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The Most Beautiful House on Flathead Lake SpringSummerFall

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Lake side of custom craftsman home, 50' from the shores of lovely Flathead Lake.

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Last updated: 10/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Skidoo Bay house description

Our home resides on Finley Point facing Skidoo Bay with views of the beautiful Mission Mountains. Just a few steps beyond the stone steps of the house is the lake shore, you’ll see the sun rise each morning over the mountains.

Our home is a newly constructed craftsman style home with architectural inspiration from Greene and Greene. Rock and stone prevail inside and out.

In the winter, radiant heat throughout the house keeps the wood and stone floors warm to the touch. The great room features a 20’ rock fireplace and there is an outdoor courtyard with a fireplace for year round use.

Autumn, described lovingly by the locals, brings incredible beauty and solitude. Picture yourself sitting on the Adirondack chair with a steaming cup of coffee watching the loons skim the lake. Or take your kayak out for a scenic view on the calm lake.

Winter on the lake is surprisingly mild yet offers two ski areas to choose from. Winter is the perfect time to enjoy the snow recreation options or to just get a fire going, curl up on the leather sofa in the library and read one of the 1,000+ books offered in the house. Or enjoy a fire in the outdoor fireplace, bring your hot chocolate outside and watch the stars.

The house is configured for privacy with the master wing separated from the guest wing by the kitchen, dining, great room, and library. The master suite has a queen size bed. French doors swing open to the outdoor courtyard and fireplace. The master suite bathroom amenities include a double walk-in shower, Japanese soaker tub, double sinks, and a washer and dryer. The guest wing has three bedrooms and a laundry room. A large bedroom faces the lake with a queen bed. There are two additional bedrooms, one with 4 bunks and one with two bunks and a double bed. These guest bedrooms share a large bathroom with a double shower stall and two vanities. The bathrooms are both nicely appointed with travertine stone floor and granite vanity.

There is an additional half bath off the dining room with a pine cone sink pedestal, pine cone light sconces and rock trim behind the vanity.

The kitchen is well equipped for the gourmet chef with a five burner cooktop and double ovens. You’ll find every small appliance and utensil imaginable in the kitchen. There is a large walk-in pantry fully stocked with a wide array of spices and has plenty of room for your groceries. With a slab granite island, and richly stained alder cabinets, you’ll find the kitchen an inviting place to gather. The beauty of the kitchen is heightened by the 20’ceilings, trusses that are an extension of the great room and sweeping views of both the lake and cherry orchard behind the house.

You may dine in the large dining room (table with extensions seats 12) overlooking the outdoor fireplace courtyard and lake, or make yourself comfortable outside under the covered patio overlooking the lake. The covered patio boasts an oversized Weber gas grill with a side burner for full meal preparation al fresco!

We also offer a spacious loft above the garage as a separate rental unit or as an addition to your house rental. The loft has a queen bed, bathroom and sweeping views of the lake.

You’ll find everything you desire in a vacation here: rest, relaxation, outdoor activity and great family time. Please contact us soon and book your vacation week.

NEW: Our neighbors on Skidoo Bay recently posted a really wonderful video depicting fun on the lake. Ask us about it.

FALL: Fall brings a brilliant blue sky and quiet to the lake. The weather has been particularly nice in September over the past several years. It's a big, northern state, so there are no guarantees, but lately it seems like we've had longer summers up there. October can often be sunny and crisp and beautiful, even if you lose your warm lake water for swimming. More often than not, I've enjoyed nice Indian Summers into October, with those blue skies in the day, wood smoke and the smell of the orchards at night, and sometimes snow across the bay on the top of the Mission Mountains. Glacier Park is usually open well into the fall. At Apgar campground, far south in Glacier Park, you can walk out onto a bridge in the fall and watch a dozen or more bald eagles gather to feed on salmon. I'm biased, and it's probably because I rarely get there in the fall anymore, but it's one of my favorite times to be at Flathead Lake. Winter brings skiing through the snow-covered trees of Whitefish Mountain, and the good camaraderie of (other!) Canadian bargain-hunters. And spring brings the blossoming of cherry trees above our house and throughout the Flathead valley.


