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Wendy Doughty

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Custom-Built Log Home : Clean, Beautiful, Spacious

22 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Kenai Peninsula House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This is a beautiful, custom-built log home located just outside of downtown Seward. The previous owners spent ten years building the house, and cut down and hand-peeled all the logs themselves. It's a true Alaskan work of art, and there's nothing else like it in the Seward area.

We purchased the home in 2007, and live in a small apartment over the detached garage on the property. So, we are around to help with local activities and information and make sure you get the most out of your vacation! We have two dogs that live with us and play in the yard, but are not allowed in the log home.

This house provides a very comfortable home-away-from home while you're traveling, with all the amenities. The full kitchen is there for your use, there are large common areas - a huge slate fireplace surrounded by leather couches, TV / VCR / DVD / High speed internet computer / Wi-Fi / Stereo, a grill and hot tub on the large front deck, a small covered back deck, etc. The house is modern and very clean, but cozy and comfortable. End your day relaxing in the hot tub or grilling out your fresh catch, while enjoying the view of Mt. Alice from the deck.

Although we do not have a washer / dryer on site, there is a laundromat right on 3rd Avenue in downtown Seward.

Keywords: log, family, mountain view, large, clean

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Wendy Doughty (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Wendy Doughty

We've been in Seward since 2002, and truly enjoy sharing the wonders of the area with our visitors. We'd love to meet you, and have you stay at our house.

Wendy Doughty purchased this house in 2007

Reviews

5
based on 22 traveler reviews

Custom-Built Log Home : Clean, Beautiful, Spacious
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
Folsom, CA
5

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six loved staying in this beautiful home. Everything was perfect! Best hosts ever! We loved the personalized touches, such as Wendy's delicious chocolate chip cookies and the family photographs. Wendy and Dave's dogs were an added bonus! We highly recommend Bear Paw Lodge and will be back as soon as we can!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for coming to stay with us! It was such a pleasure to have you guys around and to hear all the stories of your adventuring. We really hope our paths will cross again, and many many thanks for everything! Best, Wendy & Dave
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5

Perfect for a family!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with my 4 year old (he loved the bunk beds) and my mom who needs a cane. It worked for everyone! Cookies were delicious when we arrived. Hot tub was nice to relax in after walking around all day. We also loved their dogs, good to get an animal fix. Thanks so much Wendy!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, thank YOU guys! It was wonderful to meet you all, and we really enjoyed having you here. So glad you had a great stay, and certainly hope our paths will cross again soon! Many thanks for the kind review - and have a great fall / winter season ahead! Best, Wendy & Dave
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5

Great family vacation !

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Bear Paw Lodge for our family reunion to Alaska! The home is large, clean, welcoming with a great "Alaska coziness " . We all enjoyed the large kitchen and hot tub especially . Wendy is super friendly and very helpful . Seward was an amazing destination . Thanks !

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review for us! It really means a lot to us to know that you enjoyed your time here.... and what a pleasure it was to meet you all! If you're ever back in Seward, definitely be sure to give us a shout! Many thanks, Wendy & Dave
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Seattle, Washington
5

* If Only We Could Add More Stars! *

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house (lodge?) with our family of 10 over 7 days. We had 2 children and a baby in our group. We ate all our dinners at the house, while spending our days exploring Seward and the area. The house was very conveniently located for short-drive visits to town (playground), grocery shopping at Safeway, going on a charter fishing trip, guided glacier cruise tour, and hikes to Exit Glacier, and Tonsina Point.

The clean, modern kitchen proved up to the task of feeding our large group regularly. A typical day in the kitchen would see breakfast being made, day's sandwiches/lunches being prepared, breakfast being cleaned up after, afternoon snacks being prepared, dinner being prepped and then cooked, and dinner being cleaned up. 3 to 4 adults could comfortably work simultaneously in the kitchen.

Some notes for those who may find themselves at the helm of meal prep for your group (as of late August 2015):

• The house has a good collection of condiments, some rudimentary (perhaps old?) spices, a few vinegars, cooking oil -- all labeled with dates (presumably when they were opened) with masking tape (an excellent system and one which I wish more rentals would implement). Soy sauce was refrigerated too, which I appreciate as people often seem to assume it won't turn if left out. If you want bitters for your cocktails, bring it, because there seems to be none in Seward's liquor stores.

• On the advice of others, upon arriving at ANC (airport) we made a beeline for the local markets reported to have selections of organic goods. Natural Pantry and New Sagaya. We were glad to have taken the effort to do the majority of our week's grocery purchases before heading to Seward. The selections and overall quality of the selections were better in Anchorage. Be warned, groceries in AK are likely to be pricier than at home (ie, lower 48).

• The kitchen has one set of the basic tools most cooks will need. But being that it's large enough for multiple hands to pitch in, one would be advised to bring a few extra tools so more than one person can help prep.

On the second day, the children met Logan and Jax, the two very very friendly "dog-sisters" who live at the owners' cabin. We also bought firewood in town (turned out to be a dollar cheaper at Safeway than in town) and had a nice smores-making fire one evening, while the older children whittled.

The space under the stairs is a fun place to hide, make a fort, and play games.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so fun to meet you all and have you around for the week! We had a great time, and are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our house. Thanks so much for the super kind words and great review. We hope our paths will cross again one day.... Many thanks, Wendy & Dave
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Los Angeles, CA
5

Beautiful Log Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a whole week and enjoyed every minute of it. What a marvelous log cabin with full kitchen, hot tub and plenty of room! We also enjoyed the glacier kayak and hiking to see salmon run Wendy recommended. Will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for writing such a kind review! We loved having your group stay with us, and we certainly hope you'll be back again one day! Thanks for everything... Wendy & Dave
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
5

Awesome Log Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in Seward. The house was beautiful - plenty of room, big kitchen, grill, hot tub, etc. Everything was in its place (the rules help to keep it nice). We'd definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your time at our house! Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review... and I do hope that you'll come back some day! Many thanks, Wendy & Dave
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Rates & Availability

Seward House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Shoulder-Season
Apr 1 2016 - May 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$400
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$500
Fri,Sat
 
 
Fall Shoulder-Season
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$400
From
$500
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 3.0%

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Amenities

Kenai Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom near bedrooms - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is a shared bathroom.
    Bathroom off kitchen - toilet , shower , This is a shared bathroom.
    Bathroom in Master Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is a private bathroom in the master suite.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This room has a private bathroom.
    Queen Room - 1 queen , The queen rooms and the bunk room share 2 full bathrooms.
    Queen Room - 1 queen , The queen rooms and the bunk room share 2 full bathrooms.
    Bunk Room - 1 bunk bed , This room has a twin-over-full bunk and uses a shared bath.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • whitewater rafting

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