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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom Suites, Lakeview every room, 12' Diving board, Movie Theater, 4 Decks

Sleepy Hollow Mountain Lake Retreat is a beautiful new custom-built vacation rental home on Lake Hiwassee in the Bear Paw Community of Murphy, NC. Our family has planned and worked hard for 10 years to make this a dream come true for our family and yours to have comfort and luxury like nowhere else.

The views are breath-taking from every room! When you walk in the front door, you will wonder if you are in a luxury resort or a treehouse. The entire floor has windows with views of the woods, the mountains and best of all, right down the main channel of the lake. Unlike many other rentals on Lake Hiwassee our property has water year round. So bring your boat no matter what time of year. The chef kitchen has all high-end appliances with a huge island for prep and entertaining. The dining room table seats 10. The great room has large comfy sofas and club chairs with a game table and chairs. The fireplace is a real wood burning fireplace that warms the whole room! The lake views from here are amazing. The water is so close you feel like you can touch it.

The house sleeps 10 in beds. There are 3 master en suites on the upper level with lake views from every room. The master suite has a full length covered porch, king bed, sitting area, and full bath with shower. The second suite has a small covered porch, queen bed, and full bath with shower. The third suite has lake views, queen bed and full bath with tub/shower combo. On the lower level the fourth bedroom has a full bed and 2 twin beds and adjacent full bath with tub/shower combo.

The upper level also has a coffee bar! In the morning you can make your tea or coffee and enjoy the morning sun rising behind the house on to the lake with the babbling creek next door for the perfect Ahhhhhh morning. There is also a beverage cooler when you are ready to wind down in the evening and enjoy the sunset behind the house onto the lake from the master deck. We call this Heaven.

The lower level is the recreation area. There is a full length covered deck, ping pong table, theater room with 3D projector for DVD movies, kitchen area with full size frig and separate ice maker plus bedroom and full bath. You also have easy access to the lake and private dock just a few steps away with diving board, kayak and chairs waiting for you.

Sleepy Hollow Mountain Lake Retreat is the perfect vacation! Whether you need a couples getaway, a family reunion, gather your friends with kids, just the girls or just the guys, or a business retreat, we have everything for your comfort including high-speed Wi-Fi and satellite TV.


Just 2 hours from Atlanta, Chattanooga, Knoxville and Asheville.

Only 40 minutes to the new Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino.

Call for special rates for last minute rentals within 10 days of booking!

More Details

Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

About The Owner

We are the Songer family! I'm Sheree (the oldest) and i have 3 brothers - Mark, Brent and Shane. Our dad, Jerry, is our hero, our biggest cheerleader and never-failing comforter and inspiration. Our mom, Jane, is in heaven. Her motto was "Family is Forever" and although she's not here now, she kept us together - then and now. We currently live in Chattanooga (the boys), north Atlanta (me) and Macon (Dad). I'm geographically in the middle so i can keep everyone on task :-) Together with our extended family, we have been blessed. Not the kind of blessed that comes from ease but blessed in the hard. We find the grace and love and purpose. God is good. We are Family.

The Owner purchased this house in 2016

Why The Owner chose Murphy

It all started with a dream...

More than ten years ago Mark and Brent stumbled onto Bear Paw looking for lake property close to home and they fell in love. We had no idea it was possible to find a place on a lake, in the mountains and not crowded - almost vacant even. And we've found since then that very few other STILL now about it!

So Dad, Mark and Brent bought this lot and waited for "someday" when they could build a family dream house. In the meantime, we have vacationed at Bear Paw and never grown tired of this little piece of heaven. And finally in 2015 our whole family combined our expertise, resources and affirmations (that's my part) to build this beautiful retreat looking down the channel of Lake Hiwassee!

Now we are SO grateful and SO excited to share our dream with YOU. I'm personally so proud of Brent's patience and perseverance to make this dream come true. It was not easy. Finding Joy in the Journey evading us many times along the way. Still we had the ability to do together what none of us could have done alone.

We opened for business in September 2016 about a year behind schedule but worth it! Now this beautiful luxury vacation "dream" home is available for everyone to enjoy this little piece of heaven - Mountains & Lake | Luxury & Comfort | Relaxation & Recreation - with your friends and family!

What makes this house unique

The best thing about Sleepy Hollow is the space and the views. when you walk in the front door you feel the peace and calm of being away from the "real world". It's time to enjoy time with family and friends without all the work. The first thing everyone says the first time is "Wow! The pictures don't do it justice.". And it's true. Because pictures can't capture the feeling of inhaling the good and exhaling the bad. Sleepy Hollow is special. There is room to spread out and to be together at the same time. You have privacy or community. You can enjoy the lake or the mountains. You can take a quiet walk or get in the kayak to remember who you are and where you're going. Then you can get loud and play together and laugh and enjoy each other like we don't have any worries. Everything about Sleepy Hollow was designed for family - yours and ours!


