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The Price is Right at the Starbright House: Cheery & Quiet Family Home

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 167 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

A clean, uncluttered, relaxing space, in a wooded and quiet residential area.

Please call or email me - Jessica - and I can fill you in on this great house and our full range of guest services and amenities. Cooper Landing Vacation Rentals will take care of you on your vacation of a lifetime!

This 3+BR/2BA home is located conveniently in Cooper Landing, Alaska, central on the Kenai Peninsula to all the places where you'll be adventuring. Built in 2002, used lightly and gently as a summer weekend home since then, and with recent updates, it is clean and fresh, uncluttered and relaxing. Find a comforting and comfortable place to rest and connect right here!

When you first arrive, you'll be drawn to the large upper covered deck, with its impressive mountain view. You'll love to dine al fresco on the deck, BBQ grill at hand, watching sheep grazing distantly on the mountains or enjoying birds in the birdhouse. The deck can be closed off from the stairs with a latching gate, making it toddler-friendly.

The upper level of the house is where you will find the main living room, complete with TV (Internet connectivity only - no satellite or cable to interrupt your vacation), a wood stove, and brand new leather furniture for lounging. Behind the living space, next to the doors leading to the deck, you'll find an excellent eating area, easily seating 6 at a brand new dining set, with great window views to greet you as you sip your morning coffee. The kitchen, outfitted well with everything you need to cook at home, is crisp and clean. Expand your dining and cooking options onto the large, covered deck, where you will find a gas-fired barbeque grill and an outdoor dining set for four.

Two bedrooms and a full bathroom are featured on this upper floor. Each bedroom has a queen bed with brand new memory foam mattresses, fresh and new bedding, and simple touches to inspire relaxation. The bathroom feels fresh and benefits from natural light through a shower window.

The lower level of the house provides a third bedroom, a spare room, and a second bathroom for additional guests. The bedroom has two brand new full beds, each with memory foam mattresses and new bedding. The full bathroom is clean, feeling new with nice fixtures and touches. The extra room in the basement houses a bunk bed with a full bed on the bottom and a twin on the top, a couch for lounging and even a game table.

Downstairs you will also find the full-size washer and dryer.

The lower deck has a swing, perfect for that evening drink, swaying to the sound of the breeze in the forest. The property is bordered by mature spruce forest, in a quiet residential area with the small-town vibe. Enjoy the sound and sights of the extra visitors and residents in the treetop bird houses on property. When wildfire danger is low, enjoy the firebowl out on the lawn.

A short walk, about 1/4 mile, down the quiet road brings you to a public access to beautiful, turquoise Kenai Lake. We can even rent you kayaks and canoes to make the most of the proximity. You'll be reminded of why you chose Cooper Landing for your Alaskan vacation: pure beauty!

More Details

Property Manager
Jessica Larsen
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About Jessica Larsen

My name is Jessica, and I have been a professional in the hospitality lodging industry for many years. I've turned my specialization to private vacation homes in a place I only ever dreamed I would live - Cooper Landing, Alaska. I first started coming to Alaska between college semesters for summer work in Denali National Park in 1998, then moved to the state permanently in 2003. I lived in Anchorage for several years, where I married my husband Courtney and became the mother of three awesome children. We moved to Cooper Landing, where we had been recreating for years, in 2011 and have felt at home ever since. I find great satisfaction in making a living space feel clean, comforting and welcoming, especially for our guests. It's a pleasure to host you here!

The owners of this home are devoted to giving you a great vacation rental experience, too. This house is truly a second home - it feels loved and lived in - and they have done so many updates and improvements to the furnishings and feel, wanting you to be as comfortable as possible. You have wonderful hosts when you stay at the Starbright Home!

Jessica Larsen purchased this house in 2014

Why Jessica Larsen chose Kenai Peninsula

It's my pleasure to only manage a few quality homes at a time, to be able to provide each the personal attention it and its guests deserve. This house is a nice addition to my current management accounts because it's so gently lived in, clean and fresh, has a relaxing atmosphere, and suits a family traveling on a moderate budget.

