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Ocean-view, family friendly, 5 min walk to harbor--check out our Winter Rates!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


About the property

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,

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Lacey Berns
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About Lacey Berns

We are a long-time Kodiak commercial fishing family for 35 years. We 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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Kodiak House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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 ...
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Ocean-view, family friendly, 5 min walk to harbor--check out our Winter Rates!
average rating of 4.894737 based on 20 reviews

Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent 7 nights at the house. The house was well equipped and very clean. Great view of a working boatyard and channel leading to the ferry terminal. There was plenty of room for at least six. Lacey the owner was very helpful and accommodating. She helped us with great advice for our fishing trip. Hope to meet her on our next trip to Kodiak. Just love Kodiak and the house near the Sea!

Rick from Georgia

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Rick and Gladette, So glad you enjoyed the house and had some excellent fishing as well! We hope you can get back to Kodiak again for another summer time adventure. Thank you for your kind words!
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  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay in Kodiak. Exactly as described in the listing. Perfect location right on the harbor, spacious and clean. Kitchen and laundry room well-stocked and owner Lacey was extremely accommodating and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A fantastic stay in Kodiak and a wonderful home.

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of four staying at this property and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was so great to have a full kitchen with every appliance imaginable, even a KitchenAid! The beds were great and there was plenty of room and open space to visit with the rooms spread out enough for quiet when it was time for bed. Great location next to the park as well. Would highly recommend this property to anyone going to Kodiak.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rusty! So glad you enjoyed the house and were comfortable. The kitchen is pretty full of anything one needs for our guests---having stayed at other VRBOs, it is really nice to have all of the cooking items one needs to be comfortable. Thank you for your review!
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A Great Place to Stay in Kodiak!

  • 5 of 5

The reviews prior to this one are accurate. The house is large, well located and well equipped. Four of us spent five nights here in July and we were all happy with our stay. Lots of room. Lacey is great to deal with and has everything well organized. The house was very clean. The view of the channel is interesting with many boats going by. We took charters out fishing for two of our days and it was only a ten minute walk to the dock. The best place to get your fish processed ('Kodiak Smoking' - ask for Tommy) is a stones throw away. Having laundry in the house was helpful. We got our groceries at Safeway (need a car) and ate our meals at the house. Kodiak is a beautiful place with excellent fishing and sightseeing. This is a great place and I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Greg! So glad you enjoyed your stay in Kodiak and at the house!
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Kodiak... loved it

  • 4 of 5

Loved our first trip to Kodiak Alaska. We will be back! The house is older but was charming. We only came with three people but would have held more. The view is of the water but right out the window is a working ship yard. Not real noisy but you weren't sleeping in. Location was great to walk to the harbor and the downtown area. We did as much as I think you can do in six days. We went on a sea plane to view the bears, kayaking with whales, amazing. We did a total of 4 halibut etc fishing trips. Drove on some of the most beautiful and roughest roads ever but covered all 100 miles. We even had to park and wait for the bison to move off the road for a while. Visited Ft Stevenson, hiked trails all over the place, watched fly fishing. Ate at several restaurants but cooked in the kitchen. Few tips: the rental cars are old and well used so don't expect anything nice. We came from traveling around the Pacific Northwest before heading to Kodiak and staying in hotels. The house does not have any blow dyers (don't really like leaving the house with wet hair!) Also no drapes to darken the rooms upstairs as it did not get dark until midnight. Also if you need daily TV, there isn't any but Lacey has the largest selection of movies I have ever seen outside of the old rental stores! We would stay in the house again and would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cheryl! We are glad you enjoyed the house and location. I will definitely make sure we have a hair dryer there and start shopping for curtains for the upstairs! Sometimes we forget that the "daylight until after midnight" is a new experience for guests in Alaska.
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! I am really surprised to hear that there was an experience with a "cat" odor. There have been no cats in the house for over 14 years but we will certainly listen to your comment about a possible mustiness. After over 90 reservations and stays in the house since 2012 we have never heard anyone relate this same comment to us! We also stay at the house several times a year and will again this fall and have not experienced this issue. We take every review seriously and will certainly look into it! Thank you!
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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

Kodiak House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
City of Kodiak tax $57
House cleaning service $75


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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