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Amazing Location City Beach Brownstone - Lake , Park, Spa

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Library, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Thank you for visiting our listing. The lake, mountains and beauty awaits your arrival at City Beach Brownstone. Please also check our 2nd home just 1/2 block away from this home.VRBO 144640. Families have come from every corner of the United States to enjoy our home. We hope that if your travels bring you to Coeurd'Alene, that you will be able to be our guest. If you have questions please feel free to phone us or you may contact us by email.

Enjoy a cup of morning coffee on the covered porch and prepare for a day at the lake. There are only seven homes between you and city beach (about a 3 minute walk.This lifeguard-staffed beach is located within minutes of the world-class Coeur d'Alene Resort as well as the family-friendly city park.

The 'City Beach Brownstone' is located in the prestigious 'Fort Grounds' neighborhood. This 1905 stone home was completely 're-invented' in 2006 taking care to maintain the homes heart and soul. Hardwood floors are gleaming throughout the home on both levels. This well-appointed home includes luxury linens, jetted soaking tub, granite counters, original clawfoot tub, uncluttered contemporary art, comfortable furniture, and two stories to spread out your family.

If you are considering a family vacation this home puts you steps away from the beachfront excitement yet surrounded by a tranquil neighborhood. North Idaho College summer plays are an easy walk away as well as the Castle Play Structure in the city park.

The famous Coeur d'Alene golf course with it's island green is nearby as well as Tubbs Hill, Parasailing, great restaurants, art galleries, and shopping.

The main floor bedroom has a queen luxury bed, the two bedrooms upstairs have one luxury king bed and a luxury queen bed. All beds are dressed in similar bedding to create a upscale hotel feel for the guests.

If you and your family like to experience a city from within the community, we invite you to be our guest.

Keywords: House, summer home, vacation rental.

More Details

Owner
Dan
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
September 3, 2017

Amenities

Fort Grounds House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , main floor bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Claw foot soaking tub 6 ft.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2) (1) inflatable Euro bed to be set up in Library
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Wet Bar, Luxury Linens provided

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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Amazing Location City Beach Brownstone - Lake , Park, Spa
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews
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Cute and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed this house! The refrigerator did drip/leak water, which made it difficult to use fully. The AC units were very helpful. The bathrooms and washer/dryer functioned just fine, and we made good use of the BBQ grill. The front porch was our favorite hang out. Great location and reasonable nightly rate. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th time renting from the owner. The house is so charming and relaxing and CDA is always a great vacation spot. The owner is so nice, responds quickly and is easy to work with. The location is great for walks to the beach, swimming, bike rides, walking into town and my son loves the park. The house is very clean and the king size bed is super comfortable. We definitely plan to come back again and would recommend this property to friends. Thank you for another wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Eclectic Lake House

  • 5 of 5

This was a quaint little house, probably built in the 20's or 30's as a summer home close to Lake CDA

The upstairs has sloped ceilings throughout, which is why there is no place in the upstairs bathroom for a mirror at face height; it would also be hard to fit a shower on the second floor, but the first floor bath has plenty of mirrors and a shower. Although maybe a mirror on a swivel could be added to the second floor

The stairs were steep and I wouldn't want anyone with balance issues on them

The portable A/C unit in the upstairs bedroom worked great, as did the window units downstairs. We barely used the downstairs A/C, though, as opening the windows at night and in the morning, when it is quite cool, keep the temps down during the heat of the day

The front porch was a great place to sit, read and relax. The grill was brand new.

The back yard landscaping could use a thorough overhaul, though, as it was very overgrown and there weren't any comfortable seating areas

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great stay in Coeur d'Alene

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 spent the week at Dan's house. It suited our needs perfectly. It was a clean homey house and in an awesome location. We enjoyed the charming neighborhood and it's proximity to the lake and shops. The home had everything we needed to make our vacation relaxing and peaceful. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch both mornings and evenings as well as gathering around the table at night for games. Dan was very responsive when booking the house and for anything we required when we were there. It was a very quaint and lovely place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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GREAT LOCATION!

