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Lover's Getaway, Spiritual Retreat,


Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Lover's Getaway, Spiritual Retreat,

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Sandpoint House Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 2 baths, sleeps 2

If you are looking for a romantic getaway with total privacy, and an inspirational and renewing escape look no further. This retreat is about experiencing a love affair, whether with Source, significant other or self. Rest, renew and reflect in the expanse of nature. This intimate 1400 sq. ft. cliffside home is built on mountainside rock overlooking Creation's back yard. View nothing but water, mountains and the animals that make it their home.

When it comes to views size matters! The views are jaw dropping. Nature envelopes you. Watch eagles and osprey compete for food as you lounge in the hot tub or deck. Hear the cry of a loon. Watch sunsets from the comfort of the outdoor fire pit on an infinity deck that gives you a birds eye view of this nature retreat. Wake up and go to sleep to the most inspirational setting you could wish for. While there are a host of activities and attractions nearby you may never want to leave the premises for after doing nothing all day you may want to rest afterwards!

This is an owner's private home, not a rental. This artistic and eco friendly home has all of the amenities with which to pamper yourself. Enjoy the hot tub just steps off the master suite, separate bathrooms, TV and a fully stocked gourmet kitchen. A great room with fireplace adjoins the kitchen and a spacious master suite with fireplace all overlook the water and mountains providing an intimate experience with nature. This home was built with love, crafted by an artist/designer and inspired by Spirit.

This isn't a rental, this is an experience.

Near Nature near perfect: Forest Service and mountains are what's behind this home and water and mountains are in front. Minutes from your door you can hike, mountain bike, kayak, boat, and swim. There are two places to moor your boat and a place to put in directly below the house. Spend days exploring and enjoying the Best small town in the US per Rand McNaley. Visit Schweitzer Mtn Ski Resort, Silverwood Water Park or take a road trip and explore the scenic highways that take you to Montana and back. There's no lack of recreational activity outside your door though frankly once you are here you may not wish to leave the premises.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Owner

Our meeting was a gift from God. There's no other way to explain how we met. Both avid outdoorspeople and reclusives, we created a love nest that reflects our tastes: private, surrounded by nature, user/eco friendly, and a place that is both inspiring and healing. Our intention is to pass on the blessings that this home has given so generously to us.

Owner purchased this house in 1997

Why Owner chose Sandpoint

This is a Soul House. Words don't do this home justice. It is experienced by the heart. Situated on a cliff, the view let's you experience a cloud's ledge perspective. Nearly all rooms look out on the view. You are totally private, whether in the garden area, the deck or inside.

What makes this house unique

Recent Sandpoint Raves:

Most Beautiful Town in USA - Rand McNaley

Top Ten Dream Towns - Sunset Magazin

Best Adventure Town - National Geographic

Sporting Paradise - New York Times

'Norman Rockwell meets Ansel Adams' - USA Today

Best Kept Picture Perfect Secret - Ski Magazine

Prettiest Winter Town - Travel and Leisure

Number 1 Ski Town in USA - Rand McNaley

7 Reasons to vist Sandpoint - Country Living Magazine

Greatest Places to live in the West - American Cowboy Magazine

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I spent our honeymoon here at the Lover's Getaway. It was everything I could have hoped for. The view is amazing, the home so cozy. We spent most of our time cooking and hanging out on the deck. We were lucky enough to watch some lightening storms 2 nights in a row. What a show! Also loved the show the birds put on. The park down the road was just right for a swim. This was the perfect place for our honeymoon. We didn't want to go home. We plan on being back next year.
Aug 2014
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Lover's Getaway, Spiritual Retreat,
average rating of 4.969697 based on 38 reviews

Feeling Hope!

  • 5 of 5

This home is not a house but rather an experience. The hosts are excited to have you there. Some welcoming items included freshly cut flowers, personal tour, bone marrow treats for our fur kids, fresh eggs, and chilled "Laughing Dog Beer". The views are breath taking and the home is so welcoming that we found it hard to leave, even for a day's outing. It truly is the nicest VRBO home we have stayed in. It's beautiful but also practical. The yard is contained and so our pups could be out without direct supervision. So much detail has been put into this facility that is well thought out ... We did not want for anything. We have excitedly told our friends and have encouraged them to check it out. It is our hope to return to Hope!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh Enzee, you two were the best guests! Thank you for your gracious comments. We look forward to seeing you back soon. Marrow bones await!

