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Bob & Priscilla Avey

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

☀Prime Waterfront Gradual Sandy Beach-perfect ☀Vacation-Reunion☀

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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6 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom (Sleeps 12 in beds)

Our family invites you to come and enjoy our quiet and tranquil special place on the lake in Sherwood Beach Bay we call 'SUMMER SANDS'

Located on the southeast shores of Priest Lake viewing a westerly exposure so you get sun most all day and a as a bonus taking in the picturesque sunsets.

This is the perfect 3600 sq. ft. newer Waterfront Sandy Beach Home. It is tastefully decorated & is fully-furnished awaiting your next Reunion, Retreat, or vacation getaway.

Boasting 6 spacious bedrooms (2 master suites), 4 full baths on two floors (We allow up to 12 guests ☞ all sleeping in beds).

Ideal For Multi-Family Rentals.

Max occupancy allowed is 12 (including children/infants) - (all sleeping in beds & actual bedrooms). Tents & RV's are not allowed.

Private over-sized Dock/Moorage included free.

3-view decks/porches to include a huge beachfront covered 14'x50 redwood porch, located only steps from all sand beach & water. Extends your day by providing afternoon shade & ability to be outside even with a summer rain.

To end your perfect day relax at the beach-fire pit area & roast S' mores, star gazing and enjoying the northern Idaho fresh air.

~~~Main floor~~~ (3 bedrooms) + (2 Full Baths)

1. Master suite king bed with lake view, walk-in closet along with full master Bath

2. Bedroom #2=1 Queen bed

3. Bedroom #3 = 1 twin over double + extra twin

• Main floor full Bath

• Washer & Dryer.

• Gourmet kitchen fully equipped for 12 guests with everything you have at home + more, gas range/oven, microwave, dishwasher, side x side refer/freezer, Lakeside spacious dining room & a 14'x50' covered porch with dining tables for 12+.

• Spacious knotty pine living room with River Rock gas fireplace.

• Direct network Sat TV, DVD/VCR players & DVD/VCR large library.

~~~Upstairs~~~ (3 bedrooms) + (2 Full Baths)

1. Master suite King bed with lake views & walk-in closet along with full master Bath

2. Bedroom #2= 1 Queen bed

3. Bedroom #3 = two twin beds

• Upstairs main full Bath

• Spacious living room with Lake viewing Deck

• Reading area & library

The water & gradual sandy sloped beach is only a few short steps from the home -- no need to climb Up/Down a dangerous hill or steps to get to the water.

• BBQ's (2 Weber Charcoal, 1 Weber Propane)

• Vehicle & boat trailer parking on property

• Private on-site water well

• Public sewer

• Direct Dish TV, DVD/DVD Blue-Ray & VCR players

• Cell phone friendly (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint)

