Premiere Beach House, Family Friendly, West Lakeshore Drive
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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, shower, and change room 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 a digital TV with home theater system and DVDs as well as a broadband Internet connection for your laptop. See an earlier description of the game room located in the basement.
- 5200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
Game room with Nintendo Wii, kids videos, foosball, air hockey, toys. Portable crib, Hi chair, booster seat, potty trainer, 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...morecollapse
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Pets Considered
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Portable crib
- 3.0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Child's Highchair
- Pantry Items
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Washing Machine:
- Parking Off Street:
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Game Console:
- Music Library:
- Video Games:
- Game Room
- CD Player
- Video Library
- Air Hockey
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet:
- Broadband Access:
- Free Long Distance
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Deck / Patio
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Water Parks
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Roller Blading
- Freshwater Fishing
- Gambling, Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation
ReviewsWrite a review
We thoroughly enjoyed our Thanksgiving getaway at this elegant turn of the century tastefully restored lakeside manor. It has panoramic views down the northern reach of Couer d'Alene lake from nearly every room in the house including the two spacious glass enclosed front sitting rooms and the living room and third floor master bedroom. It has it's own private grass and sandy beach yet is within one block of the beautifully treed city park and 3 blocks from the CDA destination resort, and downtown CDA with its excellent restaurants, individual shops, and shopping malls. This home can be as formal or as practical as one wants. It is great for both adults who seek a quiet romantic getaway or a family with children looking for both indoor fun in the huge gameroom complete with bigscreen TV and video games and the multiple outdoor activities immediately available on the property and its private beach as well as the nearby beautiful city beach and its tree covered walkways.. We found this home clean, fully equipped and lacking nothing to make our stay trouble free and completely enjoyable. We highly recommend it for couples, groups of adults, or families. Whatever you want to get out of your North Idaho vacation experience is there for you in a truly remarkable setting.and beautiful beachfront manor.
- Guest Rinbaby
- Date of stay 11/20/08
- Review Submitted 02/15/09
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks for the kind words.
13 people, 7 daysGuest comment entered by owner
13 people, 7 days
13 people, 7 days and one of the best family vacations - ever. Thanks for letting us stay at your house - truly remarkable - great mornings drinking coffee on the front porch, access to everything by foot and fabulous meals - we'll be back for the great weather, house and memories next year. Martha & Tony, Patty, Jason, Michelle, Matt, Marissa, MacKenzie, Abigail, Griffin, Isaac, Axel and Demi.
- Guest Martha, et al
- Date of stay 08/05/11
- Review Submitted 08/23/11
Amazing placeGuest comment entered by owner
What an amazing, beautiful place. We loved waking up to the views of the lake every morning. It was the perfect venue for us to stay as we did our first Ironman! Hate to have to leave, hope to be back one day. For now, we have many memories. With love, Linda, Ricci, Heather, Nicki, Senal - Fort Worth. Stacy and Patti - Colorado. Peter and Vanci - Palo Alto. This was our "home base" on race day.
- Guest Team Fort Worth
- Date of stay 06/22/11
- Review Submitted 08/23/11
Pleasantly surprisedGuest comment entered by owner
Arrived on the 11th and were pleasantly surprised by such a beautiful house and view. Thanks for opening your home to us. We surely made a ton of memories. C&S S***h & kids Beautiful home - lots of room, views,location is perfect. Thank you B&K S***h & Emily
- Guest S***hs, kids, and Emily
- Date of stay 06/14/10
- Review Submitted 08/23/11
50th wedding anniversaryGuest comment entered by owner
50th wedding anniversary
The R*****y family from Canada were pleased to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary in this beautiful home. We had a fabulous time!
- Guest The R*****y family
- Date of stay 09/10/10
- Review Submitted 08/23/11
Sure ThingGuest comment entered by owner
This is our third time to stay at the Gumprecht House. Perfect for your group of sales reps. Thanks! It's a sure thing!
- Guest Charlene
- Date of stay 09/15/10
- Review Submitted 08/23/11
Wonderful placeGuest comment entered by owner
What a wonderful place - we had a great time - the scenery's beautiful, the town is charming, the neighbors are great! What a wonderful place for a wedding.
