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Beautiful timber frame home on Finley Point with lake frontage.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bed, 3 Bath, Additionall arge Sleeping Loft. 120' lafrontage with private doc

Beautiful Timber Frame / Strawbale home on east shore of Finley Point on Flathead Lake, located on Skidoo Bay. 120' of lake frontage with private dock. 3 Bed, 2 Bath, outdoor shower, huge sleeping Loft, Great Room. The main house sleeps up to 8 people. 2 Portable crib available. Two bedrooms have a queen each, one with a pullout couch. One bedroom has a twin, full bunk bed. Loft has additional area for sleeping with a futon couch/bed. There is an additional sleeping loft above the garage that can sleep up to 8 additional guests. The downstairs of the garage has a full bathroom and open area with a ping pong table. The timber frame was constructed from fir and larch that was harvested to build an apple orchard on an adjacent lot. The straw bales were bought from a local farm and the home constructed during the course of a year with help from a stawbale workshop. Curious about timber frame or strawbale homes, come vacation in one, and enjoy the lake and all the recreation that western Montana has to offer.

Walk down the trail off the porch to a beautiful pebble beach. There are 2 kayaks, 2 paddle boards and a canoe to use to get out onto the crystal clear water. Neighbor, when there, has an easement for access to the beachfront as their house sits on a cliff.

Hardwood floors, stained concrete, large windows over looking the lake, and an open floor plan.

More Details

Mara Veale
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About Mara Veale

Missoula family with 3 children. We are excited to share our dream home with you. This house is our favorite place to be. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Mara Veale purchased this house in 2013

Why Mara Veale chose Flathead Lake

Our place is great for larger groups due to the separation between the house, the garage, and the beach. There is something to do for everyone. Quiet dirt road good for kids to bike without the traffic. Lots of games (ping pong, horse shoes, kids bikes, etc) along with water toys. Flat grassy area by house nice for eating or playing. Amazing views in all directions.


Polson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - shower , outside the back of the garage
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , Downstairs in the garage
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , upstairs room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , upstairs
    Sleeping Loft Above Garage - 2 queen , 2 bunk bed , Large room over the garage
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful timber frame home on Finley Point with lake frontage.
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
Cedartown, GA

Wonderful Wonderful

  • 4 of 5

The house was more beautiful than the pictures through VRBO could show and my family loved it. We would have given 5 stars except for the path to the pier. It was no problem for most, but a bit of a challenge with a rambunctious 3 year old and made us worry more than we wanted to on vacation! My husband and I (70 and 65) managed well but could imagine problems for those less fortunate in the knee and hip department. Our 3 children, spouses and other 2 grandchildren delighted in the boats, kayaks, etc. and the views were out of this world. Lots of space for sleeping with great kitchen, dining and areas for socializing.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bozeman, MT

Perfect property!

  • 5 of 5

Our group had an amazing time at the straw bale house! The house was well stocked with towels, kitchen supplies, games, children's toys and books, movies, and most importantly, outdoor toys! There were kayaks, paddle boards, and a canoe! The beach/dock area was perfect for big kids and little kids and it had a fire pit and ample seating to relax by the lake! The house was very clean and had everything we needed. The sleeping quarters above the garage was perfect for our kids and slept a large number of people. The ping pong table was an added bonus since we experienced a full rainy day up there. There was also horseshoes and a badminton set! Everyone in our group raved about this property and how 'perfect' it was! Mara was pleasant to work with and very accomodating! We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Forest IL

Perfect Flathead Lake Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved staying at this lovely home on Flathead Lake in August 2015. It was our first time in the area and we felt we really lucked out by renting this great property. The house itself was more than spacious for our family of two adults and four kids ages 12, 9, 9 and 7. We wished we had another family along to share our great experience as there was more than enough space! Not only was the house well furnished and equipped with everything we needed, but the kids loved having the dock, a nice rocky beach, paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, float, fish trap, ping pong, games right there for us to enjoy. The owners were very accommodating, even when there was a little hiccup on our arrival but they more than made up for it, which we really appreciated. We loved staying in the area and visited Glacier National Park twice during our week stay. Our kids really want to go back to visit again, mostly because they loved staying in this house so much!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect. Awesome. Nice. Clean. Fun.

  • 5 of 5

What a nice place to stay. I caught a fish. I watched and eagle catch a fish. I basked in the sunlight while riding a kayak. Very nice place to say with my whole family. Thanks Mara

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Finley Point...Best vacation rental ever!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Everyone in our large family unanimously agreed that the Strawbale house was the perfect vacation rental for all ages. The toddlers loved having the tricyles, children's books, art supplies,ect available. The teens and parents & grandparents loved the kayaks, canoes & paddleboards, ping pong & horseshoes available for "friendly" family competitions.. The home is beautifully constructed, aesthetically pleasing while being very comfortable. The lakeside location, beautiful! Thank you so much for a wonderful venue for our family get-together. We had a great time!!!!

In short,

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Time at a great home with a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a large family vacation here and had an amazing time. Mara and Jon thought of every convenience and every possible think to make it a really great time for everyone! Loved the extra sleeping loft over the garage for the 20 some-things so the rest of us could get some rest! The hike to the dock was a little rough but gave us some well needed exercise!

Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Finley Point Grill & The Smokehouse
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Finley Point Grill & The Smokehouse
Car: necessary

Within driving distance for a day trip to Glacier National Park. Flathead lake is the largest natural fresh water lake west of the Mississippi. Enjoy 120' of lake frontage with your own private dock.


Rates & Availability

Polson House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleeaning fee $250
Tax Rate 7.0%

Notification of cancellation needs to be made at least 90 days prior to arrival to get refund.

Full payment plus damage deposit, due at time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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