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Sharlene Ketrenos

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, spanish

Spirit of Curlew Lake

17 Reviews
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Republic House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12

Located 18 miles South of the Canadian border and 8 mile north of the historic gold mining town of Republic. Home built with 72 windows, every window with a beautiful view of the lake, mountains, wildlife or many other sights. Being here has a wonderful effect on our guests with 4 secluded acres for the house to be nestled in.

We love the country and brought a little of the city when we added a spa area downstairs. Who could resist a morning tan and facial before an afternoon hike or horse ride, or? So much to offer, call now for booking reservations or more info on our area. Keep in mind a wonderful place for artists, photographers or writers to create. Contact us soon for your year-round vacation retreat.

Attention New guest and old friends...

We are offering special Winter rates. This will begin Oct. 1 thru May 1 . Take Good care and enjoy. Our quality and thoughts are always kept High. Look very forward to hearing from you Sharlene. Owner of The Spirit of Curlew lake.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Sharlene Ketrenos (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Sharlene Ketrenos

The Spirit of Curlew Lake is my canvas on which i have painted with passion for over a decade. The home is welcoming, peaceful and easy for all to find comfort. Its a constant in my life and grounding for me, yet also a work in progress, as we always strive to improve the guest experience.

I studied the arts in college and brought all that I learned back to my hometown, Curlew, where I graduated high school and made lifelong friends. This place is special. Glad I can share it with you.

Sharlene Ketrenos purchased this house in 2001

Why Sharlene Ketrenos chose Washington

I designed and built the Spirit of Curlew Lake (with help from some wonderful people). It was a risky thing to do, at the time the largest home in the county, but it brought more investment to this far flung community and boosted tourism in the poorest county in the state.

What makes this house unique

The home has a spiritual quality hard to describe but discovered by all who come here. The views through 72 windows are spectacular. The surrounding landscape is breathtaking and the wildlife is a constant source of wonder and the 4 acres provide privacy and room to roam.

Reviews

4.6
based on 17 traveler reviews

Spirit of Curlew Lake
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 17 reviews
Colville, Washington
5

Wonderful all around!!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental was wonderful. Everything was clean, well stocked, lots of extras like the Foosball table and kayaks, it was very well decorated and comfortable. The house boasts beautiful views and is roomy. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Impeccable

  • 5 of 5

Accommodations and amenities were impeccable. All of the little touches made this a stay to rememberase. Access to the volleyball court, boat, kayaks, and other toys was amazing. Cabin has access to a lovely little private lagoon on the lake. I absolutely recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

What a beautiful place to be..!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent our family new year at the spirit of curlew lake, and the only thing I can say is I am already thinking about going back there again. The owner is super friendly and helpful and she is willing to go out of her way to help and make your stay perfect. Thank you again........we loved it.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, WA
5

Dream Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

By far the best vacation I have been on! Such a lovely, warm & inviting home! Thank you Sharlene! The whole family found it difficult to leave!

This was the first road trip for our 9 month old son. He LOVED being there! My husband and I are eager to return. In fact, I'm looking at carving out time to do just that as soon as we can!

I wouldn't go anywhere else!

Thank you again!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leavenworth WA
5

Our stay at the Spirit of Curlew exceeded all our expectations, thank you Sharlene!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Spirit of Curlew was very relaxing with great views of the lake and all the amenities we had hoped for. Sharlene was very helpful and exceeded all our expectations! We have recommended the property to our friends and look forward to staying again. The property has so much to offer from relaxation to kayaking or just enjoying the outdoors and the lake. We had a great vacation!, thank you Sharlene & Jeff!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chattaroy, Wa USA
5

Great Get-A-Way

  • 5 of 5

My family and myself stayed at the Spirit of Curlew over the Labor Day weekend; we had a very enjoyable stay. We found the home to be clean, spacious, well decorated and in some ways unique.

We were able to have a quiet weekend, we enjoyed hiking (the nearby railroad trestle trail) and I enjoyed kayaking the beautiful lake. We enjoyed a camp fire in the wonderful fire pit.

I would recommend this vacation home to any of my friends or family.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Meritt Field
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Firehouse Brewery, Republic
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Kellers
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Christina Lake BC
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Hwy 21
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Tamarack Pizza in Republic
Nearest Ski
39 Miles
Chewelah
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Curlew Lake State Park
Car: recommended

NE Washington near Republic & Merritt Field Airport.

Other Activities: Parasailing, horseshoes, shopping, boating, wildlife viewing, spas, kayaking, snowmobiling, fishing, ATV's and dirt bikes, birding, fossil hunting, gold panning and rock climbing.

Republic is a historic productive gold mining town located in the northeast corner of Washington state, in Ferry County. Although off the beaten path, the rewards are too many to list. The views throughout the Okanogan Highlands are truly spectacular, the wildlife is abundant... its like going back 100 years to a simpler time.

Our home overlooks the 8 mile length of gorgeous Curlew Lake from the north end. The lake is a great place for recreational fishing and boating. We provide four kayaks for our guest's use.

In downtown Republic you can explore Stonerose Center and learn of the geologic history of this amazing area.

Winding nearby is the scenic Kettle River, which flows up and down from British Columbia into Washington and back up again. A very popular place for fishing, wildlife viewing including Big Horn Sheep, Moose and Bear, as well as tubing for many fun going families.

Ranches nearby, like Diamond K provide horseback riding adventures. Go to Swan Lake and see (and hear) the Loons as their calls provide a wonderful ambiance for all who take the time to listen. Enjoy.

If you like to snow Ski: Chewelah to the east and Sitzmark to the northwest are each within about a 45 minute drive.

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Rates & Availability

Republic House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off-Season
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$220
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,390
$3,990
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$249
From
$299
Fri,Sat
$1,900
$5,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $100
Lake Boat with Trolling $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.7%

Reservation Refund Policy:
Guests acknowledge that by reserving a stay at Spirit of Curlew Lake they are committing to our limited inventory. If you change your mind and wish a refund, the cancellation must be no less than 60 days prior to your scheduled stay to receive 90% back, the 10% allowing us to recoup booking fees and lost opportunity. If you fail to cancel at least 30 days prior to the scheduled stay the 50% deposit shall be retained and you receive any monies paid above that. If you fail to cancel at least ten days prior to your stay, all monies paid are forfeit and you owe the entirety of the scheduled stay as we wont be able to rebook that inventory. Thanks for your understanding.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Republic House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , tub
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 3 - toilet
    Full 4 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 air mattresses available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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