Waterfront, Private, Lodge Home, 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

Primary Suite
1 King
Bedroom 2
1 King
Bedroom 3 Downstairs
1 Queen
Full Sized Bunk Room Downstair
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 Oreille 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.  

**Note:  Each year, on September 18th OR the 3rd Sunday in September (whichever is later), the Army Corps of Engineers begins dropping the water level of Lake Pend Oreille until ultimately reducing it by a total of 10-12 feet.  Around the 4th week in September ALL boat docks and boat lifts on the lake become inaccessible and unusable, as the water completely recedes back from the shoreline leaving just bare ground beneath the docks.  The agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers states the lake level must be restored to full pool level each year no later than July 4th, however, the last 10+ years the lake water has been at full pool level around the 2nd or 3rd week in June. 



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Reviewed: Oct 20, 2022
Property was perfect ! Had everything you need. The view, water, amenities and so much more.
Reviewed: Oct 18, 2022
Kitchen was fully stocked! Every detail was thought of. Such a beautiful property to make memories
Reviewed: Aug 13, 2022
The property is just as billed and is a fantastic place for a multi-family getaway, which is what we did. It was quiet, clean and very relaxing. We had an issue with a bathroom one of the days and the property management was super responsive and got someone out immediately to fix it. Couldnt ask for a better interaction.
Reviewed: Aug 2, 2022
Wonderful location!! Will stay again!
Reviewed: Jul 27, 2022
Property Manager
Reviewed: Jun 29, 2022
Our stay at Pondering Pine was fabulous. The view of the lake is stunning and the property is fun and beautiful. The house had everything we needed and wanted. The bedding and towels are noteworthy. The kitchen is well stocked and easy to cook in. Theres everything there for everyone, whether its relaxing and watching some tv, playing games, or spending time outside on the dock or in the lake. We absolutely loved using the paddle board and kayaks! The weather was perfect for being out on the water. The water was a tad bit cold but it didnt stop us from experiencing swimming in the lake. We are from south Florida so we throughly enjoyed every moment outside either at Pondering Pines or in the area of Sandpoint. We did several hikes and lots of exploring. This area is absolutely breathtaking. The management company has excellent timing with their response and made the effort to make our stay impeccable. They came to property to welcome us and make sure we knew all about the property. They also gave us excellent recommendations. We tried most of them. Theyre very friendly. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay and have an excellent all around experience at Lake Pend Oreille.
Reviewed: Jun 23, 2022
Great Property. Very Clean. We were a little unfortunate with the waeather but that house was perfect for our large group to spend time together inside. We will definately consider booking this property again!
Reviewed: Jun 21, 2022
10/10 spot! Super nice, super pretty
Reviewed: May 30, 2022
Great stay. Would definitely recommend. The beach was fantastic and so was the house.
Reviewed: May 28, 2022
Everything was just as advertised.
Reviewed: Apr 12, 2022
Beautiful house! Great Host.
Reviewed: Apr 6, 2022
Our family reserved this house for a very special birthday. It was such a beautiful place, with plenty of games and space for the whole family to enjoy!!
Reviewed: Mar 21, 2022
great house. your still close to Sandpoint, but the house really feels remote.
Reviewed: Mar 19, 2022
Property Manager
canby, US
Reviewed: Jan 31, 2022
Property Manager
Reviewed: Dec 28, 2021
Great stay. Absolutely beautiful
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.

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