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Alta Vista Estate: George W. Bush's Tamarack Getaway

Vacasa, McCall Idaho Office

Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Vacasa, McCall Idaho Office

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015
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Alta Vista Estate: George W. Bush's Tamarack Getaway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Donnelly House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

This beautiful estate is palatial and secluded, with a four-bedroom, three-bath house, as well as a self-contained one-bedroom apartment over the garage. There are extensive balconies and decks off the main house, offering views of a picturesque wilderness, and the lodge-like interior boasts a spectacular great room and chef-worthy kitchen. The apartment, perfect for those in your group who want a bit more privacy, has a full kitchen and bedroom with queen and twin beds.

Perched on a hilltop right between Council Mountain and Lake Cascade, this home will be a perfect retreat for a family reunion, ski vacation, or even a small wedding (with prior approval). In fact, this estate at Tamarack is so special and well-appointed that a sitting president vacationed here with his family in 2004!

The main house's interior makes an impression with its tall wood slanted ceilings, large picture windows, and stone-covered, wood burning fireplace, evoking the image of a stately national park lodge. An abundance of plush furniture provides comfortable seating for viewing the flatscreen TV or enjoying the cozy fireplace.

A formal dining room and full, gourmet kitchen are nearby, making conversation easy while preparing meals or relaxing by the fire. Granite countertops, a six-range gas stovetop, and stainless steel appliances will appeal to the chef in your group, who will no doubt be inspired to create wonderful meals any time of day. After an afternoon of hiking or skiing, your group can come home for a hearty homemade feast, with seating for all located at the large dining room table. Nearby glass doors lead out to a beautiful deck area with another fireplace, deck seating, and a gas grill for summer barbecues and fashionable outdoor entertaining.

A stylishly decorated bedroom with a queen sized bed is located on the main floor, as well as a full bathroom. When you head upstairs, you'll find a gorgeous master suite with plush carpeting, a cloud-like king sized bed, and an elegant seating area with wing back leather chairs. A private balcony offers lovely views anytime of day, but is especially enchanting while sipping morning coffee or imbibing an evening nightcap. You can drift off to sleep while watching a DVD on the flat screen TV or just just enjoying the ambiance of the gas fireplace. The en suite bathroom has double vessel sinks and vanities, walk-in closet, beautiful tiled shower, and indulgent soaker tub.

Another bedroom with a queen sized bed is located upstairs and, much like the downstairs bedroom, has neutral, pleasing color tones, a comfortable wood-framed bed, and a window with forest view. The last bedroom in the main house is great for younger guests with its two twin-sized beds. An outdoorsy, rustic theme provides a fun, comfortable space for staying up late into the night and playing games. Another full bathroom on this level has dual sinks and a shower/tub combo, and connects between the queen and twin bedrooms. Other amenities included in the main house consist of a washer and dryer, DVD library, stereo with CD player, WiFi, cable TV, and outdoor hot tub. And if your dogs need a vacation too, feel free to bring them along!

The garage apartment offers a bit more privacy for those in your group that want to be able to mingle with everyone in the main house, but still appreciate their own space. This cute apartment has its own private entrance and is located above the three-car garage. Accommodating up to four more guests, there's a large bedroom with queen and twin bunk beds, as well as a queen sleeper sofa in the living room. A full kitchen and dining room allows for preparing and enjoying private meals in the apartment, and there's also a full bathroom, and washer/dryer. Altogether, this beautiful estate has a total of five bedrooms, four bathrooms and can comfortably house 12 guests.

Located on the west shore of Cascade Reservoir, Tamarack is southwest of Donnelly and about 90 miles north of Boise. In nice weather months, there is nearby access to golf at the lush Osprey Meadows and, for the daredevils in your group, even a zip line course. Hiking and boating are also popular outdoor activities. Meal options at the Tamarack Resort include a fine dining restaurant and pub, and there are even more options in McCall, about 40 minutes north.

In winter, the nearby mountains turn into a snowy wonderland. For skiing and snowboarding fun, this property is only a half mile from the lifts at Tamarack Resort. You can even ski in ski out if you make your own path! There's also ample snowshoeing opportunities in the nearby Forest Service backcountry, and hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Vacasa, McCall Idaho Office (Property Manager)
Member since: 2001
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Alta Vista Estate: George W. Bush's Tamarack Getaway
average rating of 4.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Best house for a gathering

  • 5 of 5

We had stayed here a year ago and remembered it just the same, what a comfortable house. Very spacious with an ideal quiet location. It is simply gorgeous and we hope to return again in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: Vacasa
3

G.W. Bush Get Away

  • 3 of 5

Very nice layout for small group get away. Open Kitchen / dining area combined with the primary living area is excellent for a social group.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: Vacasa
1

GWB would never stay here again

  • 1 of 5

The house itself is nice and in a good area close to the village. However, we had HVAC problems, Electrical problems, Icemaker did not work, wood was not provided for fireplace in winter, Keypads were not working upon arrival and the pipes in the guest house froze due to a hole in the wall of the garage leading to insulation problems. The communication in rectifying these problems was not the easiest and finally was completed after Day 4 of a 5 day stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: Vacasa
Owner's Response: We feel it important to note that the majority of issues this guest had was due to them leaving a garage door open in zero degree temperatures and turning off the heater completely. Thankfully our local staff arranged for repair service to fix the issues. This amazing home is guest ready and we're certain you'll love it!
Meridian, ID
5

Cherry Tree Lane Gathering

  • 5 of 5

Rating: 5/5

Cherry Tree Lane Gathering

This was our annual Christmas gathering with friends from across the country: MA, CO, NE and ID. We had a wonderful extended weekend and even put up a Christmas tree we found in the closet. The hot tub and provided firewood made for a cozy weekend. Great get-away and highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Meridian,ID
5

Family Reunion at Alta Vista

  • 5 of 5

Our family gathered together for a reunion at Tamarack. Our rental property was spacious, comfortable, and had all the makings for an outstanding experience for each of our four families. From the mule deer walking past the front of our home to the lone bluejay gathering berries in the back yard, each day presented its own joy. The adjoining guest apartment proved to provide a super "clubhouse" for our preteen guests and the hot tub on the deck provided endless fun and enjoyment. Access to hiking trails right from our backyard made daily hikes irresistible. We had a delightful experience and hope to return. Paula Nappi

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Meridian, Idaho
5

Really Enjoyed It.

  • 5 of 5

It was all We thought it would be. The outdoor fire pit was an added bonus. Very comfortable and the master suite was marvelous.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. This home is the best of the best. We're so glad that you were pleased with your stay in this luxurious home. We hope you'll come visit again!

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Rates & Availability

From $400 Per night

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Amenities

Donnelly House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Parking
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub

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