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Downtown Bliss in Coeur d Alene

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,340 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Bungalow getaway, convenient, charming and comfortable.

Beautiful 1930 home just six blocks from downtown Coeur d' Alene. Completely remodeled and upgraded in 2006.

Located on a quiet, tree lined residential street. A short walk will get you to downtown restaurants, coffee places, art stores, and other great shopping venues. Tubbs Hill is a short walk away with great trails and views of Lake Coeur d' Alene.

If you are a golfer, the renowned CDA Golf Course is just a few minutes drive away. Saint Thomas Catholic Church is just three blocks away, and the church bells chime twice every day.

The house is located in a very quiet neighborhood away from busy traffic. Sleeping for up to six persons is available. The master bedroom has a queen bed, the second guest bedroom has a queen bed, and the third guest bedroom has a twin trundle bed that sleeps two. The main floor has a large and comfortable sofa that is located in front of the electric fire place and televison. There is a full bath upstairs and on the main floor. Linens and bath towels are provided.

There is a "man cave" in the basement that includes two reclining chairs, a bar, and a television. The "cave" is a great place to read a book, watch a game, and enjoy an adult beverage.

The kitchen is designed with up-to-date appliances and is fully equipped to meet your food preparation needs. The dining table seats six. There is a propane BBQ on the spacious back deck where you can enjoy casual summer dining.

The character of this home has been maintained with a touch of modern technology. HDTV, cable, and wireless internet are provided. Bring your Ipod to listen to your own music. Another HDTV is in the master bedroom. Plenty of parking is available on the street in front of your quaint bungalow.

If a visit to Coeur d’ Alene is in your plans we hope you decide to stay at our cute little house! We offer a home experience for your family at rates that are far below the cost of staying in a modest hotel.

More Details

Rob and Paula Ahern
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Rob and Paula Ahern

We first visited Coeur d' Alene in 2004, and knew we would someday retire here. In 2012, we became residents of Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, and now call Kootenai County our home.

Rob and Paula Ahern purchased this house in 2010

Why Rob and Paula Ahern chose Coeur d'Alene

We bought our little cottage in 2010, and absolutely love it. We decided to share our home with others who are visiting for short or extended stays. Our cottage offers everything you could want during a stay in Coeur d' Alene. A quiet neighborhood, close proximity to downtown and the lake, and LOTS of things to do.

What makes this house unique

Our home is impeccably maintained for use by us and our family, personal friends, and our VRBO friends. You will not be disappointed.

Why stay in an overpriced hotel when you can have all of the comforts of your own home in our home. Make the time to create memories in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho!


Garden District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1340 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Second Level Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , claw foot tub
    First Level Full Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared by first floor bedrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - The entire second level! - 1 queen , Second floor is a master suite with tub, shower, tv...
    First Level Bedroom - Front of House - 1 queen , Main floor with shared full bath.
    Main Floor Rear Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Main floor, trundle bed, and shared full bath.
  • Baby crib is available upon request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Downtown Bliss in Coeur d Alene
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Ironman Perfection

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our family for IM CdA 2016. What a perfect location and lovely hospitality. Having a place to call home during our time in Coeur d'Alene was priceless. Cooking meals, enjoying the front porch swing, walking down town... We loved it all. The home itself is stunning, filled with old time charm and modern amenities. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well Appointed Cottage!

  • 4 of 5

The owners have gone out of their way on this historic home! The appliances and amenities are all high quality (much more than the mid grade I often see in rentals) and plentiful. The bedding, linens and towels are clean and lovely and the dishwasher is nearly silent. They have installed an AC unit upstairs to beat the worst of the afternoon heat and the trees shade the downstairs interior well enough that it's not needed. Although the master shower is a just little bit small, it works just fine for it's intended purpose and having 2 full bathrooms in a historic CDA home is fantastic (and not common)! And we had one person in the family who fell in love with the upstairs bathtub. The communication from the owners is very clear and extremely helpful, and they had the most lovely welcome basket for us on arrival. There is a nice washer and dryer in the basement, which was very helpful during our week, and one person in the family enjoyed hanging in the basement "man-cave". All in all, we had everything we needed to make a lovely resting spot after all of our CDA adventures. Thank you Rob and Paula!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in Coeur d'alene! The cottage location was very close to parks, restaurants & shops downtown.With family close by what could be better!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great location. Cozy home. Owners very responsive. Will for sure come back

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful home in great condition that we thoroughly enjoyed.

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a better place to stay. This home was perfectly located for us to get to our training center downtown and had everything in place and we had a great time .

Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional Cottage

  • 5 of 5

When you first walk up to the front door you notice that this Cottage has been lovingly restored and updated. Inside, everything shows thoughtfulness and planning to make your stay a wonderful experience. We appreciated the fully equipped kitchen, as we usually cook most meals 'in' and found we were not lacking anything. The BBQ was a big plus, as we could use it and not heat up the house. All of the bed linens and bathroom towels are of top quality, and are in good supply, and the showers were very nice. The Cottage is not only tastefully decorated , but is functional and comfortable for everything from meals to visiting, or just watching TV. Outdoors, the best parts were the front porch and back deck for visiting, depending on the time of day. Comfortable outdoor furniture is a plus. We didn't use the 'Man Cave', but we can see it would be a fun addition to the space if you had 3 couples or visitors. The washer and dryer were convenient and supplies were appreciated.

The location of the Cottage is perfect if you want to be away from the hub-bub of downtown, but close enough to just walk up and get a coffee or a meal or one of the Craft Brews that are available. We spent many hours walking the neighborhood and enjoying the atmosphere of a historic district, old growth trees and friendly people. The lake and boat ramp are only a few blocks away, and there is plenty of on-street parking in front of the Cottage if you bring your boat.

The owners communicate very well, and are timely and generous with information.

When we visit Coeur d'Alene again, we will stay here. This is the best VRBO property we have ever rented. Thanks Rob and Paula.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind rating, and for staying with us! We enjoyed having you. Thank you for taking such good care of our home. We hope to see you again in the future! Rob and Paula
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Spokane, Washington
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Several in Downtown Coeur d' Alene
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Coeur d' Alene Resort
Nearest Train
38 Miles
Spokane, Washington
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Interstate 90
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Several choices Downtown Coeur d' Alene
Nearest Ski
58 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Public beach near downtown at Independence Point
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Garden District House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Ironman 70.3
Jun 22 2017 - Jun 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Ironman 2017
Aug 24 2017 - Aug 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.0%

Seven night stays include one free night. There is no guest access to the onsite detached garage.

Check in time is 4:00 pm. Check out time is 11:00 am.


Interested in renting for a month? Contact us for a quote!

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.
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