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Stefan and Binget Nilsson

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, swedish

Cozy Swedish-Style Cabin... Our Specialty is in the Details!

14 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

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Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Built by Stefan Nilsson, this little “doll house” was completed in July of 2005. Inspired by Stefan's Swedish heritage, this adorable cabin has typical Swedish siding stained forest green, with natural spruce trim.

The cabin is in a quiet wooded setting, located 5-10 minutes away from Seward's activities; yet our guests can still stay connected to the rest of the world with free wireless internet service!

The inside comfortably sleeps 4 guests, having a queen-sized bed in a cozy alcove, two twin beds up in the sleeping loft, and a sitting area which has a futon to accommodate extra guests. A full bathroom is located near the back entrance.

The kitchenette has a refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, and toaster. Next to the kitchen, a custom-built breakfast nook affords spectacular views of Mt. Eva and her hanging glacier. Rich wood details, from the tongue and groove ceiling to the colorful stained beams, adorn the inside of the cabin.

The finish carpentry, as well as the unique colors on the walls, beams, and interior door make this cabin a work of art.

Keywords: A custom built cabin, with Scandinavian details. Cozily tucked in amongst the towering Sitka Spruce trees with spectacular views of Mt. Eva.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Stefan and Binget Nilsson (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, swedish

About Stefan and Binget Nilsson

Stefan and Binget Nilsson are your hosts along with their three children, Kjell (born 1999), Bjorn (born 2002), and Annika (born 2004). They moved to Seward in February of 1996. Binget grew up in Kenai, Alaska and spent many years fishing salmon on the banks of the Kenai River. After finishing college at the University of Washington in Seattle (1990), she put her pack on her back and went travelling down to New Zealand. In February of 1990, Stefan and Binget met on a bus (“The Magic Bus”) on the South Island of New Zealand and fell in love. At the end of the trip, neither thought they would see the other again. But it was God’s plan that they be together, and through interesting circumstances (and a helpful German friend!), they finally decided to be together and were married September 19, 1992 in Kenai. Your hosts love living in Alaska with their little ones, and appreciate the great outdoor opportunities that abound in the Seward area. Binget has a history in mountain climbing and has extensive knowledge of the trails and mountains in and around Seward. If you love to hike, bike, run the trails, or climb some of the local peaks…she can point you in the right direction! Stefan’s big love is hunting and fishing. He will be able to tell you the right lake or river for Dolly Varden, Rainbows, and Grayling...and he may even share his secrets about what the halibut and salmon are biting in Resurrection Bay ! They are excited to be able to share their outdoor experiences with you.

Stefan and Binget Nilsson purchased this cabin in 2005

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful guesthouse! It was perfect. so quaint and simple, yet it had all the ammenities we ever could have needed. We loved the fireplace and on-demand water heater. I only wish we could have spent more time in our room!
Jul 2010
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Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

Cozy Swedish-Style Cabin... Our Specialty is in the Details!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 15 reviews
5

Wonderfull all-around experience!

  • 5 of 5

It is immediately clear this cabin is a work of love for the family, from the beautiful construction to the flowers and homemade treats greeting you upon arrival. The cabin was a perfect size for our family of four. Our children loved the loft and all of the beds were very comfortable. It was quite a treat to come back to relax in this cozy cabin after a day of hiking or fishing. Stefan, Binget, and their children were so welcoming...we weren't ready to leave when our week was over!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having your family here so much. Thank you for staying with us, and sharing about your life near Disney World with us! :)
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Colorado
5

Beautiful experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our family so enjoyed our stay in this cozy little cabin in a beautiful setting. Binget was a wonderful hostess who greeted us upon arrival and had a delicious loaf of Swedish cardamom bread waiting for us. Everything about the well-appointed cabin was comfortable and clean. We enjoyed playing cards in the breakfast nook. The location is convenient to Seward and easy to find.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelly, Thank you so much for your kind words! It was wonderful having you here.
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LONGMONT
5

Wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay, and are grateful to our hosts. They provided great tips on things to do while in Seward, and our boys enjoyed their treehouse, animals, backgammon... The cabin was very efficient, built and decorated with care. A nice way to finish up our first trip to Alaska!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hobart, tasmania, Australia
5

Delightful, warm, cosy cabin.

  • 5 of 5

What a delight to find this tiny little cabin set in amongst the owners beautiful garden and trees. Cosy, warm, very private, great comfortable bed and pillows, well equipped kitchen, lovely little deck surrounded by flowers, plus beautiful view of a snow capped mountain. Binget very easy to deal with, generous with her time, and her cooking of yummy swedish bread and smoked fish. Appreciated her 'extra' touches of her welcoming note, fresh flowers, and the lovely feeling of 'looking after us'. Would we recommend?. Absolutely...and we hope Binget is inundated with many of our Tasmanian friends. Angela & Chris Wood. Australia.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highland, Utah
5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first place we stayed in our trip to Alaska and we were so happy with the charming cabin. We LOVED waking up to the gorgeous view and sitting eating breakfast in the little nook. The bed was really comfortable for us after our 18 mile hike the first day. The recommendations from the owner of what to do was invaluable. We even were welcomed with the best cookies upon our arrival. I appreciated all the beautiful flowers right out our door. I cannot say anything bad about this wonderful piece of heaven. I just wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you for taking such care of your property.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, District of Columbia
5

Cute cabin, nice hosts

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to stay during our visit to Seward. The hosts were extremely nice, easy to coordinate with, and very responsive. The cabin is private, on a quiet wooded lot a short drive to the town of Seward. Super clean, very nice bedding, and equipped with anything you'd need. We really enjoyed drinking our coffee on the porch and watching the hens in their enclosed yard (don't worry, they weren't disruptive at all). After a long hike, we were even surprised with a loaf of homemade Swedish bread. Would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Play Area for Children, Chickens to Look at, and Gardens to Enjoy!

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Rates & Availability

Old Mill Cabin Rental Rates

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Pricing
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$160
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
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2 night minimum stay
$160
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

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Tax Rate 3.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Old Mill Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing

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