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Ketchikan Vacation Rental - Executive 3 Bedroom Historic House

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

This historic waterfront property is on a third 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


Owner
Katelyn Gross
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

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 30 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.

Amenities

Ketchikan Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
All brand new furniture and remodeled throughout. Up a flight of stairs, so not suitable for handicapped.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Ketchikan Vacation Rental - Executive 3 Bedroom Historic House
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews
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Voss House

  • 5 of 5

The Voss House property was wonderful! It was clean, comfortable, very modern, and in a prime location. It had every single comfort of home. You can tell that this home is loved and well cared for. This is the best VRBO that we have ever stayed in.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Where to start? Well, the view. We spent a lot of time on the porch. Which brings us to the great set of directions left for us. I read four books, loved to learn about the house and its former owner, looked at her books and browsed the Alaska books. My sister had a broken leg and was in a wheelchair (she broke one leg and sprained the other ankle three days before our trip), but she got up and down with the help of crutches, hence porchtime. We fished for three days and ate a salmon dinner in your house. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, nice place.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay. Perfect for our group!

  • 4 of 5

We had four guys on a fishing trip. The house was comfortable, reasonably priced, and walking distance to restaurants and town.

Bill

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

Great location and cozy place. We were a group of 4 and were very comfortable during our stay. Much recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Voss House 8/27 - 8/30/16 - Five Gold Stars!

  • 5 of 5

The Voss House: Clean, quaint, charming, historic, and an enjoyable and relaxing atmosphere. My husband and I stayed here in late August for a salmon fishing excursion we had booked to celebrate a milestone anniversary. Our stay was delightful. We much enjoyed the history of the Voss House as much as actually being physically there and experiencing it. When we arrived, we were surprised to see that the owner had even provided breakfast treats, laundry detergent and bathroom toiletries and essentials. It was like being at a hotel, but better. Also having a washer and dryer in the apartment was very convenient. I loved the sunroom and the library which were very cozy and warm. We watched the cruise ships pull into the berths and depart. We found the location to be great in that it was walking distance from various restaurants and shops and across the street from the pier.

We rented a car while there and found easy parking close by on the street each night. I would recommend renting a car as you would be able to get around town more easily and be able to access and explore parts of Ketchikan you might not otherwise have a chance to.

Overall, I would highly recommend the Voss House to you, and I look forward to our next visit there while in Ketchikan. The thing I liked best about it is that it felt like a true home away from home.

I would also recommend you google the Voss House to learn about its history.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"see the island from the water...in your own boat! this is a guided trip in fast zodiac type..."
Burger Queen
"right across from the arctic bar, they deliver delicious beef, halibut and chicken burgers. ..."
Soho Coho
"fun place to browse, no sales pressure. artwork by locals. on creek street"
Chinook & Co
"The proprietor Linda has her own fish label, chinook in a can. Shelves of edibles to go wit..."
Totem Heritage Center
"short guided tours. there are a few preserved totems in the basement that were taken from n..."
Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's Tr
"entertaining. these guys have as much enthusiasm for the tour as they do for fishing! cove..."
Alaska Fish House
"good for lunch. great atmo, right on the water by the Lumberjack show. "
Parnassus Books
"good bookstore, not large, has a women's collection and an alaska collection, too"

1222 Tongass Avenue, set back off the block.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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