USA Idaho Valley County, Idaho Donnelly Listing #744

Paradise Cottage on the Lake - Donnelly, ID

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Max. occupancy: 8 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 6 Twin Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
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Dreamy waterfront oasis with fireplace, firepit, patio, dock, and mountain views

A spacious oasis right on seasonal (June - July only) Lake Cascade, this three-bedroom home features beautiful architectural details like slanted wood beam ceilings and artisan mosaic work. You'll feel like you're at your own private lake lodge, with luxurious touches throughout this lovely space. For some of the best lake views in the house, you'll want to spend time in the attractively decorated living room. Leather sectional sofas, an ottoman, and overstuffed chairs are placed strategically around the large, open room. Track lighting provides a soft ambiance for settling back and enjoying this homey space. Great views of the outside can be had from any seat and there is a large glass door leading out to the deck. Loaded with country-chic charm, the open kitchen boasts hardwood floors, granite countertops, and a unique tile backsplash. Rain or shine, the covered back patio is also a very tempting option for enjoying meals! Head out through the glass door off the living room and you'll be rewarded with sweeping views and comfortable patio furniture. Throw some fresh fish on the gas grill for a special dinner surrounded by the great outdoors; after dinner. The Paradise Cottage on the Lake will definitely be a memorable place to stay on your next Lake Cascade family vacation!


In the summer, the lake is definitely the place to be! There's fishing, boating, kayaking and just think; you'll have a front-row spot for all the adventure. Golfing is less than 15 miles away on the other side of the lake at Tamarack Resort. If you're feeling a bit daring, you can even take a zipline tour of the area. Come wintertime, the Donnelly area transforms into a seasonal wonderland of skiing, sledding, sleigh rides, and snowmobiling. There are a number of restaurant choices in town, but a little farther north in McCall, you'll find everything from microbrews and burgers at the McCall Brewing Company to upscale Italian outdoor dining at Romano's Ristorante. McCall also has plenty of shopping, galleries, and entertainment options, but before long you'll certainly want to head back to your wonderful lakefront getaway.


Please note that Lake Cascade is a reservoir. The dock is for drop off and pick up and is available only in June and July. In early August, the water level depletes in front of this property and often drops down to 1' at which point the dock and lake become marshy, shallow, and unusable. At this time, you may drop your boat off in nearby boat ramps.

County permit number: 2021-114

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.



Children's games



Washer/dryer : Private


Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Space heater

Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining






Lake view


Water view


Beach access

Mountain view


Internet : Frontier Communitcations


Cable : Dish Network

DVD library

DVD player

VHS library

Wireless router

Sound dock




Wide clearance

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

On-site activities

Board games


Gas grill : Private


Beach towels


Safety & accessibility

Limited mobility access

63 reviews

Toni J. Aug 2022
Location location location!!!
House on the water with private deck and dock!!
Perfect for boating, jet skiing and fishing
We had a blast and great price to be on the water!
Kevin S. Jul 2022
Very spacious with plenty of options for sleeping. We really appreciated the window AC unit in the master suite and the portable AC unit in the bunk room. We also enjoyed the sunsets and the family of Osprey in the area. Such beautiful birds. Great place to unplug and unwind!
Charles B. Jul 2022
This house is amazing, The view from the deck is awesome, we had such a great time, we will definitely try to rent this house again.
Karen B. Jun 2022
Location of the house was very secluded with a beautiful view from the back patio leading to the dock. Perfect place for family get to gather with plenty of beds. Very quite peaceful place to relax and enjoy with the ones you love.
RYAN E. Jun 2022
Beautiful location and comfy cabin for a family getaway.
Amanda H. Nov 2021
We really enjoyed our stay at Paradise Cottage. It’s well furnished for a big group & it had all of the kitchen necessities to make our Thanksgiving feast. The view was amazing, even during winter. It’s a nice walk to the old railroad levy.
Shelli T. Sep 2021
This cabin is in a very beautiful place on the lake. It has lots of outdoor areas to enjoy the serenity. Everything was very clean and nice. At night, the sounds of bats scratching and fluttering in the attic made it difficult to sleep upstairs, even though they can't get into the home. Unfortunately, they are federally protected, I was told, and the owner is limited on how to keep them away. Sleeping downstairs is fine.
Manager response:
Shelli, thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are delighted to hear you had an enjoyable vacation overall. We sincerely apologize for the noise disturbances the bats caused during your stay. We appreciate your feedback and hope to host you again soon.
Susan H. Aug 2021
The setting is spectacular even though the water was low. We loved the landscaping and doors that open to backyard and view. It provides a scenic, quiet getaway.
Thomas W. May 2021
The location was great and the view was awesome. Plenty of space for everyone. Would liked to have better lighting in the kitchen and the downstairs toilet needs to be replaced or repaired. it didn't flush well.
Manager response:
Hi, Thomas! Maintenance has been scheduled to fix the toilet; we do apologize this was a problem for you during your stay. Thank you!
Nancy H. May 2021
Of course, the location. We vacationed in early May, the water was still up fairly high, that was a nice surprise.

