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Pine Grove Cottage - Romantic Getaway on Private Lake

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Pine Grove Cottage sheltered in a grove of tall pines and beautiful hardwoods.

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Last updated: 11/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Pittsburg house description

Fully furnished cottage in the woods with backyard opening to pine trees and four acre pond. Cottage has wood floors, window air conditioners and homey furnishings. Perfect for a family retreat or a romantic getaway. Located on our 300 acre working ranch, Pine Grove Cottage is tucked away on its own corner of the property with private drive and gated entrance. A sun room runs the length of the house in the back and looks out on the pine grove and lake beyond. An open family room/dining/kitchen is perfect for family gatherings. Guests are free to roam the ranch property which includes several small lakes (four to seven acres in size) and large expanses of wooded acreage where wildlife and birds abound. Fishing on the lakes is available. Lakes are stocked with bass, catfish and brim.


Canoes and boats are provided for those who want to go out on the lakes to fish or just relax. Visitors can also receive ranch tours including a chance to see prize winning Shorthorn cattle and the owner's herd of miniature horses. Located within 15 minutes of Pittsburg, Gilmer, and Winnsboro, guests can experience life in the country but enjoy the amenities of a town. In the summer, fresh peaches, blackberries and blueberries are sold at nearby orchards. Golfing, a winery and a variety of restaurants are within 15 minutes of the ranch. For those who enjoy antiques, there are many shops within 15-30 minutes of the ranch.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Must be 21 years or older make the rental reservation....moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                Requires owner prior approval....moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • VCR/DVD Player

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    A diverse collection of books and magazines are provided...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games:

                    Playing cards...moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    Some music for the DVD...moreless

                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library:

                    A variety of videos on DVD are provided with many favorite movies included....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Churches
                  • Forests
                  • Museums
                  • Pond
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Location Type

                  • Lake View
                  • Lakefront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Pier Fishing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Multiple dining options: larger table on sunroom, 4 person table in living area, bar seating for 4 or 5 in the living area...moreless

                  • Dining Area

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    Open living area with high vaulted ceiling opens into nearby kitchen where a bar separates the two making one large gathering place for friends and families...moreless

                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    Guests can park a boat for use on some of the larger lakes within 10 to 30 minutes of the ranch....moreless

                  • Shampoo
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Telephone
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    Wood burning stove in addition to heating units in Cottage provide additional warmth and perhaps more importantly wonderful ambiance....moreless

                  • Wood Stove:

                    Has glass window to provide a view of the fire and ambiance for cozy evening in the cottage...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Kitchen:

                    Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Boat:

                    Boats are provided at no additional charge for our guests to use. Trolling motors can be rented for a nominal charge....moreless

                  • Boat Dock
                  • Boat With Paddles
                  • Canoe
                  • Fish Cleaning Table
                  • Kayak / Canoe
                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    The large shaded backyards leads to a beautiful 4 acre pond surrounded by pine trees and oaks....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Walkway To Water

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          2 night min stay
                          $155 $175
                          Fri, Sat
                          $950

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Tax Rate 6%

                          Notes:

                          Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

                          6% Tax applied to all stays.

                          Weekday rates apply for non-holiday stays from Sunday thru Thursday.

                          Rates are for 4 people. Additional people can be added up to 8 total occupants for $25/person/stay. Maximum of 6 adults.

                          Heavily discounted monthly Snowbird rates available for January and February. Please contact owner for a quote.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 11/09/2014
                          Check availability
                          23 Available
                          21 Unavailable
                          22 Today
                          23 Selected dates
                           

                          Location

                          60 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Tyler, TX
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Simpsonville Store

                          Car: Necessary

                          On-site: Birdwatching, Canoeing, Ranch Tour

                          Nearby: Antiques, Golfing, Winery, Fresh Fruit Stands in the Summer

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1998

                          About the owner: Jim and Paula Archer own and operate Lone Star Cattle Company, a working 250 acre ranch in Northeast Texas. Jim is a recently retired Professor of Chemistry. Paula retired last year after 30+ years as a software sales leader for a major corporation. They moved to the ranch over 13 years ago. Jim continues to be active in Rotary International and recently served as District Governor for Rotary International. He is also Chair of the local ambulance board. Paula raises Shorthorn show calves and breeding stock. She is on the Board of Directors for the Texas Shorthorn Association and will serve as Vice President of that organization for 2013-14. Both enjoy sharing the relaxation and enjoyment of the ranch through the vacation rental program.

                          Why the Owner Chose Pittsburg:
                          We love the beauty of the area and the wonderful community of small town friends and neighbors. We moved to East Texas more than 20 years ago. After living in 'town' (Pittsburg TX) for 10 years we bought the ranch and fixed up Pine Grove Cottage for our weekend getaway. We loved staying there so much we sold our home in the city and moved to Pine Grove Cottage while we began plans for a new home on another corner of the property. During this time we needed more room for family and friends so we added Spring House on still another corner of the ranch. In 2005 our home was completed and we moved out of Pine Grove Cottage. We decided to offer both Pine Grove and Spring House on VRBO at that time so others could share in the beauty and fun of the ranch. We were so pleased with the wonderful guests that visited, we have added a third VRBO guest apartment and a Bed & Breakfast to allow larger groups to stay. In 2011 Paula's sister and brother-in-law moved to the area and purchased Spring House as their private residence. Our positive experience with vacation rentals led us to replace the property with a brand new one, Lakeside Cottage, which we built and opened for business in 2012. We often host extended families looking for a retreat, wedding parties and multiple families who want to come together to visit. Now we can accommodate all. Our return rate is very high and many of our guests have come to view the ranch as their own special place in the country...without all the hard work!


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                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • Pine Grove Cottage sheltered in a grove of tall pines and beautiful hardwoods.

                            Pine Grove Cottage sheltered in a grove of tall pines and beautiful hardwoods.

                          • Pine Grove Cottage in East Texas Pine/Hardwoods forest

                            Pine Grove Cottage in East Texas Pine/Hardwoods forest

                          • Living Room with Vaulted Ceiling

                            Living Room with Vaulted Ceiling

                          • Sunroom runs the length of the house and offers stunning views of the backyard

                            Sunroom runs the length of the house and offers stunning views of the backyard

                          • Bedroom #1 with Queen Bed

                            Bedroom #1 with Queen Bed

                          • 10 lb 4 oz Florida Bass caught in March 2013

                            10 lb 4 oz Florida Bass caught in March 2013

                          • 12 lb Florida Bass caught by guest

                            12 lb Florida Bass caught by guest

                          • Fishing on pond behind 
Pine Grove...no more peaceful place to be!

                            Fishing on pond behind Pine Grove...no more peaceful place to be!

                          • Living Room with loft area above.

                            Living Room with loft area above.

                          • Living Room Opens to Kitchen

                            Living Room Opens to Kitchen

                          • Seating at Pine Grove Breakfast Bar

                            Seating at Pine Grove Breakfast Bar

                          • Pine Grove backyard slopes down to private 4 acre bass lake.

                            Pine Grove backyard slopes down to private 4 acre bass lake.

                          VRBO #73494

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                          This listing was first published here in 2005.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

                          $155 - $175 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

                          View calendar: Updated 11/09/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                          Speaks: english
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                          • Response rate: 90%
                          • Calendar last updated: 11/09/2014
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