Simply driving up the road to this home will take your breath away; it is a home like no other. The sprawling horse pastures, expansive views, quality craftsmanship and top of the line interior accents will astound! Five Star Ranch offers a full chef's kitchen, two private bedrooms w/attached bathrooms and a six person bunk room, game room, pool table, dart board and 3 TV's. Private family entrance, laundry room, large deck, BBQ's, gazebo, fire pit, heated floors, AC, extra parking and more await your arrival!
- Estate6000 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Location, Views, Family, Friends & Fun
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Jul 2018
About Shannon Dunckel
Home owners, Kirk & Shannon Dunckel moved to Coeur d'Alene after spending over 25 years in the Seattle area. Deciding to move "back home" where they were raised and closer to immediate family members was always in their plan. They have four children and with the youngest one off to college, it felt right to head East and get out of the rain. Moving only four hours away still allows occasional trips to Seattle to see their kids and treasured friends. Kirk retired from the Snoqualmie Valley School District after 31 years, with over 20 years in administration as a Middle School Principal. Kirk is now working as a High School Vice Principal in the Coeur d'Alene School District. Shannon works as a national sales broker in the beverage industry and specializes in the three tier system. She focuses primarily on the categories of beer, soda and private label products. On behalf of her client's, Shannon makes HQ calls on the largest retailers in the United States and assists in all aspects brand management, marketing and sales.
Shannon Dunckel purchased this Estate in 2014
Why Shannon Dunckel chose Coeur d'Alene
We fell in love with this property from Zillow and watched it for two years before we made an offer. The moment we drove up the driveway we knew it was for "us" and for our friends and family as well. We wanted to move out of the rain and dry out!
What makes this Estate unique
Proximity to downtown CDA, great food, water sports, mountains, bike rides and horseback riding. Golf, great music and wonderful people and family activities.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful place with wonderful people
We had such a great time! Shannon and Kirk are such nice supportive people. We feel like we made new friends and look forward to returning. The kids got to help feed the horses, groom them, and ride them. The house is beautiful and sitting on the deck overlooking the fields was spectacular. Thank you both so much for everything!
Thank you so much! We feel the same way and wish you were closer! We hope the kids have a great school year and wish you all the best, Kirk and Shannon
Look No Further this is the place to stay in Coeur D'Alene
From the moment you drive up to the house, your breath will be taken away. This property has to be one of Coeur D'Alene’s most amazing homes! The interior of the house is absolutely gorgeous!! All the decor was hand picked by the owner Shannon and some hand made by Kirk. The bed was so comfortable that I didn’t even get under the covers. Our kids are in their 20’s and they loved it! My 16 yr. son loved the game room. Absolutely wonderful owners who took the time to talk to us about Coeur D'Alene. We are retiring here and they gave us great advice. Amazing home and amazing owners. Thank you so much!! The Meeks :)
Thank you so very much for your kind comments and thoughtful response! We enjoyed having you stay with us as well and it was even more fun to talk about your future move to this wonderful area. We are very excited for all of you; you will love it! Please stay in touch and let us know when you make the move. We will be happy to help in any way and will even let you borrow our farm truck to move if you need it! All the best and thanks again for staying with us, Kirk & Shannon
The 5 Star Ranch exceeded our expectations
The gracious and extremely accommodating hospitality really blessed our family! Our kids loved the horses and were impressed by the training they received.
We had the most amazing time! Property is absolutely breathtaking!
Outstanding location, hosts, home and experience.
This is the third time we have stayed at VRBO/Air BNB property and by FAR the very best experience. From the very beginning Kirk and Shannon respnded to all of my questions prior to booking. They were completely descriptive so we knew exactly what we were getting and for what price.
This phenomenal home is located less than 5 minutes from the water and less than 10 from downtown. It sits a top a hill with a spectacular 180 degree view of rolling tree lined hills and pure gods country. With the horses, corrals and green areas you are reminded this a 5 Star Ranch.
The home itself is truly breathtaking. From the tall 10 Ft gorgeous ceilings to the expansive wood working throughout. The bedrooms are large with extremely comfortable beds and top notch furnishings. The kitchen is equipped with awesome appliances and everything in a fully stocked kitchen you need. The game room was a HUGE hit for all of us. We enjoyed full run of billiards, darts, table games and Flate screen with directtv.
The deck- WOW!! We enjoyed use of the outside sofas, Pizza oven, fireplace, BBQ and patio furniture. We ate just about all of our meals outside and were never bothered by the sun since the deck is covered a majority of the day. The breeze consistently blows across the deck making warm days nearly unnoticeable.
Horses & Facilities-
Having kids with us it was SO important to occupy their time and the horses and dogs were the trick. These horses are not only very well taken care of but they are beautiful and tamed perfectly to ride for city slickers like us. Probably the most impressive part of the ranch was Shannon's expertise. She is one of the most knowledgable trainers, rider and horseman. She was brilliant with the way she related to the kids and confidence she gave them with her outstanding instruction.
Boat Rental- The pontoon was perfect for the family and docked just 5 minutes away. Kirk and Shannon made a day on the lake fun for all of us and they also gave us a quality tour of the main features of the lake and lakefront homes.
In summary...this was one of the best times we could have ever hoped for, Our hosts were genuine, accommodating and they have thought of everything. We will be back many more times to come. If you decide to reserve this wonderful property, please be certain to take care of them and this home as great as they will take care of you.
Thank you for your kind words! We are so delighted you and your family selected Five Star Ranch for your stay. It was an honor and a blessing to have been able to host your family during your stay in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. We look forward to your next visit and want to thank you again for being such a wonderful guests, Kirk & Shannon
Horseback riding, dog walking, boating, golfing, hiking, shopping, dining and more all within ten minutes from the back door!
Additional pricing information
Our home is unusual as it is designed to fully accommodate a "full time family" as we have an additional residence on the South side of our home. It has a fully separate entrance for privacy and is set up to "walk in and walk out" with ease. Our home living space is a total of 6000 sq. ft. (*What is shown online does not include the additional living space) We also provide full NDA's per your request, personal needs and privacy. Also, please note that the horseback riding lessons and pontoon boat rides are an option, not mandatory. We just wanted you to know it was available in the event you were interested. Thank you for your consideration, Kirk & Shannon