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Big home on Lake Pend Oreille ranch in Sandpoint

  • 10 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 9 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms

This lakefront ranch home in Sandpoint, Idaho, on the Sunnyside Peninsula, is uniquely situated on the north shore of Idaho's largest lake, Pend Oreille, at Hawkins Point. A 20-minute drive from downtown Sandpoint, the property sits on a 10-plus acre ranch with private shoreline. The 2,500 sf, comfortable house with an expansive deck and outdoor hot tub is a historic gem at one of the most beautiful spots on the lake. This 2,500-square-foot home sits on rural lakefront acreage in Sandpoint, Idaho, that's been in the same family since 1944. The home is surrounded by Lake Pend Oreille, horse pastures, state forestland, and private and public shoreline. The property includes a private beach with a dock across the road from the house protected by a privacy fence, which includes a bell tent for rent available April through October along with amenities such as an outdoor shower, fire pit and horseshoe pits. To have more full access to this private beach in season, consider renting the bell tent as well. All guests have access to the property's private shoreline, dock, and sitting areas amongst the shore in the shade of trees. The house includes an outdoor hot tub, large deck and concrete patio for enjoying the outdoors. A county road separates the house from the private shoreline. Nearby at Hawkins Point is a public boat dock with concrete launch. The public dock area and private beach are a two-minute walk from the house. Recently remodeled and professionally decorated, this lakefront home features vintage furnishings, antiques, beautiful artwork and collectibles. Experience lakeside living in a country setting on a ranch located on a prominent geographic feature, Hawkins Point on Lake Pend Oreille. See bald eagles, Canada geese and other migrating waterfowl as well as deer, turkeys and otters. Pick fruit in season from the many fruit trees on the property, as well as grapes and raspberries in the garden. Walk the property and enjoy stellar views of the lake and mountains surrounding this special spot on the Sunnyside Peninsula. Inside the home are comfortable furnishings, a fully-stocked kitchen and sleeping accommodations for up to 10 guests. Add an RV site or bell tent rental and host a small family reunion on-site. Guests have access to the entire home, except for the basement and an office, and the 10-plus acre ranch, private shoreline, beach, dock, outdoor hot tub and other amenities. Respect the privacy of bell tent guests (when applicable) and quiet time from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. Do not enter fenced areas where horses are present or any outbuildings. We aim to meet our guests and give them an orientation to the property and house upon check-in. We love to interact with guests as much or as little as desired. We're lifelong and long-time residents who love to share our knowledge of the area and help you get the most out of your vacation. We live in an outdoor paradise, and we enjoy sharing our pieces of paradise with friendly, appreciative guests. Sunnyside is a desirable neighborhood close to Sandpoint, Idaho, where folks enjoy living out in the country on or near the lake. It's also a popular recreation area with public access at the Oden Wildlife Management Area, Sunnyside Access, Hawkins Point and shoreline managed by Idaho Fish and Game. The area includes longtime residents and more recent transplants to the area, as well as seasonal residents. Sunnyside is teeming with wildlife, from waterfowl to big game, while Lake Pend Oreille is home to many species of fish, including rainbow trout, kokanee, bass, whitefish, perch, bull trout and more. The lake has a thriving fishery and with 111 miles of shoreline, much of it public, there's a lot to explore by boat, canoe or kayak, or by hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. Sunnyside is between Sandpoint and Hope, Idaho, and either town may be accessed by boat or car for dining, shopping, concerts and other events. Sandpoint and the surrounding towns of Dover, Kootenai and Ponderay, as well as the Schweitzer shuttle parking lot in ski season, have a free SPOT bus. Amtrak makes its only stop in Idaho at the Sandpoint depot daily. Rental cars are available in Sandpoint or at the Spokane international Airport. Sandpoint Airport has a 6,000-foot paved runway. For our guests arriving by private plane in Sandpoint, we can possibly make arrangements for a loaner car. The Sunnyside property is about 15 minutes from the town of Ponderay, where you'll find Walmart, Bonner Mall and many other shops. It's another two miles to downtown Sandpoint, or about a 20-minute drive via Highway 200. The property includes RV and bell tent vacation rentals, and you may encounter other guests, residents or family members and their dogs. Guests may have to share or alternate usage of the hot tub. A gravel county road (speed limit 35) separates the house from the private shoreline. Be prepared to cross the road to access the beaches. If the bell tent on the beach is rented, please respect the privacy of its guests. Bell tent guests don't have exclusive use of that beach and dock; however, they do have quiet time from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. There are sitting areas and a hammock spot on the shoreline for guests to enjoy. There is plenty of room for everyone! Consider renting the bell tent as well to have more full usage of the private beach. The host's shop and barns are on the property as well and are off-limits to guests. The owner may access outbuildings, move equipment or be present on other areas on the property while guests are staying in the house. The property also includes resident equines (horses and mules), and guests are not allowed inside the fences with them; however, they may pet or feed them treats from the other side of the fence. The mules are friendly with people but not dogs. Keep your dogs leashed and outside the fenced horse pastures at all times for their safety. During summer and especially on weekends, you may encounter heavier traffic and parked vehicles along a half-mile stretch of Sunnyside Access or at the Hawkins Point public boat dock and ramp. Watch for traffic, people and wildlife on the road at all times.

Home highlights


Pets welcome

Broadband Internet


A massive fireplace and vaulted ceiling highlights the living room

Hot tub

The gardens in summer have vegetables and herbs for our guests to choose from

The kitchen is open and spacious and beautifully decorated

The open, airy dining great room is a favorite gathering spot

The primary bedroom has a comfortable queen-size bed


Parking & facilities

Parking-on-street , Parking included


Accessible 24/7 , Pets welcome


Bicycles, TV (Antenna) , TV (Cable)

Bathroom & laundry

Hair dryer, Clothes dryer, Essentials, Iron & Board, Bathtub , Washing machine

Heating & cooling

Air conditioning, Fireplace , Heating available

Internet & office

Broadband Internet

Kitchen & dining

Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven , Refrigerator

Home Safety

Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit , Smoke Detector

House Rules

  • Pets welcome

Check-in: 04:00 PM

Check-out: 11:00 AM


5507 Sunnyside Road , Sandpoint, United States


Policy and notes


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About host

Billie Gerke

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Big home on Lake Pend Oreille ranch in Sandpoint
Sandpoint, United States
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