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A Custom Luxury View Home

47 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Homer House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

A beautiful custom 2000 square-foot, two-bath chalet-style home located five miles east of Homer has been locally owned and operated for 10 years. This vacation rental sits along scenic bench land considered by many as one of the nicest spots in the Homer area. The location is superb with views of Kachemak Bay, glacier-laced mountains and, just minutes away, the world-famous Homer Spit.

At only a few hundred feet above sea level, this three and-one-half acre, extensively-landscaped, south-facing location catches all the warmth and long glorious sun our endless summer days have to offer. Relax on the wrap-around deck soaking up the spectacular views and splendid surroundings.

While enjoying your stay at Waterman Creek Guest House and the greater Homer area, you will often spot different wildlife species, including moose, eagles, sandhill cranes, hawks, pheasants, an occasional black bear or coyote and far too many marine creatures to list.

The open-gathering, friendly design is perfect for friends and family. With its cedar interior, vaulted angled ceilings, rock fireplace and floor-to-ceiling view windows you will feel like you are in your own private lodge. The big custom kitchen has all the amenities including microwave, dishwasher and large breakfast bar. A dining area and living room, appointed with comfortable leather furniture, make this just the ticket for an active or relaxing vacation.

Upstairs in the spacious master suite loft, you will find more great views, a private bath, beautiful queen sleigh bedroom set and two additional single beds. On the main level are the two other bedrooms with two single beds which can be joined to make a king bed.

While visiting us in Homer you will find plenty to do. We are the Halibut Fishing Capital of the World with huge flat fish caught on a regular basis. Marine activities abound: fishing, clamming, whale watching, birding, kayaking, marine tours, museums, art galleries, great restaurants, hiking, horseback riding, fly-in bear and scenic flight tours--and those are just some of the possibilities.

Our vacation rental will satisfy all your vacation requirements for a memorable trip when visiting us on the Kenai Peninsula. We are a kid-friendly guest house. Please, no pets or indoor smoking. If we can be of service, give Patrick or Dawn a call or email us.

Update, February 2016

VRBO has begun charging an additional service fee to renters booking through this site, to avoid these additional charges, you may book directly with us.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About The Owner

Patrick and I have lived in the beautiful town of Homer for 25 years. We came up to work in our 20's and never left! Neither of us had ever lived by the ocean growing up but once we saw the beauty of Kachemak Bay, the glaciers and mountains; we were here to stay! The small town community with it's abundance of wildlife, green space and friendly people has been the perfect place to raise our children and start our own businesses. We are an outdoors family--our free time is spent fishing and camping in the summer and skating and skiing in the winter. This area truly has everything that we enjoy. We hope our guests can experience Homer and have the vacation of their dreams!

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Kenai Peninsula

When this beautiful home came up for sale, we immediately put in an offer (in front of the other 5 people rushing to their real estate agents) within a couple of days of going on the market. The views from East End Road are some of the best in Homer with the convenience of being close to town and within a mile of Kachemak Drive; a short cut to the Homer Spit without having to travel through town. Homer is known as the "Fishing Capital of the World" and many charter operations and wildlife tours are available on the Homer Spit. Two of the finest restaurant in Homer are located within minutes of our house, both offering fine seafood and full bars. The house is situated on 4 landscaped acres, ensuring a feeling of space and tranquility.

What makes this house unique

We love the huge lawn and beautiful flowers that surround the house. With a large lawn, in a rural setting, local bird and wildlife such as Sandhill cranes and moose are easily visible. The large deck is perfect for socializing and enjoying the fabulous views. Inside, the open floor plan on the main floor gives you a good feeling of space and is plenty of room for a large group. The huge picture windows brings the view inside and personally, I love the large window in front of the sink in the kitchen!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the beautiful home for us to share with our family. We are looking forward to coming back. We will most definitely call to reserve with you. Great place!
Jul 2010
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Reviews

4.9
based on 47 traveler reviews

A Custom Luxury View Home
average rating of 4.87234 based on 53 reviews
5

Views are worth 6 stars

  • 5 of 5

My family (husband, father, adult daughter, and myself) really enjoyed your home. We were blessed with stunning weather for our stay in Homer. I sent a picture from the drive to my boss who recently returned from an Alaska cruise and he was jealous.

