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Hidden Cove Beach House- Ketchikan's Premiere Vacation Rental!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 BR plus utility room with Full/Single bunk bed , 2 BA, sleeps 8

We are now taking bookings for our 2019 season! Our Hidden Cove Estate Beach House is a quality built craftsman style home and is set on 3 acres with 413 feet of beach! This creates the rare and most private ocean front setting in Ketchikan. From the house and property you can see Guard Island Lighthouse, Prince of Wales Island and the Cleveland Peninsula. All varieties of marine vessels, cruise ships and float planes pass in front of the house along with Orcas, sea lions, seals and humpback whales. The sunsets are amazing and can be enjoyed year round!

Our repeat customers are a good indicator that we are providing one of the finest homes in Southeast Alaska for your Alaskan adventure. Your hosts Ray and Kathy live 5 minutes away and are readily available to assist with your needs. As a lifetime Alaskan, Ray is anxious to share his knowledge of local fishing and activities to assure your Ketchikan visit is the best possible. We are very close to both marinas(less than 3 miles) where you can rent 20 Ft covered aluminum boats powered with 90 HP or 150 HP Yamaha engines and outfitted for any kind of fishing for around $225.00 to $350.00 per day depending on time of the summer season. Smaller skiffs available too! Fish processing and freezers provided at the marinas at very reasonable cost. They will ship your catch for you or have your fish boxed and ready for pick up prior to your flight.

The Hidden Cove Estate has three bedrooms, two of them with pillow top queens and one with two twins that can be converted to a king size. Our large utility room has a bunk bed with a full size futon. Our linens are of high thread count to add to your comfort. The living room is furnished with a leather sofa, love seat and a large HD 55" TV with all networks and movie channels for your indoor entertainment plus a Blu-Ray DVD player with a large Blu-Ray library.

The kitchen is stocked with everything you can think of (so we have been told). A generous supply of breakfast items and staples are provided. A large Weber BBQ is located on upper Patio outside the kitchen entrance for your barbecuing pleasure! All laundry, paper products and bath supplies are provided plus much more!

To add to the comfort of our guests the house is heated with radiant in floor heat throughout. The Hidden Cove beach has an Alaskan sandy beach with lots of neat beachcombing finds! Our Hidden Cove boat house is decorated with a nautical theme and has a full size bed in the loft for the more adventurous sole. It's a great place to enjoy your morning coffee.

A rental car is recommended and frees you to all Ketchikan has to offer. Everything is just minutes away! We are now on the bus route with hourly service to town at just $1.00. Fantastic hiking trails are just minutes away. Limited dates available for the 2016 peak season so plan ahead! Check in time is 4 pm and check out is at 10:30 am.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2018

About Kathy

Ray and Kathy met in 1998 and both were building beachfront homes at the time. We married in 1999 and Ray's house was finished first so we decided to do a vacation rental with the Hidden Cove home. It has been a very rewarding experience for us as we have met so many wonderful people. Check out the sunset at Hidden Cove!!

Kathy purchased this house in 1993

Why Kathy chose Ketchikan

We feel this is the nicest most private beachfront location on our island. We feel extremely lucky to own it and to share the beauty with so many families and groups. We hope to see you soon at Hidden Cove. Book early as we have been (the last few years) almost fully booked for the next Peak season as early as September.

What makes this house unique

To have this remoteness and be conveniently located is truly amazing!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Ketchikan

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • soaps basic
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • restaurant dining guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • thermos bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • refrigerator mini size
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , can convert to king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunkbed room/full futon bottom/single top
  • We know how important comfort is in a bed, especially when you travel. We have high end pillow top mattresses with high thread count linens. Our upstairs bedrooms consist of one queen size bed and one king size that can be converted into two twins if necessary. In the downstairs bedroom we have a queen size bed. For the larger parties we have a very nice utility room that has bunk beds with a full size futon on the bottom. If you feel adventurous or just want to get away from the group you may want to 'ruff it' and spend a night in the loft of the Hidden Cove Boathouse (have to climb a rustic ladder) which has a full size mattress. At some high tides the water comes right under the boat house!
  • Books
  • books adult
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • beach chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • porch/lanai
  • Small Cooler
  • unscreened porch/lanai
  • Walkway to Water
  • deck wood
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • long term renters welcome
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Hidden Cove Beach House- Ketchikan's Premiere Vacation Rental!
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews

Best Rental in Ketchikan

  • 5 of 5

This house exceeds the amenities listed. Spotless clean and stocked like your own home. You will not be disappointed with this rental and the view is the best in Ketchikan. Sit inside or on the deck and watch the cruise ships arrive, whales, seals, and bald eagles in camera view.

Randy and Brenda, Clarksburg, West Virginia

Bob and Kay, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Submitted: 15-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your kind words are appreciated and please know that you are absolutely wonderful house guests. We would be very happy to see you back at Hidden Cove! Many thanks from Ray and Kathy
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Stunning performance by our hosts, Kathy and Ray.

  • 5 of 5

The entire experience was bucket-list level. The island itself was delightful. This beautiful house on the water was superbly maintained, clean, and comfortable. Wildlife and forest all around. Kathy and Ray go out of their way to make your vacation a real treat. They are even thoughtful enough to have breakfast food waiting in the frig and bubble bath to relax you. Hats off to our hosts!

  • Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to have met you and we're happy you had a good visit. Please know we appreciate you for being thoughtful guests and we hope to see you back at Hidden Cove. Ray and Kathy
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well maintained modern home

  • 5 of 5

Super nice home, well maintained and inviting. We had a great time walking the beach and found a few pieces of beach glass. Great fire pit with an awesome view. Had roasted marshmallows and watched a meteor storm. Very private, plenty of parking and great location on the hidden cove. Can't wait to get back.

  • Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you had a good stay and a clear night to enjoy the stars! Hope to see you back soon. Ray and Kathy
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Amazing Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time staying at this amazing home. I can use the word home freely because when you walk in the first thing you can tell is that a lot of love and attention was given to this vacation rental to make it feel just like home. Ray and Kathy have thought of everything, from the well stocked kitchen and bathrooms to the incredibly comfortable beds. When we arrived they had left a basket of food to welcome us and the refrigerator had eggs, milk, orange juice and fresh condiments. We have stayed at many VRBO properties and no one has anyone supplied us with so many goodies!

The outside is filled with wildlife. This included bald eagles, jumping salmon and whales! The hiking in the area is absolutely beautiful! Our two boys, ages ten and thirteen couldn't have been happier! It was so refreshing to watch them skip rocks, search for sea critters or just relax and take in the scenery! Computer games were forgotten and they just played outside.

If you have the opportunity to stay at this home you will have no regrets. We wish we could have stayed for a month. Hidden Cove Beach House is even better in person and it's hard to mention everything this property has to offer. Thank you Ray and Kathy for making this vacation home a spot that we can return to over the years and for the memories that will last our family a lifetime!

  • Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your generous feedback. We're glad it felt like home to you and it would be wonderful to see your family at Hidden Cove again. Kathy and Ray
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Unbelievably amazing!

  • 5 of 5

If you want a vacation home that will leave you in awe, this is it! Kathy and Ray have the best and most perfect home. We use VRBO extensively and this home is the one that we talk about the most. The pictures do not really do it justice. When you reach this home you feel that you are in an alternate universe and the rest of the world does not exist even though there is a store about 3 minutes from you. The ocean is at your doorstep, literally. The bald eagles have made their home in your backyard. The fire pit overlooks the ocean and is just the place to meet in the evening for smores and more. Fishing is extensive in the area with many charters and boat rentals as well as off shore fishing. Ketchikan is about 25 to 20 minutes from the home with many touristy type activities. We have been to this home twice and will return again. It is so well stocked with every item you could ever want or need. The house is so clean that you can eat off the floors. The condition is so good that it looks new even though it is not. Beds were incredible and sleep was amazing. This house has internet as well as cable, an exercise bike, ping pong table and foozeball. There are ample dvd's available as well as you can rent them from the local Safeway, which by the way, has a Starbucks! I could go on and on about this wonderful home, but you just need to go and enjoy the VRBO of a lifetime. Thanks you Kathy and Ray for making such an experience available.

  • Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place!!!

  • 5 of 5

This beach house was better than the description said and it was clean and comfortable and the pictures don't do it justice. You have to see this place to believe it.

It rained the entire week we were in Ketchikan but it still was a great trip. The beach house at Hidden Cove was set up so beautifully, with homey touches. They had food in the fridge and cabinets to start off the week. We spent one whole day looking at the living room windows at the water. We were able to have family over where to sit and enjoy our selves. Since we were indoors a lot the movie collection was a great way to just relax.

We went to the Edgewater Inn Restaurant which is under new management and the food was delicious. We had 2 family dinners at the beach house and the kitchen is unbelievable, they have stocked it with everything you might need in the way of dishes and cookware.

The owners Kathy and Ray made us feel so welcome and are very nice and do their best to make your stay wonderful.

I can't say enough about this place!! I can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: 26-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your generous feedback. As was mentioned in our personal email to you, we'll be very happy to see you back at Hidden Cove! Ray and Kathy
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Nearest Airport
8.7 Miles
Ketchikan International Airport
Nearest Ferry
8.6 Miles
Alaska Marine Highway Ferry terminal

The Hidden Cove Beach House is a very short walk(across the street!) from a large convenience store (beer,wine and spirits) fishing license, gas station etc. A brand new restaurant/bar (The Last Frontier) is just a quarter mile down the road. We are located on the city bus route. Bus leaves at 10 minutes past the hour and cost is $1.00. Both marinas(rent boats, kayaks,fishing charters,fishing gear,and tours) are just three miles from Hidden Cove. Fantastic hiking trails are minutes away. Downtown Ketchikan is a fifteen minute drive. The best part of Hidden Cove is it is so close to everything but yet it feels as if you are on your own island! Please read our reviews.

Other Activities: boating


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Ketchikan

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2018 Peak
May 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$66 per night, per additional guest
Early 2019 Peak
May 1 2019 - May 14 2019
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$53 per night, per additional guest
2019 PEAK
May 15 2019 - Sep 30 2019
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$66 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add C$46 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

PEAK SEASON RATE IS FOR 4 GUESTS plus $50.00/night for each additional guest including children. Off season rate is for 3 guests plus $35.00/night for each additional guest including children on the daily rate, $25.00/night for each additional guest if rented by the week. Stays less than 7 nights will be considered to fill empty nights. Damage protection fee may be added for some reservations.
DISCOUNTED RATES: October-April weekly & monthly rates available.
Stays of 30 days or more: tax is capped at $25/month. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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