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Beach Front Timber Frame Lodge, Fishing, Kayaking & Mountain Biking.

People5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,040 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Quissential Alaskan Rustic Comfort in a Stunning Ocean Front Setting

Exclusive Remote Wilderness Waterfront Lodge Experience just minutes across the bay from Seldovia Harbor. Stunning private beachfront timber frame cabin, right at waters edge. Stunning views from covered deck. Bears, eagles, fishing out front (seasonal) fishing kayaks, mountain hiking and biking included. Beautiful Alaskan sunsets, sunrises, tranquility, peace, at one with God and nature. Guided mountain hikes, mountain bikes, kayaking, fishing charters, fly in bear viewing available. Our reviews say it all.

Easy access from Homer, via one of several water taxis, or air taxis. Let us make suggestions for travel arrangements, we are experts and will get the the best option for your budget and desired experience. We provide complimentary transportation to cabin from Seldovia Harbor.

Build your own adventure with guided and non guided experiences. This is hands down the best self guided wilderness experience value in Kachemak Bay. Excellent value compared to full service Kachemak Bay lodges at over $1,000 a night per person. Easy access from Homer to Seldoiva Harbor by Seldovia Bay Ferry, Discovery, Rainbow or Mako Water Taxi. Or, for the more adventurous, try a fly- boat combo with Smoky Bay Air.

We have resident eagles that nest literally right above the line of sight of old glory flying out front. They reared three eaglets last summer, and guest were treated to watching the Momma eagle fish for her offspring, and the eaglets learning to test their wings on the edge of the nest. Regular chirping is heard as the eagles talk each other and answer Scott's whistles.

SELDOVIA BAY ADVENTURE OPTIONS:: Build your own adventure for a fraction of a full service lodge!. We request 2 day minimum, and you will want to stay at least that long to soak in the Majestic Alaskan Splendor. We will consider an occasional one day rental, with an extra turnover fee. ($100). Ask for a special quote.

Private Ocean Front Beach on Beautiful Cove (not optional)

Halibut Fishing Charters $200 per person (min 2 people)

Guided 4 to 6 hour hiking tours by mountain guide $100 per person min 2 people.

Guided river walk the beautiful Seldovia River, non guided fishing for pinks and Dolly Varden. $100 oer oerson

Non-guided Salmon Fishing from Kayak in Seldovia Bay, when Kings and Pinks are in. (your gear) $50 per day per person

Skiff rental, in bay only. $125 a day. (one guest caught a 86 lb halibut last season within 5 min of cabin.

Silver Salmon - Halibut Charters Charters with USCG captain. Starting at $200

Mountain Bike Rental adventures (free shuttle to Seldovia) $35 day rental.

Multiple Easy Access Options for getting to Seldovia from Homer and Anchorage See seldovia dot com, hit transportation link

Free skiff shuttle to and from Seldovia, provided by owner. (this property is only accessed by boat)

On Site Manager to Assure Your Comfort and Safety.

Attention: This is an Alaskan wilderness experience, accessible by boat only. The cabin is very comfortable with most comforts of home, including hot and cold running water. However special consideration should be given to how prepared you are to be a short skiff ride from town and conventional services, including emergency services, and with not having all the perks of flush toilets, unlimited electrical power, and internet access. A cell phone signal booster is provided, but ATT and other providers may have very spotty coverage. Verizon and its affiliates have good coverage. Please check with your cell provider. There is limited Internet WiFi upon request by prearrangement.

Note: Guests will assume full responsibility for judging their fitness, health concerns and ability with mobility to enter and exit a skiff on the beach, walking a moderate distance on a soft uneven surface during low tides, including inherent risks associated with the length of time for emergency response to medical issues. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the owner. Appropriate foot wear required.

This is a one of a kind hand built timber frame cabin, lovingly built by its owners. Italian ceramic tile floors, covered porch, covered back entry, leather furniture, wool rugs, fine craftsman details. Spacious loft with dormer. Wood frames held together with wood pegs with traditional craftsmanship. The owners are long time and life long Alaskans, and love to share the blessings of our "Heaven on Earth" with others. Cabin is substantially complete with essentials like hot and cold running water,, hot shower, hot running water in vanity, laundry, and an indoor porta-potty to avoid night time runs to outhouse. This is an off grid wilderness "eco" cabin, with sufficient 110v Solar power for very small appliances, USB port for cell phones, a cell phone signal booster, and LED lights. (sorry, no hair dryers, curling irons or other heavy draw appliances) The cabin is heated with wood (provided) and a marine type oil heater. The cabin is hard wired for a future "conventional" power source, but it is not hot at this time. (phaze II) The fridge and hot water is run from propane, provided by the owner. Minor improvements are consistently being made to refine the experience. Comfort items like clean towels, fresh clean linens, paper products, etc are all provided. Cooking essentials provided, including an outdoor gas grill, range with an oven, pots, pans, utensils, basic spices, oil etc. Please be prepared with your food essentials, from Anchorage or Homer. Basic cooking needs like cooling oil, spices, condiments etc provided. The owners are cooks, so the kitchen is well stocked with what pots, pans and basics you need to get it done. Seldovia has a small but somewhat expensive store for those forgotten items, or ask the owners and we are happy to help. It is highly recommended that you bring food from Anchorage or Soldotna for the best prices, Homer and Seldovia are incrementally more expensive.

