A DELIGHTFUL SAILOR'S HOME

Robin or Patti Graham

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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A DELIGHTFUL SAILOR'S HOME

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5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, 9 sleeps

Right on the water, what more can you ask!

Our sailing and ocean background has heavily influenced the design and construction of our 3061 square foot home. It has a very coastal and nautical feel with painted open beam ceilings, painted tongue and groove wood plank walls, and Brazilian cherry wood floors. Almost every room has a gorgeous view of the lake and the home is decorated with our mementos from around the world. The kitchen has custom knotty pine cabinets plus granite countertops and a lovely viewing area that is perfect for your first cup of coffee. The master suite and elegant travertine tiled bathroom are on the main floor next to a smaller bedroom and bath perfect for children. The living room has a hand crafted tile gas fireplace. Upstairs are two more bedrooms and a striking bathroom with a large soaking tub and tiled shower. There is a very spacious family room where you can play games or watch a movie. The fifth bed room is on the third floor, aptly named, “The Crow's Nest”, where the view is spectacular. The deck has two levels, one for barbequing and outside dining, the other for lounging and soaking in the hot tub. We have a nice dock for your boat and two stable kayaks to tour the lake.

Our home was designed and built by us, Robin and Patti Graham, home builders and author of the books “Dove” and “Home is the Sailor”. We are now offering our home as a weekly rental while we do some more traveling and enjoy our grandkids.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment

Robin or Patti Graham

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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 2003

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. Enjoy water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, kayaking, swimming or fishing right off our private dock or just unwind inside and catch a movie in our comfy home or just observe the spectacular lake views. 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, and the Hockaday Museum of Art.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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A Delightful Sailor's Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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A Delightful Sailor's Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p962817
+1 4068572461
Somers Flathead Lake
Auburn, Washington
5

DAN AND NANCY

  • 5 of 5
We recently returned from our third year at this beautiful home and have already booked for next summer. Our children and grandchildren were with us again this year. We had another incredible week and always hate to leave. This lake and the Graham's home are truly exceptional.

We enjoy swimming, kayaking and also love boating to various places on the lake. There’s a free boat launch that is extremely nice and only a couple blocks from their house. Their dock is set up to provide everything you will need, and getting in and out of the dock is easy and quick. If you don’t bring a boat, rentals are available and close. Or there are many enjoyable places around the area you can drive to.

We continue to highly recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a beautiful place to vacation and a great location to stay.
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • 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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A Delightful Sailor's Home
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Somers Flathead Lake
Chicago, IL
5

AMAZING EXPERIENCE!

  • 5 of 5
My family (wife and 2 kids ages 4 and 2) along with both sets of grandparents and my brother had an amazing experience at the Grahams home on Flathead Lake. There was no detail overlooked, not only is the house itself literally a piece of art, but absolutely functional and accomodating. The kitchen and floorplan is all open and from the moment you walk in, you are greeted with amazing views of the lake from every room. There was an extra fridge/freezer in the garage which came in very handy for all the groceries/beverages that we stocked up on for the week. Plenty of toys for the kids which they absolutely loved. A crib was already there in one of the bedrooms which was perfect for our 2 year old. Also, there were plenty of water toys, kayaks, life jackets, kick boards, inflatable boat, etc. We rented a boat from wild wave which was not far and we were able to dock it up very securely to the great pier they have. My favorite was the awesome weber gas grill which I used everyday night to cook dinners for the family. An added bonus was a hot tube which the kids loved on the chilly mornings and plenty of firewood for the fire pit at night. The whole experience with the owners (the Grahams) from the beginning was very professional, organized and friendly. Not to mention responsive to every single question before and during our stay. We are greatful for the hospitality and sharing their home with our family. We travel quite a bit and have been fortunate to stay at some really amazing places over the years, but this has to top them all, highly recommend this property for those looking to have a great experience on Flathead Lake!
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
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A Delightful Sailor's Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p962817
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Somers Flathead Lake
5

PARADISE IN MONTANA!

