FLATHEAD 'ON THE LAKE' CUSTOM LOG CABIN...ENJOY YEAR 'ROUND!!

Melanie Vankoten- Eve

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FLATHEAD 'ON THE LAKE' CUSTOM LOG CABIN...ENJOY YEAR 'ROUND!!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Overview

Lakeside Cabin Rental Photos and Description

A place to call home while enjoying Montana's wonderful outdoors, this cozy log cabin is in its natural wooded habitat yet close to city amenities. Walk out your door to your own private boat dock right on Flathead Lake.... Bring your water toys! Great views of Big Mountain ski area to Glacier Park to Bigfork & the Missions Mountains. Central location on Flathead Lake's west shore south of Lakeside, this one bedroom, cozy log cabin has a queen bed, kitchen, shower, woodstove & a futon couch to sleep 4 comfortably. No boat of your own? We also have a canoe and 2 kayaks available for your use!!! Owners live in the house on the adjacent lot with separate boat dock.

If you are looking for a peaceful get-a-way or an 'on the water' sporting water vacation.....This Flathead Lake location has it! With your own boat dock out the door, there is plenty of room for your water toys! Flathead Lake is like a small ocean, lots of wide open space for everyone! If the mountains are for you - Blacktail ski area is minutes away or pack your lunch & hiking boots to test the trails of Big Mountain, only 40 minutes drive. In Winter, both areas offer great snow skiing! Just two miles to the town of Lakeside, stop to enjoy fine dining, fun shops, the local bars, boat cruises from the bay. Cherry season is the end of July, first part of August - orchards are within walking distance! The cabin is minutes away in both directions, from Polson & Somers Bay, too.

Head north to Glacier National Park, 40 miles, (hiking, scenery, wildlife, lakes), with a stop at the water slides along the way for the young-at-heart! For the culturally inclined, BigFork has the Summer Playhouse with different live shows nightly, only 20 minutes by car. Fine dining, quaint shops, museums & the marina are also attractions. Check out the Flathead Valley for golfing, fishing, hunting, water recreation,boating, tubing, marinas, horseback riding, hiking, Montana wilderness, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, fine dining - all out your back door or a short drive away!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Melanie Vankoten- Eve (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Melanie Vankoten- Eve

We are native Montanans, Joe is a CPA, I am a retired Insurance Agency owner. We have invested in farms & ranches for the past 20 years. Between us we have 8 children, ages 12 to 32.

Melanie Vankoten- Eve purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Melanie Vankoten- Eve chose Lakeside

Both Montanan natives, we moved from the eastern side of the state to the Valley many years ago. Living in Whitefish & Rollins before settling in Lakeside, we decided Flathead Lake is our favorite place to be summer or winter. The views are amazing in any season, the lake an ever-changing tapestry with wind, snow & ice, sunshine & blue skies, fog, rain, sunrises & sunsets. We are on the lake for summer fun but also close to ski areas in the winter....

What makes this cabin unique

WOW! Montana at its finest! The Flathead Lake is amazing area .... whatever the season, the views change daily! Central location for you to base from while you enjoy your summer/fall/winter vacation plans.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.3
based on 11 traveler reviews

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FLATHEAD 'On The Lake' Custom Log Cabin...Enjoy Year 'Round!!
average rating of 4.2727275 based on 11 reviews
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FLATHEAD 'On The Lake' Custom Log Cabin...Enjoy Year 'Round!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418826vb
-406-799-5210
Lakeside Flathead Lake
Windsor, CO
4

Summer fun in Glacier country

  • 4 of 5
Just got back from a marvelous stay at Flathead Lake. Mel and Joe were great hosts, assisting us with various things, and even providing a great welcoming basket of goodies for us to enjoy! The location is pristine, and in the best spot on the entire lake. Town of Lakeside is full of friendly, helpful, and modest people. No elitism here. Just hard working people trying to assure your pleasure, while visiting this piece of heaven. Hiked Glacier National, a short 45 minutes away, and saw the beautiful town of Whitefish, and Kalispell. Whitefish lake is a must also, and can be reached in 30 minutes from the cabin. Tamarak Brewery in town is great. We purchased a growler and filled it with a fresh new brew every couple of days. Pulled our boat to Flathead, and the dock and facilities at this cabin are wonderful with great mooring, dock lights, and great ladder to lake providing for wonderful late afternoon swims. Can't imagine going a year without returning to this special place. Oh, and buy the way, returned with over 25 pounds of Mackinaw fillets in the cooler. What fun!
See you all next year........
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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FLATHEAD 'On The Lake' Custom Log Cabin...Enjoy Year 'Round!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418826vb
-406-799-5210
Lakeside Flathead Lake
Bismarck, ND
5

