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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HOUSE ON FLATHEAD LAKE SPRING~SUMMER~FALL

Dennis Burns

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Dennis Burns

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2014
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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HOUSE ON FLATHEAD LAKE SPRING~SUMMER~FALL

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Skidoo Bay House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 11-12)

Our home resides on Finley Point facing Skidoo Bay with views of the beautiful Mission Mountains. Just a few steps beyond the stone steps of the house is the lake shore, you’ll see the sun rise each morning over the mountains.

Our home is a newly constructed craftsman style home with architectural inspiration from Greene and Greene. Rock and stone prevail inside and out.

In the winter, radiant heat throughout the house keeps the wood and stone floors warm to the touch. The great room features a 20’ rock fireplace and there is an outdoor courtyard with a fireplace for year round use.

Autumn, described lovingly by the locals, brings incredible beauty and solitude. Picture yourself sitting on the Adirondack chair with a steaming cup of coffee watching the loons skim the lake. Or take your kayak out for a scenic view on the calm lake.

Winter on the lake is surprisingly mild yet offers two ski areas to choose from. Winter is the perfect time to enjoy the snow recreation options or to just get a fire going, curl up on the leather sofa in the library and read one of the 1,000+ books offered in the house. Or enjoy a fire in the outdoor fireplace, bring your hot chocolate outside and watch the stars.

The house is configured for privacy with the master wing separated from the guest wing by the kitchen, dining, great room, and library. The master suite has a queen size bed. French doors swing open to the outdoor courtyard and fireplace. The master suite bathroom amenities include a double walk-in shower, Japanese soaker tub, double sinks, and a washer and dryer. The guest wing has three bedrooms and a laundry room. A large bedroom faces the lake with a queen bed. There are two additional bedrooms, one with 4 bunks and one with two bunks and a double bed. These guest bedrooms share a large bathroom with a double shower stall and two vanities. The bathrooms are both nicely appointed with travertine stone floor and granite vanity.

There is an additional half bath off the dining room with a pine cone sink pedestal, pine cone light sconces and rock trim behind the vanity.

The kitchen is well equipped for the gourmet chef with a five burner cooktop and double ovens. You’ll find every small appliance and utensil imaginable in the kitchen. There is a large walk-in pantry fully stocked with a wide array of spices and has plenty of room for your groceries. With a slab granite island, and richly stained alder cabinets, you’ll find the kitchen an inviting place to gather. The beauty of the kitchen is heightened by the 20’ceilings, trusses that are an extension of the great room and sweeping views of both the lake and cherry orchard behind the house.

You may dine in the large dining room (table with extensions seats 12) overlooking the outdoor fireplace courtyard and lake, or make yourself comfortable outside under the covered patio overlooking the lake. The covered patio boasts an oversized Weber gas grill with a side burner for full meal preparation al fresco!

We also offer a spacious loft above the garage as a separate rental unit or as an addition to your house rental. The loft has a queen bed, bathroom and sweeping views of the lake.

You’ll find everything you desire in a vacation here: rest, relaxation, outdoor activity and great family time. Please contact us soon and book your vacation week.

NEW: Our neighbors on Skidoo Bay recently posted a really wonderful video depicting fun on the lake. Ask us about it.

FALL: Fall brings a brilliant blue sky and quiet to the lake. The weather has been particularly nice in September over the past several years. It's a big, northern state, so there are no guarantees, but lately it seems like we've had longer summers up there. October can often be sunny and crisp and beautiful, even if you lose your warm lake water for swimming. More often than not, I've enjoyed nice Indian Summers into October, with those blue skies in the day, wood smoke and the smell of the orchards at night, and sometimes snow across the bay on the top of the Mission Mountains. Glacier Park is usually open well into the fall. At Apgar campground, far south in Glacier Park, you can walk out onto a bridge in the fall and watch a dozen or more bald eagles gather to feed on salmon. I'm biased, and it's probably because I rarely get there in the fall anymore, but it's one of my favorite times to be at Flathead Lake. Winter brings skiing through the snow-covered trees of Whitefish Mountain, and the good camaraderie of (other!) Canadian bargain-hunters. And spring brings the blossoming of cherry trees above our house and throughout the Flathead valley.

