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Fabulous New Guest House Near Rexburg

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,008 sq ft
Property type apartment


About the property

2 Bed 1 Bath on 47 Acres With Dirt Race Track, Swimming Hole, And Big Parking

The Crain guest house is perfect for the rural Idaho experience and a quiet, comfortable place to chill. We are located in the country 2.5 miles east of Hwy 20 and 10 minutes North of Rexburg. The guest house has views of the Tetons, swimming pond, farm land, cows, hawks, and bald eagles. The property has plenty of space for parking trailers and there is plenty of room for your horses in our pasture. You can ride your snowmobiles and ATVs in the field.

The guest house is the perfect home base for all of your southeast Idaho adventures. We are located 3 miles from Monkey Rock waterfall; 5 miles from awesome fishing and bridge jumping; 10 miles from Rexburg; 40 minutes from Island Park; 45 minutes from Idaho Falls; 70 minutes from West Yellowstone; and 75 minutes from Jackson Hole. The world famous St. Anthony Sand Dunes are only 10 minutes away!

Do not forget your water toys and swimsuit in the summer - we have a big swimming hole with an island, rope swing, paddle boat, and sandy beach to relax on. The Ashton Reservoir is only 15 minutes away and is a quiet, beautiful waterway for boating, floating, or fishing. In the winter, our swimming hole is empty and great for snow sledding. For bigger sledding thrills, the St. Anthony Sand Dunes are only a few minutes away.

After your long day, relax on the couch or recliner and read a book or watch a movie. The kitchen is stocked so you can enjoy cooking meals at home. Or, you may eat at our favorite Mexican restaurant, El Jaliciense, in St. Anthony. Rexburg is a short drive away for dinner and a movie. Retire to bed in the quiet countryside and drift to sleep on memory foam while snuggled in a fluffy comforter.

If you need any ideas of where to play or relax, feel free to contact us. We are in the house nearby if you should need anything during your stay.

P.S. We strive to make the guest house a low allergen environment. No smoking or indoor pets are allowed; no air fresheners or candles. All linens are 100% cotton and washed in scent-free detergent; all-natural cleaning products are used to clean the house.

More Details

Marvin or Misty Crain
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Marvin or Misty Crain


We are the Crain family. There is five of us and we enjoy the outdoors, riding big-toys with motors, reading books, fishing, swimming, cooking, and hanging out with family and friends. Marvin grew up in St. Anthony, ID and Misty is an implant from Southern California. For the past 18 years, friends and family have come stay with us to enjoy rural Idaho and it's many activities and adventures. Several times throughout the year we have family and friends that come from afar to visit us and enjoy Idaho. We decided to complete our shop and apartment project so we can offer the Crain Guest House to family, friends, and new acquaintances so they can have a quiet and private place to enjoy rural Idaho. We decided to make this rental a small family business to help our children get ready for their future independence (and develop a better work ethic). We are happy to share our guest house with you.

Marvin or Misty Crain purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Marvin or Misty Crain chose St Anthony

We decided to build a home in the Wilford, Idaho area because it is a quiet, safe, friendly, and awesome place to live. We love the property because it has a deep swimming pond, 47 acres of land to play on, a dirt race track for us to ride our motorcycles on, and in the winter we ride our snowmobiles on it. The sunsets are beautiful and the country roads are great to bike and walk. We are far enough out of town to feel 'free' to do what we want and not be pestered, but we are close enough so it is easy to go shopping and do errands. We like where we live because there are many "day trip" activities we can do: Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park, Targhee skiing, Island Park snowmobiling, Madison River tube floating, boating, fishing, canoeing, sand dunes, bridge many things to do!

What makes this apartment unique

The guest house is on an upper level. We love the deck; it is a perch that offers pretty views of the surrounding pasture and farm land. Our favorite view is out the dining window; you can see the Tetons (when it is not cloudy) and it is fun to watch people playing in the pond. What we also like is even though the main house is next door, the guest house still feels secluded. It is its own entity. We like the guest house's décor; it is comfortable, yet energetic. And, the soft and smooth rugs in the living room soothe your tired feet.We think you will like it here. We have enjoyed it.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, We had a great time at this house. It was very well decorated house. It was also very comfortable. We stayed here for three nights and those three nights we enjoyed. It was also full of the things we need so we barely had to buy anything.
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in St Anthony

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1008 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Bathroom is stocked with: 100% cotton towels, wash cloths, and hand towels; hair dryer; hand soap; and toilet paper (2 rolls).
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen - 1 large double bed , Bed has memory foam topper & med-firm mattress; alarm clock
    Dormer - 1 large double bed , Memory foam mattress. Plus an extra bed = queen air mattress
  • There is a queen-sized air mattress with built-in air pump for an extra bed. 100% cotton bed linens, hypo-allergenic alternative down comforters, and pillows provided. All linens and towels are washed in hypo-allergenic detergent. No fabric softeners or dryer sheets are used (keeping it allergen free).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We live in an incredible part of rural Idaho, there are many fun and fulfilling activities within a 75 mile radius. Fall, winter, and summer are the most beautiful and most enjoyable seasons in our area. We are familiar with many activities that will create lasting memories and rejuvenate the soul. Please do not hesitate to ask us questions or ask for suggestions so you may have a unique and incredible Idaho experience. This area is know for: abundant fishing, hunting, kayaking, snowmobiling, ATV riding on the Sand Dunes and in the mountains, huckleberry picking, sight-seeing, and of course the gem: West Yellowstone. All of these activities are easily done in a day. Summer days are long, so you have plenty of day light for your adventures and relaxing canoe rides down Big Springs River or fishing excursions. Rexburg is ten minutes away and it hosts BYU-Idaho and a Mormon temple. Rexburg is a friendly town and has restaurants and movie theaters for your enjoyment.


