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Katelyn Gross

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Ketchikan Vacation Rental - Executive 2 Bedroom Historic House

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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House with 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps a Maxium of 5)

This historic waterfront property is on a second story centrally located in downtown Ketchikan for easy access to all the seasonally bustling town has to offer. With three bedrooms(1 room with 1 twin, 2nd and 3rd room have full size beds), completely remodeled, and a great front sun room, the house is a good place from which to base your Ketchikan adventure or business trip. Avaliable from April thru October.

Keywords: Executive, Historic

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Katelyn Gross (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Katelyn Gross

I am Betsey Burdett and I purchased the home in 2008. After 3 years of renovations it was finally ready for guests in 2010. My son Jared and I own and run the 27 year old family business, Southeast Exposure, a kayaking, small boat and ropes and zipline company. This year we have installed three auto belay devices on our climbing wall, and a Zipstop for the new Ocean Zip. We now have 9 ziplines. Bikes are also available for rent in town at 1224 Tongass. Betsey just returned from another section of her paddling around Florida. She also likes baking, skiing, and being a host!

Katelyn Gross purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Katelyn Gross chose Alaska

The home of Marjorie Voss and her dad and mom has been a landmark in the community of Ketchikan since the early 1900's. Marjorie was an active community member and especially loved her dog, writing and cooking. She was legally blind from her youth and used an old typewriter. She was active in the Tongass Conservation Society and also the Friends of the Library. All her pictures are kept at the Tongass Historical Museum in town. She donated her house to the library. I thought it could be turned into something special and decided to pursue her goal of sharing it with guests by purchased it from the city of Ketchikan in 2008. As everyone might imagine, it wound up being a project with many permits, details and required lots of $ and a positive attitude including Army Corps for the deck (the tide comes in under) I thought someday this will be complete and the most sought after short term downtown rental. I hope that business people and cruise line executives,employees, and small families will find the place as it is so close to the docks and downtown. You won't need a car.

What makes this apartment unique

The house has a good comfortable feel to it and the house is set back off the street. Being downtown does have its advantages. There are museums, shopping, the USFS Discovery Center, Parnassas Books, Chinook and Company, Parnassus Books and many restaurants that you can walk to. Transportation is usually provided if you are going on tour, and there are cab companies, too. The Deer Mt. Trail is the 'local hike' and it is in great shape. These are some of the activities available from around town. Although we have no glaciers here, you just have to get out of town or out in our 'front yard' -that is, the water! There is an antique store next door, and a Lutheran Church next to that. It is near the docks if you like people watching.


based on 4 traveler reviews

Ketchikan Vacation Rental - Executive 2 Bedroom Historic House
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
Phoenix, Az

From Phoenix to Ketchikan

  • 4 of 5

My 2 teenagers and I had a great stay in Betsey's place. We covered a lot of ground in 3 days because of the Voss house location - we walked and biked to restaurants, shops and grocery store. We highly recommend southeast exposure for zipline and Knudson Cove Marina for a beautiful day on a skiff rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellingham, WA.

Quiet, beautiful views, home away from home!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here and we loved it! Full kitchen to cook meals, plenty of beds, porch with views. Walking distance to downtown and cab service is almost instant from this location if you need to venture further out. I especially liked watching the sea planes landing on the water. And as a mom it was so nice having a full laundry facility in the home. Hope I can come back someday.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orem, UT

Perfect stay in Ketchikan

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location across from the cruise ports. We watched the cruise ships come in every morning and sipped coffee. it's only a 5 minute walk to downtown. Loved walking through Creek Street after the cruise ships leave for the day. Beautify and peaceful. Rental has plenty of room with 3 bed rooms, kitchen, living room, full bath, and sitting area with a desk.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Ketchikan hangout!

  • 5 of 5

I loved watching the cruise ships come in. I thought they were going to dock in the living room!

I only had breakfast there but the kitchen was all set up with most everything you would need for cooking.. The beds are very comfortable. There is lots of room for people to spread out: a front glassed in room and a room between the living room and the bedrooms.The free blue "fish bus" that goes from one end of the town to the other is only one block away. You can take the water taxi to the airport across the street. There are stairs. Tub/shower is step over/no bars.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1222 Tongass Avenue, set back off the block.


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Tax Rate 6.5%

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Alaska Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
All brand new furniture and remodeled throughout. Up a flight of stairs, so not suitable for handicapped.

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