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Lakefront Sunsets with Huge Dock/Deck, 4BR 2BA $2400-$3200/wk

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Four bedroom two bath plus dorm room water front home situated on an acre lot, mid-lake, north of Eight Mile Island on the east side of Priest Lake. Huge double dock/deck for lounging and swimming. Relax on the dock or beach area with favorite beverages chilled in boathouse fridge. Warm sunny afternoons and spectacular sunset views from dock, house decks or beach fire pit. Stars, meteor showers and occasional northern lights like you have always wanted to see. Fishing for Mackinaw in the lake or trout from the dock, or in over 30 streams nearby. Fabulous hiking and mountain biking. Boat to four star meals at nearby resorts. Dry, sunny side of lakeshore so virtually bug-free.

Three bedrooms with double beds and one with two twins. Dorm room with two twins and queen sleeper sofa. Modern furniture, new appliances and new laminate flooring in upstairs Living/dining/kitchen and two bedrooms. Washer/dryer. Upstairs deck with large outdoor dining table for 10, Large indoor dining with new Weber propane grill outside. Upstairs fireplace and downstairs wood stove and all electric baseboard individually thermostatically controlled heat in every room. Two water heaters so never run out of hot water with a big group.

Beach fireplace and lounges;love seat swing. Paddleboat and two kayaks- one single, one double

Keywords: Priest Lake, waterfront, sunsets, dock, decks, views, beach firepit, boathouse, kayaks, paddleboat, swimming, boating, fishing, fully equipped

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Byron Buck
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2018

About Byron Buck

Our family enjoys our Priest Lake home and has a reunion every year in the summer. It is a wonderful place for a big group to spread out, or gather together to enjoy meals, swimming and water sports, and nature at its finest. After watching the stunning sun sets, enjoy a dark sky and stars like you rarely see, and occasionally, the northern lights.

Byron Buck purchased this house in 2003

Why Byron Buck chose Coolin

Our family has been coming to Priest Lake since 1966 and it is truly one of the last best places in the West. Uncrowded, clear water, stunning vistas, incredible fishing, hiking, golf, and sightseeing. We enjoy evening boat rides to Elkins, Hills and Cavenaughs for wonderful meals and moonlit cruises back.

What makes this house unique

165 linear feet of waterfront with a huge dock area with swiveling dock-edge chairs for lounging, stargazing and swimming. Shaded beach seating area with love seat swing and fire pit. Upstairs deck in the pines with view of the lake. Lake is great for watersports and the surrounding mountains offer spectacular hiking, mountain biking or stream fishing


Coolin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • No RVs or trailers due to narrow one-way lane and CC and R restrictions.
  • Cancellations detail: $1,000 non refundable deposit on booking. Balance refundable if cancellation before 30 days, unless able to fill.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • One full bath with separate tub shower. One bath with shower only.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Double Beds (3) one double bed per private bedroom, Twin Beds (2) in fourth bedroom. Two Twin beds in dorm room with queen sleeper sofa.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Ceiling fan in living room, One single kayak, one double kayak, Four person paddle boat, Individually controlled heat in each bedroom. Separate hot water heaters for each bathroom - never run out of hot water Full weather station on dock; read-out inside cabin.


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Lakefront Sunsets with Huge Dock/Deck, 4BR 2BA $2400-$3200/wk
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Fabulous Family Fun!!

  • 5 of 5

Far exceeded my expectations! The Amenities were very thoughtful , the Buck's anticipated many needs. . The dock is awesome with all kinds of toys for kids. Outstanding views. The cabin hugs you with old fashioned charm. We felt so at home and grateful for this opportunity for our family gathering.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time! Come again soon!
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Family together at Priest Lake, Idaho

  • 5 of 5

In our busy lives family get togethers aren't always a possibility. Byron's cabin takes you back to the days when a lake cabin was a lake cabin. The kids had a great time and there was plenty of space for everyone. I was sold when I found a cabin that had 4 bedrooms. Two bathrooms and a washer/dryer--can't get any better than that! The views of the lake were spectacular. We had a great time and have lots of good memories of our week at the lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it. We strive to make it a great place for families.
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Lovely Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The only complaint I have is that we had to leave. The views from the upper deck were breathtaking. There was plenty of space for everyone. The cabin has a fully equipped kitchen. It was like cooking at home. The stairs to the beach might be difficult if someone has mobility issues. I actually enjoyed the stairs because it was the only exercise I got (since I never wanted to leave the dock) and it made it feel like we had more space, if you needed a little time to yourself.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Petaluma, CA

