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Million Dollar View of Pond and Alaska Wilderness!
We decided to splurge a little bit in renting Jim’s cabin as I had a tough time finding a cabin as nice as this one within a 3 hour drive of Anchorage. This cabin is very well-appointed in decor, has some great amenities, (I.e. gas stove, fridge/freezer, satellite TV, plenty of hot water, a very comfortable air bed, personal charcoal BBQ, 2 sofas, indoor and outdoor dining areas, and a seat to view the pond). Our luggage blocked one of the sofas and the total floor space did feel a little small for 700 square feet. I’d recommend that more pictures be included in the listing, especially the inside, as “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Also, we didn’t get the chance to mention that the toilet rocks back and forth on the screws that it’s supposed to be secured to. Just a heads up; may need a couple of washers and bolts. Overall, had a wonderful time, it was peaceful and quiet, and we saw and heard some wildlife. Jim, you are a wonderful host! 🤩�
Thank you so much for your review! I sure appreciate you pointing out a couple of slight problems and I will notify the maintainance dept. to resolve the issue/s. We appreciate that kind of thing as we desire to have an almost perfect place for our treasured guests lie yourselves! Thank you and it my distinct pleasure to have been you host! You are welcome back anytime!!!! Jim
Beautiful cabin in the woods
Once we saw our cabin, we were thrilled. It was cute, quaint, private, and had an unobstructed view of the pond. All amenities were provided and the hosts were extremely kind and helpful. The only thing that surprised us about this cabin is that it’s actually one of a group of cabins on the same property, while the listing made it sound like it was the only cabin. However, it still had a very private and secluded feel which is what we were looking for. We would stay here again.
Thank you so very much for your kind and wonderful comments about our place! We certainly appreciate it! You were great guests and you are welcomed back anytime! Not sure how the impression of being just a single cabin on the property came about because we have listed and advertise the others on the same site on VRBO. Nevertheless, living here gives us the same delights as our treasured guests and this morning brought a magnificent sunrise and the sandhill cranes squawking once again! Loved it! Again, thank you!!!!!
Jim is an incredible host! Loved all of his stories of his experiences around the world!
His place is SO beautiful! Saw moose just a few feet away from us! The cabin was very clean and had a great few of the lake behind us. We Will definitely be back again the next time we make our way back to Alaska!
These guests were the greatest! Very respectful, quiet, just a joy to deal with! The kind of people we all desire to stay and make friends with for life! Thank you so very much! Highly recommended!
Pretty cabin in serene settings
Family of 3 stayed for 4 nights and it was a delightful experience. Jim and Debbie were incredibly friendly and made us feel welcome.
Our daughter absolutely loved talking to Jim and Debbie and treasures the autographed poster Jim gave her.
Will definitely stay here during our next visit.
This wonderful family were incredibly warm and so easy to deal with! They felt like family to us and would love to have them back again anytime! Thank you so very much and we look forward to seeing you again, and again and again!!!!!
Beautiful view, close to town, friendly host, sufficient accommodations for the price.s
The view of the lake is gorgeous in this private cottage near a lake. The location is close to town and Jim (host) was super friendly. There were plenty of amenities that made the visit comfortable. The cabin was sufficiently clean and I am a stickler regarding bathrooms and sleeping quarters. However, my expectations were high due to the photos posted on the listing and I was disappointed that I could not use the boardwalk to visit the lake. Guests who have orthopedic or mobility issues may find the charming, yet irregular walkways and slender passageways challenging. The stairs to the loft were squeaky and awkward to climb when trying to make a 4 a.m. bathroom break without waking my spouse.
The hostess hung suet in a tree outside the cabin, which encouraged birds and squirrels to visit outside our window and was a joy to watch.
Heed the warning when the hosts tell you not to overheat the house or it will make for an uncomfortable night sleeping in the loft. We used the fan to redirect heat out of the loft and there are windows that you can open for the same result.
Overall, I would recommend this place to others, but with cautions to improve their experience.
Visit the nearby Kenai Wildlfe Refuge Visitors Center for advice on activities and wildlife viewing in the area, especially if you are not staying in Soldotna for a fishing trip. Mosquitoes are aggressive in the Alaskan tradition, so close the cabin door quickly to reduce their entrance into the cabin and be prepared during outdoor adventures.
Thank you so very much for your wonderful review. It is greatly appreciated. Yes, we strive to accurate in every manner and detail so our treasured guest will know exactly who, what, where etc. Everything Bev says is absolutely true, and, yes, the bugs can be bad but, welcome to Alaska! Although we do not advertise anything about the walkway under construction to the private lake, we hope to remedy that within a short timeframe. Everything worthwhile takes time and patience, please bear with us a just a short time. We promise it'll get done for all to enjoy!!!!! Jim/Owner
Enjoyed our away from it all stay in Soldonta.
The cozy little cabin was very clean and met all of our needs. One evening we just sat and watched a pair of swans on the lake. Jim and Lisa supply a nice pair of binoculars to scan the lake with. There wasn't any noise except for the occasional small Cessna planes that were coming back from a days adventure. Jim was very hospitable and fun to visit with. We would return again.
Although I have no idea who wrote this as they (VRBO) keep all of this anonymous, I wish to extend a great gratitude to whoever it is! Thank you so very much! We try as hard as we can to provide a wonderful experience while here and although I know we don't fill everyone's needs, I just want everyone to know that kind remarks like these are so very much appreciated! Jim/Owner
VI ER EN ALASKAN STATLIG LICENSERET FACILITET. Det er meget stille (ingen trafik, politi sirener osv.). MEGET praktisk at køre til byen, som ligger kun 10 minutter væk. Centralt beliggende på halvøen, så adgang til gletschere, float trips, fiskeri, vandreture, dyreliv visning er nemt! Vidunderlige veje at køre på, og vi er mellem Seward og på den anden side af halvøen Homer, hvor de store Kenai National Fjords ligger.