Quiet, Charming, Romantic, Relaxing & Fun Waterfront Property
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Come relax on the floating deck w/ a good book and refreshment...enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner there! The gentle movement on the water is guaranteed to wipe your stress away! Enjoy sunlight dancing on water sitting under the shade of the floating deck's tin roof...or basking in the sun on the foredeck, letting all your cares drift away...or, just take a little snooze!
Cozy waterfront Chalet nestled in Big Thicket just outside Ace, TX, 56 miles north of Houston Intercontinental Airport. Accommodations: 1 cozy, romantic loft bedroom with queen size bed, 1 bedroom downstairs with full size bed, blow-up bed, sleeps 1-2, air-conditioned, woodburning fireplace, HIGHSPEED DSL INTERNET, Satellite TV, large yard, grill on the deck, large barbecue/smoker pit in yard. Small fishing boat with trolling motor provided with rental. Area is great for biking, running, or strolling in the country!
To those who have rented in previous years, the problem we had with hydrilla has been completely eliminated! Thanks to our great Lake Restoration Committee's efforts, the lake is once again beautiful! We would love to have you come back and enjoy the tranquility and great fishing that Taylor Lake once again provides.
Wonderful, small-family vacation rental, or cozy, romantic get-away for two. This quiet, charming chalet on a private cove will beckon you back, again and again! With its wonderful 9-hole golf course, historic Livingston has numerous restaurants, fun antique shops and outlet mall just 17 miles away. The Alabama Cochatta Indian Reservation is located nearby with it's live-theater performances, guided nature tours and museum. Dine at the famous Hilltop Restaurant and Herb Farm, just 15 miles away where you will delight in their wonderful gourmet meals (reservations only) ....or leisurely peruse their wonderful gift shop!
Enjoy the slow pace, the sheer beauty and peacefulness of nature all around you!
Grab a beverage, a book or a fishing pole and come relax on the floating deck! The gentle movement on water is guaranteed to wipe your stress away! Enjoy sunlight dancing on water while sitting under the shade of the deck's tin roof, or basking in the sun on the foredeck in comfy Adirondack chairs, letting all your cares drift away....or, just take a little snooze if you wish!
Keywords: Chalet, lake front
- 1 story
- 900 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
- Bedroom 1
- 1 double
- Bedroom 2
- 1 queen
- Loft bedroom
- Queen size Beds (1) Double Beds (1), Blow-Up Beds (1)
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- shower in tub
Kitchen & Dining
pots, pans, cutlery, cooking utensils, can opener, eating untensils, dishes, coffee maker, espresso maker, blender, mixer, Black & Decker chopper, bowls, wood trays, cutting boards, grill tools...morecollapse
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Coffee Maker
- Linens Provided:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Parking Off Street
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Wood Deck
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Autumn Foliage
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Live Theater
- Coin Laundry
- Outlet Shopping
- bird watching trails
ReviewsWrite a review
My wife and I have a wonderful, relaxing get away stay in the chalet for 5 nights. I have AT&T and my cell phone reception is not the best, but the provided WIFI work well if you need to keep connected, Livingston is a short 15 minute drive where we get all our food supplies. Pat is very nice to work with and will come back again. Kong
- Guest Kong H.
- Date of stay 05/07/13
- Review Submitted 05/17/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thank you so much, Kong, for taking the time to submit this nice review. I'm so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. Please consider us for future vacation get-aways. We would look forward to working with you again on arrangements to stay at our little chalet! Kind regards, Patricia
Fiance's Birthday Weekend Getaway
Fiance's Birthday Weekend Getaway
Overall the experience was fabulous! My fiance was very pleased with the fish we caught each time we went out in the boat provided. We did take an extra battery and trolling motor...good thing for that the battery provided would not charge with the charger provided. Alligators came by the dozen!! We saw a 9 foot Alligator and it caught our fishing line and drug the boat for a bit before we were able to cut the line. My fiance is an extreme hunter so this was true excitement for him and also brought great laughter to see my reaction to the occurance. With that said, the house and everything provided was a great pleasure! I do agree that the living room furniture could be updated for that there was not a relaxing spot to watch a TV show and the TV was too high for as low as you had to sit on the worn out sofa. The air conditioners worked great and celing fans all through the house...so it stayed nice in cool at all times. Great place to go!! We would like to thank you Patricia for allowing us to rent your home for the weekend....its a weekend that we will never forget!!
