Overview of the room looking east. Couch is hide-a-bed, door on the left goes through walk-in closet to bath. Door at far right can be locked and goes to the main house. View of the suite looking west, private entry door to the left.
Expansive Views of Kachemak Bay

Private room

4 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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About this listing

Conveniently located 3 miles east of Homer. Incredible views of Kachemak Bay. 500 SF Suite has a queen bed, a hide-a-bed couch, full bath, small microwave, fridge and coffee maker for light meals.

The space

Our home is conveniently located 3 miles east of the city of Homer. The sloped 2-acre lot offers incredible views of Kachemak Bay. The 500 square foot master suite is clean and comfortable. We live in the main level, and the master suite is situated half a level up with a private entrance. The suite has a living area with a hide-a-bed couch, a queen bed, and a walk through closet to a full bath. A small microwave, fridge and coffee maker are in the room for breakfast/light dining. The suite sleeps 4.

The home is a 70's style ranch, with 80s decor, but what it lacks in cabin cozy, it makes up for in the stunning views, room between neighbors, and plenty of room outside for wandering moose and outdoor play.

Guest access

Guests get full run of the Suite, if you need access to the kitchen send me an email. We keep the suite very clean, but with 3 males around, the rest of the house goes through wild phases of chaos to clean, and quickly back to chaos. We don't mind sharing, but it may not be as clean as your space. We don't have laundry available at the house, but there is a laundromat just down the hill from us, and another in town.

Interaction with guests

We run an oyster farm across the bay, and during the summer we are extremely busy, out and about across the bay, selling at the farmer's market, shucking at our shuck shack next to the Homer Brewing Company, or running errands around town. We will be around and available to get you settled and answer questions, but we will not be super involved hosts. Mostly you'll have lots of quiet privacy, and a great home base for exploring the area.

Other things to note

There are walking trails just down the road from the house. And a variety of local attractions from bear viewing and glacier flights, to water taxi rides to the Kachemak Bay State Park and Wilderness area. The area is known for it's wildlife and bird viewing, and much of that can be seen from the comfort of the living area of the suite.


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bed: 2
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Keypad

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 28
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible

We expect guests to be respectful. Alaska is muddy so please remove shoes when you enter. Smoking is not allowed inside. We would love to accept pets, but given the potential for tracking in mud on the carpets, we just can't. Kids are welcome, but there are some steep areas in the neighborhood and quite a bit of wildlife, so parents are responsible for keeping an eye on them outside, especially on the balconies.

More officially:
Condition of Property. Guest shall leave the property neat with trash bagged.

Repair of Property. Homeowner may enter the premises at all reasonable times in order to inspect the property or make repairs.

Smoking. Guest understands that the rental unit is a non-smoking unit, and agrees to smoke only in the outdoors.

Obligations of the Parties.
Lost and Stolen Items. Homeowner is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Incidental Charges and Damages. Guest shall provide a security deposit for incidentals and damages such as broken windows or fixtures, reasonable cleaning services as a result of major spills. Any damages to the property will be billed. Homeowner shall provide Guest with an itemized statement of any charges against the security deposit.

Governing Law. This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the state of Alaska. Each of the parties irrevocably consents to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in Alaska, as applicable, for any matter arising out of or relating to this Agreement.

Indemnification. Guest agrees to indemnify and hold Homeowner harmless from any liability for personal injury or property damage sustained by Guest or parties invited onto the property by Guest.

Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement of the parties and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous oral or written agreements concerning this subject matter.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay.
From May 1 - Sep 4, 2017 the minimum stay is 2 nights.

58 Reviews

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Denise User Profile
July 2017
View is stunning. Place is spacious and clean. Margo was available, friendly and provided a nice selection of snacks. The couch and chair are very low and I would not recommend them to anyone with hip or knee problems. The bed is very comfortable. I would recommend bringing bottled water to drink. The water from faucet had a slight taste of mold perhaps because it was from a tank.
Margo User ProfileMargo is a superhost.
Response from Margo:
Thanks Denise, Sorry about the couch, chairs, and stairs! Hope your mom was comfortable anyway. Also apologies about the water, we are on delivered water, it is potable, but I know some folks don't like the taste, so I leave filtered water in the fridge. Next time you come let me know if you run low!
July 2017

Nancy User Profile
July 2017
The view from the bed is amazing. Clean and private. Loved having a small refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. Living area is separate from house and roomy. Would stay here again.

Alex User Profile
July 2017
This place was great! Very spacious and centrally located with an amazing view! Margo was a wonderful host and very easy to communicate with - we would definitely recommend staying here!

Darcel User Profile
June 2017
Beautiful view. You can see the whole of Kachemak Bay. Secluded yet close into town. Very clean. Will be back for another stay soon. Thanks Margo.

Leah User Profile
June 2017
This was a wonderful home to stay in! If we are fortunate enough to return to Homer, we will check Margo's for availability!

Bonnie User Profile
June 2017
Lovely large bedroom with private entrance and sitting area. Beautiful view of the bay and a short drive (10 minutes) into town or the Spit. Margo was easy to communicate with and very helpful. I would definitely recommend.

Clean, Quiet, Comfortable, and magnificent views including a glacier. Excellent value for our money.

Homer, Alaska, United StatesJoined in February 2013
Margo User ProfileMargo is a superhost.

We own and operate a small oyster farm in Jakolof Bay 7 miles across Kachemak Bay. In the summer months my husband and two teenage sons spend most of their time on our boat, working on the farm, while I work the farmer's market and sales and shipping on the Homer side of the bay. So in summer we vacate part of our house and rent the upper level.

We love sailing, traveling, reading and hiking. We've cruised the South Pacific in our sailboat, homeschooling the kids along the way for 3 years before arriving in Homer via the Aleutians. We landed here to be close to family and to give the kids a chance at "real" High School and to prepare for college. This may not seem like the highly stylized space you'd expect from an architect - it's a case of the shoemaker's kids (who prioritized adventure over space for awhile) - let's just say we'll be working on that in the years ahead.

You may not see much of us while you're here, but one of us will be available and ready to answer any questions about this beautiful area. Frank is French, and I studied and worked in France, Tahiti and Denmark, if by any chance you're from a country speaking those languages, we may be able to make your stay easier.

Motto: It's all about the path not the destination…are we there yet?

Languages: Dansk, English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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