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Murphy's Retreat on the Meramec River

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Murphy's Retreat


Last updated: 11/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Steelville house description

Murphy's Retreat

Murphy’s Retreat is a 3 bedroom house overlooking the Meramec River. With 2 and ½ baths, 1 queen bed, 2 full size beds, 2 twin beds, and a finished basement with a queen bed and queen sleeper sofa, it can accommodate up to 12 people. All linens for the house are provided and the kitchen is fully equipped. The large wood burning fireplace makes the living room a cozy place to gather and the screened in porch with a fantastic view of the river is a great place to sip your morning coffee.Bring your binoculars to watch the wildlife.
Use of our pavilion and deck by the river is included in your reservation.
Please bring your own charcoal and lighter fluid.
(wood for fireplace and campfires provided)
3 night minimum on Holiday Weekends.

At Murphy’s Retreat you will find:

• Fresh Linens
• Fully equipped kitchen (pots, pans, dishwasher, refrigerator, coffee pot, blender, toaster, range with oven, microwave, dishes, etc.)
• Bedroom one – queen bed and twin bed with trundle
• Bedroom two – full size bed
• Bedroom three – full size bed
* Basement - Queen bed and Queen sofa sleeper
• DirecTV
• Washer and Dryer
• Jetted tub
• BBQ pit on patio (bring your charcoal and lighter fluid)

Float trips are available by reservation.

Peaceful Bend Winery is located just across the road and Meramec Springs Park is worth the 10 mile drive to visit, especially if you like to fish for trout.

Keywords: river, fishing, hiking, wildlife, winery, floating, kayak, canoe, raft, secluded


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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Massage


                  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                    Must be at least 21 years of age to rent....moreless

                  • Children Welcome
                  • Non Smoking Only
                  • Pets Considered:

                    Pets are allowed for an additional $50 charge per pet....moreless

                  Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

                  Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

                  Other Amenities

                      • Fantastic view, screened in porch, access to river and pavilion near the water...moreless


                      • Satellite / Cable
                      • VCR
                      • Video Library


                      • Away From It All
                      • Family


                      • Churches
                      • Playground
                      • Winery Tours

                      Local Services & Businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Bird Watching
                      • Boating
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                      • Rural
                      • Water View
                      • Waterfront:

                        This home sits on a cliff overlooking the beautiful Meramec river. It is just a short walk or drive to the waters edge....moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Kayaking
                      • Rafting
                      • Spelunking
                      • Swimming
                      • Water Tubing


                          • Dining Area


                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            Dryer in unit....moreless

                          • Fireplace
                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine:

                            Washer in unit....moreless

                          • Wood Fireplace


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Kayak / Canoe
                          • Outdoor Grill

                          Payment Type

                          • Amex
                          • Discover
                          • Mastercard
                          • Visa

                          Pool / Spa

                              • Jetted Tub


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                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Base Rate
                              1 night min stay
                              $350 $400
                              Fri, Sat

                              Discounts: 2 nights or more: $350 Nightly

                              Dec 1 - Dec 31
                              1 night min stay

                              Discounts: 2 nights or more: $250 Nightly

                              January February March April
                              Jan 1 - Apr 30
                              1 night min stay

                              Discounts: 2 nights or more: $250 Nightly

                              May and June
                              May 1 - Jun 30
                              1 night min stay

                              Discounts: 2 nights or more: $400 Nightly; 4 nights or more: $350 Nightly

                              July and August
                              Jul 1 - Aug 31
                              2 night min stay

                              Discounts: 4 nights or more: $400 Nightly

                              September, October, November
                              Sep 1 - Nov 30
                              1 night min stay
                              $350 $400
                              Fri, Sat

                              Discounts: 3 nights or more: $350 Nightly

                              Additional information about rental rates


                              • Pet Fee $50 + tax
                              • Tax Rate 6.475%


                              3 night minimum on holiday weekends

                              Cancellation policy:

                              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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                              Last updated: 11/19/2014
                              Check availability
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                              21 Unavailable
                              22 Today
                              23 Selected dates


                              6 Miles
                              Nearest Restaurant

                              Car: Recommended


                              Owner info

                              About the owner: My name is Crystal. I live on a farm with my husband, Gerald and son, Clayton. I am slightly addicted to horses and love working with animals. I have stock dogs that help me with most everything I do on the farm. We have cattle, goats and a few chickens.

                              Why the Owner Chose Steelville:
                              We bought this piece of property with a lovely home on it from the family of a man named Sam Murphy because it joined our farm and we thought it would be a good place to try the vacation rental business. It went so well that we have since built two more cabins on the same property. We love meeting new people and sharing some of the great experiences of country living with others.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              Murphy's Retreat was our first vacation rental and the screened in porch overlooking the river is still my favorite spot on the whole Murphy's Place property. I love to sit out there and drink my coffe while listening to the river gurgling along down below.

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                              Speaks: english

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                              • Murphy's Retreat

                                Murphy's Retreat

                              • screened in porch

                                screened in porch

                              • Some of our guests enjoying a float on the river in one of our rafts.

                                Some of our guests enjoying a float on the river in one of our rafts.

                              • living room fireplace

                                living room fireplace

                              • view


                              VRBO #198497

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                              This listing was first published here in 2008.

                              Date last modified - Sunday, December 21, 2014

                              $300 - $500 per night (USD)

                              3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 12

                              View calendar: Updated 11/19/14
                              Minimum stay: 1-2 nights
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                              Member since: 2008
                              Speaks: english
                              • Calendar last updated: 11/19/2014
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                              Steelville #198497

                              3 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 12

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