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One of Seward's BEST VACATION HOMES + LARGE CEDAR SAUNA!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

CLOSE TO EVERYTHING INCLUDING FREE SHUTTLE BUS NEARBY!

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 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 dropoff 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.

PLEASE INQUIRE BY TELEPHONE OR EMAIL SOON! FAVORITE DATES GO FAST. 907-422-0405

Note:Children 12 and over are most welcome.

More Details

Owner
Diane Hunt
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 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 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 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.

Amenities

Jesse Lee Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No children under twelve (12) please. Thank you
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Our staff is available for local pick up from the train, cruise dock, or Seward Airport for your convenience.

Reviews

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One of Seward's BEST VACATION HOMES + LARGE CEDAR SAUNA!
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
5

Beautiful Accommodations for 8

  • 5 of 5

Our crew stayed here for 3 nights while preparing for the Alaskaman Extreme Triathlon that started in Seward on July 15th. The hosts were very accommodating and the house was amazing. There was enough room to sleep 8 comfortably and we were even able to host crew meetings and dinners out in the backyard with a fire pit and games.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Don't miss this one

  • 5 of 5

Located in a very nice neighborhood with very nice neighbors. We recently stayed in Seward at this property and we were very satisfied. The house is conveniently located within walking distance of the grocery store and harbor. The property is as good as the pictures make it look. The beds are the best that we have ever slept in, including our own. The house is stocked with everything that you need. The washer and dryer allow you to pack lightly. Diane and Jim are very nice people. We can't wait to get back and we will never stay anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Fantastic home in Seward!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 adults loved this home! Diane and Jim are wonderful warm hosts. They guided us on restaurant choices, hikes, and use of the sauna and fire pit. The home is completely comfortable with tons of space, a great kitchen, a cozy pellet fireplace, comfy beds, blackout shades, 6 bikes and walking distance to a grocery store and Starbucks. We were even treated to a mom moose and her babies walking through the yard. For people who really want to explore the Seward area, this is a perfect place to use as a home base.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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5

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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5

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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Map

Nearest Airport
126 Miles
Ted Stevens International Airport, Anchorage, AK
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Chinooks
Nearest Golf
90 Miles
Soldotna
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!

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Rates & Availability

Jesse Lee Heights House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
Summer
May 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$375
 

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.
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