Neighborhood of the week: Harbor View Estates

cdapressReblogged from the Coeur d'Alene Press

Originally Posted: Sunday, January 25, 2015 12:00 am

By BETH HANGGELI/Special to The Press

When you travel south from Coeur d'Alene on Highway 95, it's as if you're entering another world. You trade people and traffic for cattle, horses and elk; prairies and mountains for forested hillsides and pastoral flats.

However, the lake is a constant, stretching 25 miles south of town. Head east from Highway 95 and within minutes, you're gazing at its crystal blue waters. And if you turn onto Kidd Island Bay Road and wind your way through the varied, forested terrain, you'll soon find yourself gazing at those waters from Harbor View Estates.

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Randy and Christy Oetken are Realtors with Windermere Coeur d'Alene Realty, representing Harbor View Estates. Photo by BETH HANGGELI

Harbor View Estates is a gated neighborhood located approximately 18 minutes south of Coeur d'Alene. It's a quiet, serene, exclusive community of high-quality homes, with spectacular lake views, towering trees, and abundant wildlife.

"It's a very unique subdivision further out of town, upscale and well maintained," said Randy Oetken, a Realtor with Windermere Coeur d'Alene Realty, representing Harbor View Estates.

"It is a wonderful development, really," said Christy Oetken, also a Realtor with Windermere.

The first thing you notice when you enter this secluded neighborhood – well, besides the trees, wildlife, beautiful homes and incredible views – is how peaceful it is. "The really nice thing is that it's very quiet," Christy said. "There's no freeway or railroad noise. That's the hardest thing to find and still be close to town."

Lots are generally between .39 of an acre and 3 acres, with interior lots averaging .5 acres; most have breathtaking lake or territory views. Houses are scattered throughout the neighborhood, tucked into forested corners, clinging to rocky hillsides, nestled in lavishly landscaped nooks. And everywhere, there are trees. "The properties up here give the owners room to stretch out," Randy said. "Being as though they're on acreage, it's nice; you can get some distance between neighbors."

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The stately homes in Harbor View Estates, are on larger lots, most with abundant natural landscaping and many with stunning lake views.

The developers left naturally landscaped green spaces throughout the neighborhood, and the larger lot sizes mean that there's plenty of natural terrain between the homes. "You have plenty of green space of your own," Christy said. There are a few lots available, both interior and lakeview, if you'd like to build your dream home in this serene neighborhood.

The HOA has a dedicated website to help keep residents informed, and a board of directors that guide the association. Dues are around $95/month, which include water and sewer services as well as maintenance of the roads and common areas, such as the waterfront picnic area and beach. They have their own water and sewage treatment plants.

The HOA pays close attention to every detail in this community, down to requiring builders to sweep the streets each evening, once the day's construction work is done. "The HOA has done a magnificent job maintaining the neighborhood," Christy said. "They've done a good job protecting the quality."

Residents have access to the community beach and pavilion, perfect for swimming or picnicking with family and friends on warm summer afternoons. There's a 17-slip marina owned by the Harbor View Boat Association; slips may become available for lease or purchase from time to time, but interested parties must contact that association directly.

A number of the area's premier homebuilders are represented in Harbor View Estates, such as JLR Developments. President and owner Joe Rumore has been building quality homes in North Idaho for 20 years. His houses regularly appear in the Parade of Homes, and has built in Selkirk Meadows and on Grandview in Hayden, among other prime locations.

"There's a nice variety of architectural styles," Randy said. "It's definitely not a cookie-cutter neighborhood." You'll find log homes next to Northwest Craftsman homes next to brick homes; actively enforced CC&Rs and architectural restrictions help protect their value.

Prices for properties in Harbor View Estates start at $350,000 and go up to $2 million. In 2014, homes that sold were priced from $375,000 to $950,000. There are currently two on the market, ranging from $599,900 to $1,595,000.

Residents take full advantage of the security of their gated community, walking the winding roads and enjoying the views of the lake. You'll find abundant wildlife: deer browse along the sides of the roads and nestle in front yards on sunny winter afternoons, and flocks of wild turkeys are a constant source of entertainment.

