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WHITEFISH 'ON THE LAKE' Winter/Summer Vacation Home!!

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,200 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


About the property

Villa, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

UNLIMITED FUN! Whether Winter or Summer is your favorite time of year, this beautiful family home is right on pristine Whitefish Lake with panoramic views from Whitefish Mountain ski area to the peaks of Glacier Park. This custom lake front property is minutes from downtown Whitefish's fine restaurants & boutique shopping, 15 minutes from Whitefish Mountain ski area & 25 minutes from Glacier Park. Around the corner is the 36 hole Whitefish Lake Golf Course, with cross country skiing during winter months. Plus, there is convenient access to many more outdoor attractions & activities.

With its spacious floor plan, this 5000 Sq. foot custom home boasts a Great Room with gas stove adjoining the kitchen, granite breakfast bar & dining area. Sliding glass doors open from the kitchen onto the main deck with outdoor BBQ & picnic table overlooking the lake, enhancing this wonderful entertainment area! The private Master Suite is located upstairs....enjoy the cozy, built-in gas fireplace, a glass of wine in hand, while gazing at the lake & night skiing lights from the King Sleigh bed through ceiling high windows. Windowpane Onyx highlights the huge shower & frames the Jacuzzi tub, all on radiant heated floors. Huge walk- through closet has room for all your special things.

The daylight basement level has the remaining bedrooms : a King Suite with granite/sandstone shower, 3 bedrooms ( one queen bedroom, one bedroom with 2 queen beds, & a room with 2 twins) & 2 additional full baths. Complete with the TV room & marble counter wet bar, & French doors opening to the hottub on the deck, this lower level is our favorite for relaxing after an exhilarating day outdoors! All bedrooms & main rooms open to decks facing Whitefish Lake & the surrounding mountains.... Exciting year round views!

Other amenities include : a rock stairway off the lower level to a grassy lawn & beach area, an attached 2 car garage with radiant heated floor & ski rack, off-street parking & slip for boat trailer. On the shore is our private boat dock along 190 feet of beach front with plenty of room for your water toys! Minutes from state park boat launch & camping.

Wireless internet, telephone for domestic long-distance calls, Direct TV, DVD player with video library, stereo system, books, & board games included.

SUMMER OR WINTER, this is your Whitefish Lake/ Flathead Valley/ Glacier Park Vacation Rental destination!!

Keywords: Luxury, Holiday, Home, Vacation, Lakefront, Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing ,Snow Skiing, Water Skiing, Boating, Swimming, Winter Recreation, Hiking, Whitefish, Lake, Fishing, Snowmobile, Family , Relaxing, Glacier Park, Flathead Valley

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018


We are native Montanans, Joe is a CPA, I am a retired Insurance Agency owner. We have invested in farms & ranches for the past 20 years. Between us we have 8 children , ages 37 to 17.

MELANIE VANKOTEN-EVE purchased this villa in 2005

Why MELANIE VANKOTEN-EVE chose Whitefish

Actually, this was to be our dream home in Whitefish - on the lake & by the ski area! I put my heart & soul into every detail..... then we accidentally fell in love with Flathead Lake, where we moved during the remodel & addition on our Lakeshore home. Being Native Montanans, we love the mountains & the lakes & cannot imagine a better place to live than western Montana ! Whitefish is great in any season for your outside adventures!

What makes this villa unique

Located right on the lake, in the winter we can watch ice fisherman with their catch of the day & cross country skiers gliding over the frozen lake surface ....And in summer, friends boat into our dock for a BBQ or drink, & to let their kids enjoy the water. The year round ambiance of the city of Whitefish, with its top-notch restaurants & local flavor is always enjoyable. Of all the celebrations, 2 of our favorites are the 4th of July with its fireworks display off of city beach, and the Winter Carnival weekend (February) with its parades, polar plunge, & overall festivities. Access to the wonderful Montana outdoors is so important. Also, the peacefulness of the lake & mountain views is beyond words... The best of all worlds!.


