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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.

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  • 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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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 4.967742 based on 36 reviews

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!

Loved our stay. We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

This home is astounding! The open floor plan and the view make it a place to come back to! In the morning it feels like you are waking up in a tree house surrounded by nature and a spectacular view of the lake. The kitchen is well stocked making it easy to prepare meals. Trust me, you will want to do this as you won't want to leave. You can hike part or all the way up the mountain and then relax on the expansive deck, followed by a hot tub. This is a retreat for both the body and the soul :-) Loved our stay. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Wonderful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Yes there are trains....everywhere in the Sandpoint does add to the charm after you get over the fright of them in the wee hours! LOL that was hilarious on our first night!

The home is well equipped and certainly as others have commented the pictures are not accurate as you must experience it, you cannot possibly capture the beauty, serenity or experience in a photograph. We were not disappointed with the home, the Garden of Eagen, the lake views which we said goodnight and good morning too.

Thoughtful touches abounded during our stay from a stocked pantry and spice drawer(s), to fresh flowers, binoculars, hot tub, gas out door fireplace, robes, chilled wine on our arrival and the list goes on. Worth noting is how wonderful the bed is, it certainly made for a great week having a good quality bed to sleep on!

The area has endless beauty, and so under populated! Trails were never crowded. The lake was beautiful, the hikes beautiful.

Our fur babies were able to join us and they enjoyed sunning themselves on the deck or watching the lake/birds and of course alerting us to the pika's or squirrels! We relaxed as we have never done before.

Certainly the information book is bang on! The Ice House pizza is some of the best pizza we have had! The pantry is Clark Fork was divine! The people everywhere were so friendly. Oh and for this who have dogs, the dog park in Ponderay is simply refreshing as a place for a safe run! Not to mention in Sandpoint the Dog Park Beach - how amazing for a community to embrace the four legged family members!

We loved it all. thank you to Ginny for being so well informed and thorough on our arrival. thank you to Jack and J'nell for sharing your little oasis with our family! xoxoxo

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Melody for your gracious review and for mentioning the trains. We don't want there to be any surprises - except for the good ones! So glad you discovered the dog friendly areas. Being able to have our fur children accompany us on a vacation is a necessity for some of us. Here's looking forward to seeing you all next year. Jnell and Jack


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 $175 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
April Tax special!
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring
May 1 2015 - May 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
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 + Tax
Cleaning $125
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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