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Modern Log Cabin Vacation Rental with En Suite Sauna in Talkeetna, Alaska

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Last updated: 12/02/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Hale Kōlea (Ha-lay Co-lay-ah) Cabin is an available custom built log cabin vacation rental located in the rural neighborhood of east Talkeetna, just a 15-minute walk from the popular historic district. We are a SMOKE FREE & NO PETS establishment that measures 616 sq/feet (57.23 sq/m) and designed with a welcoming open studio layout (no bedrooms). Hale Kōlea Cabin vacation rental is an ideal getaway for two persons with a queen bed available.

Modern amenities include: Wi-Fi, LCD TV, Blu-ray/DVD player with Internet streaming options, Sony speaker i-Dock/Bluetooth stereo and an en suite Finnish sauna.

Hale Kōlea Cabin vacation rental is a NO HOST log cabin with a fully equipped stainless steel kitchen and separate laundry room. The spa-like bathroom boasts a luxurious glass walled shower with pebbled flooring & a custom en suite Finnish sauna. Hale Kōlea Cabin's furnishings have been meticulously selected to reflect a Hawaiian sensibility and include items such as hand quilted Hawaiian pillows, custom artwork and stunning solid maple hardwood flooring. Hale Kōlea Cabin vacation rental is committed to sustainability by using: LED/CFL lighting, ENERGY STAR efficient appliances, windows, doors, and insulation; ESP certified cabinetry, recycled quartz counter tops and biodegradable cleaning products & supplies.

Come experience the spirit of aloha at Hale Kōlea Cabin!

Manager

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 616 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 y/o (must be present at check-in/out and during entire rental period)...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    NO SMOKING INSIDE OR ON OUTSIDE DECKS...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    NO PETS ALLOWED ON PREMISES...moreless

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom Area: 1 queen

    No designated bedrooms; open studio layout...moreless

  • Open, studio-style layout (*Note: No Designated Bedrooms); Queen size Beds (1)....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Luxurious bathroom suite w/ adjoining custom built Finnish cedar sauna

Other Amenities

  • Honda EU2000i Back up generator available and operated only by discretion of Management...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    Panasonic Blu-ray...moreless

  • Games:

    Scrabble Monopoly Clue Taboo Cribbage Playing cards Uno...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Sony i-docking/Bluetooth stereo available...moreless

  • Television:

    LCD Flat Panel 1080p/60Hz...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Netflix and DVD Blu-ray movies provided...moreless

Theme

  • Romantic
  • Spa

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Snowmobiling
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Kenmore full front loading stack...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Toyotomi monitor heater...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone:

    Cordless. Local calls ONLY....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, hand & wash cloth per person...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Kenmore full front loading stack...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Reusable mesh coffee filter, whole bean grinder & Hawaiian-roasted coffee provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, pans, baking sheets, measuring cups, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Luigi Bormioli break-resistant wine glasses...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Stainless steel appliances w/ garbage disposal Self-cleaning gas stove Over-Range microwave Recycled quartz counter tops Hickory cabinetry Under cabinet LED lighting...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Convection able...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, tea, creamer, sugar, full spice rack, condiments, cooking spray, olive oil. Feel free to leave non-perishables for future guests to enjoy....moreless

Outside

  • Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    Custom built Finnish cedar sauna adjoining bathroom suite ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$145
$875
Pre-Summer
May 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$195
$1,190
Summer (Peak Season)
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$215
$1,330
Post-Summer
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$195
$1,190
Winter
Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2018
2 night min stay
$145
$875
Pre-Summer
May 1 - May 31, 2018
2 night min stay
$195
$1,190
Summer (Peak Season)
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2018
2 night min stay
$215
$1,330
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$145
$875

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning Fee $60
  • Tax Rate 5%

Notes:

Check in time: 3 pm

Check out time: 11 am

Unauthorized checkout after 11 am will be subject to a $100 withholding from the incentive/damage deposit.

*Note: Credit card processing fee will be deducted from any incentive/damage deposit refund. As of Feb. 16, 2016: all bookings subject to VRBO service fee.


Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

  • Denali Brewing Company

    "Talkeetna may be a town of less than 900 residents, however they do have an amazing microbre..."

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  • Wildflower Cafe

    "Place can be hit or miss, but their soups are a standout."

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  • Mountain High Pizza Pie

    "Great pizza, perhaps the best in all of Alaska! Love their offering of make-your-own slices..."

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  • Nagley's Store

    "Historical landmark. Great for incidentals and nik naks (check the upstairs), Alaska-made ..."

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  • Flying Squirrel Bakery Cafe

    "Amazing daily bread specials and bakery! Try their apricot almond rugelachs...to die for! ..."

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  • Talkeetna Roadhouse

    "Situated on Main Street, this landmark represents the heart and soul of all that is amazing ..."

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  • Talkeetna Air Taxi Inc

    "Flightseeing company since 1947. Located in east Talkeetna and offering a variety of sights..."

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  • Cubby's Marketplace

    "Cubby's Marketplace is an IGA Supermarket and actually the best bet for most of your grocery..."

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  • Brown Jug

    "Best liquor store on your way to Talkeetna from Anchorage. Best to buy here before last cha..."

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  • Taco Cancun Mexican Grill

    "Best Mexican restaurant in Wasilla on your way to Talkeetna from Anchorage. Owned/managed b..."

