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Fabulous New Guest House Near Rexburg

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,008 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

2 Bed 1 Bath on 47 Acres With Dirt Race Track, Swimming Hole, And Big Parking

The Crain guest house is perfect for the rural Idaho experience and a quiet, comfortable place to chill. We are located in the country 2.5 miles east of Hwy 20 and 10 minutes North of Rexburg. The guest house has views of the Tetons, swimming pond, farm land, cows, hawks, and bald eagles. The property has plenty of space for parking trailers and there is plenty of room for your horses in our pasture. You can ride your snowmobiles and ATVs in the field.

The guest house is the perfect home base for all of your southeast Idaho adventures. We are located 3 miles from Monkey Rock waterfall; 5 miles from awesome fishing and bridge jumping; 10 miles from Rexburg; 40 minutes from Island Park; 45 minutes from Idaho Falls; 70 minutes from West Yellowstone; and 75 minutes from Jackson Hole. The world famous St. Anthony Sand Dunes are only 10 minutes away!

Do not forget your water toys and swimsuit in the summer - we have a big swimming hole with an island, rope swing, paddle boat, and sandy beach to relax on. The Ashton Reservoir is only 15 minutes away and is a quiet, beautiful waterway for boating, floating, or fishing. In the winter, our swimming hole is empty and great for snow sledding. For bigger sledding thrills, the St. Anthony Sand Dunes are only a few minutes away.

After your long day, relax on the couch or recliner and read a book or watch a movie. The kitchen is stocked so you can enjoy cooking meals at home. Or, you may eat at our favorite Mexican restaurant, El Jaliciense, in St. Anthony. Rexburg is a short drive away for dinner and a movie. Retire to bed in the quiet countryside and drift to sleep on memory foam while snuggled in a fluffy comforter.

If you need any ideas of where to play or relax, feel free to contact us. We are in the house nearby if you should need anything during your stay.

P.S. We strive to make the guest house a low allergen environment. No smoking or indoor pets are allowed; no air fresheners or candles. All linens are 100% cotton and washed in scent-free detergent; all-natural cleaning products are used to clean the house.

More Details

Marvin or Misty Crain
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About Marvin or Misty Crain


We are the Crain family. There is five of us and we enjoy the outdoors, riding big-toys with motors, reading books, fishing, swimming, cooking, and hanging out with family and friends. Marvin grew up in St. Anthony, ID and Misty is an implant from Southern California. For the past 18 years, friends and family have come stay with us to enjoy rural Idaho and it's many activities and adventures. Several times throughout the year we have family and friends that come from afar to visit us and enjoy Idaho. We decided to complete our shop and apartment project so we can offer the Crain Guest House to family, friends, and new acquaintances so they can have a quiet and private place to enjoy rural Idaho. We decided to make this rental a small family business to help our children get ready for their future independence (and develop a better work ethic). We are happy to share our guest house with you.

Marvin or Misty Crain purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Marvin or Misty Crain chose Idaho

We decided to build a home in the Wilford, Idaho area because it is a quiet, safe, friendly, and awesome place to live. We love the property because it has a deep swimming pond, 47 acres of land to play on, a dirt race track for us to ride our motorcycles on, and in the winter we ride our snowmobiles on it. The sunsets are beautiful and the country roads are great to bike and walk. We are far enough out of town to feel 'free' to do what we want and not be pestered, but we are close enough so it is easy to go shopping and do errands. We like where we live because there are many "day trip" activities we can do: Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park, Targhee skiing, Island Park snowmobiling, Madison River tube floating, boating, fishing, canoeing, sand dunes, bridge jumping....so many things to do!

