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Anglers Dream Self Guided Fishing: Boat Rental; Fishing Clinics; Dock; Beach;Spa

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Hot tub at the water's edge. Relax and rejuvenate.


Last updated: 07/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
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Property description

Here's to a fantastic fishing year with tight lines for 2015!

Live the Alaskan dream; a house on the water with a rental boat waiting at the dock, ready to go on a self guided fishing adventure or exploring! Located in a calm cove on a beautiful beach with a private fishing pier we are just minutes away from the prime salmon and halibut fishing grounds. Dungeness crab are thick in the bay just a 15 minute boat ride away. Crab pots and cooker are provided!

Why Ketchikan for self guided fishing?
Great variety of both saltwater and freshwater fishing.

Large runs of all five species of salmon; nearby halibut holes; Ling Cod; Red Snapper; excellent Dungeness crab grounds 20 minutes from house.
All weather fishing; the ability to fish open ocean water nearby and protected inside waters.
Be on the water the same day you leave home; Ketchikan is a direct 1.5 hour flight from Seattle.

Why Pennock Island for self guided fishing?
A ten minute boat run from the airport, you will be fishing the day you land.
Great mid way location between south and north fishing grounds.
15 minute run to excellent crab fishing grounds.
24 hour use of boat with no curfew.
Herring and crab bait on site.
On site facilities for processing.
No need to rent a car, quicker to access town with the boat and no parking issues.
Five minute run to town for shopping and restaurants.
Authentic Alaskan home milled from lumber on the land.
High end kitchen appliances, knives and pans.
Support 24/7 if you need it.
On site fishing classes.
Do not want to cook? Use our optional catering services:
Full catering: $90 per person;
Hungry Fisherman Picnic Lunch: $25 per person;
Evening meal: $45 per person.
Optional maid service: $35 per day.
And the other great reason to come:
A stunning sunset location with a hot tub!

Peak seasons for fish species in our area:
King Salmon: May, June and July.
Silver Salmon: July, August, September.
Halibut: June, July, August, September.

Our home is set on Pennock Island, a three minute boat ride from Ketchikan. There are no noisy roads here, just trails leading along the beach and through the forest. Pennock Island has all the advantages of being minutes away by boat from shopping, restaurants and attractions but a world away from the hustle and bustle.

Relax after a day on the water on the expansive decks overlooking the water, perfect for cooking your catch on the BBQ. A hydrotherapy spa faces west for relaxing soaks as the sun sets.

All our rental boats are equipped to fish and we offer on site classes to catch salmon, halibut and crab if you are starting out fishing or looking to improve your skills.

We have four rental boats available for your fishing adventures. Hewescraft boats are high quality aluminum boats designed for fishing. Our open skiff is ideal for people who are looking for a runaround boat:

2005 20' Hewescraft Sportsman offers a fuel efficient 90 hp motor fully equipped to fish with downriggers. The Sportsman has a canvas cover top and more inside seating and works well if you are a group of four or more. Offers maximum comfort for four fishing. Priced at $299 per day.

New for 2016! Hewescraft Pro V. Hard top with extended transom. Deep V hull. Large back deck space. Hydraulic steering. Insulated fish box. Stereo system. Downriggers. Wash down, electric trim tabs and seating for six. $549/day.

2013 20' Hewescraft Pro V Hard top extended transom. Offers a deeper hull for a smoother ride, a wider beam and more deck space with built in insulated fish box, wash down, hydraulic steering and electric trim tabs. Trucker seats offer a smooth ride and a built in stereo to listen to the radio or bring your iphone or pod to cruise to your own tunes. Powered with a fuel efficient 150hp Honda and a 8hp kicker. This boat arrived here brand spanking new in May and is a joy to run. She is also rigged with downriggers and is ready to fish and provides the ultimate comfort for up to groups of four. Rents at $399 per day.

Open 16' aluminium skiff, perfect for running to town and fishing closer to the house in calm weather. Bring good raingear and rubber boots. $150 per day.

Fishing poles for salmon and halibut are available for a $5/day charge per pole. Clients are responsible for providing their own tackle.

There is no time curfew on self guided fishing boat rentals which means you can get the 4am bite.

Herring bait and crab bait are available for sale in the fish processing area. No need to keep running back to town and a guaranteed supply of herring which often sells out in town.

We provide a courtesy pick up upon your arrival in Ketchikan at either the airport or in town. We will pick you upon arrival at the baggage claim and bring you to the house so you can drop your luggage off. We will then give you an orientation on the boat and go over the rental agreement and our local area. Our check in time is not until 4pm but you can use the boat to go and get your groceries and get a jump on the fishing while we are getting the house ready. The first day’s rental will only be billed as a half day. We do not rent the house without a boat rental, unless you are coming with your own boat.

