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Garden Retreat: Family, Fisherman & Pet Friendly

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Garden Retreat
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Pet friendly (and vegetable poor!)
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Overview
1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
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; Si...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 dominate in Midsummer; Fall brings a profusion of plump raspberries into the gardens while Pushki flowers are prolific on the borders of the property. The apartment was remodeled last summer and has new furnishings throughout. You have a private entrance on the east side of the building with an outdoor sitting area. The kitchen is fully equipped for eating 'in' and the indoor eating area seats up to four at the dining table. The double bathrooms make it easy to share this accommodation among a family, couples, or a fishing party. Your dogs are welcome to join you during your stay at the Garden Retreat - so long as they are sociable and mannerly. We do expect you to clean up after them and we must remind you that there is a city ordinance requiring dogs in city limits to be under your control at all times. With that said, Bishop's Beach is the unofficial Dog Walking Beach in Homer, and low tide allows for some great running and companionship opportunities for you and your best friend. We look forward to sharing the delights of my hometown with you and yours. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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 for the couch if your dog (s) are shedding. If you are leaving for the day, please take your pet with you. All animals feel stressed with they are left alone in a strange place. We have had very good experiences allowing pets and enjoy making this opportunity available for travelers and their furry friends.
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Phyllis B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2014
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Reviewed October 10, 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,...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank PalmSpringsVisitors
Phyllis B, VR Owner at Garden Retreat: Family, Fisherman & Pet Friendly, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2016

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...More

Reviewed September 29, 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! :)

Date of stay: July 2015
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Phyllis B, VR Owner at Garden Retreat: Family, Fisherman & Pet Friendly, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2015

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!

Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is a lovely property. It is very clean, quiet, comfortable and convenient. We really enjoyed our stay and would book again.

Date of stay: March 2015
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Phyllis B, VR Owner at Garden Retreat: Family, Fisherman & Pet Friendly, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2015

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.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Yard
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Stove
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Water Views
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
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.
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