When one beach just isn't enough!
About Kristi McLean
Kristi, a life long Alaskan, was raised in a log cabin by her pioneer parents. By the age of 20, she had already coached skating and skiing, commercial fished, and was running her own boat and crew. Commercial fishing for salmon, halibut, crab, and herring have take her throughout Alaska's waters. A self-taught artist, working primarily in clay, she spends her free time sculpting in her Alaska studio.
Kristi McLean purchased this Cabin in 1965
Why Kristi McLean chose Seldovia Village
Aside from the cozy, well-appointed cabins (VRBO#s 993127, 661493, 449876) in a stunning and unique location, you are surrounded by art at Between Beaches Alaska. Ceramic sculptures as well as instillations made from copper, glass floats, drift wood, other beach combing finds, and clay are around every corner--even in your shower! Also, don't miss a tour of the art studio where Kristi works all winter to provide you with one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces and art kits for purchase that are perfect way to remember your time at Between Beaches Alaska--look us up!
What makes this Cabin unique
The waters of Kachemak Bay are some of the richest in the world for sea life, offering visitors an unforgettable experience. Here you will see whales, bald eagles, and sea otters from your doorstep. The unique geology of the area has produced a fantastic setting for beach combing, tide pooling (best at minus tides), fishing and wildlife. Watch the sun rise over one beach and set over the other.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Sorry but we have a $500.00 smoking charge
There is a $75 pet fee per dog
Because of the wood walls, floors and ceiling we have to empty the cabin & wash down all surfaces if anyone smokes inside.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We had a very enjoyable stay! This was a nice relaxing end to our busy Alaskan vacation. Had the cabin feel with plenty of amenities.
Thanks for having us,
Chad and Shanna from Pennsylvania
Between Beaches Stay
The location of Between Beaches is amazing. It is serene and private. The ceramic art and overall decor of the entire property is very well done. I appreciate rustic charm, but the cabin was not as clean as I would expect at this price point. The shelves were dusty and there were cob webs in the corners. The space was small, but the beds we're comfortable and the space heater was just enough. We enjoyed the hot tub, kayaks, and hiking on the spit.
Perfect - exactly as I had hoped
Our stay was amazing! Between Beaches Pioneer cabin was very quaint and rustic however had everything we needed! The call of the bald eagles was heard almost around the clock (a good thing) and several, including fledglings, visited often. This is an ideal place for a getaway - I wish we lived up here as I would be a frequent guest! Kristi was very welcoming and I am looking forward to having some of her beautiful art in my home! We just left MacDonald spit a few hours ago and I wanted to rate my experience before I return to the grind! (I should note that we were there during the fire ban ... and did not have the best weather but it was still an awesome stay!). Highly recommend!!
I am so grateful Kristi has opened her family home to travelers. What a magical place to spend our honeymoon. We wanted a week to disconnect, enjoy the mountain views, outdoor activities, and the Alaskan lifestyle Between Beaches exceeded our expectations. While there we enjoyed fishing in the bay, watching the otters and eagles from our porch, & beach bonfires in the evening. We are already planning our next trip back!
More than we expected!
I highly recommend this magical spot
Between Beaches is well worth visiting. Kristie is an amazing artist and her ceramic creations decorate the walls of the cabins and landscaping. The cabin was so thoughtfully and practically set up everything you need is available. Because the property is on a spit you have access to both sides and chairs are set up for you to enjoy either a view Kachemak Bay and incredible volcanos on one side with otters playing in the waves. On the other side you have a view of Kasitsna Bay where a large family of bald eagles flying back and forth from trees above you to a spot across the way where they must have nests. The long sandy strip is lovely to walk along and they have kayaks available if you want to paddle around. Most people fish but if you don’t fish but would like to eat fish (like us) Kristie will sell you some to bbq on the grill provided. The kitchen has everything you need to cook your own meals which I was happy to do after eating in so many restaurants while traveling I was ready for my own cooking. We picked up groceries in Homer and brought them with us on Mako’s Water Taxi they are friendly, efficient and helpful. You can park your car for a week for free on Homer spit and Mako drops you right at your door at Between Beaches. Overall I don’t think it could have been a better stay.
We are water access only, a water taxi will bring you right to our beach! Coordinates: MacDonald Spit
Latitude: 59 28'N, Longitude 151 34'W
Between Beaches, one of Alaska's most beautiful destinations, is the ideal location for vacationing singles, couples, and families. Just as the name states; Between Beaches is situated on MacDonald Spit, a mile long finger of ancient glacier moraine, with beach frontage on Kasitsna Bay and Kachemak Bay. Located 13 miles SW of Homer and 8 miles NE of historic Seldovia, Between Beaches is easily reached by water taxi from the Homer boat harbor, the State ferry Tustumena to Seldovia, or a short airplane ride to the Seldovia airport. Arrivals in Seldovia will require a short taxi and walk.