What makes this apartment unique

The guest house is on an upper level. We love the deck; it is a perch that offers pretty views of the surrounding pasture and farm land. Our favorite view is out the dining window; you can see the Tetons (when it is not cloudy) and it is fun to watch people playing in the pond. What we also like is even though the main house is next door, the guest house still feels secluded. It is its own entity. We like the guest house's décor; it is comfortable, yet energetic. And, the soft and smooth rugs in the living room soothe your tired feet.We think you will like it here. We have enjoyed it.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, We had a great time at this house. It was very well decorated house. It was also very comfortable. We stayed here for three nights and those three nights we enjoyed. It was also full of the things we need so we barely had to buy anything.
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in St Anthony in Fremont County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1008 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom is stocked with: 100% cotton towels, wash cloths, and hand towels; hair dryer; hand soap; and toilet paper (2 rolls).
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen - 1 Large Double Bed , Bed has memory foam topper & med-firm mattress; alarm clock
    Dormer - 1 Large Double Bed , Memory foam mattress. Plus an extra bed = queen air mattress
  • There is a queen-sized air mattress with built-in air pump for an extra bed. 100% cotton bed linens, hypo-allergenic alternative down comforters, and pillows provided. All linens and towels are washed in hypo-allergenic detergent. No fabric softeners or dryer sheets are used (keeping it allergen free).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We live in an incredible part of rural Idaho, there are many fun and fulfilling activities within a 75 mile radius. Fall, winter, and summer are the most beautiful and most enjoyable seasons in our area. We are familiar with many activities that will create lasting memories and rejuvenate the soul. Please do not hesitate to ask us questions or ask for suggestions so you may have a unique and incredible Idaho experience. This area is know for: abundant fishing, hunting, kayaking, snowmobiling, ATV riding on the Sand Dunes and in the mountains, huckleberry picking, sight-seeing, and of course the gem: West Yellowstone. All of these activities are easily done in a day. Summer days are long, so you have plenty of day light for your adventures and relaxing canoe rides down Big Springs River or fishing excursions. Rexburg is ten minutes away and it hosts BYU-Idaho and a Mormon temple. Rexburg is a friendly town and has restaurants and movie theaters for your enjoyment.


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Fabulous New Guest House Near Rexburg
average rating of 4.9423075 based on 55 reviews

Relaxing ... hated to leave

  • 5 of 5

Misty and Marvin have designed this property to make the guest house to feel welcoming in every corner. I do have one complaint .... that they do not have properties everywhere we travel. The rooms have space to gather and enjoy company but still there are places to get away alone to read or take time to yourself. Kitchen is very well equipped, bathroom has plenty of supplies, and everything is quality items. We loved our stay! We didn't try the swimming hole. Rexburg is close, St Anthony has many things you might need, Yellowstone was close as was Jackson hole. Weather was great!!

Thanks again Misty and Marvin!! We will be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such an adorable updated guest farm house. Everything you need with plenty of stuff to do.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 5 nights and loved every minute of it. The guest house is beautifully decorated. It has everything you need.. We are a family of 7, from us grown folk to almost grown to almost 2 yrs old. We had a great time. Kids love the water hole, which had plenty of stuff to play in. Misty and her family are the sweetest. They opened their home and let the kids jump on the tramp, we even picked fresh strawberries from her backyard. I was so happy that I was able to spend time with our older children. This is because her daughter watched over my little one. There is so much to do around the area and if you don't do anything hanging around the house is perfect too! We hope to come back.

Another great thing is I received my refund for the deposit within a few days!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great find off the beaten path!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying here very much. They have the coolest watering hole that our kids enjoyed frolicking in. My favorite part, a little hard to control, we sat and watched a lightning storm over the Tetons late in the evening. The weather was warm and we sat out on the porch, it was just lovely. Hosts were warm and inviting. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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VERY nice place for four people

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly decorated, super nice in all rooms! Excellently equipped, owners very nice to deal with. Great outside sitting area, though on the small side (no dining table) and with a view of a few car wrecks. Very quiet location. Nice swimming hole (that was also used by the cows when we were there, but the water was ok). A/c worked well, wifi never did. Real beds for four people. Located above garage, had a little gasoline smell initially that went away after a few minutes of ventilation. Lots of things to do within 30mins. With fireplace (requires owner's WRITTEN permission before use), this place could also be nice in winter. Caution: Study the Terms first and determine if you can live with them. E.g. renter has to pay owners legal fees in case a dispute arises!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grand Penthouse

  • 5 of 5

A lovely apartment furnished with everything you could possibly need.

