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Beautiful timber frame home on Finley Point with lake frontage.

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bed, 3 Bath, Additional large 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

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 Polson

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:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 14
  • 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 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this property. Lovely home and beach. The bunk room was perfect for the kids! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Andover, CT

Beautiful house and location! Perfect for large families. Great water access.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on Finely Point! The strawbale house is beautiful! The property is a great space for families. Our family reunion had 4 houses rented on Finely Point and everyone loved ours. One of the better stocked and laid out VRBO properties we have stayed at over the years. We would definitely come back!! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property is fun, fun, FUN!!! It is perfect for family get togethers with young and old.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week at the property and thoroughly enjoyed the large gathering space on the first floor, the great selection of watercraft down by the lake, the magnificent views, and the ping pong table in the garage. My two year old grandson loved the toys that came with the house, and my 84 year old parents were excited to share serious family time with the entire family. This house is beautifully functional and was constructed with vision and imagination. Thank you Mara and Jon for allowing us to experience your masterpiece!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: June 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: June 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: August 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleeaning fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 7.0%

If a credit card is used, an additional fee of 3% will be billed to you as an additional payment request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund