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Craig Rayle

Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

STILL AVAILABLE AUG 22 THROUGH LABOR DAY

34 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Polson House Rental Photos and Description

Roomy, renovated, beautiful views, 300' from lake-- PLEASE CHECK RATES/CALENDER

Accommodations:

** Large, private, upper level of split level home.

** 1250 sq. ft. plus 850 sq. ft. deck and garden patio.

** 2 Bedrooms (queen , full)

** Additional sleeping Murphy Bed (queen), large sectional couch.

** Full bath, washer/dryer, dishwasher, WIFI, cable TV, iron and board.

** Fully appointed kitchen.

** Sleeps 6 (8 with approval, prorated 1/6 of nightly rate extra person).

**We have wonderful lake views (100 yards away) WE DO NOT HAVE LAKE ACCESS AND OUR NEIGHBORS IN FRONT HAVE SECURITY SERVICES AND CAMERAS--WE ASK OUR GUESTS TO NOT USE THEIR PROPERTY.

SUMMER RATES (JUNE 15th-Labor Day) *$225/night *(3 night minimum), *$1125/week . *$35/night/person over 6. * $500 Deposit.

SHOULDER SEASON (Post Labor Day-September 30th & May 15th - June 14th) *$150/night (3 night minimum), *$1000/wk, *$20/night/person over 6, *$500 Deposit.

OFF SEASON RATES (Labor Day-May 14th) *$135/night (2 night minimum, plus $45 cleaning fee)), *800/wee , $22.50/night/person over 6. * $500 Deposit.

*Children under 2 years of age stay free.

*1 dog upon approval $10/day.

*DEPOSIT FULLY REFUNDABLE IF CLEAN AND WELL-CARED FOR UPON CHECK OUT.

*RESERVATIONS MAY BE CANCELLED FOR A FULL REFUND UP TO 60 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR STAY.

**IF CALENDAR IS FULL, LOWER UNIT (VRBO 482570) ALSO SLEEPS 6 (8 ON APPROVAL). BOTH UNITS MAY BE AVAILABLE FOR LARGER PARTIES.

Renovated fifties lake house. Built by the local car dealer to be the jewel of Flathead Lake. As the lot was split and a single-story home built in front, we do not have lake access. We do have lake views from our perch 100 yards from the lake.

At "home" you will find the lake ever-present. The dining and living rooms flow together into a spacious great room with a row of picture windows running the entire lake side of the house offering splendid views of Polson Bay. The dining table seats 8. A large, cozy sectional defines the living room making it the perfect place to read a book, play games, watch a movie or the weather moving in over the lake. We provide cable TV, high speed internet, DVDs, games and a small varied library, including children's books.

The master bedroom (12' x 12') has a reading nook, closets with built in dressers, and two lake-view windows. The other patio-side bedroom is more modest (8' x 13') with a double bed and a dresser. Our beds are new and our bedding tasteful, selected for high thread count and quality fabric.

The pastel pink kitchen features the original custom refrigerator/freezer and built-in blender and griddle. All modern conveniences -toaster, microwave, coffeemaker, coffee grinder, blender and teapot-are also present. We provide a set of good pots and pans, matching place settings, flatware and quality bakeware. Everything you need to make, serve and enjoy a great meal is here. We even have a small cookbook library.

The back barbecue deck, with art deco railing, faces the lake. It's large eaves offer ample shade during the heat of the day. Bathed by full sun early in the morning and late in the day this is a great spot to enjoy a quiet breakfast or sip wine and watch night fall over the lake. On the south side of the house, there is a large flagstone garden patio, the perfect place to work on your tan, read a book, or take in the morning sun. Our lot has ample parking.

Our philosophy as landlords is to provide comfortable, high-quality accommodations with an eye for detail and beauty.

OUR GENERAL SETTING

A small undeveloped wetlands/woods to the east provides a haven for the wildlife-- deer, raccoon, fox, ducks and geese, doves and songbirds, gulls, eagles, owls and hawks—often spied from our property.

