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WHITEFISH 'ON THE LAKE' Winter/Summer Vacation Home!!

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Villa, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

UNLIMITED FUN! Whether Winter or Summer is your favorite time if year, this beautiful family home is right on pristine Whitefish Lake with panoramic views from Whitefish Mountain ski area to the peaks of Glacier Park. This custom lake front property is minutes from downtown Whitefish's fine restaurants & boutique shopping, 15 minutes from Whitefish Mountain ski area & 25 minutes from Glacier Park. Around the corner is the 36 hole Whitefish Lake Golf Course, with cross country skiing during winter months. Plus, there is convenient access to many more outdoor attractions & activities.

With its spacious floor plan, this 5000 Sq. foot custom home boasts a Great Room with gas stove adjoining the kitchen, granite breakfast bar & dining area. Sliding glass doors open from the kitchen onto the main deck with outdoor BBQ & picnic table overlooking the lake, enhancing this wonderful entertainment area! The private Master Suite is located upstairs....enjoy the cozy, built-in gas fireplace, a glass of wine in hand, while gazing at the lake & night skiing lights from the King Sleigh bed through ceiling high windows. Windowpane Onyx highlights the huge shower & frames the Jacuzzi tub, all on radiant heated floors. Huge walk- through closet has room for all your special things.

The daylight basement level has the remaining bedrooms : a King Suite with granite/sandstone shower, 3 bedrooms ( one queen bedroom, one bedroom with 2 queen beds, & a room with 2 twins) & 2 full baths. Complete with the TV room & marble counter wet bar, & French doors opening to the hottub on the deck, this lower level is our favorite for relaxing after an exhilarating day outdoors! All bedrooms & main rooms open to decks facing Whitefish Lake & the surrounding mountains.... Exciting year round views!

Other amenities include : a rock stairway off the lower level to a grassy lawn & beach area, an attached 2 car garage with radiant heated floor & ski rack, off-street parking & slip for boat trailer. On the shore is our private boat dock along 190 feet of beach front with plenty of room for your water toys! Minutes from state park boat launch & camping.

Wireless internet, telephone for domestic long-distance calls, Direct TV, DVD player with video library, stereo system, books, & board games included.

SUMMER OR WINTER, this is your Whitefish Lake/ Flathead Valley/ Glacier Park Vacation Rental destination!!

Keywords: Luxury, Holiday, Home, Vacation, Lakefront, Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing ,Snow Skiing, Water Skiing, Boating, Swimming, Winter Recreation, Hiking, Whitefish, Lake, Fishing, Snowmobile, Family , Relaxing, Glacier Park, Flathead Valley

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Member since: 2011
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2017


We are native Montanans, Joe is a CPA, I am a retired Insurance Agency owner. We have invested in farms & ranches for the past 20 years. Between us we have 8 children , ages 32 to 12.

MELANIE VANKOTEN-EVE purchased this villa in 2005


Actually, this was to be our dream home in Whitefish - on the lake & by the ski area! I put my heart & soul into every detail..... then we accidentally fell in love with Flathead Lake, where we moved during the remodel & addition on our lakeshore home. Being Native Montanans, we love the mountains & the lakes & cannot imagine a better place to live than western Montana ! Whitefish is great in any season for your outside adventures!

What makes this villa unique

Located right on the lake, in the winter we can watch ice fisherman with their catch of the day & cross country skiers gliding over the frozen lake surface ....And in summer, friends boat into our dock for a BBQ or drink, & to let their kids enjoy the water. The year round ambiance of the city of Whitefish, with its top-notch restaurants & local flavor is always enjoyable. Of all the celebrations, 2 of our favorites are the 4th of July with its fireworks display off of city beach, and the Winter Carnival weekend with its parades, polar plunge, & overall festivities. Access to the wonderful Montana outdoors is so important. Also, the peacefulness of the lake & mountain views is beyond words... The best of all worlds!.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

WHITEFISH 'ON THE LAKE' Winter/Summer Vacation Home!!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

My month in Whitefish

  • 3 of 5

I had the great fortune to spend a month in Whitefish celebrating my 60th with all my favorite people. This home is large and very comfortable and beautiful, but I did feel the maintenance was lacking.

The outdoor furniture was in poor shape, as well as the dining chairs inside were quite wobbly. There were no stairs to the hot tub and not everyone I know was agile enough to enter the tub from the outside slider door step. Many of the towels were either frayed or had bleach stains. One bathroom had a broken glass door on one side and light out in the shower. The oven hood fan knob was missing. Broken rack in the dishwasher. The windows and screens didn't look like they had been cleaned in quite some time. The train was a little annoying. I know it sounds like I am nit picking, and I did really enjoy my time there, but as this is a high end rental, I guess my expectations were high.