Murphy House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , private bathroom, heated floor, upper level
    Queen Suite 1 Bathroom - toilet , shower , private bathroom in Queen Suite, upper level
    Queen Suite 2 Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , private bathroom in Queen Suite, upper level
    Main Level Half Bath - toilet , combination half-bath and laundry room, main level
    Lower Level Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , access from Bunk Room & Theater Room kitchen, lower level
  • *UNLIMITED HOT WATER, 4 SHOWERS AT SAME TIME!!! * The main level bath/laundry is accessed from the front entry adjacent to the kitchen. It features a half bath with combination stacked front-loading washer and dryer. * The 3 upper level full bathrooms are accessible through private bedrooms only. * The lower level full bathroom is accessible to the lower bunk room and theater room kitchen. It is behind the bedroom for privacy but also available to the lower level.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bunk Room - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , adjacent bath w tub/shower, lower level, lake view
    Queen Suite 1 - 1 queen , private shower bath, prvt covered porch, Lake View
    Queen Suite 2 - 1 queen , private tub/shower bath, upper level, Lake View
    Master Suite - 1 king , massage chair, TV, prvt covered lake front porch
  • * Three large bedroom suites are on the upper level. Each room has a private bath and lake views. * The Master Suite has full wall of windows with 2 double-doors leading on to a private full-length covered porch overlooking the lake. There is a full bath with shower and heated floor, walk-in closet, and leather reclining massage chair with ottoman. * Queen Suite 1 has a smaller private covered porch overlooking the lower main-level deck and the lake. It has a private full bath with shower and built-in closet. * Queen Suite 2 has a full bath with tub/shower, built-in closet and beautiful lake views. * The upper level features coffee/beverage center with wet bar, coffee makers and beverage cooler for early morning and evening retreats. * Bunk room on the lower level is perfect for younger guests featuring a double bed and twin bunk beds. The tub/shower bath is accessible to the bedroom and the theater room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Fantastic and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful! We had a family gathering with 9 adults, the house was perfect; we could all be together or if you needed quiet time there was plenty of options to sit by yourself and do some reading. We spent time down on the dock and even went for a swim in the lake. We used the table in the living room for a puzzle table, brought our own box of puzzles and even completed the one at the house. I would recommend this to everyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dawn! So glad you all had a wonderful time and hope you'll come back too! Sheree
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The BEST mountain lake getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully appointed, cozy and inviting home with amazing views of the lake! Owners are reaponsivle and available. Everything needed is right there. Our family will continue to book this home for a relaxing respite from everyday life.... Love love love!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location, perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is absolutely beautiful. It was very clean, the amenities were fabulous and decor was outstanding. Gourmet kitchen with everything you would need to cook for a week or more. Location is remote so unless you want to drive quite a distance to a store, bring food with you.

Views of the lake were beautiful morning and evening. We enjoyed sitting on the dock. The kids loved the diving board and kayak.

Everything was perfect for our family vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

Great place on the lake. Good place for a large group.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The pictures definitely do not do this place justice. From the moment we walked through the front door we were absolutely blown away. The layout of the house was perfect, and the views were exactly what you would want. We had a group of 10 and the house handled our size group well, and never did we feel cramped at all. The lake is extremely peaceful and beautiful, we had a blast tubing and exploring the lake, and even found a few cliffs/rocks to jump off of if you want to be a little more adventurous. One night we hit up the casino which was only about 30 mins away, but for years most part we just hung around the cabin and enjoyed the lake. If you are looking for a great place to get away from everything but still be close enough to a few activities this is the pace for you. It can't come with a higher recommendation!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Rob thanks for such praise! Our family waited a long time to make sure Sleepy Hollow would be our dreams come true. There is no greater joy than sharing it with others :-) So glad you all had a great time and got out too! Sheree
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What a beautiful venue and a beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We have nothing but compliments to give concerning our visit. The house is beautiful and well maintained. The location is perfect. It fit our family of 10 with no problem. It was comfortable, it was quiet, and we had a wonderful time. We hope to visit this place again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Western Carolina Reginal Airport
Nearest Barpub
30 Miles
Murphy, North Carolina
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Cherokee Hills Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
30 Miles
Murphy, North Carolina

Bear Paw Community is in a remote area of Lake Hiwassee outside of Murphy NC. Murphy is a 20 mile/30 minute drive from Sleepy Hollow and offers shopping, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, banks, grocery and gas. Murphy is also home to the new Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino (40 mins).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Check the calendar for available dates. Contact us if you have any questions! thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.