we saw the beauty of Kachemak Bay, the glaciers and mountains; we were here to stay! The small town community with it's abundance of wildlife, green space and friendly people has been the perfect place to raise our children and start our own businesses. We are an outdoors family--our free time is spent fishing and camping in the summer and skating and skiing in the winter. This area truly has everything that we enjoy. We hope our guests can experience Homer and have the vacation of their dreams!

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Kenai Peninsula

Large, private acreage on exclusive East Hill rarely comes on the market in Homer; so when this came around, we just had to buy it! The Overlook Guest House is aptly named as it 'overlooks' Kachemak Bay and the Homer Spit with good views of Eldridge Passage and Yukon Island. The area here on the hill is really nice as it does not get windy and is very sunny. Its proximity to town is good, just a quick 5 minutes. Just wait till you see the views going down East Hill into Homer, really spectacular!

What makes this house unique

I so enjoy the wildflowers that grow in profusion around the house, wild roses thrive on the hillsides here. Often when we are here, there is moose in the yard or occasionally I will see the neighborhood porcupine waddling up from the nearby gulley. It is very peaceful and private; we really enjoy this house!

Amenities

Homer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Views and Privacy at Affordable Price!
average rating of 4.875 based on 40 reviews
5

Amazing place at a good price. Home and view could not have been any better!

  • 5 of 5

The "Overlook" house and hosts Dawn and Pat are incredible! It is hard to imagine there is a better view anywhere in the world! We were so privileged to have the opportunity to stay there and will certainly stay in this house again.

There were four of us in the house. My two sons, a co-worker, and I were on a halibut and salmon fishing trip. The spacious home with three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, full kitchen and laundry room gave us lots of space to relax, spend time visiting and preparing meals together after fishing for the day. On days where the weather did not permit fishing, the house was wonderful for hanging out together, a quiet nap here and there (the black-out blinds were wonderful), and as a base for sightseeing trips.

The kitchen is fully equipped with everything a renter could need. We had everything we needed to prepare meals and that saved considerable money. We used the barbeque on the deck several times and it worked perfectly.

When we first arrived, I wasn't able to connect to the internet (one work item to complete before relaxing). I texted Dawn and she had a brand new router there in an hour. Remarkable! I was able to complete my work and then relax for the rest of the week.

The only thing we didn't like was leaving at the end of the week, but it sure was nice to travel and arrive home with all clean clothes! The laundry machines enable you to bring fewer clothes and have space to take more fish home. (Hint to anglers)

Thank you Dawn and Pat. We look forward to returning, hopefully soon!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome property at a great price!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about the beautiful house and view from the house. I am so pleased that someone with such a beautiful property shares it at an affordable price for normal middle-class families.

The house was very clean, very nice, and did I mention the awesome view? I would definitely recommend this house to everyone. Awesome.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Olympia, WA
5

2nd stay - just as great!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at the Overlook. We loved it so much last year we immediately booked the same week for this year. The location, view, and amenities are all great. The house is very clean and there is nearly everything you need. The beds are comfortable and the house is very quiet. The owners are nice and easy to contact and quick to respond. As VRBO owners ourselves, we know it takes a lot of hard work to maintain the same level of quality and service year after year and the Overlook doesn't disappoint! We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kaukauna, WI
5

Great location and very clean and neat...just what we needed for our stay in Homer.

  • 5 of 5

Very impressive views from the living room looking out over the Homer Spit. Saw a moose munching away at some bushes in a neighbor's yard. Would definitely rent this home again and again!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gilbert, AZ
5

Very clean and stunning view!

  • 5 of 5

This home was an excellent choice for our stay in Homer! Upon entering, I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was immaculately clean (and I'm a self-proclaimed clean freak!) and very well stocked. The view was just breathtaking from the living room and outside deck. It was less than a ten minute drive to the Spit and the Safeway grocery store. A tip if you stay here; continue UP the hill one day to Wynn Nature Center. It was a fun & easy little hike and we even saw a mama moose and her babies. I would highly recommend this home! Oh, great black-out blinds as well, which were much appreciated in July!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very clean, spacious and comfortable place with a fabulous view.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here! We had stayed in a couple of other places on our Alaska trip, and while we enjoyed all of them, this was the quietest, and most relaxing of all. The kitchen was very well equipped, and the beds were comfortable. Fantastic view of the Homer Spit was the icing on the cake! Would stay here again if we get the chance.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Homer House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
May 25 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.5%

Off season pricing for two guests is available for $150 per night, please contact us directly. Check or money order can be used for final payment due, 60 days before arrival. Cancellation is 60 days before arrival, with a $100 cancellation fee. After 60 days based on re-rental.

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