  • 5 of 5
Our family stayed a week in this beautiful home. It was even better than the pictures posted on line. We enjoyed fishing off the dock, kayaking, BBQ'ing and the hot tub. This is truly a special place that we can't wait to return to. Robin and Patti are amazing people who made us feel truly welcomed. The Sailor's Home was the idyllic place to vacation.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Somers Flathead Lake
Calgary, Alberta
5

PERFECT SUMMER VACATION RENTAL FOR A FAMILY HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
This was my family’s first visit to this beautiful home, and I certainly hope it will not be our last. My wife and I along with our three kids (4 and 2.5 year old twins) were joined by my sister and her three children (10, 8 and 6). The home comfortably accommodated our two families by providing sufficient space to gather together or to enjoy private time.

The VRBO listing is 100% accurate, yet it still fails to describe how beautiful this property is. From the moment you make your way down the driveway, you are enveloped by the thoughtful design and masterful craftsmanship of this lakeside retreat. The landscaping, decks, gardens and outdoor furnishings beckon you to take a load off. The interior layout and furnishings are spacious yet cozy. The dock offered safe mooring for our boat and provided a perfect breakwater for the gradual-entry beach where our young children enjoyed crystal clean Flathead Lake.

Feel free to bring your own toys, but Patti and Robin are very generous in sharing the toys they have gathered on behalf of their own grandchildren.

The hot tub was a spectacular place to soothe the post-waterski aches, and the kayaks were a welcome peaceful alternative to motoring. My only request would be the addition of a swim ladder to the end of the dock – other than that, this place is absolutely perfect.

No details were missed in the design and furnishing of this incredible home. It is, quite frankly, the perfect place from which to explore Flathead Lake.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Somers Flathead Lake
Auburn, Washington
5

BEAUTIFUL HOME - PERFECT LOCATION ON AN AMAZING LAKE.

  • 5 of 5
This is the second year we have stayed at Robin and Patti's home and are already counting down the days till we will be back again next year with our kids and grandkids. After staying at a few different spots on the lake and seeing other properties, we have decided that this is the perfect property for us and our family. Robin and Patti have been wonderful to work with and provide a first rate vacation experience. There is a great launch about two blocks away and their dock is perfect. Enjoying water sports or boating to restaurants never gets old. The kayaks and other water toys provide lots of options if you don't have a boat, and the sightseeing from their decks (or hottub) is truly remarkable.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Somers Flathead Lake
Joplin, Montana
5

MONTANA FARM FAMILY

  • 5 of 5
Close your eyes and picture you and your loved ones surrounded by the true beauty of nature, home and family. All of the above and a peace-filled time awaits you at this lovely VRBO rental home. You will not be disappointed. It's all there at your fingertips along with the tender care of the owners. The home is close to all the comforts of home and the call to explore. We could not have asked for more.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Glacier Park International
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Whitefish Train Station
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Blacktail Ski Resort
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Bigfork
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Somers has 3
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Somers House Rental Rates

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Base Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes Montana Lodging Tax Rate: 7.0%
Cleaning fee: $300.
Check-in 4pm, Check-out 10am. Exceptions allowed.
$1000 Deposit to reserve booking.
50% Payment due 60 days prior, with balance due 30 days prior to check-in.
We accept personal checks and Visa and Master credit cards.
Notes Only available June, July, August, and September of every year.
Changeover Day; Saturday to Saturday
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Amenities

Somers House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3061 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , All tiled in beautiful travertine
    The Beach Bathroom - toilet , shower , A handicap tiled shower with an extra hand sprayer
    Powder Room -
    The Royal Bath - toilet , tub , shower , All in beautiful light blue tile with glass trim
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • The Crow’s Nest - 1 queen , Commanding views of the lake
    The Wicker Room - 1 queen , The upstairs master suite with walk-in closet
    The Boat Room - 2 twin/ single , Kids love the 'Pottery Barn' boat bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , The large master displays tranquil views of the lake
    The Beach Room - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Downstairs near master with its own private bath
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountaineering
  • whitewater rafting
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • equestrian events
  • swimming
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
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