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Secluded Pristine Vacation Home with Magnificent Mountain/Lake Views

Jane Corwin

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Secluded Pristine Vacation Home with Magnificent Mountain/Lake Views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Somers Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Chalet, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

'Achewa' - Panoramic views are abundant from great room with vaulted ceilings, custom kitchen, master bedroom with window seat, and spacious loft. Situated on a secluded ten acre wooded lot near Somers, Montana (6 miles south of Kalispell and less than one hour from Glacier National Park). Relax in the hot tub on the large redwood deck overlooking Flathead Lake and Swan and Mission Mountains. With four bedrooms, a loft with futon beds and two and a half baths, there is room for families, guests, and children. The lower level has three bedrooms and full bath with separate entrance and porch for privacy. The two spacious bedrooms also have great views of the lake and mountains.

Features of this house include:

Custom kitchen with JennAir stove/oven, granite countertops, dishwasher, and large island with bar.

Large wrap around redwood deck.

Tiger River spa/hot tub outside master bedroom suite.

Great room with exposed beams, cathedral ceiling, and large picture windows.

Same level master bedroom suite with private entrance to deck and hot tub.

Queen beds in three main bedrooms.

Custom built-ins and furniture made by Montana craftsman.

Themed rooms decorated with art and curios from around the world, Africa and Japan.

Wood stove, electric heat, ceiling fans.

Color TVs (three) with satellite service (video and audio).

Central stereo system with separate speakers in great room, master bedroom, kitchen and deck.

Gas grill.

Approximately 2,000 square feet.

7-day minimum rental.

No pet home.

No smoking please.

Keywords: Vacation Home

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jane Corwin (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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based on 18 traveler reviews

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Secluded Pristine Vacation Home with Magnificent Mountain/Lake Views
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

we had a mini-family reunion at this FABULOUS house in Montana and I cant speak highly enough about it. House is impeccable. The view is outstanding, overlooking the lake with the mountains in the background. All amenities are included, we didn't even have to get toilet paper. Well-stocked kitchen was a pleasure to cook in. The hot tub was wonderfully relaxing after a day of hiking or white-water rafting. Most nights we all sat on the deck just looking up at meteors and thousands of stars.

Only drawback is the last few miles of road to get to the house, up a steep gravel incline but the view and location are worth it.We had a van that did just fine.

Jane was the perfect hostess, answered any questions, gave great directions and hints as to where to go for fun.

We liked it so much we want to move to Montana!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is never enough time to see everything Glacier Country has to offer and this is not the first time, people who have stayed, want to actually move here! The 1 mile private road up to the house is actually being improved this Fall, so the drive up will be easier, but as was said, the view is worth it each and every time.

Best View of Flathead Lake

  • 5 of 5

Such a gorgeous home!! My stay at Achewa was phenomenal. This rental features everything you need to fully experience the secluded and calming experience of Montana without skimping on the amenities. Everything was in great condition and very clean. The view from the deck and living room was incomparable. The kitchen was fully stocked with anything you could need! It was one of my favorite vacation kitchens I have ever cooked in. Jane is also great to work with. She has many resources of suggested activities and restaurants easily accessible for renters to see. There was never a dull moment! I would highly recommend this property to friends and relatives, and I can not wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Enchanting Achewa!

  • 4 of 5

We (two families, 4 adults, 6 kids aged 7 mos - 9yrs) stayed at Achewa for the last week of July 2014.

The first thing anyone must talk about with respect to this property is the view - absolutely phenomenal. It felt like we were living in a postcard for a week! Lots of wildlife around - although we only saw whitetail deer.

We found the home to be very well-maintained in general - everything functioned perfectly.

The kitchen was extremly well-equipped -probably the best equipped property we have rented (we rent approximately 2 homes a year off VRBO). Chocolate birthday cake, banana bread for breakfast - no problem, the kitchen had everything we needed.

My husband and I were lucky enough to have the master bedroom as our sleeping quarters - it was a small oasis for us, remote from the rest of the house and, for some reason, cooler too. And waking up to that the view every day...just gorgeous.

The weather was hot (33-35C) for our entire stay and we did find the house heated up quite a bit by late afternoon, but opening up the loft windows in the morning helped with tremendously. Plus late afternoon / evening was prime deck time! Did I mention the view?

