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Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Cocolalla Lakefront:Private Beach,Dock.Ideal Family Retreat.Near Silverwood

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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4 BR / 2 BA Sleeps 9 in beds.Will allow up to 12 for add. fee. Couples special

Where charm meets elegance... Come enjoy the perfect family retreat. Our tastefully remodeled, private two story cottage is nestled on the western shore of peaceful Lake Cocolalla. Home features quality amenities throughout.

Located on the first floor is the richly appointed, spacious master suite. It features an elegant Queen four poster bed, with new pillow-top mattress. The infrared fireplace provides the perfect ambiance to enjoy views of the lake. French doors lead to the lake-side yard. It also boasts flat screen TV, cable, sound bar system, DVD (optional Clearplay filter unit), walk in closet with ample storage and an additional private entrance .The second bedroom is located around the corner and down the hall. Its charming décor and comfy new pillow-top bunkbeds, along with a DVD/VHS player, is sure to please the youngsters. Out in the sitting area is a cozy twin sleeper couch. The custom bathroom boasts a beautiful 4ft sit-down shower with large rainfall shower head.

Located upstairs are two delightful bedrooms newly furnished with Sealy Posturepedic pillow-top mattresses, fine linens and tasteful furnishings. Only the finest complimentary soaps and thick quality linens await your pleasure as you experience the charm of our deep-soak claw tub bathroom. Enjoy the open floor plan as the living-room, kitchen and dining room overlook the lake. The generously stocked, newly- remodeled kitchen with all new appliances, high-end accessories and linens, makes meal time a joy. Gather in the quaint family room which seats 8 adults comfortably. Relax and enjoy a movie or perhaps your favorite program. We've provided Cable with sound bar, DVD player, (optional clear-play filtering unit), and WiFi. Also provided is a large selection of favorite board games and a multifunction Foosball table for the entire family’s enjoyment. Sit in front of the fireplace or exit through the French doors onto the spacious 2nd story covered deck. Watch the sunrise or enjoy lake-view dining as you overlook our warm beachfront, 100 ft of shoreline and beautifully landscaped yard. Spend your day swimming, boating, relaxing or fishing from our 60 ft dock with attached swim platform and detached floating island.

For your evening Barbecue, choose from a gas grill, charcoal grill,or gather around the outside fire-pit to chase away the evening chill. But don’t let this relaxing environment fool you, there’s plenty of high energy excitement to be had. Lake Cocolalla is exceptional for watersports of all kind. In the summer: skiing, canoeing, kayaking, wind sailing and not to forget, fishing. It is a local fisherman’s favorite, with Bass, Crappie, Catfish, Perch and several varieties of Trout. A free boat launch is conveniently located on the north end of the lake, just 5 minutes away. Ice fishing and skating are unique winter features on this lake.

Feel like taking a drive? Just 12 miles north is the quaint town of Sandpoint, voted the most beautiful small town in America,( in 2011 by Rand McNally and USA Today). Sandpoint is buzzing with numerous year round activities, ranging from music festivals, art exhibits, The Long-Bridge Swim, Lost in the 50's Classic Car Show, antique boat event, competitive mountain biking, not to mention shopping, antiquing, farmers market, fine dining and much more. All this is located at the base of Schweitzer Mountain, home of 4 STAR Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort, Idaho's largest.

An easy scenic 37 mile drive down Hwy 95 will have you in beautiful Coeur d’ Alene, where you can golf at either the Coeur d’ Alene Resort Golf Course (Home of the World's Only Floating Green), or Hayden Lake Country Club. For the kids, Silverwood Theme Park the largest theme/ water-park in the Northwest. There are many more exciting points of interest in our local North-West.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Teresa (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

About Teresa

Whatever your plans, North Idaho, and more specifically, “Johnnie’s Cottage”(in honor of Teresa's father), has a lot to offer .We have lived in Cocolalla for 17 years and Lake Cocolalla has been a favorite water sports location for our whole family. We appreciate you considering our accommodations and are excited about sharing our home with you. We will strive to make your stay a pleasant, memorable experience. Family is very important to us and we trust your stay with us will bring you closer to the ones you love.

'Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.' Psalms 16:11

Teresa purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Teresa chose Idaho

There's just no better place on earth to relax, unwind and spend precious time together, than at the water. When my father passed, my dream became to turn his cottage into a place where families, (ours included), could be together and have the time of their lives, in a beautiful wholesome setting with very little effort. We feel we have accomplished this. My father would be pleased.

What makes this cottage unique

Johnnie's Cottage is the perfect balance between a private secluded getaway and a sightseers paradise. Conveniently located just 1.5 paved miles from hwy#95.


based on 35 traveler reviews

Cocolalla Lakefront:Private Beach,Dock.Ideal Family Retreat.Near Silverwood
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 35 reviews
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Another great week!

