This gorgeous rancher provides luxury, privacy, professional decor, wide open green spaces AND a private boat slip so you can moor a boat safely and get out on the water! Located in the ideal Ponder Point neighborhood, (just 4 miles from downtown Sandpoint), this 5 bedroom home is designed to entertain families and friends in a relaxing and charming environment -- while affording privacy and space for comfort and rejuvination. Ideal for large groups, family reunions and those who appreciate a rancher (1 level) layout.
In addition to the home, a private boat slip is yours to use at the Sandpoint Marina. Bring or rent your power boat or jet ski -- and you can even pick up family and friends at the Ponder Point community dock.
For winter enthusiasts, Schweitzer is just 11 miles away with a free shuttle at the base parking lot (2 miles from the Cottage). Bring snow shoes or cross country skis and you can explore the shores of Lake Pend Oreille or watch bald eagles dive down for a winter meal.
A well-built home has a quality and attention to detail that is seen and felt in every room. Distressed pine floors, granite and custom concrete countertops provide a Northwest beauty and yet are worry free to kids and pets. The living room is filled with light, ample seating for easy conversations, HD TV, Wii game system, iPod stereo, movie library, family board games, and a gorgeous billard table. The large kitchen is extremely well appointed and provides room for multiple chefs, including a large island with separate prep sink. 2 dining room tables provide seating for 14, PLUS there is additional seating outside. A stone patio is surrounded by perennial gardens and adirondack chairs, benches and rockers beckon you to relax and enjoy the views. Schweitzer mountain is just 11 miles away for all winter sports. In summer, Schweitzer is perfect for multi-state vista views, mountain biking, huckleberry picking or hiking. Don't forget the camera!
By spreading out the 5 large bedrooms in 2 separate wings of the home, each room is private and beautifully appointed. A great vacation includes great rest - and each bedroom has the finest quality pillowtop mattresses and linens. An additional family with another TV and Wii game system provides a comfortable area for reading, relaxation or entertaining the kids.
Outside, an in ground basketball hoop will provide hours of entertainment and the large grassy lawn is perfect for horseshoes, soccer, or bocci ball. Or hop on one of the 6 bikes provided and explore the many bike trails in the Sandpoint area. In summer, it's ALL about the lake and there is so much to do and see on 43 mile long Lake Pend Oreille. Bring a boat, kayak or jet ski -- or ask for recommendations about renting one during your stay.
It is rare to find a home this beautifully furnished, that is just 4 miles from the restaurants and activities of downtown Sandpoint. We know the area well and can provide recommendations of 'must do's' while you are here. We'd love to help you plan the very best vacation, so that your family and friends will see what an incredible and special home this is.
Once the owners came to Sandpoint, they absolutely fell in love with the lake, the town and all the incredible outdoor activities. They love the 4 seasons here: skiing in the winter, boating and water fun in the summer, fishing, hiking, etc. 'This place is just very peaceful and relaxing and we've made our best family memories here. We hope you do as well. '
The owners wanted to build and create a home that fit their needs. They love to entertain, but also care for an elderly parent who is nearly blind. Having a home all on one level was a must. They are also dog lovers and take their 2 springer spaniels everywhere we go. Finally, Kim is a professional interior decorator and her talent and 'eye' pull the colors, furnishings, lighting, artwork and 'little touches' all together. They love the privacy of a 2nd lot that is all waterfront, and spend summers there on and IN the water as much as possible.
This is a beautifully furnished, luxury home where all the little details for entertaining and vacationing have already been thought of. The Ponder Point neighborhood is quiet, friendly and safe. It is extremeley rare to find a home of this quality, just 3 miles from downtown Sandpoint and 25 minutes from Schweitzer.