One last note: the home owner was a bit concerned by the ages of our children when we initially contacted her about renting this property. Having seen the place now, I understand her reservations. The home is located on a heavily wooded hillside (hence the amazing view) and there isn't really a flat, grassy area or a family / games room where the kids can run and wear off steam. We tired the kids out by spending our days at the lake / doing all kinds of other activities and had a lovely time at Achewa overall, but I do think the property is probably better suited to families with teenagers or adult groups.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The views surrounding Achewa are certainly one of the best and we are so glad you were able to get some rest and relaxation. As I stress for all prospective renters with small children, given the fact that we are up in the mountains and have all kinds of wildlife, including bear, it is not the kind of place where you can let children run free, probably not a good idea anywhere if you are surrounded by forests. That being said, we brought our children here each summer and they have all grown up to appreciate the natural wonders of Montana and all it has to offer! One of the great benefits of Achewa is that we are right above the lake and very close to the Somers Beach and Boat Landing, which provides great access and very safe swimming in crystal clear waters just minutes from the house--the best playground for sure!
Graham NC USA

Amazing Home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were on vacation and were blown away by the views from Achewa! The house is amazing, very comfortable, and super clean. We were close to everything we were interested in doing. Jane was great to work with and was always available to answer questions and provide information on fun activities in the area. We would definitely rent here again on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our pictures on VRBO cannot capture the amazing views surrounding the property. You really do feel like you are on top of the world. Being able to hike the Jewel Basin as well as fishing the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi literally minutes from Achewa is very special for sure. We hope to have you return someday!

Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week at Achewa for our honeymoon. It was perfect to get away from all of the business and stress of planning a wedding. With it's fantastic views, clean and spacious living space, and proximity to an area that offers so much from the artsy to the outdoorsmen, we couldn't have asked for a better place to spend our honeymoon. We plan to return in the future!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Arlington, VA

One of the Best Views in the Valley

  • 5 of 5

Upon arriving Achewa, we knew it was a very special place. The positioning of the house in the valley provides a spectacular view of the Flathead Lake and an orangey light that imbues everything with a dreamy golden hue when the sun begins to set. Every detail has been considered. A spacious stocked kitchen and great room with a cozy wood stove and ample comfy seating. We slept in the blue room downstairs that had a beautiful view, sizable closet and drawers and large bathroom. Lots of artistry has gone into the house as well. Custom cabinetry, warm faux-painted walls, a unique desk and my favorite, the african sink bowl and faucet handles in the guest bathroom-attention to details that make for a unique and memorable place to stay. Of course Achewa's proximity to all that NW Montana has to offer: Glacier, Jewel Basin, Whitefish not to mention Brookies Cookies in Big Fork and Del's Bar in Somers (which has the least expensive cocktails ever). There is not one thing desirable missing from Achewa... definitely one of the last, best places!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Kalispell, Glacier International Airport, (FCA)
Nearest Train
21 Miles
Whitefish Station, Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy. 93
Car: recommended

This spacious, beautiful, custom built vacation home is perfectly situated at the North end of Flathead Lake in Northwest Montana, 40 miles from the entrance to Glacier National Park and just 30 minutes from Kalispell Airport. It is surrounded by forest and extremely private but easily accessible by privately maintained road, just 10 minutes from Hwy 93. This is the perfect place for those eager to explore the beauty of 'The Last Great Place'--world class hiking in Glacier Park, Jewel Basin, fishing the wild and scenic Flathead rivers, boating on Flathead Lake, golfing nearby beautiful courses, and horseback riding, etc. In fact, as the local magazine is titled, there are '101 Things to Do in the Flathead Valley'. The quaint old logging village of Somers just down the hill is across the Lake from the famous art community of Bigfork. Somers boasts several very good restaurants and cafes with the best cinnamon rolls ever! What is noteworthy however, are the spectacular views from almost every room in the home, with huge plate glass windows--it is like you are on deck of a ship you feel so close above the lake--it is truly a one of a kind place to stay. Every room is perfectly decorated with collections of art and furniture from around the world. The home has everything in it for the gourmet cook and a barbeque for those wanting to dine al fresco during warm summer evenings. The owner takes great pride in keeping 'Achewa' a real 'home away from home'.


Rates & Availability

From $2,200 Per week

Somers Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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Cleaning Fees $240
Notes Refundable Security Deposit: $700
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1/2 of the weekly rental fee is due 60 days prior to check-in
The balance is due in full 30 days prior to check-in
Cancellation policies are noted in the rental contract
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Somers Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master suite bath has double sinks and shower heads!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Lower level full bath is spacious with lots of shelves
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Powder room has unique African pottery sink, handmade
  • The bathrooms are all custom designed and built with top quality woods, tiles and materials. Comfort and quality and cleanliness make them particularly inviting.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom-Main Floor - 1 queen , Private access to Hot Tub and Master Full Bathroom
    Lower Level Blue Room - 1 queen , Very spacious with walk in closet, beautiful views of lake
    Lower Level Japanese Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very comfortable Queen futon bed, spacious with lake views
    Gold African room, lower level - 1 double , Smaller double room offers quietness and comfort
    Large Loft with Great Views - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Comfortable Queen Futon Bed and Two Single Futon beds
  • All bedrooms have ample walk in closets, large dressers and tables and chairs. All offer privacy and quietness as the rooms are so well insulated and carpeted. They are all beautifully appointed with artwork and artifacts from around the world.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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