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Seward Birdhouse, cute and cozy with mountain and bay views

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum 
Cottage
Enjoy your visit to Seward, Alaska and stay at the Seward Birdhouse, your nest away from home! Cute and cozy stucco cottage, conveniently located in town with beautiful views of the mountains and ocean. Two blocks from the beach and historic downtown. Completely furnished with full kitchen, free laundry, cable TV, WIFI. queen bed, two twin beds. Photographs and artwork by host decorate the Birdhouse. Parking on-site. No smoking, no pets. Driving Directions: Seward Highway 9 changes to Third Avenue in town. Turn left on Madison Street, drive two blocks and turn right on Fifth Avenue. The Seward Birdhouse is the second house on the right at 433 Fifth Avenue. Note: the Fourth of July holiday requires a minimum 3-day booking that includes the nights of July 3, 4, and 5th. Note: for June ...Enjoy your visit to Seward, Alaska and stay at the Seward Birdhouse, your nest away from home! Cute and cozy stucco cottage, conveniently located in town with beautiful views of the mountains and ocean. Two blocks from the beach and historic downtown. Completely furnished with full kitchen, free laundry, cable TV, WIFI. queen bed, two twin beds. Photographs and artwork by host decorate the Birdhouse. Parking on-site. No smoking, no pets. Driving Directions: Seward Highway 9 changes to Third Avenue in town. Turn left on Madison Street, drive two blocks and turn right on Fifth Avenue. The Seward Birdhouse is the second house on the right at 433 Fifth Avenue. Note: the Fourth of July holiday requires a minimum 3-day booking that includes the nights of July 3, 4, and 5th. Note: for June 20, 2020 only requires booking June 19, 20, and 21.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
No smoking, no pets. Responsible party must be 25 years or older. Please remove shoes at door. Turn off lights and turn down heat when you are out for the day. At end of stay, it is expected that dishes and coffee pot (if used), will be loaded into dishwasher and cleaned, trash collected and placed in outside trash can, and place left in an orderly condition. Note that the upstairs twin beds are accessed by a wrought iron spiral staircase which may not be suitable for young children.
Bedrooms
1 King2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Carol G
Hosting since March 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsEmail is a great way to communicate before and during your stay. A land-line phone with an answering machine is monitored frequently.

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Reviews (48)
Sherry B
Sherry B
Manhattan, KS7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Better than advertised!
Great location & beautiful view from kitchen window. Spotless house with many amenities, even shampoo & conditioner. Very comfortable beds, fans included in every room. Nothing left out. Would definitely recommend to anyone & would stay there again.
Visited August 2019
Written 9 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Twindow
Twindow
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent place to stay
It was clean, spacious, great location. Kids were comfortable. Carol was friendly. Would stay again. Areas to sit outside and a nice view.
Visited July 2019
Written 23 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Seward Birdhouse
Thank you for your kind comments and for taking such excellent care of the Birdhouse!
Written 6 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