WINTER: Because we have deep roots there, and because it’s where we built a house near water that laps upon the shore like words of Yeats, we spend our winter holidays in Montana. In the easy seasons it is a reliable heaven on earth. In the winter it is either snow-covered peaks against bright skies - or grey isolation.

This Christmas, the strain of travel weighed a little heaver on eye and muscle when the first morning hours arrived, enveloped by low clouds and the dark of the longest night of the year. The world was in harmony only with the lure of another hour in a feather bed. One querulous goose flapped and honked over a hundred of its kind, all floating on the cold lake with a caking of snow on their heads and backs. They ignored him, and we all claimed a little more sleep.

And then, when the world was right, the inevitable call of one bird to some willing other began again, and the day could unfold toward coffee and breakfast. It’s in that moment that the vacation begins, and you are no longer tempted to begrudge the forsaken comforts of Christmas enchiladas and the twinkling lights of the village we leave behind here.

Nowhere in the city do you get that call and response, and such a reliable ordering of things.

Keywords: Flathead Lake House Lakehouse Montana East Shore near Glacier flathead rental waterfront Rockies western Montana Mission Mountains Greene & Greene craftsman lakeshore on the lake Finley Point ski Polson Bigfork lodge family families friendly eagle trout fishing water ski snow ski last best place

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3208 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Children Welcome:

                Small children may not be unattended near the water or above the high landscape rock features.....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                We consider pets on a case-by-case basis. We have a golden retriever who considers it heaven....moreless

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 11-12

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • Indoor & Outdoor Fireplaces. Inspired by Greene & Greene, this house is full of custom arts & craft and bungalow themes, inside and out. Built for the ages....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Library adjoins the living room and contains 1,000 plus books for all ages. ...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games:

                    There are several games in the library for guests to use. ...moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    10,000+ song iTunes library (most genres)...moreless

                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Blue-ray disc player built in.High speed internet....moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library:

                    Fairly modest. You might want to bring a few of your own....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Cinemas
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Lake
                  • Lake View
                  • Lakefront:

                    Fifty feet from the shore of Flathead Lake's most peaceful bay....moreless

                  • Mountain View
                  • Water View
                  • Waterfront
                  • Waterfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Parasailing
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Skiing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Arrival Day

                      • Flexible

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

                        Hand carved Alder table and chairs from Santa Fe Southwest Craftsmen. There are 2 extensions in the coat closet ...moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 12 people

                      General

                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        (2) One in main guest area and one in master closet. ...moreless

                      • Fireplace
                      • Firewood
                      • Free Long Distance:

                        US only....moreless

                      • Garage:

                        By special arrangement only. Contact owner....moreless

                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Security System
                      • Shampoo
                      • Telephone
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine:

                        (2) One in main guest area and one in master closet. ...moreless

                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Fireplace:

                        Beautiful rock work on indoor and outdoor fireplaces....moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Blender
                      • Catering Available:

                        We recommend Papa Don's for BBQ and seafood catering. ...moreless

                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Cuisinart Grind & Brew, Deluxe Keurig, French Press, Cup at a Time for hot water. ...moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Extremely well-stocked....moreless

                      • Dishwasher:

                        (2) Two Bosch dishwashers to keep things moving....moreless

                      • Freezer
                      • Grill
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen:

                        Extremely well-stocked. Huge granite topped island with 6 stools for eat-in kitchen. ...moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items:

                        All spices provided. Large walk in pantry for lots of groceries. ...moreless

                      • Refrigerator:

                        Stainless steel with ice maker. ...moreless

                      • Stove:

                        Double ovens for large meals...moreless

                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Balcony
                      • Barbecue
                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Binoculars
                      • Boat Dock
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Kayak / Canoe
                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Large enough for badminton and croquet. ...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Porch / Veranda
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Walkway To Water
                      • Wood Deck

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Hot Tub:

                            Deep bath, Japanese style (sit-up) in master bathroom. For 1 or 2....moreless

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional
                               

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                              Fall Shoulder
                              Sep 15 - Nov 16, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $4,250

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                              Fees and Rental Conditions:

                              • Property Damage Protection $49
                              • Tax Rate 7%

                              Notes:

                              Cleaning fee is normally $250, required weekly when stay is for more than one week.


