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Share Our Lakeside Paradise

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

The kids are gone, the dock is empty, and this place is too special not to share. We've converted the upstairs into a one bedroom apartment for your enjoyment. It features a queen size bed and the kitchen/ dining area includes a set of twin bunk beds. All rooms share views of Lake Pend Oreille and the Selkirk Mountains, We just built a ramp directly from parking to the front door. Our home is surrounded by giant cedar trees and looks across the lake at Sandpoint (6 mile drive) and Schweitzer Mountain (18 mile drive). Full access to all other property amenities featuring our fire pit (Smores anyone?) and hot tub in the Winter, or the dock, BBQ pit, waterslide and lake in the Summer. Additional amenities include a heated ski room and expert equipment maintenance on request in the winter, plus on-site boat moorage in the summer. But what truly sets this property apart is having the owners as a full time resource. We raised our kids here, know all the local activities and destinations, and can help you solve unanticipated travel needs. Sort of a concierge service.

Shep Snow
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2018

About Shep Snow

We're both career military officers and travelled all over the USA and the World for 30 years. Shep is now the director of an alpine ski racing team, and also runs an avalanche school. Joy is an avid skier, sailor and kayaker when not keeping a lid on things at home.

Shep Snow purchased this apartment in 1991

Why Shep Snow chose Sagle

As we prepared to retire from the military we searched for a small town to raise our children. Another essential ingredient was finding a place where we could pursue our hobbies of skiing, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, etc, etc. Sandpoint has it all!

What makes this apartment unique

Our home offers the quiet of the South shore while being minutes away from downtown Sandpoint. Most of the residences on our road are vacant in the Winter, and few things are finer than sitting in the hot tub, gazing at lights across the lake with the only sounds being snowflakes floating through the trees. In the Summer, the lake gives us fast and easy access to everything town has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time at the staying at El Casa de Snow! Shep and Joy were outstanding hosts providing suggestions, maps, and insight to Sandpoint and the surrounding area. Things that stood out about our visit: The Property - Absolute A+. The house sits directly across from Sandpoint so all views are of the lake, downtown Sandpoint, and the mountains. You literally look out and see the ski runs on Schweitzer Mountain directly in front of you whether you're laying in bed, sitting in the jacuzzi, the hammock, or on the dock. This in itself made the booking worth it. The house is a quick 10-minute drive to downtown, so it was nice to quickly grab something when we needed it. The hot tub and hammock were perfect and really close to the room. The separate entrance to our room was nice, it felt removed and secluded from the rest of the house. The space in their house that they converted into the VRBO "apartment" was their son's old room, and it felt like his old room with his trophies, photos and decor still up. This didn't bother us at all, if anything, you can feel the pride that the paren't have for their son... "Show Your Snow!" There are actually two rooms you're getting, a front room with a queen bed with the neighboring room with bunk beds. The room was really nice because we have a 2-year old girl and it was easy to put her to bed in a pack-n-play, close the door, and let her fall asleep. Since we brought our video and audio monitor, we were able to enjoy the property while she slept in the room. One criticism (this is very minimal) are the blinds in the room - they don't block out the sun so the room gets extremely bright starting at 5:45am... I'm not a morning person and I like my room dark - again, minimal. Overall, we had a A+ experience and we're excited to go back..... outstanding place and many thanks for being great hosts!
May 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Sagle in Bonner County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Full bath
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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Share Our Lakeside Paradise
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 23 reviews
Baker City OR

Beautiful views, peaceful stay and great host!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our lakeside stay. Beautiful winter views from the warm room. Everything was comfortable and clean. The host was friendly and kind. We look forward to coming back again!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. Try us in the summer too!
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Good location

  • 5 of 5

Convenient to all of Sandpoint and Sagle. Shep and Joy made it a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view, friendly host.

  • 3 of 5

Easy to find and convenient to Sandpoint. Nice hottub and amazing view. A negative is the train the can be heard throughout the night.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us. The trains can be heard during the winter, due to lack of foliage, although they are five miles away across the lake in Sandpoint. You are the first quest ever to comment; I hope they weren't too bothersome.
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Quick overnight

  • 5 of 5

This house was for a few employees to have a place while we were working up there. They said it was clean and nice place. The owners were super nice and communicative.

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

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was great for our quick stay in the lake. Shep and Joy were gracious hosts and the place was well stocked. We loved sitting on the dock and hiking around the house. Thanks for having us!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice meeting you. Come again sometime. Shep
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Very well kept, private property and totally amicable owners!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was our lil slice of heaven this year. The Snows honored our special requests and the property was in pristine shape and who could describe in words the backyard view. We definitely hope to visit this property again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you could join us. Do come again.
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Nearest Airport
86 Miles
Spokane, WA
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Sandpoint, ID
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Elks Golf Course
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Sandpoint, ID
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
41 South
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Schweitzer Mountain Resort, ID
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £71.43

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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