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The Cabins at Kenai Lake! Alaska-Real-Simple

Bedrooms Studio
Half Baths1
Space 37 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

A Classic Alaska Dry Cabin on the Shores of Kenai Lake

This is the REAL Thing! An Alaskan recreational cabin located in the heart of the Kenai Peninsula. Off the Grid, No electricity, No cell service, hand pump well water, propane lights, and wood stove for heat. We have a Wild and Remote feel! But we're just moments from the Seward Highway (one of the top rated National Scenic Byways) and 19 miles north of Seward. Most likely you won't want to leave, just chill at the deck fireplace in the steamer chairs, sip your coffee or wine, BBQ some steaks, be....

But if you do have a hankering for adventure- fish charters out of Seward, the Seward Sealife Center, the world famous Kenai and Russian rivers, historic Hope, white water rafting the six mile, scenic floatplane rides, stunning historic trail hikes, and fabulous berry picking are all at your fingertips within 30 minutes or less..

If you are familiar with the forest service cabins all over Alaska and the US west you know the drill. We've just taken it to the next level of comfort! Wood provided! Scenes for Free! The soundtrack is lapping waves, float plane flybys, the Alaska Railroad 6 times a day through the property, and our resident eagle ( she sounds like a big chicken!)

The toilet facilities are an outhouse and bathing can be done at the lakefront sauna. Just like the old sourdoughs....

Swimming and Sauna use are at your Own Risk- the lake is COLD! It is a melted Glacier after all....

(We are 4 cabins located on 15 acres at the headwaters of the Kenai River! Check out our other listings! VRBO #790188, #728022, and #790190)

More Details

Jan-Ake Schultz
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, finnish
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About Jan-Ake Schultz

We moved to Alaska in 2000 and were wonderfully fortunate to acquire this property. After building the cabin and raising Our family here, now is the time to share it with like-minded travelers who will appreciate its unique and magical features

Jan-Ake Schultz purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Jan-Ake Schultz chose Kenai Peninsula

This is no hotel room. If you sit on the deck and read about Alaska Nellie and the sourdoughs who pioneered this great land you will feel and be a part of the story. The Iditarod National Historic Trail runs along the frozen lakefront in winter......

What makes this cabin unique

History- You will pass the 100 Year old historic cabin on the way in, you will travel the gravel footpaths, you will watch the morning fog burn off the lake, you will witness and hear the flight of sandhill cranes overhead in season


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Primrose, Alaska

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 37 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , outhouse!
  • Architectural outhouse!
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • full bed in main room, two twin beds in loft up a ships ladder
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • bay fishing
  • whitewater rafting


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The Cabins at Kenai Lake! Alaska-Real-Simple
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews

This place was amazing. Very quiet and relaxing with breathtaking views.

  • 5 of 5

If you want to get away from it all this is the place to go. The owner was so helpful and accommodating. We will definitely be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome little cabin

  • 5 of 5

My dad and I loved this property. Was our favorite stay in our 10 days in Alaska!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic cabin with amazing waterfront view!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at this cabin! Super location with plenty of privacy. The deck looking out to the lake and outdoor fireplace made us not want to leave the cabin at all. Use of kayaks or rowboats is a nice touch as well! We paddled around the lake and just enjoyed being on the water and enjoying nature. If you are looking for a peaceful setting on the water yet still close to Seward, this is the cabin for you! We stayed in the Chenega which has the most privacy and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We can't wait to visit again. Don't hesitate to book one of these adorable cabins!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked into this cabin we were in love. It is so bright and cheerful and the view is spectacular! Gary, the property manager, welcomed us and gave us all the information regarding the cabin. Everything was perfect! The cabin is very clean and is set up with everything you need. I even didn't mind the private out-house at all! We also enjoyed the new heated out-door shower.

This is a place you want to spend a lot of time at. We only booked it for 2 nights which is my only regret. I would love to spend a week here relaxing on the deck or kayaking around the lake, cooking out on the nice grill, laying in the hammock, or taking a stroll along the property. We loved using the outside fireplace and they supply you with all the wood you could ever use.

Gary is great to work with from the time you book your reservation. The communication and service we received were excellent. I highly highly recommend this cabin and I hope that one day we will have the opportunity to return for an extended stay. Thank you so much for your generous hospitality! Laura & Jamie

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glamping done right!

  • 5 of 5

I was a bit nervous about the house not having running water, electricity or bathroom, but honestly we didn't miss any of them (not even the toilet). The cabin is a stone's throw from the water (literally, my son skipped a lot of stones) in an incredibly tranquil environment. The woodburning stove on the patio was a wonderful way to relax after a long day exploring Seward and the surroundings. Even the mosquitoes weren't bad with the fire and a few mosquito coils. Our teenage sons enjoyed exploring the lake -- especially loved the tree house. My parents stayed in their RV at the adjacent RV park, so it was easy to get together for dinner. Cooking dinner was actually very easy with 2 burners and a bbq for preparation and the top of the woodburning stove to keep things warm. I would definitely recommend for a family of 4 (or less). Hope to come back some day!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Weekend....not long enough

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location.....Can't say enough wonderful things about to this place. It's got everything you need in a picturesque place. My only complaint is not being able to stay longer.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Anchorage ANC
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Moose Pass Lodge
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Seward Highway
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Moose Pass Lodge
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Alyeska Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
19 Miles
Car: necessary

"Remote" is the Alaskan description of a place off the road system and hard to get to; usually involving float planes, water taxis, snow machines, hiking, or skiing.... We feel "remote!" but are just 30 meters by garden cart from your parked car...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$50.44
Additional Guest Fee A$18.92 per person per night
Pet Fee A$31.53

Swimming and Sauna use are at your Own Risk- the lake is COLD! It is a melted Glacier after all....

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.