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Life is Better at the Lake at Lakeside Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Rustic cabin on Island Park Reservoir, Bills Island, Island Park, Idaho

Lakeside Cottage is located in the private, gated Bills Island community. It had a major remodel with new carpet in the living room and upstairs bedrooms in spring of 2017. A new master suite, large deck, and main bath have all been remodeled within the past 3 years including new washer and dryer and kitchen appliances. Our rustic cabin is very secluded being nestled in the trees off the waterfront. Two private docks (one for a boat and one for swimming) with close proximity to a boat loading area, make this a great place for boating, wake boarding, jet skiing, swimming, or fishing. The cabin offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and will sleep 10 guests comfortably. The main floor has the master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite bathroom with jetted tub/shower. A den with hide-a-bed is directly off the master. The other main floor bathroom has a newly tiled shower with two vanities. Bedroom #2 is upstairs with a queen size bed. Bedroom #3 has 2 queen size beds and 2 extra long double beds. We have a BBQ grill with propane provided and fire pit (bring your own wood). Several picnic tables offer great outdoor eating options. Also new 2017 are 3 patio sets with umbrellas. This is the perfect place to vacation as it is within 45 minutes of Yellowstone Park. Other close attractions are Mesa Falls, Big Springs, Henry's Lake, Harriman State Park, and Quake Lake, to name a few.

More Details

Ruth Ann Rose
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2018

About Ruth Ann Rose

Our father and mother were both born in Idaho and returned after his residency to start a medical practice. Several years later after vacationing in a cabin in upper New York state, they began looking for the perfect place in Idaho to vacation.

Ruth Ann Rose purchased this cabin in 1962

Why Ruth Ann Rose chose Island Park

Our family has owned this property for over 50 years. Originally purchased by our parents when the cabin was only two years old, we have spent many summer days fishing, water skiing, and jet skiing. As we have gotten older, our children and grandchildren have taken up the fun activities as we snap photos and enjoy the company.

What makes this cabin unique

Mother fell in love with the lot. So many trees provided privacy from both the road and the lake. A deck was built and enjoyed for our parents' 45 wedding anniversary. One recent addition included tearing down that deck and replacing it with a beautiful large deck with railing looking out over the lot and lake. Over the years the cabin has been remodeled inside to handle our growing family.


Island Park Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main floor bath - toilet , shower , 2 vanities
    Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 2 double
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • Bedroom 1 is a master bedroom on the main floor with master bath. Den next to this bedroom has a hide-a-bed. Bedroom 2 and 3 are on the second floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Life is Better at the Lake at Lakeside Cottage
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Excellent for large families

  • 4 of 5

Two families stayed here for 5 nights and it was very comfortable and enjoyable. It's right on the water with a nice dock, so you will need to keep an eye on little ones. Huge deck with several tables, so it's great for a large group. The owner was very kind and helpful before, during, and after the stay. It's an older cabin with some additions that has been really well maintained and modernized where necessary.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. We enjoyed working with you!
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Beautiful property right on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this quaint, clean, homey property! The lake access is incredible and the views are breath taking!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great cabin but.....

  • 3 of 5

The cabin was great and we had a fun time. The only problem with our stay was the cabin next to us was being torn down and demolished the whole time we were there so there was quite a bit of noise during the day. The other problem was that we love to sit by the fire at night and we were unable to because of the fire restriction at the time of our stay. My rating otherwise would have been 5 stars. Everything else about the cabin was great and was everything that we were expecting and more.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry about the noise. I thought they were waiting until fall to dismantle their cabin. It has been a hot August. The fire pit area is so fun to use. I hope everything else went well. Ruth Ann/owner and manager
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Salt Lake City, Utah

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is the perfect location as well and met our large groups needs in every way. The cabin is comfortable inside and had plenty of room outside. Rose was the perfect hostess in meeting our needs as well and answering questions. I highly recommend this cabin and would definitely stay again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great cabin on the lake

  • 5 of 5

This cabin had all the amenities we were looking for and great lake access. We were able to use the docks to launch our kayaks and enjoyed the fire pit on the deck that overlooks the lake. Everything was clean, orderly, and exactly as described. We would definitely recommend this place to our friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a great trip! Loved the area and scenery. Plenty of room for our family. Enjoyed our day trip to Yellowstone as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

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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