About the property
- Cottage660 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Whale Song Cottage is nestled in the beautiful Southeast Alaskan rain forest of Juneau, Alaska. The cottage is surrounded by lush vegetation, including an abundance of blueberries, ripe for your picking. Just steps away from water views of Favorite Channel and a short walk to the beach, Whale Song Cottage is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle. A glimpse of the majestic humpback whales that grace the waters of Alaska can often be experienced in front of the owner’s property. Listen carefully- you may hear them sing!
Our cottage is your true ‘home away from home’. The kitchen is fully furnished with dishware and glassware, pots and pans, toaster, blender and microwave, propane oven and stove top, and full sized refrigerator. As you enter the cozy living room/dining area you will discover a propane fireplace and dining table with seating for four. The living room is furnished with a queen sized sofa couch, rocking chair, TV with cable, DVD player, DVD library, and the main level of the cottage has a full bathroom that includes a bathtub w/shower. All plush towels are provided as well as a hair dryer.
The main sleeping loft features a queen sized bed that provides high quality sheets, extra pillows and a down comforter.
The back porch is spacious and seating for four is provided so that you can enjoy the surrounding lush Alaska environment. An electric grill is also provided to grill your freshly caught local fish!
Whale Song Cottage is private yet you are just 6 miles from the Alaska Marine Highway ferry terminal, 10 miles from the Juneau International Airport, and 20 miles from downtown Juneau.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Julie Moe
Your hosts are life-long Alaskans, born to Alaskan pioneers when Alaska was still a Territory. For many years, we have had friends and family visit us from the “lower 48 “and they instantly fall in love with the unique beauty of Southeast Alaska and our special Whale Song cottage. Our cottage is nestled at the back of our 1.3 acre property, and it provides a true sense of the Alaskan Experience. This is why in 2015 we have chosen to share our little piece of paradise with our guests who wish to experience what is commonly called the Last Frontier. We are excited to offer our very special Whale Song Cottage for your visit to the Juneau area and we look forward to your future reviews.
Julie Moe purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Julie Moe chose Juneau Borough
Our property and cottage is a true depiction of the Alaskan lifestyle, offering a setting that surrounds you with peaceful tranquility. Private and away from town, yet just minutes from all the attractions and activities of the Capital City of Alaska.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Clean, Cozy, and Beautiful
We had a wonderful time at the Whale Song Cottage. The cottage itself feels new and is beautiful inside and out. Julie makes it very homey with comfortable pillows, blankets, and luxurious towels and comforters. The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, utensils, and dishes. She also has spices and condiments! In addition, Julie has an amazing collection of movies on DVD. The whole cottage is surrounded by trees and blueberry bushes. A great place to relax!
Thank you! We hope you will come visit again!
Private & Peaceful
Whale Song Cottage is as great in person as it appears on the website. Julie accommodated an early check in and had chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven when we arrived. Everything we needed for a 7 night stay was available in the house - a true home away from home. We had unprecedented warm and sunny weather, which led to many great hikes and sights all within 15 minutes of the cottage - all the Mendenhall Glacier trails, the Herbert Glacier trail, Echo Cove, Eagle Beach and St. Therese's Shrine. Juneau was 30 minutes away, so close, but yet we were out of the fray. Tidbits: the bed is super comfy, the shower has amazing pressure and if you open bedroom windows you may hear whales sing in the bay. The only issue we had was malfunctioning wifi, which meant we used up all our cellular data (this is being looked into). Also, Juneau mainly relies on AT&T, so using my Sprint phone was difficult. I would definitely stay here again!
Thank you so much for the use of your cottage. We had a terrific time. I just couldn't make myself throw some food items away; hopefully you can make use of them. We tried to leave everything like we found it. Thanks again, you have a beautiful cottage in a wonderful spot.
Rick and Julie
Loved the property. The view makes it seem like you are in the heart of the wetland forest.
The cottage is plenty large and very well appointed. Julie seems to have thought of everything that someone would want or need.
Thank you for your very kind review!
Quiet little forest cottage
Very nice little private setting in the middle of the forest. Owners were gracious enough to wait for me after a late flight and rental car pick up in the night. Very unlikely to hear any whale songs at this location. Nor are there any water views. As mentioned previously, the stairs are quite steep. All in all you will have a quiet little stay in a very nice forest cottage with gracious owners.
Thank you for choosing our cottage for your stay!
Our guests are always welcome to enjoy the water views from the front of our property and the short walk to the beach, and we are often fortunate to hear the whales singing from our property.
We hope if you come back to stay you will be able to take advantage of both the water views and the whales from our property while staying in the very private cottage in the woods.
Rick and Julie
This beautiful cabin is private, in the woods, quiet, beautifully decorated...home away from home!
Julie and Rick are terrific!
The place is terrific. Super clean. GREAT kitchen dishes, glasses, and knives (which you never find good knives to cook with at rentals!). House is really comfy, terrific wifi, tv, google tv...technology is very modern and home is very welcoming...it's a GREAT find!!
Thank you! We hope you will come back to visit again!
Rick and Julie
Your Alaskan Getaway Cottage provides peaceful seclusion yet it is conveniently located near Mendenhall Glacier, Whale watching, Fishing Opportunities, Skiing, Downtown Juneau with great shopping and the Tram. For the outdoors enthusiasts, numerous hiking trails and bike paths are nearby. Visit the Shrine of St. Theresa that is just 2 miles from your private Cottage. Eagles abound on the beach area that is just footsteps away from the Cottage.
Owner can assist with arrangements for Whale Watching and Fishing as well as customized tours with Local Tour Companies upon request.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
CBJ tax rate is 5% plus 7% hotel/motel tax rate. Taxes are in addition to the daily rate.