Villa, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)
About MELANIE VANKOTEN-EVE
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 37 to 17.
MELANIE VANKOTEN-EVE purchased this Villa in 2005
Why MELANIE VANKOTEN-EVE chose Whitefish
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 (February) 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!.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Wonderful experience with a beautiful home
Beautiful home with all the extras to make you very comfortable while on holidays. Communication with Mel was excellent. Great location for golf, water activities, & close to town for restaurants. We had plenty of parking for 3 vehicles. Our dog loved the close walk to the boat launch. Our family loves trains so they didn’t bother us at all. We have stayed at other properties in Whitefish and this one was our favorite. Amazing location for fireworks!!
Amazing MT Getaway
Beautiful place to stay! We loved having our own private dock. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a Whitefish vacation!
The perfect Christmas home!
This 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom multi-level home was perfect for 9 adults and 5 small children! Plenty of room to spread out in and the spacious kitchen was perfect for multiple Chefs. With all the lights and decorations for the holidays, it was a magical Christmas house for young and old! Beautiful views of Whitefish Lake and surrounding mountains. Even the ski hill is visible when lit up for night skiing.
Large, very close to Whitefish Lake home, nicely accommodated our family of 6 adults and 4 children,
My husband, 2 of our 3 adult children, and their children, total of 6 adults, 4 children aged 12 to 4 1/2 drove from Grest Falks to Whitefish this last July for a week’s stay. Even with directions, the route is confusing. And we quickly realized we would have train noise.
But the house was everything we could have wanted. All the bedrooms and bathrooms are convenient and fully outfitted. The kitchen is wonderfull and also fully outfitted. Our grandkids loved the downstairs family room as did we, the grsndparents; it gave us relief from their activities, as did the master bedroom on the 3rd floor. 2 parking places accommodated our 2 cars (we never did use the garage).
The proximity to the beach is outstanding, though stairs, rather than rocks would have been easier for us, 85 and 80. All of our activities, except a day trip to Big Mountain, were off the dock, which required frequent cleaning of big bird droppings. We were able to rent paddle boards with life jackets, a party boat that we used to view the entire lake shore, and 2 days of power boats so the kids could be pulled on floats.
We appreciated the proximity to downtown Whitefish and to the Safeway-I think we went everyday as we only ate out our first evening. The remainder of meals we cooked or barbequed, thus the appreciation for the kitchen.
We would definitely rent this lovely house again, even with the very few disadvantages.
A M A Z I N G
Our June family vacation on Whitefish Lake was amazing... the property had everything we needed. Very comfortable and kitchen was well stocked as we like to cook in. It was so nice that everyone had their own room and bathroom. Plenty of towels and even beach towels. The views from this home were non-stoppable with the big picture windows overlooking the lake from the upstairs master and the living room. The dock was very accessible and we thoroughly enjoyed our time on the dock and in the boat we rented. Every bedroom had a balcony with a lake view. Cant wait to go back next year. The owner was very accommodating with great communication making it a pleasure to rent this beautiful lake home.
Came down with 9 people for a ski weekend and this place was amazing.