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Toledo Bend Lakefront Cabin near the “Chicken Coop”, with Private Boat Launch

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2-BR 1-BA fully equipped lakefront cabin that sleeps six (4 adults maximum)

Located on Gibson Point peninsula near Milam, Texas, this historic cabin named "Crappie House" is perfectly situated near prime bass fishing and the famous “Chicken Coop” crappie fishing areas. Set on a 2 1/2 acre property with 650 feet of lake frontage, the 2-Bedroom 1-bath cabin sleeps 6 (4 adults max) and boasts a "million-dollar view" from the spacious deck that opens to the kitchen, dining area and great room. Accommodations include a bedroom with a queen bed, another bedroom with a queen and a twin beds, and a twin sleeper chair in the living room. Amenities include a television with satellite service, and a stocked kitchen with full-size range, refrigerator-freezer with ice maker, microwave, dishwasher, and toaster oven. The recently renovated bathroom with shower stall has a washer and dryer. Linens are furnished for kitchen, bed and bath. Added bonuses are the private boat launch on an adjacent cove, a large fire pit with wood, a tree swing, and a screened dock house with eating and conversation area, electricity and water, and a fish-cleaning area. Crappie House is perfect for serious fishermen, families, and couples looking for a quiet, fairly secluded get-away. Nearby there is a small market and grill that sells fishing supplies, licenses and gasoline. Hemphill, Texas is a 20-minute car ride away, and has a grocery store, restaurants, ATMs and various shops. Under new owners, expect ongoing improvements and updates. For photos and recent news, please see our Facebook page, "Crappie House at Gibson Point".

Carol Hester
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Carol Hester

Carol and Tom have been married for 38 years and have lived the majority of that time in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Parents of two and grandparents of four, they are happy to preserve this historic property — one of the first built at Toledo Bend Reservoir — and to share it with you.

Carol Hester purchased this cabin in 2017

Why Carol Hester chose Milam

Crappie House offers a unique opportunity to stay in a mid-century modern cabin and to live the good life as you lounge on the balcony or dine over the water in the screened dock house. And of course, there is the world-class fishing, not to mention the large outdoor area, perfect for creating memories with your family or friends.

What makes this cabin unique

Few properties offer the acreage, accessibility to the lake, and the amenities that Crappie House has to offer, including a private boat launch, large fire pit and screened dock house with sitting and dining areas. Located just north of the Pendleton Bridge, Crappie House is situated at nearly the midpoint of the lake, allowing access to both the north and south ends.


Milam Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please bring hose near when using grill or fire pit.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sink, toilet and shower, washing machine and dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Twin sleeper chair
  • The cabin sleeps a maximum 4 adults comfortably, with two more beds for children.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Fisherman's delight! The property includes a screened dock house on a dock from which you may fish, and there is a private boat launch on an adjacent slough shared with only three other homes. There is plenty of space to park your boat(s), all at no extra fee. The property's location almost midway on the Toledo Bend Reservoir allows easy access to fishing spots in either direction, plus we are nearest to the famous "Chicken Coop" crappie fishing area.


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Toledo Bend Lakefront Cabin near the “Chicken Coop”, with Private Boat Launch
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Very Nice!! Beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was so nice and relaxing would definitely go back again. The catfish were biting came home with plenty.. Time for a fish fry!! The Hester's have a nice place makes you feel right at home.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Debbie, for such a nice review -- our first! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to see you back in the future! Carol
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Very nice place we loved it

  • 5 of 5

The place was very clean and quite

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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The house was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The view from the patio was amazing over looking the lake. The sunrise and sunsets were breath taking! Great location for when we went fishing. Everything you needed was supplied for us. Thank you for sharing your home

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway From City Life

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to this property for 14 years now. It is never a disappointment even when the weather does not always cooperate. It is a nice relaxing place where you can just sit back and enjoy the things nature has to offer. We enjoy just being able to be a family without all the distractions and we all have space to do what we want as well. Everyone in the area is friendly and you feel welcome. My family will continue to visit as long as the property is available. Thank you for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Pictures don’t do justice

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was amazing! We have stayed in many owner-rented properties and this was by far the most well-appointed we’ve had the pleasure of using to date. The launch on the property was a huge convenience and there are some wonderful fishing holes just a few hundred yards out. Overall, we couldn’t have asked for a better place to spend our fishing getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

The new owners did a lot of updates. Kept very clean which is important. The fishing is always good even though we just catch take a pic then release!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Cypress Bend Golf Course,
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Martin’s Corner—see their Facebook page
Car: necessary

Http://, “Our store is open year-round, daylight 'till dark for your convenience. Our grill serves breakfast and lunch (snacks, too!) and the store provides an array of snacks, soft drinks, some groceries, and a complement of convenience items. We also offer fishing equipment, tackle and bait (live minnows, crickets, worms - frozen shad, shrimp, etc.).”

Martin’s Corner (restaurant), 101 State Highway 21, Milam, TX 75959-1410 (restaurant in Hemphill)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Pet Fee $40

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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