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LAKE FRONT Log Home - Private Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,084 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 stories: 4 Bdrms, 3 Baths + Family Rm Beds & Screen porch bed, Sleeps 15

Our home is located in NW Montana on Angel Island. We are ON THE LAKE (not the canal). Angel Island is 60 miles east of Sandpoint, Idaho and 30 miles southwest of Libby, Montana. The island is situated on 5 mile-long Bull Lake, with bridge access over a canal.

Our beautiful house sits on a pie shaped lot with 150' of beach frontage. It sleeps 13 people comfortably on 3 levels with an open spiral staircases between loft, main floor and lower level. There are lake views from all three levels with loads of light from the many windows.

TOP FLOOR: ~ Large Loft overlooking the lake ~ King bed ~ Full bath with over-sized Jacuzzi tub ~ Convertible couch bed ~ Queen bed cubby ~ Desk, Phone, TV/DVD

MAIN FLOOR: ~ Fully equipped kitchen ~ Laundry room ~ Full bed ~ ¾ Bath ~ Open beam living space with views across Bull Lake ~ opens up to Large log rail deck… take in the views of NW Montana's Big Sky.

LOWER FLOOR: ~ Family room with Queen sofa sleeper ~ Twin daybed ~ Player piano ~ TV/VCR ~ Queen Bedroom with porta-crib ~ Bunk room with adult friendly built-in bunk beds ~ Opens out to a covered screened in porch with a set of bunk beds

The home's private beach includes boat dock and floating swimming dock. Guests have a fire pit area and barbecue. Privileges on Angel Island include 2 public swimming areas, boat launching spot and tennis courts.

Local area offers wildlife and recreational activities that are plentiful and numerous. Take a hike in the Cabinet Mountain wilderness or to the Kootenai River suspension bridge and falls. Fish for perch, bass and fresh water salmon out your front door; bird watchers will delight to see blue heron, woodpeckers, grebes, loons, osprey and a wide variety of other wild birds and waterfowl. Different seasons bring beaver, muskrat, deer and moose.

Keywords: Lake Front, Beach, water ski, Ross Creek Cedars, Cabinet Mountains, Log Home

More Details

Karen McKean Updike
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2017

About Karen McKean Updike

This is a picture of my family. I was born and raised in Libby, MT. My parents, Les and Shirley McKean, built this home. When they needed to move closer to town, we bought it in order to keep it in our family. Setting up the vacation rental is what makes it possible to keep it.

Greg and I live in SE Alaska and get to MT as often as possible. Our kids are all in Oregon attending college.

Karen McKean Updike purchased this house in 1999

Why Karen McKean Updike chose Montana

This home is an easy 2.5 hours drive from 3 major Airports: Spokane, WA (GEO), Kalispell, MT (FCA) and Missoula, MT (MSO)

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to let you know what an amazing week we had at your beautiful lake home! Your place IS the nicest on the island and we enjoyed every day! Thank you for everything and so glad you get to enjoy it next!
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Troy in Lincoln County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2084 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Main Floor Bath is 3/4
    Lower Level Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , New with Heated Tile and lots of storage
    Loft Master Ensuite - Toilet , Jacuzzi , Large Tub on it's own hot water heater
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Main Floor - 1 Single Bed
    Queen Room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Quiet & Cool with Full Bath near by
    Bunk Room - 2 Single Bed , Built-in Sturdy bunks for child or adult
    Lower Level Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen Sized heavy duty Sleeper Sofa
    Loft Area - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Overlooks Living area & views with Jetted Tub ensuite
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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(13 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Still The Best Outfitted Stay

