Discover a selection of 147 vacation rentals in Seward, AK that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and kitchens. Prices start at $135 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Seward. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Sea-ing is believing in Seward, Alaska

Get up close and personal with glaciers in Seward, Alaska. The gateway to the Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward is a charming port city in Southern Alaska. It's renowned for its stunning mountainous setting and crystal clear fjords, and is a popular place for spotting whales and porpoise. A Seward vacation rental is the ideal base for your Kenai Fjords getaway, while the national park is an outdoor enthusiast's dream, with ice fishing, kayaking and boat tours on offer. It's also known for its music and arts festivals, SeaLife Center, and cool local bars and fish restaurants.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Seward

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Seward has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Alaska SeaLife Center (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Exit Glacier (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Godwin Glacier (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Caines Head State Recreation Area (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Alaskan Angling Adventures LLC. (29 mi / 46.7 km)
Activities

Af-fjordable fun vacations in Seward

There's no escaping it, Seward is an absolute delight for all outdoors enthusiasts. Flanked by mountains and the sparkling bay, Seward is best known as the gateway city to Kenai Fjords National Park. It's a big draw for water enthusiasts, and offers various kayaking, sailing and fishing excursions. If you prefer to keep your toes dry, try hiking and mountain biking through the mountainous peaks. If you're more into relaxing than adrenaline-charged sports, then kick back on a whale-watching and wildlife cruise, where you could spot humpback whales, orcas and sea otters, as well as Alaska's famous glaciers in action.

Weather

Northern Light up your life in Seward

Alaska's far north location means it sees long summer days, with sometimes up to 19 hours of sunshine, and crisp winters with short days and plenty of the white stuff. While it's an attractive destination all year round, the busiest time to visit is between June and August. The days are long, mostly sunny, and dry with temperatures reaching 80 degrees, and Seward vacation rentals get snapped up quickly. December to March is another popular time. The mercury drops below freezing and the chance of snow is high, plus there's a better chance of spotting the Northern Lights.

Natural features

The bear necessities of life - hiking through the Fjords

Overlooking Resurrection Bay, the charming seaport of Seward is the gateway to the Kenai Fjords National Park. Surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of Mount Marathon, the Kenai Fjords National Park offers some of the most scenic hiking trails in Alaska. The Exit Glacier is the only one in the park that can be reached by road. It offers several well-maintained trails, including the popular Harding Icefield Trail which winds through wildflower-strewn meadows and icy peaks. In the summer, you may spot black bear, moose or gray wolf, while in winter there's a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Seward

The nearest airport is in Chenega, AK (NCN-Chenega Bay), located 49.7 mi (80.1 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Seward?

Whether you're searching for an intimate escape for you and your boo or someplace spacious to fit family and friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Seward. Here are a couple to get you thinking:

  • Make the most of handy amenities like games and towels at "One Of Seward's Best Homes + Large Cedar Sauna + Fire Pit". Located around 1 mile from Seward, this quality property has 4 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Alternatively, make your home away from home at "Custom - Built Log Home : Clean". Located around 2 miles from the heart of Seward, it has 4 bedrooms and features free toiletries and games.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Seward vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Seward?

Punching far above its weight when it comes to charm and innovation, a tiny house vacation rental in Seward offers a front-row seat to big adventure. Turn off all your tech and turn your focus to nature at one of these neat little stays:

  • Take a few days off to get back to basics at "Entire House Tiny Home: Close To Cruise Ship Terminal And Downtown Seward". Located in Seward, WiFi and cookware, dishware and utensils are just two of the amenities included here.
  • "Cute And Cozy Tiny House In The Woods" offers plenty of conveniences, including a smart TV and off-street parking options. Located in Bear Creek, you'll be able to live large in this small but well-designed home.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Seward?

Whether you're after a modest retreat or something with a few more bells and whistles, we've got some great log cabins to rent in Seward. Experience adventure and comfort at one of these top options:

  • Put your bags down at "Alaskan Log Cabin" in Seward and during the day enjoy hiking and biking and horse riding and your nights chilling out in your cozy cabin.
  • Alternatively, switch to vacation mode at "Jack London's Cabin", A Genuine Alaskan Log Cabin Built By Owners". Try some sledding or horse riding or just take it easy at this Seward property.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Seward?

