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Private Alaskan Wilderness Park Kayaking Dream Lodge

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Lodge, 2 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Sailwood Adventures is your connection to private wilderness lodging in backcountry Alaska. Surrounded by thick forest and waterfalls; La Caleta (meaning “safe cove” in Spanish) is a clean, comfortable step into wild waterfront living. This cottage was designed to bring people together to enjoy the protection and whimsey of this small cove.

This wilderness property is not on the road system, so round trip water taxi service will be an added cost to your lodging quote. At the time, I will have to manually build your quote to add transportation charges to your lodging fees to reflect the total charges for your visit. Please do not click the "book it now" button until we have communicated and we are ready for the quote to be accepted.

The main building of La Caleta is an open two level layout with sleeping quarters upstairs. The sleeping arrangement is open style with one set of bunk beds, a double bed, and 3 single beds.

The lower portion is devoted for the living room and dining room with full kitchen. A large wrap around deck joins the separate bathouse which houses a shower and sauna. A fleet of Sea Kayaks and safety gear are all a part of your

stay at La Caleta. Sea Kayaks are a dream for traveling along the shoreline with sea otters, while watching eagles and bears forage for food.

The tempo of the tides and nature rejuvenate your spirit and allow time for wandering. The water access provides many hours of exploring by foot or Kayak towards the head of Sadie Cove. Relaxing activities as tidepooling, beach combing, clam and mussel gathering, sailing, fishing, and cooking fresh meals allow quality time with family and friends.

Sailwood Adventures can provide total support for your trip. We can help with all the logistics,from water taxi transportation, to state park access, complete with guiding services for hiking, kayaking and mt. biking. If a self designed wilderness adventure with the comforts of seaside living sound interesting to you, contact us for further details.

Keywords: Lodge, Sleeps 2-8, kayaking, fishing, hiking, sauna, fresh seafood, family time, empty nesters, state park

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 8, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Homer, Alaska

Property Type:
  • lodge
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing


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Private Alaskan Wilderness Park Kayaking Dream Lodge
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Magical and Enchanting

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had 3 magical days at La Caleta. The home is absolutely stunning. Not just the views, which are magnificent but also the artistry of the home itself. We collected blue lip mussels (the sweetest mussels you could imagine), clams (there was an exceptionally low tide so we could harvest butter and little neck clams), we fished, hiked, read, played cards and connected with nature. Marcee and Willie are wonderful, kind and helpful people that are easy to connect with and call friends. The boat ride with Willie was very cool. Prepare to come back home revitalized and renewed.

  • Submitted: 9-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Best

  • 5 of 5

I just stayed here for a week with a couple friends who chose this as their wedding location. Couldn't have been more perfect.

I only briefly met Marcee at the end of our time there, and she was great. Willie is a super charming, classy, genuinely nice guy. He was very accommodating of all 4 of us and made a lot of effort to make it a great stay. I would love to spend a day fishing with him, you can tell he's got a lifetime of stories and knowledge.

The place is amazing. It's full of little curiosities that seem to be really meaningful to Willie and Marcee, not just some tacky decorator crap. The craftsmanship of the cabins, the hydroelectric system, the sauna, even the outhouse, is all amazing. Lots of the structure is made of native rock, reclaimed wood, and other materials. We were constantly seeing new little features and cool things about the work that Willie and Marcee have put into it. I feel like I know them just from being there and seeing their work. I could go on at length. The sauna can work up a serious heat and was an awesome touch. One thing to note: there are no curtains anywhere. While you don't need them for privacy at all, this means that it is never dark inside the house during the summer. Take a sleep mask or something like that if you're not used to 22 hours of daylight.

The location is very secluded. We only saw a few boats the whole time we were there. Kayaking up and down the cove is really rewarding; it's protected enough that there's not a lot of wave action. Occasional porpoises come through, and there are a lot of sea and land otters, not to mention birds. The view is constantly amazing, and changes hourly depending on the light hitting it and the clouds and rain.

Perfect choice for people who are used to being alone in the wilderness, are relatively self-sufficient, and don't need lots of very modern comforts.

I really hope I can spend some time there again and experience the company of Willie and Marcee. Vacation of a lifetime.

  • Submitted: 15-Jun-2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow folks!!! What an awesome review. Thank you very much!!!! We felt VERY honored to be involved in this special event when these folks contacted us. We knew immediately that they had picked a good spot for their private wedding ceremony. I really wanted it to be special and unique for Kristen and Jason. Thank you again for sharing that special occasion with Sailwood Adventures, Hope to see you soon, Marcee and Willie :-)
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Colorado Springs, CO

