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Historic Charm and Perfect Location!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Located in the original 1913 Seward town site. Charming and quaint, it has everything you want from a Alaska summer vacation rental.

After a full day of sightseeing, touring, fishing, hiking and shopping, you can relax in our comfortable and fully appointed home-like setting.

Conveniently located in downtown Seward you are steps away from why you came to our historic and exciting town.

Step out our front door for a breathtaking view of Resurrection Bay, walk to the Sea life center for an afternoon of discovery, or visit Brown and Hawkins for home made Gelato and fabulous fudge.

If you like to walk, follow the waterfront towards the Marina or stroll towards Lowell Point for an afternoon of Kayaking or a try at Catching a King or Silver Salmon at the nearby Waterfall.

For those who like to get the kids out of the house and relax, send them to the local library, skate park or movie theater, all within walking distance.

If you prefer to read and relax, sit on the back deck or settle into a comfortable chair and enjoy a book. Games and videos available for the kids.

For Dinner, invite friends and cook dinner on our back deck BBQ or in the fully appointed kitchen. We have what you need from pots, pans, to plates and utensils and a Gas BBQ out back.

Fresh linens await you upon arrival and there is no cleanup required when you leave-Just no dirty dishes, please.

We hope you enjoy our home away from home, it is a paradise retreat we are proud to share!

Keywords: House, cottage,vacation rental,downtown

More Details

Tanguy Libbrecht
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Tanguy Libbrecht

Tanguy Relaxing in Anchorage, wishing he was at his Seward House listening to the seagulls and watching Bald Eagles.

Tanguy Libbrecht purchased this house in 2007

Why Tanguy Libbrecht chose Kenai Peninsula

My family and I really enjoyed the serenity and majestic beauty of resurrection bay as well as the friendly people, fishing and wildlife.

The cottage has an unexplainable, simple charm that makes it difficult to leave. Worries melt away while you enjoy yourself with friends and loved ones. Board games, anyone?

What makes this house unique

Walking distance to everything downtown. Quiet, convenient location in a charming seaside home. Home has a warm, historic feel without being formal.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From the guest book:

This is a wonderful little cottage, its very clean and cozy. Its also very convient, very close to downtown, and the sea life center. I was with a party of 9 and we all slept comfertably in the house. We had a great time, and thanks for having us.
Aug 2008
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Seward House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Full size Bed and Twin Bed Upstairs in the Bay Room, One additional twin upstairs. Queen Bed downstairs, Downstairs (1) Sleeper Sofa with extra padded bedding and all linens.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • whitewater rafting


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Historic Charm and Perfect Location!
average rating of 4.25 based on 50 reviews
Houston, TX

Charming and very comfortable, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our overnight stay at this charming old house, perfectly located.

We came by train from Anchorage, a scenic ride not to be missed. The (free) shuttle took us to the house, perfectly located to walk to the shops, restaurants and the famous Sea Life Center and the new Library/ Museum.

The house is very well equipped, comfortable beds, large kitchen, and well decorated, prettier than the pictures!

The owner provided us with good recommendations and returned our phone call promptly .

We will come with friends for a fishing trip and explore the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments about the home. I hope you caught a lot of fish and also a leisurely nap or two in our quiet, comfortable cottage. We hope to see you again soon! Tanguy and Marcella Libbrecht
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Great location and very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of four adults and two kids, and spent two nights in this house. It was in a great location - the kids could walk to the skateboard park a couple of blocks away, and we adults could walk a couple of blocks to the sea bean for coffee in the morning. Also within walking distance to the sea life center and several restaurants. We enjoyed collecting rocks on the beach and flying a kite, and had a nice leisurely breakfast at the house before our day out with kenai fjords tours. The house is well equipped and the beds were quite comfortable. We enjoyed our stay very much and will look to stay here again in the future when friends and family come to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our needs with a small family group to go fishing and view the sights around Sweard

  • 4 of 5

Great location and historic charm for downtown Seward. Will likely use again next time we bring guests or family into town.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mostly great

  • 4 of 5

So many good things about this cottage & just a couple not-so-good.

Perfect location, a quick walk to downtown, plus the waterfront and walking path is RIGHT there! Big well-stocked kitchen was perfect for our family to make meals in. Beds were comfy and it was nice that we could be in a room downstairs (double bed) with our own bathroom, and upstairs was perfect for our 3 boys to share one big room (which sleeps 3, one double bed & a single) and daughter had a small room to herself (single bed) with a big bathroom upstairs for all of them.

The only downside was that it is a very old home, as we knew going in, but the furnace was quite loud (big booms throughout the night as it shut on & off), and even though older homes are difficult to clean well, this was still mostly clean. The only other issue was that we couldn't get the internet/wifi working most of the time.

Overall a neat old home in a super location with helpful, responsive owners.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Belleair Beach, Florida

Perfect location and well-appointed accommodns

  • 5 of 5

The owners did a wonderful job restoring this historical home. The scenery is all about Seward, and close to best restaurants and walks on the most scenic landscape in SE Alaska. Will definitely return for a longer stay. Enjoy a great meal at the Cookery, brew some fresh coffee back at the house and take a stroll on the lake. Nothing better for a vacation stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello! Really appreciate your kind comments! I have heard great things about the Cookery as well. So happy you enjoyed your get away time and the comfort and uniqueness of the property. We have tried to stay true to the original, historic feel! Kindest Regards, Tanguy and Marcella Libbrecht
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Eagle River, AK

Cute house Convenient location

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our ladies weekend in Seward, 7 total. We really enjoyed our stay in this cozy downtown house. It is located in a convenient spot just up the street from the Sea life center. The living room was great for us to hang out and play games. The kitchen was perfect for us to be able to make all of our meals. I would definitely recommend this rental and I hope to return in the future. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments! It really pleases us when we get a glimpse into the time you had as a group. We think the house is special and glad you thought so too! Tanguy and Marcella Libbrecht
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Nearest Airport
125 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Seward Train station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Seward Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Seward waterfront

Ocean Views. Home is located close to many coffee shops, art galleries, a brewery/restaurant, as well as various restaurants. Also walking distance playground for kids. Can't beat the location!


Rates & Availability

Seward House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peask Season
May 15 2017 - Sep 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Off Peak 2
Sep 18 2017 - May 13 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

One Time Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

NOTE EXCEPTION TO PEAK RATES, WITH SPECIAL PREMIUM RATES CHARGED JULY 2-6 (MOUNT MARATHON WEEK). Those rates are $395 per night plus cleaning fee and taxes. Over six people is $25.00 per person per night.
Cancellation: 50% from time of booking until two weeks out. Less than two weeks 100%, no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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