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  • Houston Lodge Restaurant

    "New family management and what a great stop along the way to Talkeetna! Immaculately clean r..."

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120 Miles
Nearest Airport
Anchorage International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Denali Brewing Company
Talkeetna, AK, USA
Nearest Train
Alaska Railroad
16 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Parks Highway Alaska 3
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Swiss Alaska Inn
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Susitna River Beach Area

Car: Not Necessary

Talkeetna is the 'gateway' to Denali National Park & a great home base for activities such as: flightseeing tours to Denali (Mt. McKinley); mountaineering; salmon & fly fishing; hunting; horse back ridding; zip lining; cross country skiing; wilderness hiking; snow machining; dog sledding; shopping; restaurants and local craft fairs.

Evening summer concerts in the park are a favorite attraction for locals and visitors. Talkeetna was the inspiration for the popular TV series, 'Northern Exposure'.

Popular festivals are the Moose On The Loose parade & auction in July and Winterfest during the entire month of December, culminating with the Wilderness Woman contest and Bachelor Auction & Ball.

The core downtown district is classified as a National Historic Site which includes buildings dating back to the early 1900s, including Nagley's General Store, Fairview Inn and the Talkeetna Roadhouse. Mayor of Talkeetna is a cat named Stubbs.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2012

About: Hale Kōlea Cabin is a labor of love project by owner, Richard Cheney and his partner Kalani Chong. Richard, a graduate of University of Michigan, grew up in Williamston, Michigan and has been a Hawaii resident for over 35 years. Richard is a 12-time Honolulu Marathon and 3-time Iron Man finisher. His partner Kalani is a Native Hawaiian whose lineage can be traced back to Hawaii's Princess Ka'iulani. Kalani enjoys traveling to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and collecting vinyl records as art. Both live in Honolulu, Hawaii and work in the health care industry.

Why Talkeetna, AK, USA:
Richard and Kalani unknowingly fell in love with Talkeetna while on a March 2012 winter vacation that began with Anchorage, then Fairbanks and eventually ended with a picturesque Aurora train ride to the charming town of Talkeetna. One night's stay in Trapper John's Cabin is all it took to launch research of available real estate that quickly led to groundbreaking four months later on July 3, 2012.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
For the past 3 years, a kōlea bird or Pacific Golden Plover appeared every August at Richard and Kalani's residence in Honolulu, Hawaii. Every day this kōlea bird could be seen grazing the grassy parts of their property for an insatiable appetite of insects, all while enjoying the warm Hawaiian sun. Every April, their bird would vanish and heed its migratory call to flock north to Alaska. This miracle instinct fittingly inspired the cabin's name, Hale Kōlea (Ha-lay Co-lay-ah) or 'Kōlea House'. We sincerely appreciate your interest in making Hale Kolea Cabin as a part of your next Alaskan adventure. We look forward to your stay.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

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Photos

  • Hale Kōlea Cabin

    Hale Kōlea Cabin

  • Summer ready at Hale Kōlea Cabin

    Summer ready at Hale Kōlea Cabin

  • View of entry, living & dining area

    View of entry, living & dining area

  • Leather couch w/ hand-stitched Hawaiian accent pillows

    Leather couch w/ hand-stitched Hawaiian accent pillows

  • Bookshelf of awaiting adventures

    Bookshelf of awaiting adventures

  • Full size stainless steel kitchen & appliances

    Full size stainless steel kitchen & appliances

  • Recycled quartz counter tops

    Recycled quartz counter tops

  • Dining table for 4 w/ LCD candles

    Dining table for 4 w/ LCD candles

  • Towards back of cabin, bathroom suite & laundry/utility room

    Towards back of cabin, bathroom suite & laundry/utility room

  • Bathroom suite

    Bathroom suite

  • Adjoining bathroom suite complete with ante-room & custom cedar Finnish sauna

    Adjoining bathroom suite complete with ante-room & custom cedar Finnish sauna

  • Custom cedar Finnish sauna

    Custom cedar Finnish sauna

  • Aloha!  Welcome to Hale Kōlea Cabin!  A Hawaiian-themed log cabin in Talkeetna

    Aloha! Welcome to Hale Kōlea Cabin! A Hawaiian-themed log cabin in Talkeetna

  • Welcoming open studio layout

    Welcoming open studio layout

  • Queen bed view from living/media area

    Queen bed view from living/media area

  • Living/media area complete w/ leather couch, swivel chair & hand-quilted pillows

    Living/media area complete w/ leather couch, swivel chair & hand-quilted pillows

  • Plush wool accent rug on hand-scraped maple hardwood floors

    Plush wool accent rug on hand-scraped maple hardwood floors

  • Dining/Kitchen area

    Dining/Kitchen area

  • View towards back of cabin from dining area

    View towards back of cabin from dining area

  • Queen bed w/ palm quilt & 550 thread count sheets

    Queen bed w/ palm quilt & 550 thread count sheets

  • Separate laundry & utility/storage room

    Separate laundry & utility/storage room

  • Luxurious glass-walled shower w/ pebbled flooring

    Luxurious glass-walled shower w/ pebbled flooring

  • Custom Sauna ante-room

    Custom Sauna ante-room

  • Back to front of cabin w/ Tongue & groove ceilings & star-gazing windows

    Back to front of cabin w/ Tongue & groove ceilings & star-gazing windows

VRBO #436655

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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