Smokey Bay Chalet on Hesketh Island


Entire chalet hosted by Alison

  1. 8 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 1.5 baths
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Spend the night in a gorgeous, hand-hewn house perched atop the cliffs of Hesketh Island. Sea kayak around the islands, hike the Grace Ridge Trail, sauna or relax on the beach or deck. The house can be rented in conjunction with the Surf Shack and wall tents for larger groups.
This is a remote house on an island. Our water taxi provides transportation across the bay; $70/adult, $40/kids under 12. The boat departs at 3pm or 4pm from Homer (sometimes this can be flexible). Pick up is at 11am.

The space
The main house is 1900 square feet with a spacious loft construction. The panoramic views encompass the active volcanos Iliamna, Redoubt, and Augustine across Cook Inlet to the Northwest, and Yukon Island and other rocky islets to the East.

Downstairs, a full kitchen and living area occupy the main space, with a master bedroom and full bathroom tucked under the loft. The kitchen has beautifully crafted cherry wood cabinets, a new refrigerator, and a Wolf range. Pots, pans, and placesettings are provided, as are cooking oil, spices and tea.The living area features a large wood stove with a dramatic rock hearth sourced from Hope, Alaska; and a sprawling leather couch the size of a small country.

The master bedroom has a queen bed. Directly down the hall, the full bathroom includes the usual sink and toilet, along with a unique circular shower. Water for the house is pumped manually from a well to a 350 gallon storage tank, so you must think about water conservation when showering, especially with large groups.

Upstairs is a large loft with a king bed and the option of 4 twins that can be made into 2 kings. These twin beds are low to the floor. Also in the loft is a half bathroom.
The wrap-around deck has a large area with a propane grill and picnic table, a great place to barbecue and enjoy the sunset.

There is also a small cabin located down at the beach, it can be rented out in tandem with the Chalet for larger groups. It's listed here on Airbnb as "Surf Shack on Hesketh Island."

Kayaks can be rented for $60/day per tandem and $40/day per single. SUPs (stand up paddleboards) are $40/day, $50 with wetsuits.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 4 single beds

What this place offers

Indoor fireplace
Long term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Homer, Alaska, United States

This is a remote Alaskan property accessible only by boat. There aren't any cars or shops on the island. Your closest neighbors will be half an island away, and the morning rush hour consists of a few charter boats slinking by on the distant horizon.

Hosted by Alison

  1. Joined in February 2015
  • 176 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost

During your stay

We don't live on the island, but are generally in the Eldred Passage area and are usually available to help if needed.

Alison is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy