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Cozy Cove Cottage - Peaceful, secluded, private beach, BBQ, washer/dryer

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Secluded - Two Bdrm, 1 1/2 Bath On The Beach With Mountain And Ocean Views

UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP: Two bedrooms and a half bath upstairs. Full bathroom down with living room, dining and a full kitchen area. Each bedroom has a queen bed and a seating area to enjoy your morning coffee or just to sit and read. There are great views of the mountain and the inlet from the bedroom windows.

The dining alcove seats four with extra folding chairs, breakfast bar seats three. Internet, direct TV, limited cell service.

A partially covered deck has the washer/dryer and gas barbecue. There is a screen tent/gazebo with table and chairs on the outer area of the deck.

The cottage is totally furnished so that guests have everything they need except their personal affects. A fire pit up on the beach edge with seating.

There is a wood stove and an oil fired toy for heat.

With the on-demand tank-less hot water heater you never run out of hot water enabling guests to shower to their hearts content.

More Details

Property Manager
Randa Szymanski
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 January, 2017

About Randa Szymanski

Sarah and I met at Mt. Edgecumbe Native Boarding school in Sitka, Alaska in 1968. Married now over 44 years we have lived in many areas of the state. Sarah is Aleut from Akutan in the Aleutian Islands.

I came as a transplant from Eastern Oregon when I was 15. Homesteading was still going on in Alaska at that time, something our family considered but instead my teachers went to the Eskimo villages to teach for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

We have three children born and raised in Alaska. I spent time in the Prudhoe Bay oilfield, commercial fishing salmon in the Aleutians, Crab fishing out of Dutch Harbor, home of Deadliest Catch and eventually became a Heating, Plumbing & Electrical Contractor for a number of years.

Sarah spent 16 years working as a DMV representative for the State of Alaska among other things. She was a stay-at-home mother for many years. Today, retired, she loves to be home.

Having lived from deep into the Aleutians to as far north as you can go in Barrow; We are a family that loves this great state. We love to fish, camp, picnic, run the lakes, rivers and inlets and enjoy the outdoors of this great land. We love to travel in Alaska and Canada driving all the way to Prudhoe Bay and other areas.

Coming to Haines in 1987 we have settled here for the remaining years of our lives. Sarah and I are mostly retired now with a focus on ministry to First Nation People.

We love people and we love to help people experience life in the Alaska we know so well. Hope that you are one of those. :-)

Randa Szymanski purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Randa Szymanski chose Alaska

During the early years this area was homesteaded by the Carder family. My father bought this piece of property in 1988 from Mr. Carder before he passed. It had a small cabin which is now the kitchen of the cottage.

My father, Ray, expected one day to retire here from his many years of teaching in bush Alaska. In 1994 I decided to build him a seasonal retirement home. At that time it was known as the cabin; then as it evolved into a complete 2 bdrm home it is becoming known as the cottage. It was built from all rough cut local mill lumber. Most of the timber was taken across the bay from a friends property. That friend, Dale Mulford hand built the kitchen, living room entertainment shelving and bathroom shelving and such.

Our main house is about 1/4 mile away. You drive past it on the way to the cottage. We love the cottage location for launching a boat or just sitting on the deck watching the inlet. Haines is incredibly unique in itself and the cottage allows one to enjoy even a greater uniqueness.

Last year, 2014, was the first time we opened it up as a vacation rental. It is a lot of work and a lot of care for such a venture. Our heart to bless others with a great Alaska experience motivates us to make this available to others.

What makes this cottage unique

Because of our location next to the Chilkoot river and Chilkoot lake; a major salmon spawning area; the brown bears frequent the area during the summer and fall time. They use the beach front, roads and hills to walk to and from their sleeping and feeding area. The Chilkoot river offers world class viewing of the bears once the salmon are in.

There are multiple generations of bears that grow up here. The sows need a safe place to raise their cubs away from the boars so the housing area here is just that; "a safe place". The sows were raised as cubs here and in turn raise their cubs here which in turn keeps bears living in the area year after year after year.

They are safe from us and we are safe from them. We all share the area. There has never been a bear/human incident in all the history of this area. Yes the cubs can be mischievous getting into things from time to time which is their nature as cubs but we just love to have them around.

Along with the beach front and all of the various sea life we cannot say enough about what a blessing it is to live here.

The cottage sits on almost 5 acres bordered on one side by state land. This offers many opportunities of seeing bears on the beach or moving in the area along with mink, martin, squirrels, grouse, and land otters; all frequenting the area.

With the incredible solitude of location yet ease of getting to the river, or town, or the lake or the ferry, or driving into Canada or on into Alaska; this area fits as one of the top destinations in the north American continent for ease of access for experiencing true Alaska.



Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Pioneer Bar
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Valley of the Eagles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Haines Cutoff Highway
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Bamboo Room
Nearest Beach
Cozy Cove
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Tax Rate 8.0%

Maximum occupancy: 4 persons

We provide normal cleaning for free which includes bedding and towels. Excessive cleaning will be charged a minimum fee of $65.00

Reservations made during the following events must be PAID IN FULL at time of booking.

No refunds upon cancellation less than 30 days in advance of event.

Southeast Fair (late July)

Beer Festival (May)

Kluane to Chilkat Bike Relay (June)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Available arrival


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lutak, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , upstairs bathroom with toilet and sink for the two bedrooms
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On-demand hot water, never run out!
  • The second floor bathroom is a toilet and sink that serves the upper two bedrooms. The first floor bathroom has the Tank-less hot water heater which provides on-demand hot water. You have endless hot water for showers as long as the water is running. A great feature after a day out hiking or fishing or canoeing.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Each bedroom overlooks the bay. There is a queen bed and dresser with mirror. Lots of closet space. The windows are screened and open for that awesome mountain breeze. There is a fan in each bedroom and a seating area for sitting in the early morning and drinking that first cup of coffee as you look out. The bathroom is only steps away.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
If you want a honeymoon environment, a place where it is so quiet you can hear your heart beat; then this will provide that for you.

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