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“A bit of Serenity on the Alaska's Southern coast”

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Millane's Serenity by the Sea Cabins
Ranked #12 of 46 Speciality Lodging in Seward
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

I have been a guest for three years straight and I like being at Millane's Serenity more each year. The cabins are very comfortable but if you are looking for 5 Star accommodations this might not be your place. Millane's Serenity is rustic but it is situated very near Seward that has much to offer anyone.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Our family stayed in the Aialik cabin for 2 nights under a canopy of towering trees. The setting is very quiet, lovely and truly serene. The cabin was tidy, well-stocked and was exactly what we needed for our stay in Seward for a family of 4. The kids particularly enjoyed the personalized welcome sign on the cabin - it's a very cozy family accommodation. If you are expecting a 5 star luxury experience, this might not be for you. If you want charm, a quiet location and a cozy place to stay, this is it. The upstairs loft is exactly as described on the website - it's a loft accessible by ladder and has limited headroom. The kids thought it was fun and felt like a "fort" to them. I'm not sure whether it would be ideal for 2 adults given the low headroom, but as a family with two kids, it was great. Notably, the shower was really good, with plenty of hot water (a luxury in Alaska). If we wanted an impersonal "motel" room, there are options in Seward that would deliver. We wanted a cozy, authentic "Alaskan" experience in Seward and our cabin at Serenity by the Sea was perfect. Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Our trip to Seward came after a week of camping and the Exit Glacier Cabin was the Perfect Place! It was clean and well stocked, close to Resurrection Bay and a great hike called Tonsina Trail. We will be back!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We stayed in the Bear Glacier in June 2017.
From beginning to end our stay was perfect.
Milanes Serenity by the Sea Cabins is a perfect way to experience the beauty of Seward Alaska.
Check in and check out was super easy and the family that owns the property was very accommodating and friendly. Out cabin was clean and very comfortable for the three us during a weeks stay.
If you want to capture the true beauty of Alaska, then skip the hotels in town and stay in a rustic cabin on Lowell Point where you are a short walk away from the beaches and trails to Tonsina Point.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Kimberly J
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

We needed a place to stay when i decided to stay extra days on our trip to Alaska. The hotel we booked, the good place we gave a raving 5 star review too, was booked. They were able to find us "this place"! The place was a little cabin in the middle of the woods. The issue here is that it was not worth the $200 dollars we were charged. I could have stayed any place else in Seward for less with a better view and amenities than this place.
I actually feel taken advantage of and that alone would be a reason to not go to this place. Let's add in the lack of an adequate heating system (it rained and was cold at night) and that the bed was upstair in a loft and you could not raise your head without hitting it. If this place was $80 bucks a night then i could understand it. But at $200 its a big rip off!

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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Seward_Cabins, General Manager at Millane's Serenity by the Sea Cabins, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Hello Rick C,

We (the Millane Family) appreciate the opinions shared by our guests and do our best to take the feedback given to improve our offerings.

Our website has extensive information and images and we honestly try hard to be sure folks know exactly what we're offering so they know our cabins are a good fit and meet the expectations for their stay. Our three cabins are indeed located under a canopy Sitka Spruce trees on Lowell Point, just a short five-minute walk from the beautiful beaches of Resurrection Bay. We specifically mention on our site that we are near, but not on the beach.

Our website also indicates the cabins are on the smaller side, and the cabin you chose to rent is the smallest and as listed, has a futon on the lower level and a full bed in the crawl in loft. The cabin is appointed with an apartment sized refrigerator, electric sauté pan, coffee maker, microwave, plates, bowls and utensils as well as a small television with a DVD player. There are also pots and pans to use with our communal outdoor grill which includes a propane burner for cooking side dishes. We also equip the cabin with shampoo, conditioner, body soap, coffee, tea, sugar, creamer, microwave popcorn and instant oatmeal. Under the futon there are extra sheets, blankets and pillows and in the cabinet, there are an array of movies and games.

The cabin does have an electric eco-heater on the wall which maintains the heat at 70 degrees and as indicated in the cabin folder an additional heater is available if needed. A phone call to the number listed in the cabin info or a knock on the manager’s door on property is a quick solution for any needs while staying with us.

Additionally, the booking system through our site clearly indicates our pricing is higher for one-night stays. Folks who opt to stay for two or more nights receive a lower rate and we are on the low competitive side for rates in our area.

We are very conscientious of how we present ourselves. We know it’s hard to plan from a distance and we do our best to be honest with what we’re offering and to provide clear information to our prospective renters. We did our best to provide you with detailed information and are sorry we did not meet your expectations.

If you’re a TripAdvisor community member reading this response and searching for a vacation rental we’d encourage you to visit our website. There you’ll find detail information regarding each of our cabins and our location. Additionally, you’ll find photos of Lowell Point, our property and Seward. Comparison shop through reviews, websites and by checking rates to be sure the property you’re renting meets your specific needs and if you have any questions, please don’t’ hesitate to contact us. And if you decide to stay with us, we’re just quick call or knock away and we’re happy to do whatever we can to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Stephanie C. Millane

1 608 632 9113

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Additional Information about Millane's Serenity by the Sea Cabins

Address: 14000 Shady Lane, Lowell Point, Seward, AK 99664 (Formerly Victorian Serenity By The Sea Cabins of Distinction)
Region: United States > Alaska > Seward
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
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Ranked #12 of 46 Speciality Lodging in Seward
Price Range: €80 - €150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Millane's Serenity by the Sea Cabins offer rustic, private cabins on Lowell Point, just two miles from Seward, Alaska. Our cabins provide the perfect retreat while remaining convenient to Seward. Lowell Point is accessible by private vehicle, taxi, bicycle or on foot. We are just one block away from Resurrection Bay's world-class kayaking, whale watching, hiking and fishing. ... more   less 
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