The cottage was just as lovely as the views of the ocean. It was comfortable, had everything we needed, and was just far enough out of town to feel residential but close enough that you could easily get to everything you wanted to reach. (Though personally, I'd forget the Spit and stay in and around town-- unless you like overpriced touristy kitsch, in which case the spit is for you.)
We were initially concerned because the kitchen did not include a stove-- but there was a grill outside for baking/roasting and an electric skillet in one of the cabinets-- so we could cook anything. There were plenty of dishes and other kitchen supplies.
We wished we could have climbed the stairs all the way down to the beach, but they were broken about half way down while we were there. However, we enjoyed watching from the yard (even though it was raining most of the time we were there), and even got to see the otters swimming in the evenings.
It was cold and rainy for just about our entire visit, so we didn't get a chance to spend too much time outside, but happily the cottage itself had plenty of great places to curl up with a book.
We would definitely stay again!
Host Lori greeted us upon arrival, let us know to connect if we needed anything and then let us enjoy the gorgeous view from the cottage.
My husband & I didn't ever want to leave! The views are just mesmerizing.
The cottage is off the road so things are very quiet as well.
The bed(s) are really comfy and the two recliners in the living area make for great evening movie watching. :)
Great outdoor seating for picnics or a late night of glass of wine watching the stars.
Perfectly clean inside and the kitchen even has a Brita filtered water pitcher! :)
This is a beautifully secluded cottage which overlooks the Homer Spit. Very private, lots of light, very well maintained. A wonderful place to get away from it all. I would highly recommend you book time to experience this lovely and welcoming property. Only five minutes from downtown or the Spit. Experience the difference in the magical spot. It was great!
We were fortunate enough to stay in this cottage for the majority of our trip to Alaska. The cottage itself is lovely, comfortable and spacious. The beds were great and we used the hot tub almost every day, after long hiking and fishing trips.
The views of the mountains and ocean will stop you in your tracks. They are breath taking. We also saw sea otters everyday!
What really made this vacation though, was the kindness that we experienced. This trip meant a great deal to my family and Lori and her family were simply outstanding.
The memories made here will stay with us forever. We are so thankful that we got to experience our vacation here!
When we arrived at Rising Tide we were thrilled with the gorgeous views, great location, and beautiful property. My wife and I found the bed very comfortable and our teens slept great on their beds as well. Lori was very kind and asked if we needed anything at all. A bonus was the dip in the hot tub while looking out at the bay, sea otters and hanging glaciers. When we head back to Alaska we will absolutely stay at Rising Tide!
Only minutes from the Spit and Homer. Very quiet and peaceful. Owners are very friendly and available when needed.