What makes this house unique

What I like most about this home is the huge covered deck and the porch swing. The birds are very active in the surrounding woods, the breeze is almost always so gentle, and even in a rain, you can stay dry and protected while seeing nature in its majesty. The mountain view from the deck keeps taking my breath away.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Cooper Landing, Alaska

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 167 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 child bed , toddler bed also available; best for children under 5
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double bed , In the neighboring room there is also a full/twin bunk bed!
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , This basic extra room houses a full/twin bunk bed combo.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • bay fishing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
We are happy to offer a grocery service to our guests. For a nominal fee, we will pre-purchase groceries for your stay - you provide the list at least 7 days in advance of your check-in, and you'll save yourself the hassle of a grocery trip upon your arrival to Anchorage and before driving to Cooper Landing. We do the hard work, so you can go on vacation without those annoying errands! Check in and have your fridge and cabinets already stocked just the way you want them.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

Great property/management; I'd rent again

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely a wonderful property. Great views from the deck. The property manager was communicative, accessible and proactive. We had a couple of electrical/fuse issues and they were handled immediately. Couldn't have been happier with the property, the manager, or the process.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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loved it

  • 5 of 5

Very clean. Had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Starbright house. It was the perfect location for our few days in the area and the accomodations were just right. Comfortable beds, wonderful views and the 'staples' provided around the house were a welcoming touch. We hope to head back to AK someday and will look into staying at the Starbright again. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful family home in a great mountain location!

  • 5 of 5

The Starbright home was a wonderful accommodation for our family of 7, including our young granddaughter. Whether it was sleeping in the comfortable beds, or relaxing on the large deck, there was plenty of space for everyone to spread out and relax. The house is clean, bright, and well-maintained. It was in a great location for our family adventures.....including some beautiful hikes in the Skilak Wildlife Area, hiking to Exit Glacier near Seward, exploring the town of Homer, and Salmon fishing on the Kenai River. Having such an awesome home base definitely made our trip much more enjoyable!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay at Starbright

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 8 stayed at the Starbright house for four nights. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and our time in the Kenai Peninsula. Our adventures in Seward and Homer were the highlights of our trip.

The view on the porch of the Starbright house was beautiful, and we ate many of our meals out there. Everything was nice and clean when we arrived. We appreciated that there were so many things provided for us to use--barbecue grill, basic cooking spices, large containers of shampoo/conditioner, washer/dryer, wifi, and even Netflix! There was plenty of room for the 8 of us to spread out in the house. Considering that our trip was during summer, it would have been nice to have had blackout curtains in the bedrooms to keep the light out, but the beds were very comfortable.

I would recommend this home to anyone considering vacationing in Cooper Landing or the surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location and great things to do nearby! The host is very friendly and we truly had a great Alaskan experience...

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Kingfisher Roadhouse
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Alaska Marine Highway from Whittier
Nearest Golf
100 Miles
Anchorage
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Alaska Railroad Spencer Glacier Tour
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Sterling Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Kingfisher Roadhouse
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Girdwood: Alyeska Resort
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Kenai Lake (rock beach)
Car: necessary

Cooper Landing is the best place on the Kenai Peninsula to stage a multi-day stay. Not only is it the most scenic place on the peninsula by most standards (a turquoise river running through an impressive mountain valley, surrounded by national forest and wildlife refuge), it is also centrally located for daytrips in any direction, and it offers great experiences right here in town. Cooper Landing is best known as a fisherman's paradise, with world-class fishing on the Kenai and Russian Rivers just out your door. But it doesn't stop there. Find rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, endless hiking, mountain biking, gold-panning... adventures await!

As part of our services to our guests, we offer recreation planning services, helping you choose the best of the Kenai Peninsula's offerings to fill your time in paradise. From hiking trail suggestions to bookings on halibut fishing charters to guided fly fishing to wildlife cruises, we are here to connect you. Even if you're not staying with us, feel free to ask for help!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit A$631

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
We will fill holes in the calendar with shorter stays, but a nominal cleaning fee may apply.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.