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The Most Beautiful House on Flathead Lake

Polson, MT, USA
  • House3208 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

House, 4 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 11-12)

Special thanks to Northwest Travel Magazine for naming us 'One of the Northwest's Best Waterfront Vacation Rentals'. And to Tesla for featuring our house in their campaign and providing us with an electric car charger for guests who would like one. Our home resides on Finley Point facing Skidoo Bay with views of the beautiful Mission Mountains. Just a few steps beyond the stone steps of the house is the lake shore, you’ll see the sun rise each morning over the mountains.

Our home is a newly constructed craftsman style home with architectural inspiration from Greene and Greene. Rock and stone prevail inside and out.

In the winter, radiant heat throughout the house keeps the wood and stone floors warm to the touch. The great room features a 20’ rock fireplace and there is an outdoor courtyard with a fireplace for year round use.

Autumn, described lovingly by the locals, brings incredible beauty and solitude. Picture yourself sitting on the Adirondack chair with a steaming cup of coffee watching the loons skim the lake. Or take your kayak out for a scenic view on the calm lake.

Winter on the lake is surprisingly mild yet offers two ski areas to choose from. Winter is the perfect time to enjoy the snow recreation options or to just get a fire going, curl up on the leather sofa in the library and read one of the 1,000+ books offered in the house. Or enjoy a fire in the outdoor fireplace, bring your hot chocolate outside and watch the stars.

The house is configured for privacy with the master wing separated from the guest wing by the kitchen, dining, great room, and library. The master suite has a queen size bed. French doors swing open to the outdoor courtyard and fireplace. The master suite bathroom amenities include a double walk-in shower, Japanese soaker tub, double sinks, and a washer and dryer. The guest wing has three bedrooms and a laundry room. A large bedroom faces the lake with a queen bed. There are two additional bedrooms, one with 4 bunks and one with two bunks and a double bed. These guest bedrooms share a large bathroom with a double shower stall and two vanities. The bathrooms are both nicely appointed with travertine stone floor and granite vanity.

There is an additional half bath off the dining room with a pine cone sink pedestal, pine cone light sconces and rock trim behind the vanity.

The kitchen is well equipped for the gourmet chef with a five burner cooktop and double ovens. You’ll find every small appliance and utensil imaginable in the kitchen. There is a large walk-in pantry fully stocked with a wide array of spices and has plenty of room for your groceries. With a slab granite island, and richly stained alder cabinets, you’ll find the kitchen an inviting place to gather. The beauty of the kitchen is heightened by the 20’ceilings, trusses that are an extension of the great room and sweeping views of both the lake and cherry orchard behind the house.

You may dine in the large dining room (table with extensions seats 12) overlooking the outdoor fireplace courtyard and lake, or make yourself comfortable outside under the covered patio overlooking the lake. The covered patio boasts an oversized Weber gas grill with a side burner for full meal preparation al fresco!

We also offer a spacious loft above the garage as a separate rental unit or as an addition to your house rental. The loft has a queen bed, bathroom and sweeping views of the lake. (Not available in winter.)

You’ll find everything you desire in a vacation here: rest, relaxation, outdoor activity and great family time. Please contact us soon and book your vacation week.

NEW: Our neighbors on Skidoo Bay recently posted a really wonderful video depicting fun on the lake. Ask us about it.

FALL: Fall brings a brilliant blue sky and quiet to the lake. The weather has been particularly nice in September over the past several years. It's a big, northern state, so there are no guarantees, but lately it seems like we've had longer summers up there. October can often be sunny and crisp and beautiful, even if you lose your warm lake water for swimming. More often than not, I've enjoyed nice Indian Summers into October, with those blue skies in the day, wood smoke and the smell of the orchards at night, and sometimes snow across the bay on the top of the Mission Mountains. Glacier Park is usually open well into the fall. At Apgar campground, far south in Glacier Park, you can walk out onto a bridge in the fall and watch a dozen or more bald eagles gather to feed on salmon. I'm biased, and it's probably because I rarely get there in the fall anymore, but it's one of my favorite times to be at Flathead Lake. Winter brings skiing through the snow-covered trees of Whitefish Mountain, and the good camaraderie of (other!) Canadian bargain-hunters. And spring brings the blossoming of cherry trees above our house and throughout the Flathead valley.

