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Kathy

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

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

33 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Ketchikan House Rental Photos and Description

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

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. Looking out your windows 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 summer 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 $200.00 per day. 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 45' 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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Kathy (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

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

Reviews

5
based on 33 traveler reviews

Hidden Cove Beach House- Ketchikan's Premiere Vacation Rental!
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
5

Amazing

  • 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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5

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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5

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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5

Relaxing and nature at its best

  • 5 of 5

My family wanted to get away from the heat of Phoenix and experience some scenery and nature. We made the best decision renting this home in Ketchikan.

Before we arrived Kathy was very easy to communicate with. She had the house ready early since our plane arrived before check in. When we drove in, a family of eagles flew overhead welcoming us. Kathy too drove over to welcome us and explained how a few things worked. The nature trail was out of a fairy tale. The beach was covered with colorful starfish and many other sea creatures. A friendly seal popped his head up to say hello. There was an otter that also shared the beach. Our favorite night was sitting at the fire-pit listening to the whales blowing water. We went salmon fishing with Jim Moody but the fish weren't hungry, but the eagles put on a show. We flew to Misty Fiords with Michelle. The scenery was beautiful and we saw a bear splashing in the water and several mountain goats. The hiking trails near ketchikan are great. The house is the best. There is everything you can think of. If you need to watch a movie, they have tons. The kitchen has all of the basic cooking needs such as: sugar, oil, coffee, butter, and spices. Ray and Kathy also buy breakfast supplies that are waiting for you. The beds were more comfortable than mine at home. You can't go wrong! We have told everyone we know!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional Home and Hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Five nights was not enough in this home. It is fantastic!!! For our first time in Alaska this home was perfect. Our family of five so enjoyed the beautiful home and the quiet setting. Waking up each morning to watch cruise ships coming in and the fishing boats headed out, listening to eagles talking and watching whales spout. The location makes it so easy to get to Ketchikan and the marina's. Kathy met us at the house and was so helpful with all our questions. The house is stocked with everything that you need including breakfast items. The weather was beautiful and we enjoyed having a fire outside every evening. Thank you Kathy and Ray for sharing your home!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and it was my pleasure to meet your wonderful family! Ray and I would be very happy to see you back at Hidden Cove soon. Kathy
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5

Excellent. Nothing else to be said. Simply excellent.

  • 5 of 5

It was so unexpected to walk into a place that felt just like home, but in a better condition.

There was everything you need. Everything, down to the smallest detail. The home was right on the beach with incredible views. I wake up often in the middle of the night, and it was wonderful to be able to go out to the living room, with heated floors, and take in the beautiful Alaskan scenery.

The kids had a fun in the boat house, and the adults enjoyed coffee outside on the rocking benches.

I would very highly recommend this place. A real bargain for what you get.

As my husband said, it's better than the Ritz.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Ketchikan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2017 PEAK
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 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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Amenities

Ketchikan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 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:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • 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

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