- Guest The M******S, So California
- Date of stay 08/07/10
- Review Submitted 08/23/11
Ideal Family Spot
Ideal Family Spot
We have stayed at this home for the last 2 years and are already reserved for 2011. We meet immediate family here each year and bring our kids and have a mini reunion. There are so many things that we love about this house that it is hard to name them all but here are some key things: The backyard is fenced and has a locking gate so all toddlers can play out there for hours while we eat and relax. The beach is directly across a non-busy street and the house comes equipped with all the beach toys you could want. Also, the hose and small shower outside are very nice to clean off. The formal dining room has closing doors on all sides so we are able to actually turn this into a mini computer room if any work needs to be done. There are a ton of chairs and couches and a great setting for family games at night. There is a piano which the older kids love. There is a basement kids room with Wii and all kinds of games for both genders and all ages. The floor is a cement floor so any cleaning up is very easy. There is a laundryroom equipped with laundry soap so we were able to keep up on that all week very easily. The views are amazing from many areas of the house. The house is also noise friendly so if some are up early in the morning, the upstairs is closed off so others can still sleep. The house also comes with things like garbage bags, paper towels, etc. which is nice not to have to bring. The neighbors are friendly and helpful. The city park is about 3 houses to the left and includes a walk around track and great play area and basketball courts and live bands periodically through the summer. Also, everything is walking distance pretty much in town. We store our boat the Coeur d'Alene Resort and it is about a 10 minute walk at most and we can practically see it from the house. We highly recommend this house to any type of renters. The Schmidt Family
- Guest Schmidt
- Date of stay 07/31/10
- Review Submitted 11/20/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you very much for the kind review. We are happy to see the Schmidts back each year and take particular pleasure in being able to provide enjoyment for all ages and family combinations. Thanks again.
Satisfied FamilyGuest comment entered by owner
Mr.and Mrs Gumprecht, Thank you so much for letting us enjoy your beautiful home. We took our son, and five of his friends, for their 8th grade graduation. The kids had so much fun and they loved the park. It was wonderful to be in walking distance to everything. One afternoon, I just sat on your front steps, and soaked in the amazing view. An older couple came by and told me what a beautiful house it was - I totally agreed with them. We hope to come back next year. The only thing that could have made it better...was the weather. It was about 65, but the sun was shining. Happy Summer, The Taylors. Guests on June 13-16
- Guest Renee Taylor
- Date of stay 06/13/10
- Review Submitted 07/15/10
House was immaculate. Well stocked. Wonderful linens. So comfortable. Enjoyed sitting out front & just soaking in the view. Parking was difficult. Could use an elevator up to 3rd floor. Packing luggage up to 3rd floor a bit tedious. Admired the fine finishing touches in the house and the attention to detail. The family remarked several times, what a good idea it was to rent this home for all of us. We just felt so comfortable in it. A pleasant weekend for all of us. Friends who visited us thought perhaps the house was so comfortable they may want to rent it sometime!
- Guest Farn Boy
- Date of stay 05/15/09
- Review Submitted 05/20/09
Recommended for: Families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks for the nice review. Since 2009 we have made improvements in the parking. By moving the garage 6 feet closer to the house (6 feet further away from the alleyway) the angles required to reach the 6 parking spots are much easier to negotiate. The back fence is also on gate hinges such that the yard itself could be used for special items such as a trailer. I'm not sure where an elevator to the third floor would fit, but the view should be worth any extra effort required to enjoy it. Regards, Don Gumprecht
Jan 1-April 30 2013 $1800/wk 3 day min $375/n wknds $240/n wkdys May 1-June 15 2013 $2750/wk 3 day Min $595/n wkends $450/n wkdays June 16-Aug 15 2013 $3750750/wk 7 day minimum Ironman 2013 $9500 Aug 16-Sept 30 2013 $3300/wk 3 day Min $560/n wknds $445 wkdys Oct 1 - Dec 31 2013 $1820/wk 3 day min $375/n wknds $245/n wkdys $1000 reservation/damage deposit, cleaning $300, Taxes 8% All Holidays, including Christmas Eve and New year's Eve, add $150
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- Nearest Airport: Spokane International Airport at 37 Miles
- Nearest Beach: beach at 15 Metres
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. Having recently remarried (Linda), the Gumprechts have devoted two years of loving attention, expense, and Linda's talent to preparing their home for their (and your) vacations, suitable for their (and your) family reunions, their (and your) children and grandchildren. Linda, a native midwesterner, fell in love with this house and it shows in every nuance.
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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The Gumprecht House - West Lake Shore Drive
Indian Summer -- Downtown & the Coeur d'Alene Resort from our Beach
View from the Master Suite
2nd Floor Lakeview Bedroom
Holiday Living Room with adjacent Sunroom
Lakeview Piano Parlor 1st Floor
Front Porch View
Indian Summer--the Gumprecht House from the Coeur d' Alene Resort
Master Suite -- Wake up to Sun and Lake
Two 2nd floor bedrooms have beautiful Lake view
Living Room with full lake view
A Friendly Backyard, Patio, Grills (2)
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