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Spacious Lakefront Home with Large Dock, Deck and Hot Tub

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Last updated: 07/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Big Arm house description

Enjoy this spacious 2240 sq ft lakehouse with a large dock and 100 feet of lake frontage. From the large deck, enjoy the wonderful views of Flathead Lake, Wildhorse Island, and the Mission Mountains.
In the morning, the water of Big Arm bay is peaceful and serene. Enjoy your coffee on the deck overlooking the still glass water. Usually the bald eagle or osprey will perch on the gnarled old tree by the water. The kids will head down to the water to swim and play and when they've tired themselves out, can heat up in the hot tub. Head down to the dock and join them, or toss around the frisbee in the grassy lawn between the house and the water. It's a good spot for volleyball, badminton, or any outdoor games we have or you care to bring.
Later in the day, the breeze may pick up and bring out the sailboats. Big Arm bay is their favorite and you can watch them sail out the bay to Wildhorse Island. It's not far and you may want to go out and explore it yourself. If you bring your own boat, you can moor it at the dock, on the buoy, or even bring it out of the water on the boat lift.
In the evening, the lake is once again quiet and glassy and now a waterskier's paradise. As the sun sets on the lake, you all sit around the fire by the water, make smores and talk about all the fun you had.
There are enough beds to sleep 14 people with four bedrooms as well as a living room and family room which double as sleep rooms. On the upper floor, the master has a queen bed and it's own bathroom. Also on the upper floor is a second bedroom with a double-size futon which can sleep two. It also has access to the bathroom. The kitchen and living room are also on the upper floor. The lower floor has two bedrooms, one with a double and two twin beds, the other with a queen and a single bed. There is a bathroom between them. Also on the lower floor is a family room which has a queen size waterbed and a double-sized hide-a-bed sofa.
There is no shortage of things to do with water sports, golf, horse back riding, a nearby bike / running track, or fishing for huge lake trout. We recommend Mo Fisch Fishing Charters, Polson Country Club, Kwataqnuk water craft rentals, and Cheff's Ranch Horseback Rental.
If you're looking for excursions, Glacier National Park, the National Bison Refuge, Wild Horse Island State Park, Whitefish, and Lake Mary Ronan are only short distances away.

Keywords: lakefront, dock, lake house, private, water, family, hot tub, on water, big arm, flathead, lake, glacier park, montana, fishing, fun, boat, sailboat

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 13-14

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Master (2nd Floor) Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


              • First Floor Bathroom : toilet, shower


              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Refrigerator
              • Kitchen
              • Ice Maker
              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Air Conditioning:

                (the house receives enough shade that we haven't needed it, there is an attic fan we've used before)...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Living Room
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Wood Stove
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Washing Machine

              Other Amenities

                  • Inside- kitchen is fully equipped- coffee maker, coffee grinder, toaster, blender, utensils, pots and pans etc., books, board games, Outside- children's playground and sandbox, large L- shaped dock, boat lift and buoy for parking your boats, some miscellaneous water toys and outdoor games, apple and pear trees- (help yourself!),a boat launch is very nearby at Big Arm State Park or there is a small marina just east of the property...moreless


                  • Stereo
                  • DVD Player
                  • Television


                      • Mobile Phone

                      Pool & Spa

                          • Hot Tub

                          Outdoor Features

                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Balcony
                          • Deck / Patio

                          Location & View

                              • Lakefront:

                                Spectacular views of Wildhorse Island, Cromwell Island, Chief Cliffs and the Mission Mountains...moreless


                              • Restaurants
                              • Freshwater Fishing
                              • Snorkeling
                              • Hunting
                              • Sailing
                              • Swimming
                              • Hiking
                              • Jet Skiing
                              • Snowboarding
                              • Mountain Biking
                              • Kayaking
                              • Skiing
                              • Snorkeling/Diving
                              • Golf
                              • Rafting
                              • Cross Country Skiing
                              • Water Skiing
                              • Cycling
                              • Fishing
                              • Wildlife Viewing
                              • Sledding
                              • Boating
                              • Shopping
                              • Horseback Riding
                              • Sight Seeing
                              • Walking
                              • Bird Watching
                              • Live Theater
                              • Museums
                              • Cinemas
                              • Pier Fishing
                              • Whitewater Rafting


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                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                              4 night min stay
                              Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                              4 night min stay
                              Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                              4 night min stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees and Rental Conditions:

                              • Cleaning Fee $250 + tax
                              • Property Damage Protection $49
                              • Tax Rate 7%


                              Peak season- July and August $2400/week or $380/night

                              May-June and Sept.-Oct. $1600/week or $240/night

                              November-April $1200/week or $200/night

                              Cleaning Fee $250

                              If reservation is cancelled, $200 will not be refunded.

                              Cancellation policy:

                              100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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                              Last updated: 07/07/2014
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                              Car: Recommended

                              Glacier National Park is less than an hour away, there are multiple live theatre productions nearby: Polson Players, Bigfork Playhouse, Whitefish Theatre Co., Also look for the Glacier Symphony & Chorale concerts and the Festival Amadeus in the summer, in the winter, ski at Blacktail Ski area or Big Mountain, and if the bay freezes over you can icefish and iceskate.


                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2011

                              About the owner: We live in western Montana and love to have fun in the water in the summertime and ski in the wintertime. We enjoy hiking in Glacier National Park and our lakehouse makes a great base camp for exploring the park.

                              Why the Owner Chose Big Arm:
                              We chose our lakehouse because it was so family-friendly and suited our many needs. It is nestled in the trees and feels secluded, yet it has a big grass lawn and is quite level right at the lake. It is close to the water so we could watch the children play from the deck and be close to the action.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              Staying on Big Arm Bay is unique because sailboats use the bay and the straits around Wildhorse Island. The bay is calmer than the main lake and the sailboats are quiet and peaceful to watch. There is a running/bike riding trail near the property which leads directly to Big Arm State Park and if you go the other direction it leads to a quiet little marina. An old tree just to the east is a favorite perch for large birds of prey, such as bald eagles and osprey. You can watch and photograph them right from the deck!

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                              Speaks: english


                              • lakehouse from the water

                                lakehouse from the water

                              • playground / lake

                                playground / lake

                              • upper deck

                                upper deck

                              • breakfast bar off the kitchen

                                breakfast bar off the kitchen

                              • upstairs livingroom

                                upstairs livingroom

                              • masterbath


                              • downstairs bedroom (one queen and two twin beds)

                                downstairs bedroom (one queen and two twin beds)

                              • second downstairs bedroom (queen bed and twin)

                                second downstairs bedroom (queen bed and twin)

                              • Second upstairs bedroom (with double futon)

                                Second upstairs bedroom (with double futon)

                              • dock and shoreline

                                dock and shoreline

                              • deck and lawn (hot tub to the extreme right)

                                deck and lawn (hot tub to the extreme right)

                              • kitchen


                              • dining and living room

                                dining and living room

                              • master bedroom

                                master bedroom

                              • downstairs living room (hide-a-bed and queen waterbed)

                                downstairs living room (hide-a-bed and queen waterbed)

                              • downstairs bath

                                downstairs bath

                              • other side of downstairs living room (showing queen waterbed)

                                other side of downstairs living room (showing queen waterbed)

                              • dock ladder and Wildhorse Island

                                dock ladder and Wildhorse Island

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                              This listing was first published here in 2012.

                              Date last modified - Thursday, March 20, 2014

                              $200 - $380 per night (USD)

                              4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 14

                              View calendar: Updated 07/07/14
                              Minimum stay: 4 nights
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