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Turn your vacatioin into an Artistic Retreat at my onsite Fused Glass Studio

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Spoil yourself with this stunnng 1200 sq ft. 1 bed 1 bath apt. that sleeps 4!

We are located a short 10 mile scenic drive beyond Homer, just far enough for peace and quiet and near enough to town to enjoy all Homer has to offer!

Not your "normal" vacation rental! Wrap yourself in the warmth and comfort of this custom built home and while you are here why not book a private or semi private (maximum 2 people) lesson in fused glass.

With hands on assistance from the artist you will learn the basics of kiln formed "fused" glass, make a project of your own and have piece of glass art that you created to take home with you as a remembrance of your visit to Homer, Alaska! Classes are for adults only ,are first come first served and require a minimum 3 night stay.

Please call or email for availability and fees.

Bring your clothes and toothbrush and settle in for a wonderful, peaceful visit.

Your vacation retreat is fully furnished with everything you need for a relaxing and stress free stay including but in no way limited to:

1. Bedding, blankets, sheets, bedspreads

and 4 pillows per bed

2. Bath towels, wash cloths, soap, shampoo,

etc.

3. Dishes, pots, pans, flatware, & kitchen tools

4. 50" Vizio Smart Flat screen TV with DVD player. This TV allows you to stream movies from your own Netflix or Amazon account. A TV signal cannot be and is not guaranteed, we have provided the TV and DVD player and a small library of movies for your viewing enjoyment. Movies can also be rented at Fritz Creek General Store, Safeway and Millie's Videos (in town)

5. Couches, chaise lounge, dining table,

chairs etc. to seat 4.

6. A BBQ grill and table and chairs for

on the deck.

7. We have provided a small 'Leave One Take One' library for your reading enjoyment. If you are in the middle of an enjoyable read, by all means take it with you!

****ABOUT THE HOME****

Our home was custom built by us in 2006. The rental apartment is the full top floor (1200sq. ft.). It has one good sized bedroom, one (to die for) bathroom (according to guests), an open living, kitchen and dining floor plan and an outside deck to the West of the house with a view to the West and South.

****WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY BUT NOT ADA****

While our home is not handicapped accessible by ADA Guidelines, all doorways and the kitchen cabinet to cabinet clearance is 36 inches. If you need a wheelchair for general mobility but can stand to move to a commode and to wash up at the sink, you will be able to navigate the home. The shower in the bathroom has no curb. It has a slightly raised arch to keep water in the pan area but is easy to navigate for persons who cannot lift feet very high off the floor.

The home is heated with a radiant floor heat system throughout with hardwood floors in the living area.

The bathroom is custom tiled and has custom Homer beach rock work on the shower floor, across the lavatory vanity, and around the jet tub. We cut the large tiles to 'marry' with the edges of the rock work. It is really quite lovely.

The rocks are great for massaging your tired feet while you shower after a day of hiking, fishing and beach-combing! Or mayhap... a soak in the jet tub while taking in the view is just the thing to sooth a vacationing soul?

****SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS****

There is a queen sized memory foam bed in the bedroom and a large picture window with a view of the mountains and bay.

A queen hide-a-bed in the living room provides sleeping accommodations for 2 additional guests.

An additional 2 picture windows and a large window to the West provide a panoramic view from the living area.

I could go on and on but they only allow a certain number of words here and in the interest of time and not being too chatty I'll just say... really, you just have to experience it to appreciate it. We believe you will be very pleased indeed!

About Those Pesky Inn Keepers.. and Guest Access to Property

We will make every effort to meet you in person when you arrive. Just in case we cannot be there to meet you or if you arrive after 6 PM, you will be provided with a combination for the door lock. These combinations are changed between every guest stay for your protection.

**** Your Privacy is Our Policy ****

We operate on the philosophy that you are coming to Alaska to relax and get away. To that end we try and be as unobtrusive as possible once you are checked in.

You have a private entry by way of the deck and the entire top floor is yours. Our home is on 5 acres at the very end of the street and you are welcome to go anywhere on the outside grounds you wish.

**** Things To Do In The Yard ****

*We hope to install a fire pit this summer and you are welcome to join us whenever we have a fire lit. Fires are always subject to any burn ban in effect at the time.

