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Lush trees and private inlet await residents of new Estuary Forest

| August 11, 2019 1:00 AM


The expanded Marina Village at the Dover Bay Waterfront Community, located on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille.


Photo courtesy of DOVER BAY DEVELOPMENT Kayak and canoe private inlets in Estuary Forest and the Dover Bay community.


Photo courtesy of DOVER BAY DEVELOPMENT Dover Bay includes more than 9 miles of hiking and biking trails.

Flexibility with a beautiful backdrop.

A wide range of home sites are available at the new Estuary Forest neighborhood near Lake Pend Oreille. Part of the Dover Bay Waterfront Community near Sandpoint, Estuary Forest is a development full of towering cedar and pine trees, lush open fields and a winding private inlet.

Residents can canoe and kayak the inlet, as well as enjoy the 9 acres of beach and park areas and 9 miles of walking and biking trails that connect Estuary Forest to the greater Dover Bay community.

Estuary Forest has site options from 2/10ths of an acre (perfect for a cottage getaway) up to almost 2 acres (enough for a dream custom home and property). A majority of the sites also allow for accessory shops or other exterior structures. All sites will tout stunning views of the surrounding North Idaho mountains.

You can make your site reservations now in Estuary Forest and choose from a variety of sites, some including mature trees and other natural elements. Lot prices range from $75,000 to $195,000, and construction can begin as soon as this fall.

Buyers are free to bring in their own builders or connect with one of Dover Bay’s recommended local companies. Home sizes can range from 1,500 to 3,600 square feet. You can also hold onto the property as long as you like before beginning construction.

Summer paradise can be found at Dover Bay, with amenities that include the expanded Dover Bay Marina and Village on Lake Pend Oreille. Rent a boat slip for an evening or the rest of the season at the marina, or hit the water by renting kayaks, paddleboards and more at the Marina Village. The community also includes a full-service restaurant, The Dish, now open seven-days-a-week, as well as a market, tennis courts and a year-round outdoor heated swimming pool and spa.

Year-round fun is also just 3 miles away in Sandpoint, which offers beaches, park areas, restaurants, shopping and a variety of events, including this weekend’s arts and crafts fair at the Sandpoint City Beach. The popular annual music celebration, The Festival at Sandpoint, also concludes today with a performance by the Spokane Symphony and special guests.

In addition to an eclectic mix of neighborhoods and buying options, the Dover Bay Waterfront Community also offers several luxurious vacation rentals. Units include lakefront bungalows, as well as Sandpoint accommodations in the form of spacious condos at the Sandcreek Lofts at Sandpoint Marina. Visit for more information on rentals and availability.

For more information on Estuary Forest home sites or any other neighborhood at the Dover Bay Waterfront Community, or to schedule a tour, contact John Sletager or Marie Garvey at 208-265-1597 or visit

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