Easy walking distance to activities for the whole family.
Vacation Rental Authority Inc
About Vacation Rental Authority Inc
Vacation Rental Authority is your locally owned and operated team of vacation rental specialists in the Coeur d'Alene area. We know our homes inside and out, as well as the best attractions and activities to explore. Each member of your team loves what we do and where we live - come visit and see why!
Vacation Rental Authority Inc purchased this House in 2014
Why Vacation Rental Authority Inc chose Fort Grounds
Super close to City Beach Park and downtown Coeur d'Alene. Huge parks, great restaurants, vibrant night life and a gorgeous sandy beach on the north shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene to name just a few attractions.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Great location, was great for us and extended family with 8 grand-kids, Ages 9-23. Lots of swimming, walking and coffee and cliff/rock jumping.
Lots of space
This home is conveniently located to the beach, the park and completely walkable to downtown Coeur d'Alene. We had a large party and there was plenty of space for everyone to sleep, stretch out and unwind after a full day of fun in town. We really enjoyed ziplining and would recommend this home for a family gathering or even two families who wanted to stay together in beautiful CDA!
Thank you for your review! We're so glad to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay, we' love to host for you again in the future!
50th Wedding Anniversary Ruined
There is no clear way to contact or get a response from the management at Vacation Rental Authority, Inc. or VRBO. Yes, we had many problems related to maintenance issues. Main back entrance was not operable. Front entrance would not lock from the outside. Master shower drain plugged. Garbage disposal broken with gross, smelly water sitting in the sink. But the main problem was that the oven temperature would barely reach 200 degrees and then stopped working all together. Our $170 celebration rib roast would not roast! We are even more frustrated by the lack of response to our problems and the inability to contact someone at VRBO to file a claim. They make it impossible. Beware! We will never use this company, again.
We apologize for the issues you ran into during your stay. This home has 2 types of keyless entries and they each work differently, we've added troubleshooting videos to the arrival information and within the home to help future guests. In each of our emails, we list our phone number, email, and company address if you ever run into an issue during your stay, our office is only a few blocks from this home.
Our maintenance manager stopped by during your stay while you were out but verified the keyless and oven were working in addition to a clear garbage disposal.
We appreciate your honest review and hope you visit Coeur d'Alene again.
We enjoyed a family gathering at this excellent location. Comfortable and clean with excellent appliances and sufficient clean kitchen utensils. Be aware that the room with the bunk beds is detached from the rest of the house, attached to the garage, and the space is tight.
Great Location! Great house!
This house was worth every penny! We filled it with 12 people and we had no problems. The Hot water tank never ran out, the heater worked great, the kitchen was big enough for all of us to get in and cook a meal. There were a few broken items that we have let the property management company know about so hopefully they go in and get those fixed. One being the couch in the main room. It had some spring issues and we really could not sit on certain sections of it. That house demands a bigger sectional anyway so hopefully they get a better couch in there. The location is just houses away from the beautiful park and the walk along the lake. Be sure to read the reviews prior to mine about the room that sleeps 4 off the garage. Some of the reviews tell the whole story and we knew a head of time what to expect. If you really just need that room to sleep 4 people- it works great. There is a bathroom in that room and a heater and a window. We did not have any problems with it.The only reason I gave this house 4 stars over 5 is because a few details could have made the stay nicer...(Kleenex and body soap in the bathrooms, a few new pillows and more kitchen towels.) I have stayed at a lot of VRBO homes now so I feel like I know what is expected. Definitely would stay here again.
Great home in a great location!
Four colleagues and I shared this home for 5 days while in the area for a workshop. We arrived to find the home impeccably clean & the decor so inviting. “This is so cute!” was uttered no less than 3x by each of us! There really was everything you could possibly need, including spices.
The focal point of the home is the gas log fireplace. With just the press of a button, it would roar to life, filling the room with cozy warmth. The home’s open layout made it ideal for a large group & huge dining table became planning central for the duration of our stay.
The master suite was amazing, there really are no words to truly describe what was essentially a spa bathroom. The 2 other bedrooms on the main level were not huge but definitely ample & included storage as well as giant closets. The shared bathroom was decent sized & accommodated 2 adults getting ready.
The upstairs “Juliet” bedroom suite was adorable & so private, the bathroom perfectly sized, & storage was more than adequate. All the beds in the main house were quite comfortable & the pillows were soft and fluffy. It was hard to get out of bed in the morning, I just wanted to stay curled up in there!
The studio bedroom was not quite as positive an experience as the main house. It is a tiny room, possibly a converted closet, and you have to go through this room to get to and from the garage. This is a tight feat as there is not enough room to walk, you have to turn to the side and “shimmy” between the wall and the bed. There are two side-by-side regularly sized twin beds, with about 4” between them (we first thought it was a king bed due to them being so close together” and then there are two bunk beds which appeared to be shorter than a regular twin mattress. There is no storage in the room, our colleague had to “live” out of his open suitcase on the twin bed that he wasn’t sleeping on. There is no way more than two people could live in that room. Two adults and two children could sleep in there, but they wouldn’t have room for their suitcases. It is tiny, very tiny. The bathroom was a good size for one person and very nicely done.
The entrance to this room from the house is via the patio, so it is very private, unless someone is coming home late via the garage. Then you would have someone shimmying right past your face as you lie in bed. The two car garage was huge and very clean. The home’s location is perfect for quick and easy access to downtown. We will definitely be back!