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Awesome View Vacation Rentals: The Mermaid Lair

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

efficiency, 1 Room with private Bath and Balcony

Owners Mike and Gina Friccero welcome you to the Awesome Views Vacation Rental: The Mermaid's Lair. Our top of the line beds and linens guarantee a good nights rest surrounded by beauty.Private parking/entry, with Ocean front Views that are unbeatable. Private deck with each room. Walking distance from town, museums shopping and restaurants. Good viewing for birds, sea lions and the occasional Killer Whale Pod that cruises by. Lovely sunrises over the Ocean, but remember this is the land of the midnight sun! Bring sleep mask if overly light sensitive. Recommended to bring warm clothes even in summer. Lightweight rain gear is a good thing to include in your pack.

Children are welcome. Our home is on a park strip that offers plenty of room for kids to run and play. Withing walking distance of public pool, High School and the bridge to Near Island. Claw foot Tub May Be Hard To Access For Seniors Bath. Oceanfront private room with bath

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Mike and Gina Friccero
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Mike and Gina Friccero

We are a Local fishing family, Owners of F/V Miss Gina that fishes Halibut and Salmon and Cod commercially. Our grown children also participate in the fisheries. We built an addition on to our home and designed it for a privacy, views and relaxation or adventure...your choice! Comfy beds the design is for privacy and a cozy retreat away from home.

Mike and Gina Friccero purchased this studio in 1998

Why Mike and Gina Friccero chose Kodiak

The views are spectacular, the location is convenient. Each room has private deck overlooking the ocean. Children are welcome! Perfect accommodations for the executive traveling for business or the family vacation. Romantic for couples, too!

What makes this studio unique

Wildlife..we have Sea Lions, otters and the occasional whale right out front! Not to mention many different birds....our favorite are the Eagles that soar out front every Spring.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation studio rental in Kodiak

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • clawfoot tub may be hard to access for seniors
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
We furnish some dishes, utensils and the studio has a small refrigerator, microwave, toaster and coffee maker


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Awesome View Vacation Rentals: The Mermaid Lair
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
Burlington, Vermont, USA

Awesome View Vaction Rental lives up to it's name

  • 5 of 5

Gina and Mike's Awesome View rental is located right on the Near Island Chanel, overlooking a grassed public park and walkway. We stayed in the Mermaid's Lair, the lower of two units they offer. Mermaids Lair was light, airy, warm, and comfortable. The room was very private, clean, and well-appointed. Gina and Mike have operated these units as a B&B in the past and offered continental breakfasts of fresh fruit, bagels, croissants, oatmeal, and granola. However, Gina mentioned that they might be be transitioning to more of a vacation rental format in the future and so you might want to ask about whether breakfasts are supplied. If not, there are some great options in the area. We recommend Monks Rock Coffee House. All of downtown Kodiak is within easy walking distance, with great access to the restaurants, brewery (the Kodiak Sarah Pale Ale was a favorite!), museums, National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center, walking trails on Near Island, and the bustling commercial fishing harbor of Kodiak, the largest fishing fleet in Alaska. When we tired of seeing the sights around Kodiak, we enjoyed sitting on our private deck to watch fishing vessels arrive and leave from the harbor and follow float planes landing and taking off from Trident Basin on the other side of Near Island. And in the evening, once things has settled down, we enjoyed reading a book on the comfortable sofa in our room by a large window and listening to the soft bell of the No. "15" navigation buoy in the channel. Very relaxing. We enjoyed meeting Gina and Mike and highly recommend their place. We look forward to a return visit some day! Breck and Linda (Burlington, VT)

  • Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Artfully appointed room with a charming view of the sea.

  • 5 of 5

Charming private space. Well appointed and cared for. Incredible location and view. Congenital hostesses.

  • Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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We had an Awesome View

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location, close to everything. Did not have a car and it did not matter. The view out the window was Awesome. Comfortable bed. Loved coming back each day to find all of the treats left in the room for breakfast. Highly recommend

  • Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home away from home while visiting family!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of the apartment are representative of what I found. The pictures from the little porch and picture window do not do the actual view justice though! The bed was very comfortable. I slept very well. It is sufficiently furnished to have a light breakfast... small refrigerator, microwave, Keurig, toaster, plates, etc. Fresh pastries and fruit were supplied everyday. It is located within walking distance to downtown and to some good hiking on Near Island. I am certain that it represents one of the best bargains in the area. I would definitely book again!

  • Submitted: 6-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the view!!! Watching the eagles, seals & tides. Will definitely tell my friends about this B&B.

  • Submitted: 1-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing B&B

  • 5 of 5

I spent one night at Awesome Views B&B - I am in Kodiak for work, but planning when I can get back here for vacation. The B&B is located in a beautiful spot in Kodiak, close to food and shops, right on the water. We spent the evening sitting on the balcony drinking wine and watching pods of seals swimming back and forth. The room is clean and has everything you might need. Great place to stay!!

  • Submitted: 5-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Kodiak Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Alaska Marine Highway
Nearest Beach
front yard
Car: not necessary

Birdwatchers will love the location. It is convenient, romantic and decorated with lovely art. The linens and towels are top of the line. Walking distance to town, museums, restaurants this family friendly (or romantic) spot is perfect for the weary traveler to relax and enjoy all that Kodiak has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation studio rental in Kodiak

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2018 - Oct 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$79.85
Damage Insurance C$78.52

Our refund policy:Due to VRBO fees, we will refund 80% of your money with thirty days or more notice. After Thirty days we will try and rent the unit and if it rents we will refund your 80%, if not we will split the difference with you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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