Incredible mountain views in this custom post & beam 5 bedroom 3 bath house.
About Juniper Neill
Raised in Alaska...this property was our family homestead. We lived a subsistance lifestyle here...which I didn't fully appreciate until I was grown up! Now I live and work overseas, but Alaska, and this property, will always be our home. I work in international conservation, and growing up in Alaska gave me a real appreciation for protecting our planet's most amazing natural places...this area being one of them!
Juniper Neill purchased this House in 1979
Why Juniper Neill chose Sterling
There is no place like this in the whole world. We love coming home from our work overseas to this special house and tranquil setting. I've worked in conservation in some of the most incredible landscapes in Africa and Asia, and this property, situated near both State and Federal protected lands, rivals any of the world class conservation areas I've visited.
What makes this House unique
We love to BBQ on the large back deck, overlooking the forest and distant mountain range. Nothing but trees for hundreds of miles! What a view! It's a great way to relax and just reconnect with your family in a quiet and peaceful place.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
No large outside groups
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:14 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
This is an absolute beautiful property! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and working with the owner to book. We cannot recommend this property enough!!
Thanks for the review Jim! See you next year!
Fabulous - trip of a lifetime, great place to stay!
This lovely home has the best view I've ever seen - we literally sat out on the deck until nearly midnight (still light!) every evening, taking in the breathtaking scenery. Beds are comfy, linens are high quality, and the kitchen is very well-equipped. Communications with both Juniper (the owner) and Sharon (the caretaker, who lives next door) were excellent and seamless.
This house is also extremely well-equipped with fishing gear, coolboxes, kids' bikes etc - really everything you need to enjoy a terrific holiday. I was a bit worried before we went that it might be a bit isolated, but with Sharon next door and a couple of small cabins nearby, plus easy access from well-paved roads (only 1 turn off the highway, although that is a couple of miles away) it really was the ideal blend of 'civilization in the wild'. We used the house as a base to explore the beautiful Kenai peninsula for the first time, and enjoyed day cruises and trips to Seward and Homer, and fishing with a guide on the Kenai river. We also hiked and saw salmon leaping up waterfalls, and even saw a bear catch a salmon in the river while we were driving on the highway! Since the scale of Alaska is just enormous, all of the day trips will involve quite a bit of driving, albeit through amazing scenery, so in my opinion it's probably not an ideal vacation for very young kids. The house was quiet and comfortable (has helpful things like a big freezer and blackout shades), and good value for money for the large amount of accommodation it provides - good for groups. I also thought this was a much nicer location than staying in Kenai, and a great home base from which to explore everything the area has to offer. You are only 15 mins from everything in Soldotna if you need shops or want to go out to eat, too. Highly recommend this gorgeous place!
Thanks so much for this lovely and detailed review! Sorry for my late reply as we were moving from Kenya to Thailand! I'm thrilled you and your family had such a good time. I hope you can come back again! Happy New Year! Juniper
Very nice place and so accommodating. Convenient to Soldotna, as well as other interesting places.
So glad you enjoyed the house and that you had a great trip!
Best place in the area
I have stayed in many places in the Soldotna/ Kenai area. This is by far the best. Will be back next year.
Fantastic! We welcome you back anytime for another great vacation!
Stunning home in Sterling
We had an amazing fishing trip with family and friends. This property is everything it advertised and more.
Tad, we're thrilled you and your family and friends had such a great time! Welcome back anytime!
This home was very nice and slept our group of 13 easily.
We really loved this house. It was spacious and a great option for our two sets of family. We each had our own kitchens and bathrooms. The view of the mountains on a clear day was great and we loved the hike from the backyard down to the river - you can even send someone to morgan’s landing to pick them up if they don’t want to climb back up the hill. There is not much to do near the house but perfect location for day trips if you want to go in all different directions - 40 minutes to Kenai, 2 hours to Homer, 2 hours to Seward, 2 hours to Alyeska, 45 minutes to Coopers Landing and Russian River. We had wildfires and some smoke while there but it usually burned off after the mornings. The farmers market in Soldotna was great and had a large grocery store and Walmart and lots of cool artsy shops only 8 miles away. We went swimming in Stormy Lake with the unseasonably hot weather during our late June stay. The house had lots of towels and picnic chairs and coolers to take with us on our day excursions. Keep in mind - no air conditioning but even on our 80 degree days, we didn’t need it. It got very cool each night. We also saw moose on the area almost every night on our way back to the chalet. We made family dinners every night in the extremely well stocked kitchen and we saw Sharon the caretaker often and she answered all of our questions promptly and thoroughly. It was simply a wonderful 9 days in Alaska.
Hi Tami! Thanks so much for the great review and for all the details you provided which are super helpful to other travelers. I hope you'll come stay again! Take care!
The following are just a short drive away: Fishing on Kenai River, 2 min; Canoe on the Moose River, 10 min; . Hike the Resurrection Trail, 30 min; Seward or Homer for halibut fishing/fjord tour, about 1 hour; whitewater raft the Kenai River from Cooper Landing, 45 min.