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Actual Lakefront Cabin & Annex with Private Dock - Sleeps from 2 to 19

Bedrooms 6
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Property sleeps 19.

Low Season: Fall, winter, spring, and June. The entire retreat (5 units) nightly rate is $800 per night plus 15% taxes and $400 cleaning fee for all 5 units that will sleep a total of 19.

High Season is July 1 through the second week in August. We rent the entire Retreat by the week for $7000 plus 15% tax and $400 cleaning fee. Please call or email for availability and pricing.

Bab's Lake Haven sits on the shores of Payette Lake with views across the lake of the Brundage Mtn. ski runs, a cozy beach with an area for bonfires, and a private dock for the use of our guests only. The sun shines on our dock from about noon until sunset which is around 9:00PM in July. This means plenty of time to enjoy the lake followed by spectacular sunsets.

Because of our location within Ponderosa State Park, there are miles of hiking trails and cross-country ski trails out our doors. The Park's green belt along the shore of the lake provides privacy for Bab's Lake Haven.

Our property consists of two buildings; the original 1930's cabin and an Annex built in the late 1990's. Both properties must be rented together at the same time. The Annex has 4 one bedroom suites that each has a living room with wood-burning fireplace, bedroom with king-size bed, bathroom, and kitchenette with bar-size refrigerator and microwave. The two 2nd floor units each have a loft with additional sleeping; J Unit loft has 2 sets of bunkbeds and 1 single in the loft along with the king in the bedroom on the main floor of the unit; the S Unit loft has 3 queen beds and the main floor has the king bed in the bedroom. The D and K Units each have the 1 king bed in their bedroom.

The original cabin has been modernized somewhat with indoor plumbing, but is still a cabin. It contains a living room with wood-burning stove, dining area, small kitchen, 2 bedrooms; 1 king & 1 queen and a loft with 3 queen beds and 1 twin bed reached by steep steps. Again, these properties can NOT be rented separately.

Please call for more particulars. We require a separate check along with the final payment check for the damage deposit which will be refunded after the assessment of the property upon departure if there are no damages. You may also pay through PayPal. Please note that the property is listed for sale and we may rarely need to disturb your stay with a real estate showing.

Keywords: Lakefront, Sandy Beach, Rustic Cabin, Sleeps 2, Sleeps 4, Sleeps 7, Sleeps 8, Sleeps 10, Sleeps 19, Reunions, Private, Boat Dock, Views, Ponderosa Park, Near Town, McCall, Payette Lakes, East Side, Sunsets

More Details

Suzanne Bosch
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 30, 2017

About Suzanne Bosch

Bab's Lake Haven is owned by the Babcock Trust. Our grandfather built the original cabins. Our parents were married in the living room of the main cabin and spent all vacations at the cabins with their six children. Once we were grown, the need for the Bunkhouse became apparent. Our father passed away over 40 years ago. Until her passing at 98 years old in May of 2015, our mother enjoyed having all her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren join her there for weiner roasts at the beach.

Because our lease on the land had risen to an amount unaffordable, we opted to purchase the land in a voluntary auction in 2013, thinking we could rent for enough to cover our mortgage payments. However, it has not worked out and we must sell the property. Most likely the purchaser will continue to rent Bab's Lake Haven for continued enjoyment of those who stay here.

Suzanne Bosch purchased this cabin in 1935

Why Suzanne Bosch chose Idaho

Our cabins were built by our grandfather on leased land where the Ponderosa Park amphitheater is now located. In 1954 the Park moved the two cabins to their present location so they could expand the park. The Vintage cabin was for his family and the now storage building was his office.

What makes this cabin unique

Being on the East side of the lake, we have the sun on the dock and lake from about noon until sunset which is after 9PM in the summer in McCall. Properties on the West side of the lake lose the sun on their lake play area quite early in the day rendering it too cool for swimming.


Nearest Airport
105 Miles
McCall at 3 Miles or Boise
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
McCall Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 55
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Brundage Mountain
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Nearest Point of Interest
Bab's Lake Haven
Nearest Point of Interest
Ponderosa State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Brundage Mtn. Ski Area
Car: recommended

Bab's Lake Haven is surrounded by Ponderosa State Park, a public overnight camping park. However, a sufficient buffer has been established so that we only see the forest to the side where the park is adjacent. There are miles of well-marked hiking trails and cross country ski trails and roads within the park for those brisk morning walks or hikes with an occasional sighting of deer.


McCall Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 19
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • Each Bunkhouse Unit has a bathroom with a tub/shower. Main cabin has a bathroom with two commode rooms and a shower.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Vintage cabin has 2 bedrooms, 1 king, 1 queen + loft with 3 queens and 1 twin: Annex D Unit has 1 bedroom, 1 king: Annex K Unit has 1 bedroom, 1 king : Annex J Unit has 1 bedroom, 1 king + loft with 2 sets of twin bunkbeds & 1 twin bed: Annex S Unit has 1 bedroom, + loft with 3 queens.
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Boat Dock


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Actual Lakefront Cabin & Annex with Private Dock - Sleeps from 2 to 19
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Moscow, Idaho

Great Week with Family at Bab's Lake Haven, McCall, Idaho

  • 5 of 5

This is about the 10th year that our family has come together for a week at Bab's Lake Haven in McCall, Idaho. We love the location of the property and it has all the space that we need to enjoy a week together.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such loyal, and great guests all of these years.
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Glorious week!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the location - view fabulous. The hosts were lovely to work with and very accommodating. All arrangements were easy and timely.

The 'condos' are well appointed and clean. The only issue is the walls are very thin so that regular conversation can be easily heard in the next unit. The 'main' house is very, very old, so the walls are only a single board. If you know this going in, it's a great, great place to stay.

We thank you for sharing your family vacation home with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay!
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Sun Valley Idaho

Great location

  • 4 of 5

This compound is really great for a big group like ours. Big dock for boats, large beach for games and excellent afternoon sun. The main cabin is rustic and charming, but the walls are thin so you better like everyone. The bunkhouse rooms offer more privacy. Location is far enough from town to seem remote, yet close enough to ride a bike or take the boat to the marina in minutes. It is right next to the park, so if the sound of children playing in the water is an issue be warned. The kitchen in the main house is barely enough to make meals for large groups, but the big BBQ and large deck were more than enough for us to feed 15+. We had a very nice and relaxing week.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful view and lovely family history in these cabins. Payette Lake is stunning and the deck is perfect for relaxing. We had a great time, thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Summer Home

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing summer experience staying here. The place was even better than described! The deck overlooking the dock was just fabulous. We enjoyed having our coffee in the morning and dinners at night on the deck watching the lake, wildlife and sunset. The dock and beach provided endless hours of fun. Our entire family enjoyed every minute. We can't wait to come back!

The owners are most gracious and very helpful.


Boise, Idaho

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience at Bab's Lake Haven. We are happy to know that it brings your family as much joy as it does ours.
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Moscow, Idaho

Bab's Lake Haven

  • 5 of 5

We love our annual family reunion at this property. There is no dishwasher so disposable items or hand washing is required and when doing three meals a day for a large group it is a task.

Children love the beach and dock. Adults love the deck.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We greatly appreciate your making Bab's Lake Haven an annual vacation spot.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning varies up to $400
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 15.0%

Contact Owner for rates on individual units from mid-August through June 30. July through mid-August is rented by the week for the entire Retreat that sleeps up to 34. Cleaning fee is based on size of unit rented for non-summer rentals. Pricing off season will depend on whether you rent the entire Bab's Lake Haven Retreat or one or more units based on your needs.

Deposit of one night rent required upon reservation. Balance is due 30 days prior to rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.