This 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment on the Kasilof River sleeps 4 and won’t disappoint! With a TV, WiFi and other modern amenities, you’ll always be entertained. Here, you can admire stunning views from the large deck or relax on the riverbank!
This quaint Kasilof vacation rental apartment is an ideal accommodation choice for families looking for an authentic Alaskan escape or couples in search of a private romantic retreat. The first thing you’ll notice when you enter the unit is the collection of stunning Haida-Indian art that displays a story of love and romance about an Indian man fishing in an angry sea, where a killer whale appears to show him the way home. Upon your arrival, the owner, who is an Alaska Native, will reveal the secrets of the love story portrayed in the art pieces. You’ll immediately feel at home in the apartment’s welcoming interior, which has all the necessary comforts of your own home, including wireless internet access, soft linens and towels, central heating and laundry machines available downstairs for an additional fee.
Jumpstart thrilling vacation days by sipping your morning coffee on the enormous private deck’s comfortable patio furniture while watching the sun rise over the picturesque surroundings. From this 12-foot by 32-foot deck, you’ll be able to admire endless views of the diverse terrain in which the property is enveloped, including the shimmering waters of the Kasilof River and the lofty Mount Redoubt, Mount Iliamna and Mount Spur towering beyond. You’ll also be able to enjoy glimpses of the area’s abundant wildlife, including eagles, seals, fish, moose, swans, cranes, ducks and snow geese.
After spending the day fishing amidst Alaska’s breathtaking natural splendor, toss the day’s catch on the gas grill or cook it in the apartment’s fully equipped kitchen, complete with all the appliances you’ll need to prepare your favorite meals. After dinner, kick back on the futon in the cozy living area to unwind while catching up on your shows or watching your favorite movie on the satellite TV, which has a DVD player to appease all your entertainment needs. When you’re ready to head to sleep, settle into the inviting bedroom’s cloud-like queen-sized bed to rest up for the next exciting day in The Last Frontier.
Its no surprise that Alaska is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, and this apartment is ideally situated to enjoy the area’s best fishing and adventures in nature. From here, you’ll be able to put a boat in the water from the Kasilof River Boat Launch, just 4.5 miles away, to meet a fishing guide and float down the river, ending up a mere 300 feet from the apartment’s front door. The fishermen in your group will be delighted to find that king salmon, red salmon and silver salmon can be caught from a boat just off the property, in the Kasilof River’s shimmering waters, which are popular with natives and visitors alike. If you’re looking for some more variation in your catch, take a short drive to the neighboring town of Homer, where you can deep sea fish for halibut, lingcod, black cod and many other desirable species of fish. Here, you can also drop your line in the fishing hole or toss it from the beach. You can also drive 35 minutes to Ninilchik and take a charter for deep sea halibut fishing or drive 20 minutes to access the world famous Kenai River.
If fishing isn’t for you, pay a visit to one of the area’s spectacular public beaches, where you can have a picnic, make a campfire, go for a leisurely walk or play in the sand with the waves occasionally splashing you with refreshing water. One beach - which is a local favorite - is located just 3 miles down the road, where the Kasilof River reaches the Cook Inlet’s salt water. Johnson Lake, situated 5 miles away, is another popular body of water, where you can go camping and canoeing. Other popular lakes include Tustumena and Skilak. The area also boasts 2 golf courses, snow machine rentals, spectacular snow skiing and hiking trails in the woods.
Photographers and artists are sure to be inspired by Alaska’s endless natural splendor! If you’d like to experience the beauty by air, the property owner can book a fly-out plane trip, perfect for sightseeing, bear sightings and fishing. If you’d like to pay a visit to any of the neighboring towns during your stay, you certainly won’t be far! The nearby cities of Kenai and Soldotna, 20 minutes from the property, feature an array of gift shops, restaurants, small grocery stores and big box stores. Seward, situated 2 hours away from the apartment, is another beautiful seaport, where you can embark on a boat excursion to view pristine glaciers and colossal whales.
Homer, an artist town and self-proclaimed “Halibut Capital of the World,” is located 60 miles down the road and boasts restaurants, art galleries, a marina, spectacular fishing and the convenient State of Alaska Ferry Boat Terminal. From here, you can take a ferry to the town of Seldovia, take a water taxi to one of the restaurants across the bay or take a fishing charter to seek out some barn door halibut. This property’s wonderful location is also conveniently within easy reach of everything you’ll need during your stay, including a local post office, a gas station, grocery stores, a liquor store, restaurants and a small bar. You'll also be just a scenic 3.5 hour drive from Anchorage and 20 minutes from the Kenai airport, which serves Ravn and Grant Airlines. No matter how you choose to spend your time during your visit here, this outstanding Kasilof vacation rental apartment ensures an Alaskan getaway you won’t soon forget!
Key Residence Features:
- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, wireless internet access, large private deck, gas grill, washer/dryer for additional fee, satellite TV with DVD player, central heating, soft linens and towels, and much more
- This property makes an excellent romantic getaway for the holidays and New Years festivities!
- Wonderful location on the banks of the Kasilof River, with spectacular fishing via boat (fishing from the banks is not permitted) and photo opportunities just outside your door!
- Easy access to fishing and plenty of other outdoor recreation! Close to multiple lakes, beaches, restaurants and neighboring towns!
- Bedroom: Queen-sized Bed
- A Full-sized Futon in the Great Room can accommodate 2 additional guests
- A Twin-sized Rollaway Bed can also be provided if needed
- No smoking (cigarettes or marijuana)
- Pets considered with additional fee (on a case-by-case basis)
- Must be at least 25 years old to book
- Please note that the owner of this property lives on site in a separate house
- Additional fees and taxes may apply