WINTER: Because we have deep roots there, and because it’s where we built a house near water that laps upon the shore like words of Yeats, we spend our winter holidays in Montana. In the easy seasons it is a reliable heaven on earth. In the winter it is either snow-covered peaks against bright skies - or grey isolation.

This Christmas, the strain of travel weighed a little heaver on eye and muscle when the first morning hours arrived, enveloped by low clouds and the dark of the longest night of the year. The world was in harmony only with the lure of another hour in a feather bed. One querulous goose flapped and honked over a hundred of its kind, all floating on the cold lake with a caking of snow on their heads and backs. They ignored him, and we all claimed a little more sleep.

And then, when the world was right, the inevitable call of one bird to some willing other began again, and the day could unfold toward coffee and breakfast. It’s in that moment that the vacation begins, and you are no longer tempted to begrudge the forsaken comforts of Christmas enchiladas and the twinkling lights of the village we leave behind here.

Nowhere in the city do you get that call and response, and such a reliable ordering of things.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Dennis Burns (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2014

About Dennis Burns

The family is comprised of 5th and 6th generation Montanans. The lake house represents a long-time dream of having a place on Flathead Lake.

Dennis Burns purchased this house in 2004

Why Dennis Burns chose Skidoo Bay

We built this home, with the help of one of Montana's best architects, to fit as perfectly as possible with the beauty of Skidoo Bay and Flathead Lake. We hope that it will bring meaning and happiness to our family and friends and guests for many generations.

What makes this house unique

Rare new lake front luxury house on Skidoo Bay. Peace. Tranquility. The joy of being on this great lake in any season.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are all having a fabulous time! It’s Saturday morning and we’re set to finish up our week with another trip up to Glacier National Park for hiking. We have done just about anything and everything we could possibly think of to do these past few days. We have been to Glacier multiple times for fabulous hikes, went to the bison range to see the bison and hike up to the top of the high-point to see the awesome beauty of the mountain ranges and valley. Phil and I went fly fishing on the Swan River on Wednesday. What an experience that was! Caught some whoppers and enjoyed the most magnificent 8 hour boat ride down the most beautiful river you will ever see. Thursday we went up to the Whitefish Mountain Resort and hiked up their trail to 7,000 feet until the trail became impassable by snow! It was a winter wonderland up there. Yesterday we did a 2 hour horseback riding excursion at Glacier and topped it off with dinner and bowling back in Big Fork! We ate at the Swan Hotel which was really nice. We have previously had dinner twice in Big Fork, once at the Big Fork Inn and the second time on Tuesday we ate at another fabulous restaurant called “Invite” or something like that. It was a great meal. Phil and I both had the most mouthwatering Elk steaks. Wow! We then went to see “Singing in the Rain”, one of the summer musicals at the theatre in Big Elk. What a nice theatre and they put on a great show. Haven’t had much “sitting by the lake” time but we’ve had our share of relaxation in the evenings at your beautiful home. The place is awesome! The first night we actually played ping pong in the garage. Have had a couple of really nice meals at the house with some fine dining and wine by candle light. The grill has not even seen the light of day at this point. Thanks Dennis for allowing us to use your fabulous home for this week. It was a truly memorable experience for all of us. This area is fabulous! I can see why you love it so much.
Nov 2009
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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The Most Beautiful House on Flathead Lake Spring~Summer~Fall
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Skidoo Bay Flathead Lake
Calgary
5

Great Place at Flathead

  • 5 of 5
The house was perfectly laided out. The location and setting beautiful and the owners effortlessly easy to work with. It is the most beautiful house on the lake.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2008
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Skidoo Bay Flathead Lake
5

