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Waterfront Lake House on Beautiful Lake Whitney

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,240 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Private Bedrooms Plus Sunroom/Bedroom , 3 Baths, (Sleeps 16-20)

Sandy Circle Retreat is a Water Front Home on Lake Whitney with Breath Taking View of the Lake & Beautiful Sunsets. The Retreat is Great for several Families with separate Guest Suite upstairs, complete with its own Living Room, Sofa, Bedroom, Bath, Dining, Kitchenette & private Balcony.

The home is a5 Private bedrooms+1 Sunroom/Bedroom, Private upstairs Suite Bedroom with Bedroom#1 King Size Bed, Sofa/Living Room, Kitchenette w/Bar, Frig Coffee Maker, Desk/PC & Private Balcony. 3 Full Baths , Queen Bed in #2 & #3 Bedrooms bedrooms , Trundle Bed #4 ( Queen or 2 Twins) . Sun Room/Bedroom has 1 Twin, Bunk Beds with Full + Twin Bed & 2 Convertible Beds in 5 bedroom or Sun Room/Bedroom.All Bedrooms and Sunroom Does Close Off with Mini-Blinds for Privacy! Extra Fee for over 16 Adults "$ 15 per day per person!"

Large Living /Dining Room Area , Open Kitchen with Bar/Island,

Sandy Circle Retreat is just a few steps away to Boating, Swimming, Fishing in the Cove directly behind the Retreat. Lots of trees in a quaint neighborhood, great for walking, biking or just relaxing on Deck reading a book.

FREE Wi-Fi is available NOW!

Pet & Kid Friendly with Large yard with Wrought Iron fence.

Keywords: Waterfront Lake House, Cabin, Cabin Rentals

More Details

Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2018

About Barbara

I discovered Lake Whitney with some friends of mine some 20 years ago. I fell in Love with it's Natural & Unspoiled Beauty. The Cliffs & Limestone Rocks are great for fishing Or Diving. The Lake is so Clean & Clear. The Fishing is Great, Boating, Skying is also Great. You can Ski forever & never see any other Boats. Lake Whitney is a well kept Secret. Its has some very nice State Parks & Camping sites.I have some other friends that invited me to Lake Whitney for July 4th Holiday. I was hooked I was determined to find me a place. It is very hard to find a Water Front Lake House you can actually walk down to the water, most are Cliff Hanging Lots which are Beautiful to, but I wanted to be able to walk down to the Water. I bought the Lake House over 10 Years ago. I have a Great View & it is very nice & peaceful. It has all been updated with 45' Deck.I plan to retire there some day.. .

Barbara purchased this house in 1991

Why Barbara chose Whitney

Lake Whitney is very quiet & peacefull.The Lake is one of the most Beautifull Lakes In Texas. Lake Whitney has been voted one of The Best Lakes in Texas with all of it's Parks & Camp Ground's. They even have Equestrian Trails for Horseback riding.It is vey close to Dallas/Ft Worth area little over 1 Hour Drive to the Metroplex.

What makes this house unique

When you pull into the driveway you see the Lake & you begin to relax. It has a Great View of Lake Whitney from the 45' Deck & every room in the Lake Home.The Neighborhood is a nice place to walk & watch the Squirrels, Birds chirping. You can actually see the Falling Stars in the Black Clear Sky at night.


Whitney House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2240 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • There is 3 Large Trash Containers are on the road by the 121 Mail Box on top of the Hill in front of Lake House. Please place all trash in bags inside
  • Place all towels in basket when leaving by Washer & Dryer, leave beds unmade, wash & put up all dishes, pots & pans in Cabinet where you found them.
  • Please remove Pet Waste in the Yard! Put Deck Furniture back in proper place.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Walk In Shower, 2 Tubs/Enclosed Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Master W/ Bath/Shower Tub View of The Lake
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Front Bedroom near Guest Bath Off of Living area.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Trundle Bed makes 1 King or 2 Twins by Living Area
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Suite w/Sofa, Kitchenette W/Sink, Micro,Dining, Desk,PC etc
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , 1 Bunk W/Twin & Full, 2 Twin Flip Beds, 1 full Futon.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), 2 Twin or Single Beds (1), Play Yard, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Fossil Hunting; Eagle Watching, best time is in January at Lofers Bend (Dam); Annual Bosque County Wide Garage Sale March 2013; Cirus Mar10-1Annual Texas Largest Fish Fry in Laguna Park Saturday before Labor Day; Bosque River; Pioneer Days first Saturday of October in Whitney; Fossil Rim Wildlife Park in nearby Glen Rose; Annual Antique Alley Sale runs though the nearby towns of Itasca Grandview Cleburne & Maypearl is April & September 2013; Among the many great fishing guide services at Lake Whitney we would like to recommend local fishing guide Johnny Campbell of Striper Specialty Guide Service at or 254-749-9675; Please go to for more information on local business, events, activities & boat, jet ski, canoe rentals, & boat tours of Lake Whitney.


