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Alaska Mountainview Chalet - Near Morgan's Landing, Kenai River

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Large Duplex, 5 Bed/3 Bath, (Sleeps 11 singles in beds, 16 sharing, 18 max )


Welcome! We invite you to stay in our wonderful custom-made post and beam home. Designed and constructed by master builder Gregory Corse, this architecturally stunning home will provide a comfortable and inspiring retreat for your Alaskan adventures. The house was built using centuries old techniques from the German master builders. The 40' vaulted ceiling of the great room boasts incredible hand-hewn beam and joinery work, with a cascading wall of windows overlooking rich green forests and stunning glacial capped mountains.

Situated on 6 acres of beautifully forested land on a bluff overlooking the Kenai Wildlife Refuge, this house is just a THREE-MINUTE drive or 15-minute walk from the world famous Kenai River at Morgan's Landing State Park headquarters where you can fish from the bank. Located in Sterling on the Kenai Peninsula, Soldotna (shops, dining, laundry, movies, etc) is just a 15-minute drive away. Day trips to Homer or Seward for saltwater fishing, glacier fjord tours, art/crafts/artifacts shopping and amazing seafood dining are just 1.5 hours away. Whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking and canoeing are all within 20 to 45 minutes away.

From the large Chalet deck enjoy midnight sun BBQs after a hard day's fishing or hiking. You can relax here with friends while watching eagles, hawks, and loons soar in the valley below. Early morning coffee on the deck may also offer views of moose as they wander across the property.

Guests really enjoy the large lawn area which has a lovely fire pit and sitting area. Imagine relaxing by the fire, enjoying the setting sun and endless views of the Kenai National Widlife Refuge and distant Chugach National Forest mountain range.

The Chalet has a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable furnishings, and quality bedding/towels, and outdoor gas Weber grill. Guests have access to 2 adult mountain bikes and a variety of children's bikes and outdoor toys.

The Chalet is the upper two-story portion of a duplex. The Hide-A-Way is the bottom unit of the duplex. The Chalet master bedroom (1 queen bed) is on the top floor, with alcove (and additional full size bed) and en suite bath with jetted tub. The master also has it's own private balcony with incredible views. Downstairs in the Chalet are two bedrooms and another full bath. First bedroom has 1 king bed. The other bedroom (great for kids!) has a twin bunk bed, and room for regular or toddler aero bed (supplied) if needed. The living room has a full size pull out couch bed.

The ground floor of the Chalet also boasts the "great room": large and comfortable kitchen, dining and living area with lots of windows and incredible views.

The Hide-A-Way (walk-out basement below the Chalet) has 2 bedrooms. The first bedroom has a queen bed and twin size pull out couch bed. The second has a queen bed. The living area also has a twin day bed with extra mattress underneath for extra sleeping areas. The kitchen/living area boasts a custom made rock wall gas fireplace. The kitchen is fully equipped. The bathroom has a nice, tiled, walk-in shower. There is a laundry room with washer and dryer.

This property has been in my family since 1979. Having grown up in Alaska, I understand and appreciate what a unique experience The Great Land can offer and I hope to share that with you. The Chalet is our personal vacation home, and we look forward to coming home each summer from our work overseas. Since this is our personal home, you'll find everything you need.

Alaska is a wonderland of natural beauty and amazing resources, which our family has spent generations protecting through conservation efforts. We welcome you to our home where you too can become a 'Sourdough' and share in this unique experience. The home is available year round. Winter travelers will be rewarded with an incredible show of colorful northern lights and millions of stars in the dark Arctic night. Nearby winter activities include cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and hot beverage drinking! Summer guests will be rewarded with midnight sun, vast and expansive views, solitude, wildlife, and world-class salmon and halibut fishing. COME EXPERIENCE YOUR ALASKAN DREAM VACATION!

Keywords: Alaska, Morgan's Landing, Kenai River, Bing's Landing, salmon fishing, Kenai Peninsula, custom house, Homer, Seward, wildlife viewing, hiking, rafting, view

More Details

Juniper Neill
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 14, 2017

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 Kenai Peninsula

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. It's the only place in the world that feels like home.

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.


