Saltwater Suites: Luxury for Couples or Families

Prowhouse & Builder's House
Prowhouse & Builder's House

From $114 / night

Homer, AK 99603
Saltwater Suites: Luxury for Couples or Families
5 bedrooms
10 guests
No min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5
Sleeps: 10
Type: Guesthouse
Per night: $150
Per week: $800
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Homer vacation guesthouse rental
On a secluded acre of lush green looking out directly onto Kachemack Bay and the awesome mountains and glaciers beyond, we offer our Saltwater Suites, featuring the elegant Prowhouse. (See our own site on the web, noted as a link, below, for a complete description)

This two house property offers four separately keyed units, each with unique assets but all with marvelous views and secluded privacy.

Unit A, our premier unit, with 12 windows over the bluff and bay, has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, with exquisite panoramic views and a most comfortable living quarters for four or less. There are two new Flatscreen Sat TV's, one a 46" beauty and the other 37" for kitchen or BR.

The first floor Prowhouse unit, Unit B, new in 2007, has all new amenities like a brand new tile-marble bath, a new kitchen with Corian Counters, packed with everything you need for a home cooked meal. Also, there is a 42" Sat TV, high speed wireless internet and a private land telephone available. The living room has matching leather upholstered reclining sofa and chair plus a wood rocker- all brand new. The bedroom has two antique oak pieces and the queen bed is all new, with perfect mattress comfort. We try to keep all our units as a non-allergic environment. Although a pullout bed is available for another, it is not recommended.

The TV is provided with extended basic and HBO, from Dish Direct Satellite The new laminate floor is as least as pretty, albeit, cleaner than wood and is made a bit prettier with a few oriental scatter rugs.

Unit C, the top unit in the smaller house, is a one bedroom apartment complete with full kitchen, its own W/D, leather reclining love-seat with chair, and a private deck, with breakfast table & chairs, having the best bay views in Homer. Incidentally, you get these same views while sitting on the love seat, watching TV, and turning your head slightly.

Moreover, unit C, except for a few items, is as well-equipped with full amenities as our prime 1BR unit,including its own, and new, 42" Flat-screen, Satellite TV and private telephone. However, the unit was built eight years ago, has carpets instead of laminate floors, is separately heated with an oil monitor, no dishwasher. Rates here will be $25.00/day less than the prime unit. A real good deal.
As of this writing, Unit D, planned for immediate construction as a 1 BR,1BA, ground floor apartment, hasn't been built yet. But keep posted.

Our rates, in comparison to like guest units in Homer, are now significantly lower. That is because we are the new guys here and attempting to properly launch our reputation. However, renters who now take advantage of these low rates, can be assured that the same low rates they pay now, will be honored when they return in coming years.

Joseph Kaplan

Area Information
Alaska is the last American frontier. And Homer is but a small part of that frontier. However, Homer has been well tamed by our brave cadre, most of whom emanate from settlers who were mainly fishermen.

And there are loads of fishing opportunities. Many charter boats for Halibut - and why not, Homer is the Halibut Capital of the World. But we don't stop there.
There is continuous Salmon fishing throughout spring and summer. You don't even need a boat. The Anchor River is nearby. You can fish, with flies, or not, at the rivers, and even at Homer's private fishing hole on the Spit where silvers predictably return to their birthplace to be caught on whatever you want to throw at them.

And don't you worry about oversize Bears, Giant Moose, Killer Whales, Gargantuan Humbacks, Giant Octopus or other scary stuff either from the Alaskan wilderness or the very deep sea. Realize, that we, too, are carnivorous. And Homer has terrific restaurants where you might taste those scary things right on your plate (yes, we have our own Sushi bistro for ocean stuff and steak houses for the exotic game - and with the perfect sake, choice of class A wines, and all kinds of beer - or maybe a Martini or two, -- all cares vanish.

Visit our world famous Homer Spit - a funky contrast to the well ordered town directly to the north.
Let's take a ride out there: Turn right on Sterling Highway just after the left to the airport. On the way out, on your left, you see some strange abandoned sea-craft. Then we find the Homer fishing hole where Silver Salmon return year after year to their birthplace to be caught on flies, live bait, herring or maybe a piece of an old sock.
On to our deep water port, home to hundreds of both small and large fishing craft, commercial and pleasure, yachts, even a three master or two. and the occasional barge or large transport.
Just ahead there is the ferry dock, ready to take you and your car to Seldovia, or even overnight to Kodiak Island, home to the famous bear bearing the name. No matter, where you are on the Spit, you are overwhelmed by Glaciers and high peaks. But at the tip of the Spit, there is "Lands End". (We'd like to explain the romantic name by assuming the original settlers believed the world was flat - and they believed this was the end it - but really, it is only the end of the auto road from Anchorage) But whatever the insignificant history, the views from there are truly astonishing.

Most of the commerce on the Spit is built on charming Cowboy Boardwalks. And there is plenty of commerce here. For the continuing onslaught of avid fisherman, there are Charter Boats galore. All kinds of bait and gear shops, Plenty of fresh Halibut Fish and Chips places. ("joints" is undignified)
You can see those enormous Halibut beasts, or a 50 lb. King Salmon, hanging from the fishing rafters. Junk food, ice cream and lots of kids, abound.. Always funky hats are in style, so get yourself one.

The strangest thing in the summer is the line of tents along the beaches. These are mostly the summer housing for the young, brave day-workers who find adventure in testing their metal against the summer winds.

The occasional tourist can avail himself of water taxis to the"other side"- the mysterious land beyond the Bay and under the Mountains where under every wet rock there's strange life abrewing. There are even some great upscale restaurants and lodges on the far shore, but only available by water route.

Eating fresh steamers or King Crab at the surprisingly upscale, Paddy's, is always rewarding, for both the food and the up-close scenery.

The line-up of Glaciers and Mountains over Kachemak Bay, are often interlaced with ever-changing low hanging cloud formations, in mystifying and magnificent colors and textures

This is one busy, exciting and magical place - one even Homer, the ancient and legendary Grecian, himself, could have written about. Not being vain, he probably would have named it "Odd,-I See" rather than after himself.

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May 15 2017 Oct 18 2017 $150 - $800 - -
Check Out: 12 a.m.
Lodging tax: 6.5%
Deposits: SHORT NOTICE RESERVATIONS: Where notice of reservation is one week or less, only credit card number need be presented and no deposit is necessary. Yet if there is a cancellation within 72 hours of reservation, a charge of $50 will be made. A $50 deposit is necessary without presentation of credit card number. RESERVATIONS MADE MORE THAN ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE If you wish to secure a reservation more than a week in advance,a security deposit equal to 25% of cost of intended stay is required.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: If a Garage is available, rental for stay is negotiable.
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