The house was very nicely equipped, clean. Plenty of different lounge spaces to enjoy. Would highly recommend this home.
STACIE F. Apr 2021
It was the perfect getaway.
We had one issue with broken toilet upon arrival but Vacasa took care of it immediately and it was fixed by the next morning. We appreciated the quick response!
Nicolle S. Feb 2021
This home has everything anyone could need, a great location, super comfy beds, an awesome kitchen, and enough space for everyone. The layout is a bit quirky, but that's easy to overlook because this home is set up for you and your crew to enjoy your time at the lake. We would definitely stay here again!
Karen S. Jan 2021
Our family had a wonderful ski vacation. The home was comfortable, well stocked and the views are stunning. We loved it!
Jacob W. Sep 2020
The place was super clean and organized. We loved having everything we needed in the kitchen to make meals. It's a memory I know my kids won't forget. We we're sad the lake level was low and it was all a muddy marsh, we we're hoping to fish off the docks, but overall the experience was amazing.
Jennecca K. Aug 2020
This was a cozy home with quite a lovely yard and pretty view. Loved sitting outside on the deck taking in the sunset. We went in late august and the water was very low so could not use the dock or have water access, which would have been nice to know about prior to our trip as we had rented a boat that we had planned to keep overnight and were unable to. Not being from the area, we were not aware that the cabin wouldn’t have water access at this time so I feel like owners should make that more clear. Otherwise we quite enjoyed our stay.
Nancy S. Aug 2020
We truly enjoyed our stay. Very clean home, well appointed and private.
Suzanne B. Aug 2020
The house was comfortable with plenty of room to relax. Loved the patio and the deck looking over the lake. I would definitely rent hear again.
Levi J. Aug 2020
This lake front house exceeded our expectations. The views are breathtaking. The house is well appointed and very comfortable. We were very impressed with the landscaping, it is gorgeous, with cute little paths and nooks to sit and enjoy the beautiful setting. The dock is in great shape and we enjoyed the sandy beach on either side of the dock.
Nancy R. Jun 2020
Right on Paradise Cove which is a sheltered cove and quiet. Has a private dock the best bonus of the house. Great bunk room for kids.
Dan T. Jun 2020
The home was clean, decorated nicely, and a wonderful place to stay. Since the weather was stormy the first day and we had few other things come up, we left the kids and our boat at home. However, it would have been very workable for a family with a boat. The water was high and the dock right down a few steps from the back porch. There was enough space in front of the home to park a trailer. If you have toddlers, you would want to be cautious since the water is so accessible - but that this the very reason we rented here- to be on the water. And our kids are teens and up now. There is a nice launch ramp (Boulder Creek) not too far away that I have used before. The lake elevation was 4827 ft, and there was plenty of water to use the dock. Check this site for current up to date lake elevation:

