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Waterfront Beach House/Stunning Views - Coho Beach House

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 180 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

It is with mixed emotions that we have come to the decision to change our vacation rental to a year-long rental. It has been a joy sharing Coho Beach House with our guests, but we find our lives transitioning to a time when we want more freedom in our summer schedule. We currently have a lease agreement for 2018, but if you're looking further out, please check in with us. We will not be maintaining our VRBO listing, but will still be on Facebook.

Maura Odell
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 31, 2017

About Maura Odell

Friends for 40 years, partners in Coho Beach House since 2004. The Odells and the Hooks dreamed of living near the water for years, and when they became owners of this property it was a dream come true. Both couples live on 'The Point' by the beach house, and are available if needed, but also respect the privacy of guests. Three are life-long Alaskans, and the fourth has been here since 1979, so this is home for us.

Maura Odell purchased this house in 2004

Why Maura Odell chose Ketchikan

The location of the beach house is known in the community as having the best sunsets in the area.

The beach house was built in the late '40's or early '50's and had been well used and loved by many, but it was in dire need of repair.

We considered demolishing it, but instead rebuilt it from the pilings to the roof. The interior layout remains the same, but it's much more comfortable now.

It was truly a labor of love, and we love to share its charm with our guests.

What makes this house unique

Outstanding wildlife viewing at your door. Watch the tide come and go; seals, sea lions, and the occasional whales swim by; and eagles in flight from the windows and deck at Coho Beach House.

The stairs to the beach offer easy access for tide pool exploring.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our adventure to Ketchikan. Your guesthouse is so warm and cozy, it was nice to come “home” to at the end of the day. It has been so relaxing and awesome. We were able to see some wonderful wildlife while sitting at the house such as Killer Whales (thanks to Dan for the call), seals, starfish and a few Bald Eagles. Our timing for our trip did limit our ability to enjoy many of the tourist attractions, but being able to sit and look at such a wonderful view made up for it since I’m not sure we would have wanted to be gone a lot anyway.Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece of heaven. We will be back.
Sep 2008
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Ketchikan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower only, with heated tile floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) Comfortable beds with high thread count sheets.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Wrap around deck with stairs to private beach. Two kayaks available for use in the Ward Cove area.


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Waterfront Beach House/Stunning Views - Coho Beach House
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 58 reviews
Culver City, CA

Absolutely amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

This week ended up being a dream experience! The Coho Beach House is super comfy and clean. The views from the deck and every room in the house are magnificent. We have been in awe of our beautiful surroundings all week. We don't want to leave...

We saw a whale, fed cod to eagles, saw a sweet deer walking along the rocks, and fished almost every day. It was a dream.

It's obvious how much pride the owners have in this house from the minute you walk in. I really enjoyed looking at the book that they put together, documenting the rebuilding of the house. You can tell it was a labor of love!

We are so grateful that we were able to have this experience. We're sad to leave but we plan on coming back again someday! Thank you so much for having us!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. It was a pleasure having you, and thank you for the salmon treats you left for us!
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North Carolina

Vacation Cabin

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful cabin! We really enjoyed our vacation there. We got a chance to see and film a couple of killer whales coming through and the bald eagles woke us up on more than one occasion in the mornings. Couldn't have asked for a finer wake up call!!

This was our first visit to Alaska and we hope to return. Thanks for letting us stay in your sweet cabin!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Coho Beach house was absolutely AMAZING!!! It was the perfect beginning and ending to each unbelievable day of our stay in Ketchikan. The house was very nicely equipped, but most importantly, the views from the front deck were PRICELESS!!! We saw Eagles, Sea Lions, Starfish, Jellyfish, a Walrus (maybe... Too big to be a sea lion), and many other birds right in front of the house. Stunning, for sure! We hiked numerous trails while in Ketchikan and experienced breathtaking scenery. Coho Beach house only made our trip more perfect!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That big blondie was a sea lion, the smaller ones are the seals that hang out in the cove. So glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Winter Haven Florida

Delightful, get away where you can soak in the beauty of Alaska from your living room.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, beautiful and well furnished. Comfy beds, well stocked kitchen, and a six seater table. The views out the windows were constantly changing. We saw amazing sunsets from the deck as we grilled out. The kayaks provided so much fun for my husband and I and 2 adult sons. We saw seals, eagles and bears while we were kayaking. The hosts were very helpful and even gave us home caught silver salmon and smoked salmon to enjoy. The yard was beautifully kept and added to the beauty. So glad we got in on staying here. Glorious!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from Ketchikan from our stay at the Coho house and this house is an absolute gem. Not far from town but far enough to feel out on your own, the house has everything you might want or need. WIFI was strong consistent, house was super clean, beds comfy, kitchen stocked, kayaks and fishing poles available.. not sure about the TV because the views were so awesome we never turned it on! We could have never left the house and stared out the windows for a week! It did rain, ALOT, but as we looked at our I pad to pick a place to eat..LOOK, a pod of orcas! Where else can you whale watch while sitting on the couch?!

Sadly, the house will be changing to a long term rental but we felt grateful to have stayed there befor it did, and if you ever decide to sell it, give us a call!

Thanks, Maureen and Scot

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 4 of 5

I rented this beach house for 4 days w/ my adult son & 2 brothers. The house & location were great. We enjoyed fishing off the deck. Sleeping was a little difficult for the 4 of us w/ 2 double beds & a fold out couch.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Classic Tours
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Ketchikan International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Edgewater Inn
Nearest Ferry
3.25 Miles
Alaska Marine Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Edgewater Inn
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Coho Private Beach
Car: recommended

Especially in May and June, the eagles and seals are around daily. Later in the summer you can pick fresh red and blue huckleberries just outside the kitchen for your pancakes.

Year round beach combing and tidepool exploring. Kayak into Ward cove to see the seals, or cruise aroung the Channel Islands.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.5%

Reduced rate for stays of 7 or more days. Rate includes 4 guests.
Discounted rates are available September-May for extended stays.
Stays of 30 days or more have a maximum tax charge of $65.00 inside the city limits.
Located at the border of the city limits, we are subject to higher tax rates, but we are also conveniently located to both outdoor recreation areas and in-town shopping and entertainment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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