Starfire Estate - Experience Luxury and Privacy on 104 Acres!
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Sandpoint house description
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” –John Muir, Naturalist, Founder, Sierra Club
Starfire is where you come to live in harmony with nature. Originally designed and built by a famous artist couple, Starfire is a unification of the beauty, energy and independence of Mother Nature, to create a home of serenity, peacefulness, mindfulness and balance.
Located on 104 private and pristine acres, this 7 bedroom, 4.5 bath home took over 5 years to build. Created by musician and artist Andrea Lyman-Pinchera, and her late husband, wilderness artist Stephen Lyman, Starfire is a self-sufficient, family sanctuary that was built as an environmentally responsible, green home. Incredible experiences of art, creativity, craftsmanship and artifacts await your discovery.
Once past the gated private driveway, the road meanders through groves of pine, birch and cedar trees, opening to an Indian Meadow campsite, complete with wildflowers and Teepee. Up ahead, Starfire resides at the base of a natural mountain spring, whose waters fill a pond and provide filtrated water to house. To your right, an organic garden of fruits, vegetables and flowers grow up, worshipping the sun’s rays. Imagine sitting in the Gazebo as you feast on fresh strawberries and contemplate how to prepare today’s “just picked” fresh vegetables.
The front door of Starfire was created by local craftsman using Fir from the site. The entryway sets the tone; filled with earthy colors, textures and natural materials, you’ll discover original art and salvaged doors from antiquity beckoning you to explore.
The living room is anchored by a Russian Masonry fireplace, warming the home levels radiantly in cooler weather. The large front windows capture the strong, morning rays and look out towards the expansive deck, pond, meadows and garden areas. A huge, gourmet kitchen offers all the amenities to prepare wonderful meals and access to a stocked pantry.
As you walk up the stairs, notice the phases of the moon embedded into the wood steps and balustrades carved into wood nymphs. The wood floors, trim and most of the cabinetry were created from salvaged heart pine or lumber milled from trees removed to build the road. The master bedroom offers a large king bed and a skylight for stargazing. Find the secret passageway to the artist studio – a large room where living plants and creative ideas thrive. The master bath offers a luxurious, soft jetted tub, shower and double sinks. Down the hall, you’ll find 2 bedrooms that are mirror images of each other. Both the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms are Full-to-Twin Bunks. Custom ladders in each bedroom allow the adventurous to reach a playroom – where imaginary prisoners are held behind a real 500 year old prison door from Mexico! The two Bunk bedrooms share a “jack and jill” full bathroom.
On the 3rd floor is the Lavender guest room (King bed), access to the playroom, another full bath. Yet another set of loft stairs provide access up to the Sky room. Originally intended to watch lighting storms, the Sky room offers sweeping views of the property and another double bed. The basement level provides 2 additional guest rooms (Queen and Double), full bathroom, a small kitchen, wet & dry root cellars and a 1,400 bottle wine cellar.
A separate Caretaker’s home and Barn provide guests with services and other amenities. The Barn and stables can care for up to 3 horses, as well as provide the power/water/sewer for the largest of RVs. Caretakers live on-site all year long and are available to answer questions.
North Idaho, Lake Pend Oreille and Sandpoint are well known for the amazing breadth and variety of outdoor experiences. At Starfire, you have 104 acres to explore -- and the surrounding area is US Forestry Service lands as well. Elk herds and deer roam through. Moose occasionally use the pond in the dusk and dawn hours. Bring a lunch picnic up to the “Bald Spot” (1.5 mile walk) atop the property and see magnificent views of Lake Pend Oreille and the Green Monarchs. ATV, hunt, cross country ski, snow shoe, hike, fish or canoe in the pond; eat from the organic gardens, count the stars or sleep in the teepee with the kids at night. Explore the custom tree house! There are just so many things to do.
For lake activities, Garfield Bay or Bottle Bay resorts are both just 7 miles away and Sandpoint’s famous City Beach 8 miles away. Bring your boat or Jet Ski and moor at the marina or rent one for a day of water play. We can help guide you to make the most of your vacation.
Starfire is the ultimate in offering a diverse, nature-filled, vacation where you can truly get away from it all. Refresh, restore and align your spirit in harmony with the nature around you.
Because of Starfire’s unique attributes, it is ideal for no more than 10 people. With ladders, lofts, art, expansive forests and a pond, families with grade school children and above will get the most of their vacation. Starfire is also a great place for Retreats: Corporate, Artist, Writing -- please contact us for Retreat Pricing Specials.
- 6700 sq. ft.
