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Beautiful Custom Lake House

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath Cabin

Our New Custom Lake House has amenities that will ensure your stay is a memorable one. The house is beautifully furnished with everything you need to have a relaxing vacation. Our property has a large fishing pier, right on the CHICKEN COOP, a deep water stretch of the Sabine River famous for abundant numbers of Crappie during cold weather months.

* Great Room opens up to a fabulous covered porch. Hardwood floors. 42 in. Flatscreen TV with Dish Network's America's Top 200 package, CBS Sports Network, NHL Network, NBA TV, Regional Sports and SO MUCH MORE!


* 14' Flat Boat available for rent


More Details

Missy Gegenheimer or Tracy Gegenheimer
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Missy Gegenheimer or Tracy Gegenheimer

My husband, Tracy, and I were born and raised in New Orleans, LA. I am a Human Resources professional who relocated from New Orleans, LA to Houston, in 2005. Construction of our 4 bedroom Lodge began in 2010. Cliffside Lodge opened to the public in July, 2011 and is such a success that we to added a cozy 1 bedroom cabin and our brand new 3 bedroom Lake House. We have also added a fantastic fishing pier, fish cleaning station, and many more amenities. We have been blessed with 3 great children, 3 wonderful grandchildren, 4 terrific dogs and 4 grand dogs! Please visit our website for more information and a full list of our amenities.

Missy Gegenheimer or Tracy Gegenheimer purchased this house in 2013

Why Missy Gegenheimer or Tracy Gegenheimer chose Milam

Originally from South Louisiana, we have always loved living close to the water. We searched for waterfront property that offered great fishing, water sports for the kids, scenic shorelines, and breathtaking views. Without a doubt, Toledo Bend was the perfect spot. We are located on a bluff, directly above the Sabine River on the 'Chicken Coop', a deepwater section of the river that is famous for great cool weather crappie fishing . Toledo Bend reservoir is ranked nationally as having some of the best year-round bass fishing in the United States. As an added bonus, the panoramic views from our covered deck allow us to see the western border of Louisiana, our home state.

What makes this house unique

The bluff overlooks the lake and offers privacy from boat traffic and spectacular sunsets every evening. There is a natural cove on our property which allows for access to the water and a natural shale stone beach. We also offer a 1 hole practice driving range, fish cleaning station, large fishing pier, and much more! Toledo Bend Reservoir is a nationally known bass fishing lake, and numerous tournaments are held here each year. For wildlife enthusiasts, bald eagles nest nearby and provide quite a spectacle when perched in the pine trees that line the bluff. Fox, red headed woodpeckers, cardinals, black squirrels, ducks, and deer are among many species of wildlife that are very common in the area. East Texas is also part of the central flyway for multiple species of neotropical migratory birds including songbirds, hawks, and shorebirds.


Milam House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please bag all trash and bring to dumpsters located in the front of the property before checking out.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Half Bathroom -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • forests
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful Custom Lake House
average rating of 4.864865 based on 37 reviews

Fun Family Time

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. Everything was just as described and met expectations. The Lake House was well appointed with everything we needed for the kitchen, bath, and laundry. The beds were very comfortable with extra pillows (big plus for me!). We loved the fire pit and the pier. Both of our kids had a great time which is tricky with a 6 yr old girl and 15 yr old boy. The weather was fantastic which also helped. It's a great place to spend some time outdoors and off the electronic devices!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Between my husband and father and all 5 of our friends, we had the best time here! Although it rained the entire time we were there, we will most definitely be visiting this home again. The water is in short walking distance, the home was very quaint and the owner was accommodating to anything we need. There are 3 lodges on this property so make sure you get the right house! If you plan to use the hot tub, let the owner know so they can fill it. All in all it was a nice 3 day getaway where the boys caught 63 white bass with a guide on the lake.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and Charming!

  • 5 of 5

The Lake House was perfect! My boyfriend and I stayed for 4 nights over the holidays and we loved it. The location is absolutely beautiful, looking over Toledo Bend Lake. There is a camp fire pit right next to Lake house to keep you warm while enjoying the outdoors at night. The interior is beautifully decorated and very spacious.

