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Location, Location!! Adorable Apartment in Craftsman Home

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Fort Grounds

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-5)

Before I describe this property, I would like to explain my rates. Normally, they are $150 per night, with a one week maximum stay. During Ironman Events, there is a flat fee of $1400, which is for one week. This price is charged, whether you stay for the full week or not. Therefore, please sign up for a full week, if you are participating in Ironman. You may leave whenever you wish. Our location cannot be beat for that event.

This light, comfortable basement apartment is in the Historic Fort Ground Neighborhood, which is the most coveted location in Coeur d'Alene. Our house is a lovingly renovated Turn-of-the-Century Craftsman Home, situated directly across from the beautiful tree-filled City Park, which is an idyllic setting for walking, cycling, picnics, concerts and special events. Just down our street is the City Beach on lovely Lake Coeur d'Alene, offering all manner of water sports, as well as lake cruises. A very short walk brings you to the famous Coeur d'Alene Resort, the shops, galleries and restaurants of the Downtown, and access to several easy, scenic hiking trails.

The apartment is cheerfully decorated with our extensive collection of Mexican Folk Art. There is one double bed and one twin bed in the bedroom and a double futon couch in the living room, which can sleep two. The living room also has a large sectional couch with recliner. The fully equipped kitchen is spacious, including a dining area. The bathroom has a tub-shower. There are windows in every room. The large livingroom has a 60 inch Sony HD TV with HD satellite connection, as well as a DVD player. There is also a computer and printer. In addition to normal towels and linens, we provide beach towels, beach chairs, and a cooler.

There is a very comfortable front porch, equipped with a porch swing, chairs and a gas barbecue, as well as a back yard. We are in an ideal site for walking and cycling, with secure storage for your bicycles. We also provide off the street parking. In short, our is an ideal vacation rental.

Keywords: Apartment in Home

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Karen Lawson
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016


based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Location, Location!! Adorable Apartment in Craftsman Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Lovely host, great place

  • 5 of 5

The location of this little basement apartment is amazing--across the street from the huge lakefront park, a half block to the water. Yet it is quiet, with sufficient parking and great amenities. Access is through the host's dining room but she is quite discreet and makes it as private as possible. Karen went out of her way to make it feel like a special visit--she clearly loves her town and we do too. It was a lovely retreat and the only downside was not being able to spend more time there.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Karen's house June 23-28th during CDA Ironman 70.3 it was a great place to stay. There were 4 of us staying there, my husband, 2 children and myself. Everything we needed was there in the basement, it was clean and comfortable. It's located right across the street from City Park and there are tons of things to do within walking distance. We would highly recommend this property for anyone looking to stay in CDA.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect fit!

  • 5 of 5

Spent 6 nights at this lovely property with my husband and 9-year-old son. The basement suite was cool in spite of warm temps, bright, clean, spacious, comfortable, and cheerfully decorated. The location was fabulous - just steps from the park and beach/lake, and minutes to the resort, restaurants, and downtown shops. The owners were wonderfully friendly, helpful, and especially sweet to our curious and chatty son. We loved our stay and would absolutely consider booking this property for future visits!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, AB, Canada

Charming, Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect place to stay in Coeur d' Alene. Clean, beautiful basement suite in a lovely neighborhood. Close to Park, Beach, City Centre. Wonderful landlords. Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay for the Ironman Triathlon and vacation. Thank you for everything.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Morgan Hill, CA USA


  • 5 of 5

We booked this rental almost a year in advance for Ironman C d'A 2012. Whenever I had a question, the owners responded quickly and thoroughly answered any inquiry. When we arrived they showed us the apartment and made room for my husbands bike and sons stroller in the workshop. They were not only kind to us but to our boisterous son. There were indoor and outdoor games for us to use, recommendations for a quiet dinner, grocery shopping, etc. It was like staying with family!

The apartment laid out well and for being steps away from the swim start, transition area and finish line, it was incredibly quiet. This is one of the few VRBO rentals that we've stayed at (and we've stayed at many) where the photos were spot on. We couldn't have asked for a better location to prepare for Ironman and to recover afterwards. If we ever come back for Ironman or to vacation in the area we would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lafayette, CA

Awesome Location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 2009 CIM. Location couldn’t have been better. One minute walk to the staging area/start. Has everything you need for a great race, space for all the gear, comfortable and quiet. This place definitely reduced stress associated with the race.

Owners are super accommodating and helpful – treat you like family coming to visit.

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Cruises, Sea Plane Rides


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment on Fort Grounds, Coeur d'Alene Lake

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Ironman 70.3
20 Jun 2017 - 26 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
Full Ironman
22 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £48

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Fort Grounds in Northern Idaho

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The bedroom has a single and double bed. There is a double futon couch in the living room, in addition to a large, sectional sofa.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Large screenTV with Satellite Full Kitchen with Stove, Coffee Maker, Blender, Toaster, Computer with High Speed Internet & Printer/Copier, Back Yard , Old-Fashioned Furnished Front Porch, Gas Barbecue, Beach Chairs and Beach Towels, Cooler, umbrella stroller

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