• Welcome to the Nest

    Welcome Seward Vacation Properties manages three locations Two of which we own and the third is our neighbors vacation townhouse which we manage.

    A Swan Nest Inn front

    A Swan Nest Inn is half way between a hotel and a B&B. It has a homey feel but you do not feel like your in some ones home. It is located on the second floor of the historic IOOF building on a quite street one block from central downtown, one block from the ocean and three blocks from the Sea Life Center. All the rooms have private bathrooms and a low ceilinged loft with extra beds. Rooms sleep 4 to 5 people. This is affordable accommodation with smaller rooms and two common areas for guest to mingle. A kitchen is available for guests to use. Hot continental breakfast is included. A full breakfast is available.


    Seward Front Row B&B is our waterfront home finished in 2010. It is located two blocks from central downtown and two block from the Sea Life Center. Daily we can watch sea lions, otter and occasionally whales from the house. We have a ground floor room with a private entrance and its own kitchen. This is not a handicap room but it is wheel chair accessible. In the main house we have two rooms with private bathrooms. The views from the house are unsurpassed in Seward. A self serve continntel or full breakfast is included. The kitchen is also available for guests to use.


    Seward Front Row Townhouse is a three bedroom waterfront townhouse rented as one unit. This is definitely upscale, realistically the nicest place available to rent in Seward. Unsurpassed views and all the amenities including a hot tub. Guest provide their own meals.

  • Meet the Nest Builders & Managers

    Your host Tom and Lori Swann

    Our manager Nick Swann

    Our dog Riika

    nick3 Riika feb2013

    In the late 90’s we quite the rat race, and with our 9 year old son, sailed into the sunset on our 41’ sailboat “Mirage.” Along the way we visited Alaska and in 2000 when we were finished with that adventure we made Seward our new home. We restored the Historic IOOF building and started A Swan Nest Inn and more recently build a home on Seward’s waterfront. We hike, ski, sail, fish, row and absolutely love the outdoor life that Alaska offers.

    Our son Nick will be back in Seward this summer(2013). Will be working as our Manager. Nick has been traveling since he graduated from collage in 2007. He has visited every continent except Africa and Antarctica. He's fluent in Spanish and can communicate in a few other languages. He always keeps a few stories in his back pocket.

    Riika is new to our family. She lives at the SFR B&B. For those concerned with allergies, she lives out side and is not permitted in guest rooms. She loves going on hikes & walks with our guests.