There was plenty of room for a large family if you bring one. The back porch was nice and sunny, with a nice BBQ grill that we used. The fridge was spotless and ice cold, and the bed we used was comfortable. There are two TV's and Dish network - we just watched (streamed) a movie each night. WiFi was nice and worked great. The kitchen had plenty of utensils, knives, mugs and bowls, etc,
The weather was cool so we used the heat. The sun warms the upstairs, so not sure how warm it would get in July. Cascade lake is nice, but water levels drop in late summer and fall and it can get a little green. It was great at this time. The neighborhood was so quiet! We heard no one and saw no one in the neighboring homes, and the highway is far enough away we could not hear it. It was wonderful! Saw one deer near the home one morning.
Angela A. Jun 2020
Loved this home, beautiful location! Vacasa was completely unresponsive to our repeated calls, emails, messages, and texts. Not cool when you are standing on the porch of your rental, unable to get in after driving for 6 hours, because the door code doesn’t work.
Jessica S. Jan 2020
Home was as described and was a perfect place from which my family and me could enjoy the Winter Carnival. Replies to any questions or concerns were quick and helpful.
Becky S. Sep 2019
Quiet, beautiful, furnished nicely, perfect for a family stay!
Jonathon B. Jul 2019
Great house and location. We had 4 adults, 4 children and 2 dogs, there was plenty of room and we had a wonderful time.
Nat R. Aug 2018
There is a lot of space indoors and out to be together or do multiple families. Beautiful relaxed, peaceful wetland setting. We saw eagles, herons, cranes, hummingbirds, too many to list all.
Keith B. Aug 2018
Great house but needs a good deep cleaning from head to toe. If you’d re going to Lake Cascade after 7/15, stay on the main channel. Water levels elsewhere are really low with lots of water weed growth.
Manager response:
We are glad to see this guest enjoyed the house and apologize for any cleanliness oversights. We do have a deep clean scheduled for this fall. We do advertise that Cascade Lake is a reservoir that is seasonal; the dam controls the levels and it varies with the water availability. Thanks!
Greg B. Jul 2018
This was our second time staying at this cabin. We came back because it was perfect for our week on the lake. The place is nice with great access to a quiet part of the lake. We love the dock and privacy. We had a blast.

In the middle of the week it feels like it is your own private lake as almost nobody is there.

