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Garden Retreat: Family, Fisherman & Pet Friendly

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Overview
1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
The Garden Retreat is located a quarter of a mile from town, but high enough on East Hill to have the fabulous views of Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains for which Homer is famous. You will be close to delectable eating opportunities, gift shops, the Homer Spit, Bishop's Beach, a popular bike trail, and an invigorating walk up East Hill Road! The Homer Spit with numerous halibut and salmon charter boat operations, great beaches, and shopping are approximately six miles away. Your accommodations are cozy and comfortable on grounds manicured by your host. Kit enjoys refining the gardens on the property (both for flowers and vegetables), and has created a delightful mix of the natural and the cultivated. Shooting Stars, Strawberry blossoms, and Lady's Slippers explode in the Spring; Si...The Garden Retreat is located a quarter of a mile from town, but high enough on East Hill to have the fabulous views of Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains for which Homer is famous. You will be close to delectable eating opportunities, gift shops, the Homer Spit, Bishop's Beach, a popular bike trail, and an invigorating walk up East Hill Road! The Homer Spit with numerous halibut and salmon charter boat operations, great beaches, and shopping are approximately six miles away. Your accommodations are cozy and comfortable on grounds manicured by your host. Kit enjoys refining the gardens on the property (both for flowers and vegetables), and has created a delightful mix of the natural and the cultivated. Shooting Stars, Strawberry blossoms, and Lady's Slippers explode in the Spring; Sitka Roses, Tiger Lillys, and Delphiniums dominate in Midsummer; Fall brings a profusion of plump raspberries into the gardens while Pushki flowers are prolific on the borders of the property. The apartment was remodeled last summer and has new furnishings throughout. You have a private entrance on the east side of the building with an outdoor sitting area. The kitchen is fully equipped for eating 'in' and the indoor eating area seats up to four at the dining table. The double bathrooms make it easy to share this accommodation among a family, couples, or a fishing party. Your dogs are welcome to join you during your stay at the Garden Retreat - so long as they are sociable and mannerly. We do expect you to clean up after them and we must remind you that there is a city ordinance requiring dogs in city limits to be under your control at all times. With that said, Bishop's Beach is the unofficial Dog Walking Beach in Homer, and low tide allows for some great running and companionship opportunities for you and your best friend. We look forward to sharing the delights of my hometown with you and yours. 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
Guests will be on their own for both check-in and check-out. We are often around the grounds during the day working on the lawn and gardens. We enjoy talking with our guests, if you have questions and you don't see us, give us a call. We are only a text or phone call away. We want to help you enjoy your vacation, but not intrude!
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

We were staying three nights in Homer so my husband could fish and decided on the Garden Retreat rather than a hotel for more space and amenities. The apartment was terrific with a living room, dining area, full kitchen, a bedroom with a queen bed,...More

Date of stay: September 2016
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Phyllis B, VR Owner at Garden Retreat: Family, Fisherman & Pet Friendly, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review our property, we appreciate the feedback as we are always looking for ways to improve our guests' experience at our house. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and would come back, and we heard...More

Reviewed 30 September 2015

all the above and more. the hosts are very helpful, but only when you need them. if you want your privacy, you get it. we loved staying there and enjoyed every minute of it. we will definitely stay again! :)

Date of stay: July 2015
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Phyllis B, VR Owner at Garden Retreat: Family, Fisherman & Pet Friendly, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2015

Thanks so much. It it so nice that you took the time to write a few words so other guest will know what a great property we have to offer. We do hope to have you stay with us again!

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Reviewed 25 March 2015

This is a lovely property. It is very clean, quiet, comfortable and convenient. We really enjoyed our stay and would book again.

Date of stay: March 2015
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Phyllis B, VR Owner at Garden Retreat: Family, Fisherman & Pet Friendly, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2015

I just saw your review. Thank you so much, we very much appreciate you taking the time to write up your opinion of our property. Hopefully, you will stay with us again.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Water Views
Dryer
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
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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 By-Pass offers visitors opportunities to learn ...
Getting around
A car is generally needed to see the sights of Homer as it is quite spread out. There are bicycles available on request and a trolley car gives a narrated tour of Homer.
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