As the HOA website states, "Stop and listen to the quiet. It is remarkable."

If you're interested in owning one of the stately homes in this serene neighborhood, contact Randy and Christy Oetken at (208) 660-0506 for more information on the available properties in Harbor View Estates.

If there's a neighborhood that you'd like to see featured in this series, please contact Beth Hanggeli at (208) 659-8367 or bhanggeli@cdapress.com.

Neighborhood of the week: Harbor View Estates

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 1:03 pm
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VIRTUAL TOUR: Clearwater Area 20 Acre Resort

20 Acre Resort

This 20 Acre Resort is located on Highway 12 in the heart of Idaho. Nominated one of the nations top-ranked Scenic Byways, Highway 12 traces the original Lewis & Clark Trail.

 If the area draws them in, then the Resort and its many amenities keeps them coming back.  This well-established business, first built in 1979, has continued to grow and thrive under visionary ownership.  It currently boasts a full menu of guest accommodations and services:

  • 21 Room Motel, built to Best Western standards in 1994 (8 rooms with 1 King bed; 13 rooms with 2 Queen beds)
  • Café
  • Tavern
  • RV Park with 140+ RV sites (45 Pull-through sites) & 30—50 Amp power
  • 7 Guest Cabins
  • Gym
  • Fishing Pond stocked with trout
  • Pool/Spa
  • Laundry Facilities
  • 1720 sqft private home, which could serve as Owner’s/Manager residence.
  • Water Company with deeded water rights serving 90+ customers & room to expand.

The idyllic setting features beautiful natural landscaping and is shaded with over 300 Poplar, Pine & Fruit trees.  Green grass carpets the open gathering areas, complete with a lovely Gazebo, Pond with Fountain.  Charming antiques dot the park-like grounds, beckoning visitors to the serenity and simplicity of yesteryear.  This is the venue for a Bike Rallies, Family Reunions, Weddings, and the Annual Bluegrass Festival, to name just a few. It’s no mystery why New and Returning Guests & Events are booked well into 2013.

 Turnkey Equipment & Inventory included in sale.

 $1,850,000

NOW $1,650,000

 Call for a complete list of amenities, legal descriptions, and equipment/inventory.

Call

Randy Oetken

of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty:

208-660-0518

Check it out at

http://www.realestate-browser.com/viewdetails.php?nid=79587&mls=11-5621

or Text 20AC to 72727 for more information

Posted on June 28, 2011 at 3:33 pm
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VIRTUAL TOUR: Downtown Coeur d’Alene Bungalow

Downtown Artisan Showpiece!
Just a block to Lake Coeur d’Alene & close to eclectic resort/shopping district of Coeur d’Alene.

This OH-SO-CHIC classic bungalow features a Granite Kitchen, built-in cabinetry, & Hardwood flooring. Sunlight splatters a rainbow kaleidoscope throughout this customized cottage from Stained Glass Living, Dining, Master Bed & Master Bath windows. This property features a separate detached  Studio/Office /2nd Bedroom & Covered Patio with Spa/Hot Tub. Gas Stove & Central Air for year-round comfort. With its downtown location, luxe amenities & curb appeal (aided by a shake roof & redwood siding) you may never want to leave.

A true artisan showpiece!

Call Christy Oetken

Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty

208-660-0506

Oetken@RealEstate-Browser.com

Check it out at

www.RealEstate-Browser.com

or Text 11ST to 72727 for more information

Posted on June 28, 2011 at 1:24 pm
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Post Falls Area Real Estate: 2 10 Acre View Parcels

Leatherwood Estates

Leatherwood Estates

BUILD YOUR CUSTOM ESTATE IN LEATHERWOOD!
Explore the length and breadth of these 10 Acre parcels to discover their truly exquisite characteristics: numerous possible home sites, treed areas, rock outcroppings & tremendous valley, mountain, and Lake Newman views!

A very private & serene part of North Idaho, and located south of the Spokane River, minutes to I90, enabling easy commuting to both North Idaho and Spokane destinations.

