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About Diane Hunt
Diane has successfully worked in major commercial and residential property development and nursing before taking over as project manager for developing this unique Seward vacation rental. It is her goal to provide the very best Seward, Alaska can offer its visitors. Her goal is provide a vacation home experience that offers an adventure you will never forget. *Owner lives quietly on-site below in the flat.
Diane Hunt purchased this House in 2013
Why Diane Hunt chose Jesse Lee Heights
Location, location, location is reason number one for choosing Great Bear. Great Bear Vacation Rental is located in a quiet cul-de-sac in town yet is within walking distance to everything in Seward. Decorated with many Alaskan pieces of art. This vacation home has six bicycles included, no extra fee. Cabin with Dry Cedar Sauna is also a feature of this property.
What makes this House unique
The great room has tall eighteen (18') foot ceilings and a beautiful western-themed chandelier. It also offers a high-end wood pellet stove to keep you cozy day and night no matter the weather. All bedrooms have high ceilings, unique and artistic decoration, very comfortable bedding, many pillows, electric blankets, and the necessary thermal blackout-blinds. Everything is fresh and clean. If you like to cook outside, we provide a BBQ grill for your convenience. For long summer evenings enjoy the fire pit area out back, seasoned wood pile is tall and ready to burn.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This was our first time to Seward and it was the best vacation ever! Our stay at Great Bear was beyond anything that we could've hoped for. The house was perfect for 8 of us, we had enough room for everyone and the location was perfect. Just a short walk to downtown but secluded enough to feel like you weren't right smack in the middle of town. The backyard games and fire pit were exactly what we needed to relax after a day of fishing! Our stay at Great Bear made our trip even better than we could've expected. I would highly recommend this place to anyone!
We has a wonderful stay. The house was beautiful and the owners were extremely helpful and welcoming. We will inquire about staying there again on return trips.
Incredible Family Vacation!
Our family of 7 had an amazing 4th of July week at Great Bear! As soon as we arrived, Diane came up to show us around the property and let us know that she would be there to accommodate anything that we needed. She and her husband Jim were SO welcoming, the house and grounds were immaculate, and we really enjoyed learning about the history of the property. Everything down to the last detail was taken care of, and we had everything we needed to have a relaxing week in beautiful Seward.
There were 7 of us total, and we had plenty of space for seating and sleeping. We absolutely loved the decor -- especially the Alaskan theme -- all of the past festival posters and the map of Seward was a great touch.
Our 3 grandkids just had the best time disconnecting from their devices to enjoy all of the outdoor activities: horseshoes, corn hole, ladder golf, and several bicycles to take into town. Our granddaughter even learned to ride a bike while we were there!
It was truly a memorable stay. We had a blast sitting around the fire pit making s'mores, and there were trails just behind the property that led to either the high school or the cemetery nearby. There's always something to do at Great Bear to keep you busy, it's just a 5-minute drive into town, and yet it's perfectly tucked away for those who crave a quiet getaway.
A million thanks to Diane and Jim for their hospitality and making sure that we had just the most incredible week. Our daughter fell in love with Seward, just as we do every time we come back for a visit. We would return for another stay at Great Bear in a heartbeat!
Perfect place to stay!
This has to be the best place to stay in Seward!! The house is beautiful as is the outside with a large backyard with fire pit, tables and grill. The house is wonderfully decorated in Alaskan theme with well thought out layout. Diane is the perfect host. She unfortunately had a family emergency while but still checked in with us to make sure everything was fine. Could not ask for a better place to stay.
This property Is exactly as advertised if not better perfect location perfect neighbourhood and immaculate what more could you ask for definitely recommend it for anyone
I have nothing but great things to say about this property and Jim and Diane. This was our first time to Seward, and they helped make it one to remember. The cabin had such detail and really made you feel at home. Diane was so kind and helpful with any and all of our needs. We loved being so close to all the things Seward has to offer. If you are planning to stay in Seward, you definitely need to book this property!
Two and a half hour Zip Line ride through spruce tree top and over a lake just five minutes away. Kenai Fjords National Park only ten minutes by vehicle!