'Watersong,' Luxury Lakefront Alpine Log Home on Flathead Lake
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- Minimum stay:6 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
'Watersong,' a stunning, three-level waterfront home, built of hand-crafted alpine logs, by one of the West's most renowned architects, is one of the loveliest on the shores of the incomparable Flathead Lake.
The floor-to-ceiling windows spanning the front of the home offer breathtaking views of Flathead Lake and Montana's skyscrapers, the Mission Mountains, with an even more panoramic view from the upper outdoor deck and large covered boat dock.
With lake, mountain and forest views from virtually every room in the house, you will experience the tranquility of lake living in a luxurious, upscale log-home setting: The best of the outdoors, with the comforts of home.
The Great Room truly is magnificent. It boasts soaring ceilings with an equally tall rock fireplace on which 'Teddy,' a huge trophy elk, with a 6' antler span, shot by a direct, name-sake descendant of one of our country's greatest presidents, lovingly guards his guests, below.
The kids will delight in the nearly 200 feet of lakefront, where they may cook s'mores and hotdogs on the beach fire pit, then enjoy their feast on two adjoining picnic tables and benches. Adults can supervise from lounge chairs on the extensive covered dock.
After a barbecue on the upper deck of the remarkable main home, adults may relax in four different lounge areas and enjoy the peacefulness of Dewey's Cove, which snuggly protects Watersong from harsher weather, allowing for more gentle water and added privacy. Although the cove protects us from stronger winds and higher waves experienced elsewhere on Flathead Lake, it still offers jaw-dropping views of the Mission Mountains, as they reach toward the heavens with peaks that often stay white-capped well into the summer.
Beautifully furnished, the home features warm, radiant-heated hardwood floors, an upscale gourmet kitchen, complete with Sub-Zero refrigerator, travertine marble countertops, gas range, dishwasher, disposal, bronze fixtures, and other amenities consistent with a higher-end home.
The spacious master bedroom, tastefully decorated in true mountain-lodge style, offers a California king bed, walk-in closet, two dressers and an entertainment center/flat screen smart TV and DVD player. The expansive master bathroom features a sumptuous Jacuzzi bath with a full view of the lake, a walk-in tiled shower, and a vanity counter with two sinks.
The downstairs master bedroom, with smart TV and DVD player, walk-in closet, is a horse-lover's dream, with the equestrian motif expanding into a full bathroom that features a separate vanity area.
Another downstairs bedroom, with a pull-down Murphy bed, has built-in cabinetry, complete with a desk that is ideal for those who have some office work to complete. This office work, however, comes with a gorgeous lake view, making it more pleasure than work.
The home also has a downstairs living room with smart TV and DVD player, an electronic basketball game, two twin sleigh beds downstairs, in addition to a set of bunk beds with a pull-out trundle in the loft. The loft also features a small library. The loft has a balcony, so younger children should not use this area.
The home has numerous amenities, including a laundry room with a washer/dryer, wireless Internet service, a landline, books, four flat screen smart TVs for Netflix, DVDs and videos, and much more.
The charming guest house, which is rented separately for those who have more than eight people in the main house, is uniquely furnished in darling cabin décor. It has a kitchen with dishes and cooking supplies, a full bathroom with shower and tub, a lanai to enjoy the spectacular views, and sleeps three, with a queen bed and a pull-out love seat that sleeps one. The guest house is only rented in conjunction with rental of the main home. It is not rented by itself.
A private drive, guarded by two 20' totem bears, leads to the home, to which you will want to return every year.
Because this is a luxury home; and, although the main home sleeps 11 comfortably, the owners ask that NO MORE THAN EIGHT OVERNIGHT GUESTS SLEEP IN THE MAIN HOUSE, three in the guest house, and no more than 11 people be on the entire property at one time, unless a written exception is provided by the owners.
This is a private high-end home, owned by a family who is extremely careful to whom they rent; so, FOR GUESTS WHO WANT A RAUCOUS PARTY OR LARGE GATHERING, THIS IS NOT THE HOME FOR THEM. NEITHER IS IT THE HOME FOR SMALL CHILDREN; however, for those ADULTS WITH MATURE CHILDREN who want to experience the serenity of nature at her aesthetic best, this most definitely is the place to be.
