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Miss Kitty's Lake House on the Cove, Lake Palestine

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms , 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

My lakehouse is currently undergoing a major renovation

it's gonna be really nice :) I've blocked out the whole year but should be up and running in June. Email if you are really interested, otherwise I have it blocked out for the entire year currently (Jan 2018)

Spacious 5 bedroom 4 bath home perfect for groups of all sizes. This home is great for family get-togethers, vacations or just a great get-away for a couple for the weekend. Pricing will vary based on number of guests, affordable for 2 to 12guests. Bring your own boat or rent. Huge grassed yard between the house and lake is wonderful and loved by the birds, an occasional squirrel, and has worked perfect for weddings and family reunions. Take your coffee 100 feet to the dock, sit and enjoy the egrets, ducks and geese that swim by or watch the fish jumping, breaking the glass surface of the water. There is a nice boat dock with covered sitting / fishing platform that extends out into the lake. Great for fishing, swimming and tying up your boat, just down from the house. We have a second boathouse dock that can also be used (boat docks are shared by the two houses I have on the 2 acre property, keeping the open feel).

The house is fully equipped for your stay, with property managers close by if you have any last minute needs. Entry gate insures privacy and comfort as you relax on the porch, on the upper deck, on the dock or the patio near the bird houses nearby.

This lake house is not a 5 star resort. If you are from Dallas you gotta understand "it's a lakehouse". There's gonna be some bugs and some cobwebs, it goes with the area.

There is another 3 bedroom house on the property that I fondly call "The Dallas House", granite countertops, hardwood floors, etc. Other house on property is VRBO # 154454

Keywords: lake house Tyler Lake Palestine

More Details

Robert Conner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, Texan
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2018

About Robert Conner

I have 3 children and we have had a great time with family and friends at the lake.

Robert Conner purchased this house in 2005

Why Robert Conner chose Frankston

We felt that this location was great for spending time with family and friends. This is a lake house so it isn't perfect. I have been in the process of replacing all windows, floors and am in the process of a complete main floor renovation January 2018

What makes this house unique

It's great to take a cup of coffee and sit out on the dock and relax. It's also nice to just lower the boat into the water and take a cruise, do some fishing, boat over to the Lakeside Grill for breakfast or lunch. The cove is a no wake area protecting fish and wildlife habitat, great for kayak or canoes.


Frankston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Toilet, double sinks, large shower on main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Toilet, sink and shower ensuite w/ bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Toilet, sink and shower ensuite w/ bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Upstairs w/ toilet, double sinks, large shower
  • 4 bathrooms, 3 upstairs, 1 on main level
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bdrm with lake view sharing full bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Mstr bdrm w/lake view & private bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Bedroom with shared bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , bedroom with private bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bedroom on main floor with attached bathroom, toilet, shower
    Front room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Front room can turn into a bdrm at night, 2 queen futons
  • 6 separate sleeping spaces 10 separate beds throughout lakehouse
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Covered boat dock for fishing & mooring boats, 2nd boathouse dock and both are shared with our other house on property


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(17 traveler reviews)

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Miss Kitty's Lake House on the Cove, Lake Palestine
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful lake view. House was not well maintained and calls and messages were not returned promply

  • 3 of 5

The house had a beautiful view of the lake but it was not well maintained. There were many areas where the floor felt like it was going to fall in. The balcony on the 2nd floor was not safe. It was in poor condition. Our first night there, we had cleaned the kitchen and went to another area of the house. When we went back into the kitchen and turned the lights on, there were cockroaches all over the counter and in the sink. We called the numbers that were left for us but no one answered or returned messages. A very nice young man came over to see how things were going the next morning. I took him to the kitchen to show him where we found the roaches. He returned a few minutes later with a can of wasp spray and said that was all he had. We spent the rest of the weekend with all of our food either in the fridge or on the dining table. We had a great time petting the kitten that was at the house. She was very sweet and appeared to have been taken very good care of. We even had two raccoons that visited in the evenings. The house was very roomy and beds and bathrooms seemed to be very clean. We were just disappointed in the lack of communication after we called about the problem.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

We left early because the sheets had not been washed and were covered in someone else's hair. There was a hole in the wall, holes in the tile of the kitchen, and the railing was tied on to the pole on the second floor balcony. It was generally disgusting. Very bad shape.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cleaning of our lake house is handled by a professional cleaning service and has always been top notch. Maybe this group arrived way early, before the service even got there, though no one notified me, my service or the property manager. I have my cleaning service and property manager contact numbers available in the house and never heard from this group. I really can't do anything about a stay that starts out negative, it tends to overshadow everything.
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Beautiful lake front view!

  • 5 of 5

The 4 bed/4 bath home is located right on the water with an awesome deck that offers both shade and sun! We brought two boats and had plenty of room to dock both of them as well as the third boat brought by the guests (who also share the dock) staying in Miss Kitty's guest house, which is very close to the property. The home is rustic but clean and it served the purpose well for our long weekend to relax and enjoy the beautiful lake. Two of the bathrooms are quite tiny but functional with toilet, sink and shower. Very awesome that 3 of the rooms with queens had twins in the rooms as well. Lots of space for additional sleeping downstairs. The stairs leading up to the bedrooms are steep but have hand rails on both sides. Very nice covered deck facing the awesome view!. Kitchen is a good size and nicely equipped. Awesome that it is pet friendly as well! There is actually a "Miss Kitty" that lives on premises and very very sweet! My family wanted to bring her home but we left her for other guests to enjoy :) Overall the home was lovely and we certainly plan to return but for a longer stay! Because the properties are so close to one another you will not have as much privacy as you might prefer. During our stay the guests in the smaller (but simply beautiful) lake home were awesome! I guess it' the luck of the draw if the lack of privacy will bring harmony while sharing the dock/pier/green space. Ideally, in my opinion it would be optimal to bring a large group and rent both properties.

The property manager is very sweet, prompt with response and helpful. It was a great stay and highly recommend this property for a lake getaway!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

What a great relaxing weekend! It was our 3rd year staying here.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for rest

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed staying at Miss Kitty's Lake House. It was a peaceful getaway. The property was well equipped with what you need. It has 4 bedrooms that can sleep 2 in one and 3 in the other four, plus area to sleep downstairs for more. It also has four 3/4 bathrooms. Plenty of space for sleeping and cooking. Really enjoyed sitting outside with the firepit in the evening. Two things you may want to know about if you are considering the property: 1) there are a lot of stairs (as pictured), 2) the owner's other rental is on the same property. We did not run into the other people very often, so it wasn't a problem, but if you want to be isolated from the public, it isn't that. Nonetheless, we give it 5 stars because it was great for our purpose. Will consider renting again.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year going there I think everyone enjoyed it better this year for some reason idk. We bring all our kids and grand kids they all had a blast! Next year we have decided to get both houses!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tyler Texas
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Pine Dunes Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Purple Pig

Two boat docks with cleats & tie-ups for boats are shared with the two houses I have on the two acre property. Boats can be set in at the Lake Palestine Resort 1.2 mi from the lakehouse. We are in a cove that is protected.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125
Pet Fee $25

Rates are subject to change at any time
Special rates for 2 guests, email for pricing
Rates include 6% state of Texas lodger's tax and cleaning fees
Unfortunately VRBO now charges a service fee so that's included also, pretty much a ripoff in my opinion

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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