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Stay in a Float Home on the Coeur d'Alene River

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6. Bring your boat. 1 mile from charming Harrison.

Experience life on the water in this sweet and very special floating home. This 2 story cape cod style cottage, is the perfect getaway for a fun and relaxing vacation. It's fully equipped with a modern kitchen and laundry facilities. Upstairs has one bath, and 2 spacious bedrooms. One has a queen bed, the other has a double and a twin platform bed. Downstairs bedroom has walk-in bathroom complete with claw foot tub and separate shower. You'll want to spend all your time on the deck. Lay in the sun, go for a swim, fish, or take out the canoe. Back on land, there is a lovely lawn for dining outdoors, croquet, horseshoes, and fire pit for star gazing and story telling.

This scenic area is resplendent in natural beauty and wildlife. Walk 30 acres, in your own private reserve.

More Details

Sylvia Darcy
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018


Harrison House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Soak in a deep claw foot tub.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , located upstairs, shared by the two bedrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • First floor, master - 1 queen , Large window provides waterfront views, & star gazing too!
    Upstairs - 1 queen , Lovely leather like floors, with two dresser & small desk.
    Upstairs bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Double iron bed frame, antique dresser and desk.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Get away from it all. Float on a river, swim, fish and sun bathe. When you want, you can kick it up a notch by heading into the local town of Harrison. There's plenty of day and night activity. Bike the famous Trail of the Coeur d'Alene's, visit the new antique and gift shops, dine and dance in the local restaurants and bars. Summertime brings a multitude of town events in the scenic park. Visit the online website for the Harrison Chamber of Commerce and don't forget the Coeur d'Alene Chamber too!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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Stay in a Float Home on the Coeur d'Alene River
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Treasure of a place

  • 5 of 5

We love this place! It's absolutely a jewel. Love the private location on the water. The furnishings and ambiance are nice and cozy. Everything was clean for us. We enjoyed the deck immensely. Perfect set up for our group of four. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our "hideaway'" does have the best of both worlds. The private location is peaceful, and restorative. We're also so close to the hopping little town of Harrison for a day of bike riding, shops, eateries, and nightlife!
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying here and it was amazing. We fished off the front porch, jumped in the water all day and took the canoe out and about on the river. It's a truly magical place.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, I like to share the place especially with kids, it is an adventure for them.
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special out of the way place

  • 5 of 5

If you want to have a unique experience-this is it. The house is right on the water and no other houses around. This place is very private and secluded. We felt very safe here and slept with the windows open and listened to the sound of the water and birds at night. This place has all the modern conveniences, but beware, there is only a few places to eat in Harrison which is 5 minutes drive away. It is important to gas up and shop for groceries in civilization before you arrive and you will be cooking most of your meals here. It's 45 minutes on winding roads to any stores but that's good because you'll want to stay all day on the river. We took the canoe that was provided out on the river every night. The Rails of Trails were paved, flat, and a wonderful walk that went on for 92 miles through the wilderness and along the river.

The beds were good, the pantry stocked with a great variety of spices in the modern kitchen. Just be prepared to wave at all the boats going by on the river if you're sitting out on the deck. Only drawback was T.V. reception was sketchy with antenna only. But there is Wifi and we hooked up our Dish anywhere and we were fine. They do have surround sound so it's great for DVD's. They only have a handful of DVD's there so be sure to bring some if you want to watch movies. Reception for cell phones isn't great either so we turned ours off. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and it was great to be unplugged. Would do it again in a minute!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home and location. Everything was so clean and well kept. It was so fun to be right on the water. The location was so quiet and peaceful. Love the old barn in the back. Thank you Sylvia for making our vacation the best!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to share the float home experience. Life on the river is pretty special, and we're glad you could enjoy it too!
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Unique home on the water

  • 5 of 5

The home sits right on the water. It is exactly like the pictures. It wasn't hard to find, but you drive thru a dock yard to get there and there is an old trailer nearby, don't let it throw you off. The house is great!! It's clean and furnished with cute antique furniture. There were ample towels and bedding. (There were four of us) We noticed a small leak in the upstairs bathroom when we got there, but it wasn't enough to bother us, so we notified the owners and ignored it. We could see fish in the water right off the porch, and our girls had a blast playing in the water. It was fun sitting on the porch watching boats go by and reading our books and just relaxing. We saw a doe and her fawn one morning. We had a great time riding our bikes on the trails. The small town of Harrison is nearby, we had burgers at the marina and they have a great selection of ice cream at the Creamery. This is a great place to get away from it all. Keith and Sylvia were very nice and easy to work with. We hope we can come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay here. It quiet and relaxing. Enjoyed watching the boats go by. Only 1 mile from town if you need something. Enjoyed fishing right off the porch.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Spokane Washington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
One Shot Charlies
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Coeur d'Alene Resort
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Gateway
Nearest Ski
56 Miles
Silver Mountain Idaho
Car: necessary

The small town of Harrison is big on character and is always bustling with events during the summer season. The bike trail is one of the area's biggest draws, and the town offers of choice of quaint ice cream parlors, antique shops, and restaurants.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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