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Your private retreat on the beach at Paradise Cove


Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Contact the Owner


Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2015
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
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Your private retreat on the beach at Paradise Cove

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Haines House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom on its own beach with mountain and glacier views. Sleeps 7

Give yourself the gift of staying in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. The Paradise Cove house is set on its own secluded beach at Paradise Cove with breathtaking views of Rainbow Glacier and the snowcapped peaks of the Chilkat mountain range. Would you like to get away from the incessant chatter and demands of the 'outside' world? Here's a place where there is peace.

The charming, rustic house is sided with hand-split cedar shakes. Inside, it is spacious and sunny. The open plan downstairs allows for a pleasant flow of spaces. It has a fully equipped kitchen and a dining room with an amazing view.

A special feature of the house is that as well as the main house there is the attached annex with its light-filled sunroom. The main house and annex allow for separation for two parties or two families who are sharing the rental.

The main house and the annex each have their own new bathroom. The annex bathroom offers a shower. The main house bathroom provides both a shower and a tub.

Upstairs in the main house there is a queen bed in the master bedroom. The smaller upstairs bedroom has both a queen bed and a single bed.

The entire upstairs of the annex is a spacious bedroom with a queen sized bed, a rocking chair and a loveseat. Both the main house master bedroom and the annex bedroom have spectacular views.

Two Pack n' Play baby beds are available to accommodate little ones.

This is an Alaskan family house that is comfortable, spacious and well-heated, and offers all the amenities you need for an enjoyable stay.

The primary attraction of the house is its location on a private beach many think is the most beautiful in the Haines area.

You can fish from the beach in front of the house. If you bring your own sea kayak or rent one from a local company, you can launch from the beach and paddle down the peninsula to Chilkat Islands Marine Park.

Children enjoy the opportunity to play and run barefoot on the large lawn or sit on the grass. You can also sit in the comfortable chairs provided on the lawn and enjoy the view, or barbecue outdoors using the large Weber grill. Beyond the lawn on the beach you can sit around the campfire, toast marshmallows, and watch for the marine mammals that swim in to the bay - seals, sea lions, our resident otters, porpoise, and even whales.

Just over 6 miles from downtown Haines, Alaska, the Paradise Cove house is a five minute drive from the Chilkat State Park which has some of the best hiking trails in the area as well as a boat launch ramp.

Children are welcome at the Paradise Cove house. Sorry, but we can't accommodate pets.

To find the dates the Paradise Cove house is available that best work with your plans, please look at the calendar. It is updated regularly. Cancellations do occur, so if the dates you want show as booked, it's worth checking back to see if they have opened up.

More Details
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Cecily (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2015

About Cecily

Your hosts live on Paradise Cove a few minutes' walk from the Paradise Cove House. We enjoy the outdoor recreational opportunities available here. This is our home base, but we travel widely to both remote rural places and bustling, cosmopolitan cities. We like gaining the perspective travel gives us on our home and our way of living.

Why Cecily chose Haines

The Paradise Cove House was built by the current owner's family, and he grew up there. The family hand-split the thick cedar shakes that protect the outside of the house and give it such special character. The flower and vegetable gardens were carved out of the wilderness soil and are still thriving. Together, the family planted the orchards of cherry, plum and apple trees that produce delicious fruit each year.

This house has a tradition of being a welcoming place, where friends and neighbors could always find a cup of coffee and a piece of pie.

Now we continue that tradition of Alaskan hospitality by welcoming to this warm and happy home the visitors who come to enjoy the marvelous scenery and activities this area has to offer.

What makes this house unique

The Paradise Cove House harks back to a simpler, and some would say a better, time. The house provides guests more than a homey and comfortable place to stay. It offers the opportunity to experience an Alaskan lifestyle. You can check your email or surf the web using the WiFi, or watch a DVD on the house's television sets, but there is no television programming available. Instead, the well-stocked bookshelves offer an eclectic variety of reading material. You can enjoy the puzzles and board games available in the house. The spotting scope and binoculars provided invite you to notice the wildlife outside your windows.

