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Beautiful Lakefront Log Cabin, 3/2, Huge Dock, Hot Tub, Decks, Views +++

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Last updated: 03/07/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review

About the Property

Log Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Join us at our lakefront log cabin located on beautiful Lake Bob Sandlin in the Piney Woods of East Texas near Mount Vernon, Mount Pleasant and Pittsburg.

If you are seeking a 5 star Hilton resort full of tourist sites to see and wear you down, well, our place is the opposite as we offer peace, quiet, nature and relaxation. No white table cloth restaurants but we have two grills and a great catfish house just down the road.

Our special place is nestled among tall pine, maple and hickory trees in a quaint, private setting…the perfect retreat to relax and unwind away from the frantic pace of city life, while getting reacquainted with nature. From fishing, water skiing, sunbathing, swimming, hiking, nature walks, biking and more – it’s right outside the window of our cozy home. Perfect for your family, friends or that special someone to create memories in an extraordinary environment. Great for quilt and scrap booking retreats… and don’t forget our fishing tournaments.

You will want to rise-n-shine early in the morning to enjoy your coffee on the back porch or deck while enjoying the 210 degree view of the lake. Grab your paper or fishing pole and head down to our private dock to relax in the rocking chairs to witness the sunrise as the lake comes to life. Lake Bob Sandlin is approximate 10,000 acres with a 120 mile shoreline known for its trophy fishing and an abundance of ducks, coots, heron and other birds. During the winter months, we have witnessed two bald eagles in our back yard. Let’s not forget the raccoons, squirrels and deer! If fishing is not your forte, then swing lazily in our lakeside hammocks reading your favorite book while enjoying spectacular views of the lake. Plenty of antique shops and places to eat in nearby Mount Vernon, Mount Pleasant and Pittsburg…just minutes away.

Our two story log home has a vaulted ceiling with a stone fireplace…and stands tall on its authentic style stone foundation with impressive views of the lake. Featuring 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, our 1500SF cabin is complimented by 1000SF of decks and porches as well as a 1200SF boathouse. Our woodsy cabin features custom stained glass, vintage art and handcrafted log furniture. The sun gleams through the stained glass windows adding color, light and coziness of our home. The dining area is open to the fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, ice maker, microwave, dishwasher, coffeemaker, toaster and blender with the washer and dryer located in the utility room. The large breakfast counter/food prep area is highlighted by mosaic depiction of the Texas Flag while discretely tucking away a complete entertainment center that includes TV, Dish Satellite, DVD and Video Game System … with a limited library of music, movies and games. Each bedroom features a small TV/VCR. Our video tape library is extensive as well as board games…just in case it rains. Yes, we now offer FREE Wi-Fi just in case you need to contact the outside world...however the internet bandwidth is not suitable for video and game streaming. By the way, the perfect place for rain is on the back porch as the rain hits the tin roof.

Each of the 3 bedrooms is furnished with comfortable queen size beds. The downstairs master bedroom offers a TV/DVD/VCR combo, antique furnishing and a wonderful view of the lake…a perfect view to wake up to. The two bedrooms upstairs also offer TV/VCR units, one with lake view and the other with a view of the tree tops. Our property is perfect for a couple, family or a friends weekend away and sleeps 6 comfortably (3 queen beds). While we allow 8 guests max, 2 will have to bunk in front of the TV on the couch or in sleeping bags.

Ready for romance? For the adults, we have a hot tub on the rear deck…perfect for night time use while stargazing. During the winter months, you can nestle by the fireplace or make s’mores in the chimeniea on the deck.

Enjoy dazzling sunsets, great fishing, and the serenity of the outdoors. Bring your boat or jet ski (rentals nearby) to explore the lake. Sunbathe, swim or float the day away.

Keywords: Lakefront, Cabin, Chalet, Lodge, Home, Bungalow, Waterfront, Log Home, Log Cabin
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/07/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Adult supervision at all times while on the property. Children not allowed on dock staircase and upper level of dock....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking or use of tobacco products in our home or on property including dock. No use of vapor or alternative smoking in home. No use of drugs or substances identified as illegal on the property. No exceptions. Please understand....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No exceptions. Please understand....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Queen size Beds (3) Queen beds in all 3 bedrooms. Extra guests (more than 6) must use non sleeper sofa, airbed and sleeping bags. Please do not move bedroom and living room furniture....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Over 1000 square feet of covered porches and decks. 1200 square foot boat house with large BBQ and dining area. FREE local and domestic long distance phone service provided. Wi-Fi on site. Cell service works on property. We cannot accommodate large groups such as reunions, retreats, weddings, etc. Availability is limited as this is not a full time rental. You must contact owner for availability. Availability is subject to change....moreless


  • Books:

    Small collection...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games and puzzles for the rainy days...moreless

  • Music Library:

    XMS radio on Dish TV...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Living area with DVD and video game system....moreless

  • Stereo:

    XMS radio on Dish TV Bluetooth sound bar...moreless

  • Television:

