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Private Flathead Home with 200' lake frontage.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Physical address is 46206 Meadowlark Lane, Big Arm, Mt 59910

3 bedroom 2 bath 1300 sq ft home on just under 4 acres with 200' of frontage on the largest fresh water lake in the West. WIFI is hooked up with fiber optics with a fast, steady 25 mbps speed. It works great for television streaming. An Apple TV 4th generation supplies hundreds of channels. Open floor plan with large windows and large surrounding decks leading out to the dock which stretches 60 feet into the water. A fire pit with dry fire wood is next to the waters edge. Four picnic tables with benches and deck chairs for relaxing plus benches and chairs. The house is modern with two full bathrooms, all appliances are less than 10 years old, oak hardwood floors, carpet in all bedrooms, three sliding glass doors that provide access to about 1,000 square feet of deck. Large “L” shaped dock with a shore station lift that will fit I/O boats up to 20’ and up to an 8’ beam. A boat can be launched right at the waters edge, or there is a free public boat launch directly across the bay from the home and another larger launch 2 miles south at Big Arm State Park. Lots of nice lawn to move around and for parking cars, tents, boat trailers or RV's. Very private setting and a very quiet neighborhood. Hour and half drive to Glacier National Park. Whitefish ski and summer resort one hour north, along with another small ski area, Blacktail Mountain, 30 minutes north. Four golf courses within 50 miles ranging from nice and easy to PGA caliber. The national Bison Range is about 40 miles south. There you can see elk, deer, and buffalo while you drive around the hundreds of acres.

Feel free to contact me with any questions about the home and or the area…Doug 406-241-5196.

More Details

Doug Koch (Pronounced Cook)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Doug Koch (Pronounced Cook)

I am a retired CPA. This has been my summer home for 35 years. I have been renting it on and off for 20 years.

Doug Koch (Pronounced Cook) purchased this house in 1978

Why Doug Koch (Pronounced Cook) chose Flathead Lake

Nice quiet area with lots of natural beauty. Easy to relax in this spot. House is only about 20 feet from the water of Flathead Lake.

What makes this house unique

House and outside decks are close to the water, not a sharp drop off to the water, nice sloping area. Water at the end of the 60 foot long dock is about 6 to 8 feet deep. The clear water of the lake provides a clear view of the bottom of the lake. There is about 4 acres of land, the lawn is about 3 acres with lots of trees.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thank you for sharing your little slice of heaven with us. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time here, which went by much too quickly.
Jul 2012
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Flathead Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Extra fee for large parties or weddings.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , There is a large sink, counter, cupboards, washer and dryer.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms have ceiling fans and heaters. Lots of bath towels and lots of beach towels for outside. All paper products are supplied.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1) One queen bed in main bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (3) Three single beds in one bedroom, a sofa sleeper provides a queen size bed (the mattress is 3 inch foam). Bunk Beds (1) The bottom bunk sleeps two, the top sleeps one.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The house is situated only 35 feet from the edge of Flathead Lake. There are children swings, a fire pit with lots of wood for beach fires, lots of chairs and benches.


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average rating of 4.882353 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful place to spend time by the lake!

  • 5 of 5

This house suited our needs perfectly! Very comfortable beds, plenty of kitchen stuff, plenty of space, etc. We loved being that close to the shoreline! It was a little difficult to get all our "cleaning chores" done before we had to leave for the airport that morning but we made it! I would recommend it to any large family or group of people.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking great care of the place. I appreciate it. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Doug
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The place was awesome! We couldn’t have asked for a better place to come relax and hangout.

  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed ourselves while we were there. The house was very clean and had everything we could imagine to accommodate our needs. The backyard and dock, where we spent most of our time, gave us a chance to enjoy the beautiful water and soak in some of the breathtaking views. We will definitely try to come back. Thank you very much Doug.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you . Your comments are appreciated. Also thanks for the nice fish you left in my freezer. Very tasty. Glad to hear that you had extras to share.
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Missoula, Montana

Perfect Flathead Lake Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Doug's lake house was perfect for our group. The house was clean, the kitchen well-stocked and the views are amazing. The kids in our group loved being right on the lake. We swam, kayaked, paddle boarded and rented a pontoon boat one day to visit Wild Horse Island. A great vacation and we would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Glad you had a good time.
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Fort Collins


  • 5 of 5

The property is amazing! The location is excellent! We enjoyed our time very much!

The kitchen and bathrooms need a really good deep cleaning, we had to wipe some areas down and the bathtub in the second bath looked as if it had not been cleaned for months so we rarely used it as we did not feel we should have to clean it first. Everything else was absolutely perfect, would love to come back and spend more time here! Thanks Doug!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property!! Everything we could have asked for plus some! Doug is very accommodating. House was clean, well stocked and the views are unbeatable!! We can't wait to visit again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Appreciate the compliments.
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Banks, Or


  • 5 of 5

Loved to time on the lake was wonderful

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Kalispell, Mt
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Big Arm, Mt
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Polson, Mt
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Amtrak, Whitefish, Mt
Nearest Motorway
Highway 93
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Big Arm, Mt
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Blacktail Mountain, Lakeside, Mt
Nearest Beach
The house is only about 30 feet from waters edge.
Car: necessary

Polson, Mt has a population of about 5000 people that offers fine dining, grocery shopping, museums, golf course, river rafting and is about 15 miles south on highway 93. Kalispell, Mt is 35 miles north and offers more of the same with a larger population along with all the amenities including golf courses, shopping, and is on the way to Glacier National Park.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Insurance $99
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

The physical address is: 46206 Meadowlark Lane, Big Arm, Mt 59910. On US Highway 93 this lies between mile markers 75 and 76.
I do not charge a cleaning fee, but expect the place be left in the same or better condition.

I do not accept echecks for payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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