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Unforgettable Views! Large Home, Peace & Comfort! Alaska Experience Guest House

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Aug 29, 2016
5 bedrooms, 10 Beds, two baths, great room, den, large play room, Privacy.

Room for everyone to relax and enjoy this spacious five bedroom, 10 Bed 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 our extensive Alaskan library. Visit Islands and Ocean Fish and Wildlife Center where owner works for much more.

Gold panning equipment available and buckets of pay dirt to pan in front yard.

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!

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

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens 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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Speaks: english

26 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)
5

This house was fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

The view from this house is beautiful and the owners made our stay "extra special" with fresh cut flowers both up stairs and down stairs along with fresh baked bread and jam that was wonderful! We had a party of 8 with beds to spare. The house was very clean and very comfortable. I would highly recommend this house to everyone.

Thank you again Doug and Gloria for making our stay in Homer "extra special"!

Ferriba Steadman & Family

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ferriba - Thank you for renting our home and making our season so special! We are blessed to have so many wonderful guests use our home and like it as much as we do. We have owned 292 for close to 30 years and raised all our kids in it. It truly is a special place. Gloria and I love sharing it with folks like yourself who take such wonderful care of it. Please come back anytime in the future. You are ALWAYS welcome!!!! Doug and Gloria
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5

Very nice, homey and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Stuart's home in beautiful Homer Alaska. It was perfect for our group of 4 couples. The view of Kachemac Bay from the deck was gorgeous. The location is in a quiet neighborhood, the morning stillness broken only by the Sandhills Cranes roaming the lawn. The home is well stocked, plenty of paper products and kitchen items. The house was nice and clean, exactly as described in the photos. We used the grill to prepare the delicious halibut and salmon, freshly caught on Reel Fun Charters. The owners were very accommodating, always quickly responding to our email questions prior to our arrival. We had a very enjoyable stay here. The fresh flowers, bread and delicious jam on the counter when we arrived were delightful. We would not hesitate to return to this home, if we ever have the opportunity to return to Homer.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pat - Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. You and your group were perfect renters! It was our pleasure to welcome you into our home. Gloria and I are continually surprised at how wonderful folks treat our house. It has been our oasis for many years and we love to share it now that our children are grown. Please come back again and please consider us your new friends in Homer !!! Doug and Gloia
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5

Experiencing the Beauty of Homer

  • 5 of 5

This home has a fantastic view of Homer Spit. It's the tail end of Homer jutting out towards the water. It's okay, I laughed too when I was told it's called Homer Spit :-) Breathtaking view at night when the full moon was shining on the water (probably the darkest nights we had in the entire trip). The interior of the home is gorgeous and you can tell the owners take pride in their home. We had a group of 12 spread out between bedrooms on two floors.

If you are looking to rent a home in Homer, this is the ONE! Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow ! What a great review. Bob, you and your group were a pleasure to have stay with us. Thank you for taking such great care of our home. Yes we have a lot of pride in how folks react to our home. We have loved every minute of living at 292 Mountain View Drive. It has always had a certain special feeling to it. Gloria and I really enjoy being able to share this feeling with many of our great visitors. Please come back any time!!! Doug and Gloria
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5

Great House for Groups and Views

  • 5 of 5

Our group consisted of 4 couples and the set-up was perfect. The kitchen and eating area allowed multiple folks to prepare and eat. Everything we needed for meals was available (including the complimentary jam and bread). The house was very clean and easy to use. After a week long cruise, the laundry facilities were a godsend. Lastly, the views of the bay were fantastic - reading on the deck til late in the evening was enjoyable. We did not even turn on the TV during our stay. Would strongly recommend this to families or groups of friends who need a base for exploring the Kachemak Bay area and Homer.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow ! This makes me want to rent my own home! I must say that this group of fine folks were extraordinary renters In all ways! It was an absolute pleasure to have them. We not only had a great group but have made new friends that we hope to see again. Please know that you are always welcome. Doug and Gloria
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5

Beautiful Kachemac Bay views and stunning home.

  • 5 of 5

We really appreciate being able to stay in Doug and Gloria Stewarts Homer home. We used it as a launching site for a Halibut fishing trip for 8 adults and 4 children aged 14,12,10 and 7. The home is beautiful, well stocked and well appointed. The only drawback would be only two bathrooms. The complimentary jam and homemade bread disappeared very quickly.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. Gloria and I were so glad you stayed with us and would like to thank you for taking such good care of our house. We have given much thought to adding another bathroom but due to the layout of our home it would mean losing a bedroom. Most of our clients appreciate the fact that we have 5 bedrooms and room to spread out so we decided to keep the 5 th bedroom. Thanks again for your stay. Doug and Gloria
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5

Amazing view.

  • 5 of 5

This house has lot's of room. Everyone got there own room. It's exactly like the web site. The view is amazing. Lot's of fun things to do. The home made jam and bread was delicisous. We had a moose and her two babies visit us late at night. Boardwalk Fish N Chips was our favorite place to eat. This is the place to stay in Homer.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dana - What a nice review!!!! We loved having you and loved sharing all the good things Homer has shared with us over the 35 years we have been here. It is truly an amazing place and we feel so privileged to be able to have fine folks like yourself enjoy it and our wonderful home. Please come back anytime....Doug and Gloria
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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

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer
May 22 2016 - Sep 9 2016
2 night minimum stay
$375
$2,250
$9,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
winter
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,650
$6,000
 
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

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $175
Tax Rate 7.5%

If you need to cancel booking 60 days notice full refund minus $50 - If you cancel your booking 60 days or under and we re-book your cancelled time slot we will refund your deposit minus a fifty dollar admin charge.
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 and retired members of our armed forces. We are closed for winter from 10/30 to 3/31/2016
No events please and we have a 12 person maximum unless prior arrangement is made with owner for special exceptions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Floor Area

  • 3000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub, Large Jacuzzi
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, ceiling fan and heater
  • All linens, towels and hand clothes, soaps shampoos and body wash and toilet tissue are supplied

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
  • All bedrooms have large closets, luggage racks, dressers and or night tables and lamps and all bed linens are supplied

Outside

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

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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