  • 5 of 5

We returned to Bull Lake a second time and the location did not disappoint our expectations. The house was just as we remembered it. We were here a few more days this time around and we left with a bigger appreciation for the location and amenities of this rental. We were in the rental supplied canoes every day. We enjoyed the warmth of the wood burning fireplace on the rainy days and we enjoyed the lakeside deck on the sunny days. We roasted marshmallows on the open fire pit and the swim area off the dock. The location on the lake itself is ideal. The house is on a corner lot and the neighbors are not as close as virtually all the other homes in this neighborhood. The place is quiet and the grounds are spectacular. I don’t know about other times of the year, but in June, the fishing in the shallows to the east of the property is great fun from the canoes. Just after sunset, big pike and bass go hunting up the shallow boating channels of the reeds and a simple balsa fish lure will snag you some big fish, some too big to bring in on my woefully undersized line. The fishing poles provided by the owner work great for this fishing, but bring your own tackle. If you didn’t, just visit the Bait ‘n Booz shop in Troy for the little lures you will need to catch what you want alongside the edges of the reeds where motor boats won’t go. My family is already scheming about when we will return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking fall getaway

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed here for a week. My family had a cabin on Bull Lake when I was growing up but it's no longer there so I wanted to revisit the lake and share it with an old friend. The cabin had everything anyone could want, had comfy beds with great separation for privacy. It was well stocked for cooking and the views were amazing! Saw bald eagles and deer in the yard every morning. Karen advised us on where to hike and what to see while we were there. I will definitely be renting this cabin again and inviting my family next time.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent, Again

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at this property. Again, everything was as advertised. Love this cabin and how it sit right on the lake but back out of the flow of other boaters and traffic. Already thinking ahead to another visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We love The Montana Lake Cabin so much, that we have returned five times! Karen and her family are the best to work with. Our whole family looks forward to our annual visit each year. The R&R is priceless! The property is gorgeous, the lake pristine, and amenities are perfect for a relaxing and comfortable MT experience. We spend tons of time boating, fishing, hiking (Ross Creek and Kootenai Falls are a must), and enjoying everything outdoors. If you are considering a MT visit, I highly recommend The Montana Lake Cabin!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Outfitted Stay

  • 5 of 5

The Montana Cabin on Bull Lake is one of the best outfitted vacation homes my family have enjoyed staying at. The location on the lake is wonderful on its own and the property is immaculately groomed. However there are many bonus is the amenities. The canoes were top of our family’s list. They came complete with an assortment of life jackets and paddles in the downstairs screened in porch closet.

Also inside the fun closet are other inflatable toys for younger kids and if you come without your fishing pole, there are some basic poles hanging from the ceiling of the porch. There are ample yard furnishings with many places to sit and ways to relax that fits your mood; lounging on the deck, relaxing in a hammock, or a couple sitting together in a lakeside swing chair. The campfire ring has a handy little table for s’mores staging.

The location is the ideal place on the lake. If you are a power boat user, there is open access to the lake. If you are using the canoes, the marshes in the opposite direction are too shallow for the power boats so you get to cruise the waterways without bother (and the small mouth bass are plentiful there).

The house is well furnished. The beds are comfortable, and the rental is ideal. We are already scheming about when we might return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin and lot. Everything you need for a weekend or week.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a weekend here with some friends in May. Weather wasn't all that great but we still had a great time. Beautiful area, close access to Cabinets for hiking. We hiked into Liegh lake, which I think is a must. We relaxed in the cabin and I'm not sure you could find a better place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Kalispell, MT
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Halfway House
Nearest Golf
32 Miles
Cabinet View Golf Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Libby, MT
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway MT 56
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Little Joes
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Schweitzer Mountain & (Turner Mountain 40 Miles)
Nearest Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Ross Creek Cedars
Nearest Point of Interest
Kootenai Falls

The Ross Creek Cedars Scenic Area (5 mi.), Cabinet Mountains Wilderness Area - Hiking, KOOTENAI Falls and Swinging Bridge, Glacier National Park - Day trip


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Troy, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Peak Season 2017
9 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
Non-Peak Season
16 Sep 2017 - 14 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season 2018
15 Jun 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £57.53
Refundable Damage Deposit £153.42
Tax Rate 7.0%

We have NO hidden CLEANING Fees on our pricing.
Summer rentals are a 7 night minimum from Friday to Friday.
Children 12 and over are included in the 10 person quest count. ONLY add "Children" for the quote who are 12 and older.
We have Beds for 13 plus a set bunk beds in the screen porch (2 Twins).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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