Lakeside, Polson and Sommers are close by and offer shopping, boat rental, and a variety of dining experiences. Bigfork, too, is close, and offers a professional summer theater, galleries, golfing, fun nightlife, and wonderful restaurants. Kalispell is only 30 miles to the north, and extends the best of larger-city experiences, tempered with the ambience and feel of a smaller mountain community.
You also will not want to miss Whitefish, a quaint town with fabulous galleries and restaurants, surrounded by breathtaking mountains and, of course, some of the best skiing you will find, anywhere.
Legendary newsman, the late Charles Kuralt, once called Glacier National Park's "Going to the Sun Highway," the most beautiful road in the world. Travel it and you will see why. With pristine forests, pure mountain lakes, and over 700 miles of trails; and, of course, the glaciers, you won't want to miss Glacier Park.
All of these sites are literally in our backyard, none over an hour away.
Just two miles south of Watersong is the Rollins General Store. It looks from the outside like it came straight out of the old west, and that's because it did! For quick food items, it is convenient and is locally owned by friendly folks who are glad to tell you just how lucky you are to be in God's special country. The General Store also serves as Rollins' post office.
Watersong is a luxurious lake home you never will want to leave. Looking from the home toward the deep magical waters of Flathead Lake, the largest fresh-water lake in the western U.S., you realize that people come from all over the world to experience the beauty of Montana mountains and lakes, and that there are none more scenic than from the decks of this spectacular home.
Watersong provides the best of the outdoors enjoyed within the comforts of fine living. It is nature's perfect antidote to the chaos of our everyday world. Start each day with your favorite warm beverage, walk down to the dock, which extends well into the lake, and greet the sun as it rises over the mountains. It's a vision to last you a lifetime, and it's a life-changer.
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- 6000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11
- 1 California king-size bed in upstairs master bedroom; 1 queen-size, four-poster bed in downstairs bedroom; 2 sleigh beds downstairs; 1 Murphy bed that sleep 2 in downstairs bedroom; 1 set of bunk beds with pull-out trundle in loft. For those who already are renting the main home, a darling guest house is available. Rent is $2,000 + $300 cleaning fee + 7% MT bed tax + $800 refundable damage deposit. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Extensive, covered boat dock, with Adirondack chairs on upper deck of the home for viewing Flathead Lake and Mission Mountains. Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the western U.S., is spectacularly beautiful, especially with the backdrop of the Mission Mountains to complete the view. People come from all over the world to experience the beauty of Montana mountains and lakes, and there are none more scenic than here. ...moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
Flat screen, Smart TVs in the Great Room, master bedroom, downstairs livingroom, horse-themed bedroom, guest house; all have DVD players; extensive library of DVDs are available, as is Netflix...moreless
- Video Library:
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Free Long Distance
- Linens Provided:
The Great Room features a 30-foot rock fireplace, with a massive elk, shot by the decendent of one of America's greatest presidents, overlooking the guests; a 2nd livingroom is downstairs. ...moreless
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
Dishes & Utensils:
Charming lodge-style and western-themed dishes; nice serving dishes; food storage; fully-stocked kitchen in which to cook and entertain: blender, food processor, Belgian waffle iron, Ninja Bullet, etc...moreless
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
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Apr 1 - Oct 1, 2016
6 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Cleaning Fee $400
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
- Tax Rate 7%
A darling guest house is available to rent for those who already are renting the Main Home. The Guest House is for rent ONLY to those who already are renting the Main Home. It does not rent by itself. For renters of the Main Home who have more than eight overnight guests to accommodate, the Guest House is a renting option. It is beautifully decorated in a lodge- and cottage-style theme. It has a kitchen, a full bath with shower and tub, a queen-sized bed, a pull-out sofa, and a deck that boasts spectacular views.
Summer Rates: $2,000 per week (for two people-$100 extra for three people); $300 cleaning fee; $59 VRBO Damage Insurance; 7% Montana bed tax; $800 refundable damage deposit.
Winter Ski Rates: $2,500 per week, plus applicable fees
Thanksgiving: $700 nightly, plus applicable fees
Christmas: $850 nightly, plus applicable fees
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Kalispell is only 30 miles to the north; Polson is 23 miles to the south; and the charming town of Lakeside is only six miles away. Just the drive to these places is worth the trip to see the magnificent views, speaking of which, Glacier National Park is but an hour away, The quaint village of Bigfork is just around the lake, where you may enjoy live professional theater during the summer. Each town offers a variety of activities, some of which are unique to the area.