Sterling House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Chalet Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Connected to Master Bedroom
    Chalet Main Level Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Hide-A-Way Bath - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Chalet bedroom (kids) #3 - 1 bunk bed , bunk bed is two twin beds, also room for aero bed
    Chalet Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 double , double bed is in attached alcove of master bedroom
    Chalet bedroom #2 - 1 king
    Hide-A-Way #1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , twin size sofa sleeper in bedroom
    Hide-A-Way #2 - 1 queen
  • There is extra sleeping space in the Chalet and HAW living rooms. The Chalet has a full size sofa sleeper and the HAW has one twin day bed with two twin mattresses in the living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • whitewater rafting
Sorry, no fish cleaning on the property allowed so as not to attract bears! NO LARGE GROUP EVENTS (weddings, parties, etc) ARE ALLOWED ON THE PROPERTY. Only guests registered with your group are allowed to use the property. If you need more space for a larger group, inquire and I can direct you to our neighbors who have rentals for between 2-6 people.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Alaska Mountainview Chalet - Near Morgan's Landing, Kenai River
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Fantastic Place

  • 5 of 5

We had high hopes for this place, and it did not disappoint. The location is convenient as a home base for the entire Kenai Peninsula, it was clean and well stocked Juniper and her staff were very accommodating. I would suggest this place to anyone wanting to explore the Kenai Peninsula.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible place

  • 5 of 5

I have been to this house a couple of times now and we will be staying again every time we go fishing on the Kenai Peninsula!! The house is perfectly situated for multiple people; we go with 6 guys and each of us has our own room/space, and yet easily intertwined and together for dinners and relaxation. The porches/decks on the property are amazing and open the house up to incredible views that really solidify the Alaska experience. We couldn't be happier with the house and look forward to coming back again next year!!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jonathan! I love that you guys love and appreciate this house so much. Thank you for everything! Hopefully we'll see you there next year! More September trout fishing! Best kept secret! Juniper
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Relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! Beautiful views and decks to admire them from. Enjoyed adventuring around the area, going on walks, checking out the nature park right down the road. Thanks for the many great memories...a perfect Alaskan getaway😄򑀊

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Courtney!! So happy you had a wonderful visit. Please come back again!
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Ideal for a big group! Well-situated, tidy, with a great view from the Chalet

  • 5 of 5

Although we had seen photos of the cabins and the chalet, we were more than delighted when we arrived. Everything was even better than we had hoped. There were twenty-four of us, using the Chalet, the Hide-a-way, the Guest House and the Chinook. The laundry rooms provided what we needed for wet fishing clothes, and of course all the towels we used. All the fishing gear, the refrigerator and freezer space in the shop were well-used; the bicycles also.

We enjoyed eating on the deck (when it wasn't raining!) and sitting around the fire (ditto); and playing games around the dining table. The kitchen is well-stocked with dishes and cookware.

It was great to have kitchens in each of the cabins, especially for morning coffee time.

We took several day trips to Seward; some of us took fishing trips there and at Homer; others took a boat tour on Kenai Fjords; some rode a zipline at Seward; we visited Sealife Center; and some of us toured the Visitors Center at Soldotna, and the Homestead Village where the volunteers were simply delightful. (the highlight was meeting Margaret Mullen, the first woman to settle there).

We saw moose off Morgan's Landing road; and puffins, mountain goats, sea lions, murres, cormorants, and whales on the boat tour; and on the one clear morning I glimpsed the Northern Lights.

Sharon was very informative and helpful, with a shining spirit of peace in her demeanor. She kindly sent items home that we unfortunately left there, bless her heart.

The lawns were well-maintained and everything was tidy and clean when we arrived (and hopefully not too messy when we left!).

We had a great time, would definitely recommend this excellent Home Away From Home to anyone considering a trip to the Kenai Peninsula.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Paul and family! I really hope you'll come stay at the Chalet again! Lots of great Alaskan memories and I'm so glad you went to the Homestead Museum, which I find so fascinating! All the best, Juniper
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Reunion with old friends

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic trip to Sterling. The chalet was perfect for our family to share with old friends. The kitchen is large with modern appliances - great for cooking for groups. The view from the back deck is stunning and the kids loved the fire pit. Walking distance to the Kenai River for fishing. Close to hiking trails and canoeing. Keanu Peninsula was a great place for our family vacation and the chalet was the perfect place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ben and Erica, thanks so much for the great review and so glad you had a wonderful reunion!
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Very well-cared for and beautiful home that houses our extended family of 15 extremely well.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic view, lots of space, and a well- organized and well-equipped kitchen.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cynthia and Family! So glad you enjoyed your stay and I hope you'll come back again!
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Kenai Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Moosquitos in Sterling
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
On the way to Soldotna
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Sterling Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Suszi's in Sterling
Nearest Ski
130 Miles
Alyeska Ski Resort in Girdwood
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Sterling House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Spring Shoulder Season
May 26 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
2017 High Season
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 11 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
2017 Fall Shoulder Season
Aug 12 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
2018 Spring Shoulder Season
May 1 2018 - Jun 22 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
2018 High Season
Jun 23 2018 - Aug 10 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
2018 Fall Shoulder Season
Aug 11 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

If you have a smaller sized group, please don't hesitate to contact me and I may be able to offer you a reduced rate for renting the upper portion of the Chalet only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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