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Alaska Mountainview Chalet - Near Morgan's Landing, Kenai River

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Large Duplex, 5 Bed/3 Bath, (Sleeps 11 singles in beds, 16 sharing, 18 max )

LARGE, LUXURY CUSTOM HOME WITH HUGE DECK/LAWN WITH FANTASTIC MOUNTAIN AND WILDLIFE REFUGE VIEWS!! PERFECT FOR FAMILY GATHERINGS. KID FRIENDLY!

Welcome! We invite you to stay in our wonderful 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 Alaskan adventures. 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.

Situated on 6 acres of beautifully forested land on a bluff overlooking the Kenai Wildlife Refuge, 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 large Chalet deck enjoy midnight sun BBQs after a hard day's fishing or hiking. 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.

Guests really enjoy the large lawn area which has a lovely fire pit and sitting area. Imagine relaxing by the fire, enjoying the setting sun and endless views of the Kenai National Widlife Refuge and distant Chugach National Forest mountain range.

The Chalet has a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable furnishings, and quality bedding/towels, and outdoor gas Weber grill. Guests have access to 2 adult mountain bikes and a variety of children's bikes and outdoor toys.

The Chalet is the upper two-story portion of a duplex. The Hide-A-Way is the bottom unit of the duplex. The Chalet master bedroom (1 queen bed) is on the top floor, with alcove (and additional full size bed) and en suite bath with jetted tub. The master also has it's own private balcony with incredible views. Downstairs in the Chalet are two bedrooms and another full bath. First bedroom has 1 king bed. The other bedroom (great for kids!) has a twin bunk bed, and room for regular or toddler aero bed (supplied) if needed. The living room has a full size pull out couch bed.

The ground floor of the Chalet also boasts the "great room": large and comfortable kitchen, dining and living area with lots of windows and incredible views.

The Hide-A-Way (walk-out basement below the Chalet) has 2 bedrooms. The first bedroom has a queen bed and twin size pull out couch bed. The second has a queen bed. The living area also has a twin day bed with extra mattress underneath for extra sleeping areas. The kitchen/living area boasts a custom made rock wall gas fireplace. The kitchen is fully equipped. The bathroom has a nice, tiled, walk-in shower. There is a laundry room with washer and dryer.

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. The Chalet is our personal vacation home, and we look forward to coming home each summer from our work overseas. Since this is our personal home, you'll find everything you need.

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. COME EXPERIENCE YOUR ALASKAN DREAM VACATION!

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

More Details

Owner
Juniper Neill
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Juniper Neill

Raised in Alaska...this property was our family homestead. We lived a subsistance lifestyle here...which I didn't fully appreciate until I was grown up! Now I live and work overseas, but Alaska, and this property, will always be our home. I work in international conservation, and growing up in Alaska gave me a real appreciation for protecting our planet's most amazing natural places...this area being one of them!

Juniper Neill purchased this house in 1979

Why Juniper Neill chose Sterling

There is no place like this in the whole world. We love coming home from our work overseas to this special house and tranquil setting. It's the only place in the world that feels like home.

What makes this house unique

We love to BBQ on the large back deck, overlooking the forest and distant mountain range. Nothing but trees for hundreds of miles! What a view! It's a great way to relax and just reconnect with your family in a quiet and peaceful place.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Sterling, Alaska

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation Policy See owners rental agreement for specific cancellation policy, or inquire from owner for details. Less than 60 days no refund...
  • Unless we are able to re-book your dates, then 30% flat re-booking fee will be charged, remainder refunded. Canceling more than 60 days prior to...
  • ...reservation will result in 15% flat re-booking fee based on your total reservation booking amount.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Chalet Master Bath - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Connected to Master Bedroom
    Chalet Main Level Bath - toilet , bath with shower
    Hide-A-Way Bath - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Chalet bedroom (kids) #3 - 1 bunk bed , bunk bed is two twin beds, also room for aero bed
    Chalet Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed , 1 double bed , double bed is in attached alcove of master bedroom
    Chalet bedroom #2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Hide-A-Way #1 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , twin size sofa sleeper in bedroom
    Hide-A-Way #2 - 1 large double bed
  • There is extra sleeping space in the Chalet and HAW living rooms. The Chalet has a full size sofa sleeper and the HAW has one twin day bed with two twin mattresses in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • jacuzzi ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Sorry, no fish cleaning on the property allowed so as not to attract bears! NO LARGE GROUP EVENTS (weddings, parties, etc) ARE ALLOWED ON THE PROPERTY. Only guests registered with your group are allowed to use the property. If you need more space for a larger group, inquire and I can direct you to our neighbors who have rentals for between 2-6 people.

