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B&B on Cliff Above Harbor W/ Spectacular Views of Bay

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

The Gammy Bird Inn sits on the cliffside just above the Seward Boat Harbor. Its panoramic views will keep guests amazed with watching wildlife, a busy harbor with its sailboats, fishing charters or cruise ships, or the more serene sights of Resurrection Bay and the surrounding mountains of the fjords.

The B&B is on the ground floor of this three story home, and has its own entrance. It is a short walk to the harbor or Seward's historic downtown. Hiking is just outside the front door, with easy access to the Two Lakes system.

Our home is a great location for your day of adventure in Seward whether sailing, hiking, whale watching or fishing. You can walk to the harbor to connect with most tours.

You will want to return again and again to the Gammy Bird Inn!

Keywords: Private suite with own entrance, walking distance to harbor and town, ground floor, in a quiet cul-de-sac, near hiking trails

More Details

Deborah Altermatt
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Deborah Altermatt

Randy and Deborah Altermatt have lived in Alaska since 1977. They both taught in rural Alaska and later in the Palmer-Wasilla area until they each retired. In 1994 they purchased Sailing, Inc., a sailboat school, charter company and brokerage in Seward and continue to live there managing Sailing, Inc.

Deborah Altermatt purchased this house in 1997


Seward House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Dinette
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Gammy Bird Inn guests are encouraged to relax on the cliff above the Seward Small Boat Harbor and enjoy the vistas of Resurrection Bay and the surrounding snow-capped mountains. While viewing the spectacular scenery from an apartment fit for any ship's captain, guests will find total comfort after a day of sailing, fishing, hiking or any other of Seward's many adventures. You may see a Bald Eagle fly by your window so closely that you will make eye contact! Watch the salmon swimming in the lagoon just below the cliff, and even spot black bear in the forest behind the house. See a unique sunset with the alpenglow on the mountains peaks in the east, and in the morning, awake to the sun coming over Mt. Alice as it lights up the head of Resurrection Bay.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

B&B on Cliff Above Harbor W/ Spectacular Views of Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great room with a stunning view!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! The hosts were great and the room was nicely decorated with the most gorgeous view of the bay and the mountains behind! A short, couple block walk to bars and restaurants. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay Beautiful Views!

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely recommend staying here. Beautiful views, very nice room, clean. Great customer service

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful view!! Best in town!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here while visiting Seward over the 4th of July! Best spot for fireworks.. Owner is super friendly!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. You were in Seward for the craziest night of the year! I'm glad that you enjoyed celebrating the 4th of July in Seward! We hope you'll come back again.
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Superb Place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was excellent. The view out the window of the harbor and bay at various times of day was just wonderful as the lighting changed. Deborah had left us nice breakfast food inside the apartment frig and the kitchen was supplied so we could have our own snacks. When I spoke with her during the planning of the trip she made several helpful recommendations that very much helped us make better decisions about how we spent our time there. Best of all, when a fisherman down by the river offered us a piece of fresh caught salmon, she and her husband willingly and kindly seasoned it and barbecued it for us and truly it was the best salmon either of us had ever had. We had a nice sized bright light suite with memorable view and kind hosts. What more could one ask for?

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Davis, Ca

Perfect location and splendid accommodation for two in Seward

  • 5 of 5

The suite is light and bright, especially important to these light-loving Californians. Deborah greeted us and answered all our questions, and Randy arrived at our door each morning with the delicious breakfast that Deborah prepared for us.The sleeping room, with a small kitchen set-up, and bathroom are completely adequate for a short or long stay. We felt chilly walking around Seward, and the B&B is well-heated. A sliding glass door provides a private entrance, but we felt comfortable using the front door and hallway that leads to the suite. In three days, we spent time at Exit Glacier, the Sea Life Center, and on a full-day boat tour at Kenai Fjords National Park. We recommend them all. Seward is worth a several-day visit, and we certainly recommend staying at the Gammy Bird Inn. You will appreciate the setting, the views, and Deborah and Randy's excellent and friendly attention.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anchorage, Alaska

Breath-taking views

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations are very peaceful and private. While laying in bed, you can see sweeping views of Seward's boat harbor and Resurrection Bay surrounded by snow-capped mountains! The large bedroom and living area have a nautical theme with nice furnishings, comfortable queen bed, kitcheonette, and private shower. We stayed two nights and felt very relaxed. This B & B is the perfect getaway in Seward.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
130 Miles
Anchorage International
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Nearest Golf
125 Miles
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Car: recommended

Sailing trips are available through the owners through their sailing academy, Sailing, Inc. Trips can be arranged for an afternoon, day or multiday. Call 907.224.3160.


Rates & Availability

Seward House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Rate for the Week of 4th of July is $200/night: June 30 - July 6, 2017.

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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