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The Place Over The Lake In The Mountains You Have Always Imagined

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Romantic Getaway Chateau / Country House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4-6)

The fully furnished romantic and charming Guest house with gardens is approximately 1500 square feet and includes a full master bedroom with an attached full bath, and it's own sliding door out onto the deck overlooking the lake. The parlor room doubles as a second bedroom with a fold out couch. The Guest home has a second full bath as well off the library room. The library room is setup to accommodate one of the FrontGate queen EZ beds when needed. The comfortable feel of the guest home includes a full living room with 46 inch flat screen with DirecTV and DVD player. The Guest home offers guest WiFi privileges. The full kitchen includes both oven, range, and microwave and refrigerator/freezer. The unit has a full laundry room with state of the art washer and dryer and large pantry and closet areas. The living room and dining room both include awesome views of the lake including two sliding doors to the lake and mountain views. There is a separate reading room and library with an extensive collection of literature. The deck has both it's own barbecue and fire pit with a lovely enclosed yard area. The property is private and has a wonderful diversity of wildlife and yet the beach, docks, restaurant, bar, and marina are all only a couple miles away. Your view of the lake and surrounding mountains is considered by long term locals to be as good as it gets. While sitting outside you can hear the sound of the adjacent stream running, and access elk trails from the yard that lead up into the wilderness behind us. The town of Hope has wonderful character and captures what a mountain lakeside village should be. The guest house is connected to our main house where we live, by a lovely atrium corridor that opens into a stone courtyard with fountain overlooking the lake. Hope, Idaho is considered the most beautiful location on Lake Pend Oreille near Sandpoint. Sandpoint has recently been chosen by USA TODAY NEWSPAPER as 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SMALL TOWN IN AMERICA'. Sandpoint was chosen primarily because of the beauty of Lake Pend Oreille. We are located directly over Lake Pend Oreille in the town of Hope...which both locals and visitors agree is the most beautiful lake location. It is situated in the panhandle of Idaho and surrounded by three beautiful mountain ranges. British Columbia, Canada is only 58 miles north to the border from the lake. The surrounding region holds some of the most diverse landscape, wildlife, fishery, and natural beauty in North America. The lake environment is considered one of the last pristine large mountain lake regions. Sandpoint is a lovely town on the lake with a population of about 10,000, and offers wonderful art galleries, shopping and excellent dining on the water. Coeur D'Alene is only 46 miles away to the south. The lake climate is very temperate and provides great amounts of locally and naturally grown fruits and vegetables as well as locally caught fish and game. The recreational opportunities are unparalleled. Boating sports, sailing, fishing, hiking, skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and many more summer and winter lake and mountain activities are available in abundance. You will enjoy the best night of sleep of your life here.


Owner
Leslie Gleason
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 December, 2017

About Leslie Gleason

We have spent the last 20 years raising two children near Telluride, Colorado. With the empty nest upon us, we acquired this beautiful property as part of a lifetime dream to live on this particular lake in the mountains of northern Idaho. We are excited to be able to share the magic of this romantic location with others whom might want or need a 'Getaway' to someplace truly special. We invite you to join us in discovering this wonderful place.

Leslie Gleason purchased this chateau / country house in 2012

Why Leslie Gleason chose Hope

It represents the best of what lake and mountain living provide and offers both privacy and wildlife but still allows for easy access to near by areas for recreational and more urban activities. The town of Hope nestles along the edge of the lake and is still unspoiled and charming with great locals and lovely setting.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The Guest house decks run the entirety of the building and wrap towards the upper end of the lake providing broad ever changing views of the surrounding mountain ranges and different parts of the lake. There is a lovely courtyard with water fountain separating the Guest house from the balance of the property and providing for excellent privacy for both. The towering pines and diverse plants and flowers surrounding the Guest home make for the 'classic' mountain lake setting. The Guest home has it's own enclosed yard area and the interior has a wonderful charm and romantic feel that creates an authentic 'Getaway' mood. The guest house has a wonderful history in that it is on the site of the original homestead established back in 1910 and retains the nostalgic flavor of the original lake side cottage as it was built on one of the most picturesque locations around the lake.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What an amazing weekend away! We felt like we were coming home, with the wonderful welcome from Leslie and Hart. - You two are fantastic people! We couldn't have asked for a better place for a family getaway.

See you soon,

Kyle, Jenn, & Weston
Aug 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house on Hope on Bonner County

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Attached to Master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Separate full bath available to whole guest house
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , sliding door to deck overlooking lake. Attached full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , This is a parlor room with a wardrobe closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , This room is setup as a library but accommodates an EZ bed
  • The library room also has a beautiful amoire to serve as a wardrobe closet for when guests needs warrant setting up the FrontGate queen EZ bed. This allows the guest house to accomodate 6 guests in 3 beds in 3 separate areas served by two baths that each have showers.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Mountain lake retreat in truly magical location just outside of Hope on the way to Sandpoint, Idaho. Sandpoint has recently been chosen by USA TODAY NEWSPAPER as 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SMALL TOWN IN AMERICA'. Sandpoint was chosen primarily because of the beauty of Lake Pend Oreille. We are located directly over Lake Pend Oreille in the town of Hope...which both locals and visitors agree is the most beautiful lake location.

