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Cocolalla Lakefront:Private Beach,Dock.Ideal Family Retreat.Near Silverwood

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 BR / 2 BA Sleeps 9 in beds. Couples special

Where charm meets elegance... Come enjoy the perfect family retreat. Our tastefully remodeled, private two story cottage is nestled on the western shore of peaceful Lake Cocolalla. Home features quality amenities throughout.

Located on the first floor is the richly appointed, spacious master suite. It features an elegant Queen four poster bed, with new pillow-top mattress. The infrared fireplace provides the perfect ambiance to enjoy views of the lake. French doors lead to the lake-side yard. It also boasts flat screen TV, cable, sound bar system, DVD (optional Clearplay filter unit), walk in closet with ample storage and an additional private entrance .The second bedroom is located around the corner and down the hall. Its charming décor and comfy new pillow-top bunkbeds, along with a DVD/VHS player, is sure to please the youngsters. Out in the sitting area is a cozy twin sleeper couch. The custom bathroom boasts a beautiful 4ft sit-down shower with large rainfall shower head.

Located upstairs are two delightful bedrooms newly furnished with Sealy Posturepedic pillow-top mattresses, fine linens and tasteful furnishings. Only the finest complimentary soaps and thick quality linens await your pleasure as you experience the charm of our deep-soak claw tub bathroom. Enjoy the open floor plan as the living-room, kitchen and dining room overlook the lake. The generously stocked, newly- remodeled kitchen with all new appliances, high-end accessories and linens, makes meal time a joy. Gather in the quaint family room which seats 8 adults comfortably. Relax and enjoy a movie or perhaps your favorite program. We've provided Cable with sound bar, DVD player, (optional clear-play filtering unit), and WiFi. Also provided is a large selection of favorite board games and a multifunction Foosball table for the entire family’s enjoyment. Sit in front of the fireplace or exit through the French doors onto the spacious 2nd story covered deck. Watch the sunrise or enjoy lake-view dining as you overlook our warm beachfront, 100 ft of shoreline and beautifully landscaped yard. Spend your day swimming, boating, relaxing or fishing from our 60 ft dock with attached swim platform and detached floating island.

For your evening Barbecue, choose from a gas grill, charcoal grill,or gather around the outside fire-pit to chase away the evening chill. But don’t let this relaxing environment fool you, there’s plenty of high energy excitement to be had. Lake Cocolalla is exceptional for watersports of all kind. In the summer: skiing, canoeing, kayaking, wind sailing and not to forget, fishing. It is a local fisherman’s favorite, with Bass, Crappie, Catfish, Perch and several varieties of Trout. A free boat launch is conveniently located on the north end of the lake, just 5 minutes away. Ice fishing and skating are unique winter features on this lake.

Feel like taking a drive? Just 12 miles north is the quaint town of Sandpoint, voted the most beautiful small town in America,( in 2011 by Rand McNally and USA Today). Sandpoint is buzzing with numerous year round activities, ranging from music festivals, art exhibits, The Long-Bridge Swim, Lost in the 50's Classic Car Show, antique boat event, competitive mountain biking, not to mention shopping, antiquing, farmers market, fine dining and much more. All this is located at the base of Schweitzer Mountain, home of 4 STAR Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort, Idaho's largest.

An easy scenic 37 mile drive down Hwy 95 will have you in beautiful Coeur d’ Alene, where you can golf at either the Coeur d’ Alene Resort Golf Course (Home of the World's Only Floating Green), or Hayden Lake Country Club. For the kids, Silverwood Theme Park the largest theme/ water-park in the Northwest. There are many more exciting points of interest in our local North-West.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Teresa

Whatever your plans, North Idaho, and more specifically, “Johnnie’s Cottage”(in honor of Teresa's father), has a lot to offer .We have lived in Cocolalla for 17 years and Lake Cocolalla has been a favorite water sports location for our whole family. We appreciate you considering our accommodations and are excited about sharing our home with you. We will strive to make your stay a pleasant, memorable experience. Family is very important to us and we trust your stay with us will bring you closer to the ones you love.

'Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.' Psalms 16:11

Teresa purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Teresa chose Idaho

There's just no better place on earth to relax, unwind and spend precious time together, than at the water. When my father passed, my dream became to turn his cottage into a place where families, (ours included), could be together and have the time of their lives, in a beautiful wholesome setting with very little effort. We feel we have accomplished this. My father would be pleased.

What makes this cottage unique

Johnnie's Cottage is the perfect balance between a private secluded getaway and a sightseers paradise. Conveniently located just 1.5 paved miles from hwy#95.


