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Spacious Lakefront Home with Large Dock and Deck

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Last updated: 02/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 13-14)

Enjoy this spacious 2240 sq ft lakehouse with a large dock and 100 feet of lake frontage. From the large deck, enjoy the wonderful views of Flathead Lake, Wildhorse Island, and the Mission Mountains.
In the morning, the water of Big Arm bay is peaceful and serene. Enjoy your coffee on the deck overlooking the still glass water. Usually the bald eagle or osprey will perch on the gnarled old tree by the water. The kids will head down to the water to swim and play and when they've tired themselves out, can heat up in the hot tub. Head down to the dock and join them, or toss around the frisbee in the grassy lawn between the house and the water. It's a good spot for volleyball, badminton, or any outdoor games we have or you care to bring.
Later in the day, the breeze may pick up and bring out the sailboats. Big Arm bay is their favorite and you can watch them sail out the bay to Wildhorse Island. It's not far and you may want to go out and explore it yourself. If you bring your own boat, you can moor it at the dock, on the buoy, or even bring it out of the water on the boat lift.
In the evening, the lake is once again quiet and glassy and now a waterskier's paradise. As the sun sets on the lake, you all sit around the fire by the water, make smores and talk about all the fun you had.
There are enough beds to sleep 14 people with four bedrooms as well as a living room and family room which double as sleep rooms. On the upper floor, the master has a queen bed and it's own bathroom. Also on the upper floor is a second bedroom with a double-size futon which can sleep two. It also has access to the bathroom. The kitchen and living room are also on the upper floor. There is a spacious dining room table to seat everyone and also an upright piano for entertainment. The lower floor has two bedrooms, one with a double and two twin beds, the other with a queen and a single bed. There is a bathroom between them. Also on the lower floor is a family room which has a queen size waterbed and a double-sized hide-a-bed sofa.
There is no shortage of things to do with water sports, golf, horse back riding, a nearby bike / running track, or fishing for huge lake trout. There is Big Arm boat rentals just down the way at the marina. Big Arm Bar and Grill is within walking distance. We also recommend Mo Fisch Fishing Charters, Polson Country Club, and Cheff's Ranch Horseback Rental.
If you're looking for excursions, Glacier National Park, the National Bison Refuge, Wild Horse Island State Park, Whitefish, and Lake Mary Ronan are only short distances away and it's a beautiful drive in any direction.

Keywords: lakefront, dock, lake house, private, water, family, hot tub, on water, big arm, flathead, lake, glacier park, montana, fishing, fun, boat, sailboat
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/26/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 14
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 13-14

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master (2nd Floor) Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • First Floor Bathroom : toilet, shower


Other Amenities

  • Inside- kitchen is fully equipped- coffee maker, coffee grinder, toaster, blender, utensils, pots and pans etc., books, board games, Outside- children's playground and sandbox, large L- shaped dock, boat lift and buoy for parking your boats, some miscellaneous water toys and outdoor games, apple and pear trees- (help yourself!),a boat launch is very nearby at Big Arm State Park or there is a small marina just east of the property...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Spectacular views of Wildhorse Island, Cromwell Island, Chief Cliffs and the Mission Mountains. Beach of small smooth rocks....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    (the house receives enough shade that we haven't needed it, there is an attic fan we've used before)...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    A word of warning about the hot tub- The hot tub is getting somewhat old and tired. It worked this last season and I expect to keep it working and make any necessary repairs, but if it is not cared f...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
4 night min stay
May 1 - Jun 30, 2017
4 night min stay
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Oct 1 - Nov 1, 2017
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $250 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 7%


Peak season- July and August $2400/week or $380/night

May-June and Sept.-Oct. $1600/week or $240/night

November-April $1200/week or $200/night

Cleaning Fee $250

If reservation is cancelled, $200 will not be refunded.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 02/26/2017
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Car: Recommended

Wonderful, quiet location. Just a short walk to Big Arm Marina, Big Arm Bar and Grill, and Big Arm State Park. It is a beautiful drive in any direction. Glacier National Park is less than an hour away. There are multiple live theatre productions nearby: Polson Players, Bigfork Playhouse, Whitefish Theatre Co. Also look for the Glacier Symphony & Chorale concerts and the Festival Amadeus in the summer. In the fall, the lake is beautiful with the color changes. There are delicious apple and pear trees on the property, help yourself. In the winter, ski at Blacktail Ski area or Big Mountain, and if the bay freezes over you can icefish and iceskate, or icefish at Lake Mary Ronan, 18 miles away. Springtime, get out early and your boats on the water and don't miss the Mack Days Lake Trout Fishing Derby. Catch a fish and make some cash!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: We live in western Montana and love to have fun in the water in the summertime and ski in the wintertime. We enjoy hiking in Glacier National Park and our lakehouse makes a great base camp for exploring the park.

Why the Owner Chose Big Arm, MT, USA:
We chose our lakehouse because it was so family-friendly and suited our many needs. It is nestled in the trees and feels secluded, yet it has a big grass lawn and is quite level right at the lake. It is close to the water so we could watch the children play from the deck and be close to the action.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Staying on Big Arm Bay is unique because sailboats use the bay and the straits around Wildhorse Island. The bay is calmer than the main lake and the sailboats are quiet and peaceful to watch. There is a running/bike riding trail near the property which leads directly to Big Arm State Park and if you go the other direction it leads to a quiet little marina. An old tree just to the east is a favorite perch for large birds of prey, such as bald eagles and osprey. You can watch and photograph them right from the deck!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/26/2017

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  • lakehouse from the water

    lakehouse from the water

  • playground / lake

    playground / lake

  • upper deck

    upper deck

  • breakfast bar off the kitchen

    breakfast bar off the kitchen

  • upstairs livingroom

    upstairs livingroom

  • masterbath


  • downstairs bedroom (one queen and two twin beds)

    downstairs bedroom (one queen and two twin beds)

  • second downstairs bedroom (queen bed and twin)

    second downstairs bedroom (queen bed and twin)

  • Second upstairs bedroom (with double futon)

    Second upstairs bedroom (with double futon)

  • dock and shoreline

    dock and shoreline

  • deck and lawn (hot tub to the extreme right)

    deck and lawn (hot tub to the extreme right)

  • kitchen


  • dining and living room

    dining and living room

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • downstairs living room (hide-a-bed and queen waterbed)

    downstairs living room (hide-a-bed and queen waterbed)

  • downstairs bath

    downstairs bath

  • other side of downstairs living room (showing queen waterbed)

    other side of downstairs living room (showing queen waterbed)

  • dock ladder and Wildhorse Island

    dock ladder and Wildhorse Island

VRBO #396531

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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