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Alaska Mountainview Cabins (Chalet) Near Morgan's Landing, Kenai River in Sterling

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LARGE, CUSTOM HOME WITH HUGE DECK AND FANTASTIC MOUNTAIN AND FOREST VIEWS!! Welcome! We invite you to our custom made post and beam home. Designed and constructed by master builder Gregory Corse, this architecturally stunning home will provide a comfortable and inspiring retreat for your fishing and wilderness adventures. PERFECT FOR LARGE FAMILY GATHERINGS, the house was built using centuries old techniques from the German master builders. The 40' vaulted ceiling of the great room boasts incredible hand-hewn beam and joinery work, with a cascading wall of windows overlooking rich green forests and stunning glacial capped mountains.

The house is divided into TWO rentals, the Chalet (upper) and Hide-A-Way (lower), each one with full kitchen and living area. The Chalet has 3 bedrooms with 2 full baths. The Hide-A-Way has 2 bedrooms with 2/3 bath (shower/no tub). Large groups will want to rent the entire house for absolute comfort at a reduced rate. Smaller groups can rent either space and are assured of privacy, as each unit has a separate entrance and is well insulated between floors. The Hide-A-Way boasts an impressive custom made rock wall fireplace built over 40 years ago by the original property homesteader and well known artist and wood turner, Donald 'Rip' Skuse.

Situated on 9 acres of beautifully forested land, this house is just a THREE-MINUTE drive or 15-minute walk from the world famous Kenai River at Morgan's Landing State Park headquarters where you can fish from the bank. Located in Sterling on the Kenai Peninsula, Soldotna (shops, dining, laundry, movies, etc) is just a 15-minute drive away. Day trips to Homer or Seward for saltwater fishing, glacier fjord tours, art/crafts/artifacts shopping and amazing seafood dining are just 1.5 hours away. Whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking and canoeing are all within 20 to 45 minutes away.

From the Chalet enjoy midnight sun BBQs on the large deck after a hard day's fishing. You can relax here with friends while watching eagles, hawks, and loons soar in the valley below. Early morning coffee on the deck may also offer views of moose as they wander across the property. The Hide-A-Way also has a covered patio at ground level with partial views. Guests from both units can enjoy the outdoor firepit and sitting area for meeting new friends and sharing stories of your Alaskan adventures.

Each unit is well appointed with a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable furnishings, and quality bedding/towels, and outdoor BBQ. Guests have access to the storage shed with 2 adult mountain bikes and a variety of children's bikes. There are also a variety of fishing poles, nets and other items which can be utilized. Both the Chalet and Hide-A-Way have access to freezer space for your fish catch, but there is a strict NO FISH CLEANING policy on the property so as not to attract bears.

This property has been in my family since 1979. Having grown up in Alaska, I understand and appreciate what a unique experience The Great Land can offer and I hope to share that with you. My parents ran a successful tourism business here for over 15 years, and my husband I took over the property in 2011. The Chalet is our personal vacation home, and we look forward to coming home each summer from our work overseas. It is the only remaining tourism rental on the property; the other log cabins are now long-term rentals only. My young children especially love exploring the property, playing in the 'magic garden', feeding the chickens, and evening trips to the Kenai River to watch the fishermen reel in their catch.

Alaska is a wonderland of natural beauty and amazing resources, which our family has spent generations protecting through conservation efforts. We welcome you to our home where you too can become a 'Sourdough' and share in this unique experience. The home is available year round. Winter travelers will be rewarded with an incredible show of colorful northern lights and millions of stars in the dark Arctic night. Nearby winter activities include cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and hot beverage drinking! Summer guests will be rewarded with midnight sun, vast and expansive views, solitude, wildlife, and world-class salmon and halibut fishing. WELCOME!!

