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Lacey Berns

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Ocean-view, family friendly, 5 min walk to harbor

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, 1600 sq ft, separate studio apartment

A spacious, sunny ocean view home, facing the channel. Located in a quiet neighborhood (with the ocean on one side and trees and city park on the other) our property overlooks the entrance to channel and nearby islands.

We have recently expanded our services as a fully furnished home to month to month leases for professional, project managers, or short term needs for folks, available between September and May. Please inquire for the special rate.

Home area is 1600 sq. feet. Waking up to a morning cup of coffee or tea, while gazing out the many windows facing the ocean is a pleasure.

Just a few minute walk from downtown Kodiak, the house faces due south, with spectacular views of the ocean and nearby Woody Island and Near Island. Relax and watch the abundant wildlife of Kodiak: many eagles, sea lions, sea otters and sea lions. Our home's location is the perfect view for watching the many commercial fishing and pleasure boats coming and going. We provide a booklet to help identify the many different vessels.

The first floor has a warm, maple kitchen, our cupboards are full of pots and pans, utensils, and dishes. Local Kodiak cookbooks are supplied for a special seafood dinner, of your local catch of the day! Lacey also provides her favorite recipes from three decades of cooking while salmon fishing over the summer to a large crew (sourdough pancakes, homemade breads, sour cream coffee cake, a unique wild salmon BBQ marinade, wild beach green salads, double-crust nut cheese cake!! and more!)

The main living room and dining table are in this area. Through the french doors, are a brand-new bathroom/laundry room, and bedroom and a small sitting area with the television and dvd library. The second floor has a large bedroom with spectacular channel view, a large bathroom, and a small area for an extra futon, or inflatable bed. (There is plenty of room for more than two additional beds, especially casual sleeping for kids).

Keywords: Ocean view home, family-friendly, hunters, temporary housing USCG & off-island project workers, spacious, comfortable and casual living areas, gorgeous kitchen, with maple cabinets, close to town, sunny, south-facing, gorgeous view of passing vessels, channel view of islands, ocean life, eagles, sea otters, sea lions,

float planes,

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Lacey Berns (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Lacey Berns

We are a long-time Kodiak commercial fishing family for 35 years. They have extensive knowledge about the Kodiak Archipelago, fishing, recreational activities, bear and wildlife viewing, with many personal friends who operate those

recreational, sport fishing, and wildlife viewing businesses. We can recommend our own pilots for bear viewing and sightseeing on local air charters. We have raised our children commercial fishing for wild salmon in Uganik and Viekoda Bays since 1983. Both Lacey and Chris have extensive community work and experience with local fisheries-related projects. Lacey is a founding member of the Kodiak Maritime Museum, and led the design of the colorful, unique interpretive sign project, located on the boardwalk & downtown harbor across from the marine businesses, coining the term 'Celebrate Our Maritime Heritage' . The signs are featured in a colorful booklet Waterfront Guide, for sale at the museum office.

Lacey Berns purchased this house in 1984

Why Lacey Berns chose Alaska

Because we like seeing the boats come and go through the Channel! Fishing has been our way of life for 35 years. Kodiak is ALL about commercial fishing, the largest port in Alaska. Check out all of the activities in Kodiak--from research facilities, to busy processing plants, harbors with 1000 vessels, the largest Coast Guard Base in the US, the types of vessels that fish, the harvesting of sustainable resources--Kodiak is the community to visit. You will see fishermen hanging nets, boats in the boatyard, the hub bub in the summer getting ready to salmon fish..Our home is perfect for the summer visitor, because we are salmon fishing between late May and mid-September. We purchased the house in 1984, choosing to be near the ocean, and have completely replaced the older home, into a three story home, with a warehouse and apartment on the bottom floor, and home on the top two floors. The house is 8 miles from the Kodiak airport, five minutes from the Kodiak Ferry Dock, a front seat view of the boatyard, five minute walk to downtown Kodiak, the Kodiak Visitor Center, the Alutiiq Museum, Baranof Museum, National Fish and Wildlife Service Visitor's Center, groceries , restaurants, marine supply and outfitting businesses, the movie theater, the boat harbor, Chamber of Commerce. There is a walking path along the front of the home, which goes east toward Spruce Cape, along the water and among colorful Kodiak homes. Nearby activities are kayaking, golf, recreational fishing, several rivers and creeks with abundant salmon fishing, the Buskin River, Mill Bay creek, and out the road to Kalsin, Womens, and Middle Bays with major salmon runs. You will learn all about a profession, the traditions, the net hanging, in Kodiak...a vibrant community. While other fishing towns have disappeared, you will be treated to a constant opportunity for photos. Don't forget to see the Waterfront Interpretive Signs on the downtown harbor boardwalk..14 of them, full color!

