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A Delightful Sailor's Home

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,061 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Robin and Patti’s Home on Lovely Flathead Lake.

Right on the water, what more can you ask!

Our sailing and ocean background has heavily influenced the design and construction of our 3061 square foot home. It has a very coastal and nautical feel with painted open beam ceilings, painted tongue and groove wood plank walls, and Brazilian cherry wood floors. Almost every room has a gorgeous view of the lake and the home is decorated with our mementos from around the world. The kitchen has custom knotty pine cabinets plus granite countertops and a lovely viewing area that is perfect for your first cup of coffee. The master suite and elegant travertine tiled bathroom are on the main floor next to a smaller bedroom and bath perfect for children. The living room has a hand crafted tile gas fireplace. Upstairs are two more bedrooms and a striking bathroom with a large soaking tub and tiled shower. There is a very spacious family room where you can play games or watch a movie. The fifth bed room is on the third floor, aptly named, “The Crow's Nest”, where the view is spectacular. The deck has two levels, one for barbequing and outside dining, the other for lounging and soaking in the hot tub. We have a nice dock for your boat and two stable kayaks to tour the lake.

Our home was designed and built by us, Robin and Patti Graham, home builders and author of the books “Dove” and “Home is the Sailor”. We are now offering our home as a weekly rental while we do some more traveling and enjoy our grandkids.

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Robin and Patti Graham
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 28, 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 2003

Why Robin and Patti Graham chose Flathead Lake

Our home in Somers is nestled on the north shore of beautiful Flathead Lake and Blacktail Mountain. 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 5 minute drive will also get you to Tamarack Brewing Company. The “rack” is the best spot to relax with great food and handcrafted ales. Located 8 miles south of Kalispell, our community is the destination spot for locals as well as tourists. All four seasons in Somers offers something for everyone, from skiing the slopes of Blacktail Mountain (only 30 minutes away with spectacular scenery) to sailing and boating majestic Flathead Lake. We are 30 minutes from Glacier Park International Airport and 45 minutes from the majestic Glacier National park and Whitefish Mountain resort. Whether you are looking to relax or to play we have it all. Stay inside and catch a movie in our comfy home or take a soak in the hot tub overlooking the lake. 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 fish right from our private dock. Just a quick 10 minute drive away you will also find Eagle Bend Golf Club that has 27 holes of exquisite golf. One of the best courses in the Northwest, Eagle Bend has held #1 in Montana Six consecutive years. 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:
  • 3061 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder Room - toilet
    The Beach Room - toilet , shower , A handicap tiled shower with an extra hand sprayer
    The Master - toilet , shower , A lovely shower for two
    The Royal Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Relax in the luxurious soaking tub
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The Crows Nest - 1 queen , Commanding views of the lake.
    The Master - 1 queen , The large master displays tranquil views of the lake
    The Boat Room - 2 twin/ single , Kids love the 'Pottery Barn' boat bed
    The Beach Room - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Downstairs near master with its own private bath
    The Wicker Room - 1 queen , The upstairs master suite with walk-in closet
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

A Delightful Sailor's Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

A Truly Priceless Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We spent an incredible week at this glorious home on Flathead Lake. There is plenty to do on the lake as well as the surrounding area: kayaking, hiking, biking, fishing, golf. My favorite moments were relaxing on the Graham's deck with our group of friends--sharing meals and making memories as we relished the quiet beauty of their ideal Montana lake location. Patti and Robin are truly gracious hosts who thought of everything to make us feel at home in their home. We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, Washington

Amazing vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough about this beautiful house and location. We stayed there with a large group of friends in August. The beauty of the house and the amazing furnishings and lake setting were only surpassed by the wonderful owners Robin and Patti who were so helpful, lovely and accommodating. Everything is there for you, it was really hard to leave. Every room has amazing detail, design and comfort. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sammamish, WA

Decompression with a View!!!

  • 5 of 5

One of the most relaxing and fun vacations I’ve ever had!! My husband and I, with friends, had everything we needed for this wonderful time on Flathead Lake. Immaculate / beautiful / comfortable home!!! I don’t think we traveled far from it the whole week with the exception of going to Glacier Nat’l Park. My only complaint…. the week was too short!! So recommend this "Sailor's Home" for your vacation!! I know we’ll be back!!! Thank you Robin and Patti!!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home!

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough about how great the house and location is. Definitely not your typical VRBO house, house is so thoughtfully designed in every way!! We had three little kids and we especially enjoyed all of the water toys, tubes, noodles and life jackets. Loved the fire pit and hot tub too. The living room upstairs was a fantastic place for kids to have some downtime, and there were special closets filled with kids toys that provides a ton of entertainment.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great visit

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home. This was the best vacation that we've experienced. Fun for the kids, boat dock at our disposal, beautiful view and home. Thanks for letting us enjoy your home.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just back last night from a perfect week.

  • 5 of 5

This is one perfect house. It is immaculately clean. The beds were amazing. The kitchen was stocked with everything you'd need to cook, including spices, oils, etc. Tons of games. Water views everywhere.

Flathead Lake is also incredible. Super clear. It was like we had the lake to ourselves. We rented a boat and docked it at the house so we could fish and go tubing. Had more success tubing than fishing but Patti gave us some fresh trout that was the freshest fish I've ever tasted!

Montana is so beautiful and Glacier National Park was only 30 minutes away. Don't miss the Bigfork Playhouse Summer Stock if you're in town.

I have my finger's crossed we'll be back again next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Glacier Park Int
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Whitfish Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Blacktail Ski Resort
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Somers House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Only
Jun 15 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Only available June, July, and August, of every year.
Changeover Day; Saturday to Saturday

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