Summer 2019: August is booked. July has some weeks available.
If Priest Lake (the crown jewel of Idaho) is new to you…..it is a truly beautiful area, not overly-developed like some lakes can be, and beloved by many residents and repeat visitors. If you are looking for a lake place close to shopping and a busy nearby town, it is NOT the best fit. If you are looking to relax and get-away-from-it-all while surrounded by gorgeous nature, Priest Lake is the one for you!
For those returning to Priest Lake as well as experiencing it for the first time........as many of you know, the rental market is fairly high demand, low supply. People do book summer rentals quite early.
Our "cabin" is fairly new (built in 2008), charming, diligently kept up, very clean, and comfortable (two new king beds, a new queen bed, and the bunkbeds). Having three full bathrooms makes a world of difference when there is more than one family. You will see that our place is not exactly one of those lavish homes with granite countertops, a TV in every room, air conditioning, and sandy beaches (naturally priced accordingly). However, there are so many reasons that multiple repeat renters say our cabin is like "home," and keep coming back.
The kitchen and living room are connected, making one spacious gathering room with fantastic lake views (and wood stove). There is also a game room with TV for DVD watching. Full deck off gathering room and master bedroom offers perfect spot for meals and enjoying views.
We accept reservations up to one year in advance.
*Boat Lift available - best described as functional, not fancy (please ask for boat mooring specifications).
*2 Kayaks, a Canoe, and a Pedal Boat available.
*Propane Grill available.
*Water Mat ready to use.
*Deep Water and ladder at end of dock - perfect for diving.
*Outside area off bunk room provides a spot for possible bocce ball, cornhole beanbag toss and other activities.
*Free wifi is available.
*TV with DVD capability only (no cable).
*Elkins resort/restaurant is a quick boat ride across from the cabin. Hills is also a fairly quick boat ride away, and Cavanaugh's is 10 minutes by car, quicker by boat.
*Trash pick-up (private service) included with rental (there is no public trash collection, so dump visits are required for many Priest Lake renters).
*No need to bring drinking water as needed for many Priest Lake rentals (filtering system installed).
Summer rentals are usually Sunday to Sunday in July with no specific change-over day in August.
Our family and several repeat renters believe our cabin is a wonderful place to visit. It usually books up early. However, we would like to note a few things that will help set your expectations just in case it is NOT a fit for your needs:
* The shore along this area of the lake is rocky (not sandy).
* There is NO air conditioning (although ceiling fans in master and great room, and tower fans throughout).
* There are several stairs between the parking area and the cabin, as well as the cabin and the lake (please see pictures).
* The restriction on the number of guests (12) staying at the cabin and the no pets policy are strictly enforced and non-negotiable.
* There is limited parking for only three vehicles.
* The cabin is not suitable for large parties or gatherings.
* There are quiet hours from 10pm - 9am in respect of our long-time lake neighbors.
*Because we try to avoid adding the extra cost of a linen service to the rental rates, renters are responsible for washing/drying all beach towels and 2/3 of regular towels before departure.
FLOOR LAYOUT (1950 sq. ft.) -- ideal for no more than 6 adults and no more than 6 children who fit comfy in bunk beds.
UPSTAIRS Sleeps 4 total:
* Master bedroom one SLEEPS 2 (king bed)
w/ full bathroom #1;
* Bedroom two SLEEPS 2 (queen bed);
* Small TV non-sleeping room;
* Full bathroom #2; and
* The "great room" (kitchen/living room combo).
DOWNSTAIRS Sleeps up to 8 total:
* Bedroom three SLEEPS 2 (king bed);
* Small laundry room;
* Full bathroom #3; and
* Bedroom four (bunkroom) SLEEPS 6 very cozy in bunk beds.
WE ENCOURAGE A PHONE CALL BEFORE BOOKING
Renting any lodging (this cabin is our second home) for a whole week or longer is no small thing, especially since we are noticing that most people commit to booking many months to a year in advance. We encourage you to hit the "send a message" or "ask owner a question" button BEFORE hitting the "request to book" button. If you are close to certain that you want to book the cabin, please let us know in your inquiry, so we can hold the reservation for you (no obligation) for a short time in case we cannot connect right away. This allows us to first have a call and thoroughly answer any questions or address any concerns, while making sure our cabin is a great fit for you.
Please ignore the VRBO note on our Cancellation Policy -- it is incorrect. VRBO does not provide an option that matches our Rental Agreement (or provide the ability to delete that portion of the listing).
The Actual Cancellation Policy as stated in the signed Rental Agreement: A reservation is defined as the entire period between check-in and check-out (noted in section No. 1). An entire reservation can be cancelled according to provisions in this paragraph, but partial reservation cancellations are not permitted. Reservations cancelled more than 60 days BEFORE arrival will entitle renter to a refund of any rental fees exceeding the reservation deposit. If the reservation is cancelled within 60 days, but no less than 30 days before arrival, the tenant will forfeit 25% of the rental fee unless the Landlord is able to re-rent the premises for the dates cancelled in which case a refund of any rental fee that exceeds the reservation deposit shall be refunded. Reservations cancelled 29 days or less before arrival will forfeit the entire rental fee unless the Landlord is able to re-rent the premises for the dates cancelled. Notwithstanding any contrary provision hereunder, under no circumstances shall all or any portion of the reservation deposit (defined below) be refunded in the event of cancellation. The reservation deposit is $500 with the exception of rental contracts with nightly minimums that result in 25% of the rental fees being less than $500 in which case the reservation deposit is 25% of the rental fees.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!