10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Seward, Alaska - Updated 2021

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Virginia Maryann Dcruz
Virginia Maryann Dcruz

Adventure and the wild outdoors are just around the corner when you are visiting Seward, Alaska. Located on an inlet that is part of the Kenai Peninsula, the city is a popular stop for those who are planning to visit Kenai Fjords National Park or hike the surrounding areas and trails. The city gives visitors several opportunities to create unique trips and to experience the local wildlife from up close. Or, they can take advantage of tours that head out into the Kenai Fjords. Taking a stroll on a glacier, camping outdoors as the midnight sun shines down, and watching the northern lights are some of the other unique attractions in the area. Opt for a vacation rental on your Seward trip–with the flexibility afforded by a vacation rental, you can explore the area’s best attractions without worrying about hotel timings or cruise schedules. To find what made our list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Seward, Alaska, continue reading.

1. Cottage just around the corner from the coffee house (from USD 165)

Located behind the coffee house that has a long history in the city, this cottage is a private oasis that is removed from the tourist traffic. It has good views of the south side of the city and is newly constructed. Among the nearby attractions are Seward Harbor, the city’s main street, and Alaska Sealife Center. The cottage can accommodate two guests and has a queen-sized bed, while its amenities include a television, free parking, and a kitchen with a stove, refrigerator, and coffee maker.

Coffee House Cottage
Seward, Alaska, United States
164 reviews
Entire cottage 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen is perfect for travelers with a mini fridge coffee maker electric kettle sink and dual cooktop
the interior of the cottage is very cute and cozy
beautiful comfortable space with lovely amenities and right in the heart of seward
the cast iron stove was easy to use late at night for a bit of toasty heat
the coffee house was warm and welcoming and considered to be the town's living room
so clean and cozy
very modern clean accommodations
it is very clean comfortable and beautiful place
great clean covenient efficient spot in seward
everything was so clean and organized
awesome hosts and hospitality
mike and micheley are wonderful hosts with quick responses and made us feel welcome
hosts are very helpful and responsive
the hosts were amazing and made sure that we had everything that we needed
the hosts were very responsive to my questions and gave thorough instructions for check in
great location to walk everywhere downtown
walking distance to everything even an easy walk to the docks
location is perfect for strolling into downtown
in a great location
close to good food shopping and entertainment
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2. One-bedroom apartment with stellar mountain views (from USD 130)

With outstanding views of nearby Mt. Marathon, this apartment with one bedroom and two beds can accommodate up to four guests. Guests can walk to the downtown area of Seward city which is nearby and also to the harbor while trails leading up to Mt. Marathon lie nearby. Among the amenities available to guests are a television, free parking, a high chair, a workspace for a laptop, a dining area, and a fully equipped kitchen.

Taildragger Inn
Seward, Alaska, United States
89 reviews
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
simple amenities like the keurig coffee maker to the cool sink faucet made it very comfortable and unique
lovely small apartment with all amenities and very clean
it was the perfect cozy warm place to come back to after our rain-filled adventures in seward
we appreciated the artwork and well-stocked kitchen where we happily prepared a few meals
kitchen had everything and apartment had lots of little extras like games cards books etc
very clean and nicely decorated
very clean and comfortable
really clean and comfortable
the house was very clean and well stocked
the apartment was clean cozy and well appointed
jill is a good host
jill’s recommendations were really helpful
jill our host was welcoming and helpful with suggestions for activities and restaurants
jill and ron were great hosts
jill and ronn are terrific hosts
nice place right near town
great location and wonderful space
super rental great location in seward
close to town and easy access parking
close to everything and area information was great
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3. Striking cabin located in a wooded area (from USD 275)

This cabin is part of Mossy Spruce Lodging and is located in an area that is amongst the woods and just outside the city of Seward. While staying in a peaceful location, guests can drive to the city’s shops and other tourist hotspots such as the harbor, or visit restaurants within seven minutes. The cabin is newly constructed, has two bedrooms with three beds, and can accommodate up to four guests. A fire pit is available for guests. Other amenities include free parking and a fully equipped kitchen along with basic items for cooking.