Whitefish Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Inquire with owner on any pets!
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Italian Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Sauna Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Elk bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor
    Master King Suite - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi tub, double sink vanity, custom shower
    African Suite - toilet , shower , Double sink vanity, custom shower
  • 5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master KIng Suite - 1 king , Master Suite is 3 rooms
    Queen room - 1 queen
    Girls Blue Room - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed
    Boys Room - 2 queen
    African Suite - 1 king
  • King size beds (2) both Master bedroom and Guest suite offer King beds, Queen bedroom with 1 bed, Boys room with 2 Queen beds, Girls room with 2 Twin Beds (Trundle bed) , Full size cot available
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
PLEASE NOTE: our beautiful lake home DOES NOT have air conditioning, as with a majority of lake homes in Montana. We do have multiple fans throughout the house & a water condensation unit in the upper Master Suite. In hot weather, we recommend closing windows early in the morning & then reopening in the late evening to allow the cool breeze from the lake to flow in. Please note: Children are most welcome; this is a family Lake home.


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WHITEFISH 'ON THE LAKE' Winter/Summer Vacation Home!!
average rating of 4.5652175 based on 23 reviews

Large, very close to Whitefish Lake home, nicely accommodated our family of 6 adults and 4 children,

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 2 of our 3 adult children, and their children, total of 6 adults, 4 children aged 12 to 4 1/2 drove from Grest Falks to Whitefish this last July for a week’s stay. Even with directions, the route is confusing. And we quickly realized we would have train noise.

But the house was everything we could have wanted. All the bedrooms and bathrooms are convenient and fully outfitted. The kitchen is wonderfull and also fully outfitted. Our grandkids loved the downstairs family room as did we, the grsndparents; it gave us relief from their activities, as did the master bedroom on the 3rd floor. 2 parking places accommodated our 2 cars (we never did use the garage).

The proximity to the beach is outstanding, though stairs, rather than rocks would have been easier for us, 85 and 80. All of our activities, except a day trip to Big Mountain, were off the dock, which required frequent cleaning of big bird droppings. We were able to rent paddle boards with life jackets, a party boat that we used to view the entire lake shore, and 2 days of power boats so the kids could be pulled on floats.

We appreciated the proximity to downtown Whitefish and to the Safeway-I think we went everyday as we only ate out our first evening. The remainder of meals we cooked or barbequed, thus the appreciation for the kitchen.

We would definitely rent this lovely house again, even with the very few disadvantages.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our June family vacation on Whitefish Lake was amazing... the property had everything we needed. Very comfortable and kitchen was well stocked as we like to cook in. It was so nice that everyone had their own room and bathroom. Plenty of towels and even beach towels. The views from this home were non-stoppable with the big picture windows overlooking the lake from the upstairs master and the living room. The dock was very accessible and we thoroughly enjoyed our time on the dock and in the boat we rented. Every bedroom had a balcony with a lake view. Cant wait to go back next year. The owner was very accommodating with great communication making it a pleasure to rent this beautiful lake home.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place.

  • 5 of 5

Came down with 9 people for a ski weekend and this place was amazing.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and property

  • 4 of 5

We booked the house for 2 families to have a vacation together. The location was incredible - right no Whitefish lake, close to downtown and 40 minutes from Glacier Park entrance. The house was very nice with plenty of rooms for 2 families with 8 kids. Being on the lake was wonderful. We were able to rent a boat and use the dock with paddle boards. The views from all of the decks were stunning. The only issue was the train. They are very, very loud and run all night, making sleep difficult for anyone who is a light sleeper.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy our Lake home worked well for your two families - we think it is a terrific, spacious floor plan for large groups such as yours! Whitefish Lake views from the decks & all the bedrooms are amazing Year 'round. While our home has triple insulated windows and walls, we do find maybe one (1) in 10 or so groups is bothered by the trains. Part of the ambiance of our area is the train that comes right through downtown Whitefish! ... we even had one family rent with us the entire month of August for the prior 3 summers in a row, as they loved the house & the location so much (they built a condo on the lake this year, so will have their own home to go to now). With 4 bedrooms in the walk-out basement on the lake side, I like to think we can cater to those who want to avoid the train.
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Wonderful home!

  • 4 of 5

Loved our stay at this home. We were 3 families, 2 kids each and this house accommodated us perfectly. Close to town, great kitchen...happy, happy. The train behind the home took some adjusting to and it would have been nice to have some window coverings in the upper master but the train can't be helped and became almost charming towards the end of our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular lake home!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful hosts - thank you for sharing your beautiful Whitefish Lake home with us for our monthly June vacation! The house had everything our family needed for a comfortable stay. We would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Glacier International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Whitefish's Finest downtown!
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Whitefish Country Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Whitefish Finest downtown!
Nearest Ski
9.7 Miles
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Property Damage Insurance $79
Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Pets will be considered on an individual basis & for a separate fee. Email Melanie for any additional requests!

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.