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Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property


A premium Alaskan-style cedar lodge awaits your arrival for a Fun Vacation, 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 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 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 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 driving. 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

Diane Hunt
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

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 flat.

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. 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews

Jesse Lee Heights stay

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful home accommodated our families with more amenities than my own home ! Jim and Diane were the perfect hosts and were there for our every need including our outdoor fire !

It truly was our home away from home ! The only problem for us was leaving ...4 days was just not enough . The pictures of the Jesse Lee Heights home are exactly as you see it....outstanding! Kay

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best accomodations ever! Everything you csn ask foe and more.

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful stay. The house was large and beautfully furnished and the location was fantastic. Diane was so welcoming and ready to help with anything we needed. The kitchen was well equiped, linens were clean and plentiful, cosy fireplace welcomed us, sauna, fire pit and bikes were available, beds were comfy, we couldn't ask for more. It was hard to tear myself away to visit the sites of Seward. It's a short walk to the grocery store, and shuttle which takes you to town. We couldn't ask for more.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and comfortable. We really enjoyed it.

  • 5 of 5

We loved Diane's place.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you could ever hope for in a rental! Superb!

  • 5 of 5

Diane and Jim are the best! This is a first class rental with all of the bells & whistles. Full kitchen, comfy beds, tv's , wi-fi, sauna, firepit, wood heat.....The perfect getaway. Plus Jax a wonderful and loving pet....

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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