Mossy Spruce Lodging
Seward, Alaska, United States
127 reviews
Entire cabin 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house was new modern and comfortable with all the amenities one could expect
cozy and cute filled with charm and helpful amenities which made it feel like home
comfortable beds and plenty of linens blankets etc
10min to seward amenities great homemade coffe cake treat for breakfast comfy beds and warm sheets wonderful host
the two bedrooms one with two twin beds were really nice
very clean and tasteful decor
wonderfully clean and stylish place
extremely clean and very comfortable
the place was extremely clean and well decorated
a very nice clean cabin
anna was a great host
anna was such a great host
anna is a great host
anna was accommodating and helpful
host anna lovely and husband lar
it has great location
mossy springs lodging was a fabulous place in a private yet close to town location
it’s location is great only a short drive to town
we loved the remote feel while still being close to town
nice and close to town
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4. Comfy loft cabin ideal for a family vacation (from USD 123)

This cabin is located a few miles outside the city limits and is situated near Lost Lake Trailhead which is an ideal spot for hiking. The large cabin is an excellent option for families. It can accommodate up to six guests in the three available queen beds. Among the amenities is a barbecue which is perfect for grilling and a fire pit. Free parking is provided on the premises and there is a kitchenette equipped with a microwave, coffee maker, and hot plate.

Australis Cabin - Private Cabin W/Loft
Seward, Alaska, United States
220 reviews
Entire cabin 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable with individual sleeping for all 5 of us
and the beds were super comfy
the cabin was so cozy - the beds and bedding are soft and comfortable
lovely cozy cabin a short drive from seward
very clean and cozy
extremely clean and comfortable
exceptionally clean and beautifully decorated
it was very clean and comfortable
this cabin was sparkling clean with super comfy beds
meegan is a awesome host
meegan was a fantastic host and quick to respond
our party of 4 enjoyed our stay and meegan was a great host
she is so thoughtful and accommodating
meegan was super helpful with anything we needed
the location can’t be beat as it’s close to everything we love doing
great location- quiet yet close to restaurants and shops
easy to follow instruction to the place
beautiful quiet location highly recommend it
great location we enjoyed our stay
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5. Nautical-inspired cottage built in 1950 (from USD 125)

This cottage dating from the 1950s has been renovated with nautical-inspired décor and comes with several charming antiques. It is built to accommodate three guests or two adults and two kids. It is located within walking distance from the downtown area of the city, Two Lakes Park, and also the boat harbor. It has a fenced yard which provides the cottage with a good amount of privacy and facilities include free parking. A full kitchen with an oven and stove is available in the cottage along with dishes and silverware.

Coho Cottage
Seward, Alaska, United States
85 reviews
Entire cottage 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were comfortable and so many amenities were provided
the bed and the sofa bed were very comfortable
very cute and clean home
the cottage was so clean and decorated cute and also very quiet
clean and stylish 3 mins walk from the port
it is extremely clean and you can't beat the location
you can expect an excellent clean cute cottage perfect location i loved it
jeri is a wonderful host
owner went out of her way to make my wife’s birthday a little more special
jeri was quick to responding and extremely helpful
the host provided great recommendations for things to do in the area and was extremely responsive
jeri was a great host and kept in touch to make sure we had everything we needed
perfect location- within walking distance of the town
well equiped and great location
a comfortable and well appointed space close to restaurants and shopping
such a cute place great location to anywhere in seward or surrounding areas
jeri's place was so cute quiet street but walking distance to everything the house was perfect for two people
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6. Hut that's ideally located for hiking (from USD 230)

Vacationing in this cabin positioned near the Mt. Marathon trail gives you ample opportunity to head out on long hikes. The cabin is designed to accommodate up to four guests and is comprised of two bedrooms. It is also situated near shops in the downtown area of Seward while providing guests with a good amount of seclusion. It has a common area that features a living area while the kitchen is fully equipped to cook meals.

The Hali-hut
Seward, Alaska, United States
65 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great space felt like a comfortable home for our vacation amenities location and cleanliness was superb
beds were very comfy would recommend for a short stay in town
very comfortable and quiet to come back to after exploring seward and the surrounding areas
a beautiful property a great location with amenities that made for a very comfortable stay
awesome place very clean quiet and convenient to everything we needed
upon arriving we were greeted with a clean and well thought-out home
very clean with a nice kitchen and open living and dining room
the hail-hut was cozy and clean and in a great location
the hali-hut is clean and dakota is a very responsive host
amazing hosts with quick response on any questions
dakota was easy to contact and helpful
had some questions for the host and he was really responsive
dakota is a great host and has a very nice place
dakota was a great host i hope to be back
wonderful location within walking distance of downtown seward
great location walked to downtown and several close hikes comfortable bed
super location easy to walk to everything seward has to offer
comfortable comfortable and a great location for the four of us
great location for a stay in seward
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7. Cabin that puts you in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness (from USD 170)

Located among the wilderness surrounding Seward, this cabin is a prime pick if you want to experience nature while remaining minutes away from the downtown area of the city. The creek near the cabin is loaded with salmon and is a perfect spot for fishing. The interior of the cabin features a studio layout while the kitchen is fully equipped. An additional freezer is available along with a jetted tub for soaking and there is free Wi-Fi.

