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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

My husband and I have owned our Little Yellow House for more than 20 years now, residing in it for the first 10 years and then to a long-term rental.

This is our little house's third year as a vacation rental and we are very hopeful that you'll not only love your stay here, but you'll come back again and again. (If you do return, we'd like to offer a 10% discount for return guests. :)

We've spent quite a bit of time making sure the inside is clean and cozy and we're confident you'll find everything you'll need for a brief or extended stay. Our focus now turns to the grounds, so please bear with us while we do some landscape upgrading (as time and finances allow). (UPDATE: The grounds are coming along beautifully). :)

We think you'll love the fully fenced, large backyard with a couple of mature, shade providing trees and a flower garden with several herbs, as well!

We would also like to note that our house is not equipped with an automatic dishwasher or a clothes washer/dryer, so we've tried to reflect that in our rates. (There is a self-service laundromat located 8 blocks away).

We are also located within walking distance of a grocery store (3 blocks), St. Thomas church (3 blocks), Idaho State Liquor Store (3 blocks), tavern/pub (3 1/2 blocks), coffee hut (3 blocks) Vertical Earth Bike Rentals (5 blocks), convenience store/gas station (5 blocks), Centennial Trail (5 blocks), Cd'A Lake Dr. (less than a mile) and just 8 blocks from everything downtown has to offer in shops, galleries, restaurants, the lake and beaches and bars and nightlife, too!

Should you decide to visit Coeur d'Alene, be sure to allow enough time to enjoy all the amazing activities and sights that our beautiful little town has to offer, including, but certainly not limited to:

• Downtown Music Walk (4th Friday Jan.-April)

• Downtown Art Walk (2nd Friday April-Dec.)

Tubbs Hill

• Hudson’s Hamburgers (207 E. Sherman Ave.)

• McCuen Park (Near the new Public Library)

• Fort Sherman Playground and City Park/Beach

• 4th of July parade and fireworks

• Christmas parade, fireworks and lighting ceremony

(Thanksgiving weekend)

• Polar Bear Plunge (New Year’s Day)

Festival of Trees

• Fishing

• Rock Climbing

• Cross Country Skiing

• Snowmobiling

• Snowboarding

• Mountain Biking

• Basketball Courts

• Sailing

• Cycling

• Swimming

• Skiing

• Water Skiing

• Jet Skiing

• Hiking

• Parasailing

• Golf

• Hunting

• Horseback Riding

• Health/Beauty Spa

• Miniature Golf

• Theme Park

• Restaurants

• Museums

• Cinemas

• Live Theater

• Shopping

• Fitness Centers

• Antiquing

• Wind-Surfing

• Tennis Courts

• Boating

• Sledding

Can't wait to see you here!

Debbie and Doug

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Such a cozy, artful home with ALL the amenities one could want!

Debbie, you have thought of each little thing someone might need.

We all love your decorating skills---leaf motif, colors...

Perfect for walking to town--to beach. I will certainly recommend and hopefully be back!

Oh, and thanks for the delicious cherry tomatoes!
Sep 2014
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Coeur d'Alene Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , trundle bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Please note: Dogs are allowed upon prior approval only. One large dog or two little dogs considered. 2 years or older. Pet fee: $100.00 Sorry, no kitty cats allowed. Additional guest fee: $15.00 per night/per guest


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average rating of 4.8333335 based on 60 reviews

Definitely lived up to the CUTE little house promise--and with an AMAZING back yard!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here for Memorial Weekend. We loved the character of the house, and it was super clean and adorably decorated. The entire house had similar decor so spaces tied together very nicely. No detail was overlooked to customize the house and make visitors feel at home. The linens (bedding and towels) were equivalent to those found in a higher-end hotel. We didn't stay long enough to cook, but the kitchen was well-equipped if we had wanted to do so. There was also a very nice grill on the back deck. The standout feature was the back yard. It was a large, fenced space for our dog to run around and had a beautiful garden area. There was very nice seating on the deck and in two other places in the yard to sit and enjoy. It was a nice neighborhood to walk around and was close to the big Catholic church and the garden district homes. Downtown CDA and the lake were definitely walkable if desired but also just a super-quick drive. Debbie was very quick in responding to questions and promptly addressed a request we had (going above and beyond!). We would happily stay here again on a future visit to CDA.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love that you loved it! Hurry back!
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Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Charming house with great back yard. The location of the house was perfect for going down town or to the water. We loved our stay. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would rent this place again!!

  • 5 of 5

This property was absolutely cute. Loved staying here. My husband and I were just here for the weekend, for a wedding, and this is exactly what I loved coming home to. Beautiful trimmed backyard, everything in the house that you need and the service is above average (Debbie). Debbie was always ready to answer questions if need be. AMAZING place!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Little House!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great 2 night stay. The house was very clean, the kitchen and bathroom were stocked beyond expectations with supplies, and the large fenced in backyard was great for our dog and toddler to play in. The location was also convenient and made for easy walking to downtown and the lake. We will definitely try to reserve the house again next time we are in CDA.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely little cottage in ideal location

  • 5 of 5

My stay in Coeur d'Alene was lovely because of my choice of accommodation at the little Yellow House. Debbie is a stickler for detail and the cottage was furnished beautifully and every amenity was provided for my comfort. Being an avid gardener, the grounds were immaculate and there was a lovely grassy fenced back yard which my little pup and I so enjoyed. The internet was not working when I arrived so Deb went out and bought a new modem and between the two of us we got it up and running. She is truly a great host (and a new friend) and I highly recommend booking here if your travels take you to this beautiful town!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay at the little cute yellow house!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! Debbie thought of everything to make us feel welcome! Super clean and well stocked with comfy beds! The backyard is fantastic! Great place to throw frisbee for doggie and relax with a cocktail! Very close to marina, lake and walking distance to town! Would definitely stay at Debbie's house again!!


  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Pet Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Must be at least 25 years of age to book.
Cancellation policy: 100% deposit refund if canceled 60 days (or more prior) to arrival. 50% refund if canceled 30 days (or more prior) to arrival.
$15.00 fee per night per guest for any additional guest beyond 2. Max guests: 4.
Pet fee: $50.00 per dog, non-refundable. Dogs at least 2 years old, please. No cats :(
$300.00 Security/damage deposit refunded within 10 bus. days provided all contents are present and in proper order. :) Thank you very much!

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.