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"This was our first time to northern Idaho and we were very happy to stay at the Osprey Nest. It was my wife, me, our 11 month old and my mother in the cabin. The cabin had everything we needed for an 8 day stay and the size of the deck was great.
My one concern leading into the trip was the high expected temps (95) and that the cabin didn't have A/C. Since the house faces east, only 20% humidity during the day, is shaded by the trees, and has good wind off the lake, temps in the house were never a problem.
The biggest surprise was how close great hiking was to the cabin. About 0.2 miles from the house Gold Hill ascends about 1400 ft in about 3 miles to a great lookout of downtown Sandpoint and the bridges.
In eight days, we were able to mountain bike at Schweitzer, race in the Sandpoint Long Bridge Swim, go charter fishing for Kamloops, hike about 20 miles, bum around Sandpoint a couple days shopping, rent a boat for the day and most importantly just relax by the lake.
On the last day of the trip my wife and I both agreed, it would be hard to take another week long vacation anywhere but Sandpoint and the Osprey Nest."
Guest: MegDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 22, 2015
"My family (Including my three sisters families and my parents) all stayed at Larry's house and had the BEST time. Even with little ones we were able to have fun in the water or entertain them in the house.
The location was amazing with a huge dock. The inside of the house is incredible. Pictures do not do it justice.
I would recommend this place to anyone! Even in the winter I could imagine sitting with a cup of coffee overlooking the beautiful bay!"
Guest: AliciaDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 16, 2015
"Our party was made up of 2 families (total of 11 people) for our week at this wonderful house. The house was perfect for our large group! There are 4 bedrooms on the upper floor and they quite nicely accommodated 2 couples (although the master bedroom is WAY larger than the other room with a queen bed, so deciding who gets the master may be an issue if you have 2 families staying here), 4 young adult ladies (bunk room), my elderly mother (room with double) and two young men (stayed in the LARGE lower floor games room). There are 2 bathrooms (one down and one up). The house was well stocked with all kinds of towels including swim towels and it had a great washer and dryer in the large downstairs bathroom. The kitchen has all the amenities you could possibly need and was well stocked with basics, including plenty of dishes and some spices. The dining table is very large, plus there is a lovely deck out back with more seating area.
The best part of this property is the fantastic gazebo and beautiful dock. We spent much of our time in the gazebo or swimming in the lake when were "home." The lake is clear and warmish and given that we had 90+degree weather each day, we were in the lake at lot! The house came with kayaks, a paddle board, and life jackets of all sizes. Very fun! We rented a boat from Bottle Bay Marina for 3 days and that was one of the highlights of the trip. We took a trip down to Garfield Bay in the boat, docked at the public dock and had ice cream cones from the store there. The young people wake boarded and tubed and had a blast.
Sandpoint is about 30 minutes away, so stock up on groceries your first day. We only had to make one more trip to the store mid-week and we combined that with a night out for dinner.
The only cons of the house was the lack of air conditioning. As I mentioned, we had 90-95 degree weather and it was HOT in the house, especially in the bedrooms. There are ceiling fans which certainly did help. We had also brought a portable air conditioner and floor fans from home which we really appreciated. I know the heat was somewhat uncommon for that time of year, but air conditioning would be a great addition. When we first arrived I was somewhat apprehensive about the one-lane road that splits the house from the grassy area and gazebo. But, there are very few cars on the road and we actually enjoyed walking up and down the road and meeting the friendly neighbors. All in all, a fantastic home and location!"
Guest: Relaxation SeekerDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 10, 2015