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Downtown Seward-Fabulous Views-Perfect for Large Families or Groups

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 bed/4 bath sleeps 13 total, two seperate kitchens and living areas

Our location can't be beat and our amenities are top notch. You can start your day taking in the fantastic view of the fjord from the breakfast nooks. Relax with a drink in your deck chairs on the front decks as you watch the ships set sail in Resurrection Bay. Enjoy the sun setting over Mt. Marathon from the covered back deck. The Seward House is sure to enhance your Alaskan experience and provide real value in your lodging needs.

Downstairs is a clean, comfortable three bedroom, two bath unit. There are 4 beds in all. This unit comfortably sleeps 6-7. There is a master bedroom with an attached bath that has a queen and a twin. Down a short hallway you’ll find two rooms that share a bathroom. One room has a queen and the other has a full and a twin.

The large well-equipped kitchen downstairs makes cooking the catch of the day a breeze, or use our Kamado charcoal grill. Most guests make use of our free washer and dryer to freshen up and use our free WI-FI to send out fabulous vacation pics.

Both halves of the duplex rent together meaning we can accommodate groups of up to 12 or 13.

The newly remodeled upstairs space offers 2 bedroom/2 bath with an additional sleeping space and futon in the open loft. A full kitchen, laundry and WI-FI round out the amenities. The view from the upstairs unit is amazing, we often whale watch from the couch! This upstairs space sleeps 6 comfortably. The master has an attached bathroom and has a queen bed. The bedroom on the top floor of the house has a full sized bed and a twin. There is an open loft on the top floor that is equipped with a Klik-Klak sleeper futon.

The rate for the whole house is $535 per night plus tax.

Our capacity maxes out at 12-13 occupants total. There are many rentals within walking distance if your group exceeds 13. We are unable to accommodate RV parking in our parking area. There is a lovely oceanside camping area along the waterfront just a block in front of the house. Thanks for remembering that amenities (WIFI, shower, laundry, etc) are for paying rental occupants only. Thank you also for honoring our no pet policy.

Our central location with offstreet parking spaces for your boat and/or vehicle (no RVs) makes for a great home base as you explore our community. Walk a block toward the ocean and hit the bike path that leads to the harbor in one direction and The SeaLife Center in the other. Three blocks to the west of us is the trailhead for Mount Marathon. You can leave the front door and hike directly up either the Marathon Bowl or the Race Trail!

We are family friendly at The Seward House. There is a pack and play in the unit as well as a high chair. There are not one, but TWO playgrounds within a block and a half!

Occasionally (especially during the off season and winter) we can be talked into renting only the downstairs space for smaller groups and/or longer term renters. Please inquire if you have specific requests outside our posted parameters.

Keywords: Vacation Rental, Lodge, Lodgings, Accommodations, Large Groups, Weddings, Family Reunions, View, Ocean View, Mountain View, two kitchens, two living areas, in town, convenient location

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Leanne Mahalak
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017

About Leanne Mahalak

The Seward House is a woman owned business, run by longtime Alaskans Dan and Leanne who can (and love to) knowledgeably speak on the local area, the flora and fauna, geology and oceanography. Our local knowledge and personal experience add value to our guest experience not found anywhere else.

Leanne Mahalak purchased this house in 2000


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Seward, Alaska

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 downstairs - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 downstairs - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 upstairs - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 upstairs - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 downstairs - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    Bedroom 4 upstairs - 1 large double bed
    upstairs loft - 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 2 downstairs - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 downstairs - 1 double bed , 1 single bed
    Bedroom 5 upstairs - 1 double bed , 1 single bed
  • Queen Beds (3), Double or full Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Futon (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play in rental= whole house in summer Queen beds (2), Double or Full (1), Twin or Single (1), Pack and Play = downstairs unit only winter
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Downtown Seward-Fabulous Views-Perfect for Large Families or Groups
average rating of 4.902439 based on 41 reviews

Quick Weekend Stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice and clean. Plenty of room for a big group of people and an easy walk to either downtown or the boat tour locations.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house, amazing stay, amazing view....I will be back to the Seward House!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot tell you how amazing this house is. This is my fifth stay at the Seward House and I cannot wait to come back. The amenities, the view, the cleanliness and the ease of communication with the owners makes this the best place to stay in Seward! I had 9 people with me who have never seen Alaska before and they all plan to bring their families back to the Seward House. Thank you for everything.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location, nice home, well equipped, good value

  • 5 of 5

The. Owners were pleasant and easy to contact, location was great with views of the bay where whales were feeding, the home had everything we needed for 8 people staying both upstairs and down... definitely a good value!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ladies weekend in Seward

  • 5 of 5

Great place, comfortable beds & Great location

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great value for money

  • 4 of 5

The position of this house was fantastic, owners lovely and gave us a warm welcome with handmade gift of smoked salmon and card. If we ever travel back to Seward, Alaska we will be booking this place again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our Family

  • 5 of 5

This home is by far the best place to stay in Seward for a family or large group!! We reserved both the top and bottom portions of the home and were able to really spread out with our family, having the small children sleep in the lower portion so they could sleep more peacefully without hearing the adults upstairs moving around and talking. While they were upstairs though, they thoroughly enjoyed the "play room" upstairs!! Even without the kids though this place would be perfect! It is a wonderful, clean home with gorgeous views looking out on to the bay and the home is well set up for just about anything you could need!! We even got to have a bonfire out back which was a special surprise!! Thank you for taking such great care of us!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are seasonal.
Whole house available Mid May through Mid August, sleeps 12-13.
Downstairs unit available Mid August through Mid May, sleeps 6-7 with variable rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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