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Lakefront true log home w/ private hot tub, dock & heated floors!
This rare find is a true log home, offering incredible craftsmanship right on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille's Oden Bay. The private hot tub and the back porch offer beautiful views of the lake and nearby mountains, and the private dock is an ideal home base for all of your adventures on the water. Whether you choose to spend your days boating, fishing, or water skiing on Lake Pend Oreille, you can cozy up by the fire each evening - and you won't even need slippers, thanks to wonderful heated floors!
This home is a lake enthusiast's delight, as Lake Pend Oreille awaits right outside the back door. Take a boat ride over to downtown Sandpoint (six miles west) to enjoy a variety of restaurants and fun nighttime entertainment. The surrounding mountains are full of beautiful hiking trails and horseback riding routes, which are easily accessed with Mountain Horse Adventures. When the lake freezes over, it's just a 15-mile drive to the ski lifts at Schweitzer Mountain Resort.
THINGS TO KNOW
Limited Internet - not suitable for streaming. Boat lift available for guest use.
*Dear guest, please note that this home does not provide firewood for the wood fireplace. Wood can be purchased at the local Safeway. Thank you!
No pets are allowed at this vacation rental.
Parking notes: Driveway can be icy during the winter months. Please be careful.
You must be 30 years or older to rent this property.
Hot tub (Private)
Washer/dryer : Private
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Cable : Dish Network
Nearby activities & attractions
Hot tub : Private
Gas grill : Private
Corinn S.Jul 2022
Our family had a fantastic week at this home. The cabin was the perfect size for six adults and two children. The kids loved their room - the bunk beds were a big hit! The bedrooms and the living spaces were huge so we never felt on top of each other.
The private dock and the backyard were terrific. We had a jetski rental and a boat rental for the week so direct access to the lake was convenient.
The one drawback of this home: the WiFi was bad. I know we were warned about the internet speed beforehand, but I could barely get my emails to load let alone log onto video meetings. This forced me and another member of my party to drive into town for a few hours during the week to complete some work we had to attend to. (Evans Brothers Coffee was a great hangout for this!)
I strongly recommend to the owners that they upgrade their internet package or look into some sort of signal booster to improve connectivity.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, Corinn! We are happy to hear your family enjoyed our home. We apologize for any inconvenience that the internet might have caused you during your stay with us. We would like to clarify that this home has the fastest internet package available in the area and we strongly encourage guests to reach out to us should it not be working properly. We look forward to hosting you for a fantastic stay in the future.
Ashley B.Jul 2022
The location was great! Great yard for kids and outside activies. Boat dock was convenient and boat lift was easy to use. There were some maintenance things around the house that could have been kept up on but overall it was a great place!
Lance J.Nov 2021
Beautiful home and setting. Very convenient to restaurants, groceries and shopping in Sandpoint. Great nearby hiking and 30 minutes from the ski resort. We loved our stay!
Jason C.Sep 2021
Great house. Really big rooms with lots of extra beds and space for kids. Grassy area is great for games and kids running around, the beach is very small, and dock not ideal to swim off of because it sits so high out of the water. But the boat lift was great. We will stay again.
Emily H.Aug 2021
This cabin is located in a perfect spot. The lake is right outside and access is extremely easy! We were able to bring out boat and use the boat lift. The log cabin is beautiful. Plenty of room and the living area was wonderful for our whole family to gather in.
There is some deferred maintenance that would be nice to be improved upon (porch cleaning, overall cleanliness, and upkeep). Also, one thing we did not take into consideration or realize was that there is no AC. The fans were helpful, but because of the terrible smokey air, we couldn’t open up windows as much as we needed and had to leave early. Smoke is obviously not the fault of the cabin, but AC would have saved us. Just something to be aware of in the middle of summer!
We make every effort to present clear, accurate descriptions of our homes in order for guests to make informed decisions on their rental choices. We encourage guests to reach out with any questions or concerns prior to booking, as we are happy to help. We look forward to hosting you again soon!
Anne S.Jul 2021
great location, nice dock and hot tub
Brenda C.Jul 2021
Everything was just perfect! It felt like we were stepping into our own little family summer bunker leaving the rest of the world behind.
