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A Spacious Comfortable Home Away From Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom With Mountain Views In A Quiet Setting

We have a spacious comfortable home situated in a quiet residential neighborhood about 6 miles outside of Seward.

A 3 bedroom 2 bath that sleeps 8. Each downstairs bedroom has a king bed. One bedroom has a private bath. The upstairs sleeping area is perfect for children with a twin bunk bed set and a queen tempurpedic bed. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the amenities for preparing meals. This property is perfect for multiple families or those traveling with extended family. It is very spacious and comfortable. It has a large southern facing deck with great sunshine for outdoor dining and great mountain views. There is also plenty of room for parking a boat if you are headed to Seward for fishing. This property is just around the corner from the Stoney Creek Zip Line.

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Lisa Hartman
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Lisa Hartman

I have lived in Seward since 1981. I moved here as a child then my husband and I moved back in 1998. I have worked at the Alaska SeaLife Center since its opening in '98 and my husband owns a small construction company. We built our home in 2003 and we are excited about expanding our property and sharing our love of Alaska with our guests.

Lisa Hartman purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Lisa Hartman chose Kenai Peninsula

We live next door and believe we have a beautiful piece of paradise and felt very fortunate when this property became available, so we can now share the beauty of Seward with others.

What makes this apartment unique

We believe this property is a diamond in the rough. It may not have the typical attributes of an Alaskan cottage or log home, but it is spacious, clean, and comfortable and allows plenty of room for parking a boat if you are coming to Seward to fish.


Bear Creek Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Both bathrooms are full showers but do not have bathtubs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
  • Pack n play available if needed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

A Spacious Comfortable Home Away From Home
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

Peaceful area, spacious house and very accomodating

  • 5 of 5

For the short time we were in Seward this house fit our groups needs. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious home in a quiet setting

  • 5 of 5

The house is huge and well furnished. Has all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. Kid friendly too!

Owners were very responsive and patiently dealt with any issues that came up.

It is located in a quiet neighborhood 10 minutes away from the center of the town.

Seward itself is very pretty town. It is a good base for taking the cruise, hiking the Exit Glacier and exploring Kenai Fjords.

One minor issue : baseboard heating was not on for the first night we were there. We had to ask the owners to turn it on the next day. Other than that, we had a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay and great home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We had 5 great days at the garagelodge. It is nestled in a quiet and beautiful location surrounded by woods but convenient to town and activities. We went on a great sightseeing boat ride to Fox Island and saw whales, seals and bald eagles. We went hiking, biking, kayaking and visited glaciers. We had 3 bedrooms and large family room and kitchen and plenty of room for the 5 of us and an active 21 month old boy. It has a washer and dryer that was great! The beds were cozy and very comfortable, which is important to me! The kitchen was complete with everything we needed and plenty of room. The first day we arrived we relaxed, played games and watched the Olympics in the comfortable and large living room. My family loved the couch recliners and there were plenty for all of us!! Lisa was very helpful if we had questions as their home was located elsewhere on the property. We liked that as it gave us the privacy that we wanted but availability if we needed her. When my daughter asked about shopping to purchase warmer pants for the baby, Lisa gave her some pants that her young son outgrew! We would definitely recommend this home and when we come back to Alaska, we will stay at the garagelodge. We loved our "home away from home".

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and comfortable is certainly right!

  • 5 of 5

The Hartmans have built a very spacious place in this former garage, more room than our family of five knew what to do with! The furnishings were so comfortable, the towels and linens clean and plentiful, and the owners so hospitable and communicative. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. We enjoyed meeting you and glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Great place in Seward, kids still talking about it!

  • 5 of 5

I had read reviews before we booked this place so I already knew that it was located on top of a storage garage. This place was great for our family of 7. It is not luxurious but it is clean and lots of space. It is nicely decorated and the kitchen is fully stocked. The bathrooms are really clean which is one thing that I really like. The owners live next door and were extremely friendly and knowledgable. My kids played at their house everyday as we had kids similar ages. We stayed two weeks in Alaska and my kids still say the garage lodge was their favorite. We even saw a moose one morning when walking by the storage unit right down the road. We were excited as we were hoping to see one. Can't say enough about how great the owners were. We will definately be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words Julie. We really enjoyed meeting you and your family and glad the kids got to play. We hope you can return and enjoy a longer stay in Seward.
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Rustic, spacious, clean

  • 5 of 5

We had 6 adults stay in this home, and there was plenty of space for all. Lisa and Ed were great about answering any questions we had and are very down to earth people. The exterior of the house fits the "garage lodge" title, but the inside is anything but a garage. A nice distance from town, this get away gives you a more woodsy, rustic feel of Alaska.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our rental property is located in beautiful Seward, Alaska, gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park. We are a 10 minute drive to downtown Seward. Enjoy scenery, take a wildlife cruise, go deep sea or salmon fishing, or visit Exit Glacier. If the weather keeps you in visit the world reknown Alaska SeaLife Center and watch puffins dive underwater and see seals and Steller sea lions glide past through large underwater viewing windows. Enjoy shopping in the downtown shopping district and visit our new Library and Museum


Rates & Availability

Bear Creek Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 20 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 3.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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