Keywords: Alaska, Morgan's Landing, Kenai River, Bing's Landing, salmon fishing, Kenai Peninsula, custom house, Homer, Seward, wildlife viewing, hiking, rafting, view

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house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • 3 story house
    • floor area 3000 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • mountain view
      • FANTASTIC forest and mountain view from upper unit (CHALET). Partial forest view from lower unit (Hide-A-Way).
  • Theme
    • historic
    • adventure
    • away from it all
    • family
    • romantic
    • sports & activities
    • tourist attractions
  • General
    • internet
      • WiFi
    • heating
      • Chalet-radient heat in floors. Gas heat in both units.
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • living room
    • hair dryer
    • iron & board
    • linens provided
    • parking off street
    • parking for rv/boat/trailer
      • No RV hook-up, but there is room to park a boat and/or camper trailer, as long as no additional guests are staying in the trailer.
    • gas fireplace
      • In downstairs Hide-A-Way unit only.
  • Kitchen
    • kitchen
      • Chalet: High end convection oven and new dishwasher. Gas stove and grill. Hide-A-Way: full kitchen with gas stove.
    • cooking utensils
      • Chalet kitchen has everything you need: all dishes, glassware, electric coffee maker, blender, toaster oven, rice cooker, crockpot, micro oven, and pots/pans.
    • microwave
    • refrigerator
    • dishwasher
      • In Chalet only.
    • stove
      • High end convection oven in Chalet, gas stove.
    • dishes & utensils
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
  • Dining
    • dining area
    • dining
      • Chalet dining seats 8 at table at 4 at breakfast bar. Chalet deck table seats 6. Hide-A-Way table seats 6. Both units have access to extra folding chairs/tables for larger groups.
  • Pool / Spa
    • jetted tub
      • In master bathroom.
  • Bathrooms
    • 3 bathrooms
    • chalet master bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub, Connected to Master Bedroom
    • chalet main level bath: toilet, combination tub/shower
    • hide-a-way bath: toilet, shower, walk in tiled tub.
      • 3
  • Bedrooms
    • 6 bedrooms, sleeps 16, beds for 12-16
    • chalet main floor: 1 queen
    • chalet kids: 1 bunk bed, bunk bed is two twin beds
    • hide-a-way bunkroom: 2 bunk bed, 4 twin beds total with two bunks...ok for adults.
    • chalet master : 1 queen, 1 double, double bed is in attached alcove of master bedroom
    • hide-a-way regular: 1 queen
    • hide-a-way living room: 2 twin/ single, living room has twin day bed/couch and twin bed underneath
  • Entertainment
    • television
      • Chalet-large flat screen TV in livingroom and master bedroom. Regular TV in Hide-A-Way.
    • books
      • For adults and children (ages 1-10)
    • satellite / cable
      • Direct TV Satellite.
    • dvd player
    • stereo
      • Portable stereo and mix of CDs in Chalet.
    • toys
      • For younger children
  • Outside
    • balcony
      • Upper unit only.
    • lanai / gazebo
      • Outdoor rock fire pit and sitting area perfect for relaxing around a fire and making smores! This is a common area shared by renters of both the Chalet and the Hide-A-Way.
    • lawn / garden
      • Large grass lawn with fire pit and seating area
    • outdoor grill
    • deck / patio
      • (2) Chalet Master Bedroom has small deck with amazing mountain/forest views. Chalet main floor has large deck with similar fantastic views. Hide-A-Way has small covered patio-partial mountain views.
  • Suitability
    • minimum age limit for renters
      • Must be at least 21 to rent this property.
    • non smoking only
      • Smoking is allowed outside only.
    • children welcome
      • Entire deck has railing to prevent small children from falling off! Mountain View Chalet has 'kids' room with bunkbeds, toys, books, movies for young children. Outdoor play strucuture will be completed in June 2012. Kid bikes available.
    • pets not allowed
  • Onsite Services
    • car available
  • Notes
    • Sorry, no fish cleaning on the property allowed so as not to attract bears! Freezer space available.

