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Perfect Log House on Hayden Lake

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Hayden Lake House Rental Photos and Description

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
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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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 21 traveler reviews

Perfect Log House on Hayden Lake
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 25 reviews

Gorgeous! The view alone is outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

Decided to take a mini vacation to Silverwood and found this gem!

Everything you would need is provided and then some! Beautiful location right on the lake! The view is outstanding! Being right off of the sandbar was a plus for our beginner swimmer - he loved to be standing in the middle of the lake.

Diana was immediate in responding to our questions and is lovely.

Hope to be the first of many stays here!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love this place!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay and it was as wonderful this time! We can't wait to come back. Perfect dock, living space and quiet. Thanks Diana for sharing you paradise with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family was looking for a long weekend getaway where we could disconnect from work, relax and create memories for our two children (ages 4 and 2). This cabin and location delivered with peace, quiet and lake amenities that exceeded our expectations. The cabin is homey in all the right ways, with a fully appointed kitchen, open concept and living room with two awesome leather chairs - perfect for morning coffee or relaxing at the end of a long day on the lake. Amenities at the lake include a secluded beach, with sand that our children loved and a paddle boat, canoe and kayak for exploring. One note of caution: Young children should always be accompanied on the path to the lake - it's rather steep and although there's a railing, a misstep could result in a fall. Diana (owner) was very accommodating and friendly, as were the neighbors. Overall, a wonderful experience - we'll consider coming back! Thank you Diana!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, quiet, and beautiful cabin on Hayden Lake

  • 4 of 5

We had a great experience this weekend at the log house on Hayden Lake. We have 2 kids, ages 9 and 4, and they were more that happy. We were greeted by a plate of cookies on the counter when we arrived, and the lights were on for us. We loved going out on the paddleboat, and the kids enjoyed catching small bluegill right off the dock. The beds downstairs were very comfy. We did need a fire upstairs due to the colder weather, but it was easy to use, and very cozy. We also enjoyed the firepit out front and roasted some marshmallows. I will deffinitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Easy access to both Triple Play Amusement park and Silverwood Theme Park.


Rates & Availability

Hayden Lake House Rental Rates

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Sep 7 2016 - Nov 8 2016
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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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Hayden Lake 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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