On your departure day, check out is at 10am, we can either drop you at the airport or in town. Alaska Airlines will allow bags to be checked in four hours prior to departure and there is a small ferry you can then take to the town side if you want to spend your last hours visiting town.

Guests renting a boat will receive a familiarization trip of the boat, the local area and fishing grounds. If you are new to fishing for salmon with downriggers we offer fishing classes or a charter captain for guided fishing. This way you can learn hands on the techniques, depths and areas that produce fish. This will take the guesswork out of your self guided fishing and be a more productive trip for you. We have two enthusiastic and patient captain's we recommend who are willing to teach as they fish!

Salmon: 4 hours. From the basics of down riggers to fine tuning the right depths and baits, this class will have you ready to fish the local area with hands on experience. $200pp.
Halibut Fishing Class: 5 to 6 hours. Seek out these premium fish, learn the local holes, baits and skills to bring these bad boys into the boat. $300pp.
Dungeness Crab Fishing: 3 hours. From baiting the pots to setting, pulling them in and cooking and cleaning and processing. $175pp. This class can be combined with either salmon or halibut fishing.
Guided salmon charter fishing: 4 hours, $200pp.
Prices are based on a minimum of two participants.

Our home was built by hand from yellow cedar trees cut from the surrounding forest and milled locally and offers:

Upper floor:
Large king bedroom with one king bed and two twin beds. Exceptional water and forest views.
Lower floor:
1 bedroom with queen and 2 singles. Water and forest views.
1 bedroom with queen bed with garden and forest views.
1 bedroom with one twin bed. Garden and forest views.
And a small loft bedroom accessed by a hidden drop down stair offers a single twin bed. Suitable for teens who like the hideaway, however it has a very low ceiling height for adults and is awkward to access with the narrow ladder.
Bedrooms are provided with high thread count cotton linens.

Our home offers a wonderful beach for exploring right outside the front door with excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. Trails lead to remote beaches on the backside of the island. Here you can wander the beach in solitude beachcombing or relaxing in peace with a book.

Your hosts Kim and Richard live nearby and are available to help with any concerns during your stay. We enjoy sharing the island lifestyle and you are welcome to join in island adventures; beach combing the back side of the island, hiking in the forest and muskeg; towing home a beach log for firewood, splitting and stacking wood for winter or going crabbing for Dungeness Crab.

Concierge services are also available: housekeeping services; full or partial catering; daily guiding for fishing; beach combing and remote hiking.

We look forward to seeing you here!

Keywords: Alaska self guided fishing, fishing boat rental, Alaska fishing lodge, Alaska boat rental, Alaska waterfront home, Ketchikan self guided fishing, ketchikan vacation rental, spa home, private beach home, salmon fishing, halibut fishing,


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    We are right on the water and have stairs and decks. Young children will need to be carefully supervised for their safety....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outside smoking only please....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Suitable for well behaved pets that are farm stock friendly. Additional daily charge of $10 per animal and damage insurance required....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single


  • Loft: 1 twin/ single

    Drop down ladder, low head room....moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    ocean view. patio doors onto waterfront deck....moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Fish processing area, vacumn packer and large freezer to store your catch....moreless


  • Books:

    Library of books on the local area and fishing, Alaska and novels....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Large selection of popular movies....moreless

  • Games:

    Board games, Scrabble, Risk, Backgammon, Cribbage, Poker Chips...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    Private beach with small pebbles. Excellent for rock pooling and swimming after the tide comes in over the beach on a sunny day....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The mountains of the Tongass National Forest are visible from all views....moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

    Our house faces NW across the Tongass Narrows. A calm body of water creating a protected harbor for Pennock and Ketchikan islands....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Large kitchen table seats six. Center island with pull out table seats 5....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Internet is accessible through your cell phone on your plan. We have good cell service here....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High thread count cotton linens...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    We have a private dock suitable for a vessel up to 30 feet....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    House towels and beach towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless internet is accessible through your cell phone provider. We have good cell phone access here....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Catering is available for an additional charge and can be limited to evening meals or all meals daily....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee filters provided. Coffee grinder in house....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    High quality Alumaclad cookware....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is fully stocked with basic items and includes high quality knives and cookware....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, salt/pepper, flour. sugar....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size freezer also available for storing your fish catch while you are here....moreless

  • Stove:

    Propane stove....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    2005 20' Hewescraft Sea Runner 2013 20' Hewescraft Pro V Extended Transom...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered deck overlooking the water with comfortable seating....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    A rare grass lawn! Ketchikan is known for its moss lawn. It's a battle to keep grass but it's worth it....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Marquis hydrotherapy spa. Seats six comfortably, although just great for two and star gazing....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Silver Fishing
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $99 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $99 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 6.5%


Sportsman:$399/day, electric down riggers/pot puller.

