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Doug and Gloria Stuart

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Unforgettable Views! Large Home, Peace & Comfort! Alaska Experience Guest House

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Kenai Peninsula House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 10 Beds, two baths, great room, den, large play room, Privacy.

Room for everyone to relax and enjoy this spacious five bedroom, 10 Bed two bath home. Kachemak Bay, Cook Inlet, mountains, glaciers and wildlife will take your breath away.

Peaceful quiet location! All this with In town convenience.

See the fishing fleet leaving on salmon openings.

Sand Hill cranes landing on our lawn.

Moose snacking on grass.

Learn about sea mammals, sea birds, native culture, Alaska at war, volcanoes, climate change, commercial fishing and more with our extensive Alaskan library. Visit Islands and Ocean Fish and Wildlife Center where owner works for much more.

Gold panning equipment available and buckets of pay dirt to pan in front yard.

History of mining in Alaska.

Homer Pennock who left us his name swore to investors that the beaches of Homer we're filled with gold! His investors didn't 'strike it rich', but maybe you can!

Check our link to Alaskan experience guest house below for other amenities.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Doug and Gloria Stuart (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Doug and Gloria Stuart

Gloria and I came to Homer in 1981 from Long Island New York. Our first three children were born there and our two adopted kids were born in Alaska and came to be ours in their infancy. We have had a busy 32 years of raising children, Doug working on the North Slope for ARCO Alaska, commercial fishing and more recently working for the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge as a Naturalist on the State ferry Tustumena traveling from Homer to Dutch Harbor over 120 times. We've built a smaller home out of town to be near our children and grand children. We have loved our 'town house' and have wonderful memories of our years spent here. It's a very comfortable home from which to enjoy and 'take in' all that Homer, Alaska has to offer. Please see our expanded link to see many more pictures and our special free amenities we would like to offer you.

Doug and Gloria Stuart purchased this house in 1989

Why Doug and Gloria Stuart chose Kenai Peninsula

As soon as we stepped through the door with our realtor, we immediatly fell in love with 292 Mountain View Drive. It was huge compared to our homestead trailer out of town. It had bedrooms for all and a view that has awed us for 27 years besides having three levels so that children and adults can gather together or separate for entertaining. The benifits of living close to but not next to all the amenities a large, growing family needs was wonderful. Gloria and I feel that not only your needs but all your vacation wishes will be met here also.

What makes this house unique

As large as our house is it has the warmth that makes everyone feel they've come home! We know you will feel that way too. Doug and Gloria Stuart


based on 21 traveler reviews

Unforgettable Views! Large Home, Peace & Comfort! Alaska Experience Guest House
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Chandler, Az

Amazing view.

  • 5 of 5

This house has lot's of room. Everyone got there own room. It's exactly like the web site. The view is amazing. Lot's of fun things to do. The home made jam and bread was delicisous. We had a moose and her two babies visit us late at night. Boardwalk Fish N Chips was our favorite place to eat. This is the place to stay in Homer.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, comfortable with stunning view.

  • 5 of 5

The view of the Homer Spit and Katchemak Bay is incredible. The property is well maintained and well furnished. Very comfortable. And as a bonus a flock of Sand Hill Cranes wander through the neighborhood. The owners were friendly and helpful. Absolutely would recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Harry. Thanks for such a nice review!! Gloria and I would like to thank you for choosing our place to stay in Homer. Please return any time, your group was wonderful! Even our trained Sand Hill Cranes said as much. ha ha I hope they were not to noisy...Doug and Gloria
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Watsonville, California

Amazing Homer Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely! Views were outstanding. The home had everything needed to make for a splendid and memorable experience.

We couldn't have been happier.

I would highly recommend this house.

the owners were quick to respond to questions and were very accomodating

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a great review. Gloria and I strive to make sure all our guests have the amenities they need to make your stay the best! We appreciate our contacts with you and hope all your future plans include staying with us again. Doug and Gloria
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Peaceful Neighborhood, Cozy and Well-Stocked House with Incredible Views

  • 5 of 5

Our group of seven loved this house and area. Found it exactly as described. It is clean and well stocked with extras. The neighborhood is quite and serene. The owners are local and made us feel welcomed with fresh flowers, home made bread and jam. The view of the mountains, Homer Spit and Kachemak Bay are incredible. We couldn't have been happier with our choice. We went to Homer Spit and then to Seldovia via a water taxi and took an air flight tour back to Homer. The halibut fishing in the area was great, we brought home 150 lbs of halibut filet.

Thank you Doug and Gloria for sharing your home and making us feel at home. Mary and family from NH

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mary Thank you so much for your lovely review. Gloria and I want to take this opportunity to thank you and your family for taking such good care of our house. We get great satisfaction in sharing our place with so many visitors. Our home is and was a special place when we were bringing up our family in it. We loved sharing it with you. Doug and Gloria Stuart
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at your place! It was very clean, well furnished, comfortable and the view is just breathtaking!! Thank you for the unexpected homemade jam and bread too! Thanks for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your gracious review. It was our pleasure to share our home with you. You treated our home just like you would treat your own. Would love to have you come back again!! Doug and Gloria
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Four of us (two couples) stayed here on our visit to Homer. We loved it. The home is very well equipped, peaceful, and very clean. There's plenty of room, and we each had our own area for privacy. When we all wanted to be together, the kitchen area, living room, and library/den offered ample space and plenty of amenities.

The view of the Spit is lovely, and the location is great - close to the action in a few minutes, but set apart enough to feel a sense of quiet retreat. The owners really took care of us, made themselves available to answer questions about local highlights, and worked with us during our stay. And the bread...

Thanks to them for a great couple of vacation days!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Charles - Thanks for such a gracious review. Gloria and I would like to thank you, for being part of a great season filled with great groups. Your party was wonderful. Please let us thank you, for taking such good care of our house during your stay. As always we strive to make your vacation stay truly one with good memories and a home away from home. Your welcome back any time as a visitor and a friend. Doug and Gloria
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Homer Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Alices Champane Palace
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
State Ferry and Local Ferrys
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
The Links
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Sterling highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Don Jose's
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Olsen Mountain Ski lift
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Bishops Beach and picnic area
Car: recommended

The Norman Lowell studio is a must see 'free'(13 mi from Homer) The USF& Wildlife center(Islands and Ocean) is 'free' and in town. The Carl Wynn Nature Center is a lovely walk'free'. Many local hiking trails(see brochures in house)


Rates & Availability

Homer House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 22 2016 - Sep 9 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.5%

If you need to cancel booking 60 days notice full refund minus $50 - If you cancel your booking 60 days or under and we re-book your cancelled time slot we will refund your deposit minus a fifty dollar admin charge.
Check in at 5pm - Check out 11am
Note - 7 day rate is one day free for every 7 booked
Note - Children under three are free please don't include them in guest total
10% discount for all active and retired members of our armed forces. We are closed for winter from 10/30 to 3/31/2016
No events please and we have a 12 person maximum unless prior arrangement is made with owner for special exceptions.

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Kenai Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Large Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , ceiling fan and heater
  • All linens, towels and hand clothes, soaps shampoos and body wash and toilet tissue are supplied
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , downstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , downstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , downstairs sofa is queen size located in play room
  • All bedrooms have large closets, luggage racks, dressers and or night tables and lamps and all bed linens are supplied
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • 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
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Highchair, Booster chair and Porta Crib available Please see our links which has more activities listed and other amenities If you need anything, please contact us as we will only be a few miles away

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