Beach Front Timber Frame Lodge, Fishing, Kayaking & Mountain Biking.(11 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Chalet
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Quissential Alaskan Rustic Comfort in a Stunning Ocean Front Setting
We have resident eagles that nest literally right above the line of sight of old glory flying out front. They reared three eaglets last summer, and guest were treated to watching the Momma eagle fish for her offspring, and the eaglets learning to test their wings on the edge of the nest. Regular chirping is heard as the eagles talk each other and answer Scott's whistles.
SELDOVIA BAY ADVENTURE OPTIONS::
Check rate schedule for great cancellation/last minute rental specials. We request 2 day minimum, and you will want to stay at least that long to soak in the Majestic Alaskan Splendor. We will consider an occasional one day rental, with an extra turnover fee. ($100). Ask for a special quote.
Private Ocean Front Beach on Beautiful Cove (not optional)
Salmon Fishing from Kayak (out front) or Charter
Silver Salmon Charters (August)
Self Guided Black Bear Hunts (Alaskan Residents Only - May)
Mountain Bike Rental adventures (free shuttle to Seldovia)
Multiple Easy Access Options for getting to Seldovia from Homer and Anchorage
Free Boat Shuttle to and from Seldovia, provided by owner. (this property is only accessed by boat)
Skiff & Kayak Rental
On Site Manager to Assure Your Comfort and Safety.
Attention: This is an Alaskan wilderness experience, accessible by boat only. The cabin is very comfortable with most comforts of home, including hot and cold running water. However special consideration should be given to how prepared you are to be a short skiff ride from town and conventional services, including emergency services, and with not having all the perks of flush toilets, unlimited electrical power, and internet access. A cell phone signal booster is provided, but ATT and other providers may have very spotty coverage. Verizon and its affiliates have good coverage. Please check with your cell provider. There is limited Internet WiFi upon request by prearrangement.
Note: Guests will assume full responsibility for judging their fitness, health concerns and ability with mobility to enter and exit a skiff on the beach, walking a moderate distance on a soft uneven surface during low tides, including inherent risks associated with the length of time for emergency response to medical issues. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the owner.
This is a one of a kind hand built timber frame cabin, lovingly built by its owners. Italian ceramic tile floors, covered porch, covered back entry, leather furniture, wool rugs, fine craftsman details. Spacious loft with dormer. Wood frames held together with wood pegs with traditional craftsmanship. The owners are long time and life long Alaskans, and love to share the blessings of our "Heaven on Earth" with others. Kayaks and Mountain Bikes are available at reasonable rates (mostly to help pay for insurance). Cabin is substantially complete with essentials like hot and cold running water,, hot shower, and indoor porta-potty to avoid night time runs to outhouse. This is an off grid wilderness "eco" cabin, with sufficient 110v Solar power for small appliances, USB port for cell phones, a cell phone signal booster, and LED lights. (sorry, no hair dryers, curling irons or other heavy draw appliances) The cabin is heated with wood (provided). The cabin is hard wired for a future "conventional" power source, but it is not hot at this time. (phaze II) The fridge and hot water is run from propane, provided by the owner. Minor improvements are consistently being made to refine the experience. Comfort items like clean towels, fresh linens, paper products, are all provided. Cooking essential provided, including an outdoor gas grill, range with an oven, pots, pans, utensils, basic spices, oil etc. Please be prepared with your food essentials, from Anchorage or Homer. Seldovia has a small but somewhat expensive store for those forgotten items, or ask the owners and we are happy to help. .
Seldovia Bay is an amazing habitat, from shoreline to mountain top. Seldovia Bay Adventures offers what you need to have a trip of a lifetime. Whether charter boat fishing for a "barn door" halibut, Kayak fishing Seldovia Slough for King Salmon, Kayak or skiff fishing for Pink salmon in Seldovia Bay, Mountain Biking above the treeline in the alpine or exploring Seldovia Bay by outboard skiff, we can help. Or, simply enjoying a relaxed time in paradise on the large covered deck, cooking your catch of the day on our gas fired grill. We have the equipment and comfortable shelter you need to have a great time.
We rent our skiff, fishing Kayaks, Mountain Bikes, and can arrange for world class fishing charters. Our rental rates are very competitive.
