Welcome to our open and modern oceanfront home with stunning views and private 200' rocky beach, just 1 mile from town. This single-story family home has a gourmet kitchen, 5 BR, 3 full BA, an outdoor hot tub, and a huge deck to enjoy the view and watch whales, otters, sea lions, seals and eagles. Watch float planes at the nearby harbor and fishing boats glide by the house. There are five single kayaks available upon request. It's a great place for a romantic getaway or a family vacation!
This family home combines the best of many worlds - fantastic views and ocean access with the convenience of an in-town location. It's a 2500-sf custom home with 200' of private rocky beach. Originally built in 1957, and completely gutted and remodeled in 2014, this home has all the modern amenities you might need. Perfect for the wildlife viewers, fishermen, or kayakers in your family! We have great access to all the activities you'd imagine, and at the end of the day you come home to an unparalleled view. If you don't like the sound of waves, try another listing. Please note that this is our family home: There will be some clothes in the closets, things in the dressers, and lots of basics in the kitchen pantry and cabinets. There will be space for visitors' belongings, but when this home isn't rented, we live here. The main benefit to guests is that the house is already stocked with all the staples you might need!
Five single sea kayaks may be available upon request and with prior arrangement with the host. All equipment is also provided (life jackets, paddles, marine radio, paddle floats, etc.). Prior experience with sea kayaking is strongly encouraged as sea kayaking in Alaska can be dangerous. Kayak at your own risk.
Interaction with guests
This is our family home, so when you are here, we won't be here! Interaction with your host will be limited to none. We'll be out on our own adventures somewhere in the world! A local caretaker will be available.
Other things to note
The layout of the house will work with a variety of groups or a large family but this house is not suitable for small children as we are located directly on Mission Road (speed limit 25 mph) and there is a steep cliff to the beach (about 20 feet). The kitchen is fully equipped with a 6 burner gas commercial Viking range, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, coffeepot, electric kettle, and utensils and dishes. The master bedroom is situated at one end of the house and the four smaller bedrooms are at the other end. The master bedroom has a queen bed, flatscreen cable TV, and a private en-suite bathroom with a 4x5 walk-in shower with dual shower heads and heated towel bar. It also has sliding door to the deck. The four remaining bedrooms are all children's rooms and decorated as such. These four bedrooms share two full baths. The second bedroom has a full ocean view, a queen bed, and shares a full bath. The third bedroom is on the street side of the house and has a full bed and shares a full bath. The fourth bedroom is also on the street side of the house and has a full bed and shares a full bath. The fifth bedroom is on the street side of the house, has a queen bed, and shares a full bath. The house is right on the street with a 5' wooden fence separating the house from the road. You will hear road noise when cars pass by, however it's a quiet neighborhood and honestly, you spend all the time looking out at the ocean. There is a hot tub on the deck right outside the master bedroom. Other amenities include WiFi, cable TV, a gas grill and lots of outdoor seating, a stairway to the rocky beach below, and access to five single sea kayaks (with prior arrangement with host).
There is a fire pit with 6 Adirondack chairs and an ocean view. Everything you need for a bonfire is included (wood, fire starters, skewers, and gas lighters).
Pets: NO pets.
Smoking: NO smoking in the house or anywhere on the property.
Wildlife: Don't feed the bears or other wildlife.
Personal Items: This is our family home; please treat it with care. Many of the items have great personal value, so please be careful. Please respect our privacy: personal items in closets are not available for guest use. Please don't open locked closets.
Noise: Please respect our home and our neighbors. If you are planning to to have a loud party or gathering, this is not the house. It's a quiet & friendly community. 10:00 pm is the cut of time for any excessively loud noise. The house sleeps 8 comfortably.
Cleaning: Please clean up after yourself and return in the same state as your found the house upon arrival. We have a professional cleaning service but we do expect the place to be clean & neat upon check-out.
Shoes: We do not wear shoes in the house (volcanic ash isn't good for the wood floors).
Heating: The house temperature is pre-programmed for your entire stay. No need to change the thermostats.
Water: We are on city water and septic. The hot water heater is relatively new, but if you have a large group taking long showers, you'll want to space them out so everyone has hot water.
Do not flush anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products should be flushed at anytime.
Laundry: There’s a washing machine and dryer in the laundry room. Please help yourself to detergent & dryer sheets on the shelves above.
Please only use HE stuff.
Kitchen: Please note that the gas oven is extremely effective. Cook at a lower temperature than you usually do as everything cooks very very quickly. ALWAYS use the exhaust fan for stovetop cooking. You should find in the kitchen most everything you could possibly need to create memorable meals. There is cutlery and all kitchen tools including baking pans, blender, toaster, coffeepot, electric kettle, panini maker, waffle irons, griddles, and many other small appliances. There will be most basic spices as well as some cooking items (oil, sugar, condiments).
**IMPORTANT: The counters are an engineered quartz. They are NOT heat-tolerant. Please use coasters, trivets or potholders at all times. DO NOT not place any hot items directly on the countertop surface. All the windowsills in the house are a composite countertop material, so feel free to leave your coffee cup on the windowsill while you enjoy the ocean views.
Trash: All garbage needs to be bagged and deposited in the outside can. Trash pickup is Tuesday morning. Please drag the can to the street in the morning by 9 am. We encourage recycling and labeled tubs are located near the garage. Trash bags are located under the sink.
Wifi: Wifi access is provided throughout the house and within a certain range outside on the deck. Please check the chalkboard in the kitchen for the password when you check in.
Damage/Reservation Deposit: Your deposit is fully refundable after your departure, provided the following provisions are met.
•No damage is done to the house or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear.
•The house is returned in the same state as found upon arrival
Kayaking, hiking and climbing are among my favorite things to do. I work as an high school history teacher here in Kodiak, so we have lots of time to travel. Our favorite places always have amazing views, and that's one of the reasons we host on Airbnb. Our home has a stunning view of ocean and mountains. We are happy to share our piece of Alaska with you!