Create an Unforgettable Valentine’s Day Experience

“Love is the only gold” – Alfred Lord Tennyson


Many times we think of Valentine’s day as a holiday only celebrated by those in a romantic relationship; but this is simply not the case. When we broaden our horizons, we can see that Valentine’s day is a perfect opportunity to express appreciate and gratitude to anyone we care about in our lives. This may be your romantic partner, but could also be your parents, your siblings, a dear friend, a pet or maybe even a colleague or your boss. 

From popular and practical gifts to those that are daring and different, there are infinite possibilities as to what you can do for your loved one this Valentine’s Day. Whether it be a card, flowers, a romantic dinner or the purchase of jewelry, what we are all really looking for in a Valentine’s gift is to create an experience. On Valentine’s day, we are all reminded how every single one of our loved ones is an important part of our daily happiness. With this year’s Valentine’s Day landing on a weekend, there is no better time to turn your gift into a full weekend excursion. What better way to express your love than by treating your valentine to a getaway in one of our many North Idaho vacation homes! Within our homes you will find impeccable views of the Coeur d’Alene area, proximity to entertainment and fine dining, and all the beauty and elegance of a luxurious retreat. Relax and unwind with ease and enjoy each other’s company with no distractions from the outside world.  Escape into a beautiful Northwest hideaway and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Now until Valentine’s day, book a three-day rental with us over the holiday weekend and receive 10% off. We’ll even include complimentary chocolates, flowers and champagne for you to enjoy. Let us put together an unforgettable Valentine’s day escape for you and your sweetheart.

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The following is an excerpt from an article written by Vacation Rental Authority, Coeur d’Alene’s high service vacation rental management company. 


Waterfront Homes in Coeur d’Alene and HaydenImage, idaho vacation rentals, vacation rental management

                                                                     are in very high demand for vacation rentals. 


We are in the process of booking vacation rentals for the 2014 summer season and beyond. We also have a very high demand for March, May and June. If you are considering renting your vacation home for weekly rent, please do not wait to call. Many of our guests book a year in advance and our largest homes are fully booked for the summer season and all the large weekend from January through June.

We guarantee results!

Please call or email for more information. We can send you a FREE INFORMATIONAL PACKET so you can decide for yourself if our service works for you. We can offer excellent references and clear details.

If you are considering using your property as a vacation rental, work with the professional team, Vacation Rental Authority. Locally owned and operated.

We offer;

  • Professional management
  • Full service concierge and guest services
  • Complete property care and maintenance
  • Staging and Cleaning
  • Year round property care
  • Listing on Multiple sites
  • Guest booking, marketing, online reservations, credit card processing, damage insurance and vacation packages
  • Bookkeeping

    Our goal is to make you money and maintain your valuable investment as a 5 star private resort.

    vacation rental management in CDA, cda vacation rentalsWe only get paid when we earn money for you. Please call now to find out more, just request your FREE informational packet. Please contact Vacation Rental Authority today. Vacation Rental Authority




Vacation Rental Authority is located at 100 E Neider Suite #1 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. 



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Sometimes it’s easy to make the right decision.  In the last post we talked about how a personal shopper can not only save you time and money but make your vacation funner and so much easier. 

Vacation Rentals earn their income when they book your reservation and provide your lodging. If your booking agent is not being helpful enough, you should shop around. Vacation Rental Authority offers free booking, listing and marketing for our vacation rentals and on top of that we offer an abundance of services for guests who are looking for FREE and paid services to make their vacation perfect. 

Don’t hesitate to click the button above. It’s FREE. 

ACBS International Wood and Antique Boat Show

Coeur d’Alene Wood Boat Show 2014

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The annual Coeur d’Alene wood boat show has been restructured this year to make way for the upcoming ACBS International Antique and Wood Boat Show.  This event will take place on September 17 to the 23rd.  Saturday the 21st will be open to the public with all the boats on display at the marina. 

Visit to find excellent lodging options for your stay or find a waterfront vacation rental for you and your antique boat.   What a great time to be on the water in Coeur d’Alene.  Image

Finally! Coeur d’Alene Corporate Housing

Affordable Corporate Rentals, Corporate Housing and Executive Retreat Locations

Professional Housing in Coeur d’Alene & Hayden

North Idaho is a growing area, regularly hosting professionals from nearly every industry.  Whether it’s a strategic planning location you need, executive retreat, board member, commuting medical specialist, or trainer from corporate, quality furnished corporate housing is now available.

Growing popularity as the region’s premier vacation rental management company, Vacation Rental Authority prides itself on high end, executive quality homes throughout Coeur d’Alene, Hayden and the surrounding area.

The best part? Corporate rental rates are now available when you register your company or organization in the corporate housing program.  Beautifully furnished homes with 3-5 bedrooms are available, right on the water or with stunning lake views from $350-$1,200/night.  Weekly rates can be even less, and your hosting skills will get 5 stars every time!