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                              Location

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                              Four seasons of recreation in the heart of the old West. 1 hour and 15 minutes to Glacier National Park.

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                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2004

                              About the owner: The family is comprised of 5th and 6th generation Montanans. The lake house represents a long-time dream of having a place on Flathead Lake.

                              Why the Owner Chose Skidoo Bay:
                              We built this home, with the help of one of Montana's best architects, to fit as perfectly as possible with the beauty of Skidoo Bay and Flathead Lake. We hope that it will bring meaning and happiness to our family and friends and guests for many generations.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              Rare new lake front luxury house on Skidoo Bay. Peace. Tranquility. The joy of being on this great lake in any season.


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                              • Lake side of custom craftsman home, 50' from the shores of lovely Flathead Lake.

                                Lake side of custom craftsman home, 50' from the shores of lovely Flathead Lake.

                              • Dining room overlooking lake & outdoor courtyard w/fireplace. Hand-carved table.

                                Dining room overlooking lake & outdoor courtyard w/fireplace. Hand-carved table.

                              • Looking south from dock on Skidoo Bay, Flathead Lake

                                Looking south from dock on Skidoo Bay, Flathead Lake

                              • Nearby Glacier National Park - "Crown of the Continent"

                                Nearby Glacier National Park - "Crown of the Continent"

                              • Kayaking in the fall -  on Skidoo Bay with tamaracks and the Mission Mountains.

                                Kayaking in the fall - on Skidoo Bay with tamaracks and the Mission Mountains.

                              • Blue sky, ice and snow in winter.

                                Blue sky, ice and snow in winter.

                              • After the skiing, before the night's campfire and roasting marshmallows.

                                After the skiing, before the night's campfire and roasting marshmallows.

                              • Third bedroom has 4 bunk beds, and walk-in closet. Perfect as boys or girls room

                                Third bedroom has 4 bunk beds, and walk-in closet. Perfect as boys or girls room

                              • View of pantry and island in kitchen

                                View of pantry and island in kitchen

                              • Nearby Glacier National Park. The great beauty of America & 700 miles of trails

                                Nearby Glacier National Park. The great beauty of America & 700 miles of trails

                              • Spacious great room overlooks lake & cherry orchard. Cozy library adjoins, left.

                                Spacious great room overlooks lake & cherry orchard. Cozy library adjoins, left.

                              • Master suite overlooks lake. French doors open to outdoor courtyard & fireplace.

                                Master suite overlooks lake. French doors open to outdoor courtyard & fireplace.

                              • Morning sunlight on the spacious blue stone deck, with a calm lake for kayaking.

                                Morning sunlight on the spacious blue stone deck, with a calm lake for kayaking.

                              • Inspired architecture and hand-laid rocks frame a thousand views at the lake.

                                Inspired architecture and hand-laid rocks frame a thousand views at the lake.

                              • Spacious guest bedroom with queen bed, overlooking dock and lapping waters.

                                Spacious guest bedroom with queen bed, overlooking dock and lapping waters.

                              • A winter wonderland memory.

                                A winter wonderland memory.

                              • Fourth bedroom of the house with a double bed and one set of bunks.

                                Fourth bedroom of the house with a double bed and one set of bunks.

                              • View from the cherry orchard. Loft with dormer facing the lake is on left.

                                View from the cherry orchard. Loft with dormer facing the lake is on left.

                              • The blue sky and water off our dock. Even more atmospheric when waves white cap

                                The blue sky and water off our dock. Even more atmospheric when waves white cap

                              • Moonlight from our porch

                                Moonlight from our porch

                              • Close up with the west, at one of many nearby rodeos

                                Close up with the west, at one of many nearby rodeos

                              VRBO #96053

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                              This listing was first published here in 2006.

                              Date last modified - Sunday, October 26, 2014

                              $4,250 per week (USD)
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                              4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 12

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                              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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