Fabulous cozy retreat on Flathead Lake

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I rented this fabulous little cabin for a week in August, 2014. The owners were fabulous to work with and the cabin was neat, cozy, clean, & private which is just what we were seeking. Owner Melanie was friendly and very concerned with our having a fabulous time (we didn't get to meet her husband, Joe). The kitchen was functional and quite well equipped and we spent hours on the beach, dock, and covered porch overlooking the lake. The bathroom was really nice and the bed cozy with a window overlooking the lake. It was a bit on the chilly side for the time of year we were there and we even had a fire one night in the wood burning stove (wood supplied by rental owners). We brought our 2 mini doxies & border collie and they also had a fabulous time and got to meet the owners sweet German Shepherd, Matador. The cabin is kind of slightly off the beaten path, and the area was great for walking the dogs and enjoying all Montana has to offer. A short day trip and we drove the "road to the sun" highway in Glacier Park, explored Lakeville and a couple of the other towns (we mostly ate in at our cabin, but there are some fabulous restaurants in Lakeville, too). We hope to come back and stay in this cabin again in the next few years! Thanks, Melanie & Joe!
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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FLATHEAD 'On The Lake' Custom Log Cabin...Enjoy Year 'Round!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418826vb
-406-799-5210
Lakeside Flathead Lake
Calgary, Alberta
4

Peaceful cabin

  • 4 of 5
We had a great week in Flathead and enjoyed staying in this cute cabin. It was exceptionally clean and had everything we needed. Many hours spent relaxing on the dock, and fishing. The location is peaceful and quiet, but close enough to bike ride, or run into Lakeside.
Thanks!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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FLATHEAD 'On The Lake' Custom Log Cabin...Enjoy Year 'Round!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418826vb
-406-799-5210
Lakeside Flathead Lake
Phoenix, Az
5

Better than Advertised

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I (and our 2 dogs) stayed at this property for a week in July. Everything wound up being better than we expected. The owners were extremely accommodating, pleasant, and easy to deal with. It really shows that they pay attention to the little things to ensure their guests have an excellent stay. We have stayed at a number of rentals near Glacier National Park over the years, and this one ranks among the top. The location is great, as it is a short drive to the park, but also close enough to attractions at the south end of flathead lake to make them worth the drive. (Miracle of America museum, National Bison rangw, and even a trip to the prison museum in Deer Lodge) The view of the lake and the mountains beyond the lake from the property and the dock are amazing. At sunset you can see all of the properties across the lake lighting their nightly campfires. Overall, fantastic trip while staying at a fantastic place!
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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FLATHEAD 'On The Lake' Custom Log Cabin...Enjoy Year 'Round!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418826vb
-406-799-5210
Lakeside Flathead Lake
Calgary, Canada
1

Wouldn't Recommend it!

