Alaska Sea Bright Property
Alaska Sea Bright is accessible only by sea. The 30-minute boat ride from the Homer Harbor takes you to Sea Bright, located at water’s edge in China Poot Bay in the midst of majestic Kachemak Bay Wilderness State Park, bordered on three sides by the ocean. *Pick up and return on the private water taxi Tide Runner are complimentary in your reservation.
Across the small bay 5,000-foot peaks jut up from the ocean floor adding to the majestic feel of this home. This 500 acre estuary is home to seals, otters, sea birds, eagles, all 5 species of salmon, and an untold variety of sealife. Half a mile from the home is a sand bar where in July and August at least 100 seals haul out. 1 mile away, Gull Island is home to 17 species of sea birds. Watch the tide change a phenomenal 30 feet every 6 hours. On a clear day view St. Augustine Volcano 70 miles away.
Alaska Sea Bright lies on a beautiful estuary in the middle of Kachemak Bay State Park. Each year 75,000 salmon pass by our front yard going to spawn in a river a mile away. These are sockeye salmon, which normally don’t bite the hook. Therefore this estuary that we live on is full of marine life; seals, eagles, otters and shellfish. A marine biologist dream as well as bird enthusiast.
For thousands of years, hundreds of native people lived here as it was so easy to live off the oceans rich marine life for food. Fish and Game informed us that there are now over 6,000 otters and 3,000 seals living in Kachemak Bay, not to mention the marine bird life and whales feeding on all this resource. Clams and blue muscles can be found easily in front of our house or two other good spots we know for a beautiful dinner. Only question is if you can beat the sea otters to them they love to dine on this food.
About the Lodge
This custom 5 star 2 bedroom 1800 sq foot single level home is located on the bluff above the bay, fully fronted in the grand room with windows to take full advantage of a visual feast, complete with a window seat. The perfect location to lounge and enjoy a cup of coffee with a great book.
The grand room sports a full vaulted ceiling of local cotton wood, The home is finished with an amazing collection of 10 hardwoods. The kitchen is fully appointed. The dining area seats 6, with additional seating for 6 at the kitchen island. The bedrooms are located one at each end of the home, separated by the grand room which affords each bedroom with more privacy. Each bedroom has new queen mattresses and luxury linen, each has its own complete bathroom. The bedrooms are oriented to the view, What a place to wake up!
The front deck has a BBQ, deck furniture, and an additional dining table.
Further down the dock is a vintage fishing vessel Wheel House which has been converted into a waterside sauna. For an additional fee, the sauna can be scheduled for an incredible experience.
Located on the Wheel House dock is a tram to lift your luggage from the beach up the 20′ cliff to the house level.
The Sea Bright is perfect for a very private stay.
New this season…
The lodge has a private naturalist and water taxi at your disposal for hire. The Alaska Sea Bright Lodge offers the Tide Runner, with Captain Philip at the wheel, available for day charters. The rate is $450/6 hour charter.
Owned by Pat & Barbara McBride, who have lived and worked in Alaska for over 50 years. Pat makes himself available by phone 12-5 pm Alaska time. Pat will open your eyes to the many and varied options open to you to enhance your adventure.
“Just a quick boat ride from the Spit in Homer, lies a peaceful home surrounded by unspoiled land with unbelievable views of China Poot Bay. There are two separate living spaces on the owners property. A beautiful two bedroom cabin style house fully loaded and a granny flat over looking the bay. Their property is literally right on the water, it’s unbelievable.
Myself, my wife and one year old daughter had an amazing time during our 2 night stay here. The owners are very gracious, respond to any inquiries in a timely manner and are simply put, the best hosts ever. All you have to do is get to the Spit and the owners will coordinate a boat to pick you up and boat you straight to their property.
The owners gave us a list of activities to keep us busy during our stay even though this property is more conducive for a tranquil retreat. But hey, to each their own. The most memorable part of our trip (other than the views) was when we were clamming right below the property. We collected nearly one hundred clams and mussels during low tide. We cleaned them up and ate them for dinner. It was the most delicious meal during our entire ten day stay in Alaska. We highly recommend staying here, you will not be disappointed. The owners, Pat and Barb will be our friends for life and we can’t wait to revisit. A very memorable trip. Thanks Pat and Barb!”