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Russell Alway

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Priest Lake Waterfront Retreat at Cavanaugh Bay

10 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Coolin Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

LAKESIDE CABIN at Priest Lake is a perfect getaway for a couple or the entire family. The cabin is spacious with its own private BEACH and DOCK for boating, sunbathing and swimming. The deck is well appointed with comfortable furniture, a gas grill and is fenced to give our guests the privacy they desire yet allowing them to view the lake and beach. The cabin was built to afford maximum view potential, the entire lakeside exposure is windows. The cabin is surrounded by trees on all sides which provide a natural, quiet and private setting.

Keywords: Beach House, Cabin, Waterfront, Beach, Getaway, Vacation, Boating, Skiing, Snow, Sun, Private, Relax, Private Dock, Fishing, Boating, Fine Dining, Furnished, Friendly

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Russell Alway (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Russell Alway

My wife and I have been vacationing at Priest Lake for nearly 15 years. For several year's we rented a cabin at Hill's Resort and enjoyed it, but really wanted to have more space and privacy, so a few years ago we began to rent homes on the lake. As we got to know more about the lake we fell in love with Cavanaugh Bay. When our cabin became available to purchase in 2010 we jumped on it and will never look back. Since it is impossible for us to be here all summer, however, we want to share our beautiful cabin with others. We are confident that you will enjoy the comfort and beauty of our lakeside retreat as much as we do.

Russell Alway purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Russell Alway chose Idaho

Priest Lake is rightfully known as Idaho's Crown Jewel. The water is crystal clear and the lake is enormous, so there are lots of places to go and coves and islands to explore. The fishing is good, the boating is outstanding and the skiing and boarding is awesome. Cavanaugh Bay is a special place. The waters here are the quietest on the lake. Our neighbors are fantastic and the majority of them do not rent so we want to make sure that our renters respect them and the 11 pm rule. For the most part you can hear a pin drop after 11pm. You can sit outside and be amazed at the night sky full of zillions of bright stars, listen to the swish of the water on the beach, the hooting of the owls and the beating of each others hearts as you snuggle under the moonlight. You can't beat it!

What makes this cabin unique

We love this cabin because it gives us the ideal spot to relax, soak up the sun, swim, and totally forget the workaday world. We are avid hikers and their are hundreds of nearby trails surrounding the lake. These include many with little or slight elevation gains and some that are strenuous and challenging. If you like waterfalls and photography like we do, this is a heavenly place to be. In the winter there are hundreds of miles of snowshoeing, snowmobile and cross country skiing trails which offer incredible views of mountains and lakes. When we want to get out we have only a ten minute walk to Cavanaugh Bay Resort or a fifteen minute boat ride to several other resorts who also have fine dining and live entertainment in the summer months.

Reviews

4.7
based on 10 traveler reviews

Priest Lake Waterfront Retreat at Cavanaugh Bay
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
5

Wonderful Vaction!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed for 7 days. At the end of the 7 days we were so sad to leave. The location and the house was perfect. when we were planning our trip the owner was so helpful. We had a maintenance issue during our stay and we called the owner and he had some over and had the issue fixed immediately.

We would book again!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spokane Valley, WA USA
5

Excellent Family Lake Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My Wife and I and Grandchildren arrived on Sunday, to be followed by our Daughter and her Husband on Tuesday and Son and his Bride on Thursday. We boated, swam, went tubing, hiking and fishing lots and lots of just relaxation time to unwind in this magnificent "cabin". Any and everything that we thought we might need for our stay we found to be already available for our use. Simply a very very fantastic time and experience and we hope to stay again at the same location again and again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim and Jean, Thanks you so much for visiting our cabin and for your early reservation for 2016. Nothing makes Patty and I happier than sharing our waterfront retreat with wonderful people like yourselves and knowing that great family memories are being created. Russ and Patty
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Portland, OR 97201
2

Priest Lake Family reunion

  • 2 of 5

The house was attractive and the location was as described. The fotos of the amenities such as furniture did not reflect the condition we found. The beds were made but the property was not clean or neat. There were dirty dishes in the dishwasher which we discovered after preparing our own dinner. There was trash on the porch, the deck furniture was covered in debris and out of place, the living room rug was rolled up and standing against the TV Cabinet. There was dust on the platform where the wood stove stood. The kitchen counters were clean but the drawers were not. The only updated appliance was a washer dryer the rest worked except the refrigerator which was not cooling when we arrived. The owner was responsive in our prior dealings including making an effort to send a repair man for the refrigerator. We unplugged it to reset it and it starting working. We arrived with 10 guests, the maximum permitted but there were linens for 9 persons and 9 towels, one each for the week. I brought extra towels and left them at the property clean and folded. We called the owner to ask for bed linens and he promptly sent one of the cleaning ladies. She provided the linens but no pillows or pillowcases. She apparently told the owner that we had violated the permitted number of guests. We signed up 10 guests and we had 10 guest for 3 days and then we had 9 for the rest of the week. The house can sleep 10 but with only 2 bathrooms it is not advisable. The best mattress was in the master bedroom.

Unfortunately one of our children forced the screen door shut and broke the hydraulic support. I asked the cleaning ladies who arrived before we vacated the premise to report the damage and to let the owner know we took full responsibility for the damage. We gave them a $40.00 tip and apologized for our tardiness in leaving. The beds were stripped, the towels washed and dried and back in the closet, the dish washer was washing the dishes and the refrigerator was clean and the trash gathered up and in the car ready to be taken to the dump. I quickly took a shower before departing. I had been working since 6:30am and was still in my nightgown with a long sleeved blouse over the top. The owner told me that the cleaning lady said I was running around naked all morning. The owner charged us $67.00 for the screen door, and $50.00 for late departure. He refunded the difference on Sept. 9. We enjoyed our Blue Diamond Ski Boat and being on Cavanaugh Bay. We love the lake!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: After years of wonderful experiences with guests at our cabin, I was shocked and disappointed with this review. When I received the call that the refrigerator was not working, I immediately called for service. It was determined that the refrigerator door had been left open. I sent the cleaning lady with more towels and sheets. She told me afterwards that she had counted three adult females and nine teenagers for a total of twelve people. When the cleaning lady arrived at 10am on the day of departure she said she found all of the guests still at the cabin. They did not leave until 12:30pm. I did charge the lady for the repair to the front door and a late departure fee of $50, since she admitted to these. Damage to the furniture, our missing row boat, and removal of trash from the deck were not charged to the guest because she denied responsibility. The renter told me she has been coming to Priest Lake for years, but has yet to find suitable accommodations. I wish her well in her quest.
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Spokane, WA
5

Amazing Lake Home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband I just returned from a bliss filled 2 weeks at this amazing home on Priest Lake. the location of this cabin can't be beat ~ minutes from Cavenaugh's you can have a fantastic meal and listen to live music. We have both traveled to Priest Lake any time we had the opportunity since we were children and would place this home, location and experience at the top of our list of best vacations.

The cabin is very well appointed with an updated kitchen, comfortable living room and spacious bedrooms. The deck surrounding the cabin is a welcome break from sitting in the direct sun and a great place to relax & read a book. We spent most of our time enjoying the large dock and beach area in front of the house. There are a number of chairs and lounge chairs available.

The only recommendation I have for future travelers is to bring a few extra fans. We were there when it was over 90 degrees every single day. While there are a couple of fans available in the cabin, if you are like us, you will want to have a couple extras to help cool things down in the evening.

Thank you for our wonderful vacation Russ and Patty! We loved it!

P.S. to future travelers ~ no need to bring any extra movies for the evenings, there is a massive movie library with something to please everyone from kids to adults!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anna and Jeff, Thanks so much for your kind words. Patty and I want every guest to enjoy being at the lake as much as we and you do. We appreciate your suggesting more fans. I will buy them and take them over next week as we will be there for our annual get together with our adult children and their families. The memories we are building at the lake are priceless gifts for us all. Russ and Patty
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Laurel MontNa
5

Priest lake reunion

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful. Our family totally enjoyed our experience. My only suggestion

Is to upgrade beds in two bedrooms on second floor(the master bedroom bed was great)

Thank you again for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Barbara, I have taken the bed from the front bedroom out and replaced it with a new queen. Next year I intend on doing the same for the back bedroom. I appreciate your kind words and suggestions. Hope to see you again next year. Russ
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5

Wonderful Week at Cavanaugh Bay

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a fantastic time at the Alway's lakefront home. It was everything claimed to be and would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a clean, spacious place to stay while visiting this exquisite lake. Views of the lake from the large windows upstairs and down were amazing. The large deck was a great place to hang after barbequing some dinner and watch the sunset. Our three kids spent most of the their time swimming off the dock when they weren't tubing in the bay. Cavanaugh's is always a treat as we boated over there a couple times. Thank you Russ and Patty for sharing your wonderful space with us and we look forward to coming back again !! and again...

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Arik, We were so happy to hear that your time at the cabin was so enjoyable. Nothing is more important to Patty and I than knowing that those who share our cabin appreciate it as much as we do. Thanks so much. We hope to see you again in 2014. Yours, Russ and Patty
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Map

Nearest Airport
105 Miles
Spokane Interantional, Also public airstrip 1/2 mi
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Cavanaugh Bay Restaurant
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Priest lake Golf
Nearest Train
105 Miles
Spokane
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cavanaugh Bay Restaurant
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Switzer

Numerous hiking opportunities on level long or short hikes as well as challenging hikes to mountain tops, waterfalls and gorgeous views.

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Rates & Availability

Coolin Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2
Jul 11 2016 - Sep 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
$12,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Coolin Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Living Room Futon - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Guests enjoy Slippery Rock where they can slip down a moss covered natural granite slide for fun and excitement. Guests sometimes fly into Cavanaugh Bay Airport as it is only about one half mile to the cabin. Hiking abounds around the entire lake with many secluded beaches and lots of delicious huckleberries along many of the routes. Cavanaugh Bay Resort offers a small grocery, Nice Dining, Live Music and free WiFi. Leonard Paul Store offers a small grocery, deli, launch, ice, propane, and CD rentals.

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