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Historic Home

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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
This house was built in 1963 by Paul Banks to bring his family off their Skyline homestead to be closer to town for school. Paul purchased the land from the original homesteader, James Waddell. Paul was the custodian at the elementary school at the bottom of East Hill Road. I purchased the property from the Banks and have facilitated a great many changes over the years. This constitutes history in Alaska! We have renovated this old home to retain its original charms, but also to satisfy our modern tastes and expectations. We took the phone book off its string and nail where it originally hung on the wall next to the old phone. We painted and painted and painted. The result is quaint, bright, and utterly charming with enchanting views of Kachemak Bay, the Kenai Mountains and the Homer Spit...This house was built in 1963 by Paul Banks to bring his family off their Skyline homestead to be closer to town for school. Paul purchased the land from the original homesteader, James Waddell. Paul was the custodian at the elementary school at the bottom of East Hill Road. I purchased the property from the Banks and have facilitated a great many changes over the years. This constitutes history in Alaska! We have renovated this old home to retain its original charms, but also to satisfy our modern tastes and expectations. We took the phone book off its string and nail where it originally hung on the wall next to the old phone. We painted and painted and painted. The result is quaint, bright, and utterly charming with enchanting views of Kachemak Bay, the Kenai Mountains and the Homer Spit. We kept the original kitchen cabinets but painted them and added a modern color scheme. It is a fairly large kitchen meant for a family; comfortable for family and friends to gather in to cook and enjoy the bounty found in Kachemak Bay. The three bedrooms are small but well appointed with especially comfortable Serta queen size mattresses (covered with allergy proof covers), down pillows (also with allergy proof covers), 550 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, reading lamps, and power strip for charging devices. The decor is a combination of vintage and current - or perhaps current fashion is a touch vintage? Located at the back of the house, the bedrooms have light filtered through the green foliage and absorb the quiet the trees offer. All are equipped with black-out blinds. The bathroom is spacious with a freshened '60s' decor. The tub is great for a relaxing soak, with plenty of large luscious towels to dry yourself off. Every window at the front of the house - living room, kitchen, and laundry (!) offer the remarkable views we love so much in Homer. More
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About the Owner
Phyllis B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2014
Interaction with guests
While you will most likely be on your on for both check-in and check-out, we are just a text or phone call away to answer any questions or give suggestions about places to eat or things to do. We want to help you enjoy your vacation, but not intrude!
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Reviewed 1 August 2018

We were looking for a 5 night break to rest after a long journey and wanted to spend time exploring the area and this was just the spot The owners were very welcoming and the home has absolutely everything you need and is so clean...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Mishtravels51
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Water Views
Safe
Dryer
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Freezer
Private Garden
Iron
TV
Parking
Microwave
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Toaster
Fireplace
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
The Garden Retreat is located just minutes from the center of town. You are close enough to town to walk to visit the many exceptional art galleries Homer has to offer, minutes away from a local bike/walking path, and only seven miles from the Homer Spit with unique shopping experiences, beautiful beaches, and several charter boat companies. Charter boats will take you out for a day of fishing halibut or salmon on Kachemak Bay, water taxi services on the Spit will convey you across the bay to the Kachemak Bay State Park for hiking and camping, and ferries are available for sightseeing around the bay as well as transportation to and from Seldovia (a delightful side trip). The Alaska Islands and Oceans Visitor Center located on the Homer
Getting around
You will fly or drive to Homer, there are no other options! Your can rent a car or a taxi at the airport. Homer is spread out, you will need a car, and perhaps even a water taxi, ferry, or flight tour to see it all!
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