Comfy, Cozy and Clean Lakeside Carter Cabin
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Lake O' the Pines cabin description
Just two and a half hours from the Dallas area, our cabin is ideally located for a quiet escape from city life. Right on the water, it boasts beautiful sunsets from a large screened-in porch and its new 88' floating dock is ideal for boaters or fishing. Enjoy the birds and wildlife, the serenity of the woods, and the awesome stars overhead at night.
Larger groups often combine both our lakeside rentals, only a short walk apart.
As always, we appreciate your considering Carter Cabin. Donna
Keywords: cabin,lakeside,lake house, waterfront
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Youth Bed (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Video Library
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Lake View
- Fitness Center
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
ReviewsWrite a review
Much needed get-a-way
Much needed get-a-way
This is a lovely cabin. It is clean, and very nicely furnished. The beds are comfy too. Its location makes it easy to visit several small towns nearby. Jefferson is especially interesting. Lots of history, in addition to antiques and shopping. There are 2 marinas nearby to rent boats and deal with fishing needs. T The kitchen was fully equipped, just bring your food. We ate every meal out, and found lots of fun and different places to eat in Jefferson. Donna was right next door if we needed anything, but we didn't. The area is very quiet, and we saw deer almost every day. There is Direct TV for those who can not miss their favorite shows. I would like to have a family get together here in the future, so I would recommend this cabin.
- Guest Gail (Dallas, TX)
- Date of stay 06/10/11
- Review Submitted 06/17/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you for the nice compliments. It gives us great pleasure to share the peace and quiet of Lake O' the Pines. We're not far from the busy cities of Texas and Louisianna, but sometimes it seems we're in a whole other world. We've met wonderful folks and always enjoy seeing them fishing off the dock, enjoying views and hearing laughter coming from their screened-in porches. With two properties adjacent to our home, guests often hold reunions here and tell us how nice it is to just throw something on the grill, relax together and watch the sun slide behind the hills across the lake. A four year old guest asked me, "Did you know there's a million stars in the sky, Mrs. Paul?" "Why, no I didn't know that." "Yep. You know what else?" "You can see every one of them from your dock at night." We are blessed indeed! Donna
Just wanted to relax and unwind!
Just wanted to relax and unwind!
We arrived on a hot afternoon and wanted to go in and relax with a cool beverage, however once we got in, the floors were coated with 1/4" of red dirt. I tried cleaning them with the supplies provided to no avail. (No wonder she dropped our pet deposit) We have a 13lb total indoor Shih Tzu, and promised to cover everything he'd be on with sheets. I'm glad I did cover everything, or the red dirt would be everywhere from just my husband and I. The full size bed...So Uncomfortable. You'll be better off sleeping on the two twin size beds. Be careful of the oven, the handle gets as hot as the inside resulting in a burnt hand. The owner feeds the deer which also inturn attracted a mountain lion or cougar to our back yard staring my husband down. Sound Relaxing to you???
- Guest Kathy (Dallas Suburb)
- Date of stay 07/06/10
- Review Submitted 07/19/10
Owner response: Dear Reader, This review is totally disheartening. I live next door to this rental and have operated it and another one for several years. I have an excellent housekeeper and have never had a complaint about red dirt or any other dirt on the floor or anywhere else. We live in a wooded area with much of the forest floor covered in pine straw, however, as we'd had a great deal of rain earlier that week, there may have been areas where it was washed away. My housekeeper left the floor and Cabin thoroughly cleaned. I do ask that my brand new Lazyboy sofa and other furniture be covered if people bring pets that are allowed on the furniture at home. During their stay I visited with this couple twice and not one mention was made of their apparent discomfort about the floor, and if it was dirty, I most certainly would have cleaned it to her satisfaction immediately. I do not feed the deer, but explained to them that often my guests will buy corn and do so. There was a mountain lion sighted in the woods from our screened in porch by this woman's husband, but this has never happened in the 15 years I've owned this property. I called Parks and Wildlife the next morning and they came and investigated and assured me that mountain lions are rarely seen, that they have not had any recent sightings/reports, but also that lions have a very large range and most likely would not reappear. This woman did receive two blisters on her fingers. When her husband told me as he packed their vehicle, I went over immediately and offered a burn ointment, but she assured me twice "It's nothing. I don't need any ointment." I had never had anyone complain about the oven handle before and ordered a new stove that day. As for the bed - well, it's a Select Comfort queen-sized bed that can be adjusted to a sleeper's selection with a remote. Again, had they let me know, I'd have shown them how to use the remote if they didn't know how, or see it on the nightstand. I apologize to HomeAway and all their customers for this review. I work hard at this business and it is my greatest desire to have my guests happy and wanting to return. So far, that's been my experience and I will do everything to see that it continues. In the interim, I will send this lady a refund and apology. Most sincerely, Donna, owner
We loved it!
We loved it!
I haven't been back to this neck of the woods in years and we had a family gathering and had a blast! The house was perfect for our family of 5 (2 adults; 3 kids) and then the extras that came for dinner after being on the lake all day. We borrowed Donna's canoe and it was awesome! We will be back for sure. Hi Vegas, Sadie and Kaleb!!!!
- Guest Kristi (Austin)
- Date of stay 06/16/10
- Review Submitted 06/21/10
Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Our birthday Stay
Our birthday Stay
We found the cabin enchanting and functional. The inside was beautiful and very clean. The only disappointing event was misused frying pans and we borrowed one from Donna Paul for our stay. The lake is gorgeous, and the visiting recommendations informative and quite fun.
- Guest East Tx visit by the Birthday Girls (Springtown,TX)
- Date of stay 10/18/09
- Review Submitted 10/28/09
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
2 night min stay
|June/July 3 Night Minimum
Jun 1 - Jul 31
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
For more than 4 guests a $50 additional fee is required.
Pet fee, non-refundable. Well-behaved, crated, housebroken pets on flea Rx only.
Major holidays, June and July require three night minimum rentals.
Weekly, monthly, & off-season discounted rates available.
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Carter Cabin porch from the lake side
New twin beds with pillow top mattresses
Comfortable living room
Fish, swim, or tie up your boat from our new dock
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