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Garden Retreat: Family, Fisherman & Pet Friendly

Garden Retreat
3 reviews
Garden Retreat
Garden Seating
View out dining area window
Living Area / sofa couch
Bathroom #1
Bathroom #2
View from Garden Retreat
Driveway and grounds
Pet friendly (and vegetable poor!)
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1 Bedroom , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Homer, Alaska
The Garden Retreat is located a quarter of a mile from town, but high enough on East Hill to have the fabulous views of Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains for which Homer is famous. You will be close to delectable eating opportunities, gift shops, the Homer Spit, Bishop's Beach, a popular bike trail, and an invigorating walk up East Hill Road! The Homer Spit with numerous halibut and salmon charter boat operations, great beaches, and shopping are approximately six miles away.

Your accommodations are cozy and comfortable on grounds manicured by your host. Kit enjoys refining the gardens on the property (both for flowers and vegetables), and has created a delightful mix of the natural and the cultivated. Shooting Stars, Strawberry blossoms, and Lady's Slippers explode in the Spring; Sitka Roses, Tiger Lillys, and Delphiniums d...
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About the Owner, Phyllis B
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Jan 2014
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 3 reviews and 2 properties
Interaction with guests
Guests will be on their own for both check-in and check-out. We are often around the grounds during the day working on the lawn and gardens. We enjoy talking with our guests, if you have questions and you don't see us, give us a call. We are only a phone call away.
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Listing #FKN2281614
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Excellent - based on 3 reviews
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English first
California Central Coast
Level 6 Contributor
193 reviews
109 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We were staying three nights in Homer so my husband could fish and decided on the Garden Retreat rather than a hotel for more space and amenities. The apartment was terrific with a living room, dining area, full kitchen, a bedroom with a queen bed, two bathrooms each with a tub/shower (one for each of us!), and a laundry room....

Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to review our property, we appreciate the feedback as we are always looking for ways to improve our guests' experience at our house. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and would come back, and we heard your concerns - we will address those we can as soon as we can! Again,...


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pia b
Soldotna, Alaska
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015 for a stay in July 2015

all the above and more. the hosts are very helpful, but only when you need them. if you want your privacy, you get it. we loved staying there and enjoyed every minute of it. we will definitely stay again! :)

Management response:

Thanks so much. It it so nice that you took the time to write a few words so other guest will know what a great property we have to offer. We do hope to have you stay with us again!


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Reviewed 24 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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This is a lovely property. It is very clean, quiet, comfortable and convenient. We really enjoyed our stay and would book again.

Management response:

I just saw your review. Thank you so much, we very much appreciate you taking the time to write up your opinion of our property. Hopefully, you will stay with us again.


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (5)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Water Views
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
We are a pet-friendly accommodation and we ask that you respectfully clean up after your four-legged friend. There are plastic bags under the sink for your use, and also a cover...
    2 Full baths
    1 King
    1 Sofa
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17 Sep 2017 -
18 May 2018
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  • Damage Deposit: $124 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
The Garden Retreat is located just minutes from the center of town. You are close enough to town to walk to visit the many exceptional art galleries Homer has to offer, minutes away from a local bike/walking path, and only seven miles from the Homer Spit with unique shopping experiences, beautiful beaches, and several charter boat companies.

Charter boats will take you out for a day of fishing halibut or salmon on Kachemak Bay, water taxi services on the Spit will convey you across the bay to the Kachemak Bay State Park for hiking and camping, and ferries are available for sightseeing around the bay as well as transportation to and from Seldovia (a delightful side trip). The Alaska Islands and Oceans Visitor Center located on the Homer By-Pass offers visitors opportunities to learn...
Getting around
A car is generally needed to see the sights of Homer as it is quite spread out. There are bicycles available on request and a trolley car gives a narrated tour of Homer.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Homer Airport: 2.4 km
Railway: Alaska railroad: 402.0 km
Ferry: Alaska Ferry Terminal: 11.0 km
The address is 4456 East Hill Rd. - that's the third driveway on your right after you turn onto East Hill Rd. Parking at the top of the drive at an angle facing the lawn. The entrance to your accommodation faces the car park.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 2.4 km.
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