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Secluded Swan Family Home on Beautiful Flathead Lake

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L. to R. Studio, & Bedroom, LR, kitchen & stone turret, upper bedrooms


Last updated: 12/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Polson house description

The Swan Family Home is Flathead Lake-front property, perched above the water in a woodsy, private, and quiet setting. Watch the kids from the many decks as they swim from the private, gravel beach. Listen to the circling osprey and the waves on the shore. Enjoy campfires and 'smores' on the beach with the kids.

Influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, the home was designed and built by an artist-engineer. The interior has unique, handcrafted features: stone fireplace, curving spiral stair, and picture windows to follow the changing light. Two of the bedrooms have their own decks.

The unique character and charm does not mean you have to suffer. The year-round home is comfortable with central heat, AC, and modern appliances: Full kitchen with double oven, 5-burner electric range, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, all cooking and eating utensils, and bed linens furnished. Gas BBQ. Wireless Internet. There is a two-car garage, and a shed with wood for that morning fire with your coffee.

Come enjoy the beach, the wild animals, and the quiet: canoe, swim, and relax to the sounds of the water.

Renting Sunday to Sunday.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 12-13

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

            ladder entry; furnished with clean sleeping bag only...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


          • The Big Rom: 1 queen, 4 twin/ single


          • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4), Child Beds (1)

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


          Other Amenities

              • Quiet, Gravel beach, Canoe, Firepit, Decks, Patio, Central heat and AC, Washer/Dryer, Dish Washer, Fireplace with complimentary wood, Parlor stove, Wireless Internet, Library, Each full bath has its own water heater, thermostatically controlled heat, and window, No Pets...moreless


              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games:

                Trunk full of board games...moreless


              • Away From It All
              • Family


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Lake View:

                Enjoy spectacular sunsets over Wildhorse Island and Cat Bay...moreless

              • Lakefront:

                200+ feet of beautiful gravel beach, firepit for those smores late at night....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling
              • Snowboarding
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Dining:

                Dining room table with leaves will seat your crew....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 12 people


              • Air Conditioning:


              • Clothes Dryer
              • Garage:

                one space available...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                central heat pump plus zoned electric heat in some areas...moreless

              • Internet:


              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:


              • Telephone:

                local calls only -- long distance with calling card...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wood Fireplace:

                wood provided...moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                in the 'big room'...moreless


              • Kitchen:

                Includes table and seating...moreless

              • Microwave:

                Countertop microwave...moreless

              • Oven:

                Double ovens plus microwave...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                You can expect some of the basics: spices, coffee filters, salt and pepper...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                small fridge in the kitchen; full size with freezer in the garage...moreless

              • Stove:

                5-burner electric smoothtop...moreless

              • Toaster:



              • Balcony:

                One upper bedroom has its own balcony...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                decks on north and south sides of house...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                17 foot aluminum canoe with paddles and pfds is provided....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:




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              from 7 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Shoulder Seasons
              Sep 5 - Jun 5
              4 night min stay
              My Standard Rate
              4 night min stay
              $3,000 $7,500
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Tax Rate 7%


              Quiet hours from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m.

              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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              Last updated: 12/22/2014
              Check availability
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              22 Today
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              65 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Missoula or Kalispell
              8 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              12 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Polson Golf Course
              70 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Whitefish, MT
              8 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              U.S. Highway 93
              9 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              40 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Blacktail Mountain
              0.05 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Flathead Lake

              Car: Necessary

              Birding, Canoeing, River Rafting, Golfing, Located on the historic Flathead Indian Reservation, National Bison Range is one hour south, Glacier National Park is two hours north, Peaks of the Mission Mountain Wilderness are omnipresent


              Owner info

              About the owner: Owners: Mac and Karen Swan and their children, Isaac and Mariah; Mary Swan and her son Ken.

              Why the Owner Chose Polson:
              One of the unique areas on Flathead Lake, Cat Bay is particularly remote with the old-time feel of Montana the way it used to be. We offer modern amenities in a quiet setting. You'll wish you could stay on and on.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Built as a family project over years, the original cabin was framed in 1957, bedrooms and bath added in 1964, garage, studio and third bedroom and bath completed in 1969. Entryway completed in 1972. The Swan Family has enjoyed these three timbered acres away from the cares of the world, the clear waters lapping against the gentle gravel beach, the calls of the osprey overhead and communing with the animals who make their home here too. Bliss is lingering over coffee on the sunny morning deck--fledgling hawks casting quick shadows through the timber during their flight lessons to the knock of pileated woodpeckers on the pines.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english

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              • L. to R. Studio, & Bedroom, LR, kitchen & stone turret, upper bedrooms

                L. to R. Studio, & Bedroom, LR, kitchen & stone turret, upper bedrooms

              • Location on Flathead Lake, courtesy of NASA

                Location on Flathead Lake, courtesy of NASA

              • Kitchen


              • Dining Area

                Dining Area

              • Large Dining Table with Leaves

                Large Dining Table with Leaves

              • Lower Bedroom with Deck

                Lower Bedroom with Deck

              • Big Room -- 4 twins & queen

                Big Room -- 4 twins & queen

              • October -- House above and left of sailboat mast.

                October -- House above and left of sailboat mast.

              • May


              • Battleship Island and Sailboat

                Battleship Island and Sailboat

              • Entry with spiral stairs

                Entry with spiral stairs

              • Living Room Fireplace

                Living Room Fireplace

              • Spring Before Full Pool--Our View North from the Beach

                Spring Before Full Pool--Our View North from the Beach

              • Kitchen with table

                Kitchen with table

              • Woodburning Fireplace

                Woodburning Fireplace

              • Lower Level Bedroom

                Lower Level Bedroom

              • Big Room -- 4 twins & queen

                Big Room -- 4 twins & queen

              • Lower Level Bath

                Lower Level Bath

              • Cat Bay from the beach

                Cat Bay from the beach

              • Fall Fishing

                Fall Fishing

              • Upper Level Bedroom 2

                Upper Level Bedroom 2

              • Library & Game Table

                Library & Game Table

              VRBO #22522

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              This listing was first published here in 2003.

              Date last modified - Monday, December 22, 2014

              $225 - $375 per night (USD)

              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 13

              View calendar: Updated 12/22/14
              Minimum stay: 4 nights
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              Member since: 2003
              Speaks: english
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              • Calendar last updated: 12/22/2014
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