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

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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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. (max 2 boats)

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. (max 5 vehicles, 2 trailers).

• 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

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

Bob & Priscilla Avey
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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October 7, 2016
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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, restaurants,Post Office, or emergencies/ boat & Jet ski rentals etc. (see Leonard Paul Store web site) An 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 22 traveler reviews

☀Prime Waterfront Gradual Sandy Beach-perfect ☀Vacation-Reunion☀
average rating of 4.681818 based on 22 reviews

Wonderful Family Vacation on Priest Lake

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect location to enjoy Priest Lake at its finest. The best location on the lake for smooth water, beautiful sunsets, and the moon shining on the water. We rented a boat from Crown Jewel as recommended by the Aveys and couldn't have been more pleased with the service. This was a family vacation with three couples and our sweet great granddaughter. The sandy beach and great covered porch were terrific. We had a fun filled week and wish we lived closer to Priest Lake, one of the most beautiful places we have ever been.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for taking the time to write a wonderful review. We enjoyed having your family vacation with us, so glad you had a great time. You also had great September weather. ********As they say "MEMORIES ARE FOREVER"********
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Family Gathering at Priest Lake

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time that we vacationed at Priest Lake and we were so fortunate to be able to rent this house. Bob and Priscilla were so helpful and their house was equipped so nicely for our family gathering. We can't wait to come back next year. Priest Lake is so beautiful and we enjoyed boating, kayaking on the lake and up Soldier Creek, having a campfire, playing games on their spacious deck, and exploring around the area. Also we enjoyed the bike path which connects right near their house and also hiking which was a short drive away. Thanks so much for a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy you had a enjoyable vacation. We try real hard to make your stay as enjoyable and memorable as possible. We are delighted you have joined our group of repeat families/renters. Looking forward to greeting you next summer. On our side we have already started preparing our home for next season, adding a new plasma 50" TV/entertainment system, new overflow extra refer/freezer, restaining redwood decks etc................. "Counting the days"
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Tired house on Priest Lake

  • 2 of 5

Let me start by saying we had a great family vacation at Priest Lake. There were 6 adults and 2 young children in our group. The weather and lake were perfect and we rented a boat in nearby Coolin for rides and water sports. But for the price of renting this home, I was disappointed.

This home is tired. The bedding and bath linens are old and worn, as are the cooking supplies. There were at least 4 bbq grills, two of them sitting in the weeds. I was shocked when we arrived to see all the miscellaneous stuff stored around the house and on the porches making it feel untended. The grass leading to the beach needed attention which was surprising as we had been told not to put ice on the grass as we might kill it.

Upon arrival we were told the satellite TV was not working and we should be available to let the repairman in on Tuesday during certain hours. Interesting…not what I had in mind during my vacation. In addition, were told if a realtor wanted to show it (it is listed for sale), we should accommodate them. Also, not what I had in mind.

The Avey's sent many emails and called various times re: the required payments and damage deposit. I paid exactly as requested and received their list of rules. It was 4 pages, including, but not limited to:

Rake the beach

Wash, dry, fold the bath linens

Take the garbage to the dump (pass provided so it's free) but about 5 miles away. Not convenient when you're trying to vacate

In addition, I think the owners should remove their personal items, like the bathrobe on the back of the Master bath door, the underwear in the armoire in the master.

Maybe I'm totally out of touch, but at these prices, I think this place should be well maintained, well stocked and the total cleaning, including garbage removal and laundry should be done by the owners. And asking renters to replace the used garbage bags is laughable.

Our family is very unpretentious and we all make the best of a situation, but we had thought of bringing some friends to join us. So glad we didn't. I would have been embarrassed.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you actually had a good time at Priest Lake. Sorry your expectations were not. At first thought after reading this disappointing & rather bizarre review I felt that it did not justify a response, however a response to a few issues are in order. This is our personal residence, not a resort. Our home as most all VRBO rentals is a private residences. Yes there will be some personal items stored.. As far as stuff stored in the yard, the only items I saw were 5 Styro. swimming noodles and a playskool trike for the youngsters to use. Your comment was rather shocking that "I wouldn’t let my kids even touch them, we bring our own"..OK. ?? This was within first 5 minutes walking around our yard to the lake before going inside the home. On our VRBO rental site we have posted many pictures, video tour and full descriptions. Everything is disclosed prior to rental....contract (1 pg), rules sheet (1 pg) and welcome & info sheet going over how to get here/what to expect/items we furnish /items you need to bring/furnish etc. All that said, I find it hard to believe there would be any surprises. BBQ’s located on the outside kitchen porch yard: We have 2 Weber BBQ’s for guest to use, 1 charcoal and 1 propane. Covered under a tree close by (no weeds) 2 additional Weber BBQ’s. These are extra’s for us to use when we have large personnel gatherings. (Guests may use them as well). Would think it would be a + to have more than one BBQ. Grass was not long and is on schedule to mow every 2 weeks in summer. Our 50’x14’ covered lakeside deck includes 2 higher end dining sets (seats 12) along with a porch swing, 5 newer wicker chair settings. I suggested that with the beautiful ambience of the lake that you will most likely be dining here, most families really enjoy. Pam’s comment…Well I don’t know about that (Sarcastically) ..OK ? Our kitchen is fully stocked with matching servings for 12+ guests, lots of fry pans, 3 elect. skillets, 2 blenders, 2 coffee makers/bean grinders, 4 slice toaster, Wine chiller.+++ During the entire tour no positive comments were made, not even how nice the lake & setting was. In closing response to this review I personally feel that anything shy of a new & modern resort that has full time staff-services would not make for a good match for this family. Pleases let the other positive reviews speak for themselves. We have many repeat families that count the days before they can return and love our place and setting.
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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
Owner's Response: We sincerely thank-you for taking time from your busy schedule to write this nice review…….It's always nice to hear that pleasant memories were made at Priest Lake and hopefully we were able to be a small part of that. Looking forward to seeing you next summer. Sharing one of my memories of you: Sitting at water's edge in your chair, under a shade umbrella & reading your book via ipad/kindle.
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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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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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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 & off season....Housekeeping "is" included in your Weekly rates ⚑⚑⚑
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 manmade 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 ...
  • 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-copy/past inyour browser to view:
  • 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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