Seldovia Bay is an amazing habitat, from shoreline to mountain top. Seldovia Bay Adventures offers what you need to have a trip of a lifetime. Whether charter boat fishing for a "barn door" halibut, Kayak fishing Seldovia Slough for King Salmon, Kayak or skiff fishing for Pink salmon in Seldovia Bay, Mountain Biking above the treeline in the alpine or exploring Seldovia Bay by outboard skiff, we can help. Or, simply enjoying a relaxed time in paradise on the large covered deck, cooking your catch of the day on our gas fired grill. We have the equipment and comfortable shelter you need to have a great time.

We rent our skiff, fishing Kayaks, Mountain Bikes, and can arrange for world class fishing charters. Our rental rates are very competitive.

We can arrange a combo transport across the bay, either by air with Smokey Bay Air, or by sea with Mako Water Taxi from Homer to Seldovia Harbor or airport and offer a complementary shuttle across Seldovia Bay, a protected bay, to the beach front property. You can also catch one of three daily day passenger ferries from Homer to Seldovia. Transportation from Homer to Seldovia Harbor is not included. Complimentary shuttle from Seldovia Harbor to Lodge provided by Seldovia Bay Adventures. On site owner/manager will gladly shuttle you to and from Seldovia to the cabin as needed by guests at no charge. (Gas donations appreciated for extra trips)

More Details

Owner
Scott Ogan
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Italian with pre arrangement
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2017

About Scott Ogan

Scott and Janet Ogan are long time and life time Alaskans. Scott is a retired Natural Resource Manager for the State of Alaska. Scott has been an Alaskan outdoorsman, hunter and sport fisherman for the last 40 years in Alaska. Scott is now in the environmental services business. Janet has the gift of hospitality, and works as a Legislative Aid. Scott and Janet got engaged on a beach in Cook Inlet 37 years ago, and have been on the water ever since. Janet is a former biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Scott Ogan purchased this chalet in 2005

Why Scott Ogan chose Kenai Peninsula

Best value Wilderness Lodge on Kachamak Bay. If you are looking for the most comfortable, remote feeling, yet close to transportation cabin in the Kachemak Bay area you have found it. This property belonged to a family that lived there for three generations. They had their pick of the best spot on Seldovia bay back in the 1940's and the locals tell us we do indeed have the "best" spot on the bay. (we think so, and we think you will agree). It has a delightful small stream that cascades over a waterfall above the property and provides abundant fresh water. The property is in a protected cove and the salmon and halibut fishing is not far away. Fishing charters can be arranged by the owners. Scott will provide free shuttles to and from Seldovia when needed. (gas donations for extra trips appreciated) Restaurants, bar, library, groceries, as well as medical services is all available only10 skiff minutes away. No worries about being stranded. Scott stays in the old cabin on the property. You will have as much privacy as you want and assistance when you need it.

What makes this chalet unique

A private beach with a secluded wilderness experience yet only 1.75 miles by water from the quaint village of Seldovia. Seldovia is a friendly, historic fishing town who's working waterfront was dramatically change after the 1964 earthquake. Transportation is easily arranged and the hosts will guide you through the options. The area is sometimes frequented by black bears, although sightings are not common. This is a special place to decompress and get closer to the Creator.

Note: while there is excellent running water in the cabin, including a kitchen sink, vanity sink and hot shower, there is an outhouse. Porta potty provided to avoid those trips outside at night.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Seldovia in Kenai Peninsula

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1040 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , night bucket toilet to avoid midnight runs to the outhouse
  • Hot on demand shower. Nice tiled shower. No flush toilet. Primary toilet is the outhouse. Owner dug a new outhouse this spring.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Beautiful loft, with high ceilings, hot and cold running water to vanity. Full staircase access, dormer. Stunning views of great room with solid glass front with fjord views across the bay.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Willing to host events like small weddings, honeymoons, church retreats, pastor retreats, with special arrangements. Ask about specials for these events. Ordained ministers or missionaries, ask about receiving three weeknights for 1/2 price to thank you for your service.

