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Charming South Tongass Home - Live Like a Local

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Last updated: 04/14/2014
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  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ketchikan house description

Welcome! Located six miles south of Ketchikan at Mountain Point, this family-friendly house is steps from the water, fishing, boat launch, and the scenic walking path to town. This home offers all you need for a long weekend or multiple-week stay in the Ketchikan vicinity, the perfect hub to exploring scenic Southeast Alaska.

Like you, we travel. And we know what we like: those extra touches that make for a relaxing, comfortable stay. Our goal is to provide simple, pleasing accommodations with everything you need to enjoy your time in Southeast Alaska.

Each bedroom features quality Queen-sized beds and high-count, 100% cotton linens and towels. Internet and phone access make your stay productive and allow you to keep in touch with friends, family and business. The home also features an interesting library of local lore and guidebooks. The 3-bedroom house, located closest to the water, is adjacent to a separate long-term rental house.

We are always available to answer your questions about local flora and fauna, with tips for an “insider” Alaska experience.

Easy transportation access is available via South Tongass highway, with the walking path from town nearby.

This home is perfect for the independent traveler who wishes to stay within the local community, with space for personal relaxation.

We are glad to recommend a diverse variety of guest services and activities: cruise, spa, fishing charter, area hiking trails.

Keywords: Family friendly, quiet neighborhood, South Tongass views, water view, Mountain Point, walking path, near boat launch, fishing, independent traveler

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The couch is a queen-sized sofa sleeper. Linens are available for this bed in the laundry room cabinets....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Ice Maker
              • Microwave

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine

              Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio

                  Location & View

                      • Ocean View

                      Activities

                      • Fishing
                      • Shelling
                      • Kayaking
                      • Sailing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Restaurants
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Perfect Stay

                        Perfect Stay

                        • Guest Tony (Venice, Florida)
                        • Date of stay 09/11/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/15/13
                        This house was perfect for our family and the owners were exceptionally accommodating. Highly recommended.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children.

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                      • Didn't want to leave

                        Didn't want to leave

                        • Guest Myra C.
                        • Date of stay 08/27/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/12/13
                        I can't say enough wonderful things about our experience in Ketchikan and the wonderful hospitality of the homeowners. The house was wonderful and exactly as described. The kitchen is well stocked and the beds are SUPER comfy! The homeowners are very friendly and whenever we had any questions they were only a phone call away and were very fast to respond. We spent time fishing, sight-seeing and shopping. We went on an air tour of the Misty Fjords and took about 1000 pictures...it is so amazingly beautiful. The weather cooperated with us and we only had a little bit of rain. Every day that we were there felt like such a blessing. We are already planning our next trip...and we will definitely want to stay in this home!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                      • Your own beautiful home in a quiet area just south of Ketchikan

                        Your own beautiful home in a quiet area just south of Ketchikan

                        • Guest EBerryW (Woodside, CA)
                        • Date of stay 05/17/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/30/13
                        This is a lovely 3-bedroom home: clean, quiet, comfortable, beautifully furnished with just the essentials (not overstuffed/overdecorated), and a terrific deal. It is perhaps best suited for three couples since there are three equally nice bedrooms; a kid or two could bed down in the living room. The bedroom windows have peaceful views of the woods. The south-of-town location is fine if you have rented a car, and you will want to rent one (the taxi fares really add up so we switched to a rental car early on). The owners Kent and Nicole are friendly, helpful and tell great stories if you take the opportunity to visit with them. We would happily stay there again if we go back to Ketchikan, and knowing about this place makes it likely that we will.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                      • Great Place for R&R

                        Great Place for R&R

                        • Guest Larry (Reno, NV)
                        • Date of stay 06/16/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/28/13
                        The house was clean, hosts were excellent and the cookies were super! I would highly recommend this property.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                      • Great accommodations

                        Great accommodations

                        • Guest ScottB (Shorewood, IL)
                        • Date of stay 09/08/12
                        • Review Submitted 09/13/12
                        A good comfortable accommodation a little ways out of town altho nothing is really far in Ketchikan. Only downside is you overlook a poorly kept residence with much junk in the yard out your main window to the water.

