'BELLA VISTA' OVERLOOKING BEAUTIFUL FLATHEAD LAKE

Robin or Patti Graham

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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'BELLA VISTA' OVERLOOKING BEAUTIFUL FLATHEAD LAKE

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5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11

Only a stone’s throw from the shores of Beautiful Flathead Lake, sits “Bella Vista.” Designed and completed in 2010, our Exceptional Home offers some of the loveliest views in the valley. This top quality home sits on 2.8 acres and is nicely landscaped with shrubs, trees, and manicured lawns. It is Very Private but you will appreciate how easy and fast it is to get to town.

Wake up in the master suite to a beautiful sunrise spilling over the Swan Mountain Range, with the sun shimmering off the lake surface. Our Spacious Master Bedroom and walk-in-closet is on the main floor, with a “Pottery Barn” wicker sleigh bed. You will feel like a King and Queen in the massive elegant travertine tiled bathroom with a custom shower and a large soaking tub for two.

You will enjoy the main floor of our home as it is very open and cheerful with lots of large windows. The striking Kitchen is well outfitted with cooking at home in mind even though we have quite a few great restaurants in the valley.

Our central vacuum system makes it is a breeze to keep the beautiful hand scraped Hickory Floors clean which are in the kitchen, living room, dining room and master bedroom. Our home is tastefully decorated and is a great place for family gatherings. Next to the master suite is a guest bedroom and full bath that is perfect for children. It is appointed with two hand-carved single beds. Curl up in our cozy living room and watch a movie from our 42 HD Flat Screen T.V. or just gaze at the stupendous alpine-glow sunsets.

Downstairs you will find a very spacious family room with its own full kitchen complete with granite countertops and alder cabinets. Your guests will enjoy the two wonderfully roomy bedroom suites. Last, but not least, is the Forth-of-July room, an ideal retreat room for the person who likes to be out of the way or just sleep in. You can play ping pong, watch a movie or just sit in front of the Hearthstone gas heater enjoying the views. Our home has central heating and cooling and has a very good air filter for the allergy sensitive folks. With two hot water tanks and a circulating pump you will have lots of hot water quickly.

“Bella Vista” was built by us, Robin and Patti Graham, home builders (Rivendell Builders) and authors of the books “Dove” and “Home is the Sailor”. We designed the home to take advantage of the wonderful views of the lake and mountains as they are Truly Magnificent!

We hope to see you soon and we are looking forward to making your vacation the very best.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Robin or Patti Graham (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Robin or Patti Graham

After a 5 year epic voyage of sailing a small boat around the world and writing the books “Dove” and “The Boy Who Sailed Around The World Alone”, Patti and I left the west coast of California forty two years ago to ride the wave of the “Back to the Land Movement” in Montana. We bought a quarter section of mountain top for $95 dollars an acre, built our log home, grew our own food and raised the gamut of farm critters. We also wrote about our struggles of growing in the Christian faith and our experiences of trying to live simply in “Home is the Sailor”. After 32 years we were missing the water so in 2003 we bought an older cabin on Flathead Lake. After spending our first night there we never spent another at the ranch and have never once looked back. We had come home. Two years later we built and moved into our dream home next door to our lovely historic cabin. After we had a couple of wonderful family “VRBO” vacations in Mexico we decided to list our lake cabin as a VRBO rental. It was a great experience. But as time goes on the wanderlust was creeping back and we wanted to do some more traveling. We sold our lake cabin, built nearby a wonderful 3750 sq. ft. “VRBO” yearly rental, 'Bella Vista', on the hillside overlooking Somers Bay and now are offering our personal home, 'A Delightful Sailor's Home', as a VRBO summer rental as we come and go. We hope you will enjoy the Flathead Valley as much as we do.

Robin or Patti Graham purchased this house in 2009

Why Robin or Patti Graham chose Somers

Our home in Somers is nestled on the northwest side of beautiful Flathead Lake. Flathead Lake is 28 miles long and up to 15 miles wide. The lake’s sparkling waters and miles of tree-lined shore offer unlimited recreational opportunities and wildlife habitat. Overlooking it all are the magnificent Swan and Mission Mountain ranges.

A mile away along the paved walking and bike path is Somers Bay Café, serving great breakfasts and lunches. A 5 minute drive south to Lakeside is the Tamarack Brewing Company, a fun spot to relax and have a great meal and handcrafted ales.

Located 8 miles south of Kalispell, our community is the destination spot for locals as well as tourists. All four seasons, Somers offers something for everyone. Ski the slopes of Blacktail Mountain (only 30 minutes away) to sailing and boating majestic Flathead Lake. We are 30 minutes from Glacier Park International Airport and only 45 minutes from the magnificent Glacier National Park and Whitefish Mountain Resort (Big Mountain).

Whether you are looking to relax or to play we have it all. Stay inside and catch a movie in our comfy home or just observe the spectacular lake views. In the winter and spring go ski, snowboard, snowshoe, cross country ski or snowmobile. In the summer enjoy water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, kayaking, swimming or fishing. Just a quick 10 minute drive away you will also find Eagle Bend Golf Club, one of the best courses in the Northwest. Other areas of interest include the Bigfork Playhouse, Glacier Symphony and Chorale, Hockaday Museum of Art, the Conrad Mansion, and the Central School Museum.

