Nestled in Nature! Access Treadwell Trail & Sandy Beach right from the yard!
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About Karin McCoy
Karin and Sanjay live in the upstairs portion of the house with their two grade-school aged children. They strive not to intrude on the privacy of their guests, yet are easily reached should their assistance be needed.
Karin McCoy purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Karin McCoy chose Douglas
We have lived in Juneau since 2005, and are happy to share our local knowledge of the area. We love our house 'at the end of the road' on Douglas. The house is unique in that it is one of the few log homes in Juneau, the logs for which were pulled from the adjacent forest. The property is nestled at the rainforest edge above Sandy Beach and the historic Treadwell trail, and right around the corner from the Mt. Jumbo trailhead. We are a very quiet location away from the hustle, but still just a short walk to downtown Douglas and a 10 minute drive to downtown Juneau. And while our log home has that cozy rustic feel, it is fully equipped with everything you might need, including wifi, full kitchen and washer/dryer.
What makes this Apartment unique
This home has uniquely easy access to some of the most stunning walks and hikes in Juneau. There are steps leading from the yard directly down to Treadwell trail, and you can be at the best beach in Juneau in just a couple minute's walk! You can sit on the deck looking at the mountains and listening to the adjacent babbling brook while watching the eagles soar or the cruise ships slide by. Mt. Jumbo trailhead is a quick 5 minute walk away, and there is great hiking or trail running opportunities along the Treadwell Ditch trail. If you you want to be nestled in nature, but close to the action, this is your spot!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Friend visits fine, but nothing large/loud/late.
Happy to provide toys/books on request!
If you will check-in after 9pm on your arrival date, please let host know.
Quiet hours 10p-7am.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Located on the south end of Douglas Island and surrounded by woods, the property is hidden and insulated from outside intrusion. Peace, tranquility and restfulness is what you get when you return every night from your daily adventures in and around Juneau. Though close to everything that Juneau offers, when you're relaxing at the Retreat, you feel mountains away. Everything we needed was provided even without ever asking. The property was kept clean and tidy with everything having its place. The two bedrooms provided comfortable beds. The living space was more than adequate for anything from post-adventure stretching, morning yoga or simply reading. We were out quite a bit and only on one occasion did we fix dinner utilizing the full kitchen. The kitchen had everything we needed to create a delicious feast. The back deck and well maintained landscaping opens up towards the Gastineau Channel beyond the trees. And down the backstairs lead you to hiking trails up to mountain tops and through the old Treadwell mine. Given another opportunity to stay at the Sandy Beach Retreat, we will certainly do you. And so should you!
Visiting family in Douglas
Great place to rest after fishing and sight seeing. Just like home.
Pleasant, cabin like lodging in lovely wooded setting
This is a great spot if you are a nature lover, who likes walks in the beach/woods nearby with many trails, and who wants a more authentic small town stay away from the cruise ship craziness of downtown Juneau. The space is a day-lighted basement apartment that looks into a nice garden & woods. Space was super clean & kitchen well equipped. Bed comfy. Hosts very friendly & informative. 4 (vs 5) Stars only because apt was a bit dark due to wood ceiling & paneling (a few more lights would fix!) and that no windows could be opened to let in breeze.
Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review! I am glad that you enjoyed the location, comforts, and found the place well-equipped for your needs. We do love our cozy corner of our little town of Douglas! And yes...log homes with wood paneling do tend to absorb the light! I'll look into additional lighting options as well as the screen situation. Thanks for the comments.
Perfect in every way!
This cabin get away was perfect for our stay in Juneau. Our main focus was fishing and the location on Douglas Island was ideal, close enough to downtown Juneau that you could drive over for dinner or the evening, yet far enough away that you didn't get overwhelmed with the cruise ship traffic. There was a short little hike down to the beach and I loved being so close to a sandy beach and the view across the channel was beautiful. The cabin was very comfortable. There was a very comfortable bed, nice furnishings and plenty of hot water, and Karin and Sanjay made us feel very welcome. They anticipated every need of the Alaskan traveler, from bug spray to bear spray and everything in between. They even let us borrow their boot dryers to dry out wading boots before packing them in our suitcase and loaned us the use of their big fishing net.
Thank you so much for your kind review! I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and the location near the beach, and hope you will come back again one day! We enjoyed visiting with you!
Great vacation get away
Sandy beach Retreat was a great place to get a peaceful nights sleep after exploring Alaska for the day. Cabin was very clean but the bathroom area is a bit tricky. Definitely not handicap accessible
Thanks for the review, Connie! I'm glad you enjoyed the apartment and your stay, and sorry if the two stairs in the bathroom were tricky for you! We do list the place as not being handicap accessible....but in the future I'll try to check with folks regarding mobility issues. Thanks for the feedback and best wishes for the future!
Absolutely the best experience
From all of the places that our family has stayed, this lodging not only provided comfortable and spacious accomodations but had a variety of amenities for our family to use while in Juneau. The hosts were approachable and knowledgeable of the area and recommended excellent tour guides and activities for our family. I highly recommend this lodging experience in Juneau.
Thanks so much for the lovely review! We are so glad you had such a great time on your trip, and happy you enjoyed all the excursions! Come again soon!
Kind regards, Karin
Our home is locate above Treadwell Historic Trail and Sandy Beach, one of the nicest recreational areas in Juneau. There are steps right down to Treadwell trail from our yard, and you can be on Sandy Beach within just a few short minutes via this trail network. We are also about a 5 minute walk to the mount Jumbo Trail access point on 5th Street Douglas. Sandy Beach playground, the Douglas Library, and three restaurant/bar are all within a 10-15 minute walk. Just 10 minutes to downtown Juneau via car, or take the bus... the bus top is located just a block away.