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Susan Melka

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Luxury lakefront - grass beach, protected bay, incomparable sunsets.

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Coeur d'Alene Lake Lodge Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths, sleeps 10

Custom home built by owner set among towering pines on beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene in Powderhorn Bay. Rural setting adds to get-away-from-it-all ambiance. Elegantly appointed home with gourmet kitchen and incredible indoor and outside spaces. Beach side tipi, fire pit, flower gardens and hot tub. Large dock to accommodate boats and jet skis. Caretaker on site.

Biking/Rollerblading/Walking: Trail of the Coeur d'Alene's is four miles from front door, Hiawatha Trail 45 Minutes away. Bicycle rentals available at trails.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Susan Melka (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Another amazing week at the lake! We love coming here to spend time with our family! It's a great opportunity to get away from our daily hustle and bustle, but has the amenities we need to accommodate two unrelenting businessmen and four teenage boys! Thank you so much for opening up your home for people like us so we can truly experience the slice of heaven you have here. The memories we make here are ones we'll cherish for a lifetime and we hope our children will revisit with their children. Thanks from all of us
Aug 2015
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based on 16 traveler reviews

Luxury lakefront - grass beach, protected bay, incomparable sunsets.
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Exceptional Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This home vacation can only be rated as exceptional. Although we were a bit nervous prior to going with myself(aka grandma) and family of nine, we all agreed it was our absolute favorite vacation. The home is finished with such attention to detail and warmth. We simply did not feel crowded at any point with a gourmet kitchen and every amenity keenly provided. The water toys were used by all ten of us at different times with follow up in the jacuzzi, sitting on the dock at sunset and listening to those ever present bird songs. Eagles soared by to grace our days. The home is perfectly situated in a cove without heavy boat traffic or wind. I will hold close the invaluable memories made as I watched all interact. Icing on the cake was my 15 year old granddaughter saying her favorite part was just talking without the cell phone. Smile. Most importantly, Susan brought a special dimension as such an intelligent and thoughtful soul, making sure our every need was met. Victoria. Carmel, Ca

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We couldn't have asked for a better stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation could not have been more perfect! We stayed with 3 other families, and there was plenty of room and accommodations for all of us. The weather could not have been better for us! There was a little something for everyone...kayaking, paddle boarding, a huge dock to fish on or to enjoy your morning coffee, a larger than life teepee for the kids to play in, a hot tub with a beautiful view of the lake...the list goes on! The younger kids loved playing on the edge of the water where there is tons of grassy lawn. Not to mention the house is absolutely stunning, from top to bottom. We enjoyed winding down each night with a bonfire by the lake roasting marshmallows. Susan was more than accommodating to us and such a friendly face to see in the mornings. The house is situated in a bay on the lake and the water is incredibly calm and perfect for taking the boat out to wakeboard or go tubing. We would recommend this property to anyone looking to stay on the lake. We can't wait to go back someday! Thank you Susan for making our stay everything we dreamed of!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you! Come back soon!
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  • 5 of 5

Upon our arrival we were greeted by Susan the owner of this exceptional property! She showed us around and gave us all the information we needed to become acquainted with our new enviroment. Yes, we all thought we died and went to heaven.... unfortunately, it only lasted a week. This home was designed and built by Susan's husband, Brian, what a talented guy. They have both made this house a warm and inviting home. It has a rustic elegance that will make you feel completely comfortable and at the same time will give you the feeling you're staying at a 5 star resort. The kitchen is equipped with gourmet appliances and every modern convenience. The views from every room are breathtaking and each room is beautifully furnished. The deck is beautifully laid our with an amazing water feature, bbq and enough table and chairs to accommodate our large group. We also experienced some fantastic sunsets on that deck. There's a hot tub and plenty of chaise's to make everyone comfortable. We spent a great deal of our time on the private dock where we tied up our boats. We enjoyed, skiing, tubing and just hanging out. The property has a large tipi and a fire pit where we enjoyed making s'mores and just visiting. It's not often that our whole family is able to get together and just enjoy each other's company. We had every intention of taking advantage of the local attractions, but honestly, we just couldn't bring ourselves to venture out...........we were having too much fun. The owner, Susan, is awesome and couldn't have been more helpful. We miss you Susan!! On the day we were leaving we asked our grandkids if they wanted to return next year to Lake Coeur d'Alene and they had one stipulation " we only want to come back if we can stay here"!! I couldn't have said it better myself!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I miss you too! it was absolutely wonderful having you here and such a gift getting to know you. You would be welcomed back with open arms!
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Exceeded our expectations! - which started high.

