17,000 sq ft sparkling with luxury, sleeps 30 with a private SPA wing
- english, french
About Rachael Lamb
We are Andrea and Gene and we are thrilled to have you here and to introduce you to our little slice of Alaska. We both grew up in Alaska, and although their lives have moved them to Utah, Alaska still runs deep in our blood. We spend our summers soaking in the beauty and adventure Alaska has to offer, and have a passion for introducing its wonder to all of our friends and family, new and old.
Rachael Lamb purchased this House in 2008
Why Rachael Lamb chose Homer
Coming from a pretty big family (Andrea is one of 6 children and there are 28 grandchildren!) traveling with loved ones is sometimes...challenging. We stayed in a 400 year old manor house in the English countryside, and a villa on the beach in Mexico and it made us think that Alaska needed something as amazing! We purchased the original house back in 2008 and started dreaming of how magical it could be...This turned into a five year labor of love to create Second Star Mansion and make it a place every one, at every age would love to stay. There is no place like it anywhere in the world.
What makes this House unique
In addition to being in the most beautiful in the world (that's our favorite part), and being ridiculously spacious (my husband can hide away and never hear another soul), we tried to put touches of wonder everywhere we could. The entire 3rd floor is Neverland. You enter through the "Darling Bedroom," a late 19th century London replica of the nursery in Peter Pan. Once you go through the doorway, kids (and grownups!) can swing, climb, slide, and play to their hearts' content. In fact, in a digital world, this is fueled by pure imagination. There are no TVs and you stay "connected" in a wonderful way. But if you want something more, you can walk to the beach via a private beach road (we love the sound of the ocean), read in the opulent library with a giant crystal ship chandelier, watch a movie in the gigantic theater room, play tabletop shuffleboard or foosball, or swim, steam, sauna, and hot tub in the spa suite. It's so much more than just a vacation rental. It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience to thrill and delight every one at every age.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
An event fee of $1000 is require for any event.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Events are allowed but must be approved by owner. A fee of $1000 for events is required for 30-50 guests, $2500 for 51-100 guests, and $4000 for 101+
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Incredible house - didn’t want to leave
We had such an amazing stay at Second Star. McKennen and Rachel were so incredibly helpful. They were friendly, welcoming, accessible and available at literally a moments notice. We were a group of 19 and it was the nicest house all of us had ever stayed in. You wanted to spend a week in each room - so much to do. The views were incredible. The kids thought the movie room and Neverland were the coolest places ever. As an adult, I didn’t even know where to spend my time. So much detail and attention to detail. Dream home - do not hesitate.
Great location for our wedding, but probably would not stay here again.
Obviously, this house is stunning & amazing, and it was the perfect backdrop for our wedding. The Neverland playroom is something our nieces & nephews will never forget. That being said, for the price we paid to stay here, we expected better service and a few more standard amenities. Namely:
1) The pool was not functioning properly and we were not told this at check-in, even though management was aware of the issue. We paid extra to use the pool and were told we would be refunded that fee, but have not been.
2) There is no hand soap in any of the bathrooms. I understand this is a house rental, and therefore we were not expecting shampoo but hand soap is the very least they could provide.
4) No extra toilette paper or paper towels. Again, for the price you pay, you'd think there would be a few extra rolls for the guests in each bathroom.
5) No curtains or blinds in the playroom where the beds are. This is Alaska, how do you expect children to fall asleep when the sun is out until 11pm in the summer?
6) The Shadow Star bathroom was not properly cleaned and had visible mold.
We had a wonderful time, but would just like to have seen a little better service level for a "luxury" experience.
Wonderful Getaway for Group of Professional Women!
Thank you for the opportunity to share your beautiful estate. We brought to Homer a group of professional Alaskan women to enjoy a three night stay - complete with a 9 Course Wine Pairing Dinner! The kitchen was amazing as guests were able to sit around the huge island and enjoy each food and wine course, converse with each other, and full view of the food preparation process.
We look forward to catering many weddings and corporate events with the Second Star Estate in 2018.
Beautiful, relaxing, spacious venue for our weekend retreat
Our church plans a women’s retreat every winter. We love the option of staying in Homer, and yet having a getaway experience the moment we walk through the doors. 80 of us were able to have a wonderful time, eat meals together, listen to our keynote speaker upstairs in the great room, utilize the theatre and relax to the majestic view of the mountains and icy bay. We will be doing this again!
Awesome Wedding Venue
Wow! What a great spot to host a big (or small) wedding! We had an amazing weekend and all of our out of town guests were awed at every turn.
An Answer to Prayer from the LORD!!!!
Our oldest daughter was getting married and we needed a place to host the reception. We contacted Ms. Debbie and shared our story. She so kindly made this beautiful place available for us when we thought it might not be possible. But "With God all things are possible"!!!! Every person we worked with in coordinating the reception in regards to 2nd Star---went ABOVE AND BEYOND to help us!!! They truly helped us in so many ways to make our end lighter. (which was such a great joy when planning a reception which can be a little bit overwhelming to say the least) The house is not just absolutely breath-taking, but in the midst of its beauty, it is just soooo cozy and we truly just felt at home in the magnificent design. Thank you, thank you, thank you, to all who helped us enjoy such a special day! We could not have done it without EACH OF YOU!!! "Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised!"
Homer is where Alaskans come to vacation. It is a beautiful sea side village surrounded by mountains and glaciers. If you are looking for adventures you will find them here. If you are looking to completely relax, you will find that also. Second Star is a magical location where we hope your dreams will come true.