Category Archives: Real Estate

Tonight “Buying Alaska” – Features 3 Seldovia Properties

by Jenny Chissus

Have you had the opportunity to see our Seldovia on one of the newest episodes of“Buying Alaska” on Discovery’s Destination America channel?   You can view the previews at the link above.

We have already had the pleasure to see John and Paulie Carluccio’s cabin (Uncharted Alaska – preview #5 on above link), which is one of Seldovia Property’s listings on Seldovia Bay that was featured in the episode on October 21st, 2012.  Check out this video below to that first episode that featured Seldovia, Halibut Cove and Kasitsna Bay properties. 

Tonight there will be an entire episode featuring floatplane accessible properties in the Seldovia area!  In this episode, on November 25,2012, Buying Alaska is showing off two properties on the west side of Seldovia Bay and one on MacDonald Spit.

Working with the producers during the three days of filming was a great experience and this new show has been such fantastic exposure for Alaska, and now, Seldovia!  Taking over 22 hours of film and editing down to 22 minutes will prove very interesting, as there is so much to see and so much to say!  These three properties are beautiful, with amazing features and locations that highlight the beauty of our area, and I’m sure the show will spark the interest of many folks looking at Alaska!  Following this link, you can view two of the three properties previews, The Isolated Property(11)  and the Bay Property (12) – each have a 2 minute trailer.

Buying Alaska will air tonight on Destination America
6pm and 9pm on Channel 194 on Dish Network
Channel 286 on Direct TV.

To view these featured properties and other current available listings in the Seldovia area, please visit my website at

To All Seldovia Well Owners

by Jenny Chissus

After the recent flooding in so many areas on the Kenai Peninsula, the quality of the water in private wells is of major concern to the borough.  The KPB is offering an opportunity to assist the property owners across the bay. (that’s us!) They will be sending over the test bottles so that we may take our well samples, have the samples returned to Homer, and transported to Soldotna within the tight time frame required for accurate testing.

Besides having the transportation handled for you, this is also a great opportunity to manage this timely test at a reduced cost!  The homeowner will be responsible for the reduced price of $39 for the water test fee, and thanks to the City of Seldovia for taking care of the shipping costs!!

The Kenai Peninsula Borough is arranging to have water tests kits delivered to the Seldovia City Office on Tuesday, October 23rd – where interested home owners may pick them up sometime Tuesday afternoon after 3pm.  If you are interested in getting a sampling bottle – please stop by the City Office early, as there is a limited amount.

The key to an accurate test, will be that the test sample makes it to the Soldotna testing facility within 24 hours from the time the sample is taken from the well.  It is essential that you pick up the bottle and take the sample from your well as close to the pick up time as possible.  The later the test the better (i.e. Wednesday morning), but you may conceivably test as early as 3 p.m. Tuesday.  It’s a 24 hour time frame and the borough plans to have the tests to the lab by 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The bottles will need to be returned to the City Office for delivery by 11:00am Wednesday morning, as they will be flown back to Homer before noon on Wednesday.  The Borough has arranged to pick all the samples up at the Homer Airport and deliver them to the lab in Soldotna.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Wells must be purified prior to testing. Click here to download the information required to test your wells.

You can click on the image to the left to view the process, and on the link below to read the full report.

For more information, please contact:

Bonnie Hanson
Administrative Assistant
Kenai Peninsula Borough
Office of Emergency Management
253 Wilson Lane
Soldotna, AK  99669
907-262-4910 Office
907-262-2095 Direct
907-714-2395 Fax

Seldovia Featured in a Premier Episode of “Buying Alaska”!

by Jenny Chissus

Many of you remember the 5 men in black with big cameras this summer, as Paper Route Productions came to Seldovia for a total of 6 days to film 5 properties in the our area for the new show “Buying Alaska” on Discovery’s channel Destination America – for us, we can access it on Dish Network channel 194!  Take note – it is also listed as “Selling Alaska” on their website – so don’t miss it!

You keep asking, and now we know – the premier episodes will air this coming

Sunday, October 21
at 6:00PM and 6:30PM
Dish Network Channel 194

Sunday, October 28
at 6:30pm
Direct TV Channel 286

Episode 2 will feature John and Paulie Carluccio’s log cabin on Seldovia Bay!  This is a beautiful cabin, built by local log wright, Tim Dillon. Many Seldovians have had the opportunity to visit this Alaskan log home, which is listed with Seldovia Property.

While they were filming, we took a tour down Main Street, and rented an electric vehicle from Tom and Peggy for the trip out to the cabin.   There will be other Continue reading

No More Boiling Water

by City of Seldovia

Boil Water Notice for Seldovia

by City of Seldovia

Public Notice for the City of Seldovia
Public Water System ID:  AK 2240707 


The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Drinking Water Program, in conjunction with the City of Seldovia, is issuing this precautionary boil water notice (BWN) for the users of Seldovia’s community water system until further notice.   This boil water notice is being issued because Seldovia’s source water has had very high levels of turbidity (above 5.0 NTU on 9/22/2012), and our treated water has had very low chlorine residual levels (as low as 0.05 mg/L on September 25, 2012).

High turbidity levels in our source water can interfere with adequate chlorine disinfection for our treated water.  Chlorine disinfection is needed to kill harmful micro-organisms that occur naturally in our source water.   We are not aware of any harmful bacteria in the treated water at this time; however, because the water in the distribution system has not been adequately disinfected, we are issuing this boil water notice as a precautionary measure until the water quality improves and the water can be further tested. 

What should I do?

DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for two minutes, and let it cool before using, or use
bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation Continue reading

Kenai River Closed Until Further Notice

by Brenda Ahlberg


Good News For Seldovia

by Jenny Chissus

Sometimes, we can be discouraged about the apparent slow down of things in our little community, especially as we approach winter.  A business that decides not to continue, residents that move away, kids that leave the school (due to a move out-of-town, or the home school option) can be disheartening for those of us left behind.  Change is difficult, and it is hard to see old friends move away, retire or need to relocate for medical reasons.  But take heart, as this year we had 10 new businesses join our chamber and only 3 didn’t renew their membership.  This is progress!

The beauty is this,  when one door closes, another opportunity becomes available for someone new, with new energy, ideas and enthusiasm to build a lifestyle in Seldovia.  Each home that goes up for sale becomes a dream come true for a first time home buyer, retiree living their ultimate dream of summers in Alaska or new family to settle into our community!  Last year, 36 properties came on the market and 17 sold, – I’d say that is pretty phenomenal for our little community!

Besides all of us who love living here, there are A LOT of folks that are very attracted to our community, and this article gives you a glimpse into all the growth “behind the scenes” of Seldovia, which makes this a great place to live, with much hope and promise!

I met with Tim Dillon, Seldovia’s City Manager the other day, to go over some of the highlights of the many projects the City is working on – at this very moment!

Beware – this is a super long list of positives!!!  They are not in order of any importance, only as they came up in conversation!

1) We are looking forward to a November start on our Harbor renovation project, which will be overseen by the Corps of Engineers.    The project is out to bid – as we have already received $2m for Phase I.  (1 million from the State Municipal Harbor Facility Grant program, and 1 million from the Denali Commission)

Phase I  will include:

  • upgrading the float plane dock area
  • upgrading the main float that runs parallel to Main Street (that runs Continue reading