  • 5 of 5

We were planning a family reunion get-together in the Coeur d'Alene area. After viewing the photos and reading some other reviews, we picked this home. Our interactions with the owner, Susan, were clear and easy. The property looked terrific on the internet.

When we got there, we were overjoyed with our choice - a gorgeous house with no nearby neighbors on a secluded bay. This place has something to keep everyone relaxed and entertained - indoors and out. Inside, there were books on a wide range of topics, games & puzzles, audio, video, an amazingly well stocked kitchen, and bird feeders in full view from the bedroom and living areas. Outside, there were wonderful views and scenery, kayaks and a row boat, lounging on the patios or the dock, swimming, fishing, bird watching, a hot tub, a tipi, a fire ring for evening s'mores, and beautiful grounds to stroll. Nearby were trails for jogging and bicycling.

We saw Bald Eagles several times, lots of Ospreys in the nearby area of Harrison, a young moose swim across the bay and back, and several spectacular sunsets. Took lots of photos - thank goodness for digital photography. Everyone had a great time, and the reunion was a success.

The gracious and friendly owner and host, Susan, was nearby on the large property to help with anything we needed, which wasn't much. We don't usually write reviews, but this place deserves a good one. If we ever go back to Coeur d'Alene, we'll stay here again.

Barbara & Dick H.

Laguna Beach, CA

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us. Hearing the pipes played from the porch will be etched in my personal "book of wonders" forever. It was wonderful having you here!
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Richland, Washington

Amazing in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We had a birthday (75th!) for my mom and had extended family visit this incredible house and location for about a week. This house is so well thought-out and built it amazed everyone. The stairs don't even creak... The plantings, birds (dozens of hummers emptying the feeders every day or two), furnishings, artwork, book collection, dock, beautiful rowing skiff, kayaks, fishing, kitchen, teepee, fire pit, privacy, moose swimming across the bay, hot tub, patio furniture, thunderstorms, sunsets, on and on. What a paradise! Susan was a great help and joined in when invited - and kept scarce when folks were doing their own things. I think we all muttered under our breaths - or aloud- that we could live there forever.... This is the nicest place I have ever stayed.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful having you! Thanks!
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Great Family Get-a-way!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome and beautifully decorated home. The home and grounds are immaculately maintained and Susan is a great host and so helpful for planning activities. There is so much to enjoy right at the home you may not want to leave, but we did venture out for a hike at Beauty Bay, a bike ride on the Trail of Coeur D'Alene and a kayak trip out of Harrison. All of these activities are in close proximity. We were pleasantly surprised with the good meals we had right in Harrison, but the gourmet kitchen certainly begs you to cook right at home. Lots of wildlife sightings over the five days we were there. We also rented a pontoon boat at the Harrison Marina and explored the lake one day. We only wish we had a few more days to enjoy all this home and area has to offer!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was my pleasure having you here! Thanks for spending your family vacation time here!
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
One Shot Charlie's, Harrison
Nearest Beach
8 Metres

Other Activities: Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes 4 miles from home, Hiawatha Trail 45 minute drive, Bike rentals available nearby

Zipline canopy tours 30 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Harrison Lodge Rental Rates

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Jun 15 2016 - Aug 20 2016
5 night minimum stay
School's Back in Session!
Aug 21 2016 - Sep 10 2016
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,275
Cleaning $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Security deposit of $1500, cleaning fee of $200 will be deducted from security.
10% of rental required to hold reservation, due within ten days of reservation request. Balance of rental fee and security deposit due 30 days prior to rental (personal check).

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. 10% deposit required to confirm, balance due and payable 30 days prior to arrival

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Coeur d'Alene Lake Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Steamroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Luxurious bathroom with deep soaking tub, large rock tile shower with steam room. One upstairs bathroom has deep jetted tub. All bathrooms feature granite, marble, and natural stone.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bunkroom - 4 twin/ single
  • Light and open master suite with ceiling fans and walk out to hot tub on deck. Large walk-in closet and inviting sitting area. Thermostat controlled propane stove. Private bathroom in suite as well as satellite television. Second and third bedrooms open onto second story covered deck overlooking Lake Coeur d'Alene. Both have thermostat controlled propane stoves and satellite television. Bunkroom is equipped with four custom made bunks, private bathroom and satellite television
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • forests
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Beautiful Powderhorn Bay is steps from the deck, with 700' of private lakefront and easy access beach. Grocery shopping service available. Wireless Internet access.

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