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CHARMING SOUTH TONGASS HOME - LIVE LIKE A LOCAL

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Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Owner
Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2015
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CHARMING SOUTH TONGASS HOME - LIVE LIKE A LOCAL

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Ketchikan House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome! Located six miles south of Ketchikan at Mountain Point, this family-friendly house is steps from the water, fishing, boat launch, and the scenic walking path to town. This home offers all you need for a long weekend or multiple-week stay in the Ketchikan vicinity, the perfect hub to exploring scenic Southeast Alaska.

Like you, we travel. And we know what we like: those extra touches that make for a relaxing, comfortable stay. Our goal is to provide simple, pleasing accommodations with everything you need to enjoy your time in Southeast Alaska.

Each bedroom features quality Queen-sized beds and high-count, 100% cotton linens and towels. Internet and phone access make your stay productive and allow you to keep in touch with friends, family and business. The home also features an interesting library of local lore and guidebooks. The 3-bedroom house, located closest to the water, is adjacent to a separate long-term rental house.

We are always available to answer your questions about local flora and fauna, with tips for an “insider” Alaska experience.

Easy transportation access is available via South Tongass highway, with the walking path from town nearby.

This home is perfect for the independent traveler who wishes to stay within the local community, with space for personal relaxation.

We are glad to recommend a diverse variety of guest services and activities: cruise, spa, fishing charter, area hiking trails.

Keywords: Family friendly, quiet neighborhood, South Tongass views, water view, Mountain Point, walking path, near boat launch, fishing, independent traveler

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Owner
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2015

About The Owner

Your hosts, Kent & Nicole, were raised in Utah before taking a respite to build a cabin on a wilderness island in Southeast Alaska. They later moved from the Wrangell area to Ketchikan, where they operated the local radio station for several years. As their next adventure, they explored the southern hemisphere, working abroad for more than a decade in Antarctica and New Zealand.

Nicole is a former newspaper and radio reporter, magazine editor and now is a natural resources attorney. After a long career in radio and television broadcast, Kent now leads technical projects for the National Science Foundation's U.S. Antarctic Program.

When not in the Lower 48 or southern hemisphere, Kent and Nicole can be found soaking up the rainforest at home in Ketchikan.

The Owner purchased this house in 1998

Why The Owner chose Ketchikan

This article, written by Nicole years ago for the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau media kit, helps explain why we keep returning to Ketchikan and consider it 'home:'

'Step onto the dock in Ketchikan and feel it – the rhythm of an island life. Time spent in a place where all roads circle back to center; where the day’s schedule ebbs and flows to the tides, daylight hours, and Alaska Airlines flight schedule. No corporate time clock or freeway traffic here. And any industrial noise is that of an occasional floatplane or the slap of a fishing boat’s lines flying ashore.

Bound to a single, sprawling community that stretches some 35 miles from one end of the developed road system to the other, residents of this Alaska town and associated rural borough appreciate a refined sense of cohesiveness that comes from living together in some isolation. At once gritty, eclectic, and yet strikingly civilized, there is something in Ketchikan’s island life that speaks to most everyone.'

What makes this house unique

This home provides a convenient headquarters for exploring the best of the Panhandle. Live like a local and experience the real Alaska.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Charming South Tongass Home - Live Like a Local
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
Venice, Florida
5

Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family and the owners were exceptionally accommodating. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Didn't want to leave

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough wonderful things about our experience in Ketchikan and the wonderful hospitality of the homeowners. The house was wonderful and exactly as described. The kitchen is well stocked and the beds are SUPER comfy! The homeowners are very friendly and whenever we had any questions they were only a phone call away and were very fast to respond. We spent time fishing, sight-seeing and shopping. We went on an air tour of the Misty Fjords and took about 1000 pictures...it is so amazingly beautiful. The weather cooperated with us and we only had a little bit of rain. Every day that we were there felt like such a blessing. We are already planning our next trip...and we will definitely want to stay in this home!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Woodside, CA
5

Your own beautiful home in a quiet area just south of Ketchikan

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely 3-bedroom home: clean, quiet, comfortable, beautifully furnished with just the essentials (not overstuffed/overdecorated), and a terrific deal. It is perhaps best suited for three couples since there are three equally nice bedrooms; a kid or two could bed down in the living room. The bedroom windows have peaceful views of the woods. The south-of-town location is fine if you have rented a car, and you will want to rent one (the taxi fares really add up so we switched to a rental car early on). The owners Kent and Nicole are friendly, helpful and tell great stories if you take the opportunity to visit with them. We would happily stay there again if we go back to Ketchikan, and knowing about this place makes it likely that we will.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Reno, NV
5

Great Place for R&R

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, hosts were excellent and the cookies were super! I would highly recommend

this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Shorewood, IL
4

Great accommodations

  • 4 of 5

A good comfortable accommodation a little ways out of town altho nothing is really far in Ketchikan. Only downside is you overlook a poorly kept residence with much junk in the yard out your main window to the water.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Pocatello, Idaho
5

flyfish

  • 5 of 5

Two sons, two grandsons and myself spent a week at the South Tongass Home. We were welcomed and helped with information. The home was very comfortable and clean. It was well supplied with cooking and eating utinsels. It is close to the "tourist visit sites", although we spent almost all of our time on the water--fishing and exploring the coast-line. (Spectacular) The early teenage boys missed a TV which is not in the home. We were busy enough and enough other activities that it was not an issue to us. We will stay again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

From $169 Per night

Ketchikan House Rental Rates

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Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 6.5%
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Amenities

Ketchikan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The couch is a queen-sized sofa sleeper. Linens are available for this bed in the laundry room cabinets.
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing

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