Within a few hundred feet, you will find groceries, banking, gas/car wash, Steve's video rental, espresso, McDonald's, Ace Hardware, Pizza Hut, Burgerville, (Polson’s favorite fast food-seafood baskets, burgers, chicken, malts) directly across the street, The Hot Spot, an excellent family-run Thai restaurant, is 4 doors to the west.

Lake opportunities are minute's away:

SK Marina-- 400 yards west, is visible from our back door. They offer boat put in, dock slips, jet ski/boat rentals and scenic lake cruises- (part of Kwa Tuk Nuk Best Western); 406.883.3636.

Glacier Raft, next to SK Marina-- Here you will find daily white-water river trips, chartered fishing, sea kayak and paddle board trips and instruction. Flathead raft also rents sea kayaks and paddleboards for your own use- Flathead Raft Company, P.O. Box 1596, Polson MT, 59860; 800.654.4359 or 406.883.5838,

A two minute drive will get you to Flathead Lake Marina. They rent boats and water toys to pull behind. They also rent jet skis- Flathead Lake Marina, 50230 HWY 93 South, Polson Montana 59860; 406.883.0999.

Boettcher Park is ½ mile (ten minutes walk) east. The Park has a picnic area, swimming, zero-entry beach for young swimmers, showers, playset, swings, horseshoes, volleyball, concessions, paddleboat rentals, and the Port Polson Players live summer theater.

Polson Bay Golf Club, the largest course in the area (27 holes) and the only course directly on the shore of Flathead Lake, is 1/4 mile from our door. Summer rates are nine holes for $28 or 18 for $48. Two other courses are within 20 minutes drive. Nine more courses are between 45 minutes and 1 1/2 hours drive. All totaled, there are 216 holes of beautiful, challenging golf in the area.

Polson, the largest town on Flathead Lake, offers art galleries, book stores, gift shops, dining, health food, yoga classes, a 2-screen movie theater, Kwa Tuq Nuk Best Western Casino, and several city lake parks.

A designated bike trail runs in front of the house and connects to Polson (west) and the Walmart/Safeway shopping center (east). A hundred yards north, the old railroad bed has been converted into a 15-mile non-motorized walk/bike path. Several nice biking loops using this path and the country roads south of town are available. WE PROVIDE SOME BIKES AND HELMETS BUT DO NOT HAVE OTHER SAFETY GEAR.

Hunting opportunities abound. Pablo Reservoir National Wildlife Area --10 minutes from our door, provides refuge to upland birds and roughly 80,000 ducks. Hunting is available on thousands of acres of State and Salish Kootenai Tribe lands. One-half hour south, Ninepipe National Wildlife Area offers still more great habitat and hunting. Your dogs are welcome but we ask that you keep the mud and burrs outdoors, and keep dogs off the furniture and beds.

Fishing is also a great way to spend the day. The Jocko River offers excellent catch-and-release trout fishing. Kerr Dam spillway provides oxygen rich water for a variety of species from trout to bass and pike. Flathead Lake is a well-known lake trout fishery with an unlimited catch limit during Mack Days when anglers can win prize money of up to $5,000 for tagged fish. The Flathead River and several mountain lakes offer still more fishing opportunities.

We are located on the Salish/Kootenai reservation which offers great sightseeing, from the 114 year-old Pow Wow at Arlee to the moving frescoes at St. Ignatius Mission, to the National Bison Range. The stunning Mission Mountain Wilderness has dozens of lakes and offers great day hikes. The Garden of Ten Thousand Buddhas, 50 miles south, offers peace and inspiration for the spiritual traveler.

Glacier National Park, 73 miles north is a great one-day adventure; your family will always remember the drive to Logan Pass at the top of the Going to the Sun Road.

Finally, you can easily drive around Flathead Lake (105 miles) in a day, with plenty of time to enjoy the many quaint towns, bays, wineries, restaurants, orchards, state parks and beaches along the way.

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YOU CAN SEE OUR PROXIMITY TO THE LAKE, MARINA, PARK AND GOLF COURSE BY CLICKING ON OUR MAP BELOW. Once you are there zoom in and out and switch from map to satellite a few times to begin to get a picture of our location.

