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5 Bdrm Country Home on 8 Acres, Riverfront, Convenient Location

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Last updated: 07/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Private Homes house description

This large 5 bedroom country home is situated right on the Stillwater River in the Flathead Valley and is accessed through its own private gate. The property has over 2,000 feet of river frontage on 8 acres and is located at the very end of a private dirt road. The Stillwater River wraps around this piece and creates a very unique peninsula which offers a private and peaceful setting. The property has plenty of trees, meadows and fenced pasture for horses, along with the river winding through on 3 sides. The Stillwater River is a slow moving river, very peaceful and is an attraction to a lot of wildlife in the area.

The deck encompasses quite a view of the river! The river creates a special mood on the property, it has a calming effect on one's soul. It speaks of nature, the simple joys of life and a constant reminder of what is real in life. I will also be leaving a few horses out in the pastures to graze and I have to say, I never get tired of watching them. The horses, the river, the setting it all creates is just plain nice.

The double doors from the living area of the house lead right out on to the deck which offers comfortable seating arrangements. The kitchen offers all stainless steel appliances along with granite counter tops, a 5 burner gas stove and a built in deep fryer for the cooking enthusiasts. It also has a detached coffee bar with a commercial Bunn coffeemaker and an additional sink. The dining table can seat 10 comfortably with 2 additional chairs for 12. There are also 2 log stools for additional seating at the breakfast bar.

The 5 bedrooms offer Montana made rustic log beds and consist of:
1 King bedroom/main level with attached full bath
1 King bedroom/upstairs with attached full bath
1 King bedroom upstairs w/ full bath adjacent
1 Queen bedroom upstairs w/ full bath adjacent
1 Queen bedroom/downstairs with 3/4 bath adjacent
There is also a queen hide-a-bed in the TV room and a
single twin mattress that can be pulled out for use.
Pac-n-plays are available.

The TV room offers a 60” TV, DVD player, Dish satellite channels and Netflix. There is a large laundry room for your use with all supplies provided, ample room for parking and a large circular driveway for any trailers or motor homes that come through. This would make a very nice location for a family gathering. I also manage my brother's vacation home, vrbo # 352040, which is 2 minutes away and when you combine the two homes, it is a great place for a family gathering, sleeping a combination of 20+ people.

We are located about 20 minutes from Glacier International Airport and right between Kalispell and Whitefish, 12 miles in either direction. Big Mountain is just 10 minutes outside of Whitefish and offers many hiking/nature trails. Glacier National Park (west entrance) is approx. 34 miles from here.
We are quite conveniently located, right in the center of the Valley, here in the rural Whitefish area.

Major Attractions within a 45 minute drive:

There are many lakes to recreate at: Whitefish Lake, Tally Lake, and Flathead Lake - all within 30 minutes. Tally Lake (which is off the beaten track) is a beautiful pristine mountain lake which is rarely crowded. It has a family atmosphere with swimming, hiking, wildlife viewing, lake and stream fishing, established fire pits, restrooms, a grassy beach area and campsites.

Glacier National Park - West Entrance

Big Mountain - zip line tours, alpine slide, scenic gondola rides, nature hikes, bike trails, mountain village.

Whitewater River Rafting Trips

Majestic Valley Arena, a multi-event center, which offers rodeos, motor cross events, car shows, and a variety of equestrian events.

Farmers' Markets - locally grown foods, local crafts, music.

Rebecca Farm puts on an annual international equestrian event in July of each year.

Bar W Ranch offers guided horseback riding for the day with experienced wranglers.

Shopping: Costco, Ross, TJ Max, Bed Bath and Beyond and other major retailers and restaurants is about 12 minutes away.

There are plenty of hiking trails, mountain bike trails and scenic paths in and around the Valley. Ask for details.

I have a caterer named Suzanne who is available if any groups would like to have some meals cooked for them here at the house. She is local and is a very diversified wonderful cook! She is separate and independent from the vacation rental.

There is a lot to experience out here in Big Sky Country and we would like to introduce you to just a little piece of heaven.




Keywords: Waterfront, large country house, end of the road privacy but very conveniently located with 2,000+ feet of river frontage.
Sleeps up to 20-24 when combined with
VRBO # 352040, which is adjacent to this home.

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                Only 2 steps up to main level. Ramp available. ...moreless

              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 10-13

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                Custom, Montana made, king sized bed....moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 king

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              • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

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              • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1) Extra single mattress stored separately, Baby Cribs (3) pack and plays available, two high chairs, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Hide-a-bed in TV room. Full sized crib that converts into a toddler bed also available upon request....moreless

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                All dishes match, 15 sets, plenty of good quality stainless steel cookware, barbecue tools, cuisinart food processor, griddle, extra large 2 burner Bunn coffee maker....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Built in deep fat fryer, propane stove, separate coffee bar with additional sink, granite counter tops, Costco barbecue on deck....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                1 Bunn coffee maker with 2 carafes. 1 large extra capacity Bunn coffee maker with two burners and two pots....moreless

              • Catering Available:

                Taste This - a catering service out of Kalispell, MT Suzanne...moreless

              • Dining:

                Table seats 10 comfortably, extra chairs available for 12....moreless

              • Toaster
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Ice Maker
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 10 people

              Amenities

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Yes. Large roundabout driveway with plenty of parking....moreless

              • Heating:

                Propane furnace with some electrical heaters as well....moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Propane fireplace....moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Parking Off Street
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Living Room
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Parking
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Air Conditioning
              • Linens Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • Built in deep fryer. Coffee bar with second sink. Ample room for parking on property....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Stereo:

