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Exquisite Lake Front with Private Boat House/Boat Ramp!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

Updates - Take advantage of our new weekday rate of $300 (Sun-Thursday stays). 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
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

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 Alba

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.


Alba House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
  • 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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Exquisite Lake Front with Private Boat House/Boat Ramp!
average rating of 4.7118645 based on 59 reviews

Good for fisherman, not so much for families,

  • 3 of 5

We liked the house in general but it needs a good cleaning. There were many cobwebs in the house and the ceiling fans need to be cleaned. The boat house is soon to need major repair on the wood decks and outside of the walls. Items we found broken were one pink chair had a broken arm (but still attached), the chess table in the master has a loose leg, and one of the dining chairs with leather seat has a loose back which comes off when the chair is lifted.

I accidentally took the 4 red bean bags for the cornhole game when we left so i need to mail them back. Please let me know the shipping address for the return.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We do our best to take care of all needed repairs and will definitely look into everything mentioned in your review. I assure you the house is cleaned before every rental and our property managers do their best to make sure all of our guests are well taken care of. Unfortunately, the house is out in the country, so there isn't much we can do about the cobwebs. We spray several times a year, but with the mild winters we've had over the last few years, it's just something that is to be expected. We bought the house for our family, and feel it is a perfect getaway. It's close to Canton and Mineola, we have indoor and outdoor firepits, an air conditioned boathouse (where the kids can fish right off the pier) and plenty of room to play games inside and out. Fishing is fun (unless the fish aren't biting), but it's just one of the perks.
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Great house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home in a gorgeous cove. All the things you could want. This is our second time renting and will definitely be back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

3rd time at this place and great as usual, perfect place to unwind after a day of fishing. We will surely return next year and look forward to the great view!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Another great fishing trip to Fork, this was our 3rd year at this location and as usual it met all of our needs. Great place to unwind after a long day on the lake.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome place. Plenty of room. Great back yard for games

  • 5 of 5

We love it. Definitely will be back

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We had such a nice time, it was quiet, relatively clean and off the beaten path. The only thing I would like to see improve is wi-fi, I had several work calls and emails I couldn't do while at the house. The wi-fi is incredibly slow if it works at all. Honestly, I would say now there is no wi-fi since not one time was I able to use it consistently. However, you can get ATT data if you are at the boat dock. Other than the incredibly amount of spiders, this was a vacation spot we will for sure be back to!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your input Amanda. Haven't had any Wifi complaints/issues in a long time. I will look into this for sure. As for the spiders, we spray twice a year for them = spiders. All we can do is try :) The Wifi out in Alba is different because it is "shared" by the neighborhood. Once the data is used it becomes slow. However, it can be reset by purchasing extra tokens for the month. If we had known about your issue we could have taken care of it and reset the Wi-Fi so it wouldn't have been slow.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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