The home was clean, but cozy and welcoming. Everything we needed was right there, including kitchen items, beach towels, fans for the bedrooms, etc. Plenty of room for all of us ages 7 - 75 and never a dull moment between playing on the lake, hiking on Schweitzer, and milling around the little stores in Sandpoint.
David H.Apr 2021
Wide open space. Log cabin and fire were great. Water out the window was a great view. Hot tub was awesome!
Kati H.Dec 2020
This house would be great if they did any maintenance..mouse droppings, dirty appliances, light bulbs out, sheets not cleaned well or checked for hair....hot tub was mildewy. Really disappointed..
We appreciate your feedback, Kati. The hot tub has been drained and cleaned, and housekeeping has done a deep clean of the home to address the mice. We are sorry to read you were disappointed and hope to have a chance to impress you in the future!
Kelsi D.Oct 2020
Beautiful location, spacious home, could use some minor repairs which would make this home 5 stars, but nothing drastic.
joe g.Oct 2020
close to sand point down town. very quite!
Josh H.Sep 2020
Great house in great location...
Jason C.Sep 2020
Stayed with a few friends and everyone’s kids ages 1-1/2 to 10. House was much bigger than expected and all the rooms were HUGE! Plenty of space for family with young kids to share rooms.
Hot tub was awesome overlooking the lake, and for after dipping in to warm up after an early morning ski. Grass right from the cabin to the lake was perfect for games and hanging out. The dock worked great for us and our ski boat. The dock sits pretty high off the water (about 5 ft.) and there’s a lift for your boat. The water is shallow around the dock, so not that great for swimming around or jumping off the dock. But great for fishing off of and hanging out.
Also the actual beach area for kids to play is really small, still nice and soft sand, but just a very narrow patch of sand going into the water next to the dock. The grassy area makes up for the lack of beach. Will be booking again for next summer and possibly this winter since it has the hot tub!
Noah M.Aug 2020
The structure of the home itself is pretty impressive, and great for playing hide and seek. The location was amazing with access to put our kayaks on the lake from the back yard. Kitchen had everything we needed and bathrooms and bedrooms were stocked and cleaned.
The whole place does feel like it needs some TLC in the cleaning of windows, door frames, outside areas, dock, etc. It's on the lake, so bugs are expected but the buildup of dead bugs was a little gross. The outside areas have great potential, but without a resident on site, it's starting to look a little neglected.
Overall, we had a great stay and thoroughly enjoyed our time!
Amy J.Aug 2020
Hi-we had a great trip and there are a few things we want you to know.
2 wine glasses in the dishwasher were cracked when we arrived
It would be helpful to let people know the correct lockbox is on a pillar opposite the front door.
The hot tub was green and smelled mildewy. We are hot tub owners and found shock chemicals and used those. It would be helpful to have instructions for how the owners would like the tub cared for, particularly when it is out of balance.
There appear to be snakes living under the hot tub.
The boat lift has a piece that is bent and loose and it was that way when we arrived. More instructions on how they’d like the lift used would also be helpful.
There are quite a few mice. One was in a trap when we arrived but there was also mouse poop on the kitchen counters every morning and also in boxes of food we put in the pantry, along with holes where they had gotten into food. While we did our best to put all food away, they still seemed to find a way in. Again, it would have saved us throwing out food if we had known it needed to be stored in closed hard plastic containers.
jennifer s.Jul 2020
The location is great and lake view is beautiful. There is a private dock and boat lift. We made outdoor fires and enjoyed the hot tub. Beds are comfortable plenty of room for our two families in the log home. It does need updating inside and outside to make it 5 stars. The dishwasher does not work well and dishes are not fully cleaned.
Hi, Jennifer! Thank you for telling us about your Oden Bay Log Home experience. The hard water does make the dishes look dirty even though they are clean; we will be switching detergents to see if this helps. We hope to see you again soon!
