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Beach Front Timber Frame Lodge, Fishing, Kayaking & Mountain Biking.

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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:0
  • Property type:Chalet
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Quissential Alaskan Rustic Comfort in a Stunning Ocean Front Setting

Remote Wilderness Waterfront Lodge Experience just minutes across the bay from Seldovia Harbor. Stunning beachfront timber frame cabin, right at waters edge. Stunning views from covered deck. Bears, eagles, fishing out front (seasonal) fishing kayaks, mountain hiking and biking, beautiful Alaskan sunsets, sunrises, tranquility, peace, at one with God and nature. Guided mountain hikes, mountain bikes, kayaking available. Our reviews say it all.

Easy access from Homer, via one of several water taxis, or air taxis. Let us make suggestions for travel arrangements, we are experts and will get the the best option for your budget and desired experience. We provide complimentary transportation to cabin from Seldovia Harbor.

Build your own adventure with guided and non guided experiences. This is hands down the best self guided wilderness experience value in Kachemak Bay. Excellent value compared to full service Kachemak Bay lodges at over $1,000 a night per person. Easy access from Homer to Seldoiva Harbor by Seldovia Bay Ferry, Discovery, Rainbow or Mako Water Taxi. Or, for the more adventurous, try a fly- boat combo with Smoky Bay Air.

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:: Build your own adventure for a fraction of a full service lodge!. 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)
Halibut Fishing Charters $200 per person (min 2 people)
Guided 4 to 6 hour hiking tours by mountain guide $100 per person min 2 people.
Guided river walk the beautiful Seldovia River, non guided fishing for pinks and Dolly Varden. $100 oer oerson
Non-guided Salmon Fishing from Kayak in Seldovia Bay, when Kings and Pinks are in. (your gear) $50 per day per person
Skiff rental, in bay only. $125 a day. (one guest caught a 86 lb halibut last season within 5 min of cabin.
Silver Salmon - Halibut Charters Charters with USCG captain. Starting at $200
Mountain Bike Rental adventures (free shuttle to Seldovia) $35 day rental.
Multiple Easy Access Options for getting to Seldovia from Homer and Anchorage See seldovia dot com, hit transportation link
Free skiff shuttle to and from Seldovia, provided by owner. (this property is only accessed by boat)
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. Appropriate foot wear required.

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. Cabin is substantially complete with essentials like hot and cold running water,, hot shower, hot running water in vanity, laundry, and an indoor porta-potty to avoid night time runs to outhouse. This is an off grid wilderness "eco" cabin, with sufficient 110v Solar power for very 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) and a marine type oil heater. 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 clean linens, paper products, etc are all provided. Cooking essentials 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. Basic cooking needs like cooling oil, spices, condiments etc provided. The owners are cooks, so the kitchen is well stocked with what pots, pans and basics you need to get it done. Seldovia has a small but somewhat expensive store for those forgotten items, or ask the owners and we are happy to help. It is highly recommended that you bring food from Anchorage or Soldotna for the best prices, Homer and Seldovia are incrementally more expensive.

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. 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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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, Italian with pre arrangement
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/17/2017

Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 1040 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children are loved by owner, please discuss the age and number of your children with the owner before booking. Do not recommend bring children under 2 years of age. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside the house please....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Please call, pet fee $50...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Beach landing to access property. While not impossible, please call and we can arrange for handicapped, and disabled. Wounded warriors welcome, thank you for your service!...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Beautiful loft, with high ceilings, hot and cold running water to vanity. Full staircase access, dormer. Stunning views of great room with solid glass front with fjord views across the bay....moreless

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: shower

    night bucket toilet to avoid midnight runs to the outhouse...moreless

  • Hot on demand shower. Nice tiled shower. No flush toilet. Primary toilet is the outhouse. Owner dug a new outhouse this spring. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Willing to host events like small weddings, honeymoons, church retreats, pastor retreats, with special arrangements. Ask about specials for these events. Ordained ministers or missionaries, ask about receiving three weeknights for 1/2 price to thank you for your service. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Nice library, Alaskana stuff, lots of variety...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Absolutely stunning views from cabin great room, and the covered deck in front of cabin. Morning sunrises flood light into East facing cabin....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Private beach front cabin, feet from high tide line. Access by boat only. Skiff and Kayak rental available. Complimentary transportation across bay available from Seldova Harbor. ...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Seldovia is 1.75 miles by skiff. Harbor cafes, store, hiking, 4 wheeler rentals, mountain biking, EMT, and clinic. See Seldovia.com for transportation and other information. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Stunning mountains in all directions...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    During a high tide, the ocean laps the shore so close to the cabin, that the water looks like an infinity pool out front....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    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

