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Elegant Lakefront Cabin, Private Dock, Bocce Ct, WiFi

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 bedroom, 5 bath cabin comfortably sleeps 10

Plan a luxurious summer vacation in our green-built (2009) cabin in Pilgrim Cove, the quiet side of Payette lake. Enjoy magnificent lake views from the gourmet kitchen, living room or one of three lakefront decks. Whether you are peacefully greeting dawn from the end of the dock or basking in the heat from the fire after a great day of skiing, you will enjoy the serenity and beauty that only a lakefront property near Ponderosa State Park provides.

Savor lake views from the well-appointed main floor kitchen, great room, dining room and master bedroom (queen). The main floor is wheelchair accessible and includes a master bedroom complete with an accessible walk-in/roll-in shower and safety rails. The main floor opens to a large lakefront deck with breathtaking views, comfortable outdoor dining and a gas grill.

Downstairs there is a family room stocked with toys and games, TV with BluRay, 2 lakeside queen bedrooms, full bathroom and laundry facilities. Access the adjoining lower porch and lake from this walk-out lower level.

Upstairs is a large second master suite facing the lake with a private balcony, queen bed and master bathroom with a double shower. Additionally, there is a bunk room with two double beds and its own full bath.

In the winter you can cross country ski or snow shoe on miles of groomed tracks marked for a variety of experience levels through the woods of Ponderosa State Park just 1/2 mile from the cabin. Load up your alpine skis and head up the mountain to Brundage Mountain Resort just 20 minutes away.

In the spring and fall you can hike in Ponderosa State Park or the abundant hiking trails in the surrounding forests or fish off the dock or in one of many nearby smaller lakes, rivers and streams. Three golf courses offer nearby recreation. Afterwards you can relax by the fire pit, play some bocci or sip hot chocolate or make smores while the little ones play in the sand. Sharing the cabin with family and friends or enjoying a romantic retreat will build lasting memories of peaceful nights and spectacular days.

More Details

Dan Poole
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2017

About Dan Poole

We were born and raised in northern Idaho and both graduated from the U of I. 35 years ago, our first Christmas away from home as newly weds, we rented a cabin in the cove and we have been coming back since then. We bought this land and a very rustic cabin in 1999 and decided to rebuild in 2009. The knotty pine paneling in the great room of the new cabin was lovingly reclaimed from the original 1940s cabin.

Dan Poole purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Dan Poole chose McCall

We love the cove because of its strong, welcoming community and 1950s neighborly values. Our children learned their love and respect for the lake and its fagile ecosystem and made life-long friends of all ages here. Both daughters celebrated their marriages here and both extracted spousal commitments for frequent returns. For our family this is paradise.

What makes this cabin unique

Our cabin is located on the east side of Payette Lake, in Pilgrim’s Cove. Anyone who has ever stayed on the east side of the lake knows that is offers the benefits of fewer boats and smoother water than the other side of the lake. In the winter it offers the opportunity to experience long hours of silence.


Nearest Airport
2 Miles
There is a nice little private airport in McCall.
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
McCall Public Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 55, a scenic byway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Many to choose among within 3 miles
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Brundage Mountain
Car: recommended


McCall Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please run the dishwasher and stack used linens by the washer before you leave. Shoes off in the house please. Fires in the fire pit only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Lower Level Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Larger oval bathtub
    Mainfloor Powder room, bathroom 2 - toilet
    Master Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Accessible walk-in shower with safety bars
    Upstairs Master Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , large double shower and vanity
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Main flloor master has an accessible walk-in shower and both the bathroom and shower are equiped with safety bars. The upstairs master bath has a double shower and double vanities.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Lower level bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Lower Level Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Main Floor Master Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Master Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom 5 - 2 double , portacrib available
  • Bedrooms 1 through 4 all have lake views. Upstairs master bedroom has its own private balcony.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Elegant Lakefront Cabin, Private Dock, Bocce Ct, WiFi
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Perfect for a family - we had 9 - 3 families - lovely

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful place to vacations with families - children 6 to 1 - so every family had a different floor and could sleep until they were ready to get up. Perfect sunrise and moon rise too - dock with paddle boat - just a delight. Home is beautiful - decorated for the mountains -for a fun weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We designed the cabin for 3 generations and I am so pleased it worked for you all. Having our family altogether having fun is my favorite part of the year. Sharing that opportunity motivates us to share the cabin. Dan says you were delightful and helpful. Thank you for the kind review.
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A perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house lived up to its billing. Can't beat being right on the lake, especially Pilgrim Cove. We already look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you r expectations were met. We love sharing our happy place. Thank you for the review.
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Boise, ID

Great place, laid out for multiple families!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful cabin with multiple families and had LOTS of space! It felt as though each family had their own section to themselves.

The kitchen was well stocked with any cooking equipment and service ware necessary to cook for your entire family.

Plenty of games and books for entertainment to enjoy this cabin in a quiet/relaxing cove. Yet it is only ~5 minutes to town.

The owners are VERY nice and keep open communication to ensure you enjoy your stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. I am so pleased you felt we met you needs. May you all live better with the positive memories you built together at the lake.
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What a gem!

  • 5 of 5

This house is a treasure on Pilgrim Cove. The pride of ownership is visible everywhere and translates to a welcoming and comfortable vacation experience for guests. The home is well equipped and well maintained, close to town but still secluded and quiet, and the lake views and access can't be beat!

We particularly liked that it wasn't full of bunk beds; as a group of 4 couples, it can be difficult to find a rental that sleeps 8 without forcing one or more of the couples into single beds. This house has five bedrooms and six beds, which means plenty of privacy and comfortable sleeping for everyone, whether you're traveling with friends or family. Each of the 3 levels was a comfortable temperature, too, allowing us to take full advantage of all the space. Bonus: there's at least one bathroom on each level.

We had all of our breakfasts and dinners at the house, and the kitchen accommodated 4-5 cooks at once without a problem. We were even able to grill one evening thanks to the unseasonably warm weather.

We hope to be back next year to take advantage of this great house again!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your gracious review. We particularly appreciate you felt welcome and comfortable. We love our cabin and genuinely want our guests to love it too. Your feedback regarding beds was also helpful as our grandsons are lobbying for bunk beds. Given your feedback, they may need to wait another year or two. Thank you again. Mary
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Boise, ID, USA

Loved this property

  • 5 of 5

This property was everything my family could have wanted for a holiday get-together. There were a few small hiccups that popped up, but the owners were absolutely amazing in helping to get everything figured out in a timely manner. They had their cell phones at their hips the entire length of our stay so that any questions we had were answered right away. The house and location was absolutely breath-taking and cannot be beat. The drive to town was super short, but the location made you feel nice and secluded. It was absolutely perfect. Would highly recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It is so important to us that our guests love their stay as much as we do. Happy Holidays.
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Lynden, WA US

What a wonderful family vacation

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time! Location, location, location...that was the highlight.

The available toys..kayak, paddle boards gave us the chance to explore the lake and fish. We had plenty of room for the whole family with three floors and four generations. The owners were fantastic and really went out of their way to assure we had what we needed. The 1st floor is handicap accessible with bed/bath-walk in shower, but there is no handicap accessibility to the lake or dock. We hope to come back again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $500

Payment is by check. Please call owner to discuss details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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