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Pend Oreille River lakefront home, 15 minutes from Sandpoint, ID

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Beautiful views, custom dock, and amenities for all ages in all seasons.

Location: Laclede, Idaho.

Near Sandpoint, Idaho (15 minutes), Spokane, Washington (closest airport, 1 hour), and Coeur d'Alene Idaho (1 hour).

Custom built lakefront home and dock to accommodate a vacation year-round. Beautiful scenic views with access to the river from the house, having Riley Creek Campground just down the road and Sandpoint/Schweitzer Mountain just a short drive away make this location a site full of almost any opportunity desired.

The summer is filled with water activities like boating, paddle boarding, swimming, fishing, and kayaking, while the winter offers a full list ranging from skiing to hunting to snowshoeing.


-4 bedrooms (1 king bed, 2 queen beds, 2 twins)

-1 queen futon, 2 couches (sleeps 10 comfortably)

-2 full baths


-Central heating and air conditioning with additional gas fireplace

-Central vacuum system

-Stainless steel appliances (gas stove, refrigerator with ice and water built into the door, dishwasher, and microwave)

-Pots, pans, silverware, coffee maker, blender, etc.


-Dock with area to jump into the river or fish, 2 jet ski lifts, and room for three boats (one covered boat lift with remote and area for two boats on dock whips)

-Hot tub


-Covered front porch deck with stainless steel barbecue, stainless steel beverage cooler, table, and gas heater

-Uncovered deck halfway between front porch and dock areas

-Pergola and chair swing

-Water feature and beautiful landscaping

Summer Season:

The water level will typically be up sometime between Memorial Day and mid to late June depending upon expected snow melt run-off. We offer a 30 foot dock which has a remote controlled, covered boat lift, as well as room for two other boats on boat whips, and two jet ski lifts. When the water level rises it is only a 1-2 foot jump from the dock into the water where kids and adults love to swim and paddle board. Approximately 3-3.5 feet deep at the most shallow portion of dock and 15 feet deep at end of dock. Great water ski area, especially if you are willing to wake up early or go on a weekday! If you'd rather not jump into the water you can walk a few minutes down to Riley Creek Campground where there is a beach area, playground, and large grassy area to play in.

Sandpoint, ID is just a 15 minute drive away, or 10 miles by boat. There are a ton of local shops, breweries and wineries, and a beach area where you can rent water equipment.

Fall Season:

The trees turn color in the fall and this is a great time to keep a lookout for hawks, eagles, and other birds along the river. This is one of our favorite times of the year to enjoy the cooler weather, pick apples from the trees in the backyard, and utilize the gas fireplace in the evening. There is an outside fire pit and hottub for use, and it's a wonderful time to go on a hike in Sandpoint. We love sitting by the fire and watching the Seahawks or playing board games and watching movies!

Winter Season:

Enjoy the gas fireplace after a good day of skiing, snowboarding, or tubing at Schweitzer Mountain, or go snowshoeing or cross country skiing in the untouched snow at Riley Creek Campground right down the road. Property is 20 minutes from base of Schweitzer Mountain and a 2-car garage is available so you can park inside. My kids love coming to the cabin before they go to Schweitzer, followed by the hot tub when they return home for the evening. There is plenty of room, as well as snow, to build some snowmen or have a great snowball fight!

Spring Season:

Spring is a great season to visit because of the quietness in the area. If you are looking for a place to get away and soak up some family time this is the perfect place. Make some coffee in the morning, go on a hike, play games, hottub, and watch the wildlife.

We have a professional property manager and the property is professionally cleaned between each rental.

For reservations and rates, please contact us at the phone number below.

Watercraft rentals are available in Sandpoint, Idaho (power boats, kayaks, paddle boards, fishing boats, skis, wakeboards, tow tubes, and other safety equipment). Ski equipment can be rented at Schweitzer Mountain.

Reservation agreements will be sent to our travelers.

Thank you,

Raymond Harding

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Raymond Harding
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2018

About Raymond Harding

I am a retired shop teacher who likes to build, renovate, and rent properties and my wife is a teacher as well. We finished building this home when our kids were in middle/high school and our family loves to enjoy time away from the busy city of Spokane and chaos of life to come spend time together relaxing at this home in Idaho, no matter what the season.

