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Modern Log Cabin Vacation Rental with En Suite Sauna in Talkeetna, Alaska

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cabin
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
Studio
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible Bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

Hale Kōlea (Ha-lay Co-lay-ah) Cabin is an available custom built log cabin vacation rental located in the rural neighborhood of east Talkeetna, just a 15-minute walk from the popular historic district. We are a SMOKE FREE & NO PETS establishment that measures 616 sq/feet (57.23 sq/m) and designed with a welcoming open studio layout (no bedrooms). Hale Kōlea Cabin vacation rental is an ideal getaway for two persons with a queen bed available.

Modern amenities include: Wi-Fi, LCD TV, Blu-ray/DVD player with Internet streaming options, Sony speaker i-Dock/Bluetooth stereo and an en suite Finnish sauna.

Hale Kōlea Cabin vacation rental is a NO HOST log cabin with a fully equipped stainless steel kitchen and separate laundry room. The spa-like bathroom boasts a luxurious glass walled shower with pebbled flooring & a custom en suite Finnish sauna. Hale Kōlea Cabin's furnishings have been meticulously selected to reflect a Hawaiian sensibility and include items such as hand quilted Hawaiian pillows, custom artwork and stunning solid maple hardwood flooring. Hale Kōlea Cabin vacation rental is committed to sustainability by using: LED/CFL lighting, ENERGY STAR efficient appliances, windows, doors, and insulation; ESP certified cabinetry, recycled quartz counter tops and biodegradable cleaning products & supplies.

Come experience the spirit of aloha at Hale Kōlea Cabin!

More Details

Property Manager
Richard Cheney
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2017

About Richard Cheney

Hale Kōlea Cabin is a labor of love project by owner, Richard Cheney and his partner Kalani Chong. Richard, a graduate of University of Michigan, grew up in Williamston, Michigan and has been a Hawaii resident for over 35 years. Richard is a 12-time Honolulu Marathon and 3-time Iron Man finisher. His partner Kalani is a Native Hawaiian whose lineage can be traced back to Hawaii's Princess Ka'iulani. Kalani enjoys traveling to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and collecting vinyl records as art. Both live in Honolulu, Hawaii and work in the health care industry.

Richard Cheney purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Richard Cheney chose Alaska

Richard and Kalani unknowingly fell in love with Talkeetna while on a March 2012 winter vacation that began with Anchorage, then Fairbanks and eventually ended with a picturesque Aurora train ride to the charming town of Talkeetna. One night's stay in Trapper John's Cabin is all it took to launch research of available real estate that quickly led to groundbreaking four months later on July 3, 2012.

What makes this cabin unique

For the past 3 years, a kōlea bird or Pacific Golden Plover appeared every August at Richard and Kalani's residence in Honolulu, Hawaii. Every day this kōlea bird could be seen grazing the grassy parts of their property for an insatiable appetite of insects, all while enjoying the warm Hawaiian sun. Every April, their bird would vanish and heed its migratory call to flock north to Alaska. This miracle instinct fittingly inspired the cabin's name, Hale Kōlea (Ha-lay Co-lay-ah) or 'Kōlea House'.

We sincerely appreciate your interest in making Hale Kolea Cabin as a part of your next Alaskan adventure. We look forward to your stay.

Amenities

Talkeetna Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 616 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Luxurious bathroom suite w/ adjoining custom built Finnish cedar sauna
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom Area - 1 queen , No designated bedrooms; open studio layout
  • Open, studio-style layout (*Note: No Designated Bedrooms); Queen size Beds (1).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Honda EU2000i Back up generator available and operated only by discretion of Management

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

Modern Log Cabin Vacation Rental with En Suite Sauna in Talkeetna, Alaska
average rating of 4.923077 based on 65 reviews
Seward, AK
5

Cozy Talkeetna Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We were instantly impressed when we walked into the Hale Kōlea Cabin. We felt like we were home. There is more than enough room in this cozy cabin to spread out and enjoy this beautiful space. And where else can you stay where Hawaiian chocolates are waiting for you on the table and Hawaiian coffee is ready to be consumed in the morning?? Even though the cabin is situated in a neighborhood just outside of town we still found town to be within walking distance for us. I hope we have the opportunity to stay here again! Thank you, Richard for calling and answering the questions that I had. And thanks, Jolene, for welcoming us on the day we arrived. The only suggestion I can make to future guests is to make sure and pack a pair of bedroom shoes. It is a custom in AK to remove your shoes when entering a home. You don't want your feet to get chilly in the evenings!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Holly, thank you for sharing your experience staying at Hale Kolea Cabin during the New Year's holiday. We understand that there are many accommodation options in Talkeetna and we surely appreciate your business. You are correct in heading the recommendation to bring house slippers for your comfort. Thank you for reading the information sheet provided beforehand to every guest. May your 2017 continue to be merry and bright. And we look forward to hosting you again should you find your travel plans bring you back to Talkeetna town. Happy trails!
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5

Quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

Quiet neighborhood for a weekend of relaxation and minutes away from town.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jason, thanks for choosing Hale Kōlea Cabin for your Christmas stay. May your new year continue to be merry & bright. Safe & happy travels!
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5

Love love love!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weekend getaway at the Hale Kolea cabin. This cabin could not be more perfect - amazing attention to detail in its design and decor, great hosts that take care to make their guests feel welcomed, and perfectly stocked with all necessities for a great, comforting stay. We hope to be back again and again!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lauren, mahalo for your review! Sounds like your stay helped jump start a pleasant holiday season. Thank you for choosing us and we'd gladly welcome you with open arms when you return. May your new year continue to be merry and bright. Happy & safe travels!
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5