  • Oceanfront:

    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

  • Resort:

    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

  • Rural:

    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

  • Village:

    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:

    When tide is up, the water is like infinity pool off the deck. Seldovia Bay is a very special habitat. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Private protected cove in Kayaking heaven! Halibut charters available. Fishing Kayak rental available. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Indoor or outdoor on the covered deck....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    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

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Coming soon...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Beach walk, rock/mountain climb...moreless

  • Garage:

    LOL...moreless

  • Heating:

    Wood stove, seasoned split wood provided...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Yes...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Lovely comfortable Great Room, with wood stove to warm your bones. Stunning views, large covered deck out front....moreless

  • Parking:

    Anchor float provided;-) Protected cove....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cell service, Verizon & MTA. ATT is spotty on property, but available from nearby hill top. Cell phone booster recently installed on property. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes, laundry is across the bay, so please re-use your towel. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    coming soon...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Heat source, wood and kindling provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    French Press...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Covered, hosts like to cook, so will you, with what we provide....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Nice Kitchen, running water, no dishwasher. Pots, pans dishes, provided. Owners like to cook and we have what you need....moreless

  • Oven:

    propane...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basics like cooking oil, flour, coffee, tea, sugar, condiments provided. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Yes, propane with small freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    Propane with oven...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Loft upstairs...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Mountain Bikes for rent $25 day. Owner will transport you and the bikes across the bay to Seldovia for riding. ...moreless

  • Boat:

    Skiff and Kayak Rentals available. This is a PERFECT place for Alaskan Boat Owners. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Awesome beautiful covered deck out front. Amazing views....moreless

  • 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

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    See Deck...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Ocean, if you are a member of the "Polar Bear Club" about 51 degrees F;-)...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Solstice Celebration
Jun 21 - Jun 24, 2017
4 night min stay

$800
flat fee
4th of July Weekend
Jul 1 - Jul 4, 2017
4 night min stay

$1,000
flat fee
Standard pricing
2 night min stay
$185 $225
Fri, Sat
$1,200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning $70
  • Tax Rate 3%

Notes:

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 donation for shuttles will be greatly appricsted 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. Weapons Ok with the express approval by owner. We seek mature, responsible guests please!


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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Location

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1.9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Seldovia Village via Homer airport
1.75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Seldovia Village
1.75 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Seldovia via Homer Harbor, several choices
1.75 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Alaska Ferry System Marine Highway
1.75 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Seldovia Village
7 Metres
Nearest Beach
25 feet in front of cabin

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.

 

Owner info

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. 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 services 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. 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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, Italian with pre arrangement
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/17/2017

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Photos

  • Amazing morning sunshine view from deck.

    Amazing morning sunshine view from deck.

  • Helicopter view of cabin under construction. It is the cabin on the left.

    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 loft comfy chair and great room furniture

  • Wide angle view of covered deck

    Wide angle view of covered deck

  • Foggy morning on Seldovia Bay

    Foggy morning on Seldovia Bay

  • Midnight moon rise in June.  This is as dark as it gets in mid June.  Energizing

    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

    Owner's boat parked out front on skiff line

  • Fish On!

    Fish On!

  • View from Bay

    View from Bay

  • Nice eating size.  Ask Scott to cook your catch, he knows how to cook fish!

    Nice eating size. Ask Scott to cook your catch, he knows how to cook fish!

  • Bear on beach

    Bear on beach

  • Midnight sun evening reflection that will still your soul.

    Midnight sun evening reflection that will still your soul.

  • Beautiful sunset viewed from the covered deck

    Beautiful sunset viewed from the covered deck

  • A cooks kitchen

    A cooks kitchen

  • Sunrise in October, viewed from the front deck

    Sunrise in October, viewed from the front deck

  • Our halibut fish guide will hook you up. Ask about arranging a charter.

    Our halibut fish guide will hook you up. Ask about arranging a charter.

  • Wide angle view of kitchen and loft.

    Wide angle view of kitchen and loft.

  • Wide angle view of loft and dormer with big easy chair

    Wide angle view of loft and dormer with big easy chair

  • Wide angle view from loft looking down on living room and dining area.

    Wide angle view from loft looking down on living room and dining area.

  • Tide is out this evening

    Tide is out this evening

  • Towing barge during construction

    Towing barge during construction

  • Looking South from the beach

    Looking South from the beach

  • South view of the head of the bay

    South view of the head of the bay

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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