Absolutely Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful house with spectacular views! My wife and I spent our anniversary at the Lover's Getaway and it could not have been better. Jnell and Jack have paid attention to every detail in this beautiful house. The minute we walked in the door, we felt at home. Ginny met us at the house to show us around. She was very welcoming and made sure we were comfortable for our weekend away. The kitchen was stocked with every pot, pan and utensil we needed, which was perfect for preparing romantic meals every night. The back of the house has wonderful views from every angle and is built with endless windows so you don't miss any second of the sunsets and sunrises. We were slightly concerned about privacy with such an "open" concept but it wasn't an issue at all! It is completely private and we felt like we were tucked away in paradise all by ourselves. We especially enjoyed the deck area. We lit the fire table and ate supper outside watching the sunsets over the pristine lake. We spent every night in the hot tub and saw the most incredible sky full of stars. The view from the bed is incredible, too. It was so relaxing to wake up with the sun and start our day with that scenery! We could not have asked for a better place to spend our anniversary! When we did venture out (to downtown Sandpoint or to Schweitzer Mtn), we were anxious to return and enjoy the house some more. We left feeling relaxed and renewed but were also so sad to leave. We definitely will return to this property! You won't regret spending time at this very special place!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, dear ones, for your gracious review. We're so glad you were able to experience a relaxing vacation before going off to a hard working season. We look forward to having our Montana neighbors return. Jnell and Jack

3 Days of Serenity

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible space, from the fully furnished kitchen to the magnificant views. We never tired of looking out at the expansive Lake Pend Oreille either from the breakfast nook or from the hot tub, or just from the bed. We actually watched a golden eagle have a morning bath in the lake.

The very well stocked kitchen made cooking meals together a fun event. There is even a burr coffee grinder! Top Shelf. Every effort seems to have been made to make your vacation steps above the ordinary.

Even though the lights of Sandpoint beckoned us from across the lake and the much recommended pizza joint was just minutes away, our vehicle never left the drive way once we arrived.

Would we come back? YES!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Connect with your lover

  • 5 of 5

Well deserving of it's Lover's Getaway moniker, this retreat was wonderful. We were treated to a kaleidoscope of views, with the lake and mountains as a backdrop. The layout is perfect for lovers to connect, with the location offering the optionality of exploring and hiking and a communion with nature.

We will return

R and K

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You came as guests and will return as friends. May the peace and awe of the Lover's Getaway sustain you till your next visit. Jnell, Jack and Ginny
Gig Harbor, WA

Wonderful! Marvelous!

  • 5 of 5

The most awesome cabin experience in my lifetime. Words cannot describe the beauty and warmth of this magical escape. We decided to extend our stay! We literally did not want to leave. The hospitality can match any 5 star hotel and Ginny is a treasure trove of information. Do yourself a favor and book this cabin! You will be happy that you did.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, dear one, we thank you for your gracious review. Winter season is our personal favorite as it's a quiet time on the mountain but the views are oh so active between the eagles, animals and sunsets. We look forward to your return. Till we meet again, Jnell, Jack and Ginny

The hospitality is amazing.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived Friday night in the dark. When we arrived in the home we were welcomed to a warm fire and beautiful fall decor. On the counter was a lovely note explaining a few things and a number to get a virtual tour from Ginny. The hospitality that comes with this stay is hard to beat! Chilled wine and glasses in the refrigerator to frosted mugs in the freezer. It gave us the time away from the hustle and bustle of our life and a chance to remember "us". Sure you can find other places but none come with the essence of love this home provides. Thanks for the time!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your gracious review. We were honored you choose our place to spend a special occasion. Our aim is for you feel indulged, pampered and reconnected. So glad you felt all of that!


Car: recommended

We're located in the beautiful lakeside town of Hope, minutes away from the

scenic town of Sandpoint, Idaho. Sandpoint was voted one of the best small

towns in the US by numerous magazines like Sunset Magazine and the New

York Times. Lake Pend Orielle has over 100 miles of shoreline and is chock full of

islands and nooks and bays to explore by land or water! The area is gorgeous

with boundless opportunities for kayaking, hiking, boating and any kind of

outdoor activity you can think of.

Other Activities: All water sports, bird watching

Golf: Just 4 miles to Idaho Club's Jack Nicholus Signature golf course. The less demanding Elks Course (9 hole) is 20 minutes away.

Ski: Schweitzer Ski Resort is 25 miles away


Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Sandpoint House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring
May 18 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
Fall Off Season
Oct 19 2015 - Nov 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2015 - Nov 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2015 - Dec 27 2015
4 night minimum stay
Feb 12 2016 - Feb 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15.00 + Tax
Cleaning $125.00
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Fall season provides a quieter environment with some of the best weather and outdoor recreation. Winter is an active season. Schweitzer ski shuttle is 25 min away. Spring is a birders paradise. There are 6 bird nests in the garden. Summer is the best of all worlds.
No matter the season it's a great experience.
Small dogs possible, discuss with manager. $15 per night, per dog.
Talk with Ginny! We are a single vacation rental and our relationship with guests is personal. We do not take credit cards but your check is good.
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Sandpoint House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two separate bathrooms. Hot tub off of mastersuite All linens and towels, bathrobes,and spa towels provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Luxurious foam mattress with high thread count sheets.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The owners have used eco friendly materials and cleaning agents wherever possible. Wool carpets.

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