apalmer6
apalmer6
Baltimore, MD4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely home!
Great location - can walk all over town from here. The view is spectacular. Don't hesitate to book this. We loved it.
Visited June 2019
Written 18 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Seward Birdhouse
Thank you Ann! So pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Birdhouse. You made my day! Carol
Written 19 June 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ernest r
Ernest r
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great stay!
We rented the Seward Birdhouse cottage last week and had wonderful stay. The kitchen was fully equipped, the beds were very comfortable and the mountain/bay view from the kitchen and dining area was incredible. Restaurants and downtown shops were a quick 5 minute walk. Carol was available and very attentive. Thanks for a great stay Carol.
Visited August 2018
Written 27 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Seward Birdhouse
Thank you so much! It was my pleasure to host you! Carol
Written 31 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Marilyn S
Marilyn S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean and comfortable home within easy walking distance of Seward's downtown and Resurrection Bay.
Our three night stay at the birdhouse was enjoyable. We had all things we needed to cook and relax after area sightseeing! The property is situated within a quiet neighborhood, has a nice small front deck with comfortable seating to take in the mountain view, and is just a few easy walking blocks away from Seward's tidy downtown, the Sea Life Center, dining, and the historic Iditarod WalkIng Trail. The blackout curtains made for easy sleeping, the washer and dryer with detergent and dryer sheets provided made it so convenient to freshen up our clothes after a week on the road. The owner provides well crafted information on operations of all appliances and other home details, and great local area literature. Owner Carol was so friendly, responsive, and helpful with some small questions we had during our stay. A great place that made us feel at home.
Visited August 2018
Written 23 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Seward Birdhouse
Thank you so much! It was a pleasure to host you! Carol
Written 25 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Denise O
Denise O
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent location and feels like home.
The Seward Birdhouse was the perfect location for our last few days in Alaska. The owner has gone to great lengths to provide a comfortable stay in an immaculate, well organized house. The laundry and many tips for enjoying the area were also much appreciated.
Visited August 2018
Written 12 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Seward Birdhouse
Thank you so much, Doug! My pleasure! Carol
Written 13 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Janelle W
Janelle W
Ringoes, NJ50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The best night's sleep of our entire 2 week trip to Alaska
Go no further! This is your place! Carol's Birdhouse is the perfect place for your getaway in Seward. It is incredibly immaculate and beautifully appointed. The blackout curtains in the main bedroom were much appreciated, and my kids loved having the loft all to themselves with separate single beds! The kitchen was stocked with essentials - both cookware as well as ingredients, and both the kitchen and dining area boasted amazing views of the bay and mountains. We utilized both the TV and the wifi, and we able to cook all our meals in the kitchen since eating out is so expensive, especially in Alaska. Thank you Carol! Your Birdhouse and Seward were the highlights of our 2 week stay in Alaska.
Visited July 2018
Written 1 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Seward Birdhouse
Thank you so much! It was a pleasure to host you and your family! Carol
Written 2 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Exploration791718
Exploration791718
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Reflective and Amazing
There cannot be a better house and location in Seward. While Nature is at your doorsteps, restaurants and the Aquatic center is just a 5 minute walk from the house. Loved every moment of staying in Bird House and we will visit again.
Visited July 2018
Written 24 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Seward Birdhouse
It was a pleasure to host such appreciative guests! You are welcome back any time!
Written 26 July 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mike D
Mike D
Green River, WY37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Another Great Stay at the Birdhouse!
This was our third time staying here. And we plan on coming back next year. It's clean and comfortable. It's within walking distance of everything we're interested in. it's Perfect for us. And Carol, the owner, is very accommodating and always available.
Visited July 2018
Written 15 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Seward Birdhouse
Thanks, Mike! I look forward to your fourth stay!
Written 16 July 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mcw28
mcw28
The Colony, TX7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A+ Accommodations!!
Stayed at Carol's place (Seward Birdhouse) last week. This was by far the best experience I've had with personal accommodations as an alternative to hotel room. The place was super clean and the view of the Bay was as described. Seemed like a nice neighborhood. Walking distance to downtown Seward - maybe 15 minutes or so.... Carol has gone above and beyond in preparing the place and getting ahead of questions by using little notes around the house with instructions on how to use things. She also has informative notes about the city, etc.., and even had a hand written welcome note awaiting for us upon arrival.
Visited July 2018
Written 10 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Seward Birdhouse
It was a pleasure to host you! I appreciate your excellent care of the Birdhouse. You are 5-star guests! Thank you!
Written 11 July 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
Parking
  • Parking available
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Outdoor amenities
  • Deck
  • Private yard
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Nearby
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
  • City getaway

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About the neighbourhood
The Seward Birdhouse is conveniently located in the heart of Seward with parking on-site. Enjoy spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains and Resurrection Bay from the front and famous Mt Marathon to the back. 2 blocks south is the historic downtown, restaurants, and shops. The beach is also 2 blocks away where the gentle paved path along the oceanfront leads one way to the community playground and Alaska Sealife Center, and the other direction to the Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center, harbor shops and restaurants, and tour boats. Forest and mountain trails beckon a short walk to the west. Be sure to visit Kenai Fjords National Park by boat, drive out to Exit Glacier for a ranger-guided or self-guided walk on the trails, visit our new community Library/Museum and learn about the Great 1964 Earthquake, enjoy the Ididaride Alaska sled dog ride and demonstration run by the famous Seavey family, take in a charter fishing tour, try kayaking in the bay, or go sailing. There's a lot to do in beautiful Seward!
Getting around
A rental car is the most convenient way to get around to all the sights. Exit Glacier is also serviced by Liquid Adventures with hourly trips. The Alaska Sealife Center is a nice walk along the waterfront path, part of the National Historic Iditarod Trail, or straight south on Fifth Avenue 3 blocks and over one. Downtown shopping and restaurants are only two blocks away.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Driving Directions: Seward Highway 9 changes to Third Avenue in town. Turn left on Madison Street, drive two blocks and turn right on Fifth Avenue. The Seward Birdhouse is the second house on the right at 433 Fifth Avenue. Alaska Railroad: The train arrives at 11 am, so you will have several hours before you can check in. There is a luggage storage service in town, and taxi service. A free shuttle stops at the Depot every 30 minutes and makes a loop through town. Cruise ship: The cruise ship dock is located at the end of Port Avenue. The free shuttle stops here every 30 minutes, there is also taxi service.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableHorse riding facilities

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 5 pm Check out by 11 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Please note there is a 3-night minimum stay for the Fourth of July holiday that includes July 3 THROUGH July 5, ie checking in by July 3 or sooner, and checking out July 6 or later. Thank you The $247 base rate does not include the required 11% sales and bed tax. The total per night is $274.17.

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