Meet your Hosts

the Hamik FamilyMy name is Carole Hamik, and my husband and I came up the Alcan Highway 36 years ago. We had heard that Homer was the Shangri-la of Alaska and surely it did turn out to be even more beautiful than we expected. Jack taught high school math in Sand Point and then we moved to Homer to raise our 2 daughters. He also commercially fished for halibut in Kachemak Bay and around the Barren Islands and near Kodiak Island. He has taken f/v Whalesong to Sand Point from Homer for 26 fishing seasons to gill net for red salmon and ling cod. Sand Point is 600 miles west of Homer, near the Alaska Peninsula and it is also a very beautiful place. Homer has been our happy little home all this time and I enjoy sharing the most enjoyable aspects of it to our delighted guests.

Guest Comments

June 11, 1994

It was an honor to be your first guests! This is a beautiful place.
Maury and Toni Dean
Patchogue, N.Y

June 22, 2003

Thank you for the pleasant, quiet, homey accommodations What a great nights sleep. So peaceful.
Shawnie Olsen
Seattle, Wa.

July 5th, 2005

Thank you for your warm welcome and comfortable accommodations, Carole. You really make this feel like "home" away from home. I really appreciated the hearty breakfast of fruit, homemade muffins, yogurt and local coffee to start my day. Your engaging personality is a wonderful asset to your role as host, and I will certainly seek to return to Whalesong in the future. In traveling around the state I have visited more than a few B&B's, each of which has it's own unique character. Some display a well defined "theme", while others are less clear, but you have brought your own creativeness to defining at least 2 very evident themes in Whalesong- the sea with many aspects of a mariners life , and a strong appreciations of nature. Your extensive collection of photos, paintings, floats, sea shells, coral, crabs, mariner charts,sea anemones,murx and turbinate and abalone and volcano shells and numerous others define your strong connection with all that relates to sea life. I think the secret of Whalesong may be that you are the mermaid incarnate. At the same time your inclusion of natural wood as tree section tables and in the furniture and reflect an appreciation of the land. Your natural wood floor reminds me of a ship deck, so maybe this reinforces the fundamental focus of your home.
The musings of a budding violinist,
Palo Alto, Ca.

July 22, 2010

Carole, thank you so much for our wonderful stay. I'm certain I said," I love this place" nearly 15 times yesterday evening and this morning. Very comfortable, beautiful woodworking, incredible hospitality. We loved it, will be back.
Sara Black,
Chicago, Il.

May 26, 2013

What an experience! Tomatoes growing upside down, moose twins born in the yard, Extraordinary woodworking by hands that love this material....Such creativity! It would be a better world if more people had this experience.....and now...near the sea, we forget the days.....It is time to go! Simply said.....
Thank you.
Bill and Linda Adams,

June 26, 2013

One night is not enough, but just enough to whet our appetite for more. Great hints on things to do. Saw a moose, gorgeous mountain views end of "ends way" rd. Fresh fish was a diner's delight while otters play in the water below.
Bruce & Anna Wildie,
T.C., Michigan

July 3, 2013

Thank you for a most enjoyable stay. Homer is a delight, we particularly enjoyed beautiful Halibut Cove, including the puffins & otters we saw enroute. Carole, your cookies are as legendary as your granola.
Many thanks, once again
Pip and Tony,
New Zealand

June 24, 2014

Most beautiful woodwork I've ever seen!! Granola was great - very excellent B&B.
Jean & Miciah Penna,

July 1, 2014

Homer is an enchanting place and you (Carole) and Whalesong made it even more special.
Barry and Beverly Berger,
Tivon, Israel
Tampa, Florida

Aug. 5, 2014

So green and quiet!
Dana and Lance Hardest,

June 16, 2015

Carole & Jack, thank you very much for these wonderful days I had in you B&B.
Katerina Almaty,

July 1, 2015

We loved walking Homer and the beaches. Thanks for being such a good hostess. All the best to you and yours.
Mike & Nancy

July 26, 2015

For 2 guys who have frequented Homer via RVs (2005, 2008, 2013, 2014) you provided us with great directions to find Homer's special attractions. Thanks so much for your hospitality and a "warm" welcoming B&B!
Mike Barth,
Strongsville, Ohio
John Beher,
Cleveland, Ohio
P.S. Your muffins are killer!!!

July 28, 2016

Thanks for the great time and hospitality. Best B&B in Homer. Great fishing - biggest fish I ever caught, 246.6 lbs. 84"! Love Ya,
Mountain Top, PA

May 30, 2017

An absolutely lovely experience in every way. Best B&B ever. A perfect 10 - from the gracious hostess full of friendliness and knowledge, to the charming decor, all of the guests needs met before even arriving. Thank you so much. Enjoyed Homer more than ever!
Eagle River, AK

August 24 - 28, 2017

Thank you for sharing your home with us for the last 4 days. Wonderful views, great central location in Homer, and awesome advice on trails, views, and restaurants.
We are confident Casey will have an awesome experience in the next 3 months.
Hope to visit again!
The Markers
Nancy, Craig, Casey & Shawn
Townsend, DE