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Cottage on Private Lake in S o l d o t n a, Alaska

One of our visitors. Photographed by the cabin and cottage on May 18, 2016.
4 reviews
One of our visitors. Photographed by the cabin and cottage on May 18, 2016.
The private deck facing the lake. There is also another small deck in the front as well!
Downstairs area
Upstairs bedroom with queen-sized bed.
Boardwalk to cottage
The 'security officer' making her rounds for the evening...
View from the cottage deck! Its brand new!
Walkway to the very private cottage. Each facility has a brand new grill to cook your food outside!
Kitchen interior, natural gas stove, refer and double stainless steel sink. Large stainless micro!
Our Ermine (Opal Irene) in front yard during the winter.
Living room area with sleeping futon (if needed as facility has queen bed in loft).
Side view from deck of wilderness.
Private barbecue for your convenience on your deck.
Large picture window facing private lake (with moose)!
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 3
Soldotna, Alaska
This is a very private, non-commercial environment. The cottage was hand-built by the owner and specifically created for his visiting family and friends. It sits just 100-feet from the water's edge and there are only two other residents on the small lake.

You have a wonderful brand-new deck to relax and dine on as there are full kitchen facilities within. Full-sized brand-new double-door stainless refrigerator. Brand new futon downstairs, queen-size bed upstairs. New carpeting. Brand new HD flatscreen sat (Dish Network) 200 channel big screen TV, double stainless steel kitchen sink, natural gas furnace. Six-burner natural gas stove for cooking. Steps can be steep for those who have a difficult time going up. So if you are large and have trouble going up stairs, this might be somewhat difficult for you, please ask if you have any q...
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About the Owner, Jim O
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 20 days ago
Listed since : Jan 2014
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 10 reviews and 4 properties
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Listing #FKN3020403
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Excellent - based on 4 reviews
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Dallas, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We were so pleased with the location. Easily gotten to, and very private. Great views. Easy check-in. Jim was very quick to respond to any issues (light bulb, stair step needed to be secured) and was free with advise and suggestions prior to and during our stay. There were 2 of us staying in this cabin. With the steep narrow...

Management response:

Thank you for your "5-star" review as it is always important to us to achieve the highest ranking that we can. We also take into account the different ideas of which to continually improve upon our facilities. Great you got to see a wild bear from your window! That's why I so love this place! Again, thank you! Jim


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debbie g
Elma, Washington
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 31 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We stayed in the cabin closest to the lake with a view of it from the picture window. The owners Jim and Lisa are very involved in personalizing your stay. They gave us watermelon upon our arrival and a hand written thank you note when we left and were very accommodating in general. I got up at 5:30 am as...

Management response:

You're too nice! Thank you for your friendship and staying with us, it was our pleasure to say the least! How nice you guys are! If you are ever back in the area here in Alaska, we'd love to see you all again! Jim


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Ann S
Austin, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 24 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

My husband and I stayed in this cottage the last week of June. It is very clean, comfortable, on the owner's private property. Quiet, overlooks small lake. Very pretty. Excellent location...near town of Soldotna off main highway. The rivers Kenai and the Russian River are close - excellent fishing. Many trails to hike, lakes to visit, lots of great fishing....

Management response:

Thank you for your wonderful comments. That is the manner of which we wish our guests to feel when they leave. We understand that it always is a very personal thing to make a review of which, is subjective. Again, thank you and it was our pleasure to host you and your husband in our private facilities.


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (3)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Crib
    1 King
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25 May 2018 -
28 May 2018
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1 Jun 2018 -
30 Jun 2018
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1 Jul 2018 -
31 Jul 2018
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  • Damage Deposit: $138 / stay - Deposit
  • Cleaning fee: $62 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
There is a charge of $50.00 per person over 2 for each night of stay in the cottage. 3 maximum allowed. We have a wonderful futon downstairs for them to sleep on, the best money can buy. VERY comfortable with all the blankets & pillows you will need! Full cooking kitchen! Bathroom is downstairs therefore at night, one will have to walk down the steps. If this is not acceptable, please review our other facilities.
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About the neighbourhood
This is located in a private neighborhood and there are only 2 other houses on our private lake. Non-commercial environment. It is just 10 minutes from town and any automobile can reach us easily. You can hike, boat in our kayak or just sit around on our brand new decks (for each separate facility!) and cook your Alaskan salmon on our charcoal grills! Take in the wildlife and enjoy the peace and environment. Free parking, lots of room and best of all, it sits on two acres and you look out at 2.5 millions acres of mixed native lands and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge!

We only have four facilities, so you don't have the crowds that others do. Small is good in this case! That is the most precious commodity we offer! All four of our units are separate and free standing. Spacio...
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Kenai: 8.0 km
Railway: Anchorage: 150.0 km
Ferry: Homer: 70.0 km
Directions to 'A Waldens Pond'
Soldotna, Alaska 99669
Business hours: 8am-8pm 7 days a week, (please note we are on Alaska Time Zone….1 hour behind California).

From Soldotna:

Go 1 mile east (towards Sterling). Turn left on Mackey Lake Road (paved).
Drive on this road until you have to stop at a stop sign. Turn left. (This is Rainbow Drive).
Drive 100 feet. Turn right on Salmon Drive.
Go about 400-yards PAST Lake Street (do not turn on Lake Street).
We are the first drive on the right on Salmon.
Address is prominently displayed at our driveway: 38410 Salmon Circle.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 8.0 km.
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