Wouldn't Recommend it!
  • 1 of 5
We would not recommend this place and had a horrible experience with the landlords of this property. Many shortcomings and it is important for people to know! The previous reviewers must have very low standards! When you are paying a lot of money like we did, you expect a really nice place, this does not deliver. However, what really upset us was the landlords kept more than half of our damage deposit for their already in disrepair dock and accused us of damaging it! Completely, 100% false, in fact we noticed the rotting falling apart wooden dock our first night and just chalked it up to the neglect we had seen throughout since our arrival. This place is in need of work. Here are some very important things renters NEED to know.
-The cabin is right next door to the owners, no privacy
-Awful bed, hardly slept, pillows as thin as paper
-Cabin doors do not lock
-No outdoor grill. They had a dirty small portable BBQ left of on the deck, one you'd have to crouch to use. Too dirty to use and for $2000+ rental we expected a full size and clean BBQ
-Dead bug/flys behind the blinds on the sliding glass door
-Inside of the drawers with utensils was very dirty
-The outdoor deck and chairs we dirty and dusty and had to be wiped down
-Lots of dog poo we had to navigate around the cabin
-No firepit
-No instructions on what was expected of us upon check out ( garbage, lock up, etc) we weren’t sure what to do. They say it is because they were away when we checked out, however one might expect some sort of protocol to be provided. The bottom line is, the cabin is in a nice location and thats about it. The experience we had with the owners accusing us of damage to their dock and keeping more than half of our damage deposit was so upsetting and forced us to write this negative review. I shared our thoughts on the cabin (as above) with the owners in the hopes to help them out with future rentals and I didn’t plan to write a negative review as it’s not my style however after I shared my thoughts privately they informed us they were keeping 75% of our damage deposit and relentlessly accused us of damage to their dock. I can tell you, we are experienced boaters and there is NO way this rotting dock got damaged because of us, absolutely NO way. It was rotting and falling apart long before we arrived. After the short comings of the cabin itself and then, them accusing us of damage was so awful and left us with a really bad experience. We had to warn renters.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: While it is unfortunate this renter was so distraught over the partial deposit we retained for their damage to our dock, this was the first incident in our 4 years of renting to guests where there was damage. Our Lake-approved docks are 4 years new with rubber bumper protectors all around. We are a private homeowner who does take pride in our properties and in our guests' satisfaction in our Custom Log Cabin rental. PLEASE NOTE : this is a log cabin in the woods on the lake. Weather can change at a moment's notice & anything outside is subject to lake storms. Insects do come inside with open doors. There is no daily maid service provided, and our cleaners, while very thorough, may occasionally miss something, which we are happy to correct when called to our attention! Usually we are on the premise for a simple check out. We are happy to assist our guests with reasonable requests - I am reachable either by cell or internet wherever we are!............ Any guests who are wanting a cozy Custom Log Cabin for an outdoor Flathead Lake experience or for a base for a Montana adventure, we can provide! Contact Owner for any questions.
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FLATHEAD 'On The Lake' Custom Log Cabin...Enjoy Year 'Round!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418826vb
-406-799-5210
Lakeside Flathead Lake
4

Flathead Lake Simplicity

  • 4 of 5
A much belated review, we had the pleasure of staying here for a week about 2 months ago -- catching the very tail end of the best summer had to offer! The setting was simple, serene + beautiful. Melanie + Joe are great, accommodating + thoughtful hosts! Unfortunately, we did not have the opportunity to spend time together because of scheduling conflicts.

The cabin was clean + well appointed (minus a few kitchen items that maybe only we hardiest of cooks need while vacationing). We really enjoyed the access to the small paddle boat + spent quite a bit of time on the lake the first few days! Reading while sitting out on the patio with a cup of coffee set us out on the right tone every morning + a glass of wine compliments of the host at sunset ended every day perfectly.

We really enjoyed the Vitamin Cottage for groceries in Kalispell on our way in from the airport. Day trips to White Fish, Big Fork + Glacier were incredible! We can't wait to go back.

Thanks Mel + Joe!
  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Flathead Lake Cherry picking late July & August... right down the road!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Lakeside Cabin Rental Rates

Notes

  • $1250 to $2100 per week
  • US Dollar
  • Weekly rates - Sat to Sat, inquire for other availability!
  • June 1 to Sept 15 - $2100 per week, $100 cleaning fee. Pets slightly higher.
  • Sept 16 to May 31 - $1250 per week, $100 cleaning fee. Pets slightly higher.
  • Rates subject to change.
  • *** Check Out Our Other Listings - # 386509 & # 414715 ***

Amenities

Amenities

Lakeside Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Private bedroom with queen bed, look out to the lake each morning!., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full size, complete with bedding, pillows.
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • 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
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Wooden boat dock for suntanning or lounging, available for a boat or other water craft tie-up. Canoe, kayaks & paddle boat available for renter use.

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