Cocolalla Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - 4 ft. sit-down shower with large rain-fall head.
    Bathroom 2 - Deep soak claw-foot tub and shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , High quality linens, walk-in closet, lakeview, private entry
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , High quality linens
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , High quality linens
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , High quality linens
  • All bedrooms have new pillow-top mattresses. Twin size sleeper sofa on first floor sitting area (lake views).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Please do not bring any bb-guns, paint ball guns, or air-soft guns. Dock should be available around the 1st of June, depending on lake conditions.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Cocolalla Lakefront:Private Beach,Dock.Ideal Family Retreat.Near Silverwood
average rating of 4.897959 based on 49 reviews

Johnnie’s Cottage goes the extra mile

  • 5 of 5

Johnnie’s cottage was just about the perfect place for us to take our vacation. The property is meticulously maintained and furnished: It is clean, the beds are comfortable, the cookware is nice, the knives are sharp and there are plenty of games and videos for when you need a break from outdoor fun. It was safe for our young kids and they loved the playground equipment.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

Great spot on Lake Cocolalla! Comfortable home with a great deck overlooking the lake. We enjoyed the kayaks, paddle boats and fishing off the dock. This home is nicely decorated and very clean. Owners were very accommodating. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marci and family Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Johnnie's and also taking such great care of our Cottage. We were thrilled to know you enjoyed the many extra amenities we offer at our Cottage, ( paddle boat, kayaks, etc.) You mentioned the deck. it's one of our favorite spots to have our morning coffee or just gather around at the table and play cards, eat dinner or whatever. We look forward to your return and hope you have a blessed year. Sincerely, Lee and Teresa
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Amazing and fulfilling trip for preschoolers and teenagers!

  • 4 of 5

The owners were extremely helpful and the home was beautifully prepared when we arrived. The kids played games on the downstairs patio every morning and enjoyed 1 of 100s of videos to help them wind down at night. In the afternoon they put miles on the paddleboards and kayaks and played on the swing set out front.

The outdoor dinning table was perfect for meals and there were no bugs or bees to interrupt!

Most days the kids preferred to use the outdoor shower to keep clean, which kept the sand out of the house.

The lake was over 70 degrees and was shallow enough to stand in clear out to the dock which helped me with my water worries. The water was clear enough you could see the fish swimming too!

The location was amazing as well, it was only 15 minutes from Sandpoint and 40 min from Couer'd Alene. We were able to make trips to local attractions without a problem.

I even loved the washer and dryer set up!

The only negative was that the upstairs bedrooms got pretty warm in the evenings and the train runs throughout the day & night. My kids slept with white noise so they were able to block out the noise from the train.

My teenage nephew who went with us is already asking to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michelle and family: We really enjoyed having you folks. Thank you for taking the time to provide such a wonderful review of your stay and for the tender loving care in which you treated of our Cottage. We do have trains run on the opposite side of the Lake and that is one of the reasons we have available window fans for both upstairs bedrooms. It is all that is needed to cool the rooms from an especially hot day and the white noise is great for those who are bothered by their sound. Most guests are not, but we do understand.The whole Sandpoint area is a charming spot to vacation with many many beautiful attractions, including Lake Cocolalla. Trains are a part of that charm. We look forward to your return. God Bless, Lee and Teresa
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay thoroughly and were very impressed with the hospitality and.comfort. my wife is very particular about cleanliness of blankets/sheets and even brought her own after being disappointed with some previous rentals. She was more than impressed with cleanliness and neverfelt the need to use our own sheets. This place is right.on the lake and the house has lot of activities like kayaks, paddle boats, swimming deck, dvds, books, games, outdoor games. There is something for everybody. Lee and teresa were also very helpful with everything. We walked in and found everything planned to last detail, which impressed all of our group. We had 4 kids and there enough activities to keep them occupied. We wish we had more days to stay. We will be coming back.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much kapil for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled to know you all enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return and thank you for taking such good care of our Cottage. Sincerely Lee and Teresa
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Such delightful accomadations! First class!

  • 5 of 5

The location on the lake is absolutely gorgeous! The house is well taken care of and immaculate... Can't wait to visit again!


  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brother Dave, You are welcome back any time. Thanks for taking such good care of our cottage. We enjoyed having you. Thank-you for taking the time to give us a review. We look forward to your next visit. Lee & Teresa
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Nicest vrbo we've stayed at in idaho!!

  • 5 of 5

Just got home a few days ago from Johnnie's cottage and can't say enough good things about this place. You really can't beat being right on the lake with your own beach. There are kayaks, a canoe, pedal boat,firepit, lifejackets and the swimming dock. Lee and Teresa have really thought of everything. Had a great time in and out of the water. The cottage has everything you need. The beds are so comfy. Our grandkids enjoyed the bunk beds and the TV in that room (a treat for vacation)as well as the games, play structure and movies. They even visited the neighbors down the road and pet chickens, a bunny and goats while on their scavenger hunt. Everyone is hoping to go back next year. Thank you so much Lee and Teresa!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Grace and Darrel: thank you so much for the Tender-Loving-Care in which you gave our Cottage. Lee and I came in right after you folks, to stay a week, and it was so clean all I had to do was the laundry and not much more. We welcome you back and look forward to seeing you again. Please feel free to let us know if you have any suggestions on how we can better serve our guests. God Bless. Sincerely, Lee and Teresa.
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Nearest Airport
73 Miles
Spokane International
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Elks Golf Club Of Sandpoint
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Single train track across lake. Amtrak Sandpoint.
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 95
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The View Cafe
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Johnnies Cottage

Keywords: IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene, Lost in the 50's, Long Bridge Swim, Wooden Boat Festival, Festival at Sandpoint, Schweitzer Mountain, Wedding Showers


Rates & Availability

Cocolalla Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Winter/Spring 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Jun 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 9 2018 - Sep 28 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Rates are for up to 9 people in beds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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