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45 reviews
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A Cottage on the Bay
View looking East at low tide
View looking north toward Seward
Looking out the door...yes, you may bring your dog :-)
kitchen/dining room
Twin room
2nd floor common area
King room
Buster & Bentley
Madeleine and her 1st silver salmon
View from the Penthouse on a fog day. The tide is out quite far!
Window detail
Immature American Bald Eagle
Typical view from the deck looking East
Lowell Point is about 3 miles south of Seward, AK and is in the circle.
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Seward, Alaska

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Very good - based on 45 reviews
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thegallag...
Woodridge, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“serenity now”
Reviewed July 13, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Loved seward. Loved the cottage. Felt very relaxed, and cannot beat the view. Do not expect hotel type lodgings...you need to be respectful of water usage, if this doesn't describe you, go elsewhere. We stayed two nights with our three children 18, 22 and 24.We were out exploring during the day so the cottage was our wind down spot at night. Sue and her dogs are delightful.

Date of stay: July 2016
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Liked best: location
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 22, 2016
Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again in the future.
Regards,
Sue, Bentley and Hobo
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james m
Fairbanks, Alaska
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing Location, Quaint and Comfortable Cottage, Wonderful Host”
Reviewed September 7, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We were delighted to find this cottage on short notice while my wife and I were traveling Alaska with my mother. Seward has limited lodging options in high demand with additional strain from cruise guests. This location is amazing!! The road to Lowell Point is a bit rough (not by Alaska standards) so beware if you're driving a not-so-rugged rental. Locals can grow impatient with slow drivers (anything near the 25mph speed limit) or those enjoying the scenery too much. Now again, LOCATION IS AMAZING!! Views are breathtaking day and night. The moon lit up Resurrection Bay like a light bulb during our stay. We saw a humpback whale playing in the bay, salmon thick in a nearby creek, and too many birds to list here. The owner's dogs became great friends to us during our stay. She was kind enough to let us take them for a walk and play with them. We missed them after we left and wondered what they were doing. Beds were exceptionally comfortable and linens were high quality. Cozy at night. It was awesome having Mama upstairs and a separate room downstairs so we could all enjoy privacy and peace after doing tourist stuff during the day. Nice spots inside and out to read a book, enjoy a beverage, or just sit and relax. Full fridge with many condiments and spices left from previous guests--check it out before shopping. We mostly dined out but it's phenomenal having a full kitchen with pots/pans/plates/utensils. Washer/dryer, satellite TV, wifi all worked great. HUGE kudos to Sue for coming over to restart the pilot light during a windy, cool late evening. She is very friendly, kind and helpful. She also gave excellent recommendations for the day cruises and food--if you are not sure, ask!

Date of stay: August 2015
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Liked best: Location (and the dogs)
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 28, 2016
Thank you for your kind words and comments. I look forward to your next visit. Sue
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Mia C
Metairie, Louisiana
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Highly recommended!”
Reviewed August 27, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We loved staying at the cottage! You couldn't ask for better views or experience a more cozy environment. Sue was there to welcome us when we got there. She is a very sweet lady that goes out of her way to make sure you have everything you need. She even offered to wake us if the aurora was active but unfortunately it was too cloudy on the two nights we stayed. The cottage is well stocked and had all the imminities we needed. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer.

Date of stay: August 2015
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Liked best: The views!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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xtdwx
Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
“An incredible place to stay and make memories that will last a life time”
Reviewed July 13, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The views, the views, the views.

You couldn’t ask for a more beautiful place to make memories with your family. The house is right on the water with views in every direction. The owner is helpful and around when you need her and absent when you don’t as well as pro military. The house was clean and well stocked. We will definitely be back in the future.

Date of stay: June 2015
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Liked best: The View
Liked least: Didn't stay long enough
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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DonnaLCTX
League City, Texas
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“This was the best part of our trip”
Reviewed July 9, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We learned so much from the currator and the view was to die for. There was a bit of rain but just sitting in the cabin and looking out over the water and at the mountains was enough for us. Thank you again for the great option of the Cottage on the Bay.

Date of stay: June 2015
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Lisa S
Anchorage, Alaska
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A great weekend at The beach”
Reviewed November 18, 2014 for a stay in August 2013
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person found this review helpful

I have been staying with Sue at her Cottage on the bay for years. I try to get there at least once a year. The Cottage is right on the beach and the sounds of the serf lull you away to a great nights sleep in the comfortable beds. My cousin his wife and 3 of there freinds were with me that weekend. we all had our own little room and had a fun time cooking together in the well appointed kitchen, Then sitting on the deck sipping a nice glass of bubbly while playing fetch with the dogs . It was a bit chilly one evening and The fireplace was just right to warm us up.

Date of stay: August 2013
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Liked best: The view and sound of the surf.
Liked least: we ran out of wine.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Cindy B
Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
89 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“We love it here!!”
Reviewed October 22, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

This was our second stay in Sue's quaint and comfortable cabin. There were five of us - three adults and two teen-age kids. Everyone had plenty of space and sleeping spots. Tho' we didn't spend much time indoors the cabin was warm, comfortable and cozy. It was also equipped with everything we needed to cook our meals. We so appreciated finding things like salt, pepper and spices, ketchup, and other things we only needed a little of. The cabin's location on Resurrection Bay is out-of-this-world-spectacular!! It is by far, in my opinion, THE best location in all of Seward. And Sue is great - the perfect hostess/landlord.

Date of stay: June 2014
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Liked best: The view!!
Liked least: Only staying two days...
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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  • Was the property as advertised?
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