Eagles Rest on Kilcher Family Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier Kachemak Bay

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4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Beach nearby
Beach nearby

Overview of Eagles Rest on Kilcher Family Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier Kachemak Bay

Eagles Rest on Kilcher Family Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier Kachemak Bay

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

4 bedrooms3 bathroomsSleeps 11

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
Homer, AK

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHumpy Creek Trailhead16 min drive
  • Popular LocationCalvin & Coyle Nature Trail Trailhead18 min drive
  • AirportHomer, AK (HOM)22 min drive
  • Popular LocationWynn Nature Center25 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 11
3400 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    2 bunk beds
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
    1 double bed
    1 twin/single bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3
    No shower or bathtub

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Eagles Rest on Kilcher Family Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier Kachemak Bay

Family-friendly vacation home in Homer
A beautiful, hand crafted log cabin, fully outfitted, next to an Alaskan historic site of rich significance & space. Can accomodate large groups (4 bedrooms and loft) or small. Each log in this cabin was carefully downed, limbed, crafted, notched, and fitted by a long time homesteader, Atz Kilcher. Sitting above stunning scenery, the cabin provides modern amenities in a rustic setting. A mix of antique furniture with modern and log style furniture in the kitchen, living room and downstairs bedrooms. Bamboo kitchen flooring is a treat and the cabin has been lovingly maintained (new downstairs shower, new laundry & high end machines, new tiling and carpeting throughout). We have provided a wood stove with a custom built rock hearth for ambience, but has upstairs and downstairs oil heat for convenience.
The large master bedroom overlooks a view you will never forget (think Kachemak Bay, glaciers, mountains, pink and purple sunsets and, admittedly more rarely, the aurora borealis), and there is a small bedroom right next door if you have a youngster you prefer to keep close, and two window nooks that even adults sleep in. The older kids or adult guests will enjoy the two bedrooms on the lowest level. Sited on a 50 acre parcel next to a homestead where eight children of an early State Senator and writer grew up in an austere 400 square foot homesteaders cabin.
Easy access to the Kilcher Family Homestead provides over 600 acres to hike in if you desire along with access to the beach via one of only two beach access sites outside of Homer on the near side of McNeil Canyon. During the summer the Kilcher Homestead Living Museum offers tours of the Homestead cabin built by Ruth and Yule as well as self guided tours/hike to the beach (donation/contribution varies). There is a meadow/pasture above the house that is fun to explore. There are also meadows, and other interesting land features surrounding the cabin. It is not unusual to see moose, black bear (shy ones), porcupines, sandhill cranes, eagles, hawks, song birds, marmots, seals and other wild life on the Kilcher Homestead.
Keywords: Kilcher Family Homestead, Atz Kilcher, Log home, overlooking Kachemak Bay, next to historic Kilcher Homestead
Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • Cross-country skiing and snowboarding nearby


  • Massages


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Stair gate
  • Children's toys


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Ice maker
  • Spices
  • Paper towels


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Wood stove


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Ecotours nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 11
  • Unit size: 3400 sq ft (316 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:30 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Parties and events are allowed on site
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

About this area


Located in Homer, this vacation home is in a rural area and near the beach. Diamond Creek State Recreation Area and Kachemak Bay State Park reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center and Pratt Museum. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Kachemak Bay State Park - 14 min drive
  • Humpy Creek Trailhead - 16 min drive
  • Calvin & Coyle Nature Trail Trailhead - 18 min drive
  • Wynn Nature Center - 25 min drive
  • Homer Harbor - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Kenai, AK (ENA-Kenai Municipal) - 130 min drive


  • Fritz Creek General Store — 6 min drive
  • Homestead Restuarant — 6 min drive
  • The Homestead — 6 min drive
  • Wasabi's — 12 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 60 out of 64 reviews
5 - Excellent 94%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 64 reviews
4 - Good 5%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 64 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 64 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 64 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

10 stars
Unbelievable property. No words to describe!!!

2/5 Poor

Short Stay
Just wanted to leave a short review about the property so renters are not shocked. Pros: beautiful land and view, manager is very nice and kind - however Is at the house constantly, even came into the house while we were gone to retrieve something she “forgot” Cons: just so every renter is aware this property is over a mile from the ocean (even though listed as ocean front) you have to drive to the trail to walk a mile to the beach, and you are charged $15 dollars each to hike to the beach (and it’s a hike) The house is nice, but old. It has multiple bunk beds in small rooms, master is nice, however other rooms are cramped. At checkout you are expected to strip all beds, take your own trash somewhere on top of a cleaning fee and a “manager charge” which I wasn’t aware of until the day after we left. Also, AFTER we checked in and had the property rented for months the manager notified us that the entire property would be closed one of the days we had rented… probably should inform renters of this and not charge full price. This was disappointing- so we left a day early so we could enjoy Alaska elsewhere

4/5 Good

Beautiful views
We absolutely loved the property and had an amazing time. The scenery was truly special. However... we did not get the privacy we paid for. We wanted a secluded cabin for our honeymoon, but the property owners were around our cabin way too much for that private slice of heaven we paid for. All-in-all, it was a great experience, but particularly because it was our honeymoon and the price isn’t on the lower end, more privacy would have been appreciated.

5/5 Excellent

Fun experience.
Offers a scenic cabin with a spectacular view that can not be beat.

5/5 Excellent

Perfect Trip
Pretty sweet place, was lucky enough to stay a couple weeks, comfortable with everything you need. I’ll be back.