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The Best the Last Frontier Can Offer!

Bedrooms 6
Space 6,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Log House and a Log Cabin

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 2 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 Denali (McKinley before) on the back.

The three story lake house has a huge two story front window and is custom decorated with Alaskan Art and Pictures in an Elegant Country Victorian stile. I has Brazilian Cherry wood floors, granite counter tops, a Thomasville kitchen with Viking appliances, a theater, two large guess bedrooms and two full bathrooms, one Jacuzzi, a beautiful main room with chimney, dining and living room area, and a separated TV section. Exit to a covered deck with dining table and living room section, ideal for afternoon reading and coffee.

There is a large basement Apartment with a full kitchen, dining room, one bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and a comfortable and relaxing living room with a fire place and TV area and 2 futon beds. A full size Gym and a large entertainment room with a pool table, air hockey, foosball table, and more

Outside, an out door chest board, a ping pong table, a basket ball hop, an acre of lush green yard, a dock with boat landing area, a gazebo with a wood stove , patio for sun bathing and relaxation, a large fire pit, a country swing for two, two outdoor grills, a Hot tub and a covered deck with an outdoor kitchen , bar, dining and living room areas, all water front.

Watch your favorite Movies in our private theater. Let the family enjoy playing Foosball, pool, air hockey, outdoor basketball, water sports, fishing, biking, hiking, sight seen and many more great Alaskan adventures in the summer. During the winter you can also cross country ski, snow shoe, ice skate, Ice fish, and snow snowmobiling. Down hill or Helicopter-Skiing are available near by.

This isolated jewel also keeps you connected to the outside world through wireless internet, and dish net TV.

These and other amenities will help you to enjoy this paradise in the heart of Alaska.

The property is rented mainly for lodging, ideal for a family vacations with a 5 night minimum stay. For more information contact the owners.


Keywords: Log Home

More Details

The Avilas
Member since: 2009
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
30 August, 2018

About The Avilas

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 lodge was built in the 1980's for a project that was never finished. We bought the unfinished lodge in 2004, and over the last 12 years we have been remodeling and enjoying its tranquility ever since. This beautiful lake house is now available for any special guest who wishes to enjoy the wonderful summers and winters that Alaska has to offer. We have enjoyed almost 30 years in Alaska, and hope that others will find the same pleasure in their next visit.

The Avilas purchased this estate in 2004

Why The Avilas chose Big Lake

Big Lake Alaska is a popular getaway destination of the visitor to Alaska. It is surrounded by incredible views for an unforgettable summers and winters. The house is located in the North Shore of the lake, in an unusually flat area, with 360 degree views. From the 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 busy city and provides great privacy with great access to many Alaskan activities.

What makes this estate unique

You can enjoy water sports in the summer, Kayaks, paddle boats and can rent any water craft equipment close by. Access to numerous fishing holes for Salmon, trout, pike, etc. You can make arrangements to be picked up by a 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 the city of Wasilla . For 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, a famous historical site, ideal for hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter. Duting 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 back country 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate rental in Big Lake

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Shoes inside the House No Child less than 14 without an adult in the Gym Pool Table for Adults Only
  • No Child without Life Jacket on the dock or near the Lake No Children by the Fire Pit No Children using the grills Do not distube Wild Life
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Apartment Master Bedroom -
    Apartment Bathroom 2 - Shared
    Apartment/Entertainment area - Shared
    Cabin with Master & Livingroom - Shared
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - Shared
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , bidet , Master Bathroom open to Master Bedroom , not in the photos
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Apartment /Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Apartment Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Apartment/Entertaiment area - 2 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 3 - 2 large double bed , 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double bed
    Log Cabin with Master & living room - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 7 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Mater Bedroom not in the photos
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (5), full sized (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2).
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jacuzzi
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Wine Rack, 2 Wine coolers, a private theater and a full size work out room are onsite. Maid services and professional personal trainer by arrangement.


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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.

  • Review Submitted: 29/06/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 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!

  • Review Submitted: 12/04/2012
  • Date of Stay: March 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.

  • Review Submitted: 18/10/2011
  • Date of Stay: September 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!!

  • Review Submitted: 18/08/2011
  • Date of Stay: August 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.

  • Review Submitted: 25/07/2011
  • Date of Stay: July 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.

  • Review Submitted: 14/07/2010
  • Date of Stay: July 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Anchorage Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Islander
Nearest Ferry
180 Miles
Seward, 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
Car: necessary

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, canoe and paddle boat are available for your use. Wave runners, jet skis and boats are available for rent at the local marina during the summer and snow mobiles during the winter at nearby venues.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday estate around the Big Lake

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Aditional Guess / night AU$103.33
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$2,066.55

Wedding an Reunions that include more than the guess that is renting the house are priced should be check directly with the owner.
Care few for noise is 11 pm.
Damage Protection, No Security deposit is required, only Credit Card approval for $1,500. It will NOT be charged unless damages.
Log Cabin Rented separately $400.00 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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