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Between Beaches Pioneer Cabin Rental. Kayaks Included!!!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 192 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Sleeps 3 in beds, $35.00 per person over 3 people

Welcome to Between Beaches cabin rental , at this exceptional location you can watch the sun rise over one beach and set over the other! Our unique, handcrafted beach cabins (VRBO listing numbers 993127, 661493, 449876), are located on MacDonald Spit, a scenic water taxi ride from Homer across beautiful Kachemak Bay. Only steps away from the sandy beaches where otters play & eagles soar. The Pioneer Cabin is surrounded by spruce and alder trees, offer spectacular views of the bays, islands, and snow-capped mountains without standing in their shade. Built by Alaskan pioneers, this historical Cabin faces Kasitsna Bay and glows in the morning sunrise. Included in your stay are Necky kayaks , rowboats , BBQ with gas , a hammock, clam rakes and buckets. Inside this cozy cabin you will find a fully equipped kitchenette, full-size bed with single cot, full linens, a half bath with an artistic shower and electric heat. There is WIFI from your beach chairs and excellent cell reception. Choose from a variety of activities, kayaking, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, beach combing , tide pooling, birding, and more. Whether you come to relax or play, enjoy an evening beach fire as the sun sets. Whale watch from your pillow and fall asleep to the sound of the surf. During your stay you may visit our new art gallery and enjoy art insulations throughout the property. Latitude and Longitude for mariners: 59.47635 -151.58977

Experience Alaska like never before!

More Details

Property Manager
Kristi McLean
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Kristi McLean

Your hosts, Kristi and Brad, are true Alaskans having spent most of their adult lives working and enjoying the great Alaska outdoors. Kristi, a life long Alaskan, was raised in a log cabin by her pioneer parents. By the age of 20, she had already coached skating and skiing, commercial fished, and was running her own boat and crew. Commercial fishing for salmon, halibut, crab, and herring have take her throughout Alaska's waters. A self-taught artist, working primarily in clay, she spends her free time sculpting in the new Alaska studio. Brad arrived in Alaska as a teenager, found work with a big-game guide, and at 21 became a registered guide. He started his own guiding business and for over 20 years guided hunters and fishermen from all over the globe. Being a pilot for over 40 years, he has been able to see most of Alaska from his plane. In addition Brad builds wood skiffs and drift boat here in his work shop.

Kristi McLean purchased this cabin in 1965

Why Kristi McLean chose Seldovia Village

Aside from the cozy, well-appointed cabins (VRBO#s 993127, 661493, 449876) in a stunning and unique location, you are surrounded by art at Between Beaches Alaska. Ceramic sculptures as well as instillations made from copper, glass floats, drift wood, other beach combing finds, and clay are around every corner--even in your shower! Also, don't miss a tour of the art studio where Kristi works all winter to provide you with one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces and art kits for purchase that are perfect way to remember your time at Between Beaches Alaska--look us up!

What makes this cabin unique

The waters of Kachemak Bay are some of the richest in the world for sea life, offering visitors an unforgettable experience. Here you will see whales, bald eagles, and sea otters from your doorstep. The unique geology of the area has produced a fantastic setting for beach combing, tide pooling (best at minus tides), fishing and wildlife. Watch the sun rise over one beach and set over the other.


Seldovia Village Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 192 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Each cabin (VRBO#s 993127, 661493, 449876) has a bathroom with flush toilet and artistic hot shower.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Each cabin (VRBO#s 993127, 661493, 449876) has a full-size bed and a single cot.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • wind-surfing
You will need to take a water taxi to get to Between Beaches Alaska


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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Peaceful hideaway

  • 5 of 5

The pioneer cabin is a cozy and inviting place to stay. The entire property is landscaped and maintained beautifully. Kristi has adorned the cabins with wonderful artistic touches. And being fishermen they have available the most delicious and well priced cuts of fish, just steps from the cabins. This is truly a lovely place to stay if looking for a bit of rest and relaxation.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Beach

