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Jeanelle and Jack Shields

Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english

Lover's Getaway, Spiritual Retreat,

69 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this Hope holiday house

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.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
Jeanelle and Jack Shields (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english

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 4.985507 based on 74 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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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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Honeymoon to Remember

  • 5 of 5

We were given a stay at the Lover's Getaway as a wedding present. We were exhausted from a year of wedding plans. When we arrived and saw this beautiful retreat and the breathtaking view, we knew it would be the perfect place for us to relax and spend our first post wedding week together. The owners treated us like royalty. We'll remember our time there for ever....pure bliss We so hope we can return someday.

Justin and Beth

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice relaxing time in northern Idaho

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views!!! Comfortable bed!! Great hot tub, A nice getaway in northern Idaho !!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place to spend a romatic week together

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place to spend our honeymoon! The only thing better then the amazing view from the deck is the same amazing when waking up in the morning in that extremely comfy bed. Everything about the house was great! wonderfully furnished and within a couple hours of getting there we felt like we had lived there for years. Its close to Sandpoint, Idaho for good food and shopping and close to a number of great trails to hike. I dont see anything getting in the way of us coming back sometime in the future. Thank you so much Jeanelle and Jack for having us! Oh, one more thing. My wife wants to meet your donkeys next time. Hopefully we can work something out :)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow!! This place was such a hidden gem! The minute you pull in the driveway & see the grapevines covering the fence (which by the way were delicious ;-) then walk through the adorable Garden of Eagen, THEN open up the front door to reveal the most beautiful view of I've ever seen!! Simply breathtaking! Everything you need is available in this rental. Jeanelle did such a wonderful job making everything convenient. When we would venture out during the day to hike, etc, we honestly could not wait to get back to the house so that we could sit in front of the fire pit with a glass of wine & just enjoy the view. We only stayed 3 nights but take my word for it when I say STAY LONGER!! Definitely will be going back!! :)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What kind words! Indeed, this is not a rental but a private love nest that we just couldn't keep to ourselves. It deserves to be used and shared by all those seeking a soul connection, be it with your significant other or Source. We look forward to having you back!
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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
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 Sep 2016 - 23 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall Off Season
24 Oct 2016 - 22 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
23 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
3 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
April tax special
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 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

Pet Fee A$20 + Tax
Cleaning A$165
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.