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Charming South Tongass Home - Live Like a Local

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

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

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 2, 2017

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.

The Owner purchased this house in 1998

Why The Owner chose Alaska

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.'

What makes this house unique

This home provides a convenient headquarters for exploring the best of the Panhandle. Live like a local and experience the real Alaska.


Ketchikan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 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.
  • Deck / Patio
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing


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Charming South Tongass Home - Live Like a Local
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, very quite, easy to find house. Very comfortable place to relax after a long day on the boat fishing. Will definitely consider staying there again if we are able to come back to Ketchikan .

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Quiet, Cozy.

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need to enjoy and have a wonderful time in Ketchikan.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our home away from home!

  • 4 of 5

Nothing but great things to say about this house! There were four of us that stayed at this cozy home, including myself and my significant other, in addition to another couple. We actually liked the idea that this house wasn't directly in town. It was located in a peaceful neighborhood. We were saddened that the owners of the rental home were not around during our stay. The bedrooms were large and spacious, including the kitchen, living room, and dining room. The atmosphere of the home was very cozy and CLEAN! The only thing that was disappointing was there was only one mirror in the house, which was in the bathroom. We had just wished there was mirrors in the bedrooms to do our makeup, hair, etc, because all four of us were fighting to use the bathroom usually during the same time. It was also nice there was a washer and dryer, as we had used those several times. Other than that, we were very satisfied with our home away from home! We were within close distance of a grocery store as well. We rented a vehicle so we were able to travel along the shoreline of the island! It was AMAZING and a place that we will never forget. There are other activities and places to go near the house such as a few beaches, zip-lining, and a place you can see wild bears! This house is not located directly next to the water, but you can see it from the windows! :) I recommend this house to anyone! We would stay here again if we had to.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great place!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 4 of 5

Location is perfect

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable get away

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely experience staying at Kent and Nicole's. We came just for 3days, and Kent brought us cookies our first night!! Which was amazing because we were starving from all the traveling. They also were very attentive making sure we had everything we needed. The house was comfortable, with great bedding and cozy down comforters on the beds and towels all layed out in the rooms. There were good coffee beans in the cupboard, ready for a morning brew! We enjoyed the 10-15 min drive to town with great views. I will definitely rent from them in the future, thank you Kent and Nicole!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 6.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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