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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!

12 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Kenai Peninsula Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Stefan and Binget Nilsson (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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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based on 12 traveler reviews

Cozy Swedish-Style Cabin... Our Specialty is in the Details!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews

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

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

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

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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Austin, TX

Beautiful, Relaxing and Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

I truly can't say enough about this wonderful place. If we could have moved into this cabin, we probably would have. We were greeted with amazing cookies and a welcoming note, and the cabin was so much more than we could have imagined. We really looked forward to spending time on the porch, looking at the fabulous view of the mountains, after our full days of activity. Binget was a kind and gracious host. We will definitely stay at Annika's when we return to Seward! Our stay here was one of the reasons we're so eager to get back to Alaska.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Desert CA

Comfy and Modern

  • 5 of 5

Annika's is small; however, it is thoughtfully designed and the detailing is lovely. The queen sized bed is excellent and the twins in the loft are very nice. We were blessed with great weather most of the time and were able to have the slider on the porch open. On a couple of chilly mornings, the gas "wood" stove warmed it up quickly.

The owners are great hosts and wonderful people. We were welcomed with warm cookies and sent off on an all day excursion with homemade granola cookies. Delicious!

Annika's provides soaps, shampoo, hair dryer, coffee and a coffee maker. There is also an electric kettle.

One of the marvelous things about this property is that there is absolutely no road noise. Birds may chatter, but not people or cars.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mary! We sure enjoyed having you and Frank here. I hope that the next time you come we can find the elusive Ptarmigan for you!
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Play Area for Children, Chickens to Look at, and Gardens to Enjoy!


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Seward Cabin Rental Rates

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May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
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2 night minimum stay
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Tax Rate 3.0%

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Kenai Peninsula Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 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)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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