- 5 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
Pets Not Allowed:
Pets not allowed in the main home, but a separate barn area is available for horses, RV and boat storage or animals that can stay here. The owners are allergic to most pets and prefer no pets in the main home. A small, low allergen dog considered....moreless
This home is IDEAL for grade school children and above. Ladders from the 2 bunk rooms give entrance to the playroom. This home is *not* great for toddlers & younger children due to the lofts, ladders, railings, pond and acreage all around you. ...moreless
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Iron & Board
- This is an outdoor lover's paradise! Wildlife abounds in every season and this property abuts US Forestry service land. ATV, hiking, snowmobile, snowshoe, cross country, mountain biking trails. Campfires at the Indian Meadow or camp overnight in the Teepee. VERY private. You cannot see the house from the gated front entrance. Only an 8 mile drive to downtown Sandpoint to restaurants, shops, beaches, boating, etc....moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Deck / Patio:
- Ski & Snowboard:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Equestrian Events
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Hunting Small Game
- Hunting Big Game
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Mountain Climbing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Eco Tourism
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Recreation Center
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Located just minutes from downtown Sandpoint, Starfire was created by a famous artist couple to foster a naturalist and harmonious experience with the land. Located on 104 private acres, you'll stay in a luxurious 7 bedroom, 4.5 bath home that is filled with one-of-a-kind craftsmanship, art and magnficent views from every window. Staying here you'll find peace and serenity while enjoying the great outdoors and be awed and amazed at the wildlife that surrounds you. Elk herds, Moose, Deer, Bear, Eagles, Pheasant, Blue Tailed Grouse and many more live here. Food and flowers grown in the organic gardens await you. Visit or stay in the Indian teepee, bring your horse or large RV. Hike or ATV the trails. Snow shoe or cross country ski in winter. Or in summer, bring or rent a boat to nearby Bottle Bay, Garfield Bay or Sandpoint marinas....moreless
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|Christmas, New Years
Dec 13 - Jan 5, 2014
5 night min stay
Jun 27 - Sep 2, 2014
5 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
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Only qualified renters accepted. 10 people maximum. This home is unique and filled with many beautiful and expensive works of art. NO weddings or receptions please.Ideal for people that want to "get away from it all" & connect with nature. Garfield Bay & Bottle Bay Marina just minutes away. Corporate Retreats, Artist Retreats, Writer Retreats, Hunting groups, Women's groups ALL encouraged.
Personal check preferred. Credit Cards, PayPal all accepted with nominal convience fee. 50% down and completed contract reserves your dates. Balance due 60-90 days prior to arrival.
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- Property Damage Protection: $89
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $1000
- Housekeeping: $375 + tax
- Tax Rate 8%
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- Nearest Airport: Spokane International Airport (GEG) at 90 Miles
- Nearest Train: Amtrak - Downtown Sandpoint at 8 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: US 95 at 4 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Various: Bottle Bay Marina, Sandpoint City Beach at 7 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Various at 7 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Schweitzer Mountain Resort at 23 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Elks or Idaho Club at 15 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Various at 5 Miles
Year Purchased: 2005
About: Stuart and Lucinda Daley own several properties around the US, including a vineyard in the Santa Barbara area. They value family, nature, art and are thoughtful and proud stewards of the environment we all live in.
In the Spring of 2005 Stuart and Lucinda Daley were on a quest to find a vacation home in a sustainable environment somewhere other than California. They put an offer in on a large log home situated on its own private lake in Montana. During their travels to Montana they would stop for lunch in Sandpoint, Idaho. On one such stop, they realized that Sandpoint and Lake Pend Oreille are even more beautiful than the Montana property. They engaged the services of a local realtor and began visiting custom built homes from Coeur d’Alene to Bonners Ferry. The realtor learned that the Daleys were looking for something beyond the standard log home. They wanted a home with soul, warmth, and heart. Earlier, while sightseeing through Sandpoint and visiting a local gallery, Stuart had remarked how impressive the now famous ‘Cliff Fire’ paintings of Steven Lyman were. Stuart vowed to eventually have one of Lyman’s works hang in their new home- wherever that might be. The next day the realtor showed them the home that Stephen and Andrea Lyman built. They were amazed to see the original paintings of the ‘Cliff Fires’ gracing the walls of the Starfire house. “ When I saw that artwork on the walls, I knew immediately, we were home” says Stuart. The Daleys marveled at the design and engineering of Starfire and of the home that the Lymans had created. “It typically takes several days in the house before people begin to see all the fine details and craftsmanship that is evident in every room and in every corner” says Lucinda “ We have always respected this home’s history and unique qualities, as well as the powerful energy emanating from the mountains and forest surrounding us. We have tried to maintain the theme of local craftsmanship and green energy throughout the improvements and upgrades over the years. “
The Unique Benefits at this House:
A private, gated driveway insures you'll get away from everyone and everything (except nature of course!). 104 natural acres to explore: hiking trails, Indian Meadow with Teepee, Organic Garden, Archery and Skeet range, Barn with Horse Stables, Natural Springs and Pond with fish, Treehouse.
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Restore your spirit & connect with nature in this 7 BR, 4.5 BA home on 104 acres
Amazing living room with custom finishes everywhere.
Gourmet kitchen with plenty of room for cooks and sous chefs too.
Master bedroom with King bed.
2nd BR w/King bed & luxury linens. Sleep peacefully; awake to birds singing
Bedroom 3 with Full to Twin bunks. Take the ladder to the playroom above.
An Antique room filled with hand made treasures. Double bed in this 6th BR.
The 'Sky' room is that perfect view room. A double bed (not pictured) here too
An additional double bed in the Sky room is accessed by custom loft stairs
All bathrooms are custom and uniquely designed.
Camp overnight at the Indian Meadow in a Teepee that comfortably sleeps 6.
Bring a boat or rent one. Garfield or Bottle Bay are just a few miles away.
Scenic views from the main deck outside.
Incredible views of nature and the 104 private acres in every season.
Dining area sits 10 people with additional deck seating outside.
Master bath is fabulous. Jetted tub and shower too (just not shown here).
Guest room with full bed below, twin above & ladder to secret play room.
5th - 'Bear' bedroom with twin bed & ladder to play area.
7th BR with Queen bed & sitting area. A second small kitchen is close by.
Additional small kitchen in basement adjacent to 2 other bedrooms.
One of a kind doors from around the world and art beckon your exploration
Artist studio with plenty of light.
Spectacular Lake Pend Oreille views await you. A 1 mile hike from the house.
Nicknamed 'Earl', Moose often visit the pond in front of the home.
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