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Hidden Cove Beach House- Ketchikan's Premiere Vacation Rental!


Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2015
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Hidden Cove Beach House- Ketchikan's Premiere Vacation Rental!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Ketchikan House Rental Photos and Description

3 BR plus utility room with Full/Single bunk beds , 2 BA, sleeps 8

Updated 2/20/15..Discounting 30% off total stay for May 2015! Contact us for your rate….Our Hidden Cove Estate Beach House is a quality built craftsman style home and is set on 3 acres with 413 feet of beach! This creates the rare and most private ocean front setting in Ketchikan. Looking out your windows you can see Guard Island Lighthouse, Prince of Wales Island and the Cleveland Peninsula. All varieties of marine vessels, cruise ships and float planes pass in front of the house along with Orcas, sea lions, seals and humpback whales. The summer sunsets are amazing and can be enjoyed year round!

Our repeat customers are a good indicator that we are providing one of the finest homes in Southeast Alaska for your Alaskan adventure. Your hosts Ray and Kathy live 5 minutes away and are readily available to assist with your needs. As a lifetime Alaskan, Ray is anxious to share his knowledge of local fishing and activities to assure your Ketchikan visit is the best possible. We are so close to both marinas where you can rent 20 Ft covered aluminum boats powered with 90 HP Yamaha engines and outfitted for any kind of fishing for around $200.00 per day. Smaller skiffs available too! Fish processing and freezers provided at the marinas at very reasonable cost. They will ship your catch for you or have your fish boxed and ready for pick up prior to your flight.

The Hidden Cove Estate has three bedrooms, two of them with pillow top queens and one with two twins that can be converted to a king size. Our large utility room has a bunk bed with a full size futon. Our linens are of high thread count to add to your comfort. The living room is furnished with a leather sofa, love seat and a large HD 45' TV with all networks and movie channels for your indoor entertainment plus a Blu-Ray DVD player with a large Blu-Ray library.

The kitchen is stocked with everything you can think of (so we have been told). A generous supply of breakfast items and staples are provided. A large Weber BBQ is located on upper Patio outside the kitchen entrance for your barbecuing pleasure! All laundry, paper products and bath supplies are provided plus much more!

To add to the comfort of our guests the house is heated with radiant in floor heat throughout. The Hidden Cove beach has an Alaskan sandy beach with lots of neat beachcombing finds! Our Hidden Cove boat house is decorated with a nautical theme and has a full size bed in the loft for the more adventurous sole. It's a great place to enjoy your morning coffee.

A rental car is recommended and frees you to all Ketchikan has to offer. Everything is just minutes away! We are now on the bus route with hourly service to town at just $1.00. Fantastic hiking trails are just minutes away. Limited dates available for the 2015 peak season so plan ahead!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Kathy (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2015

About Kathy

Ray and Kathy met in 1998 and both were building beachfront homes at the time. We married in 1999 and Ray's house was finished first so we decided to do a vacation rental with the Hidden Cove home. It has been a very rewarding experience for us as we have met so many wonderful people. Check out the sunset at Hidden Cove!!

Kathy purchased this house in 1993

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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based on 26 traveler reviews

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Hidden Cove Beach House- Ketchikan's Premiere Vacation Rental!
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
Stuart, FL


  • 5 of 5

This trip was my choice for a graduation present from my parents and I couldn't have been happier. The house was impeccable. Eagles flying everywhere, seals here and there, one morning we even had a humpback whale breach 40 ft out of the water! We were able to rent kayaks from Ray and Kathy and were on them every day. We caught pinks and silvers off of them and even halibut! I knew it was going to be an awesome trip but I totally underestimated it! The house was perfect inside and out, there were even staple foods that Ray and Kathy had went ahead and bought for us to have at the house. If you're looking for not only a beautiful place to vacation at but the best house to do it in, look no further than hidden cove. You will not be disappointed!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Absolutely the best vacation rental ever!

  • 5 of 5

Alaska's Hidden Cove is absolutely the best vacation rental ever! Ray and Kathy have gone out of their way to make their "home away" truly feel like home. The home is beautiful, the property is beautiful, the beach is fabulous! Truly a memorable vacation...we can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Amazing property, breathtaking location!

  • 5 of 5

This is, hands down, one of the best places we've stayed! The location is perfect - perched on the edge of the Tongass Narrows with amazing views of the Narrows and Gravina Island, plus eagles, whales, sea otters, etc. The property contains its own "enchanted forest" with beautiful trees, walking paths, and moss-covered logs, like something out of a fairy tale. The grounds were very well laid out and well constructed; you can tell much care was taken in building the property. The house is full of high-quality windows to let in the views and keep out the weather. It has radiant in-floor heating and is well insulated, so it feels perfectly comfortable. The owners have taken care to supply everything you could ever need and everything is well labeled so you can find your way. There is even a "boat house" which is very fun for the kids. The driveway continues down to the private beach, where we were able to back our double jet ski trailer into the water and launch our jet skis without trouble. There is plenty of parking on site for cars and boat trailers. You can walk up the driveway to the street where there are a grocery store, a liquor store, and gas station. The property is not far from the ferry terminal or the main part of Ketchikan, which has plenty of shopping (everything you could ever need for boating and fishing!) and restaurants. The owners live a couple of miles away, so if you need anything, they are able to help. We plan to return to this property!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Paradise in Alaska