WINTER: Because we have deep roots there, and because it’s where we built a house near water that laps upon the shore like words of Yeats, we spend our winter holidays in Montana. In the easy seasons it is a reliable heaven on earth. In the winter it is either snow-covered peaks against bright skies - or grey isolation.

This Christmas, the strain of travel weighed a little heaver on eye and muscle when the first morning hours arrived, enveloped by low clouds and the dark of the longest night of the year. The world was in harmony only with the lure of another hour in a feather bed. One querulous goose flapped and honked over a hundred of its kind, all floating on the cold lake with a caking of snow on their heads and backs. They ignored him, and we all claimed a little more sleep.

And then, when the world was right, the inevitable call of one bird to some willing other began again, and the day could unfold toward coffee and breakfast. It’s in that moment that the vacation begins, and you are no longer tempted to begrudge the forsaken comforts of Christmas enchiladas and the twinkling lights of the village we leave behind here.

Nowhere in the city do you get that call and response, and such a reliable ordering of things.

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NOTE: Availability and rates are not necessarily set into the next year until we know our own schedule. When we have not filled in future dates, at times this service will default to an average or lower rate that will not apply. Always feel free to contact us as to what our expectation is as to bookings into the following year.

(Montana STATE PERMIT #2018-BLDG-000226.)

Owner

Dennis Burns (for Finley Point LLC)

Member Since 2006
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
About Dennis Burns (for Finley Point LLC)

The family is comprised of 5th and 6th generation Montanans. The lake house represents a long-time dream of having a place on Flathead Lake.

Dennis Burns (for Finley Point LLC) purchased this House in 2004

Why Dennis Burns (for Finley Point LLC) chose Finley Point

We built this home, with the help of one of Montana's best architects, to fit as perfectly as possible with the beauty of Skidoo Bay and Flathead Lake. We hope that it will bring meaning and happiness to our family and friends and guests for many generations.

What makes this House unique

Rare new lake front luxury house on Skidoo Bay. Peace. Tranquility. The joy of being on this great lake in any season.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
        • Master has 1 King size Bed, Guest Room has 1 Queen size bed, two additional bedrooms have
          1 Double Bed with a bunk bed (sleeps three to four) and 2 Twins (bunks, sleeping four, best for kids); Sleeper Sofa in Library can be used but is not recommended. The seasonably available loft has queen size bed, plus room for supervised young ones. The total number of guests still needs to conform; discuss with own if you need to try to juggle more than two families and some friends or relatives.

        Bathrooms

        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
          • Loft has bathroom with shower. Not available for use in winter.

          Location Type

            • Lake
            • Lake View
            • Lakefront
              Fifty feet from the shore of Flathead Lake's most peaceful bay.
            • Mountain View
            • Village
              We're located on Finley Point, on the East Shore of Flathead Lake, between Polson, a classic western cowtown, and Bigfork Village, with quaint shopping and gourmet restaurants.
            • Water View
            • Waterfront
            • Waterfront

              Theme

                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities

                  Meals

                    • Guests provide their own meals

                      General

                        • Laundry Soap
                        • Basic Soaps
                        • Ceiling Fans
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          (2) One in main guest area and one in master closet.
                        • Fireplace
                        • Firewood
                        • Free Long Distance
                          US only.
                        • Garage
                          By special arrangement only. Contact owner.
                        • Gas Fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Broadband Access
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Parking
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Parking On Street
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        • Security System
                        • Shampoo
                        • Telephone
                        • Toilet Paper
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          (2) One in main guest area and one in master closet.
                        • Wireless Internet
                        • Wood Fireplace
                          Beautiful rock work on indoor and outdoor fireplaces.

