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Ocean-view, family friendly, 5 min walk to harbor--check out our Winter Rates!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, 1600 sq ft, separate studio apartment

A spacious, sunny ocean view home, facing the channel. Located in a quiet neighborhood (with the ocean on one side and trees and city park on the other) our property overlooks the entrance to channel and nearby islands.

We have recently expanded our services as a fully furnished home to month to month leases for professional, project managers, or short term needs for folks, available between September and May. Please inquire for the special rate.

Home area is 1600 sq. feet. Waking up to a morning cup of coffee or tea, while gazing out the many windows facing the ocean is a pleasure.

Just a few minute walk from downtown Kodiak, the house faces due south, with spectacular views of the ocean and nearby Woody Island and Near Island. Relax and watch the abundant wildlife of Kodiak: many eagles, sea lions, sea otters and sea lions. Our home's location is the perfect view for watching the many commercial fishing and pleasure boats coming and going. We provide a booklet to help identify the many different vessels.

The first floor has a warm, maple kitchen, our cupboards are full of pots and pans, utensils, and dishes. Local Kodiak cookbooks are supplied for a special seafood dinner, of your local catch of the day! Lacey also provides her favorite recipes from three decades of cooking while salmon fishing over the summer to a large crew (sourdough pancakes, homemade breads, sour cream coffee cake, a unique wild salmon BBQ marinade, wild beach green salads, double-crust nut cheese cake!! and more!)

The main living room and dining table are in this area. Through the french doors, are a brand-new bathroom/laundry room, and bedroom and a small sitting area with the television and dvd library. The second floor has a large bedroom with spectacular channel view, a large bathroom, and a small area for an extra futon, or inflatable bed. (There is plenty of room for more than two additional beds, especially casual sleeping for kids).

Keywords: Ocean view home, family-friendly, hunters, temporary housing USCG & off-island project workers, spacious, comfortable and casual living areas, gorgeous kitchen, with maple cabinets, close to town, sunny, south-facing, gorgeous view of passing vessels, channel view of islands, ocean life, eagles, sea otters, sea lions,

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Lacey Berns
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Lacey Berns

We are a long-time Kodiak commercial fishing family for 35 years. We have extensive knowledge about the Kodiak Archipelago, fishing, recreational activities, bear and wildlife viewing, with many personal friends who operate those

recreational, sport fishing, and wildlife viewing businesses. We can recommend our own pilots for bear viewing and sightseeing on local air charters. We have raised our children commercial fishing for wild salmon in Uganik and Viekoda Bays since 1983. Both Lacey and Chris have extensive community work and experience with local fisheries-related projects. Lacey is a founding member of the Kodiak Maritime Museum, and led the design of the colorful, unique interpretive sign project, located on the boardwalk & downtown harbor across from the marine businesses, coining the term 'Celebrate Our Maritime Heritage' . The signs are featured in a colorful booklet Waterfront Guide, for sale at the museum office.

Lacey Berns purchased this house in 1984

Why Lacey Berns chose Kodiak

Because we like seeing the boats come and go through the Channel! Fishing has been our way of life for 35 years. Kodiak is ALL about commercial fishing, the largest port in Alaska. Check out all of the activities in Kodiak--from research facilities, to busy processing plants, harbors with 1000 vessels, the largest Coast Guard Base in the US, the types of vessels that fish, the harvesting of sustainable resources--Kodiak is the community to visit. You will see fishermen hanging nets, boats in the boatyard, the hub bub in the summer getting ready to salmon fish..Our home is perfect for the summer visitor, because we are salmon fishing between late May and mid-September. We purchased the house in 1984, choosing to be near the ocean, and have completely replaced the older home, into a three story home, with a warehouse and apartment on the bottom floor, and home on the top two floors. The house is 8 miles from the Kodiak airport, five minutes from the Kodiak Ferry Dock, a front seat view of the boatyard, five minute walk to downtown Kodiak, the Kodiak Visitor Center, the Alutiiq Museum, Baranof Museum, National Fish and Wildlife Service Visitor's Center, groceries , restaurants, marine supply and outfitting businesses, the movie theater, the boat harbor, Chamber of Commerce. There is a walking path along the front of the home, which goes east toward Spruce Cape, along the water and among colorful Kodiak homes. Nearby activities are kayaking, golf, recreational fishing, several rivers and creeks with abundant salmon fishing, the Buskin River, Mill Bay creek, and out the road to Kalsin, Womens, and Middle Bays with major salmon runs. You will learn all about a profession, the traditions, the net hanging, in Kodiak...a vibrant community. While other fishing towns have disappeared, you will be treated to a constant opportunity for photos. Don't forget to see the Waterfront Interpretive Signs on the downtown harbor boardwalk..14 of them, full color!

