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Quiet, Charming, Romantic, Relaxing & Fun Waterfront Property

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Chalet, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Enjoy the slow pace, peacefulness and sheer beauty of nature all around you! Grab a beverage, a good book or fishing pole and come relax on the floating deck! Have breakfast, lunch or dinner there! Gentle movement on water is guaranteed to wipe your stress away! Sitting in the comfy Adirondack chairs underneath the deck's tin roof, enjoy sunlight dancing on water, or bask in the sun on the foredeck, letting all your cares drift away, or just take a little snooze if you wish!

Cozy waterfront Chalet nestled in Big Thicket just outside Ace, TX, 56 miles north of Houston Intercontinental Airport. Accommodations: 1 cozy, romantic loft bedroom with queen size bed, 1 bedroom downstairs with full size bed, air-conditioned, woodburning fireplace, HIGHSPEED DSL INTERNET, Satellite TV, stereo, large yard, grill on side deck. Small fishing boat available in the event renter's would like to use it. Area is great for bird and nature watching, biking, running, or just strolling in the country!

To those who have rented in previous years, the problem we had with hydrilla has been completely eliminated! Thanks to our great Lake Restoration Committee's efforts, the lake is once again beautiful! We would love to have you come back and enjoy the tranquility and great fishing that Taylor Lake once again provides.

Wonderful, small-family vacation rental, or cozy, romantic get-away for two. This quiet, charming chalet on a private cove will beckon you back, again and again! With its wonderful 9-hole golf course, historic Livingston has numerous restaurants, fun antique shops and outlet mall just 17 miles away. Dine at the famous Hilltop Restaurant and Herb Farm, just 15 miles away where you will delight in their wonderful gourmet cuisine (reservations only), leisurely peruse their wonderful gift shop. Visit the Alabama Coushatta Indian Reservation in nearby Woodville, TX.

Keywords: Chalet, lake front

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About The Owner

My late husband and I fell in love with the area while visiting friends who owned weekend houses there and, in 1980, we had the shell of the house built. With the help of wonderful friends, we worked weekends building out the interior. The project took about a year to complete and I have so many great memories of those times. The chalet became our escape from the hectic weekly pace in Houston. We put heart and soul into building out the chalet! When my husband passed away in 1993, the only way I could rationalize keeping the property was to rent it out to vacationers. I've had the good fortune of meeting so many wonderful people who have rented from me since that time and look forward to being blessed with many more!

The Owner purchased this chalet in 1980

Why The Owner chose Texas

Why this property?

BECAUSE it provides THE most peaceful and relaxing get-away anyone would want!

BECAUSE the grounds and property are very well maintained and the house is kept sparkling clean! The house has had new Laminate flooring installed, was freshly painted, and furniture updated in Living room and Dining areas in 2014.

BECAUSE we provide everything but your clothes, your food and libations! No need to pack up a bunch of essentials, linens and towels because they will be waiting right there for your arrival!

BECAUSE we are so thankful for our renters and want to ensure their stay is the most wonderful experience possible!

BECAUSE our prices are very reasonable for everything we provide!

SO, pack your suitcase, bring your family, even the four-legged members and prepare to ENJOY!

What makes this chalet unique

Serenity Now!!!! ;) feel the stress of every day life and all your cares drift away immediately just driving down the winding road to the property. Taking in God's incredible creation of nature all around is icing on the cake while cooking in the delightful little kitchen with its great view of the lake, or fishing, lounging around, reading, playing games, sitting in the swing, observing nature, taking a stroll, completely relaxing in the quiet beauty of the atmosphere of Taylor Lake! When I arrive, I never want to leave!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The chalet and surrounding area is absolutely beautiful! Had a wonderful time just sitting in different locations around the house & deck, enjoying God's masterpiece. We went out on the boat & got a good ab workout laughing so hard because 3 women couldn't row a boat and we were not confident about working the trolling motor. But we figured it out quickly & were pros in no time! Thanks for allowing others to enjoy your "cozy slice of Heaven"!
Apr 2010
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Polk County Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • NO TRASH is to be left on the premises after checkout. NO GREASE down sink drain. Never leave candles/fireplace burning when leaving premises.
  • Please remember that sound travels over water, so keep noise to a minimum. No pets off leash outside fence. Never leave water standing on floors.
  • Upon departure, place sheets/dry towels/cloths in pillow cases and place in hallway. Any wet towels/cloths should be hung on hooks in bathroom.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower in tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Loft bedroom
  • Queen size Beds (1) Double Beds (1)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
small fishing boat with paddles provided, large floating deck (tin roof covers half of floating deck)


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Quiet, Charming, Romantic, Relaxing & Fun Waterfront Property
average rating of 4.612903 based on 35 reviews

Exactly as described. Such a nice place!

