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2 Acre Downtown Lakeside Lakefront/perfect For Reunions/bars, Shops Right There!

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,290 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 Home & 2 Cabins - Additional Room For Parking/motorhome/tents

Make this downtown lakeside retreat your ultimate Montana vacation destination. It is ideal for a single family, a couple, or even a friends or family reunion. This one-of-a-kind property has it all - it is located right in the heart of downtown lakeside and has 200 feet of pristine lakefront shoreline. The property is private, yet it is also within yards of the midst of all of the activities that Lakeside has to offer! You can walk to the park next door, the grocery across the street, the marina or kayak rentals just yards away along with the many shops and restaurants in the center of town. The quaint town of lakeside has everything you need to stock the shelves, as well as great restaurants, breweries, and shopping. The area offers endless activities!

At this lakeside lakefront retreat you will enjoy spectacular views overlooking beautiful 15 mile wide Flathead lake and the mountain ranges on our private, prime lakefront frontage with two docks.

During the spring and fall the temperatures are warm during the day, 50-60 degrees, and “jacket temperature” cool, 30 – 40 degrees at night. The spring seems as though 'green' is everywhere and the fall, when the tamaracks start to turn yellow, is just gorgeous. During both times of year there is a quieter and more relaxing feeling in the air. No matter what time of year – Montana is always worth the trip.

Summer is when Montana is in high gear, the energy is contagious, the water of the lakes and streams take on a refreshing charm and invite you to surround yourself in their clean, cold, and invigorating essence. All the area’s activities are at their peak and the Flathead valley is busting at the seams with fun. Montana is alive and you can feel it everywhere – great time to be here.

As well as being right in the center of everything that Lakeside has to offer you are also within close proximity to all that the Flathead valley and beyond has to offer with fine dining, great shopping, fun nightlife, white water rafting, kayaking, zip lining, golfing, horseback riding, hiking, fishing and boating in the summer. If your preference is the arts and shopping, then head over to Bigfork to take in their many galleries and gift shops. You can also enjoy several live performances there at their playhouse that runs throughout the summer months.

Let’s not forget the “crown of the continent” – Glacier National Park. Just a short and very scenic hour drive away “the park” is a must see - and don’t forget your hiking shoes or your camera – everyone is a photographer when you get into the park – once the beauty of the mountains and the glaciers surround you, you will see that it is nearly impossible to take a bad picture.

As a blanket of snow covers the valley - the valley is alive with a crisp clear sense of beauty.

This property has it all - a main 1440 square foot 3 bedroom lakefront home with stunning views of the lake and mountains. This home has a back deck to lounge on and take it all in. There are also 2 additional cabins on the property. Cabin #1 is 2 bedrooms and 1,050 square feet. Cabin #2 is 800 square feet and one bedroom. This is a very unique property that is 2 acres with room for additional tents or motor coach (no hook-up) and it's right in the center of town. This property is a one and only lakefront gem – experience it!

More Details

Janet Keefe Leishman
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 10, 2017

About Janet Keefe Leishman

Dave and Janet Leishman are the owners of the Bar W Guest Ranch in Whitefish MT. They and their 3 daughters enjoy spending a good deal of their time in the Flathead Valley with all that is has to offer.

Janet Keefe Leishman purchased this house in 2014

Why Janet Keefe Leishman chose Flathead Lake

Because it is so unique! It is situated on the shores of Flathead Lake right in downtown Lakeside amidst all of Lakeside's ammenities! This 2 acre property offers the potential for the perfect family or friends reunion.

What makes this house unique

2 acres, one main house, 2 cabins and the potential for a motor home or tents at the owners discretion. Within walking distance of lakeside's famous tamarack brewery, restaurants, bars, grocery store, kayak rentals, marina, shops, park etc.


Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Glacier International Airport (FCA)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Tamarack Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Eagle's Bend Gold Club
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Empire Builder, Whitefish MT
Nearest Motorway
US Highway 93 S
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Tamarack Brewing Company
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Blacktail Mountain Ski Area
Car: recommended

This location provides the perfect home base for all kinds of summer activities. You are in the quaint downtown of Lakeside MT, within walking distance of all of the restaurants, bars, shops, and grocery store. The home is within 15 miles of Blacktail ski area, and on your way you can stop and enjoy some drinks or food at the award winning Tamarack Brewing Company. You do not even need to leave the town of Lakeside to have an unforgettable vacation, with highly esteemed restaurants and several locations to rent water crafts and other activities. If you choose to leave though, Lakeside is surrounded by other picturesque Montana small-towns. It is 45 miles from spectacular Glacier National Park, and 15 miles from the rustic and scenic Bigfork MT. Bigfork is a picturesque and charming place. World class art galleries, fine restaurants, a 27-hole golf course, live theatre and unique shops can all be found within a quaint western setting. Just 33 miles north is the town of Whitefish MT. Whitefish is a quaint ski town filled with award winning restaurants, shops, art galleries, beautiful scenery, hiking trails, and countless other outdoor activities. Whitefish is also host to the Whitefish Lake Golf Club - named one of the top 2014 courses in the country by Golf Week Magazine.


Lakeside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3290 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Main House Bathroom #2 - toilet , shower
    Cabin #1 Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main House Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Cabin #2 Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Main House Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Main House Bedroom #2 - 1 queen
    Main House Bedroom #3 - 1 queen
    Cabin #1 Bedroom #2 - 1 twin/ single
    Cabin #1 Bedroom #1 - 1 king
    Cabin #2 Bedroom #1 - 1 king
    Cabin #2 Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper Sofa in Living Room
    Cabin #1 - 1 queen , Queen Bed in Living Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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2 Acre Downtown Lakeside Lakefront/perfect For Reunions/bars, Shops Right There!
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Family Getaway 2016

  • 5 of 5

My whole family, 22 people, spent a whole week there enjoying the lake. My mom doesn't get around very well, so being right on the lakefront was perfect. We cooked all of our lunches and dinners there, all we needed was the food, the rest of the stuff was already provided in the cabins. There was lots of space for everyone to enjoy the fun activities outside and when it was raining to come inside. Highly recommend it! !

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for Families.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of about 20 people of various ages from 4. Yrs old to nearly 70 yrs old spent a glorious week on this beautiful property. It was all very accomidating for our family with private boat dock, large lawn, fire pit, deck and protected swimming area. We had a very relaxing wonderful vacation on this property. THank you Janet !!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location and wonderful facilities!

  • 4 of 5

We chose this location for a family vacation. All we had to bring was clothing and food. Cookware, bedding, towels, laundry facilities and lovely beach w/dock were provided. We were greeted by charming housekeeping staff that showed us through the property and answered any questions we had. It was a great family week. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Flat Head Lake Jewel

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this property and were so pleased, family asked to extend. Property was as advertised, well equipped and within easy driving distance to other attractions such as Glacier National Park, Big Arm Park and larger cities. Location affords walking distance to many stores and facilities in Lakeside. Owners are excellent to work with, straightforward and very responsive. Property is quiet and easily accommodated our varying needs for ages 16 to 70. Property was very well stocked with almost everything you would need, plenty of towels, spices, kitchen wares and outdoor water items. Owners were extremely helpful and knowledgeable of area, pointing us to what turned out to be best vendors for boating and other needs prior to and during our stay. We will be back next year for sure.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much - it was a pleasure to have you! Hope to see you all again next year!
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  • 5 of 5

Just spent a fabulous week at this property in Lakeside with my family (total of 15). Absolutely an awesome time. Beautiful setting. Step back to the fifties with interior decor. Quaint, rustic, homey. Well equipped, with almost everything you would need, from an array of cooking spices to life jackets, floaties, and fishing gear. Situated in downtown Lakeside, many conveniences within walking distance. Janet (owner) was very accommodating with our few questions and requests. Easy access to the water from main house. Wonderful swimming area between dock and back lawn for everyone, especially young swimmers. My grandkids even swam one evening in the rain. Highly recommend this property. Would DEFINITELY rent this property again.

Thank you Janet for everything. You really have a "GEM".

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad your clan had a ball!!! Thanks and hope to see you again!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Pet Fee $200
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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