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Beautiful Lakeside Cottage - On Private Lake

Pittsburg, TX, USA
  • Cottage1500 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Fully furnished cottage overlooks a beautiful spring fed four acre pond. Lakeside Cottage is brand new and has wood floors, farmhouse sink, silestone counters, central heat/air and a beautiful gas log stove for ambiance. Perfect for a family retreat or a romantic getaway. Located on our 250 acre working ranch, Pine Grove Cottage is tucked away on its own corner of the property. A sun room can double as a third bedroom as the daybed there can convert to two twin beds. An open family room/kitchen is perfect for family gatherings. Guests are free to roam the ranch property which includes several small lakes (four to seven acres in size) and large expanses of wooded acreage where wildlife and birds abound. Fishing on the lakes is available on a "catch and release" basis to ensure our fishing stays good for future guests. Lakes are stocked with bass, catfish and brim. Spring Lake has Hybrid Bass and nearby Oak Grove Lake has Florida Bass along with catfish and bream. Just 10 minutes to Los Pinos Ranch Vineyard Winery (Pittsburg) and Bella Stella Winery (Winnsboro).

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Paula & Jim Archer

Member Since 2005
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Paula & Jim Archer

Jim and Paula Archer own and operate Lone Star Cattle Company, a working 250 acre ranch in Northeast Texas. Jim is a recently retired Professor of Chemistry and Paula is a recently retired software sales leader for a major corporation. They moved to the ranch over 12 years ago. Jim remains active as a District Governor for Rotary International. He is also Chair of the local ambulance board. Paula raises Shorthorn show calves and breeding stock. She is on the Board of Directors for the Texas Shorthorn Association. Both enjoy sharing the relaxation and enjoyment of the ranch through the vacation rental program.

Paula & Jim Archer purchased this Cottage in 1998

Why Paula & Jim Archer chose Pittsburg

We love the beauty of the area and the wonderful community of small town friends and neighbors. We moved to East Texas more than 20 years ago. After living in 'town' (Pittsburg TX) for 10 years we bought the ranch and fixed up Pine Grove Cottage for our weekend getaway. We loved staying there so much we sold our home in the city and moved to Pine Grove Cottage while we began plans for a new home on another corner of the property. During this time we needed more room for family and friends so we added Spring House on still another corner of the ranch. In 2005 our home was completed and we moved out of Pine Grove Cottage. We decided to offer both Pine Grove and Spring House on VRBO at that time so others could share in the beauty and fun of the ranch. We were so pleased with the wonderful guests that visited, we have added a third VRBO guest apartment and a Bed & Breakfast to allow larger groups to stay. We often host extended families looking for a retreat, wedding parties and multiple families who want to come together to visit. Now we can accommodate all. Our return rate is very high so many of our guests have come to view the ranch as their own special place in the country...without all the hard work!

What makes this Cottage unique

We love the peace and quiet, the wildlife and the wonderful neighbors and sense of community in rural East Texas.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Bedroom downstairs with adjacent bath.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Bedroom upstairs with ensuite bath.
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, Daybed converts into two twin beds in this room.


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, This bathroom is located downstairs.
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower, This bathroom is located upstairs.

          Location Type

            • Lake View
              Cottage sits on private 4 acre pond.
            • Lakefront
              Cottage sits on private 4 acre pond.
            • Rural
              Cottage is in the middle of a 200+ acre working ranch.


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Laundry Soap
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Central heat and air.
                        • Basic Soaps
                        • Ceiling Fans
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Gas Fireplace
                          Gas stove with artificial fire logs for heat and for ambiance. Can be run without the heat to enjoy during warmer evenings.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Central heat and air.
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Alarm Clock
                        • Linens Provided
                          Sheets, pillows and blankets are provided.
                        • Living Area
                        • Living Room
                          Living room has spectacular high ceilings with windows overlooking the property. Centerpiece is 55' flat screen TV over the fireplace.
                        • Parking
                        • Shampoo
                        • Telephone
                        • Toilet Paper
                        • Towels Provided
                          Towels are provided.
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet


