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Upper Kenai River Front Retreat--Private Fishing on the River

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Cooper Landing Cottage Rental Photos and Description

River Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Relax on your own private riverfront on the world famous Kenai River Alaska. Enjoy the unique tourquise green river from your cozy two bedroom cottage or on the outdoor deck overlooking the majestic mountains and waterway. Catch a glimpse of an eagle or two and maybe mama moose and calf during the summer months.

Fully furnished home with a queen bed in the master bedroom upstairs, two twin size beds in downstairs converted garage, and fold out sofa in upstairs living room. Sleeps four most comfortably. Enjoy the river and mountains from your own private deck with propane BBQ and fire pit. Wood burning stove or electric heat in the living areas.

Stack washer/dryer. Fully equipped kitchen with stove/oven/micro/refrigerator and dishwasher. Great 'home base' while venturing and playing on the Alaska Kenai Peninsula!

Keywords: Location Location...Tastefully furnished, fully furnished Two Bedroom Cottage on the banks of the Upper Kenai River in Cooper Landing, Alaska. Great 'home base' easy access to all other points on the Kenai Peninsula 'The Playground of Alaska'. Fabulous scenery, quiet yet close to other major cities like Seward, Soldotna, Kenai or Homer. Only 102 miles out of Anchorage. Fish off the private river frontage, sit by the fire pit or read a book on the deck!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Naomi Nolan
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 28, 2016
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About Naomi Nolan

During our annual trips to Alaska, we fell in LOVE with Cooper Landing Alaska. It's right in the middle the Alaskan recreation area and fishing hub.. And, it's so gorgeous! Alaska's call Cooper Landing the 'Lake Tahoe' area of the North. Only 102 miles outside of Anchorage and easy commute to other major cities on the Kenai Peninsula like Homer, Seward, Kenai, Soldotna, Ninilchick, and Hope.

Naomi Nolan purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Naomi Nolan chose Kenai Peninsula

We chose Cooper Landing because of it's beauty, the river and because it's a quaint small town close to everything else.

What makes this cottage unique

There's literally so much to do either in Cooper Landing or nearby. Whether you just want to sit back, relax, stay put and 'read a book' or stay on the move, your options abound! Nearby rafting/kayaking companies or guided fishing outfitters can take you on a breathtaking scenic boat ride down the Kenai River where you may see an abundance of wildlife (possibly even a bear!) Horsebackriding opportunities in Cooper Landing with the Alaskan Horseman's Adventures. Many public hiking trails provide ample opportunity for the most activive traveler. Take an private air or helicopter tour to see the Valley of the Glaciers from nearby Seward airport. Fish for a 'barn door sized' halibut from either Seward or Homer. Fish your heart out in the Kenai River and beat the record for the World's largest freshwater caught King Salmon!


based on 13 traveler reviews

Upper Kenai River Front Retreat--Private Fishing on the River
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 13 reviews

Great Place, Central location

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our two weeks here in Cooper Landing, celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. Great location, central to South Central AK. Went to Whittier, Seward, all the way to Homer and even to Hope. All day trips from here. And this location, we always took a rest day between day trips to soak up the atmosphere of this place. We loved every minute of it.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have just returned from two blissful weeks in this comfortable and charming cottage on Kenai River. It is light and airy even on a cloudy day. We were awed by the huge eagle perching on the tree at the water's edge, and watched him from the window overlooking the large outside deck. We hiked, fished and explored everyday. We have already recommended this home to our son and his family. It is perfect from every point of view. Terrific central location for visiting Soldotna, Homer, and Seward. Only two hours from Anchorage. Amazing and hospitable hosts. You cannot do better than this! We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Father/Son vacation

  • 4 of 5

Extremely well kept cabin. Very clean and comfortable. The location was perfect for day trips for hikes and fishing. Being on the river, dinner is just a cast away with the basic fishing gear provided in the cabin.

The only reason for not giving the property a five star rating is the lack of information on the location of the second bedroom. We did not expect the second bed/bath to be an extension of the back of the under house garage. Although the second bed/bath was clean and comfortable it was not detailed by location in the advertisement. With that said it would not deter me form staying here again. The owners were very upfront and accommodating. The care person for the property was extremely nice.

We even met one of the neighbors and went with him on a float trip down the Kenai. One or the high lights of the stay.

I would certainly recommend this location for a quite getaway and a base of operation to Seward, Kenai and even Homer.

Local restaurant named Sackettes had decent pizza and a bar.

Thanks for making this property available for our first Father/Son vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking your time to provide valuable feedback on our place in Cooper Landing. The downstairs bedroom and bathroom were an add on a few years back and provides a comfortable separate bedroom/bathroom for either families who want their own space (it has a wall hung tv w a built in dvd player (no cable hooked up though) separate from parents or another couple traveling together. You must go into the garage portion of the home to access the second bath/bedroom. Also, we are semi remote so all the homes in the area are on well water so for those person(s) used to chlorinated "city" water, please do not stay in small town(s) Alaska, stay in Anchorage! So glad you had a wonderful dad/son trip and would consider coming back...always welcome back!
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Best of Alaska

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided every year to go to Alaska and do some fishing.

