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This Pet- Friendly, Cedar Forest Retreat Overlooking Murphy Bay

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
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
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018

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 Sagle

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.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Sagle

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • 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
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
  • 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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This Pet- Friendly, Cedar Forest Retreat Overlooking Murphy Bay
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews

Beautiful setting in the trees with lake and mountain views

  • 4 of 5

Super clean cabin and very comfortable beds. Well equipped with anything you could think of. Property is very convenient to Sandpoint and points north or south. It is very quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed great views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Our dog was very happy exploring around the cabin. Plenty of room to stretch your legs.

  • Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jan, Thanks for your review. We are happy you and your dog enjoyed your stay. We would love to have you back anytime. Erin and Thomas
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Great Place for a Memorable Schweitzer Family Ski Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Murphy's Retreat was a wonderful place for our family of 5 to enjoy after skiing Schweitzer. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare our own meals. The beds were very comfortable. When the snow was piling up in the evening, we called the owners who quickly arranged for a snow blower to clear the road for us so we could get out in the morning for another day of skiing. The laundry room was perfect for hanging all of our wet ski gear each night.

We would have liked extra blankets for the beds but we just turned up the heating system and it made the house very comfortable.

  • Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tonilee, We are very pleased Murphy's Retreat met your expectations for your trip. We will make note of your comment about blankets and ensure there are extra in each bedroom. Erin and Thomas
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  • 5 of 5

Clean, cozy, well equipped and great owners.

  • Submitted: 2-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Excellent!
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Comfortable, clean, and conveniently located close to Sandpoint.

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our experience in Sandpoint, and Murphy’s was a comfortable home to operate out of. It is close to town but set in a beautiful pocket of its own, surrounded by fragrant cedar forest and views of the lake. The hosts were easy to contact and communicate with and made us feel welcome. We’d recommend it to others and would use it again ourselves.

  • Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sara, Thanks for the 5 star review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. We welcome you and your group back anytime! Kind Regards, Erin and Thomas
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Simple, convenient and perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Murphys Retreat was the perfect place for us to unwind and relax after a very hard time in our life. The place itself is very simple, somewhat dated (which I was loving) but clean and perfectly charming. The deck, lower stone landing and the location in the wooded area with a slight view of the lake were amazing. Our sons and dog loved their stay here as well.

The home was well equipped with plenty of towels, paper products, a surprising array of spices, oils and vinegars which I had packed but found that they were already there. We made use of one of the kayaks for our 10 yr old as well as the fishing rods. We caught a 5.5 lb wide mouthed bass at Shepherd lake and had him for dinner. Amazing vacation area and we definitely will be back!!

  • Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Charmaine, Thanks for the great review. We are pleased you enjoyed your time at Murphy's Retreat! We would love to host you again. Cheers, Erin and Thomas
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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: 27-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 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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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

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Sagle

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$128.37

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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