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Waterfront 'Sunset Cove Cabin' Fish & Swim from Back Yard

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,513 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

With some of the best lake views around, Sunset Cove Cabin is perfect for that family getaway. Beautiful views of Lake Whitney from most every room & large screened in porch of this Ranch style home. Your just steps away to the lake to fish or go for a swim. The decor of the home gives it the cozy feel of a cabin/ fishing lodge. