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Hidden Cove Beach House- Ketchikan's Premiere Vacation Rental!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 BR plus utility room with Full/Single bunk beds , 2 BA, sleeps 8

Now taking reservations for 2018. 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. From the house and property 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 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 $250.00 to $350.00 per day depending on time of the season. 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 55" 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 2016 peak season so plan ahead! Check in time is 4 pm and check out is at 10:30 am.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About Kathy

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

Why Kathy chose Alaska

We feel this is the nicest most private beachfront location on our island. We feel extremely lucky to own it and to share the beauty with so many families and groups. We hope to see you soon at Hidden Cove. Book early as we have been (the last few years) almost fully booked for the next Peak season as early as September.

What makes this house unique

To have this remoteness and be conveniently located is truly amazing!


Ketchikan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , can convert to king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunkbed room/full futon bottom/single top
  • We know how important comfort is in a bed, especially when you travel. We have high end pillow top mattresses with high thread count linens. Our upstairs bedrooms consist of one queen size bed and one king size that can be converted into two twins if necessary. In the downstairs bedroom we have a queen size bed. For the larger parties we have a very nice utility room that has bunk beds with a full size futon on the bottom. If you feel adventurous or just want to get away from the group you may want to 'ruff it' and spend a night in the loft of the Hidden Cove Boathouse (have to climb a rustic ladder) which has a full size mattress. At some high tides the water comes right under the boat house!
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Hidden Cove Beach House- Ketchikan's Premiere Vacation Rental!
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
Petaluma, California

Wonderful Place!!!

  • 5 of 5

This beach house was better than the description said and it was clean and comfortable and the pictures don't do it justice. You have to see this place to believe it.

It rained the entire week we were in Ketchikan but it still was a great trip. The beach house at Hidden Cove was set up so beautifully, with homey touches. They had food in the fridge and cabinets to start off the week. We spent one whole day looking at the living room windows at the water. We were able to have family over where to sit and enjoy our selves. Since we were indoors a lot the movie collection was a great way to just relax.

We went to the Edgewater Inn Restaurant which is under new management and the food was delicious. We had 2 family dinners at the beach house and the kitchen is unbelievable, they have stocked it with everything you might need in the way of dishes and cookware.

The owners Kathy and Ray made us feel so welcome and are very nice and do their best to make your stay wonderful.

I can't say enough about this place!! I can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your generous feedback. As was mentioned in our personal email to you, we'll be very happy to see you back at Hidden Cove! Ray and Kathy
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100% Everything we'd hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

Hidden Cove is everything its claimed to be. We enjoyed a 7 night stay and this property was great. Beautiful location, great home, very accommodating/friendly hosts. The home was very clean and it was well stocked with everything needed to cook and keep clean. I would recommend Hidden Cove to anyone. We would love to stay here again, 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden Cove has been a great annual recurring experience, consistently accommodating and fabulous.

  • 5 of 5

We have truly appreciated the serenity of Hidden Cove, perfectly accommodating, Kathy and Ray – great hosts, and we just cannot say enough how we enjoy coming back each year!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We absolutely enjoy seeing your family and friends every year! Ray & Kathy
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  • 5 of 5

This home is simply amazing. Perfect location to watch the wildlife and get the true beauty of Alaska. Kathy and Ray make you feel like you are at home, they keep the cupboards well stocked with a variety of items. The ping pong & foosball table kept our family well entertained when we weren't fishing, whale watching, or sitting around the fire. We had 8 people 7 adults 1 child and this house was very comfortable. We plan to make a return visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream home in the woods and on the water - memories for a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 9-day stay at the Hidden Cove Beach House in Ketchikan Alaska. It was the vacation of a lifetime. Kathy and Ray supplied more than accommodations; they supplied a home - beautifully appointed, practically equipped and perfectly situated. The house is nestled privately in the woods yet sits facing the Tongass Narrows offering peaceful ocean vistas with fish jumping in the water and eagles nesting in the trees on the property. It was private yet close to conveniences. It's almost unimaginable to have all this in one location.

The location is a few miles away from town shopping and dining yet minutes away from hikes in wooded solitude where rainforest waterfalls are to the right and the peaceful waters lap to shore on the left. And for the sports-minded, the fishing was extraordinary. Plus we rented 2 double kayaks for 6 of the days and between 9 of us, they were used every day. Great fun and great exercise.

The house itself was wonderful. The beds were as comfortable as you would expect to find in a luxury hotel. The kitchen was made for cooking and fully equipped. The great room was, well, great, with large windows for sweeping views over the narrows and unforgettable sunsets.

Our only complaint was that we couldn't stay longer. But we'll certainly return.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ray and I are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we'll look forward to your next visit. I especially enjoyed your sense of humor! Thanks for being so much fun. Kathy
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Love this place and the owners

  • 5 of 5

this home is wonderful. The views are amazing. The wildlife you get to see right in the backyard is unbelievable. The house itself self it immaculate. Kathy and Ray are exceptional hosts, making you feel so welcome as soon as you open the door. I have rented homes at the Outer Banks (NC) for years and none of them held a candle to Hidden Cove. I want to thank Ray and Kathy for making our trip to Alaska the most memorable, enjoyable, relaxing time we have ever had on a vacation. We vowed to return to Hidden Cove again soon however with the unexpected passing of my partner I'm not sure I'll be able to return. So I do thank you Kathy and Ray for sharing this home with folks so they can witness such a beautiful area and make memories that in my case mean more now than you will ever know.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. We remember your family with great fondness and you'll always be special to us. With heavy hearts, Ray and Kathy Lapinski
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Nearest Airport
8.7 Miles
Ketchikan International Airport
Nearest Ferry
8.6 Miles
Alaska Marine Highway Ferry terminal

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 on 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


Rates & Availability

Ketchikan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 PEAK
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
2018 Peak
May 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.5%

PEAK SEASON RATE IS FOR 4 GUESTS plus $50.00/night for each additional guest including children. Off season rate is for 3 guests plus $35.00/night for each additional guest including children on the daily rate, $25.00/night for each additional guest if rented by the week. Stays less than 7 nights will be considered to fill empty nights. Damage protection fee may be added for some reservations.
DISCOUNTED RATES: October-April weekly & monthly rates available.
Stays of 30 days or more: tax is capped at $25/month. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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