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Gammy Bird Inn on cliff above lagoon and harbor

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Last updated: 08/09/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 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. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    From your suite!...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Wonderful waterfront trail leads from the boat harbor to downtown, about 1 mile one direction. Easy walking....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Historic downtown is a mile away. An easy walk or drive....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    There is a small pond to walk around on the opposite side of the house from the Bay....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The fjords are surrounded by majestic, snow-capped mountains. All seen from your suite!...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Resurrection Bay is visible from your suite!...moreless

  • Water View:

    The water view doesn't get any better than here. Expansive views from the harbor down Resurrection Bay, surrounded with glaciated mountains....moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Fireplace:

    An electric fireplace adds a cozy ambiance on those rainy days, or a bit of romance anytime!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    A small kitchenette is in suite. Guests are able to prepare simple meals of their choosing. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    Sailboat excursions can be organized with the owner....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    A small, private garden is outside the suite. Views of the Bay and Mt. Marathon can be seen while enjoying the outdoors....moreless

 

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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Rate for the Week of 4th of July is $200/night: July 1 - July 6, 2015

One night deposit with reservation. Balance due upon arrival.

100% refund of deposit 14 days prior to reservation.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

130 Miles
Nearest Airport
Anchorage International
90 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Whittier
125 Miles
Nearest Golf
Anchorage
0.3 Miles
Nearest Train
Seward
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Seward

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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: 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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Gammy Bird Inn on cliff above lagoon and harbor

    Gammy Bird Inn on cliff above lagoon and harbor

  • Enjoy a glass of wine or hot coffe while watching boats come into harbor

    Enjoy a glass of wine or hot coffe while watching boats come into harbor

  • Galley has everything to prepare an easy meal near the cozy electric fireplace

    Galley has everything to prepare an easy meal near the cozy electric fireplace

  • Sliding glass doors provide private access and garden area.

    Sliding glass doors provide private access and garden area.

  • Sailing adventures await!

    Sailing adventures await!

  • Lake just through the woods from the house.

    Lake just through the woods from the house.

  • Alpenglow on mountains across Bay as seen from suite

    Alpenglow on mountains across Bay as seen from suite

  • Mt. Alice view from suite

    Mt. Alice view from suite

  • More scenery!  You'll never want to leave!

    More scenery! You'll never want to leave!

  • Birding on lake behind B&B is just a short walk from suite

    Birding on lake behind B&B is just a short walk from suite

  • Full moon across rising across Bay

    Full moon across rising across Bay

  • Comfortable queen

    Comfortable queen

  • Bathroom with shower

    Bathroom with shower

  • Watch the cruise ships come into port from your suite.

    Watch the cruise ships come into port from your suite.

  • Easy walk on trail from house to lake.

    Easy walk on trail from house to lake.

  • WAtch cruise ships come and go from suite

    WAtch cruise ships come and go from suite

  • Eagles perch right outside suite

    Eagles perch right outside suite

  • View from suite

    View from suite

  • Winter wonderland!

    Winter wonderland!

  • Harbor in January

    Harbor in January

VRBO #367419

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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Speaks: english, french
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