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☀Prime Waterfront Gradual Sandy Beach-perfect ☀Vacation-Reunion☀

Bob & Priscilla Avey

Member since: 2013
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Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 8 nights

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Bob & Priscilla Avey

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Calendar last updated:
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☀Prime Waterfront Gradual Sandy Beach-perfect ☀Vacation-Reunion☀

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 8 nights


Priest Lake House Rental Photos and Description

6 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom (Sleeps 14 in beds)

Our family invites you to come and enjoy our quiet and tranquil special place on the lake in Sherwood Beach Bay we call 'SUMMER SANDS'

Located on the southeast shores of Priest Lake viewing a westerly exposure so you get sun most all day and a as a bonus taking in the picturesque sunsets.

This is the perfect 3600 sq. ft. newer Waterfront Sandy Beach Home. It is tastefully decorated & is fully-furnished awaiting your next Reunion, Retreat, or vacation getaway.

Boasting 6 spacious bedrooms (2 master suites), 4 full baths on two floors (We allow up to 14 guests ☞ all sleeping in beds).

Ideal For Multi-Family Rentals.

Max occupancy allowed is 14 (including children/infants) - (all sleeping in beds & actual bedrooms). Tents & RV's are not allowed.

Private over-sized Dock/Moorage included free.

3-view decks/porches to include a huge beachfront covered 14'x50 redwood porch, located only steps from all sand beach & water. Extends your day by providing afternoon shade & ability to be outside even with a summer rain.

To end your perfect day relax at the beach-fire pit area & roast S' mores, star gazing and enjoying the northern Idaho fresh air.

~~~Main floor~~~ (3 bedrooms) + (2 Full Baths)

1. Master suite king bed with lake view, walk-in closet along with full master Bath

2. Bedroom #2=1 Queen bed

3. Bedroom #3 = 1 twin over double + extra twin

• Main floor full Bath

• Washer & Dryer.

• Gourmet kitchen fully equipped for 14 guests with everything you have at home + more, gas range/oven, microwave, dishwasher, side x side refer/freezer, Lakeside spacious dining room & a 14'x50' covered porch with dining tables for 14+.

• Spacious knotty pine living room with River Rock gas fireplace.

• Direct network Sat TV, DVD/VCR players & DVD/VCR large library.

~~~Upstairs~~~ (3 bedrooms) + (2 Full Baths)

1. Master suite King bed with lake views & walk-in closet along with full master Bath

2. Bedroom #2= 1 Queen bed

3. Bedroom #3 = two twin beds

• Upstairs main full Bath

• Spacious living room with Lake viewing Deck

• Reading area & library

The water & gradual sandy sloped beach is only a few short steps from the home -- no need to climb Up/Down a dangerous hill or steps to get to the water.

• BBQ's (2 Weber Charcoal, 1 Weber Propane)

• Vehicle & boat trailer parking on property

• Private on-site water well

• Public sewer

• Direct Dish TV, DVD/DVD Blue-Ray & VCR players

• Cell phone friendly (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint)

