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Your Private Retreat on the Beach at Paradise Cove

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Last updated: 07/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Haines house description

Give yourself the gift of staying in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. The Paradise Cove house is set on its own secluded beach at Paradise Cove with breathtaking views of Rainbow Glacier and the snowcapped peaks of the Chilkat mountain range. Would you like to get away from the incessant chatter and demands of the 'outside' world? Here's a place where there is peace.

The charming, rustic house is sided with hand-split cedar shakes. Inside, it is spacious and sunny. The open plan downstairs allows for a pleasant flow of spaces. It has a fully equipped kitchen and a dining room with an amazing view.

A special feature of the house is that as well as the main house there is the attached annex with its light-filled sunroom. The main house and annex allow for separation for two parties or two families who are sharing the rental.

The main house and the annex each have their own new bathroom. The annex bathroom offers a shower. The main house bathroom provides both a shower and a tub.

Upstairs in the main house there is a queen bed in the master bedroom. The smaller upstairs bedroom has both a queen bed and a single bed.

The entire upstairs of the annex is a spacious bedroom with a queen sized bed, a rocking chair and a loveseat. Both the main house master bedroom and the annex bedroom have spectacular views.

Two Pack n' Play baby beds are available to accommodate little ones.

This is an Alaskan family house that is comfortable, spacious and well-heated, and offers all the amenities you need for an enjoyable stay.

The primary attraction of the house is its location on a private beach many think is the most beautiful in the Haines area.

You can fish from the beach in front of the house. If you have a sea kayak you can launch it from the beach and paddle out to Kochu Island or down the peninsula to Chilkat Islands Marine Park.

Children enjoy the opportunity to play and run barefoot on the large lawn or sit on the grass. You can also sit in the comfortable chairs provided on the lawn and enjoy the view, or barbecue outdoors using the large Weber grill. Beyond the lawn on the beach you can sit around the campfire, toast marshmallows, and watch for the marine mammals that swim in to the bay - seals, sea lions, our resident otters, porpoise, and even whales.

Just over 6 miles from downtown Haines, Alaska, the Paradise Cove house is a five minute drive from the Chilkat State Park which has some of the best hiking trails in the area as well as a boat launch ramp.

Children are welcome at the Paradise Cove house. Sorry, but we can't accommodate pets.

To find the dates the Paradise Cove house is available that best work with your plans, please look at the calendar. It is updated regularly. Cancellations do occur, so if the dates you want show as booked, it's worth checking back to see if they have opened up.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome:

                Two Pack n' Play beds are available for babies....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                If you enjoy smoking, you may do so outdoors....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Alternative Lifestyle

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

              • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single, 1 queen


              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                A Pack 'n Play baby bed is available...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

                Another Pack n' Play baby bed is available...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1)

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


              • The spotless bathrooms are new and fresh. Soft towels are provided with ample towel bars for maximum occupancy. Convenient shelves and vanity drawers provide plenty of storage for personal items....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                An amazing view of mountains, sea and glacier from seats around the solid oak hand-made table. The table seats 6; with the leaf inserted it seats 8-9. There are place mats and tablecloths. ...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Blender; food processor; mixer; waffle iron; crockpot. Pots & pans; baking tins; casserole dishes. Knives, wine/beer bottle openers; can opener. All basic food prep and cooking utensils....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Both a Mr. Coffee automatic coffeemaker and a Krups espresso maker are available. Filters are supplied....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Cupboards are stocked with some condiments including salt and pepper. Some packaged foods....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Two ice cube trays in the freezer. The refrigerator MAY contain: ketchup, mustard, etc....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Plenty of dishes, cups, glasses, and flatware....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Bright kitchen with skylight for extra light. ...moreless

              • Stove:

                Gas cook stove with oven...moreless


              • Living Room:

                Sunny open room with a long couch that comfortably seats 4-5 and two armchairs. Window seats offer extra seating. Wood parquet floor with a wool oriental rug....moreless

              • Heating:

                Two efficient Toyo oil stoves with electric thermostats keep the main house and annex warm and cozy. You adjust the temperature....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Beds are fitted out with good quality cotton sheets, down pillows and down comforters....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Bath, beach, and kitchen towels are all supplied....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking

              Other Amenities

                  • Spotting scope; binoculars; well-stocked bookshelves; puzzles and games; lawn chairs and beach for outdoor meals; some balls, etc. for outdoor play; campfire site on beach....moreless


                  • Toys:

                    There are a few balls, a bat and ball set, and a frisbee to play with on the lawn or beach. Buckets and spades for the beach are also available. ...moreless

