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

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 616 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 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.

*Inclusivity Disclosure:

Hale Kōlea Cabin has and will always welcome:

ALL Races

ALL Religions

ALL Countries of Origin

ALL Sexual Orientations

ALL Genders

ALL Abilities

You are safe here.

Amenities

Talkeetna Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 616 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
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
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 -
(72 traveler reviews)

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Modern Log Cabin Vacation Rental with En Suite Sauna in Talkeetna, Alaska
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 72 reviews
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Hale Kolea Cabin in Talkeetna was just perfect! Richard and Kalani thought of everything when they designed this lovely cabin and its many amenities. From the Hawaiian chocolates and coffee, to the comfortable lines and towels, to the luxurious shower and sauna, to the bluetooth music player, no detail was missed! The cabin was spotless upon arrival and the manager, Jolene, was super pleasant and accommodating. Seriously the best VRBO we've yet to come across!! The town of Talkeetna, just a short drive or a 15 minute walk, is our new favorite place! It was a truly wonderful place to spend our anniversary weekend! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Philip, thank you for your praise! It was such a pleasure chatting with you and offering suggestions like the flight-seeing & glacier landing with Talkeetna Air Taxi. Glad you enjoyed that as the highlight to top off your anniversary surprise. We're extremely fortunate to have such outstanding guests such as yourselves. Please call on us again should you decide to pick up where you left off in charming Talkeetna. Safe & happy travels until then. Aloha!
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5

Well done.

  • 5 of 5

Was one of our favorite cabins we have ever rented. Great job!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Damian, mahalo (thank you) for your 5-star review. Glad to hear we rank among your favorite log cabin stays. We look forward to hosting you in the future. Safe travels!
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5

Lovely place, great attention to detail to make our stay comfortable. Helpful manager.

  • 5 of 5

Nice.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara, thank you for choosing to stay at Hale Kōlea Cabin. Please call on us should you visit Talkeetna again. Enjoy your summer and we wish you the safest of travels!
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5

Wonderful, cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect! Cozy, comfortable, and immaculate! It truly felt like a home away from home. Beautifully decorated, well stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, sauna, comfy bed, cozy living room, luxurious bath --everything we needed to have a comfortable stay. We stayed two nights and hated to leave but had to get on down the road. Would highly recommend to anyone staying in Talkeetna. The location was great as well-- easy drive into town but tucked away in a quiet neighborhood. Jolene, the manager, was so warm and friendly and contacted us in advance to set up a time to meet at the cabin. Overall it was a great experience, including the wonderful box of chocolates from the owner!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jerry, mahalo for your complimentary review! We sincerely appreciate you choosing to stay with us given the multitude of accommodation options in the area. We couldn't be better pleased with our stellar manager. Its been five years since we opened our cabin to guests and we feel grateful for having the best manager thus far! We'll certainly relay your accolades to her. We wish you well and welcome your referrals and look forward to hosting you in the near future. Travel safe!
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Hands down the nicest VRBO we've ever stayed in. Clean, modern, and cozy. The owners had it stocked with everything you could need, amazing directions, and any and all pertinent information was readily available. I'd definitely stay here again and will for sure recommend it in the future to family and friends. Thanks, guys!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paige, thank you for your review! Glad to know we've exceeded your expectations and rank among the best of your VRBO travel experiences. We look forward to hosting you and your friends & family in the future. Mahalo nui. Happy & safe travels!
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Perfect getaway!!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful property!!! The owners thought of everything when designing this little gem. The property manager was warm and welcoming and always available to answer questions about the area. The personal touches and attention to detail are noticeable the moment you open the door.

Heather

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heather, thank you for choosing to stay with us. We have outfitted Hale Kōlea Cabin as our home and appreciate you noticing the finer touches a home provides. We'd very much like to welcome you in the future should your travels bring you back to Talkeetna. Mahalo & happy travels!
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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
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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
 
 
Post Summer
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,190
 
 
Winter
Oct 1 2018 - Apr 30 2019
2 night minimum stay
$145
$875
 
 
Pre-Summer
May 1 2019 - May 31 2019
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,190
 
 
Summer (Peak Season)
Jun 1 2019 - Aug 31 2019
2 night minimum stay
$215
$1,330
 
 
Post-Summer
Sep 1 2019 - Sep 30 2019
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,190
 
 
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.

*Inclusivity Disclosure:
Hale Kōlea Cabin has and will always welcome:
ALL Races
ALL Religions
ALL Countries of Origin
ALL Sexual Orientations
ALL Genders
ALL Abilities
You are safe here.

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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