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Lakefront House with Guest Cottage and Private Dock

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View of the dock and lake from the deck


Last updated: 07/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Big Arm house description

Welcome to Chief Cliff! Relax and have fun in the summer sun on quiet and uncrowded Flathead Lake. This two bedroom lake house includes a separate guest cabin, a large dock and 100 feet of lake front. You will find everything you need here to enjoy a relaxing week or two ... or three!

Boating activities abound; the lake is a wonderful place for water skiing, jet skiing, towing the kids on a tube, or going for a sail. Mornings and evenings are usually calm waters and excellent for kayaking, canoeing or touring the lake. Flathead Lake is 27 miles long, so there is plenty of exploring to do! The shore and private dock are steps away from the main house, and access is across a nearly level lawn. Unlike many properties on the lake, here you do not have to go up and down stairs to get from the yard to the water.

Many visitors are avid fishermen. You can fish from the dock, go out in your boat to those 'special spots', or hire a professional fishing guide at Lakeside.

Enjoy the stories of the day, and the s'mores to go with them around the campfire in the evening. The fire pit is next to the water, and there is firewood for you to use.

The main house has master bedroom w/ bath and queen bed, the second bedroom has a double bed. The living room has a queen hide-a-bed sofa. The living room looks out to the lake; walk through the sliding glass doors to the large covered deck for a quiet place to sit and view the water and mountains, or share a meal on the deck at the picnic table. The kitchen is fully stocked with cookware, spices, appliances and serving ware, and there is a propane BBQ grill on the deck. Raining? Look for the ping pong table in the basement.

The charming guest house has one bedroom w/ double bed, kitchen, bathroom and a double-size hide-a-bed sofa in living room. You will enjoy the rustic era of the guest cottage. It was one of the original cabins on the lake.

The property is 1.6 acres, and extends from the lake up to the road. Bring a Frisbee, bocce ball or badminton set to enjoy the large yard. Your kids will enjoy playing hide and seek among the pine trees and will likely spot some wild rabbits, squirrels, and possibly deer making their way across the grounds.

Wild Horse Island, visible from the house, is a state park, and if you travel around it by boat at just the right time, you may see bighorn sheep, or if you are really lucky, the wild horses. To see another state park area, walk down Meadowlark Lane 0.9 miles to Big Arm State Park where you will find a campground at water's edge and hiking trails.

In addition to all the activities to do at the property, there is a lot to see and do in the local area. Many travelers take advantage of the close proximity to Glacier National Park, one of the most stunning natural areas in the Rocky Mountains; the entrance is 90 minutes away. Closer by, the town of Big Fork at the north end of the lake has many tourist activities such as theater, art, shops and restaurants. Polson, just 14 miles away, is your spot for the local farmer's market, groceries, library, golfing and viewing Kerr Dam. Mission Mountain Winery and tasting room is just across the bay, only 5 miles from the house. A half hour drive in another direction can take you to Hot Springs where there are a number of natural hot springs pools.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Events Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

              • Master bedroom: 1 queen


              • Guest bedroom: 1 double


              • Guest cabin bedroom: 1 double


              • Living room hide-a-bed: 1 queen, 1 double

                House and cabin both have hide-a-bed in living room...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Parking:

                Accommodates 2 vehicles at garage/turnabout...moreless

              • Heating:

                Electric baseboard...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Living Room
              • Iron & Board


              • DVD Player:

                DVD Player built into television...moreless

              • Television
              • Stereo
              • Books
              • Ping Pong Table


              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Boat:

                Ample dock able to accommodate 20+ ft boat...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                12 feet x 30 feet, covered...moreless


              • Sports & Activities
              • Family
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Stunning views of mountains, Chief Cliff. Mission range visible from water...moreless

              • Lakefront:

                Property and Dock on shore of Flathead Lake...moreless


              • Marina
              • Jet Skiing
              • Water Skiing
              • Sailing
              • Kayaking
              • Rafting
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Water Tubing
              • Snorkeling
              • Pier Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Medical Services
              • Laundromat
              • Hiking
              • Hospital
              • ATM/Bank
              • Shuffleboard
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Paddle Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Bird Watching
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours
              • Groceries
              • Fishing


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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Summer Rate
              Jun 21 - Sep 13, 2014
              7 night min stay

              Summer 2015
              Jun 20 - Sep 13, 2015
              7 night min stay

              Summer 2016
              Jun 25 - Sep 11, 2016
              7 night min stay

              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay


              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Property Damage Protection $89
              • Cleaning Fee $90
              • Tax Rate 7%

              Cancellation policy:

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

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              Last updated: 07/24/2014
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              50 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Kalispell, Montana
              55 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Amtrak - Whitefish Montana
              0.25 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Hwy 93
              20 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Blacktail ski area
              17 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Polson, Montana
              8 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Dayton, Montana

              Car: Necessary

              Flathead Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi, 27 miles long and up to 15 miles wide. It is bordered to the east by the Mission Mountains and to the west by the Salish Mountains.

              Glacier National Park is 90 minutes away.

              Local Hot Springs are 30 miles away.

              Wild Horse Island State Park is visible from the house and Big Arm State Park is a short walk.

              Local winery and tasting room are 5 miles away, and a local farmer's market is held weekly in nearby Polson.


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              • View of the dock and lake from the deck

                View of the dock and lake from the deck

              • Chief Cliff at Sunset

                Chief Cliff at Sunset

              • Deck, picnic table, BBQ

                Deck, picnic table, BBQ

              • Master Bedroom

                Master Bedroom

              • Guest Cottage

                Guest Cottage

              • Guest Cottage and garden

                Guest Cottage and garden

              • Parking area

                Parking area

              • Sailing


              • Fire pit

                Fire pit

              • House and deck facing the lake

                House and deck facing the lake

              • Living Room

                Living Room

              • Living Room

                Living Room

              • Second Bedroom

                Second Bedroom

              • Guest Cottage and back lawn

                Guest Cottage and back lawn

              • Driveway


              • Dock and benches

                Dock and benches

              • Sunset from dock

                Sunset from dock

              • Sunrise from dock

                Sunrise from dock

              VRBO #513533

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              This listing was first published here in 2014.

              Date last modified - Monday, January 20, 2014

              $1,100 - $1,800 per week (USD)

              3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

              View calendar: Updated 07/24/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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