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Lovers' Getaway, Spiritual Retreat,

Bedrooms 1
Space 130 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 2 baths, sleeps 2

Looking for a private, romantic getaway, and an inspirational retreat? Look no further!

This magical place is a love affair - with Source, your significant other or yourself. Rest, renew and reflect in the expanse of nature. This intimate cliffside home is built on mountainside rock overlooking Nature's back yard. Be embraced by the water, mountains and animals that make it their home.

The panoramic vistas are jaw dropping. Nature envelopes you. From your bird's eye view, eagles and osprey soar as you lounge in the hot tub or deck. Hear the haunting cry of a loon. Watch sunsets from the comfort of the outdoor fire pit on the infinity deck.

Awaken to the most inspirational setting you could wish for. While the day beckons with a host of activities and attractions nearby, you may never want to leave.

This beautifully artistic and eco-friendly home has all of the amenities for pampering yourself. Enjoy the hot tub just a few steps outside the master suite, separate bathrooms, satellite TV, and a fully stocked gourmet kitchen.

With two fireplaces in both the great room and the spacious master suite, the entire home overlooks the water and mountains for an intimate experience with nature. This home was built with love, crafted by an artist/designer and inspired by Spirit. You can feel it!

Open forest and mountains are behind you, with Lake Pend Oreille and mountains in full view throughout. Minutes away you can hike, mountain bike, fish, kayak, boat, and swim.

There are two places to moor your boat and a boat launch ramp directly below the house. Spend days exploring and enjoying Sandpoint, named Rand McNalley's Best Small Town in the US. Visit Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort, Silverwood Water Park or take a road trip via the scenic highways to Montana and Canada.

There's a wealth of recreational activities outside your door, or you could just settle in and revel in the magic of your lovers’ getaway and spiritual retreat.

This is so much more than a rental . . . it’s an experience! Note this is a stand alone residence. Owner's live just minutes away.

More Details

Jeanelle and Jack Shields
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Hope, Idaho

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
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
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(77 traveller reviews)

Lovers' Getaway, Spiritual Retreat,
average rating of 4.987013 based on 82 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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Spokane, WA

Amazing seclusion and privacy with breathtaking views. Stress will drain away!

  • 5 of 5

The house is so perfectly setup for a couple's retreat. It had everything we needed. Our dogs loved the front yard and would just sit on the back deck watching the boats and birds. We went on a hike straight from the house up into the national forest, very secluded and peaceful. The pizza from the Old Ice House in Hope was very tasty.

We were blessed with great weather and clear skies. The star gazing from the hot tub was superb. Whether you just want to hang out at the house or venture out into the local area, this place will be everything you expect and more.

Jeanelle does an outstanding job at getting the house ready for your arrival. Her attention to detain will make you feel right at home. We thank you so much for the opportunity to stay here, we won't forget it and we'll be sure to return.

Chris & Hannah

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spokane, Washington

Beautiful view, relaxing, private retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is the best vacation property I have ever stayed at. Wonderful! Worth every penny! I can say no more than that!

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Inchelium WA

Beautiful, Clean, Refreshing

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Garden of Eagen. You can tell the owners Jack and Janelle really want to share the beauty of this home. They are not in this for the money they truly want others to experience this spectacular home. They add personal touches just for you. The place was so clean and felt so homey. It was as though we were staying at a friends house. We will recommend this place to all our friends and family! Thank you so much Jack and Janelle.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing stay here at the Lover's Getaway!!!! We love this place so much that this is our third time staying. To make it extra special this year we had it for Valentines Day. As always, crossing the threshold feels like walking into a different world. Stress, work, and tension melt away when greeted by such a spectacular view and beautifully laid out place. There is attention to detail in everything. As busy as our lives are and as precious as our time together is, we choose not to leave the place...just cook, eat, and enjoy each others company. The snow and quiet stillness were lovely and there were many mornings spent enjoying coffee in bed or in the hot tub with the view. The whole place invites you to relax and be present. We already can't wait until next year!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from 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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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 on Hope, Idaho

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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$167.22 + Tax
Pet Fee A$20.07 + 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.
Send checks to
Jeanelle Shields
123 B Providence Rd
Sandpoint, Idaho, 83864

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Contact Owner

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