I would suggest going though with the owner or agent prior to your assuming the rental.

Leslie G

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My experience with guests is 1 in 9 would be happier in a full service resort rather than a private home rental! Please note : we do rely on our guests to notify us of any problems/repairs, as even our cleaner, as thorough as she is, may not notice certain items. Here is what I would like to address : - Thanks for calling our attention to the 2 chairs on the deck that were in need of replacing, however there are also 8-10 other deck chairs on our main deck! - Tightening of screws in dining chair arms done - Hot tub step seems to satisfy most guests - We have 2 sets of (2) quality towels per each of the 5 bathrooms - Frontgate & similar brands - my Housekeeper takes pride in putting out our best towels! There are the odd extras that we keep in the laundry that maybe this guest is referring? - There is NO broken glass in any of our 5 showers. My guess is the sauna door is what is referred to - it sometimes catches sticks & may pull off the runner. - Guests tend to overload the dishwasher rack, causing breakage of parts, and we did have a service man in within a few days of having it called to our attention to address this. - Windows can spot up after any storm that blows in. Also, birds & bugs tend to be attracted to all the large windows. We do clean spring & fall. - The Train!! The train is part of the ambiance of Whitefish! It can be heard throughout Whitefish year 'round! We take pride in this Custom Home and wish our guests to be comfortable in all we provide in the house. I would like to mention we do have returning guests each summer that love the house, location & beauty of Whitefish Lake! Any concerns will gladly be discussed by the owner!
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July in Whitefish

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible summer in Whitefish. Loved the beautiful lake, town. Home is 30 minute drive to Glacier national park, 5 minutes to town and right on lake. Well cared for home, plenty of space for our extended family. Owners very nice and responsive. Kitchen well stocked, plenty of beach towels, nice hot tub on deck with gorgeous views from every room facing lake. Train does run behind house which was not really an issue but should be aware as some may be bothered by train noise. Honestly was not an issue for us and we are quite noise sensitive. We brought our own kayaks and paddle board and had a blast every day on lake. There is a lovely dock right in back. Great house, great location!!+ All together an amazing summer- would definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Medicine Hat, AB, Canada


  • 5 of 5

This home is fantastic!! We had the best time with our family, guests and boat. The house exceeded expectations! It was very clean and well kept. We particularly loved the access to the lake and the fabulous views. It was a pleasure dealing with the owners and they communicated extremely well with all of our questions and concerns. Whitefish is an amazing year round resort and having a fabulous stay in this home made our time there even better.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girly trip

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the experience at this property. The house was clean and we had everything we needed. The owner was very responsive to our needs. We loved our visit to Glacier park and would recommend anyone to take in the beaury of Montana.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, Alberta Canada


  • 5 of 5

The property was in magnificent shape when we arrived...100% exceeded expectations! We had a group of eight golfers and nobody needed to share a bed, which was one of the primary reasons we were interested in this property. Not only that, but the home was large enough that you never had the feeling of "cabin fever" as there is always an area to escape to - inside or out. The views of Big Mountain were amazing and i can only imagine what that looks like in the winter!

We had our pontoon tied to the dock for easy access to and from the Whitefish Lake lodge for lunch, or a quick cruise before or after a golf game.The public boat launch was very close, easy to use and the water was amazing!

The owners of the property were very helpful, easy to deal with and they even left us a welcome package on arrival.We really got the feeling that they truly cared about our experience, and for that we can't thank them enough!

In a nutshell, this property is as good or BETTER than it looks in the photos! I will definitely consider this property for future travel to the area and would highly recommend this property to anyone and especially those needing to accommodate larger groups.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place - the pictures don't do it justice. Very satisfied with our visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Glacier International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Whitefish's Finest!
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Whitefish Country Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Whitefish Finest!
Nearest Ski
9.7 Miles
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Whitefish, Montana

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Dec 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak season
1 Jun 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £284
Property Damage Protection £64

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Pets will be considered on an individual basis & for a separate fee. Email Melanie for any additional requests!

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Whitefish, USA

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Italian Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Sauna Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Elk bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Main floor
    Master King Suite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Jacuzzi tub, double sink vanity, custom shower
    African Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double sink vanity, custom shower
  • 5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master KIng Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Suite is 3 rooms
    Queen room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Girls Blue Room - 2 Single Bed , Trundle bed
    Boys Room - 2 Large Double Bed
    African Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • King size beds (2) both Master bedroom and Guest suite offer King beds, Queen bedroom with 1 bed, Boys room with 2 Queen beds, Girls room with 2 Twin Beds (Trundle bed) , Full size cot available
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Grocery shopping - We will gladly stock your pantry! You provide the detailed shopping list & we will provide delivery before your arrival (20% fee over the shopping purchase price). Please call for additional information. Please note: Children are most welcome; this is a family Lake home.

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