Waterfront, Private, Lodge Home, Beach, Hot Tub, Teepee!

Private home on 2 acres with dock, boat lift, hot tub and more.

  14 guests
  4 bedrooms
  3 full bathrooms
  3450 sq. ft.

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Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

Master Bedroom
1 King
Bedroom 2
1 King
Bedroom 3
1 Queen
Bedroom 4
4 Double / Fulls
Common Space
1 Sofa Bed, 1 Air Mattress, 1 Queen


Pondering Pines lake home is the *perfect* family vacation rental for any season.  Updated with new furnishings and decor, this home is located in the well known 'Cottages' community on the north side of Lake Pend Oreille - 1 mile from Yokes (supermarket) and just 3 miles to Schweitzer Mountain Road.

This large log home sits on 2+ acres of private, picturesque land with waterfront on Kootenai Bay of Lake Pend Oreille.  Picture a large, green massive yard with mature fir and pine trees.   Gorgeous wood floors, plenty of natural light, and an updated kitchen that's fully appointed.  An 'L' shaped living/dining and kitchen area, with custom dining table, provide sweeping views of Lake Pend Oreill and a wrap around exterior deck and trees provide shade and privacy.   Master suite with King bed, has a separate sitting area with couch and Queen sleeper.  Across the hall is another King bedroom all with luxury linens.  A main floor full bathroom and large laundry room complete the main floor.

The lower level has a separate family room with huge 70" TV, bar, foosball table, access to the large, covered hot tub and two additional bedrooms with a full bathroom.  The 3rd bedroom has a Queen bed with luxury linens and the 4th bedroom is ideal for those kids, cousins, grandkids and young adults with FOUR full sized beds (2 bunk beds, full size) - each with it's own reading light and phone/computer charging area.  

Outside relax in the Adirondack rocking chairs, wood table and deck with waterfront views.  Watch eagles and ospreys soar by, plucking a fish out of Boyer Slough and Kootenai Bay.  Saunter down the short path to the waterfront where you'll discover a true Teepee (available during summer months only - kids will love this and can sleep in the Queen bed inside).  At the water's edge enjoy an INCREDIBLE Cabana (with dart board, table and chairs, refrigerator -- see photos -- and yes it has Edison bulb lights wrapped all around for night time use).  Make s'mores around the massive firepit and kids will love the new sandy beach.  For summer months, 2 large stand up paddle boards (SUPs), 1 small stand up paddle board and 2 kayaks all included at no extra charge.  A private dock with large boat lift allows you to safely moor your own boat - or rent ours!

What we LOVE about this home is the land and family-fun-opportunities all around it.  Kootenai Bay is ideal for fishing, water sports and paddling/exploring.  

The location of this home is EXCELLENT!  Just 3 miles to downtown Sandpoint, 1 mile from great grocery stores and 12 miles to Schweitzer.  Sleeping 14 easily - rent this home now!   Book now.  



