Second Star, named for the location of Neverland in the beloved book, Peter Pan , is Homer's most magical luxury rental property. This 17,000-square-foot home, is situated on 3.5 acres of oceanfront property overlooking the incomparable Kachemak Bay in the North Pacific Ocean. Eight luxurious bedroom suites, each with its own elegant theme, can accommodate up to 30 overnight guests. Additional amenities include an indoor pool, massage room, Turkish bath, sauna, steam room, spacious gourmet kitchen, formal dining table for twelve, library, three fireplaces, game room, theatre room, and a 3,000-foot wraparound deck complete with an outdoor fireplace & pizza oven, direct beach access, and a 2,000 square foot replica of Neverland itself.
Whether relaxing on the deck to watch seals, otters, and whales playing in the bay, or taking advantage of the many activities Homer has to offer, including helicopter tours, kayaking, horseback riding, kite surfing, and, of course, halibut fishing, Second Star provides the perfect home away from home. This dazzling property is the perfect dream getaway.
Second Star is in Homer, Alaska, at the end of the Sterling Highway. The pin in Google Maps is where the property is located. (The satelite image is several years out-of-date.)
Second Star is the ideal location for a spectacular destination wedding. Practically a palace, there are eight luxury siutes, housing 30 of your closest family and friends. Hold your wedding ceremony on the 3,000-square-foot wraparound deck overlooking the incomparably beautiful Kachemak Bay. Spend a few days to enjoy all that Homer and the Second Star have to offer for a beautiful wedding weekend.
Imagine an idyllic town encircled by the mighty ocean. Imagine it nestled beneath the majesty of velvet green mountains and awe-inspiring glaciers. Imagine it with an endless supply of wonder and magic. From the tiniest sea creatures that fill the tidal pools to the blow and splash of the mighty whales that glide through Kachemak Bay. Hear the song of the eagle...feel the sharp tug of a halibut on your pole...see the Midnight sun as it sets over the peaceful waves and stark volcanos...Experience Alaska...
Homer is the mecca of halibut fishing, not only in Alaska, but throughout the Pacific coast. Halibut are monstrous fish, and are one of the most sought after game in the sport. If you are a beginner, or a halibut fishing veteran, there are plenty of charters to choose from. People come from all over to fish out of Homer. Why not have your stay be in a grand luxury home like Second Star?
Second Star, named for the location of Neverland in the beloved book, Peter Pan, is Homer's most magical luxury rental property. This 16,000-square-foot home, is situated on 3.5 acres of oceanfront property overlooking the incomparable Kachemak Bay in the North Pacific Ocean. Eight luxurious bedroom suites, each with its own elegant theme, can accommodate up to 30 overnight guests. Additional amenities include an indoor pool, massage room, Turkish bath, sauna, steam room, spacious gourmet kitchen, formal dining table for twelve, library, three fireplaces, game room, theatre room, and a 3,000-foot wraparound deck complete with an outdoor fireplace, pizza oven, and direct beach access.
Whether relaxing on the deck to watch seals, otters, and whales playing in the bay, or taking advantage of the many activities Homer has to offer, including helicopter tours, kayaking, horseback riding, kite surfing, and, of course, halibut fishing, Second Star provides the perfect home away from home. This family-friendly property can host family vacations, large family reunions, destination weddings, and corporate business retreats in style.
If you are looking for a destination wedding, look no further than Second Star. Ideally situated overlooking the natural beauty of Kachemak Bay, Second Star, is the picture-perfect location for a wedding. Bring a handful of your closest friends, or your entire family. Second Star is the premier location for weddings in Alaska. Join the expanding list of couples from around the US who have tied the knot and played in Neverland on the same day!
Our staff can help you plan your dream wedding. We work with wedding planners in-state and even have helped coordinate weddings from as far away as Boston. With sleeping accomodations for 30, you can bring your family and friends and everyone can enjoy the time around your wedding. Contact us today as bookings for weddings fill up fast.
We have chairs and tables for 80 guests on-site. The 3,000-square foot deck is an ideal location for celebrating afer the vows have been exchanged. And with Neverland upstairs, children will enjoy themselves just as much you do.
Although famous for being the "Halibut Fishing Capital of the World," Homer is best appreciated for its incomparable Alaskan beauty. It is quite literally at the end of the road, extending the tip of the awe-inspiring wonder of the Kenai Peninsula almost five miles into Kachemak Bay. This unique land feature is called "the spit" after the ancient glacier that created it, the 2nd longest in the world. Homer provides an unparalleled view of not just the sea, but majestic mountain peaks and mystical glaciers.
Almost 300-pound halibut!
In addition to being a feast for the eyes, Homer offers an impressive variety of activities that appeal to all kinds of adventurers. It is the home port of the fishing vessel Time Bandit featured on Discovery Channels' Deadliest Catch. Homer offers fresh and delectable local food to please even the most discerning palate, as well as art galleries, museums, and one-of-a-kind shopping. To those who want to fully experience Alaska, in addition to unbeatable fishing (do you see that King salmon?), visitors will thrill to bear-viewing adventures, hiking, kayaking, beach-combing, horseback riding, biking, boating, and even kite-surfing for the truly daring.
The Kachemak Bay coast boasts the 2nd largest tide differentials in the world. Watch the water move up to 30 feet vertically every six hours! Many types of whales and other marine life make their home in the waters of Kachemak Bay, and it is not uncommon to see them-even from the shore. But keep your eyes on the land too, as bald eagles, moose, and bear also call this wilderness landscape home.
In August, 2015, Second Star Alaska was selected by HomeAway and as Alaska's representative of 50 awesome vacation rentals! Come visit Alaska an experience the best the greatest state in the union has to offer.
The Spit, extending into Kacmemak Bay
60-pound King salmon!
Bald Eagle nest right in town.
|Dates||Sun - Thur Night||Fri - Sat Night||Any Single Night*||Weekly|
May 1 - Sep 30
3 day Minimum
|Rest of Year
2 day Minimum
*Subject to availability. Speak with our booking agent for details.
**Homer is part of the Kenai Peninsula Borough. Overnight lodging is subject to a 7.5% sales tax. Sales tax for daily events with no lodging is capped at $37.50 of taxes per day.
Contact our Booking Agent to schedule extras, like a charter fishing trip, water taxi services, on-site chef services, mid-stay cleaning (2-hour minimum), furniture moving (2-hour minimum), massage, spa treatments, and arrival packages (pizza, grilled cheese, smores).
Untapped wilderness... As you immerse yourself in the majesty of Alaska, you will thrill to the variety and grandeur of its wildlife. Plan to see sea creatures like crabs, sea urchins, and starfish and eagles, moose, seals, and otters. They abundantly inhabit the water, land, and skies of Homer. But keep your eyes sharp for the splendor of animals you might see... bear, whales, porpoises, sandhill cranes, and more.
The national bird of the United States. These incredible birds have an average body length of over three feet and a wing span of between 6 and 7.5 feet! They are abundant throughout Homer, walking the beaches, sitting atop poles and buildings, and diving for prey.
An estimated 100,000 black bears inhabit Alaska, including the Kenai Peninsula and Homer. The smallest of the bear family, these beautiful animals still measure almost three feet to their shoulder and can be six feet long. They love to fish and can often come to the rivers and ocean to eat.
Although in general a solitary animal, you will often see a cow moose together with her babies: one, two, even three of them! These are big, big animals, measuring between 6 and 7 feet tall just to their shoulder and weighing in at as much as 1300 pounds! They're wondrous to look at, but they are vegetarians and will leave you alone as long as you respect them and their personal space.
Homer has a bustling harbor and so makes an ideal home for the Harbor Seal. These sleek mammals can often be seen laying about, nestled on boats and floats mostly ignoring the human activity around them. They are furtive creatures, though, and, with their heads barely poking above the water, will follow a kayak or waterbike with open curiosity around the bay.