• Walking distance to the town of *Coolin

• Home of excellent Large Lake Trout Fishing


~~~~~ This is -NOT A PARTY CABIN- ~~~~~

Sorry no pets & no smoking

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bob & Priscilla Avey (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

About Bob & Priscilla Avey

Lifetime residents on the Pacific Northwest. Second generation owner of this paradise on the water.

Bob & Priscilla Avey purchased this house in 1953

Why Bob & Priscilla Avey chose Idaho

'SUMMER SANDS' waterfront property was purchased in the 50's when I was a couple of years old.

My mother told my father, at that time, she would agree to purchase a lake home if...

(1) It didn't have a fast water drop-off

(2) No steep hills to get to cabin or lake

(3) Had a sandy gradual beach

(4) sun exposure most of the day

(5) and was a Deeded Lot (not leased) property........


(In approximately 2007 we replaced the cabin with this lakeside 3600 sf home).

What makes this house unique

The location is perfect. It is at the start or Southeast end of the lake (saves you the dangerous drive up the lake). Only few minutes to the only town on the east-side of lake, 'Coolin' for your all your needed supplies re: gas, food, Post Office, or emergencies/ boat & Jet ski rentals etc. (see Leonard Paul Store web site) A easy 30 minute drive to the town of Priest River.

The sunny EAST side is full of fun filled sunny days. Our home is a newer built home completed in 2007. We have a covered 14'x50' beachfront porch that allows you afternoon shade & to be outside and enjoying your vacation even during a summer rain. The westerly sunsets viewed from the east side of lake right off our huge porch and dining room are spectacular. Our bay is in a somewhat protected bay with very little boat traffic allowing safer swimming. The water is also warmer on the southeast part of the lake. Excellent fishing right out in front of home.


based on 19 traveler reviews

☀Prime Waterfront Gradual Sandy Beach-perfect ☀Vacation-Reunion☀
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been coming to Priest Lake for over 20 years. We have rented this home for the last 3 years and plan to rent it again. The home is located on our favorite part of the lake. Close to boat ramp and store in Coolin. We enjoyed water skiing, fishing, paddle boards, and just hanging out in the lake. Our two families with ages from 60 to 5 enjoyed the large kitchen, large covered back deck, beach, and dock space for 3 boats. The grass area next to the beach was used extensively for lots of corn hole games. Plenty of sleeping accommodations and bathrooms for all.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lindberg Summer Experience

  • 5 of 5

Best vacation ever! Our family of 10 had a week of fun, relaxation and adventure. Wonderful large 6 bedroom 4 large bath home right on the clear lake. Kids (ages 7-10) were in the water all day - sandbar went out about 100 yards with no fear of deep water. Grandson caught a fish in the rowboat provided- great moment for him. Nice big kitchen - never felt cramped and loved the huge covered back deck. Spent a lot of quality time out there. Thanks for the memories- great week with our beautiful family. The owners are wonderful to work with- always available to answer questions

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Priscilla and myself would like to thank-you for taking time from your busy schedule to write this nice review…….It's always great to hear that pleasant memories were made at Priest Lake and hopefully we were able to be a small part of that. We look forward to seeing you again real soon.
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Bob and Priscilla's house. We're a family of 9, and this house had more than enough room to make everyone comfortable. We had fires outside at night, rented a boat, jet skis, kayaks - so much to do and see and we couldn't have asked for a better house and location to do it all from. We had a bald eagle perch right on the porch, deer and moose nearby, and the most beautiful sunsets to admire from the porch. We felt like the house was remote enough to be private, but still, we were only 5 minutes away from the Leonard Paul store if we needed to run out for something.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Priest Lake Baby

  • 5 of 5

For the last 18 years, my entire family has visited Priest Lake for a week in July. It is the best place on earth for a family vacation. The last two years we have stayed at Bob and Priscilla's place in Coolin. This is a really special place with plenty of room for a large group, a beautiful large and modern home and some great owners who make us feel welcome. We will be coming back for years to come. Love the dock, the access to the best water on the lake, the large gently sloping shore, and the sandy beach. The house stays cool all day. It is perfect for those that love water sports or just want to relax. Lots of in-home entertainment for all ages including a full stock of games, books and movies. We LOVE this place.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Priscilla and myself would like to thank-you for taking time from your busy schedule to write this nice review…….Its always nice to here that pleasant memories forever were made at Priest Lake and hopefully we were able to be a small part of that. We so enjoy your family and looking forward to next summer.
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Monroe, WA

Amazing Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My favorite things about this vacation rental:

- sand bar to enjoy the water even with the kiddos. We snorkeled and saw large fish in the clear water!

- near the Soldier creek to go exploring via non-motorized boat

- great beach for the kids to play on

- great outdoor deck for enjoying meals/reading book/etc.

- close to Leonard Paul Store in Coolin

- near numerous hiking trails (Hunt Creek Falls, Hunt Lake, Mt. Roothan, etc.)

- numerous BR/BA to accommodate our large family

- equipped with plenty of utensils/cookware for preparing large meals

- numerous TV channels and large selection of movies to keep everyone entertained when the clouds/rain rolls through.

I highly recommend this home to anyone wanting to experience Priest Lake. Perfect for our large group (young children through adults). Bob and Priscilla make the rental process easy to understand, with clear expectations, and are prompt in replying to us.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your kind review……….We look forward to seeing you next summer.
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Legal, Alberta

A week in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed staying at this cabin - more like a house. It was so well laid out, perfect for any and all ages. The huge covered deck facing the lake is a huge bonus, epecially for those who enjoy being outdoors but not in the sun. There were 14 of us and we were able to eat all of our meals outside. The kitchen was fabulous and provided any utensils that you could possibly need. Having four bathrooms was definitely a plus. Being so close to the Leonard Paul store was convenient as well. If you are looking for a beautiful accomodation, close to the water and a dock right at your door step, then this is the place for you. Nice sandy beach in front and a grassy area to play games. Everything you could want. Thank you for allowing to spend our holiday at your cabin. We will definitely be returning. Annette H

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We sincerely Thank-you for taking your time for this generous review. We look forward to your return.
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Moose Knuckle
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Priest Lake Golf
Nearest Motorway
7.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Ardy's & Moose Knuckle
Car: necessary

Enjoy the white all sand beach in our peaceful protected bay.

We are walking distance (1.9 miles) to the town of Coolin which has the famous Leonard Paul Store (see their web site) which has groceries, souvenirs, Deli and ice cream & Espresso bar, Liquor store, boat/fishing licenses & WiFi.

The Moose Knuckle bar/cafe & Ardys Restaurant is also in town of Coolin for a great breakfast or dinner & of course huckleberry homemade pie and ice cream.

The town of Coolin has 2 free public boat launches and a Marina with boat gas.

We also have a fire station along with 911 emergency service with local Priest Lake ambulance service in Coolin area.

*Indians use to camp on our beach and fish for white fish & trout in Soldier Creek with their spears and bows. We have found numerous arrow heads right on our beach in front of home.

Right out our back door you have perfect mountain bike/SUV riding. Early each morning you will see locals walking and jogging to Coolin for their morning espresso.

Priest Lake 18 hole golf course is only about a 20 minute drive by car or take your boat across the lake and your gold cart awaits you at 'Hills Resort'. Hills is also a very special place to have a dinner by the lake.

Lake Trout & Kokanee are plentiful throughout the lake. We have caught and released 35 LB.Lake trout along with many great eating 2-8# range on light tackle.