What makes this house unique

You will be treated to a learning experience in a bustling port, with plenty of photo opportunities. Guests receive a complimentary 'Celebrate our Maritime Heritage: Waterfront Guide' to aid in watching the fishing vessels pass by, the view of Near and Woody Island, access to the ocean is about 200 feet away, the home is located in a tiny, quiet neighborhood, surrounded by spruce trees, rose bushes, and raspberries!

For kids, a city park is a five minute walk, past the grassy area in the cove, to St. Herman's St.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Lacey ,

We're Here ! Love it !

Are schedule has changed so we are leaving tomarrow morning :((.

We will be back as we are here several times a year and would like to make this are go to place in Kodiak :)

Thank you ,

Jul 2016
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based on 14 traveler reviews

Ocean-view, family friendly, 5 min walk to harbor
average rating of 4.928571 based on 15 reviews

Clean, quiet, great location.

  • 4 of 5

This house is an excellent home base for adventures. It's very comfortable and quiet. The view of the boatyard was entertaining. There is a lovely grassy partk just a few steps from the house bordering the channel and it's walking distance from a great sushi restaurant. The only thing keeping it from being 5 stars for me was that it had a fairly strong "cat" smell in the house. I would have been unable to stay there without opening the windows at all times. Fortunately, the weather was warm and that was not a problem. Most people in our party didn't mind the smell but two of us had our allergies go wild during our stay. If you don't have allergies, I would recommend this place wholeheartedly.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Excellent property. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

After staying at hotels in Kodiak for many years, we were overjoyed to find this rental. It is without a doubt the best place to stay in Kodiak. It's a great location and a very nice house. We will be staying any time it is available.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Feels like home

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable home in a great location. Enjoyed the views of the channel and harbor; close to downtown; plenty of space. Lacey was great to work with - very responsive and accommodating. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Outstanding trip

  • 5 of 5

This was truly a great experience and I am looking forward to coming back to Kodiak again. The house has everything you need and is walking distance from downtown. I highly recommend people stay here....except when I want the place. Thanks for providing us with such a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Excellent place

  • 5 of 5

We walked everywhere from here.

Check out the path under the bridge.

Nice and clean with good view of harbor.

If you can't be happy here, you'd better remain in Pleasantville.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Wonderful hosts and location

  • 5 of 5

This house is impeccably clean and has all the extras one could want in a vacation rental, e.g. stocked kitchen, laundry detergent, extra blankets, etc. During our stay we were blessed with amazing weather and were able to take advantage of the central location to walk to downtown and the Power House Restaurant (yum!). We enjoyed watching the boats coming and going through the channel and the massive movie collection. It was the perfect house for our family!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Kodiak Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Check with Alaska Marine Hwy System for docking
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
USCG Golf, near Anton Larsen and USCG base
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Powerhouse Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Pearson Cove
Car: recommended

'Located by the busy Kodiak Boatyard, see vessels pulled out, repaired, five minute walk to town, Baranof Museum, Alutiiq Museum, Kodiak Island Convention and Visitors, USFWS Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor center, Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game office, the Russian Orthodox Church, St. Herman's fishing vessel harbor, Kodiak Maritime Museum Interpretive Signs on harbor boardwalk, Alaska ferry dock, restaurants, fishing and hunting supply businesses, grocery stores, and beach combing sites (for beach glass). Visit the brand new library up near the high school, off Rezanof! We will leave maps and brochures


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
One time cleaning fee $75
City of Kodiak tax $52


Rates are for four to six- which includes children or two casual sleeping arrangements.
More than 6, each additional person will be charged $20 / night per person
WEEKLY $1450
Lockbox combination provided within 1 week prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Alaska House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Also, brand new large capacity washer and dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large drawers for clothing
  • Downstairs bathroom includes brand-new washer and dryer, towels, bedding. Shower and tub as well.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Loft - 1 twin/ single , cozy area suitable for child/teen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Brand-new 14' memory foam queen mattresses!
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Large upstairs, brand-new 14' queen memory foam mattress
  • Two bedrooms, top floor includes bathroom, and large area for additional sleeping areas (futon/sofa bed or inflatable beds). Ideally sleeps four in 2 bedrooms but we provide additional arrangements for more than 4 guests. Planning to purchase a new couch with foldout for 2014!
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
Extra freezer inside entryway for sport-caught fish

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