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2 Bedroom Guest House, Above Upstairs Garage in Beautiful St. Charles, ID

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 928 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 BR Apartment above garage with kitchen and 1 bath

This cute little 2 bedroom studio above the garage features an open floor plan living room, dining area and kitchen. Large master bedroom area with Queen bed. Second bedroom with bunk bed that has full (bottom) and twin (top). The couch in the living room also pulls out to a queen. It's located on the same property as our home situated on a beautiful 1/2 acre parcel in the country in close proximity to the North Beach area, hot springs, and Minnetonka Caves and just a short drive from Montpellier.

Cathy Rixey
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Cathy Rixey

I am a banker in Wenatchee, WA. Married 35 years to my hubby and we have two children (daughter and son) and two grandchildren (Liam 2 1/2 and Liv 1, who we love more than anything!!). Our favorite travel destinations are anywhere warm, usually on a beach or by a pool, probably Hawaii or any other tropical destination. We love to go on cruises too. We've taken 3 trips to Sandal's with our friends: St. Lucia, Montego Bay Jamaica, and most recently Grenada and South Africa. We also love to go to movies too when we are home or just hang out with friends and family.

We decided to share our property in St. Charles with guests beginning in June 2016. We initially purchased the lot in 2006 with our daughter and son-in-law. They decided to build the house there in 2010 upon returning to the US from a 3 year stay in Brisbane, Australia. From there, we partnered with them to get the house built first in 2010 and the garage was completed in Summer of 2012. They built their lives in Bear Lake for the next 5 years working at Beaver Mountain Ski Resort, Minnetonka Caves, Zions Bank (in Montpellier) and the City of Paris (maintenance). They loved living in this community, made many strong friendships, and even had their first child there at Bear Lake Memorial Hospital. But, after 5 years, and being pregnant with baby #2 (our granddaughter, Liv), they decided to move to Washington to be close to us in the Summer of 2015.

We have kept the home as our second home and decided to share it with other vacationers on occasion who love the quaintness of St. Charles and the unique North Beach area where you can walk out into the lake for a mile.

Cathy Rixey purchased this guest house in 2006

Why Cathy Rixey chose St. Charles

You will love staying here to get away from it all but be close to the lake, hiking, caves, and enjoy the county life of St. Charles.

What makes this guest house unique

The thing we like best is the location of this property and our fabulous neighbors. It's very private yet right near all amenities including: 5 minutes from North Beach and hot springs, Minnetonka Caves, hiking trails, Garden City 20 minutes away.


St. Charles Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 928 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • You must be over 21 to check in and pick up the key from the property manager. No more than 6 people staying in the property at any time.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Downstairs in the garage where the Washer/Dryer is located.
  • The guest house upstairs over the garage has a full bath. There is a toilet and sink located down in the garage where the washer and dryer is located.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , We have 2 cots with pads if you need to add additional guest
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Full size on bottom, twin on top. Full bedding.
  • Large Queen Size Bed, dressers, side tables and small table with 2 chairs. Second bedroom has a bunk bed with full size on bottom and twin on top. The livingroom couch folds down to full size for 2 extra guests.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming


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2 Bedroom Guest House, Above Upstairs Garage in Beautiful St. Charles, ID
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Cute, quiet, & comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing! It is located right close to everything you'd want to do at Bear Lake and its's very clean and roomy. For being just off the main road it was quiet and relaxing. The unit is newer and was comfortable even without AC. We will definitely be back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic!!! So happy you enjoyed your stay.
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Well cared for

  • 5 of 5

Very nice 2 bedroom guest house. It was clean with high ceilings and easy in and out with our boat. Owners were very nice. Thank you this was perfect for our family of 5. Very Convenient to North Beach! Thanks

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant View, UT

Great place! Well kept and clean. Perfect for my husband, myself and our son. Could’ve slept more if

  • 5 of 5

Would highly recommmed to others! Great location. Close to Bear Lake North Beach and close enough to restaraunts but far enough from town to have some peace.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We really enjoyed our stay in this guest house!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great property. It may appear small, but it is actually very spacious! We loved it. It is minutes from the North Shore too! The kitchen is fully loaded with everything you’ll need to cook! It was extremely clean! The beds were perfect as well. So soft and comfy. We loved being able to wash our uniforms up in the washer and dryer. There were plenary of games and movies to watch. AND There is WiFi!! Whoo hooo! It really was a great find for us. Thanks for such a great stay, we would stay again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Host was super nice. Property was better than expected! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us. I'm so happy you enjoyed it and found the location wonderful! We love it too.
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Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Bear Lake West Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Cooper's Restaraunt & Sports Bar
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Beaver Mountain Ski Resort (38 minute drive)
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
North Beach
Car: recommended

Our home is located very near the North Beach which is super popular because it's very large, has a long shallow area where you can walk out, a boat launch, picnic tables and lots and lots of space. We are near the Bear Cave where you can get a hamburger, onion rings and raspberry shake or the Jailhouse shops that have food items, rafts etc. Also on the North Beach there is a hot springs area and place to rent watercraft. We are also very near Minnetonka Caves, Bloomington Lake, and the town of Paris. It's 17 miles from Montpellier where there are banks and shopping and a new Butch Cassidy Museum. Also a short drive to Garden City, 15 miles and along the way, you can golf at Bear Lake West or eat a nice breakfast, lunch or dinner at Cooper's Sports Bar.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Limit of 6 people staying in the property (including children). No exceptions. Must be over 21 to check in and pick up key to property.

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.