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Waterfront Lake House on Beautiful Lake Whitney
average rating of 4.642857 based on 84 reviews
Waco, TX

Good time

  • 5 of 5

House works for a large group. Barbara is excellent. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for letting us know you enjoyed your stay agin! We love having you & you are such a pleasure to work with! Thanks, Barbara
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Big enough for the family

  • 4 of 5

The house was big enough for our family of 14. There was plenty of space for everyone to move around and sleep. The master suite area was pretty cool. I would say the patio was my favorite place of the house. The driveway is very steep and difficult to maneuver with 3 vehicles. The lake area is nice but is definitely a hike to get to. It is not for small kids....there is no safe area for the kids to fish or play around. My suggestions for the property are to remove all of the old condiments for example, the creamer is extremely old and has expired. Also remove or replace the board games, dominoes, etc....all of them are missing several pieces. My final suggestion is to maybe have plug ins or candles....the house has a strong, kind of unpleasant stench. Overall the experience was nice. We took the kids to the state park, since they really couldn’t fish on the property, they really enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location

  • 5 of 5

Everyone of us enjoyed even kids love the place.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a great time. The house accomplished what we needed for our family.

  • 4 of 5

The house was nice and cozy on a cold winter weekend. The driveway is dreadful, especially when wet. There are some old fold out couches that should probably be thrown out but at the very least cleaned. Other than those two things I would say over all we enjoyed the house and would recommend it. T.V., cable, WiFi, washer & dryer all worked great.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for letting us know about Sofa's, I will have the crew check the Fold Out Sofa's. Im sure it was over looked because they are usually folded up. The driveway is fine if you take your time going down. The concrete is Very rough to prevent slipping. Im happy you enjoyed your stay during the Cold Winter Weekend, perhaps you could come in the Summer when it very warm & Lake has Cool clean water & very refreshing. The Sunsets are Awesome & the View is Great! Please come anytime. Thank You
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Great LakeHouse with lots of room for families & Awesome Sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the LakeHouse with family! Loved the upstairs suite so nice. Loved playing games on the big Dining room table! Sunsets were awesome on the big deck! Swimming in the cove is so much fun ! The children had so much fun jumping off rock ledges! We will defiantly come back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Escape

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our weekend at the home. it was great to have a place to escape the heat after boating all day. The view of the sunsets from the deck was incredible.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for letting me know you had a Great weekend at Sandy Circle Retreat! Boating is so much fun on Lake Whitney, you can go for miles & never see anyone. Lake Whitney is a well kept secret & yes the Sunsets are Awesome, I 'm glad you Guys had fun & got to relax to with your Co- Workers! Please come back anytime.. Bj
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Chicken Express/Rtc Ent
Tres Hermanos
Great Tex Mex Locally Owned
Bobby's Burgers
Great Old Fashion Burgers!
Simple Simon's Pizza
Great Pizza since Pizza Inn left, the step up to the plate !
Sonic Drive-In
Half Price Drinks at 2:00 PM
Colorado Street Grill -- CLOSED
Very Nice and Great Food! Owners is a Previous Chef From a Ft Worth Hotel.
Great $ 500 Subs!
Monte's Breakfast Burritos
Authentic Mexican Food! All Homemade..
Texas Great Country Cafe and Pie Pantry
Arrowhead Resort -- CLOSED
Open on Friday - Sunday! All You Eat Catfish on Friday Nights!
Hals Diner
Friendly Angels Cafe
Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Thousand Oaks & White Bluff Resort
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I 35 Stemmons FRwy
Car: necessary

Fossill Rim Park & Wildlife Scenic 9.5 Mile Drive in nearby Glen Rose, TX. Spalsh Station Water Park, Cleburne, TX

Lake Whitney State Park ,Horseback Trails. Mc Cown Valley

Waco, TX has a New Water Slide, largest in the USA, also

*Visit Chip & Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Market, known as Waco's Newest Landmark! Home Improvement Show on HGTV ! Over 20,000 SF of Shopping, Gourmet Trucks, Park etc Largest Water Slides at BHR CABLE Park in Waco, TX


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax

Holiday Rate Includes:
Memorial Day
July 4
Labor Day
Labor Day
New Years Eve
Deposits are Returned within 30 days Of Rental.

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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