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Premiere Beach House, Family Friendly, West Lakeshore Drive

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The Gumprecht House - West Lake Shore Drive

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Last updated: 02/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Coeur d'Alene house description

Awaken to a sun-drenched bedroom view of Lake Coeur d'Alene. Sip morning coffee in one of the lake view sun rooms. Take an early, refreshing dip in the lake, have lunch at a sidewalk cafe or the incomparable Hudson's Hamburgers, and plan a day at the beach or seeing the sights. Later, walk across the park for a supper cruise or an evening of downtown dining and entertainment; then stroll home with the moonlight reflecting across the shimmering water. Fall asleep, stars shining through the skylight. The recently refurbished Gumprecht House is situated on the shore of beautiful Lake Coeur d' Alene in picturesque Northern Idaho. It offers spectacular views with comfortable and spacious family-friendly accommodations, plus close proximity to downtown shops and restaurants as well as the amenities of the famous Coeur d'Alene Resort. Enjoy water sports, lake cruises, bike trails, hiking, golf, antique shops, museums, snow skiing and nature's beauty.


History:: The Gumprecht House sits on property once part of Fort Sherman, founded in 1878 to protect settlers, one of a string of forts built in response to the 1876 Custer massacre. After the fort was disbanded, the property was auctioned off. It was then subdivided in 1905. The lot was purchased in 1906 by the Nevers family and the house built in 1907. It was the first private beachfront house, had the pick of the lots and, consequently, an unsurpassed view. For many years the house was occupied, then owned, by the Graue family who graciously allowed the Gumprechts and others to use the beach. The Gumprecht family acquired the property in 1977 and extensively remodeled in 1981. Elderly grandchildren of the original owner knocked on the door in 1982 to tour the changes and warmly approved. One of them had actually been born in the original master bedroom. They had all passed by the house on annual summer visits to Coeur d'Alene but had not been in the house since before 1920.

Bike Storage: Bikers should like our property as there is a side entrance that proceeds directly to the finished basement which is suitable for keeping their bikes. There is a bathroom and shower in the basement as well that could be useful for runners or others. The Ironman Triathlon starting point is across the street and the 24-mile Centennial trail passes directly in front of the house. And, yes, we have a large pasta pot.

Family room & game room: To provide a break from the elegant main floor spaces the back porch was enclosed years ago, creating a casual and comfortable family area just off of the kitchen and breakfast nook. It contains an HDTV and DVDs as well as a broadband Internet connection for your laptop. See an earlier description of the game room located in the basement.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 5200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Game room with Nintendo Wii, kids videos, foosball, air hockey, toys. Portable crib, Hi chair, booster seat, kids dishes, bibs, coloring books, kids games, cards, kids DVD's, books. What kid doesn't love a sand castle? The back half of the main floor is carpeted with a family room created by enclosing the back porch. It can be accessed from the beach through a side door meant for the purpose where beach toys are kept--thus avoiding the oak floors in the front of the house. The backyard is fenced in. The nearby city park has a unique and extensive playground with wood-based equipment constructed with a Fort Sherman Theme. Treat/snack vendors in the park. Holiday boat rides across the lake to Santa's village and huge Christmas tree can be arranged through the Resort. The Silverwood theme park is 20 miles north and Wildwaters water park is less than 2 miles. Tubbs Hill is a large nature preserve bounded on the North by the downtown and the east, south, and west by the lake...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Master : 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Southeast - lakeview...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 double

    Southwest lakeview: double bed + trundle bed (double)...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Northwest bedrooom - can connect to Southeast bedroom ...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    Northwest bedroom...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Portable crib

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Master Suite...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    2nd floor: outer vanity, inner private vanity/bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    1st floor off kitchen and family room...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    Basement bathroom ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Bike storage--side entrance directly to basement where bikes can easily be stowed adjacent to the bathroom and shower....moreless

Entertainment

  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Blue Ray...moreless

  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Gradually will enlarge...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    4 televisions - family room, game room, sunroom, Master suite...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Game Console:

    (3) Game room Nintendo Wii, XBOX 360...moreless

  • Video Games:

    (12) Wii and XBOX...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    The beach in front of the house is part of the property...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Grassy area for towels, chairs, picnics above retaining wall with 6 stairs to the sand--all part of Gumprecht Beach. ...moreless

  • Lake:

    One of the world's most picturesque lakes Lake Coeur d'Alene is one of the more famous lakes in the U.S. ...moreless

  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Formal dining room plus breakfast nook with counter and table accommodates 12 in total....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    WiFi....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    See Washer...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage:

    2 car garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Spectacular views of the lake...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    6 total parking spaces including 2 car garage...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    The back fence opens on a hinge like a large gate, permitting RV/Boat/Trailer parking....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Finished basement laundry room with washer, dryer, iron, and ironing board....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless Router with 802.11n technology for longer reach....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pasta Pot in addition to standard items...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full complement provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven:

