Destination guide

Idaho's eclectic lakefront jewel

Nestled on the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene in Idaho's panhandle, just 15 miles from the Washington/Idaho border, the inviting sands of Sanders Beach are a popular draw for visitors and locals alike. With an intriguing mix of century-old cottages, 1950s architecture, and new buildings parked along sleepy maple-lined streets, the town of the same name is the perfect place to stroll and disconnect from the stress of everyday life. For outdoor enthusiasts, a lakefront Sanders Beach vacation rental puts you in the heart of all the golf, hiking, and skiing you need for your fresh air fix.

Things to do

Ultimate indulgence, from the back 9 to the slopes

If only the best will do, you're in the right place. A centrally located Sanders Beach vacation rental puts you on the doorstep of the luxurious Coeur D'Alene Resort, with its posh spa and renowned 18-hole golf course, with the world's only floating green. For snow bunnies, top-notch skiing at Silver Mountain Resort and Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort are a short drive away, while downtown Coeur D'Alene has one of the largest Christmas light displays in the country. Downtown Spokane is just 35 miles away, and nearby Coeur D'Alene National Forest is a must-visit for nature lovers.


Polar bears and paddleboards in a moonrise kingdom

Whether to prefer to work on your tan or try your hand at paddleboarding, Sanders Beach is the ideal spot to enjoy a day by the water. Hikers will want to visit Tubbs Hill or the countless trails in nearby national forests (don't forget your fishing pole). There's also plenty of top-notch golf and skiing in the area. If you're here in winter, don't miss the sledding or the annual New Year's Day polar bear plunge. For those who prefer to stay dry and warm, claim a spot on the beach to catch the unbeatable sunsets and moonrises.


Polar bear-worthy winters (but pack light for the summer)

There's a reason Sanders Beach is home to a famous polar bear plunge. The winters are undeniably cold and can last from October to May. Below-freezing temps and plenty of snow are common from November to March, so brace yourself if you plan to join the daredevils on New Year's Day (or bundle up if being a spectator is more your style). Summers bring the opposite extreme, with highs averaging in the 80s in July and August, though 90 to 100-degree days aren't uncommon, so pack the sunscreen.

Natural features

Wildlife encounters in the lush forests of Idaho's panhandle

Nearby Coeur d'Alene National Forest is just one of three forests that make up the Idaho Panhandle National Forests, which contain more than half the surface water in the state. Ample hiking trails wind through countless lakes and are home to large game like elk, deer, and caribou, plus the occasional grizzly bear and wolf. Closer to home, it's not uncommon to see deer and turkey strolling through the town. A waterfront Sanders Beach vacation rental will also treat you to the kind of sunsets and moonrises you'll fill up your camera phone with.

How many vacation rentals are available around Sanders Beach, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 482 vacation rentals around Sanders Beach. From 295 house rentals to 77 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Sanders Beach?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sanders Beach. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Harrison: 496 vacation rentals
  • Hayden: 515 vacation rentals
  • Lake Coeur d'Alene: 554 vacation rentals
  • Post Falls: 527 vacation rentals
  • Garden District: 205 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Sanders Beach! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Sanders Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sanders Beach:

  • Harrison: 496 rentals
  • Hayden: 515 rentals
  • Post Falls: 527 rentals
  • Worley: 206 rentals
  • Bayview: 101 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Sanders Beach?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Sanders Beach. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Silverwood Theme Park: 498 rentals
  • Coeur d'Alene Golf Course: 474 rentals
  • Avondale Golf Course: 573 rentals
  • The Links Golf Course: 584 rentals
  • Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course: 542 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sanders Beach listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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