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Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property


A premium Alaskan-style cedar lodge awaits your arrival for a Fun Vacation, Family Reunion, Getaway, or Corporate Layover. Your security deposit is refundable by check mailed within 3 days after departure. Please call with any questions, weekly rates, 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 includes city and borough 11% taxes, also included are bikes-helmets, pellets for the stove, sauna, BBQ, and lots of wood for the fire pit!

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 and is decorated with many pieces of Alaskan artwork.

We are walking distance to the harbor, grocery and liquor stores, restaurants and bars, Seward's Visitor Center/Chamber, and the Free Seward Shuttle Bus.

Additional amenities includes free pick-up and drop off 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 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 is located on the edge of the massive Harding Ice Field just fifteen minutes from Seward by car. 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 for this spectacle.


Note:Children 12 and over are most welcome.

More Details

Diane Hunt
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

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 her goal to provide the very best Seward, Alaska can offer its visitors. Her goal is provide a vacation home experience that offers an adventure you will never forget. Owners live quietly on-site below in the flat.

Diane Hunt purchased this house in 2013

Why Diane Hunt chose Jesse Lee Heights

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. Decorated with many Alaskan pieces of art. This vacation home has six 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 you cozy day and night no matter the weather. All bedrooms have high ceilings, unique and artistic 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.


Jesse Lee Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No children under twelve (12) please. Thank you
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
  • 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.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Electric blanket, Black out blinds, & Chairs
  • In the master bedroom there is a vanity in the wardrobe area for make up, hair care and dressing, chairs, 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 ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • 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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average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Great Bear Vacation Rental the last week in August for 4 nights. From the moment we were welcomed by the warm glow of the pellet stove we knew we would enjoy our stay. We had 3 couples and each had their own bedroom and fit comfortably in the kitchen, dining room and living room. This is a great place to come back to after a day of sightseeing, you really feel like you are living in Seward. The house is super clean, really nicely decorated and in a great location. Close to a grocery store and drive thru coffee and an easy 2-minute drive to Seward, but located in a quiet neighborhood. The extra amenities in the backyard and the sauna are great. The hosts are super accommodating and helpful. We highly recommend staying here; you will not regret it!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You feel like you are at home but MUCH better.

  • 5 of 5

What a gem of a place, inmaculate and beautiful. We enjoyed very much walking to town, the sauna and the fire pit that Jim kept on for us. Talking about Jim, both he and Diane are the best hosts that you can hope for. Caring, helpful and acted like family would. We are very happy that we stayed with Jim and Diane and even more grateful for all they did above and beyond their call of duty. We are looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best house in Seward! Super clean and well stocked. The backyard is amazing.

  • 5 of 5

Definitely would stay here again. Jim and Diane are super friendly and approachable. Jim is a fisherman and had great advice for fishing destinations.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully comfortable property in a perfect location for enjoying Seward.

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfectly appointed and the hosts have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable. The kitchen is well-stocked with dishes, spices and cooking utensils, there are games, a sauna, spacious bedrooms and baths. This was the ideal home base for our stay in Seward.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location, Impeccably Maintained - We called it "The Lodge"

  • 5 of 5

Everything one could need was on hand. Cul-de-sac location, so very quiet. As clean as clean could be, and very tastefully decorated. Well worth the price. When we returned to Seward we hope this place is available or we may very well change the dates of our trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely enjoyable!!

  • 5 of 5

A perfect fit for 3 couples. This beautiful cedar homes bodes nothing but thoughtful touches! We certainly took advantage of the outside games and fire pit! I hope we can stay here again next year! Thanks so much to Diane and Jim!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $100

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.