ANGLERS DREAM SELF GUIDED FISHING. BOAT RENTAL. PRIVATE BEACH, DOCK & SPA.

Kim Kirby

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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ANGLERS DREAM SELF GUIDED FISHING. BOAT RENTAL. PRIVATE BEACH, DOCK & SPA.

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House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 12)

Here's to a fantastic fishing year with tight lines for 2014!

Live the Alaskan dream; a house on the water with a rental boat waiting at the dock, ready to go on a self guided fishing adventure or exploring! Located in a calm cove on a beautiful beach with a private fishing pier we are just minutes away from the prime salmon and halibut fishing grounds. Dungeness crab are thick in the bay just a 15 minute boat ride away. Crab pots and cooker are provided!

Why Ketchikan for self guided fishing?

Great variety of both saltwater and freshwater fishing.

Large runs of all five species of salmon; nearby halibut holes; Ling Cod; Red Snapper; excellent Dungeness crab grounds 20 minutes from house.

All weather fishing; the ability to fish open ocean water nearby and protected inside waters.

Be on the water the same day you leave home; Ketchikan is a direct 1.5 hour flight from Seattle.

Why Pennock Island for self guided fishing?

A ten minute boat run from the airport, you will be fishing the day you land.

Great mid way location between south and north fishing grounds.

15 minute run to excellent crab fishing grounds.

24 hour use of boat with no curfew.

Herring and crab bait on site.

On site facilities for processing.

No need to rent a car, quicker to access town with the boat and no parking issues.

Five minute run to town for shopping and restaurants.

Authentic Alaskan home milled from lumber on the land.

High end kitchen appliances, knives and pans.

Support 24/7 if you need it.

On site guide/deckhand.

Oh yes - and a stunning sunset location with a hot tub!

Peak seasons for fish species in our area:

King Salmon: May, June and July.

Silver Salmon: July, August, September.

Halibut: June, July, August, September.

Our home is set on Pennock Island, a three minute boat ride from Ketchikan. There are no noisy roads here, just trails leading along the beach and through the forest. Pennock Island has all the advantages of being minutes away by boat from shopping, restaurants and attractions but a world away from the hustle and bustle.

Relax after a day on the water on the expansive decks overlooking the water, perfect for cooking your catch on the BBQ. A hydrotherapy spa faces west for relaxing soaks as the sun sets.

We have four boats to choose from for your self guided fishing adventure or you can visit with your own boat. We can arrange for a charter fishing captain if you are not ready for a self guided trip.

We have four rental boats available for your fishing adventures. Both Hewescraft boats are high quality aluminum boats designed for fishing. Our open skiff is ideal for people who are looking for a runaround boat:

2005 20' Hewescraft Sportsman offers a fuel efficient 90 hp motor fully equipped to fish with downriggers. The Sportsman has a canvas cover top and more inside seating and works well if you are a group of four or more. Offers maximum comfort for four fishing. Priced at $299 per day.

2009 20' Sportsman. Canvas top. 115hp Yamaha, 8hp kicker, electric downriggers, pot puller, spring seating, extended transom. $349/day.

2013 20' Hewescraft Pro V Hard top extended transom. Offers a deeper hull for a smoother ride, a wider beam and more deck space with built in insulated fish box, wash down, hydraulic steering and electric trim tabs. Trucker seats offer a smooth ride and a built in stereo to listen to the radio or bring your iphone or pod to cruise to your own tunes. Powered with a fuel efficient 150hp Honda and a 8hp kicker. This boat arrived here brand spanking new in May and is a joy to run. She is also rigged with downriggers and is ready to fish and provides the ultimate comfort for up to groups of four. Rents at $399 per day.

Open 16' aluminium skiff, perfect for running to town and fishing closer to the house in calm weather. Bring good raingear and rubber boots. $150 per day.

Fishing poles for salmon and halibut are available for a $5/day charge per pole. Clients are responsible for providing their own tackle.

There is no time curfew on self guided fishing boat rentals which means you can get the 4am bite. Arrival day for boat hire is charged at a half day rate.

Herring bait and crab bait are available for sale in the fish processing area. No need to keep running back to town and a guaranteed supply of herring which often sells out in town.

