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Shea Villa - 156' Waterfront - Estate Living - FABULOUS

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 7,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

6 BR/5.5 BA, Luxury living on Lake Pend Oreille - Just 3 miles from Sandpoint

Shea Villa is a stunning, one-of-a-kind, waterfront estate. This 6 bedroom, 5+ bath, 7,800 square foot villa is ideal for family reunions, luxury lake vacations, “milestone” birthdays or anniversary, and weekend getaways.

Located on pristine Murphy Bay, just 3 miles from Sandpoint, Shea Villa resides on 2 acres of native cedar and pine trees, carpeted by flat and expansive green grass to 156’ of private, Lake Pend Oreille waterfront.

Carve pro-like turns while waterskiing or wake boarding the glassy surface of Murphy Bay. Fish for rainbow trout off the dock or revel in the solace and creativity as you watch the children build sand castles, swim in the warm water and just embrace being outside all day long. Grill chef’s preparations on the elaborate barbeque – or take the night off and travel by boat to dinner. The charming town of Sandpoint is just minutes away. Return home to the wood-burning fire pit and devour s’mores as you search the night sky for shooting stars.

Schweitzer Mountain is just 12 miles away and is extraordinary for its large terrain and tree skiing. A wide variety of sports and activities are enjoyed here: cross country ski, snow shoe, hike, canoe, kayak, horseback riding and more! Afterwards soak, recount and relax in the huge hot tub which bestows spectacular views of Schweitzer and the lake itself.

Shea Villa will delight the passionate parishioners of modern architecture and interior design devotees. Imagine a tranquil, cedar tree lined driveway. A colonnade entrance beckons you -- beginning an uncommon vacation experience that unites nature’s external beauty to avant-garde modernism. Upon entry you are greeted by a sweeping, spiral staircase that is awe-inspiring in its helical structure.

Designed by renowned architect Ron Tan, with professional interior design by John Rovtar, the open floor plan is capacious, elegant, and inviting. Mr. Tan’s influence of Chinese architecture creates interior rooms of balance and symmetry, while an extensive use of vertical glass connects you to the breathtaking views of the lake and mountains outside. Enjoy quiet conversations around the fireplace in the living room or watch your favorite sport or movie in the family area. Celebrate that special birthday or anniversary in the opulent dining room, with custom hutch and sparkling glassware sets.

Next to the family area, a large sunken bar replete with pony keg tap is perfect for evening cocktails and entertaining. A Brunswick billiards table leads to an 8 ball challenge and game night is made easy. (A wide variety of board games are provided).

Great homes have great kitchens and Shea Villa is no exception. This epicurean kitchen will delight and gratify the serious cook with its 4 foot long Viking range, double ovens, and warming drawers. Plentiful and gorgeous, granite counter tops provide ample work space for the sous chef and wannabes. Custom cherry cabinetry, slate floors, large stainless sink with Instant hot tap, professional appliances, bake ware and kitchen staples complete this incredible kitchen. An enormous “butler’s pantry”, behind the main kitchen, provides a separate area for the clean-up crew, as well as abundant areas for storage.

Follow the long quiet hallway to enter the master bedroom suite that truly encapsulates artful design with luxury. A large, elevated fireplace can be enjoyed in the immense King bed or elongated sitting area. Panoramic lake views come from the tall, custom windows and a private patio door allows for easy access outside. Pamper yourself in the master bathroom: sunken, jetted tub, large shower, double sinks, his and her closets, and bidet are just some of the amenities.

Even on vacation, work duties may beckon. Dual, private offices, with secured high-speed WiFi allow privacy and focus when needed. Each office faces the lake, providing beauty and serenity for clear thinking.

Originally designed as a family retreat, 5 Guest Suites are located upstairs. Climb the sweeping, wide, spiral staircase to reach private and complete sleeping and bath areas. The best family vacations provide enough room to celebrate time together, while allowing quiet and restorative time apart. 4 Guest bedroom suites are nearly identical with a Queen bed, vanity with sink, TV and custom ‘California’ closets. 2 stunning, full bathrooms service these bedrooms. The 5th Guest room or Family Suite provides 4 twin beds, in a large living space with table, couch and a full bathroom -- perfect for kids, cousins or additional family and friends.

Summers in Sandpoint finds everyone outside. In addition to the large patio and outdoor kitchen, a variety of chaises, tables and chairs provide the ultimate in comfort and amenities for alfresco living. The large flat lawn is perfect for volleyball, badminton or croquet. A hidden tree house is a secret discovery for little ones.

Shea Villa is unique in size, design, privacy and amenities. However it is not an event venue, so please no wedding or large reception requests.

More Details

Property Manager
Jesse Hehn
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Jesse Hehn

You’re not just looking for a place to stay, you’re looking for an opportunity to create memories to last a lifetime. That’s why Daugherty Management watches every detail. So you don’t have to. We specialize in representing properties that give your family the chance to relax together, to be pampered, to be at ease and focus on each other. Since 2009, Kellee Daugherty has set the highest standard for professionalism and care of our guests, owners and homes. Each home is meticulously appointed and maintained, with 24/7 concierge availability. With Daugherty Management, you'll have a trusted, caring and knowledgeable team who will make your vacation worry free and memory filled.

Why Jesse Hehn chose Sagle

Shea Villa was designed as a large family retreat home. It's rare to have a near 8,000 sq. ft. home on 2 flat acres, with 156' of waterfront. Murphy Bay is close to downtown Sandpoint, but is a great bay for water sports and offers incredible views.

