House: 4 Bedrooms + Sofa Sleeper, 2 Bath winter 2 1/2 Bath summer Sleeps 11
About Rick Spaeth
After a successful 30 year career in Pharmaceutical Sales I started LAKESIDE Vacation Homes in 2004. I really enjoy seeing families and friends having fun like we did growing up when my family vacationed at this same location.
Rick Spaeth purchased this House in 1954
Why Rick Spaeth chose McCall
My Grandfather (Fred Specht - the Frederick Lakeside is named for him) bought this property in 1954. The Frederick Lodge has always been a very special place to me. It's always fun seeing families make life long memories like we did when I was a young kid with my family and friends.
What makes this House unique
This location is as good as it gets on Payette Lake. We have long summer days and beautiful sunsets all year long. The large conifer trees that surround the houses provide just the right amount of shade during the summer. The Payette National Forest is literally just out of the back door across Eastside Dr. It gives guests a place close by for hiking, jogging, quiet walks and mountain biking. This location gives this property a 'secluded' feeling you will not find on the West Side of the lake or off of Warren Wagon Road. The property and houses are kept very clean and we are constantly doing things to keep the houses in great condition. Linens and towels are kept fresh and new. We replace them often. All of the kitchen appliances were replaced and new in 2014.
'NO SMOKING' in the houses. Please pick up butts
Children are always welcome
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Beautiful lakefront home!
Our family had such a wonderful 8 night stay. The location is perfect with amazing views of the lake and mountains. The house was the perfect size for our annual family vacation. We all were able to have our own bedrooms and everything from the beds to the living room furniture was extremely comfortable. The kitchen was a little cramped while making dinners, but you can't complain when your view is of the calmest lake we have ever seen. Our only issue, and why I dropped cleanliness down a star, was we didn't have very many kitchen/ dish towels so we had to do laundry one day and found the washer to be a little smelly. We had to pull the detergent tray out and completely clean it - it was clogged with mildew. Other than that we enjoyed everything and would stay again!
Lakeside near the end of summer
Rick's properties enjoy perfect views of Lake Payette, surrounded by evergreen and deciduous forests, and backed up, this time of year, by snow dusted mountain peaks. It is absolutely quiet at night. This time of year there were perhaps two or three boats on the water each day. There were more geese and ducks. The homes are spacious and well designed. Clean, well stocked and appointed. Only a few miles from the center of McCall, this is a great place for a sublime get-away.
Paradise in Pilgrim Cove
Stayed in the Frederick Lakeside Lodge. Excellent views, private deck and amenities. Beautiful home with all the modern conveniences. The owner (Rick) was very easy to work with. We rented the pontoon boat and it ran very well and was a nice add-on. We highly recommend this beautiful property.
This is a beautiful place. Wife and I are elderly and had some trouble with the steps. The pontoon boat is great and we had a wonderful tour of the lake. All in all it was a great vacation.
Beautiful setting, clean, comfortable house with lots of room inside and out. Well equipped and as described.
Driveway is steep, gravel and a little tight. Don't try to drag your boat down from the main road as you'll have a hard time getting back out; there's no boat ramp at the property anyway.
I had minor issues with communication with the owner- basically asked for check in a day early which was denied, then when we arrived I was told that I had the place the day before after all. I had already made alternate arrangements for that day so while I appreciate the accommodation it wasn't helpful less than a week before checking in.
Overall highly recommended, we definitely consider coming back.
I'm sorry for any confusion regarding the requested dates by this guest. Michael received and Email from me 5 days before he was supposed to arrive. My Email included: 1 - Directions to the house 2 - Dates of the Reservation (including the requested 1 day early Check In) 3 - information regarding the key to the house and additional Check In information. The house was ready as requested one day earlier than the original Check In date and sat empty the 1st night of the reservation.
I do my best to answer guest emails, texts and phone calls ASAP. I do not know what more I could have done to communicate with this guest and I apologize for any confusion.
Great Place, great location, beautiful view!
We had a great time! We will definitely be back again!
Golf (3 courses open to the public in the area),
Horseback Riding(3 local outfitters)
White Water Rafting (Payette River, Salmon River-several outfitters)
Water Skiing / Wake Boarding
Picking huckleberrys (in the huckleberry patches off of the Crestline Trail located just across Eastside Dr.)
25 foot LAKESIDE 17 person Suncruiser pontoon boat - $235/day,
Free slips for guest boats
Snow Skiing (Brundage & Tamarack Resorts)
Snowmobiling (we have snowmobile trailer parking for all size of trailers)
Cross Country Skiing / Snow Shoeing
Snow Tubing and Sledding (Activity Barn tubing hill)