Raymond Harding purchased this house in 2002

Why Raymond Harding chose Laclede

This property has all the amenities you might need - spacious with plenty of sleeping areas and bathrooms, washer/dryer, appliances and cookware, air conditioning, hottub, firepit, dock with space for boats and jet skis, etc. It's close enough to Spokane where driving to the big city doesn't feel like a hassle, but far enough away to make you feel disconnected. It's a short walk to Riley Creek Campground with a beach area and playground, and a short enough drive to Sandpoint for local shops or to go to Schweitzer Mountain. It's beautiful in any season and there's no limit on the amount of outdoor activities you can find to do in this area.


Laclede House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Towels, soap, toilet paper and blow dryer available.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - Master - 1 king , Private deck with scenic view (upstairs).
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Access to main floor deck with gazebo (main floor).
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , (upstairs)
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Stair stepper located in this room (main floor).
    Extra Sleeping Areas - 1 sleep sofa /futon , One queen size futon (upstairs) and two couches (main floor)
  • All bedding provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Iron man special rates. Sandpoint offers a beautiful mountain for skiing, a whole host of dining and shops for everyone, and as many outdoor activities as you could fit in. We suggest visiting the Laughing Dog Brewery in Sandpoint for a sampler of beer and a 'dog bowl' of chips, popcorn, and pretzels. Save money and visit our son's store, the Spokane Alpine Haus, to get a great deal on ski or paddleboard rentals!


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Pend Oreille River lakefront home, 15 minutes from Sandpoint, ID
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Great accommodations in a beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

All the comforts of home, easy access and lots of outdoor living space as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boise, ID

Can't Wait to Come Again!

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I and our families were looking for a place to get away and enjoy a week of vacation on the water, and we could not have found a better place! First off, the house is Spectacular! It sits right on the water with a gorgeous view of the river (looks more like a lake as the river is quite large). We had plenty of indoor and outdoor space to accommodate our large group. The inside was clean and tidy when we arrived with an open floor plan where our family could socialize while cooking meals or playing cards. The house has four bedrooms, so each of us had our own space. They even have a loft area where the kids could sleep on the futon and they felt like they were in a fort! The deck on this house is amazing!!! We were outside much more than inside and it did not disappoint! This house features a wrap around deck with plenty of seating, all with good views of the river. The dock was also where we spent a large majority of our time. We loved being away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but were pleasantly surprised that we could take our boat over to a little restaurant across the river called Willow Bay. We met some great people there, and enjoyed the community atmosphere. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a vacation on the water. We are definitely coming back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spokane, WA

Perfect week on the Pend Oreille River

  • 5 of 5

Simply put, my expectations were blown away. Raymond has built an incredible house that immediately felt like a home away from home. Every moment of every day was special. We had coffee on the porch overlooking the river in the mornings, skiing on the river and laying on the dock during the day, and bonfires each night. Ray was great to work with and catered to our needs very well. Along those lines, the property was very well taken care of and sparkling clean upon our arrival. We ended up going back for the winter season as well, and it was a perfect jumping off point for Schweitzer. Home cooked breakfast in the morning followed by a warm fireplace at night were perfect bookends to our ski trip.

Cannot recommend more highly, five stars.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2013
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Spokane International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Klondike / Willow Bay
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Sandpoint, Idaho
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Klondike / Willow Bay
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Riley Creek Campground
Car: recommended

We are located a few houses down from Riley Creek Campground which offers a beach area, playground, boat launch, and evening stories by the Idaho Forest Service during the summer months. We have a dock to swim off of with a boat lift, two other areas to dock a boat, and two jet ski lifts at our home. Sandpoint, ID, 15 minutes away, is a beautiful place to check out some local shops, go beer/wine tasting, head to the beach, or go on a hike. If you are looking for a bigger shopping trip, Spokane, WA has many malls, casinos, and bars, and Silverwood Theme Park is also only about an hour away.

During the winer Riley Creek Campground is untouched and a beautiful place to snow show or cross country ski. Have a bonfire in our fire pit outside close to the hottub, or stay inside by the fire watching movies, reading books, or playing games.

This area is full of activities, amenities, and opportunities for a wonderful vacation no matter the season.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $1,000

General clean up charges of $250.00 dollars, (two hundred fifty dollars) for administrative responsibilities will be deducted from your damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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