Keywords: Beautiful views, newly renovated, affordable, spacious with room to entertain, walk and bike, lake, marina, park, golf, Polson Bay, family and dog friendly, lovely.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Craig Rayle (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 34 traveler reviews

STILL AVAILABLE AUG 22 THROUGH LABOR DAY
average rating of 4.882353 based on 34 reviews
5

Great place to rent, family friendly, easily accessible

  • 5 of 5

The place is clean on a main road so easy to get around polson. Has two decks a view of the lake, nice and clean. Beds are comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect All-around Location!

  • 5 of 5

We rented both the top and bottom units of this home to accommodate us and our out-of-state family during our son's local wedding celebration. Just an FYI, each unit has independent external access only. The upstairs kitchen is amazingly charming and both kitchens are very functional--each unit is unique with the downstairs unit having the larger refrigerator, for those who need more space. For instance, I was supplying food for a rehearsal dinner taco bar for 50 people and needed the extra refrigerator space available in the downstairs unit. The location is ultra convenient to all the many places and things you can visit and do at the south-end of the lake. Both units are very comfortable, well appointed from the furniture and bedding to the kitchen utensils and outdoor lawn furniture and bbqs. The upstairs deck is just an awesome spot to sit and enjoy the lake view. The small lawn in the front was a perfect place for the small grandchildren to play and burn off some energy when they joined us for a barbeque on Father's Day. Everything you could need is supplied. We LOVED everything about it! The owners obviously take great pride in providing a quality experience for their guests and we can't wait to share this little gem with others in the future. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Liked it at first.

  • 2 of 5

The 50's style was cool, and the place is roomy enough, but I began to dislike this place as my stay went on.

The "air conditioner" is nowhere near adequate for the size of the house, as it is only a portable unit and placed in the dining area. I'm quite sure the owners know this, as there are portable rotating fans in each bedroom, which still remain warm throughout the night, even with the windows open. if you're in the bedroom closest to the HIGHWAY, you will hear it constantly.

I fail to understand why pets are allowed, but eating on the couch isn't.

For some reason, both my business associate and myself woke up with worsening headaches each day we were there, to the point where we were nauseous the last morning. We don't live too far away from Polson, and a higher altitude, so I don't think that was the problem.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was a awesome stay.

  • 5 of 5

This was a awesome home. We throuly enjoyed the stay and would stay again. Very clean and comfort y

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Very nice place, great view and great service!

  • 5 of 5

The property was very well kept, and Craig was great to work with. I had a couple of things come up, but they were taken care of professionally and Craig was willing to bend over backwards to help us. The view is awesome! And I would stay there again if I ever end up near Flathead Lake again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Great home ,,,, great location ,,,,,, we will definitely return. Our son and daughter have stayed here many times and are returning this summer . Great property !!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Boettcher Park
"Rated 5-star by Trip Adviser as the number one attraction in Polson. Playground, snack bar,..."
Flathead Raft Co Inc
"excellent staff, great rental rates. rapids are limited"

The area also has art galleries, gift shops, wilderness hiking, and sight seeing on the reservation. Our property has ample parking and bikes on site.

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Rates & Availability

Polson House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season '15-'16
Sep 15 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$135
$800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest
 
Shoulder Season
May 1 2017 - Jun 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,125
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.0%

STANDARD CLEANING ONLY FOR 2 NIGHT STAYS $65.00
ADDITIONAL FEE, $25/HR. FOR EXCESSIVE CLEANING; DEPOSIT FULLY REFUNDED IF UNIT IS WELL-CARED FOR AND CLEANED PRIOR TO CHECK OUT.

1 DOG ON APPROVAL $10/NT.
CHILDREN UNDER 2 STAY FREE
ADDITIONAL PRORATED CHARGES FOR PARTIES OF MORE THAN 6
60 DAY CANCELLATION

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Polson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1240 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Wake up to a beautiful view of the lake.
    Other (See Description) - 1 murphy bed , Queen size, built-, in natural wood Murphy bed
  • New Beds: 1 Queen, 1 Double, 1 Queen Murphy Bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Great day trips--Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake Loop, Mission Mountains Tribal Wilderness, Salish Kootenai Reservation Sights. More music and entertainment in Missoula, Kalispel, Whitefish Bigfork--all about an hour or less.

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