About this listing
Imagine sleeping comfortably in your beautifully decorated, cozy and quiet room with private bath surrounded by beautiful colors and stained glass. Enjoy a full home-made Alaskan healthy breakfasts and gourmet coffee served in one of a kind stained glass dishes made by your host at your own private dining table.
Browse the book of local attractions, maps and menus and discuss options for great local adventures with your host, a professional wildlife biologist, artist, musician and dance instructor. Decide to take a local boat tour of the spectacular Kenai Fjords National Park, go sea kayaking, hike a glacier or forest, go on a sled dog ride, visit Exit Glacier or go fishing for silver salmon or halibut. Or just browse local galleries, shops and museums.
After your host sets up your adventures for you, you can walk to most anything you decide to do. Maybe you choose to hike the famous Mount Marathon, up through a beautiful rain forest and up into a gorgeous alpine bowl, looking for birds, moose, bears or mountain goats? Walk to the trailhead a few blocks away.
Or stroll along the pathway along Resurrection Bay a few blocks away and look for sea lions, otters, whales and birds in route to downtown or the small boat harbor. Enjoy amazing view of oceans, mountains and glaciers. Have a fantastic day filled with the amazing scenery, wildlife and local hospitality and color.
When you return, your host provides great recommendations for local restaurants for dinner. Maybe you want to do a little private shopping and view the one of a kind stained glass art and jewelry made on site. Try on anything you like. Or maybe you feel like exploring your creative side and would like to take a private lesson in American Tribal Style Dance, learn how to play drums or learn to make jewelry?
Take an evening stroll along the waterfront or enjoy one of the colorful establishments for a beer or some music. Watch the cruise ship turn around right in front of the house.
Or relax and enjoy free wireless internet, TV with cable and internet apps and the library of Alaskan DVD’s, movies and books provided in your room. Kick back; watch a movie with hot chocolate and some popcorn.
Finally, have a restful sleep in your antique bed, covered in fluffy flannel sheets, comforters and satin coverlets and dream about your next adventure.
The room has an antique double bed and is great for a single person or couple. A cot is available for traveling companions. It also contains a small refrigerator and microwave. Laundry service is available. The bath contains a shower and bathtub.
Arctic Paradise B&B has been in business since 2001. Newly remodeled in 2013. Price includes all taxes (11% sales and bed tax). Look forward to meeting you!
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PRICE INCLUDES ALL TAXES
Check in time is 6:30 sharp unless we make other arrangements. Check out time is 10 AM. You can come and go as you please. Breakfast is in the refrigerator in your room each day so you can eat on your own schedule. Microwave and dining table is in your room. Smoking is allowed outside. One cat is on the premises but is confined to a different area of the house unless you want to meet her:). I have a great high powered vacuum cleaner so no one has had problems that has pet allergies. The living room outside the bed and bath is open for occasional use. The kitchen is not open for guest use. I am happy to do laundry for you at the going rate per load in town. I change sheets and towels after 3 days. I just ask that you keep your room clean, lock the door when you go out and ask me before inviting guests to my home. Thanks!!
The host canceled this reservation 348 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Mary Ann was a fun lady and we enjoyed chatting with her as she was very knowledgable about Seward and the surrounding area.
The house is in a quiet but convenient location. The room and adjacent bathroom are pleasantly decorated and very comfortable. Clementine the cat is a fun furball if you like cats. May Ann also makes a breakfast for you each day and places it in the refrigerator which was a nice touch.
The only downside was that the bed is a full and we are used to a queen so it felt a little small. Luckily we were tired from our days out and slept pretty well but that could be an issue for some people.
We had a great time in Seward. Mary Ann was very helpful with making reservations and overall a great host. Check-in and checkout process was super convenient. Plenty of privacy however MaryAnn was available if we needed something. Thank you for sharing your home with us!
Mary Ann is a great hostess! She is quite knowledgable about Seward, surrounding hikes, tours, and restaurants. Very accommodating. Breakfasts were swell. We really enjoyed our stay!
I greatly appreciated being able to stay at Arctic Paradise B&B - great location, very reasonable price, wonderful accommodations, terrific breakfasts, and friendly (but not invasive) host. Mary Ann worked with me to make sure I could find the house easily (I was arriving at 1:00 AM), and had everything set up so I could get into my room easily. I loved all of the attention to detail - like having coffee machine pre-loaded so that all I had to do was punch the "on" button when I was ready for it, and having a plated breakfast waiting in my refrigerator each day, and a place laid at the table in my room (with CLOTH napkins!). In addition, Mary Ann provided a broad cross-section of local information brochures, and included some local videos (fjord overviews, Mt Marathon annual run, ...) that really helped me get my bearings and understand a bit more about Seward. I hope the space is open again when I return to Seward in the future.
This place is very comfortable to stay with anything you need and Mary Ann is a nice lady can help you plan first and can cook good breakfast. It's near the Exit Glacier with only about 30 mins drive. And there is also close to other attractions, such as Chugach forest, two lakes park, port, Sea life center, which are also good places to go. And the kitty is friendly to visitors too. In sum, staying here is a right choice.
That is absolutely a pleasure to stay with Mary Ann! She was nice , friendly and caring. And her house is totally sweet. With the different breakfast everyday, you can feel as if stay with your family!
About the Host, Mary Ann
Hi! I live in the most beautiful place in the world and would love to share that with you! I am a wildlife biologist, artist, dancer, musician and entrepreneur. I have lived in Alaska for 11 years and started Arctic Paradise B&B in 2002.
My love of animals and nature led me to be a wildlife biologist which I have been doing for 25 years. With my local knowledge of the area, wildlife and other businesses, I can help you make the most of your trip by helping to set you up on some great adventures so that you can see some of the amazing scenery and wildlife of this area whether you want to do it by boat, air, underwater or on foot
I am a really creative person and love to create one of a kind stained glass wine and martini glasses and other items and also create one of a kind jewelry. I like to share that with you by serving your breakfast in stained glass dishes that I created and also offer wholesale prices on my artwork to guests.
I also love dancing and music, and started a music and dance company several years ago called Kaleido World Percussion and Dance. I’m a certified American Tribal Style Dance instructor and regularly teach others how to dance and play middle-eastern music on traditional drums and other instruments. Do you want to explore your creative side? Let me know and I am happy to give private lessons in music, dance or jewelry making during your visit.
Besides all the really fun stuff I already mentioned, I like to fly airplanes, scuba dive, kayak, hike, travel, collect wild berries and mushrooms and hang out with friends.
I have tried to make my B&B everything that I would want if I were traveling. It’s beautiful, comfortable, cozy, safe, private and unique. I hope you will come and visit! If you would like to know more, feel free to check out my (email hidden).