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A Delightful Sailor's Home with a Spectacular Waterfront Location

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,061 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Exceptional 5/5-star rating, our home has 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, and Sleeps 8

Some of our guests have said, “Amazing home!”, “We loved this home”, “Ideal location!”, “Perfect spot for our family, “Immaculate”, “This is by far our most FAVORITE vacation yet”, “Highly recommended”, “We cannot wait to come back”, “Most fun vacations I’ve ever had!!”, “Truly gracious hosts who thought of everything to make us feel at home”, “It was really hard to leave”

You will appreciate our home on lovely Flathead Lake and how easy it is to get to Kalispell, Whitefish Mountain Resort, and Glacier National Park.

Our sailing and ocean background has heavily influenced the design and construction of our 3061 square foot home. It has a very coastal and nautical feel with painted open beam ceilings, painted tongue and groove wood plank walls, and Brazilian cherry wood floors. Almost every room has a gorgeous view of the lake and the home is decorated with our mementos from around the world. The kitchen has custom knotty pine cabinets plus granite countertops and a lovely viewing area that is perfect for your first cup of coffee. The master suite and elegant travertine tiled bathroom are on the main floor next to a smaller bedroom and bath perfect for children. The living room has a hand-crafted tile gas fireplace. Upstairs are two more bedrooms and a striking bathroom with a large soaking tub and tiled shower. There is a very spacious family room where you can play games or watch a movie. The fifth bed room is on the third floor, aptly named, “The Crow's Nest”, where the view is spectacular. The deck has two levels, one for barbequing and outside dining, the other for lounging and soaking in the hot tub. We have a nice dock for your boat and two stable kayaks to tour the lake.

Our home was designed and built by us, Robin and Patti Graham, home builders and author of the books “Dove” and “Home is the Sailor”.

We are now offering our home as a weekly rental while we do some more traveling and enjoy our grandkids

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Robin and Patti Graham
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Robin and Patti Graham

After a 5 year epic voyage of sailing a small boat around the world and writing the books “Dove” and “The Boy Who Sailed Around The World Alone”, Patti and I left the west coast of California forty two years ago to ride the wave of the “Back to the Land Movement” in Montana. We bought a quarter section of mountain top for $95 dollars an acre, built our log home, grew our own food and raised the gamut of farm critters. We also wrote about our struggles of growing in the Christian faith and our experiences of trying to live simply in “Home is the Sailor”. After 32 years we were missing the water so in 2003 we bought an older cabin on Flathead Lake. After spending our first night there we never spent another at the ranch and have never once looked back. We had come home. Two years later we built and moved into our dream home next door to our lovely historic cabin. After we had a couple of wonderful family “VRBO” vacations in Mexico we decided to list our lake cabin as a VRBO rental. It was a great experience. But as time goes on the wanderlust was creeping back and we wanted to do some more traveling. We sold our lake cabin, built nearby a wonderful 3750 sq. ft. “VRBO” yearly rental, 'Bella Vista', on the hillside overlooking Somers Bay and now are offering our personal home, 'A Delightful Sailor's Home', as a VRBO summer rental, as we come and go.

We hope you will enjoy the Flathead Valley as much as we do.

Robin and Patti Graham purchased this house in 2003

Why Robin and Patti Graham chose Somers

Our home in Somers is nestled on the north shore of beautiful Flathead Lake and Blacktail Mountain. Flathead Lake is 28 miles long and up to 15 miles wide. The lake’s sparkling waters and miles of tree-lined shore offer unlimited recreational opportunities and wildlife habitat. Overlooking it all are the magnificent Swan and Mission mountain ranges. A 5 minute drive will also get you to Tamarack Brewing Company. The “rack” is the best spot to relax with great food and handcrafted ales. Located 8 miles south of Kalispell, our community is the destination spot for locals as well as tourists. All four seasons in Somers offers something for everyone, from skiing the slopes of Blacktail Mountain (only 30 minutes away with spectacular scenery) to sailing and boating majestic Flathead Lake. We are 30 minutes from Glacier Park International Airport and 45 minutes from the majestic Glacier National park and Whitefish Mountain resort. Whether you are looking to relax or to play we have it all. Stay inside and catch a movie in our comfy home or take a soak in the hot tub overlooking the lake. In the winter and spring go ski, snowboard, snowshoe, cross country ski or snowmobile. In the summer enjoy water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, kayaking, swimming or fish right from our private dock. Just a quick 10 minute drive away you will also find Eagle Bend Golf Club that has 27 holes of exquisite golf. One of the best courses in the Northwest, Eagle Bend has held #1 in Montana Six consecutive years. Other areas of interest include the Bigfork Playhouse, Glacier Symphony and Chorale, Hockaday Museum of Art, the Conrad Mansion, and the Central School Museum.


Somers House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3061 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Have a good time and enjoy our beautiful Flathead Valley
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder Room - toilet
    The Beach Room - toilet , shower , A handicap tiled shower with an extra hand sprayer
    The Master - toilet , shower , A lovely shower for two
    The Royal Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Relax in the luxurious soaking tub
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The Crows Nest - 1 queen , Commanding views of the lake.
    The Master - 1 queen , The large master displays tranquil views of the lake
    The Boat Room - 2 twin/ single , Kids love the 'Pottery Barn' boat bed
    The Wicker Room - 1 queen , The upstairs master suite with walk-in closet
    The Beach Room - 1 twin/ single , Downstairs near master with its own private bath
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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A Delightful Sailor's Home with a Spectacular Waterfront Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Sailor's Home was the perfect spot for our family vacation. Plenty of room for everyone. The Kayaks and water toys provided hours of fun entertainment for all. We really appreciated the Pack & Play & hi chair for our 4 mth old granddaughter. Great location.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home and the overall experience! We already miss the relaxing deck. Our kids loved the beach, swim area and kayaks. I highly recommend this home and can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fun-filled Family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

The Sailor's Home was the BEST for our family reunion! The house worked well for those that stayed and the water activities were enjoyed by many! Thank you for providing such a lovely home with such exquisite details in every corner and of course, situated in such an ideal location!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shawnee, KS

Quintessential Vacation Perfection

  • 5 of 5

We have been using VRBO for almost a decade and I must say that this is by far our most FAVORITE vacation yet. Not only was the location perfect, but the homeowner was genuinely lovely and their home was immaculate and had everything we could ever need to enjoy a week on Flathead Lake! We cannot wait to come back because we definitely feel like we have found our 'home away from home'.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

Beautiful, extremely well-appointed lake house

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and has everything you would ever need. Obviously a tremendous amount of care and thought went into designing and fitting out the house. Perfect spot for our three boys to spend the week with us. Great swimming off the dock, boat rentals very near by, beautiful place to hang out and relax after a day in Glacier. House is exceptionally well-maintained and the owners were great to deal with. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Redmond, WA

A Truly Priceless Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We spent an incredible week at this glorious home on Flathead Lake. There is plenty to do on the lake as well as the surrounding area: kayaking, hiking, biking, fishing, golf. My favorite moments were relaxing on the Graham's deck with our group of friends--sharing meals and making memories as we relished the quiet beauty of their ideal Montana lake location. Patti and Robin are truly gracious hosts who thought of everything to make us feel at home in their home. We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
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Nearest Ski
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee $300 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 7.0%

Only available June, July, and August, of every year.
Changeover Day; Saturday to Saturday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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