Reviews

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Beach Front Timber Frame Lodge, Fishing, Kayaking & Mountain Biking.
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews
5

Wonderful hosts, AWESOME place!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place! Quiet, cozy, peaceful, stunningly beautiful, with constantly changing vistas that vary with tides, light, and the magical mist that flows in and around the mountains. We celebrated our 35th anniversary in this comfortable, well-appointed cabin with spectacular views from the deck, the living room, and even from the loft bedroom. This was our first "off-the-grid" experience, and we loved it and hope to go back someday. Scott and Janet are wonderful hosts, always available if we would have needed them, but giving us all the privacy and quiet we wanted. Scott ferried us back and forth to Seldovia when we arrived and left and also when we went over to hike, and he is a wealth of information about the area and the wildlife. The cabin is delightful, with everything we needed to be comfortable and to cook our meals. We loved our time there! Thank you so much, Scott and Janet! We look forward to visiting again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Melissa, We loved having you as guests and sharing our little slice of heaven with appreciative folks like you two. You are an amazing artist, and I have longed for an artist to come to the bay and stay at our place. I could see the love for the place in your eyes when you left. The quiet back bay is a very special place, giving the feeling of being far remove from civilization, yet so close to Seldovia Village and transportation links. We hope to see you again at our special place. God Bless!
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5

Superb cabin life can be spent here! Very spacious, well built cabin with runnimg water! 💚 It!

  • 5 of 5

To be surrounded by beauty day after day of our trip was much needed. Seeing the wildlife & having the peace is a definite & is granted at this cabin!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Remote wilderness cabin

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing location in the true Alaska wilderness. Scott provided continuous help making everything work for us, over the top service. When the stream water stopped flowing he was on it right a way and had a queen size air bed for us when we mentioned the couch might not be the best for our old backs. With an out-house and the simple hot water system this would not be the place for travelers expecting a luxury lodge. The Verizon cell phone service was better than I expected and allowed some internet connection too.

The town of Seldovia had real charm and great food. On the ferry over we had a once in a lifetime orca experience with 2 dozen orcas surfacing all around the boat for over an hour, even playful group interaction right next to the boat.

We'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Do not pass up the opportunity to stay here!!

  • 5 of 5

Today, we left the Seldovia Timberframe with not a complaint(except maybe that we were leaving). I remarked it may have been the most beautiful place I have ever been. Scott is great at checking in, willing to give skiff rides as needed, and generally a generous man. The cabin is well appointed, clean, outhouse well cared for and easy to access. You can't escape the amazing views from the many comfy places to relax throughout.

We are a family of 4, used large backpacks making the loading and unloading easy, plenty of places for each of us to sleep.

I can't recommend this rental enough! Definitely a highlight of our 2+week Alaska adventure.

We found it just as easy to stay here as it would have been to stay in town, and the seclusion was precious.

Eagles, otters, jellyfish, etc. entertained us for days!

Thanks again Scott and Janet!!

God Bless you both!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. We love sharing it with families and it was fun when Wyatt caught the biggest fish. We have been blessed with this place and enjoy when people love it as much as we do. Hope to see you again.
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5

Stunning scenery, a birders heaven

  • 5 of 5

Scott was an incredible host from the moment we arrived off the ferry to the final departure he was informative about the area, the wildlife, and every detail we needed to enjoy and be safe during our stay. The cabin is incredibly roomy and hosted the 5 of us adults and two small children very well. When we arrived on shore we could hear the pair of nesting eagles just a few trees away from the sitting area at the front of the cabin. The best part was seeing the last eagle fledge! There was also a small flock of stellers jays that would perch on the balcony while I had my morning coffee! When the tide was low we enjoyed beach walks, and during the day we used the pair of kayaks that were on the property.....the water was so blue, we enjoyed seeing the sea otters, the jelly fish and all of the gulls and eagles that flew by or were on the shore. The night time brought beautiful views of the moon over the water and even a bonfire on the beach! We had everything we needed in the cottage, beds, linens, kitchen supplies for cooking etc. I would like to say how incredibly safe we felt while we were there considering how remote these locations are....Scott is an incredible craftsman and outdoors-men prepared for many things if they were to arise. I would beware of places that just drop you off in areas that are so desolate and dont check in to see if your ok!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kristy, I'm glad you enjoyed watching my eaglet fledge. I feel a special bond with the eagle family, as we live in the same neighborhood all summer. Watching momma dive for salmon then swimming to shore with her wings is always a treat. They come back to the same nest each year. I am also glad you felt secure while staying here. I stay in the cabin nest door when I have guests so folks do not have to worry if they need something.
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Amazing! Spectacular scenery, beautiful, homey, original A frame cabin.