• Walking distance to the town of *Coolin

• Home of excellent Large Lake Trout Fishing


~~~~~ This is -NOT A PARTY CABIN- ~~~~~

Sorry no pets & no smoking

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bob & Priscilla Avey (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
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About Bob & Priscilla Avey

Lifetime residents on the Pacific Northwest. Second generation owner of this paradise on the water.

Bob & Priscilla Avey purchased this house in 1953

Why Bob & Priscilla Avey chose Priest Lake

'SUMMER SANDS' waterfront property was purchased in the 50's when I was a couple of years old.

My mother told my father, at that time, she would agree to purchase a lake home if...

(1) It didn't have a fast water drop-off

(2) No steep hills to get to cabin or lake

(3) Had a sandy gradual beach

(4) sun exposure most of the day

(5) and was a Deeded Lot (not leased) property........


(In approximately 2007 we replaced the cabin with this lakeside 3600 sf home).

What makes this house unique

The location is perfect. It is at the start or Southeast end of the lake (saves you the dangerous drive up the lake). Only few minutes to the only town on the east-side of lake, 'Coolin' for your all your needed supplies re: gas, food or emergencies/ boat & Jet ski rentals etc. (see Leonard Paul Store web site) A easy 30 minute drive to the town of Priest River.

The sunny EAST side is full of fun filled sunny days. Our home is a newer built home completed in 2007. We have a covered 14'x50' beachfront porch that allows you afternoon shade & to be outside and enjoying your vacation even during a summer rain. The westerly sunsets viewed from the east side of lake right off our huge porch and dining room are spectacular. Our bay is in a somewhat protected bay with very little boat traffic allowing safer swimming. The water is also warmer on the southeast part of the lake. Excellent fishing right out in front of home.

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Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 8 nights
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based on 13 traveler reviews

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☀Prime Waterfront Gradual Sandy Beach-perfect ☀Vacation-Reunion☀
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

Very nice home for our family gathering

  • 5 of 5

This home and setting are beautiful, with great accommodations. We had 12 family members who all stayed quite comfortably, and we all had a lot of fun. Great memories were made during this special stay. Owners were very nice and helpful. Home was well equipped with utensils, etc needed. We were fortunate to be able to stay here for the week. Thank you Bob and Priscilla for sharing your lovely home on the gorgeous Priest Lake.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Both Priscilla and myself thank-you for selecting our home for you family's vacation. You are aways welcome back. Soon after you left the momma Moose was out swimming in the lake off the creek, a great photo opportunity. Maybe next time we can take the group out fishing. Again our sincere thanks for staying with us and taking the time to write this review.

Our Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful setting for our family vacation!! The home was perfect for our family of 8 adults and 6 children! The grass and sandy beach areas were great for games and beach play. The lake front swimming is shallow for approximately 200 ft. due to the large sandbar which was wonderful for small children as well as water frisbee and other games. We have a 26ft boat that was able to dock by lifting the outdrive within the shallow area. We enjoyed the spacious covered deck where we could all enjoy an outdoor meal with ample seating for all! The mouth of Soldier Creek is just one house away where we used our kayaks nearly daily. Don't miss upper Priest Lake where we boated for wild life viewing and Huckleberry picking! Bob and Priscilla were most helpful and called us while there to answer questions we might have had. The property met and exceeded our expectations!! We will be looking forward to our next visit to this location!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for taking the time to write a review. Your family was great and we give a personnel invitation for you & family to return any time in the future. As a side note you sure have a cool boat. Again we thank-you

Too Many Rules

  • 4 of 5

Although this is a beautiful house located in a gorgeous area, I am hesitant to recommend it because dealing with the owners requirements were such a hassle. The lady renter demanded that I must have my husband's signature on the contract even though he had nothing to do with this trip. She constantly contacted me to remind me that I had to pay the balance of the rent 1 month in advance starting 3 1/2 months before it was due. I paid the full amount 3 months in advance just to stop the notifications. Even so, she called me 10 times (literally) to remind me I had to give her a very large damage deposit in cash when I arrived, but told me she wouldn't return it to me in cash even upon our final check out walk through when everything was spotless. She did send me a cashier's check for the return of my damage deposit a week later.

Although there was a fireplace you were not allowed to use it.(nor the trash masher;

towels on the towel racks or dining room cabinet) She requested that you leave the blankets on the couches upstairs and you were not ever to sleep on any of the couches

The list of what you were expected to do to get your damage deposit returned included mowing the lawn, raking the sand, cleaning the oven, cleaning the refrigerators, moping all floors, spot cleaning and vacuming all rugs, washing down all window sills, removing any sand, leaves or debris from the porch,washing all bedding and towels and remaking all beds. For EACH bed not remade there is a very large fee. My sisters and I, who were the only renters, literally spent our last complete day there cleaning so we would comply with the requirements needed to receive our damage deposit back.

This is a beautiful home and I do understand their concern that some renters are irresponsible, but my sisters and I who are all over 50 and are very responsible and conscientious felt that the four pages of lists of cant's, don't and must dos were a bit too anal. Also I don't think you need to be the gardener for a home you only rent for a week.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the time you took to write your review,even though 4 out of 5 stars is a great rating we strive for perfect or 5 stars.We felt that some of your issues or concerns need to be addressed. Upon initial phone contact with renter I explained that I would be sending her Contract/Rules & Info sheet for her Review.If Comfortable with sign and return them with her hold deposit. At that time she told me if I was asked by her sisters/husband to lie about the cost as she was paying secretly & a boat came with the rental free.Upon receipt of her paperwork no husbands signature. My wife did call her to ask for her husband’s signature and a courtesy reminder that all families are to have their vacation week paid in full 30 days prior to check-in day and bring a fully refundable damage deposit in cash.Her response OK can’t talk about right now I will explain later.I filled my wife in on the little white lies. Husband’s signature never obtained. As for calling her 10 times & badgered to pay is simply “Not True”. She did however pay 2 wks before 30d due not 90d her choice."Cash on check-in" as requested =NO= certified check instead-no problem. Our reason behind no personal check for the damage deposit is that in most all cases the tenant has checked out and gone by the time it clears and/or stop payment made before their checkout, not a great way to have some peace of mind as a owner. PROPANE FIREPLACE: Fireplace routinely turned off in spring, a waste of gas w/ pilot light/no usage.Heat ? we have 2-forced air gas furnaces w/enough heat to melt candles.DINING CABINET, blankets UPSTAIRS COUCHES: This is our private full X hm and we share this to families for their vacations. Dining cabinet houses our good glass wares.Couches upstairs are very expensive suede leather. The home was professionally cleaned prior to renter check-in. This season all families had option of hiring a professional housekeeping crew (recommended) or clean themselves.