Great location, close to everything Coeur d' Alene has to offer. Price Guarantee
My husband and I purchased this home in 2005. He grew up in Coeur d' Alene but attended school in Texas. I'm an Orange County girl, and was fortunate enough to meet somebody to bring me to this beautiful part of the country! We both are employed by a major airline and spend most of our free time using up those flight benefits! We have traveled to over 50 countries, and every time we pick up some sort of artifact to display at the vacation home!
Andrew purchased this Townhome in 2012
Why Andrew chose Garden District
It is the perfect location. Close enough to walk to everything, but far enough away that you can sleep quietly and peacefully. Coeur d' Alene has something for everybody! You will never get bored, and if for some odd reason you do, we have plenty of ideas for you. We love to share the local secrets with our guests!
What makes this Townhome unique
We have been to some of the world’s most famous lakes-Lake Bled of Slovenia, Lake Powell, and even the lakes of Northern Italy, and can honestly say that none compare to the beauty of Coeur d' alene. Just a short 5 min walk from the house, you will find world class swimming holes! Enjoy your trip and if there is anything we can do to help you, please let us know.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Of the two units (side by side) we were notified upon arrival that we were to take the unit on the LEFT - I believe we booked the unit on the RIGHT.
As we arrived at the property we found that we would have to park under the sagging limbs of an overgrown tree in the yard / street. After taking the bags out of the car we found a partially muddy sidewalk to drag our bags over. Then greeted by dead plants and plaster falling off the front of the house. After opening the front door we found the rotted floor just inside the door. Plaster to the left of the fireplace was severely cracked and about to fall off. Wiring by the fireplace was definitely not to code with extension cord hanging loosely. Left immediately and notified the owner immediately. - NO refund Only the deposit was refunded. Spoke directly to the owner through HomeAway
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Not our typical VRBO experience.
—When we arrived, we quickly discovered that the window blinds for our daughters’ bedroom were missing leaving a clear view of the beds from the yard/back area. We also noted that there were only 3 barstools for the “dining area;” not conducive for our family of 4. Thankfully, we were able to reach Andrew and Lindsey arrived shortly thereafter to re-hang the blinds damaged by a previous renter and she was able to return later to bring a different barstool. She was very polite and responsive to our concerns.
—As mentioned in a previous review, there is no front porch lighting, despite the fixture. The light in the entry way was also out as were 3 of the 5 bulbs in the living room lamp. This house isn’t in the nicest of neighborhoods so sending our girls out to the truck after dark was not an option. There is also no front screen door as depicted in the ad so we were unable to open up the house in evenings.
—The bathroom has been remodeled, however, the workmanship was shoddy. The house is in need of repair as there is water damage and cracks in the drywall noted throughout.
—The check-out instructions include washing your dishes and returning them to “their proper place,” however, the scrub brush and sponge provided were very dirty. We used minimal dishes for this reason.
—I was hoping to run a quick load of laundry while we were there but the smell on the stairs leading to the basement was foul (think dirty mop water) so we took a pass.
Because of the car show in town during our stay, we were limited in our options. We chose this home with optimism and had hoped to be able to enjoy a few meals there and the kitchen appeared to have everything we would need. This house has the potential to be a nice and quaint rental but as one reviewer indicated, the owners do not appear to be in the business of hospitality but, rather, to make money. The baseboards were dirty, the shower curtain was stained, and there was only 1 washcloth in the entire unit. A walk through of the home by the owners in advance should be the standard. The house (especially the towels) smelled musty. Unfortunately we didn’t enjoy time spent in the house.
Nice house next to downtown CDA
Nice house with a nice picnic table in the back to have meals on.
Great trip to CdA for Silverwood
We spent a few days at the "castle" while visiting Silverwood. Our group of 2 teenagers and 2 adults was comfortable in the house. It is quite cozy and very homey. Easy access to everything you want to do in the CdA area. Make sure to eat at Wolf Lodge and Le Peep. One suggestion for the owners would be to have a guest book. Would love to know what unique things others found while staying there.
Cozy and clean
Close to Silverwood and town. Just what we needed on our way to Montana with our college bound daughter.
Castle of cast offs
Had an unusual VRBO experience. There are two units side by side. The owner sent several lengthy emails and a rambling voicemail with multiple changes before I arrived. The unit I was supposed to stay in had shower plumbing problems, a slow drain, so they were having me stay in the "nicer" unit. I arrived after dark. The porch lights do not work which added a challenge to entry. When I went to shower before bed, I found the shower had no water. I called owner and he tried to help by having me shower in the other unit as it was unoccupied. This means traipsing over to the other unit in the dark. Not very relaxing on a getaway. The drain was not working in the second unit, but at least it had water. He sent his young daughter to assist and she was clearly unprepared to manage a plumbing concern. The furnishings were lackluster. They definitely seem to be cast offs from college days. Uncomfortable. The kitchen items and appliances were also used castoffs not in the best condition Sprinklers hit the window waking me up in the night, but the plants out front were dead/dying. Once dawn came I could see that the yard was a mess with camper and trailer vintage boat thing parked in the back. There was a disappointing disconnect from the advertised "castle" and the reality. This was very different from all the other properties I've stayed at through VRBO. I think what it boils down to is this owner seems to be in it for the business aspect, with little to no interest in the hospitality factor. It's not their "passion" and it shows. In my opinion, no Dad should be putting a young daughter into situations where great expectations have been placed upon her that she is clearly unengaged with and unprepared to handle and maintain. It makes for uncomfortable all the way around, daughter, dad, and.....guests.
Enjoy the great location of the Garden District. Within walking distance of all the best attractions! Everything that Coeur d Alene has to offer is near by! Dining, Pubs, Coeur d' Alene resort Golf Course, beach, public parks, basketball courts, baseball diamonds, running trails, hiking trails, cliff diving spelunking, boat launch, fly-fishing, canoe/kayak rentals, stand-up paddle board, para sailing, playground equipment, grocery, public transport to casinos, Silver Wood theme park.