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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:
19 September, 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: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Max. adults: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets considered ...
  • 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 13
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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LAKE FRONT Log Home - Private Beach
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 16 reviews

Awesome Stay

  • 5 of 5

It was a cute and nice cabin with the lake right at the tip of your toes. Had towels, blankets, pillows, dishes, pots and pans for use. Great stay! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Billings, MT. USA

Wonderful atmosphere on Beautiful Bull Lake

  • 4 of 5

The home is very warm feeling with loads of charm and a wonderful view and access to Bull Lake. They have tried to have everything there, that you could want to help make your stay a memorable experience. We loved eating out on the deck, watching the humingbirds and swallows. The kids liked the bunk beds, and playing tunes on the player piano. We caught bass and pike off the dock. The evenings by the campfire were wonderful. We also enjoyed using the canoe, row boat and paddle boat. The only reason I gave this home four stars is that the dock is not really set up to tie a boat to. We had two surfing boats so had to rig up anchors, with bouy's to tie the boats to, off shore.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our dock is about 100 yards from bird nesting grounds and our beach is located on a beautiful corner of the lake near where underground springs bubble up all year round attracting a variety of wildlife. This natural setting has also been a great spot for our family and 20 years of vacation renters to have loads of fun playing in the water with all sorts of watercraft. Our children, nieces, nephews and friends learned and continue to water ski on Bull Lake. Over the years, the dock has been used to tie up 1 to 2 power boats at a time. The dock is 36’ x 6’ and anchored with six - 3” steel rods (10-20 feet deep). We have fender bouys on one side of the dock and metal cleets to tie up to. The water depth under the dock changes throughout the seasons. Although we have never needed to do this in the past, renters with vessels that have a deeper draws may want to check with us about water levels if they are coming in the mid to late summer.
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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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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
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Peak Season 2018
16 May 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season 2019
16 May 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £37 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £34.78 per person per night
Pet Fee £55.5
Damage Deposit £148

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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