1905 Home-Historic Charm(9 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Perfect location and great views-Special Pricing
Cable Office in Seward, Alaska, United States, is a building that served as a telegraph office that connected Seward with communications in the rest of the United States.
The cable office was constructed in 1905 by the U.S. Army Signal Corps as part of the Washington–Alaska Military Cable and Telegraph System (WAMCATS). Telegraph service from the lower states first connected to Valdez, Alaska. In summer 1905, submarine cable was extended from Valdez to Seward.
The first message over the line was to A. C. Frost, president of the Alaska Central Railway, who was in Chicago: 'This first message transmitted over Alaska Cable connects Seward from this day to the great city of Chicago.' Among initial regular users of the telegraph line was the local newspaper, the Seward Daily Gateway. In August 1905, owner Frank Ballaine began featuring the previous day's news from the Coterminous United States in his paper. Before the telegraph line, outside news arrived via steam ship days or weeks later.
The office was operated by Army personnel. The front room of the building was open to the public who could send and receive messages. The central part of the ground floor served as the operator's station, while workers lived on the second floor. Service continued until an earthquake severed the line in 1934. By that time, radio communication had been established by the Navy and the telegraph line was not replaced. The government retained ownership until 1961. Since then, the building has served as a private residence and rented apartments.
We are now renting the lower unit of this wonderful home. Completely renovated bathrooms, fresh interior paint and charming period touches throughout and a beautiful, historic exterior as well.
Walking distance to the Sealife Center, dining and shopping and the waterfront.
You'll love the location, the parking and the views!
*** Base price is based on 4 people, Extra people up to 6 total is $25.00 per person per night ***
-Proprietors Tanguy and Marcella Libbrecht
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Member since: 2007
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Away From It All
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
- Ocean View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 9 - May 14, 2017
2 night min stay
May 15 - Sep 17, 2017
2 night min stay
Sep 18 - Dec 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $60 + tax
- Tax Rate 11%
** JULY 1-6 Rate is $325.00 per night due to high demand (Mount Marathon Race)
• You must be 21 years of age and have a credit card to rent the Cable house.
• Please respect our no smoking and no pets policy. The charge for smoking or pets in the house is $500.00.
** Please, no cleaning of fish in the house or surroundings
• Unless prior arrangements have been made, there will be an extra charge of $75.00 per hour for late check-out.
*** Extra people over 4 is $25.00 per night per person ***
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Car: Not Necessary
Walking distance to Sealife center, waterfront, playground, shops, dining, many activities. Great downtown location on a quiet street. AK Railroad and marina are close by.
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: My wife and I moved to Alaska 20+ years ago and are raising four active children. We love Alaska, we love Seward.
Why the Owner Chose Seward, AK, USA:
My wife and I own the home next door to this one and always hoped that one day we could purchase this historic home.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
One block from the waterfront with sweeping views of Resurrection bay from the Front porch. There are additional views from the kitchen, living room and back bedroom. You can see this home in the earliest photos of Seward and we uncover new and exciting details about it's place in Seward history every day.
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Exterior Freshly Painted. to Match the Freshly Painted Interior
Early seward View. Note the house
This was the view of the telegraph officer as he took down your order in 1905
Front Bath-Original, re-done tub and everything else refreshed!
Enjoy a cup of coffee...
The way to Seward-an incredible trip and a short 2 1/2 hrs. from Anchorage!
Charming kitchen, lots of daylight and character
What we started with, January 2014.
Living Room with a view of ocean at dinner
Front Bedroom-Double Bed
New shower in back bathroom
An evening view from the Kitchen
Sunrise from the front yard
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Sunday, February 19, 2017
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