Creekside Seward Cabin w/ BBQ Fire Pit on 3 Acres!
Seward, Alaska, United States
23 reviews
Entire cabin 3 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved our stay here cozy cottage with full kitchen supplies and an awesome jacuzzi tub
greeted by the host to make sure we had everything we needed
cliff was a great responsive host and made sure we had everything we needed
we slept so well in this quiet spot next to the river with a comfortable bed
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8. Rustic home within a dome (from USD 85)

Picking this rustic dome when you are vacationing in Seward allows you to experience off-grid living. The geodesic dome is located within the Camelot-by-the-Sea area. It is ideal for those who want a similar experience to camping as it is dry and does not have running water or plumbing facilities nor power connection. The cabin can accommodate up to two guests and there is an outhouse a short distance away, while a kitchen with stove and basics needed for cooking are provided.

Rustic Alaskan Domestead
Seward, Alaska, United States
123 reviews
Dome house 2 Beds 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
really cute and cozy with a beautiful view of the forest
the lofted bed was super comfortable and there were a lot of extra blankets
great place comfortable spacious beautiful with lots of thoughtful touches
we had an absolutely wonderful stay at "the dome" it is exceptionally cozy and full of character 10/10
great secluded place to stay comfortable and cozy
beautiful stay very clean and thoughtful touches
the dome is nice and clean
super clean with ample amount of water
the bed was comfy and clean
the domestead is really nice clean and a cool space
host was pleasant and very helpful
sunrisa was an amazing host
the host made sure we had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay
that’s what i would expect i loved this place and the host is absolutely incredible
beautiful domestead in the woods and very friendly and quick response from host
very quiet and relaxing location
close enough to seward for easy access to everything without being right in the middle of town
very cute and quaint place to stay
awesome fun location for our stay in seward
the location was great and her instructions on how to get there were clear
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9. Splendid home situated near the bay (from USD 175)

Within this apartment, there are two bedrooms and space for accommodating up to four guests. The apartment affords majestic views of the surroundings and the bay area. The home also allows guests to watch the wildlife such as whales and birds. The apartment has a deck that is ideal for relaxing and watching the sunrise. Meanwhile the amenities in the interior include a kitchen that is equipped with a stove, microwave, and refrigerator.

Baywatch by Alaska's Point of View-best views
Seward, Alaska, United States
51 reviews
Entire guest suite 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the massage chair and kitchen supplies made for a very comfortable stay
such a clean comfortable apartment wonderfully decorated with the most fantastic view of resurrection bay and the mountains
the beds were so very comfortable
clean and well equipped
it was clean quiet and relaxing
clean and very well located
ocean view walk into town or to harbor comfortable beds and responsive host made this location a great choice
easy walk to downtown
very comfortable and in an excellent location
great location along the waterfront
good appartment close to all activities in seward
the apartment is great and in a good location
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10. Fully remodeled, spacious flat from 1971 (from USD 149)

This flat has been remodeled extensively and features two bedrooms that can accommodate up to four guests. The flat which is situated near Mt. Marathon provides good views of the area along with Alice and Resurrection Bay. There is also a freezer provided to guests and they can use it to store fish. Among the other amenities is a full-sized kitchen equipped with a stove, oven, refrigerator, and microwave.

Seward, Alaska, United States
82 reviews
Entire apartment 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very clean loads of room kitchen has all the amenities you need
there is no tv but we didn’t need that anyway-i would stay here again for sure
very clean and comfortable
had a very clean and comfortable stay
a nice clean simple place that’s new
the place is very clean and modern
very clean and with everything needed for your stay
hosts were very easy to work with
susan and robert are the nicest host ever who were super nice and thoughtful
the hosts checked on our comfort yet maintained our privacy
nice host and great location
susan was very kind to accommodate a packnplay for my 2 years old
just tacked away in the alley but close by to main attractions
perfect location walking distance to bay restaurants and shops
it was a great location easy to walk to restaurants
great location with and beautifully remodeled bathroom
the location was nice and enough parking
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The Alaskan wilderness is never far from Seward

Vacationers coming to Seward, whether they choose to stay within the city or at a vacation rental that is removed from the hustle and bustle, can remain close to the best that nature has to offer in the area. Keep this list handy for your next holiday to the area.

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