3 bedroom, 2 bathroom on its own beach with mountain and glacier views.
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 Cecily 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.
What makes this House unique
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 use the WiFi or watch a DVD on one of the house's two television sets. Television programming is not available, but the house is provided with a large collection of movies and more may be checked out in town. 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. We have a generous custom cancellation policy. If the house rebooks for your dates, payment will be refunded less $100 booking fee. If the house does not rebook, payment may be applied toward a future stay within one year of original reservation date, less $200 cancellation fee, and subject to availability and current rates. If the house rebooks for only some of the days you reserved, you will be charged half our minimum rental fee for each unbooked night - $100/night plus the 8% borough tax. PLEASE NOTE: VRBO charges guests an administrative fee that goes to VRBO, not the owners. VRBO’S fee is refunded separately.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Two Pack n' Play beds are available for babies.Two Pack n' Play beds are available for babies.
No smoking - If you enjoy smoking, you may do so outdoors.If you enjoy smoking, you may do so outdoors.
Max guests: 9
- RENT: $200/night base rent for up to 2 people. Each additional guest more than 2 is $50/night. There is an 8% borough tax.
- CLEANING: A $50 cleaning fee will be charged to the guests. This is separate from the refundable damage deposit of $200.
Beautiful House and Garden in Haines
This is a wonderful, spacious home with incredible views of the cove, mountains, and glaciers. It is outside downtown Haines so a car is needed but it is a very easy and quick 20 minute drive. The drive is worth it though as the house is super close to a wonderful State park with amazing hiking. We saw moose, eagles, sea lions and porpoise along our hike. The kitchen at the house has everything you need to cook wonderful meals. There is lots of room for kids to run around outside and play. If you have a kayak you can drop it right off the beach or take it up the road to the State park for even more water access locations. Cecily was very responsive and helpful in getting us to the house and making sure we had everything in order. House would be very comfortable for multiple family groups or friends vacationing together. It was spotless -- cleanest rental I have ever rented!!!
Piece of heaven
A stunning view, a lovely house, and owners who go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Such a wonderful place!
We came back to Paradise Cove and were not disappointed! The house is situated in the most beautiful cove in SE Alaska. Plenty of space inside and out to hang out and watch the glacier, play games and relax. We would definitely recommend renting a car and staying for at least. Week to get into the Haines groove. Cecily and Mark were responsive and lovely hosts!
As advertised at Paradise Cove
An amazing place with a perfectly comfortable house. Very well apportioned kitchen made feasting on our caught seafood a breeze. Our second trip, and we'll be back again and again! Cecily is wonderful.... thanks!
Great Haines getaway
Beautiful location, comfortable home, everything you could want! Our two families stayed here for 4 nights and loved it. We’ll be back!
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.