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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Feb 24, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Laughing Raven is a luxurious, large log home where you can relax, enjoy scenery, view wildlife and prepare to enjoy all the exciting adventures you have planned for your Alaskan adventures. You can explore 20 acres of wild lands around Laughing Raven and may view moose, bear and other wildlife. The views are spectacular and include Kachemak Bay, Harding Ice field, fjords, lower Cook Inlet, and active volcanoes. Ravens, eagles, cranes and many other birds are common visitors. Laughing Raven is the perfect place to bring your family and friends who wish to experience Alaskan adventures year-round yet enjoy luxurious, comfortable home on return from adventures.

Keywords: log home, vacation home, unhosted vacation rental

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

I inherited this property and built Laughing Raven in 2000 from logs harvested from the Kenai Peninsula. I'm a neurology nurse practitioner and work in Anchorage but plan on retiring to Homer. In the meantime I'd like to share my home with individuals who wish to have an unforgettable Alaskan adventure.

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Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you for the opportunity to stay at your beautiful home these past few days. It was truely a relaxing time. We even had some 'special' visitors- a mama moose and her calf ! Thank you again. We hope to return sometime. Sincerely, Karen"
Jun 2010
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13 Reviews

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Luxurious, Private Log Home for Independent Travelers
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p343300vb
-907-279-3264
Homer Alaska
Dewitt, MI
5

Awesome family vacation destination

  • 5 of 5
Extended family of seven stayed for a week in July 2014. Beautiful, spacious and clean accommodations with gorgeous views. We enjoyed fishing on the spit and cooking up the catch at the end of the day in the well stocked kitchen. The house had absolutely everything we needed for a great week. Even got to see a moose a couple times. Hope to retun again soon.
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
Luxurious, Private Log Home for Independent Travelers
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p343300vb
-907-279-3264
Homer Alaska
Omaha
5

Fabulous lodge with great views!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed with two other couples and the lodge was perfect. Close enough to Homer to do everything, but remote enough to have a moose greet us on our drive up the lane. The view from the back bluff is stunning. Kitchen and dining area was very functional. We stayed three nights and wished it was a week!
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
business
Luxurious, Private Log Home for Independent Travelers
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p343300vb
-907-279-3264
Homer Alaska
Alaska, USA
5

Private and relaxing

  • 5 of 5
Four of us stayed at Laughing Raven in early August '14 for four nights. Nice, clean log home with lots of windows located on a large, private lot with no neighbors in sight. Large, functional kitchen, two large living areas, and a huge wrap-around deck with a hot tub. Outstanding view of Cook Inlet and K-bay from the bluff just uphill from the house. We brought our boat down and had plenty of room to turnaround and store the trailer in the driveway. The owner (Mo) is very professional and a pleasure to do business with. We will stay again in the future.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Luxurious, Private Log Home for Independent Travelers
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p343300vb
-907-279-3264
Homer Alaska
5

Early June, '14 stay for 2 nights

Early June, '14 stay for 2 nights
  • 5 of 5
What a marvelous property! It's a beautifully designed and constructed luxurious log home in a great location. We and another couple were celebrating our anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed exploring Homer Spit and Ketchimak park from this home, while also seeing Mama Moose and her twins come through the yard, along with three other moose at other times. Would definitely return. Our only disappointment was the view from the house itself across the water wasn't what we thought..that breathtaking view was from the cleared area 100 feet away overlooking Sterling Hwy. still, 5 stars!
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Good morning John,
Thank you for your kind and gracious review of Laughing Raven! I hope you will have another opportunity to visit.
warm regards,
Mo Hillstrand
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Luxurious, Private Log Home for Independent Travelers
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p343300vb
-907-279-3264
Homer Alaska
Anchorage
5

Thanksgiving in Homer

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful way to spend Thanksgiving with our extended family of 8 on a getaway in Homer! The house is gorgeous and extremely comfortable, very close to downtown by car, and the views from the homestead are beautiful. Never been in a better stocked kitchen in a rental, either. It was a very cold weekend, but the fireplaces were fully stocked with dry wood and ready to go. The views of the stars from the hot tub were amazing. Thank you, Laughing Raven!
The log home and vaulted ceiling construction allows for sound to go through the house pretty freely, so the group needs to be on a similar schedule or be able to stay quiet if someone else is sleeping (or bring ear plugs like I did). There are also a lot of stairs, including up to the main level from the entrance.
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Luxurious, Private Log Home for Independent Travelers
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p343300vb
-907-279-3264
Homer Alaska
Fairbanks, AK
5

OVER THE TOP

  • 5 of 5
I can't say enough about this property. I'd rate it 6 stars if I could. This is my second visit to the Laughing Raven and again it exceeded my expectations. It is clean clean clean. Excellent condition and the artwork, decorations and amenities are superb. There are 3 bedrooms with big comfy beds with clean and luxurious bedding! A beautiful loft with a large TV and DVD player and movies and open out sofa. Stereo system downstairs that is wired throughout the home. You can plug your iphone into the auxillary jack and have your music, But there is a nice selection of CD's. Floor to Ceiling Windows offering an incredible view from the living areas. Awesome hot tub on the deck complete with hot tub towels. A nice Weber Grill, firewood, two fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen with everything you need! Bathrooms that sparkle and imagine a steam shower! The views are beautiful from every window. Sit on the grass overlook and watch the sun set over Katchemak Bay with all the glaciers and homer spit and you'll feel on top of the world. Then hop in the hot tub for relaxation after Halibut Fishing... then light the fire at night and enjoy your fresh catch... you won't find a nicer place with all these amenities in all of Homer. We had Momma Moose and her calf in the driveway coming home from dinner. I was surprised to see how many previous guests (from guest book) had seen them. This property is very close to town maybe 5 minutes if you go slow? And it takes only 10 to get to the spit. Easy Easy. The owner, Mo is fantastic to work with and makes sure you have all your needs met. Very easy to deal with. Don't miss out on this place and book it without worries. You will not be disappointed.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

From the Owner

I built Laughing Raven on property that was an original Alaskan homestead. I spent my summers as a child playing on the Homer Spit. Laughing Raven is conveniently located 3 miles from the center of Homer on 20 private forested acres with spectacular views and very comfortable accommodations.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Homer Airport at 3 Miles Nearest Barpub : Multiple in Homer at 3 Miles Nearest Ferry : Alaska Ferry System-service to Seldovia & Kodiak at 6 Miles Nearest Motorway : Sterling Highway at 0.25 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Multiple in Homer at 3 Miles Nearest Beach : Bishop's Beach, Homer Spit at 3 Miles Car: necessary

Availability

From $350 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,000
 
 
Summer
May 1 2015 - Sep 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$450
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 7.5%

1/2 the total is required to hold reservations and final amount is due 2 weeks prior to guest arrival

Weekly rate in summer is $3000.00 plus the 7.5% Kenai Borough sales tax($225).

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Amenities

From the Owner

You can sit by the fire place and plan many out-doors activities Homer has to offer. You can also just relax on the decks or in the hot tub and just enjoy the scenic views and observe the wild life.

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...

Suitability

  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Ski-In
  • Water View

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling

Floor Area

  • 4500 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Other (See Description)
  • Queen size Beds (1) Each bedroom has a queen bed. The enteratinment loft has a queen sized fold out sofa bed.

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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