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Fabulous New Guest House Near Rexburg
average rating of 4.95 based on 63 reviews
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Great home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay! Very clean and nice owners

  • Review Submitted: 29/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

Fun location, quiet and so much better than the hotels our extended family stayed in. Plenty of space, very clean, well equiped and nicely furnished.

  • Review Submitted: 28/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fully stocked, loved it!

  • 5 of 5

One of the best vrbo’s we’ve stayed at! A lot of thought went into the design and amenities. It was clean and the beds were extremely comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 06/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here twice, but already consider it our home away from home when visiting our kids in Rexburg. The owners, Marvin and Misty Crain are awesome. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 07/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here several times and we love it! It's always clean and just such a warm cozy place to stay! The hosts are very kind.

  • Review Submitted: 16/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable and decorated beautifully

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in the beautiful countryside. We went on walks, relaxed, went into town and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. There wasn't any shampoo or soap in the shower, definitely not a complaint, just something to be aware of so you can bring/purchase your own. The towels were very plush and the beds comfortable. We loved everything about the house and location. If you want to get away to the country with a great view of the Tetons in the distance, in a home that is cozy yet modern, clean and decorated beautifully, this is the place for you! Would definitely return! My only complaint would be that we couldn't stay longer!

  • Review Submitted: 14/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hwy 20
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
El Jaliciense or Fong's
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Kelly Canyon
Car: necessary

The must-dos for our area are:

Relax and swim at Monkey Rock (water fall 3 miles from our house)

Explore the Civil Defense Caves or ice caves

Play on the St. Anthony Sand Dunes

Visit BYU-Idaho

Rexburg LDS temple

Ski at Kelly Canyon or Targhee

Fish in the rivers and at Henry's Lake

Rent a canoe and float down Big Spring River in Island Park (super relaxing and rejuvenating - crystal clear water and big trout!)


Water ski at the Ashton Reservoir or at Blacktail Reservoir

Snowmobile in the mountains...this part of Idaho is know for some of the best snowmobiling terrain in the world.

Visit West Yellowstone - so beautiful!

Yellowstone Bear World - guaranteed bear, elk, deer, bison, and mountain goat sitings

Visit Jackson Hole, Wy

Swim in our pond and soak up some sun

ATV riding...lots of riding around here

Huckleberry and chokecherry picking (seasonal)

International Folk Dancing Festival at BYU- Idaho in July

Pioneer Day Parade in St. Anthony - the Saturday closest to the 24th of July

Outdoor heated pool and water slides in Rexburg

Outdoor 'Heise' hot springs pool with water slides (year round)

Indoor hot springs pool at Green Canyon

Local eateries in Rexburg - small town experience

Movie theater in Rexburg

Historic movie theater in St. Anthony 'The Roxy'

Shop at LuLu Bella in Rexburg - fun clothing and accessories

Eat at Gator Jack's - good sandwiches and Crio Bru (brewed cocoa beans, better than hot chocolate)

Eat at El Jaliciense in St. Anthony - real Mexican food.

Horseback riding at the Dunes, mountains, or in the pasture

Southeast Idaho has lots of haunted house and haunted maze productions from Oct 1 to Oct 31.

Summer evening Farmer's Market in Rexburg and Driggs every Friday

Rigby Lake - great place to swim & paddle board

Figure 8 car races once a month: Apr, June, July, Aug, Sept (Rigby or Rexburg)

Golfing in Rexburg or just north of St. Anthony

Airplane museum in Rexburg

Teton Flood Museum in Rexburg

Bowling in St. Anthony and Rexburg

Bridge jumping (into water)at "Twin Bridges" 6 miles away

Summer rodeos at least once a month in Rexburg, Rigby, and St.Anthony

Softball games (big thing here)

Float the river - ask us where first! The conversion dams in the rivers can seriously injure you or kill you - no joke.

Participate in 'Spud Harvest' : first two weeks of October. The local schools give the kids two weeks off of school to help with the harvest. It's fun to glean the fields for potatoes. Ask permission first :)

Eat at Nelson's Frozen Custard in Rexburg; Nelson's Frozen Custard won National awards for their homemade ultra-smooth and delicious custard ice cream.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee AU$45.63
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$325.95

Have questions? Call or email us :)

A $150 refundable damage/extra cleaning deposit is required for stays less than 15 days. Or, you may purchase damage protection through in lieu of the $150 refundable damage deposit. Please let us know which option you'd like for your reservation.

For reservations greater than two weeks, damage protection ($39-$49) from is required. If you purchase damage protection thru for this property, the refundable deposit is not required.

The cleaning fee for stays longer than 7 days is $50.

The following items are available for rent: Ski boat (12 person boat with operator and tubes, skis, boards, life vests). Please call Marvin or Misty for details 208-390-3159.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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