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Contrary Creek Cottage: Secluded, On Water, with HotTub, in Lakeside Community

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Get away from it all at Contrary Creek Cottage, a secluded two story house in a gated, lakeside community just ten minutes from downtown Granbury or the lakeside beach. Surrounded by trees on a quiet cul-de-sac, the cottage has a beautiful, serene view of the water. It's perfect for a romantic getaway or a relaxing overnight with the family at the lake.The community marina, boat ramp, and café are nearby. Dine on site in the fully equipped kitchen or experience Granbury’s fine restaurants, just minutes away. Relax on the front porch or in the Hot Tub and listen to the birds or watch the ducks swimming in the nearby creek. Located right outside of the city, you can do what your heart desires. From hiking, mountain biking, swimming, shopping, golfing, or just reading and relaxing, there are endless possibilities! Come enjoy Granbury, the lake, and the solitude of Contrary Creek Cottage.

Keywords: lake house, quiet retreat

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Four 65+ women friends on a 3-day girls' getaway to Granbury. Perfect location, quiet area of town and even though the creek was quite low, its area kept us isolated from noise and traffic. The back yard was lovely. We didn't use the hot tub, but the stockade-fenced back yard would keep all quite private. The owner made sure we were well stocked with breakfast goodies and checked in with us as we arrived. The whole place was so very comfortable. We especially liked the sun room in the back which served as my prayer place early in the am and our coffee get together place after the others joined me one by one. Close enough to town to be convenient, but far enough away to be wonderfully quiet. We'll be back!
Feb 2013
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Amenities

Granbury Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Contrary Creek Cottage: Secluded, On Water, with HotTub, in Lakeside Community
average rating of 4.821429 based on 39 reviews
Houston, TX
5

Quiet, clean, roomy home located in the middle of all the nearby fun

  • 5 of 5

Wanting to stay away from lodging in a hotel for 3 nights with 5 kids ages 7 and under, we looked into booking a rental home for the first time. We booked here and couldn't have been happier with the experience.

This home was located smack dab in the middle of all our activities; take a left after leaving the gated subdivision and your minutes from Dinosaur World, Dinosaur Valley State Park and Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (better than Natural Bridge Wildlife), or take a right and visit the nearby beach and playground -- both free and very clean. (Note: this seems the appropriate spot to tell those reading to eat at Babe's near the park on the town square. It's a country-style restaurant with more than enough of any kind of chicken you prefer and unlimited sides. Mmm)

This home was more than spacious enough to accommodate our crew, and not having to worry about traffic because of it being located on a cul de sac with only one other house gave us a bit more peace of mind. Also, the house comes fully equipped to handle anything I could think of, from extra linens to ample kitchen supplies.

Cindy was more than helpful and made our experience as smooth as could be. Oh, and the muffins she gave us were devoured. Thanks again for those.

Bottom line: Cindy is amazing to work with, it's impossible not to enjoy the house, there are many inexpensive things to do in any direction, and Granbury has to be the cleanest, neatest small town we've visited.

We will look to hopefully making this a yearly stop.

One last note: we didn't use the hot tub, but she has a very relaxing setup on the back patio. Seemed perfect for cocktails at night and/or coffee in the morning.

Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write out such a wonderful review! It makes us so happy when we hear that people have had a great "get-away" and that special memories were made! So glad you enjoyed the cottage's features and location! You have a beautiful family, we would love to have you back any time! Thank you again for your thoughtfulness and for staying with Contrary Creek Cottage!
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5

Cutest, cleanest cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our 5-year-old daughter for a weekend getaway in July. We planned to visit Dinosaur Valley State Park and Fossil Rim, but also explore Lake Granbury and the historic square. This cottage was the perfect location in between downtown Granbury and Glen Rose. It is set back off the main road in a very quiet gated community along an inlet of the Brazos River. It was an 11-minute drive to the historic square and Granbury City Beach Park (where you can swim in the lake/river--pictured in the listing) and it was an easy 28-minute drive to get to Dinosaur Valley / Fossil Rim.