A building pad is already roughed in if you desire to place your home on that particular site. Electricity & phone available. The property was previously perc tested – just need to reapply.
Call for info about a well.

Two Parcels are available. Bring your family and friends or just keep all 20 Acres to yourself! Great for horses!

Inquire about terms.

Call Randy Oetken

of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty today:

208-660-0518

Oetken@RealEstate-Browser.com

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We have LAND, Builders, Floorplans,

and

Experienced in New Construction TransactionsEXPERIENCE in the Building Industry!

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We will help you build your dream home…

 

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 12:57 pm
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NEW LISTING: 20 Acre Resort Business in Scenic Clearwater Area

Pond with FountainThis 20 Acre Resort is located on Highway 12 in the heart of Idaho. Nominated one of the nations top-ranked Scenic Byways, Highway 12 traces the original Lewis & Clark Trail

 

Nature and history lovers the world over flock to the area for its untamed rugged beauty, blue-ribbon rivers & unique cultural legacy.

Part of the immense Nez Perce National Historic Park is located directly across the highway, site of the legendary “Heart of the Monster”. This geological formation is one of 38 sites spread across thousands of acres of untamed Idaho wilderness & attracts hundreds of visitors every year.

This scenic region of north-central Idaho is the largest public wilderness area in the lower 48 states,  a true Sportsman’s Paradise,  drawing year-round crowds.   World famous Clearwater River, a stone’s throw from the Resort, is on every angler’s bucket list.  The Clearwater River produces the largest, hardest- fighting  B-run Steelhead anywhere! Area rivers include the Lochsa, Salmon & Selway.  White water river trips are highly coveted & are often pre-booked years in advance.  At the height of Spring runoff, area rivers can challenge the most experienced navigators. 

Wildlife is abundant in these parts. Hunters and nature enthusiasts thrill to sightings of Deer, Elk, Bear, Mountain Lion, Pheasant, Grouse & Mountain Goats.  The occasional moose always stops traffic! Fall & Spring fishing seasons, hunting season, white-water river adventures, hiking & sightseeing draw year-round crowds and repeat business for the Resort.

 The Resort is located 1.5 miles from Kamiah, Idaho, a progressive small town with a Western/Victorian Motif. Kamiah offers excellent schools, sports programs, and medical services.

If the area draws them in, then the Resort and its many amenities keeps them coming back.  This well-established business, first built in 1979, has continued to grow and thrive under visionary ownership.  It currently boasts a full menu of guest accommodations and services:

 

 

  • 21 Room Motel, built to Best Western standards in 1994 (8 rooms with 1 King bed; 13 rooms with 2 Queen beds)

 

  • Café & Tavern

 

 

  • RV Park with 140+ RV sites (45 Pull-through sites) & 30—50 Amp power

 

  • 7 Guest Cabins
  • Gym

 

 

  • Fishing Pond stocked with trout
  • Pool/Spa
  • Laundry Facilities
  • 1720 sqft private home, which could serve as Owner’s/Manager residence.
  • Water Company with deeded water rights serving 90+ customers & room to expand.

    The idyllic setting features beautiful natural landscaping and is shaded with over 300 Poplar, Pine & Fruit trees. 

Green grass carpets the open gathering areas, complete with a lovely Gazebo, Pond with Fountain. 

 

 

    Charming antiques dot the park-like grounds, beckoning visitors to the serenity and simplicity of yesteryear. 
    This is the venue for a Bike Rallies, Family Reunions, Weddings, and the Annual Bluegrass Festival, to name

    just a few. It’s no mystery why New and Returning Guests & Events are booked well into 2013.

 

 

Turnkey Equipment & Inventory included in sale. 

 

$1,850,000

 

Call for a complete list of amenities, legal descriptions, and equipment/inventory.

