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Eat, Sleep, SKI, and Soak! Leave your car in the driveway and head to the Park!

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom 1bath custom home with cabin decor located close to down town.

This custom 2 BR 1 bath rental property has a queen sofa sleeper, 2 bedrooms and 1 bath upstairs located in a private home. The house is located in the heart of McCall- two blocks from Ponderosa State Park in a quiet neighborhood. Private entrance to upstairs. Perfect for one or two couples or small family. Upper outdoor covered deck with picnic table and outdoor lights. Covered hot tub outside in back yard. A hideaway sofa bed in the living room is a sleeping alternative for children or guests that do not want to share the spare bedroom. The fully stocked kitchen is equipped with enough kitchen ware that you will need to cook a great meal. Just bring your food and beverages! Gas BBQ on upper back deck. Floors are heated with radiant heat. An electric 'wood stove' quickly adds additional heat on cold winter nights. This McCall property is located in the heart of McCall on a paved bicycle and bus route with close proximity to down town and golf course. Easy access to boat launch at the marina or Ponderosa State Park. 5 minutes away from the beaches on Payette Lake. 20 minutes from down hill skiing at Brundage Mountain. (8 miles from McCall. )Amenities include a covered hot tub downstairs, outdoor covered deck upstairs and downstairs and fire pit in large yard. Chop up rounds stacked near fire pit or buy split wood at one of the local supermarkets. Outdoor ski racks for ski storage. Big lot with room for all your "toys." Wireless internet, cable TV. Wild life is often seen right out the back door. White water rafting on the Salmon River in nearby Riggins, Idaho. or the Payette River south of Cascade. NO PETS are allowed upstairs due to owner allergies. The property is not fenced. Use of the furnished garage with 1 queen bed.full bath and washer/ dryer is not part of the standard rental price for stays less than 5 days. Check with owner regarding pets and use of downstairs before booking rental. Owner will NOT

be on property when property is rented but can be contacted by

email if questions arise.

Brand new laundry facilities are located at nearby Aspen Market (5 minutes from the house) on Davis Street. Other facilities are available down down. The neighborhood is a McCall Favorite as it is located on the bike and free city bus route. Close to everything but quiet and peaceful. The bus will even take you and your skis right into Ponderosa State Park if you would like!

More Details

Wendy Hovdey
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 26, 2017

About Wendy Hovdey

The Owner loves McCall and living so close to Ponderosa State Park makes for a wonderful long weekend or vacation! Even on the busiest holiday weekends, the neighborhood is a quiet and peaceful place. Have a barbecue and sit around the campfire after a day hiking,biking, or boating. McCall is a year round recreation area. The fall is spectacular with lots of color and great hiking opportunities.

Owner comes to McCall often and hopes you enjoy your time there as much as she does. Being able to cross country ski or bike/hike right outside the door is a plus! Powder or groomed skiing is phenomenal at near by Brundage Mountain ski area!

Wendy Hovdey purchased this house in 2005

Why Wendy Hovdey chose McCall

This neighborhood is very popular because of it's location to the park, beach and downtown. Mature trees and quiet neighborhood gives a person time to relax and reflect.

The house is nicely furnished with many extras. We bought this property after traveling to

McCall and renting properties in the area. This neighborhood was where we wanted to live and are very happy with our decision!

What makes this house unique

The location and comfort of this home can provide you and your family for the ultimate McCall holiday. The house is located on a large lot with plenty of privacy.Comfortable new beds and cozy lodge type furnishings will enhance your McCall stay. Upstairs living allows a tree house feel and avoids "cabin fever".

Mature trees and park like setting make it a great place to spend your winter or summer vacation or a special getaway weekend anytime! The living space expands to the outdoors in summer where there is plenty of room for a campfire, barbecue or outdoor games. Room for your boat or other toys in the driveway or on the lot.

Private hot tub lets you spend time outside any season and star gaze at night.


McCall House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • 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 , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , located in garage.
  • Walk in shower. 'Rain' shower head. Two rolls of toilet paper will be provided per booking. Please bring extra. Cabin will be stocked with towels for occupancy of 4 unless otherwise notified. Please bring your own hot tub or beach towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa sleeper in living room.
  • Upstairs Unit sleeps one-four adults comfortably. Pull out sofa bed can accommodate up to two more. Note: an additional charge of $25.00 per person per night over 4 people.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
The owner has spent a lot of time recreating in McCall. Feel free to request additional information regarding food, recreation and great hikes in the area. Because of the high cost of maintaining the hot tub during the winter, the hot tub is set at 100 degrees. Just turn it up an hour before getting in and down prior to getting out. Please add chlorine before you leave the property in consideration of the next guest. Follow instructions on the hot tub cover on use of the "cover lifter" properly.


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Eat, Sleep, SKI, and Soak! Leave your car in the driveway and head to the Park!
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Great stay for a few days in the summer

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this cabin. It is well maintained and the owner is really nice and helpful. We were here for the eclipse, but hope to return to enjoy McCall and the surrounding area.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this cozy cabin in the woods. We usually camp in the park but this summer called for a little different adventure- I am 7 months pregnant and I wanted to sleep in a real bed for our annual McCall vacation. It was perfect for our little family of three and a half. We have stayed in other properties and I would say this was the best stocked and most homey feeling property. We will definitely keep this in mind for future summer "camping" spots.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and beautiful! Loved The hot tub!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and will definitely go back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Stevens,WA

Wonderful getaway cabin

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I throughly enjoyed our stay at this fully equipped cabin in McCall. Comfy bed, well stocked kitchen with all the conveniences of home. BBQ on deck and a well kept up hot tub as well. The neighborhood was very quiet, we also saw some deer wondering around the cabins! We spent our days exploring nearby Lake Payette and Ponderosa State Park as well as some drives along Hwy 95. The owner very responsive to all of my questions throughout the whole process from start to finish.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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The Best!!!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was absolutely cozy! Everything you would need available to you. Wendy was extremely helpful and answered all our questions and concerns. Would absolutely stay here again. Even during the Winter Carnival it was so quiet and peaceful!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great escape to nature!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at Snowflake's Escape! The wildlife, quick access to the state park, lake, downtown shops and restaurants, and quiet neighborhood all made for a wonderful stay. The golf course is very close, too. Wendy's home has every amenity you could need, and she was prompt in responding to our questions. My family can't wait to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Golf Course.
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
McCall Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 55
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
lots of local restaurants are available
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Brundage Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Ponderosa Park
Car: recommended

McCall is a destination resort town located on beautiful Payette Lake. Rental property is centrally located in a quiet, desirable neighborhood within walking distance to downtown McCall. Ponderosa State Park is two blocks from the house. Hiking and biking trails along the lake during the summer. Cross country skiing and snow shoeing in winter. The free bus to downtown comes by the property every hour during the day. Lots of activities are available that are sure to please all age groups. Manchester ice rink, snow tubing at the activity barn and multiple areas to cross country ski as well as downhill skiing at Brundage Mountain ski area and Tamarack Ski area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $200

Owner is willing to reduce nightly rate 10% for length of stays over 3 nights unless during holiday/special event booking Deposit will be refunded immediately after maid service is completed. Renters have option by paying by credit card on VRBO site, cash or check deposit to US Bank. A rental agreement needs to be completed to release owner of any liability for personal loss or injury.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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