                            • Microwave
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Grill
                            • Kitchen
                              Beautiful full kitchen with stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, garbage disposal and large farmhouse sink.
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Dining room has table that could seat up to 6. Bar between kitchen and living room seats 4. A small table for 2 is on the porch over looking the lake. Outdoor dining for 6 at table in backyard.
                                • Dining Room
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                      A variety of books are located in the bookcase in the dining room. In addition an array of magazines can be found throughout the house.
                                    • Books for Adults
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      Board games, puzzles and deck of cards are provided. Puzzles are also provided.
                                    • Radio
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Basic cable package provided
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      55 inch TV in living room. Smaller TV in downstairs bedroom.
                                    • Toys
                                    • Video Library
                                      An array of movies for all ages is provided in the cupboard in the dining area.


                                        • Fish Cleaning Table
                                        • Barbecue
                                        • Boat Dock
                                        • Boat with Paddles
                                        • Canoe
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Large front porch/deck overlooking Spring Lake with table for 2. Stone patio in yard with additional table and chairs provided.
                                        • Boat
                                          Flat bottom fishing boats are provided on three lakes on the property at no additional charge. Oars are provided for each boat.
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Lakeside is landscaped with an array of roses, day lilies and other seasonal flowers.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          A Weber charcoal grill is located in the backyard. Guests are expected to provide their own charcoal and lighter fluid.
                                        • Porch / Veranda
                                          A large porch with a table and chairs overlooks the lake. Two ceiling fans keep the shaded porch cool on warmer days.
                                        • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                        • Wood Deck


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • churches
                                                • forests
                                                • library
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • pond
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking


                                                                • Additional Outdoor Features: barbecue, boat, canoe, dock boatslip, parking; Onsite Equipment: boat+paddles. Others: alarm clock, ceiling fans, central heating, chauffeur, hair dryer, laundry soap, shampoo, toilet paper, soaps basic Lakeside Cottage is a non smoking environment. Pets are often allowed but require advance approval from the owner. The cottage has a 55' large screen tv and home theater system.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  67 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Great Stay!!

                                                                  max m.Mesquite, TX

                                                                  Had a great time. All you need to take is food , clothes and fishing gear. Cabin is beautiful and has all the amenities you'll need. We will definitely be back!!

                                                                  Perfect Weekend Getaway

                                                                  Kristen B.Dallas,TX

                                                                  We came for the fishing and we weren't disappointed! Even though the high that day was 45, the fish were still biting. Lakeside Cottage is a beautiful place to stay and has everything you need to be comfortable. Paula and her husband were great and went out of their way to help us get some more firewood. They were also nice enough to let us stay a little longer on our checkout day so we could get some more fishing in.

                                                                  Love This Place

                                                                  Barry H.Austin, TX

                                                                  We had a great time! We spend a lot of time fishing and just enjoying this awesome guest house.


                                                                  Russell B.Plano, Texas

                                                                  Beautiful property, wonderful folks and great fishing. Planning the next trip.

                                                                  We loved it.

                                                                  Ed W.

                                                                  Everything was cozy and well planned to make a vacation feel more like home. It was lovely and quiet.

                                                                  Relaxed, fully stocked, farmhouse style getaway

                                                                  Wonderfully maintained cottage with homemade preserves and farm fresh eggs in fridge upon arrival! Peaceful property with multiple fishing ponds set up with row boats to use at your leisure. Perfectly located only 10 minutes from a grocery store and about 15 minutes from a classy Los Pinos Winery/Restaurant. Decor favored a comfortable farmhouse style home. Completely stocked kitchen amenities and outdoor grill including a fire pit for s'mores! Owners were very friendly and welcoming! We will definitely come back!


                                                                  Pittsburg, TX, USA

                                                                  autumn foliage, pond, forests, bird watching, hiking, freshwater fishing, winery tours, scenic drives

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. 6% Tax applied to all stays. Special weekday rates apply for non-holiday stays from Sunday thru Thursday only. Special rates available for a stay of three to six nights. For this property three night rate is $575 plus tax. Rates are for 4 people up to 8 people total occupants can be added for $25/person/stay. 6 adults maximum. Heavily discounted monthly & weekly Snowbird rates available for January and February. Please contact owner for a quote.

                                                                  67 Reviews
                                                                  Exceptional 5/5
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