Call Randy Oetken

of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty:

208-660-0518

Check it out at

http://www.realestate-browser.com/viewdetails.php?nid=79587&mls=11-5621

 

Nez Perce of Idaho http://www.byways.org/stories/56074 
Northwest Passage Scenic Byway Overview http://www.byways.org/stories/46937 
Heart of the Monster http://www.byways.org/explore/byways/2043/places/37702/ 
Clearwater National Forest http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/clearwater/VisitorInfo/Assets/pdfs/hwy12_corridor.pdf Travel the Lewis and Clark Trail
http://lewisandclarktrail.com/section3/idahocities/lolotrail/scenic12.htm 
Kamiah, Idaho http://www.kamiahchamber.com/
Moose Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ocallaghanfamily/1120171084/

 

 

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 12:07 pm
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VIRTUAL TOUR: Posh 2+ Acre Estate in Gated Community

Rustic Craftsman Elegance is articulated in an impressive list of posh amenities. 2.4 Acre Harbor View Estate. Single level residence incorporates nature’s finest materials: Granite Counters, Custom Knotty Alder woodwork & Cabinetry & stone rockwork throughout. An exceptionally equipped Gourmet Kitchen is outfitted with an entire Suite of Upscale Appliances, Walk-in Master Suite Steam Shower & 4+ Car Garage are only a few of numerous amenities. Outdoor grounds boast the same attention to excellence and detail with landscape curbing, lush lawn, colorful flora and a lovely mountain view.

Call Christy Oetken

Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty

208-660-0506

Oetken@RealEstate-Browser.com

Check it out at

www.RealEstate-Browser.com

Posted on May 31, 2011 at 6:00 am
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VIRTUAL TOUR: 6+ Acre Storybook Mountain View Retreat

3BR/2.5BA, 1782 sq ft

SOLD

Want peace and privacy?  This 6+ Acre Mountain View home is nestled in a very private setting adjoining paper company forested land.  Listen to the babbling brook from the front porch of this idyllic mountain view retreat, bedecked with colorful flowers, bushes and shrubs & charming split-rail fencing. If you yearn for a quiet life in the country, far away from the noise and rush of city life, then you will fall in love with this lovely home.
Cozy Wood Stove, Newer Laminate Flooring
Well-Equipped Kitchen with Pantry
Main Level Master Suite

Check it out at

http://www.realestate-browser.com/viewdetails.php?nid=79480&mls=11-4790

See more Virtual Tours of Our Listings.

Contact us today:

Christy Oetken

208-660-0506

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Posted on May 27, 2011 at 11:35 am
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A Creek Runs Through this 6 Acre Parcel!

A Ticklish icy splash…a mischievious winking flash…
tittering and giggling and skipping along the rocks on the water…

 The West Fork of Pine Creek
gambols through this 6 acre natural wonderland. 
Come and play!

Build your dream home on this buildable 6 Acre parcel. 
Like to hunt, hike or sight-see?  This parcel backs up to BLM land, too!

Call Randy Oetken

of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty for more details:

208-660-0518

Randy@RealEstate-Browser.com

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Take a Virtual Tour

 

Posted on April 13, 2011 at 1:06 pm
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VIRTUAL TOUR: Selkirk Meadows Homes by Rosenberger Construction

NOW is a great time to build! 


Rosenberger Construction will build your Custom Estate in 2011.

Call Randy Oetken of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty to review floorplans for The Bridger, The Sequoia and The Madison.

208-660-0518

Randy@RealEstate-Browser.com

Take a Virtual Tour of Rathdrum’s Premier Neighborhood, Selkirk Meadows

Posted on March 31, 2011 at 11:31 am
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Prestigious Highlands Golf Course area: Priced to SELL!

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Prestigious Highlands Golf Course area home and priced to sell quickly. Tasteful decor and great floor plan features well-equipped kitchen with Breakfast Bar. Living room Gas Fireplace, Formal Dining Room, Tile & Stone flooring. Amenities include Central Air, Alarm System & Main Level Utilities. Great curb appeal with lovely landscape, Deck, sprinkler system & Mountain view!

3 Beds, 2.50 Baths
1878 Sq Ft
3 Car Garage
Built in 1994
$267,000

Check it out on our website: www.RealEstate-Browser.comCall us for more information.

Posted on December 20, 2010 at 3:25 pm
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