This year, the water was lower so we had some sand below the deck that the kids enjoyed.
Mandy T. Jun 2018
Warm cozy home, very well maintained, great kitchen!
Love the views, the water is beautiful and our kids really enjoyed the deck and dock♡ we will be returning soon! Thank you
paul m. May 2018
Beautiful home, gorgeous views of lake. Home is very inviting and clean. Thank you vacasa for taking such good care of property and cleanliness of home. A must rent!
Suzie P. May 2018
Nice, quiet place.
Dustin K. Feb 2018
This house has a nice secluded location and us really big. A ton of beds with all of the bunk beds. A good house for a bunch of guys that don't care about sleeping next to each other on bunk beds.
Kaitlin H. Jan 2018
This house was perfect for our group! We were able to walk right from the cabin to the lake to go ice fishing and caught some perch to fry in the well-stocked kitchen!
The wood stove made the cabin cozy and the sleeping arrangements were perfect for our group of 8. We'll definitely be back!
Jamie A. Nov 2017
It was amazing to wake up to the view out the back windows every morning. A truly special place!
Mary M. Oct 2017
Love the lake, beautiful view
Winfred V. Sep 2017
Even though the water was low the view was great. We have never seen such an array of waterfowl anywhere.
Michael T. Aug 2017
Even though the home has a few things that weren't perfect for our family, the views of Lake cascade and access to the water more than make up for it. The home was clean and comfortable. We brought our own paddle boat and kept it parked at our private dock, and caught many fish. We made wonderful memories here
Judith S. Jul 2017
We highly recommend a stay at Paradise Cottage on the Lake. It is very clean, both inside and out, well appointed and comfortable. I very glad that we were there while the lake is high and the dock was usable. I only wish that we had arranged to have a boat with us. Next time!
Aunick L. Jul 2017
Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us! We loved having coffee on the dock and drinks on the patio. So peaceful and beautiful being on the lake.
William P. Jul 2017
This cabin could not be more perfect for our family vacation!
Stephen V. Jun 2017
This house was incredible! However, I think there is a den of skunks living behind the house because both our dogs were sprayed in the face within 10 minutes of each other and each time the skunk ran off and then our dog would discover another skunk behind the property! Didn't dampen our spirits though.
Karen C. Oct 2016
We booked based on the description and the pics thinking we were staying on the lake. My boys wanted to fish the whole time. There was NO water! It's seasonal only as it's not on the main lake. Other than that, it's a nice area, very quiet and peaceful. But we wanted a lake front home and we got dirt.
Maria B. Aug 2016
Nice house, with great views. Very peaceful sunsets. However, the house does not have dock access all summer long...lake was lowered in late July preventing any type of water fun from the house.
Steven B. Aug 2016
Thank you for sharing your home with us!
Beau P. Jul 2016
We loved every second of our 3 day stay. We would highly recommend this property to anyone, but especially to families with children. Perfect family accommodations and little touches that the children appreciated-bunks beds, mini cushy chairs, stuffed animals, etc. The dock was an added benefit. Kids were swimming and loving it!
Leslie A. Jul 2016
Everything about this home was perfect for us. No detail has been overlooked in the amenities and decor. We hope to be back next summer!
Nancy R. Jun 2016
Very cozy cabin for adults and wonderful sleeping bunk bed room for multiple kids. We enjoyed the great view, fire pit, and floating dock. Lots of bird watching especially the humming birds coming to the feeders. The osprey fishing to take back food to their nests was awesome. We would definitely enjoy coming again.
Tyson V. Feb 2016
thanks vacasa
Lisa M. Dec 2015
We enjoyed every minute of our christmas stay! We created fantastic sledding courses all over he place. We loved the cozy fireplace and awesome atmosphere. It was a wonderful vacation and a memory that will last a lifetime!
Katherine B. Feb 2015
So close to all the happenings for Winter Carnival. Yet away from the crowds. Beautiful view and accommodations.
Tonya M. Aug 2014
Beautiful house, the bunk room and the fire pit were favorites with the kids. There is no mention or picture of the great tree swing outside but it was also a favorite! Kitchen was well stocked. Only drawback, we went in mid to late July and the dock was almost dry. The water was so low that the seaweed was overgrown and we couldn't even get the paddle boards out because of the moss and seaweed. We had to drive 6 miles away to the day use camp area so the kids could swim and use the stand up paddle boards.
Jake M. Jul 2014
I would strongly recommend this lakefront home. It's beautiful inside with all of the details needed for living. Home is right on the lake and a wonderful environment. The only negatives were that the home does not have Wifi internet access. Also, I would request by the management team to extend the dock out onto the lake as the shoreline water is difficult to swim in.
Manager response:
Thanks for your 5 star review. We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We appreciate your suggestions about the dock and wifi. We'll certainly pass that along to the home owner.
Dorothy M. Jul 2014
Very well stocked kitchen, minus rubber spatulas. Skillets need replaced(teflon chipping) Dock access to lake great, although if dock is out of water later in season, renters need to be forwarned. Screen doors would be wonderful, as mosquitos were bad some nights, and with doors shut, it was too warm inside. The Loomis cabin fit our family needs very well, and we would rent it again.
Bob And Deana B. Jan 2014
We had soooo much fun at this lake house!! Made wonderful family memories!! The location is fantastic! I kind of don't want to share how wonderful it was, cuz I'd like it available so it doesn't book up too fast for next year!! :) Being on the lake, with the dock for our boat and jetskiis was awesome! We could sit on the deck of the cabin and watch the kids ski and play in the water! No beach for little ones, but all our kids are teens and up so that didn't affect our family. We really enjoyed going out on the lake in our boat and watching the fireworks. The neighboring homes did a fantastic display! The management is wonderful. We had just a couple minor things we needed help with and Matt got with us immediately and took care of everything!!! :) We definitely hope to go back soon!! Don't forget your skeeter spray, but that's expected on the water.