A Slice of Hawaii in Talkeetna

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time that my wife and I have had the pleasure to stay at this wonderful cabin in Talkeetna AK. We live in Anchorage AK, but enjoy getting out of the city and visiting the terrific small towns that Alaska has to offer, and Talkeetna is one of our favorites. The cabin is beautifully furnished with warm woods throughout the cabin, and the kitchen appliances are top of the line. The Hawaiian décor, coffee and macadamia nut chocolates leave you to believe that you are just a stones throw from the white sandy beaches of any of your favorite 50th states islands. We particularly enjoy the cozy sauna located in the back of the cabin, attached to a gorgeous bath room with what I can only describe as the most unique shower I've ever had the pleasure of using. The river rock floor is something that you don't typically see and is now something that I plan to incorporate into my own home. If you are planning a trip to Talkeetna, I recommend this place as a must stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Alexander for your patronage and taking the time to share your experience. Sounds like you enjoyed the bathroom suite and adjoining sauna. It's our favorite accompaniment to a cold winter's day. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Happy holidays and safe travels throughout the new year!
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4

Quiet and relaxing getaway.

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I just spent our 7th anniversary at the cabin. We've gone other places, hotels, etc. but the cabin was perfect. Peaceful, tranquil, and relaxing. Maybe it's because we needed a break from the hustle and bustle of our lives, or perhaps a break for the dogs, cats, and kids but we could not have asked for a more perfect place to spend our weekend. Everything we needed was provided. The sauna was amazing and if we could have handled it, we would have spent every minute in it. Usually these little escapes leave us more worn out then when we arrived, but this time we left refreshed and renewed. We spent a little time in town but the sheer serenity of the cabin kept calling us back. Thank you so much for an amazing setting for our time together.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff, mahalo for sharing what sounds like an incredibly tranquil experience. With winter upon us, the Finnish sauna is an incredible respite that we so enjoy when we're in town. We only wish we could have earned your additional star to reflect your satisfied experience. We welcome your return and wish you safe and happy travels. Happy Holidays!
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5

Greatest ever!

  • 5 of 5

One of the best cabin we've stayed in. The ensuite Sauna is an A+++ in my book . Will definitely come back again and will definitely recommend to others as well. Thank you for the great stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christian, mahalo for sharing your experience! The Finnish sauna's a perfect relaxing escape for the coming winter months. We appreciate your business & welcome your future stay. Safe travels & happy holidays!
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Denali Brewing Company
"Talkeetna may be a town of less than 900 residents, however they do have an amazing microbre..."
Wildflower Cafe
"Place can be hit or miss, but their soups are a standout."
Mountain High Pizza Pie
"Great pizza, perhaps the best in all of Alaska! Love their offering of make-your-own slices..."
Nagley's Store
"Historical landmark. Great for incidentals and nik naks (check the upstairs), Alaska-made ..."
Flying Squirrel Bakery Cafe
"Amazing daily bread specials and bakery! Try their apricot almond rugelachs...to die for! ..."
Talkeetna Roadhouse
"Situated on Main Street, this landmark represents the heart and soul of all that is amazing ..."
Talkeetna Air Taxi Inc
"Flightseeing company since 1947. Located in east Talkeetna and offering a variety of sights..."
Cubby's Marketplace
"Cubby's Marketplace is an IGA Supermarket and actually the best bet for most of your grocery..."
Brown Jug
"Best liquor store on your way to Talkeetna from Anchorage. Best to buy here before last cha..."
Taco Cancun Mexican Grill
"Best Mexican restaurant in Wasilla on your way to Talkeetna from Anchorage. Owned/managed b..."
Houston Lodge Restaurant
"New family management and what a great stop along the way to Talkeetna! Immaculately clean r..."
Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Anchorage International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Denali Brewing Company
Nearest Train
Alaska Railroad
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Parks Highway Alaska 3
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Swiss Alaska Inn
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Susitna River Beach Area
Car: not necessary

Talkeetna is the 'gateway' to Denali National Park & a great home base for activities such as: flightseeing tours to Denali (Mt. McKinley); mountaineering; salmon & fly fishing; hunting; horse back ridding; zip lining; cross country skiing; wilderness hiking; snow machining; dog sledding; shopping; restaurants and local craft fairs.

Evening summer concerts in the park are a favorite attraction for locals and visitors. Talkeetna was the inspiration for the popular TV series, 'Northern Exposure'.

Popular festivals are the Moose On The Loose parade & auction in July and Winterfest during the entire month of December, culminating with the Wilderness Woman contest and Bachelor Auction & Ball.

The core downtown district is classified as a National Historic Site which includes buildings dating back to the early 1900s, including Nagley's General Store, Fairview Inn and the Talkeetna Roadhouse. Mayor of Talkeetna is a cat named Stubbs.

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Rates & Availability

Talkeetna Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$145
$875
 
 
Pre-Summer
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,190
 
 
Summer (Peak Season)
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$215
$1,330
 
 
Post-Summer
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,190
 
 
Winter
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$145
$875
 
 
Pre-Summer
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,190
 
 
Summer (Peak Season)
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$215
$1,330
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$145
$875
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $60
Tax Rate 5.0%

Check in time: 3 pm
Check out time: 11 am

Unauthorized checkout after 11 am will be subject to a $100 withholding from the incentive/damage deposit.

*Note: Credit card processing fee will be deducted from any incentive/damage deposit refund. As of Feb. 16, 2016: all bookings subject to VRBO service fee.

Manager'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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