                          Kitchen

                            • Grill
                            • 4 Ring Stove
                            • Catering Available
                              We recommend Papa Don's for BBQ and seafood catering. We try to keep updated local restaurant offerings noted with fliers in the pantry. There are various caterers in the area, or Costco for DIY.
                            • Coffee Grinder
                            • Coffee Maker
                              Cuisinart Grind & Brew, Deluxe Keurig, French Press, Cup at a Time for hot water.
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Extremely well-stocked.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                              (2) Two Bosch dishwashers to keep things moving.
                            • Freezer
                            • Blender
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Kitchen
                              EXTREMELY well-stocked. Huge granite topped island with 6 stools for eat-in kitchen.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              All spices provided. Large walk in pantry for lots of groceries.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Stainless steel with ice maker.
                            • Stove
                              Double ovens for large meals
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster

                              Dining

                                • Dining
                                  Hand carved Alder table and chairs from Santa Fe Southwest Craftsmen. There are 2 extensions in the coat closet
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 12 people

                                  Entertainment

                                    • Books
                                      Library adjoins the living room and contains Hundreds of books for all ages.
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      There are several games in the library for guests to use.
                                    • Music Library
                                      There are a variety of CD selections at the house, but feel free to bring what you like. There is a pair of beautiful tall Martin Logan speakers in the great room which find beauty in great recording.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Also a Blue-ray disc player. High speed internet provided by Charter. Bring your iTunes account log in info for Apple TV.
                                    • Stereo
                                      The 'great room' features a pair of 6' Martin Logan speakers. Bring a few of your best sounding recordings.
                                    • Television
                                      Not the focal point of the house, but we provide a small high definition TV with basic cable. We recommend bringing your Apple ID account number to access an enormous variety of film and television of
                                    • VCR
                                    • Video Library
                                      Fairly modest. You might want to bring a few of your own, or use the Apple TV (requires your own account) for almost unlimited television and film options.

                                      Outside

                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        • Balcony
                                        • Beach Chairs
                                        • Binoculars
                                        • Boat
                                          For insurance and ownership purposes, we are NOT able to provide watercraft as part of the rental. We have a dock with lift (discuss capacity with owner) and rentals are available around the lake.
                                        • Boat Dock
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          This is a truly beautiful, expansive patio on the water. We have in the design both a covered area, and a separate courtyard open to the stars with an outdoor fireplace. The design of the house works.
                                        • Golf
                                          Polson has a great gem of a classic course on the water. Bigfork, Ronan and Kalispell have courses for all skills
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          For insurance purposes, our own kayaks are NOT provided as part of the rental, but are available for rental from several merchants on the lake, who will sometimes deliver to the site.
                                        • Barbecue
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Large enough for badminton and croquet.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                        • Porch / Veranda
                                          This is a truly beautiful, expansive patio on the water. We have in the design both a covered area, and a separate courtyard open to the stars with an outdoor fireplace. The design of the house works.
                                        • Ski & Snowboard
                                          Whitefish/Big Mountain and Blacktail are within drivable distance - we and our neighbors do it regularly in winter. But know that it ads to your day and winter driving requires special skills.
                                        • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                        • Walkway to Water
                                        • Wood Deck

                                          Suitability

                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Hot Tub
                                                  Deep bath, Japanese style (sit-up) in master bathroom. For 1 or 2.

                                                  Attractions

                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • forests
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • museums
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • waterfalls
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • horseshoes
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • sledding
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • ice skating
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • cross country skiing
                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • rock climbing
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • snowboarding
                                                                • snowmobiling
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • whitewater rafting
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  Notes

                                                                    • Indoor & Outdoor Fireplaces. Inspired by Greene & Greene, this house is full of custom arts & craft and bungalow themes, inside and out. It was built for the ages.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      14 Reviews

                                                                      Exceptional5/5

                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Great Place at Flathead

                                                                      love waterCalgary

                                                                      The house was perfectly laided out. The location and setting beautiful and the owners effortlessly easy to work with. It is the most beautiful house on the lake.

