Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

Downtown Seward-Fabulous Views-Perfect for Large Families or Groups

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,516 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 bed/4 bath sleeps 13 total, two seperate kitchens and living areas

Our location can't be beat and our amenities are top notch. You can start your day taking in the fantastic view of the fjord from the breakfast nooks. Relax with a drink in your deck chairs on the front decks as you watch the ships set sail in Resurrection Bay. Enjoy the sun setting over Mt. Marathon from the covered back deck. The Seward House is sure to enhance your Alaskan experience and provide real value in your lodging needs.

Downstairs is a clean, comfortable three bedroom, two bath unit. There are 4 beds in all. This unit comfortably sleeps 6-7. There is a master bedroom with an attached bath that has a queen and a twin. Down a short hallway you’ll find two rooms that share a bathroom. One room has a queen and the other has a full and a twin.

The large well-equipped kitchen downstairs makes cooking the catch of the day a breeze, or use our Kamado charcoal grill. Most guests make use of our free washer and dryer to freshen up and use our free WI-FI to send out fabulous vacation pics.

Both halves of the duplex rent together meaning we can accommodate groups of up to 12 or 13.

The newly remodeled upstairs space offers 2 bedroom/2 bath with an additional sleeping space and futon in the open loft. A full kitchen, laundry and WI-FI round out the amenities. The view from the upstairs unit is amazing, we often whale watch from the couch! This upstairs space sleeps 6 comfortably. The master has an attached bathroom and has a queen bed. The bedroom on the top floor of the house has a full sized bed and a twin. There is an open loft on the top floor that is equipped with a Klik-Klak sleeper futon.

The rate for the whole house is $535 per night plus tax.

Our capacity maxes out at 12-13 occupants total. There are many rentals within walking distance if your group exceeds 13. We are unable to accommodate RV parking in our parking area. There is a lovely oceanside camping area along the waterfront just a block in front of the house. Thanks for remembering that amenities (WIFI, shower, laundry, etc) are for paying rental occupants only. Thank you also for honoring our no pet policy.

Our central location with offstreet parking spaces for your boat and/or vehicle (no RVs) makes for a great home base as you explore our community. Walk a block toward the ocean and hit the bike path that leads to the harbor in one direction and The SeaLife Center in the other. Three blocks to the west of us is the trailhead for Mount Marathon. You can leave the front door and hike directly up either the Marathon Bowl or the Race Trail!

We are family friendly at The Seward House. There is a pack and play in the unit as well as a high chair. There are not one, but TWO playgrounds within a block and a half!

Occasionally (especially during the off season and winter) we can be talked into renting only the downstairs space for smaller groups and/or longer term renters. Please inquire if you have specific requests outside our posted parameters.

Keywords: Vacation Rental, Lodge, Lodgings, Accommodations, Large Groups, Weddings, Family Reunions, View, Ocean View, Mountain View, two kitchens, two living areas, in town, convenient location

More Details

Leanne Mahalak
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Leanne Mahalak

The Seward House is a woman owned business, run by longtime Alaskans Dan and Leanne who can (and love to) knowledgeably speak on the local area, the flora and fauna, geology and oceanography. Our local knowledge and personal experience add value to our guest experience not found anywhere else.

Leanne Mahalak purchased this house in 2000


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Seward, Alaska

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2516 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 downstairs - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 downstairs - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 upstairs - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 upstairs - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 downstairs - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 upstairs - 1 queen
    upstairs loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 downstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 downstairs - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 upstairs - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen Beds (3), Double or full Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Futon (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play in rental= whole house in summer Queen beds (2), Double or Full (1), Twin or Single (1), Pack and Play = downstairs unit only winter
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

89% Complete
10% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Downtown Seward-Fabulous Views-Perfect for Large Families or Groups
average rating of 4.8958335 based on 48 reviews

Great place in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Leanne and Dan (and kids) were excellent hosts!

  • Submitted: 2-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Syracuse, NY

Great spot for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house. Upstairs unit well furnished and has beautiful space to hangout as a group.

  • Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

The Seward House

  • 4 of 5

This house was great for our large group (10 adults). It was within walking distance to restaurants, shopping. We rented both sections and made the upper level our gathering area/breakfast area. The view from the upper level was awesome!! It was also wonderful to have two washer/dryers. Plenty of hot water for showers. Beds were adequate. If we travel back to Seward, we would definitely rent this house again! BTW, the salmon was yummy!!

  • Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

Wonderful. Well located with a great view

  • Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely home in Seward after a 7 day Alaska cruise. It was a perfect place for 10 family members to relax, cook and eat together, and from which to explore Seward, the Kenai Fjords and the Russian River Falls. It had everything we needed. Thanks so much Leeann and family! And we loved your smoked salmon.

  • Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great location with everything within walking distance,fantastic accommodations and everything neede

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience for all (adults and children) and would recommend it to anyone who wants to get away, relax and just enjoy down time. Would liked to have stayed longer and lousy weather doesn't detract at all. Fantastic view and great location make this the top choice over hotels/motels in the area and can easily eat in or dine out. Dan and Leanne are great to work with and very thorough in getting you lined out to come and stay. Wish this existed in other parts of Ak., but Hooray for Seward. What a great community to visit. All you need is a Good bakery and you'd have it nailed down. Hum, wish we could. Anyhow, thanks a bunch Leanne. You're awesome. Gordon& Kendra& Fam.

  • Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0



Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Seward, Alaska

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are seasonal.
Whole house available Mid May through Mid August, sleeps 12-13.
Downstairs unit available Mid August through Mid May, sleeps 6-7 with variable rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Other Vacation Properties