Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Charming Home Overlooking Flathead Lake

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Two Bedroom, Lake Views in Every Room, Covered Deck, Large Yard.

Accommodations:

** Large, private, lower level of split level home.

**1150 sq.ft plus 350 sq ft covered barbecue deck and large, open yard.

** 2 Bedrooms ( master with queen bed and large sunroom with 2 queen beds).

**Three quarter bath, washer/dryer, WIFI, cable, iron and board, croquet, badminton.

**Sleeps 6

**Wonderful lake views (100 yards away) WE DO NOT HAVE LAKE ACCESS AND OUR NEIGHBORS IN FRONT HAVE SECURITY SERVICES AND CAMERAS--WE ASK OUR GUESTS TO NOT USE THEIR PROPERTY.

SUMMER (June 15th-Labor Day) * $225/night (3 night minimum), *$1125/week, *$35/night/person over 6. *$100 Cleaning fee, *$500 DEPOSIT.

DEPOSIT FULLY REFUNDABLE IF CLEAN AND WELL-CARED FOR UPON CHECK OUT.

RESERVATIONS MAY BE CANCELLED UP TO 60 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR STAY.

*Children under 2 stay free.

*1 dog upon approval $10/day.

SEE ALSO OUR UPPER UNIT (VRBO 420293) FOR ADDITIONAL AVAILABILITY. BOTH UNITS MAY BE AVAILABLE FOR LARGER GROUPS OR SPECIAL SITUATIONS.

* * * * *

Renovated fifties lake house built by the local car dealer to be the jewel of Flathead Lake. We loved the 1950s lake house feel and left much of the original charm. As the lot was split and a single-story home built in front, we do not have lake access. We do have beautiful views of the lake 100 yards away.

You will find the lake ever-present while at "home" with bedroom, living room and kitchen windows overlooking the lake. Our favorite room, the sunroom, is full of light with over 30 feet of windows and a private entrance.

The bedrooms are furnished with Montana-made log frame beds and furniture. We have selected high quality mattresses and linens with high thread count.

The living room has a large comfortable sofa, chairs, excellent wood stove and flat screen TV. We have a varied selection of DVDs, books and games.

The fifties kitchen features a maple table with seating for six. We provide a set of good pots and pans, dishes, silverware, quality bakeware, coffee grinder, coffee maker, toaster, microwave and blender. Everything you need to make, serve and enjoy a great meal is here including a small cookbook library.

The 3/4 bath is full of fifties charm including the turquoise built-in tiled shower.

The covered deck has a teak table with cooler and seats six. It is a great place for an evening barbecue or to gaze at the sunset over the lake with a glass of wine or cup of tea.

The lawn is well-loved with flowerbeds, fruit trees and space enough for croquet, badminton, or soccer.

Our philosophy as landlords is to provide comfortable, high-quality accommodations with an eye for detail and beauty.

A small undeveloped wetlands/woods to the east provides a haven for the wildlife-- deer, raccoon, fox, ducks and geese, doves and songbirds, gulls, eagles, owls and hawks—often spied from our property.

OUR GENERAL SETTING

Within walking distance, a few hundred feet, you will find groceries, banking, gas/car wash, Steve's video rental, espresso, McDonald's, Ace Hardware, Pizza Hut, Burgerville, (Polson’s favorite fast food-seafood baskets, burgers, chicken, malts) directly across the street, The Hot Spot- an excellent family-run Thai restaurant is 4 doors to the west.

Lake opportunities are minute's away:

SK Marina-- 400 yards west, is visible from our back door. They offer boat put in, dock slips, jet ski/boat rentals and scenic lake cruises- (part of Kwa Tuk Nuk Best Western); 406.883.3636.

Glacier Raft, next to SK Marina-- Here you will find daily white-water river trips, chartered fishing, sea kayak and paddle board trips and instruction. Flathead raft also rents sea kayaks and paddleboards for your own use- Flathead Raft Company, P.O. Box 1596, Polson MT, 59860; 800.654.4359 or 406.883.5838,

Only a little further, a two minute drive, will get you to Flathead Lake Marina. They rent boats and water toys to pull behind. They also rent jet skis.- Flathead Lake Marina, 50230 HWY 93 South, Polson Montana 59860; 406.883.0999.

Boettcher Park is ½ mile (ten minutes walk) east. The Park has a picnic area, swimming, zero-entry beach for young swimmers, showers, playset, swings, horseshoes, volleyball, concessions, paddleboat rentals, and the Port Polson Players live summer theater.

Polson Bay Golf Club, the largest course in the area (27 holes) and the only course directly on the shore of Flathead Lake is 1/4 mile from our door. Summer rates are nine holes for $28 or 18 for $48. Two other courses are within 20 minutes drive. Nine more courses are between 45 minutes and 1 1/2 hours drive. All totaled, there are 216 holes of beautiful, challenging golf in the area.

Polson, the largest town on Flathead Lake, and offers art galleries, book stores, gift shops, dining, health food, yoga classes, a 2-screen movie theater, Kwa Tuq Nuk Best Western Casino, and several city lake parks.

A designated bike trail runs in front of the house and connect to Polson (west) and the Walmart/Safeway shopping center (east). A hundred yards north, the old railroad bed has been converted into a 15-mile non-motorized walk/bike path. Several nice biking loops using this path and the country roads south of town are available. WE PROVIDE SOME BIKES AND HELMETS BUT DO NOT HAVE OTHER SAFETY GEAR.