                                                                      Beautiful house and property in an amazing setting

                                                                      Mike M.

                                                                      My wife and I visited with our two children and along with my parents. The house is laid out perfectly so everyone can enjoy the space without feeling too crowded. Really an amazing space. We cooked in the wonderfully appointed kitchen for almost every meal, which was great. The best part was the deck that faces the lake and the mountains -- a great place to have coffee in the morning and just enjoy the views at sunrise and sunset. The whole family had an amazing visit here and we would definitely stay again.

                                                                      We'll, I may be biased. But it's a wonderful place on this lake.

                                                                      Dennis B.Polson & Dallas

                                                                      Pure magic, chores notwithstanding.

                                                                      We had a great time! Thank you so much Dennis!

                                                                      Kim J.

                                                                      The house was spacious, comfortable and beautiful. We spent our mornings enjoying a cup of coffee on the deck while deer wondered through the property. Evenings, we would relax by the fire and enjoy each others company.

                                                                      The lake was gorgeous, and the surrounding neighborhood was so nice to take morning walks through.

                                                                      At night the sky lit up with stars, we even saw the aura borealis to the north over glacier national park, spectacular.

                                                                      We enjoyed the towns of Whitefish and Bigfork, and of course Glacier.

                                                                      The two restaurants at the end of the road were so fun, with delicious food.

                                                                      Dennis was so helpful suggesting ideas for things to do, and so attentive to our needs. His cleaning lady and handyman were also great, they stood by ready to help us with anything we needed.

                                                                      I can't rave enough about how wonderful our stay at flathead lake was, it was memorable and special, we will remember our girls 60th birthday get together for ever.

                                                                      Thank you so much Dennis.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      It really was a genuine pleasure to have Kim and her friends (and husbands) enjoy the house in the spirit it was put into place. Really wonderful guests.

                                                                      Fabulous house, great location

                                                                      Pamela v.

                                                                      What a fabulous house and wonderful owner -- so helpful and considerate. First, the house is truly beautiful, the scenery lovely. Second, the home is a home and feels that way. It's incredibly well stocked and has everything a cook could want or need. Local shopping options were good and the craft brew selections around Flathead Lake not to be missed (what could be better than cooking a great meal and enjoying a growler of a fine local brew?). Convenient to Glacier, hiking around Mission Falls Reservoir, Three Dog Down, M&S Meats, Wild Horse Island, the quaint town of Bigfork, and so much more. We hope to enjoy it again some day soon.

                                                                      A getaway like no other!

                                                                      Robyn A.

                                                                      My family and I stayed here over Thanksgiving and it is a trip we will not soon forget! Dennis was incredibly helpful and generous from the moment we booked our reservation with him. We stayed during a very cold time of year and Dennis made certain everything was taken care of from the inviting temperature of the home upon our arrival to sending out the housekeeper to help us work the master bedroom fireplace. The home is lovely and feels comfortable to be in. It felt as though I was staying in the home of a good friend. The comfortable, lived-in quality of the home did not leave me with the sterile sensation of other vacation rentals I have stayed in. The quality of the amenities are first rate. The craftsmanship used to build this home is seen in every detail including the solid wood doors, beautiful hardwood floors, and most of all the incredible view of the lake and mountains. My family has already decided that this is a place we must come back to in the summer. You will not be disappointed by this home!

                                                                      Location

                                                                      Polson, MT, USA

                                                                      Four seasons of recreation in the heart of the old West. 1 hour and 15 minutes to Glacier National Park. a title='The Most Beautiful House on Flathead Lake Spring Summer Fall #96053 on VRBO

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Taxes and fees are additional

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Cleaning Fee
                                                                      $250
                                                                      Pet Fee
                                                                      $100
                                                                      Damage Insurance
                                                                      $99
                                                                      Tax Rate
                                                                      7%

                                                                      Cleaning fee is normally $250, required weekly when stay is for more than one week. State of Montana Occupancy Tax is required.

                                                                      $576avg/night
                                                                      14 Reviews
                                                                      Exceptional 5/5
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