We can arrange a combo transport across the bay, either by air with Smokey Bay Air, or by sea with Mako Water Taxi from Homer to Seldovia Harbor or airport and offer a complementary shuttle across Seldovia Bay, a protected bay, to the beach front property. Or, our highly experienced local fish guide will pick you up in Homer and drop you off at the lodge after fishing for the day. (minimum two clients) You can also catch one of three daily day passenger ferries from Homer to Seldovia. Transportation from Homer to Seldovia Harbor is not included. Complimentary shuttle from Seldovia Harbor to Lodge provided by Seldovia Bay Adventures. On site owner/manager will gladly shuttle you to and from Seldovia to the cabin as needed by guests at no charge. (Gas donations appreciated for extra trips)
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Member since: 2015
- 1040 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Limited Accessibility:
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
- Mountain View:
- Near The Ocean:
Breath taking, relaxing, stunning, beautiful, like a live artist canvas changing with the light, wind and tide. An Eagles nest is viewable above the American flag that flys in front of the cabin....moreless
Situated in a protected cove, with views described as "epic" by our guests, this property is a tremendous value in the Kachemak Bay Area. Logistically convienant, yet in a wilderness setting....moreless
This is a small family run, private resort in wilderness heaven. Seldovia has a thriving tourist business with daily ferries and water and air taxis. Halibut Charters available with a local guide. ...moreless
Wilderness lodge, rustic comfort. You feel like you are isolated in paradise, but the town of Seldovia is only a short skiff ride away, in a protected bay, with commercial and emergency services. ...moreless
Seldovia Village is very beautiful, friendly place. Good restaurants, grocery store, coffee shop, medical services, there is even a semi retired dentist. Fishing rules the day in Seldovia. ...moreless
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Hunting Big Game
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
On hot days, windows open to provide breeze. Near ocean, so hot days are rare but they happen. Best to dress in layers, that will wick moisture. It can be very chilly on the water, so plan ahead. ...moreless
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- Towels Provided:
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- Wood Stove:
- Coffee Maker:
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- Deck / Patio:
Kayak / Canoe:
Fishing kayaks rental available. $40 a day per Kayak. Ask about a bike,- Kayak package deal. If you are a wind surfer, when the weather changes with low in the gulf, this bay rocks. Bring your own...moreless
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning $50 + tax
- Pet Fee $50 + tax
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Tax Rate 3%
Rental includes free shuttle from Seldovia Harbor to rental property and back. Additional shuttles to Seldovia Harbor provided as needed by guest, by request. Seldovia has restaurants, places to buy adult beverages, a grocery store, a fuel and hardware store, as well as other businesses. Seldovia also has a health clinic, EMT services and medivac capabilities. Optional Fuel cost compensation for shuttles will be greatly sppricsted by the owner. It is the guests responsibility to get to Seldovia Harbor from Homer. This is remote isolated beach front property, and access is by boat only. Seldovia Village is 1.75 miles from the property in beautiful Seldovia Bay, a protected water. Fishing Kayak rentals, Skiff rentals and Mountain Bike rentals are available for an extra fee. The property is semi remote, and renter agrees to accept any and all liability due to injury or death, and agrees to holds harmless the owners of Seldovia Bay Adventures, and the Ogan Family Trust. The owner and or manager reserves the right to terminate the contract with no refund, if the renter(s) behave in an unsafe way, including consuming excessive amounts of mind altering substance, whether smoked, inhaled or orally ingested. In others words, stay clean and sober if you want to stay with us. Drug use and alcohol abuse have no place in a remote and unforgiving marine environment. Responsible adult beverage consumption is OK.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Car: Not Necessary
RENTER RESPONSIBLE FOR TRANSPORTATION TO SELDOVIA HARBOR. Please note, the only access to Seldovia is via, Water taxi, State Ferry, or by flying via Smoky Bay Air from Homer. Complementary skiff transportation provided to and from cabin from Seldovia Harbor. Skiff and Kayak rentals available. This property is only accessible by boat. Check out the Mako Water Taxi Smoky Bay Air, boat- fly package to Seldovia. Or take one of the three day ferry's. See Seldovia dot com for transportation links.
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: Scott and Janet Ogan are long time and life time Alaskans. Scott is a retired Natural Resource Manager for the State of Alaska. Scott has been an Alaskan outdoorsman, hunter and sport fisherman for the last 40 years in Alaska. Scott is now in the environmental services business. Janet has the gift of hospitality, and works as a Legislative Aid. Scott and Janet got engaged on a beach in Cook Inlet 37 years ago, and have been on the water ever since. Janet is a former biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Why the Owner Chose Seldovia, AK, USA:
Best value vacation rental on Kachamak Bay. If you are looking for the most comfortable, remote feeling, yet close to trandportation cabin in the Kachemak Bay area you have found it. This property belonged to a family that lived there for three generations. They had their pick of the best spot on Seldovia bay back in the 1940's and the locals tell us we do indeed have the "best" spot on the bay. (we think so, and we think you will agree). It has a delightful small stream that cascades over a waterfall above the property and provides abundant fresh water. The property is in a protected cove and the salmon and halibut fishing is not far away. Fishing charters can be arranged by the owners. The fish guide will pick you up or drop you off at Homer with prior arrangement. Scott will provide free shuttles to and from Seldovia when needed. (gas donations for extra trips appreciated) Restaurants, bar, library, groceries, as well as medical servives is all available only10 skiff minutes away. No worries about being stranded. Scott stays in the old cabin on the property. You will have as much privacy as you want and assistance when you need it.
The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
A private beach with a secluded wilderness experience yet only 1.75 miles by water from the quaint village of Seldovia. Seldovia is a friendly, historic fishing town who's working waterfront was dramatically change after the 1964 earthquake. Transportation is easily arranged and the hosts will guide you through the options. The area is sometimes frequented by black bears, although sightings are not common. This is a special place to decompress and get closer to the Creator. Compare to full service Kachamak Bay Wilderness lodges from $400 to $600 and more. Note: while there is excellent running water in the cabin, including a kitchen sink, vanity sink and hot shower, there is an outhouse. Porta potty provided to avoid those trips outside at night.
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Amazing morning sunshine view from deck.
Helicopter view of cabin under construction. It is the cabin on the left.
wide angle view of loft comfy chair and great room furniture
Wide angle view of covered deck
Foggy morning on Seldovia Bay
Midnight moon rise in June. This is as dark as it gets in mid June. Energizing
Owner's boat parked out front on skiff line
View from Bay
Nice eating size. Ask Scott to cook your catch, he knows how to cook fish!
Bear on beach
Midnight sun evening reflection that will still your soul.
Beautiful sunset viewed from the covered deck
A cooks kitchen
Sunrise in October, viewed from the front deck
Our halibut fish guide will hook you up. Ask about arranging a charter.
Wide angle view of kitchen and loft.
Wide angle view of loft and dormer with big easy chair
Wide angle view from loft looking down on living room and dining area.
Tide is out this evening
Towing barge during construction
Looking South from the beach
South view of the head of the bay
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Friday, February 24, 2017
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