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Romantic Somers Bay Boathouse w/ Dock

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Boathouse right on Flathead Lake w/ patio, deck and fire pit

This unique waterfront property is he last surviving boathouse with living quarters above it. From the road you will walk down a wooded path to a private incline tram system that will carry you a hundred feet down to a world of lake shore living. When you get to the covered open-air deck, it is complete with a Weber gas BBQ, patio heater, table, chairs and a swing for two. In 2015 we added a new deck to the front of the Boathouse. Stepping through the sliding glass door you will see that the living level is decorated with fishing motif. In the corner is a wood stove which can be enjoyed from the overstuffed sofa-bed. The kitchen is well-furnished with cooking utensils and all appliances except for a dishwasher. There is an adorable bath with shower only. Up the winder staircase is a loft bedroom with queen bed and step-in closet plus a dormer niche with a bench. The dock and lake level of the property is shared with the property owners. You have your own boat slip and have full access to the dock, beaches, swim area, swim ladders, & canoe, (2) kayaks and a paddle boat.

The boathouse level is totally private. The lower level with the dock and lake area of the property is shared with the property owners and their guests occasionally. You have your own boat slip and have full access to the dock, beaches, swim area and swim ladders. There is plenty of wood provided for having a bonfire in the fire pit. The lakefront also has a romantic footbridge, patio area with picnic table. You are welcome to use the canoe, paddle boat and kayaks which are easily launched from the beach area.

Somers Bay Boathouse is conveniently located: 12 miles west of Bigfork which has live theater and dining; an hour from Glacier Park; 10 miles from historic downtown Kalispel; 5 miles from Lakeside which has a grocery store and dining; great restaurants are within 5 minutes driving toward downtown Somers. The street above the boathouse is part of a biking/walking path which takes you to historic Somers.

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More Details

Owner
Karen Bach
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Karen Bach

Earl and Karen are a middle aged couple with 2 older teenagers. Our daughter is in college and will be working in Portland this summer and our son will be graduating from high school. We have owned the property for 15 years. Earl began remodeling the boathouse in 2003 and finished it in 2005. We thought we would use it more than we did and decided rather than have it stay empty, we would share it with others. If we had a motto, it would be 'the more the merrier.'

Why Karen Bach chose Montana

Quiet, private setting, right on the water

What makes this cabin unique

Where to start...the way the property is set up, it feels like we don't hardly have any neighbors, which attributes to the privacy. The view is gorgeous and changes constantly. There are many birds/water fowl, including bald eagles (though they don't come around as much once the osprey move in for the summer). Even though there is so much to do in the area, many guests claim they find it hard to leave the boathouse.

Amenities

Flathead Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Elevator ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , loft
  • Up the winder staircase is a loft bedroom with queen bed and step-in closet. There is a dormer niche with a bench, ideal for enjoying the view while sipping your morning coffee.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Elevator: Funicular lift takes you from the street down to the boathouse * Lakefront: Historic Somers Bay * Mountain View: Rocky Mountains & Mission Range Dock w/ boat slip, 200+ feet lakefront w/ two small pebble beaches, fire pit, canoe, paddle boat, 2 kayaks, games & puzzles.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Romantic Somers Bay Boathouse w/ Dock
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Two years in a row, our family has experienced the most relaxing and amazing vacation. We canoe, kayak, and paddle boat nonstop. This was the year for fishing - we made a haul! We don't leave much, because everything we need is right there. This is THE place to vacation on Flathead Lake!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property! Husband and our 2 kids stayed for the week. We personally meet the owners and they were very nice & friendly. Had all the accommodations that our family needed. We fished off the deck & caught a good amount of trout. Would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great View

  • 5 of 5

Fun had by all

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect boathouse getaway

  • 5 of 5

Karen and Earl gave us the wonderful experience of staying at their boathouse. The location is perfect - close to groceries and a great restaurant (Tamarack), yet secluded as it is the only boathouse in the area.

Beautiful 180 degree views of the lake from the boathouse, which had everything we needed - canoe, 2 kayaks, a paddle boat, and a dock to fish off of. We caught 19 fish in 3 days.

TIP: there is a visible island from the boathouse that is a bit father than it appears - took us over two overs to round trip it on the paddle boat.

Wouldn't change a thing about this place or these hosts, and will gladly return!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Incredible views!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 loved every minute of our stay at the boathouse. It was perfect for our two girls as they could swim, canoe, paddle boat and fish all day. We were able to keep an eye on them from anywhere in the house. They loved the fire pit and making s'mores. We have wonderful memories and can't thank Karen enough for mailing our daughter's boots back home to us once she found them. The owners were very friendly and took care of all of our needs. We would recommend the boathouse without hesitation. It was a great base point for traveling through Glacier and the Bigfork area. Thank you for all of your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you loved it. We hope you can some day come back. Earl and Karen
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

My husband I recently stayed at this beautiful n peaceful place for our honeymoon n it was simply amazing!!! It had everything there that we needed n was in a good location close to many things n activities to do... We went a little later in the summer so we did have to get firewood but that was simply.. The owners were supper nice n very easy to deal with.. Was definitely worth it n look forward to going again n bringing our kids alone to experience it with us..

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Glacier International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Del's Bar, Somers
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Eagle Bend
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Whitefish Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
US 93 and US 82
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Blacktail Mountain
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Somers Bay

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Rates & Availability

Flathead Lake Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $3 per night, per additional guest
 
Late High Season 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$235
From
$285
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $3 per night, per additional guest
 
Post Season 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$1,000
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $3 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2018
Apr 13 2018 - Jun 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$110
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$800
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $3 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Season 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
$160
From
$200
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,200
$4,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $3 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 17 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $3 per night, per additional guest
 
Late High Season 2018
Aug 18 2018 - Sep 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$235
From
$285
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $3 per night, per additional guest
 
Post Season 2018
Sep 3 2018 - Oct 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$1,000
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $3 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 7.0%

Check-in: 3:00 pm; Check-out: 11:00 am.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
* During July and August a week is from Saturday to Saturday
~ Monthly rate is considered to be 4 weeks.
* An additional $75/week cleaning fee will be added for stays over 1 week for change of linens and towels, plus a light cleaning.
**Opening/closing dates may vary according to weather conditions

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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