|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
POPULAR SUMMER LAKE HOUSE AVAILABLE!!! Newly Remodeled kitchen, bathroom, mudroom, new carpet, new deck BEAUTIFUL
The entire house is oriented toward the amazing lake views. It feels as if you are floating above the lake! The kitchen, dining and living area are a wonderful and comfortable area to enjoy the view and relax on comfortable newer furnishings. Adjacent is an additional family room (game room) with t.v., dvd, air hockey and game table. From this room you can access the backyard where there is a new wrap around deck nestled in the beautiful tree's with a view of the lake. Enjoy a bbq here and a great rest in the shade on the hammock.
The second story accommodates all the bedrooms. The master bedroom runs the width of the house with a french doors out onto a private deck with lake and mountain views. The additional lake view room has a comfortable full size bed and large closet. The kids bunk-room has 2 sets of bunkbeds for all the kids! The fourth bedroom is surrounded by the views of the beautiful back forest that you can view from the comfortable queen bed.
The Lakeside Gazebo is where you will spend most of your time. With a built-in fireplace and comfortable seating this will become your favorite spot. The newly built dock can park up to 2 boats and there is plenty of space for fishing, swimming and lounging. The house has two 2-person kayaks and a Stand Up Paddleboard with life vests for your use.
The Lake House is directly across from the Bottle Bay Marina for gas, boat rentals, restaurant, bar, outdoor eating area, and jet ski rentals. This is a quick car ride, long walk or fun kayak trip away.
**WINTER on the Lake is a magnificent time...calm, quiet and serene. Views of Schweitzer Mountain Resort, less than an hour drive away, beckon for world class skiiing. ***
Keywords: Bottle Bay, lake, dock, hunting, skiing,
We are an active family of five that enjoys surfing, skateboarding, bike rides and beach time while living in San Diego, CA.
Jennifer purchased this house in 2009
In 2007, our family took a 2 week vacation in Bottle Bay, ID and it was the best family vacation we had ever had. We have come back every summer since. Even though we stayed in other homes on Lake Pend O'reille, our favorite location was Bottle Bay.
Our favorite thing about our home is the amazing sunsets and long warm days. Because the house is west facing (on the Bay) the house and boat dock and swimming area receive full sun from morning until 9pm. Our second favorite thing to do is kayak across the bay to the Bottle Bay Resort & Marina for a late lunch and amazing Huckleberry Margaritas!
Our party was made up of 2 families (total of 11 people) for our week at this wonderful house. The house was perfect for our large group! There are 4 bedrooms on the upper floor and they quite nicely accommodated 2 couples (although the master bedroom is WAY larger than the other room with a queen bed, so deciding who gets the master may be an issue if you have 2 families staying here), 4 young adult ladies (bunk room), my elderly mother (room with double) and two young men (stayed in the LARGE lower floor games room). There are 2 bathrooms (one down and one up). The house was well stocked with all kinds of towels including swim towels and it had a great washer and dryer in the large downstairs bathroom. The kitchen has all the amenities you could possibly need and was well stocked with basics, including plenty of dishes and some spices. The dining table is very large, plus there is a lovely deck out back with more seating area.
The best part of this property is the fantastic gazebo and beautiful dock. We spent much of our time in the gazebo or swimming in the lake when were "home." The lake is clear and warmish and given that we had 90+degree weather each day, we were in the lake at lot! The house came with kayaks, a paddle board, and life jackets of all sizes. Very fun! We rented a boat from Bottle Bay Marina for 3 days and that was one of the highlights of the trip. We took a trip down to Garfield Bay in the boat, docked at the public dock and had ice cream cones from the store there. The young people wake boarded and tubed and had a blast.
Sandpoint is about 30 minutes away, so stock up on groceries your first day. We only had to make one more trip to the store mid-week and we combined that with a night out for dinner.
The only cons of the house was the lack of air conditioning. As I mentioned, we had 90-95 degree weather and it was HOT in the house, especially in the bedrooms. There are ceiling fans which certainly did help. We had also brought a portable air conditioner and floor fans from home which we really appreciated. I know the heat was somewhat uncommon for that time of year, but air conditioning would be a great addition. When we first arrived I was somewhat apprehensive about the one-lane road that splits the house from the grassy area and gazebo. But, there are very few cars on the road and we actually enjoyed walking up and down the road and meeting the friendly neighbors. All in all, a fantastic home and location!
My family and I had the most wonderful vacation staying at this home in Bottle Bay. We came up during spring break hoping for a ski vacation. But found we were most content just hanging at this beautiful home and being on its wonderful dock watching the lake and its surroundings during this change of season. We did have a fun day skiing Schweitzer Mountain on the last weekend it was open for the season. All the people there were incredibly kind and friendly, which is what we found to be the case throughout Sandpoint. We also hiked Gold Hill Trail, which had a fabulous view, so make it all the way to the top if you do decide to do that hike. Also, make sure you drive both ways from Sandpoint to Bottle Bay; both drives are so scenic and different. Still our favorite memories from this trip are being at this lake house. We loved fishing off the dock, making s’mores and hanging around the outdoor woodstove at night, taking walks and the kids (9 and 11 yrs.) loved the game room!
My husband and I rented the house for the 4th of July week. Our three grown children along with their wives and children joined us. One couple lives in Montana and the rest of us in Oregon so it was great to meet up about halfway for all of us. The house is just great - nicely furnished and very comfortable. The bay is calm so we could leave our boat and jet skis tied at the dock without worrying about rough water. It is very peaceful and so fun to have the family out on the dock together and barbequing in the evening on the deck at the back of the house. We didn't even need to travel to view fireworks as residents on the bay put on quite the show. Great vacation -- hope we can do it again soon.
My family has had the pleasure of staying at the Bottle Bay Family Lake House in both the summer and the winter. The summer is peaceful and spectacular. The house is amazing. There is enough room for 2 families. We enjoyed the lake with kayaks and were able to rent jet skis just across the Bay. Sitting on the deck and watching the late-night sunsets are my favorite memories. The kids loved jumping in the lake as well as exploring the surrounding areas. There are great hikes within walking distance and the town is very easily accessible. During the wintertime, the mountains were nothing short of amazing. The lake was frozen and we were in a winter wonderland. The house was cozy and warm! We skied at Schweitzer Mountain four days in a row. That resort is the best kept secret! The rates are more than reasonable and the drive is very easy, even with kids. I highly recommend this lake house for all times of the year. We have great memories there!!
House directly across from the Bottle Bay Marina for gas, boat rentals, restaurant, bar, outdoor eating area, kayak rentals.
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
|Cleaning Fee & garbage||$250|
Small dog is allowed with additional pet deposit on a case by case basis.
Refundable damage deposit of $1000 required to hold the reservation.