The spacious 1150 sq. ft. three bedrooms Murphy Suite located on the 2nd floor of the Villa comfortably accommodate three couples, a numerous family or a small group. The suite has three bedrooms each with a queen size bed, two full bathrooms, a spacious living room, a work desk & library, a dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. A pull down double bed is also available in the largest of the bedrooms.
More About the Murphy Suite
The two private balconies are what make this suite special. On the front, facing the lake, you can privately enjoy your morning coffee while contemplating the beautiful sunrise on lake Temiskaming. The largest side patio is furnished with a BBQ and a patio set for 6 people. This side patio also provides you access to the exterior hot tub and the garden.
The large property offers a large parking, gardens, and century old trees therefore providing something for everyone from ample space for groups to quiet private areas for relaxing. You can also enjoy our waterfront property and our private dock located just in front of the house.
The Murphy Suite is ideal for families, a small business meeting or group activity as the dining area and living room can easily accommodate up to 12 people. Additional tables and chairs are available.
Murphy Suite Floor Plan
If you want to visualise your stay in the Murphy Suite we invite you to take a look at the floor plan by opening this PDF link. Floor Plan
Amenities include a lot of items and really all you need to bring are your clothes, personal toiletries and any food that would be required outside of what we have included in our continental breakfast and other condiments.
You will be able to cook all your meals for yourself or your guests in the fully equipped kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with full size fridge, stove and microwave. You will find dishes, utensils, pots & pans and other kitchen accessories.
- high speed fiber-op internet, tv, bluetooth player
- to laundry room, iron & board
- board games, variety of books, working desk
- front balcony facing lake Temiskaming
- side balcony with patio set & BBQ
- exterior hot tub available year around, robes & sandals, towels
- air conditioning
- private parking with electrical outlets for winter
- private dock on lake Temiskaming, kayaks, canoes
- bicycles, exterior games, fire pit
- and more…
Continental Breakfast & Condiments
Included in the cost of the room is a continental breakfast with some other condiments. Everything is available in your Suite.
What you will find in your suite:
In the counter baskets
- Coffee (regular and decaf)
- Sugar, brown sugar, sweetener
- Assorted teas: David’s Tea and other
- Hot Chocolate (envelopes)
- Apple Cider (envelopes)
- Honey Cheerios and granola cereals
- Oatmeal (envelopes)
- Peanut butter and assorted local jams from la Fraisonnée
- Popcorn (for microwave)
- A few spices (salt, pepper, Montreal steak, garlic, Italian, Cajun, Tabasco sauce)
- Olive oil and balsamic vinegar
- Ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise (envelopes)
- Aluminum foil and plastic wrap, resealable bags
In the fridge
- 1% milk and 10% coffee cream
- Orange, apple and vegetables juices
- Organic buckwheat pancake milk from The Flour Mill
- (gluten free) with maple syrup
- 12 grain bread & bagels
- Assorted yogurts
- Fresh fruit basket: oranges, apples, lemon or lime.
- Fruit cocktail (small cans)
- Fresh eggs
Renting only the Murphy Suite:
Renting only the Murphy Suite is possible 2 months ahead of the required dates. If the entire Villa is not rented out 2 months ahead of the required dates, we will be releasing the individual suites and it will become available for rental. You and your party (if applicable) will be the only guest(s) in the one home or suite and you will have the full use of the one home or suite.
Please also note that we accept pets in a few of our houses only. Please contact Nicole to discuss your situation and agree on the applicable additional cost. Cost may vary depending on the type of your pet.
The rates indicated below do not reflect any special offers and promotions. Please refer to the on-line reservation section or special offers and promotions section to obtain actual prices based on selected dates.
