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Exquisite Lake Front with Private Boat House/Boat Ramp!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9-15)

Winter rates are now available. Nov. 1st thru Feb. 28th.....Save $75 per night. Hurry and make your reservation now! (Excluding Holidays)

Updates - We now have a new gas AND charcoal grill, corn-hole, horseshoes, and a well lit pathway to the boat house with more solar lighting!!! Also, NEW pots & pans, and a new reclining couch and a matching rocker/recliner!!!

Whether you're looking to catch the big one or just catch some ZZZ's, this is the place for you. Welcome bass tournament fisherman, nature lovers, and families!

Peaceful and spacious log cabin nestled in quiet No Name cove (that is the actual name of the cove) located in Ray Branch on the hottest bass fishing lake in Texas! Country living with all of the luxuries of your own home.

This peaceful 4 bedroom/2 bath rustic home is not only located minutes from several towns (perfect for antique shopping), it also has a private air conditioned boathouse (with a poker table, microwave, and mini fridge), boat ramp, and fish cleaning station located right on the 3 acre property...just a short walk down the paved walkway from the house, which now is lit up with tree lighting!!!!! Colorado ash interior, floor to ceiling custom stone fireplace, hardwood floors, and an open floor plan with incredible lake views make this house THE hottest around!

Sit in a rocking chair under the covered porch, cook out on the outdoor patio with the gas or charcoal grill, or roast marshmallows in the outdoor stone fireplace. There is an ample amount of room on the property to play catch or get a football game going. We now also have horseshoes and corn-hole will find these in the master bedroom closet. It is a great place for a family get together with plenty of outdoor space to have craw fish boil or fish fry! For those of you that don't have a boat, cast fishing is available right off the dock. The sunsets on the lake are spectacular and the stars at night truly ARE big and bright on this coveted, stunning lake front property!

Want to stay inside? Play games, enjoy free Wi-Fi, watch cable on DirecTV, or enjoy a movie. Family bonding time has never been better!

Sleeping Accommodations:

Master Bedroom #1 - Downstairs: King ranch-style bed (linens provided) and plush memory foam mattress. Multiple windows with stunning lake view.

Master Bedroom #2 - Upstairs: Queen size bed with equestrian themed bedding as well as a futon with a comfortable, thick mattress. French doors lead to a balcony with an incredible view of lake. Plenty of extra room available for multiple air mattresses (provided) for additional sleeping arrangements.

Bedroom #3 - Upstairs: Americana themed, Mahogany twin daybed with trundle. French doors lead to balcony with lake view.

*Note: Bedroom #3 and #4 are adjoining bedrooms so you must pass through bedroom #4 to get to #3 (Jack and Jill style)

Bedroom #4 - Upstairs: Antique twin sleigh bed with vanity and shabby chic decor

Living Room - Comfortable sofa, loves seat & plush recliner (a favorite of many)

**Also have several air mattresses available with electric air pump for additional guests**

Bathroom Accommodations:

Bathroom #1 - Large master bath with slate walk in shower, jetted tub, and his and her sinks.

Bathroom #2 - Large jack and Jill with walk in shower

The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need to prepare meals for your family and friends, and we have just updated all of the pots and pans!!! However, if cooking is not your thing, you can visit one of the several local restaurants for some good home cookin'. Every direction leads you to one of the small outlying towns such as Quitman, Mineola, Emory, Golden, and Yantis. Each town has various festivals, fairs, and other festivities throughout the year. We are approximately 25 miles from Canton, TX, home of the world famous 1st Monday Trade Days. The boys can fish while the girls shop til you drop!

**Please note, we cannot reimburse any rental monies due to low lake levels. There is a public ramp close to the property (should the lake be too low to launch from our property), and boats can be tied to the dock once the boat is in the water.

Book it fast before it fills up! When you catch the 'big one' make sure you send us a picture. You might even end up on our Fish Tales wall of fame!

Keywords: Lakefront, lake, fishing, boat house, private, cozy, secluded

More Details

Mark Yoder
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Mark Yoder

We are newlyweds with six wonderful children, a beautiful grandbaby, and a very needy Jack Russell named Rudy. Our lives have been greatly blessed and when we're not watching Aggie (Whoop!) or Cowboys football, we're out riding our motorcycle Lucy (yes, my husband named his motorcycle. ha).