activities and attractions in Sterling Alaska

  • Attractions
    • museums
    • cinemas
    • library
    • restaurants
    • playground
    • churches
    • health/beauty spa
  • Leisure Activities
    • horseback riding
    • eco tourism
    • whale watching
    • boating
    • wildlife viewing
    • miniature golf
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • scenic drives
    • walking
    • shopping
    • sledding
    • sight seeing
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • fishing
    • golf
    • mountain biking
    • kayaking
    • cycling
    • cross country skiing
    • hunting
    • hiking
    • rafting
    • deepsea fishing
    • fly fishing
    • freshwater fishing
    • ice skating
    • mountain climbing
    • mountaineering
    • sound/bay fishing
    • whitewater rafting
    • snowmobiling

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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
High Season
Jun 20 2014 - Aug 20 2014
5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee-both units $200
Non-US transaction fee $30 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49
Rates are for ENTIRE house, both the Chalet and Hide-A-Way. It is possible to rent just one unit.

Rates for Chalet OR Hide-A-Way Only -2014
Chalet (Upper) HIGH SEASON $475/night, 7 night min., 7 pers.
Chalet OFF SEASON $350/night, 3 night min.,7 pers.
Hide-A-Way (Lower) HIGH $285/night, 7 night min., max 6 pers.
Hide-A-Way OFF SEASON $250/night, 3 night min., max 6 pers.
Spec. Rate for 2 pers.
Tax Rate 3.0%

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Review submitted: August 12, 2014   Date of arrival: August 7, 2014

This place was so beautiful! It was immaculate. The woodwork is absolutely incredible! The entire chalet is perfection from the views and the diverse artwork. I wish I knew the stories behind each piece. Juniper's attention to detail is evident in the entire accommodations. For example, the kitchen is fully stocked with anything you might need. The fluffy bath towels were plush and absorbent. There are games and videos for the entire family. Also, she has fishing gear to use. Even bicycles and riding toys for all, including the littlest family members. There is a washer and dryer so you don't have to haul dirty clothes back home. In addition, there are first aid supplies and bug spray available. Our only regret is that we were not able to enjoy the chalet more due to our busy schedule. If you can, plan on some down time to fully take in this phenomenal place. Thanks for a wonderful memory. It will be hard to top this trip!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, romantic getaway

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Super-Duper Stay!!

Review submitted: August 6, 2014   Date of arrival: July 27, 2014

Our family of 13 stayed here as a central location for the Kenai week of our vacation. What a beautiful place and location. The view off the back deck is gorgeous. We had a campfire most evenings to unwind from the day. Very user-friendly, helpful, comfortable... we would certainly stay here again! We had a fantastic time.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Dear Tim and Family...thank you for staying with us and for the great review! Another happy family! That makes my day! Come back again!

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Absolute perfection!!!

Review submitted: July 28, 2014   Date of arrival: July 14, 2014

My family of 10 (ranging in age 5 thru 80) rented both the chalet & hideaway for a few days. I have not one negative thing to say! This house is absolutely beautiful. There's beautiful artwork everywhere but not like a museum where you're afraid to touch anything or move too quickly---it's so warm and cozy!!! We honestly could have just stayed at the home all day, everyday! We enjoyed the beautiful views from the house, rooms and deck. All the beds were very comfy and warm! The only negative I can think of is that we didn't have time to enjoy the fire pit. We were so busy fishing at the nearby Morgan's landing and running around between homer and kenai and soldotna. This is the perfect area to make home base if you plan to play between homer and seward and kenai areas. Juniper (the homeowner) is great with communication and is sooo personable. Wish I could give you a hug juniper---to say thank you for sharing your beautiful home!!! Shae (the home's caretaker) was so NICE and helpful. We knew that if we needed any assistance or had questions, she'd be easily contacted and was easy to find. We had no worries whatsoever! LOVE LOVE LOVE this home and it will be my first choice when we come back!!! You have to book early though, it books up quick!!!!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Tracy and Family~ I'm thrilled that your experience at our house was so wonderful. I think you really caught the special nature of the place, and I know that experience will stay with you forever. Please come back again! I promise to do the art reference book! Thank you for such a great idea! All the best, Juniper

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