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Alaskan fishing or sailing package includes Cabin, van and boat!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Come stay with us in this beautiful, Alaska Red Cedar log cabin was milled and manufactured by the owner, Larry Jackson of Tongass Forest Enterprises during the summer of 2015. Guests will find the unit equipped with a full kitchen, chest freezer, laundry room, digital tv with cable, wireless internet, bbq grill and sleeping accommodations for up to 6. Guests will also have access to a private dock, 28' uniflight or 16' com-pac sail boat and Dodge Caravan.

World-class King salmon fishing is located right off the private dock on the property. The best Silver fishing in Alaska is only minutes away from the dock and guests can see pink salmon jumping all around the area. There's no need to travel far. All of your fishing can be done in the calm waters around Knudson Cove/Clover Passage. The 24’ Osprey boat is available for guests to take for self-guided trips, as part of the daily package rate. There is also the option of day sailing in a 16' sailboat. The owners have a check-out, orientation process to inform the guests about the features of the boat, fishing gear and fishing boundaries. Larry and Leslie own the 38’ F/V Alaskan, which is also available for guided fishing charters.

During the summer months, the whale watching is extraordinary in Knudson Cove. Guests can often see Humpback Whales bubble feeding and pods of Killer Whales swimming by, right from the dock. Eagles, otters, seals and sea lions are some of the animals that guests will see on a daily basis.

This cabin is located on a private lot off of Potter Road in Knudson Cove. The lot is adjacent to residential and commercial lots. There is kayaking and a zip line course a half mile away, and a full service marina with liquor store and convenience store. The property is located 15 miles north of Ketchikan on the road system. Downtown Ketchikan is a short, 20 minute drive away. Flightseeing, Alaska Native art, museums, hiking awesome fishing opportunities, there's something in Ketchikan for the entire family!

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Leslie Jackson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Leslie Jackson

About the owners: Larry Jackson was born and raised in Ketchikan and is the quintessential Southeast Alaska “jack of all trades.” Larry grew up with 7 siblings and his parents owned and operated one of the first flight-seeing businesses in Ketchikan: Revilla Air. Larry went to Eastern Washington University and received an Industrial Arts degree with a teaching certificate. Over a span of about 15 years, Larry fished commercially as crew on seiners, as a sea cucumber diver and owned/fished a Dungeness crab permit. Larry has a passion for working with the local wood of the Tongass National Forest and opened a commercial sawmill in 2005 and a pellet mill in 2011. Now Larry spends his time charter fishing out of Knudson Cove Marina and creating custom wood products at the mill. Leslie arrived in Ketchikan from Texas in 2005 to work as a planner for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough. She met Larry soon after and they were married on their property in 2008. They built their custom home in 2009. It features the various local species of wood, local art and lots of character. Larry and Leslie have two small children, Josephine and Bridger.

Leslie Jackson purchased this house in 2015

Why Leslie Jackson chose Ketchikan

Come experience the beauty of Ketchikan, the world class fishing and sailing opportunities and stay in a custom milled cabin. This is the only property in Alaska that has the option for avid sailors to explore sailing in Alaska.

What makes this house unique

This is a unique package deal that includes the lodging, boat and van. Skip the hassle of booking each item individually and book a package. Once you land in Ketchikan, there is a short (5 minute) ferry ride from Gravina Island (where the airport is located) to Ketchikan. We will leave the van there for you to pick up. There is a short drive (20 min) out north to the cabin in Knudson Cove. The boat is available for self-guided fishing and will be tied up at the private dock on the property. All fishing gear is included and we will give a short orientation on the use of the boat, gear and fishing boundaries. Guided trips are also available on the F/V Alaskan for a separate fee.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ketchikan in Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 4 Double Bed , There are 4 double beds located in this loft style bedroom.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing


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Alaskan fishing or sailing package includes Cabin, van and boat!
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful vacation! We had been to Ketchikan 2 years ago for self-guided fishing and had a great time. However, this trip stole the show!! The Jackson's have a gem in the accommodations they offer!! The Kingfisher Cabin has all of the amenities that we needed and then some! The view from the cabin and deck were spectacular! The boat was incredible! Their family are a treasure and made us feel so welcome! We fished hard every day and caught plenty. Our nephew, who had joined us, has already reserved this rental for next year. We fully intended to take advantage of the sauna, but fishing was our focus. When we return, we will make time to relax in it! This Cabin and package is by far the way to stay in Ketchikan!! Thank you Larry, Leslie, Josie and Bridger for making this a trip to remember!!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bountiful, UT