~~~ Fall Fishing is a great/best opportunity to land that trophy fish.~~~


Rates & Availability

Coolin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Spring Special
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Prime Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Special
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,200
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 8.0%

1/2 rental due at time of booking. Remaining Balance to be paid 90 days prior to check-in
Rental is refundable -$300 "if able to fill dates". Refundable damage deposit due no later than 90 days before check-in.
Rates quoted are ➥ "Cash price" discounted re: Cashier Check PREFERRED, local bank checks (NO OUT OF STATE BANKS). ☛ Please call prior to making or sending any payments.
☛Summer-Prime....Housekeeping "is" included in your Weekly rates ⚑⚑⚑ (Spring/Fall non-Prime rental weeks Housekeeping "not" included, add $300. for cleaning to rate).
By booking this cabin, you indemnify us, the owners, from liability for any injury or loss incurred on our property. This is a lake cabin with natural and man-made hazards. Children are to be adequately supervised at all times.

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Coolin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bath - main floor: Double vanity sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor General bath has stacking washer Dryer.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs Master bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs general bath
  • Total 4 full baths .... ☞ see video
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main floor Spacious lakeside Master has King bed, full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Main floor. Has a twin/dbl bunk bed & single bed=sleeps 4
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Upstairs lakeside spacious Master - King bed & full Bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Upstairs Queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
  • Total of 6 spacious bedrooms.... ☞ see video
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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