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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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A premium Alaskan-style cedar lodge awaits your arrival for a Fun Family Vacation, Getaway, or Corporate Layover. Your security deposit is refundable by check mailed within 3 days after departure. Please call with any questions or exceptional requests 907-422-0405. Check in time is at 4:00 pm and check out time is at 11:00 am,. Please advise in advance if you need additional consideration for your arrival time. Our rates are for eight guests maximum and include cleaning fees, 11% taxes, and include bikes-helmets, pellets for the stove, sauna, BBQ, and lots of wood for the fire pit! Did I mention the 70" television in great room?

Greetings from the Alaskan Riviera! Seward is the playground for Alaskans and the World. This vacation home is constructed of tongue and grooved mature red cedar with tall ceilings throughout.

We are walking distance to the harbor, grocery and liquor stores, restaurants and bars, and the Free Seward Shuttle Bus.

Additional amenities includes free pick-up and delivery from the Seward airport, Seward bus charter, Alaskan Rail Road terminal, or the cruise ship dock.

This property has an additional cabin in the back; one side is a living room, and the other is a six (6) persons plus cedar sauna. Nothing better after a day of halibut or salmon fishing, hiking, or zip lining through the mountains than a hot sauna.

Exit Glacier, located on the edge of the massive Harding Ice Field is fifteen minutes from Seward. Exit Glacier Guides in Seward can provide glacier hikes for most abilities. Take a marine wildlife cruise with Major Marine Tours or Kenai Fjord Tours. Both provide once in a lifetime fun during your adventure.

Kenai Fjords National Park is just a couple of miles south of Seward. Hiking trails surround the Resurrection Bay area. Please research Seward's Great Race! The Mount Marathon Race is the second oldest race in the country! Imagine racing up and down a 3,022 foot mountain through ice, mud, vines, brown bear country and mountain scree in less than an hour! More than thirty-thousand people come from all over the world on the Fourth of July to witness and participate this spectacle.


More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Diane Hunt
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016
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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 my goal to provide the very best Seward, Alaska can offer its visitors. My goal is provide a vacation home experience that offers an adventure you will never forget. Owners live quietly on-site below in the walk-out home and will provide daily maintenance of the exterior property, bicycles, restocking fire pit logs, emptying exterior trash bins and maintaining sauna/cabin .

Diane Hunt purchased this house in 2013

Why Diane Hunt chose Seward

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. This vacation home has SIX ADULT BICYCLES included, no extra fee. Cabin with Dry Cedar Sauna is also a feature of this property, also in the cabin is an extra family room, that is near the fire pit.

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 yuou cozy day and night no matter the weather. All bedrooms have high ceilings, unique and simple 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 large BBQ grill for your convenience. For long summer evenings enjoy the fire pit area out back. The seasoned wood pile is tall and ready to burn.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews
Raleigh, NC

Beautiful home, great location, and wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

This log cabin home is fabulous! Beautifully decorated, great art, fabulous kitchen and bathrooms, and very inviting bedrooms / living areas. There's also a loft area upstairs which would make this a great home for families. We (three couples) spent the end of each day enjoying drinks outside by the fire pit. It was so relaxing. Bikes were available for us to take in to town. And we also took advantage of the sauna, a great amenity to ease aching muscles after long hikes, bike rides and days on our feet. The location is fabulous -- just a short walk to the Chamber of Commerce, where you can catch a circulator bus that transports you around town. We enjoyed the behind-the-scenes tour at the Alaska Sea Life Center (it felt like an episode of Wild Kingdom!), a six-hour cruise with Kenai Fjords Tours (really well done and professional), a fat bike tour of Resurrection Bay with Karl from Seward Bike Tours (awesome), and some major walks exploring the town. Lunch at Chinooks was great and we enjoyed a blast from the past at Thorn's Showcase Lounge (try the bucket of butt). We also visited the Library and watched a documentary on the Iditarod. What really made this house special is the hospitality of the hosts. They are knowledgeable about the town and went out of their way to make us feel at home and welcome in Seward. Not only do we recommend this home, but we can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Amazing house!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Diane's home in Seward!! It was beautiful and she had thought of everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. Every day we would go on a new adventure but we couldn't wait to come back to the house at night to relax. We wished we'd had more time to use the bikes, sauna and fire pit. We would highly recommend this property and would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Could not of been better!!

