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Lakefront Guest House - Private Dock -All Modern-Sleeps 6

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The Lil Bear Lair


Last updated: 05/13/2010

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Sandpoint house description

We call it the 'Little Bear Lair.' It is a free-standing home on a one acre lakefront property. Familiy friendly wooded setting, with swimming, sunbathing and boating right there! Dine on the patio or at the Eagle's Nest--a covered deck extending over Lake Pend Oreille. Or just sit by our creek orjunior koi pond. Be sure to read the reviews of our past guests to discover what features they most enjoyed!

Tie up your boat or jet ski alongside your 40' private dock. Also a great spot for fishing, sunbathing or swimming.

It's about two miles to central Sandpoint: a 5' drive, 10' by boat, 20' by bike (2 provided) or 45' on foot over a safe pedestrian/bike only bridge.

The Liittle Bear Lair is is your private home (not a unit in a crowded condo complex or in a close grouping of cabins with a noisy neighbors).

The Little Bear Lair features WIFI, CATV,two TVs, two bedrooms (one with a queen bed (pictured), and one with two twin beds added 2013) plus a queen bed sleeping loft. There is an open living room/dining room with a queen futon. Six (or more in a pinch) can sleep in cozy comfort.

The loft, accessilble by a spiral staircase (pictured), is most popular with youngsters and teens, but not recommended for kids under 5 years of age. There's a TV-DVD player up there too and tons of DVDs.

Everything--bedrooms, kitchen and bath has tile flooring, and kitchen is modern with full size refrigerator, dishwasher and electric smooth top stove. All built 2005 and remodeled 2013.

The Eagle's Nest, a private seating area extends over Lake Pend Oreille for your morning coffee, cocktails, reading and relaxing.

On site parking for 2-3 vehicles, boat trailers. No big RVs please.

WI-FI, CATV with 2 TVs (one big screen), DVD library, two DVD players.

Small pets allowed with separate fee of $20 per day per pet.

Two cruiser bikes and kid's bike and toddler trike available for free use.

Three restaurants are within a five minute walk--Forty Five South, a first class indoor/outdoor facility adjacent to the Lodge, Sandpoint's newest and finest hotel, a Sushi restaurant inside the lodge, and a local's bar and grill across the street.

What's close by: It's a one-half hour drive south to either Silverwood Amusement and Water Park, or north to Schweitzer Mountain's recreation area. Beautiful Couer d'Alene, Idaho with great shopping and dining is just 45 minutes away. Spokane and it's airport is an 80 minute drive. A little more than an hour to the Canadian border. Four hours to Glacier National Park.

Hosts: Fred and Brenda live onsite in a separate home and are happy to take care of all of your needs. We strive to be helpful, but not intrusive.

Tip: If you don't know the Lake Pend Oreille area, stick with Sandpoint or Sagle for a waterfront experience with easy access to Sandpoint's amenities. Other lakefront areas, while beautiful--Hope, Dover, Bottle Bay, Comeback Bay--are typically 30 minute (or more) twisty drives from the Sandpoint shopping, restaurants, parks, theatre, marina and beach. We're five minutes away.

Note 1: Check out the Satellite view on the map in the listing--it's the center property with the white boat next to the dock whick is shaped like a hockey stick. If the map doesn't show up correctly in your browser, then go to Google maps and enter '423 Lakeshore Drive, Sagle, Idaho 83860.'

Note 2: For several reasons, we don't use the calendar feature in vrbo. Always check with us, and book early in the year--January or February to get the top summer weeks.

Note 3: While we give first preference to weekly rentals Saturday to Saturday, sometimes there are openings for more or less than seven days.

Hope to see you here!

