|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
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!
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
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!!!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
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|
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.
Hidden Cove Estate tax rate is one half the rate of rentals within city limits. Stays of 30 days or more: tax is capped at $25.00/mo.
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