Skiers: Blacktail Mountain is approximate a 40-minute drive and Whitefish Mountain is just under an hour away.
Watercraft of all kinds may be rented in Lakeside, which is only six miles away.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: Shelley worked in higher education for over 20 years. Larry has been one of Montana's top, award-winning financial advisors for nearly 40 years. We have two grown sons and a daughter who plays basketball for Montana State University Billings, where Larry also serves as a trustee. We live in Billings, Mont. We are native small-town Montanans (Larry was raised on an eastern Montana ranch, Shelley in Laurel) who love our state and delight in seeing others enjoy it as well. Shelley is retired and writes for several magazines.
Why the Owner Chose Rollins:
Larry and I have wanted a home on Flathead Lake all our lives. We have travelled extensively and agree wholeheartedly that this is the most beautiful place we ever have seen. Under the expansive azure skies of Montana's "Big Sky Country,' we have found our 'Last Best Place,' right here, in Dewey's Cove, on Flathead Lake. We look at the giant teeth of the magnificent Mission Mountains, with their white caps scratching the belly of heaven, and turn our eyes to the incomparable Flathead Lake, one of the 300 largest natural lakes in the world, and we know we had found paradise. Once you are here, we feel confident you will agree. When 'Watersong' became available, we were so excited. It is a stunning home, in a magnificent setting. This is our family's vacation home, and we want to share it with people who will appreciate it, respect it; and, we hope, become part of our annual 'family of friends,' returning every year. This is not a home for large parties and raucous frivolity. It is a place to enjoy the tranquility of nature at her pure best.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Larry and I like to boat and go for quiet meals in the area villages, which boast their own brand of uniqueness. Each has its individual charm; the people are friendly and welcoming. Our kids like to jet ski, water ski, go tubing, plus swimming and paddle-boarding in the calm of Dewey's Cove, right off our dock. In the evening, we barbecue on the upper deck of the home, then bring the food down to the beach, after which the kids will light a fire in the open fire pit and cook s'mores. We often sit on the extensive dock and watch the sun set. There is a bald eagle that frequent a certain tree on our property, and geese that live on our shore. White-tail deer come into our front yard nearly every evening. What a Montana treasure! My favorite thing to do, however, is to enjoy a good book while sitting either on the upper deck of the home or on the boat dock, savoring the gentle, pine-filled breezes of Dewey's Cove, appreciating the backdrop of those magnificent Mission Mountains; and, of course, drinking in the view of the most gorgeous lake in the world!
'Watersong,' stunning waterfront Alpine Log, 3-level home, with panoramic views.
The Great Room features soaring ceilings and windows with panoramic views.
A chef's dream: SubZero fridge; upscale cookware & appliances.
Spacious master bedroom has jaw-dropping views and is beautifully furnished.
Huge master bath features 2 sinks, a walk-in shower & leads into walk-in closet.
Montana hand-made bronze, horse-themed tiles in downstairs bath with raised sink
Covered dock, nearly 200' of beach, 2 picnic tables, fire pit, lounge chairs.
Two lounge areas on upper deck, two below: a vacationer's dream.
Stairs from main home to parking area and guest house.
View from parking area.
View from stairs leading down to the beach.
Adorable, cozy guest house with kitchen and lanai. Queen bed; sofa bed sleeps 1.
The private entrance to the estate is guarded by two giant totem bears.
This custom alpine log home is one of the most beautiful properties on Flathead.
Exquisite gourmet kitchen with marble countertops.
Breathtaking lake, mountain and forest views from virtually every window.
Horse-themed bedroom with queen-sized, four-poster bed and attached full bath.
Downstairs full bath with extra sink & walk-in closet lead to 2nd master bedroom
The umbrella is missing from this picture, but it's there now; barbecue time!
View of guest house from main home.
Watersong is in private, weather-protected cove with full mountain views.
Private drive leading to main home and guest house.
Cottage-style guest house is beautifully furnished and has spectacular views.
Darling guest house full bathroom, with tub and shower.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Monday, November 30, 2015
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