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Spacious Lakefront Home with Large Dock, Deck and Hot Tub

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Last updated: 11/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-6 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. There is a spacious dining room table to seat everyone and also an upright piano for entertainment. 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. There is Big Arm boat rentals just down the way at the marina. We also recommend Mo Fisch Fishing Charters, Polson Country Club, 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


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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              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


              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


                  • DVD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • VCR


                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Lakefront:

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

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Rafting
                      • Sailing
                      • Skiing
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Swimming
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Whitewater Rafting


                      • Dining Area
                      • 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

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


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                      • Balcony
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Hot Tub


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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          May 1 - Jun 30, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                          6 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: 11/17/2014
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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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                          • 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

                          VRBO #396531

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                          This listing was first published here in 2012.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                          $200 - $380 per night (USD)

                          4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 14

                          View calendar: Updated 11/17/14
                          Minimum stay: 4-6 nights
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                          Spacious Lakefront Home with Large Dock, Deck and Hot Tub

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