I am definitely recommending this home to all my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, cozy, hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed at Cliffside Cabins, and it was amazing. First, the lake house we stayed in is beautifully built and decorated. We were amazed at just how detailed, big, and comfortable the cabin is!

Second, the land the cabin is built on is gorgeous. The property is right on the lake, and our cabin was just seconds from the pier. It was so peaceful and relaxing being right next to the water. There were also a ton of activities to do outside. My girlfriend and I fell in-love with playing pickleball there, but we also played basketball, threw the football, hit golfballs, walked around, and sat around a fire at night.

The last reason our stay at Cliffside Cabins was exceptional is because of the owners, Missy and Tracy. They were so welcoming and friendly and made it clear they were there if we needed anything. We can't thank them enough for their generosity and hospitality!

I can't recommend Cliffside Cabins enough! The cabins are beautifully crafted, the lake and property are stunning, and the owners are great people!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice place to visit

  • 5 of 5

Me and my wife always have a great time here this is our fifth visit three in the lake house everything is always very clean and the peace and quit is what we go for and the scenery.

Missy and Tracy are great host they try and accommodate you in any way they can.It want be our last visit for sure


Dennis and Lisa

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good but owners family wasn't pleasant

  • 2 of 5

The house is very nice but when the kids went down to the dock, the owners grandkids started to try and boss our kids around and told on them for skipping rocks across the surface and walking on the rocks. Also, recently I’ve been informed that the kids can’t go anywhere without an adult. Adults try to relax while on vacation. Not watch kids just like at home. Also, the owners grandkids were on the pier without an adult. They are only 13 and can not tell other kids their age (and older) what to do. We payed too much for that.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer, First, I would like to point out that you stayed with us in February, 2017 and “LOVED IT”! Not only did you add an additional night to your stay in February, but you re-booked our property for November, 2017 (9 months later) as a guest of Crystal A. You must have enjoyed your stay or you wouldn’t have recommended it to your friend and you certainly wouldn’t have come back a second time in November. So you posted a negative review 9 months after your 1st stay ONLY because we asked your kids to stop throwing stones at the 'no diving' sign on our pier and to stop climbing the fallen trees on my neighbor’s property. What they were doing was very dangerous and my granddaughter had enough sense to call it to our attention. Since we were off site, we asked her to ask them to stop throwing stones and get off of our neighbor’s property. My granddaughter was answered with sarcasm and rocks being thrown at her! We sent you a text, and you replied that you "didn't mind" that they were climbing the fallen trees. When we replied that we do mind, you got offended. To get back, you left our beautiful Lodge filthy, smeared toothpaste all over my bathroom vanity mirrors, squeezed shampoo all over the shower, broke a desk drawer, didn’t tell me that broke a glass in the sink and it jammed the garbage disposal, and posted a negative review. The real kicker her is that this unfortunate incident didn’t happen during your February stay at our Lake House, it happened last weekend, in November. You mentioned in your review that you go on vacation so that you don’t have to watch your kids? Who does that? We have 8 acres of land with lots of amenities for kids of all ages to enjoy. There is no need to trespass on my neighbor’s property or try to deface our's. If they had been down by the pier fishing, enjoying the view, wading in the water - basically behaving, nothing at all would have been said. Furthermore, it is not your business that my granddaughter was on the pier. She can go anywhere on my property that she wants because 1) she is my granddaughter, 2) I trust her judgement, and 3) she would never cause damage to my property or my neighbor’s property. You may be offended, but we don’t tolerate unsafe, unacceptable behavior. Fortunately, most people reading your review will also read my other 31 reviews and realize that it was just your way of just 'throwing stones' at me. Missy
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

2 night minimum - 3 nights minimum on Holidays. Holiday rate is my standard rate. Security Deposit of $200.00 is due immediately upon booking the property. The balance is due 30 days before check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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