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

44 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 10 nights


Cocolalla Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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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 44 traveler reviews

Cocolalla Lakefront:Private Beach,Dock.Ideal Family Retreat.Near Silverwood
average rating of 4.909091 based on 44 reviews

Nicest vrbo we've stayed at in idaho!!

  • 5 of 5

Just got home a few days ago from Johnnie's cottage and can't say enough good things about this place. You really can't beat being right on the lake with your own beach. There are kayaks, a canoe, pedal boat,firepit, lifejackets and the swimming dock. Lee and Teresa have really thought of everything. Had a great time in and out of the water. The cottage has everything you need. The beds are so comfy. Our grandkids enjoyed the bunk beds and the TV in that room (a treat for vacation)as well as the games, play structure and movies. They even visited the neighbors down the road and pet chickens, a bunny and goats while on their scavenger hunt. Everyone is hoping to go back next year. Thank you so much Lee and Teresa!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Grace and Darrel: thank you so much for the Tender-Loving-Care in which you gave our Cottage. Lee and I came in right after you folks, to stay a week, and it was so clean all I had to do was the laundry and not much more. We welcome you back and look forward to seeing you again. Please feel free to let us know if you have any suggestions on how we can better serve our guests. God Bless. Sincerely, Lee and Teresa.
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3rd time and booked again :)

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd year at Johnnie's cottage and it was just as good as the last 2. Lee and Teresa are amazing people that go above and beyond to make sure your stay is everything you'd hoped for. The house still has everything you could ever need, the grounds are immaculate, and the water is beautiful. This is the perfect place for small children. There is a playground for them to play on, toys in the house for rainy days, and the beach and water are fantastic. Nothing to complain about! We have booked for next year again and can't wait to be sitting on the covered deck looking over the lake! Thanks again for another great year full of memories!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys are always welcome! Thank you for your gracious comments.. We love having friends return. Hope you have a great year and before you know it you will be back here enjoying this family oriented lake in our welcoming Cottage. Until then, God Bless, Lee and Teresa.
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Welcoming and Charming

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your lovely rental home with us. Your home is charming and warm. Thanks to you, we continued our summer tradition on Lake Cocolalla.

The Helland Family. ❤️

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Lori for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are so fortunate to have quality guests who take such loving care of our cottage. Lee and I look forward to you and your family returning. Hope you got in on some good deals on school clothes. Have a wonderful remaining summer. May God Bless, Lee and Teresa
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Another Fabulous Year at Johnny's Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our second year at Johnny's Cottage and it was every bit as wonderful as our first visit two years ago. Arriving at this cabin is just the best feeling. You know you're in for something special. This home has a beautiful yard, front and back and sits right on the lake. The lake is shallow around the dock and the kids can play, swim and fish all day--there's never a want of something to do. There's play equipment for kids, an outdoor shower (heated), beautiful lighting around the yard and dock. kayaks, canoe, paddle boat, life jackets, plenty of nice chairs, firewood all provided. Lee and Teresa are the most thoughtful owners. They provide everything you need (things you didn't even know you were going to need, i.e. marshmallow roasting sticks). The house is clean and perfectly decorated with the exact right touches for a lake cabin. Kitchen is extremely well equipped and organized. Everyone in the family wants to return next year for another week. Everyone's favorite vacation ever. Best memories here!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Terry and family: You are so kind to write such an incredible review. It is a tremendous blessing to have wonderful repeat customers who take care of and enjoy our home as we do. I've got to tell you, when I read your review it brought tears to my eyes and touched us both deeply. Thank you again, and hope you have a wonderful remaining summer. God Bless, Lee and Teresa.
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Successful 1st-- Entire Family-- vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! We could not have asked for anything. This home has it all. It is cozy, exceptionally clean, and well appointed with everything you could need, and what a beautiful setting. We were welcomed by a beautiful, young, daughter-in-law (who was very patient as we got slightly lost). We had a personalized introduction to what the home had to offer (which is lots....beach towels, beach toys, chairs, games, movies, etc.). The kitchen even comes stocked with starter condiments, home-made pancake mix (yummy), spices, and any dish/pan/container, you would have at home. We cooked and ate every meal in this home, except one (spread some money in town). It made for great family fun and reconnection. The weather was great with one day of coolness which was perfect for a day trip to the Mountain for a chairlift ride---too darn high for my nerves, but if the grand-boys could do it, so did Grammy. The kayaks and paddle boat were a hit everyday and we brought a little fisherman along who stood on that dock for hours. Thanks for providing us with a perfect home to have both my adult children, finance', and grand-boys, all together under one roof for one week. Heidi P. and Neil M.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Heidi and family: Thank you so much for such a terrific review. It is incredibly rewarding for us to have a place to share with families and friends, to come together and thoroughly enjoy one another. We strive to make every aspect of your visit easy and enjoyable. We are blessed with the very best housekeepers. They take pride in "Johnnie's Cottage as if it were their very own. We hope you will come again. May God bless, and thanks again for taking the time to share your enthusiasm for our cottage. Lee and Teresa.
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Lisa Huck

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Johnnie's Cottage! Well maintained grounds with plenty of outdoor activities! We loved how they paid attention to meeting the needs of smaller children. The dock with canoe, paddle boards, kayak's and paddle boat was so much fun! We would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear lisa Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at our cottage. We are so pleased to hear you and yours, had a great time. We are curious why we received 4 stars instead of 5? We really appreciate your feed back and try very hard to meet and exceed the needs and desires of our visitors, at least as much as possible. Hope you will come back and wish you a wonderful remaining year. Sincerely, Lee and Teresa.
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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

Cocolalla Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017(mini)
Jul 26 2017 - Aug 4 2017
10 night minimum stay
Summer 2017#2
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
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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Cocolalla Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • 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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