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Modern Log Cabin Vacation Rental with En Suite Sauna in Talkeetna, Alaska

People2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 616 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible Bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

Hale Kōlea (Ha-lay Co-lay-ah) Cabin is an available custom built log cabin vacation rental located in the rural neighborhood of east Talkeetna, just a 15-minute walk from the popular historic district. We are a SMOKE FREE & NO PETS establishment that measures 616 sq/feet (57.23 sq/m) and designed with a welcoming open studio layout (no bedrooms). Hale Kōlea Cabin vacation rental is an ideal getaway for two persons with a queen bed available.

Modern amenities include: Wi-Fi, LCD TV, Blu-ray/DVD player with Internet streaming options, Sony speaker i-Dock/Bluetooth stereo and an en suite Finnish sauna.

Hale Kōlea Cabin vacation rental is a NO HOST log cabin with a fully equipped stainless steel kitchen and separate laundry room. The spa-like bathroom boasts a luxurious glass walled shower with pebbled flooring & a custom en suite Finnish sauna. Hale Kōlea Cabin's furnishings have been meticulously selected to reflect a Hawaiian sensibility and include items such as hand quilted Hawaiian pillows, custom artwork and stunning solid maple hardwood flooring. Hale Kōlea Cabin vacation rental is committed to sustainability by using: LED/CFL lighting, ENERGY STAR efficient appliances, windows, doors, and insulation; ESP certified cabinetry, recycled quartz counter tops and biodegradable cleaning products & supplies.

Come experience the spirit of aloha at Hale Kōlea Cabin!

More Details

Property Manager
Richard Cheney
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

About Richard Cheney

Hale Kōlea Cabin is a labor of love project by owner, Richard Cheney and his partner Kalani Chong. Richard, a graduate of University of Michigan, grew up in Williamston, Michigan and has been a Hawaii resident for over 35 years. Richard is a 12-time Honolulu Marathon and 3-time Iron Man finisher. His partner Kalani is a Native Hawaiian whose lineage can be traced back to Hawaii's Princess Ka'iulani. Kalani enjoys traveling to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and collecting vinyl records as art. Both live in Honolulu, Hawaii and work in the health care industry.

Richard Cheney purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Richard Cheney chose Alaska

Richard and Kalani unknowingly fell in love with Talkeetna while on a March 2012 winter vacation that began with Anchorage, then Fairbanks and eventually ended with a picturesque Aurora train ride to the charming town of Talkeetna. One night's stay in Trapper John's Cabin is all it took to launch research of available real estate that quickly led to groundbreaking four months later on July 3, 2012.

What makes this cabin unique

For the past 3 years, a kōlea bird or Pacific Golden Plover appeared every August at Richard and Kalani's residence in Honolulu, Hawaii. Every day this kōlea bird could be seen grazing the grassy parts of their property for an insatiable appetite of insects, all while enjoying the warm Hawaiian sun. Every April, their bird would vanish and heed its migratory call to flock north to Alaska. This miracle instinct fittingly inspired the cabin's name, Hale Kōlea (Ha-lay Co-lay-ah) or 'Kōlea House'.

We sincerely appreciate your interest in making Hale Kolea Cabin as a part of your next Alaskan adventure. We look forward to your stay.

*Inclusivity Disclosure:

Hale Kōlea Cabin has and will always welcome:

ALL Races

ALL Religions

ALL Countries of Origin

ALL Sexual Orientations

ALL Genders

ALL Abilities

You are safe here.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Talkeetna in Matanuska-Susitna

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 616 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Luxurious bathroom suite w/ adjoining custom built Finnish cedar sauna
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom Area - 1 Large Double Bed , No designated bedrooms; open studio layout
  • Open, studio-style layout (*Note: No Designated Bedrooms); Queen size Beds (1).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Honda EU2000i Back up generator available and operated only by discretion of Management

