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Julie Moe

Member since: 2015
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Private and Cozy Cottage Close to Beach and Surrounded by Alaskan Beauty

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Juneau holiday cottage

Whale Song Cottage is nestled in the beautiful Southeast Alaskan rain forest of Juneau, Alaska. The cottage is surrounded by lush vegetation, including an abundance of blueberries, ripe for your picking. Just steps away from water views of Favorite Channel and a short walk to the beach, Whale Song Cottage is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle. A glimpse of the majestic humpback whales that grace the waters of Alaska can often be experienced in front of the owner’s property. Listen carefully- you may hear them sing!

Our cottage is your true ‘home away from home’. The kitchen is fully furnished with dishware and glassware, pots and pans, toaster, blender and microwave, propane oven and stove top, and full sized refrigerator. As you enter the cozy living room/dining area you will discover a propane fireplace and dining table with seating for four. The living room is furnished with a queen sized sofa couch, rocking chair, TV with cable, DVD player, DVD library, and the main level of the cottage has a full bathroom that includes a bathtub w/shower. All plush towels are provided as well as a hair dryer.

The main sleeping loft features a queen sized bed that provides high quality sheets, extra pillows and a down comforter.

The back porch is spacious and seating for four is provided so that you can enjoy the surrounding lush Alaska environment. An electric grill is also provided to grill your freshly caught local fish!

Whale Song Cottage is private yet you are just 6 miles from the Alaska Marine Highway ferry terminal, 10 miles from the Juneau International Airport, and 20 miles from downtown Juneau.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Julie Moe (Owner)
Member since: 2015
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Julie Moe

Your hosts are life-long Alaskans, born to Alaskan pioneers when Alaska was still a Territory. For many years, we have had friends and family visit us from the “lower 48 “and they instantly fall in love with the unique beauty of Southeast Alaska and our special Whale Song cottage.

Our cottage is nestled at the back of our 1.3 acre property, and it provides a true sense of the Alaskan Experience. This is why in 2015 we have chosen to share our little piece of paradise with our guests who wish to experience what is commonly called the Last Frontier. We are excited to offer our very special Whale Song Cottage for your visit to the Juneau area and we look forward to your future reviews.

Julie Moe purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Julie Moe chose Alaska

Our property and cottage is a true depiction of the Alaskan lifestyle, offering a setting that surrounds you with peaceful tranquility. Private and away from town, yet just minutes from all the attractions and activities of the Capital City of Alaska.


based on 15 traveller reviews

Private and Cozy Cottage Close to Beach and Surrounded by Alaskan Beauty
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Cozy cabin surrounded by rain forest & blueberries

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week in August. This place is awesome! It was super clean and well stocked. We wanted for nothing. It was cozy with a bed to die for. I wanted to take it home with us. A nice deck which looked out into the rain forest with a grill, table and chairs and loungers. It was so quiet! Nice well equipped kitchen. We can't say enough! Our hosts were very helpful with things to see and places to eat. We had fresh blueberries everyday which grew all around the cabin. We loved staying here and wish we were back there right now! Don't hesitate to stay at Whale Song in Juneau it will not disappoint.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of Whale Song Cottage! We enjoyed meeting you and we hope you will come stay with us again! Rick and Julie
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Excellent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Very comfortable, well stocked, we had everything we needed. WIFI, TV< linens, kitchen facilities, furniture, ease of access were all available and easy to use. We were very happy with our decision to stay here and would return if we return to the area

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We hope you can come back soon to Whale Song Cottage! Julie Moe
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One More Night Please!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first HomeAway experience and we really enjoyed it ( and we didn't want to leave ;) ). This little cottage was everything and more of what we expected. Julie and Rick were amazing and friendly and were the perfect hosts. The cabin was very clean, quiet, and it felt very peaceful. They have everything that you would need for a wonderful stay. We would definitely recommend this cottage for anyone wanting to stay in Juneau, AK.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We hope you will come back to visit us again! Rick and Julie
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Whale song cottage, Juneau, Alaska

  • 5 of 5

Whale Song cottage is a lovely property in a wooded setting near views of the water. The cottage is beautifully appointed, very clean and has all you need to enjoy your stay. This is our second visit there and since we have family in Juneau we hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm, cozy, pristinely maintained, and private!

  • 5 of 5

We have travelled extensively in Alaska for a total of five separate multi-week trips, and always prefer to stay in private, stand-alone cottages and cabins. This was by far the nicest one we've stayed in! Though the cabin is adjacent to the owner's home it is totally private and secluded. The kitchen is stocked with dishes and cutlery (including the first decent set of knives I've seen in one of these cottages!) that were obviously purchased just for the cottage and not leftovers from home. Full set of small appliances, including a Keurig! The bed was as comfortable as home, the hot water blasting in the shower. I can't say enough about how well done this rental is. I can't think of how they could do a better job here. Bravo.

Oh, and about customer service: we needed to ship some camping gear ahead of our arrival and the owner was extremely helpful and accommodating. Could not ask for more.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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fantastic cabin and location

  • 5 of 5

Our trip here was wonderful. This location is perfect for anyone who wants to relax and take in the wilderness. The cabin was so perfectly comfy and had a well stocked kitchen for people who love to cook their own meals.

We LOVED the location. Close enough to Juneau if you want to book a trip. Also Very close to Mendenhall Loop glacier, and Auke Bay/lake. We did zip lining and a whale watching tour. BUT DO NOT FORGET to check out North Eagle Bay Beach. So pretty and quiet. Going North to see the beauty is a must.

Thank you Julie and Rick for an amazing experience

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed our cabin and we hope you'll choose Whale Song Cottage on your next trip to Juneau!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Juneau International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Squires Rest
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Alaska Marine Highway Terminal
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Near Airport weather and tide permitting
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Glacier Highway
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Short Walk Away
Car: necessary

Your Alaskan Getaway Cottage provides peaceful seclusion yet it is conveniently located near Mendenhall Glacier, Whale watching, Fishing Opportunities, Skiing, Downtown Juneau with great shopping and the Tram. For the outdoors enthusiasts, numerous hiking trails and bike paths are nearby. Visit the Shrine of St. Theresa that is just 2 miles from your private Cottage. Eagles abound on the beach area that is just footsteps away from the Cottage.

Owner can assist with arrangements for Whale Watching and Fishing as well as customized tours with Local Tour Companies upon request.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Juneau, Alaska

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$132
Refundable Damage Deposit A$264
Tax Rate 12.0%

CBJ tax rate is 5% plus 7% hotel/motel tax rate. Taxes are in addition to the daily rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Juneau

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 660 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • One Full Bath with luxurious towels provided. Bathtub/Shower Hairdryer Shampoo, Soap
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Beautiful Loft Bedroom featuring a queen sized bed with high quality sheets, down comforter, and extra pillows. Loft is partially open to the main living area. Plenty of space for clothing storage. Also a full length mirror is provided. Additional sleeping space is provided with a queen sized sofa sleeper. Ideal for a party of 3 but may accommodate 4. Contact owners for more information..
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting