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Relaxing Getaway on Beautiful Diamond Lake. Water Ski Paradise!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6 adults, plus 4 kids)

Bring your own boat and use the long dock, or just enjoy the beach and gentle slope into the water. Rocklette is tucked just inside the mouth of West Bay, so it’s protected but also has great views of the lake. We have a nice 50-ft long dock and 42 feet of waterfront, which is perfect for all kinds of water activities. Plus, we’re right next to the uninhabited end of the lake, so there’s very little boat traffic.

Rocklette includes a chemical-free two-person hot tub on the deck just outside the master suite (and also accessible from the main deck.) That means you won’t smell like chlorine after you use it – and it’s a great way to warm up after waterskiing early in the morning, or just enjoying a cocktail at sunset!

Inside, the house is perfect for one or two families, with two bedrooms with queen beds, plus two loft bedrooms with four twin beds and lots of extra floor space for kids. Enjoy the Jacuzzi tub in the full bath in the master suite, and the main bath is also a full bathroom. The second bedroom also has an ensuite powder room. Finally, the leather sofa in the living room is a pull-out full-sized bed for extra sleeping accommodations.

We want you to feel that you’ve gotten such a great vacation that you can’t wait to book Rocklette again for future trips. Diamond Lake is inexpensive relative to Lake Chelan or Coeur d’Alene, but it’s the perfect size lake for all water sports including fishing (trout, bass, sunfish and perch), waterskiing or jet skis, swimming, canoeing, sailing, or just floating lazily on an inflatable. We live right next door most of the summer, so we can answer any questions you have or direct you to some of the local activities on and around Diamond Lake.

Keywords: Lake, Cabin, Cottage, Newport, Diamond Lake, Spokane, Eastern Washington

More Details

Doug Gorder
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2018

About Doug Gorder

Hi, I'm Denise. My husband Doug and I want to welcome you to visit Rocklette. We're active owners, generally living in our place next door during summer, and we love meeting the folks who join us at Diamond Lake!

Doug Gorder purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Doug Gorder chose Newport

Completely renovated with all new flooring, paint, kitchen counters, bathroom fixtures, furniture, beds and bedding. Our renters say it's a beautiful setting with charming decor, and a very relaxing place to spend time.

What makes this cabin unique

You’ll love the coziness and warm colors of “Rocklette,” our two-bedroom, two loft home. We put in lots of touches that we liked in places we stay, such as great mattresses with plush bedding and high thread-count sheets, comfortable leather furniture, a fully-equipped kitchen, great colors and warm lighting. Everything is set up to be easy to use and great for entertaining or just relaxing. Find a space of your own to enjoy on one of three decks; each with a lake view: Barbecue and enjoy food and friends on the spacious main deck just outside the living room, with gas barbecue and two tables with seating. Or relax in the two-person hot tub on the deck outside the master bedroom. Our own favorite is the “sun deck” right at water’s edge, a large new deck that is great for reading or getting a little sun. Northeast Washington State is a great locale in the summer. There are lots of outdoor activities and destinations like Silverwood Theme Park, Sandpoint Idaho, or the Nelson Loop (a great drive up to Nelson British Columbia).


Newport Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Relaxing Getaway on Beautiful Diamond Lake. Water Ski Paradise!
average rating of 4.625 based on 16 reviews

Another great vacation!

  • 4 of 5

We returned for another week with our family and everything was great! We love the location and Denise and Doug are awesome! We’ll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jamie! We always enjoy having you and look forward to seeing you again next year. Doug and Denise
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Relaxing week at Diamond Lake.

  • 4 of 5

I would rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice property, nice owners

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the beautiful view of the lake every morning. The property owners were friendly and nice. The main floor bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms worked great for us. Only downside, the upstairs bonus bedrooms ceilings were too low for most of our adults to stay in. Great place for a group just needing two bedrooms.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, cozy lake house in a beautiful setting! It has everything you need for. Great family vac!

  • 4 of 5

This property was really well maintained and it has everything you need! Fantastic location on the lake. Denise and Doug were awesome and made our stay great!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jamie. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting you and your family. Come back again soon!
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Edmonton, Canada

We just love it

  • 5 of 5

We have been so fortunate have stayed at Rocklette for the last three summers. The cabin is wonderful. It is clean, spacious, modern and very well equipped with everything you would need, right down to spices and beach towels. The lake is great, clean and calm, perfect for water sports. Our 10 year old loves the skiing and our 8 year old loves netting minnows and feeding ducks.

Doug and Denise are wonderful hosts and always so helpful. We have loved getting to know them and so many of the neighbors over the years. We start planning our July arrival just after Chirstmas with great anticipation. When we arrive it feels like home and when we leave.....well, it hurts.

PS. Ben misses Nellie and Zeus.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words, Rod (and Ben). We've enjoyed watching Ben and Reese hone their skiing techniques, and we always love hosting our friends from the Great North! Looking forward to another great summer this year. See you soon.
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A terrific place for family to gather!

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed Rocklette many times over the last several years. When our journey began, our children were young and the upstairs rooms became the "boys room" and the "girls room." Those labels stay with our teens today. We have been able to have our immediate family, grandparents and aunts all come to visit.

The home is beautifully decorated and well maintained. We love the outdoor deck and patio areas and the hot tub is wonderful after a swim in the lake! We love spending our time outdoors hiking, swimming, boating and just lounging. The location is awesome as you are close enough to Newport to poke around for the day or drive a bit further to experience Sandpoint, Coeur d'Alene or Spokane. We love going to Owen's for lunch...they have the best old fashion milk shakes!

The owners not only provide a terrific location but are also there for any questions or concerns. The home is always clean and welcoming and they even leave a welcome on the large chalk board in the kitchen! They are not just the property owners but terrific people as well!

Most Recent Stay: July 2015


  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ann, thanks for your review. We try to make our guests feel welcome. We're so glad you like it enough to come back year after year. We hope you continue to come long into the future as you've become true friends. Looking forward to seeing you this summer!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Spokane, WA
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
U.S. Highway 2
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Schweitzer (Sandpoint ID)
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

Utilities additional for monthly renters

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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