|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Only a stone’s throw from the shores of Beautiful Flathead Lake, sits “Bella Vista.” Designed and completed in 2010, our Exceptional Home offers some of the loveliest views in the valley. This top quality home sits on 2.8 acres and is nicely landscaped with shrubs, trees, and manicured lawns. It is Very Private but you will appreciate how easy and fast it is to get to town.
Wake up in the master suite to a beautiful sunrise spilling over the Swan Mountain Range, with the sun shimmering off the lake surface. Our Spacious Master Bedroom and walk-in-closet is on the main floor, with a “Pottery Barn” wicker sleigh bed. You will feel like a King and Queen in the massive elegant travertine tiled bathroom with a custom shower and a large soaking tub for two.
You will enjoy the main floor of our home as it is very open and cheerful with lots of large windows. The striking Kitchen is well outfitted with cooking at home in mind even though we have quite a few great restaurants in the valley.
Our central vacuum system makes it is a breeze to keep the beautiful hand scraped Hickory Floors clean which are in the kitchen, living room, dining room and master bedroom. Our home is tastefully decorated and is a great place for family gatherings. Next to the master suite is a guest bedroom and full bath that is perfect for children. It is appointed with two hand-carved single beds. Curl up in our cozy living room and watch a movie from our 42 HD Flat Screen T.V. or just gaze at the stupendous alpine-glow sunsets.
Downstairs you will find a very spacious family room with its own full kitchen complete with granite countertops and alder cabinets. Your guests will enjoy the two wonderfully roomy bedroom suites. Last, but not least, is the Forth-of-July room, an ideal retreat room for the person who likes to be out of the way or just sleep in. You can play ping pong, watch a movie or just sit in front of the Hearthstone gas heater enjoying the views. Our home has central heating and cooling and has a very good air filter for the allergy sensitive folks. With two hot water tanks and a circulating pump you will have lots of hot water quickly.
“Bella Vista” was built by us, Robin and Patti Graham, home builders (Rivendell Builders) and authors of the books “Dove” and “Home is the Sailor”. We designed the home to take advantage of the wonderful views of the lake and mountains as they are Truly Magnificent!
We hope to see you soon and we are looking forward to making your vacation the very best.
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 and Patti Graham purchased this house in 2010
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. Stay inside and catch a movie in our comfy home or just observe the spectacular lake views. In the winter and spring go ski, snowboard, snowshoe, cross country ski or snowmobile. In the summer enjoy water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, kayaking, swimming or fishing. 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, Hockaday Museum of Art, the Conrad Mansion, and the Central School Museum.
If you are looking for a location that is away from the hustle, but yet close to everything, then this is the place for you. It is 10 mins to Kalispell and 10 mins to Lakeside. It has the most amazing view of Flathead Lake. You can sit on the deck and enjoy the sunrise, or watch the evening sun reflect on the water while relaxing in the hot tub. Tucked away on a hill off the highway the house has everything that you need. Games, cards, wifi, tv....bbq. And I can't forget the ping pong table.
We spent the weekend while participating in the Montana Dragon Boat Festival so it was perfect for us, as the festival was in Lakeside. It was so nice to come "home" to a large comfortable area where everyone felt comfortable. We will definitely be looking up Bella Vista for next years festival....Thanks again Robin and Patti
This was the most amazing experience! Bella Vista is perfectly situated on a hill overlooking the Flathead Lake. It is really home away from home; all the comforts of home. Patti and Robyn were easy to work with and even came to meet us. This was our first time renting and we feel blessed to have chosen Bella Vista. Thank you for the wonderful memories our family and friends will cherish for a lifetime. I'd give it more stars if it was applicable.
This house is really spectacular-well built, with lots of room for togetherness and also privacy for everyone. We especially loved the ping pong table downstairs and the hot tub on the deck (what is not to love). The kitchen has everything you need and then some. Views are spectacular, and we saw all sorts of wildlife just up the road on our evening walks...
We confirm the previous reviews whole heartedly. Pure pleasure to have gathered our family at" Bella Vista" overlooking beautiful Flathead Lake. Location, location for exploring the Flathead Valley and Glacier National Park.
Patti and Robin are exceptionally kind, helpful owners. Thank you both for making this dream home a rental! Definitely would highly recommend this property and experience to friends.
Fantastic views and comfortable home to share with 8 people. We loved all the amenities this home provided for our family including an outdoor fire pit to have smore's one night. The kitchen was fully stocked with all the essentials to cook and bbque when needed. Loved the large dining table to seat all of us together(8) at a time. The owner's were very helpful and available when needed and were very happy to share 2 nights of extra fish fillets with them when we caught 9 huge lake trout on Flathead Lake. Thanks making our trip a terrific surprise birthday celebtration!!!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Fall, Winter, and Spring
Sep 3 2016 - Jun 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|one time cleaning fee||$300 + Tax|
Check-in 4pm, Check-out 10am. Exceptions allowed.
Summer; minimum stay is 7 days, Saturday to Saturday