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Bob Rude

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Alaska's Premiere Executive Vacation Cottage!

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage


Kenai Peninsula Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Executive Cottage Rental

Executive Cottage Rental

Large, immaculate, and secluded cottage rental. Cabin is one of two onsite, located close to downtown Homer. Relax in quiet seclusion amidst pristine landscaping, watch wildlife meander through park like setting. A perfect location from which to explore Alaska yet have all the comforts of home. Owner/manager on-site and only to happy to talk all things 'Alaskan.'

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Bob Rude (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Bob Rude

Hello, my name is Bob Rude and I am the owner of Bear Canyon Cottages. I live in Homer for the same reason you should visit: Homer has a spectacular, dynamic, connection to Nature. Whether you like fishing, hiking, birding, sea kayaking, nordic skiing, snowmobiling, water tours etc.., or just a beautiful relaxing walk on a sand beach in the setting sun, Homer provides the most beautiful concentration of wildlife, mountain, sky and sea that you will ever experience.

Bob Rude purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Bob Rude chose Kenai Peninsula

This property is unique for its immaculate and quiet setting so close to town yet so secluded. I developed this old Alaskan homestead property. I built and maintain the cottage to the highest standards. The cabin, as is other one onsite, is a fully functioning home away from home, situated in a restful park like setting: a perfect 'base' camp for all your Alaskan adventures.

What makes this cottage unique

The cabin has two queen sized beds, plenty of privacy, a fully functioning kitchen and back deck for with a barbeque. This cabin is one of two onsite.

Complementary toiletries, extra towels and linens are available upon request. Alaskan wildlife is abundant in the whole area: moose, eagles ravens, etc.., wander through the area frequently Owner is an 'avid Alaskan' and dedicated to making your Alaskan vacation experience the best one ever.

Relax at the end of the day--and experience the land of the Midnight Sun from the comforts of your home away from home.


based on 12 traveler reviews

Alaska's Premiere Executive Vacation Cottage!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Perfect and Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I found these wonderful cabins when we visited Homer in March, 2016 and we chose them again for our visit with our extended family in May! Our group rented all three cabins to accommodate 12 people. The most important thing for me is comfortable beds and theirs were definitely comfortable! All of the cabins were super clean, beautifully decorated, have well-equipped kitchens, soft fluffy towels, and again - Nice, Comfortable Beds. The owners, Kellie and Bob are wonderful to work with - so friendly, caring, and helpful. They gave us a lot of information about things to do in Homer, including offering free use of the health club with beach access! We would definitely stay again! Thank you, Kellie and Bob! We all enjoyed our stay in your wonderful cottages!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal Homer Cabin

  • 5 of 5

The Bear Canyon cottages are simply perfect. The cabins are situated on a huge, gorgeously maintained grassy field, with expansive views of the Kachemak bay. Our cottage was impressively clean down to the tiniest detail upon our arrival, and are beautifully crafted, well decorated and well stocked. Kellie was so pleasant to work with and helpful with tons of recommendations. This place has everything - views, convenience to town, comfy beds, open areas for kids to run around, and great owners. Basically it's a no-brainier. This is our new Homer spot, hands down!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 2 children and I called bear canyon cottages home for about a week and half before making a cross country move from Homer. Absolutely loved our stay here and it was a breath of fresh air working with Bob and Kellie! Very helpful and caring people! Will be visiting in the future and these guys will be our first call for lodging! Thank you for your hospitality !

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I contacted Kellie at the last minute. I had a few questions about Homer and things to do while in town. We talked for 30 minutes about EVERYTHING she is AWESOME!! When I go back to Homer this is now the only place I will stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place to relax and enjoy Homer

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful little cottage overlooking the water and mountains in Homer! It was so clean, inviting, super comfortable and a fully stocked kitchen. We meet the owners Bob and Kellie, both very helpful, friendly and accommodating! Enjoyed our stay immensely!!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We booked this trip kind of last minute to Homer and boy did we luck out on this rental!!!Kellie one of the owners is super friendly and has TONS of knowledge and suggestions for things to do around Homer. The property is beautiful and the house was beyond our expectations. The quality of the home is by far better than most rentals and is very clean and well kept. We loved sitting outside in the evening, grilling and waiting to see some wildlife. We were actually lucky enough to see a moose one evening and were so excited!! We will definitely be "repeat customers" for this great rental!!

Thanks Kellie and Bob!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
Homer, Alaska
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Down East Sallon
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Alaska Marine Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
East End Golf
Nearest Train
160 Miles
Seward Depot, Seward Alaska
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Sterling Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Sunset Ski Loop X-country
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Kachemak Bay
Car: recommended

All guest receive complementary guest passes to local fitness/health Club situated on Kachemak Bay. Club is located approximately 4 miles away. Our port and harbor is a wonderful jumping off place to hiking and fishing across the Bay--and just a wonderful place to meet and observe our local fishermen and commerce. Be sure to contact me regarding your particular preferences as I and my staff provide suggestions as to which activities would best fit with your interests.


Rates & Availability

Homer Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 3.0%

Rates are subject to change unless reservation is confirmed.
Stay 6 days and get the 7th day for free.

At check -in time, guests are expected to pay in full by check, cash, or credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Kenai Peninsula Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The perfect place to relax and view Alaskan wildlife--or your 'base-camp' for more adventure. The owner is a lifetime Alaskan and is only to happy to help guests plan their adventures in this most beautiful place!!

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