Charm, Comfort & Convenience in Sandpoint, ID

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417 Pine Street, Sandpoint, ID 83864

Overview

Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 4
Sleeps 13
Per night $200 - $250
Per week $1,300 - $1,650
Type: Home
Description of the Sandpoint vacation home rental
Our guests say: 'darling vacation homes so close to downtown and the beach.' - 'The best value I could find.' - 'Beautifully re-modeled and updated.' - 'Lots of room, full kitchen, and jacuzzi tub off master bedroom' - 'Highly recommended!!' - 'Ideal for our family; we loved it!' - 'The amount of money we saved on lodging and meals literally paid for the skiing' - 'It feels like you are staying at a friend's house for the weekend and not a rental!' - 'This home has it all.' - 'Stayed there 3 times in the past 3 years.' - 'The kitchen is the best I have ever come across in a vacation rental.'

You have your choice of two houses on the same property. One, known as Kots House, is a 2-story, 4-bedroom, 2-bath home built in the late 1800's and recently fully remodeled. It will sleep 9 people. The other, known as Kots Studio, is smaller, also 2-story, 2-bedroom, 2-bath, and will sleep 4 people. Each has its own private yard.

The larger Kots House (4 bedrooms) features 1 California King bed upstairs, 1 regular King bed downstairs, 1 Queen bed upstairs, 1 Double bunk bed downstairs (the bottom bunk bed is a double bed with a single bed on top).

It has a large, pleasant family kitchen, fully equipped with many extras. The Gathering Table seats 8 and there is counter seating for 2 adults or 3 children. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, silverware, glasses, coffee pot, teapot and many other useful items not usually provided in rentals. There is also a washer and dryer in the house.

There is cable TV in the kitchen as well as the living room, and plenty of movies on DVD to watch.

There is also a movable electric fireplace made by the Amish from oak trees.

There is a mural of the Schweitzer Basin in the living room of Kots House that was painted by Russell Kotschevar, a well known local businessman who owned and built a local pub downtown. He also carved 'Pend O'Reille Pete', a larger-than-life-size statue which is displayed at US Bank just a couple of blocks from the property. 'Pete' is pretty famous and travels to various exhibits all over the country.

The property has a small, grassy front yard and there are large, beautiful trees lining the street. The back yard is small and completely fenced with an outdoor firepit, a BBQ grill, table & chairs, and a covered, cushioned 3 seat swing.

Smoking is permitted on the covered outdoor patio and the yard , but smoking inside the rental houses is not allowed and will result in the loss of deposit.

Pets are considered on a case-by-case basis. Additional deposits or rental fees may apply.

There is room for 2-3 cars to be parked in the driveway next to the house.

Kots Studio is a 2-story, 2-bedroom, 2-bath house with one King bed and one Queen bed upstairs, to sleep 4. It was originally the studio of Russell Kotschevar, who carved “Pend O’Reille Pete” in this very house, which is why it became known as “Kots Studio.”

His studio was located roughly where the living area is and encompassed the space from wall to wall. There were no inside stairs, we added those when converting the studio into a house. The space where the kitchen is now was an efficiency apartment that “Kots” built for his brother. Russell Kotschevar gained the nickname “Kots” from his military buddies while they were all at Iwo Jima during WWII. The upstairs was one big storage area, with nothing but unfinished outside walls and roof. We like to think Russell would have approved of these changes and our renovations that allowed the property to stay in the family by turning it into a vacation rental.

The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, silverware, glasses, coffee pot, teapot and many other useful items.

There is cable TV and plenty of movies on DVD to watch.

It has its own private small back yard and a large covered patio out front.

There is parking for 2 cars off the alley next to the house.

Smoking is permitted on the covered outdoor patio and the yard , but smoking inside the rental houses is not allowed and will result in the loss of deposit.

Pets are considered on a case-by-case basis. Additional deposits or rental fees may apply.

The property is half a block from downtown Sandpoint, about 6 miles from Schweitzer Ski Resort and within walking distance to Lake Pend O'Reille and City Beach Park, as well as shopping, dining, Farmer's Market and most everything else Sandpoint has to offer.


Please Note * * * A 3-night minimum stay is required in either house.

Darlene Cutler

Area Info
Sandpoint is a quaint, fun, friendly, little town on Lake Pend O’Reille at the base of the Schweitzer Ski Resort. Travel & Leisure Magazine, in their March 2012 issue, named Sandpoint as one of ‘America’s Prettiest Winter Towns’, and they are right!

In summer, there are live concerts on Lake Pend O’Reille with big-name bands, the Art Walk, Galleries, Art & Craft Shows, Auctions, Flea Market, Wine Tasting, and Lakeside Restaurants. Coldwater Creek’s Home Office is in downtown Sandpoint on 1st Ave. There is a Farmer’s Market 2 blks from the house (summers only) offering everything from fresh vegs, fruits, baked & canned goods to jewelry and crafts. A little town with big things to do.

In winter, you can’t beat the skiing. Just a fifteen minute drive from Schweitzer Ski Resort, now expanded to nine ski lifts, 2900 skiable acres plus “open bowl” skiing! 92 ski trails, YES, ninety-two! 10% beginners & 40% intermediates. Sandpoint is a skiers and snowboarders paradise and Idaho’s best kept secret, with multiple jumps and lighted-trail night skiing! And if you’re a die-hard fisherman, try the ice-fishing on the lake.

When you think of Sandpoint, you think of outstanding recreation in all four seasons.
Property Rates
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Weekend
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Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
May 01 2013 Oct 31 2014 $250 $250 $1,650 - 3 nights
Nov 01 2014 Apr 30 2015 $200 $200 $1,300 - 3 nights
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
The property is half a block from downtown Sandpoint, about 6 miles from Schweitzer Ski Resort and within walking distance to Lake Pend O'Reille and City Beach Park, as well as shopping, dining, Farmer's Market and most everything else Sandpoint has to offer.

Sandpoint is a quaint, fun, friendly, little town on Lake Pend O’Reille at the base of the Schweitzer Ski Resort. Travel & Leisure Magazine, in their March 2012 issue, named Sandpoint as one of ‘America’s Prettiest Winter Towns’, and they are right!

In summer, there are live concerts on Lake Pend O’Reille with big-name bands, the Art Walk, Galleries, Art & Craft Shows, Auctions, Flea Market, Wine Tasting, and Lakeside Restaurants. Coldwater Creek’s Home Office is in downtown Sandpoint on 1st Ave. There is a Farmer’s Market 2 blocks from the house (summers only) offering everything from fresh vegetables, fruits, baked & canned goods to jewelry and crafts. A little town with big things to do.

In winter, you can’t beat the skiing. Just a fifteen minute drive from Schweitzer Ski Resort, now expanded to nine ski lifts, 2900 skiable acres plus “open bowl” skiing! 92 ski trails, YES, ninety-two! 10% beginners & 40% intermediates. Sandpoint is a skiers and snowboarders paradise and Idaho’s best kept secret, with multiple jumps and lighted-trail night skiing! And if you’re a die-hard fisherman, try the ice-fishing on the lake.

When you think of Sandpoint, you think of outstanding recreation in all four seasons.
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