The panoramic view of Kachemak Bay from Turkington Estate's private 28 acres is one of the most breathtaking views you can experience while visiting Homer. Grewingk Glacier, Poots Peak, Gull Island, the Homer Spit and more; they're all visible!
Turkington Estate is part of the last remaining acres of Bob and Carolyn Turkington's original 360 Acre Farm. Turkington Estate's B&B was Bob and Carolyn's home which their eldest son, wife, children and grandchildren have converted into a rental for guests to experience this unique property. The home has been separated into an upstairs and downstairs unit. This listing is for the downstairs unit of the home which gives you over 1500 sq ft of living space. It has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, large living room and bonus room, full kitchen, dinning area, front patio and access to the front lawn right outside your door!
Bob first came to Alaska in 1946. He drove from Hartford Connecticut in Model A's and eventually found his way down to Homer. He fell in love and knew this is where he wanted to live. He soon returned to Connecticut, married Carolyn and brought her back to Homer in 1948. The Estate is now in the care of Bob and Carolyn's eldest son Alan, wife Joyce, their 4 children and 6 grandchildren.
The way the sun plays off of the snow covered mountain peaks, glaciers and clouds across the bay, you'll have a front row seat to some of the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets Alaska has to offer. Grewink Glacier, Poots Peak, Gull Island, the Homer Spit and more, they're all visible from the Estate. Through the summer months it's not uncommon to see a mamma moose and her young stroll through the property, an eagle soar overhead in search of a meal or have a flock of Sandhill Crane land in the field and forage for food with their young.
Guests might enjoy going for a stroll around the property exploring the various flora that grows wild, picking a snack of wild raspberries from the raspberry patch in the late summer and fall, sit out on the deck and watch the sun set in the late summer evenings or read Carolyn's diary entries and view photos from the Turkington family's adventures to Alaska in Model A's from Connecticut 70 years ago.
The Turkington's are 4th Generation Alaskans/Homerites and we love the last frontier. We're thrilled you stopped by our website to learn more about the Estate. We hope you'll choose to spend part of your Alaskan adventure with us!
You will have access to the B&B any time after 3pm the day of your arrival. The day you arrive we will send you a message through Airbnb telling you how to access the house. A message through Airbnb's website or app to let us know you arrived is appreciated. We want to make sure your check-in was successful and an enjoyable experience. The entry for your unit faces the Bay as you drive up to the house. At the top of the hill in front of the house, turn right on to Alan and Joyce Ave. Stop in front of the glass doors and unload your luggage. To park your car you will continue forward about 100 yard, where you will see a “PARKING” sign on the left in the grass by the raspberry patch, park in the grass. You have a beautiful deck out front to enjoy your morning coffee or the evening the sunset.
We will contact you the day of your arrival on how to have access to the B&B at your 3pm check-in time. It is appreciated if you are going to have a late arrival that you let us know. A message through airbnb's website or app to let us know you arrived is appreciated. We want to make sure your check-in was successful and an enjoyable experience.
Alan and Joyce live next door, you will see family coming and going as grandchildren love to come visit. The family is very respectful of our guest and we will ensure you have a nice quiet evening on the property. On the other hand, if you see us tinkering around the property, we would love for you to say hello. Because the B&B is a split level rental, we expect our guests to be mindful of the other guests. Please no playing music or the TV too loud. We want everyone to enjoy the property as much as possible. Each guests level of interaction with our family or other guests is entirely up to each individual. Whether you're there to check in and have a quite stay to yourself, or you like to say hello should you see us on the property, we're just happy you decided to stay with us while visiting our little hamlet by the sea!
Check-in & Out Times --------
Check in is at 3pm
Checkout is at 11am
You may let yourself into the rental any time after the 3pm check-in time. The day of your arrival we will send you a notification via Air bnb with instructions on how to unlock/gain access to the rental. If you're from out of the country and won't have cellular access, we will also supply you with our wifi username and password. Simply log on to our wireless internet when you arrive, check your Airbnb messages and you'll see the instructions on how to unlock/gain access to the rental.
The rental is a pet free non smoking unit.
You'll be staying in the downstairs unit of the rental. You may have guests on the top level above you so please be courteous and try to keep the noise to a respectable level.
There is a drying rack for dishes and cleaning supplies for your convenience. Our family manages and cleans the rental ourselves. Anything you can do to help us keep the house clean and tidy for the next guest is greatly appreciated.
When you're finished with your dishes, if you would kindly place them in the sink or hand wash them and place them on the drying rack that would be greatly appreciated.
When the trash becomes full during your stay, simply place the trash in the outside trash bin and we will haul it away as needed.
Water Usage --------
We have our water hauled so any amount of conservation is greatly appreciated.
Checkout time is 11am. When leaving the rental, any tidying up after yourself that you can do is greatly appreciated. Anything you can do will ensure we have time to prepare the rental for our next guest and will go a long ways towards a positive review. As always we can't thank you enough for choosing to stay with us, we hope you have an enjoyable stay!
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Hi, we're the Turkington family. We're 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation Alaskans. Our father/grandfather Robert Turkington first came to Alaska in 1946 in Model A's all the way from Hartford Connecticut. The military was still punching in a road through Canada so that they could get vital supplies to Alaska to defend her from the Japanese who had invaded the Aleutian Islands. With his military permit granted to him to travel the road, he struggled through muddy mucky roads all the way to Alaska. He eventually made his way down the Kenai Peninsula to Homer and fell in love. He soon returned to Connecticut, married our mother/grandmother Carolyn and moved her back to Homer. Back then there wasn't much here and you had to be a real pioneer to make a living. He eventually purchased 300 acres in homer just out east end road where the Turkington Estate resides today. This is where we all grew up and spent most of our lives and continue to live and play to this day.
Bob and Carolyn's children and grandchildren now care for 28 acres of some of the last land owned by Bob and Carolyn. They are as follows:
Bob and Carolyn's eldest son and his wife
Alan and Joyce Turkington
Their eldest daughter and her husband Joy and Jason Huffman and their 4 children Braden, Riley, Kyern and Tegan.
Their Eldest Son Scott and his wife Hester Turkington and their Daughter Juneau
Their youngest daughter Treva Huff
And their youngest son Matthew Turkington
We're excited to share our one of a kind Alaskan experience and to help others have their own Alaskan adventure! If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us! We look forward to you staying with us!