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Lisa Strauss - Swan Shores Lodge

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Swan Shores Lodge 200 ft. Lakefront on Swan Lake **Home Theater**

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Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Flathead Lake Estate Rental Photos and Description

7 Bedrooms 6.5 baths sleeps 12 guests

Swan Shores Lodge offers magnificent water views and is a one of a kind square log home with 200 feet of privacy on pristine Swan Lake. This square log home was architecturally designed to take advantage of the expansive lake and mountain views. The home his multi levels with spectacular lake views from every room. 7 bedrooms 6.5 baths and 6500 sq feet makes this home the perfect gathering place for a family vacation.

The home sits on one acre of privacy in a park-like setting and is sheltered by cedar trees. Walk through the front door of this impeccably maintained home with open great room floor plan, ideal for entertaining. Our home has been designer decorated with beautiful upscale nautical-style furnishings and designer theme touches and has wood floors throughout. This is true luxury vacation home that is considered to be one of the finest homes in the Flathead Valley.

Main Floor: The master bedroom is located on the main floor and features a king size bed a Jacuzzi tub and walk in shower is in the master bath, a second guest bedroom is located on the main floor with queen size bed and full size bath room with another walk in shower. A large gourmet kitchen features every small appliance imaginable, top of the line Monogram stainless steel double oven, microwave and a six burner gas range, warming drawer and Bosh dishwasher and compactor. The dining area has a large dining table with seating for 12 guests, a nice breakfast bar is wide an open for family entertaining. Also, on the main floor is a half bathroom and large laundry area with large capacity washer and dryer, this area also serves as a mud room. When sending us inquiries for pre-approval please include this simple code phase back to me. “Bonus points can be fun”.

Second floor: Two guest bedrooms are located on the upper level with a walkway bridge that separates the two bedrooms providing really nice privacy. Both bedrooms are very spacious one bedroom has a queen size bed the other has two twin beds. Both bedrooms have larger dormer window seats. Two full size bathrooms with double vanity sinks and shower over tub.

Lower Level The fifth bedroom is on the lower level of the house and has a unique speed boat trundle bed that opens to make two twin beds. Also on the lower level is the 7th bedroom with queen size bed with adjoining bathroom, large game room with pool table, private office set up for those that need keep in touch with work, the lower level also features a fabulous home theater room with recliner seating for ten people.

Guest Quarters: The 6th bedroom is totally private and is located across the breezeway over the garage. The guest quarters set up is ideal for those who prefer a bit of privacy, (this bedroom is not available during low season winter months). This bedroom has beautiful views of Swan Lake and features a king size bed and private bathroom with walk in shower and vanity.

For planning sleeping capacity the bedroom layout at Swan Shores Lodge is as follows:

#1 Bedroom Master Bedroom main floor – King size bed

#2 Bedroom main floor – Queen size bed

#3 Bedroom upper level – Two Queen size beds

#4 Bedroom upper level – Queen size bed

#5 Bedroom lower level – two twin size beds (trundle)

#6 Bedroom Guest Quarters – King size bed with in suite bathroom (this bedroom is not available during low season winter months.

#7 Bedroom lower level - Queen size bed adjoining bathroom

Maximum Occupancy = 12 people on the premises. No Visitors

Misc. Fees:

* Time Change Option - $50.00/hr Early or Late Check out (not available June, July August or on back to back bookings)

Minimum Stay Requirements:

*7 night Minimum (Saturday to Saturday only)

Cancellation Policy: No reservation holds are permitted. Once the property has been taken off the rental market with the calendar blocked and a booking confirmation receipt sent the terms of the cancellation policy will apply to all reservations. The cancellation fee is 20% for bookings made through our own website and 25% cancellation fee through the VRBOHomeAway booking site. No refund of previously paid deposits will be allowed unless the reserved property can be rebooked for the same reservation period and price. Refunds are based on any alternative revenue received, less a 20% cancellation fee of the total rental rate. Any such refunds will only be made once we have actually received the replacement reservation. Security deposits are fully refundable. It’s highly recommended that Trip Insurance is purchased should there be any unforeseen events that may require a cancellation.

* Service Fee: This is a new VRBO/HomeAway Service Fee that is being imposed on travelers by Expedia/HomeAway. This fee is not part of our rental contract and is not included as part of the summary of fees on our rental contract, nor is this fee covered as part of our cancellation policy. Any questions pertaining to the service fee should be directed to the sites Customer Support department. Guests that would like to avoid paying this fee can book directly with us through our own website and reservation system.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lisa Strauss - Swan Shores Lodge (Property Manager)
Member since: 2004
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Lisa Strauss - Swan Shores Lodge

My husband and I manage our own vacation homes and do business under the name of Vacation Holdings. We are a trusted member of the Vacation Rental Industry and a member of the Professional Vacation Rental Association. We have been in business for over 10 years and have the highest integrity. We are not a management company these are all of our own properties. This enables us to describe the home in great detail. I am an interior designer so all of our homes have been designer decorated by the design arm of our company. In addition all of our vacation homes are maintained by a caretaker so that the property is well cared for and our guests are given individual attention. I respond to inquiries within 10 minutes of submission or give us a call as we are super easy to reach. We really try hard to exceed guests expectations!

