House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, 1600 sq ft
About Lacey Berns
We are a long-time Kodiak commercial fishing family for over 40 years. We have extensive knowledge about the Kodiak Archipelago, fishing, recreational activities, bear and wildlife viewing, with many personal friends who operate those recreational, sport fishing, and wildlife viewing businesses. We can recommend local own pilots for bear viewing and sightseeing on local air charters. We have raised our children commercial fishing for wild salmon in Uganik and Viekoda Bays since 1983. Both Lacey and Chris have extensive community work and experience with local fisheries-related projects. Lacey is a founding member of the Kodiak Maritime Museum, and led the design of the colorful, unique interpretive sign project, located on the boardwalk & downtown harbor across from the marine businesses, coining the term 'Celebrate Our Maritime Heritage' . The signs are featured in a colorful booklet Waterfront Guide, for sale at the museum office.
Lacey Berns purchased this House in 1984
Why Lacey Berns chose Kodiak
We like seeing the boats come and go through the Channel! Fishing has been our way of life for several decades. Kodiak is ALL about commercial fishing, the largest port in Alaska. Check out all of the activities in Kodiak--from research facilities, to busy processing plants, harbors with 1000 vessels, the largest Coast Guard Base in the US, the types of vessels that fish, the harvesting of sustainable resources--Kodiak is the community to visit. You will see fishermen hanging nets, boats in the boatyard, the hub bub in the summer getting ready to salmon fish..Our home is perfect for the summer visitor, because we are salmon fishing between late May and mid-September. We purchased the house in 1984, choosing to be near the ocean, and have completely replaced the older home, into a three story home, with a warehouse and apartment on the bottom floor, and home on the top two floors. The house is 8 miles from the Kodiak airport, five minutes from the Kodiak Ferry Dock, a front seat view of the boatyard, five minute walk to downtown Kodiak, the Kodiak Visitor Center, the Alutiiq Museum, Baranof Museum, National Fish and Wildlife Service Visitor's Center, groceries , restaurants, marine supply and outfitting businesses, the movie theater, the boat harbor, Chamber of Commerce. There is a walking path along the front of the home, which goes east toward Spruce Cape, along the water and among colorful Kodiak homes. Nearby activities are kayaking, golf, recreational fishing, several rivers and creeks with abundant salmon fishing, the Buskin River, Mill Bay creek, and out the road to Kalsin, Womens, and Middle Bays with major salmon runs. You will learn all about a profession, the traditions, the net hanging, in Kodiak...a vibrant community. While other fishing towns have disappeared, you will be treated to a constant opportunity for photos. Don't forget to see the Waterfront Interpretive Signs on the downtown harbor boardwalk..14 of them, full color!
What makes this House unique
You will be treated to a learning experience in a bustling port, with plenty of photo opportunities. Guests receive a complimentary 'Celebrate our Maritime Heritage: Waterfront Guide' to aid in watching the fishing vessels pass by, the view of Near and Woody Island, access to the ocean is about 200 feet away, the home is located in a tiny, quiet neighborhood, surrounded by spruce trees, rose bushes, and raspberries! For kids, a city park is a five minute walk, past the grassy area in the cove, to St. Herman's St.
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Lovely stay in Kodiak
Third time in 5 years to vacation here
and stay at this location. Great location and very comfortable accommodations.
Hope to return next year!
There were 6 of us and it worked great as we did not want to share a bed. Kitchen was very nice with everything needed. We were able to leave our luggage early before checking time and go fishing for the day. Five star rating was easy to give.
Perfect place for 5 of us to stay 6 nights in Kodiak!
Very impressed with the quality of the facility and it was immaculately clean. Beautiful views from the kitchen window. Everything was convenient and comfortable. We all agree we would want to stay here again when we return to Kodiak.
So glad you enjoyed your stay at our home..it is always nice to hear that the beds are comfortable, as well as the view and is always super clean thanks to April, my manager over the summer. Please come again!
Lacey Burns house
Great house. Well located. Clean with everything you need to enjoy your stay. Beds are very comfortable.
Great, clean place within walking distance
We enjoyed our stay here. Lacey was a wonderful host. The house had plenty of supplies, albeit with just one hiccup (no propane in the BBQ). I suggested supplying some fishing rods and bicycles, as rental cars on busy weekends are hard to find. Very clean, proper instructions were provided. Walkable to downtown (20 min). Big freezer for fish! Thanks so much! Bobby
We stay there July 1st -4th and it was perfect ! The house was really clean and with all amenities we could ask and nice decoration. Beds are comfortable, kitchen has all pans and cooking necessities I could ask for, bathrooms really clean, stocked with plenty of towels, soap, shampoo, not the forget washing and drye. It was really hot that week but we didn’t suffer from heat : leave the windows open at night! We lived the location, less than 10 minutes walking from downtown. My teenagers enjoyed to fish until very late in the evening as the channel is less than 2 minutes walking from the house. I personally enjoyed having breakfast early in morning watching ferry arriving and fishermen leaving...Lacey was out fishing but very responsive to all my emails. On top of that, we rented our car from Brian (via Turo) and he lives next door, so finding the house was a piece of cake😄�! We are definitively recommending this house for a true stay in Kodiak. We will book that house again for our next stay in Kodiak.!
Thanks so much! So glad you enjoyed your stay and had sunshine as well. That's funny that Brian was next door!And especially glad you liked the location and closeness to downtown area..
'Located by the busy Kodiak Boatyard, see vessels pulled out, repaired, five minute walk to town, Baranof Museum, Alutiiq Museum, Kodiak Island Convention and Visitors, USFWS Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor center, Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game office, the Russian Orthodox Church, St. Herman's fishing vessel harbor, Kodiak Maritime Museum Interpretive Signs on harbor boardwalk, Alaska ferry dock, restaurants, fishing and hunting supply businesses, grocery stores, and beach combing sites (for beach glass). Visit the brand new library up near the high school, off Rezanof! We will leave maps and brochures