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This Pet- Friendly, Cedar Forest Retreat Overlooking Murphy Bay

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

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.

Erin & Thomas Schmidt
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 20, 2016

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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

This Pet- Friendly, Cedar Forest Retreat Overlooking Murphy Bay
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews
Great Falls

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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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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We enjoyed our stay in Sandpoint

  • 4 of 5

We loved the outdoor area, great chairs and wood pile. My daughter especially liked landscaping and all the stuff you left for guests to enjoy. Beds were comfortable. House could use updating and carpets cleaning, but all was ready for us when we arrived so we appreciated that. Some of the condiments on the fridge were outdated and the freezer was full. We would recommend this unit. Thanks enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Ellen, We will remove the outdated condiments and clean out items from the freezer that shouldn't be there. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Cheers, Erin and Thomas
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Anniversary Get a Way

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need is at this house. We enjoyed our stay so much and definately plan to come back. It was quite windy on the days we were there so we didn't get to build a fire, but thats time! Sandpoint is only minutes away so we went into town to the Farmers Market. It was so nice to just sit and relax....What a great retreat.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathleen, Thanks for the 5 star review. We look forward to hosting you again. Cheers, Thomas and Erin
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Very nice, cozy, clean. Very quiet. Truly felt like a home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice pet friendly property in a great location. Quiet, clean. A peaceful getaway.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer, We are very happy your time at Murphy's Retreat was what you were looking for. We can't wait for you to come back. Erin and Thomas
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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
Nearest Beach
2.1 Miles
Springy Point, Sagle
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2016/17
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
cleaning $100
Tax Rate 8.0%

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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Sagle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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

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