The Inn Keepers were very social, understanding and just nice people.

Me must return to enjoy the birds eye views, once again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time to stay here and we loved it even more! Thank you so much Misty and Marvin for allowing us to stay in your beautiful vacation home!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hwy 20
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
El Jaliciense or Fong's
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Kelly Canyon
Car: necessary

The must-dos for our area are:

Relax and swim at Monkey Rock (water fall 3 miles from our house)

Explore the Civil Defense Caves or ice caves

Play on the St. Anthony Sand Dunes

Visit BYU-Idaho

Rexburg LDS temple

Ski at Kelly Canyon or Targhee

Fish in the rivers and at Henry's Lake

Rent a canoe and float down Big Spring River in Island Park (super relaxing and rejuvenating - crystal clear water and big trout!)


Water ski at the Ashton Reservoir or at Blacktail Reservoir

Snowmobile in the mountains...this part of Idaho is know for some of the best snowmobiling terrain in the world.

Visit West Yellowstone - so beautiful!

Yellowstone Bear World - guaranteed bear, elk, deer, bison, and mountain goat sitings

Visit Jackson Hole, Wy

Swim in our pond and soak up some sun

ATV riding...lots of riding around here

Huckleberry and chokecherry picking (seasonal)

International Folk Dancing Festival at BYU- Idaho in July

Pioneer Day Parade in St. Anthony - the Saturday closest to the 24th of July

Outdoor heated pool and water slides in Rexburg

Outdoor 'Heise' hot springs pool with water slides (year round)

Indoor hot springs pool at Green Canyon

Local eateries in Rexburg - small town experience

Movie theater in Rexburg

Historic movie theater in St. Anthony 'The Roxy'

Shop at LuLu Bella in Rexburg - fun clothing and accessories

Eat at Gator Jack's - good sandwiches and Crio Bru (brewed cocoa beans, better than hot chocolate)

Eat at El Jaliciense in St. Anthony - real Mexican food.

Horseback riding at the Dunes, mountains, or in the pasture

Southeast Idaho has lots of haunted house and haunted maze productions from Oct 1 to Oct 31.

Summer evening Farmer's Market in Rexburg and Driggs every Friday

Rigby Lake - great place to swim & paddle board

Figure 8 car races once a month: Apr, June, July, Aug, Sept (Rigby or Rexburg)

Golfing in Rexburg or just north of St. Anthony

Airplane museum in Rexburg

Teton Flood Museum in Rexburg

Bowling in St. Anthony and Rexburg

Bridge jumping (into water)at "Twin Bridges" 6 miles away

Summer rodeos at least once a month in Rexburg, Rigby, and St.Anthony

Softball games (big thing here)

Float the river - ask us where first! The conversion dams in the rivers can seriously injure you or kill you - no joke.

Participate in 'Spud Harvest' : first two weeks of October. The local schools give the kids two weeks off of school to help with the harvest. It's fun to glean the fields for potatoes. Ask permission first :)

Eat at Nelson's Frozen Custard in Rexburg; Nelson's Frozen Custard won National awards for their homemade ultra-smooth and delicious custard ice cream.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in St Anthony, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
10 Jun 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Late Summer
23 Aug 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
6 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
3 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
1 May 2018 - 20 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £27.15
Damage Deposit £193.9

Have questions? Call or email us :)

A $250 refundable damage/extra cleaning deposit is required for stays less than 15 days. Or, you may purchase damage protection through homeaway.com in lieu of the $250 refundable damage deposit. Please let us know which option you'd like for your reservation.

For reservations greater than two weeks, damage protection ($39-$49) from homeaway.com is required. If you purchase damage protection thru homeaway.com for this property, the refundable deposit is not required.

The cleaning fee for stays longer than 7 days is $50.

The following items are available for rent: Ski boat (12 person boat with operator and tubes, skis, boards, life vests). Please call Marvin or Misty for details 208-390-3159.

Horseback riding: $100 per person if riding within a 12 mile radius of the guest house (ie: pasture riding or sand dune area riding); $175 per person if mountain riding. Price includes horse, guide, and gear. Please call ahead to make arrangements for this excursion.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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