STUDIO COMBINES HISTORY, COMFORT, CONVENIENCE – NO CAR NEEDED!

Meredith Hershock

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STUDIO COMBINES HISTORY, COMFORT, CONVENIENCE – NO CAR NEEDED!

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Studio Apartment With Mountain Views, Close To Beach And Restaurants

Built in 1907 by William Sauers, the Sauerdough Lodging building has served many purposes over the years. It originally housed the Seward Commercial Co. general store, with a town meeting hall upstairs. During the Roaring ’20s, the building was used as a brothel. It is presently the home of The Sea Bean café downstairs and our charming rental apartments upstairs.

Our five apartments are beautifully restored, with original hardwood floors, clawfoot tubs, original built-in cabinetry, high ceilings and vintage kitchens with modern appliances. In a town that was hit hard by the 1964 earthquake, few original buildings have stood the test of time, and fewer still feature such comfortable accommodations. We offer our guests the unique opportunity to experience Seward’s history without sacrificing any of the conveniences you expect while traveling.

This listing is for Apartment 2- 'The Sleeper'

Located on the north side of our building, this studio apartment has great views of Mount Marathon and other peaks behind Seward. Its high ceilings, built-in bathroom cabinetry and clawfoot tub give the flat its vintage charm, while the modern appliances, high speed internet and 32” flatscreen TV ensure all the comforts of the present day. This apartment sleeps 4, and has a queen-size bed with 400 thread count sheets, fluffy pillows, and a duvet to keep you warm at night, and a queen-size futon for extra guests. Wake up and cook breakfast in the kitchen, or head downstairs for a complimentary breakfast ($5 voucher per adult, per night) at The Sea Bean cafe, where you can sit on a couch with your latte, and watch the town come to life.

Key features:

-Studio, 1 bath

-250 square feet of living space

-Fully equipped galley kitchen (no dishwasher or oven, but there is a stovetop and a toaster oven instead)

-Queen-size bed with 400 thread count sheets and a duvet

-32' flatscreen TV with cable

-Free high speed wireless internet

-Futon (queen) in the living room

-Sleeps 4 total

*Please note- rental price is for double occupancy. Extra adults over 18 are an additional $15 per night. Kids 18 and under are free.

*We have 5 apartments- check out our website, www.sauerdoughlodging.com to view up-to-date availability on all units*

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Meredith Hershock (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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About Meredith Hershock

We moved to Seward in 2003, and fell in love with the town. We bought the 'Seward Commercial Co' building in 2005 and currently operate The Sea Bean cafe on the first floor, and have nightly rentals on the second floor. We now have two children, and can't think of a better place to live and raise our family!

Meredith Hershock purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Meredith Hershock chose Seward

We both came from larger cities with plenty of historic character, and that was the one thing we felt was missing from Alaska (understandably!) When the opportunity presented itself to buy this property, we jumped on it, since we both love old buildings so much. Owning such a rare and unique property in Alaska is very rewarding.

What makes this apartment unique

The building was built in 1907, and boasts Seward's first push button electric light switch (according to legend...you can now view it in the main hallway). There are 5 beautiful apartments located in it, featuring hardwood floors in most, tin moulding in stairway, and the front apt, 10-foot ceilings, glass-fronted kitchen cabinets, and clawfoot tubs. This building has a colorful past, from its start as a meeting hall and general store to a brothel in the '20s. Most recently, it housed the actors from the upcoming movie Sugar Mountain...we were honored to have Cary Elwes, Drew Roy, Shane Coffey, and Haley Webb stay with us this past winter! Our central location downtown makes it ideal for riding bikes and hiking as well.

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Reviews

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Studio combines history, comfort, convenience – no car needed!
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Studio combines history, comfort, convenience – no car needed!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p453103vb
907-422-7125
Seward Alaska
5

Modern Vintage Charm

  • 5 of 5
This little gem is exquisitely refurbished with a vintage flair, yet with modern conveniences like a full kitchen. It was a very comfortable stay for my two nephews and me. The mattress on the bed was very comfortable for my younger nephew and me to sleep on, as was the futon for my older nephew. Overall, an excellent value for an incredible place. I took a tour of the larger, one-bedroom apartment, too; it was "to die for," seriously. It's doused with a bit of history, too, so great energy abounds in this place. I felt very "at home." Check out the Sea Bean Cafe, even if you don't stay here. Good eats and great atmosphere.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Seward Airport
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Whittier
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Alaska Railroad terminal
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Seward Highway
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Kenai Fjords National Park
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Seward Alehouse
Nearest Ski
Cross country skiing in various locations
Nearest Golf
90 Miles
Soldotna
Nearest Restaurant
The Sea Bean
Car: not necessary

The 'Seward Commercial Co.' building, built in 1907, is located in downtown Seward, one block from the Alaska SeaLife Center. The ocean front (which has a bike path that goes all the way to the harbor), is 2 blocks from us, and hiking trails on Mt. Marathon are a short 5-minute walk away. Hiking, biking, boating, fishing, kayaking and wildlife viewing are all accessible on foot from our location.

Parking is available on-street in front of our building, with an overflow lot behind us. A free shuttle runs on the half hour in the summer season, making it easy to stay here and never need a car.

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Availability & Rates

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Seward Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2014
Sep 15 2014 - Oct 31 2014
1 night minimum stay
$140
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Vacation Rental agreement will be emailed to you with confirmation of booking. This will need to be signed and emailed/faxed back to us within 48 hours in order to complete your reservation.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Seward Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • Super comfy queen-size bed with luxury linens and duvet. Queen futon also available for extra guests.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Games
  • Books
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowmobiling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • snowboarding
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
  • racquetball
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