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Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, german, spanish

The Best the Last Frontier Can Offer!

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Alaska House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 12-18)

Property Description:

Come and enjoy the best Alaska has to offer in the middle of some of the most spectacular sceneries in the last Frontier.

The beautiful water front log home is located on the north Shore of Big Lake in 3 ½ acres, at 65 miles north of Anchorage. It is surrounded by the incredible view of the Susitna Mountain (Sleeping Lady) on the right, the Kinik Glacier and the Chugach Mountains on the left and the Magnificent Mount McKinley on the back.

It has a huge two story front window, two docks, boat landing area, large white gazebo, lake front patio with large wood stove, fire pit, grill and other amenities that will help you to enjoy this paradise. Ideal for vacations, weddings, business retreats, entertainment or any other occasion.

The three story lake house is custom decorated with an Elegant Country Victorian stile, Brazilian Cherry wood floors, granite countertops, and a Thomasville kitchen with Viking appliances. It has a comfortable and relaxing living room with a stone fire place, dining and TV areas, large master bedroom (with your own 60 inch TV, sofa chairs and private reading area), three more large bedrooms and bathrooms beautifully decorated with Alaskan Art and Pictures.

Watch your favorite Movies in our private theater. Let the family enjoy playing foosball, water sports, fishing, biking, hiking, sight seen and many more great Alaskan adventures in the summer. You can also cross country ski, snow shoe, ice skate, Ice fish, or snow mobile around the property in the winter time. Down hill or heli Skiing are also near by.

This isolated jewel also keeps you connected to the outside world through wireless internet, and dish net tv available for all your individual needs.

The property is rented mainly for Lodging (see rates), but reunions and weddings are also allowed with previous arrangement at an additional fee, contact the owner for detail, please.

Keywords: Log Home

New Guess cabin also available!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, german, spanish

About The Owner

My wife and I are originally from Guatemala, and have lived in Anchorage, Alaska since 1988. We moved our family to Alaska because we were impressed by it's natural beauty and grandeur of this state. The lake house was built in the 1980's for a project that was never finished. We bought the unfinished house in 2004, and over the last 6 years we have been remodeling and enjoying the tranquil home ever since. This beautiful lake house is now available for any guest who wishes to enjoy the wonderful summers and winters that Alaska has to offer. We have enjoyed our last 20 years in Alaska, and hope that others will find the same pleasure in their next visit.

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Alaska

Big Lake Alaska is a popular getaway destination of the residents in Alaska. It is surrounded by incredible views for an unforgettable summer or winter. The house is located in the North Shore of the lake, in an unusually flat area, with 360 degree views. From the lake house, you can see, Mount McKinley, Mount Susitna 'the Sleeping Lady', the Alaska Range, Kinik Glacier and the Chugach Mountains. The lake house is far enough from the city for great privacy and is close to many Alaskan activities.

What makes this house unique

You can enjoy water sports in the summer, Kayaks, paddle boats included and rentals of any motorized equipment is available close by. Access to numerous fishing holes for Salmon, trout, pike, etc. You can make arrangements to be picked up by water plane and taken to incredible fishing areas and sightseeing. Incredible sights that can be admired in the backyard. The property is only three hours from Denali National Park, 10 miles from Wasilla (Sara Palin’s home town). For more shopping and dining options, Anchorage is approximately one hour away. The lake house is also one hour from Hatches Pass, home of the Independence Mine, and a historical site. In winter, enjoy cross country skiing, snow shooing, snowmobiling, Ice Skating, and Ice fishing in the back yard. Big Lake is the start point of the famous Iron Dog Race, and Willow, which is 10 miles north is the start point of the famous dog sled Iditarod Race. Enjoy the Northern Lights in the winter clear nights or visit Hatches Pass for a helicopter skiing or down hill skiing adventure.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Incredible. I lost my husband and came to Alaska to visit relatives and entertained myself and my daughter that was really depress.

I have not seen my daughter smile since my husband died. It was wondrfull seen my daughter face to come alive.

We spent 3 incredible days.

We are coming next year.

If you have the chance to enjoy this incredible home, don't hesitate.

You will never regret.


The widow from Florida
Aug 2009
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based on 6 traveler reviews

The Best the Last Frontier Can Offer!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Beautiful Views and Beautiful Property!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week in this lovely property. It is beautiful, well maintained, and very clean. Lots of room inside and out. Outdoor covered deck provides a beautiful view of the lake and mountains. Down by the lake on property is a wonderful outdoor entertainment area, with a paddle boat, kayaks, life jackets for adults and children, volleyball court. The yard is huge. Plenty of room for soccer or football games, relay races, etc. for children. There are two very large living areas, gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliance. Teens would love the downstairs den/game room and workout room. There is an additional kitchen bedroom and two baths in this area. We had eight adults and eight children under six. Plenty of beds and bathrooms. We never felt crowded. The house has been professionally decorated and the owners have gone to great length to supply the house with many amenities and thoughtful comforts. It's secluded and private but only a ten minute drive to the nearest grocery store and restaurants. The owners are gracious people and there property manager warmly greeted us and is conviently located nearby if any additional help is needed. Have visited Alaska 8 times and this has been my favorite rental so far. I will definitely recommend it to my friends and hope to return again. The only thing you do need to be aware of if you can't walk stairs there are many stair in the house. Once you get up the front steps to the main living area there are two bedrooms and baths on that level. Also if you have small children you may need to bring a couple of baby gates for staircases. Be prepared for an enchanting stay! One of the best rentals for the price.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anchorage, AK