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The Place Over The Lake In The Mountains You Have Always Imagined
average rating of 4.962963 based on 28 reviews
5

Idaho treasure

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time. The owners are very friendly and considerate. The place was very nice with beautiful views and furnishings.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and peaceful setting. The home was comfortable and nicely appointed. Perfect for the 4 of us. One of our favorite times was sitting on the deck with a glass of wine looking at the lake as the darkness set in and the stars slowly began to appear in the sky until it was bursting with starlight. So beautiful!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful

  • 4 of 5

Lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very charming and comfortable. Beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

Very charming and comfortable. Owners are very friendly and helpful. Beautiful views!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Serenity and Comfort

  • 5 of 5

Loved, loved, LOVED our stay! The view was beyond words! The house was spotless and beautifully decorated. All the comforts of home....and more! Fresh cut lilacs in a huge vase greeted us. The yard was immaculate and full of beautiful plants/flowers. Would highly recommend staying here. We will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable accommodation in the Idaho Panhandle with beautiful views of lake and mountains

  • 5 of 5

The guest house was very comfortably furnished, with a nice kitchen, interesting decor, and beautiful views of Lake Pend Oreille and surrounding mountains. Right outside was a nice deck area and attractive plantings. The location at the end of the access road and on a steep hillside provided privacy, with no nearby neighbors and no traffic noise. (The owners' home is adjacent, but they live quietly, and our limited contacts with them were friendly and very pleasant.)

Our only criticism would be that much of the cookware was Teflon lined, which my husband (the cook) has a real phobia about, but he found one cast iron pot that was suitable for most needs.

The area is beautiful; our visit in late October was for fishing on the lake, and both Don and his friend Victor caught trophy trout which are now at the taxidermist. We also visited Kootenai Falls and the swinging bridge on a nice sunny day, great for enjoying the fall color and seeing early snow on distant mountains.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Floating Restaurant
"Great fun, near by (about 2 miles) and good food and views from restaurant on the water! Goo..."
Beyond Hope Restaurant
"Great setting in a cove on a marina with grassy hillside and outdoor bar. Lovely and romanti..."
Lou's Waterfront -- CLOSED
"Great little bar and restaurant on the water with indoor and outdoor dining. Casual but fun ..."
The Kitchen at Hope Marketplace
"Great little breakfast and lunch coffee house and art gallery"
Trestle Creek Recreation Area
"Great little beach area with green grass to toss frizbee and have a picnic. Swimming area an..."
Old Ice House Pizzeria
"Close by place for a quick but good pizza. Eat there or take out. Casual but nice feel to it."
Schweitzer Mountain Resort Trails
"Great alpine and nordic skiing.with mountain bike riding and hiking in the summer!"
Lake Pend Oreille
"Probably the most scenic and overlooked mountain lake in America."
Spuds Waterfront Grill
"Great little place with nautical theme and photos of sailboats. Has outside seating overlook..."
Panida Theater
"Beautifully restored theater setting for music venues and cultural events. Very much worth a..."
Ivano's Ristorante
"Favorite restaurant in town for good Italian food"
Joel's Mexican Food
"Great small Mexican food spot with great reputation."
Cruises on Lake Pend Oreille
"Great way to get out on the water and see the area from the lake."
Forty One South
"Our personal favorite restaurant for really special food presented in a restaurant that has ..."
Arlo's Ristorante
"Fun family owned and operated place with great locals atmosphere and regulars on Friday nigh..."
Eichardt's Pub
"Great place for good beer and good food in casual locals atmosphere!"
Hoot Owl Cafe
"funky locals breakfast place with very casual old time atmosphere and good food"
Sandpoint City Beach
"Nice walkway around park to get a feel for the lake around Sandpoint. Swimming beach is grea..."
Coldwater Creek -- CLOSED
"The Coldwater Creek Winebar next to their retail store is tricky to find but worth looking f..."
Nearest Airport
97 Miles
Spokane, Washington
Nearest Barpub
3.7 Miles
Floating Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
3.2 Miles
Holiday Shores docks, slips, marina boat rentals
Nearest Golf
6.8 Miles
Idaho Club
Nearest Train
15.7 Miles
Sandpoint, Idaho
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 200
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Sweet Lou's
Nearest Ski
24 Miles
Mount Schwietzer-Includes cross country and nights
Nearest Beach
2.4 Miles
Trestle Creek Beach and boat launch ramp
Car: necessary

Hope, Idaho is considered the most beautiful location on Lake Pend Oreille near Sandpoint. It is situated in the panhandle of Idaho and surrounded by three beautiful mountain ranges. British Columbia, Canada is only 58 miles north to the border from the lake. The surrounding region holds some of the most diverse landscape, wildlife, fishery, and natural beauty in North America. The lake environment is considered one of the last pristine large mountain lake regions. Sandpoint is a lovely town on the lake with a population of about 10,000, and offers wonderful art galleries, shopping and excellent dining on the water. Coeur D'Alene is only 46 miles away to the south. The lake climate is very temperate and provides great amounts of locally and naturally grown fruits and vegetables as well as locally caught fish and game. The recreational opportunities are unparalleled. Boating sports, sailing, fishing, hiking, skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and many more summer and winter lake and mountain activities are available in abundance.

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Additional pricing information

- Check in time is 4 PM
Check out time is 11 AM
- 50% due at point of reservation
Balance due 30 days prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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