90% of the world's sea otters live in the waters of Alaska. Not only are these animals about the cutest in the marine world - always floating on their backs and often with their babies balanced on their tummies. They are the softest. Not that you should touch one (although you can at the Oceans & Islands Visitor's Center in Homer), but they have almost 1,000,000 hairs per square inch! Making them unimaginably soft and keeping them warm in the cold coastal waters.
(5 of 5 stars)
This is a fabulous facility in a beautiful setting. There are a lot of visiting areas plus a pool, theater, and game room to keep the kids occupied. The view is stunning and there is an easy path to the beach. All in all I can't imagine a better place to stay.
(5 of 5 stars)
We were a group of ladies at an event for the weekend and I don't think that anyone was excited to leave. Beautiful and perfect in every detail. I am considering a weekend for my family too.
(5 of 5 stars)
Gorgeous venue! We held an opulent Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball for 100 people. It was a comfortable and spacious. Maura's Cafe expertly catered the event. We had a bar on the main floor near the observatory and dancing both upstairs and downstairs. It was ideal!
(5 of 5 stars)
Amazing venue! We held our Rotary Holiday party this weekend at 2nd Star and it was amazing. Luxurious and peaceful right on the oceanfront of Kachemak Bay. We served prime rib and turkey for 60 people from the gourmet kitchen. Clean up was a snap with multiple dishwashers. Everyone had a table with a with a beautiful ocean view. This home would easily accommodate more seating all on one level. Most of the folks had never seen a home of this caliber before so the tour was an added bonus. From the salt water aquarium to the luxurious style and decor thru out this home is amazing. It is perfect for a corporate retreat , family vacation or just about any type of event. Neverland is as popular with the adults as the children. 2nd Star is a truly one of a kind experience.
(5 of 5 stars)
I had the opportunity to stay at the most magical and wonderful place with my life long friends, for that I will be forever grateful as the memories created are priceless. A must experience residence for everyone!
(5 of 5 stars)
Last week my family and I spent 3 nights at Second Star (9 adults, 7 children). It was AMAZING. I was the last one to arrive and my nephew couldn't wait to give me the full tour, because he & the children loved it all so much. The secret passage through the candy shop, the pool & Neverland were why. When I saw the movie room, game room, the sun/meditation room, the view, and my bathtub, I was in love as well. Seriously our only issue was that it was sunny the whole time (remarkable weather!), so we often opted for yard games or beach walks and the adults never even got to take advantage of the theater! What a wonderful problem to have. Guess I'll have to return!
The sheets were so soft, and there were plenty of towels for all the pool/steam/sauna/bathing a family of 16 could ever want. The folks running the place are wonderful too - the man who came to feed the fish and clean the pool was great & gave us some background info on the house, and the woman we worked with made sure we had everything we needed (and even brought us a few extra baking dishes!).
All in all: we loved every minute. Thanks!
(5 of 5 stars)
We booked Second Star as a family reunion/retreat over the 4th of July. The trip was all we had hoped for and much much more. We had 4 couples and 7 children - all under the age of 10. There was so much to do and see we almost never left the property. The house itself is truly amazing, full of thoughtful details throughout. We played all day and slept wonderfully at night. The beds are crazy comfortable. The Neverland play area is magical and after three short days - it is full of memories for our kids and grow-ups alike. My sweet 9 yo daughter kept saying...."Mom they really need a different photographer" because the house itself is so much more in person then what you are able to see in the photographs. We were able to take full advantage of being on the beach, collecting all kinds of shells and exploring tide pools at low tide. We ended up staying home for all our meals as it was a delight to cook in the beautiful kitchen. The outdoor pizza oven is a must - stop by Fat Olives for their crust if you want to keep it simple (it was supper yummy and the kids all loved making their own). The Second Star team was wonderful to work with - their love for the house and their willingness to share it with others was seen in everything they did to make our trip special. We can't wait to book our next stay. Thank you sooo very much for sharing your house to us.