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Historic Home with Charm and Comfort

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms 1 bathroom with Views and Convenient Location

Beautiful views from a three bedroom family home, with full kitchen, living room, and laundry facilities. The close-to-town, convenient location adds to the benefit of this accommodation.

We renovated this older home to retain its original charms, but also to satisfy our modern tastes and expectations. The result is quaint, bright, and utterly charming with enchanting views of Kachemak Bay, the Kenai Mountains and the Homer Spit. Every window at the front of the house - living room, kitchen, and laundry (!) offer the remarkable views we love so much in Homer.

More Details

Kit & Phyllis Barnett
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, turkish
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 September, 2018

About Kit & Phyllis Barnett

I was born and raised in Homer, my husband, Kit is from Scotland. While I have never moved away from Homer, I have done considerable travel. Kit and I have chosen (in my case re-chosen) Homer for our own love of hiking, fishing, camping, and boating.

We worked in Bush Alaska during the school year, I was a high school English teacher, Kit has worked as a VPSO (Village Public Safety Officer), alcohol distribution agent, and school bus driver, then Maintenance & Operations for the school. We are now living in Homer full time and loving it!

Kit & Phyllis Barnett purchased this apartment in 1987

Why Kit & Phyllis Barnett chose Homer

It was the views of Kachemak Bay and the snow capped mountains, the abundant natural light, the close proximity to town and the feeling of home I got from the house. I know the Banks' family that build the house, and it felt so right for me and my son. Then, when Kit joined me in this life adventure, he brought his own skills to bear on the property. It has been his carpentry skill that remodeled this house and his love of gardening that has transformed the grounds (always evolving!).

What makes this apartment unique

It is the flower gardens are what will catch you eye as you drive up the driveway. The showy Sitka Roses cover the bushes in July. Wild blue geraniums, Alaskan irises, blooming abundantly are accented by the vibrant Oriental poppy. Delphinium and pansies (the Great Dane and the Chihuahua of the garden) mingle and vie for attention. It is all a glorious blast of color in our short summer. Most of these beauties were on the property others have been given to us by friends and family (the Columbine and Chives came from my mother).

Then, when you turn around to look out at the view . . . the light peaking through the clouds to play on the calm morning waters of Kachemak Bay or the evening light bathing the mountains in shades of pink. Every time of day has it's own charms. Cloudy days create moods with the light and dark alternating over the water. Breath taking, exhilarating, calming and serene, on different days at different times.

We plant a small vegetable garden on the property which we gladly make available to our guests. If you are eating in, make use of the kale, swiss chard, arrugula, a variety of lettuces, and this year a new addition, asian greens - they are beautiful! Pick lower leaves first and the plants will continue to provide all summer. Later in the fall there will be a few potatoes. Just help yourself, you can't miss it as we have tied orange surveyors tape "ribbons" all around hoping to keep the moose out.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Homer

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Soaps, shampoo, conditioner, lotions and luscious towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • All beds are especially comfortable, and covered with allergy proof mattress covers; beds are appointed with down pillows covered with allergy proof covers, high thread count Egyptian cotton sheets; rooms have dressers, reading lamps, and electrical power strips for recharging electronic devices.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Historic Home with Charm and Comfort
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews

Amazing Rental

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage perched on the hill is perfect for a getaway with friends. This rental is just right for a crafting weekend. We love the layout and the well equipped kitchen. The location is perfect for a quick dinner out or morning coffee. We wish we could stay longer. We'll definitely be back in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 22/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We are always happy to have you.
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Absolutely perfect - will stay again!

  • 5 of 5

The home is exactly as it's pictured in the VRBO photos. There were 5 of us traveling throughout Alaska and we stayed here for 5 nights. The beds and pillows are very comfortable. While it's an older style home, it had all of the amenities we needed. We thankfully had really clear sunny days, thus the view out of the living room window was breathtaking. Highly recommend this home!

  • Review Submitted: 21/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy home with beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay in this nicely renovated historic home. You can tell great pains are taken to keep this home neat and clean and there is plenty of room to spread out in. Just a short drive to the spit, we enjoyed the fantastic views and the beautiful gardens just outside the door. I have back issues, but slept like a baby on the comfy bed. Thank you for an enjoyable stay!

  • Review Submitted: 27/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply Superb

  • 5 of 5

The best view out the window of the mountains ! Very nice and supplied very well and very clean -- the bed was the best one I have ever slept in !

so comfortable, would highly recommend staying here

  • Review Submitted: 07/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice place.

  • 5 of 5

Great place with a pictures view.

  • Review Submitted: 06/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely and comfortable small home..

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely stay again if we make it back..

  • Review Submitted: 20/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking a moment to write a response. Come back anytime you can!
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment around the Homer

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Shoulder
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Off season
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$35 per night, per additional guest
Spring Shoulder
1 May 2019 - 30 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$138.35

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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