Janet Z.Feb 2020
The house is gorgeous, well built, and has everything you would want in a vacation home. The hot tub was great with a beautiful view of the lake and mountains, the fireplace made the common space very cozy, and the kitchen was well appointed. Beds were comfortable and the house is convenient to the ski resort for both alpine and nordic skiing. Also, there are some great waterfalls and other sights to see in the area. We'd stay here again if we came back to the area.
Michelle F.Feb 2020
We loved the public spaces and the view. The location was also very nice. Just 20 minutes to Schweitzer.
John S.Jan 2020
We were a group of seven, looking to stay in a nice place near Schweitzer for a reasonable price during Christmas break.
This place was perfect. It is a true log-cabin, giving the whole crew a VERY vibe from the first 10 seconds we walked in.
The living room and the lake are the biggest selling features, but there's a lot more. The bedrooms are well-sized, the kitchen was highly functional (we cooked EVERY meal here), the hot tub is the right size and location for warm soaks after skiing.
In addition, the Vacasa team was incredibly responsive to our needs ("Help! We're out of firewood!") and the location was PERFECT. Close enough to town to make groceries easy, and far enough from town to hear ABSOLUTE silence at night.
Very nice place.
adam c.Dec 2019
A group of 7 stayed here in early Dec. The home was spacious and very unique, and well stocked. Our son really loved the kids room with all the toys. Could probably use some updates to bedding/mattresses, and some of the furnishings. Vacasa property manager was awesome, did a great job of answering any questions, getting things we needed/wanted and taking care of small issues quickly. Hot tub was nice, we would return.
Thank you for your feedback, Adam. We are happy you had a good stay. We will be sure to pass your suggestions regarding the bedding/mattresses and furnishing along to our local manager for consideration. We look forward to hosting you again!
John L.Aug 2019
Location is very good with lakefront dock and a short drive to Sandpoint. Mold in both showers was a turn off.
Scott P.Jul 2019
We, the grandparents, rented the cabin for a reunion with our kids and grandkids. It's a fantastic location and a great house for a group our size. The house is showing a little wear and tear from its age and probably its popularity, but it was very comfortable and we had a great time. Because it's in a relatively calm bay, I would suggest either renting a boat or having kayaks. Some days we felt a little landlocked, but that would be the case with any rental where you're lakeside without a boat. Would definitely rent this again if the opportunity arises.
Bill E.Jul 2019
Beautiful home, well appointed yet rustic! Amazing views with easy access to water and large grass yard. The only regret was that we could not book it longer!
Sadie G.Jul 2019
This house provided privacy and a sense of seclusion while still being close to town and activities. We loved having access to the hot tub and even a boat lift! The house was clean and we loved the eclectic decor.
hilary a.Jun 2019
This was our second year in a row at this house. It’s a great space, with an amazing location, all the amenities you would need. From our youngest (4 years old) to our oldest (80 years old) it accommodates everyone beautifully.
Matt T.May 2019
Really enjoyed the house. Very comfortable. Great views. Would definitely stay there again. Property manager was extremely responsive as well.
Perfect experience for our team!
Debbie R.Nov 2017
We had a wonderful family Thanksgiving dinner in this beautiful log cabin home. Hope to visit again!
Pam H.Aug 2017
Great set up for our family. Beautiful home, well kept and amazing waterfront.
Grace W.May 2015
We had a very enjoyable stay in Sandpoint at this home. There were 9 of us and we all fit very comfortably in beds, It was perfect for us! Everything from booking to instructions on how to gain access to the property were very streamlined and easy. I can't wait to make a trip back!
The Fiorentino, Savage and Sinclair Families .Sep 2014
Had a wonderful family weekend here, and the weather was beautiful. We rented a boat, had a fire every night . . .Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us! We had 5 small ones with us who loved your toy room . . great addition. Thanks again
The Bliss Family .Sep 2013
We enjoyed your beautiful lakeside cabin . . . . It provided the perfect starting and ending spot for our days spent alpine and Nordic skiing.
The Hutchings Family .May 2013
Thank you so much for allowing our family to stay at your beautiful cabin It has been an awesome time. We will definitely be returning. One of the most beautiful places on Earth . . . absolutely breathtaking. Thanks in abundance.