River House with 2-Car Garage on the Edge of Kalispell
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- Minimum stay:3-5 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Kalispell house description
Premium executive waterfront home on 2 acres, designed to spoil you and your guest! 4 Bedroom (3 queen beds and 1 queen futon) and 3 bath, with a triangular island that joins the large living room and kitchen. The kitchen is also open to the breakfast area, a lounging bar area, and the dining room. Great for a large group to do separate activities, but still be connected. Both on the river and close to the city. Boatable to Flathead River & Flathead Lake. Adjacent a 1-lane bridge to the county park on the other shore. Centrally located in Flathead county, between Glacier National Park, Flathead lake, Whitefish and Big Fork. Full separate office with wireless high-speed internet. Cable TV, 50 inch plasma, Bose® theater surround sound, and remote gas fireplace in the living room. Large deck facing the river to the east. A few of many luxury details include granite, marble, under-lit onyx, slate, Red Birch & American Cherry hardwoods, contemporary fixtures, automatic night lighting, lavish master suite with remote control gas fireplace, and chef's kitchen. Another fireplace in spacious master suite. Heated floors in entry and bathrooms. Pet friendly. Private professional chef's available upon request for special meals or functions.
- 3600 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Air Conditioning
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Owner lived in this house for four years, and has close connections to the community. Please mention any special requests or questions, and we will get them addressed. The manager is a retired Air Force pilot with his own plane. Offer to pay for his fuel, and he may give you an aerial view of the valley and Glacier Park....moreless
- Satellite / Cable
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Hunting Big Game
- Hunting Small Game
- Jet Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Massage Therapist
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Medical Services
- Whitewater Rafting
- 35.3 miles to Glacier National Park. 26.8 miles to Blacktail Mountain Ski Area, Lakeside, MT. 3-car garage with door openers. Laundry in garage entryway. Backup generator in case of power outage. Grounds maintained and the basement apartment (with separate entrance and garage) occupied by a Montana State Trooper and his wife. A couple of professional chefs in the city are familiar with this homes commercial-grade kitchen, and their personal services or catering services may be coordinated upon request....moreless
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Beautiful Vacation Home on The Flathead River
Beautiful Vacation Home on The Flathead River
Our family came from 6 different states for a wonderful family reunion at my mother-in-law's home in Kalispell. She didn't have enough room for all of us, so my husband and our kids & their children rented this beautiful 4-bedroom, 3-bath home located on the Flathead River on the south end of town in Kalispell. We thought about getting 3 motel rooms, but then found this home, which cost two-thirds less than what a motel would have cost, and we had all the privileges of home...cooking, grilling, showers, food prep, relaxing, fishing, and just about anything else you would like to enjoy. The home is lovely, with beautiful hard wood floors, granite counter tops, and the kitchen is every woman's (or man's) dream kitchen! The outside covered deck overlooks the Flathead River, and the sunsets are stunning. Deer came out every evening we were there. The river has a bridge that goes over it and the grandkids learned to fish and cast for the first time. The beds were so comfortable, that we all slept better than we have in years. The owners' friend met us when we arrived in town and we followed him to the home. He helped with several things while we were there, and was such a nice man. This was an amazing experience and we highly recommend this for anyone considering having a vacation in the Kalispell area. It is close to grocery stores, shopping, Flathead Lake, Big Fork, Glacier National Park, Whitefish...5 stars from us!!! (Note: We had children ranging from 13 months to 13 years old...it is not "baby proofed" and we knew that ahead of time, so we brought a baby gate along to keep the 13-month old from climbing the stairs up to the 3 bedrooms. Also, we have dogs, but decided to not bring them along...we are glad we left them at home, as having young children and all the going's on, we could have been overwhelmed with having to take care of the dogs, too...even tho they were welcomed for a minimal fee.) The listing description is very accurate, and the photos are right-on with displaying the home's character and beauty...in fact, it is even more stunning in person! The property was well maintained and the inside was very clean and orderly. The bedrooms were so inviting with their overstuffed comforters and pillows. The owners have been extremely helpful and responded directly to all my questions and concerns that I had prior to our trip. We could not have been more pleased.
- Guest MK Allen (Boise, Idaho USA)
- Date of stay 07/02/13
- Review Submitted 08/05/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Thanks you for being our guests. We are glad you enjoyed our house, it seems, as much as we did when we lived there. We hope to host you again.
Great time at the River House
Great time at the River House
We stayed at the River House for a week in July. Truly, it is one of my fondest vacation memories not only because we were able to visit with beloved family while we were there but the River House offered everything to make a vacation enjoyable. The description of the property on the VRBO site is accurate, however it pales to the actual beauty of the home and yard. The property was clean, well-maintained and the kitchen was well stocked with cooking utensils. The owner, being thoughtful of our comfort as it was rather warm in the house when we arrived, called to instruct us on the usage of the air conditioning unit and was available to answer any other questions we had. I would recommend this vacation home to others as a fine home away from home. Please be advised that there are tenants in the basement. That was a little bit of a surprise but they are very pleasant folks and were not an inconvenience by any means. They didn't use the main house at all while we were there. Evidently they own the washer and dryer that is in the main house so we didn't feel comfortable utilizing them. This home is a great place to entertain guests.