What makes this house unique

You will be treated to a learning experience in a bustling port, with plenty of photo opportunities. Guests receive a complimentary 'Celebrate our Maritime Heritage: Waterfront Guide' to aid in watching the fishing vessels pass by, the view of Near and Woody Island, access to the ocean is about 200 feet away, the home is located in a tiny, quiet neighborhood, surrounded by spruce trees, rose bushes, and raspberries!

For kids, a city park is a five minute walk, past the grassy area in the cove, to St. Herman's St.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Lacey ,

We're Here ! Love it !

Are schedule has changed so we are leaving tomarrow morning :((.

We will be back as we are here several times a year and would like to make this are go to place in Kodiak :)

Thank you ,

Jul 2016
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Kodiak

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Also, brand new large capacity washer and dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large drawers for clothing
  • Downstairs bathroom includes brand-new washer and dryer, towels, bedding. Shower and tub as well.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Loft - 1 twin/ single , cozy area suitable for child/teen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Brand-new 14' memory foam queen mattresses!
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Large upstairs, brand-new 14' queen memory foam mattress
  • Two bedrooms, top floor includes bathroom, and large area for additional sleeping areas (futon/sofa bed or inflatable beds). Ideally sleeps four in 2 bedrooms but we provide additional arrangements for more than 4 guests. New fold out sofa sleeper (Queen) purchased in 2014
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
Extra freezer inside entryway for sport-caught fish


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Ocean-view, family friendly, 5 min walk to harbor--check out our Winter Rates!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 27 reviews

Excellent location blocks from center.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, spacious house overlooking the bay. Only issue is that you are responsible for cleaning i.e. vacuum or mop all floors, clean counters etc. Definitely not a deal breaker but be aware it will take an hour or so when you leave.

  • Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A cozy, comfortable house with a great view of the water.

  • 5 of 5

Our visit to Kodiak was wet, blustery and chilly. This warm, cozy house was wonderful to come home to! Beds are very comfortable, WiFi works great, well equipped kitchen, comfy furniture.

Our only suggestion would be, perhaps, to provide some books for reading on a cold, wet day.

  • Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in Kodiak!

  • 5 of 5

The house is super cozy and in a quiet part of Kodiak - perfect for a family looking to spend quality time together. Lacey is extremely responsive and very helpful - we really enjoyed our stay in October for a work event and would recommend this to visitors to the community!

  • Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The online pictures of this rental do not do it justice! This rental is located by one of the boat docks; it's "right around the corner" from town, yet it's a very quiet, secluded area with lovely neighbors! It is quite spacious with an open floor plan including a roomy, well-stocked kitchen, and comfortable dining and living room areas with large, picture windows for a lovely view. The beds and pillows were extremely comfortable (soft sheets and plush towels are provided), and we all slept quite well. The upstairs bedroom and bathroom are also very spacious and comfortable. We stayed for two weeks and were very happy to have ample cleaning supplies and newer "he" washer and dryer with supplies. The owner and family were hard at work with their commercial fishing business, yet still replied very quickly to my emails, and had an in-town contact who was extremely friendly, quick, and attentive to phone and text contacts with a plumbing issue and other questions. If we ever have the opportunity to visit Kodiak again, we will make reservations early to book this rental! Thank you so much, Lacey, for the perfect place to make our home as we soaked in the Kodiak life for a brief, very memorable time!!

  • Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice comfortable, well equipped home with good location and interesting harbor/dock views

  • 4 of 5

Nice comfortable, well equipped home with good location and interesting harbor/dock views

  • Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, welcoming property.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this area for about 4 days, and enjoyed the clean air, beautiful scenery, and amazing animal life. The house was located near the harbor/ship yard, and was we slept 5 individuals very comfortably. The house has a washer/dryer, full kitchen, wifi, and easy access to the various sites on Kodiak. The airport is about 10 minutes away. We loved the place and hope to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Kodiak Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Check with Alaska Marine Hwy System for docking
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
USCG Golf, near Anton Larsen and USCG base
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Powerhouse Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Pearson Cove
Car: recommended

'Located by the busy Kodiak Boatyard, see vessels pulled out, repaired, five minute walk to town, Baranof Museum, Alutiiq Museum, Kodiak Island Convention and Visitors, USFWS Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor center, Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game office, the Russian Orthodox Church, St. Herman's fishing vessel harbor, Kodiak Maritime Museum Interpretive Signs on harbor boardwalk, Alaska ferry dock, restaurants, fishing and hunting supply businesses, grocery stores, and beach combing sites (for beach glass). Visit the brand new library up near the high school, off Rezanof! We will leave maps and brochures


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Kodiak

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$99.82
Additional Guest Fee C$13.31 per person per night
Damage Insurance C$78.52


Rates are for four to six- which includes children or two casual sleeping arrangements.
For 6 and over guests each additional person will be charged $20 / night per person as the utilities, water use, etc are impacted by more than 4 guests at a time.

Lockbox combination provided within 1 week prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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