|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
'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.
Approximately 2,000 square feet.
7-day minimum rental.
No pet home.
No smoking please.
Keywords: Vacation Home
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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'.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
7 night minimum stay
Refundable Security Deposit: $700
(this will also secure the reservation)
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
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.