"Honeysuckle on Hayden"

Lakefront Vacation Rental in Northern Idaho

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  • High season (2nd week in June through Labor Day): $2000/week or $290/day
  • Low season: $1200/week or $200/day
  • Long-term rental: $1200/month low season, negotiable high season
  • Utilities included in short-term rentals
  • $200 cleaning fee
  • $1000 booking and security deposit
  • $150 deposit per pet
  • Deposits returned after stay
  • Click here for availability Click the calendar to the right for current availability
  • Cancellation fee is $300 if more than 30 days in advance and forfeit of the full deposit if less than 30 days in advance.

Map showing house location on the lakeLocation:

  • Conveniently located on Honeysuckle Bay on the Southwest end of Hayden Lake, Hayden Idaho.
  • Across Honeysuckle Bay from the public beach/boat launch
  • Less than 2 miles from downtown Hayden
  • Quick access to highway 95
  • 8.2 miles to Lake Coeur d'Alene
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Private dock for 

  • 1/2 acre lot
  • 100' of primary lakefront
  • Private dock with Trex decking for exclusive use by tenants
  • Weed free swimming area
  • Room for up to 3 watercraft on the dock
  • Public boat ramp is nearby for easy launching of boats
  • Charcoal grill and gas grill and deck chairs on full length balcony
  • Patio furniture on lower patio
  • 2 private parking areas for boat trailers and cars (2 spaces on the lower road by the water and 3 or more in the driveway/parking pad on the upper road).
  • Fenced back yard

Kitchen and Living 
 Room Inside:

  • The home is 2200 square feet (1100 on each level)
  • Beds for 12 people and lots of room for large gatherings
  • Upstairs rooms:
    • Living room: queen sofa bed, cable TV, DVD player, CD player, stereo, fireplace.
    • Bathroom with bath tub / shower, 2 sinks, toilet.
    • Bedroom #1: queen bed
    • Bedroom #2: pop-up trundle (2 twins)
  • Downstairs rooms:
    • Bedroom #3:  2 twins, 1 queen, 1 queen sofa bed, Lazy-Boy recliner, rocker, dining table, microwave, TV, stereo/CD player, wood stove.  This is a great room for kids.  It has its own entrance from outside as well. The room is 12'x30'-- plenty of room to spread out.
    • Bathroom with shower, toilet and sink.
    • Laundry room with washer and dryer.
  • WI-FI DSL (wireless broadband internet) available throughout the house .

Other information:

  • Zoey 
 lake Dogs are allowed with an extra deposit.  The dogs must be trained and under owner control at all times.  The deposit is refunded after confirmation of no damage.  It is unusual in the rental business to return a pet deposit but, we are pet owners ourselves and want to be friendly to other folks like us who like to travel with their dogs.
  • While there are beds for 12, we don't have any specific restriction on the number of people in the house.  The biggest consideration is to keep the noise level low for the neighbors.  The next consideration is the number of vehicles that we can accommodate since there is no on-street parking.  For large gatherings, folks may need to carpool.
  • In the off season, we rent by day, week, or month.  For long-term rentals (ie by month), the rate does not include the utilities.  We will also rent monthly in the high season though that needs to be planned for far in advance before we book any short-term tenants.



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If you have questions or would like to make a reservation, please contact me via:

  • Phone: 408 239 6473
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Detailed Description

 and parking padArriving at the house via the upper road, here is the driveway and parking area.  The truck you see here is a full-sized Ford F350 crew cab pickup.  There is room for a few cars/boat trailers here for more normal-sized vehicles.  Vehicles can be parked in the long driveway as well but, of course, that blocks the rest of the vehicles in.

Driveway in 
 winterWe do rent the house all year round but, as you can see from the picture on the right, winter snows might be a problem for some folks.  The snows usually don't stick on the ground until after Thanksgiving.  This picture was from January of one of the heaviest snow seasons in many years.  My F350 manages the snowy driveway just fine.

 entry and lake in backgroundFrom the parking area at the bottom of the driveway, you can see the main entry to the house, the edge of the balcony, the lake and Honeysuckle Beach across the bay.  In the parking area, trailers can be stored off of the road safe and out of the way.

A special feature of this house is that it has two levels which can almost be self sufficient on their own with separate entrances (as well as inside stairway between them), patio/balcony, bathrooms, TV, etc. This is great for

  • two families sharing a vacation,
  • adults upstairs and kids downstairs,
  • or other special configurations.

Both levels are very spacious, accommodating large groups. .

 areaEntering the house, the open floor plan is visible.  Both the upper and lower levels have an open layout which works well for large groups.  The kitchen is on the right, living room ahead, bedrooms down the hallway to the left.  Stairs to the lower level are out of sight to the left.

The kitchen has the usual stuff like pots and pans and place settings for up to 12 people.  There are 2 conventional ovens, a microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster, blender, and the usual cooking items you'd find in a standard kitchen.

The dining room table has 2 leaves to enlarge it.

Living room looking back toward kitchenThis view is in the living room looking back toward the kitchen.  Next to the kitchen table is the internet connection.  A wired connection can be made here if you do not have wireless capability on your computer.  My laptop actually can make a wireless connection out on the dock.

 roomThis room has lots of space for gatherings.  All of the windows in this room face toward the lake.  They let in a lot of light and views of the lake and surrounding mountains.

