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Bedrooms Studio
Space 192 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

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

Welcome! We invite you to bring your family and friends to this spectacular destination! Here you can watch the sun rise over one beach and set over the other! Our rustic 12' x 16' rental cabins, located on MacDonald Spit, are only steps away from the beach and waterfront of Kasitsna and Kachemak Bays. Each cabin, surrounded by spruce and alder, offer spectacular views of the bays, islands, and snow-capped mountains with out standing in their shade. Built by Alaskan pioneers, the Pioneer Cabin faces Kasitsna Bay and glows in the morning sunrise. Cabins are equipped with full-sized bed and extra sleeping cot, sinle air mattress, full kitchens with running water, microwave, small fridge, electric heat, shower, and toilet. We provide utensils, pots and pans, and towels and linens. While there is intermittent WIFI on the property, there is excellent cell reception. Cabin sites include a picnic table, BBQ with propane, Adirondack chairs, clam rakes, and buckets. Renters may use our fish cleaning table, freezer space, and rowboat. Kayaks for rent through Mako's water taxi. Whether you come to relax or play, enjoy an evening beach fire as the sun sets at 11:30 at night! Latitude and Longitude for mariners: 59.47635N 151.58977W Please view our website for more information, pictures and video's,

Property Manager
Kristi McLean
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2017

About Kristi McLean

Your hosts, Kristi McLean and Brad Langvardt, 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 Kenai Peninsula

The inspirational wonder of Alaska's marine environment is right outside your cabin door.

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 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 wild life. 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:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • 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
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Games
  • 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:
  • hospital
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

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: Sep 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: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of the most relaxing peaceful places around!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in these adorable cabins in July. Both cabins are so incredibly cute! The owner has placed some very neat artwork in and around the cabins. We spent the days wandering the beach collection shells and sand dollars. We saw star fish, crabs and octopus. On a rainy afternoon I sat under the cover of trees and watched about 15 bald eagles and a few seagulls argue over fish. Water and heat in cabins with a small kitchen. The only discomfort we had was the beds were very firm. Other than that this was a wonderful place to visit (via Mako Water Taxi) and I would love to go again!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Personal Favorite!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this quaint, quiet cabin on McDonald’s spit back in January. McDonald’s spit is a lovely spot, one of my personal favorites among the areas located across Kachemak Bay from Homer. We spent the afternoon walking on the inner beach; spotting sand dollars and wildlife and the evening catching a meteor shower from our campfire on the outer beach. We are going to plan our next visit returning during a big low tide to view the tidepools, something I haven’t done since I was a kid.

Kristy was a wonderful host and I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about the history of the property and life “Across the Bay”. It is a special place, and Kristy has adorned it with care and thoughtful touches that reflect her love of the area.

The cabin was well equipped with everything we needed for a comfortable stay (even in the middle of winter!). We fell asleep listening to the tide quietly lap against the beach. If you are looking for an authentic Alaskan experience, I would highly recommend staying at Between the Beaches. We can’t wait until we can return!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't be better!

  • 5 of 5

Two friends and myself decided to go spend the weekend at the Between Beaches cabins. We decided to go because the tides were below 3.2 and the wether was supposed to be nice. Not only was the weather beautiful and the tide pooling spectacular, but we saw an amazing northern lights show. We went out tide pooling at night to see if we could catch a glimpse of an octopus, which we did, and then we looked up for one of the best light shows I have ever seen. We actually stood there in amazment without realizing that the tide was coming up, getting close to the tops of our boots. It was a very special moment. Not only was the weather, tide pooling, and northern lights amazing but I am 8 months pregnant and I was so comfortable sleeping, cooking, and walking around, it's just what I needed. Even the ride to and from the cabin from Mako's Water Taxi was pleasant relaxing.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Homer, AK

A Special Place

  • 5 of 5

Our long anticipated trip to Between the Beaches was finally happening. A nice water taxi ride from the Homer Spit across Kachemak Bay, through Eldridge Passage, past Cohen, Yukon and Hesketh Islands, the the iconic Elephant Rock brought us to Kasitsna Bay and McDonald Spit. A friendly greeting from Kristi, the owner of Between the Beaches, made us feel welcome from the start. We unloaded kayaks, food and personal bags then made the short carry up to the Pioneer Cabin. Kristi then led on a tour of the grounds and shared stories of family, adventures, and fishing there on McDonald Spit. The weathered grey cabin suited our needs perfectly, a comfortable bed, a nice kitchen and lights for evening reading. Our two day visit consisted of walking the beaches, marveling at the contorted rock layers at Nubble Point, enjoying the birds, the otters and paddling around Kasitsna Bay. Only the promise of a great dinner kept us from paddling on to Jakalof Bay to check out the oyster farms. We had an equally good time just exploring around the house, cabins, and sauna. Finding Kristi's and Brad's art scattered about along the paths, hanging from trees and displayed on outbuilding walls was like a scavenger hunt. One could easily spend a week at Between the Beaches and not see or do it all.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
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

Seldovia Village Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 7 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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