Reviews

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Modern Log Cabin Vacation Rental with En Suite Sauna in Talkeetna, Alaska
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 69 reviews
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Hands down the nicest VRBO we've ever stayed in. Clean, modern, and cozy. The owners had it stocked with everything you could need, amazing directions, and any and all pertinent information was readily available. I'd definitely stay here again and will for sure recommend it in the future to family and friends. Thanks, guys!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paige, thank you for your review! Glad to know we've exceeded your expectations and rank among the best of your VRBO travel experiences. We look forward to hosting you and your friends & family in the future. Mahalo nui. Happy & safe travels!
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5

Wonderful, cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect! Cozy, comfortable, and immaculate! It truly felt like a home away from home. Beautifully decorated, well stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, sauna, comfy bed, cozy living room, luxurious bath --everything we needed to have a comfortable stay. We stayed two nights and hated to leave but had to get on down the road. Would highly recommend to anyone staying in Talkeetna. The location was great as well-- easy drive into town but tucked away in a quiet neighborhood. Jolene, the manager, was so warm and friendly and contacted us in advance to set up a time to meet at the cabin. Overall it was a great experience, including the wonderful box of chocolates from the owner!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jerry, mahalo for your complimentary review! We sincerely appreciate you choosing to stay with us given the multitude of accommodation options in the area. We couldn't be better pleased with our stellar manager. Its been five years since we opened our cabin to guests and we feel grateful for having the best manager thus far! We'll certainly relay your accolades to her. We wish you well and welcome your referrals and look forward to hosting you in the near future. Travel safe!
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4

Perfect getaway!!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful property!!! The owners thought of everything when designing this little gem. The property manager was warm and welcoming and always available to answer questions about the area. The personal touches and attention to detail are noticeable the moment you open the door.

Heather

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heather, thank you for choosing to stay with us. We have outfitted Hale Kōlea Cabin as our home and appreciate you noticing the finer touches a home provides. We'd very much like to welcome you in the future should your travels bring you back to Talkeetna. Mahalo & happy travels!
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5

Perfect vacation cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had the best weekend in Talkeetna! This cabin has everything you could think of and more. It's easy to find, well maintained, and hard to leave. All the instructions are really straight forward and the cabin is stocked with brochures, books, recommendations, and maps. We will definitely be staying here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Annie, mahalo for choosing Hale Kolea Cabin. We appreciate you taking the time to review your stay. Glad to hear you felt our amenities enhanced your Talkeetna experience. We look forward to your return visit. Safe and happy travels!
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5

Cozy Talkeetna Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We were instantly impressed when we walked into the Hale Kōlea Cabin. We felt like we were home. There is more than enough room in this cozy cabin to spread out and enjoy this beautiful space. And where else can you stay where Hawaiian chocolates are waiting for you on the table and Hawaiian coffee is ready to be consumed in the morning?? Even though the cabin is situated in a neighborhood just outside of town we still found town to be within walking distance for us. I hope we have the opportunity to stay here again! Thank you, Richard for calling and answering the questions that I had. And thanks, Jolene, for welcoming us on the day we arrived. The only suggestion I can make to future guests is to make sure and pack a pair of bedroom shoes. It is a custom in AK to remove your shoes when entering a home. You don't want your feet to get chilly in the evenings!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Holly, thank you for sharing your experience staying at Hale Kolea Cabin during the New Year's holiday. We understand that there are many accommodation options in Talkeetna and we surely appreciate your business. You are correct in heeding the recommendation to bring house slippers for your comfort. Thank you for reading this in the information sheet provided beforehand to every guest. May your 2017 continue to be merry and bright. And we look forward to hosting you again should you find your travel plans bring you back to Talkeetna town. Happy trails!
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5

Quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

Quiet neighborhood for a weekend of relaxation and minutes away from town.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jason, thanks for choosing Hale Kōlea Cabin for your Christmas stay. May your new year continue to be merry & bright. Safe & happy travels!
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Location

