Double Eagle Houseboat, Rene Court, Homer, Alaska

Driving directions to the house: Go to the end of Rene Court and look for the boat. It's the only boat on the street. You can't miss it. 

Welcome aboard the Double Eagle. It's a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath house/boat permanently docked on a bluff overlooking Kachemak Bay in Homer, Alaska.

I first saw it as an active listing on Zillow. Now it's off the market, but available as a vacation rental through Alaska Adventure Cabins for $375/night.

(If you're more of a train person, they've also got you covered with the Moose Caboose.)

But back to the boat and its incredible views of the bay and Mt. Augustine volcano.

Meanwhile, the interiors offer a good advertisement for a company called Alaska Adventure Cabins:

Let's make it a good advertisement for breakfast in bed instead.

 {Elizabeth Walker Raith}

The second bedroom urges you to fall asleep dreaming of the one that got away.

Dream of re-designing the space instead-- which I usually do, unless I'm dreaming of finding a room in my house I've never seen before. More decorating!

{Tim Clarke} Sorry, it's so small-- that's the best version I could find.

There. Now that we've imagined it all shipshape, we can dream about it going on the market again. Maybe don't read Kristin Hannah's Alaskan novel The Great Alone before you buy it, though.

The Double Eagle was originally built as a Gulf Coast Tour/Cruise boat, but was converted to a Gulf Coast Shrimper. Shortly after the 1989 Valdez oil spill, the boat was brought to Alaska to work and serve as crew quarters during the cleanup. This unique home offers 2 bedrooms, a living room, full kitchen, 2 1/2 baths and 3 decks to enjoy the view. Great location close to downtown Homer and the Homer Spit. Fantastic fishing opportunities in Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet, plus Moose and Black Bear hunting on the lower Kenai Peninsula. This is a perfect property to operate as a vacation rental, fishing lodge, or keep as your one-of-a-kind Alaskan home. {source}

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