    Yes but nicest view is off back porch....moreless

  • Toys:

    Board games and puzzles for the rainy days...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:

    Sony system with various games...moreless

  • Video Games
  • Video Library:

    DVD and Video Tapes...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Large log dinning table plus breakfast bar...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:

    Dish Net...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Duraflame logs only Nov 1 - April 1...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Dish Net...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Cotton and flannel bed linens. Bath & beach towels. Bring extra pillows and linen if you need them....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Max 4 cars in driveway....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Common boat launch and pavilion two blocks away. No trailers in driveway....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath & beach towels. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free access provided...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Duraflame logs only Nov 1 - April 1...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Dishes, eating utensils, small appliances, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    All new appliances....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Over the range in home, smaller model on the boat dock...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    1000SF of covered porches and decks...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    upon request...adults only. Must wear life jackets....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lakeside hammocks and loungers....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    2 grills: Large grill on dock, smaller grill on rear deck....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Adults must supervise children. **Function and use of hot tub cannot be guaranteed during poor weather conditions. Max 5 guests at a time....moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 19 traveler reviews
Enjoying the Fall beauty from the porch. 11/07/2014

VRBO Bear stayed here:

When my travel companions and I arrived at the cabin on the lake, we were amazed by its natural beauty. Our first moments were spent walking out to the pier and enjoying a drink on the deck, watching the moon play on the calm lake waters, enjoying the stars and sounds of nature.

The bedrooms were comfortable and inviting. The heavy quilts were perfect to keep us warm on the cool nights. We fell into a peaceful sleep to the sounds of nature. We awoke early to watch the sunrise over the lake and even spotted some turtles swimming in the water. The comfy beds did allow us to sleep in a number of mornings, but the first one was special and we wanted to get started on enjoying our amazing property.

Late in the fall for East Texas, the trees were changing color still and beautifully stood out against the lake. We enjoyed watching the birds from the house decks and the hot tub. Late at night, we even spotted a raccoon! It was a treat to see so many animals we don’t typically find in the city.

On the few rainy days we kept ourselves entertained with the board game collection and watching old movies on the couch.

The cabin is very well kept and treasured. We found special touches throughout the cabin, small touches which made it truly feel like a home away from home.

The VRBO Bear
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Non-Peak season
Sep 15 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$265 $285
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$265 $285
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning Fee $100-150* $100
  • Taxes Not included


We offer off season specials (Oct-April: excluding Spring Break weeks and holidays)

• Off season Sept 15 through April 30 is two night minimum.

• Peak season May 1 through Sept 30 is three night minimum.

Rent 2 nights, get 3rd night 50% off Oct-April

Rent 4 nights, get 5th night free Oct-April

Weekly $1400 Oct-April

Monthly - please contact owner

Peak season weekly rate is $1800

Min stay 3 nights May-Sept

Long term rental - Regular rates apply

No large groups, events, reunions or retreats.

Personal check must clear before stay


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 03/07/2017
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3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Vaughan's Catfish On the Lake

Antique shopping, bird watching, exotic wildlife refuge nearby, sunbathing, stargazing, water sports and grilling. Bob Sandlin State Park is 1 mile away. Boat rental nearby - Linton's Boat Sales (903) 572-8473. Convenient to grocery store, eateries, wineries, hospital and more.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: My family has owned our log home since 1998. Many friends and family have enjoyed our place and we extend an invite to you. We treat our place special and enjoy every minute we are there...and we know you will too. Billy

Why the Owner Chose Whispering Hills (Pittsburg, TX, USA):
Beautiful location. Easy two hours commute from DFW or Shreveport. Off I30, exit 146 Mount Vernon, the 8 miles. From Fort Worth, 161 Tollway now open avoiding 635 traffic.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
All about nature. Simply beautiful. Largest Boathouse available.

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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/07/2017

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  • sun and evening time

    sun and evening time

  • Rear deck/

    Rear deck/

  • Blue sky

    Blue sky

  • Dock with grill and TV.

    Dock with grill and TV.

  • Adult supervision and life jackets required.

    Adult supervision and life jackets required.

  • Relax zzzz

    Relax zzzz

  • Nature


  • Stained glass, piece of art.

    Stained glass, piece of art.

  • Tree House room

    Tree House room

  • Sit and drop a line

    Sit and drop a line

  • Feast time. Thanksgiving is our second best week!

    Feast time. Thanksgiving is our second best week!

  • Evening.


  • Mag article pictured our boathouse.

    Mag article pictured our boathouse.

  • Thank you Bear!

    Thank you Bear!

  • Hot tub supervision required (as pictured).

    Hot tub supervision required (as pictured).

  • Water fun!

    Water fun!

  • Cozy


  • New stainless appliances!

    New stainless appliances!

  • Cabin feel, but modern too.

    Cabin feel, but modern too.

  • Master


  • Lakeview room

    Lakeview room

  • S'mores?


VRBO #308262

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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