The door visible in these pictures opens out to the full length balcony.  The larger couch (the one without the wood accents) opens up to a queen sized bed.  The recliner is wide with lots of padding.  Whoever sits in the recliner risks falling asleep even with the built-in vibration turned off.

 #1There is not much to say about the bedrooms upstairs.  The first bedroom has a queen size bed, bedside tables, and reading lamps.

Upstairs bedroom #2The second bedroom has a pop-up trundle -- essentially two twin size beds.  The lower one pops up to the same level as the other one  They can be pushed together or used apart depending upon the arrangement desired.  Unfortunately, they do not actually attach together so you can't make a true king size bed.

 area.Downstairs we have bedroom number 3.  This room has a forest theme with pine trees and bears.  It is a large 12x30 room.  One part is set up in a lounge / play area configuration with sofa bed, rocker, Lazy-Boy recliner, TV, DVD, VCR and microwave visible here.   The sofa opens up to a queen size bed.  There is a lot of floor space for spreading out or for folks to sleep on if the group is larger than the number of beds. 

The wood stove insert here provides lots of heat so it wouldn't likely be used in the summer.

 centerIn the center of the room we have a multi-use table, CD player and you can see the entrance to the laundry room with washer and dryer and storage for water toys, folding chairs, and the leaf to enlarge the table.  Tenants can use the washer and dryer at no charge.



Bedrrom #3 - queen and two twin bedsOn the other side of the room there is a trundle (2 twins) and a queen bed.  This trundle doesn’t pop up like the one upstairs. 



 view Facing toward the windows, you can see that this room has similar views of the lake as the living room upstairs.  On the right, you can see the door leading to the patio and trail down to the lake.

 mountains.The balcony affords some spectacular views.  This one is of sunset reflecting on the snow covered mountains in the distance.

Panorama shot from the balcony

 furnitureThe full length balcony has a charcoal grill and a gas grill and lots of tables and seating.  We rarely are bothered by bugs here so hanging out on the deck or patio is very enjoyable.

Fireworks on Hayden LakeThe Hayden Lake 4th of July fireworks are visible from the balcony.

 furnitureAt ground level, the patio has a similar layout as the upper balcony.  Since both the balcony and patio are covered one can hang out in either area even if it is raining without getting wet. 

There is also a flat, sunny, grassy area just off the patio.

Trail in backyard down to the lakeThe back yard has lots of lush foliage and is well treed.  Here you can see the edge of the balcony in the upper left and stairs from the patio leading to the trail down to the lake.

 backyardPart way down the trail is a bench with views of the lake and woods around the house.  It is very peaceful to sit on the bench gazing out toward the lake.  It is shady here so even in the heat of the day it’s cool here.

 dockThis view is on the trail below the bench looking toward the gate at the top of the first staircase to the lake.  There is also parking space at the bottom of these stairs, so one can drive down if desired.  The property is 400’ long so it’s not really that far a walk but if you have lots to bring to the water, you might choose to drive down on the road.


 parking.Here is a picture of the fence around the yard, the gate and staircase down (17 steps) to the lower parking and then the last staircase down to the water (35 steps).  Just to the right of these stairs is the lower parking area.


 dockThe dock is for the exclusive use of the tenants.  It is not shared with anyone else.  It is the same with the parking.  There is reserved parking space for the tenants' cars and trailers.

 dockFinally, what we’re here for… the lake!  The dock has large areas for hanging out on and a long slip.  Boats can be moored on the outside and beach side of the dock as well.  So, there’s room for up to 3 watercraft.

BeachWhile the beach is somewhat rocky, you can see that there are no weeds or mud.  The water slopes off after about 8-10 feet of shallow area.  So, the young ones can splash around on the shore (with adult supervision of course).  In the spring and early summer, the lake level can be pretty high and there isn't much beach then.  This picture was taken in late June and there is plenty of beach at this time.


The water is very clear. Under the boat slip the water is more than 9 feet deep.  Despite the lack of weeds, we frequently see fishing boats floating just 50 feet beyond the dock.  I have yet to find out if this is a fruitful location but a lot of folks cast their lines here—usually in the early morning or early evenings.



Activities in the Area

(Distance from the house is in parenthesis)

Bike trails

Bike Rentals

  • Island Rentals (10 miles)

Boat rentals




Horseback Riding

  • Rider Ranch (17.9 miles - 6219 S. Wolf Lodge Creek Road • Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814)

 Miniature Golf

  • Triple Play   - 2 mini-golf courses, go karts, indoor water park, & more (1.4 miles)


Skiing – downhill


Theme Parks

  • Silverwood (13.8 miles - 27843 N Highway 95, Athol, ID 83801)


Events in the Area

Coeur d’Alene Ironman – 4th Sunday in June

Fireworks on Hayden Lake – July 4th

Hayden View Triathlon - August 1st, 2009

Art on the Green – first weekend in August

Taste of Coeur d’Alene – first weekend in August

North Idaho Fair and RodeoAug 26-30, 2009





See our house listed on these sites
Vacation Rentals by Owner - VRBO.com VacationRentals411.com VacationRentalDirect.com
AlwaysOnVacation.com Coeur d'Alene Property Management
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rents4vacations.com house.info

Vacation Rentals FOR RENT BY OWNER - VacationsFRBO.com


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