Lovely 3 bedroom + 3 bedrooms downstairs, 3 bath home, w wrap-around deck & dock
King size beds (2) Master bedroom & basement master., Queen size Beds (3) Bdrm #2 & 2 basement Bdrms, Baby Cribs (Port-a-cribs(2) and highchair (1), Sleep Sofa (1 queen). (2) single 'taco' bed (roll-away)., Bunk Beds (1) Has double bed on bottom, single on top in Bdrm #3.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Watch & keep kids safe around the water & wildlifeWatch & keep kids safe around the water & wildlife
No parties/events - Please be considerate of neighbors. Please be considerate of neighbors.
No smoking - No smoking in house, please.No smoking in house, please.
Max guests: 14 - Prior approval of number (Over 10) & ages requiredPrior approval of number (Over 10) & ages required
Minimum age of primary renter:
- Wear provided life preservers around lake.
- Do not place bagged trash/garbage outside. Bears & other wildlife pass through the lot.
- If possible, keep food in dining, & deck area.
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
Minimum 1-day vacancy between guest stays
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
Cleaned with disinfectant
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About Irene Martin
Don, a retired health systems administrator and business owner is an avid sportsman and Irene, a registered nurse, have lived in and loved Montana most of our lives. Several years ago, A friend and Duck Lake year-around resident friend called and told us about this beautiful, lakefront lot that was for sale. We, with daughter Dawn, bought it and spent many months building, upgrading, and enjoying it. It has been mostly a labor of love (but yes, there have been some 'X#*m%vm' moments we'll have to admit). We haven't yet finished all the upgrades that we plan, but the warm and serene atmosphere of the home and it's setting now make it a wonderful place for children and grandchildren to gather, recreate, pand relax year around. Two of our grandchildren, Emily and Joshua, caught their very first fish right off our little dock. Em, the less squeamish of the two, handled her trout until we believe most of the bones were broken and the fish limp. Her parents very conveniently left for home without the frozen fish. But Em remembered a few miles out and they had to return and retrieve the trophy! Joshua jumped in glee when he caught his big trout, but did not want to touch it. Dad cleaned it for him! He held it far away from him as we took his picture (now framed in the dining room). Winter months here are not for 'sissies'. Often there is an abundance of snow and frigid weather that makes the surface of the lake becomes a skating rink a foot or two thick, which make the ice-fishermen smile from ear to ear as they sit around their heaters in the icehouse! A few of the over-eager have dropped vehicles into the lake through ice not quite thick enough. We love this area. We think you will too! A sad footnote from Irene: Don, my husband & the love of my life, went to be with Jesus Jan. 2016. His contributions to our place are missed every day. I know he is watching with love and interest as we continue our work. 2 grandsons even say they smelled his English Leather" there.
Irene Martin purchased this House in 2009
Why Irene Martin chose Babb
Location, location, wonderful location! Chief Mountain, Glacier National Park, and Waterton Park close by, and seen from the living room window, the lake seen from the kitchen, dining room, & master bedroom, with premier trout fishing in your own back yard, wildlife, wild flowers, many species of birds, and all the comforts of home. You may see a bushy-tailed fox strolling across the back yard, or a deer, and even a moose. There is solitude when you want it, yet there are social activities when you want them, as well. The neighbors are friends as soon as you meet them. Everyone smiles and says hello. There are no crowds to fight, and no standing in long lines to see or do what you would like. This area is why Montana has been called 'The Treasure State' and 'Big Sky Country'! We've lived and roamed through this area longer than anywhere else, although we have seen quite a bit of the U.S. & the world. We love the beautiful setting, the raw beauty, and being right on the lake. It feeds the soul, and fills us with God's peace. Despite some long, hard winters, we choose to live here. The benefits certainly out weigh any negatives!
What makes this House unique
We've chosen not to bring the hustle and bustle of our busy lives to this place. We don't have cable or dish T.V. or wifi (about 2 years out in our area, we hear), although music, books and movies, and games (and a radio) and intimate family times are there if we want them. We do have a cell phone booster and auxiliary blue tooth phones if we need or want to communicate. But this is a 'get-away-from-it-all place', where a bushy-tailed fox trots through the yard. A white-tailed deer reaches up to munch the leaves on a low-hanging branch, a nervous fawn close by. Loons call from the lake. Fish arc as they jump in the water. Graceful swans gliding on a placid lake surface between boats that float or bob as the fishermen they carry cast graceful arches of line on either side of their boats. Ducks quack, quack, quack their silly-sounding call. An osprey swoops and picks a fish right out of the water. Johnny-jump-ups and other wild flowers riot across fields and hillsides. And all framed by majestic, snow-capped mountain peaks. Our large "wrap around" back patio overlooks the lake. You can catch the various moods of the lake itself, the breath-taking sunrises with a steaming cup of coffee or hot chocolate... or just watch the antics of the aquatic birds on the lake..Momma Canada goose in front, a string of several goslings, and proud Poppa protectively bringing up the rear, pelicans scooping up fish (to the disgust of the fisherman!). Or you can roast a marshmallow or hot dog on the fire pit in the back...Could there be a sweeter place? As we’ve often been told, we have the perfect spot to see the lake, but also the mountains peaks of Glacier National Park. The minutes away attractions of the park, St. Mary lake, Many Glacier, great hiking, restaurants, and even the proximity to the Canadian side of the Rockies are all an added plus! And the peace and serenity of the place permeates you’re soul!