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'Bella Vista' Overlooking Beautiful Flathead Lake

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Looking at Beautiful Somers Bay and the magnificent Swan Mountains

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Last updated: 07/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Somers house description

Only a stone’s throw from the shores of Beautiful Flathead Lake, sits “Bella Vista.” Designed and completed in 2010, our Exceptional Home offers some of the loveliest views in the valley. This top quality home sits on 2.8 acres and is nicely landscaped with shrubs, trees, and manicured lawns. It is Very Private but you will appreciate how easy and fast it is to get to town.

Wake up in the master suite to a beautiful sunrise spilling over the Swan Mountain Range, with the sun shimmering off the lake surface. Our Spacious Master Bedroom and walk-in-closet is on the main floor, with a “Pottery Barn” wicker sleigh bed. You will feel like a King and Queen in the massive elegant travertine tiled bathroom with a custom shower and a large soaking tub for two.

You will enjoy the main floor of our home as it is very open and cheerful with lots of large windows. The striking Kitchen is well outfitted with cooking at home in mind even though we have quite a few great restaurants in the valley.

Our central vacuum system makes it is a breeze to keep the beautiful hand scraped Hickory Floors clean which are in the kitchen, living room, dining room and master bedroom. Our home is tastefully decorated and is a great place for family gatherings. Next to the master suite is a guest bedroom and full bath that is perfect for children. It is appointed with two hand-carved single beds. Curl up in our cozy living room and watch a movie from our 42 HD Flat Screen T.V. or just gaze at the stupendous alpine-glow sunsets.

Downstairs you will find a very spacious family room with its own full kitchen complete with granite countertops and alder cabinets. Your guests will enjoy the two wonderfully roomy bedroom suites. Last, but not least, is the Forth-of-July room, an ideal retreat room for the person who likes to be out of the way or just sleep in. You can play ping pong, watch a movie or just sit in front of the Hearthstone gas heater enjoying the views. Our home has central heating and cooling and has a very good air filter for the allergy sensitive folks. With two hot water tanks and a circulating pump you will have lots of hot water quickly.

“Bella Vista” was built by us, Robin and Patti Graham, home builders (Rivendell Builders) and authors of the books “Dove” and “Home is the Sailor”. We designed the home to take advantage of the wonderful views of the lake and mountains as they are Truly Magnificent!

We hope to see you soon and we are looking forward to making your vacation the very best.

Property Type

  • House
  • 3750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Lots of room for kids in the home. Play games, have a competition at ping pong or explore the countryside ...moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Easy to get around from the driveway to main floor and off the deck. Call for more details...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

          • The Master Suite: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

            Terrific views, elegant bathroom and walk-in-closet ...moreless

          • The Cowboy Room: 2 twin/ single

            It is located on the main level near the Master Suit ...moreless

          • The Nature Room Suite : 1 queen

            Lovely views of the lake and mountains...moreless

          • The Cherry Room Suite: 1 queen

            Lovely views of the lake and mountains...moreless

          • The Forth-of-July Room: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

            The favorite for reclusive teenagers ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • The Master Suite: toilet, tub, shower

            Features custom travertine tile through-out ...moreless

          • The Main Floor Bathroom: toilet, shower

            Conveniently located next to the Cowboy Room ...moreless

          • The Lower Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Custom tile bathroom...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            S/S and Glass Bowels Casserole baking dish Roasting Pan Lots of Pots, pans and a wok Cookie sheets, pie pans, large and small cake pans, Bunt pan, meat loaf pan, etc. Lettuce crisper, Colander...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Starter supplies of tin foil, wax paper, sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and tea, etc. to get you started until you can get to the market. ...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            The striking Kitchen is well outfitted with cooking at home in mind even though we have quite a few great restaurants in the valley. ...moreless

          • Toaster:

            Hot air popcorn popper Blender, 2 waffle makers, small electric chopper Electric griddle, Electric hand mixer ...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Electric drip coffee makers, French press, Small espresso maker Electric tea kettle, Crock pot, ...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            11...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining
          • Seating for 11 people

          Amenities

          • Gas Fireplace:

            Snuggle around the warm fireplace on a winter night and watch a movie after a fun day of skiing or snowcating at Blacktail Mountain....moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Launch your boat free at Somers State boat launch. It is paved, has a sturdy dock from which boats can be launched two at a time. ...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Air Conditioning
          • Fireplace
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Garage

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Games
          • Toys
          • Books
          • Video Library
          • Ping Pong Table
          • VCR
          • DVD Player

          Communications

          • Wireless Internet
          • Internet

          Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                Relax your muscles after good day on the slopes in our outdoor Hot Tub overlooking the Lake...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Location & View

              • Lake View:

                Great views of Flathead Lake, Somers Bay Yacht Club, and the many small islands nearby and magnificent views of the Swan and Mission Mountains from almost every room...moreless

              • Mountain View

              Activities

              • Cinemas
              • Rafting
              • Skiing
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Rock Climbing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Jet Skiing
              • Hiking
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fly Fishing
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Cycling
              • Hunting
              • Fishing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Sledding
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Fitness Center
              • Snowmobiling
              • Snowboarding
              • Water Skiing
              • Golf
              • Kayaking
              • Mountaineering
              • Water Tubing
               

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              Fall, Winter, and Spring
              Jun 22 - Dec 31, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $340
              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay

              $2,350

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • one time cleaning fee $300 + tax
              • Tax Rate 7%

              Notes:

              Check-in 4pm, Check-out 10am. Exceptions allowed.

              Summer; minimum stay is 7 days, Saturday to Saturday


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              Last updated: 07/09/2014
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              Location

              • Lakeside Volunteer Park

                "Lakeside Volunteer Park: It is our favorite public swimming beach and park for families and..."