  • 5 of 5

Diane was a fantastic person to rent from. The house is in a great location. The kitchen was fully stocked with spices, kitchen supplies, laundry detergent, etc. My whole family enjoyed hitting the sauna after a long day of adventures. Our stay in Seward could not of been better. The large screen tv was a plus for watching the olympics. I would definitely recommend renting from Diane.

Thanks Diane!!


  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Wilton, CA

Looking forward to going back!

  • 5 of 5

This place and the owners are amazing! We, a group of 7, spent a week at the house the end of July and loved every minute! The house is very clean, nicely furnished and extremely comfortable! It has everything you need to fully enjoy yourself. The kitchen has everything for cooking your own meals and the back yard is great for barbequing and hanging out by the fire pit. The house is located on a quiet street just a short walk or bike ride (which are provided) from shopping, restaurants, bars and the port. Jim and Diane are great hosts and go above and beyond to ensure you have a great stay. They also gave us great suggestions on things to do in the area. I highly recommend this place to anyone planning a trip to Seward! I can’t wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Alaskan Experience!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first experience staying in a VRBO and it was absolutely AWESOME!!!! I loved the cabin like atmosphere with high ceilings, cedar inside and out and lots of really cool fishing and hunting, outdoor wall decor. Much more than I expected. Our family loved it! We were within walking distance to town and to the harbor. There were lots of shops and restaurants close by. You could book a fishing trip, train ride, boat cruise, Kayaking lessons more all at the harbor. We actually spent more time at the house than we had planned because we all enjoyed it so much. We will definately return.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilton ca

Best of the Best in Seward

  • 5 of 5

If you want the best vacation in Alaska this is the perfect home to accommodate a family for a vacation. The home is extremely clean and furnished to give you a mountain cabin experience with all the modern amenities you will ever need. Diane and Jim were great!!! They gave us great recommendations for sight seeing tours, fishing charters and places to visit which made our experience in Seward incredible. If you want to have a vacation of a lifetime and be treated like family this is the vacation home for you. My family is already asking me when do we get to go back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
126 Miles
Ted Stevens International Airport, Anchorage, AK
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Nearest Golf
90 Miles
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Alaska Railroad, Seward Depot
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Seward Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Chinooks, Rays, Smoke Shack, The Breeze, Cantina
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Alyeska Resort Skiing
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Resurrection Bay
Car: recommended

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!


Rates & Availability

Jesse Lee Heights House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 19 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Full refund with at least 30 days cancellation, within a 7 day cancellation customer will be charged total amount. I will refund any days I am able to fill minus 20% cancellation fee.

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Jesse Lee Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , New features, vanity, tile floor, and 60 x 34 step in shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , New features, vanity, tile floor and 60 x 34 step in shower.
  • Two nicely appointed bathrooms with unique aged wood vanities, new toilets, tile floors and large step in showers. Includes blow dryers, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. Towels and wash cloths supplied.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Elect blanket, Flat screen TV, Black out blinds, & Chairs.
    Queen Room - 1 queen , New queen, elect blanket, view of backyard, trail, & trees.
    King Room - 1 king , New king, elect blanket, view of backyard, trail & trees.
    Upper - 2 twin/ single , Loft above Great Room, great for youth, napping and reading.
  • In the master bedroom there is a vanity in the wardrobe area for make up, hair care and dressing, chairs, TV and cable, en suite bathroom with large new step in shower. All beds are new, with comfortable linens, electric blankets, and lots of pillow choices. All bedrooms have tall ceilings, mirrored closet doors for dressing, overhead lighting, windows with blackout blinds and reading lamps. The Master Bedroom has views of the front area and Mt Marathon in the distance.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Our staff is available for local pick up from the train, cruise dock, or Seward Airport for your convenience.

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