Denali Brewing Company
"Talkeetna may be a town of less than 900 residents, however they do have an amazing microbre..."
Wildflower Cafe
"Place can be hit or miss, but their soups are a standout."
Mountain High Pizza Pie
"Great pizza, perhaps the best in all of Alaska! Love their offering of make-your-own slices..."
Nagley's Store
"Historical landmark. Great for incidentals and nik naks (check the upstairs), Alaska-made ..."
Flying Squirrel Bakery Cafe
"Amazing daily bread specials and bakery! Try their apricot almond rugelachs...to die for! ..."
Talkeetna Roadhouse
"Situated on Main Street, this landmark represents the heart and soul of all that is amazing ..."
Talkeetna Air Taxi Inc
"Flightseeing company since 1947. Located in east Talkeetna and offering a variety of sights..."
Cubby's Marketplace
"Cubby's Marketplace is an IGA Supermarket and actually the best bet for most of your grocery..."
Brown Jug
"Best liquor store on your way to Talkeetna from Anchorage. Best to buy here before last cha..."
Taco Cancun Mexican Grill
"Best Mexican restaurant in Wasilla on your way to Talkeetna from Anchorage. Owned/managed b..."
Houston Lodge Restaurant
"New family management and what a great stop along the way to Talkeetna! Immaculately clean r..."
Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Anchorage International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Denali Brewing Company
Nearest Train
Alaska Railroad
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Parks Highway Alaska 3
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Swiss Alaska Inn
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Susitna River Beach Area
Car: not necessary

Talkeetna is the 'gateway' to Denali National Park & a great home base for activities such as: flightseeing tours to Denali (Mt. McKinley); mountaineering; salmon & fly fishing; hunting; horse back ridding; zip lining; cross country skiing; wilderness hiking; snow machining; dog sledding; shopping; restaurants and local craft fairs.

Evening summer concerts in the park are a favorite attraction for locals and visitors. Talkeetna was the inspiration for the popular TV series, 'Northern Exposure'.

Popular festivals are the Moose On The Loose parade & auction in July and Winterfest during the entire month of December, culminating with the Wilderness Woman contest and Bachelor Auction & Ball.

The core downtown district is classified as a National Historic Site which includes buildings dating back to the early 1900s, including Nagley's General Store, Fairview Inn and the Talkeetna Roadhouse. Mayor of Talkeetna is a cat named Stubbs.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Talkeetna, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer (Peak Season)
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£395
for 2 nights
From
£175
£1,126
 
 
Post-Summer
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£363
for 2 nights
From
£158
£1,012
 
 
Winter
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£282
for 2 nights
From
£118
£757
 
 
Pre-Summer
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£363
for 2 nights
From
£158
£1,012
 
 
Summer (Peak Season)
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
£395
for 2 nights
From
£175
£1,126
 
 
Post Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£363
for 2 nights
From
£158
£1,012
 
 
Winter
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
£282
for 2 nights
From
£118
£757
 
 
Pre-Summer
1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
£363
for 2 nights
From
£158
£1,012
 
 
Summer (Peak Season)
1 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
2 night minimum stay
£395
for 2 nights
From
£175
£1,126
 
 
Post-Summer
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
2 night minimum stay
£363
for 2 nights
From
£158
£1,012
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£282
for 2 nights
From
£118
£757
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £193.26
Cleaning Fee £46.38
Tax Rate 5.0%

Check in time: 3 pm
Check out time: 11 am

Unauthorized checkout after 11 am will be subject to a $100 withholding from the incentive/damage deposit.

*Note: Credit card processing fee will be deducted from any incentive/damage deposit refund. As of Feb. 16, 2016: all bookings subject to VRBO service fee.

*Inclusivity Disclosure:
Hale Kōlea Cabin has and will always welcome:
ALL Races
ALL Religions
ALL Countries of Origin
ALL Sexual Orientations
ALL Genders
ALL Abilities
You are safe here.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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