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Angler's Dream Self Guided Fishing. Private Boat. Dock. Beach. Hot Tub. Fish on!

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

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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Waterfront House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 12, Private Boat, Hot Tub, Fishing

Fish the Alaskan dream; a house on the water with a fully equipped 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 from prime salmon fishing. Dungeness crab are thick in the bay a boat ride away. Crab pots and cooker are provided! Rate includes a three hour arrival guided fishing trip to learn our area and fishing for salmon and Dungeness Crab. Fly and fish the same day.

The per night rate of $1999 for four guests includes:
Waterfront accommodation;
Hot tub and outdoor kitchen;
Airport pick up;
Fully rigged to fish 20 Foot Hewescraft Pro V Extended Transom with 2016 Suzuki 140 hp and trolling motor;
Private dock;
Three hour introductory guided fishing orientation to local area, techniques and fishing for salmon and Dungeness Crab. Cleaning and cooking of crab;
Fishing poles and reels;
Ice and extra large freezer on site;
Tackle and bait for sale on site;
Dedicated fish processing area;
Custom fish processing supplies and packaging.

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 Dungeness crab fishing grounds.
24 hour use of boat with no curfew.
Herring and crab bait on site.
Fish processing room and extra large freezer.
No car rental necessary, downtown private boat slip in Ketchikan.
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.
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.
June 1 - July 30th: Terminal Harvest for King Salmon at Herring Cove: Non residents fishing restrictions do not apply: No size limit; six per day; no non resident annual limit. Herring Cove is about 20 minutes by boat.
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.

Our Hewescraft Pro V comes fully 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.

Included in your stay is our 2013 20' Hewescraft Pro V Hard top with extended transom. The Pro V 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.. Powered with a fuel efficient 140hp Suzuki and a 8hp kicker. The PRO V is also rigged with downriggers and is ready to fish and provides the ultimate comfort for up to groups of four. Groups of five or more with have a second boat.

We can provide water taxi service for clients not fishing during the day with the group.

Salmon and Halibut poles are included in the package but you are responsible for tackle. We have a supply of tackle for sale on site and can help get you rigged up with the right lures for the time you are visiting. Fishing licenses are also available here or you can purchase in advance on the State of Alaska website.

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

Fish processing and packaging is included so you can drop your catch at the end of the day and have it held and boxed for your flight home. We do not cover your shipping charges if you choose to mail it back home. If you wish to process your own fish we have a room onsite with a vac packer.

We provide a courtesy pick up upon your arrival in Ketchikan at the airport baggage claim for Alaska Airlines flights 67 and 69 which arrive here respectively at 3.54pm and 7.41pm.

You will receive a complete boat orientation upon arrival and will be asked to sign a release from for liability. We will also go over the fishing in our local area and how to run any of the fishing gear you maybe unfamiliar with.

If this is the first time fishing our waters you will enjoy your initial trip with a guide to show you the area and how to fish here. Additional guided days are available. Costs are $200 per person with a minimum of four, for four hours. Full day is $400 per person for six to eight hours with a minimum of four persons.

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. Alaska Airlines flight 60 leaves at 9.02am.

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.
Two twin fold away beds are available for extra sleeping options.
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 beach combing 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; daily guiding for fishing.

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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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    We are right on the water and have stairs and decks. Young children will need to be carefully supervised for their safety. Please bring life vests for little ones that fit well....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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

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

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Alternative Lifestyle

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

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  • 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

Entertainment

  • 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

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV Family Channel. NFL Sunday Ticket....moreless

  • Television:

    Large flat screen with cable....moreless

Theme

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

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
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • 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

Kitchen

  • 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

Outside

  • 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
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring King Salmon
May 1 - May 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,200

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

Fall Silver Fishing
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,200

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

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$1,999

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $499 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 5%

Notes:

Additional Pro V ET:$450/day.

Lund skiff:$175/day.

$500 refundable deposit on boats is charged.

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

Cancellations fully refundable with 90 days notice. Housekeeping available:$35/day


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Location

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
Ketchikan, AK, USA
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, AK, USA:
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
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

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Photos

  • 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.

  • Trails through the garden.

    Trails through the garden.

  • Waterfront living

    Waterfront living

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sunset at 11pm.

    Sunset at 11pm.

  • Beach fires and sunsets!

    Beach fires and sunsets!

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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