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Chris Blevins

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Cottage on the Shore: Private Dock, Relaxing Views, Grass Lawn

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Northern Idaho Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 7-11)

Enjoy the great outdoors in rustic North Idaho. This adorable cottage on the East End of Lake Coeur d’Alene has everything you need for a great Vacation adventure.

Located just 17.5 miles (by road) to CdA and 4 miles by boat, you are just minutes from world-class golf, great mountain biking, hiking, boating, sailing, eagle watching and so much more. Enjoy your own private beach and dock or use the lake as your playground.

The fully equipped kitchen can accommodate several cooks at the same time. There are beautiful views from picture windows in living areas and front two bedrooms. The sunsets are often a picture postcard. It is a place where you can truly relax and refresh your soul.

Keywords: waterfront, lakeside, grassy lawn, private dock, ironman, nearby golfing, water recreation

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Chris Blevins (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Chris Blevins

The cottage is family owned property and we enjoy sharing it with others.

Chris Blevins purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Chris Blevins chose Northern Idaho

We looked for five years until this perfect location appeared. A guest put it this way."It's a sliver of life on a lake". The views, water depth, dock and unpretentious home capped the sale.

What makes this cottage unique

Sitting with a good book on the balcony, listening to the young people play, having a camp fire, boating to dinner across the lake, taking friends tubing or just a pleasure boat ride and enjoy all the beauty. Meandering down the path way munching on thimble berries is a fun experience.


based on 6 traveler reviews

Cottage on the Shore: Private Dock, Relaxing Views, Grass Lawn
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
loveland colorado

2014 vacation

  • 5 of 5

wonderful vacation! kitchen was better outfitted than our own. very peaceful. very clean.

everything worked well. close to town (about 35 minutes by car. 10-15 minutes by boat). David called a couple days into our stay to make sure everything was ok. about 100 steps down to the cabin.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sherwood Park

Excellent vacation choice!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the cottage on the shore was excellent. Right from booking to check out our needs were met perfectly. The pictures of this cabin do not do it justice. It is well situated, well maintained and stocked with plenty of extras. The owners were responsive and committed to meeting and anticipating our needs from answering emails promptly, providing us with area information to even greeting us with fresh muffins upon our arrival.

I would recommend this property to anyone and plan on booking it again ourselves in the future.

The stairs from parking level to cabin could be a challenge for some but we loaded and unloaded our belongings by boat and had no problem.

Beautiful lake, beautiful cabin, excellent value!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, AB

Can't beat the Cottage on the Shore

  • 5 of 5

Our week at the Cottage on the Shore was excellent. You can't beat the location and the view. Having the water 10 steps from your front door with a private dock to park your boat, it doesn't get much better. Sitting on the dock with our morning coffee was so peaceful. The cottage has everything you would need and is very clean and well kept - the owners obviously take good care of their cottage.

The only things we didn't like were the lack of privacy between bedroom (the walls don't go all the way to ceiling) and it would be nice if the grassy area was larger.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA USA

A perfectly delightful family mini-vacation and adventure

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Cottage on the Shore met all our expectations. Mom, Dad, and 4 teens - it was a perfect week of relaxing and adventuring in a beautiful location. We really appreciate a clean and well-prepared VRBO, and this property didn't disappoint in any area. We had comfortable space for together-time watching movies or playing video/family games (Mexican Train Marathon!), yet it was easy to get solo time with one of the many books we found, either upstairs on the deck or outside on the dock. We loved being "self-contained"; once arrived we could have stayed the entire time, cooking in the well-equipped kitchen or on the splendid deck using the incredible "Beast", a gas and briquette cooker. The deck was a favorite place to start the day, the first few enjoyed with homemade lemon-poppyseed muffins that were waiting for us on arrival.

But we did venture out to explore the area and had a wonderful day of bicycling the Trial of the Coeur d'Alene's from Harrison, where bike rentals are available and quite reasonably priced. The ride was memorable for the kids as we passed a moose, a couple turtles, a baby skunk (!), and myriad birds and wildlife along the river and lakes. We also 'rode on the lake' using the paddle boat directly from the cottage dock; it was like our own little paradise we had all to ourselves. The kids paddled, fished, floated, and swam right outside the cottage. A very short drive from the cottage is a quaint general store (Hutton's) which has a genuine soda counter and serves up fabulous (and BIG) huckleberry milkshakes and unique flavor cones.

The listing photos well-represent the property and the loving care that has been put into the home. Finding the cottage was no problem by following the well-prepared directions from the owner. The final short descent down the driveway was exciting for the passengers, but no problem to navigate with our loaded van and bikes. All our questions were addressed prior to visiting, and quickly answered via text once there. Unique aspects: 131 steps from the driveway to the cottage - makes it really feel like a secluded and private getaway; second bathroom in the outbuilding was simply nice, clean, and convenient; private dock that is an easy trip to/from the marina via motorboat; private rooms upstairs that have a loft feel; so many choices for relaxation.

We'll definitely be returning, and have already recommended the Cottage to a number of our friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time at the lake house!

  • 5 of 5

Three generations had a wonderful time at the Cottage on the Shore! There is definitely something for everyone. It's evident how much the owners care about this home. It is always very clean, well maintained, and well-stocked. Each time we've come we notice improvements and upgrades. It just gets better and better! This is a great place for active families. Our days were filled with adventures and fun in the water. The water cannons were a big hit... What a plus to have a bath house bathroom to access from outside. No one dripping water all over the floor in the house. The boys really liked the fire pit and sat around it every night. Big windows overlooking the yard and the lake make you feel outside when you are in and make it easy to keep track of everyone! My favorite spot has to be the deck on the upper level. Beautiful view anytime of day and gorgeous sunsets. Looking forward to the next visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Moscow, Idaho

Remarkable accomodations

  • 5 of 5

There are no better hosts than the Blevin's. They actually had homemade lemon poppyseed muffins waiting on the bar for us! The home is beautifully appointed, the rooms are spacious and we truly felt we had been invited into someone's home for the weekend. There was nothing we wanted that was not provided, even an air pump for the kids floaties. The paddle boat was a hoot, the water is clear and deep the little lawn was perfect for the kids. We will be recommending this place to all our friends and we will certainly be going back. It is obvious that the owner's have worked hard on the house and you can feel the love and labor they have put into it.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Spokane Intl (GEG)
Car: necessary



Rates & Availability

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May 1 2016 - Jun 12 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Northern Idaho Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , In deckhouse
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 queen , Lake view w/slider to balcony
    Waterlilly - 1 double , Lake view w/slider to balcony
    Children's Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Quiet back location w/TV & DVD.
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Good cellular coverage, 5-bars, 4G, WiFi, Fire pit, private dock, Grass to water's edge, Large deck, Bedroom balcony, Paddle boat

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