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Alaska Mountainview Chalet - Near Morgan's Landing, Kenai River
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews
5

Great location and property!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The home was beautiful and very relaxing. Would love to come back in the future...this was our second visit!

We were well taken care of and felt right at home. The views were beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: 09/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lees Summit
5

A DREAM COME TRUE!!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home with us! We are still talking about it a year later. We absolutely loved everything about our stay! This property had everything we needed to spread out and recharge from our very long journey from Missouri. We cannot wait to return to this paradise to gaze upon such vast beauty!

  • Review Submitted: 08/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place for guys' annual fishing trip

  • 5 of 5

Great place for lodging, cooking, entertaining. Excellent kitchen amenities. Gas range and outdoor grill. Excellent elevated patio with amazing views of mountains in the distance. Close enough to town but far enough for privacy and closeness to outdoors. Owner and on-site caretaker establish contact well in advance of arrival with continuity throughout stay. We did a river float for silver salmon and met the guide about 15 minutes away from the house. Halibut fishing in homer was approximately 2 hours away. Great grocery store in soldotna about 20 mins away (Kroger affiliate). Fish packing processing/shipping at tanner's 20 mins away as well. One of the nicer vrbo' we've stayed and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 24/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much David for the great review! I hope you and the guys will come back again for anther great fishing adventure!
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Edgewood, NM USA
5

Alaska Mountainview Chalet Topnotch Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for a whole week and never lacked for anything! A beautiful home in a beautiful setting. Excellent accommodations, a kitchen with everything you could need or want, nice bathrooms, awesome porch with forever views, and quiet.

Definitely will stay here again if we get to return to the Kenai Peninsula!

Thank you for great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 22/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Amber! I really appreciate the great review and I'm thrilled that you and the family had a fantastic visit! Please come back and see us again!
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Butte
5

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice and Sharon was very helpful with any questions we had. The backyard deck was really nice and there was a Weber grill which we used for some dinners. There were plenty of kitchenware and we enjoyed eating at the house versus restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: 01/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sharon and family! So glad you enjoyed the house and that it worked well for you!
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5

Beautiful Property with plenty of room for our crew!

  • 5 of 5

The Chalet was perfect for our group. There was plenty of room for our group of 12. Sharon was always there if we needed anything (although, we never did). The property is as advertised and I would definitely stay there again. Love the location, scenery, and view of the mountains. You won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 24/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gary! Thanks for the great review! We try to think of everything people will need and I'm glad to know we are delivering! So happy that you had a wonderful family vacation at our special place in Alaska!
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Kenai Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Moosquitos in Sterling
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
On the way to Soldotna
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Sterling Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Suszi's in Sterling
Nearest Ski
130 Miles
Alyeska Ski Resort in Girdwood
Car: necessary

The following are just a short drive away: Fishing on Kenai River, 2 min; Canoe on the Moose River, 10 min; . Hike the Resurrection Trail, 30 min; Seward or Homer for halibut fishing/fjord tour, about 1 hour; whitewater raft the Kenai River from Cooper Landing, 45 min.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Sterling, Alaska

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2018 Spring Shoulder Season
1 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$678
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 High Season
23 Jun 2018 - 6 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$68 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Fall Shoulder Season
7 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$678
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
 
2019 Spring Shoulder Season
1 May 2019 - 13 Jun 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$746
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
 
2019 High Season
14 Jun 2019 - 11 Aug 2019
4 night minimum stay
AU$1,017
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$47 per night, per additional guest
 
2019 Fall Shoulder Season
12 Aug 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$746
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$678
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

If you have a smaller sized group, please don't hesitate to contact me and I may be able to offer you a reduced rate for renting the upper portion of the Chalet only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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