  • 5 of 5

Our family vacation to Ketchikan was by far one of the best. The Hidden Cove house was immaculate and Ray and Kathy have thought of every conceivable item that you may need or want while at the house. You could literally stay at the house and have enough to do without adventuring out. We enjoyed walking on the beach looking at all the different kinds of starfish, urchins, crabs and little fish. We saw seals from the beach and there were even two eagles flying in the area. Me and my family will definitely go back again and are planning to go back again next year. Thank you Ray and Kathy for sharing your home and Ketcikan with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words and our compliments go out to your family. You faced the rainy days without a worry and just enjoyed Ketchikan for all its beauty! We look forward to seeing you back at Hidden Cove. Ray and Kathy

Piece of heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in many home away properties and this ties for our favorite. It is a beautiful home with carefully selected furnishings and art that fit perfectly with the private, pristine surroundings. Ray and Kathy manage this personally and they have equipped the home as if they lived there. We toured/fished during the day and sat around the shoreline fire pit in the evening. You will never run out of firewood. We had three couples staying in the house in private, generously sized bedrooms. The house and grounds are big enough that you can enjoy the company but find solitude when you want it. The little boat house, a gem in itself, was one of those private places to go.

Ray and Kathy are always available to offer local knowledge. They recommended our fishing charting, Jim Moody, and we limited out on both salmon and halibut by mid-afternoon. They also recommended several restaurants that won praise from all of us.

We lived in Ketchikan in the past and this is one of the nicest properties on the island. I write this review hesitantly because we are afraid the place might become popular and will find it hard to book in the future. We certainly plan to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Sutherlin, Oregon

Hidden Treasure

  • 5 of 5

For those of you looking for the perfect get away or just a wonderful place to stay while you are visiting Ketchikan, look no further. Kathy and Ray have thought of everything. There are high quality linens on the most comfortable beds, breakfast items for everyone in your party, entertainment and scenic views galore. I can't say enough about this property. You can fish off the shore, swing while cruise ships go by or sit by the fire, your choices are endless. If I had to add anything my husband would liked to have had a large freezer in the garage and the ability to shower upstairs. We had a party of 3 couples who enjoyed the property just as much as I did. If you thinking about it just do it, you won't regret it. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your comments and look forward to seeing you back at Hidden Cove. Your next visit may include an upstairs stand-up shower option, as Ray is looking into the installation of a style-appropriate enclosure for the claw foot tub. We will be sure to update our website regarding any changes and, in the meantime, hope our guests will continue to enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub (which includes a hand-held shower head). Thanks again for being wonderful guests! Ray and Kathy


Nearest Airport
8.7 Miles
Ketchikan International Airport
Nearest Ferry
8.6 Miles
Alaska Marine Highway Ferry terminal

The Hidden Cove Beach House is a very short walk(across the street!) from a large convenience store (beer,wine and spirits) fishing license, gas station etc. A brand new restaurant/bar (The Last Frontier) is just a quarter mile down the road. We are located at the end of the city bus route. Bus leaves at 10 minutes past the hour and cost is $1.00. Both marinas(rent boats, kayaks,fishing charters,fishing gear,and tours) are just three miles from Hidden Cove. Fantastic hiking trails are minutes away. Downtown Ketchikan is a fifteen minute drive. The best part of Hidden Cove is it is so close to everything but yet it feels as if you are on your own island! Please read our reviews.

Other Activities: boating


Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Ketchikan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak 2015
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Peak 2016
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.5%
Notes PEAK SEASON RATE IS FOR 4 GUESTS plus $50.00/night for each additional guest. Off season rate is for 3 guests plus $35.00/night for each additional guest. DISCOUNTED RATES: Peak period 10% off for 14+ nights; October-April weekly & monthly rates available.
Stays of 30 days or more: tax is capped at $25.00/mo. Peak 2016 Rates are tentative until 2016 reservations are booked.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Ketchikan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , can convert to king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunkbed room/full futon bottom/single top
  • We know how important comfort is in a bed, especially when you travel. We have high end pillow top mattresses with high thread count linens. Our upstairs bedrooms consist of one queen size bed and one king size that can be converted into two twins if necessary. In the downstairs bedroom we have a queen size bed. For the larger parties we have a very nice utility room that has bunk beds with a full size futon on the bottom. If you feel adventurous or just want to get away from the group you may want to 'ruff it' and spend a night in the loft of the Hidden Cove Boathouse (have to climb a rustic ladder) which has a full size mattress. At some high tides the water comes right under the boat house!
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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