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150 Wooded Private Acres on a Ranch in Beautiful East Texas!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-12) + Bunkhouse that has 4 queen bf

This is a beautifully furnished home nestled in East Texas on a large ranch. Very private and quite for those who need rest and relaxation. Everything you need for comfort away from home is right here. There are 3 bedrooms and 4 full baths. There are many things to do that is a 45 minute drive or less. *Notice-This house is not located at the lake. Cedar Creek lake is 20 minutes but there is a small private lake on the property. 10 miles from Athens and 15 miles from Malakoff.

This home is located on a working 1000 acre ranch. There is plenty of room for a large family or group. There is a newly remodeled bunk house that has 4 queen bunks + full bath and is adjacent to the house and can sleep 9. We also have been building a new lake that should be full by summer 2014. Anyone who needs a quiet place to get away and relax or enjoy the outdoors this is it!

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2016


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

150 Wooded Private Acres on a Ranch in Beautiful East Texas!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Great cabin and bunkhouse

  • 5 of 5

Rented this cabin for a campout with a group of six dads and daughters. We could not have picked a better place. The owner was great to work with. The girls loved the bunkhouse. The dads loved the house. The fire pit was a great treat. The swimming pond out front was a hit. The property was clean. And we felt safe letting the girls explore the trails around the house. Very peaceful and quit yet close enough to Athens that we took advantage of the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center about 20 minutes away and the NY, TX Zipline Adventure about 25 minutes away. A truly great place if you are camping with a group of children.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cannot Imagine Any Place Better!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this lovely property as part of an pre-wedding event for my son and his lovely bride to be... we all fell in love with the property at first site!! In lieu of a traditional rehearsal dinner, they wanted to be able to spend time with family and friends that had come so far to share this life time event... and this property was the PERFECT place!! The house and the bunk house are marvelous!! We had a full blown Texas bar-b-que under the pole barn by the bunk house which was perfect for feeding everyone buffet style... we also had a live band that had plenty of room on the terraced patios in front of the house! The front yard was perfect for round tables... we had lanterns and flowers! All overlooking the gorgeous ponds!! which were great for swimming!!! Everyone commented on how we should have just had the wedding there is was so beautiful!! If you are planning any type of event, whether it is a family get away or a major family event... I would highly recommend this property!! We are already thinking of all kinds of events to use it for in the future! And to top it all off... the owner is so friendly and accommodating!! I just couldn't imagine our experience being any better!! Thank you so much!!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin!!!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I have stayed here for the past couple of years. The property is very well maintained and keeps getting nicer. There are lots of trails to walk or places to just relax. Kim is great and always a pleasure to deal with.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Worth, Texas

A Shangri-La In Texas

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do justice. The house and property surrounding it is immaculate and beautiful, clean, the house has an interesting and great layout. There is lots of trees all over the property, which was great because it provided a lot of shade from the Texas heat. We were a group of 12 mixed-ages ranging from 4 years old to 53. THE SWIMMING AREA IS HUGE!!! (I've seen many stock ponds, swimholes on other properties, but never this big) it was a surprise to us. We all went swimming all day long and got sunburned, but it was worth the laughter and the fun. My husband commented that he liked that the kids could swim and we didn't have to worry about weirdos lurking with a camera phone, I agreed. I really liked the privacy and the fact that whether the kids were swimming or playing in the woods, we didn't have to worry about them getting kidnapped or being around strangers. The rooms are HUGE, and each with it's own full bathroom (again the pics do not do justice) we all agreed to that when we got there, we were surprised at how beautiful and well laid out everything was. The owners are absolutely wonderful, welcoming, and extremely helpful. Kim you are AWESOME!!!!. Everyone had a great time, and the kids as well as the adults spent a lot of time laughing, and we got a lot of good memories out of this trip. If you have kids and want them to be able to have acres to roam and have fun, this is the place. If you are an adult and want to have space for peace or free time, this is the place. If you're an avid bird watcher or like to get some hiking in, there are trails that go into the woods. You will be able to see the stars and moon CLEARLY (unless there is clouds), since there is no surrounding town lights or timed-outdoor lamp posts to obstruct the view of the night sky. Again, there is so much stuff that one can do, you're never bored. Oh, a tip for those that do take little ones that can't swim, bring floats, and or life vests, we had two in our group a 4 year old and a 5 year old that couldn't swim and even without vests, they were in the water and able to enjoy it on the shallow end. If you to the right side of the smaller lake, you'll see a sandy spot near the sand path road by the trees that seemed to be the side that had a great gradual down slope, instead of huge drop-off. In closing, we all had a wonderful time at the ranch and we will be back again. A big hug and a huge thanks to the owners who have allowed us to use their Shangri-La.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic & beautiful getaway with modern amenities!

  • 5 of 5

This was such an amazing property! The owners have provided everything you need for an awesome getaway. Just bring your own food-the kitchen has everything else you need! We had the house plus bunkhouse add-on. Perfect for our group of 18-actually had room to spare. The bunkhouse was amazing for our older kids. Custom queen size bunkbeds-very comfortable and each one had access to power outlets for phone charging. NO ONE wanted to leave! Kim is so nice to deal with and helpful and easy to communicate with. Garrett checked in on us twice to see if we needed anything and was very non-intrusive about it. We felt very safe as well. Very quiet- the only noise came from us. Property was immaculate inside and out. Pictures were very accurate but still don't do it justice. Be prepared for a wow factor-we had fun watching everyone arrive at different intervals and watching their reactions! I totally recommend this place-we want to go back soon. Less than ten minutes (beautiful drive) from downtown Athens . Kids loved swimming in the lake in front of the house (clear water to the bottom). Great quality docks. Hiking/walking was great. Some of the kids will bring bikes and kayaks next time! Also a plus-- temperatures in the house and bunkhouse were wonderful which was amazing considering the vaulted ceilings. Beautiful Texas Chic décor! There is a spiral staircase leading up to the loft and one of the bedrooms. This was no problem for us though-we were able to keep our only little one (3yr old) off of the stairs and we did not let her play upstairs. Also assigned that bedroom to our skinnier and more active family members! Very affordable and wonderful just to get away and relax! Thank you! Katie Dragoo

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rockwall, Texas

Our Favorite Place!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this house for the last 4 years! The owners are making it so much better year after year! The bunk house is incredible and the property is absolutely beautiful. Our kids love it and we feel so comfortable there! I would recommend it to anyone looking for a great family place or girl's weekend!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Athens House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

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Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $59
Tax Rate 6.0%

Bunkhouse is an additional cost of $150.00 Cleaning Fee -$100.00

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Athens House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bunkhouse 4 - combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bunkhouse - 4 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
150 acres to explore. Private lake, trails, quiet.

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