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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**

2 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

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7 Bedrooms 6.5 baths sleeps 12 guests

Maximum Occupancy "12 PEOPLE". Please do not submit inquires or reservation requests that exceed what we have posted as the max limit.

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.

When sending us an inquiry please tell us a little bit about yourself and the purpose of the stay. We ask that you please read through the entire listing before booking on line. Maximum Occupancy is 12 guests (NO EXCEPTIONS). Also, re-confirm the number of adults and ages of all children as VRBO has the default set at 2 adults.

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 located next to this bedroom. 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 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.

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

Lower Level The 5th and 6th bedroom are both located on the lower level of the house. The 5th bedroom has a unique speed boat trundle bed that opens to make two twin beds. The 6th bedroom is new for 2016 with a queen size bed and adjoining bathroom with walk in shower. Also on the lower level is a large game room with pool table and a private office set up for those that need keep in touch with work, the lower level also features a fabulous home theater room with ten recliner seats.

The 7th bedroom is through the breezeway and located over the garage, with a king size bed and ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower.

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 – 2 Queen size beds

#4 Bedroom upper level – Queen size bed

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

#6 Bedroom lower level - Queen size bed

#7 Bedroom Guest Quarters – King size bed ensuite bathroom (not available during winter months).

* A quick clean and laundry is included in the rate.

*Arrival & Departure Times: Arrival Time is 5:00PM / Departure Time is 10:00AM which are the times shown on the rental contract and the booking confirmation receipt. Reservations made through the VRBO/HomeAway system automatically shows a default time that is not correct. Time change option $50.00/hr for early and late check out (not available months of June, July and August or on back to back stays).

* No Visitors

* No Pets

Minimum Stay Requirements:

*7 night minimum stay (Saturday to Saturday only) throughout the year

* Maximum Occupancy = 12 people (No Exceptions)

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. No refunds on previously paid deposits. Refunds will only be made if the property can be rebooked for the same reservation period and price. Refunds are based on any alternative revenue received, less the 25% cancellation fee (the initial deposit amount paid at time of booking). Any such refunds will only be made once we have actually received the replacement reservation. Security deposits are fully refundable. Rarely are we able to rebook a stay so it is highly recommended that guests purchase Trip Insurance should there be any unforeseen events that may require a cancellation.

When sending us inquiries for pre-approval please include this simple code phase back to me that indicates that you have read through our entire listing.. “Bonus points can be fun”.

Keywords: Lake House, Estate, Guest Quarters, Home Theater, Lakefront

More Details
Suitability:
  • 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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2 traveler reviews

Swan Shores Lodge 200 ft. Lakefront on Swan Lake **Home Theater**
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

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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5

Wow!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house! 11 friends rented the entire home, 7 bedrooms and theater room. Wonderful place to gather and enjoy! The home is beautifully decorated and has everything you could want. We cooked several meals and had every tool we needed. Everyone said the beds were soooo comfortable! Watching movies in the theater room was such a treat! Would definitely recommend this incredible vacation rental!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Kailspell
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.

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Rates & Availability

Bigfork Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season 7 Bedrm Rate
Sep 3 2016 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,510
 
 
High Season 7 Bedrm Rate
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$8,610
 
 
Low Season 7 Bedrm Rate
Sep 2 2017 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,510
 
 
High Season 7 Bedroom Rate
Jun 30 2018 - Sep 7 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,510
 
 
Low Season 7 Bedroom Rate
Sep 8 2018 - Jan 4 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,510
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$8,610
 

Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rate shown is at the full house 7 Bedroom rate, maximum occupancy up to 12 guests (no exceptions). Please include total occupancy including all children and babies in the head count as the rate is the same for all occupants.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Bigfork Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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 , Adjoining bathroom to bedroom #6
    #7 Bathroom - toilet , shower , Insuite bathroom for Bedroom #7 over garage
  • All bathrooms have hair dryers, amenity bath soaps and shampoo. One bath set per guest multiple week stays include two sets per guest.
Bedrooms:
  • 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
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , lower level
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king
    Crib - 1 baby crib , Full Size Crib Main Floor adjoining bedroom #2
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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