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3 BR / 2 BA

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Last updated: 01/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Big Lake house description

Ideal lakefront setting. Large shoreline lawn and dock, perfect for all to congregate for water activities - kayaks, paddle boats, canoe, paddle boards and swimming. Plenty of beach towels and lifejackets too! Custom boating services available by reservation with owner. Large deck with gas grill, two picnic tables. The house has beautiful knotty pine interior, a large kitchen; spacious dining area and large living room, all facing the lake with lots of windows. Satellite DirecTV and wifi internet access. Lots of outdoor games: ladderball, volleyball, wiffleball, to name a few. If indoor is your style - we have a sizable movie library and many board games, card games, and a Wi. Enjoy the evenings by the bonfire or enjoy a nice hot Sauna with a dip in the water (summer) or a roll in the snow (winter :~)

Bedrooms are very comfortable - new mattresses, good pillows - always fresh clean linens. All mattresses and pillows have hypo allergenic covers. One bathroom downstairs with jetted tub and shower - one bathroom upstairs with tub and shower. The kitchen is very spacious, easy to cook in and comes well stocked with everything you need.

As for other local activities.... can't name it all here. The Matanuska Susitna valley has hiking, Iditirod Mushers Dog Kennels to visit, visting Historic Talkeetna is a must, Hatcher Pass to hike and visit Independence Mine. the list goes on and on. Visitor Center is on the way too in case you need suggestions. So much to do - anything from Glacier guided tours, Ziplining to hiking and Mt. Biking is all within your front doorstep to 30 to 45 minutes from the lakehouse. Denali is about 2 hours North of Big Lake.

For Golf enthusiasts - Settlers Bay is less than 30 minutes drive.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Events Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


          • Books:

            Lots of reading material. Special interest stuff to read by the fireplace....moreless

          • DVD Player
          • Games:

            Lots of Board games and card decks, dice....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            DirecTV includes the Xtra package and also HBO and cinemax...moreless

          • Television
          • Toys:

            some outdoor toys for children...moreless

          • Video Games:

            Wii and WiiFit and LetsDance and several sports games...moreless

          • Video Library:

            pretty good size video library - probably close to 150 movies....moreless


          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions


          • Churches
          • Library
          • Marina
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Laundromat

          Leisure Activities

          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Paddle Boating
          • Walking

          Location Type

              • Lakefront:

                Large dock, paddle boats, kayaks, canoe, Paddle Boards...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountaineering
              • Skiing
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Whitewater Rafting


              • Dining:

                Large wood table that comfortably seats 8. We also provide a folding table...moreless

              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 10 people


              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet:


              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking:

                Large gravel pad as well as circular drive...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                bathtowels and beach towels...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Wood Stove


              • Coffee Maker:

                there are two. Also a coffee grinder and plenty of filters for both models. ...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher:

                nice and quiet...moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Has lots of extra's - ice cream make, waffle maker, large grill. Lots of cookware and bakeware. small and large crockpots. Large microwave...moreless

              • Microwave:

                Large new model...moreless

              • Oven:

                Standard large single oven....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Fully stocked condiments and spice pantry and tea bags. paper products are included, paper cups, plates, napkins & paper towels....moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove:

                Standard four burner. ...moreless

              • Toaster


              • Bicycles:

                1 kids bike and 1 adult bike...moreless

              • Boat:

                Ski Boat available for extra charge operated by Owner...moreless

              • Deck / Patio
              • Golf:

                Settlers Bay Golf Course is 13 miles from house...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                2 lake Kayaks 1 canoe 1 Paddle boats...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Water Sports Gear:

                20 life jackets (lots of adult and lots of children sizes) 2 Paddle boards Wake boards water skiis water tubes Water Trampoline...moreless

              Pool / Spa

                  • Sauna:

                    Just built in summer 2013. Spacious Sauna....moreless



                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 10 traveler reviews
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                  3 night min stay
                  $350 $350
                  Sat, Sun
                  $2,205 $8,250
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                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Pet Fee $100
                  • Cleaning Fee $100
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                  Last updated: 01/24/2015
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                  21 Unavailable
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                  70 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Robyn's Landing
                  13 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Settlers Bay
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Alaska Railroad
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Parks Highway
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  East Lake Mall
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Hatcher Pass

                  Car: Necessary

                  This recreational home is an ideal location for those who want to do many things Alaska has to offer while having all the comforts of a home base: Historic Hatcher Pass hiking; Talkeetna flightseeing, fishing, zip lining; Denali National Park - all within driving distance. Within 5-miles of Iditarod Champion Martin Buser Happy Trails Kennels sled dog tours and many, many other attractions in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. visit for everything there is to do.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2000

                  About the owner: We built this house in early 2000 to have a weekend retreat for our family to play and enjoy time together on the lake, on the trails - all within driving distance from Anchorage.

                  Why the Owner Chose Big Lake:
                  The house has a large front yard facing the lake for setting up volley ball, croquet, touch football or just sit around the fire or on the dock and watch the sunset.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Direct access to the Big Lake snowmachine trail system. Close to many unique Alaskan activities. Hatcher Pass and Independence Mine - 30 minutes; Glaicier Tours and Whitewater rafting on Matanuska River - 45 minutes; Talkeetna - 60 minutes; Denali hikes out of Talkeetna - 60 minutes.

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                  Speaks: english



                  • View from the paddleboat!

                    View from the paddleboat!

                  • Hatcher Pass in the distance

                    Hatcher Pass in the distance

                  • Downstairs bedroom

                    Downstairs bedroom

                  • Loon near the dock..

                    Loon near the dock..

                  • Big yard - lots of games!  Ladderball, volleyball, wiffleball, etc.

                    Big yard - lots of games! Ladderball, volleyball, wiffleball, etc.

                  • lilacs.... only for a couple weeks - they don't bloom very long

                    lilacs.... only for a couple weeks - they don't bloom very long

                  • Paddleboarding.


                  • local red throated Grebes building a nest nearby

                    local red throated Grebes building a nest nearby

                  • Mom and baby ducks in front of the dock

                    Mom and baby ducks in front of the dock

                  • Summers eve

                    Summers eve

                  • Well stocked kitchen

                    Well stocked kitchen

                  • 2nd upstairs bedroom

                    2nd upstairs bedroom

                  • 1st Upstairs bedroom

                    1st Upstairs bedroom

                  • One of the two paddleboats

                    One of the two paddleboats

                  • Two chairs waiting for you!!  :)

                    Two chairs waiting for you!! :)

                  • Another sunset

                    Another sunset

                  • Sauna! very nice to jump in the lake afterwards

                    Sauna! very nice to jump in the lake afterwards

                  • Young ducks fishing near the dock

                    Young ducks fishing near the dock

                  VRBO #462324

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, January 24, 2015

                  $350 per night (USD)
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                  Member since: 2013
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Response rate: 90%
                  • Calendar last updated: 01/24/2015
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