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This Pet- Friendly, Cedar Forest Retreat Overlooking Murphy Bay

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8 (2X Queen Bunk Beds)

You will enjoy your morning coffee or sunset evening glass of wine from the beautiful 1000 square foot deck overlooking Lake Pend Oreille. This private, peaceful retreat is minutes from the vibrant town of Sandpoint and the City Beach. The cabin retreat has 2 bedrooms equipped with double queen bunk beds, dressers and can sleep 8 people. High speed Wifi and Netflix are also included. There is a propane Bar-B-Q and an outdoor oversized stone patio with fireplace, full kitchen and washer and dryer. Just a 15 minute drive to Schweitzer, a 40 minute drive to Silverwood Amusement Park, a 20 minute bicycle ride to City Beach or a 5 minute drive to downtown Sandpoint . Close to great hiking and biking trails. Enjoy all the great things this amazing town has to offer...great shops, restaurants, festivals and best of all amazing weather!! In the winter you can ski from nearby Schweitzer Mountain, snowmobile, cross-country and snowshoe. Year round activities at your doorstep. The retreat is pet friendly. We have a chocolate lab named Murphy and with the home on Murphy Bay, Murphy's retreat came to life.


Owner
Erin & Thomas Schmidt
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2017

About Erin & Thomas Schmidt

Erin and Thomas are Canadians that wish they lived in Sandpoint. We have vacationed in Idaho for the last 15 years starting with tents at Sam Owen Campground, a tent trailer at Round Lake campground, a travel trailer at Spring Point Campground and then found this gem of a place off of Lakeshore Drive. Sandpoint is our happy place and if you havent experienced Sandpoint yet, i bet it will become one of yours as well.

Erin & Thomas Schmidt purchased this house in 2014

Why Erin & Thomas Schmidt chose Lake Pend Oreille

Finding Murphy's Retreat was the luckiest day for us. The house had been on the market for 6 months and we ended up purchasing it in February / March. We knew right away what it could offer even though it was the end of winter. Our first goal was to replace the deck and then in 2015 we built a stone patio. These 2 projects have altered the place such that there is a focus on enjoying the outdoors. The location is off of Lakeshore drive which is a beautiful area with many nice homes in the area. It is also very close in proximity to all common amenities.

What makes this house unique

The unique benefits Murphy's Retreat offers is truly the many places you can sit and enjoy what outdoor Idaho offers. The deck is oversized at ~1000 square feet and the stone patio is even larger.

Amenities

Sagle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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This Pet- Friendly, Cedar Forest Retreat Overlooking Murphy Bay
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews
5

Perfect for a cozy weekend with loved ones!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a place to enjoy an awesome deck and fire pit in the woods, look no further! Definitely a cozy, comfortable place where we spent a majority of the time outside in beautiful weather. And the huge bunk beds were sooooo cozy. Thanks for your hospitality Erin and Thomas!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carson - Thanks for your review. We are pleased you and your group enjoyed yourselves. We hope to host you again. Cheers Erin and Thomas
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5

Great place! Comfy stay with TONS to do!

  • 5 of 5

Neat spot! Close to Sandpoint with a great relaxing outdoor patio and deck. The owners, Erin and Thomas were very attentive for any questions that came up. And, when I say tons to do I mean a shed full of things you can use like bikes, corn hole, tennis racquets, kayaks, soccer ball, just to name a few. The beds were SO comfortable...we all slept great! Two nights was definitely not enough to fully enjoy everything, but a great stay nonetheless.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alia - thanks for the review. We are pleased you enjoyed your time at Murphy's Retreat. We look forward to hosting you again. Erin and Thomas
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5

Great visit!

  • 5 of 5

The lake cabin was very clean, nicely furnished and close to lake activites. Quiet, peaceful neighborhood and easy access.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the 5 star review Ray! We would love to host you again!! Erin and Thomas
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5

Peaceful setting, Great outdoor space!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here when my son was married in August, the wedding was just up the road so it was a convenient location for us. The reason I picked this place mostly, was because the title says "Pet-friendly" (although as it turned out, I didn't have my pet with me) it was still a great choice! The outdoor space is amazing! There is a view of the lake too. We sat out for 2 nights and watched the meteor showers. The fire pit is a very nice feature! The home is easy to use, and comfortable. We enjoyed our stay very much! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cena, Thanks for the 5 star review. We are happy you enjoyed the fire pit and patio. We hope to see you again! Cheers Erin and Thomas
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Its a relaxing and quite place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

Great place to spend some time and relax in Sandpoint. Our dog loved running around the property and the house was comfortable and very clean. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at Murphy's Retreat Lawrence. We hope you will come and enjoy it again. Erin and Thomas
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5

Vacation with the whole famiily - Such a great Location!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we walked into Murphy's Retreat, we were excited for our vacation! Everything you need is at the house. It was a very relaxing vacation. My daughter enjoyed the bunk beds and having her own room. My fur-babies loved going swimming at Springy Pointe which is so close by. Loved the location and the easy access to Sandpoint, Silverwood etc. The fire pit area is amazing and it was super quiet sitting out at night. Stellar retreat! Thank you so much for accommodating us for our relaxing stay and definitely a place to consider for a future trip when travelling with pets.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jared for the 5 star review! We are happy Murphy's Retreat was enjoyable for you, your family and dogs. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers, Erin and Thomas
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Map

Nearest Airport
5.8 Miles
Sandpoint Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Fourty One South Grill and Lounge
Nearest Golf
5.1 Miles
Elks Club
Nearest Train
3.8 Miles
Sandpoint Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1.1 Miles
US 95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Fourty One South Grill and Lounge
Nearest Ski
16.5 Miles
Schweitzer
Nearest Beach
2.1 Miles
Springy Point, Sagle
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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