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Spacious Private Lakefront Home - Perfect For Families and Corporate Rentals

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

4 Br, 2 Bath, North & South-facing Decks to Enjoy the Water and Mountain Views

Perfect for families, groups, and corporate rentals with accommodations for up to 9 people. Downstairs has 2 queen beds, one king, one futon, one full bath, large living area, and W/D. Upstairs has one queen bed, one full bath, full eat-in kitchen, large living room, and deck access to front and back of house. The lake has a 10hp motor restriction (so no speed boats) and features a fire pit and canoe for paddling or fishing, although fish can be caught from the shore (fishing license required). Fishing rods and tackle as well as some snow shoes and jackets and boots available for use during your stay. One flat screen tv in each living area, dvd player, and wifi. There is a variety of reading material, games, and outdoor activities for guests of all interests. If there's something in particular you're looking for and don't see it listed here, please ask. If it's available, we'll let you know. We want you to get the most out of your stay in our beautiful state, and we want you to be comfortable in our home.

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

About Colleen

Our family retired from the military at Ft. Bragg, NC in 2006 and moved to Alaska to finish raising our children. Randy started his second career working for the state on the Alaska Marine Highway (ferry system), and Colleen started a very rewarding job working for the Matanuska-Susitna Borough (MatSu) as a firefighter. That job excelled over the next six years to becoming an engineer with West Lakes Fire Department and an EMT. Our children are grown and live nearby with grandchildren arriving yearly:)

Colleen purchased this house in 2006

Why Colleen chose Wasilla

We recently secured jobs out of state that may become permanent. However, we're not ready to sell our house yet. We've put years into upgrading it, and we just love our home. We receive a lot compliments, and people wonder why we would ever want to leave. We're trying something new in our new found empty nest status, and are hoping to share some of the beauty and comfort of our home with others to enjoy.

What makes this house unique

We believe we have the best location on the lake for views and access. The lake is a peaceful wildlife breeding area with no loud speedboats or jet skis, although it becomes a roadway for snowmachiners in the winter. The lake freezes to about 2 feet thick making it a perfect place to ice fish, cross-country ski, or snow shoe. There is also a snow machine, ATV, and camper rental dealer in Wasilla for the very adventurous vacationers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family (group of 7) stayed at this property in June 2017. It was hard to leave when it was time. Most of the time on vacation I don't get attached to the place we're staying but this was different. We felt at home as soon as we walked in. This is a very nice house with great views. It was also extremely clean. Especially the bathrooms which are usually not cleaned to suit me. They were spotless. It was stocked with toilet paper, paper towels, etc. Not just the usual extra roll, much more than we needed. The kitchen is nice and well stocked with quality cookware and utensils. I wish I would've had a day to kill to just sit in the living room. It was extremely comfortable. We used the canoe that is provided on the lake many times. The kids loved it. This is a good location for sightseeing. It is about as centrally located as you can get to travel to Denali, Kenai Fjords, Whittier and Seward. It is a 2 minute drive to a nice grocery, a gas station and a couple restaurants which was very handy. Colleen the owner was exceptional to deal with. Any time I had a question she responded quickly. They definitely take pride in their home and it shows. I have rented on VRBO/HomeAway 20+ times and have always had good luck but this was by far the best experience yet. I highly recommend this property. If you are disappointed staying here then you likely will not be satisfied anywhere. 
Jun 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Wasilla in Matanuska-Susitna

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • If your check out is on a Tuesday, kindly empty all household trash and take garbage can to the bottom of driveway
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Downstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Downstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Downstairs, no closet, has drawers and a desk
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Housekeeping fee of $150 will be included in the reservation total. For reservations longer than 2 weeks, a housekeeper will come and clean at a rate of $20/hour to be paid to the housekeeper by the guests at the time of the cleaning unless otherwise agreed upon.


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Spacious Private Lakefront Home - Perfect For Families and Corporate Rentals
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

A beautiful location with a spectacular 360* view

  • 5 of 5

An amazing tranquil property with owners to match.

We had excellent communication the entire stay.

This house has everything you would want and more for a great vacation in Alaska and is conveniently located near the local grocery store.

We look forward to returning to Wasilla and staying here again someday!

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Didn’t really want to leave!!!

  • 5 of 5

Had more than enough amenities, beautiful Alaskan views, and hosts were very pleasant. We had a full family there and we had everything we needed and then some! I would highly recommend anyone to stay. Can’t think of any issues we had so thank you much!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for my colleagues and I. We were here for twelve nights and the house is comfortable, cozy, clean and well stocked. We enjoyed the view of the mountains and the frozen lake!! We even saw a moose in the neighborhood. Colleen and Brandi were very responsive and helpful. We are already looking forward to next year!!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing experience that feels like home

  • 5 of 5

When you enter this beautiful house you immediately know that it was intended to be a home. Everything is quality and the greeting book answers questions that you didn't even know you had. I will definitely bring my family to enjoy the summer in this place next time.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rainbow Lake

  • 5 of 5

Really a perfect place. Attention to household details was impressive. Owners were immediately responsive to any questions we had.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay and helpful host

  • 5 of 5

Colleen was very accommodating for our film crew, who stayed here for several days while filming in the Wasilla/Anchorage area. Incredibly helpful and flexible and the house was beautiful, spacious, and comfortable. Thanks so much for everything!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Ted Stevens International (ANC)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Silver Fox, Roadside, Sully's
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Alaska Marine Highway, Whittier
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Settler's Bay
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Alaska Railroad Wasilla
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cadillac Cafe
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Hatcher's Pass
Car: necessary

Views of Mt. McKinley within a short drive, Fur Rendezvous in February, Iditarod in March, halibut, rock fish, and salmon fishing charters from May through September. Year round rainbow trout fishing in the lake just steps away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Wasilla, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter Season
15 Sep 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £127.01
Pet Fee £74.71 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £149.42

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Owners reserve the right to keep up to and including full amount of deposit for damage, missing or broken items, and/or house needing extensive cleaning over and above normal usage upon exiting.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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