Hunting opportunities abound. Pablo Reservoir National Wildlife Area --10 minutes from our door, provides refuge to upland birds and roughly 80,000 ducks. Hunting is available on thousands of acres of State and Salish Kootenai Tribe lands. One-half hour south, Ninepipe National Wildlife Area offers still more great habitat and hunting. Your dogs are welcome but we ask that you keep the mud and burrs outdoors, and keep dogs off the furniture and beds.

Fishing is also a great way to spend the day. The Jocko River offers excellent catch-and-release trout fishing. Kerr Dam spillway provides oxygen rich water for a variety of species from trout to bass and pike. Flathead Lake is a well-known lake trout fishery with an unlimited catch limit during Mack Days when anglers can win prize money of up to $5,000 for tagged fish. The Flathead River and several mountain lakes offer still more fishing opportunities.

We are located on the Salish/Kootenai reservation which offers great sightseeing from the 114 year-old Pow Wow at Arlee to the moving frescoes at St. Ignatius mission, to the National Bison Range. The stunning Mission Mountain Wilderness has dozens of lakes and offers great day hikes. The Garden of Ten Thousand Buddhas, 50 miles south, offers peace and inspiration for the spiritual traveler.

Glacier National Park, 73 miles north is a great one-day adventure; your family will always remember the drive to Logan Pass at the top of the Going to the Sun Road.

Finally, you can easily drive around Flathead Lake (105 miles) in a day, with plenty of time to enjoy the many quaint towns, bays, wineries, orchards, state parks and beaches along the way.

* * * * *

YOU CAN SEE OUR PROXIMITY TO THE LAKE, MARINA, PARK AND GOLF COURSE BY CLICKING ON OUR MAP BELOW. Once you are there zoom in and out and switch from map to satellite a few times to begin to get a picture of our location.

Keywords: Beautiful views, newly renovated, affordable, spacious with room to entertain, lovely, walk and bike, lake, marina, park, Polson Bay Golf Course, family and dog friendly

More Details

Owner
Craig Rayle
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2017

Map

Amenities

Polson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Built in turquoise tile shower with seat.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen futon in the living room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes:
We have wonderful lake views (100 yards away) WE DO NOT HAVE LAKE ACCESS AND OUR NEIGHBORS IN FRONT HAVE SECURITY SERVICES AND CAMERAS--WE ASK OUR GUESTS TO NOT USE THEIR PROPERTY.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

77% Complete
22% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Charming Home Overlooking Flathead Lake
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews
Seattle, WA
5

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time during our stay in Polson. The property is located very conveniently close to downtown, public beaches, as well as the Safeway and Wal-Mart. Everything was clean and well maintained, and the rooms stayed very cool in the lower level. There were 6 of us staying, and we did not feel cramped at all. We spent most of our time relaxing outside on the covered patio. Even though there wasn't lake access, it was still great to have such a beautiful view of the water. The bottle of wine that greeted us was a nice touch :) Would definitely rent again! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Great!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. Accomodations were wonderful. We stayed in the lower unit and it was very quiet. The apartment was well stocked with anything we could have asked for as well as clean. My only wish was for a more comfortable chair in the living room but we didn't spend much time there so that was minor.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A large, comfortable sofa and upholstered chair have been added to the living room.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

A great place to get away

  • 5 of 5

We rented the lower unit for a week while we visited my FIL in Polson. The location is incredibly convenient as its a short drive to shops, food, and lake access. It's a very quiet and peaceful place to stay. We had 3 "negatives" about our stay, but they wouldn't stop us from renting again.

1) When I originally looked at the listing I thought there was a bath tub. My kids LOVE bath time each night and hate to shower. Not a big deal, or truly a bad thing, it's just my kids' preference.

2) No microwave. You don't realize how important your microwave is until you have to reheat leftovers for kids who are hungry (right now Mom!) or warm a bottle. It wouldn't keep me from staying here again, this is just a heads up.

3) The vintage stove. Again, it wasn't a bad thing, however, it has buttons you push in order to control the different compartments, and I had to guess which one did which compartment.

The owners are really quite nice and leave everything you could possibly need to keep the place tidy and little things for convenience. I discovered a small mending kit in the desk drawer the morning we left. I definitely could have used it, but if you don't look, you won't know. It was truly a great place to call ours for a few days, and we made fond family memories eating dinner on the patio and watching the kids play in the yard!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Phoenix
5

Clean, convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in lower unit, friends stayed in upper unit. Very clean, great location for convenience to Polson.

Would stay here again for sure.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

VERY comfortable vintage cabin near the lake.

  • 4 of 5

We arrived to the cabin and was welcomed by one of our favorite bottles of wine. The cabin was in fantastic condition and very well maintained. Even though there wasn't direct access to the lake, we still enjoyed the view of it every evening sitting on the patio. We really enjoyed our stay. We recommend it to anyone traveling in that area.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Awesome place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a wedding and this place was very convenient for us! Loved the place! Kids had a great time, was right next door to a marina to put our boat in, and close to many other amenities in Polson. Very comfy and well maintained! Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $38 per person per night
Pet Fee $10
Damage Deposit $500

COMPLETE RATES:
*WINTER $125/nt--3 nt. min.; $630/week. $500 deposit.
*SUMMER 3 nights. $225/nt. $1080/week).; $500 deposit.
NO SET CLEANING FEE--CLEANING SUPPLIES PROVIDED, DEPOSIT FULLY REFUNDABLE IF UNIT IS RETURNED WELL-CARED FOR ANCD CLEAN AT CHECK OUT.

1 DOG ON APPROVAL $10/NT.
ADDITIONAL PRORATED CHARGE FOR PARTIES LARGER THAN 6 PERSONS.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

You might like these similar properties