|Property type||house boat|
BOOK EARLY SUMMER SPECIAL****BOOK 2 DAYS GET THE 3rd ONE FREE***********you will want day 4,5,6, and 7!!!
GET AWAY from it all and relax, come visit Scenic Bay Marina Floathome community. Stay in our cozy floathome right on the water. No, you don't feel like you are floating, we are totally secure. But go out the front or to the back porch and sit on the water.
We are right in downtown Bayview with our unique water location. We have 2 queen beds, cool front and back door sitting areas, small living , dining and kitchen and then of course......the water around!!!!
Stare out into the gorgeous mountains that surround our bay, have a bbq on our back deck or stroll up and down the boardwalk and meet friendly people.
It is just a short block to downtown Bayview and don't blink, you might miss it....
Bring a few books, a game or two and a love of the outdoors and you will never leave us. We are available until the snow flies so come on down for a visit soon!!!
Perfect for canoes and kayaks, store them right on our back deck, or bring your boat and tie up at our adjacent Scenic Bay Marine.
Close to Sandpoint, with its artistic culture,city beach park and fine dining, 15 minutes from Silverwood Theme Park and Water Park, 5 minutes from Farragut State park for hiking and biking and just 25 minutes to Coeur d'Alene!!
Drive 90 miles north to Canada-this is your perfect home base for all your Northern Idaho activites. Fly into Spokane, rent a car and come on over!!
I love the area, the people are wonderful and the water/mountains/sky are amazing!!!
Owner/Property Manager purchased this house boat in 2002
What a unique experience to own and stay in a floating home. We are the last community of our kind, there is nothing else like it!!!
I love being able to jump into the water out my back door, fish off my deck, eat over the water and canoe all around this amazing lake!!
The delights of the days
Were transcended only by
The gentleness of the glowing
Which melted into the silky darkness of night
The scents and senses of our stay
Will linger in our memories long
After we have departed from your lovely floathouse
Thank you for sharing it with us.
Terri and Richard
I would recommend this wonderful float house to everyone that wants both serenity along with all the necessities that will make the stay worthwhile.
Great location! Loved being able to tie the sailboat up to the house and the kids had a blast jumping off the back deck and swimming. My husband enjoyed sleeping out on the deck as we had some very hot days. Anne is a wonderful booking agent - very helpful. I would have given the house 5 stars but there are a couple things future occupants should be aware of. The "bedroom" is an extension of the living room with a curtain to separate it. A surprise but doable. The bed is a fold out futon which measured about a 3/4 double in size. Also a surprise. The owners have a lot of cutesy decorations around so be prepared to move things to make room for your own stuff. Other than that, it was a fun stay!
I was skeptical about staying in a floating home....but i never felt one movement!! We were right on the water in Gary and Kathy's place and could sit for hours on our private back deck in the evenings gazing at mountains, water, stars and sky. What a dreamland of a vacation spot, and so inexpensive!!
Silverwood is 15 minutes away, and the beautiful, quaint town of Bayview takes you back to a forgone era of time.
We will come again, and even tho this place is little, it is well stocked and we NEVER wanted to leave!!! Thanks to Anne our rental manager and Gary and Kathy, the owners, our summer 2014 was our BEST SO FAR!!!
I had the most amazing time Kathy and Gary's lovely home in Bayview. I was there over a week and they made sure that every thing was absolutely perfect. I needed nothing but my clothes, the place is lovely super clean and the perfect size for me and my visiring guests.I have stayed in many vacation rentals and was so happy that this one had such a fresh scent and very nice linens and towels, everything was as described and I would definitely recommend it to anyone and will be staying there again! thank you Gary and Kathy for making my time so memorable!!
I debated writing a review, but I don't want others misled into paying that price for what you get. It is a small space, but I think much could be done to make your guests feel more welcome.
It sleeps 4, but has dishes for 16 people it seemed. Scale back on the plates, cups, bowls, etc... It's not like there is counter space for all the dirty dishes to accumulate, so service for 8 is more than enough.
Every nook and cranny was taken up by the owner's stuff. Too much "stuff" everywhere. We found 1 1/2 small drawers, otherwise we lived out of suitcases. Our food had to sit out everywhere because there was no space on shelves or in cupboards. Yes...I get the nautical theme...but it is WAY overdone. A few less sailboats, non-functional stools painted with sailboats, etc... I have junk drawers in my home, but this tiny space had several...purge and clean.
The 2nd "queen bed" is a love seat and each side "reclines". This...is lying. Our daughter tried to make it work, but it would constantly sit up on her if she moved much. We found the thin mats under the queen futon (not a real bed) and that is what she slept on. State its a futon and state it is a reclining loveseat...again...it is misrepresenting what you have.
We were thankful we had a boat and could escape to the beaches. Even the chaos of Silverwood was more relaxing.
The rear screen was broken...couldn't enjoy the breezes without the bugs.
The shelf on the wall in the dining room had baskets on it, but the baskets were stuffed with clutter.
I know about living in a small space. We have lived in an RV while awaiting real estate closures. As an owner of a small living space item, it is about getting rid of what you aren't ever going to meaningfully use and storing anything out of season offsite. To find the owner's fake Christmas tree in a possible storage spot was VERY frustrating.
Get rid of the excess...it will make it easier to clean and more inviting to your guests.
Otherwise...stop renting it to people, especially at this rate/night. I do lots of vrbo renting and this is the first bad experience I had.
First the original listing stated 2 queen beds in one room. We arrived to find one futon and two thin floor mats. Luckily we have small children so we made it work. Second their was not enough bedding or pillows for 4 people. Many issues with this home, the slider screen was broken, the BBQ grill did not work and the home was so jammed packed with useless items you had no room for the items we brought. When I emailed the property manager she was super sweet and forwarded my email the owners who were rude and replied "it's a float house not a hotel"! Find another Float House this one is not even worth the money they are charging to rent it!
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Absolutely no smoking, docking boat outside a purchased slip, loudness after 10 or pets that haven't been reviewed by owners.....or deposit will be revoked.