- Guest Kandis
- Date of stay 06/08/12
- Review Submitted 06/11/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
Owner response: We love hearing our renters had a great time during their stay and we genuinely appreciate your taking the time to write a review. The sleeper loveseat that tends to unfold if not put in place properly is being replaced. We are just sorry it was not replaced prior to your arrival. The battery is new, the charger will be replaced and we really appreciate your letting us know it is faulty. Now, the alligator story is quite another thing, entirely. Unless your "extreme hunter" fiance was literally trolling for alligators, we are having a hard time wrapping our minds around your comment, "alligators came by the dozens" :) We've never seen more than 2-3 in the lake since we built in 1980; and, though we are aware that they do venture across from the Trinity river, with a few even making the lake their home, we do not encourage feeding them or trolling for them. The fact that a few do inhabit the area is also the reason we forbid swimming in our lake. With the chalet being located in the Big Thicket which is the home of many different kinds of wildlife, we are priviledged to have an opportunity to enjoy watching them, from a distance We also must remember to remain respectful at all times of the fact that it is their home as well. Thank you so much again for your review and for choosing the chalet for your weekend get-away! Kindest regatrds, Patricia
Wonderful Anniversary Weekend
Wonderful Anniversary Weekend
My husband and I went to the Cozy Slice of Heaven for the 4th of July weekend to celebrate our anniversary. We had a wonderful relaxing time. I really enjoyed feeding all the turtles and perch.. I just wish I wouldn't have taken a bite than feed them a bite ha. I was reading other reviews about alligators - we actually would watch 1 alligator come into the cove around the same time every evening and it was awesome to watch him through the binoculars. As far as the cottage - it was exactly what we hoped for.. I have rented places before and had been disappointed upon arrival - not here.. it was very clean, cool and comfortable. Thanks Patricia & Paula for everything.
- Guest Stacey M.
- Date of stay 07/02/11
- Review Submitted 07/05/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thank you so much, Stacey, for the great review! We sincerely appreciate your kind words about the chalet and are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay as well. (The alligator you mention sounds like the one and only one I've ever seen that stays way out at the opening of the cove where it joins the main part of the lake.) Congratulations on your anniversary and thank you again for choosing the chalet for your celebration escape! We do hope you and your hubby will want to come back again soon! Kind regards, Patricia
My husband and I and our 2 dogs stayed at the chalet for 2 nites. It was just as Patricia decribed. The pictures did not do it justice. It was so relaxing and peaceful. The chalet was very clean and well stocked. The view was amazing. We were a little dissapointed that the lake was so low, however, that did not stop us from enjoying our fishing from the floating deck! We absolutely will be back again and hopefully the water level will be up. Thanks Patricia for sharing your "cozy slice of Heaven" with us.
- Guest tj
- Date of stay 06/24/11
- Review Submitted 06/30/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, pet owners, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Owner response: Teresa, we are so appreciative of this wonderful review and it makes me very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay inspite of the low level of the lake. Just let us know when you would like to come back and it will be my pleasure to acommodate you. In the mean time, could we prevail upon you to please do a bunch of rain dances! :) Thank you so much again and we will always look forward to hearing from you guys! Kind regards, Patricia
This chalet is just fun. The peace and quiet, the beautiful view, made a wonderful relaxing 2 days for my husband and I. All the country critters, birds and water life made for a lot of just sitting, gazing, and pointing and conversing about how nature truly can be teachers . Didnt realize how many different birds and critters lived in and around lakes. I saw my first nutria in person!. We had everything we needed and all the little extra's the owner has added made it that much more special. We wandered into town and found a lot of things to do and shop for there. Love all the antique shops ! We wanna go back!
- Guest Redtop
- Date of stay 06/11/11
- Review Submitted 06/21/11
Owner response: Little Miss Redtop, thank you so much for your kind words. We are so thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at the chalet. We'd love to have you guys back any time. Just let me know when and I will be happy to work with you on that. My best, Patricia
ing up our fishing Great veiw.
ing up our fishing Great veiw.
It was a nice ride up. We settled in, it really is peaceful. Set up for fishing, putting the minnow bucket in,. Low and behold 2 very large ALLIGATORS. We had been saving for this trip awhile we wanted water, fishing, kayaking,swimming peace and quite. We feel that it should have been noted in this ad. People who have children should know this (big libility dont you think. The living room is uncomfortable, cant sit on couch or chair. Needs a little updateing. And having no phone no cell service seriously. Another problem if their is an emergency. I would say its more like a bed&breakfast. I waited awhile to write this. Felt ripped off.
- Guest Wilbur
- Date of stay 05/17/11
- Review Submitted 06/08/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Michael, I am extremely sorry you feel ripped off as the comfort and enjoyment of our renters is of utmost importance to us. I've not seen the two large alligators you've mentioned and have not been made aware of them by other renters. The house is located near the river, so, yes, a gator will venture over, but as a rule, they do not come to the house, so I'm very surprised to hear this My cousins and I were there a couple of weeks ago and, though we did see a very small gator on the other side of the road from the house, it was, unfortunately, dead. We do not advertise our lake as a swimming lake and there are signs posted at the entrance that no swimming is allowed. I advise renters of same. Our beautiful lake is a fishing lake. Renters and owners do kayak there. Our website does not advertise a phone line. AT&T cell phones receive good service at the house. Those wtih TMobile have mentioned incurring problems. I do wish you had called with your complaints as we would have done whatever possible to work something out, however, with your extended stay, I felt certain you were enjoying your time there. Again, I am so sorry.
