This lakefront ranch home on the Sunnyside Peninsula between Sandpoint and Hope, Idaho, is uniquely situated on the north shore of Idaho's largest lake, Pend Oreille, at Hawkins Point. A 20-minute drive from downtown Sandpoint, the property sits on a 30-plus acre estate abutting state forest with 800 feet of private shoreline. Just a 35-minute drive away is Idaho's largest ski resort, Schweitzer Mountain. The 2,500 sf, comfortable house with outdoor hot tub is freshly remodeled and redecorated.
This 2,500-square-foot home sits on rural lakefront acreage that's been in the same family since the 1940s. The home is surrounded by Lake Pend Oreille, horse pastures, state forestland, and private and public shoreline. The property includes a private beach with a dock across the road from the house protected by a privacy fence. This beach at the west end of the property includes a tipi for rent available May through October along with amenities such as an outdoor shower, fire pit and horseshoe pits. To have full access to this private beach in season, consider renting the tipi as well. All guests have access to 800 feet of shoreline, two private beaches with docks, and a sitting area in the trees between the two beaches. The house includes an outdoor hot tub, large deck and concrete patio for enjoying the outdoors. A county road separates the house from the private shoreline. Nearby at Hawkins Point is a public boat dock with concrete launch. The public dock area and private beach are a two-minute walk from the house.
Recently remodeled and professionally decorated, this lakefront home features vintage furnishings, antiques, beautiful artwork and collectibles. Experience lakeside living in a country setting on a family estate located on a prominent geographic feature, Hawkins Point on Lake Pend Oreille. See bald eagles, Canada geese and other migrating waterfowl as well as deer, turkeys and otters. Pick fruit in season from the many cherry, apple, plum and pear trees on the property, as well as grapes and raspberries in the garden. Walk the 30-plus acres surrounded by 60-some acres of state forestland and enjoy stellar views of the lake and mountains surrounding this special spot on the Sunnyside Peninsula.
Inside the home are comfortable furnishings, a fully-stocked kitchen and sleeping accommodations for up to nine guests, sleeping in two bedrooms plus in the large living room where there are two queen-size sleeper sofas. Add an RV site or tipi rental and host a small family reunion or wedding on-site.
Guests have access to the entire home, except for the basement and one bedroom, and the surrounding family estate land, 800 feet of private shoreline and two beaches/docks, outdoor hot tub and other amenities. Respect the privacy of tipi guests (when applicable) and quiet time from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Do not enter fenced areas where horses are present or outbuildings.
The property includes two other homes and two RV sites as well as a seasonal tipi vacation rental, so you may encounter other guests, residents or family members and their dogs. The two other homes are on the opposite side of the property on a separate driveway and not visible from the house. Guests may have to share or alternate usage of the hot tub. A gravel county road (speed limit 35) separates the house from the private shoreline. Be prepared to cross the road to access the beaches. If the tipi on the beach at the west end is rented, please respect the privacy of its guests. Tipi guests don't have exclusive use of that beach and dock; however, they do have quiet time from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. There is a whole 'nother beach and dock as well as a sitting area and hammock spot on the property for guests to enjoy. There is plenty of room for everyone! Consider renting the tipi as well to have more full usage of the private beach closest to the house.
The host's shop and barns are on the property as well and are off-limits to guests. The owner may access outbuildings, move equipment or be present on other areas on the property while guests are staying in the house. The property also includes four resident equines (two horses and two mules), and guests are not allowed inside the fences with them; however, they may pet or feed them treats from the other side of the fence. The mules are friendly with people but not dogs. Keep your dogs leashed and outside the fenced horse pastures at all times for their safety.
During summer and especially on weekends, you may encounter heavier traffic and parked vehicles along a half-mile stretch of Sunnyside Access or at the Hawkins Point public boat dock and ramp. Watch for traffic, people and wildlife on the road at all times.
Sunnyside is a desirable neighborhood close to Sandpoint, Idaho, where folks enjoy living out in the country on or near the lake. It's also a popular recreation area with public access at the Oden Wildlife Management Area, Sunnyside Access, Hawkins Point and shoreline managed by Idaho Fish and Game. The area includes longtime residents and more recent transplants to the area, as well as seasonal residents. Sunnyside is teeming with wildlife, from waterfowl to big game, while Lake Pend Oreille is home to many species of fish, including rainbow trout, kokanee, bass, whitefish, perch, bull trout and more. The lake has a thriving fishery and with 111 miles of shoreline, much of it public, there's a lot to explore by boat, canoe or kayak, or by hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. Sunnyside is between Sandpoint and Hope, Idaho, and either town may be accessed by boat or car for dining, shopping, concerts and other events.
We aim to meet our guests and give them an orientation to the property and house upon check-in. We love to interact with guests as much or as little as desired. We're lifelong and long-time residents who love to share our knowledge of the area and help you get the most out of your vacation. We live in an outdoor paradise, and we enjoy sharing our pieces of paradise with friendly, appreciative guests.