                    Wireless internet available for access to music through Pandora....moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    Pandora available through wireless internet and Netflix....moreless

                  • Games:

                    Adult and children's board games. Outside games....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • CD Player
                  • Books

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Telephone

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Jetted Tub

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        2 Canoes available and ready with paddles and life jackets 1 minute from house....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Costco barbecue on deck for your use....moreless

                      • Bicycles
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lawn / Garden

                      Theme

                      • Family
                      • Away From It All
                      • Tourist Attractions
                      • Adventure

                      Location & View

                      • Water View:

                        The home sits right on the Stillwater River with a view of approx. 2000 feet of the river. Easy access with canoes. Wonderful wildlife attraction....moreless

                      • Rural:

                        Rural, but very convenient. We have a Costco 15 minutes from our country setting....moreless

                      • Waterfront

                      Activities

                      • Churches
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Ski Lift Privileges
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Rafting
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Kayaking
                      • Racquetball
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Swimming
                      • Hunting
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Skiing
                      • Golf
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Sailing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Tennis
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Hospital
                      • Cinemas
                      • Library
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Water Parks
                      • Restaurants
                      • Live Theater
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Antiquing
                      • Walking
                      • Laundromat
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shopping
                      • Boating
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Sledding
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Groceries
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Christmas
                      Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,500
                      flat fee
                      Summer
                      Jun 1 - Sep 5, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,500
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay

                      $2,900

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      I strive to have lots of supplies on hand for your use; bathroom and laundry room necessities, basic kitchen staples including a nice spice selection, generous supply of towels, bedding and lots of misc. items that come in handy.

                      June 14 - September 2: Summer Rates. In certain situations I am willing to do less than a 7 night minimum.

                      Initial $1,000.00 deposit to ensure dates and remainder of balance due 45 days prior to arrival.

                      This includes the cleaning fee, Montana Bed Tax of 7% and a well stocked home with all necessities.

                      Sept. 2 - October 31 : 3 night minimum, rates are reduced to $420./night, same terms.


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                      Last updated: 07/29/2014
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                      Location

                      12 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Glacier International Airport
                      11 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Amtrack Depot in Whitefish
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Hwy 93
                      12 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Whitefish City Beach
                      4.5 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Spencer and Company
                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Big Mountain Ski Resort
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Whitefish Lake Golf Club
                      4.5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Spencer and Company

                      Car: Necessary

                      Very conveniently located in the Flathead Valley between

                      Kalispell and Whitefish, MT. The home and location on the

                      Stillwater River reflect Montana living!

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2004

                      About the owner: Dan and Jen O'Neill - Owners and Managers. We have lived out in the country for over 20 years, we are in our fifties now. Danny is originally from Ireland and myself, Seattle, WA. We both love the outdoor life. I enjoy horseback riding on the country trails and Danny is an avid fisherman. We have lived in the Flathead Valley for 11 years now. We are offering this vacation rental with the hopes that you can and will make yourselves at home here while you experience the beautiful Flathead Valley in Montana.

                      Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
                      We purchased this property for it was one of the most unique settings we found in the Flathead Valley being that the Stillwater River has such a special influence as it winds around the property. We are private but still very conveniently located; 10-15 minutes from town.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Enjoying the river, wildlife/bird viewing, the horses grazing and just the perfect amount of privacy down our little dirt road. There is no traffic here at the end of our road and no immediate neighbors to disturb. But yet, town is only 10-15 minutes away.


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                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • Front yard with river in the background.

                        Front yard with river in the background.

                      • Montana wildlife

                        Montana wildlife

                      • Kitchen with granite counter tops, built in
deep fryer and a separate coffee bar

                        Kitchen with granite counter tops, built in deep fryer and a separate coffee bar

                      • Sitting area around fireplace, main level.

                        Sitting area around fireplace, main level.

                      • Barbecue, river atmosphere from deck, and plenty of seating is available.

                        Barbecue, river atmosphere from deck, and plenty of seating is available.

                      • Tile work in master bathroom.

                        Tile work in master bathroom.

                      • Canoe the Stillwater River

                        Canoe the Stillwater River

                      • General vicinity of neighborhood in background, Glacier Park area in distance.

                        General vicinity of neighborhood in background, Glacier Park area in distance.

                      • View of Big Mountain Ski Resort from neighborhood.

                        View of Big Mountain Ski Resort from neighborhood.

                      • View from deck of horse area.

                        View from deck of horse area.

                      • Stillwater River from deck of house.

                        Stillwater River from deck of house.

                      • Overview of home, deck area, river atmosphere on a nice cool summer evening

                        Overview of home, deck area, river atmosphere on a nice cool summer evening

                      • Dining Table Sits 10, 2 additional stools at breakfast bar in same room

                        Dining Table Sits 10, 2 additional stools at breakfast bar in same room

                      • Master Bedroom on Main Level, King sized log bed, en suite.

                        Master Bedroom on Main Level, King sized log bed, en suite.

                      • TV area, upstairs.

                        TV area, upstairs.

                      • King size log bed, en suite, upstairs.

                        King size log bed, en suite, upstairs.

                      • Access to river is easy!

                        Access to river is easy!

                      • View of backyard area, horses in pasture, circular driveway.

                        View of backyard area, horses in pasture, circular driveway.

                      • Wildlife on river during winter,
looking for a water hole. Right behind home.

                        Wildlife on river during winter, looking for a water hole. Right behind home.

                      • Area behind home, circular driveway.

                        Area behind home, circular driveway.

                      • A winter evening!

                        A winter evening!

                      VRBO #322308

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                      Date last modified - Saturday, July 12, 2014

                      $414 - $500 per night (USD)
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                      5 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 13

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