We provide a courtesy pick up upon your arrival in Ketchikan at either the airport or in town. We will pick you upon arrival at the baggage claim and bring you to the house so you can drop your luggage off. We will then give you an orientation on the boat and go over the rental agreement and our local area. Our check in time is not until 4pm but you can use the boat to go and get your groceries and get a jump on the fishing while we are getting the house ready. The first day’s rental will only be billed as a half day. We do not rent the house without a boat rental, unless you are coming with your own boat.

On your departure day, check out is at 10am, we can either drop you at the airport or in town. Alaska Airlines will allow bags to be checked in four hours prior to departure and there is a small ferry you can then take to the town side if you want to spend your last hours visiting town.

Guests renting a boat will receive a familiarization trip of the boat, the local area and fishing grounds. If you are new to fishing for salmon with downriggers we strongly suggest using a charter captain for your first morning. This way you can learn hands on the techniques, depths and areas that produce fish. This will take the guesswork out of your self guided fishing and be a more productive trip for you. We have two enthusiastic and patient captain's we recommend who are willing to teach as they fish!

Our home was built by hand from yellow cedar trees cut from the surrounding forest and milled locally and offers:

Upper floor:

Large king bedroom with one king bed and two twin beds. Exceptional water and forest views.

Lower floor:

1 bedroom with queen and 2 singles. Water and forest views.

1 bedroom with queen bed with garden and forest views.

1 bedroom with one twin bed. Garden and forest views.

And a small loft bedroom accessed by a hidden drop down stair offers a single twin bed. Suitable for teens who like the hideaway, however it has a very low ceiling height for adults and is awkward to access with the narrow ladder.

Bedrooms are provided with high thread count cotton linens.

Our home offers a wonderful beach for exploring right outside the front door with excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. Trails lead to remote beaches on the backside of the island. Here you can wander the beach in solitude beachcombing or relaxing in peace with a book.

Your hosts Kim and Richard live nearby and are available to help with any concerns during your stay. We enjoy sharing the island lifestyle and you are welcome to join in island adventures; beach combing the back side of the island, hiking in the forest and muskeg; towing home a beach log for firewood, splitting and stacking wood for winter or going crabbing for Dungeness Crab.

Concierge services are also available: housekeeping services; full or partial catering; daily guiding for fishing; beach combing and remote hiking.

We look forward to seeing you here!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle

Kim Kirby

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Kim Kirby is your host at Pennock Island.

Kim is originally from England and came to Ketchikan in 1990, kayaking here from Juneau a trip that lasted three months. Paddling the Inside Passage was the start of a long love affair with Southeast Alaska and Pennock Island offered a wonderful way to continue to live close to the water with a few more amenities!

Kim started and ran a kayak company in Ketchikan for 12 years before finding the perfect island getaway on Pennock Island in 2005.

She has five acres on Pennock and enjoys sharing the island lifestyle with guests visiting from around the world.

She has her US Coastguard Captain's license and a flying license and enjoys float plane flying around the local area.

She is happy to share with you what makes Alaska so special, be it on the water fishing, hiking the ridge tops or beach combing.

Kim Kirby purchased this house in 2005

Being on the water in SE Alaska is pure joy and living an island lifestyle with no roads means you are on the water all the time. Forget the stress of cars and roads and noise. Here you live a life set to the rythym of wind and tides.

The dog can run free and is the alarm bell when visitors show up at the front door, which is the dock that stretches across the tidal beach.

Snug Harbor House is the last inhabited house on the grid. Beyond is the wilder back side where you can walk the beach for about a mile with no other person in sight.

The interior of the island is untouched and is great to explore following deer trails through the rainforest and muskeg.

People are pretty scarce on the island and it is always a joy to share time chatting if you bump into one another in the bay or along the beaches.

Snow's Cove on Pennock Island offers all the advantages of living a life without roads and cars and all the benefits of a town within a short five minute boat ride. Privacy, peace, wildlife and woodland walks and just plain messing about in a boat are all here.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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.

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Ketchikan Alaska
Southern California
5

GREAT TRIP!

  • 5 of 5
Location, home and amenities were outstanding! Owner's were extremely helpful and courteous. Going back again in August, can't wait! Would recommend this to friends and relatives.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Anglers Dream Self Guided Fishing. Boat rental. Private beach, dock & spa.
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Ketchikan Alaska
Victoria, TX
5

THE NO STRESS EXPRESS

  • 5 of 5
This Alaska property is a treasure. Excellent location, accomodations, equipment and superb hosts.