5 Stars is not enough!

  • 5 of 5

This place easily deserves 10 stars! This is our 3rd year enjoying La Caleta and we've managed to bring a different couple with us each time. They were equally thrilled with the Cabin and all the amenities within. The weather this time around was the best yet with nearly 3 full days of sunshine and calm water for great boating and kayaking. We caught and ate fresh fish, beach-combed, took hundreds of photos, laid in the sun, enjoyed a few campfires, BBQ'd, played some guitar and enjoyed a hot sauna each night. I can't get enough of this place and I'm sure everyone that has had the pleasure of enjoying La Caleta would say the same thing. Thanks very much to Marcee and Willie once again for providing us with a wonderful summer vacation. You guys are such great hosts and we look forward to coming back again next year. To everyone else reading these reviews, go and check the place out for yourselves - I guarantee you will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: 1-Jul-2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durango, CO and Naples, FL

Our Remarkable Adventure

  • 5 of 5

My husband surprised me with a trip to Alaska and after looking at VRBO he stumbled upon La Caleta. He wanted a place where we could escape from everyday life and reconnect with each other. He could not have done better. The house is immaculate. This is extremely to important to me and my expectations were completely met. The house had everything we needed in order to enjoy ourselves. The views are remarkable. Inside was warm and cozy. What a wonderful way to spend a vacation. We awoke in the morning to breathtaking views, made breakfast, sat on the deck reading books, strolled the beach or kayaked the emerald green waters. We collected mussels and clams to prepare for lunch and dinner. My husband would get the sauna ready for me to relax in. We were free, relaxed, inspired, comfortable, undisturbed, and completely taken care of. Every suggestion made by the hosts were spot on and we couldn't have been more impressed and grateful for the care and help they gave us. The tour Willie gave us on his boat was fantastic and the hike suggested had the most breath taking views were have ever encountered and I should say that we have hiked all over Central and North America. My life long dream has always been to see grizzly bears. With the help of Marcie he was able to find the perfect pilot and guide. Marcie took on this challenge as if it were her dream. I couldn't have been happier. We will definitely visit again and look forward to being able to bring our children one day too. It is obvious that Willie and Marcie put a lot of the hearts and souls into building this home. Every detail in the home has a personal touch. They truly have welcomed us into their home and it is obvious that they not only love this home but also love to share it with people will truly appreciate it. I honestly could sit and stare outside at the water for hours.

For our Vacation we chose to follow the path of Robert Frost as suggested in the Road Not Taken

"I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference. " Thank you Gary and Elizabeth

  • Submitted: 23-Sep-2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Gary and Elizabeth, We are so glad you chose us for your special anniversary celebration. We think our secluded location is the perfect place to spend intimate time alone. The Hains spent time researching and coordinating events to make a special adventure, designed for their specific tastes. It is delightful to work with folks who have a good idea of what they are looking for. We enjoy helping folks fine tune their vacation, figure out logistics and deliver them to a piece of Alaskan heaven!!!!! We hope to see you folks with your whole family some day. Thanks again, Marcee and Willie
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Chicago, IL

The Best Wilderness Vacation Rental of ALL TIME!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I make a point to seek out wilderness cabins for our vacation adventures, and La Caleta sets the standard for striking a perfect balance of beauty, amenities, seclusion and convenience.

Tucked deep into Sadie Cove, across the bay from Homer, AK, La Caleta is an artist's or sportsman's dream. The views out the front window are nothing short of astounding, and the surrounding waters and state park make the great outdoors super-accessible by low-tide hikes and excursions in the provided sea kayaks.

The cabin itself is a wilderness masterpiece, with more comforts and conveniences than one can reasonably expect so far off the grid. Electricity is provided by a clever water-powered system, which makes enough juice to run a small refrigerator, lights, a stereo and outlets to charge up your camera batteries.

The kitchen is well appointed with dishes, pots, pans and utensils to pull of pretty much anything you want to make on the small propane-powered stove. The water is potable, and heated by an on-demand propane system.

If you're looking for an off-the-grid vacation in one of the most beautiful places imaginable, I can't recommend La Caleta in the summer highly enough.

  • Submitted: 14-Jul-2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Anne and Brian, Thanks so much for taking the time to write great things. You guys were awesome to have around. We feel so honored to be part of your anniversary ritual. Thanks for all the kindling, Brian :-) We hope to see you folks again. Thanks, Marcee and Willie
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Colorado Springs, CO

Keeps Getting Better All The Time!!!

  • 5 of 5

Once again, Willie and Marcee were able to share their wonderful slice of heaven with us. We brought some new guests with us for our second visit and they cannot stop talking about the great time they had. Eagles, fishing, sauna, beach combing, kayaking, bear viewing...the list goes on and on. I have no doubt in my mind we will be back again next summer to enjoy another getaway in Sadie Cove. Thank you very much, Marcee and Willie for the fantastic memories!

  • Submitted: 8-Jul-2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Homer, Alaska

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

I want visitors to understand the rural nature of this property. It is very remote and off of the road system, therefore there will be a per person round trip charge in addition to lodging charges. The rate for water taxi service is per adult, R.T.:$90.00; per child 9& under:$55.00.
We will provide water taxi service to get to the property, and there will be an orientation by the owner to educate you about the property off grid systems.

I prefer to talk directly with guests and have them mail me a check for the deposit. I try not to take Credit Cards.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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