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Your Private Retreat on the Beach at Paradise Cove

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom on its own beach with mountain and glacier views.

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 two newly remodeled bathrooms in the house offer modern fixtures. There is one bathroom in the main house and one in the annex, affording privacy for two parties sharing the house. The main house bathroom offers both a shower and a tub. The annex bathroom provides a shower with built-in seat.

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 bring your own sea kayak or rent one from a local company, you can launch from the beach and paddle 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.

Please note that rent is $50/person/night with a $200/night minimum. We are required by law to charge 8% tax.


Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • 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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Alternative Lifestyle

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • 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

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. If you bring or rent your own kayak, you can launch it from the beach in front of the house. Because the Paradise Cove house is more than six miles from city water service, the water for the house comes from a well on the property. The well can accommodate all the bathing and cooking needs of guests, but frequent loads of laundry could overtax the water supply. We're sorry that we can't offer guests laundry facilities, but we do offer an authentic and comfortable experience of life in rural Alaska. We recommend that guests use the Moose Horn Laundromat in town, a clean and well-equipped laundromat with a pleasant waiting area and a gift shop. ...moreless


  • Books:

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

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

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

  • Music Library:

    A few CDs to choose from....moreless

  • Stereo:

    A blue tooth player that you can use with your smart phone or iPod is also a radio and CD player....moreless

  • Television:

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

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Many classic VHS and a few DVDs to choose from. DVDs can be rented in town. If you have an account that allows you to stream films, you can do this on your own computer if you bring one....moreless


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


  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • 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 down to the beach, and is a perfect place for outdoor meals. If you bring or rent a kayak, it can be launched from in front of the house. Great Blue herons 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • 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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

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

  • Internet:

    WiFi is available in all parts of the house....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided:

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


  • Coffee Maker:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • Kitchen:

    Bright, well-equipped kitchen with skylight for extra light. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • 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

  • Stove:

    Gas cook stove with oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden:

    Comfortable lawn chairs and a campfire circle on the beach offer a choice of places to enjoy the view and relax. Flowers bloom in the garden in front of the house....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

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



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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. $200/night minimum for occupancy by 1-4 people. $50/night for each additional guest more than 4 people. Three night minimum stay.

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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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, AK, USA:
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 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.

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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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

  • Rainbow Glacier from Paradise Cove house beach at high tide

    Rainbow Glacier from Paradise Cove house beach at high tide

  • 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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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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