    Double oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    (3) Kitchen Fridge with icemaker, game room smaller fridge and master suite mini fridge....moreless

  • Stove:

    Table top electric...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Beautiful, very well kept public course 2 miles distant and a host of other within very reasonable distance....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis
  • Walkway To Water
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
winter
Jan 2 - Apr 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$250 $380
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,890
spring
May 1 - Jun 15, 2015
3 night min stay
$475 $625
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,890
summer prime
Jun 16 - Aug 15, 2015
3 night min stay
$465 $555
Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,500
late summer
Aug 16 - Sep 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$420 $475
Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,100

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $300 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Ironman $9,000

Holidays add $125.00 per night including Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

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Last updated: 02/19/2015
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Location

37 Miles
Nearest Airport
Spokane International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Metres
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Recommended

Gambling, Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1977

About the owner: Dr Donald G. Gumprecht was a resident of the Fort Grounds from 1951, growing up a block away from the beach, down Military Drive in a house now known as the Doctors' Inn. He swam nearly every summer day at 'Graue's beach' and in 1977 was fortunate enough to purchase the house and beach property from the Graue family. In 1990 he relocated to Springfield, Illinois, and kept a caretaker in the house until 2005. Since that time, the house has been offered as a vacation rental for the enjoyment of a wide variety of individuals, families, and groups. Every attention has been given to making the house enjoyable for visitors of all ages and interests. Universally positive reviews have been very gratifying.

Why the Owner Chose Coeur d'Alene:
The absolutely best location and accommodation to be had.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This house was the first private lakeshore house built in Coeur d'Alene and had the pick of the lots, enjoying the very best view, sandy beach, proximity to the downtown area and the amenities of the Coeur d'alene Resort as well as the city park with its Fort Sherman-themed playground. Read our listing for detailed information and see also the Coeur d'Alene Visitors Bureau web site. It has lots of room and is set up to accommodate all ages, especially families and groups of families.


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Photos

  • The Gumprecht House - West Lake Shore Drive

    The Gumprecht House - West Lake Shore Drive

  • Aerial  view

    Aerial view

  • Master Suite  --   Wake up  to Sun and Lake

    Master Suite -- Wake up to Sun and Lake

  • Master Bedroom view

    Master Bedroom view

  • Southeast  2nd floor bedroom with beautiful lake view

    Southeast 2nd floor bedroom with beautiful lake view

  • NW bedroom - can be made a 2 bedroom suite via connection to SW bedroom

    NW bedroom - can be made a 2 bedroom suite via connection to SW bedroom

  • Holiday Living Room with adjacent Southwest Sunroom

    Holiday Living Room with adjacent Southwest Sunroom

  • Piano Parlor with SE Sunroom in background

    Piano Parlor with SE Sunroom in background

  • Breakfast nook and kitchen

    Breakfast nook and kitchen

  • A Friendly Backyard, Patio, Grill

    A Friendly Backyard, Patio, Grill

  • Adjacent city park with Ft Sherman-themed playground

    Adjacent city park with Ft Sherman-themed playground

  • You name the water sport and it is available nearby

    You name the water sport and it is available nearby

  • Coeur d'Alene's most breathtaking  residential lakeside view

    Coeur d'Alene's most breathtaking residential lakeside view

  • Indian Summer - The Gumprecht House taken from the Coeur d'Alene Resort

    Indian Summer - The Gumprecht House taken from the Coeur d'Alene Resort

  • Master Bedroom View

    Master Bedroom View

  • The Coeur d'Alene Resort and Tubbs Hill nature park in background are 4 blocks

    The Coeur d'Alene Resort and Tubbs Hill nature park in background are 4 blocks

  • 2nd Floor Southwest Lakeview Bedroom

    2nd Floor Southwest Lakeview Bedroom

  • Living Room with full lake view

    Living Room with full lake view

  • Holiday Dining

    Holiday Dining

  • Ladies always enjoy morning coffee in the Southeast lakeview sunroom

    Ladies always enjoy morning coffee in the Southeast lakeview sunroom

  • Comfortable family room

    Comfortable family room

  • Kid corner of game room - also with  Foosball and Air Hockey behind the camera

    Kid corner of game room - also with Foosball and Air Hockey behind the camera

  • Countless outdoor cafes along Sherman avenue only 4 blocks away

    Countless outdoor cafes along Sherman avenue only 4 blocks away

  • Tubbs Hill nature park trails  only 4 blocks away

    Tubbs Hill nature park trails only 4 blocks away

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Reviews
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated: 02/19/2015
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5 BR  3.75 BA  Sleeps 12

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