The living area was spacious and comfortable.

The kitchen was well appropriated with utensils, dishes, and pans.

The bathrooms are roomy and functional. The main floor tub/shower was a challenge for my 80 year old father when he attempted a shower. He could not figure out the mechanism to turn faucet to shower head. He took a bath and he wondered if he would be able to get out of tub. We were able to help him with the turn and pull down action. The owners have thoughtful notes and directions everywhere, I would add a note in the bathroom.

The stunning windows that offer the view also provide some warmth when you have such amazing weather. Once we returned home each day, opened windows, the house would eventually cool off. A small suggestion for the next visitor with amazing sunshine filled days, add a few portable fans to improve air circulation as needed.

Thanks again! We would stay again and highly recommend your home to others.

8/31 - 9/3/2016

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Delivered everything promised

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home with magnificent views. Property was clean, beds and pillows were comfortable. Nice, quiet environment, did not even know you had neighbours, no road noise as house set back on the property. The owners made themselves available if we needed them, which we didn't as the property was so well maintained. Instructions on how to find the property were easy to follow. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property. Terrible management

  • 1 of 5

Unfortunately a great weekend was capped off by poor management. We were in the area for a wedding. Lucked out and had friends join us for watching our under the age of 5 kids. Well when we left I was followed by harassing emails regarding the children. We were quiet tenants and swept and vacuumed before we left. Apparently that wasn't enough. Poor memories of what should have just been a relaxing weekend.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are a family run operation and take great care to maintain our 5 star status on VRBO. Our rental policy clearly states that the rate is for 4 guests and each extra guest is an additional cost to cover laundry, water usage and housekeeping costs. Children are not automatically free, but with open communication with our guests, I do not charge for infants or very small children. When I arrived to clean the house, it was clearly evident that more than the paid for guests had used the house without informing us, the owners, or any offer to pay for additional guests. I sent an "request for additional payment" to cover some of the cost of the extra family. We dropped the "request for additional payment" when the guests refused to pay. We were disappointed to receive such a low rating after 10 years of renting this meticulously cared for home.
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5

Beautiful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The house felt like home nearly from the moment we walked in. We were here three weeks and could have stayed much longer. The house was clean, well eqipped and so comfortable. Then, there was the awesome view of the bay. Thank you Dawn and Pat for sharing Waterman Creek House with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great house with an amazing view and yard.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location with stunning views. Giant yard for kids and moose. All amenities and a well stocked kitchen. Very friendly and helpful hosts. Would definitely recommend and stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Fabulous Property; Fabulous Location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this property for 10 nights, and it compares very favourably with any we have stayed in before. They say location is everything, and that is certainly the case here .... just a few miles outside of Homer, yet quiet, peaceful and relaxing ... with stunning views across to snow capped mountains and the glacier. The property itself was spotlessly clean; spacious accommodation and gardens; and lovely large deck area.

The property was exactly as described and depicted. I would certainly stay here again if in the area, and would recommend it to anyone visiting the Homer area.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Clamming, Marine Tours, Fly-in Bear Viewing, Marine Visitor Center, Spit Fishing, The Famous Salty Dawg Saloon

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Rates & Availability

Homer House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
May 25 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 3.0%

Summer rate is based upon 4 people, each additional person is charged $25 plus tax per night.Guests are welcome to send check or money order to arrive 60 days prior to check-in. Cancellation fee is $100 dollars, full refund based on re-rental if notified less than 60 days before arrival.

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Amenities

Homer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fish Freezer

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