The BEST place on Big Lake!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed there twice with 2 other families and the place is AMAZING! We have stayed at other houses on Big Lake before but this was by far our favorite, won't stay anywhere else. It feels very luxurious yet is children friendly. The best thing about it is the great variety of entertainment (movie room, pool table, X-Box, reading balcony, etc) which makes it possible to have a great number of people yet never feel like you are on top of each other. Very spacious, very clean, comfortable. You will not be disappointed! I HIGHLY recommend it!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Perfect Family Retreat!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is an AMAZING property--a dream come true! Our local and out of town family stayed at this property for a family event in September 2011! The house is breathtaking and very much a home away from home! It is decorated to the nines and makes anyone who has the unique opportunity to stay feel like a king and/or queen. The bedrooms (all 6 of them) are clean, comfortable and roomy! The game room on the first floor is a fun/great way to keep kids entertained. The lake front area is simply amazing--gazebo, BBQ grills, covered deck, dock, the view of Sleeping Lady and the landscaping are a perfect view for outdoor enjoyment with friends and family. We were so lucky to have found this gem--! Alaska is an amazing place to visit, but even more so to have such an amazing place to stay so close to our own home in Anchorage.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jay & Julianne: We are so happy that you had such a good time in our home. Thank you for your review. It makes a lot to us. Sincerely, Maclovia & Emilio
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Luxury Lake Estate!! The Best you can get!!

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed here a few times and it is the best!

The house is amazing it's MTV Cribs in Alaska. The family that owns the property is very nice and extremely welcoming. I have never seen such a great place for a vacation,wedding,party, or just to relax. Kid friendly all the way!!! Brand New Game room on lower floor. Everything on all floors is new and decorated to the finest. I would recommend this to everyone who loves a great place to spread out and enjoy almost 4acres of fun. 2 boat docks, boat launch, gazebo, BBQ's, sunning area, 6 person hot tub on the lake!! It's just a amazing and goregous place to go!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lloyd and Lulu: Thank you so much!!! Maclovia & Emilio
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Katy, Texas, USA

Summer Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in July 2011 at this property. We found the accomodations and amenities of superior quality. We used this location as home base for sightseeing around Anchorage and Denali.

The kitchen is a cook's dream. The entertainment opportunites for all ages is vast, including movies, pool table, air hockey, x-box games, kayaking, canoeing, grilling, marshmellow and hot dog roasting, gym, etc.

I highly recommend this property for anyone from Alaska or the lower 48. The only thing we were missing was our boat that we left in Texas.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul and Brenda: We are so thankful of you review, and very happy that you had a good time. Let us know, if you or any friend of you, want to experiance the beaty of Alaska. We will do our best to make sure you have a great time. You need more time for Brenda to visit the Medical Center. This the only State that does not have manage care. God Blees Emilio
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Great 50th

  • 5 of 5

I just completed a week-long stay at this beautiful home with several friends from around the country. The house was incredible and served us very well. The owners were there if we needed them, but we were left alone to enjoy the house as if it were our own. The professional kitchen and large dining table were a plus and made it easy to have great conversation as 12 guys returned from their daily adventures. The only issue we had was that the new grill was not yet hooked up, but the other grill worked just fine and met our needs.

I would definitely stay there again and highly recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denali National Park
"Denali is a 6 million acres of wild land. The home of the North America's Tallest peak, 20,3..."
"The History Village of Talkeetna, at the base of Mount McKinley (Denali). Its Outstanding vi..."
Boggs Visitor Center at Portage Glacier
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Anchorage Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Islander
Nearest Ferry
280 Miles
Homer, Akaska
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Palmer Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Wasilla Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Parks Hhighway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Big Lake Family Rstaurant
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Hatches Pass
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Big Lake North Park

Play Volleyball at the Sand Volleyball Court. Work out at the full size Gym in the House. Excellent salmon fishing holes are nearby. Fly fishing, halibut fishing, bear sight seeing and float plane fishing trips, by arrangement. Can helicopter ski, down hill ski, snow shoe, back country ski and go on snowmobiling trips nearby. Cross country skiing, ice skating, ice fishing, northern lights viewing and snow snowmobiling can be done on site. Kayaks are available for use. Wave runners and boats are available for rent during the summer and snow mobiles during the winter at nearby venues.


Rates & Availability

Big Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 2015 - May 15 2016
5 night minimum stay
May 16 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Tax Rate 5.0%

Security deposit, Approved on Credit Card only, $2,000. Not charged unless damages.
Private Parties and Weddings Charges:
The outside grounds use for weddings or private parties are not included in the lodging fee.
The use of the Outside Grounds for weddings and private parties range from:
a) $3900 just the grounds alone without the use of the House.
b) $2900 plus House renal 5 nights at $85 per night. ($7125).
c) $1900 plus House rental 7 nights or more at $845 per night. ($7815 minimum)
The use of the grounds do not include anything else, and they have to be left clean
without any equipment or Tents used within the next 24 hours after the party.

50% down, non refundable.
50% day of arrival
VISA/MC only

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Alaska House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Dialup Access
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (5), Double Beds (2) full sized, Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) futons
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Wine Rack, 2 Wine cooles, a private theatre and a private full size work out room are onsite. Catering, maid servies and profesional personal trainer by arrangement. Ideal outdoor space for weddings, any type of outdoor private parties, and business retreats, which all require a minimum of 1 weeks stay.

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