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Perched on a high bluff over the Copper River, with an Awesome Mountain View

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom custom built log home with open floor plan, and lots of Scenery!

You'll get the whole house, 3 acres of privacy, an amazing view, hammock on the bluff and all the amenities you need. The house was custom built by us, and has an open floor plan. The master bedroom faces the mountains and the stunning view! Did we already mention that? The furniture is all brand new, and the decor is totally Alaskan. You will be off the beaten path, but within striking distance of much of the greatness Alaska has to offer!


Owner
Sandy Scotton
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018

About Sandy Scotton

My husband and I met in South America, I moved to Alaska in 1994 and our adventures have continued to this day. We built this place while living in a tent on the property in 1999. We got married (on the property) during the summer of construction and lived here for 4 years. We moved across the state for work in an even more remote place, but our hearts still live here! We maintain close relationships with the great folks in Gakona! We have never rented this to tourists before last summer, but as travelers and adventurers ourselves, we know this is an outstanding place to base your Alaskan adventures from! The Wrangell St. Elias National park, the Nabesna Road, McCarthy, and Valdez are all destinations you can reach while staying at our place. Salmon fishing is within two miles!

Sandy Scotton purchased this house in 1999

Why Sandy Scotton chose Gakona

We built it, we got married here, we love the mountains! You will too. Check it out, stay a week! The views from our windows are OUTSTANDING!!

What makes this house unique

You'll have tv and wi-fi, cell phone towers are near-by. There is river rafting and king salmon fishing within minutes on the Gulkana and Klutina Rivers. Just down the road is the best restaurant in the Copper Basin, the historic Carriage House. You will be on the door step of Wrangell St. Elias National Park, the largest park in the nation. We can hook you up with local deals and incredible flightseeing!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hey, this is us.. the owners. We traveled to Gakona with our three kids in early may to make a few improvements to the place and get ready for the summer season. Wow, it was great weather from day 1 to 5 and the Mountains were Spectacular! We installed a new mosquito killing machine, a brand new refrigerator, and put together a new full Sized BBQ grill. The most gratifying part of the trip was reading all the comments left by guests from last year in the book we leave there for that purpose. Virtually everyone loved the place, and commented that the pictures do not do the place justice on the Website. We thank all of our previous guests and hope that folks have a great time in the Copper Basin this year!
May 2016
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Gakona

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • Tub, shower, toilet and towel cabinets. Nothing fancy, but clean and functional! Bathroom on the ground floor level near the kitchen
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • Master bedroom has huge windows facing the mountains. Queen size bed, and chest of drawers with mirror. Second queen size bed it in back half of the living area (open floor plan). There is also a large cubby area where queen sized air mattress can be set up for kids.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Perched on a high bluff over the Copper River, with an Awesome Mountain View
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 18 reviews
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Overall, this is a very nice cabin. Nice furniture and comfortable beds. Clean /attractive rooms

  • 4 of 5

This cabin was our base for day trips. Loved the drive to Vadez and museum there. The views on Denali Rd. we're exceptional. Also found many trails in National Park for hiking. The Carriage House Restaurant had great dinners. Lots of mosquitoes! I would not bring children because of the extremely high bluff and extremely sad that house is leaning because it is so nice inside. Renters should be aware that there are no shkades and curtains to darken rooms at night during spring and summer.

  • Review Submitted: 22/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

One of a kind view

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful view and charming cabin.

  • Review Submitted: 12/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful sights!

  • 4 of 5

Incredible scenery, nice quiet location, communicative owners, friendly caretaker.

  • Review Submitted: 24/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arizona
5

Spectacular views and real Alaskan home

  • 5 of 5

I've been coming to the Copper River country for about 15 years. The house is truly representative of the area with beautiful views and the opportunity for quiet off the well-travelled road. The kitchen was fully stocked with a view from the dining room table. I'm looking forward to coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 17/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very nice cottage with great views to mountains

  • 4 of 5

Well equipped clean cottage with amazing views to mountains

Very Nice owners

  • Review Submitted: 02/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cabin-felt at home

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was in a great location-private and still close enough to town to grab a few things at the store. It felt cozy and had plenty of blankets. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was nice and spacious. We enjoyed our time here. The owners were very helpful and easy to communicate with. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Gulkana
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Trapper's Den
Nearest Ferry
150 Miles
Valdez
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Carriage House
Car: recommended

You'll get the whole house, 3 acres of privacy, an amazing view, hammock on the bluff and all the amenities you need. The house was custom built by us, and has an open floor plan. The master bedroom faces the mountains and the stunning view! Did we already mention that? The furniture is all brand new, and the decor is totally Alaskan. You will be off the beaten path, but within striking distance of much of the greatness Alaska has to offer!

You'll have tv and wi-fi, cell phone towers are near-by. There is river rafting and king salmon fishing within minutes on the Gulkana and Klutina Rivers. Just down the road is the best restaurant in the Copper Basin, the historic Carriage House. You will be on the door step of Wrangell St. Elias National Park, the largest park in the nation. We can hook you up with local deals and incredible flightseeing!

We live 500 miles away, but our neighbors (who lived in this house for 2 years) are on the 3 acres next door, and they will be your local hosts and deal with any issues or concerns. Leann will make sure your stay is all that you hope for, and we will be available by phone or email whenever needed. She is available to greet you and offer you some opportunities to experience the "local" culture and ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Gakona

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak
23 Jun 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$270
AU$1,685
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$243
AU$1,496
AU$3,370
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$269.62
Pet Fee AU$20.22

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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