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Unforgettable Views! Large Home- Have Peace & Comfort after each exciting day.

Unforgettable Views! Large Home- Have Peace & Comfort after each exciting day.

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Oct 27, 2014
5 bedrooms, two baths, great room, den, and large play room, attached garage.

Room for everyone to relax and enjoy this spacious five bedroom 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 free programs given by Doug Stuart, retired USFWS naturalist. (Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday evening if you so choose.)

Gold panning for fun.

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! Contact Alex Stuart at www.paydirtalaska.net to set up a free lesson.

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

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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.

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Reviews

business
Unforgettable Views! Large Home- Have Peace & Comfort after each exciting day.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p494559vb
-907-235-2898
Homer Alaska
Orange, CA
5

An Excellent place to stay for an excellent place to visit!

  • 5 of 5
We came in to visit friends and to see the sights of Homer. This place has a great view of Kachemak Bay, the Spit and several glaciers across the bay. Cannot properly express how happy we were in choosing this place. We highly recommend it and will come here again the next time we come to Homer! The owners are excellent to work with and have made sure you feel welcomed. Notes are posted throughout the house to ensure you know how to properly operate the appliances and WiFi. There is plenty of room for large families and yet cozy enough for two couples, which was our situation. We took the downstairs, the other couple took the upstairs, we shared the common areas (kitchen, Dining room, Living room, TV room, etc.). PERFECT!!
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dale - It was a pleasure having you and your friends stay at our house. Folks like yourself are what give VRBO such a wonderful reputation. Please remember you are welcome any time!!!!! Doug and Gloria
business
Unforgettable Views! Large Home- Have Peace & Comfort after each exciting day.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p494559vb
-907-235-2898
Homer Alaska
Eagle River, AK
5

Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5
We went down on a Moms weekend away, there were 9 of us and it was so cozy and fun. The house accommodated us all without feeling cramped. Everything was really clean and functional. The house has a wonderful feeling of being in my own home. The view was gorgeous. Thank you for a great stay!
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Shawnna and all - Thank you for your wonderful review! Please pass on to all of your party how much we enjoyed your visiting the Alaska Experience Guest House. Gloria and I would love you back again. Thanks so much for taking care of our home so well. Doug and Gloria
business
Unforgettable Views! Large Home- Have Peace & Comfort after each exciting day.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p494559vb
-907-235-2898
Homer Alaska
New Braunfels, Texas, USA
5

Amazing views and wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time and the view is truly a "million dollar view". The house was so comfortable. We had eight people and never felt crowded. Doug and Gloria had the house in such wonderful condition and are very gracious hosts. We look forward to staying with them again next year.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Randy and family - Thanks so much for the wonderful review. We would love to have you back again for another visit. Gloria and I are very happy we we're able to spend some time with you earlier this spring. Our friends the Bauers mentioned they had met you on there nightly walk....said hello........Doug and Gloria
business
Unforgettable Views! Large Home- Have Peace & Comfort after each exciting day.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p494559vb
-907-235-2898
Homer Alaska
5

Simply Awesome!!

  • 5 of 5
After our cruise in the Inside Passage, we drove down to Homer, AK, and stayed at this awesome Homer house. Renting the place was simple and Doug was very kind. Once we arrived, we found the home to be very nice and clean (barefoot only -which was great). The place was stocked with everything you need and more - Gloria put 2 vases of fresh flowers to welcome us and it stayed beautiful for all 4 days and she also made delicious homemade jam which the kids absolutely loved (and my sister could not help but to pack along a jar of it to bring to our next stop in Willow, AK - while in Willow and eating the jam Gloria made, we kept talking about how wonderful the Homer house was and how nice Gloria was when some of our group met her). The view from the deck was just simply breathtaking. I wish i could add some photos here to show the view, but i have not found a way - however, words can not possibly describe the beauty. We visited Homer Spit - watching people fish or clean their catch of the day was interesting. We did the Trails End Horse Adventure with Mr. Mark which was the best ever horseback riding. Some of us went over to Halibut Cove which was also a great experience since the scenery was again something you cannot find anywhere else. But at the end of the day, coming home to this Homer home was the best for our large group - very accommodating all the way around and definitely home away from home. We have been to many places and rented many VRBO home, the kids et al now voted this the BEST!! Many thanks to Doug and Gloria for sharing their home with vacationers like us.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Mimi - Thanks for such a nice review. It was such a pleasure for Gloria and I to have met you. We have had wonderful clients this season and are looking forward to next season. We would be honored to have you and your family or friends stay with us again. ps would love to have your egg roll recipe....Doug and Gloria
business
Unforgettable Views! Large Home- Have Peace & Comfort after each exciting day.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p494559vb
-907-235-2898
Homer Alaska
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5

A great rental in Homer!

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Doug and Gloria's! Upon arrival, we were met by wonderful baked goods and homemade jam - delicious! The house was just as described... and very well maintained. The kitchen had everything we needed, and more. The Jacuzzi was enormous - a real respite after a day of fishing.. Doug and Gloria could not have been more helpful, even guiding us as we planned our trip... making wonderful suggestions of what to see and do.
We highly recommend this property... and Pete the Eagle (and his friend Baldy) are just a bonus!
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Liz and Jim - Thanks so much for staying with us. It was my pleasure to help you plan your Alaskan trip. I love this state and want everybody coming into it to have a wonderful time..Hopefully we will see your neck of the woods soon. The Halibut is so fresh and is a real treat for us...Doug and Gloria Stuart
business
Unforgettable Views! Large Home- Have Peace & Comfort after each exciting day.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p494559vb
-907-235-2898
Homer Alaska
5

A dream come true

  • 5 of 5
what a wonderful week we had. The house was just what we expected, clean,updated and ready for a crowd. We had breakfast with a bald eagle every morning right on the front porch. After fishing all day, the veiw was the most beautiful relaxation in the world. This was the trip of a lifetime for my family and it lived up to every expectation we had.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Joann - Thank you so much for staying at our house. It was a pleasure having you all. Gloria and I would like to thank you for being such wonderful guests. We would love to see you again! The Stuarts

Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Homer Airport at 2 Miles Nearest Barpub : Alices Champane Palace at 2 Miles Nearest Ferry : State Ferry and Local Ferrys at 6 Miles Nearest Golf : The Links at 6 Miles Nearest Motorway : Sterling highway at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Don Jose's at 2 Miles Nearest Ski : Olsen Mountain Ski lift at 10 Miles Nearest Beach : Bishops Beach and picnic area at 2 Miles 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)

Availability

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
winter
Sep 8 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,600
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
$325
$1,920
$8,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$375
$2,250
$9,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable Cleaning Fee $100
  • Property Damage Protection $49
  • Tax Rate 7.5%

If you need to cancel booking 60 days notice full refund minus $50
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 members of our armed forces
Cleaning Fee refunded based on last day before you leave inspection

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

Amenities

From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Attractions

  • 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
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 3000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub, Large Jacuzzi
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, ceiling fan and heater

Bedrooms

  • 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

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • 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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