The cottage itself is adorable. It is beautifully appointed, updated, and CLEAN! I've never stayed in such a clean rental. I was so impressed. On the bottom floor are a sitting room, full bathroom, eat-in kitchen, and TV room overlooking the water. Upstairs are three spacious bedrooms, another full bathroom, and the most gorgeous, plush carpet I have ever put my bare feet on. Seriously, we could not get over that carpet.

There were TVs in every bedroom and a large Roku flatscreen in the livingroom, which we appreciated, traveling with a kiddo. She could watch cartoons upstairs and we could watch Netflix down. We also appreciated the fully appointed kitchen so that we could easily cook dinner at night and veg out in our jammies.

Cindy, the owner, was friendly and easy to communicate with. Her instructions/directions were clear, and she was just a text message away if we had questions or needed anything.

The price for this rental is completely reasonable for what you get. It is such a well-taken-care-of little cottage. Everything was just so nice.

If you are looking for a clean and comfortable place to stay that is away from the hustle and bustle of it all, this is the perfect place. We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great Review! You are a very thoughtful person and you all took perfect care of the Cottage! It made me happy to read that you liked the carpet - Yes, we just put that carpet in a few weeks before your stay. I wanted to put in the plushest carpet I could find, because our guests deserve to be pampered! Sounds like you really made the most of your get-away with a combination of exploring some of the fun places in the Granbury/Glen Rose area, and relaxing in the natural peacefulness of the Cottage. Thank you again for staying at the Cottage, and please come back any time!
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Euless, Texas
5

Very private with an amazing back yard!

  • 5 of 5

Recommended!!!!!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to give us a review! We knew this was your honeymoon getaway, so we wanted to make it special for you! I loved it that you sent us a wedding pic on my phone of the 2 of you - You're a beautiful, sweet couple! So glad we got to be apart of this special time in your life! Congratulations, and please come back any time!
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5

Very cute and cozy, and the cottage was perfect for our family of 5.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the hot tub and the kitchen was well stocked with dishes, utensils, everything we needed to cook our meals. A very quiet and relaxing cul-de-sac, a great location to explore Granbury and all the fun things in Glen Rose--Fossil Rim, Dinosaur Valley State Park, Big Rocks Park, etc. Relaxing evenings once the kids were down with hot tub and wide screen TV. Highly recommend for a family or even three couples, and would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this review! You all were a wonderful family, and you all really took advantage of many of the attractions like Fossil Rim, Dinosaur Valley, and Big Rocks Park. We love making our guests' time at our Cottage special, and it's an added bonus when we make new friends! Please come back any time!
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4

Property was nice

  • 4 of 5

Very nice, decorated very cute, felt very comfortabale. The house accommodated 6 perfectly. Kitchen was a little small.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were glad you came! I appreciated so much what you emailed me when you got back to your home, and I thought I would share it along with this review! You wrote the following email to us: "Hello- We just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed your house this weekend and the town of Granbury. We loved it and had a great time ! Thank you for decorating with the two Christmas trees. Your house is perfect and very comfortable. Our annual Christmas trip was enjoyed by all, thanks for helping make our memories great ! It was nice meeting you and your husband." P.S. A note to our guest regarding the kitchen: This House is a 1,600 sq. ft. vacation home, and the kitchen is in perfect proportion to the rest of the house. So if you have a large kitchen at home, please be prepared that this vacation kitchen may not be quite as big as yours at home. Rest assured our kitchen has been equipped with everything needed to make your time with us comfortable and convenient. Again, thank you for staying with us!
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5

Quiet, comfortable and cozy

  • 5 of 5

The perfect getaway for our family of six. We enjoyed the quiet setting of the cottage so much we didn't go anywhere for the 3 days we were there. Everyone enjoyed the hot tub and just being able to relax. The cottage was very clean and had what we needed to cook our meals. We enjoyed the pastries and juice left by Cindy for our breakfast. We would definitely like to come back and would highly recommend it.

Barbara Y

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Granbury Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100 + Tax
hot tub (if requested) $30 + Tax
handling fee $10 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

A waiver/release form signed by each person staying at the cottage is required. The responsible parent or guardian must sign for each minor child staying at the cottage. A copy of the waiver is available on the policy page of our website. Please view our policy page for additional information regarding rules, damage deposit, cancellations and conditions for a partial refund, and other policies.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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