Deck space for lounging in the sun.
Cozy Sailboat in the heart of the Valdez Harbor!
Hosted by Merreley
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2 guests
2 beds
0 baths
2 guests
2 beds
0 baths
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SSV Ola is a beautiful handcrafted 30ft sailboat, located in the Valdez Harbor. 'Ola' is stocked with everything you need for a comfortable overnight stay in Valdez.

The space

‘Ola’ is a beautiful handcrafted sailboat located in the Harbor in the Small Boat Harbor in downtown Valdez. It is equipped with a toaster oven, hot plate, electric hot water kettle, small propane grill and a heater if needed. There are also two sleeping bags, pillows, towels, dishes, etc. Tokens for the shower that is located at the Harbor Master’s are also provided.

Guest access

‘Ola’ is currently located on K dock at the East end of the Harbor. There are a few bikes available upon request.

Interaction with guests

I will try my best to meet you and show you down to the boat. If not, I will leave detailed instructions. I will be available by phone or text for most of the day and into the night. I will gladly help in any way I can.

Other things to note

The main bathroom is located at the Harbor Master’s. There are showers available there.

Free parking on premises

House Rules

This is a really special boat that was hand built by my Father. I expect all guests to treat it very respectfully. Please take off shoes while in the boat and be very conscientious of the time and energy that went into all the woodwork inside. Please be careful! This boat is not to leave the harbor, (at least not without prior permission).


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Shon User Profile
September 2017
For a truely unique AK experience, stay on Ola. She's well appointed with all the basic comforts, and a delightful and cozy place to spend your nights and days in Valdez. I recommend Ola to anyone and hope to return.

Jean User Profile
September 2017
Very good stay on the Ola Boat, enough space and with everything you need. Showers are 3 minutes walking and working well( hot water and clean). Merrelley is really nice and replies quickly. Thanks !

Vanesa User Profile
September 2017
Merreley's place was incredible!! Why would you not stay here?? This is my first time sleeping on a sailboat and it was much fun. My friend and I had plenty of room to move around on there and even though you are sleeping in a harbor it was quite and the beds are very cozy. The host was very helpful with directions and even turned the heat on for us before arriving since it was going to be in the low 40's that night. Overall great accommodations!

Leydi User Profile
September 2017
Gets cold at night. Bring extra blankets or sleeping bag if you're not used to the cold! Bikes were a huge plus to go around town and the bike path around the area. Very quiet and peaceful location.

Kelly User Profile
September 2017
Ola was such a fun way to experience the bustling fishing harbor of Valdez. The quarters are tight, but it's amazingly comfortable and cozy! Merreley offers many creature comforts, including a kettle, shower totes, and soft bedding. This is definitely the best way to experience the fishing culture of Valdez. A bit of a warning, it's a real harbor, so it can be very fishy! Would love to stay again!

Patrick User Profile
September 2017
Awesome and unique place to stay in Valdez! Seriously cool spot. Very comfortable and cozy.

Ben User Profile
September 2017
Ola was such a fun overnight for us. The accommodations are exactly as described. Merrelly was a great communicator and super accommodating. Would definitely stay again.

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Valdez, Alaska, United StatesJoined in April 2014
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I have been a full time resident of Valdez since 2004. I fall more in love with this part of Alaska every year. I am a certified Rolfer and bodywork practitioner. My business is called Radiant Wellness, it's main focus is Rolfing Structural Integration and promoting self care …
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