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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'Bella Vista' Overlooking Beautiful Flathead Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
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5

My vacation at flathead lake!!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at bella vista was everything and more. Getting up in the morning and looking at the views from this home is just breathtaking. Really a home away from home. So many things to do for fun in flathead you won't have enough time to do them all. Will return in the future. This home has everything and more for a great vacation. Loved every minute. Great memories with family.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Larkspur, CO
5

Bella Vista is "Bellissimo"

Bella Vista is "Bellissimo"
  • 5 of 5
The pictures can't express the beauty of this property. The location is perfect with convenient access to Glacier Park, Whitefish, Big Fork, Lakeside and more. The owner built property has all the creature comforts, is very well maintained and clean. We would recommend this property to anyone who has never been to this part of Montana as well as veterans such as ourselves who have visited this area for over 10 years. There are so many state parks around for swimming such as Volunteer Park in Lakeside. The owner recommended this and it was very cool. Also, we ate at the Tamarack Brewery several times over our week stay. Acqua Plaza in Lakeside was another close restaurant that we ate at several times. It sits right on the water in Lakeside and the marina next door provided us with a boat rental that we took to Wildhorse Island and did some hiking. Thanks to this rental our vacation was perfect!
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Malvern, PA
5

Family Vacation in Glacier National Park

  • 5 of 5
My family of 13 enjoyed this house and the accommodations. They were beyond our expectations and the pictures on the website are accurate but it is much better live. The views from this property were beautiful and added serenity at the end of a long day of touring. The home is well equipped, the beds were comfortable and the kitchen was a dream to work in. Our family tried to max our visit to Montana since we came a long distance. Our highlights were boating and tubing on Flathead Lake, just a gorgeous place. Zip lining and aerial challenges at Whitefish Mountain along with the gondola to the top for unforgettable scenic views. Glacier National Park we saw by helicopter, by bus, by hiking, and white water rafting. We did not miss much and Patti and Robyn supplied us with great information and places to see and eat. Tamarac Brewing became a favorite for kids to taste the different beers. Highly recommend this property and hope to rent again in the future. You will truly enjoy your stay.
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 1970
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Ellington, CT
5

Beyond Expectations

  • 5 of 5
Just returned from one of the best family vacations we've ever taken... our first visit to Flathead Lake and Glacier National Park area. Robin and Patti provide a wonderful home with spectacular views of the lake and mountains beyond. You couldn't ask for a better place to stay. Everything you could possibly need was at your fingertips. We had eight adults and every one of us had comfortable beds and plenty of room. The Graham's are nearby to accommodate any need, but there really isn't any "need" because this house is just perfect. They arrived to welcome us and when we departed, Robin was there to wish us farewell. Such nice people made our stay even better. In fact, we met many nice folks in Montana during our week's stay. We are an active family and those considering an active vacation and using Bella Vista as your home base will find lots to do: running or biking the Great Northern Rails-to-Trails, hiking Jewel Basin, an end to end drive of Going to the Sun Road in Glacier Nat'l Park, hiking any of the parks trails (but we were particularly fond of the Grinnell Lake and Glacier hike on the east side of the park), a float down the North Fork of the Flathead River (Ford put-in to Polebridge take-out), boating and wake-boarding on Flathead Lake, a visit to Wild Horse Island where we saw horses and Bighorn Sheep, and chilling out at the quaint town of Whitefish. Can't pass up a visit to the Tamarack Brewing Company for some beer and food either. Many thanks to Robin and Patti Graham who made our trip so comfortable from beginning to end. Both would be welcomed guests at our house anytime!
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic home for all ages!

  • 5 of 5
Bella Vista was an absolutely wonderful home! We had a group of couples and single adults---the home accommodated all of us perfectly!

Stocked with everything you'll need for a day at the lake to cooking a dinner in! The two kitchens make shopping for the week a breeze!

Somers us a lovely town as well with numerous things to do (the pizza and onion rings from Del's is a must!) You have easy access to Glacier National Park, Whitefish and of course, Flathead Lake!

We will be back and I would recommend this property to anyone, without hesitation!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Somers Flathead Lake
5

Perfect vacay!

  • 5 of 5
This house exceeded our expectations. The house has a wonderful view of Flathead Lake and there are huge windows everywhere to capture the view from pretty much anywhere in the house. It was in a great location to get to Big Fork/Calispel. And they had a ping pong table and a pristine hot tub!! And their house is stocked with all the kitchen items needed - it was awesome cooking there and I don't even like cooking. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay...we were truly relaxed after visiting Bella Vista!
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Lakeside Volunteer Park
"Lakeside Volunteer Park: It is our favorite public swimming beach and park for families and..."
Somers Bay Boat Launch
"The Somers boat launch is the finest on Flathead Lake. It is paved, has a sturdy dock from ..."
Bigfork public docks
"Boat up to Bigfork public docks and have diner at one of the many fine restaurants "
Jewel Basin
"Outstanding hiking and views of the valley. Great for kids and families because the pristine..."
Nearest Airport
19.5 Miles
Glacier Park International
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Whitefish Train Station
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Somer's Beach
Nearest Ski
17.5 Miles
Blacktail Mountain
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Bigfork
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Somers has 3
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Somers House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 6 2015 - Sep 18 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
Fall, Winter And Spring
Sep 19 2015 - Jul 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$322
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee $300 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes This is a year round weekly rental
Check-in 4pm, Check-out 10am. Exceptions allowed
Summer; minimum stay is 7 days, Saturday to Saturday
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Amenities

Amenities

Somers House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • The Master Suite - toilet , tub , shower , Features custom travertine tile through-out
    The Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , Conveniently located next to the Cowboy Room
    The Lower level Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Custom tile bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • The Master Suite - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Terrific views, elegant bathroom and walk-in-closet
    The Nature Room Suite - 1 queen , Lovely views of the lake and mountains
    The Cherry Room Suite - 1 queen , Lovely views of the lake and mountains
    The Forth-of-July Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , The favorite for reclusive teenagers
    The Cowboy Room - 2 twin/ single , It is located on the main level near the Master Suit
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • fly fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • hiking
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