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The Bear Den - Private 1 acre Upper Kenai Riverfront Home - Cooper Landing

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,235 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4 adults + 2 kids)

This property is located across the river from the Kenai Princess Lodge at the beginning of the Upper River Rapids. There is about 130 feet of low bank river frontage and an additional 700 feet of wade access under normal water conditions. This property can be rented with the neighboring River House upstream (VRBO #252577).

We have completed a significant remodel during the winter and spring of 2016 which included adding a new washer/dryer, new flooring, upgrading the kitchen, adding five windows, full length dormer, new interior and exterior paint and a Norwegian stove to better experience this river front setting.

The Kenai River is open for fishing between June 11th and May 1st. The ADF&G website is a great source of information on the latest fishing regulations.

Keywords: Fly fishing, Trophy Rainbow Trout, Sockeye Salmon, Coho Salmon, Photography, hiking

More Details

Owner
Ryan and Robin
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About Ryan and Robin

There are few things I enjoy more than floating down the Upper Kenai. I was lucky enough to spend the month of September fishing in Cooper Landing for about a decade before owning this property. For any guests that have not experienced the fall in Cooper Landing, I strongly recommend it.

Ryan and Robin purchased this house in 2011

Why Ryan and Robin chose Kenai Peninsula

There are many houses available for rent in Cooper Landing, but few have the river front privacy and fishing as the Bear Den. Sitting by a warm fire down by the river after a great day of exploring Alaska is one of our favorite features of the property.

If the world class rainbow fishing was not enough, the upper river is one of the most beautiful places I have come across. The house sits across from the drift only marker on the Upper Kenai (No motors allowed). Just upstream from the property, the river begins to narrow and pick up current.

What makes this house unique

Rainbows and Dollies can be caught easily for most of the summer and fall. In late September and October the second run of Silver Salmon start to stack up behind the house. In March and April the property is home to a concentration of bald eagles that are feasting on spawning silver salmon creating some fantastic photo opportunities.

Amenities

Cooper Landing House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1235 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Rear Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Connected bathroom with shower and tub.
    Back Bedroom - 1 queen , Connected bathroom with shower
    Loft above Rear Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Low ceiling loft ideal for children.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds in loft (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The house has a outdoor fire pit located on the banks of the Kenai River. The owner does not live onsite. The Kenai River is closed to fishing from May 1st to June 10th every year.

Reviews

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The Bear Den - Private 1 acre Upper Kenai Riverfront Home - Cooper Landing
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews
4

Very nice.

  • 4 of 5

Great home base for a group for fishing. River behind the property was beautiful. Wish the fishing would be. Enter from the bank, but the owners can't do anything about that.

Great time with great friends

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great property as described.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful time hiking, fishing and kayaking in seward. Would recommend

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Amazing view of the river and very nice accommodations! Loved it :))

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great home!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this place. The home was beautiful and the views were spectacular. Would highly recommend this place to anyone staying in Cooper Landing. Also recommend Drifter's Lodge for their rafting and fishing trips.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cabin in a breath taking location!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in VRBO locations all over the world and this is hands down one of our best stays! The Cabin is absolutely beautiful and really well stocked. Recently renovated, they did a great job. The location is also perfect. Cooper Landing has everything you need to get you by.. groceries, restaurants, and rental fishing equipment and is pretty centrally located on the Kenai Peninsula. You cannot tell from the pics, but it is shallow enough to wade out (I was able to wade with my 9 year old and fly fish right in front of the cabin). Ryan and Robin are also great hosts and extremely responsive. We definitely recommend this VRBO!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely fabulous!!

  • 5 of 5

The first glimpse of the house and property is jaw dropping it is so gorgeous! The blue-green river is something we will never forget. The house had been totally remodeled after we booked so we were totally surprised and impressed. The wood floors were beautiful, the interior was comfortable, and the new open kitchen was fabulous. Because the weather was mild but cool, we spent many hours down by the river with a fire going in the fire pit looking out over the river and found two bald eagles across the river looking back at us! Thank you for a fabulous two weeks. We would come back again and recommend it highly!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
98 Miles
Ted Stevens Anchorage Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.9 Miles
King Fisher Road House
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Russian River Ferry
Nearest Golf
43 Miles
Birch Ridge Golf Course
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Whittier
Nearest Motorway
Sterling Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
1.4 Miles
Sacketts
Nearest Ski
67.5 Miles
Aleyeska Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
47 Miles
Seward
Car: necessary

Salmon fishing, trout fishing, 60 minutes to Seward for saltwater fishing, 40 minutes to Bing's Landing, 60 minutes to Kasilof River, 10 minutes to Quartz Creek, 10 Minutes to Russian River, 4 Minutes to Sacketts, 5 minutes to King Fisher Roadhouse,

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Rates & Availability

Cooper Landing House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Aug 25-27, 2017
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
$445
 
 
Aug 31-Sep 4, 2017
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$422
 
 
Sep 15-22, 2017
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$358
$2,308
 
 
2017 Week 28
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$310
$1,995
 
 
May 4-17, 2018
May 4 2018 - May 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
$260
$1,746
 
 
May 18-24, 2018
May 18 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
$278
$1,867
 
 
May 25-31, 2018
May 25 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$305
$2,047
 
 
Jun 1-10, 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
$349
$2,348
 
 
Jun 11-26, 2018
Jun 11 2018 - Jun 26 2018
4 night minimum stay
$428
$2,878
 
 
Jun 27-Jul 7, 2018
Jun 27 2018 - Jul 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
$465
$3,124
 
 
Jul 8-Jul 19, 2018
Jul 8 2018 - Jul 19 2018
4 night minimum stay
$449
$3,016
 
 
Jul 20-Aug 4, 2018
Jul 20 2018 - Aug 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
$465
$3,124
 
 
Aug 5-25, 2018
Aug 5 2018 - Aug 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
$428
$2,876
 
 
Aug 26-Sep 1, 2018
Aug 26 2018 - Sep 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$405
$2,719
 
 
Sep 2-8, 2018
Sep 2 2018 - Sep 8 2018
4 night minimum stay
$387
$2,602
 
 
Sep 9-15, 2018
Sep 9 2018 - Sep 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
$361
$2,426
 
 
Sep 16-22, 2018
Sep 16 2018 - Sep 22 2018
4 night minimum stay
$331
$2,222
 
 
Sep 23-29, 2018
Sep 23 2018 - Sep 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
$296
$1,987
 
 
Sep 30-Oct 27, 2018
Sep 30 2018 - Oct 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
$260
$1,748
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$472
$3,115
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night

Additional guest fees do not apply for children under 18. Please enter 0 children in when booking online to get correct rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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