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“Bella Vista” Overlooking Beautiful Flathead Lake with Great Panoramic Views!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Exceptional 5/5-star rating, our home has 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Some of our guests have said, “Amazing place to stay!”, “Hands down incredible!”, “The views are out of this world!”, ”Can’t wait to return!”, “This is our new favorite location!”

Only a stone’s throw from the shores of Beautiful Flathead Lake, sits “Bella Vista” Designed and completed in 2010.

Our exceptional home offers some of the loveliest views in the valley. This top-quality home sits on 2.8 acres and is nicely landscaped with shrubs, trees, and manicured lawns. It is Very Private, but you will appreciate how easy it is to get to Kalispell, Whitefish Mountain Resort, and Glacier National Park.

Wake up in the master suite to a beautiful sunrise spilling over the Swan Mountain Range, with the sun shimmering off the lake surface. Our Spacious Master Bedroom and walk-in-closet is on the main floor, with a “Pottery Barn” wicker sleigh bed. You will feel like a King and Queen in the massive elegant travertine tiled bathroom with a custom shower and a large soaking tub for two.

You will enjoy the main floor of our home as it is very open and cheerful with lots of large windows. The striking Kitchen is well outfitted with cooking at home in mind even though we have quite a few great restaurants in the valley.

Our central vacuum system makes it is a breeze to keep the beautiful hand scraped Hickory Floors clean which are in the kitchen, living room, dining room and master bedroom. Our home is tastefully decorated and is a great place for family gatherings. Next to the master suite is a guest bedroom and full bath that is perfect for children. It is appointed with two hand-carved single beds. Curl up in our cozy living room and watch a movie from our 42 HD Flat Screen T.V. or just gaze at the stupendous alpine-glow sunsets.

Downstairs you will find a very spacious family room with its own full kitchen complete with granite countertops and alder cabinets. Your guests will enjoy the two wonderfully roomy bedroom suites. Last, but not least, is the Forth-of-July room, an ideal retreat room for the person who likes to be out of the way or just sleep in. You can play ping pong, watch a movie or just sit in front of the Hearthstone gas heater enjoying the views. Our home has central heating and cooling and has a very good air filter for the allergy sensitive folks. With two hot water tanks and a circulating pump you will have lots of hot water quickly.

“Bella Vista” was built by us, Robin and Patti Graham, home builders (Rivendell Builders) and authors of the books “Dove” and “Home is the Sailor”. We designed the home to take advantage of the wonderful views of the lake and mountains as they are Truly Magnificent!

We hope to see you soon and we are looking forward to making your vacation the very best.

More Details

Robin and Patti Graham
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 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 2010

Why Robin and Patti Graham chose Somers

Our home in Somers is nestled on the northwest side of beautiful Flathead Lake. 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 mile away along the paved walking and bike path is Somers Bay Café, serving great breakfasts and lunches. A 5 minute drive south to Lakeside is the Tamarack Brewing Company, a fun spot to relax and have a great meal and handcrafted ales.

Located 8 miles south of Kalispell, our community is the destination spot for locals as well as tourists. All four seasons, Somers offers something for everyone. Ski the slopes of Blacktail Mountain (only 30 minutes away) to sailing and boating majestic Flathead Lake. We are 30 minutes from Glacier Park International Airport and only 45 minutes from the magnificent Glacier National Park and Whitefish Mountain Resort (Big Mountain).

Whether you are looking to relax or to play we have it all. Stay inside and catch a movie in our comfy home or just observe the spectacular lake views. 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 fishing. Just a quick 10 minute drive away you will also find Eagle Bend Golf Club, one of the best courses in the Northwest. 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:
  • 3750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Max. adults: 11
  • 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:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • The Master Suite - toilet , tub , shower , Features custom travertine tile through-out
    The Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , Conveniently located next to the Cowboy Room
    The Lower Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Custom tile bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • The Master Suite - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Terrific views, elegant bathroom and walk-in-closet
    The Cowboy Room - 2 twin/ single , It is located on the main level near the Master Suit
    The Nature Room Suite - 1 queen , Lovely views of the lake and mountains
    The Cherry Room Suite - 1 queen , Lovely views of the lake and mountains
    The Forth-of-July Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , The favorite for reclusive teenagers
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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“Bella Vista” Overlooking Beautiful Flathead Lake with Great Panoramic Views!
average rating of 4.974026 based on 77 reviews

The property was just as it was pictured - breathtaking.

  • 5 of 5

The house was designed beautifully - it accommodated 8 adults comfortably. The house was clean. All amenities were provided to allow you to share time and want for nothing. The kitchen was stocked with all appliances and cookware to allow you to prepare meals as if you were at home. There were spices available so you didn't have to go out and buy everything. We truly enjoyed our time at BellaVista.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Merritt Island Florida

The perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The attention to detail in this beautiful home o relooking Sommers Lake is impeccable. Though there were only two of us, this home can easily accommodate 2 families. Perfect for large families.

We have done VRBO for well over a decade, and this home took the top five. The owners have made sure the home has everything you need. (Except a can opener!). If we had only one less than 5 star tjj g, it would be the traffic noise from the street. But the views made up for it. The sun rises are to die for!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear R & K, Thank you for the nice Review. We only wished that you would have notified us about the missing can opener and would have brought one right down. It is our goal to make your stay as carefree as possible. Thanks for staying with us. Robin
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Most amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

Bella Vista is the most amazing house my family has stayed in. I have stayed in many vrbo’s around the world and this one has superseded them all. The home is large and feels like home, better equipped than any other. Gorgeous views, wonderful hot tub , secluded, beautiful architecture , and conveniently located to many attractions. We drove from Wisconsin as a destination for my brother in law’s retirement . Everyone was amazed at the beauty of the house. We are already hoping to come back to Montana and a large reason for me is this house! Thank you Robin and Patti for letting us live in my dream house for a week!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Englewood, CO

Awesome Spacious Home with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Bella Vista was perfect for our family vacation of 11. The 5 bedrooms, two living areas and spacious kitchen were perfect for our family time together cooking (well stocked kitchen) playing games (including ping pong) all while enjoying the gorgeous views of the lake and mountains. Our grand-daughter called it the “secret house” because it was hidden from any other neighbors. The paved circle drive was perfect for multiple cars and a scooter track for the kids. Great location convenient to Lakeside, Kalispell and Glacier National Park. The owners were very responsive and helpful to any inquiries before and during our visit. The a/c was appreciated on the warm days. The three refrigerators came in handy, after we picked 30 pounds of cherries. We would definitely return to Bella Vista.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, TX formally Kalispell

Well built and maintained. Great rental property

  • 5 of 5

Great home to reconnect with family. Views are spectacular. The floor plan allows for gathering spaces as well as private spaces.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved both the house and the view. It was even more beautiful than the pictures. There was more than enough room for our party of 9. All of us loved the ever-changing views from the deck and wall of windows in the living room and kitchen. The kitchen had everything we needed, including some spices and teas. The extra fridge in the basement came in handy for the food and leftovers. We had the chance to meet the owners, and had a lovely time chatting with them. None of us wanted the week to end. Hope we can stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19.5 Miles
Glacier Park International
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Eagle Bend
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Somers Bay Cafe
Nearest Ski
17.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Somers Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

one time cleaning fee $300 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Check-in 4pm, Check-out 10am. Exceptions allowed.
Summer; minimum stay is 7 days, 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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