Rates per night (hst extra)
|2 nights||3 nights||4 nights||5 nights|
|1st room||$ 175||$ 170||$ 165||$ 160|
|Add-on $115 for 2nd room||$ 115||$ 115||$ 115||$ 115|
|Add-on $115 for 3rd room||$ 115||$ 115||$ 115||$ 115|
|Add-on $65 for pull-down bed for adult (per bed)||$ 65||$ 65||$ 65||$ 65
|Pull-down double bed located in master bedroom|
|Add-on per child & adolescent (instead of the per room rate)||$ 25||$ 25||$ 25||$ 25|
|Additional cost per pet||$ 25||$ 25||$ 25||$ 25|
|When adding a pet, please consider that other guests might be staying in the home's other suite.|
The Murphy Suite is on the 2nd floor of the Villa, located at 620 Lakeshore Road South in Haileybury (Temiskaming Shores), Ontario. The parking lot entrance is off Florence Street.
The suite has two entrances. A common entrance for all the 3 suites in the Villa is at the front of the house on the side of the lake. From there you will go up one set of stairs for the private entrance to your suite. Another side entrance is available and it will be at the back of the house. Again you go up one set of stairs and it will be the entrance with the large patio.
The Villa is adjacent to the lake and only a few blocks away from downtown Haileybury, the public beach and marina and 8km from downtown New Liskeard and downtown Cobalt.
For directions to the house, visit Google map to the Villa – 620 Lakeshore
About Arthur J. Murphy
The Murphy Suite has been named after the second owner of the house Arthur J. Murphy. As an entrepreneur, A. J. Murphy played an important role in the reconstruction of the region after the 1921 Great Fire as his company A.J. Murphy Lumber Company owned five sawmills. He was also owner of a brick manufacturing facility, the Ontario Brick Company.
About the Villa
The Villa, or the Ferland House as it was known back then, was built in 1906 by Arthur Ferland a great entrepreneur and community leader of the time. It was one of the first houses to be built on ‘Millionnaire’s row’. In a very short time, Haileybury became the posh town of Northern Ontario with its Millionaire’s Row along the shore of the lake. Haileybury was the town with the most millionaires per capita in Canada. So it was not surprising to see a rule inhibiting people from walking the streets with a lunchbox in their hands. Many of these centennial houses are still standing today, since this was one of the only neighborhoods spared from the Great Fire of 1922.
Find below an interesting description of the house from the December 22, 1906 edition of the Cobalt Daily Nugget :
This handsome modern residence was the fourth to be built in Haileybury after the good building era came. It is commodious, most excellently build, modern, well arranges with reception rooms and drawing rooms, lavishly decorated with handsome interior finish, and exceedingly homelike in every particular where the Ferland family spend their time. It is this family residence that will be the center of social attractions during the months and years to come.
The exterior of the house today is very similar to what it was at the time of its construction. Even with the numerous interior renovations brought to the house throughout the years, it is still possible to imagine the lives that were lived by these mines Presidents during the silver rush era. The interior has since been divided into three separate suites but it still maintains its high ceilings, some of the original woodwork and the feel of a century old home. The house is built on a large 5-lot property including one with a dock on lake Temiskaming.
Vacation Home Rental & Apartment Hotel Concept
The President’s Suites offers you high-end accommodation in historical homes based more on the concept of vacation home rental and apartment style living rather than that of a hotel. Our suites and houses offer you hotel services in the cosiness of an apartment or a house.
The innovative concept makes it the perfect venue for your business travels, meetings, family, friend & group reunions, weddings or weekend holidays, or simply for a place to stay during a working period in the area. Each home and suite offers distinctly unique features. Depending on what you are looking for, tranquillity, atmosphere, or convenience, we will tailor your stay to suit your needs. It is similar to renting an all-furnished home and apartment and occupants can “check-out” whenever they wish either after a one-day, a few days or a one-week stay. The concept allows our clients to do everything they would at home, such as cooking, washing, relaxing and entertaining. We offer a free continental breakfast. We now have meeting rooms to meet your business needs.
Our homes and suites include the site of a century-old inn located on the historical Millionaire’s row in Haileybury (Temiskaming Shores), situated on the shores of Lake Temiskaming. Other historical housing accommodations are also located close by and with great views of the lake. Haileybury is a picturesque community located in Ontario and on the border of the province of Quebec. We are only a few minutes from New Liskeard and Cobalt.