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SPECIAL ADVERTISING CONTENT: NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE WEEK — Play, stay and live at Dover Bay’s Estuary Forest

| June 14, 2020 1:00 AM

Get outside and enjoy the abundance of summertime activities at Dover Bay on Lake Pend Oreille. Once you’re there, you may not want to leave. If so, Dover Bay has permanent options.

Among a wide variety of living opportunities at the waterfront community near Sandpoint is the neighborhood of Estuary Forest, a development brimming with towering cedar and pine trees, lush open fields and its own winding, private inlet. The inlet offers access to peaceful canoeing and kayaking in a unique North Idaho landscape.

You can also build an excellent summer home or full-time residence there.

Available home sites in Estuary Forest include a variety of size options, from 2/10ths of an acre up to almost 2 acres. Prices range from $60,000 to $195,000 depending on the size and location of the lot, and most properties incorporate unique natural elements and mature vegetation.

You can bring your own builder to develop your perfect getaway, or Dover Bay can assist you in connecting with a local builder that best suits your needs and timetable. One home is already under construction in the new development, with a second home beginning construction soon. Contact Dover Bay now to secure your preferred lot.

Buyers can hold onto a property for as long as they like, as there are no requirements on when you can begin construction. Accessory shops and other exterior structures are allowed on most lots.

Spot wildlife and soak in the surrounding mountains as you walk amongst the trees and open fields of Estuary Forest. The neighborhood also connects to more than 9 acres of dedicated park and beach areas and more than 9 miles of walking and bicycle trails that spread across the entire Dover Bay Waterfront Community.

Residents of Estuary Forest (as well as guests of vacation rental opportunities via the Dover Bay Resort) are also just a short stroll from Dover Bay’s expanded Marina Village, which includes luxury amenities like a year-round, outdoor, heated swimming pool and spa, a fitness center, market, tennis courts and more. The marina’s full-service restaurant, The Dish, is now open for lunch and dinner seven-days-a-week.

The latest expansion to the marina is expected to be complete later this summer. Seasonal moorage options are available, as are short-term moorage opportunities to vacationers. The marina also offers motorized boat rentals, as well as other water recreation rentals like kayaks, canoes and paddleboards.

Vacation rentals at Dover Bay include stunning waterfront bungalows. Play on Lake Pend Oreille, enjoy the community’s amenities and visit nearby Sandpoint (just 3 miles away), as well as outdoor summer activities at Schweitzer Mountain Resort (just 12 miles from Dover Bay). Visit to plan your vacation.

For more information on Estuary Forest home options or any of the other diverse living options at the Dover Bay Waterfront Community, call John Sletager or Marie Garvey at 208-265-1597 or visit

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Photo courtesy of DOVER BAY DEVELOPMENT An inlet in the new Estuary Forest development at the Dover Bay Waterfront Community.



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