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B&B on Cliff Above Harbor W/ Spectacular Views of Bay

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

The Gammy Bird Inn sits on the cliffside just above the Seward Boat Harbor. Its panoramic views will keep guests amazed with watching wildlife, a busy harbor with its sailboats, fishing charters or cruise ships, or the more serene sights of Resurrection Bay and the surrounding mountains of the fjords.

The B&B is on the ground floor of this three story home, and has its own entrance. It is a short walk to the harbor or Seward's historic downtown. Hiking is just outside the front door, with easy access to the Two Lakes system.

Our home is a great location for your day of adventure in Seward whether sailing, hiking, whale watching or fishing. You can walk to the harbor to connect with most tours.

You will want to return again and again to the Gammy Bird Inn!

Keywords: Private suite with own entrance, walking distance to harbor and town, ground floor, in a quiet cul-de-sac, near hiking trails

More Details

Deborah Altermatt
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

About Deborah Altermatt

Randy and Deborah Altermatt have lived in Alaska since 1977. They both taught in rural Alaska and later in the Palmer-Wasilla area until they each retired. In 1994 they purchased Sailing, Inc., a sailboat school, charter company and brokerage in Seward and continue to live there managing Sailing, Inc.

Deborah Altermatt purchased this house in 1997


Seward House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Dinette
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Gammy Bird Inn guests are encouraged to relax on the cliff above the Seward Small Boat Harbor and enjoy the vistas of Resurrection Bay and the surrounding snow-capped mountains. While viewing the spectacular scenery from an apartment fit for any ship's captain, guests will find total comfort after a day of sailing, fishing, hiking or any other of Seward's many adventures. You may see a Bald Eagle fly by your window so closely that you will make eye contact! Watch the salmon swimming in the lagoon just below the cliff, and even spot black bear in the forest behind the house. See a unique sunset with the alpenglow on the mountains peaks in the east, and in the morning, awake to the sun coming over Mt. Alice as it lights up the head of Resurrection Bay.


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(17 traveler reviews)

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B&B on Cliff Above Harbor W/ Spectacular Views of Bay
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews
Cleveland, OH

Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay while in Seward. Clean, quiet, close to everything and just a great view.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words! We enjoyed having you stay in our home. You were wonderful guests! I hope you will have another opportunity to come to Alaska.
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Vacation in Seward

  • 5 of 5

Great view and very walkable.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Odessa, Texas

Can't beat the view!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Alaska for the views and this property didn't disappoint! Located by the harbor we had a 2 minute drive down to catch our fishing charter in the morning and watched cruise ships pull in. This studio fit all of our needs and then some as breakfast and all the fixings for a pot of coffee were provided. (Thank goodness, because I forgot mine and we had a 5 AM wake-up one morning.) Clean, comfortable, breakfast and coffee, and much more reasonably priced than the local hotels. The owners were very easy to work with. I would definitely book here again and highly recommend to all.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing our Gammy Bird Inn! We enjoy sharing our views and home with visitors in our wonderful part of the world! We hope that you will have a chance to come back again someday.
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Amazing stay on Seward bay

  • 5 of 5

The place is big, comfortable and conveniently located to all things you might want to get into while in Seward. Deborah was nice and communicative and provides lots of breakfast options! Would recommend the GB Inn for anyone passing through.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A nice large bedroom suite with a good view over the Seward harbor.

  • 4 of 5

Sitting area for two in bedroom and a small kitchen (small fridge and sink). Overall a very nice spot and would stay there again. The hosts were helpful and responsive when needed and otherwise the room is very private (separate entrance, etc.)

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We enjoyed having you at our place and hope that the rest of your Alaskan adventure was wonderful, as well. Deborah & Randy Altermatt Gammy Bird Inn Sailing, Inc.
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Gorgeous views, centrally located, clean and great hosts.

  • 5 of 5

We felt like we were staying at our friends spare room without the social aspect. Deborah was available only when needed. The room was clean and very nicely decorated, but the view of the harbor and mountains made the stay spectacular. The breakfast of fruits, bagels and pastry (and a delicious breakfast burrito on the last morning) was the perfect start to the day. I read a review about the curtains being too light for those that are not used to the long summer hours.....the cure is getting active in a town that has a lot to offer in activities. We had no trouble sleeping after kayaking 6 miles one day and hiking 9 miles the next day. We will definitely stay again if ever given the opportunity to visit Seward again. No complaints can be made about the Gammy Bird!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We very much enjoyed you both staying with us, as well. We hope that the rest of your Alaskan vacation was as wonderful or even better than Seward! Thanks again! Deborah & Randy
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Nearest Airport
130 Miles
Anchorage International
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Nearest Golf
125 Miles
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Car: recommended

Sailing trips are available through the owners through their sailing academy, Sailing, Inc. Trips can be arranged for an afternoon, day or multiday. Call 907.224.3160.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Rate for the Week of 4th of July is $200/night: June 30 - July 6, 2017.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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