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Experience the Affordable Alaskan Adventure

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Coffman Cove - Red Dawg Retreat

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This is a beautiful 1400 sq. ft. 3bd 2 bath house on a tree studded lot. The house has hardwood floors in the living room/dining room and bedrooms. Newly tiled floors in kitchen, bathrooms and mud room. This house is located in the quaint little town of Coffman Cove. Coffman Cove offers stream fishing for red, pink, silver, and chum salmon. Steelhead, dolly varden, and rainbow trout are also plentiful in the streams. King salmon can be caught in the cove May through July. Crabbing from rented skiffs produce an abundance of dungeness crab. Clam digging at low tide is also very rewarding.

Bear watching, cave exploring, whale watching, hiking, kayaking are some of the many things to experience in this area.

To get to Coffman Cove you can take a floatplane from the Ketchikan airport or take the Ferry to Hollis and drive on a paved road to Coffman Cove. The Ferry ride is a beautiful 3 hour trip where you can see the occasional Orca or Humpback whale from the boat.

We also have a Chevy

Suburban for rent and a 16 ft. Skiff for rent, we can arrange charter trip for Halibut and bottom fish or whale watching for additional charges.

Keywords: fishing vacation rental, Alaska rental, Coffman Cove rental, Prince of Wales rental,

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Wayne Joyner
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
29 August, 2016
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About Wayne Joyner

Wayne and Sharon Joyner: Owners of Red Dawg Retreat vacation rental

We have vacationed in this area for several years and have loved every minute spent there. When the opportunity arose to purchase this house, we decided to share our experiences with others at affordable prices. We cater to the group of fisher persons or the family looking for an unforgettable vacation. We chose Coffman Cove over other locations on Prince of Wales because of numerous activities around this area and the friendly helpful people living there.

Wayne Joyner purchased this house in 2010


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Experience the Affordable Alaskan Adventure
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Caving Adventure

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to Prince of Wales was to see caves on the island. Beaver Falls Karst Trail is a wonderful trail for the non-cavers and the Capitan Cave is also an excellent adventure. Red Dawg provided us with a great location to see the caves and to be close to supplies. My husband was also successful at fishing between cave trips because of all the information in Red Dawg Retreat.

We spent a week at Red Dawg Retreat and could not have asked for anything more. The house is perfect for 2 -6 and is completely furnished and comes with a well equipped kitchen. The washer. dryer was great for keeping rainforest damp clothes dry. We grilled every night and enjoyed quite evenings in our secluded retreat. Wayne and Sharon check in to make sure all is well and Sarah the property manager is there for any problem, like the one we had when a bear got into the trash bin. And when you are ready for a little information about the outside world, the DISH is nice to have.

You can package your stay with the Red Dawg suv and a skiff. We highly recommend this centrally located house for fishermen and adventure seekers alike.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review of Red Dawg Retreat in Coffman Cove, Alaska. It is always good to have a positive feedback on our place. We tried to set it up as we would want it when we vacation. We are very happy that you mentioned other activities in addition to fishing which shows Red Dawg Retreat is not only for fishermen. We hope to see you again when you decide to visit Alaska again. Thanks again, Sharon and Wayne
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Walla Walla, WA

Another wonderful time at Red Dawg

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time at Red Dawg and as hard as it is to believe they only continue to improve the experience from our already amazing stay a few years ago. The package with the house and vehicle and now a skiff rental made sure our group of 6 had very little down time - freshwater and saltwater fishing, sightseeing, exlporing etc. ...as usual our week went by way too quickly. The house was in impeccable shape, had all the amenities to make life comfortable (boot dryers, big coolers, rod holders, chest freezer...the list goes on) and on top of that the owners made sure to answer all our questions and checked in to make sure everything was good while we were at the house. I can't imagine staying anywhere else and have no reservations about recommending this house for anyone visiting SE Alaska.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. It really means a lot to us to have returning guest see improvements . Each year we hope that our guests enjoy the house and the surrounding area as much as we do. We always appreciate any suggestions for improvement from our guests. Guests like you and your group are the reason for Red Dawg Retreat's success. Thank you once again and please tell your friends and family about us. Sharon and Wayne
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Ukiah, CA

Fishing Adventure

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time during our week's stay at the Red Dawg Retreat in Coffman Cove, Alaska! The accommodations were perfect for two Dad's and four teenage boys, for a week of Father/son fishing. We fished the saltwater (where the Coho can be caught right in the cove,) and explored several rivers. We caught salmon and halibut; saw lots of whales, eagles and bears. Wayne and Sharon have set up the cabin so that it has all the amenities for a very comfortable stay. It's perfect for a family or any group. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need. The washer/dryer were very useful and the chest freezer will hold your entire catch. We utilized the suburban and skiff to explore and meet all of our fishing needs. Wayne was very helpful in providing useful information and fishing tips. Coffman Cove is a quiet little town with friendly people. It's a great place to experience the wild and beauty of Alaska. I would recommend the Red Dawg Retreat to anyone and plan to return!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review. The Fathers and Sons vacation was a great idea. Times spent with your kids like this make memories that will last a lifetime. We are so happy that you had good fishing and were able to enjoy Coffman Cove and the surrounding area. We love getting feedback and suggestions from our guests so we can make improvements as needed. Thanks once again for choosing Red Dawg Retreat. We hope to see you again for future vacations. Please tell your Family and friends about us. Sharon and Wayne
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Denver, CO