6 large bedrooms, enormous kitchen and butler's pantry, sunken bar for entertaining, 3,000 sq.ft. stone patio, hot tub, pool table, fire pit with gas starter. Private dock has 2 boat slips and a boat lift. Private, beautifully landscaped grounds, close to downtown Sandpoint and located on one of the most pristine and best bays for boating and water sports. Guests love the beach and built-in, lakeside fire pit with gas starter.

What makes this house unique

Shea Villa unites contemporary design on a magnificent, flat waterfront lot on Murphy Bay. This exceptional home is located just 3 miles from Sandpoint and has 6 large bedrooms, private dock, boat lift, hot tub, fire pit, & gourmet kitchen.


Sagle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Included
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 32
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Granite countertops, luxury linens in all bathrooms. We provide soap, shampoo and conditioner to make your vacation easier.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • 1 King, 4 Twin, 4 Queen, 2 Airbed - Queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
BOAT LIFT to safely moor your personal boat or rented boat has been added spring of 2015. This home can sleep up to 20 guests if you have a few kids who don't mind sleeping on aero beds or sleeping bags. Plenty of room!


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Shea Villa - 156' Waterfront - Estate Living - FABULOUS
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
Snohomish, Washington USA

50th Wedding Anniversary with Family

  • 5 of 5

Shea Villa was wonderfully maintained; neat and clean as could be. The layout is great for families. The large flat lawn in back of the house was really helpful for badminton to soccer. Being on the water with a new dock was special. Best of all was that Kellee Daugherty and Theresa DuPerault (who checked us in) were very attentive and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so thrilled you were all able to be together to celebrate this wonderful milestone anniversary. Shea Villa is that perfect home for these types of occasions and I thank you very much for the great review of the home and of our staff. Best wishes and regards, Kellee Daugherty and the DM team
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Perfect place for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We all loved staying at Shea Villa. Highlights were watching the sunsets and the bald eagles flying above. If your family likes to cook, the kitchen works really well - room for many cooks and everything you could need. Lovely bike rides in the area and plenty to do.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Aberman Family, Thank you so much for staying with us and I'm so glad you all were able to get together. Shea Villa is that perfect 'family reunion' home and yes, the kitchen is so large - it's awesome for big groups and lots of cooks. Glad you enjoyed the bike riding too. Thank you all for taking wonderful care of the estate home. Best regards, Kellee Daugherty and the DM Team
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Family and Friends Get Summer Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year at the palatial "Shea Villa". The second trip was every bit as good as the first. There were four families in our group and the accomodations could not be better. The back patio is the perfect spot to take in the gorgeous surroundings and the huge grass backyard made for the perfect volleyball court. The dock accomodated our two boats and two jet skis and the location could not be more ideal. We would recommend this place to anyone looking to explore the Sandpoint area. Such great memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jared for returning back to this amazing home and having such a wonderful time with your family. Shea Villa is the best place for large groups and I too love that big, flat, green yard down to the water. Thanks for the great review and look forward to having you return again next year. Best wishes, Kellee Daugherty and the DM Team
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Magnificent Location

  • 4 of 5

Can’t beat the location of this home. Breathtaking view, magnificent sunrises and sunsets. Easy drive to Schweitzer Mountain for hiking or just taking the ski lift to the top, to Coeur D’Alene and/or to Sandpoint. The home had all the needed amenities for our group of 15 family members, including a hot tub. Only downside: the bathrooms for the guest rooms were separate from the guest rooms, not en suite like the master bedroom, hence the reason for 4 stars vs 5. Responsive property management team. Overall, great week for our family gathering.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place is simply amazing!! Very big to have a large group and not feel cramped. The house is not so fancy that you feel as if you can't be at home in it!!! Very close to town and on the lake! Can't go wrong with this place. Already looking into booking it for next year!!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Plenty of room, amenities and great layout. Kellee and the staff were more than accommodating and made the planning seamless. The experience was exemplary. A guest who stayed with us for my 40th birthday was so impressed she booked the same place a week or two later for a gathering she is organizing! Two thumbs up. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jake - thanks for the great review and for staying with a few friends here. We sure appreciate the great care you took of this home and that your friend loved it so much, she's coming for a weekend now too! Thanks again. -Kellee and staff.
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Spokane International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Elks Club, Idaho Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Car: recommended

Lake Pend Oreille is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Murphy Bay is known for THE best water skiing and water sports area on the lake. The water is warm, shallow and calm in summer.

Shea Villa estate is just 3 miles from downtown Sandpoint, 12 miles to Schweitzer Mountain and 30 miles from Canada.

Silverwood amusement and water park is just 20 minutes south. Sandpoint's Fish Hatchery & Wildlife Discovery Center is just a few lots away.

We know the area very well and as an active family can provide recommendations on hiking, skiing, boat and jet ski rentals, restaurants, and a wide assortment of activities based on YOUR interests. We also provide concierge services, so that you can make the MOST of your vacation and time in Sandpoint.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • A 3% credit card convenience fee is added to all credit card or PayPal payments. In some cases, for very large homes, an additional 'PEAK' season cleaning charge of up to $200 may be added to all Summer Peak, Holiday or maximum capacity guest stays.

    For couples or smaller groups, please contact manager regarding pro-rated cleaning fees. Thank you.

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