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VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special
We invite you to our lakefront log home located on beautiful Lake Bob Sandlin in the Piney Woods of East Texas. Our special place is nestled among tall pine, maple and hickory trees in a quaint, private setting…the perfect retreat to relax and unwind away from the frantic pace of city life, while getting reacquainted with nature. From fishing, water skiing, sunbathing, swimming, hiking, nature walks, biking and more – it’s right outside the window of our cozy home. Perfect for your family, friends or that special someone to create memories in an extraordinary environment. Great for quilt and scrap booking retreats… and don’t forget our fishing tournaments.
You will want to rise-n-shine early in the morning to enjoy your coffee on the back porch or deck while enjoying the 210 degree view of the lake. Grab your paper or fishing pole and head down to our private dock to relax in the rocking chairs to witness the sunrise and the lake come to life. Lake Bob Sandlin is approximate 10,000 acres with a 120 mile shoreline known for its trophy fishing and an abundance of ducks, coots, heron and other birds. During the winter months, we have witnessed two bald eagles in our back yard. Let’s not forget the raccoons, squirrels and deer! If fishing is not your forte, then swing lazily in our lakeside hammocks reading your favorite book while enjoying spectacular views of the lake. Plenty of antique shops and places to eat in nearby Mount Vernon, Mount Pleasant and Pittsburg…just minutes away.
Our two story log home has a vaulted ceiling with a stone fireplace…with views of the lake. During the winter months, you can nestle by the fireplace or make s’mores in the chimeniea on the deck. The dining area is open to the fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, ice maker, microwave, dishwasher, coffeemaker, toaster and blender while the ironing board, iron, washer and dryer are located in the utility room. Full cookware and dinnerware. Custom stained glass windows add color and light…while much of the furniture is handcrafted from logs…adding to the coziness of our home. The large breakfast counter/food prep area is highlighted by a mosaic of the Texas Flag while discretely tucking away a complete entertainment center that includes TV, DirectTV Satellite with XM Radio, DVD and Video Game System … with a limited library of music, movies and games. The video tape library is extensive as well as board games…just in case it rains. Yes, we now offer FREE Wi-Fi...ask for details. By the way, the perfect place for rain is on the back porch as the rain hits the tin roof.
Each of the 3 bedrooms is furnished with comfortable queen size beds. The downstairs master bedroom offers a TV/DVD/VCR combo, antique furnishing and a wonderful view of the lake…a perfect view to wake up to. The two bedrooms upstairs also offer TV/VCR units, one with lake view and the other with a view of the tree tops.
Ready for romance? For the adults, we have a hot tub on the rear deck…perfect for night time use while stargazing.
Enjoy dazzling sunsets, great fishing, and the serenity of the outdoors. Bring your boat or jet ski (rentals nearby) to explore the lake. Sunbathe, swim or float the day away.
Over 1000 square feet of covered porches and decks. 1200 square foot boat house with large BBQ and dining area.
FREE local and domestic long distance phone service provided. Wi-Fi on site. Cell service works on property.
We cannot accommodate large groups such as reunions, retreats, weddings, etc.
Availability is limited as this is not a full time rental.
You must contact owner for availability.
Availability is subject to change....moreless
When my travel companions and I arrived at the cabin on the lake, we were amazed by its natural beauty. Our first moments were spent walking out to the pier and enjoying a drink on the deck, watching the moon play on the calm lake waters, enjoying the stars and sounds of nature.
The bedrooms were comfortable and inviting. The heavy quilts were perfect to keep us warm on the cool nights. We fell into a peaceful sleep to the sounds of nature. We awoke early to watch the sunrise over the lake and even spotted some turtles swimming in the water. The comfy beds did allow us to sleep in a number of mornings, but the first one was special and we wanted to get started on enjoying our amazing property.
Late in the fall for East Texas, the trees were changing color still and beautifully stood out against the lake. We enjoyed watching the birds from the house decks and the hot tub. Late at night, we even spotted a raccoon! It was a treat to see so many animals we don’t typically find in the city.
On the few rainy days we kept ourselves entertained with the board game collection and watching old movies on the couch.
The cabin is very well kept and treasured. We found special touches throughout the cabin, small touches which made it truly feel like a home away from home.
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning Fee $100-150*$100
We offer off season specials (Oct-April: excluding Spring Break weeks and holidays)
Min stay 2 nights Oct-April
Rent 2 nights, get 3rd night 50% off Oct-April
Rent 4 nights, get 5th night free Oct-April
Weekly $1300 Oct-April
Monthly - please contact owner
Peak season weekly rate is $1800
Min stay 3 nights May-Sept
Personal check must clear before stay
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Antique shopping, bird watching, exotic wildlife refuge nearby, sunbathing, stargazing, water sports and grilling. Bob Sandlin State Park is 1 mile away. Boat rental nearby - Linton's Boat Sales (903) 572-8473. Convenient to grocery store, eateries, wineries, hospital and more.
Year Purchased: 1998
About the owner: My family has owned our log home since 1998. Many friends and family have enjoyed our place and we extend an invite to you. We treat our place special and enjoy every minute we are there...and we know you will too. Billy
Why the Owner Chose Lake Bob Sandlin: Beautiful location. Easy two hours commute from DFW or Shreveport. Off I30, exit 146 Mount Vernon, the 8 miles. From Fort Worth, 161 Tollway now open avoiding 635 traffic.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin: All about nature. Simply beautiful.
Largest Boathouse available.
Only Lakefront Log Home for rent.