Mark Yoder purchased this house in 2008

Why Mark Yoder chose Lake Fork

After looking at many lakes and properties, it was love at first sight when I saw this Lake Fork home. Not only is it a short drive from Dallas, but it is also happens to be on the best bass fishing lake in Texas. Although the home was amazing when we bought it, we completely remodeled it to have all of the creature comforts of home. It is a great place to go to rewind and relax.

What makes this house unique

Our home has a private air-conditioned boathouse with a boat ramp and fish cleaning station. The boat house has a poker table, microwave, and mini fridge...the perfect makings of a man cave!. If you have fished one of the many tournaments at Lake Fork, you will know that sometimes you can spend hours waiting your turn on the public boat ramp. The home is the perfect getaway for fisherman, hunters, and families. Canton is also close by so the women can get away and shop while the men fish.


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Exquisite Lake Front with Private Boat House/Boat Ramp!
average rating of 4.769231 based on 39 reviews

Great place. Very nice property

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. Property was very nice and comfortable. Fireplace on the deck was great. Watch out for the little border collie. She is very sweet but likes to carry off shoe!! Would re visit this place many times.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: LOL...we were down this past weekend and dealt with the border collie. We have no idea who he/she belongs to, but a really sweet dog. but I did have to rescue a shoe :)
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Property is as it is presented!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great experience at this property. Best feature is the outdoor fireplace. Owners are very responsive and even had firewood delivered to ensure we had enough! Kitchen is well equipped. Separate bar area convenient. Plenty of outdoor seating. Would love to go again!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heath, TX

Wonderful weekend getaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time!!!!!!!!!!! So many "firsts" with my 4-year-old grandson!!!!!!!!!!!!! His reaction to catching that first fish was hysterical!!!!!!!! We saw a Bald Eagle THREE times!!!!!!!! I figure it came by for my birthday celebration!! It was breathless to see! My grandson watches tv constantly and he didn't even know there was one in the house until day 3! Wish we hadn't started that! When he gets older and his attention span improves, it will be much better!

The only thing that caused some head-scratching was the empty propane bottles for the grill. We, however, brought charcoal so it wasn't a huge deal!

Thank you for sharing you home with us!!!!!!!!!!!! It's lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: OH NO!!!! I am SO sorry about the empty propane. I wish you would've called. I could've had one brought to you within minutes. Next time please do not hesitate to call should something like that come up. Otherwise, I am glad you had a good time :) Thanks, Mark&Misty
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Midland Tx

Great House!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home that has great amenities! The five of us had a great time and enjoyed the view from the back patio and the boat house. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

Had another great time at the lake same as last year, drive to boat ramp has a few big ruts so if your not very good backing a trailer beware. Other than that the place is as good as it gets. Myself and three buddies use this as our home base for a yearly bass tournament. It's been great for the past 2 years and look forward to next year. Mark is super easy to work with! Good times!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place on the water!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this house so much. It is very pretty, the pics don't do it justice. We had everything we needed. We fished, played poker, and grilled.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Alba House Rental Rates

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Winter Rates
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $650
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 6.0%

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.
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Alba House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) Downstairs Master has King ranch-style bed with plush memory foam mattress. Multiple windows with stunning lake view., Queen size Beds (1) Master Upstairs has Queen size bed with equestrian themed bedding. French doors lead to a balcony with an incredible view of the lake. Plenty of extra room available for multiple air mattresses (provided) for additional sleeping arrangements., Twin or Single Beds (3) Bedroom #3 Upstairs Americana Themed bedroom has a mahogany twin daybed with trundle. French doors lead to balcony with lake view. Bedroom #4 Upstairs has an antique sleigh bed with vanity and shabby chic decor., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon in upstairs master with comfortable, thick mattress
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Air Conditioned Boat House, Private Boat Ramp, Fish Cleaning Station, Full size washer and dryer, Free WIFI, Full kitchen with new appliances and granite countertops, Mini Bar (not stocked), DVD and CD player, Indoor and Outdoor Stone Fireplace, Gas grill, Charcoal grill, outdoor seating area and custom picnic table, Covered porch, Basketball goal, Hardwood Floors, Central heat and a/c, Ceiling Fans in all rooms, Air mattresses available, All linens, towels, etc. are provided, 24 hour bait store nearby, Brookshires grocery store within 7 miles to buy supplies

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