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Beautiful Lakeside Cottage - On Private Lake

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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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More Details

Owner
Paula & Jim Archer
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

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.

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Tyler Pounds Field
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Los Pinos Winery
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Pittsburg Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Pittsburg, TX
Nearest Point of Interest
Lakeside Cottage
Car: necessary

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

Amenities

Pittsburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is located upstairs.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is located downstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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average rating of 4.983333 based on 60 reviews
5

Beautiful property everything well kept and stocked!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! The cottage is very nice and very well kept, the property has many nice amenities like the ponds, paddle boats, firepit and land to walk around. Our little girls loved visiting the hens and the goats and even for us beginner fishers we caught some fish! The hosts were very attentive and responsive.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston, TX
5

Perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in the Lakeside Cottage with four friends and will absolutely loved it. The cottage is great for six adults. Well stocked with all the amenities. The property is beautiful. The weather was great for sitting outside and we all enjoyed fishing :) The drive into Pittsburg is about 8 miles, where you can find a new local brew pub, the famous Pittsburg Hot Links stand and several other local gems for shopping and eating. We also had dinner at the Los Pinos Winery, which is about 4 miles from the cottage and highly recommend a trip for a tasting flight of local wine. Our entire group agreed we will be back and the Cottage will be where we stay! Thank you Paula and Jim for being so accommodating!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington, TX
5

Another Great Trip

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Lakeside. We brought our son for his birthday. He enjoyed himself as much as we did. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Richardson, Tx
5

Simply Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Lakeside Cottage and did not want to have to return to the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. It it so calm and peaceful out here. We visited Winnsboro and went to their Farmers Market and Craft Fair and we ate at The Rooster Cafe. Our hosts were amazing, I even needed something delivered and when I asked, they were fine with it and he even brought it over to the cottage. My friends and I have stayed at various cabins in eastern Texas and all over Arkansas and this one is by far the most stocked place we have ever stayed. We greatly appreciated having everything we needed or could have ever needed. Our only complaint is that for mid October it was so hot and we didn’t get a chance to go out in the boat on the pond. However, we will be back and hopefully we will be able to do it then. I highly recommend this place, you will love it.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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McKinney, Texas
5

Welcoming and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Every expectation exceeded. The property is beautiful. The guest house is well cared for and comfortable. A fantastic weekend get away! We are already planning our next visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet place to stay and fish

  • 5 of 5

Property and amenities were just as described. Quiet and very dark at night (from DFW where there's always ambient light at night). I would guess we caught nearly 200 fish between the three of us (two adults and a 12 year old) with most being some of the largest bluegill/perch I’ve ever seen. A couple of big bass also got on the line when eating smaller fish we were bringing in. There were a couple of large snapping turtles, a few snakes, chickens, mosquitoes in late evening and millions of stars.

Hope to come out do it all again sometime.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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