If you've been busier than a hamster on a treadwheel, you deserve to get away for a couple of days. Clock off early on Friday and head for one of these weekend getaways in or near Seward:

  • "Cabin - Privately Situated Amongst The Peaceful Trees" is around 6 miles north of Seward and the perfect place to recharge your batteries. You'll enjoy the useful amenities here, including coffee and tea making facilities and a nearby river.
  • Otherwise, make new memories with your favorite people at "Mountain Bay Views Downtown Seward", which is around 0.1 miles to the southwest of Seward. You'll have use of a barbecue grill, mountain views and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Seward?

Absolutely! If you're hunting down a small but stylish stay, you can't beat a studio apartment. These compact properties exude charm and are often conveniently located in the center of town. Take a look at the following options in or near Seward:

  • One of our favorite properties is "Cozy Downtown Home In The Heart Of Seward". Lock in a few nights at this popular stay and you'll have access to a fireplace and a washing machine.
  • An equally good rental is "Secluded 1 - Bedroom Home In Town". Don't let it's compact size fool you — this cozy apartment is loaded with useful amenities like free toiletries, a hair dryer and lots more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Seward?

Whether you're after a studio apartment or a house to fit the whole family, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Enjoy some downtime at one of these retreats in or near Seward:

  • For a memorable few nights away, you can't go wrong with "Seward's Guest House". It's nice and close to the center of Seward, along with lots of things to put on your itinerary.
  • Another fantastic option is "Sockeye House 420 3rd Ave Large House Located In Downtown Accommodates Up To 12". Gather a few friends and enjoy a relaxing stay close to the heart of Seward.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Seward?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend escape. If you're longing to spend a couple of evenings away with your partner, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Seward that will whisk you off your feet:

  • Put on some soothing music and slow dance the nights away at "One Of Seward's Best Homes + Large Cedar Sauna + Fire Pit". Around 1 mile from Seward, this property has everything you could want for a romantic weekend away, including a sauna and a nearby bay.
  • Alternatively, spend your break canoodling and sipping Champagne at "Custom - Built Log Home : Clean", around 2 miles from Seward. A nearby bay and a fireplace will help set the mood.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Seward?

Big groups mean massive fun. They also mean finding a place that'll comfortably fit your entire gang. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Seward and get your favorite people together under the same roof:

  • You'll have plenty of room to spread out at "Sockeye House 420 3rd Ave Large House Located In Downtown Accommodates Up To 12". Around 0.1 miles south of Seward, this grand property has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. Amenities include a kitchen and an oven.
  • Nothing is more important than being with the people you love, and "Eagle's Haven - Entire Cabin 6 Bd W" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 30 miles to the northwest of Seward, as many as 13 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 6 bedrooms. Mountain views and a garden are among the various amenities on offer here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Seward?

A pool is often a necessity when choosing where to stay, especially if you're traveling with kids who are full of beans. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Seward and fill your days with splashing good fun:

  • Welcome to "Seward's Guest House", where your main priority will be pool time. Amenities such as a fridge and a separate dining area help make this retreat a favorite with guests.
  • "Sockeye House 420 3rd Ave Large House Located In Downtown Accommodates Up To 12" is the sort of place you go to get away from it all and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its pool. A kitchen and towels are also on hand to make your visit as comfy as possible.

Seward has a subarctic climate, with average summertime temperatures hovering between 45 ºF and 55 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit! Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Seward vacation rental and organize your getaway for any time of year.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Seward?

You adore your family, but that doesn't mean you should pack together like sardines on your getaway. Take no chances and book a large family vacation rental in or around Seward where you can spread out and relax:

  • About 1 mile north of Seward, "One Of Seward's Best Homes + Large Cedar Sauna + Fire Pit" fits up to 8 people over 4 bedrooms. As well as tons of space to sprawl out, amenities include a nearby bay and a DVD player.
  • Another wonderful option is "Custom - Built Log Home : Clean". It's roughly 2 miles to the northeast of Seward, has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 10 guests. A garden and a microwave oven are just a couple of the conveniences here.