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Naples, US
Reviewed: Oct 15, 2021
Beautiful well appointed home!!!
Reviewed: Oct 5, 2021
Amazing place and beautiful views! It had something for everyone and was fun for our big family with young kids, teens and adult children. So many places for some people to spread out and play board games while others were in the hot tub or watching a movie. They thought of everything and had all the supplies needed. There were even a few boxed pantry items in the kitchen so we were able to surprise my 8 year old and make her a birthday cake! Oh and we loved the outdoor space, everyone spent the mornings paddle boarding and sunning on the dock!
Reviewed: Sep 24, 2021
Great location, property was clean, Kellee was very responsive. Wonderful for a family vacation.
Reviewed: Sep 15, 2021
I highly recommend staying here! The house was amazing and the lake views and beach were incredible!
Reviewed: Sep 13, 2021
BEST house ever if you have kids or love to fish and play on the lake. Accommodations are better than the pictures. Lovely home, remember that when you're near a lake there will be spiders so make sure you clean out the kayaks before getting into them (duh they're on the lake so it's probably a given but the last thing you want is to see a giant spider then jumping out of the boat). The youngest in our party was an infant so just a heads up, the house provides a crib, play pen, and high chair, no need to bring them. I did bring our sons walker and thankfully the house provides a dog gate for the upstairs. They've truly thought of it all. The beds were super comfortable, and it was so much fun. Back yard has a perfect area to bring and play Corn Hole. ;)
Reviewed: Sep 4, 2021
We loved being on the lake, great views, walk down to your own private little beach, w/kayaks, & paddle boards, & dock. Its in a nice neighborhood close to town. We werent used to hearing trains, so we were woken up a few times. It was pretty faint though, most people might just sleep through them. The master bedroom does not have a view of the lake, so we stayed in the kids room ;) And the hot tub is under the deck not under the stars. Overall a beautiful lake home & we enjoyed our stay.
Hillsboro, US
Reviewed: Sep 2, 2021
My dad, siblings and their spouses and kids had an incredible time at 177 Nancy. Beautiful lakefront settings with SUPs and Kayaks for water activities. 4 teenagers had a fantastic 5 days nonstop being in the lake. Adults had their private time in the basement with a wet bar, foosball table and large TV. All in all it was 1 of the best vacation we ever have. We will be back for sure. Thanks for having us.
Butte, US
Reviewed: Aug 24, 2021
nice place nice vacation
Reviewed: Aug 5, 2021
We loved everything. Close to lake, hot tub great, lots of rooms. Basement was nice for kids to play etc. The only downside was the smoke from forest fire. That can't be helped.
Spokane, US
Reviewed: Jul 21, 2021
Beautiful home and grounds. Very roomy for larger groups. Great cabin vibe and beautifully appointed. Delightfully styled Teepee, just for fun!!
Reviewed: Jun 30, 2021
Great home with space for all! Manager Kellee is very helpful - private beach was so nice ! We could fish and play in the water with kayaks and SUPs !
New York, US
Reviewed: Jun 23, 2021
We loved our stay. The house was very clean and decorated beautifully in the Northwest style. The location on the lake was great - easy to kayak and paddleboard. Amazing views. The teepee is fun too. Overall great stay!
Spokane, US
Reviewed: Jun 14, 2021
We had the best time here. Beautiful home. Loved the waterfront. My husband said it was the best place we had stayed in 5 years. Loved it.
Reviewed: Jun 12, 2021
This is a very sweet place to stay when visiting Sandpoint, ID. The photos of the home do not do it justice. This was an awesome home to stay in.
Greenleaf , US
Reviewed: May 30, 2021
The house was perfect for our family and in-laws. It has plenty of space and lots of activities available for everyone. There was a close attention to detail and comfort. We will book again!
Reviewed: May 19, 2021
Kellees place was amazing, even better than expected! The location was perfect with an amazing view, and we loved using the paddle boards and kayaks all weekend. When we couldnt find life jackets they quickly dropped some off for us as well. It was incredibly clean and the grounds were very well kept up. We are all looking forward to staying here again!
Reviewed: May 10, 2021
Great place stay and view is amazing. Definitely worth it.
Coeur D Alene, US
Reviewed: Apr 12, 2021
We came to stay to celebrate my husbands 40th bday and had the most magical time. This property was the perfect getaway. Oh and the beds...they were amazing! We all said we had the best sleep of our lives here! We were secluded enough to be our loud mouth selves yet close enough to run and grab supplies as needed. This properties views were insanely beautiful. We would 10/10 recommend. The property management was on top of everything and so easy to work with, they just text you everything you need to know and leave you to enjoy yourselves...so nice! Only bummer was the teepee wasnt set up and were assuming due to winter weather but didnt stop us from having the best getaway. The kitchen has EVERYTHING you need but we suggest bringing a sharp knife...that was our only struggle in cooking for 12 3 meals a day for 3 days. Well be back!
Reviewed: Apr 7, 2021
Spectacular home in a spectacularly beautiful part of the world!
Reviewed: Mar 23, 2021
This home exceeded our expectations with both location and amenities. The house was fully stocked and the hosts went above and beyond to provide everything we needed for our stay. Would definitely recommend staying here and would stay again if I find myself in Sandpoint!
Milwaukee, US
Reviewed: Mar 4, 2021
Property Manager
Post Falls, US
Reviewed: Jan 14, 2021
We were able to book this amazing house on short notice for the family. Great space and plenty to keep you entertained. We will be excited to rent this place again for future adventures as we live just south of Sandpoint.
Reviewed: Dec 17, 2020
This is a wonderful place to stay with such great accommodations. It was very clean, comfortable, with so much to offer in one stay. There was great communication and hospitality in the little touches. This place has everything we needed. We look forward to coming back and enjoying a summer stay so we can enjoy the dock and water access.
Keller, TX, US
Reviewed: Dec 13, 2020
5 Stars. Loved it so much
Seattle, US
Reviewed: Nov 16, 2020
We could not have asked for a better stay! Tons of attention to detail at this lovely home, which was one of our favorite rentals ever. The kitchen is well-stocked, the beds and linens are incredibly comfortable, the decor is beautiful, and the surrounding park-like yard with teepee and gazebo are a ton of fun and paradise for kids. The views of the lake and mountains from the deck and firepit were maybe best of all, even despite the fact that the water was very low during our stay. Thanks for everything, your hospitality (and very nice treat basket) are much appreciated and went a long way in creating beautiful family memories.

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