Sharlene Ketrenos

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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Sharlene Ketrenos

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SPIRIT OF CURLEW LAKE

Curlew Lake House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12

Located 18 miles South of the Canadian border and 8 mile north of the historic gold mining town of Republic. Home built with 72 windows, every window with a beautiful view of the lake, mountains, wildlife or many other sights.

We love the country and brought a little of the city when we added a spa area downstairs. Who could resist a morning tan and facial before an afternoon hike or horse ride, or? So much to offer, call now for booking reservations or more info on our area. Keep in mind a wonderful place for artists, photographers or writers to create. Contact us soon for your year-round vacation retreat.

Attention New guest and old friends...

We are offering special Winter rates. This will begin Oct. 1 thru May 1 . Take Good care and enjoy. Our quality and thoughts are always kept High. Look very forward to hearing from you Sharlene. Owner of The Spirit of Curlew lake.

Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Sharlene Ketrenos

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2006
Speaks english, spanish
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The Spirit of Curlew Lake is my canvas on which i have painted with passion for over a decade. The home is welcoming, peaceful and easy for all to find comfort. Its a constant in my life and grounding for me, yet also a work in progress, as we always strive to improve the guest experience.

I studied the arts in college and brought all that I learned back to my hometown, Curlew, where I graduated high school and made lifelong friends. This place is special. Glad I can share it with you.

Sharlene Ketrenos purchased this house in 2001

I designed and built the Spirit of Curlew Lake (with help from some wonderful people). It was a risky thing to do, at the time the largest home in the county, but it brought more investment to this far flung community and boosted tourism in the poorest county in the state.

The home has a spiritual quality hard to describe but discovered by all who come here. The views through 72 windows are spectacular. The surrounding landscape is breathtaking and the wildlife is a constant source of wonder.

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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4.3
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Spirit of Curlew Lake
average rating of 4.3 based on 10 reviews
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Spirit of Curlew Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p342368
+1 509 775-2930
Curlew Lake Northeast Washington
Spokane, WA
2

FAMILY VACATION NOT QUITE WHAT WE THOUGHT

  • 2 of 5
As I entered I was very unsure that this was the right place. So much stuff. After letting everyone else in we all are not sure this is the right house. Kitchen is so cluttered we have no room to put any of our stuff -on the counters or in cupboards.

We really just wanted to know about the lake because we are very far and high off the lake and the listing said there was a path to the lake. Joke of the house was "yeah its called a road". There is no note to tell us anything about the lake. We find a handwritten list of fun things to do but no idea how or where to do them.Still nothing about the lake. With that list is a receipt and on the back are two words but some of the letters are numbers. Yep, I guess correctly -WiFi code.

We are really want to go to the lake but we drove all day and with no idea where to go and really not wanting to spend more money on a discovery pass for the state park we decide to wait til the next day to venture out to find this "path". BIG mistake, storm rolled in and Tuesday was shot. We did take a drive to try to find a path but didn't find anything. Found the state park and decided the pass it would be and Wednesday we would head there but still we have found nothing about this path to the lake nor have we found the path to the lake.

Now I understand that one cannot expect the owner to control the weather but had we had some information we would have planned a little different. We would have went to the lake Monday if we knew how to get there. Wednesday we had a good hour at the lake before the winds picked up around noon. That night there was a big storm, lots of wind and ran, and the bad weather continued through Thursday. Wednesday afternoon the owner showed up, starts talking to us about the lake pointing down below us and then below the road to another house and there is where we can access the lake...would have been nice to know that on Monday.

We have now not slept for three days because the beds are so uncomfortable and squeaky. We spend lots of time in the kitchen trying to find things, things that work, trying to rearrange our things because there is no room. We find a toaster! Doesn't work. We find two or more crock pots but the first two we try don't work. We find a zillion coffee mugs but no cleaning supplies to even wipe off a counter. Will not return, still tired and sore. So much potential just done wrong.

The view and the house are beautiful, just cluttered and uncomfortable.
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So disappointing to hear this guests comments when there is so much to do right out the door, bad weather or not. There are several paths to the lake within walking distance and not difficult to find if you really look, as all our other guests have found.
We did offer access to a dock on the lake at our neighboring property less than a 5 minute walk. and we offered to move the kayaks there for the guests convenience, but they declined.
We have invested in new high quality linens and comforters for the beds and had no other complaints, but we care very much and will do all we can to improve, as we do every year.