My husband and I just got home and we miss the chalet already! Its location on the water couldn't be better! We sat on the deck for hours. At the table on the deck we played scrabble just for an excuse to be out on the porch. There was great seating which enabled us to move with the sun. The chalet is just perfect and my husband is now talking about getting a new bed cuz he hasn't slept that well in a long time! LOL! We are so thankful we found this place and really want to come back in a couple of months!
- Guest Susie
- Date of stay 06/02/11
- Review Submitted 06/07/11
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Susie, I'm so delighted to hear about how much you and your husband enjoyed your stay! Please let us know when you want to return and we will be most happy to work with you on reservations, any time! Thank you so much for your kind words and wonderful review! My best, Patricia
A neat place to escape
A neat place to escape
Roger & Connie My wife and I stayed for three wonderful days at the chalet this May.It was a peaceful,quiet getaway.After the first day,I was ready to throw my cell phone in the lake and declare myself a "missing person".The fishing is excellent and if you are into animal and bird watching,you are in for a treat.We are already looking forward to the next year.Thanks Pat,for providing a great and affordable place to get away.
- Guest Rog
- Date of stay 05/27/11
- Review Submitted 06/01/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you so much, Roger and Connie, for the great review! It will always be a pleasure having you guys back! My best, Patricia
Perfect Little Getaway
Perfect Little Getaway
After much searching, we decided upon this chalet for our relaxing getaway. It was exactly what we were looking for. We spent 2 nights there and spent most of our time fishing and just enjoying being outdoors. The floating deck was very nice but we chose to stay on the banks to fish. We caught lots of perch, even a crayfish!, and saw some large bass and turtles. At night, the swing was perfect to just sit back and swing on and enjoy the lake. The water was low, due to the drought, but hopefully they'll get some rain soon! The chalet itself was extremely cozy, we loved the kitchen where we could cook and look out at the lake. The beds were comfortable and there is a whole bookcase full of books. Patricia is extremely helpful and we truly enjoyed our time and hope to come back soon.
- Guest Blair
- Date of stay 04/08/11
- Review Submitted 04/20/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Owner response: Blair, thank you very much for the wonderful review! We are so appreciative of those kind words and do hope to have you back again anytime!. My best, Patricia
Everything and more!!
Everything and more!!
My husband and I stayed for two nights at the chalet for our one year wedding anniversary. It was absolutely perfect! It's cozy, clean, and has almost everything you could possibly need stocked for your use! We had a great time taking the boat out on the lake, grilling and relaxing on the floating deck, and taking in the gorgeous scenery. This place was a dream for us, and we will be back again and again! The owner, Patricia, is so sweet and a joy to work with. You won't be disappointed with this cozy slice of Heaven!! The Scotts
- Guest Christina
- Date of stay 02/25/11
- Review Submitted 03/24/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Christina, thank you so much for the wonderful review! I am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and we will look forward to your return! Just let us know when and we would love to accommodate you! Kind regards, Patricia
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2 night min stay
Discounts: 5 nights or more $150 nightly
Additional information about rental rates
Rates based upon double occupancy. $10 per additional person per night up to 4
Payment in full no later than 10 days prior to arrival. $300 security deposit required to secure all rentals. Cashier's checks/Money Orders/Personal Checks/Cash accepted. Deposits returned within 10 days following departure if no damage incurred during rental.
Additional Fees and Taxes:
Clean fee $100.00; Approved pet fee $65.00; tax rate 6%
Before paying contact the owner to confirm payment details.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Year Purchased: 1980
Why the Owner Chose Ace:
My late husband and I fell in love with the area while visiting friends who owned weekend houses there and, in 1980, we had the shell of the house built . With the help of wonderful friends, we worked weekends building out the interior. The project took about a year to complete and I have many great memories of those times. The chalet became our escape from the hectic weekly pace in Houston. We put heart and soul into building out the chalet! When my husband passed away in 1993, the only way I could rationalize keeping the property was to rent it out to vacationers. I've had the good fortune of meeting so many wonderful people who have rented from me since that time and look forward to being blessed with many more!
The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
Serenity Now!! ;) I feel the stress of every day life and all my cares drift away immediately while driving down the winding road to the property. Taking in God's incredible creation of nature all around is icing on the cake while cooking in my delightful little kitchen with its great view of the lake, fishing, lounging around reading or playing games...just completely relaxing in the quiet and beautiful atmosphere of Taylor Lake! When I get there, I never want to leave!
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House sits on this beautiful cove!
Eat, Relax, Fish....or just take a little snooze!
Another view from the cozy Loft bedroom
a little kitchen w/all the conveniences of home!
grab a book, a cup of coffee and relax in this reading niche upstairs!
downstairs bedroom with lovely antique furniture
There's a Black Bass with your name on it!
enjoy this view from the swing in the front yard!
Cozy living area with woodburning fireplace-wood provided
Fun floating deck w/party lights!
enjoy preparing meals with this wonderful view of the lake
View from Loft Bedroom
stairs to loft bedroom
grab a mug-a-joe and enjoy the sunrise!
cruisin in the boat
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