Endless Beauty in Soldotna, AK

Private Fishing & Luxury

Soldotna Kenai River Vacation Rental

Our Home

Imagine having your own private fishing platform, hiking majestic trails, kayaking along emerald green waters, or whatever outdoor adventure you can dream of.  Let our custom-built log home by Iditarod Dog Musher, Paul Gebhardt, make that dream a reality.    With 1,656 square feet, our home sleeps 8 has three bedrooms, two full baths, a large great room, a 50’ wide river front covered deck with hot tub (Jun-Aug), and a 30’ wide private fishing platform with cleaning station.  The property has just over an acre, so privacy is yours, but is still about 20 minutes from downtown Soldotna.  Home is fully furnished.  Book your dream on HomeAway:   https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p4572119  

- Private 30' Fishing Platform and Cleaning Station  

- Master bedroom (King)

- Second and Third Bedrooms (Queen)

- Great Room (Queen Sleeper)

- 50' Covered Deck with Hot Tub (Jun-Aug)

- Wood Burning Outdoor Firepit with River View

- Quartz countertops in Kitchen and two Full Baths

- Stainless Steel Appliances

- Radiant Floor heating

- Natural Gas Grill

- Artic Entry

- Hair Dryer; all linens/towels

- Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap provided

- Front Load Washer/Dryer (purchase HE detergent)

- Satellite TV and Internet

Client Testimonials

 Wow! Beautiful, peaceful and comfortable! 

 Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us. It was very clean, comfortable and had all that we could need! Loved evening by firepit and the neighbors (on both sides) were very welcoming and helpful! Hope to come back again soon! Kandi M.  8/1/2018 - HomeAway

 Beautiful and charming home! Every detail thought about 

 What a perfect home for our family from all over the lower 48 to show off the beauty of Alaska. The access to the Kenai River right off the back was incredible, and the hot tub was a perfect touch. Beds are comfy and the master toilet was the a hit With everyone in the home. You’ll have to stay here to know what we are talking about. Kitchen is so well equipped with everything you could ever need. This was one of the best homes we’ve ever stayed in. Thanks to the hosts for also providing some fishing advice. We will be staying here again!   Milina S.  7/7/2018 - HomeAway

Great time had by all! 

This home is everything the owner said and more. It is a short hop out of town, which gives you time to view the resident moose who lives around mile 12 (be careful driving!) The neighborhood is quiet and the views of the river from the front porch are beautiful. Would rent this property again without question.  Mike V.  8/7/2017 - HomeAway

Gorgeous immaculate Kenai River rental! 

Beautiful and spotlessly clean rental on the Kenai River. Home is spacious and fully stocked with all necessary items. Enjoyed our stay here very much !  Louise A.   7/28/2017 - HomeAway

Kenai River Fish Run Times

If you plan on fishing the Kenai River while visiting Soldotna, Alaska be sure to check

the fish runs prior to your trip.  http://visitsoldotna.com/visitors/fishing/fish-run-times/   Types of fish:  http://visitsoldotna.com/visitors/fishing/fish-species/  

King Salmon (Chinook) — First Run: Mid May to July; Second Run: Mid July to July 31 (last

day of season)

Red Salmon (Sockeye) — First Run: Late May to Early June; Second Run: Mid July to Early


Silver Salmon (Coho) — Late July to November 1

Pink Salmon (Humpbacks) — Late July to Late August (Even Years Only)

Rainbow Trout — June 15 – October 31

Dolly Varden and Lake Trout — Entire Year

Info on Fishing Rods & Reels





Fishing Spots Near Our Home

 1) Mouth of the Kenai River

 2) Kenai River Flats State Recreation Site

 3) Cunningham Park

 4) Slikok Creek Day Use Picnic Area

 5) Centennial Park

 6) Soldotna Visitor Information Center

 7) Soldotna Creek Park

 8) Swiftwater Park

 9) Donald E Gilman River Center

10) Rotary Park

11) Moose Range Meadows

12) Morgan's Landing State Recreation Area

13) Funny River State Recreation Area

14) Izaak Walton State Recreation Site

15) Bing's Landing State Recreation Site

Purchasing Equipment in Soldotna



Fishing Guide Service in Soldotna


Fish Counts - Kenai River



Northern Kenai Fishing Report

August 23, 2018

Regulation Reminders and Emergency Orders

Regulation Reminders

Emergency Orders

  • Kenai River 
    • Per Emergency Order No.       2-RS-1-58-18, effective 12:01 a.m.       Thursday, August 23, 2018, the Kenai River reopened to sport fishing       for sockeye salmon from its mouth upstream to the Sterling Highway Bridge       at the outlet of the Kenai Lake. In addition, the bag and possession       limits were restored to three per day and six in possession.
  • Kasilof River 
    • Per Emergency Order No.       2-RS-1-50-18, effective Saturday, August 4, 2018, the       bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon 16 inches or longer, other       than king salmon, from three per day and three in possession to six per       day and twelve in possession in all portions of the Kasilof River open to       salmon fishing. No more than two salmon per day and two in possession may       be coho salmon.
  • Stormy Lake 
    • Per Emergency Order No.       2-DV-1-04-18, the retention of Arctic char/Dolly       Varden will be prohibited in Stormy Lake to continue the restoration of       native fish stocks through December 31, 2018.
  • Soldotna Creek Drainage      lakes 
    • Per Emergency Order No.       2-NP-1-03-18, in the Soldotna Creek Drainage lakes       sport fishing will be permitted at East and West Mackey, Sevena, Union,       and Derks lakes; however, the retention of all species of fish is       prohibited at these lakes through December 31, 2018.

Freshwater Fishing

Salmon, Trout

  • Sockeye salmon fishing      on the Upper Kenai River, Russian River Confluence Area, and Russian River      CLOSED on Monday, August 20, 2018. Fishing for coho salmon in these      waters is open. Coho salmon bags limits are one per day and one in      possession.
  • Fishing for coho salmon      on the Kenai River has been reported as good with high proportions of pink      salmon also being caught.
  • Sockeye salmon fishing      on the Kenai River reopened on Thursday, August 23, 2018.
  • Fishing for sockeye      salmon on the Kasilof River has slowed down. Bag and possession limits are      six per day, 12 in possession. No more than two per day and two in      possession may be coho salmon.
  • Fishing for coho salmon      on the Kasilof River is improving and considered fair.
  • Fishing for rainbow      trout on the Kenai River has been good to excellent.

Lake Fishing

  • Lake fishing for trout      is very good. Try fishing with dry or wet flies, small spoons, spinners,      or bait.

Northern Pike

  • All lakes with developed      public access on the Peninsula have had invasive pike removed.

Personal Use

  • August 15, 2018, was the      deadline to report your harvest for the Kasilof and Kenai rivers, and Fish      Creek fisheries for the 2018 dipnetting season. These fisheries include      the Kasilof River gillnet, Kasilof and Kenai rivers dipnet, and Fish Creek      dipnet, which opened this year by emergency order. You may report your harvest online, drop your permit off at local      ADF&G offices, or mail in your permit. 

Helpful links


Fishing Regulations

Need a license?


Emergency Orders

Fish identification (PDF)


Regional Management Areas

Informational brochures


Fish stocking

Rockfish identification (PDF)


Fish counts

Fishing in bear country


Lake maps

Division of Alaska Wildlife Troopers


River levels

DEC Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning

Bookings Calendar

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Soldotna, Alaska, United States



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