Regards the comment about so much stuff, this guest is the first to ever say anything of sort. Honestly the house is relatively spare with modest amount of art so as not to clutter.
This guest is off-base to make such claims that there was no room for her stuff.
We did find the toaster which had been broken, but not reported by the prior guests. Perhaps she broke it, like the crystal we found broken which breakage she neglected to take responsibility for? or the dog urine on the rug?
This guests comments demonstrate she isnt able to enjoy anothers' home for vacation as these will always come with a different personality, but instead should stay at motels for lodging where perhaps her expectations will be met, even if she loses out in o many other ways from such choice.
Sharlene & Jeff
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Spirit of Curlew Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p342368
+1 509 775-2930
Curlew Lake Northeast Washington
5

PERFECT GATHERING PLACE

  • 5 of 5
A company of 4 families spent a week in this wonderful house. There was plenty of snow when the rest if WA had none, the property is large, has unbeatable views and a firepit. You'll find there two (or even three, don't remember) fridges, and plenty of room for everyone. The open design of the top floor master bedroom makes it not very suitable for adults, but the us do much space that we turned this loft in a giant sleeping area for all of our kids, who enjoyed it very much! There are enough inflatable beds for everyone. We spent time x-country skiing in a beautiful sno-park nearby, and just exploring the lake on foot. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Spirit of Curlew Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p342368
+1 509 775-2930
Curlew Lake Northeast Washington
elk wa.
5

LOVE IT

  • 5 of 5
this was our 3rd visit to spirit of curlew. sharlene is always making this home more and more inviting. when you walk in you will feel right at home. this is a special place and we hope everyone that stays can experiance what we keep coming back for. thanks sharlene!!!
the Jarrells...
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
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Spirit of Curlew Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p342368
+1 509 775-2930
Curlew Lake Northeast Washington
Kelowna BC
5

PEACEFUL EASTER WEEKEND

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a sunny and peaceful Easter weekend at Sharlene's property on Curlew Lake. We really enjoyed the open concept living areas as well as the views of the lake. We were only a very small group but the house is spacious enough for many more people. It was great that she allowed our dog to enjoy this weekend with us; she loved running around the hills outside the house. Thanks Sharlene.
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Spirit of Curlew Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p342368
+1 509 775-2930
Curlew Lake Northeast Washington
Anacortes, Washington
5

THANKYOU!!!

  • 5 of 5
I just wanted to thank you again.  We really felt surrounded by greatness in your home!  I didn't want to leave!
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Spirit of Curlew Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p342368
+1 509 775-2930
Curlew Lake Northeast Washington
USA
5

CHARM, SERENITY, COMFORT & SPECTACULAR VIEWS

charm, serenity, comfort & spectacular views
  • 5 of 5
I loved my stay at Spirit of Curlew Lake and plan to visit again in coming years.
The home is immaculately cared for, the landscaped grounds well maintained and fine to walk around, especially down to the lake below.
This is a great vacation area recommended for families and romantic get-aways too.
  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Meritt Field
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Kellers
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Hwy 21
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Curlew Lake State Park
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Firehouse Brewery, Republic
Nearest Ski
39 Miles
Chewelah
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Christina Lake BC
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Tamarack Pizza in Republic
Car: recommended

NE Washington near Republic & Merritt Field Airport.

Other Activities: Parasailing, horseshoes, shopping, boating, wildlife viewing, spas, kayaking, snowmobiling, fishing, ATV's and dirt bikes, birding, fossil hunting, gold panning and rock climbing.

Republic is a historic productive gold mining town located in the northeast corner of Washington state, in Ferry County. Although off the beaten path, the rewards are too many to list. The views throughout the Okanogan Highlands are truly spectacular, the wildlife is abundant... its like going back 100 years to a simpler time.

Our home overlooks the 8 mile length of gorgeous Curlew Lake from the north end. The lake is a great place for recreational fishing and boating. We provide four kayaks for our guest's use.

In downtown Republic you can explore Stonerose Center and learn of the geologic history of this amazing area.

Winding nearby is the scenic Kettle River, which flows up and down from British Columbia into Washington and back up again. A very popular place for fishing, wildlife viewing including Big Horn Sheep, Moose and Bear, as well as tubing for many fun going families.

Ranches nearby, like Diamond K provide horseback riding adventures. Go to Swan Lake and see (and hear) the Loons as their calls provide a wonderful ambiance for all who take the time to listen. Enjoy.

If you like to snow Ski: Chewelah to the east and Sitzmark to the northwest are each within about a 45 minute drive.

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Curlew Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off-Season
Oct 1 - Apr 30
2 night minimum stay
$250
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$250
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$290
From
$290
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,890
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Extra adults after 1st 2 $15 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 7.7%
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Amenities

Curlew Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Kitchen
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , tub
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 3 - toilet
    Full 4 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 air mattresses available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Foosball
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Pedal Boat
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Boat ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • festivals
  • waterfalls
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hunting
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • cross country skiing
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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