*We will also begin working on a system of short trails this summer and hope to have some of them them completed for the 2017 season.

*We are designing a few outside areas for horseshoes, a sand box area for the little ones, and possibly a couple small "Celtic Games" areas where you can practice boulder tossing and such. It is a work in progress and plans are always evolving and subject to change.

*We are working on flower gardens with a nice assortment of perennials and many indigenous berries, ferns and other flora.

*We have a small vegetable garden and as the veggies come to harvest time we will share what we have with our guests.

**** Where We Will Be ****

We do live in the downstairs suite, and are available whenever we are on the property should you need anything.

You will undoubtedly see one or both of us out in the yard from time to time doing chores, yard work, etc. If you do see us out and about in the yard please do come and say hi, and maybe have a cup of coffee a bit of tea.

****Studio TEN Cabin**** A Working Fused Glass Art Studio

I hope you will come and visit me (Tanya) in my Studio anytime I am in. It is located just below the house. Just knock before entering as I work with large sheets of glass and surprises that startle can lead to injury.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD

The neighborhood is made up of a mix of retired couples and families with children from 2 years old to early teens. There is a mix of year-round and summer only (snow birds) residents on our street.

We are at the end of Newell Court. The road dead ends at our place so there is no through traffic past our house.

The property is treed with a mixture of white, black and blue spruce and alders. Blueberries, currants, high bush cranberries, lowbush cranberries, and watermelon berries can all be found in late August and September if growing conditions are just right.

On clear days from our deck and top floor of the house you can see 4 glaciers, nearly the entire bay. You can even see the spit in the distance. On really clear days you can see to the inlet and even see 2 of the volcanoes across the inlet.

More Details

Owner
Tanya Norvell
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2017

Location

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Homer Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Homestead Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Homer Spit
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Homer Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Seward Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Homestead Restaurant
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Olson Mountian Ski Tow
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Homer Spit beach access
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in Fritz Creek, Alaska

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter Getaway Special
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
C$125
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Fling
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
C$178
C$1,114
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Time Fun 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
C$244
C$1,576
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Into Winter
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
C$178
C$1,114
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$244
C$1,576
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$330
Cleaning Fee C$78 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Reservation is confirmed when guest makes thier first payment to old reservation dates. By confirming this reservation and placing a down payment the Guest/s is indicating they have read and agree to all terms and conditions posted on the pages including but not limited to the "House Rules and Rental Agreement.

Rental Rates are based on double occupancy. There is a $15.00 per person charge for more than 2 guests. For instance: EXAMPLE: If you book the apartment for 2 nights, and there are 4 people, the rate would be $185.00 pr night for the first 2 guests plus $15 for each additional guest for a total of $215.00 per night, a total of $430.00 (rent) for 4 guests for 2 nights.

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.
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Fritz Creek, Alaska

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom is a large, custom tiled and has custom rock work on the shower floor, across the lavatory vanity, and around the jet tub. The rocks were collected from the beach here in Homer and we cut the large tiles to 'marry' with the edges of the rock work. It is really quite lovely. The rocks are great for massaging your tired feet while you shower after a day of hiking, fishing and beach-combing! Or mayhap... a soak in the jet tub while taking in the view is just the thing to sooth a vacationing soul? There is a front load washer-dryer set in the bathroom and laundry soap is provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • ****SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS**** There is a queen sized memory foam bed in the bedroom (room for 2) and a large picture window with a view of the mountains and bay. Plenty of extra bedding is available and there are 2 feather pillows and 2 hypoallergenic pillows for the bed . ADDITIONAL SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS A queen hide-a-bed in the living room provides sleeping accommodations for 2 additional guests for a total of 4 maximum. Plenty of extra bedding is available and there are 2 feather pillows and 2 hypoallergenic pillows for the bed .
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The living room has a new electric fire place for ambiance. It even provides a little extra heat if the days a a bit on the chilly side. We just ask that you only use it while you are awake. Electricity is VERY expensive here so we greatly appreciate you helping us conserve on energy! From time to time in the summer we may have a get-together in the yard (we usually have one on the 4th of July). We will let you know when we have one planned and you are always welcome to come and take part in the festivities!