|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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.
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 and Patti Graham purchased this house in 2010
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.
An exceptionally beautiful home with views that will leave everyone awestruck! Bella Vista can accommodate large groups and is fully stocked with everything you could need to make meals, play games and have a genuinely fabulous time!
We came in the winter and enjoyed Blacktail Mountain and some incredible skiing! There are also great places to walk/hike surrounding the property!
The Owners take extreme care to ensure you have a positive experience.
Bella Vista is absolutely stunning! We spent three nights there in early October and everyone in our family was blown away by the house. The pictures do not do justice for how beautiful and spacious the home truly is. We spent our weekend visiting, eating, and taking in the spectacular views from the deck. Within the first couple hours of arriving we were already talking about a return visit.
Robin and Patti were fantastic to deal with and made arranging the trip very easy. Patti also called once we arrived to ensure everything was going well.
You will not be disappointed if you book at Bella Vista. It is an absolutely gorgeous property!
Our first stay at Bella Vista was two years ago. In discussing where to go this year, the entire family wanted to return to Bella Vista. Why? It truly is a home away from home. The home was as inviting, warm and beautiful as we remembered; and again the view took our breath away. Robin and Patty are such gracious hosts, we now feel as though they are family.
Before we even left, my grandsons (10 and 7) were talking about what they wanted to do the next time we come to Bella Vista. No argument here...it's in a great location accessible to so many activities, the home has everything you need, and with a view that I doubt can be beat!
We love Bella Vista as well as Robin and Patty.
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.
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!
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.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|one time cleaning fee||$300.00 + Tax|
Check-in 4pm, Check-out 10am. Exceptions allowed.
Summer; minimum stay is 7 days, Saturday to Saturday
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.