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Charming South Tongass Home - Live Like a Local

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Ketchikan House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome! Located six miles south of Ketchikan at Mountain Point, this family-friendly house is steps from the water, fishing, boat launch, and the scenic walking path to town. This home offers all you need for a long weekend or multiple-week stay in the Ketchikan vicinity, the perfect hub to exploring scenic Southeast Alaska.

Like you, we travel. And we know what we like: those extra touches that make for a relaxing, comfortable stay. Our goal is to provide simple, pleasing accommodations with everything you need to enjoy your time in Southeast Alaska.

Each bedroom features quality Queen-sized beds and high-count, 100% cotton linens and towels. Internet and phone access make your stay productive and allow you to keep in touch with friends, family and business. The home also features an interesting library of local lore and guidebooks. The 3-bedroom house, located closest to the water, is adjacent to a separate long-term rental house.

We are always available to answer your questions about local flora and fauna, with tips for an “insider” Alaska experience.

Easy transportation access is available via South Tongass highway, with the walking path from town nearby.

This home is perfect for the independent traveler who wishes to stay within the local community, with space for personal relaxation.

We are glad to recommend a diverse variety of guest services and activities: cruise, spa, fishing charter, area hiking trails.

Keywords: Family friendly, quiet neighborhood, South Tongass views, water view, Mountain Point, walking path, near boat launch, fishing, independent traveler

More Details
  • non smoking only

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2016
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About The Owner

Your hosts, Kent & Nicole, were raised in Utah before taking a respite to build a cabin on a wilderness island in Southeast Alaska. They later moved from the Wrangell area to Ketchikan, where they operated the local radio station for several years. As their next adventure, they explored the southern hemisphere, working abroad for more than a decade in Antarctica and New Zealand.

Nicole is a former newspaper and radio reporter, magazine editor and now is a natural resources attorney. After a long career in radio and television broadcast, Kent now leads technical projects for the National Science Foundation's U.S. Antarctic Program.

When not in the Lower 48 or southern hemisphere, Kent and Nicole can be found soaking up the rainforest at home in Ketchikan.

The Owner purchased this house in 1998

Why The Owner chose Alaska

This article, written by Nicole years ago for the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau media kit, helps explain why we keep returning to Ketchikan and consider it 'home:'

'Step onto the dock in Ketchikan and feel it – the rhythm of an island life. Time spent in a place where all roads circle back to center; where the day’s schedule ebbs and flows to the tides, daylight hours, and Alaska Airlines flight schedule. No corporate time clock or freeway traffic here. And any industrial noise is that of an occasional floatplane or the slap of a fishing boat’s lines flying ashore.

Bound to a single, sprawling community that stretches some 35 miles from one end of the developed road system to the other, residents of this Alaska town and associated rural borough appreciate a refined sense of cohesiveness that comes from living together in some isolation. At once gritty, eclectic, and yet strikingly civilized, there is something in Ketchikan’s island life that speaks to most everyone.'

What makes this house unique

This home provides a convenient headquarters for exploring the best of the Panhandle. Live like a local and experience the real Alaska.


based on 10 traveler reviews

Charming South Tongass Home - Live Like a Local
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Comfortable get away

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely experience staying at Kent and Nicole's. We came just for 3days, and Kent brought us cookies our first night!! Which was amazing because we were starving from all the traveling. They also were very attentive making sure we had everything we needed. The house was comfortable, with great bedding and cozy down comforters on the beds and towels all layed out in the rooms. There were good coffee beans in the cupboard, ready for a morning brew! We enjoyed the 10-15 min drive to town with great views. I will definitely rent from them in the future, thank you Kent and Nicole!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This was a very spacious and comfortable home. We enjoyed our stay very much. The unit is very clean, beds are very comfortable, quiet scenic location, close enough to town ( you do need a car), kitchen was well stocked and has a dishwasher (not all units have one in Alaska). The owner Kent was very responsive when we had a problem with the door lock and had it fixed very quickly. I was sorry to leave!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Venice, Florida

Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family and the owners were exceptionally accommodating. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Didn't want to leave

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough wonderful things about our experience in Ketchikan and the wonderful hospitality of the homeowners. The house was wonderful and exactly as described. The kitchen is well stocked and the beds are SUPER comfy! The homeowners are very friendly and whenever we had any questions they were only a phone call away and were very fast to respond. We spent time fishing, sight-seeing and shopping. We went on an air tour of the Misty Fjords and took about 1000 is so amazingly beautiful. The weather cooperated with us and we only had a little bit of rain. Every day that we were there felt like such a blessing. We are already planning our next trip...and we will definitely want to stay in this home!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Your own beautiful home in a quiet area just south of Ketchikan

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely 3-bedroom home: clean, quiet, comfortable, beautifully furnished with just the essentials (not overstuffed/overdecorated), and a terrific deal. It is perhaps best suited for three couples since there are three equally nice bedrooms; a kid or two could bed down in the living room. The bedroom windows have peaceful views of the woods. The south-of-town location is fine if you have rented a car, and you will want to rent one (the taxi fares really add up so we switched to a rental car early on). The owners Kent and Nicole are friendly, helpful and tell great stories if you take the opportunity to visit with them. We would happily stay there again if we go back to Ketchikan, and knowing about this place makes it likely that we will.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reno, NV

Great Place for R&R

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, hosts were excellent and the cookies were super! I would highly recommend

this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ketchikan House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 6.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
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Ketchikan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The couch is a queen-sized sofa sleeper. Linens are available for this bed in the laundry room cabinets.
  • Deck / Patio
  • non smoking only
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing

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