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Bruce Jellison

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Lakeshore Cottage - Flathead Lake Montana

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 180 nights

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Flathead Lake Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This charming Lake cottage shares 100 feet of small pebble beach on Flathead Lake with the owner who lives next door. From the living room and outside patio is a spectacular view of the lake and mountains.

Easy one hour drive to Glacier National Park on mostly four lane US Highways 93 and 2. Located at the North West corner of Flathead Lake, this cottage is only minutes away from world class fishing and hunting. Eight golf courses are within an hours drive. Visitors can also enjoy a wide variety of water sports including boating, fishing, kayaking, sailing and jet skiing (Commercial charters and/or rentals are available in Somers, Lakeside and Bigfork. On Tuesday and Friday evenings you can sit back on the beach with a campfire and watch the local North Flathead Lake Yacht club races directly offshore.

The kitchen is equipped with the usual appliances except a dishwasher (My wife thinks that washing and drying dishes together is a great family activity). Cooking pots and pans; silverware, dishes and glassware are all included. There are several excellent restaurants nearby. Bonus amenities include a washer and dryer in the entry area. A TV with DVD is found in the living room.

The bathroom was remodeled in 2006 with tile floor, pedestal sink and combination tub/shower. The kitchen range and microwave and the clothes washer were replaced in 2005. The

refrigerator was replaced in 2008

Flathead Lake provides excellent fishing for Lake Trout, Bull Trout, West Slope cutthroat trout, whitefish and perch.

Please call Bruce @ 406-270-8851 if you have any questions or need further information.

Keywords: Cottage, water,beach,cabin,lake,sleeps 4, cable TV, DVD player

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bruce Jellison (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Bruce Jellison

Retired from ownership of a computer sales and service business in 2002.

Bruce Jellison purchased this cottage in 1970

Why Bruce Jellison chose Flathead Lake

We bought this property in 1970 while we were working in California. We were both raised in the Flathead, so this was to be our retirement home. We bought a business in Somers and moved 'home' in 1971, built a new house in '77 and raised our 2 children here.

What makes this cottage unique

We live here year round and love the lake. The cottage is located next door to the house we built in 1977. Great place to raise our kids as the lake provided year round entertainment and recreation. Sailing, fishing, boating, water skiing, tubing, swimming are some of the recreation our guests (and grandkids) enjoy. Full kitchen for money saving eating or eat-out at several near by restaurants. Easy drive to Glacier National Part for day trips. .


based on 7 traveler reviews

Lakeshore Cottage - Flathead Lake Montana
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Wonderful choice!

  • 4 of 5

Wow! This place was awesome! The pictures do not do it justice! I was pleasantly surprised how well kept and immaculately clean it was! It is just steps from the crystal clear lake!

We took the train into whitefish, rented a car and drove a straight shot down to the cabin with stores on the way where we bought groceries for our stay.

The owners live right next door and are very hospitable! We had our 12 year old son with us and Mr. Jellison went out of his way to make sure he had fun! He got a paddleboat out and a paddle board which was one of my sons favorite things to do on the lake! There is also a place to have a fire next to the water.

We love nature and loved photographing the osprey and eagles that nest near by!

The view of the mountains across the lake was just beautiful! A beautiful sight to wake up to with your morning coffee! At night I left the windows open a tad and loved hearing the waves hitting the shore! So peaceful!

We went to Glacier National park, drove over to Big fork and got some huckleberry jam and some huckleberry ice cream! Got my husband a fishing charter for a surprise birthday gift and him and my son went and had an awesome time catching some BIG fish! We also recommend the Bison Range which is just south of there! Again...we like seeing wildlife so that was super cool! We underestimated all we would see there and should have gotten there earlier!

As you can tell by my review we really loved it here! We were sad to leave the location and the owners! But what a blessing it was! Would definately love to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time, excellent hosts

  • 5 of 5

The owners do a great job with this property and are very accommodating. It's reminiscent of grandpa's lake cabin, clean and well kept with a million-dollar lake view. The location is convenient to just about anything on the north side of the lake -- Big Fork, Kalispell, Whitefish and Glacier Park. The kitchen is well appointed so you can eat in as often as you wish. If you're looking for "modern" and large spaces, you'd probably be better off in a condo. But if you like lake living the way it used to be, this is a peaceful place in a near perfect location.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Michigan

Awesome lake, cozy cottage!

  • 5 of 5

It was everything it was promoted to be. The Owners are very considerate. At age 63, we had no problems with access in neither the cottage nor lake. The commute to Glacier National Park takes nearly an hour; but, it is a pleasant drive. There is much to do and see in the area.

The cottage could use minor updating (flooring); but, everything was clean and very well maintained. The Jelisons CARE for this cottage and their tenants. I would definitely seek to rent this cottage again.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy Campers!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience, very comfy and owners was very helpful!. We will be returning next year!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Tx

Lakeshore Cottage on Flathead Lake

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage. It is just that, small and cozy and right on the lake. The owners live right next door so they are there to help if needed. We would gladly stay there again. The town of Lakeside is only three miles away and there are a couple of good dining spots in that town: The Tamarack Brewery and The Docks (the only 2 we tried). Three miles in the other direction is Somers and Del's Bar with a nice bar atmosphere and grub. The weather was perfect, the days warm and the nights cool. Wonderful!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palo Alto, CA

Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

My wife, i and our kids, ages 10 and 5, had a really great time in this cottage. It's simple, but comfortable for families with kids and its location on the waterfront is nearly ideal.

The small private beach is pebble, but perfectly swimmable.

Owner Bruce treated us as if we were part of his family. He gave us a ride in his motorboat and let us use his son's canoe and kayaks. Needless to say kids loved it...

* You can completely disregard concerns listed by the first review unless you have real physical disabilities.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Kalispell, MT - Glacier Park International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Dels Bar
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Eagle Bend, Bigfork
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Whitefish Montana
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
US 93
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Vist Linda - Mexican
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Blacktail Mountain, Lakeside MT
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
75 feet from lakeside door
Car: necessary

100 feet of private beach allows room to store your watercraft on the pebble beach , be it a PWC, kayak, canoe, small sailboat, fishing boat or whatever.


Rates & Availability

Somers Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 2015 - May 31 2016
180 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Flathead Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathtub with shower, pedestal sink, toilet, tile floor, in wall heater, exhaust fan, medicine cabinet, towel storage.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size hide-a-bed sofa
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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