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Rock Garden Inn, Great Views from Downtown Homer, Alaska

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)

A luxurious home with great views, within walking distance to downtown Homer, offers the best of wilderness and city life. Enjoy our beautiful home, rock gardens, and terrific ocean view.

Two custom suites offer versatile sleeping arrangements for six, two queen log beds, , a twin antique bed, and an inflatable twin or full mattress on the upper inside balcony.

This spectacular home offers a full kitchen, two baths, a large soaking tub, washer and dryer and many more amenities. Eat out or eat in, with our fully equipped kitchen and BBQ.

Explore Homer with a short walk to a variety of scrumptious restaurants, art galleries, boutiques, the Pratt Museum, Islands and Ocean Center, and of course Bishop's Beach. Visit my pottery shop on the main floor of the Inn, Jars of Clay Pottery. Walking and bike trails make it easy to get around Homer. Enjoy the breathtaking view of our cityscape and Kachemak Bay, islands and mountains.

Amenities: Two queen-size log beds, one full-size antique bed, an antique twin bed, a twin or full inflateable mattress. A full kitchen, microwave, dishwasher, cooking utensils, basic cooking supplies i.e. spices and condiments, refrigerator and freezer, washer and dryer, soaking tub, deck, Direct TV, Bose bluetooth radio and speakers, Apple TV (for your Netfix account) and wireless internet access. Outside fire pit for picnics. Enjoy our in town wilderness hiking trail.

Activities: Go fishing for Halibut and Salmon, visit the many art galleries and artists' studios, develop your understanding of our Ring of Fire Village by visiting the Pratt Museum and the Island and Ocean Center. Enjoy the many hiking trails on both sides of the bay, along with kayaking and boating. Cinemas, coffee shops, scrumptious restaurants, are all just a brief walk away.

Please go to VBRO #82119 to make inquiries on this vacation rental. Or call and ask for Ruby.

Keywords: House, downtown, bedroom, home, bedrooms, baths, view, in town, trails, trail,

More Details

Ruby Haigh
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017

About Ruby Haigh

We built the Rock Garden Inn in 1998 and have been renting the Inn since 2006. It is a wonderful custom home, built by my husband Tim and myself, Ruby. I am a life long Alaska, and Tim has been here 35 years. We would love to share our knowledge about Homer and Kachemak Bay with you to help vacation in Homer.

Ruby Haigh purchased this house in 1998

Why Ruby Haigh chose Kenai Peninsula

Come enjoy our in town Homestead. Walk our wooded trails and enjoy the local floral and fauna, or cross the street and find a cafe or coffee shop.

What makes this house unique

The Inn is an intown location, but also is wooded. Homer continues to develop a great trails system through town, one of the trails starts by the Inn. The view from the Inn catures the mountains and Kachemak Bay and the town of Homer. Enjoy BBQ on the deck while watching moose, eagles, ocean and mountains.


Homer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 Upper Level - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 Lower Level - toilet , tub , shower , Large soaking tub
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 Lower Level - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 Upper Level - 1 queen , 1 double
    Loft - Pump up bed available
  • Queen size Beds (2) Handbuilt alder and spruce beds. Tim did great work building them!, Double Beds (1) A beautiful antique bed that sleeps one or two adults., Twin or Single Beds (1) Anitque twin bed shares one of the bedrooms, three twin Air Mattresses.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Sit around the Fire Pit and have a picnic.


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Rock Garden Inn, Great Views from Downtown Homer, Alaska
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. Very hospitable owner who is available on site. Very convenient location in town, but with amazing views. Definitely will stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sergeant Bluff IA

Beautiful House Great Location Awesome Owners!

  • 5 of 5

Title says it all. Ruby and her hubby met us and gave us the lowdown on the town , places to eat, things to do. Their home is awesome, great views of the bay with Binoculars for whale watching from the desk in the study. Big windows facing the bay, but in town, so close enough to walk to shops, the grocery store and even head out on trails to hike. Restaurants Ruby and I recommend "The Soup Cup" in walking distance and "The Mermaid" on the "Spit" just to name two. We did not have a bad meal while here and only cooked twice. Homer is a beautiful small town and the climate is fantastic. The days are long with almost 20 hours of light, but for this stay, 24 would have been better. I didn't want to leave and WILL be going back. Needed a pot to cook crab legs, Ruby had one, complete book of things to do trails to hike in the study. We did the Halibut, Rock Fish and Salmon charters and caught lots of fish. If you fish, there are several processing places where for $2.00 per pound they will skin, vacuum pack, freeze and box for checked baggage any fish you want to bring home. we returned with 75 pounds of Halibut and salmon fillets. Having a house to come back to after all day on a boat in the bay was just great, couldn't have been better. Love the house, Homer, the people and the "Spit".

My dream is to follow the whales....Alaska in the summer...... Hawaii in the winter......check it out you'll agree.

PS my wife said she slept better in Rubys bed than at home in ours!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quarryville PA

Homer highlight

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay at rock garden inn. Tim and Ruby very gracious hosts and we enjoyed getting to know them, and check out the pottery shop!!! It was the perfect end to our 2 week stay in Alaska! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful, convenient place to stay with hospitable owners

  • 5 of 5

Our family trip to Alaska ended with a wonderful couple of days in Homer at the Rock Garden Inn. We loved the art-filled house, it's comfort and spaciousness, great views of the mountains across the bay, and the fact that Ruby's wonderful pottery gallery was open for visiting on the bottom floor. Rudy suggested some good hikes, galleries, and places to eat. We'd recommend the Rock Garden Inn highly and would happily stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, CO

Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our short 3 night stay. Close to everything in Homer. Home was very clean and owners were readily available to answer questions. Very comfortable for our group of 6 including 2 kids.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Ruby has put together an absolutely delightfully decorated home that welcomes you in for an extremely comfortable stay. We were captivated by the view, enjoyed the walk-ability of the in-town location and the functional use of the well equipped kitchen. We will stay here again ... Thank you Ruby!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Homer Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Alaska Marine Highway
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
East End Road
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Sterling Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Olson Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Bishop's Beach
Car: recommended

Beach Combing, Gallery Shopping, Fishing, Beach Hopping


Rates & Availability

Homer House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Damage Deposit $150

Rates based on four guest. Each additional guest is $25 per night.

Cleaning fee of $150
VRBO's Damage Deposit of $49, or $150 refundable damage deposit.
Tax 7.5 %

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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