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Lover's Getaway, Spiritual Retreat,

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Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

1 Bedroom, 2 baths, sleeps 2

If you are looking for a romantic lover's getaway/spiritual retreat with total privacy, and an inspirational and renewing escape look no further. This retreat is about experiencing a love affair, whether with Source, significant other or self. Rest, renew and reflect in the expanse of nature. This intimate cliffside home is built on mountainside rock overlooking Creation's back yard. View nothing but water, mountains and the animals that make it their home.

When it comes to views size matters! The views are jaw dropping. Nature envelopes you. Watch eagles and osprey compete for food as you lounge in the hot tub or deck. Hear the cry of a loon. Watch sunsets from the comfort of the outdoor fire pit on an infinity deck that gives you a birds eye view of this nature retreat. Wake up and go to sleep to the most inspirational setting you could wish for. While there are a host of activities and attractions nearby you may never want to leave the premises for after doing nothing all day you may want to rest afterwards!

This is an owner's private home, not a rental. This artistic and eco friendly home has all of the amenities with which to pamper yourself. Enjoy the hot tub just steps off the master suite, separate bathrooms, TV and a fully stocked gourmet kitchen. A great room with fireplace adjoins the kitchen and a spacious master suite with fireplace all overlook the water and mountains providing an intimate experience with nature. This home was built with love, crafted by an artist/designer and inspired by Spirit.

This isn't a rental, this is an experience.

Near Nature near perfect: Forest Service and mountains are what's behind this home and water and mountains are in front. Minutes from your door you can hike, mountain bike, kayak, boat, and swim. There are two places to moor your boat and a place to put in directly below the house. Spend days exploring and enjoying the Best small town in the US per Rand McNaley. Visit Schweitzer Mtn Ski Resort, Silverwood Water Park or take a road trip and explore the scenic highways that take you to Montana and back. There's no lack of recreational activity outside your door though frankly once you are here you may not wish to leave the premises.

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Jeanelle and Jack Shields
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

About Jeanelle and Jack Shields

Our meeting was a gift from God. There's no other way to explain how we met. Both avid outdoorspeople and reclusives, we created a love nest that reflects our tastes: private, surrounded by nature, user/eco friendly, and a place that is both inspiring and healing. Our intention is to pass on the blessings that this home has given so generously to us.

Jeanelle and Jack Shields purchased this house in 1997

Why Jeanelle and Jack Shields chose Lake Pend Oreille

This is a Soul House. Words don't do this home justice. It is experienced by the heart. Situated on a cliff, the view let's you experience a cloud's ledge perspective. Nearly all rooms look out on the view. You are totally private, whether in the garden area, the deck or inside.

What makes this house unique

Recent Sandpoint Raves:

Most Beautiful Town in USA - Rand McNaley

Top Ten Dream Towns - Sunset Magazin

Best Adventure Town - National Geographic

Sporting Paradise - New York Times

'Norman Rockwell meets Ansel Adams' - USA Today

Best Kept Picture Perfect Secret - Ski Magazine

Prettiest Winter Town - Travel and Leisure

Number 1 Ski Town in USA - Rand McNaley

7 Reasons to vist Sandpoint - Country Living Magazine

Greatest Places to live in the West - American Cowboy Magazine

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I spent our honeymoon here at the Lover's Getaway. It was everything I could have hoped for. The view is amazing, the home so cozy. We spent most of our time cooking and hanging out on the deck. We were lucky enough to watch some lightening storms 2 nights in a row. What a show! Also loved the show the birds put on. The park down the road was just right for a swim. This was the perfect place for our honeymoon. We didn't want to go home. We plan on being back next year.
Aug 2014
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Lover's Getaway, Spiritual Retreat,
average rating of 4.9863014 based on 78 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What can be said that hasn’t already been written in a review for this amazing getaway? It truly has everything that’s been raved about and so much more! My husband and I have enjoyed 7 fabulous stays at the Lover’s Getaway starting in 2010. We’ve celebrated our engagement, our honeymoon, and life in general here. Jack and Janelle have so perfectly made this a place of physical, mental, and spiritual refreshment. We cannot thank them enough for all the time and effort they’ve put in to every detail! They have a gift, and what a blessing that they have chosen to share it. The area has something for everyone…hiking, skiing, shopping, the lake, great restaurants, community events. We usually choose to just stay in once we’ve arrived and relax in the peace of being away from it all. We ALWAYS wish we could stay longer, but we come home inspired and renewed every time. Can’t wait for our next opportunity to enjoy The Garden of Eagen!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I had such a romantic and relaxing long weekend here and thoroughly enjoyed Jeanelle and Jack's lovely home. We truly did not want to leave and ended up sleeping in more than we planned! It's difficult to get up and go snowboarding when snuggled up with that view on a winter morning. Casey and I look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Magical Winter Wonderland! "Book It," and be delighted in your choice.

  • 5 of 5

Ever have one of those experiences in life that speaks to your soul? It brings you so much joy and enrichment that you want everyone to share that same experience?

