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Best Beach in Huckleberry Bay! Step off the porch onto the beach!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 bath right on the beach!

Stay in this beautiful home just steps from the lake! This home is completely outfitted with everything you will need. All cooking utensils, pots, pans etc are provided. Bedding, towels, beach towels are provided. There is a washer/dryer for your use. The home can accommodate 12 people in beds. We just completed our house last summer. Be one of the first to enjoy it. Priest Lake is a beautiful, clean lake. Activities include boating, water skiing, wake boarding, hiking, biking, snowmobiling in winter. There are wonderful restaurants and nightlife around the lake. Come and experience 'Idaho's Crown Jewel'!

Susie Cook
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Susie Cook

We purchased our property at Priest Lake in 1994. I used to call it the 'most expensive camping spot in the world'. We had the shell built about 10 years ago and had intended to finish the inside ourselves. After many years of trying, we decided to go ahead and let the professionals complete it. The inside was just completed July, 2012. Better late than never! Now it's ready for you and I to enjoy.

Susie Cook purchased this house in 1995

Why Susie Cook chose Idaho

We have the nicest beach in Huckleberry Bay. We were the first people to buy property on our shoreline. When we heard it was opening up for sale we came in by boat before the road was in and scoped out the best beach. When the lots went on the market, we were ready to pounce on the best one.

What makes this house unique

You will love the light, breezy feeling of our home. Most homes on this lake have a dark, cabiny feel. Ours was intentionally built to be just the opposite. We enjoy the beautiful views of the water and our beach from the open verandas on each level.


Coolin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Separate toilet room, tub room and sink room for flexibility
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Main floor Powder room off mud room
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , 2 Separate sinks, vanity and separate toilet room
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very Comfy Double Futon
  • Master bedroom has King Sized Bed. Each of the 3 additional bedrooms has a Queen sized bed. One bedroom has a daybed with a trundle under it in addition to the Queen sized bed. There is a very comfortable futon that folds down into a double bed in the loft. Twin air beds can be provided on request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Best Beach in Huckleberry Bay! Step off the porch onto the beach!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

Priest Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We loved the setting of the house, there was enough bedrooms to accommodate 6 adults and three small children. The dock was nice to have our boat accessible, the beach area was shelter for our little ones to swim without worries. We did lose power for one day but the generator kicked in and saved the day, but did lose the router and had to VCR movies for one night, not a big deal. The negative side is the kitchen is a disorganized chaos of random pots and pans of poor quality,(not one good frying pan) drawers so filled with misc. gadgets you can barely get it open. The size of the kitchen is too small to accommodate more than two people at one time, which was difficult to cook a big meal, prep, and clean up it took a "dancing" routine at times. Overall, we did enjoy our family vacation in a lovely environment.


  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Vacation Home!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best trip to Priest Lake staying at this beautiful, well cared for home. The house fit our 4 family party perfectly with each room in a separate corner of the house, which offers nice privacy. The extra large game room upstairs is perfect for the kids, lots of open space to spread out and have fun when the clouds rolled in. But our favorite spot was on the dock or longing on the perfect little sandy beach that you literally step out onto from the house. The location is quite remote so you feel as though you have the lake to yourself and while there are neighbors, you can't even tell they're there. The homeowner was very responsive to all of our questions and she was a joy to rent from. Our group had such a wonderful time we are already discussing a return trip. Can't wait to come back!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. I'm happy that you and your group enjoyed my home. I hope that you will come back year after year! You are welcome back any time. Sincerely, Susie Cook
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Perfect Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We would love to return with more of our family to share in the experience. This beautiful home is spotless and looks brand-new. We were very impressed with all the home offered. It even has two ovens. The Jacuzzi tubs felt wonderful and relaxing. Loved walking right out onto the beach also. This would be a perfect place to go in the winter also. Thinking of maybe staying there during Thanksgiving with family. The owners are also extremely helpful and friendly. 5+ Stars. Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful home on priest lake

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home, clean and well-provisioned, very nice, quiet location, beautiful setting with mountains across the lake making for great sunsets. Home as advertised, comfy beds and furnishings; porches add to the charm, french doors off the dining, living, and 3 of the bedrooms - really allow you to enjoy the breeze and views. We enjoyed a great week, with swimming, boating, ping pong, reading, games, hiking, s'mores by the fire pit on the beach. Good for extended-family vacation... we had 2 families, plus grandparents. The owner was very responsive and helpful. Thanks! We would be very happy to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pendleton, OR

A Mixed Bag

  • 3 of 5

Priest Lake was beautiful, and my family very much enjoyed our time there. That said I'm not sure how much the house itself enhanced our vacation. The things we did like about the house included the view, two barbeques, ping pong and foosball, a very extravagant kitchen, television and Netflix, the surrounding neighborhood, appearance and cleanliness, and a dock with great swimming and boating access. One main sore point for me was the lack of hot water, rendering the lukewarm Jacuzzis virtually useless. Another criticism is the excessive list of rules, a three-ring binder's worth. Do not expect to get the entirety of your deposit back, as our family spent our last morning at Priest Lake cleaning and was still charged an unreasonable amount for professional cleaning. While we had a fun time, we would not choose to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. As you said, it is a beautiful house in a wonderful setting. You also said that you enjoyed the cleanliness of the home. My cleaners do a wonderful job of making the home just as perfect for each and every visitor. It is expensive to have a home cleaned in a remote location. In order to avoid hard feelings in the future, I have started including the cost of the cleaning in my rental price.
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Washington State

Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home located right on the lake. The house layout is great for multiple families, especially the division of bathrooms, showers and sink areas. Well appointed kitchen. We enjoyed having our boat right outside the house and the dock was great for a quick refreshing dip in the lake in the afternoons. House is situated to allow privacy from the houses on both sides.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
13 Miles
Cavanaugh's (by car)
Nearest Train
65.4 Miles
Sandpoint, ID
Car: necessary

Priest Lake is a beautiful, clean lake. Activities include boating, water skiiing, wakeboarding, hiking, biking, snowmobiling in winter. There are wonderful restaurants and nightlife around the lake. Come and experience 'Idaho's Crown Jewel'!


Rates & Availability

Coolin House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $175

Cleaning is included in the rate of $4500 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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