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Stunning Lakefront Home Near Anchorage

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 7,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

A truely Alaskan lakeside home ideal for your adventure

Your Alaska adventure begins here! This is truly the premier Alaskan luxury home available for vacation rental in or around Anchorage. Magnificently finished and with every amenity that you will ever need, this home will be perfect for your true Alaskan family vacation. Our home can also be rented for weddings, corporate retreats, and private parties. Big Lake Alaska is situated 55 minutes from downtown Anchorage and is one of the most popular summer and winter recreational destinations in the Anchorage vicinity. Have your flight seeing or fly-in fishing guide pick you up and drop you off right at our dock. We are right in the flight path of all Denali flight-seeing trips as well as fly-in fishing trips out of Anchorage and most operators know our house. Big Lake is the start of the historic Iron Dog snowmachine race as well as one of the historical starts of the Iditarod Sled-Dog race. A tour of the lake can be arranged on a 15 person pontoon party boat. Within this listing you will see photos of all rooms, including the 1000 sqft apartment over the 4 car garage that can be rented additionally for parties. We have a boat launch for your use as well as a double jet-ski dock and 5 boat dock that is also used for float plane pickups. Everyone enjoys the massive lakeside stone fire-pit. We boast three surround sound stereo systems as well as speakers embedded in the rocks of the fire-pit. You can jam tunes in the hot-tub while you run in and out of the steam bath and sauna before you cool off in the lake. The kitchen is fully gourmet, you will find everything. The kids will love the 100 inch home theater as well as the air-hockey table, the pool table, foosball table, and ping-pong. We also have a home gym that is better than most hotels. We have 12 years of experience in the luxury home rental business and also own and manage another home on the Caribbean island of Aruba, Aruba Villa Tropical, VRBO #120002. We can offer you help on absolutely anything regarding your time in Alaska. We know that you will only stay with us for a few days, but we want you to have the best time possible.

Kurt Hansmeier
Member since: 2007
Speaks english, spanish, dutch
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Kurt Hansmeier

I was born and raised in Alaska and have worked in real estate and private finance in Alaska all of my adult life. I have raised three wonderful children whom I adore.

Kurt Hansmeier purchased this house in 2004

Why Kurt Hansmeier chose Big Lake

The East side of the property was purchased by my father in 1953. They put a small trailer on the property in 1965. I basically grew up here in the summer through my youth. It has always been my haven. My father gave me the property in 1998 as he knew I wanted to build a house here someday. I had known the neighbors and I bought the lot next door. My own kids are all grown and I am gone part of the year anyway and since I love to travel myself I thought it would make sense to just make it available for rent. We are only an hour from Anchorage and we are on the way from most Anchorage based flight-seeing or fly-in fishing trips. The plane will fly right up to our dock and can pick you up. Big Lake Alaska is awesome year round. I hope you enjoy it as much as we have.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Big Lake

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
    Upstairs - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , This serves Hannah, Holly and Marc's rooms upstairs
    Living room half bath - toilet , off of great room
    Spa - toilet , shower enclosure , Also steam bath, sauna and hot-tub.
    Gym - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 extra lg. double bed , Double shower, twin vanities, walk in closet.
    Marc's Room - 1 large double bed , lake view
    Hannah's Room - 1 extra lg. double bed , Walk in closet, lake view
    Bedroom 5 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 double bed , 2 single bed , Lots of beds in this room.
    Holly's Room - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , Twin bed with additional trundle
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We can make any type of arrangements you would like in order to make your Alaska vacation everything that you dreamed of.


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Stunning Lakefront Home Near Anchorage
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Lake frontage with room to play

  • 5 of 5

Lots of room to move around in and outside . We will be back again to enjoy this beautiful large home with awesome sunsets while sitting around the fire pit on the lake .

  • Review Submitted: 27/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Alaskan family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Kids adored this property - it was a struggle to get them to leave each day! Billiards, air hockey, PlayStations, home cinema, fishing off the jetty, hot tub, sauna, steam room, BBQ on the deck looking out onto big lake and denali in the distance...incredible. Kurt was a terrific host and we felt very privileged to stay in his extraordinary home.

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Alaskan Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Kurt was a terrific host and the house completely exceeded our expectations. Great location on a beautiful lake.

  • Review Submitted: 27/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Way beyond our lofty expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Blue Lantern Lodge (including the apartment) for 15 people while we were in Alaska for our daughter's wedding.

For over 20 years we have been using VRBO to find rental houses for our family vacations, including homes in Victoria, BC; Banff, Alberta; Boston, MA; Bar Harbor, ME; Mammoth Lakes, CA; San Diego, CA; Bear Creek, UT; to name a few. Far and away - this was the best home we have ever rented for a vacation.

We knew that this was a high end property. It was above our normal price range, but because of the occasion, we decided to splurge. The property blew away our lofty expectations. It was worth every penny and more! We built memories that will last a lifetime.

The setting is stunning - right on a quiet, glassy cove, surrounded by beautiful birch and fir trees with a gently sloped lawn leading down to 2 private docks. I have probably taken 10,000 landscape photographs over the last 30 years and I think 10 of my top 15 shots came on this trip and most of those from this property. The house is huge. With 15 people, we never felt crowded in the least. It is equipped to the hilt. The amenities exceed those listed on the VRBO site. the kitchen is stocked with the finest gourmet equipment. Everything in the house is top drawer.

The best feature of the house is the owner. Kurt was the consummate host - constantly looking for ways to help. He genuinely wants his guests to have the best experience possible.

It is not possible for me to exaggerate how perfect this property is. Rent it if you can!

  • Review Submitted: 07/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise in the winter

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 couples and several children in our group. More than ample space/sleeping for everyone. Kids loved the game room. We've rented on Air bnb and VRBO several times...first time we've ever seen a house with Apple TV in every room. The owner was so helpful in assisting us in doing all our activities....snow fishing...cross country skiing....and a few went dog sledding. What an amazing place, located in a gorgeous area.

The sauna was was fun to see my kids going back and forth from the hot sauna to rolling around in the snow outside. We enjoyed the hot tub every night...and best I've ever had. We will never forget our 5 star stay in the beautiful Alaskan winter wonderland.

  • Review Submitted: 21/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, luxurious, and comfortable house

  • 4 of 5

We rented out this house for a pond hockey tournament during the off-season, so unfortunately we did not get to enjoy the lake in a non-frozen state. Which was too bad, because the garage looked like Batman's cave - it had so many fun toys.

However, this meant we spent a lot more time in the house. It is perfectly suited for entertaining large groups. The basement floor has foosball, air hockey, pool, darts, and a TV/movie projection system.

The main floor is the ultimate in luxury, whether that's being a couch potato in front of the TV, cooking in a restaurant-grade kitchen, or enjoying the hot tub / steam room / sauna.

There are beds a plenty and enough space to get lost in the house.

Be sure to check with the host if you have more than 10 guests (our VRBO booking did not allow us to enter more). Despite early and repeated communication that we would have 12, the host didn't tell us we would be charged extra until we got on site. However, Kurt was very reasonable and we ended up not getting charged so it all worked out.

Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: 23/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Islander Bar
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Settlers Bay
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
The Boat House
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Alyeska Resort
Car: necessary

Your Alaska adventure begins here. World class sportfishing, Denali National Park, amazing hiking, massive glaciers are all an easy drive from our home on Big Lake.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$338.77

Discounts possible for small groups.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.