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Diana Nottage

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Perfect Log House on Hayden Lake

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

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 7-10)

180 degree view of the lake and mountains! Full morning sun - southern exposure - 150 feet of sandy beaches. This cozy log home is located on Hayden Lake's most scenic bay in a private, secluded setting, near the site of the old Hayden Lake Schoolhouse. View the lake and mountains from every window in the house! Step out onto a large deck and eating area overlooking the lake. The 1600 square foot house has a full working kitchen, furnished with all you need to make this week memorable. It sleeps 6-10 comfortably; camping space is available on the property and there is a forest service campground 1/2 mile away. There are two separate bedrooms; one offers a queen bed and the other contains both a double and a single bed. You'll find a sofa bed and wood stove in the downstairs sitting room. There are three large window seats that convert to sleeping quarters upstairs.

Enjoy swimming, fishing, boating and sunshine from a private 40-foot dock and sandy beaches located on the property. Massages are available by making pre-booking arrangements with Janet Bernhardt (contact her to make an appointment with North Country Massage). See our website for a link to massage and hot stone aromatherapy.

Bring your play clothes, swimsuit and a good book - plan on a week just to kick back and RELAX!

Paddle Boat and Canoe on our private dock for your use.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Diana Nottage (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Diana Nottage

This home was built by my grandfather in 1960. The actual property and 15 acres behind it were actually purchased by him in the 1940´s.

My father remodeled the home and we really want to keep it in the family and the keep the rich heritage for our own grandchildren. We had the idea that other´s may recognize and enjoy the natural beauty and peacefullness of our home. we are sharing it by renting it out to our VRBO guests.

Why Diana Nottage chose Northern Idaho

I bought this home from my dad in 2005. We all brainstormed as to how we would preserve this wonderful place and with the purchase of the property...decided to rent it out. We have many return guests. It is really a special spot in North Idaho. It makes me happy to share our special place.

What makes this house unique

Morning sun! Osprey´s flying overhead. Privacy. We have had some of our most favorite family times at this lake house. The house is set up so you can enjoy peace and quiet. ..time on the large deck. ..and still enjoy family games around the table.

There is room to hike, enjoy the sandy beach that is gradual enough to accomodate a small toddler for wadding or allow diving off the 40´ dock.

I have friends that work for fish and game...they tell me mine is their favorite dock for fishing on the lake. Fish pass right by our dock to feed in the back bay and we are right at the lake side where they enter and exit.

I love being able to watch the water activity at the dock from our deck.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your cabin is SO quiet and peaceful! Thanks so much for a great week
Aug 2010
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based on 17 traveler reviews

Perfect Log House on Hayden Lake
average rating of 4.647059 based on 21 reviews

We loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

After a lovely drive, we arrived just before sunset and we certainly were not disappointed with the beautiful view and cozy house! The deck is wonderful, and the view is perfect. We spent lots of time relaxing out there, drinking coffee and watching birds and squirrels with the binoculars and also the activities happening on the lake. Some kids and counselors from the camp across the way provided a very entertaining kayak race one morning. Also boaters stopped by the sandbar now and then to let their kids and/or dogs play. The kitchen was great and quite roomy. We found everything we needed and really enjoyed preparing all of our meals there all week. If you want to relax and decompress, you will completely enjoy your stay here. Some things to note: 1) because the home is perched up above the lake you get spectacular views, but this also means the short hike down to the beach and dock is steep, so older ones (me) and little ones should use caution. 2) it might be a stretch to sleep 10 people - totally depends on the circumstances. For two single people or a couple with one or two small kids, the bedrooms work just great. If you add an air mattress or two upstairs along with the window seats you could sleep a few more kids, or adults who don't care too much about a private room. Just something to keep in mind. 3) Many will not care about this at all, but the tv is tiny. Probably about the size of a standard computer monitor. It works just fine, but if you do plan to watch anything you may need to scoot up very close to the screen. There you have it, hope this is helpful. The place suited our needs perfectly and we would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location! A little run-down.

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic location right on the lake. We spent 4 days and very much enjoyed the canoe, kayak, paddle boat and fishing. Just across the lake was a sandbar with warm water to play in. Mokins Slough had lily pads blooming. The weather was perfect! We loved watching and listening to the birds (ospreys, loons, ducks, Canadian geese, stellar jays, blue birds and more) and squirrels. Grilling out on the deck was great.