We’re talking full kitchens, living rooms, dining rooms, fireplaces, hot tubs, saunas…you don’t get this at any hotel or “resort.”  Concierge included, car service and catering available.

Check out a couple of Vacation Rental Authority’s many first class locations:

Coeur d’Alene Corporate Housing

Hayden Corporate Housing


Diamond Cup Vacation Rentals

Diamond Cup Lodging 

Coeur d’Alene Vacation Rental Authority


Diamond Cup lodging the way it should be!  That’s what a vacation rental offer to guests who choose this option over the same old rooms they are used to staying in.  Now what does all this mean?  Lets us a nice list to show what we can do with Vacation Rental Authority homes.

  • up to 6 bedrooms (sometimes more)
  • Lots of bathrooms
  • Hot Tubs
  • Saunas
  • Gyms
  • Game rooms
  • Living Rooms
  • TV
  • WiFi (Free)
  • Large yards
  • Fire Pits
  • Fire Places
  • Game rooms
  • Quality linens
  • Free Laundry
  • Excellent parking
  • Full kitchens
  • Office spaces
  • Spice racks, dishes, pots, pans, more
  • BBQ
  • Outdoor living spaces
  • Formal Dining
  • So much more

It’s just the beginning of a long list of amazing options you can find with vacation rental homes from 

How to rent a Vacation Rental home in Coeur d’Alene Idaho

Have you ever seen something so beautiful, or had an experience so joyful, you wished everyone you love could experience it too? That’s how we feel about the 4 seasons of North Idaho! 

  • Quick and easy booking is just the beginning of our guests vacation experience. Book online, email or call to book today.
                   Call today 800 679-3661
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  • Choose from our many luxury vacation homes.  Use our search menu to find an amazing home for your vacation.
  • Follow that up with local concierge services to assure all guests are personally attended to and we know we will keep guests coming back each year.  Our visitors love our local lakes, rivers and mountains and they will love staying in vacation rental homes. 

Whether visiting Lake Coeur d’Alene for a weekend, several months, or here to stay, Vacation Rental Authority is North Idaho’s premier rental team. You’ll find we outshine the competition, and the difference is clearly demonstrated in our focus, attitude & service. 

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Coeur d’Alene Diamond Cup 2013

Hydroplane H1 Racing

Hydroplane racing is returning to CDA this Labor Day weekend.  This is going to be an exciting event with fun for everyone.  Get ready for fast racing action withH1 racing hitting speeds over 200 miles an hour, on the water!

Vacation Rental Authority has tickets and vacation packages that will get you out onto the water to watch the race and into a stunning waterfront vacation home after the race.  Luxurious prices for fine homes, catering and boats for your complete  Diamond Cup  weekend.

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Part 2: Who Knew?

Thank you for joining us as we provide insight into who we are, what we do and who knew what – when. Part 2: Who Knew?  expands upon our purpose, while providing examples of what Guest Services are really about.

Once you have a memory-making place to stay  via Vacation Rental Authority (see Part 1: What’s the Point? ), it’s time to take your vacation to the next level at no cost to you.  Our local experts answer your questions and point you to the best hiking, biking, skiing or swimming spots in the area.

Want a private boat tour of Lake Coeur d’Alene?  No problem.  Need ski passes for Schweitzer, 49 Degrees or Silver Mountain?  We have them. Bike rentals? Paddle boards? Photographer for unforgettable family photos? Done. Our contact list is long and we take care of as much (or as little) as you like.

This blog is just the tip of the iceberg – we have an infinite number of resources available for you, including our Travelers Newsletter “Love of Idaho”.

And that concludes this mini-bite into the passion, purpose and inspiration behind For the Love of Idaho.  Stay tuned for Part 3!

Part 1: What’s the Point?

Allow us to introduce ourselves, our philosophies and our purpose in bite-sized pieces!  Part 1: What’s the Point?  is the first scrumptious nibble…

Have you ever seen something so beautiful, or had an experience so joyful, you wished everyone you love could experience it too?  That’s how we feel everyday about living in North Idaho.

For the Love of Idaho is a heartfelt, 4-Season blog run by Vacation Rental Authority owner Cheryl Kerr. Her passion for the water, snow, trees, wildlife and limitless adventure has led her to market the ideal lodging and experiences available from Coeur d’Alene to Sandpoint, Post Falls to Hayden.

Kerr promises “You simply must find your way to North Idaho; see for yourself what all the fuss is about! You will find awe-inspiring views and unlimited possibilities for fun, relaxation, connection and inspiration.”

We’ve found the best way to see the sites is by tapping into the experience and knowledge of friendly locals, so that is exactly what we are in business to do.  At Vacation Rental Authority, we match you with the ideal vacation home for your stay with friends or family.  (Have business in mind?  We have management and project retreat locations that are out of this world!)

That was quick and easy, right?  Now that you know a bit more about us, stay tuned for the next installment.  Perhaps we may (or may not) get to the meat of the matter.

Why Travelers Love Vacation Rentals

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