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Cozy daybeds to lounge on and watch the oceanLow tide out living room/kitchen windows one July morning
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An Original View of Kodiak Island

Gretchen User Profile

An Original View of Kodiak Island

5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean2 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the keypad.

Thank you for your interest in An Original View! To keep An Original View limited to a small guest list, our calendar is closed for 2018. The calendar is open to reservations for next year, 2019.
Chiniak Alaska- 35 miles from the bustle of Kodiak City on a scenic highway with ocean views. An Original View- perched up high, from the living room you can observe the sea no matter what the weather is. If you do not see the dates you wish please feel free to inquire.


Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with keypad


Wide doorway to the home’s entrance
Wide doorway to the bedroom


15 Reviews

Robb User Profile
June 2018
Unbelievably beautiful. Wonderfully artistic house with interesting details everywhere you look. We could have happily stayed forever.
Scott User Profile
June 2018
What a view! Peaceful and refreshing for the soul! Really neat place and nice, kind people! We had some car problems, a tire going flat, and Gretchen and her dad and brother helped us and were so kind. The Original View is a great place to simply relax and enjoy simple things and…
Laura User Profile
May 2018
Gretchen’s home is a real treasure on Kodiak Island. The drive out there is a little long (about 45 minutes from Kodiak) but beautiful and Gretchen provided very clear directions on how to find the home. The views are worth the drive alone, but the house is what makes this plac…
Don User Profile
September 2017
The view was out of this world!
Sean User Profile
September 2017
Tremendous view and great host
Joshua User Profile
August 2017
Gretchen was a magnificent host! The cabin not only had the most breathtaking views, but also was also impeccably clean. We travel with our little one (20mo old), which can be stressful, but this was one of the most stress-less trips. Gretchen thought of every meticulous detail a…
Randi Lou User Profile
Randi Lou
August 2017
Out stay was amazing. There are no words for how wonderful the views were. We had everything we needed and then some. Gretchen was the best. It's a piece of paradise.

Hosted by Gretchen

Kodiak, Alaska, United StatesJoined in January 2013
Gretchen User Profile
44 Reviews
Artist, & Maker, Clean Water Advocate & Environmental Steward, Reader. Member of Face 2 Vase and Chiniak Art Works. Our style of hosting is to meet the guests up front, then leave our guests alone unless they would like to chat. Love to host guests who are enthusiastic abou…
Response rate: 100%
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