Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Our “Sanctuary” while on a vacation to Murphy, North Carolina

Several months ago I found the Sanctuary on VRBO.com and decided that was where I wanted to stay on a mini-vacation to Murphy, North Carolina.  At the end of this article I will give you the link to their VRBO listing since that’s where you will find photos of the interior and all the other information you need to determine if the Sanctuary is right for you!

Check out that amazing view from the Sanctuary in Murphy, NC
 

I will, however, share my photos of the exterior, the amazing view from this mountain top retreat….but first, let me say that over the 20 years my husband and I have been renting vacation cabins/cottages in various states, the Sanctuary is the most well-stock we have ever been in.

Not only did it have satellite TV with more than just the basic channels, it had Direct TV so for us there was no learning curve.  One TV in the living room and one in the master bedroom is a luxury!

Sunrise at the Sanctuary, it was worth getting up early to see this!


The kitchen is small but totally stocked with dishes/cups/glasses/pots/pans and enough utensils to feed a small arm.  There is a huge stock pile of toilet paper, soap, cleaning supplies and everything you need without having to run to Ingles. 

The master bedroom was the only one we used but I can honestly say that the bed is the most comfortable I’ve ever slept on in a rental.  The sheets were comfy, there was a nice supply of towels and wash cloths.  Not the usually white, small, thin towels you get at some rental – but decent size towels that were nice and soft.

The two bedrooms were at the opposite ends of the house but the view, oh the view, could be seen from almost every room!  As you walk in the front door the view will leave you breathless.  The light coming in through the sliding doors will blind you for a short time, but the sunrise is something to see…the sky turning from black to red and then eventually to what you see in the photos.  


If you drop anything off the deck it's gone forever!


Oh, there is a basement with twin beds and a shower and toilet.  That’s where the washer/dryer and supplies are located.  There is also a computer if you don’t want to take yours.  I always have my laptop with me and the WIFI was very good, no issues at all!

From the basement you can go out the small patio and grassy area that is fenced so Fido can do his business off leash.  There is also a pooper scooper for humans to use and it is requested that you use it!

The deck off of the living room has enough seating for all your friends and family….from a table and chairs other side chairs and a chaise lounge.  Don’t forget the BBQ grill if you want to cook out. 

While you can’t leave your vehicle parked near the door since is it a shared ‘driveway’ there is enough space to park close to the garage or you can use the garage – just don’t forget to leave the remote when you go home!

We didn't bother with the garage but it would be great to have in winter!


I think I’ve given you more than enough information to help make an informed decision if the Sanctuary is the place for you.  It is only two miles from historic Murphy where you will find shops and restaurants galore which I will talk about in future issues. 

No matter why you visit Murphy – to eat, shop, hike or even gamble, you won’t be 
disappointed in the Sanctuary!


The Sanctuary is pet friendly!


Photos belong to AbbyG

Murphy, North Carolina information - click here 
More Murphy, North Carolina information - click here
The sanctuary information - click here