You can relax indoors or laze on the lawn or beach. You can pursue any of a wide variety of outdoor activities. Whatever you do it will be real, and you will do it yourself or with the person (people) you've chosen to share this experience.

We offer you an experience that is unique in today's world, the qualities we value most about this lifestyle: connection with a place of incomparable natural beauty; connection with each other; connection with yourself. Serenity.

Because of the delightful, authentic lifestyle this place offers, you will remember your time at the Paradise Cove house as we do: fondly, and perhaps forever.

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 3
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.
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based on 22 traveler reviews

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Your private retreat on the beach at Paradise Cove
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 22 reviews
Northwest Washington

Paradise Indeed

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Paradise Cove House for a week with another couple. The house was perfect for two couples with completely separate bedrooms and bathrooms. Besides the amazing view, the house had everything to offer: many, many books, many small appliances (slow cooker, mixer, etc.), plenty of dishes/glasses/utensils. Everything was spotless. There were plenty of towels and nice linens on the beds. But did I mention the view???? We loved Haines and the area and enjoyed getting to know Cecily and Mark. A five star trip in a five star location - perfect for our first trip to Alaska.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Juneau, Alaska

A Perfect place for relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Paradise Cove consists of a wonderful old rustic beachfront home that has stunning views of the Chilkat Mountain Range and the hanging Rainbow Glacier. The house is typical of old Alaska, with recent upgrades that made our stay a very comfortable one. Our stay consisted of 4 wonderful days, which went by much too quickly. We intend to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Whitehorse, Yukon

The Traveller

  • 5 of 5

The cottage has a unique rustic charm, magnificent views, lovely gardens and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Fun Girls Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a gorgeous setting!! The description and photos were 100% accurate in reflecting

the beautiful property on the beach. The hostess was prompt and friendly with the arrangements for our stay. Everything was very clean and in order when we arrived. With the two separate sections, we three friends each had our own bedroom and could spend time together visiting, playing games, relaxing in the lawn chairs, or privately, as we chose.

Quite a bit of our time was spent exploring Haines; we plan on returning and having more time to just relax and enjoy the view at the house! The only amenity not available in the house was a washer/dryer. Couldn't figure out how to rate the stay as a 4 1/2 star only for this reason, so went with the 5th star for the overall wonderful time we had! The hostess mentioned a nice laundromat in town; the evening we spent washing clothes there was even delightful, as the facility is "clean and pleasant" (just as Cecily said it was).

The owner has a little gift shop of (mostly) local art and gifts in her office (when it's open), and each of us left her shop with several treasures. How can you beat shopping and playing cards with friends while your laundry is swishing in the machines?!

The verdict from all three friends: We loved the house, the view, the peaceful setting, and Haines in general; we will be back!!

I would definitely recommend the property to others who are seeking a peaceful, gorgeous setting, quaint and comfortable house and many outdoor opportunities in the entire surrounding area. Thank you so much Cecily and Mark for opening your house to visitors!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Palm Springs, CA

Paradise Cove House in Haines, Alaska

  • 5 of 5

The house was quaint and comfortable with a spectacular view of the water and Rainbow Glacier. It is situated 6 miles from town but the drive out is beautiful. I would gladly recommend staying there to any one.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Wonderful Hosts, Breathtaking Property

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 (2 adults, 3 teens) stayed at the Paradise Cove house for 8 days following 5 days of kayaking out on Glacier Bay. We had plenty of room to spread out, and everything was clean and tidy for our stay. The bathrooms have been very recently updated, and we were completely satisfied overall. This is a very quiet and private part of Haines, which was exactly what we wanted. The views are just as shown in the photos - spectacular. One of the heating units went out during our stay, but Mark had it diagnosed and replaced the same day!!! Amazing!!! The kitchen is fully stocked with everything one might need, including a mixer for that impromptu cake or quick bread. I wish my knives at home were as sharp! The kitchen contents might be older, but certainly serviceable, clean and complete. I'm picky about a clean kitchen and this was certainly fine. We require an especially clean kitchen as 2 of us are strictly gluten free, and had no issues at all. We will certainly be back, and this is definitely our first choice property for Haines.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Car: necessary

The Paradise Cove House is just over 6 miles from downtown Haines. Haines is a small community at the head of the Inside Passage. The town is surrounded by mountains rising up to 7,000 feet above the fjord.