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely be back. Patricia is absolutely wonderful to work with. Anyone looking for a peaceful getaway location needs to look no further.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for this wonderful review, Mr. and Mrs. Robinson! It was an absolute pleasure working with you on the reservation and I will definitely look forward to having you back any time. You guys are really awesome! What a wonderful gift it was for me that you two left the chalet exactly as you found it and, it was so clean, it was almost as though no one stayed there at all. Thanks so much again for choosing my little chalet for your Memorial Day get away! With kindest regards, Patricia
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Lovely property

  • 4 of 5

Nice quite place. Enjoyed our stay. Patricia was a pleasure to work with and very responsive.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice review, Karen. We would love to have you and your family back again. Kindest regards, Patricia
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Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I brought My mother-in-law up and it was perfect for the three of us. Beautiful sunrises/sets, tons of wildlife although it's catch and release only at this time. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephanie, thank you so much for this nice review. I do hope you and family will want to return soon. We enjoyed working with you on the reservation and genuinely appreciate your business! Kind regards, Patricia A Cozy Slice of Heaven
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Lovely Chalet!

  • 5 of 5

You will not be disappointed with this darling place! The pictures do not do it justice. It's decorated very cute and is situated in a private section of the lake - very peaceful and quiet. Patricia went way over and beyond ensuring we had all we needed. I have honestly never seen a rental so clean! We actually did see 1 alligator crossing the lake, which was pretty cool. The large yard is fenced in perfectly which is nice for the dogs. We will definitely be back. I highly recommend this chalet and want to personally thank Patricia for being so wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie, Thank you so much for this wonderful review. I am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and my little slice of Heaven! It would be my pleasure to have you back any time! Many blessings to you and yours in 2017! With kindest regards, Patricia
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Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing, clean, love the view. Fishing was excellent. I would recommend this place to everyone. If God is willing my husband and I will return this Christmas again..Best place ever..

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this wonderful review, Mary! We are so happy to hear how much you and your family enjoyed your stay and do hope you will come back next Christmas or even earlier! We sincerely appreciate your business. Kindest regards, Patricia
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Only an hour drive from The Woodlands , Tx with vey little traffic! Such a peaceful, relaxing little lake. The nature and wild life made it a perfect escape from the city! The use of the little boat was such a special bonus to the rental! We hope to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deidra, it was such a pleasure working with you on your reservation and thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review. I am taking the liberty to post the comments you sent me about your stay in your email to me because it was so nice and I genuinely appreciate your very helpful input: 09/01/2015 "Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your place! It was "just what the doctor ordered" for my husband! As a matter of fact, although we have been to the coast of Mississippi and South Carolina, The Smokey Mountains, New Orleans, and Mexico in the last few years, he said it was the best getaway he had ever had! The use of the little boat was such a special bonus to the rental! We hope to visit again soon! Thank you again for working with us on such late notice!" Deidra, thank you so much again for those kind words. I am so happy to hear about how much you and your husband enjoyed your stay. We would love to have you back any time and I will look forward to hearing from you again, hopefully, soon! With kind regards, Patricia
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Nearest Airport
55.76 Miles
Nearest Ferry
119.6 Miles
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
FM 2610
Nearest Beach
119.6 Miles
Car: necessary

bird watching trails

Hilltop Gourmet Restaurant and Herb Farm (w/tours) 15 miles

discount shopping center, antique shopping 17 miles

Blueberry Farm

Trades Days

Alabama Cochatta Indian Reservation

Livingston State Park



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100
cleaning and laundry $100
Tax Rate 0.13%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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