                  • Television:

                    Two TVs with DVD/VHS players for viewing movies supplied in the house or rented in town. No television reception....moreless

                  • Books:

                    Many books of all kinds on the well-stocked shelves, a large, eclectic selection of reading material....moreless

                  • Games:

                    There are several puzzles, chess, checkers, and other games for your enjoyment....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Many classic VHS and a few DVDs to choose from....moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    A few CDs and tapes to choose from....moreless

                  • VCR
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player


                      • Internet:

                        WiFi is available in the house for email and web searches. Data allowance doesn't support streaming. ...moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Comfortable lawn chairs and a campfire circle on the beach offer a choice of places to enjoy the view and relax....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        A large Weber charcoal barbecue grill is available for outside use....moreless


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

                      Location & View

                      • Beachfront:

                        On its own beach tucked into the sheltered curve of a bay on an Alaskan fjord, Paradise Cove House is in one of the most beautiful settings in Alaska. The lawn slopes gently down to the beach, and is a perfect place for outdoor meals. Kayaks can easily be launched from the beach in front of the house. Great Blue herons often stalk gracefully along the beach, and you may spot our resident family of otters swimming toward their den....moreless

                      • Mountain View:

                        Facing across the fjord past Kochu Island (a short kayak paddle away), the house has spectacular views of Rainbow Glacier and the jagged peaks of the Chilkat mountains. Snowcapped year round, the mountains catch and hold the light, turning pink with alpenglow....moreless

                      • Oceanfront:

                        The ocean in front of the house is filled with life. You can spot otters, Dall porpoise, seals, sea lions and even humpback or orca whales. Its setting on a beach bordering the fjord makes the Paradise Cove House a perfect base for boating or fishing. ...moreless


                      • Library
                      • Cycling
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Rafting
                      • Sailing
                      • Skiing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Swimming
                      • Kayaking
                      • Medical Services
                      • Marina
                      • Museums
                      • Restaurants
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Sledding
                      • Walking
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Boating
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing


                      Write a review 4.8
                      from 15 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay

                      Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                      • Tax Rate 8%


                      Rates are calculated by occupancy. 1-4 guests: $200/night, $1350/week. $50/night for each additional guest. 5 guests: $250/night, $1700/week. 6 guests: $300/night, $2050/week. 7 guests (max): $350/night $2400/week. Children less than two years old stay free. Guests two or older count for rate calculation. 3 night minimum stay. 2 night stays may sometimes be possible with $200 cleaning fee.

                      A $200 deposit is required to reserve the house. It is fully refundable with notice of cancellation 60 days prior to arrival date, or if the house re-books up to 30 days prior to arrival date. It converts to a damage/cleaning deposit on arrival and is refunded postmarked within 14 days of departure when house is left in good condition, with normal wear. Payment for your stay is due at check out.

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                      Last updated: 07/02/2014
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                      Car: Necessary

                      The Paradise Cove House is just over 6 miles from downtown Haines. Haines is a small community at the head of the Inside Passage. The town is surrounded by mountains rising up to 7,000 feet above the fjord.

                      In town there is an amazingly good library that was named the Best Small Library in America by the Library Journal in 2005. Free Internet service and an extensive collection of books, magazines and DVDs are available at the library.

                      Haines has an excellent small museum that provides the visitor with a good sense of the history of the area, and offers shows of work by local artists.

                      The Chilkat Center for the Arts in the historic Port Chilkoot area of town offers a variety of performances sponsored by the Haines Arts Council.

                      The town of Haines affords all the facilities needed for a stay in the area: grocery stores, including Mountain Market, an organic food store and cafe; restaurants; a laundromat; a bank with an ATM; medical services at the clinic; and shops selling outdoor equipment and local arts and crafts.

                      The Extreme Dreams gallery is a short walk from the Paradise Cove House and displays for view and purchase the work of a diverse group of local artists.

                      The Chilkat State Park is a five minute drive from the Paradise Cove House, and offers some of the area's best hiking trails as well as a boat launch ramp.

                      There are lakes in the area where you can go canoeing or kayaking, gliding silently by the banks where you may see moose or even bears. The valley's rivers offer rafting and river kayaking opportunities. And you can launch your sea kayak from the beach at the Paradise Cove House.

                      Fishing for salmon or Dolly Varden Arctic char in season is readily accessible on the fjords, the Chilkat and Chilkoot Rivers, and the lakes. Fishing charters are available.