  • 5 of 5

What a hidden treasure! Scott's A-frame cabin is amazing. The location will leave you breathless! The beach leading to the cabin is most spectacular, then you walk up to the most incredible cabin! Our family of 5 (3 kids aged 5,8,10) loved the cabin and surrounding area. There was plenty of room for us all, Scott was incredibly helpful, and friendly. The views from the cabin were amazing- ocean, mountains, otters, eagles, young eagles in a nest and a black bear!

Scott was incredibly helpful at shuffling us from our boat to the cabin and back repeatedly. His fishing tips proved to be bang on, as we had a successful fishing day! He even took us on a tour of Seldovia and to an artists cottage a short boat ride away.

Each evening we happily returned to the cabin to sit on the fantastic covered deck and enjoy the views. We later went inside to play board games and relax by the wood stove. We all had 3 full nights of the best sleeps, comfortable, quiet and the best smelling ocean air.

We were all sad to leave, but already looking forward to our next stay!

Thank you Scott! See you next summer!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. I'm glad people with boats are discovering our little slice of paradise. You lovely family was a joy to have as guests. You were very considerate guests, left the place looking great and even left me some great food you did not want to pack back to Anchorage. The lone eaglet is still in the nest, and its other two siblings are still getting fishing lessons from their mom. After you left I was sitting in my boat reflecting on the beautiful still morning on the bay, when I heard a splash and the eagle had dove into the water and caught a salmon. She swam to shore with the fighting fish and devoured the still flopping fish within a few yards from me. Thank you referring your friends as well. That is the best complement I can get. See you next year.
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Location

Nearest Airport
1.9 Miles
Seldovia Village via Homer airport
Nearest Barpub
1.75 Miles
Seldovia Village
Nearest Ferry
1.75 Miles
Seldovia via Homer Harbor, several choices
Nearest Motorway
1.75 Miles
Alaska Ferry System Marine Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1.75 Miles
Seldovia Village
Nearest Beach
7 Metres
25 feet in front of cabin
Car: not necessary

RENTER RESPONSIBLE FOR TRANSPORTATION TO SELDOVIA HARBOR. Please note, the only access to Seldovia is via, Water taxi, State Ferry, or by flying via Smoky Bay Air from Homer. Complementary skiff transportation provided to and from cabin from Seldovia Harbor. Skiff and Kayak rentals available. This property is only accessible by boat. Check out the Mako Water Taxi Smoky Bay Air, boat- fly package to Seldovia. Or take one of the three day ferry's. See Seldovia dot com for transportation links.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Seldovia, Alaska

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring King Salmon
1 May 2018 - 29 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,513
for 5 nights
From
£294
£1,689
 
 
Fall
5 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,023
for 5 nights
From
£196
£1,141
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£789
for 2 nights
From
£372
£2,237
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £78 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.85
Tax Rate 3.0%

Rental includes free shuttle from Seldovia Harbor to rental property and back. Additional shuttles to Seldovia Harbor provided as needed by guest, by request. Seldovia has restaurants, places to buy adult beverages, a grocery store, a fuel and hardware store, as well as other businesses. Seldovia also has a health clinic, EMT services and medivac capabilities. Optional fuel donation for shuttles will be greatly appricsted by the owner. It is the guests responsibility to get to Seldovia Harbor from Homer. This is remote isolated beach front property, and access is by boat only. Seldovia Village is 1.75 miles from the property in beautiful Seldovia Bay, a protected water. Fishing Kayak rentals, Skiff rentals and Mountain Bike rentals are available for an extra fee. The property is semi remote, and renter agrees to accept any and all liability due to injury or death, and agrees to holds harmless the owners of Seldovia Bay Adventures, and the Ogan Family Trust. The owner and or manager reserves the right to terminate the contract with no refund, if the renter(s) behave in an unsafe way, including consuming excessive amounts of mind altering substance, whether smoked, inhaled or orally ingested. In others words, stay clean and sober if you want to stay with us. Drug use and alcohol abuse have no place in a remote and unforgiving marine environment. Responsible adult beverage consumption is OK. Weapons Ok with the express approval by owner. We seek mature, responsible guests please!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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