Beautiful cabin in the perfect location, couldn't ask for a better package for a fishing trip

  • 5 of 5

Cabin is very clean and spacious with plenty of nice beds. Great boat on a private dock, we just woke up and walked down to the water. Owners were very accommodating and helpful, providing everything we needed for a great trip. I've been to Ketchikan several times and this was the best cabin/boat combo I've ever rented. If you really want to experience fishing in Southern Alaska, this is the place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Southport, North Carolina

The Boat is Bad News !

  • 2 of 5

We are 2 couples who went to fish. We both are long time boat owners and fish often. We had so many problems with this boat. The boat has a windlass but it does not work. The boat has 2 down riggers but they didn't work. The throttle is so stiff that my wrist hurt for days.The boat has a front window that won't stay open. The anchor and rode are kept on the bow in a large basket that hampers your vision which is dangerous because of the numerous boats in the area. The engine failed while we were there because of a leak in the coolant system. We lost half a day of fishing.

The boat does not have a raw water wash down system. When you catch fish you are required to pull 5 gal buckets of water from overboard and then scrub the blood by hand. On our last day we spent an hour cleaning the boat. It was cleaner than when we received it. That is a waste of time because you are still charged a cleaning fee!

The boat has an inboard engine which requires frequent bilge pumping. There is no automatic bilge pump so you must do it manually. We forgot to turn it off and it burned up. We offered to pay for a new pump. When you fish you are required to raise and lower the small kicker engine which has a steering rod attached to the out drive. We lost the prop and steering rod on the last day. We did not hit anything and did not run with the kicker down. Even in the up position, the prop and rod are in the water. Larry suggested that this could have been the result of corrosion. We were charged the entire $500

deposit as if it were our fault. We will not go back.

M&M Southport, NC

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate Dick's comments however, he is not being accurate. A coolant pump did go out in the afternoon one day and we had it repaired by 6 pm, maybe 2-3 hours of down time. They were able to troll with the kicker for most of the afternoon. As for a shifting lever being stiff, not sure what to say? I have a master's license and 35 years of boat experience and it is no harder than most. There is no wash down hose and it is a simple process to use a bucket to rinse the deck. The deck is self bailing. On the last day Dick informed me that the steering rod, and trolling motor prop were missing as well as one of the bilge pumps not working. I wasn't sure what happened. I hauled the boat after they left. the mount for the tie bar was missing on the outdrive and the kicker. After discussing this with the local shop they laughed and said this happens all of the time when charter guides leave their trolling motors down. The props spin too fast and comes off, we were lucky the lower unit wasn't destroyed. So It's pretty safe to say that the trolling motor was left down and the full speed of the boat pulled the mount system and tie bar and kicker prop off. The total was $600 in parts (not to mention the labor) so we kept $500 in damage deposit. As a conscientious host and 20 year Alaskan guide I am sorry that they are disappointed, but no one was hurt and they returned safely with fish every day!
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay, just minutes from fishing – we are do it yourselfers so this was perfect for us. We caught salmon every time we went out! The cabin is incredible and was very clean, comfortable and spacious and was nicely stocked. The owners were right there to help with anything we needed. Early one morning I went down to the pier with my coffee and a humpback whale came right over to say hi, he put on quite a show! Unforgettable! Including the car, boat and house, this was worth every penny and we will definitely be back next summer and I would recommend this property to any do it yourselfers!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay ..clean and e everything you will need to fish and relax

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time In Ketchican

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time everything from fishing to the cabin as well as the parks in the area. Both Larry and Leslie were great. look forward to booking again thanks for all your help

Dennis, Sharon and Connor

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Ketchikan International Airport
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Airport or Alaska Marine Highway system
Nearest Beach
on property
Car: necessary

the cabin is located 16 miles north of the kechikan. There is a kayak rental and zipline course 1/4 mile away. There is a full service marina 1/2 mile by boat or car. There are several hiking trails within 10 minute drives.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £151.82
Damage Insurance £44.79
Damage Deposit £379.55

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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