                      The quiet roads with little traffic are perfect for carefree bicycling, and there are many routes on rougher tracks where mountain biking can be enjoyed.

                      Local tour guides offer biking, hiking, sea-kayaking, river rafting and wildlife-viewing tours.

                      Whether you like hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, or just relaxing in a comfortable chair and enjoying the long, late light, summer is a perfect time to visit. The meadows and shorelines are blooming with a riot of wildflowers.

                      Haines hosts the Southeast Alaska State Fair in late July, with live music, displays of regional garden produce and animals, programs and rides for kids. Year-round the fairgrounds are home to galleries, a restaurant and the award winning Haines Brewing Company micro-brewery.

                      In the fall months, Haines is home to the largest gathering of bald eagles anywhere in the world. Photographers, birdwatchers and naturalists come from many countries to view the large numbers of these magnificent birds in their beautiful setting, along the pristine Chilkat River. The fall Bald Eagle festival features talks and programs about the eagles.


                      Owner info

                      About the owner: Your hosts live on Paradise Cove a few minutes' walk from the Paradise Cove House. We enjoy the outdoor recreational opportunities available here. This is our home base, but we travel widely to both remote rural places and bustling, cosmopolitan cities. We like gaining the perspective travel gives us on our home and our way of living.

                      Why the Owner Chose Haines:
                      The Paradise Cove House was built by the current owner's family, and he grew up there. The family hand-split the thick cedar shakes that protect the outside of the house and give it such special character. The flower and vegetable gardens were carved out of the wilderness soil and are still thriving. Together, the family planted the orchards of cherry, plum and apple trees that produce delicious fruit each year. This house has a tradition of being a welcoming place, where friends and neighbors could always find a cup of coffee and a piece of pie. Now we continue that tradition of Alaskan hospitality by welcoming to this warm and happy home the visitors who come to enjoy the marvelous scenery and activities this area has to offer.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      The Paradise Cove House harks back to a simpler, and some would say a better, time. The house provides guests more than a homey and comfortable place to stay. It offers the opportunity to experience an Alaskan lifestyle. You can check your email or surf the web using the WiFi, or watch a DVD on the house's television sets, but there is no television programming available. Instead, the well-stocked bookshelves offer an eclectic variety of reading material. You can enjoy the puzzles and board games available in the house. The spotting scope and binoculars provided invite you to notice the wildlife outside your windows. You can relax indoors or laze on the lawn or beach. You can pursue any of a wide variety of outdoor activities. Whatever you do it will be real, and you will do it yourself or with the person (people) you've chosen to share this experience. We offer you an experience that is unique in today's world, the qualities we value most about this lifestyle: connection with a place of incomparable natural beauty; connection with each other; connection with yourself. Serenity. Because of the delightful, authentic lifestyle this place offers, you will remember your time at the Paradise Cove house as we do: fondly, and perhaps forever.

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                      • Living room view

                        Living room view

                      • Cove house looking toward orchard

                        Cove house looking toward orchard

                      • Front row seats to view scenery from Cove house lawn

                        Front row seats to view scenery from Cove house lawn

                      • Open plan main house downstairs

                        Open plan main house downstairs

                      • Annex sunroom

                        Annex sunroom

                      • Bright kitchen

                        Bright kitchen

                      • Annex bedroom view

                        Annex bedroom view

                      • Master bedroom view

                        Master bedroom view

                      • Main house tub/shower

                        Main house tub/shower

                      • Campfire site on Cove House beach

                        Campfire site on Cove House beach

                      • Kochu Island beach

                        Kochu Island beach

                      • Rainbow Glacier in early fall

                        Rainbow Glacier in early fall

                      • Cove house and annex

                        Cove house and annex

                      • South side of house

                        South side of house

                      • Sunny living room

                        Sunny living room

                      • Annex sunroom

                        Annex sunroom

                      • Dining area looking toward kitchen

                        Dining area looking toward kitchen

                      • Annex bedroom

                        Annex bedroom

                      • Master bedroom main house

                        Master bedroom main house

                      • Main house bathroom

                        Main house bathroom

                      • Annex bathroom

                        Annex bathroom

                      • Kayaks on Kochu Island beach, a short paddle from Cove House

                        Kayaks on Kochu Island beach, a short paddle from Cove House

                      • Hike on a trail nearby

                        Hike on a trail nearby

                      • House in autumn viewed from Paradise Cove

                        House in autumn viewed from Paradise Cove

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                      Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

                      $200 per night (USD)

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 7

                      View calendar: Updated 07/02/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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