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Country Setting just close enough to the city!!! Large groups welcome!!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,930 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Home, 3 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7-10)

Comfortable and Charming in a Relaxed Country atmosphere. We are large enough to accommodate multiple families and friends for sleeping and recreation.

Convenient to all major attractions in the Dallas Ft.Worth area. (Dallas Zoo, Bishop Arts, Trinity Groves, Downtown Dallas, Ball Park in Arlington, Six Flags, Dallas Cowboys stadium). Beautifully decorated Victorian Home and Gardens! Ideal for a weekend stay,Weddings, Reunions, and Retreats. Ample parking is available for all guests.

Keywords: , Weekend getaway,Wedding,Retreats, B&B

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Ovilla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1930 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , Private master bath with antique claw tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , shared bathroom for bedrooms 2 and 3
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Half bathroom with downstairs access
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 murphy bed , Trundle bed sleeps 2
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Master bedroom with extended suite for ample space
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Jetted Body Shower,Beautiful Gardens, Fire Pit, .)Beautiful Creek within walking distance, Large Porches for relaxing, Grounds may accomodate large outdoor parties.2 Acres total for optimal space and activities.


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Country Setting just close enough to the city!!! Large groups welcome!!
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

Perfect girls getaway spot.

  • 5 of 5

The front porch was perfect for sipping tea and watching the birds. The beds were comfortable, the decorations adorable and the yard was beautiful. It was close to all the touristy things that we wanted to see, too.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janet, Thank you so very much for your kind words! It was such a pleasure to be able to host you and your friend. You were a delight from the first phone conversation to checkout. I would love to have you girls back again sometime! Kindly, Brett and Loreen
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Beautiful property with gracious hosts

  • 5 of 5

Loreen and her son Brett were fantastic, gracious hosts, who were able to accommodate our stay on very short notice. They greeted us at the property to check us in and give us the tour, and even provided some snacks and food staples -- finding a half-gallon of milk for our use was a welcome relief as we were traveling with a 2.5 year old, saved us a trip to the store. They also made sure we knew that they were available and responsive for the duration of our stay.

My wife and I were travelling with our daughter to visit some relatives in the area, and this house ended up being perfect for us due to its layout. The upstairs has 2 smaller bedrooms (one of which we had our daughter sleeping in) and 1 master suite that has an attached living area on the far side with table, couch, and TV, as well as a full bath. It's convenient to be able to put the kid to sleep and retreat to that suite knowing that we won't wake her.

We found the location a good balance of rural/quiet but also near to stores, restaurants, etc. We'd love to stay here again on our next visit to the area. Thank you so much Loreen and Brett!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dave, Thank you so very much for such kind words! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. I am glad that we were able to make you stay enjoyable. Looking forward to having you and your wonderful family stay again soon. Thank you for the great communication and cleanliness! Kindly, Loreen Andrea Brett
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A true example of charm and southern hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

My maid of honor and I stayed here over the first weekend of December for just a small girls getaway and we were awed at the incredible hospitality from Loreen and Brett! I have been looking at wedding venues for the past few months and this is definitely the place that fits all of my expectations! We had wanted to stay somewhere outside of Dallas but not far enough that we felt too distanced from the city. The location is perfect! Brett was there to answer any of our questions and was very attentive and paid attention to detail so well! We were greeted with a bottle of wine and cupcakes as well as a tea tray (I prefer tea over coffee and I had mentioned that in our previous conversation). The house is GORGEOUS and Is a wonderful place to relax and unwind at whether it's 2 people or 10 people. I am so excited to book with the Villas again, and hopefully for my wedding!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ashley, I am speechless! I can not even begin to tell you how much I appreciate all of the wonderful things you have said. I am so very grateful to be able to share the property with others such as yourself. You are so sweet! I look forward to hosting you all again ! Kindly, Loreen and Brett
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  • 5 of 5

Well maintained cuty home. We spent most of the time with our family in Ovilla, but it was nice to come hometo. Loreen was very responsive and helpful. You can't go wrong with this house. we will be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jack, Thank you so very much for the kind words. It was a pleasure to host you and your family. Looking forward to having you all back soon! Kindly, Loreen and Brett
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We live in Ovilla. Our air conditioner crashed in July. Installation of the new unit couldn't be completed in one day because the unit is located in the attic; by 11:00 am it was too hot for the guys to safely work in the attic. There was no way we were able to stay the night in our house. Fortunately for us, there was room at the Villa. We packed our toothbrushes and moved in for the night. It's location is good for walking, e.g., not busy with car traffic, and we took advantage of that. Later picked up a pizza at a local Italian restaurant, as well as a bottle of wine. Sat outside, with the cool breeze, ate pizza and sipped wine. Finally, settled into bed with air conditioning and slept wonderfully! It was quiet and peaceful, which was what we needed. And did I mention it has air conditioning? :-)

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nice but need renovations

  • 3 of 5

Had a nice stay. Owner was kind of strict as if there was going to be wild parties going on because it was my birthday. Did not want us to bbq and said there was no grill but there was one by the garbage cans. Company over 10 people was called an event. Did not feel at home because of that fact. When company comes to my house whether it is 1 or 20 I never heard it being called an event unless you planned it. I informed her that no events was planned but I do have family and friends that potentially would visit. Home needs updating regarding finishing the claw bathtub which painted job was peeling. Need shower in master bedroom. Home need more cleaning due to dusty areas. Need better organization and updated utensils and cookware. Need better garbage cans to keep critters out. Home had 3 garbage cans and only one had top which did not fit the best. Last but not least the cushions on the outdoor funiture needed replacing. 

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara, I am glad your stay was nice. Thank you very much for the constructive feedback which is valuable information to us! Kindly, Loreen
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Loreen /Brett
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

Why Loreen /Brett chose Ovilla

Convenient,Beautiful,Relaxing,Fun! The area is safe, surrounded by trees and close to a creek.

What makes this house unique

Gorgeous Starlit Evenings, Enjoyable wine and cheese welcome receptions. Country feel not too far away from the city.


Cedar Hill State Park
Bienvenidos Restaurant and Too Hot Cantina -- CLOSED
On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
Ellis County BBQ
Sam's Pizza Pasta & Subs -- CLOSED
Moni's Pasta and Pizza
Texas Theater
Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
AT&T Stadium
Six Flags Over Texas
The Bishop Arts District
Fort Worth Zoo
Dallas Zoo
Dallas World Aquarium
Ovilla United Methodist Church
Pete's Dueling Piano Bar
Hyena's Comedy Nightclub
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Dallas Love Field
Nearest Barpub
2.7 Miles
The Boxcar
Nearest Golf
7.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
Texas Motorplex
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Ellis County BBQ
Car: recommended

Located just 20 minutes from Dallas' food scene at Bishop arts and Trinity groves. Just 25 minutes from downtown Dallas . A quick drive to the Dallas Zoo. Popular Joe Pool Lake is a 20 minute drive away where you can boat, ski, and fish. Ovilla is located just 15 minutes from Hutchins (DFW's major transportation HUB ) where Union Pacific Railroad calls one of its homes, as well as many other transportation companies. You will be surrounded by movie theaters, shopping , and your pick of restaurants within 10-15 minutes of any direction from Ovilla. If you are just looking to relax, enjoy the clean air and bright stars then you are in the perfect spot at the Villa. Enjoy a nice fire outside or in, play games and enjoy the company in this quite small town!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 8.25%

Children 12 and under are free and we give a 10% discount to military, clergy, police and fire

No Smoking
No Pets Allowed
The house needs to be left as it was found

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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