Lisa Strauss - Swan Shores Lodge purchased this estate in 2005

Why Lisa Strauss - Swan Shores Lodge chose Flathead Lake

We live full time in the San Juan Islands in the State of Washington and choose Montana because of its close proximity. We started in Whitefish and narrowed our search to the Flathead Valley as we were looking for a lakefront home. We settled on Swan Lake because it was less populated and the views of the Swan Mountains. Swan Shores Lodge was really an ugly duckling the bedrooms were painted shocking pink and baby blue. We were initially not wild about the house because most log homes are stained in a rustic brown whereas this one was stained in a dove gray. It needed some serious updating but the lakefront location and views were just magnificent. Fortunately, we had some vision and could see the potential with some updating and interior design touches. I decided to design around the dove grey stain, so instead of following a traditional rustic we went with a nautical theme and it worked. The end result is we ended up with a totally unique lakefront vacation home that is not like anything else you will find in the State of Montana

What makes this estate unique

Lakefront, Lakefront, being on Swan Lake which is a smaller lake that does not have a great deal of boat traffic. Home Theater room and views from just about every window of the lake.

Guestbook comments from the manager

If you are looking for a Montana log home experience deserving of the cover of architectural Digest both interior and exterior head for Swan Shores Lodge. This home is located in the most beautiful spot on Swan Lake with mountain views from every room and nearby Big Fork horse trails whitewater rafting and a choice of family dining or intimate gourmet restaurants. Not enough writing space here to boast about the dedicated efforts of the owners to support their guests with amenities that include a chefs kitchen equipped for professional chefs inside and outdoor dining for more than a dozen cloud like mattresses with beautifully appointed decor and a media room for 10. We celebrated our 50 anniversary with our children and grandchildren and none of us wanted to leave. Is it possible to have a perfect vacation If you select Swan Shores Lodge it is guaranteed. Thanks to the owners for their gracious and thoughtful preparation for a memory that will last a lifetime.
Jul 2012
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1 traveler review

Swan Shores Lodge 200 ft. Lakefront on Swan Lake **Home Theater**
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here end of july beginning of aug. It was amazing. I loved everything about the house, the lake, the view. It was clean. I would love to go again. I def. recommend this house

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Car: recommended

Montana Vacation Rental Permit #5333177 Vacation Holdings, LLC.

Boat Rental company will deliver to our boat dock!

Ski: Winter Activities: Cross County Skiing on Bug Creek Road is approximately 1.5 miles . Cross Country Skiing on Old Squeezer Road is approximately 15 miles south of the Ferndale Hwy 209 and Hwy 83 junction. Blacktail Mountain Nordic Center is about a 20 minute drive from the property.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season 6 Bedrm Rate
Apr 21 2016 - Jul 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
High Season 7 Bedrm Rate
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Low Season 6 Bedrm Rate
Sep 3 2016 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season 7 Bedrm Rate
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Low Season 6 Bedrm Rate
Sep 2 2017 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $50
Application Fee $35
Security Deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.0%

High Season Rate shown is at the full house 7 Bedroom rate, occupancy up to 12 guests. Low Season we offer our unique rate structure Book By Bedroom (double occupancy per bedroom) not a shared house rate. Please include total occupancy including all children and babies in the head count as the rate is the same for all occupants. We do not have a standard rate $1.00 is a placeholder.

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Flathead Lake Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • #1 Bathroom Master - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master bathroom on main floor
    #2 Bathroom - toilet , shower , Next to Bedroom #2 features walk in shower
    #3 Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located next to Bedroom #3
    #4 Bathroom - toilet , shower , Located next to Bedroom #4
    #5 Bathroom - toilet , Located off mud room
    #6 Bathroom - toilet , shower , Bedroom #6 has in suite bathroom with walk in shower
    #7 Bathroom - toilet , shower , lower level in suite bathroom for Bedroom #7
  • All bathrooms have hair dryers, amenity bath soaps and shampoo. One bath set per guest multiple week stays include two sets per guest.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • #1 Bedroom Master - 1 king , Main Floor
    #2 Bedroom - 1 queen , Main floor
    #3 Bedroom - 2 queen , Upper Level
    #4 Bedroom - 1 queen , Upper level
    #5 Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Lower Level Trundle Beds
    #6 Bedroom - 1 king , Guest Quarters over Garage with in suite bathroom
    #7 Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , lower level in suite bathroom
    Crib - 1 baby crib , Full size Crib adjoining Bedroom #2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Also on the lower level is a large family room and features a pool table. Swan Shores Lodge offers magnificent water and mountain views, and is decorated with beautiful upscale nautical-style furnishings with designer touches, and wood floors throughout. This home has been completely remodeled with granite counter tops in the kitchen and in all the bathrooms.

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