This was a guys trip to relax, fish and sightsee. We excelled in every catagory. Kim and Richard lined up a floatplane tour for us (conveviently dockside pick up at the house), all the best fishing spots, crab grounds and what to do locally. The crab boil that they did for us was OUTSTANDING!

If you are looking for a quality property, excellent location, excellent boats and equipment and wonderful hosts for your "Alaska at my pace" trip, look no more.
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Anglers Dream Self Guided Fishing. Boat rental. Private beach, dock & spa.
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Ketchikan Alaska
Norfolk, VA
5

EPIC VACATION

  • 5 of 5
What an incredible trip! This was the single best fishing experience and vacation of my life. I spent a week at Kim's place with my father and his buddy. We fished at least 8 hours a day every single day and ate fish for dinner and breakfast. The experience was so incredible that we never got tired and never wanted to return home. The boat and setup is incredible and extremely user friendly. I have fished freshwater, inshore, and off shore on the east cost my entire life; but never had an experience quite like this. With the location, boat, and tackle you are catching salmon, rockfish, and halibut whenever you want to. It is truly set up for any person to fish whether you are a novice or an expert. I will be going back again and again; and I'm tyring to convince my family we need to move to Ketchikan. Oh, and the house and scenery are better than words and pictures could every portray. I will recommend this to anyone who will listen for the rest of my life. Just don't book my week!
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Anglers Dream Self Guided Fishing. Boat rental. Private beach, dock & spa.
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Ketchikan Alaska
Southport, North Carolina
5

SOUTHERN BOYS IN ALASKA

  • 5 of 5
We came to fish and the fishing was beyond our expectations, but we found so much more.
The house is comfortable, the kitchen has every amenity you could want and the hot tub is so relaxing
after a long day of fishing. The view from the house is beautiful and we lost count of all the Bald Eagles
we saw. Kim and Richard, you are so much more than good hosts, you are now our friends. We are
planning to come back next year.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Anglers Dream Self Guided Fishing. Boat rental. Private beach, dock & spa.
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Ketchikan Alaska
Charlotte NC
5

EXCELLENT TRIP!

  • 5 of 5
We vacationed at Kim's cabin on Pennock Island last week and it was so much more than we expected. Kim owns a cozy cabin with the BEST view of Ketchikan sunsets (however short they may be in an Alaskan summer)! The cabin is well-equipped with anything you might need. We had so much fun exploring the island shoreline in the early mornings. We also opted to rent the fishing boat that is available for rent throughout the stay. We hired Richard to show us the ropes on the first day. After that, we were good to go and actually caught Kings on our own!!! We dropped crab pots one morning and a few hours later, we had enough dungeoness crab to feed 7 people!! (I must say, Kim knows the correct way to have an Alaskan crab boil!). Of course, Edo (Kim's dog) may have received a sneaky salmon snack or two during our stay. We will definitely return.
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Anglers Dream Self Guided Fishing. Boat rental. Private beach, dock & spa.
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Ketchikan Alaska
Fairbanks, Alaska
5

GREAT ANNIVERSARY TRIP

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here as a treat to ourselves on our 25th anniversary. Could not have asked for a nicer experience. Kim and Richard were very helpful with all things including picking up and returning us to the ferry terminal. The house was lovely and the new boat was perfect for fishing and whale watching.
We would come back and do this again in a heartbeat.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Ketchikan International
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Alaska Marine Highway
Nearest Beach
In front of house
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
First City Saloon
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Annabelles Keg and Chowder House
Car: not necessary

Beach front living on an island in SE Alaska with a boat outside the front door, ready to go fishing or exploring our area which is only accessible by water.

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Availability & Rates

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Ketchikan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring King Fishing
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$498
$3,138
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $99 per night, per additional guest
 
September Silver Fishing
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$498
$3,138
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $99 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$698
$4,398
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $99 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.5%
Notes $698 up to four guests. Additional guests $99/ night. 10% discount on 7 night stay.
Sportsman:$299/day.
Pro V ET:$399/day.
Lund skiff:$150/day.
Sales tax on boats is 2.5%
50% deposit to book. Remainder due 90 days prior.
Cancellations fully refundable with 90 days notice.
Fishing poles:$5/pole.
Housekeeping available:$35/day

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Ketchikan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Elevator
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Loft - 1 twin/ single , Drop down ladder, low head room.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , ocean view. patio doors onto waterfront deck.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
Notes:
Fish processing area, vacumn packer and large freezer to store your catch.
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