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Jeanelle and Jack Shields

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Lover's Getaway, Spiritual Retreat,

59 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Lake Pend Oreille House Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 2 baths, sleeps 2

If you are looking for a romantic lover's getaway/spiritual retreat 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 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.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
Jeanelle and Jack Shields (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Jeanelle and Jack Shields

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.

Jeanelle and Jack Shields purchased this house in 1997

Why Jeanelle and Jack Shields chose Lake Pend Oreille

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 4.983051 based on 64 reviews

Serene Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just celebrated his birthday in a very special place. What a beautiful setting and such great views. We couldn't ask for a more relaxed, quiet getaway! Loved laying in bed watching the clouds, just dreamy! We felt so pampered with all the special treats provided by Jeanelle, from the flowers, wine and delicious farm fresh eggs! Everything was better than expected. Can't wait to make another trip, hopefully for a longer period of time! Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Tapps, WA


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time and look forward to returning in the future. The view is beautiful and the house is adorable. The hostess has thought out every nook and cranny and it feels like you are staying in a good friend's home. It allowed us to truly get away from it all in a busy season of our lives. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Little Piece of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

The reality of how gorgeous and wonderful this property actually is cannot be captured fully in the already beautiful photos! It is like stepping into a dream -- the property itself, inside and outside, is absolutely dreamy -- comfortable, well-maintained, every single little, bitty item you could imagine needing or wanting has already been thought of and provided. The view is more stunning than any photo could ever appear -- let me just say it will take your breath away. Jnell is an absolute delight and could not be more helpful, accommodating or thoughtful! If you're looking for a romantic, peaceful, quiet, beautiful, wonderful getaway, you simply cannot find a better spot than the "Lover's Getaway." My husband and I may just have to make this spot an annual event, because it's guaranteed to be a wonderful time! Thank you SOOOO much for sharing your beautiful place with us, Jnell & Jack!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Totally exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

The photos of the property do accurately portray the beautiful decorating and comfort of the property. The photos of the scenery, not so much. You can't possibly capture the absolute beauty and serenity of the lake and the mountains. They were spectacular. Jeanelle was spot on in providing everything we could possibly need. If we are ever back that way again, we will definitely try to spend more time.

Fantastic!, Thank you Jeanelle and Jack!

Bruce and Joni


  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonds, WA

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We love this place! This is our second stay at the Garden of Eagen and had another wonderful, relaxing, peaceful week. Fresh eggs from happy hens, a growler full of ice cold beer and the best view around. We had everything we needed and loved that there were tips on where to go and what to see. Jeanelle and Jack have a special house and we are so lucky that they are able to share it with us. Our little dog Maggie ran right in and settled on the deck in the sunshine. We both felt like we had escaped the day to day work week and really were able to relax and enjoy nature. We are already planning our return!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

Never had I thought I'd want to go to Northern Idaho, let alone Idaho in general. I found this place completely by accident and am so glad I did. I had managed a surprise trip for my husband as a getaway for us -- without our children for once -- and the Garden of Eagen could not have been a better place to do this.

I'll admit that I was a little anxious about arrival. We were in a place I never thought I'd want to go, in the middle of nowhere, and this was my first experience with a VRBO property. I could not be more happy with this choice. Jeanelle was always prompt and thorough in responding to my emails in the months prior to arrival, and was accommodating the whole trip, without being intrusive.

The listing description is a little misleading --- it's actually WAY BETTER than the pictures let on. This place is not a home you stay in, but an experience you feel. I have sung the praises of the property and the service provided by Jack and Jeanelle to every person I have come in contact with in the week since our return. My husband has bragged to his doctor at appointments, gas station attendants, and every person in between.

Honestly, I thought we would do more around town, but we didn't want to leave the home. We did make an afternoon ride into Montana one day (such an easy, beautiful drive). We also took advantage of the Sandpoint Seaplane and rode over the Cabinet mountains and Lake Pend Oreille to witness the spectacular scenery from an aerial perspective -- absolutely breathtaking.

There are a few other properties nearby, but we never saw or heard a single other person on the mountain and, though there was some traffic on the road below, it wasn't really noticeable over the sounds of nature. The train track was somewhere even further below (I never saw it), but thought the occasional sound of a train passing by was charming.

Jeanelle and Jack have done an incredible job stocking this home with everything you could need while experiencing the Garden of Eagen, and the home was clean, neat, an incredible attention to detail, and has the perfect floor plan - truly something for everyone.

Although the trip from Nashville, TN is a LONG way, it was so worth it to experience each other, nature, and the tranquility of this home. I am so glad we found this place and we will be back!

Morgan and Tre' Johnson

Nashville, TN

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Spokane International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Beyond Hope Resort
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Jack Nicholus designed Idaho Club
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 200
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Floating Restaurant
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Schweitzer Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Pend Orielle
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

Sandpoint House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall Off Season
Oct 24 2016 - Nov 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
April tax special
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late spring early summer
May 12 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 16 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

We prefer payments by check. We ask for half the rental rate up front and the balance in cash upon arrival or by check in advance enough to clear. Send checks to
Jeanelle Shields
123 B Providence Rd
Sandpoint, Idaho, 83864

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Lake Pend Oreille 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 ...
  • Resort ...
  • 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
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • 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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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