Wonderful house, great vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here with our in laws the first week of August in 2014 and had an absolutely amazing time!!! The house is clean, has all the amenities you could need and is perfectly located to explore the island. All of the rooms had comfortable beds, the living is spacious and with plenty of room for people to relax, and the kitchen has just about anything you could potentially need. The washer and dryer and great so you don't have to pack as many clothes. Having the chest freezer is especially helpful to keep your frozen before you trip home. We rented the suburban but had a few issues with it on the first trip out. But one call to Wayne the owner and we had a new suburban and were back on the road in under an hour! That is a top notch owner who will take care of the guest!

During our stay we fished all over the island and like everyone has said, it's truly amazing! We caught more fish than we could potentially bring home. There is a map on the wall highlighting a few places to fish but exploring for new spots is half the fun. Overall, we absolutely loved this place and would definitely recommend it! I know we'll be back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review. These reviews really help us as far as prospective clients doing research for their next vacation adventure. It is always good to get positive feedback about Red Dawg Retreat. Our goal is to make our guests as comfortable and well cared for as possible. Please tell your family and friends about us. Thanks again. Sharon and Wayne
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Nichols, New york, USA

Red Dog Retreat, Prince of Wales, Alaska

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the RED DOG RETREAT in Prince of Wales, Al from 7/5 until 7/19, 2014. In attendance were 5 fishermen from upstate NY. The cottage was spacious and provided excellent accommodations for the five of us. The kitchen had a big refrigerator, stove, dish washer and plenty of quality dishes and utensils. A large screen TV with satellited connection to keep track of world affairs. A large deck was used to relax as well as a place to steam Dungeness crabs. A fish cleaning station at the Coffman Cove Marina was handy for cleaning fish. Residents were very friendly and provided good advice on where to fish or sight see.

A freezer was handy to hold the fish we caught. The caretaker who lived across the street responded to our every request. Two crab pots were provided and resulted in many Dungeness Crabs every time we checked them. The rented skiff gave us the ability to go out from the Cove and catch Halibut, Cod and Salmon. The fishing was outstanding in both the ocean and the streams. We caught Halibut, Salmon, Silver and King Salmon, Dolly Varden and Cutthroat Trout. The owner of the RED DOG RETREAT was extremely helpful and responded to our every request.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review. We are very pleased when our guests take the time to let us know if they enjoyed their stay at Red Dawg Retreat in Coffman Cove, Ak. It is always great to hear that you had some good fishing while there. We have tried to make Red Dawg Retreat as comfortable as possible and appreciate any suggestion for improvement. We are especially pleased when our guests choose to return for their vacations in the future, so thank you very much for that. Sharon and Wayne
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Sparta, WI 54656

Great trip with high school classmates of 1969

  • 5 of 5

Red Dawg Retreat was a great vacation home. We travel often, and the accommodations were beyond what we expected. Our group of three couples had plenty of space to enjoy our time there. The kitchen was well equipped, beds comfortable and the entire house clean. The owner and property manager were extremely helpful and answered all our questions. Renting the Suburban was necessary for us to be able to get to the streams and rivers to do our salmon fishing. The fishing map posted on the wall was very helpful. Coffman Cove is a small town, but everyone we met was friendly and informative. We would definitely recommend this rental to anyone that is interested in this type of Alaska experience.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are extremely pleased with your kind words about Red Dawg Retreat. We will continue to try and make our guest as comfortable as possible. It helps when we have great guest such as you . Sharon and Wayne Joyner
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Crabbing, clam digging, whale watching, totem pole museum, stream fishing, fly fishing, deep sea fishing,


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on the Coffman Cove, Alaska

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £394

Rates based on 5-7 day occupancy
Minimum rental $1700.00 per week for the first 4 people
2 people $850.00 per person
3 people $567.00 per person
4 people $425.00 per person
5 people $2050.00 per week-$410.00 per person
6 people $2400.00 per week-$400.00 per person

Suburban rental $500.00/wk
16 ft. Skiff rental $125.00day/$500.00/wk
Refundable cleaning/damage fee $500.00 at time of reservation

50% of rental fee at time of booking
50% Balance due 60 days before occupancy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Coffman Cove, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Tub and shower in one bathroom Shower in other bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (5)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • bay fishing
  • caving
Crab cooker, freezer, boot dryers, area map, toaster, blender, crock pot, monitor oil heater,

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