  • 3 of 5

Dan is a great host. When any difficulties pop up he immediately responds and gets the problem solved. He is very thoughtful and kind making sure we were enjoying our stay. The house has a great location to walk to the beach or downtown. The house was very clean. As six women who meet yearly throughout the country, we enjoyed sitting on the front porch catching up on the past year. One of the gals couldn't make it this year. Good thing as there would be no place for her to sleep! It does NOT sleep eight. It sleeps six. One King, two queen beds. The biggest issue for us was one shower even though there are two bathrooms. The upstairs bathroom just has a tub. That bathroom has the mirror on the floor which none of us could use. We also did not experience the hotel quality bedding. There were no matching bedding as stated nor did we see bedding as pictured. The downstairs bedroom's mattress squeaks so badly that I had to sleep on the sofa so wouldn't wake up my bed partner. The bedrooms are very dark. Light bulbs were burnt out and couldn't find any replacements. Some of the furnishings are old with lots of scratches. The dining room chairs are very uncomfortable and floors creak waking up anyone sleeping in the downstairs bedroom. Saying all this we did enjoy our stay in beautiful Coeur D Alene, ID.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not as nice as the pictures

  • 2 of 5

Pros: Convenient location to the lake, walking and biking path and great places to eat. Near one of the great parks CDA has to offer. Weather was beautiful so we were out of the house a lot. Loved the front porch and quiet street.

Cons: not maintained- grass needed to be cut and shrubs needed trimming. I contacted Dan and he said it was cut less than a week ago. We were there three nights and no one came to mow. Couldn't go out to the yard and relax. Grill worked but not clean. Floors creaked on every step we took. Tried to be quiet as we were traveling with a 6 month old and a two year old. Bed on main floor was noisy with every move. Upstairs beds were great but the steep staircase was dangerous for carrying up a baby and allowing the two year old up stairs. Had to be on my knees to do my hair and make-up as the mirror in the upstairs bath was the height of my hips. Stated Air Conditioning but could not find it. Very warm upstairs at night but could only open the bathroom window- master bedroom window did not open. NO SMOKE ALARMS IN THE ENTIRE HOUSE!!!!! I was not aware that one could rent out a home without it being up to code. Kitchen cabinets would not stay shut and the ice maker did not work in the fridge.

There was laundry to be done - wet towels from the previous renter- that I was willing to do but no laundry soap. Dan did say he would reimburse me if I wanted to go buy some but I wasn't going to take my time from my grandchildren to go shopping for laundry soap. There were no paper towels, short on toilet paper, no salt and pepper and no instructions for the area or the home. The last VRBO we stayed in had the staples needed so we did not have to run to the store for paper towels, toilet paper and salt and pepper. Dishwasher was full of dishes. They had been washed but when we went to set the table for dinner there were only 4 forks in the drawer. Afterwards we discovered all the dishes in the dishwasher.

Loved the location- the house has a lot of potential but I would look for a different place when I come back to CDA. Very disappointed in the condition and lack of upkeep. Mostly tho the lack of Smoke Alarms on both floors was the deal breaker for me. Not recommended for family with young children.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The opportunity to share our home with guests from all over the country is a true pleasure. Thank you for considering our home. We understand that you are looking for a place for you and your family or friends to unwind and become a part of the fantastic city of Coeurd'Alene from the inside, or the neighborhood perspective. While the majority of our guests find the unique charms of a 1905 historic home, a wonderful change of pace, others may find that the characteristics are not for them. The beautiful hardwood floors may "talk" to loudly if you are trying to be silent. The stairs to the upper level are steeper than a new home, and if you aren't stable on your feet, or you have toddlers, you probably want to avoid homes with stairs. Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are located in the home on both levels as they have been since completing our restoration of the home in 2006. Our summer season starts June 1. Our portable Air conditioners are installed on both levels for the start of the summer season. We provide what we feel is normal use of paper products for each reservation. If guests purchase and leave their extra paper products, we also pass those onto the next guests. We have a washer and dryer on site. While we do not provide laundry soap for the guests, some people leave their left overs and the next guest has it for their use. Lawn care starts weekly in June. As always, please let us know if you have special needs prior to booking our home.
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $139

Available Iron Man 2017

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund