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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

Luxury on Lake Coeur d'Alene!

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Coeur d'Alene Lake House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms - 4 Baths - (Sleeps Max 6)

The remodel is finished! Enjoy the colorful sunsets and lake views from almost anywhere in this lovely, CLEAN, 3000 square feet contemporary home with 100 feet of waterfront. You'll love the rock patio and natural landscaping.The home features finished hickory and tile flooring, skylights, abundant windows, and three well-appointed bedroom suites. The home is right on the water, complete with wrap-around covered decks, private boat dock with mooring, and a panoramic view toward the west. Swimming is a few steps off the lawn. Away from the sunny, open waterfront you'll find a shady lawn, an herb and flower garden, large firs and pines. You might see a bear, deer or moose, or catch a fish from the dock. Inside and out, you'll love this vacation getaway!

You can plan your day over morning coffee on the deck. Many of our guests enjoy the area golfing at a dozen local courses ranging from lavish to pitch-and-putt. Others come to fish and boat. We have a great central location for fishing and there are many lovely, quiet mornings for water skiing. Some of you come to relax and soak up the views, the gentle sound of the waves, the shade of the lawn, or late Fall sunshine. Our main deck is built around a 100-year old pine, and there are sitting areas there and on the slate patio and upper deck for both sun and shade as the long summer days change. Winter and Spring are wonderful times here when there is a lot of game and few people and boats. It's a four seasons vacation area with four major downhill ski resorts within a one to two hour radius of the house. Check-in/check-out day is Friday during the summer, with the exception of Ironman week.

We have cell and cellular broadband coverage. The satellite service features HD packages and local stations. We have unlimited broadband internet access.

We provide a clean, smoke-free environment, so we do not allow smokers or pets. Shorter stays and lower rates are available off-season. Boats docked at the house are limited to 21' or 5000 lbs.

Here are a few quotes taken from the in-home guestbook we ask our guests to sign.

'We had a fabulous time here. Who knew you could find such a beautiful house on the internet?'

'We had one of our best family reunions here.'

'A peaceful oasis that's scenic and relaxing-this place is a wonderful retreat for us from the hectic lives we lead.'

'We really had a great time and I personally enjoyed your kitchen layout and all the kitchen utensils you have provided. Fantastic kitchen'

' We have traveled all over the US and Europe but this still ranks as one of my favorite vacations! '

'Your home is just impeccable...immaculate and stocked with more amenities than we ever expected!'

'We've been to Alaska, Hawaii, Disney World, Cancun and Chicago-but we've been to Driftwood Lodge three times!'

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tammye (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

About Tammye

We have lived in the Northwest since 1990. We love the quieter pace of life here, and the abundant outdoor opportunities. We live close to the property, and love meeting our guests, many whom we regard as our friends.

Tammye purchased this house in 2003

Why Tammye chose Coeur d'Alene Lake

This property is a little further south from the main part of the lake and doesn't get as much boat traffic. Since this property faces west, we enjoy beautiful sunsets and the late afternoon and evening sun. We are surrounded by pine and fir trees, with wildlife throughout the year.

What makes this house unique

You can see some part of the lake from almost every room in the house. We love the skylights, and open floor plan. We like to eat breakfast on the slate patio near the entry of the house. We also like to sit out on the upper deck in the evening and read, or watch the sun set. We maintain the grounds without commercial fertilizers or herbicides; our drainfield is off-site and recently constructed and permitted. Our heating and cooling systems are designed for maximum efficiency.; our drainfield is off-site and recently constructed and permitted. Our heating and cooling systems are designed for maximum efficiency.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Guest,

We appreciate your comments and sincerely hope you enjoyed your stay! Come back soon...
Apr 2004
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based on 11 traveler reviews

Luxury on Lake Coeur d'Alene!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Another amazing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We returned to the Driftwood Lodge this year for another fabulous week. The home has been remodeled and is beyond gorgeous. The hospitality amazing.

The updated kitchen is a joy to prepare meals in - we easily made prime rib, salmon, homemade mac and cheese and grilled out several nights, too. Everything you need is available and makes prep, cooking and clean-up very easy. The rooms are comfy, cozy and perfect for kids and grown-ups. We sat out at night to watch shooting stars and spent the days playing in the warm water and boating the lake. This property is perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

Our family just returned home after a week at the Driftwood Lodge on Lake CDA. It was absolutely perfect. As others have mentioned, the pictures do not do the home and property justice - and the pictures are fabulous! The home is truly big, beautiful, cozy and warm all at the same time.

The kitchen has every thing you could need to prepare fancy meals and it's just as easy to throw some burgers on the grill. It's all at your fingertips. The bedrooms are gorgeous, well kept, with amazing views and roomy. We had fun playing games, reading books from the library, dancing to the music on satellite during the cooler days and jumping in the lake on the hot afternoons. Silverwood is an easy drive and boating around the lake is a must.

Start your day with a cup of coffee on the dock, end on the upper deck watching shooting stars or lightening storms while enjoying a glass of wine.

As we like to say, if you forget what day it is - it's been a very good vacation. We forgot what day it was the moment we arrived at the Driftwood Lodge. Thank you Tammye and Don for making it so memorable. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about Driftwood Lodge. We enjoyed meeting your family and we are glad you had a wonderful time. The decks are also my favorite part of the house. We hope to see you again soon!
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Red Deer

Extra Touch

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed at this amazing property and have never had this kind of treatment before. Tammey goes above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable in her beautiful vacation home. From day one when I first contact Tammey to the end.

We where greeted with such a warm welcoming . A stocked kitchen, and a lot of little extras all over the house also. Every room had its own little touch. From magazines to games, condiments to bathroom extras. The location of the home was also perfect.

My family had the best vacation ever. They are all hoping to return. Thank you Tammey so much for your amazing gift of hospitality. We hope to see you again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We love it when our guests have great family times together! Thank you for the wonderful marinade you left for us. You are the perfect renters, and we hope to see you again next year! Don and Tammye
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Bellingham, WA USA

Fabulous Setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a small family gathering of seven people and this house was wonderful! We were all awed by the attention to detail, quality of the furnishings, well stocked kitchen and the setting, inside and out. The outside decks were perfect from morning coffee to evening wine. We had a great time and would recommend it highly. We'll be back!!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Littleton, CO

Great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! This home has everything! It was stocked with everything you could think of. Every bedroom was spacious and very comfortable and there's plenty of room for 2 families to relax, play and get time together and alone. We had such a wonderful week and hope to return. Thank you for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you had a great vacation! You are the perfect guests! We hope you will visit us again.
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Sherwood park Alberta Canada

We will be back

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to spend a week!!

The house was everything promised and so much more. Immaculate, spacious, well laid out and stocked with more then expected. Our group consisted of 4 adults/4 children but we never felt crowded. Enjoyed many drinks and moonlight chats on the upper balcony, what a view!! Thanks so much for another great rental experience. If Italy doesn't work out summer of 2011 we will rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are glad you enjoyed your time here and we look forward to seeing your family again.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Spokane, WA
Nearest Golf
21.5 Miles
Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course
Nearest Train
54 Miles
Spokane, WA
Nearest Motorway
13.5 Miles
Interstate 90
Nearest Restaurant
14.8 Miles
Wolf Lodge Steak House
Nearest Ski
42 Miles
Silver Mountain Resort
Car: necessary

Lake Coeur d'Alene is one of Idaho's largest lakes - from the dock you can cruise up the lake with your boat 15-20 minutes to downtown, or take the 25-minute scenic drive by car on paved Highway 97. You can spend your whole vacation exploring this magnificent lake. Swimming is great from June until the end of September when water temperatures reach 25C (75F). Our dock and beach are good for kids because there is a concrete ramp that goes part way out to about 3.5 foot depth. You can watch them close by from the dock or the decks, and the water is invitingly crystal clear. Our west exposure brings the odd squall when it's best to pull boats out temporarily.

Other Activities: parasailing, biking, snowboarding, shopping, boating, Near Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes 85 mile-long bike trail.


Rates & Availability

Driftwood Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
May 20 2016 - Sep 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
2016 Shoulder Season
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 22 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $225 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 8.0%

Maximum limit of 6 guests.
Cancellations subject to minimum $250 service charge. Partial refunds available under certain conditions according to the lease provisions.

One-half of rental rate is required to confirm reservation. Balance of payments are due 60 days prior to stay. All payments are in the form of personal check or cashier's check in US funds. Lease agreement and age confirmation required.

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Coeur d'Alene Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 2-person shower, large mirror, tile & stone, skylight
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Tile & stone, double sinks, large mirror, shower, skylight
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Tiled floor, also features a deep laundry sink.
  • All of the baths have tile and/or granite. Each is unique and well-appointed. You can expect the baths to be bright and clean.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Two suites have queen-size beds, one log and the other blue pine with high-end mattresses, and another has a massive Mexican alder queen bed, all with custom closets and baths. Upstairs lakeview suite has French doors to covered upper deck and sitting area with a spiral staircase to main deck. Downstairs suite has a full, private bath and lake view through tall double windows. All bedrooms have privacy blinds or shades. Play-n-pack, high chair and booster seat also available.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Your beautiful vacation home radiates brightness, warmth and a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere inside and out. It features all the modern amenities including bright kitchen and breakfast bar, hickory and tile floors, fireplace and large rock chimney with entertainment center, broadband internet, large window and deck views, exposed wooden beams, tiled baths, three bedroom suites, comfortable beds, and garaged parking. The house is full of log and custom-carved pine and leather furniture and is comfortable and very clean. You are furnished with all of the kitchen utensils and necessities that you will need. Whether you're a serious cook or just want to microwave, you should enjoy the kitchen with its lake and yard views, and the herb garden outside. This is our favorite spot, and we manage it ourselves to make sure you and your guests have an enjoyable stay and want to return.

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