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              • Somers Bay Boat Launch

                "The Somers boat launch is the finest on Flathead Lake. It is paved, has a sturdy dock from ..."

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              • Bigfork public docks

                "Boat up to Bigfork public docks and have diner at one of the many fine restaurants "

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              • Jewel Basin

                "Outstanding hiking and views of the valley. Great for kids and families because the pristine..."

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              19 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Glacier Park International
              25 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Whitefish
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              US Hwy 93
              1.5 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Somers Beach
              20 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Blacktail
              8 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Eagle Bend
              1.5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Somers Bay Cafe
               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2010

              About the owner: After a 5 year epic voyage of sailing a small boat around the world and writing the books “Dove” and “The Boy Who Sailed Around The World Alone”, Patti and I left the west coast of California forty two years ago to ride the wave of the “Back to the Land Movement” in Montana. We bought a quarter section of mountain top for $95 dollars an acre, built our log home, grew our own food and raised the gamut of farm critters. We also wrote about our struggles of growing in the Christian faith and our experiences of trying to live simply in “Home is the Sailor”. After 32 years we were missing the water so in 2003 we bought an older cabin on Flathead Lake. After spending our first night there we never spent another at the ranch and have never once looked back. We had come home. Two years later we built and moved into our dream home next door to our lovely historic cabin. After we had a couple of wonderful family “VRBO” vacations in Mexico we decided to list our lake cabin as a VRBO rental. It was a great experience. But as time goes on the wanderlust was creeping back and we wanted to do some more traveling. We sold our lake cabin, built nearby a wonderful 3750 sq. ft. “VRBO” yearly rental, 'Bella Vista', on the hillside overlooking Somers Bay and now are offering our personal home, 'A Delightful Sailor's Home', as a VRBO summer rental as we come and go. We hope you will enjoy the Flathead Valley as much as we do.

              Why the Owner Chose Somers:
              Our home in Somers is nestled on the northwest side of beautiful Flathead Lake. Flathead Lake is 28 miles long and up to 15 miles wide. The lake’s sparkling waters and miles of tree-lined shore offer unlimited recreational opportunities and wildlife habitat. Overlooking it all are the magnificent Swan and Mission Mountain ranges. A mile away along the paved walking and bike path is Somers Bay Café, serving great breakfasts and lunches. A 5 minute drive south to Lakeside is the Tamarack Brewing Company, a fun spot to relax and have a great meal and handcrafted ales. Located 8 miles south of Kalispell, our community is the destination spot for locals as well as tourists. All four seasons, Somers offers something for everyone. Ski the slopes of Blacktail Mountain (only 30 minutes away) to sailing and boating majestic Flathead Lake. We are 30 minutes from Glacier Park International Airport and only 45 minutes from the magnificent Glacier National Park and Whitefish Mountain Resort (Big Mountain). Whether you are looking to relax or to play we have it all. Stay inside and catch a movie in our comfy home or just observe the spectacular lake views. In the winter and spring go ski, snowboard, snowshoe, cross country ski or snowmobile. In the summer enjoy water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, kayaking, swimming or fishing. Just a quick 10 minute drive away you will also find Eagle Bend Golf Club, one of the best courses in the Northwest. Other areas of interest include the Bigfork Playhouse, Glacier Symphony and Chorale, Hockaday Museum of Art, the Conrad Mansion, and the Central School Museum.


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              Photos

              • Looking at Beautiful Somers Bay and the magnificent Swan Mountains

                Looking at Beautiful Somers Bay and the magnificent Swan Mountains

              • 'Bella Vista'

                'Bella Vista'

              • You will love cooking with a view!

                You will love cooking with a view!

              • Our large and open Great Room with lots of windows

                Our large and open Great Room with lots of windows

              • Master Bath has custom alder cabinets and travertine tile throughout

                Master Bath has custom alder cabinets and travertine tile throughout

              • The Cowboy Room on the Main Level

                The Cowboy Room on the Main Level

              • A little cozy reading area with a gas heater

                A little cozy reading area with a gas heater

              • The Nature Room on the Lower Level

                The Nature Room on the Lower Level

              • A peek into the laundry room

                A peek into the laundry room

              • Bella Vista

                Bella Vista

              • Full length deck for outside living

                Full length deck for outside living

              • Lakeside Beach

                Lakeside Beach

              • 'Bella Vista' sits on 2.8 acres over looking Flathead Lake and Somers Bay

                'Bella Vista' sits on 2.8 acres over looking Flathead Lake and Somers Bay

              • Our Cozy Living Room

                Our Cozy Living Room

              • Our newly handcrafted home

                Our newly handcrafted home

              • Our spacious Master Bedroom

                Our spacious Master Bedroom

              • Soaking with a view!
Up-down blinds for privacy

                Soaking with a view! Up-down blinds for privacy

              • Enjoy ping pong or great views from the large Family Room

                Enjoy ping pong or great views from the large Family Room

              • The Cherry Room with walk-in-closet on the Lower Level

                The Cherry Room with walk-in-closet on the Lower Level

              • The younger set will enjoy the privacy of the “Fourth of July Room”

                The younger set will enjoy the privacy of the “Fourth of July Room”

              • Enjoy soaking in the hot tub after a hard day of skiing or hiking

                Enjoy soaking in the hot tub after a hard day of skiing or hiking

              • Moss and stone entry to the deck

                Moss and stone entry to the deck

              • Ice fishing at a nearby pond

                Ice fishing at a nearby pond

              • Picking the famous Flathead Lake cherries

                Picking the famous Flathead Lake cherries

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              Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

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              5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 11

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