The cabin was comfortable. The kitchen was functional. The downstairs bathroom had a new shower, but the door leaked and the bottom seal fell completely off during our stay. The owner was quick to address the issue with a temporary fix. One good thing was that we didn't feel like we had to worry too much about our kids ruining things. Messes cleaned easily, and the laundry made quick work of used towels.

The only concerns we had were about safety. The stairs down to the beach had solid railing but the deck in front of the boathouse didn't. And it had some rotted boards. For families with very young kids, this would be nerve-wracking.

As mentioned in a couple other reviews, there was a kind of damp "basement" smell downstairs. But with all the windows open it was fine.

Couple of disappointments:

-None of the games in the house were complete. There were cards or playing pieces missing (we made-do with mismatched playing pieces for a game of Sorry).

-None of the float toys in the boathouse held air.

-The seats in the canoe were ripped out (we used the old lifejackets as padding over the hole).

-There were compartments under the window seats in the living room that had musty dirty pillows and blankets. Probably should not have looked...

Overall, we had a great time and if we go to Hayden Lake again, we'll definitely stay here.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beaverton, OR

Log House on Hayden Lake

  • 3 of 5

Pros: Views are amazing! Lake is beautiful! Neighbors are very nice and friendly! Owner was very responsive and professional. Nice stocked kitchen...and great big windows and deck! Nice canoe, kayak, and paddleboat to borrow. Comfy window seats in main room (I ended up sleeping on them). My kids LOVED every second of it! We saw lots of wildlife. Located across from a huge sandbar...perfect place to play with kids.

Cons: No master bedroom. Two rooms are both tiny and cinderblock in the basement. It smells and looks like a damp basement--not inviting. Bathroom smelled of mildew. Washing machine smelled. Luckily is is in sharp contrast with nice upstairs. I slept upstairs to avoid basement. But then it was hard to sleep-in because there were no blinds in main room. No comfortable chairs to lounge...only plastic dining chairs.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our family loved this place.

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed this place very much. We loved having our own private dock with all the water amenities for the kids.

There was never a bored moment. The access to the sandbar was great as we could be in the water playing catch and not worry about it being deep. The fishing kept the kids pretty entertained for hours as well. We will defiantly be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Desert, Ca.

Vince & Maria

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding views, location, accommodations. We so enjoyed our stay, the people we met. a pair of Bald Eagles across the lake where a blast to watch. so much wildlife.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It always makes me happy when people see what I love about this house...It is my favorite. Love the peace of the home and property and the lake. Please come back!!
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Spokane, wa.

Amazing retreat and an even better owner

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed here several times over the last 4 years and we have always had a very peaceful stay. This is even where I proposed to my wife. Diana, the owner, is an amazing person who goes out of her way to make sure we have a great stay every time. We recently had some bad news and Diana did everything she could to accommodate us so that we could get away from everything for awhile and just relax. Anytime we are near Hayden we always stay here on the lake. It is a perfect place to spend our vacations. Thank you Diana for a great stay, every time. Your thoughtfulness and caring personality are very appreciated.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Calvin, for your sweet review. My goal is to always treat my guests as I would my own family. I appreciate your kindness and hope you can return many times, making new memories each time.
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Easy access to both Triple Play Amusement park and Silverwood Theme Park.


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Hayden Lake House Rental Rates

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Mar 1 2016 - Jun 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2016
Jun 7 2016 - Sep 6 2016
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 8.0%

$200.00 holds your reservation until the balance is due 90 days prior to arrival. $300.00 refundable damage deposit is required, you may charge your credit card and have it refunded or you may send me a check that I do not cash - just hold until you leave.

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Northern Idaho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5+
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen with 2 night stands and dresser, Double Beds (1) Double with drop down twin bed, Twin or Single Beds (1) drop down twin bed for child 40# or less, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sofa bed in family room/den with fireplace
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
This is a very special spot on Hayden Lake. My family has resided in this area since the 1930's. My grandfather built this home and my father remodeled it. We enjoy sharing this special place with other families to. keep it in our family

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