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1050 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Twenty-one. ...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Yes. Note there is a spiral staircase to upper loft bedroom loft which children love, but the staircase may not be suitable for adults with physical limitations or very young children....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Immediate expulsion for smoking on the premises with no refunds of prepaid rents....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Small pet allowed with prior permission of owners, and separate fee. $20/day per pet. ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Bedroom 1


          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            Second bedroom added 2013, off the main bedroom...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s): 2 queen

            Futon in living/dining area converts to queen bed. ...moreless

          • 5 total beds: Three queen beds including futon n living room. and two twin beds. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1


          • Modern bathroom accessible through master bedroom. May be a privacy issue. ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Our guesthouse is a free standing compact home which is not part of a condominium or rental complex. We live on the property in a separate home, and are available to you at all times, but will not intrude on your privacy. ...moreless


              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo:

                CD player, radio. ...moreless

              • Television:

                47' TV with DVD player and Roku for internet access....moreless

              • Toys:

                On request. ...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Two TVs, 18' and 47', Two DVD players, large DVD feature film library including many children's titles. DVD rentals available in area too....moreless


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Shuffleboard
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Lake View
              • Lakefront:

                The guesthouse is on one acre, directly on Lake Pend Oreille. ...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Views of Idaho, Washington and Montana mountain ranges from the grounds...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Parasailing
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Dining:

                Indoor seating for 4 at table and 2 at an elevated bar height table....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Baseboard and space heaters. ...moreless

              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                3 queen bed sets, 2 twin bed sets provided, towels, washcloths. ...moreless

              • Mobile Phone:

                Cell phone service is very good for most carriers....moreless

              • Parking:

                Space for car or truck and a boat trailer....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Area for boat, trailer parking. No RV parking....moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Wireless Internet


              • Coffee Maker:

                Standard auto coffee maker. ...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Complete kitchen set up--utensils, pots, pans, dishes, cutlery for all your mealtime needs. Special items furnished on request. ...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Fully stocked. ...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                Coffee maker, blender, toaster, etc....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator:

                Full size refrigerator....moreless

              • Stove:

                Full ceramic top stove and oven. ...moreless

              • Toaster


              • Boat
              • Deck / Patio:

                A shaded patio diniing area plus a covered roof top over the large dock features a dining table extending over Lake Pond Oreile. ....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Lawn / Garden


              Write a review 5
              from 10 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Jun 13 - Jun 30, 2015
              3 night min stay
              July-August 22
              Jul 1 - Aug 22, 2015
              7 night min stay
              August 22-Sept 7
              Aug 23 - Sep 7, 2015
              5 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Cleaning $95
              • Pet Fee $20
              • Tax Rate 8%


              Check by mail is preferred (ask for our current mailing address) or bank wire, paypal.

              Available 6/15/2014 to 9/15/2014 only. No winter rentals.

              One-half (50%) at time of booking and balance (50%) due within 60 days of arrival. Full return of payments if re-rented at same rate.

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              The property's calendar has not been updated in over 54 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability



              Keep your watercraft dockside for the duration of your stay. Sunbathe, swim or fish on the long dock.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2003

              About the owner: We, Fred and Brenda Daily, divide our time between Florida and Idaho--living half the year on the beach and half on the lake. For us, it is the best of both worlds! We lived in San Francisco and Lake Tahoe before we discovered the Sandpoint area. It was love at first sight. We bought our home on our first day here with no regrets! You're invited to share this special place with us. Questions? Contact Fred and Brenda at

              Why the Owner Chose Sandpoint:
              One look at the lake, mountains and wildlife will tell you why we live here!

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Please read the Feedback comments. Over half of our guests are returnees or their friends! We can provide direct contact information with some of our return guests so you can get first-hand accounts of their experiences at the Little Bear Lair.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english


              • The Lil Bear Lair

                The Lil Bear Lair

              • Sleeping loft with queen bed, dvd player

                Sleeping loft with queen bed, dvd player

              • Bedroom of Lil Bear Lair

                Bedroom of Lil Bear Lair

              • View of dock, covered seating area over Lake Pend O'Reille

                View of dock, covered seating area over Lake Pend O'Reille

              • Kitchen/dining with staircase to sleeping loft

                Kitchen/dining with staircase to sleeping loft

              VRBO #183583

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              This listing was first published here in 2008.

              Date last modified - Sunday, November 09, 2014

              $179 - $269 per night (USD)

              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

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              Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 05/13/2010
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