We stayed twice now in this Rental. We could not have asked for a better place to spend our extended time in Alaska, and create some wonderful memories at this Kenai Tiver Cottage Home.

First the owner is/was very accommodating to our party. The home is how it was described: lovely with every need covered. The Cottage is beautiful decorate and a great place to spend with family. We were fortunate to find this home to rent.

Having the Kenai River on your backyard was wonderful. The outside deck was great to enjoy breakfast dinner or just relax with a glass of wine and a good book.

If you are looking for a vacation rental near to the surrounding Cooper Landing area, I wouldn't think twice about booking this house.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Part of the charm of Alaska is being able to stay in places like Cooper Landing, where you can get out the city and simply enjoy nature. We are definitely small town Alaska, one of the most gorgeous areas within driving distance to all things on the Kenai peninsula. Although we are semi-rural, on well water and septic, our place is easy to get to, wonderful location, and offers a more comfortable home like stay rather than staying at the usual hotel options. So happy to hear you could relax and enjoy!
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Not Recommended

  • 1 of 5

The extra bedroom is entered through the garage, which means the bedroom smells like the garage. The water smells like rotten eggs, so you have to purchase water for everything. Whatever you wash, including dishes and yourself will smell.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately, we have had an overwhelming positive reviews and this review came out of the blue as a complete surprise. We ALWAYS provide our local caretaker/manager contact name and number for ANY issues, help or advice that a guest may need. Our caretaker is the best, she always is on top of her game, is thoughtful and professional. It's unfortunate that the guest did not contact us or our manager( or us) during their stay so that any of these issues could be resolved. The odor they were talking about was apparently gas from an ATV parked in the adjacent/separate garage, which was an easy "fix" and the water has NEVER been an issue with ANYONE staying at our place. I wish we could have had someone come out while the guest was staying at our cabin to verify/resolve these things while they were in Cooper Landing...we are so sad about this especially since they had our email, my cell, the caretaker's contact information as well.
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay in in this Cooper Landing property! We can't wait to come back! All of the amenities you need and the view of the river is incredible.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always welcome back! Thank you for choosing to stay in Cooper Landing at our abode. Warms our heart to know that your Alaskan experience was relaxing and met all your expectations. We so appreciate your taking the time to send in such a nice review!
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Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Kenai, Alaska
Nearest Ferry
64 Miles
Whittier, Alaska
Nearest Golf
46 Miles
Soldotna, Alaska
Nearest Train
48 Miles
Seward, Alaska
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Girdwood, Alaska (Alyeska Resort)
Nearest Beach
48 Miles
Seward, Alaska (for salt water beach)
Nearest Point of Interest
Cooper Landing Public Boat Ramp/Launch
Nearest Point of Interest
Kenai Princess Lodge
Nearest Point of Interest
Alaska Horsemen Trail Adventures
Nearest Point of Interest
Cooper Landing Public Library
Nearest Point of Interest
Cooper Landing Grocery
Nearest Point of Interest
Hamiltons Gas Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Alaska Rivers Company
Car: recommended

Cooper Landing boasts awesome fishing grounds on the Kenai River. Find fishing on the cottage's private waterfront property (fish for trout yearlong or silver salmon in the late summer/fall). Salmon fishing during the mid-summer months is best downriver a few miles at the confluence of the Russian/Kenai Rivers. You will find a small passenger ferry and boat ramp/fishing access area with fee parking there. You will also find private bank fishing at various other locations when the fish are running. Typically, there's always fabulous trout fishing year round in the Kenai river and its tributaries. Private, for hire guides are available during the summer months.

Rafting down the Upper Kenai is a FABULOUS daytrip. There are a couple of Rafting outfitters in Cooper Landing.

Horseback riding is also available in Cooper Landing. There are many public hiking trails. During the height of summer, try the Russian River trail to the falls for the possibility of seeing Brown/Black bear fishing for salmon.

There are several GREAT restaurants in the area, a small grocery store, and some great little gift shops as well in Cooper Landing.

Cooper Landing is a great 'home base' or 'jumping off' point to other places of interest on the Kenai Peninsula.

Opportunity to take fun daytrips to other points of interest include:

Short drive to either Seward or Kenai/Soldotna/Ninilchick/Homer to go sightseeing, shopping, fresh/salt water fishing, fly fishing.

Clamming during summer months during low tides in Clam Gulch/Ninilchick area approx 90 minute drive from Cooper Landing.

Two hour drive to Homer, Alaska.

Seward (35 minutes drive) has shopping, salt water fishing, glacier tours, Kenai Fiord tours, horseback riding, visit an Iditarod sledding team tour and an aquarium as well as many restaurants.


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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

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Property Damage Protection $59
non refund cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 3.0%

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Cooper Landing Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Cozy queen bed in upstairs master bedroom. Two twin beds in quaint downstairs bedroom with adjacent bathroom with shower. Full size sleeper sofa, suitable for children in living area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting

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