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Historic Home

Overview
Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Homer, Alaska
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 paint...
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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
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(3)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 AM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
Bedrooms
    3 Kings
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Fees
  • Damage Deposit: ₹ 7,217 / stay - Deposit
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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!
Access
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Homer Airport: 5.0 km
Ferry: Alaska Marine Hwy: 10.0 km
The Historic Home 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 and...
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Nearest Beach: 3.0 km.
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