- Guest Dee (Anderson, CA )
- Date of stay 07/21/13
- Review Submitted 07/31/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Though we mention it in our listing, we apologize for not being more clear that the house has a basement apartment with separate entrance and garage from a separate driveway. Jim, a MT State Trooper, lives there with his wife, Lacy. Jim is Lee's (the caretaker) step-son, so they know the house and the Flathead Valley well. I hope you had the opportunity to take Lee up on his offer to go flying. If not, maybe next year. It is spectacular!
This property is the best. Plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for the ladies. The river and park nearby with deer and water fowl made for perfect photo ops. And the large white bunny coming by every night for treats, wonderful. Very close to Glacier, numerous fishing spots and all kinds of amenitys in Kalispell. The goats in Glacier are too easy to see up close on the many trails. Some of us were able to hitch a ride in a private plane and see the park from the air. No comparison. Lee the caretaker was fantastic. Overall rate this a 9.5. The only thing that would make it better is a full size bed with quality matress in the 4th bedroom instead of the futon. Fortunately we had a couple staying only a few days out of the week we were there, so it wasn't so bad. With that added, it would be a perfect "10".
- Guest David E.
- Date of stay 07/08/13
- Review Submitted 07/18/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Thank you for your feedback; especially regarding the futon. We try to emphasize in our listing that it is a futon, though it has superior, thicker mattress. The wooden futon frame may make it appear smaller, but we are certain it is queen-sized, since it uses the same sheets as our other standard queen mattress in the 3rd room. We are just glad it worked for your family.
The house was great overall. It was clean and tidy and it was clear it had been recently modernism. The only issue was the kitchen was limited in crockery, glassware and cooking equipment.
- Guest charlie (airdrie )
- Date of stay 02/15/13
- Review Submitted 02/22/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you for your input. I hope the shortage in cooking supplies wasn't too problematic. I apologize for not calling you. I probably could have gotten you supplemental items. I would appreciate your specific recommendations on what items would have helped. I presume baking dishes, but what else. Again, thank you for taking the time to let us know. I will remedy the shortcoming, and hope you will consider coming back. -- Craig We have since supplemented the kitchen supplies, as well as obtained blow-dryers, an iron & ironing board, suitcase stands, and other assorted items to make the stay simpler. We hope these touches help, and appreciate the feedback that let us know what to do.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 25 - Nov 30
4 night min stay
|Christmas - New Years
Dec 22 - Jan 1
5 night min stay
|4th of July
Jul 1 - Jul 6
3 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are inclusive of taxes, and check-out and weekly cleaning services, except use of the 3rd and 4th bedroom requires $30 per room, per stay, excess cleaning fee. The supplemental cleaning fee for pets is $35 per, in addition to the refundable $100 pet damage deposit.
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- 4th Bedroom Supplemental Cleaning Fee: $30
- 3rd Bedroom Supplemental Cleaning Fee: $30
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $400
- Pet Fee: $35
- Property Damage Protection: $49
- Taxes Included
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- Nearest Airport: Glacier Park International Airport at 11 Miles
- Nearest Train: Amtrak Station-WFH, Depot Street, Whitefish, MT at 18.3 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Hwy 93 at 1.8 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Scotty's at 1.2 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Whitefish Mountain Resort on Big Mountain at 25.1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Winchester's Steakhouse at 1.2 Miles
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: I am legal counsel for two business units of Applied Materials, Inc. – an international designer and manufacturer of equipment for semiconductor devices production, based in Silicon Valley. Until 2009 I was the Chief IP counsel for a semiconductor manufacturer in Kalispell, that was purchased by Applied Materials. I presently live in San Jose, with my wife, Debra, who is the chief managed care contracts negotiator for Stanford Medical’s physician groups.
Why the Owner Chose Kalispell:
Large common areas connected to kitchen permits everyone to have space while still being within contact. Private office off common area to address any business requirements. A covered deck spans the entire back of the house, providing a peaceful vantage point to view the river, island, and eastern Swan Mountains. Centrally located in Flathead county, making all the activities the area offers easily accessible. The island across the river provides hours of hiking opportunities, with chances to see eagles, osprey, beaver, ducks, geese and cranes. Deer frequently cross the bridge in the morning and evening, and wander across the property.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Private office off the common area, with highspeed wired internet, permits one to address any business requirements. Wifi throughout house. The 2-car garage is essential during the winter. Washer and dryer on-site.
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View from the island across the river.
Front door entry as seen from 1st floor bedroom and garage entrance.
The kitchen and large common areas, from the breakfast table.
The cocktail area between the kitchen and dining room.
Breakfast area, opposite the cocktail area and dining room.
The master suite, though now a cherry rice bed, and different chairs.
A view to the east from the back deck in summer.
View from driveway, on the opposite side from the river.
Living room. (Some furnishings have changed.)
Living room from cocktail area, across island.
From the office door, through the dining room. See porch out the glass door.
Master suite's fireplace and sitting area.
One of the upstairs spare bedrooms.
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This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Monday, October 28, 2013
4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
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