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FLOATING HOUSE on Flathead Lake with waterside, kayaks, rooftop deck, and more

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1100 sq ft houseboat sleeps 8 best views on the lake

This houseboat is truly one of a kind. If you have been on a typical houseboat before the Kee O Mee is nothing like it. This amazing houseboat is full size with livable space being 24 feet wide and 50 feet long. The main room has a full-size kitchen with large center island and all appliances; including refrigerator, microwave, oven/stove, dishwasher, coffeemaker.

The living room has a large sectional couch and a wood burning fireplace. It is completed by a 55" LCD smart TV with Directv and surrounded by breathtaking views of the lake and mountains.

Directly behind the living room area, in the same room is a very sturdy log bunk bed as well as a log daybed that can transform into a king bed or two twins. The master bedroom has brand new carpet and has its own private entrance. The bedroom is complete with a queen bed, closet, dresser, and a 27" flat screen.

The houseboat has a large bathroom that is completely renovated with a brand-new slate/stone walk in shower, brand new toilet (enclosed for privacy with door), wood laminate flooring and new panel walls. It also has another entrance to the outside. It has a nice size vanity with full length mirror.

There are 3 electric heaters throughout the houseboat.

On the outside of the living space is a 3-and-a-half-foot walkway that circles the entire houseboat. Down a few steps from that walkway is a long dock for boats- about 65 feet long. The roof of the houseboat has a new 400 square foot composite deck with railing. The roof top deck has a waterside and an opening for thrill seekers to jump off into the water. The houseboat has a large generator that runs everything with gas, and it also has solar panels that can run some systems. This houseboat is secured tightly to pilings in open water and cannot be moved by the renter.

More Details

Benjamin Lard
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About Benjamin Lard

This property was bought by Ben and Laci Lard so that their 8-year-old son and their friends and families would always have a place to go and enjoy breathtaking Flathead Lake.

The Lard’s purchased this house boat in 2016. They named the boat the Kee-O-Mee, after Ben’s great- grandfather’s houseboat in 1928 by the same name.

Benjamin Lard purchased this house boat in 2016

What makes this house boat unique

One of the only houseboats available on Flathead Lake


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat in Somers in Flathead County

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Max. adults: 15
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , newly renovated walk in slate/stone shower
  • The bathroom currently has a walk-in shower, toilet and is equipped with a vanity and sink. the bathroom also has an entrance to the outside.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Has a master bedroom with a queen bed and one bunk bed in the main room. Also has a twin day bed with a twin trundle underneath. The couch can hold two and I have two inflatable queen beds , if anyone wants to sleep on the roof.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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FLOATING HOUSE on Flathead Lake with waterside, kayaks, rooftop deck, and more
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Absolutely amazing family vacation

  • 5 of 5

I can’t say enough great things about our time spent on the Kee O Mee July 14-20th. The house is fully stocked with all the comforts of home. Ben went out of his way to make sure we had an excellent stay and had everything we needed.

It is a boathouse. It’s not a hotel! So, be prepared to fiddle with the generator and choose which electronics to use at the time. Completely worth it...!!!

We absolutely loved the amazing slide, the kayaks, the floating barge and just taking in the breathtaking views. After playing for hours, the kids would enjoy being able to come watch a program on tv or play some xbox. We definitely didn’t feel like we were roughing it!

We hope to return. I can’t think of a better vacation destination!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful unique get-a-way.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this amazing houseboat for our office party and then spent a few days relaxing. It was great for the party with boating, water slide, kayaks, fishing, and sunning. It is so restful and sleeping on it was terrific. It is quiet and has beautiful views. The inside of the boat is like a house complete with a bedroom and large living area. You can fish right from the front deck and the views from the roof deck were gorgeous. I would recommend this for anyone wanting a lake stay and a very unique experience. The boat had everything we needed from a full kitchen to beach towels. Ben was wonderful if we needed anything.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A terrific way to enjoy a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The houseboat was much bigger than we had anticipated, which resulted in my wife not getting motion sickness (she usually does on boats but we took the gamble because we love staying near the water). The houseboat had everything we needed and provided us a great place to simply relax and enjoy the beautiful setting. Would highly recommend it to groups and families alike as the open layout allows for everyone to gather in one place.

We have no reservations about this property or the owner. He was great to work with and quickly responded to our questions.

Thanks for a great memory! We hope to make it back before long... and use the slide again!


  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful setting for gathering and visiting with family and friends

  • 4 of 5

Nice big space

Have to be ready to do things like pump gas into the generator, ferry out everything. No washing machine use (not a big deal).

Pleasant and accomadating host with a great attitude.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice spacious house boat! We had a great time! Swimming, fishing, and kayaking! Kids loved the slide, and hot tub too!! Great setting, and close to town!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sam & the Lake Break Crew

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have found a better place to hang out on the lake! The way Ben brought us in and welcomed us to his house boat honestly made us feel like we owned the entire lake. Not to mention how great Ben was to save our butts when our boat broke down all the way in Big Fork. The house boat is one of a kind and we already have plans to make it happen again summer 2017!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Glacier International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Dels Bar easy walking distance
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Somers Public Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house boat in Somers, Montana

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17 Aug 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
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19 Aug 2018 - 23 Aug 2018
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24 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
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26 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
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27 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
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31 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
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2 Sep 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
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3 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
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1 Oct 2018 - 1 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £386.25
Pet Fee £154.5 + Tax
Cleaning £115.88 + Tax

This is a Houseboat it is not docked it is in open water and will require a boat to get to and from. If you have a boat then you are set and this is perfect for you. I have a home on the lake that you would be allowed to park your boat trailer and a dock to shuttle from. If you do not have a boat I will be able to shuttle you and supplies to and from the boat or will possibly have a small boat or kayaks for you to get yourself to and from the houseboat.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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