|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Ideal lakefront setting. Large shoreline lawn and dock, perfect for all to congregate for water activities - Pontoon boat for leisurely cruise around the lake, kayaks, paddle boat, canoe, paddle boards and swimming. Plenty of beach towels and lifejackets too! Other 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 cablei 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 Wii. 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.
We built this house to have lakefront house to play and enjoy time together on the lake, on the trails - all within driving distance from Anchorage.
Scott Theis purchased this house in 2000
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.
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.
Our family of 5 stayed here in early August, 2016. We used this house for a few days and then got an RV and went South for a few more. We have used VRBO several times in the past. The pictures dont really capture how nice the property is. The house is on a large private lot on a beautiful lake and we used this location to go out and do our day trips. Dont skip Martin Buser sled dog tour right around the corner. The big bonus and what kept us having lots of fun while at the house were the toys. A pontoon boat, dock, canoe, two kayaks, stand up paddle boards, football, frisbee, etc were all there. The owners were friendly and helpful as well.
Lots of things to do nearby. Use tripadvisor for all those. Knik Glacier tour is not to be missed.
Not sure where to start as everything was perfect.
The house itself is open concept, large, and very comfortably furnished. We had more than plenty room for our family of 5. The kitchen is well equipped with pots, pans, cutlery etc. We came from the east coast, stocked up on groceries in Wasilla and never had to go shopping again. The house had absolutely everything we needed. All cleaning products were supplied. Washer & dryer were great to have. Sauna was a fabulous treat.
Outside there were two 4 seater dining sets with tables and chairs as well as an additional picnic table. The fire pit area was fabulous and we had a fire our last night using the available wood/kindling/paper from the wood sheds. Too bad it rained the other 4 nights.
The dock is large and getting the kayaks and paddleboards in the water was so simple. We were on the lake a lot because it was so quiet and warm. We saw only 5 other people on it during our entire stay. It takes about 40mins to kayak the perimeter. We did not use the pontoon boat as that would likely be above our skill level.
I wish we could return but our next Alaska vacation will be many years from now. In the meantime, anyone considering this house should book it without hesitancy. If it was available near our home, we would buy it immediately.
Thank you Scott & Lindy for sharing this magical place!!
We rented three houses during our two week stay in Alaska and this was our favorite. The views of the sunset are breathtaking. The house was clean and
had everything we could possibly want or need. We took the kayaks out in the quiet of the morning on the lake and enjoyed the "party boat" in the evening.
We visited Denali, ( a long drive), Palmer, Matanuska Glacier, (highly recommended). Our only regret is that we didn't stay longer.
Our stay here was great! We arrived at the Lake House after having cruised north from Vancouver. We found the house to be exactly as it had been described in the listing. It's location was perfect. Mantanuska Glacier, Talkeetna, Anchorage and Hatcher's Pass were all within a relatively short driving distance. The house was extremely clean and stocked with almost everything one could need. Scott and Lindy were extremely accommodating and helpful with any questions that we had. I highly recommend this rental property to anyone who is looking to experience Alaska.
This place had so much to do, fully stocked with Everything!!! My family enjoyed staying here and would love to go back for another weekend! Couldn't recommend a better place to stay!
We had a wonderful time at the lake house this summer! My husband and I and two of our adult children and spouses from Florida spent a week in June in Alaska for a family reunion in Wasilla. The cabin was very clean, pretty and stocked better than any we have ever seen. We all enjoyed cruising around the lake on the pontoon boat and using the paddle boards. Late in the evening we sat around the nice fire pit (tons of wood ready to use available)and laughed and shared stories from our day. We loved the cabin and made lots of happy memories there when we weren't hiking beautiful trails around the area. Scott and Lindy were great to work with and conscientious in everything to make our stay there enjoyable. It's the perfect place to stay!
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.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Property Damage Protection||£45|
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