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'Bella Vista' Overlooking Beautiful Flathead Lake

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

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.

More Details

Robin and Patti Graham
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Robin and Patti Graham

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

Why Robin and Patti Graham chose Flathead Lake

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.


Somers House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • The Master Suite - toilet , tub , shower , Features custom travertine tile through-out
    The Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , Conveniently located next to the Cowboy Room
    The Lower Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Custom tile bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • The Master Suite - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Terrific views, elegant bathroom and walk-in-closet
    The Cowboy Room - 2 twin/ single , It is located on the main level near the Master Suit
    The Nature Room Suite - 1 queen , Lovely views of the lake and mountains
    The Cherry Room Suite - 1 queen , Lovely views of the lake and mountains
    The Forth-of-July Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , The favorite for reclusive teenagers
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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'Bella Vista' Overlooking Beautiful Flathead Lake
average rating of 4.983333 based on 60 reviews

Another great visit

  • 5 of 5

So enjoyed returning to this beautiful home again!We made more great memories and enjoyed the incredible views and sunrises, hot tub and neighboring areas! Robin and Patti are cordial and accessible hosts and their amazing house cleaners keep the house absolutely immaculate. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home with beautiful view.

  • 5 of 5

This home is wonderful. Top of the line everything. All around deck we enjoyed every evening. Well equipped kitchen. Recommend it for anyone coming to Flathead Lake area.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home, amazing views of Flathead Lake and had everything needed to enjoy our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Nothing short of an amazing place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect week in a perfect home

  • 5 of 5

This home is everything and more than expected. A great location to explore northern Montana. We enjoyed hiking, boating, shopping in Whitefish, Kalispell, Glacier National Park, & Flathead Lake. An easy drive from Glacier Park airport and close to great restaurants and breweries. The house is spacious, beautifully decorated with everything you need. The view of the lake and mountains from the deck make you want to get up early and hot tub at night. Robin and Patti were very responsive to my questions and provided all sorts of info on the area. Wish we had another week!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An amazing place for family vacations

  • 5 of 5

Our group of three families with children really enjoyed this property. The owners seemed to have thought of everything to entertain children and adults! we all agreed we would love to go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This property is hands down incredible! The house is new and nothing short of being absolutely perfect for summer or winter stays. This property has everything you could want or need, they have gone above and beyond to make this house stocked with anything you could think of needing. The views.....out of this world! Can't wait to return! This is our new favorite location!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19.5 Miles
Glacier Park International
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Eagle Bend
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Somers Bay Cafe
Nearest Ski
17.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Somers Beach


Rates & Availability

Somers House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

one time cleaning fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Check-in 4pm, Check-out 10am. Exceptions allowed.
Summer; minimum stay is 7 days, Saturday to Saturday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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