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Overview of Rustic Contemporary in a Private Forest Setting Overlooking Lake Coeur Dalene

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Rustic Contemporary in a Private Forest Setting Overlooking Lake Coeur Dalene

4.3/5 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F

Explore the area

    Popular LocationHeyburn State Park55 min drive
    AirportCoeur d'Alene, ID (COE)74 min drive
    Popular LocationCottonwood Bay76 min drive
    Popular LocationCave Bay77 min drive

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About this area


Located in Harrison, this guesthouse is on a lake. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Driftwood Point and Pilot Rock Sandpoint. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Carlin Bay - 28 min drive
  • Heyburn State Park - 55 min drive
  • Windy Bay - 75 min drive
  • Cottonwood Bay - 76 min drive
  • Cave Bay - 77 min drive


  • The Tin Cup — 12 min drive
  • One Shot Charlie's — 12 min drive
  • The Landing — 12 min drive
  • The Cycle Hause — 12 min drive
  • Gateway Marina — 12 min drive

About this property

Rustic Contemporary in a Private Forest Setting Overlooking Lake Coeur Dalene

Lakefront room with kitchen and patio
Selby Knoll Guesthouse - Lake Coeur d'Alene

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Set in a mature stand of original-growth Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir on a gentle knoll overlooking the southern end of Lake Coeur d’Alene and surrounded by a private, conservation forest, this simple, esthetic guest house named for and still in the original homestead family offers a serene, natural experience just few miles south of all the recreation Harrison, and greater North Idaho have to offer. A couple of hundred yards down a private driveway off a quiet, county-maintained gravel dead-end road, the public and traffic are left behind. Intended for total privacy from the main Selby Knoll manor house, the great room of your guesthouse lets the towering forest view come into through carefully arraigned Pella windows and skylights. One step outside brings you to an ‘outdoor room’, a spacious deck dappled in sun and shade throughout the day, great for bird watching and occasional game sighting, gas-grilling, and dining, reading, or just plain lounging on stylish Indonesian teak outdoor chairs and benches.

The closest neighbor is a quarter of a mile away through thick pine and fir stands, and the connected manor house is not open to the public – when in residence the owner family has your total privacy and serenity in mind. An acre or so of ‘park-like’ towering forest glen just off the deck is for your exclusive enjoyment, and a path leads down to a satellite deck with filtered views
up and down the southern end of Lake Coeur d’Alene and the ancestral mouth of the Shadowy St Joe River. The slope, forest, and view direction all combine to provide for soft morning light, filtered mid-day sun, and spectacular sunsets. Designed with Prairie-Style influences, your guesthouse is simple and functional, with red oak floors and granite kitchen countertops and furnished with an uncluttered Asian-influenced esthetic reflecting the owners’ many years overseas in the Far East. A large great room has the kitchen, dining, socializing and twin beds. The rest of the main floor is just the master bedroom with a queen bed under a ‘Kudus’ Javanese wall carving, and the bathroom with private forest views and a 100-year old footed tub rescued from Harrison. Effective window screening provides total privacy and light control. The basement affords access to the main floor and the washer and dryer. The guesthouse has efficient forced air heat, very functional air conditioning for those rare hot days, and broadband WiFi with strong signal inside and out plus a new smart TV for streaming. Also when not outdoors, a well-stocked collection of books and board games await. Selby Knoll has its own well with pure filtered, un-chlorinated water you will want to take home. Stepping off the deck leads to a path down to a private deck in a dramatic setting with the filtered view of Lake Coeur d’Alene to Harrison in the north, to Heyburn State Park to the south, and directly above osprey nests on pilings. Depending on the season,
migratory and raptor bird watching for geese, ducks, heron, osprey, owls, woodpeckers and bale eagles is unparalleled. Encounters on the property with white-tailed deer are common, with moose, elk, and black bear sightings from time to time. The paths branch onto the acre or so reserved for meandering and contemplation in the park-like forest.

What's nearby:
A few miles to the south lies Idaho Fish and Game’s Round Lake Sportsman Access. A few miles to the north on a scenic lakeside drive is Harrison, with a marina, general store, dining, antiques, a premier ice cream parlor, plus comprehensive aquatic and cycle rentals, all on the portal to the incredible Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes. Farther afield is all the four-season wonderland of North Idaho has to offer with its lakes, rivers, National Forests, and world-class bike trails and parks. If you want hustle and bustle on one of North America’s grandest lakes, go to the town of Coeur d’Alene. If you want to leave that behind for peace, quiet, and solitude, and feel like you own a piece of it all for a while, come south to the Selby Knoll Guesthouse.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
Private gas grill
*To protect our family forest and with respect to our wildlife, we are compelled to not allow wood fires or unfortunately pets. Also please note for the mobility-challenged there are stairs from the main entrance to the main floor, and the path to the lower deck is a bit steep in spots.

Parking Notes: When coming down the driveway, stay to the right at the fork.

Damage Waiver: The total cost of your reservation for this Property includes a nightly damage waiver fee, plus tax if applicable (the “Damage Waiver”). (A discount may be applied for stays of 28 nights or longer, if permitted.)

The Damage Waiver covers you for up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the Property or its contents (such as furniture, fixtures, and appliances) as long as you report the incident to the host prior to checking out. The Damage Waiver fee eliminates the need for a traditional security deposit.

More information can be downloaded from the "Rental Agreement" on the checkout page.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this guesthouse offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Vacasa of Idaho

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Internet access
  • Available in some public areas: Internet access

Family friendly

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Separate dining area


  • BBQ grill(s)


  • Books
  • Games
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets


  • Hair dryer
  • Towels


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Deck or patio


  • Dryer
  • Iron/ironing board



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 8 out of 13 reviews
5 - Excellent 62%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 13 reviews
4 - Good 23%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 13 reviews
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4/5 Good

Beautiful views
Very nice views it was a clean house but it is definitely off the beaten path do not expect any grocery stores nearby, make sure to bring your food with you, the house is nice pool would've been better if it had a few more pots pans and a comfortable couch to sit on to watch the lake

5/5 Excellent

So beautiful and peaceful, can't wait to go book again!!!
Better than advertised, the guest house is beautiful! Do not let the fact that it is attached to the main house, privacy was not an issue, loved the location and the asian decor!!!..ten

5/5 Excellent

Long weekend
The property was great and easy to find with the directions. The perfect place for a long weekend get away for the 2 of us. The only complaint would be that the kitchen could use a better selection of pots and pans and a lot of unexpected fees added to the base price.

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful, clean and peaceful
Perfect spot to be away from it all! Super clean and very comfortable.

4/5 Good

Very quiet and peaceful
The home was beautiful. The main problem we had the home heat had been turn so far down when we arrived to indoor temperature was 40 degrees. We were able to get the heat on, but took over 4 hours to get the home warm enough to take off our coats. If you are renting in the cooler months of the year be sure to ask if someone has turned up the heat. Plus there was a bad Ant issue. There was a lot of Ant trap placed around the home, but didn't seem to help much. One last issue for those who are vertically challenged like my wife who is five foot tall. The mirror in the bathroom is very small and is placed to high on the wall that she could not use it. There is only one other mirror in the home that I had to take off the wall for her it use, because this one was also placed to high for her to use as well. Other than these issues we had a good time.