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Robin and Patti Graham

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

'Bella Vista' Overlooking Beautiful Flathead Lake

52 Reviews
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Somers House Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Robin and Patti Graham (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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.

Reviews

5
based on 52 traveler reviews

'Bella Vista' Overlooking Beautiful Flathead Lake
average rating of 4.980769 based on 52 reviews
5

Bella Vista in Flathead Lake

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect family getaway

  • 4 of 5

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...

definitely recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family reunion

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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60th Birthday celebration

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waterford, WI
5

Pristine yet Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

What a delight! Over the past three years my wife and I have rented five different vacation rentals and get back to the Flathead Valley about three to four times a year. This is now our favorite!

This rental is perfect. Nicely located. Pristine views. Well constructed and maintained. Nice amenities. Exquisitely clean and well decorated. The owners I have personally known for about 30 years (having grown up in the Flathead Valley). They are the kindest couple, very responsive, and friendly.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eastend, Sk. Canada
5

skifamilies

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with all the amenities you could ever need. We had two families staying together in this home for a week on a ski vacation. One family upstairs, one downstairs so there was plenty of room and privacy. The hot tub was terrific after each ski day as it sits overlooking Flathead Lake. Barbecue was well used as well! We skied at Blacktail Mountain only a 30 minute drive away each day. I would highly recommend this beautiful house to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Lakeside Volunteer Park
"Lakeside Volunteer Park: It is our favorite public swimming beach and park for families and..."
Somers Bay Boat Launch
"The Somers boat launch is the finest on Flathead Lake. It is paved, has a sturdy dock from ..."
Bigfork public docks
"Boat up to Bigfork public docks and have diner at one of the many fine restaurants "
Jewel Basin
"Outstanding hiking and views of the valley. Great for kids and families because the pristine..."
Nearest Airport
19.5 Miles
Glacier Park International
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Eagle Bend
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Whitefish
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Somers Bay Cafe
Nearest Ski
17.5 Miles
Blacktail
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Somers Beach

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Rates & Availability

Somers House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall, Winter, and Spring
Sep 3 2016 - Jun 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 

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

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Amenities

Somers House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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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