Pro V ET:$399/day. Lund skiff:$150/day.

$500 refundable deposit on boats is charged.

Sales tax on boats is 2.5%

50% deposit to book. Remainder due 90 days prior.

Cancellations fully refundable with 90 days notice.

Fishing poles:$5/pole. Housekeeping available:$35/day

Exit cleaning fee $150.

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Last updated: 07/22/2015
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2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ketchikan International
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
First City Saloon
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Alaska Marine Highway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Annabelles Keg and Chowder House
Nearest Beach
In front of house

Car: Not Necessary

Beach front living on an island in SE Alaska with a boat outside the front door, ready to go fishing or exploring our area which is only accessible by water.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Kim Kirby is your host at Pennock Island. Kim is originally from England and came to Ketchikan in 1990, kayaking here from Juneau a trip that lasted three months. Paddling the Inside Passage was the start of a long love affair with Southeast Alaska and Pennock Island offered a wonderful way to continue to live close to the water with a few more amenities! Kim started and ran a kayak company in Ketchikan for 12 years before finding the perfect island getaway on Pennock Island in 2005. She has five acres on Pennock and enjoys sharing the island lifestyle with guests visiting from around the world. She has her US Coastguard Captain's license and a flying license and enjoys float plane flying around the local area. She is happy to share with you what makes Alaska so special, be it on the water fishing, hiking the ridge tops or beach combing.

Why the Owner Chose Ketchikan:
Being on the water in SE Alaska is pure joy and living an island lifestyle with no roads means you are on the water all the time. Forget the stress of cars and roads and noise. Here you live a life set to the rythym of wind and tides. The dog can run free and is the alarm bell when visitors show up at the front door, which is the dock that stretches across the tidal beach. Snug Harbor House is the last inhabited house on the grid. Beyond is the wilder back side where you can walk the beach for about a mile with no other person in sight. The interior of the island is untouched and is great to explore following deer trails through the rainforest and muskeg. People are pretty scarce on the island and it is always a joy to share time chatting if you bump into one another in the bay or along the beaches.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Snow's Cove on Pennock Island offers all the advantages of living a life without roads and cars and all the benefits of a town within a short five minute boat ride. Privacy, peace, wildlife and woodland walks and just plain messing about in a boat are all here.

Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • Hot tub at the water's edge. Relax and rejuvenate.

    Hot tub at the water's edge. Relax and rejuvenate.

  • Sunset tiki deck

    Sunset tiki deck

  • Spring King Salmon

    Spring King Salmon

  • Days catch

    Days catch

  • Halibut on board.

    Halibut on board.

  • Fully equipped kitchen with high end cookware and quality appliances.

    Fully equipped kitchen with high end cookware and quality appliances.

  • Upstairs bedroom offers great water views. One King bed and two twin beds.

    Upstairs bedroom offers great water views. One King bed and two twin beds.

  • Comfortable relaxing room with deck and views. Snug place to read or watch TV.

    Comfortable relaxing room with deck and views. Snug place to read or watch TV.

  • Getaway spot by the beach.

    Getaway spot by the beach.

  • A sunny spot to relax on the lawn.

    A sunny spot to relax on the lawn.

  • Dungeness crab are plentiful close by. Crab pots and cooker come with the house.

    Dungeness crab are plentiful close by. Crab pots and cooker come with the house.

  • Endless summer days. Sunset from the deck in June around 11pm.

    Endless summer days. Sunset from the deck in June around 11pm.

  • High tide comes right up to the house! Watch seals play in the bay beneath you.

    High tide comes right up to the house! Watch seals play in the bay beneath you.

  • The Hewescraft Pro V fully rigged to fish.

    The Hewescraft Pro V fully rigged to fish.

  • A good day's fishing with the Pro V.

    A good day's fishing with the Pro V.

  • Bottom fishing in April.

    Bottom fishing in April.

  • Covered deck with a BBQ is the perfect spot to throw your catch on the grill.

    Covered deck with a BBQ is the perfect spot to throw your catch on the grill.

  • Dining area with views of the forest, beach and dock.

    Dining area with views of the forest, beach and dock.

  • Queen bedroom with forest and garden views. Fresh cotton linens on all beds.

    Queen bedroom with forest and garden views. Fresh cotton linens on all beds.

  • A quiet place to relax.

    A quiet place to relax.

  • Rush hour on Pennock Island.

    Rush hour on Pennock Island.

  • Trails through the garden.

    Trails through the garden.

  • Waterfront living

    Waterfront living

  • Beach fires and sunsets!

    Beach fires and sunsets!

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