Fabulous house, great location

  • 5 of 5
What a fabulous house and wonderful owner -- so helpful and considerate. First, the house is truly beautiful, the scenery lovely. Second, the home is a home and feels that way. It's incredibly well stocked and has everything a cook could want or need. Local shopping options were good and the craft brew selections around Flathead Lake not to be missed (what could be better than cooking a great meal and enjoying a growler of a fine local brew?). Convenient to Glacier, hiking around Mission Falls Reservoir, Three Dog Down, M&S Meats, Wild Horse Island, the quaint town of Bigfork, and so much more. We hope to enjoy it again some day soon.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5

A getaway like no other!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I stayed here over Thanksgiving and it is a trip we will not soon forget! Dennis was incredibly helpful and generous from the moment we booked our reservation with him. We stayed during a very cold time of year and Dennis made certain everything was taken care of from the inviting temperature of the home upon our arrival to sending out the housekeeper to help us work the master bedroom fireplace. The home is lovely and feels comfortable to be in. It felt as though I was staying in the home of a good friend. The comfortable, lived-in quality of the home did not leave me with the sterile sensation of other vacation rentals I have stayed in. The quality of the amenities are first rate. The craftsmanship used to build this home is seen in every detail including the solid wood doors, beautiful hardwood floors, and most of all the incredible view of the lake and mountains. My family has already decided that this is a place we must come back to in the summer. You will not be disappointed by this home!
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Skidoo Bay Flathead Lake
Minot, ND
5

Excellent family vacation

  • 5 of 5
Excellent, well maintained property! 5 people in our party, ranging in ages from 2 to 70+! Everyone enjoyed themselves. The owner was very helpful and responsive. Would rent again, without any hesitation!
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Skidoo Bay Flathead Lake
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL,
5

Beautiful house with a beautiful view.

  • 5 of 5
My family and I had a wonderful time staying in this house, located on the shores of Flathead lake.
It offers a stunning view of the lake and mountains surrounding it. It is a big spacious house with everything you could possibly need on a vacation away from home. The house is beautifully build with lots of wood and stone and big windows everywhere. We enjoyed the feeling of being outside all the time. Every night we would sit on the patio and watch the sunset over the lake. It was truly magnificent.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Skidoo Bay Flathead Lake
Colorado
5

Amazing Place on Flathead

  • 5 of 5
My family and I had a wonderful stay at this home and got to experience the complete Montana vacation. This house works for both sedentary vacationers and adventurers as well. It is about 90 minutes to Glacier Park for hiking and sightseeing yet there is plenty to do without having to venture out. The property has a dock for water skiing, tubing or just just looking out at the mountains. There is a firepit on the shore as well as a fireplace on the patio and one in the living room. There is plenty of spices and kitchen supplies as well as high end appliances and a gas grill on the patio. Polson is only about 10 minutes away and has a Safeway, Wal Mart, two golf courses and a variety of fast food restaurants. Flathead Lake is a true gem and this locale is more calm that houses on the main part of the lake. Overall an amazing experience full of unforgettable family times.
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Car: necessary

Four seasons of recreation in the heart of the old West. 1 hour and 15 minutes to Glacier National Park.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,071 Per night

Skidoo Bay House Rental Rates

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Labor Day 2015
Aug 30 2015 - Sep 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
$7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Cleaning fee is normally $250, required weekly when stay is for more than one week.
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Amenities

Skidoo Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3208 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Loft has bathroom with shower. May not be available for use in winter.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master has 1 Queen size Bed, Guest Room has 1 queen size bed, two additional bedrooms have 1 Double Bed and 6 Twins (bunks), Sleeper Sofa in Library. Loft has queen size bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Indoor & Outdoor Fireplaces. Inspired by Greene & Greene, this house is full of custom arts & craft and bungalow themes, inside and out. Built for the ages.

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