Well, this was our visit to Garden of Eagen. A lovers retreat indeed!

This home is very special. When you walk through the door you immediately feel its comfort. Perfectly laid out and stocked, no detail is overlooked. It is a sure reflection of Jeanelle and Jack's love, and their wish for you to get everything out of your stay that they know this home has to offer. - Love Reflects Love In Return -

My husband and I arrived late at night and had no idea what we were in for when we opened our eyes the following morning! “Whah-hole-lee-COW!” THAT VIEW!!!! That view, just beyond your toes… You are indeed, perched on a hillside with the most stunning and jaw dropping view. Our visit, being in January, you can imagine the snowcapped mountains!

Whether you are looking to reconnect with your partner, reconnect with your soul and/or reconnect with our majestic mother nature, this home provides the perfect foundation.

We enjoyed the walking trails, or in our case the snow-shoeing trails, right outside the door.

We were thrilled with all the wildlife living amongst us.

We loved that great skiing (Schweitzer) was just 40 minutes away.

We snowmobiled a couple of days and both agreed that it was the best snowmobiling ever. We took a loop drive and ventured into Montana for more beautiful scenery.

And, we enjoyed learning more about Lake Pend Oreille and the Sandpoint area.

These are all things to do, and yes, great things to do! But, I can hands down tell you that the fulfillment in our 11 day stay was having the Garden of Eagen to call HOME.

So happy to have found it available to us and for making this our choice.

We can hardly wait to return!

Lastly, I feel it is important to mention, we enjoy vacation rentals when we travel and go that route if at all possible. Never have we encountered more cordial and accommodating home owners. Jeanelle and Jack go above and beyond to make this experience one that you will cherish for years to come.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

The lovers getaway exceeded our expectations in every way. The home is immaculate, the view is spectacular, and the privacy is omnipresent. The owners (Jeanelle and Jack) are the best; they've thought of everything and are so gracious to review the home and amenities. They were always quick to respond with any questions. Looking forward to our next stay at the getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Wonderland (end of 2016)

  • 5 of 5

There are so many positive things to say about our experience at this home, but we will try to keep it succinct. We stayed at this home for four nights between Christmas and New Years. It was snowy, beautiful, and peaceful. This place perfectly combines fantastic, peaceful privacy with amazing, picturesque views of the lake (and eagles). The hot tub was a wonderful experience to keep warm while snow is piled all around and gently falling. The King-sized bed was incredibly comfortable and the mood lighting (dimmable lights, battery candles, etc) and the two gas fireplaces made this a truly amazing retreat and experience for us. Jeanelle and Jack have thought of everything with this home and the loving touches and amenities are very evident throughout. Jeanelle was a fantastic host who provided tons of resources and information about amenities and activities near the home and in the surrounding areas (Sandpoint, Hope, Montana, etc.) We truly cannot speak highly enough about this experience with this home and with Jeanelle as a host and we cannot wait to come visit again. This was exactly the relational, physical, and spiritual renewal that we hoped to gain from this trip.

Chris and Sara, Spokane, WA

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here six nights Oct 2016. It has the most amazing views of the lake and mountains. The bed is so comfy you won't wanna get out of it! The hot tub is to die for! Definitely didn't want to leave! Just amazing!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Spokane International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Beyond Hope Resort
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Jack Nicholus designed Idaho Club
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 200
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Floating Restaurant
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Schweitzer Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Pend Orielle
Car: recommended

We're located in the beautiful lakeside town of Hope, minutes away from the

scenic town of Sandpoint, Idaho. Sandpoint was voted one of the best small

towns in the US by numerous magazines like Sunset Magazine and the New

York Times. Lake Pend Orielle has over 100 miles of shoreline and is chock full of

islands and nooks and bays to explore by land or water! The area is gorgeous

with boundless opportunities for kayaking, hiking, boating and any kind of

outdoor activity you can think of.

Other Activities: All water sports, bird watching

Golf: Just 4 miles to Idaho Club's Jack Nicholus Signature golf course. The less demanding Elks Course (9 hole) is 20 minutes away.

Ski: Schweitzer Ski Resort is 25 miles away


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Hope, Idaho

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
15 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
April tax special
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring
1 May 2017 - 11 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late spring early summer
12 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
1 Sep 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
16 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$163
Pet Fee A$20 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

We take both credit cards or checks. If paying by check we ask for half the rental rate up front and the balance in cash upon arrival or by check in advance enough to clear. Paying by check will not necessarily correspond the way HA/VRBO set's up payment if by CC.
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Jeanelle Shields
123 B Providence Rd
Sandpoint, Idaho, 83864

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Hope, Idaho

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Two separate bathrooms. Hot tub off of mastersuite All linens and towels, bathrobes,and spa towels provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • Luxurious foam mattress with high thread count sheets.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The owners have used eco friendly materials and cleaning agents wherever possible. Wool carpets.