|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
We looked for years for this wonderful lake and house!!
The lake had to be close to a major airport. Hayden Lake is 45 minutes by car due east from Spokane, Washington International Airport, a small comfortable airport with direct flights from many cities across the United States.
The house had to be close (but not too close) to good shopping and restaurants. It is about 20 minutes from the town of Hayden, with all the big box stores, Costco, Home Depot, markets, book stores and shopping. And it is close by (about 30 minutes from our home) to the charming and more bustling town of Coeur D'Alene, with it’s larger lake, historic main street, arts festivals and great restaurants. (As an added plus, this area of Northern Idaho is known for over 50 great golf courses!)
We didn’t want the lake to be too big or too small.
We looked at a number of lakes that were too big, Flathead Lake in Montana, Lake Powell in Utah (no houses on the lake and 2000 miles of shore line.) Hayden Lake is just right with 40 miles of shoreline and plenty of coves and inlets. We have never seen it crowded in the three summers that we had visited, even on Saturday or Sunday in the middle of July and August!
Hayden Lake is shallow enough to be warm in the summer. For those of us who hate cold water, you can swim in the lake without a wet suit in the summer months.
My wife only wanted a site with afternoon sun which means we had to be on the east side of the lake but facing the west. I wanted a home that was not high up on the mostly high shorelines where many homes have lifts or extensive flights of stairs (about 3 stories high) to go from the beach and dock to there house. That was not easy, but we prevailed.
Our house is in an almost private cove with a gently sloping lot very close to the shoreline. The lot is situated between two vacant lots and the cove is known as one of the best fishing spots on the lake. We have a boat dock slip and a two person kayak that guests are welcome to use.
The house is about 3,200 sq ft. on the water’s edge. It is on two levels with 3 bedrooms, two dens and two bathrooms with private beach and dock to boot! There is even a full size doll house for fun, that has two bunk beds in it!
This home will sleep 8-10 people. Each bedroom has a queen size bed, the upstairs den has a sleeper couch as does the downstairs den, and the oversized utility room has a trundle bed which will sleep two (two single mattresses).
It has a complete kitchen with marble counter tops, washer and dryer, TV’s, and it is internet connected.
Please come and enjoy our wonderful home.
Keywords: Waterfront, Beach,Family,Private,Lake Front, Lakefront,on lake
This home has more room and is even nicer than the pictures. Two families had plenty of room. We brought our boat and scooters and totally enjoyed our time. It was one of those rare times when I felt I got a true vacation. After boating around the whole lake, we felt that this location was among the best on the whole lake. All the little "extras" like the boat, kayak and floaties were a nice addition. The owners were very nice and communicated well.
This home lived up to our expectations and beyond! Located in a serene little bay with lots of privacy. The paddle boat and kayak were a real kit with all of us....grandparents and adult children with grandkids! We also rented a ski boat from a company not on the lake, KJ Watersports and they were great.... Delivered the boat to the lake with all the gear that we requested. And then came to pick it up from the lake. Much more affordable than the marina rentals on the lake! The outdoor shower was awesome... Would love to go back every year but it is so far away from San Diego. Owners were very helpful with any questions we had. Highly recommend this beautiful home away from home!😊 All the other reviews were right on!!!
My girlfriends and I gathered here from different parts of the county to reconnect and spend some time together after too many years of being apart. Rick and Jan were friendly and attentive in their email and phone conversations, and with this being my first VRBO experience, were patient and knowledgeable as they helped me through the process. When the first lady arrived ahead of the rest of us, she texted: "This place is so awesome! Hurry up!" She did not over-state in the least. The home was neat and unassuming from the road entrance, but then it went to amazing as soon as we walked in the door.
We loved the big & open living room, dining room, kitchen, and deck where we spent most of our time when we weren't on/in the lake or sunning/fishing on the grass and dock. We didn't even use the big living area downstairs! It was cloudy and drizzly during the mornings and afternoons except for one day, so we spent that day outside and in the water as long as possible. The water temp was okay even that early in the summer. We really enjoyed the kayak and peddle boat too! There are lawn chairs and tubes for using outside, and the afternoon on the lawn enjoying the sun and the lake and the easy conversation was just a little bit of what it's all about. And even on the chilly and slightly drizzly mornings, taking the kayak out on the calm, quiet water is a peaceful way to start the day and appreciate the beauty in life, which this property has in abundance. We also saw deer, heron, osprey, eagles, loons...
Everything that we needed was in the kitchen and we prepared some wonderful meals together. The gas fireplace was a bit of a challenge, but the caretaker and owners did everything they could to get it working as soon as possible. (A very minor ripple in paradise.) Everyone said they slept well except the gal who was in the far basement bedroom who said the bed wasn't comfy so she used the trundle mattress on the floor in there instead. The other two beds and even the bed in the laundry room were very comfortable though.
The only thing missing was a designated fire pit, but I wouldn't be surprised if one hasn't been put in by now. I was told that an outdoor shower was built right after we left and we all think that will be quite a bonus for the next time we visit. All in all this is a beautiful and welcoming home in an amazing setting. We enjoyed our stay even more than we anticipated, and it's unanimous that we want to return in 2016!
We arrived about 4:30 on Saturday evening, walked over the front threshold right into a scarlet sunset! It captured our breath and hearts. After quietly closing the front door, we were drawn to the window, where we stood for 30 minutes enjoying its beauty. It wasn't until the sunset had completely faded that we retrieved the luggage from the car. The rest of our stay was an extension of the sunset moment, peaking with a light snow flurry as we prepared to depart. Mother nature had sprinkled us with her powder sugar sweetness.
The home is well designed, accommodating both large and small groups. All necessary amenities were available. The owners are a pleasure to work with. Business transactions were easy and seamless. We frequent many vacation rentals throughout the country and this is by far the best.
Fantastic! All the glowing comments in the other reviews are true. We skied/rode every day. The location on the lake is great. The cove is quiet and secluded. Our grandson caught his fist fish, off the dock. Excellent dock. A lawn to the water and beach at the house is rare, and much appreciate. Our granddaughter (age 3) was enamored with the play house, hosting tea parties for all of us. We watched osprey dive for fish in the cove, and carry them back to the nest. Lots of bird life- sights and sounds- at the house.
Since you are nine miles in by car, stock up at Costco, Safeway, etc in Hayden on your way in. The area is delightful, because everything is available in Hayden, but a short drive to the Lake, and you are in another world.
If you belong to a country club, arrange for reciprical privileges at HLCC. Excellent dining, indoors or out, friendly staff, and it's 10 minutes by boat to their docks.
This was our second time staying at the Hayden Lake House and again it was perfect. There is plenty of room for everyone and all our possible needs were met. It is clear that much time and thought goes into making this place a wonderful place to stay. We appreciated the extra life jackets, beach toys and paddle boat. We had 5 kids with us (of all ages) and there was something for everyone to do. The bay is beautiful and we were able to watch wildlife from the upper deck and the beach. The kids found tadpoles and baby catfish and we watched the resident Great Blue Heron hunt daily. My two-year-old caught a fish! What an amazing experience! I highly recommend this property.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Deposit required to hold dates: 1/2 weekly rate + security deposit + cleaning fee.
Final payment due 90 days before arrival. Cancellation with full refund 60 days before arrival.
Payment by personal check or money order. Payment by PayPal - fee will apply.