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Secluded Swan Family Home on Beautiful Flathead Lake

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L. to R. Studio, & Bedroom, LR, kitchen & stone turret, upper bedrooms


Last updated: 05/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:13
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

The Swan Family Home is Flathead Lake-front property, perched above the water in a woodsy, private, and quiet setting. Watch the kids from the many decks as they swim from the private, gravel beach. Listen to the circling osprey and the waves on the shore. Enjoy campfires and 'smores' on the beach with the kids.

Influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, the home was designed and built by an artist-engineer. The interior has unique, handcrafted features: stone fireplace, curving spiral stair, and picture windows to follow the changing light. Two of the bedrooms have their own decks.

The unique character and charm does not mean you have to suffer. The year-round home is comfortable with central heat, AC, and modern appliances: Full kitchen with double oven, 5-burner electric range, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, all cooking and eating utensils, and bed linens furnished. Gas BBQ. Wireless Internet. There is a two-car garage, and a shed with wood for that morning fire with your coffee.

Come enjoy the beach, the wild animals, and the quiet: canoe, swim, and relax to the sounds of the water.

Renting Sunday to Sunday.

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Member since: 2003

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 13
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 12-13

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    ladder entry; furnished with clean sleeping bag only...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • The Big Rom: 1 queen, 4 twin/ single


  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (4), Child Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • Quiet, Gravel beach, Canoe, Firepit, Decks, Patio, Central heat and AC, Washer/Dryer, Dish Washer, Fireplace with complimentary wood, Parlor stove, Wireless Internet, Library, Each full bath has its own water heater, thermostatically controlled heat, and window, No Pets...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    non-cable, 32 inch with DVD player attached...moreless

  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Enjoy spectacular sunsets over Wildhorse Island and Cat Bay...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    200+ feet of beautiful gravel beach, firepit for those smores late at night....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining room table with leaves will seat your crew....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    one space available...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    central heat pump plus zoned electric heat in some areas...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    one car will fit in the garage and there are spaces for several more in the driveway....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:


  • Telephone:

    local calls only -- long distance with calling card...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace:

    wood provided...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    in the 'big room'...moreless


  • Kitchen:

    Includes table and seating...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Countertop microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Double ovens ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    You can expect some of the basics: spices, coffee filters, salt and pepper...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    small fridge in the kitchen; full size with freezer in the attached garage...moreless

  • Stove:

    5-burner electric smoothtop...moreless

  • Toaster:



  • Balcony:

    One upper bedroom has its own balcony...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    decks on north and south sides of house...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    17 foot aluminum canoe with paddles and pfds is provided....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden


from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 - Jun 1, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 7%


Quiet hours from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m.

We prefer payment by personal check.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/21/2017
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65 Miles
Nearest Airport
Missoula or Kalispell
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Polson Golf Course
70 Miles
Nearest Train
Whitefish, MT
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U.S. Highway 93
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
Blacktail Mountain
0.05 Miles
Nearest Beach
Flathead Lake

Car: Necessary

Birding, Canoeing, River Rafting, Golfing, Located on the historic Flathead Indian Reservation, National Bison Range is one hour south, Glacier National Park is two hours north, Peaks of the Mission Mountain Wilderness are omnipresent


Owner info

About the owner: Owners: Mac and Karen Swan and their children, Isaac and Mariah; Mary Swan and her son Ken.

Why the Owner Chose Polson, MT, USA:
One of the unique areas on Flathead Lake, Cat Bay is particularly remote with the old-time feel of Montana the way it used to be. We offer modern amenities in a quiet setting. You'll wish you could stay on and on.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Built as a family project over years, the original cabin was framed in 1957, bedrooms and bath added in 1964, garage, studio and third bedroom and bath completed in 1969. Entryway completed in 1972. The Swan Family has enjoyed these three timbered acres away from the cares of the world, the clear waters lapping against the gentle gravel beach, the calls of the osprey overhead and communing with the animals who make their home here too. Bliss is lingering over coffee on the sunny morning deck--fledgling hawks casting quick shadows through the timber during their flight lessons to the knock of pileated woodpeckers on the pines.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • L. to R. Studio, & Bedroom, LR, kitchen & stone turret, upper bedrooms

    L. to R. Studio, & Bedroom, LR, kitchen & stone turret, upper bedrooms

  • Location on Flathead Lake, courtesy of NASA

    Location on Flathead Lake, courtesy of NASA

  • Kitchen


  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Large Dining Table with Leaves

    Large Dining Table with Leaves

  • Lower Bedroom with Deck

    Lower Bedroom with Deck

  • Big Room -- 4 twins & queen

    Big Room -- 4 twins & queen

  • October -- House above and left of sailboat mast.

    October -- House above and left of sailboat mast.

  • May


  • Battleship Island and Sailboat

    Battleship Island and Sailboat

  • Entry with spiral stairs

    Entry with spiral stairs

  • Living Room Fireplace

    Living Room Fireplace

  • Spring Before Full Pool--Our View North from the Beach

    Spring Before Full Pool--Our View North from the Beach

  • Kitchen with table

    Kitchen with table

  • Woodburning Fireplace

    Woodburning Fireplace

  • Lower Level Bedroom

    Lower Level Bedroom

  • Big Room -- 4 twins & queen

    Big Room -- 4 twins & queen

  • Lower Level Bath

    Lower Level Bath

  • Cat Bay from the beach

    Cat Bay from the beach

  • Fall Fishing

    Fall Fishing

  • Upper Level Bedroom 2

    Upper Level Bedroom 2

  • Library & Game Table

    Library & Game Table

VRBO #22522

This listing was first published here in 2003.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 21, 2017

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