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Stunning Lakefront Home Near Anchorage

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 7,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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About the property

A truely Alaskan lakeside home ideal for your adventure

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 8 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:
28 March, 2017

Why Kurt Hansmeier chose Alaska

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 Wasilla

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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.
    Holly's Room - 1 large double bed , 1 double bed , 1 single bed , Queen bed with additional trundle
    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.
  • 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:
  • Car Available
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


4.8/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Stunning Lakefront Home Near Anchorage
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

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: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque, New Mexico


  • 5 of 5

This home is AMAZING! We had the best Alaska vacation. Everyone in my family LOVED this house as it is just so impressive and has every amenity you could ask for. The owner was super easy to work with and helped us plan our activities as well. Loved the hot-tub, sauna, and steam bath. The entire bottom floor is one giant game room with Air hockey, Pool table, Ping-Pong, Foosball. We watched a movie on the GIANT home theatre every night to relax the kiddos. This house truly has it all. A fabulous value for the money. We look forward to coming back some day soon and have already referred this house to our friends who will be visiting Alaska in 2017.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to hosting your friends next summer. Hope to see you again soon. Thank you for your business, it is greatly appreciated.
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Amazing property with ALL of the amenities.

  • 5 of 5

From the second we pulled up, this property truly fulfilled our hopes for a great weekend on the lake with close friends. The kitchen was great for cooking and baking, there was ample space throughout the house for everyone to enjoy their space, and the hot tub, steam shower, and tv/stereo system really added to the overall experience. The large deck and lake dock provided even more space to enjoy our time outside. A+ experience!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Long Beach

Big Lake Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Awesome luxury lake home. Exceeded our expectations for our Alaska getaway. Owner really easy to deal with. Everything we wanted was there for us to use. Best vacation spot, centrally located to all the best activities to see and do. Awesome place, can't wait to come back. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • 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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Wasilla

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
12 May 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$981
Property Damage Protection A$103
Tax Rate 5.0%

Discounts possible for small groups.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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