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing.

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                      • flyfish

                        flyfish

                        • Guest Glenn (Pocatello, Idaho)
                        • Date of stay 08/19/12
                        • Review Submitted 08/29/12
                        Two sons, two grandsons and myself spent a week at the South Tongass Home. We were welcomed and helped with information. The home was very comfortable and clean. It was well supplied with cooking and eating utinsels. It is close to the "tourist visit sites", although we spent almost all of our time on the water--fishing and exploring the coast-line. (Spectacular) The early teenage boys missed a TV which is not in the home. We were busy enough and enough other activities that it was not an issue to us. We will stay again!!

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                      • Wonderful Experience for the Whole Family

                        Wonderful Experience for the Whole Family

                        • Guest Hollycox1 (Tempe,AZ)
                        • Date of stay 07/06/12
                        • Review Submitted 07/16/12
                        We just returned from our visit; a three generation vacation. The house was perfect, the location was great and Kent and Nicole were wonderful,gracious hosts. The property definitely exceeded our expectations Once particularly wonderful suprprise was the lovely water views from the kitchen and living room. The house is much closer to the water than we anticipated. If we return to Ketchikan we will definitely want to stay again!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children.

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                      • Fantastic

                        Fantastic

                        • Guest Nancy (Tekoa, Wa)
                        • Date of stay 08/25/11
                        • Review Submitted 09/04/11
                        A beautiful home. Great hosts. Well worth the money. The cheapest rental in Ketchikan and by far the very best. Very clean, looked like we were the first renters. Loved the place. I would highly recommend this property to anyone visiting Ketchikan. I have been visiting Ketchikan for over 30 years and this was the best bargain I found in all that time.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children.

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                      $149 per night (Special weekly & monthly winter rates--Please email for more info)
                      5% discount for stays of 7 nights or more
                      Long-term (monthly) and off-season discount rental rates available upon inquiry
                      

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                      Last updated: 04/14/2014
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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1998

                      About the owner: Your hosts, Kent & Nicole, were raised in Utah before taking a respite to build a cabin on a wilderness island in Southeast Alaska. They later moved from the Wrangell area to Ketchikan, where they operated the local radio station for several years. As their next adventure, they explored the southern hemisphere, working abroad for more than a decade in Antarctica and New Zealand. Nicole is a former newspaper and radio reporter, magazine editor and now is a natural resources attorney. After a long career in radio and television broadcast, Kent now leads technical projects for the National Science Foundation's U.S. Antarctic Program. When not in the Lower 48 or southern hemisphere, Kent and Nicole can be found soaking up the rainforest at home in Ketchikan.

                      Why the Owner Chose Ketchikan:
                      This article, written by Nicole years ago for the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau media kit, helps explain why we keep returning to Ketchikan and consider it 'home:' 'Step onto the dock in Ketchikan and feel it – the rhythm of an island life. Time spent in a place where all roads circle back to center; where the day’s schedule ebbs and flows to the tides, daylight hours, and Alaska Airlines flight schedule. No corporate time clock or freeway traffic here. And any industrial noise is that of an occasional floatplane or the slap of a fishing boat’s lines flying ashore. Bound to a single, sprawling community that stretches some 35 miles from one end of the developed road system to the other, residents of this Alaska town and associated rural borough appreciate a refined sense of cohesiveness that comes from living together in some isolation. At once gritty, eclectic, and yet strikingly civilized, there is something in Ketchikan’s island life that speaks to most everyone.'

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      This home provides a convenient headquarters for exploring the best of the Panhandle. Live like a local and experience the real Alaska.


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                      • Dining Room

                        Dining Room

                      • Bedroom #2

                        Bedroom #2

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Deck

                        Deck

                      • Tongass Highway sunset

                        Tongass Highway sunset

                      • Bedroom #1

                        Bedroom #1

                      • Bedroom #3

                        Bedroom #3

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Laundry room

                        Laundry room

                      • Exterior

                        Exterior

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Friday, September 06, 2013

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