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Family Reunion, Wedding, Couples Weekend - an Entire East Texas Luxury Compound

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Last updated: 10/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mount Vernon house description

Reunion, Anniversary, Wedding, Family Retreat or Couples Weekend - enjoy an entire compound! Originally a bed & breakfast - The Veranda is a glorious 1920’s Victorian Home (and accompanying bunkhouse) that served as the areas most posh, upscale B&B for many years. Wealthy patrons from Dallas with lake homes on the beautiful Lake Cypress Springs referred to the “Mansion of Mt. Vernon” as the finest dining and one of the most picturesque setting in East Texas. Having just undergone a $1m+ restoration, the retreat is a 120 acre paradise incorporating a sanctuary of rest and relaxation as well as activities galore. Originally envisioned and operated by Robert Whiteside & Warren Butler, new owners Mark and Kelly Bunting made cautious (yet significant) upgrades to this famous property during the 2010-2012 season. The result is a fabulous retreat true to original intentions of the earlier owners, yet greatly enhanced and expanded. Just 100 miles due East on I-30 from Dallas – this paradise of tranquility and peace feels more like 1000 miles away!

Featured June 9, 2013 on ABC's Designing DFW segment (see video below).

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Bedroom 4

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          • Bedroom 5

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          • Bunk Area

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          • King size beds (5) 5 bedrooms all with separate baths/many Jacuzzi tubs – all with King size beds, Bunk Beds (4) Kids bunk house sleeps 8 / playroom – Game room with ping pong table/x-box/big screen TVs and more / separate kitchen with state of the art appliances and television / gym with elliptical and recumbent bike - TV / shop and fully furnished fishing tackle / 2 Four Wheelers / bath & shower / Upstairs separate quarters with 2 Queen bed & living room + TV / enclosed outdoor full length basketball court with lighting / all wired for outdoor and surround sound...moreless

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Formal living and dining areas / library / delightfully furnished with antiques and country bedding & tin roof that makes for a magical night in the rain / bright & sunny with vibrant colors / grand piano / oversized master with 16 foot ceilings and 3 sided views of bunk house, grounds, lake and front entry. Grounds keeper – cook – housekeeping – all available upon request....moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television:

                All bedrooms and kitchen/living areas with new flat panel televisions – all with Direct TV and wifi...moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Game Console
              • Video Games

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Lakefront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Tubing

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Garage
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Telephone
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                      • Kitchen:

                        Gourmet commercial kitchen / diner counter kitchen seating with lake views / fully stocked pantry / bar...moreless

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Full 360 wrap around decks (1/2 screened in) with views of grounds and lake / lots of outdoor seating & tables, even porch swing...moreless

                      • Gazebo:

                        Gazebo seats 70 for dinner/events by lake...moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Dinersclub
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Private Pool:

                        5 foot depth - large sized pool – great for lounging or volleyball / dozen+ outdoor chairs / covered shade deck / audio enabled / views of grounds and lake...moreless

                      • Jetted Tub
                       

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                      My Standard Rate
                      4 night min stay
                      $2,200

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning Fee upon depart $250
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      $9,500 per week. Will consider partial weeks for certain circumstances at $2,200 per night (minimum of 4 nights).

                      Full Rental is required up front and will be fully refunded if booking is cancelled more than 90 days out from arrival. Cash or check only.

                      $5,000 security deposit required for damages. Refunded within 7 days if no damages. Credit card accepted for security deposit.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 10/08/2014
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                      Location

                      7 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      i-30

                      Please see video!

                      70 acres in secluded area near major highway / lush landscaping – over 5 acres manicured / Spring Azaleas and summer Crepe Myrtles are gorgeous / beautiful lawns front and lakeside to accommodate activities. Tall swaying pines and thick forest enclose the property for a total confined escape. 3 miles of walking trails thru the property / security entrance.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Why the Owner Chose Mount Vernon:
                      It is simply THE most tranquil and beautiful places you can imagine within 90 minutes of DFW and Shreveport. It is perfect for a family reunion, anniversary, couples weekend, corporate executive retreat work weekend de-compress. Perfect for large families - lots of activities for kids, tons of entertaining spaces and a fabulous commercial kitchen.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Picturesque setting on 120 acres / (7 landscaped) 5 bedroom Main House - luxury finish 1920's Victorian Bunk house (8 bunk beds + 2 Queens) - great for kids Gazebo on Lake for dining and fabulous keepsake photos 5 Acre Lake - great fishing Full length pool and Cabana Full length basketball court (night lighting) Nature trails Fire pit 11 flat panel TV w/Satellite wrap around porches (some screened) Jon Boat / 4 Wheelers / more Acreage with over 100 night lights - Gorgeous at night


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • The Veranda 1920 Victorian - former B&B

                        The Veranda 1920 Victorian - former B&B

                      • main house side view from pool

                        main house side view from pool

                      • Main house living room

                        Main house living room

                      • Main house kitchen - diner seating view

                        Main house kitchen - diner seating view

                      • Master bedroom

                        Master bedroom

                      • The blue bedroom

                        The blue bedroom

                      • The green bedroom (only downstairs bedroom)

                        The green bedroom (only downstairs bedroom)

                      • Veranda bunk house - great room

                        Veranda bunk house - great room

                      • Veranda bunkhouse - upstairs quarters with 2 queens

                        Veranda bunkhouse - upstairs quarters with 2 queens

                      • full length basketball court behind bunkhouse

                        full length basketball court behind bunkhouse

                      • one view of lake

                        one view of lake

                      • lake front next to house - back yard

                        lake front next to house - back yard

                      • Veranda main house - porter cecere view

                        Veranda main house - porter cecere view

                      • view from front porch to front circle drive

                        view from front porch to front circle drive

                      • kitchen table

                        kitchen table

                      • Main house kitchen

                        Main house kitchen

                      • The pink bedroom

                        The pink bedroom

                      • The red bedroom

                        The red bedroom

                      • Veranda bunk house

                        Veranda bunk house

                      • Veranda bunk house - 8 bunk beds

                        Veranda bunk house - 8 bunk beds

                      • Bunk house porch - lake view

                        Bunk house porch - lake view

                      • pool and cabana

                        pool and cabana

                      • Gazebo

                        Gazebo

                      • lake view from dam

                        lake view from dam

                      VRBO #435994

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, October 12, 2014

                      $2,200 per night (USD)
                      6

                      5 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 18

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                      Minimum stay: 4 nights
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