In town there is an amazingly good library that was named the Best Small Library in America by the Library Journal in 2005. Free Internet service and an extensive collection of books, magazines and DVDs are available at the library.

Haines has an excellent small museum that provides the visitor with a good sense of the history of the area, and offers shows of work by local artists.

The Chilkat Center for the Arts in the historic Port Chilkoot area of town offers a variety of performances sponsored by the Haines Arts Council.

The town of Haines affords all the facilities needed for a stay in the area: grocery stores, including Mountain Market, an organic food store and cafe; restaurants; a laundromat; a bank with an ATM; medical services at the clinic; and shops selling outdoor equipment and local arts and crafts.

The Extreme Dreams gallery is a short walk from the Paradise Cove House and displays for view and purchase the work of a diverse group of local artists.

The Chilkat State Park is a five minute drive from the Paradise Cove House, and offers some of the area's best hiking trails as well as a boat launch ramp.

There are lakes in the area where you can go canoeing or kayaking, gliding silently by the banks where you may see moose or even bears. The valley's rivers offer rafting and river kayaking opportunities. And you can launch your sea kayak from the beach at the Paradise Cove House.

Fishing for salmon or Dolly Varden Arctic char in season is readily accessible on the fjords, the Chilkat and Chilkoot Rivers, and the lakes. Fishing charters are available.

The quiet roads with little traffic are perfect for carefree bicycling, and there are many routes on rougher tracks where mountain biking can be enjoyed.

Local tour guides offer biking, hiking, sea-kayaking, river rafting and wildlife-viewing tours.

Whether you like hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, or just relaxing in a comfortable chair and enjoying the long, late light, summer is a perfect time to visit. The meadows and shorelines are blooming with a riot of wildflowers.

Haines hosts the Southeast Alaska State Fair in late July, with live music, displays of regional garden produce and animals, programs and rides for kids. Year-round the fairgrounds are home to galleries, a restaurant and the award winning Haines Brewing Company micro-brewery.

In the fall months, Haines is home to the largest gathering of bald eagles anywhere in the world. Photographers, birdwatchers and naturalists come from many countries to view the large numbers of these magnificent birds in their beautiful setting, along the pristine Chilkat River. The fall Bald Eagle festival features talks and programs about the eagles.


Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Haines House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Rates are calculated by occupancy. 1-4 guests: $200/night, $1350/week. $50/night for each additional guest. 5 guests: $250/night, $1700/week. 6 guests: $300/night, $2050/week. 7 guests (max): $350/night $2400/week. Children less than two years old stay free. Guests two or older count for rate calculation. 3 night minimum stay. 2 night stays may sometimes be possible with a cleaning fee.
A $200 deposit is required to reserve the house. It is fully refundable with notice of cancellation 60 days prior to arrival date, or if the house re-books up to 30 days prior to arrival date. It converts to a damage/cleaning deposit on arrival and is refunded postmarked within 14 days of departure when house is left in good condition, with normal wear. Payment for your stay is due at check out.
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Haines House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The spotless bathrooms are new and fresh. Soft towels are provided with ample towel bars for maximum occupancy. Convenient shelves and vanity drawers provide plenty of storage for personal items.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , A Pack 'n Play baby bed is available
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Another Pack n' Play baby bed is available
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Spotting scope; binoculars; well-stocked bookshelves; puzzles and games; lawn chairs and beach for outdoor meals; some balls, etc. for outdoor play; campfire site on beach.

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