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Cannery Cabin, Between Beaches, Kayaks!

Bedrooms 1
Space 192 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 3, Extra adults (over 12 yrs old) $100 each

Welcome to Between Beaches , at this exceptional location you can watch the sun rise over one beach and set over the other! Our unique, handcrafted beach cabins (VRBO listing numbers 993127, 661493, 449876), are located on MacDonald Spit, a scenic water taxi ride from Homer across beautiful Kachemak Bay. Only steps away from the sandy beaches where otters play & eagles soar. The Cannery Cabin is surrounded by spruce and alder trees, offer spectacular views of the bays, islands, and snow-capped mountains without standing in their shade. Built by lifelong Alaskan, this Cabin faces Kachemak Bay and glows in the evening sun sets. Included in your stay are Necky kayaks , rowboats , BBQ with gas , a hammock, clam rakes and buckets. Inside this cozy cabin you will find a fully equipped kitchenette, full-size bed with single cot, full linens, a half bath with an artistic shower and electric heat. There is WIFI from your beach chairs and excellent cell reception. Choose from a variety of activities, kayaking, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, beach combing , tide pooling, birding, and more. Whether you come to relax or play, enjoy an evening beach fire as the sun sets. Whale watch from your pillow and fall asleep to the sound of the surf. During your stay you may visit our new art gallery and enjoy art insulations throughout the property. Latitude and Longitude for mariners: 59.47635 -151.58977

Experience Alaska like never before!

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Kristi McLean
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Kristi McLean

Your hosts, Kristi and Brad, are true Alaskans having spent most of their adult lives working and enjoying the great Alaska outdoors. 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 the new Alaska studio. Brad arrived in Alaska as a teenager, found work with a big-game guide, and at 21 became a registered guide. He started his own guiding business and for over 20 years guided hunters and fishermen from all over the globe. Being a pilot for over 40 years, he has been able to see most of Alaska from his plane. In addition Brad builds wood skiffs and drift boat here in his work shop.

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. 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 reminders of 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 wild life. Watch the sun rise over one beach and set over the other.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Seldovia Village, Alaska

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 192 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Each cabin (VRBO#s 993127, 661493, 449876) has a bathroom with flush toilet and artistic hot shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Each cabin (VRBO#s 993127, 661493, 449876) has a full-size bed and a single cot.
  • Books
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • caving
You will need to take a water taxi to get to Between Beaches Alaska


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Cannery Cabin, Between Beaches, Kayaks!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Well appointed, cozy and rustic cabin in a spectacular setting with loads of bald eagles!

  • 5 of 5

Kristi was an excellent host, providing just the right conveniences but still keeping the cabins rustic. She is also a commercial salmon fisherman and makes the freshest possible, most amazing fish available during your stay. The cabins sit literally between two beaches, nestled in the fir trees and the views are spectacular on each side. All three cabins have their own gas grill, picnic table, adirondack chairs down on the Kachemak Bay side and even firewood waiting for you to build a fire right on the beach, should you choose. There is a wood fired sauna in its own tiny cabinet and a nearby outdoor hot tub available as well, though you’ll have to plan ahead and start the fire yourself in the wood stove a good 30 or more minutes prior to using the sauna, probably longer for the hot tub. There are numerous gorgeous hikes within walking distance for the intermediate or advanced hiker, plus tide pools to explore and long walks on the beach if hiking isn’t your thing. Kristi provides double and single kayaks of excellent quality and there are plenty to go around. The Kasitsna Bay side is protected (calm) and has spectacular scenery, including pristine coves with snow capped peaks in the background. Most unusual though, is that there are dozens of bald eagles relatively used to people, as they fully take advantage of the extras after some of the salmon is fileted. This makes for AMAZING photo ops, even for a lousy photographer like me!😄? You need to take a water taxi from Homer to get to the cabins, with Mako or Ashore Water Taxi, and they drop you and your luggage right on the beach. Be sure to buy groceries for the duration of your stay. Coffee, powdered creamer, sugar, salt, pepper, lemon pepper, dill, onion powder, and garlic were provided (perfect for grilling your salmon). The water running in the cabins is fresh cold mountain spring water and tastes amazing! I would recommend bringing some instant cocoa to have after any chilly outings and a bottle of wine to share at your beach fire for a truly relaxing, one of a kind vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 30/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magical Cabin

  • 5 of 5

My stay at the Cannery Cabin was magical! Kristi's art work is throughout the cabin. She has put special touches throughout. The cabin sits right on the ocean and out the back door is the bay. I enjoyed long walks on the beach and finding treasures from the ocean. Kristi had dry wood so I had a fire on the beach in the evening. I enjoyed watching the eagles, loons and otters. The cabin and area seems was the best part of my week long solo trip in Alaska to relax.

I loved every moment. Kristi ensures that your stay will be everything you want it to be!

  • Review Submitted: 01/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What an enchanting cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your cabin. I had a marvelous trip for my first time in Alaska and staying in your place made it extra special! Being able to walk around on the beaches looking for sand dollars and paddling a kayak around the bay was wonderful. Cooking dinner and having tea together in your cute, beautiful place really made it into an amazing experience.

  • Review Submitted: 28/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tranquil Perfection

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 13-year-old son, and I stayed in the Cannery Cabin the first week in August, and our stay was one of the highlights of our two-week trip to Alaska. The cabin, while small, is beautifully appointed, clearly designed with the eye of an artist, as Kristi is. We were totally comfortable. Kristi and the folks working with her provided a balance of privacy and attentiveness. We took her advice to rent kayaks from Mako's Water Taxi in Homer. What a treat to be sandwiched on the spit between the bay and the gentle inlet. I would stay again in a heart beat and hope we get to some day.

  • Review Submitted: 20/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded expectations. World class views. Watched seals, otters, and eagles from our lawn chairs.

  • 5 of 5

Feel in love with our cabin with 180 degree views of the bay. Christie is very knowledgeable and cares about her guests. Highly recommend this lovely get away.

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Relaxing!!!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I had a wonderfully relaxing girls getaway. Very nice accommodations and Kristi was a gracious host. Quick trip into Seldovia was fun. We just relaxed on the beach listening to the waves, watching the eagles and sea otters play. Would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 24/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Seldovia Village air strip
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Car: not necessary

MacDonald Spit is a very unusual land formation known as a terminal moraine. The property is aprox. 75 feet wide with a beautiful sandy beach on each side. We have extreme tides here which offers us great clamming and tide pooling at minus tides. Please check tide tables. A short land taxi ride can take you to the village of Seldovia from our trail head. If it is windy on one beach you can crossover to the other.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Seldovia Village, Alaska

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nightly Rate
15 Jun 2018 - 9 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add AU$135 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
10 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add AU$135 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$101.09
Cleaning Fee AU$40.43

This cabin is smoke free. Guests who smoke in the cabin will be charged a $300 cleaning fee. Kayaks are now included with your stay! Dogs must be on leash during their stay!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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