The Lupine home is everything we hoped it would be and so much more. From the very beginning, the owner Jen was very easy to get a hold of and answered every question we had. On the day of arrival we were running a couple hours early but it was no problem at all. Jen told us to come right over. For the first 30 minutes, we all walked around admiring the beautiful home and backyard views. The upstairs bedroom, with a very large private bath and huge closet, had a beautiful deck overlooking the backyard and Katchemak Bay. The other upstairs bedroom has its own bath, as does the downstairs bedroom. A very important detail for couples traveling together.
The kitchen has every amenity you could possibly need: not a hodge podge of mismatched items but sturdy, new cooking utensils and pots and pans with tons of dishes and glasses including wine glasses. Large refrig, stove and dishwasher, microwave, Keurig. Bar seating for 8 and an extra large table for 8. A large bbq is on the back deck.
The owners have thought of every detail and it clearly shows: large mud room with dozens of hooks for jackets and shoes/boots. Laundry room with washer and dryer and large counter top, books, dvds and games. Big fluffy towels along with lovely toiletries and even 'make up' washcloths (lovely touch) in all the bathrooms. King and Queen sized comfy beds with numerous electrical plugs within easy reach of the night stand. So important for electronics. Black out drapes for those long summer nights. Easy to use hot tub including towels (John, the owner checks the water and chemical levels daily).
We especially loved the large family with two huge couches and two chairs. Very comfy to sit and relax and watch tv or the scenery, or catch a nap. The decks have numerous sturdy chairs and small tables. There is a huge fire pit area and a horse shoe pit located in the middle of a beautiful huge lawn. The planters are decorated with huge driftwood and 'sea' items such as anchors and traps. Very lovely.
The craftsmanship put into this home by the owners is very apparent and very appreciated: beautiful wooden counter tops in the laundry room, kitchen bar area and bathrooms. Wooden ceiling beams throughout. Lovely tile floors throughout, as well as beautiful tiled showers. The radiant floor heating in the bathroom was such a nice touch after taking a shower. The colors used throughout the home are warm and inviting. The huge windows are positioned perfectly for enjoying the views of the backyard and bay.
We are already planning our next trip and plan to rent the two next door rentals in addition to the Lupine House. The owner was kind enough to give us a tour of the Alder and the Fire weed apartments. They are both lovely and built along the same lines as the Lupine House.
Thank you Jen and John for making our trip so memorable. We can't wait to return.
Mike and Michele Dorner
Noe and Laura Pimentel
We stayed here in June, 2017 at the tail end of our 2 week Alaskan holiday. There were 11 of us, so we also rented the Alder apartment next door. The properties are connected, so the kids were back and forth through the gate constantly. The lawn is a soft green carpet that spreads from the house to a breathtaking bluff that looks out on the bay and beautiful snow-capped mountains. The yard had horseshoe pits, a play structure, a grill, and a hot tub. The Lupine house has a beautifully appointed kitchen with every appliance and cooking utensil you could hope for, including a Keurig with coffee and tea provided. Plenty of seating for meals and leather recliner sofas and chairs meant everyone was comfortable. The laundry room is huge and has a shelf with games and movies, although the weather was so good we spent a lot of time outside or shopping and eating on the Homer Spit. Beds are large and comfortable, and every room has blackout shades (very necessary during the Alaskan summer!) There's a Safeway nearby for groceries and easy access to downtown Homer and the lovely artist shops full of goodies. This is the kind of place where you can do as little or as much as you want to. Keep your eyes open for wildlife. We saw bald eagles, magpies, and on our last morning a moose family was out back to bid us farewell! I would definitely come back.