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

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

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

Entire home

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

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Mountain view
Homer, AK

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCalvin & Coyle Nature Trail Trailhead18 min drive
  • AirportHomer, AK (HOM)22 min drive
  • Popular LocationWynn Nature Center25 min drive
  • Popular LocationHomer Harbor25 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.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.


English, German, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • Cross-country skiing and snowboarding nearby


  • Massages


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Car recommended


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
  • Paper towels
  • Coffee grinder
  • Electric kettle


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


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

Living spaces

  • Wood stove


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games
  • 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
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Birdwatching 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 (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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. Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and Kachemak Bay State Wilderness 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
  • Calvin & Coyle Nature Trail Trailhead - 18 min drive
  • Wynn Nature Center - 25 min drive
  • Homer Harbor - 25 min drive
  • Homer Split Beach - 29 min drive

Getting around

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


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

Frequently asked questions

Is Eagles Rest on Kilcher Family Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier Kachemak Bay pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at Eagles Rest on Kilcher Family Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier Kachemak Bay?

Check-in begins at 3:30 PM.

What time is check-out at Eagles Rest on Kilcher Family Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier Kachemak Bay?

Check-out is at 10:00 AM.

Where is Eagles Rest on Kilcher Family Homestead in Alaska the Last Frontier Kachemak Bay located?

This family-friendly Homer vacation home is located near the beach, 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from Kachemak Bay State Park, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center and Pratt Museum. Homer Spit and Ptarmigan Arts are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 72 out of 76 reviews
5 - Excellent 95%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 76 reviews
4 - Good 4%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 76 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 76 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 76 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Christy W.
This property was beautiful with an amazing view. Kitchen was stacked with everything we needed.
A beautiful property with an amazing view. Kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed for our meals. Cabin was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed our stay while here.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Gary C.
Spectacular Location, Awesome Log Cabin, Fine Host
This property includes a beautiful log cabin perfectly situated high on a hillside with a spectacular view of the wilderness area across Kachemak Bay. The scene is simply stunning. It’s hard to take your eyes off of it. The cabin is beautifully built, well furnished, clean, and very, very comfortable. Cabin highlights for us: (1) After each full day of outdoor activity in the greater Homer area, we gathered for dinner, relaxation, and conversation in the open-concept main floor, which boasts a large, well equipped, functional kitchen, large dinner table and chairs, super-comfy sofas, lounge seat and ottoman, and big windows to enjoy the spectacular view. We didn’t use the wood stove, which would be cozy on cool nights. (2) A great sleep in comfortable beds and linens. The spacious master bedroom with a king bed includes a massive, full-wall window facing Kachemak Bay. (3) Charging up with coffee and tea each morning before breakfast outside on the covered deck while gazing across Kachemak Bay. Catkin, our host, was wonderful. Communication with her was easy and prompt and she was sensitive to our needs for an enjoyable stay. Indeed - we had a great 4-day stay!
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Brett U.
Great place!
Wonderful stay and location. Property is something special. Great host.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Allyson H.
Eagle’s Rest on Kilcher Homestead
Location, location, location! Homer is an incredible place to visit in Alaska and learning about the Kilcher family from the area was an added bonus!
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Julie F., Boyd, MN
Beauty beauty and more beauty
Ideal spot overlooking Homer spit and surrounding waters, with a glacier that adds a nice compliment to the picture…nice accommodations with a note of family history that explains how this beautiful log home was built…very nice
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Kim D., Anchorage, AK
Breath taking views
Great for our family of 6. There are 3 levels so the grandparents got to sleep up in the gorgeous master and kids downstairs in the bunk room. Plenty of space to gather. Our favorite part was the walk down to the beach.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Delbert B.
Amazing views!
We had a great stay! Cabin was clean and beautiful. The views from these properties are breathtaking! Only regret is that we couldn’t stay longer.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Dina T.
Another Idyllic Stay
This is our 3rd time renting from this owner. We stayed in the bigger home (Eagle’s Rest) this time and as always you cannot beat the views and the coziness. The owner is friendly, communicative and we feel so fortunate that she shares her homes in this way for all to enjoy. Once again we did not want to leave. Can’t recommend enough!!
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Donald C.
Alaskan Vacation
The property and scenery are outstanding. Clean, comfortable, and convenient to Homer summarize this property.
Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Denise K.
Amazing view
Beautiful spacious log home w amazing view. We loved our stay and hated to leave. Everything was perfect!
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022