Review #6923379 Perfect Location, View, Comfort & Wonderful Extras Included
I stayed at this house with my young sons when I came into town for a wedding. It is the perfect location situated towards the back of town providing nonstop views of the incredible mountains, sunrise and sunset. There is a great lawn to the side of the house which frequently gets visited by sand hill cranes. My middle son was able to view them up close and when they flew away was rewarded with a feather to bring home to the lower 48's. There are many activities we enjoyed in Homer from viewing otters on the beach, a shooting range, beach combing, tide pooling, Homer Museum, blueberry picking, Ocean and Island visitors Center, Homer Museum, Kite Surfing, Fishing and many more! The house was beyond comfortable, clean and perfect. There is plenty of space for big families but it also has a homey feeling for smaller parties. The upstairs bathroom has a very large tub that was perfect for my boys and they enjoyed having a Jacuzzi tub after exploring all day. Eating dinner at a large table looking out at the bay and mountains was incredible! The lower level floor with a large entry can be used on rainy days for families with children. The den area allows for a cozy TV viewing experience along with many books and videos. There is a large variety of bonus features that are all included in the price of the rental. It was wonderful viewing slides of all the Alaskan animals and learning about Alaska from a retired Naturalist. I was unaware before the presentation the role that Alaska played in World War II. The fresh spinach supplied from the owners green house was delicious enough to be eaten by itself as a salad. This is an incredible house for the price and to experience Alaska in comfort!
Magnificent views of Katchemak Bay and the Kenai peninsula
Guest Phillyfisherman (Philadelphia, PA) Date of stay 08/26/13Review Submitted 10/23/13
The views from the upper floor (which has a great room with views to the south) are absolutely breathtaking, you would be hard pressed to find a more beautiful setting. Situated on the bluff above the Homer harbor you have unobstructed views of all of Katchemak Bay and the Kenai peninsula beyond. The house is very comfortable, has a beautiful deck to enjoy the views and all the amenities to make your stay comfortable. I would return in a heartbeat, if you want to enjoy the best view in Homer, and all that Homer has to offer, this location is the place to stay. If you are an outdoorsman (fisherman) Homer is known as the the Halibut capitol of the world for good reason, the docks are only minutes away from the house.
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing.
Perfect base to explore the area, or just sit on the deck and let the view come to you!
Guest DixieDoc (Union Kentucky) Date of stay 01/16/14Review Submitted 01/20/14
Spent more time just sitting than intended, just because we could...
Central location to town and everything else - you can see where you're going before you get there. Lots of parking, lots of space, and it feels like you're living there, with that world right out the door.
(The scones are reason enough...and the thought of fresh rhubarb come summer - yum)
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, tourists without a car, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Doug & Gloria StuartAlaska Experience Guest House Owners