  • 5 of 5

We had another very enjoyable week at Johnnie's Cottage in July 2015. The kids enjoyed all the water activities and we enjoyed the covered deck overlooking the water once again. There was a fire ban on so we couldn't use the amazing fire pit overlooking the lake, but the deck up top was a great place for everyone to hang out. The cottage has EVERYTHING you could ever want, and if you find something you need and they don't have, Lee and Teresa are just a phone call away and are SO accomodating. We enjoyed a day at Silverwood Theme Park again but other than that, we didn't leave the cottage. Our kids talk about our vacation in Idaho all year long...we can't wait for summer 2016! Thanks again Lee and Teresa, you guys are the best!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Jaime and all: It sure is a blessing to have such wonderful families look forward to coming back to enjoy our cottage. I can't help think about my father, who Johnnie's Cottage is named after, as he absolutely loved families and this is exactly what he would enable folks to have a special place to have fun and spend precious time together. We really appreciate your loyalty. If there is anything we can do, you know we are here for you. We look forward to seeing you all again. Have a blessed Christmas and thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. You are the best! God Bless, Lee & Teresa.
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Milwaukie, Oregon

Johnnie ' Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent a perfect week here. We had great fun swimming, kayaking, canoeing and relaxing. Everything we needed in the house was provided.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Susan: Want to thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Johnnie's. We are very pleased you had a wonderful time. Please come again. You folks are welcome any time. Thank you for taking such good care of our Cottage. Hope you have a safe and enjoyable winter. God Bless, Lee and Teresa.
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Milwaukie, Oregon

Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I took our son & his wife and their 2 children, ages 3 & 15 to Johnnie's Cabin for the 4th of July week. What a relaxing place to unwind from our busy lives. The house was in a perfect location to enjoy the sights & sounds of the lake. House was well stocked w/ everything including water toys. We loved playing their board games too. We ate most of our meals on the deck and enjoyed 2 days at Silverwood Theme Park which was a short drive away. We'll definitely be back. Owners were very nice. Thanks for making your place a 'great home away from home'.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gail and Family, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We really enjoyed having you folks. It was a pleasure. We look forward to sharing Johnnie's Cottage with you all again. Appreciate your taking such good care of our home. May God Bless, Lee and Teresa.
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Millet, Alberta

Perfect family vacation cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Our family's return stay to Johnny's Cottage was just as amazing as the first. We did have cooler weather this time so we took advantage of the fireplaces! There was still so much to keep us as busy as we wanted to be though. We used the kayaks, canoe and paddle boat everyday. Lee and Teresa have thought of everything inside and outside the cottage. We all look forward to returning again. Thank you, Lee and Teresa, for making us feel so at home and for the tour of your beautiful new cottage down the way :))

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tanya Really appreciate you taking the time to review your stay at Johnnie's Cottage.It was a pleasure seeing you all again. We were very encouraged to have your family return to our Cottage for your vacation. You took great care of our home...thank you. You folks are welcome any time. Hope to see you in 2016. God Bless, Lee and Teresa
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Great house, such a wonderful holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We were two families sharing the house and Lee and Teresa made sure we had everything to entertain both the adults and children. We had a wonderful holiday and would recommend this property. Approximately 25mins to Silverwood amusement park, which was so clean and fun! The kayaks and canoe kept us entertained for hours as did the dock. We spent a day on Schweitzer Mountain, the kids loved the chairlift and zip line. We look forward to booking another holiday here, possibly in the winter. Thank you again for assisting us in making great memories!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent cottage to enjoy a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at Johnny's Cabin and it was another winner! Nothing beats lake front property when you have a boat for a quick ski and on the windy day we played Volleyball in their backyard where it was completely sheltered and sunny. Our kids ranged in age from 8-19 and they were never board with water games or all the other goodies they provided to do (ladder golf, fuzz ball, board games, paddle boats, kayaks, etc...). The cottage is perfectly decorated and fully equipped to enjoy your lake vacation. Thanks Lee and Teresa - for being wonderful hosts and creating a wonder vacation property:)

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Silverwood Theme Park
Schweitzer Mountain Resort Trails
Lake Pend Oreille
Ivano's Ristorante
"Have gluten free menu!"
Panida Theater
Trinity at City Beach
Forty One South
Second Avenue Pizza
Hoot Owl Cafe
"Great place to meet the locals for breakfast. Large portions. Very unique!"
Secret Thai Cafe
Stacey's Country Kicthen
Panhandler Pies
Joel's Mexican Food
Lake View Restaurant LLC
Nearest Airport
73 Miles
Spokane International
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Elks Golf Club Of Sandpoint
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Single train track across lake. Amtrak Sandpoint.
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 95
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The View Cafe
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Johnnies Cottage

Keywords: IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene, Lost in the 50's, Long Bridge Swim, Wooden Boat Festival, Festival at Sandpoint, Schweitzer Mountain, Wedding Showers


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 10 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

* off peak rates reflect, stay 6 days, get 7th day free.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Rates are for up to 9 people in beds. 2 additional guests are allowed, at $8/day/each.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Idaho Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - 4 ft. sit-down shower with large rain-fall head.
    Bathroom 2 - Deep soak claw-foot tub and shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , High quality linens, walk-in closet, lakeview, private entry
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , High quality linens
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , High quality linens
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , High quality linens
  • All bedrooms have new pillow-top mattresses. Twin size sleeper sofa on first floor sitting area (lake views).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Please do not bring any bb-guns, paint ball guns, or air-soft guns. Dock should be available around the 1st of June, depending on lake conditions.

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