(Next season all rentals come w/ prof. housekeeping pd by us).They are to leave home in same condition as check-in as detailed in initial contract . Tenant was asked & encouraged on 2 separate occasions to hire h-keepers & quickly declined.As for gardener/Mowing of lawn I don’t have a clue.A renter using a pwr lawnmower-a huge foolish liability).Boat rental reservations with local business broke 2 times in 7d.No $ pd.We apologized to them for renters. At checkout renters said they had a wonderful time & no issues??? ☹☺

Pleasant week at Priest Lake

  • 4 of 5

This large and comfortable house sits on the east shore of the lake near soldier creek where a moose and her calf grazed peacefully. It has a large kitchen and ample bedrooms that are spread throughout the house so that light sleepers are not easily disturbed. The wide deck is covered and extends the entire lakeside of the house. A flat grass lawn then connects the house to the sandy beach and excellent dock. The views of the lake are superb. We spent much of our time on the wonderful deck. The Aveys are friendly and reliable hosts; we recommend renters employ the optional cleaning service. They were very affordable and efficient. We would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We sincerely thank you and your family for vacationing with us & your kind review. Hopefully we will see you next t season & I can take the boys out fishing. Work is in progress to implement a cleaning crew for all vacationers for next season.
Othello, WA Northwest USA

more wonderful memories at Priest Lake!!! We loved it!!!

  • 5 of 5

It was my hope to find a beautiful home and property large enough for our family to stay together. This property fits us very nicely. The location on the lake is perfect for us because it is close to many of the familiar landmarks that have been part of our Priest Lake experience for many years. We have enjoyed getting acquainted with the owners. They have been very welcoming and helpful!!! I would highly recommend this property to others wanting to enjoy the lake while staying in a beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your positive review. Having renters like your family makes our life so much easier. We are so grateful to have repeat families such as yourselves and looking forward to seeing your family next summer. As they say "Memories last Forever"
Spokane, WA

The Perfect Week!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing, fabulous --there aren't enough words to describe our week at this beautiful home!!! We enjoyed every single moment of our vacation - the house is fantastic - we loved the big covered porch - this is where we ate every meal! The beach was perfect for everyone including our youngest grandchild who is three. Plenty of room for everyone in the home -- loved having four bathrooms -- everything in the home was immaculate.

Location is terrific -- we biked to Coolin (Leonard Paul Store), took long hikes, and of course swam and played in the lake. Kayaking was enjoyable -- Soldier Creek so close was a real plus.

Would we go back? In a New York minute!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Moose Knuckle
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Priest Lake Golf
Nearest Motorway
7.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Ardy's & Moose Knuckle
Car: necessary

Enjoy the white all sand beach in our peaceful protected bay.

We are walking distance (1.9 miles) to the town of Coolin which has the famous Leonard Paul Store (see their web site) which has groceries, souvenirs, Deli and ice cream & Espresso bar, Liquor store, boat/fishing licenses & WiFi.

The Moose Knuckle bar/cafe & Ardys Restaurant is also in town of Coolin for a great breakfast or dinner & of course huckleberry homemade pie and ice cream.

The town of Coolin has 2 free public boat launches and a Marina with boat gas.

We also have a fire station along with 911 emergency service with local Priest Lake ambulance service in Coolin area.

*Indians use to camp on our beach and fish for white fish & trout in Soldier Creek with their spears and bows. We have found numerous arrow heads right on our beach in front of home.

Right out our back door you have perfect mountain bike/SUV riding. Early each morning you will see locals walking and jogging to Coolin for their morning espresso.

Priest Lake 18 hole golf course is only about a 15 minute drive by car or take your boat across the lake and your gold cart awaits you at 'Hills Resort'. Hills is also a very special place to have a dinner by the lake.

Lake Trout & Kokanee are plentiful throughout the lake. We have caught and released 35 LB.Lake trout along with many great eating 2-8# range on light tackle.

~~~ Fall Fishing is a great opportunity to land that trophy fish.~~~


Rates & Availability

From $407 Per night

Priest Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 7 2015 - Jun 28 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 29 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day week Bonus week
Aug 30 2015 - Sep 7 2015
8 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,200
Notes 1/2 rental due at time of booking. Remaining Balance paid 30 days prior to check-in
Hold deposit is refundable -$300 if able to fill dates.

Rates quoted are ➥ "Cash price" discounted re: Cashier Check PREFERRED, money order, local bank checks (NO OUT OF STATE BANKS). Please call prior to making or sending any payments.
☛Summer-Prime....Housekeeping is included☚ in your Weekly rates ⚑⚑⚑ (Spring/Fall non-Prime rental weeks Housekeeping not included).
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Priest Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bath - main floor: Double vanity sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor General bath has stacking washer Dryer.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs Master bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs general bath
  • Total 4 full baths .... ☞ see video
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main floor Spacious lakeside Master has King bed, full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Main floor. Has a twin/dbl bunk bed & single bed=sleeps 4
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Upstairs lakeside spacious Master - King bed & full Bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Upstairs Queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
  • Total of 6 spacious bedrooms.... ☞ see video
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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