Best family vacation

  • 5 of 5

I live in CA and have gone to Lake Tahoe my whole life, but I was looking for something like Tahoe sans all the people and development. This was it! Priest Lake is one of the most beautiful places in the US and this cabin provides unsurpassed views and access to the lake. From the large outdoor dining deck to the campfire area to the large dock extending onto the lake, there are plenty of places to be and relax. In fact, all of us adults were relaxed almost immediately despite having traveled all day with two 6 year olds and two 3 year olds. The kids jumped into the lake within minutes of arrival. The lake was the perfect temperature, yet clear and definitely clean.

The cabin is located at the perfect location at the lake--not too far a drive in, but almost in the middle of everything by boat. The cabin is not fancy but is quite cozy, and includes washer and dryer, 2 full bathrooms, and lots of beds and places to hang out. Each of the 4 adults on the trip took at least 1 nap on the green couch. The kitchen was totally stocked and I found myself surprised that I didn't mind cooking every single meal (except 1) for 8 people. It was just an easy place to be. There was a lot of fridge space so that it was no problem finding a spot for all the food we picked up at Costco on our way in. It was a really easy place to 'move into' and just be.

We played a lot of games, some of which are at the cabin. We went huckleberry hunting. We rented a pontoon boat and tubed around and went to the upper lake and to the resort right across the way. We seriously sat on the dock for HOURS every single day and everyone in our party was completely satisfied by that. We roasted marshmellows and hotdogs down at the campfire and then the kids jumped in the lake for an evening swim. The BBQ is brand new and made some delicious hamburgers. The dock chairs were AWESOME!!!!!! You haven't really lived until you've dangled your feet from a chair floating over a lake with a drink in hand, watching the sunset or just watching the nearly empty lake and mountain views or watching your kids splash around or your friend get thrown into the lake because she's not sitting in a chair attached to the dock :) FUN times!

One of my favorite parts of this trip was how it almost felt like camping, but we slept on beds and had showers. It was the perfect combination of comfort and enjoying the outdoors, especially with kids. Great vacation! Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Irvine, CA

Slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

For a slice of heaven, this is the place. Right on Priest Lake, this cabin provides relaxation, recreation, and retreat. It’s equipped with everything you’d need to create the type of vacation you envision –whether it be a romantic getaway, a family reunion, a hangout for teens or college students, or an escape from work. Our stay involved a reunion of high school friends with plenty of room for several couples and with people solo. We enjoyed the motorboat, the kayaks, the paddleboat, and canoe. We had happy hour on the deck where we could soak of the sun and dangle our feet in the water. The upper wraparound deck was perfect for our outdoor BBQ’s, and the indoor dining area was still large enough to seat all of us. The kitchen has everything you need to make gourmet meals. The cabin is an easy drive from Spokane and Coeur d’Alene. I hope to bring other members of my family back to enjoy the perfect vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Davis, California

Something For Everyone

  • 5 of 5

I live near Sacramento, California and have vacationed at this lakefront home with family and friends four times over the past ten years. Priest Lake is readily accessible given its close proximity to Spokane Airport and definitely has something for everyone. My favorite memories include: catching large trout off the boat dock; seeing moose and bald eagles; and watching amazing sunsets from the upper deck off the house. The house is stocked with everything you need and after a quick stop at the grocery store you will quickly feel at home and find yourself planning your next visit. Enjoy.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Spokane Washington
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Cavanaugh Bay
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Priest Lake Golf
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
idaho Route 57
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Cavenaugh Bay (by car) Elkins (by boat)
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Schweitzer Basin
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Indian Creek State Park
Car: recommended

Fishing guide for Macinaw available who will come right to dock. Natural waterslide a short drive/hike away in Lionshead canyon. Huckleberry picking nearby in season.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $500

Rentals in Summer season by the week only, Sunday to Sunday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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