Between Beaches Review, by Ella and Rich

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay (three night stay) here at Between Beaches, and will definitely come back another summer. If you are looking to book at trip here, I certainly recommend it. The owner is really sweet and caring, and the property itself is marvelous. You often have Mc Donald's Spit's beaches all to yourself, which is great if you are looking for some solitary fishing time in the bay, or some peaceful beachcombing. The cabin itself has a lovely view of the bay and the cabin is nestled in the trees. The décor is mostly made by the owner, Kristi, and you'll find the shower has a really nice design. She provided us with massive salmon tails each night for the BBQ for a fraction of what I pay at home. We also enjoyed world class kayaking steps from the cabin (we had Mako Water Taxi deliver the kayak when they dropped us - very easy). Great place to stay, no reason to leave the property, ton to do and experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alaska, USA

These cabins are hard to beat

  • 5 of 5

It says a lot when an Alaskan goes back to stay more than once at an Alaskan rental. It usually means that there is something special about that place. Between Beaches is one of those places, and we hope to be back many more times in the future. Kristi has a good thing going here. Come check it out.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beach on both sides

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to kick back and relax. The cabin is snug; a complete kitchen, table, and two comfy beds take up most of the space. But you don't want to be inside. A rowboat gets you out on the water, or rent a kayak. I brought a SUP. At minus tides the tidepooling is spectacular. We biked to the end of Jakolof Bay and beyond, to the trailhead that goes to Tutka Bay. We could've biked into Seldovia for dinner, but opted for moose hotdogs over a beach fire in the evenings. Sunsets over Kachemak Bay and moonrises over Kasitsna Bay; being between two beaches was unique.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hardy, Arkansas

Exclusive Natural Wonders are yours!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I love to travel, especially where you can inhale and exhale clean air and listen to the sounds of nature. Our stay at between beaches on McDonnald spit was an experience of a lifetime! The cabin is charming and views are extraordinary . Eagles abound and their chattering can be heard in the trees above, as the surf pounds and the otters break open clams on their chest one can hardly believe the magic and majesty of this pristine place! Tide pools beckon exploration as the tides rise and fall and the row boats offer access to those willing to follow the call. Clear nights reveal the brilliance of the heavens, and not all the stars are in the sky, Kristi and Brad shine as owners and managers happy to share their expertise and offer helpful suggestions. My advice to those looking for an unforgettable Alaskan experience this is the place!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A piece of heaven in southern Alaska!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a little piece of heaven off the beaten path in southern Alaska, McDonald Spit, across the bay from Homer, is the place for you. Kristi and Brad run Between Beaches Alaska where you can rent one or two charming, clean cabins that are right on the beach of Kachemak bay. Kristi and Brad made us feel right at home, and we watched the sunset from beach chairs with a campfire, walked the beautiful beach, fished the back bay in skiffs borrowed from Kristi, went clamming and tidepooling at low tide, took hundreds of pictures of bald eagles, and visited charming Seldovia. My son and I have been going for a week almost every summer since he was 10 (now 15). Safe, family oriented, quiet, beautiful- Wish we could go every year!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Seldovia Village air strip
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
In Seldovia - 'Linwood'
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Seldovia - 'Board Walk'
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Red Mountain
Car: not necessary

Coordinates: MacDonald Spit

Latitude: 59 28'N, Longitude 151 34'W

Between Beaches, one of Alaska's most beautiful destinations, is the ideal location for vacationing singles, couples, and families. Just as the name states; Between Beaches is situated on MacDonald Spit, a mile long finger of ancient glacier moraine, with beach frontage on Kasitsna Bay and Kachemak Bay. Located 13 miles SW of Homer and 8 miles NE of historic Seldovia, Between Beaches is easily reached by water taxi from the Homer boat harbor, the State ferry Tustumena to Seldovia, or a short airplane ride to the Seldovia airport. Arrivals in Seldovia will require a short taxi and walk.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75

This cabin is smoke free. Guests who smoke in the cabin will be charged a $300 cleaning fee. Kayaks now included with rental!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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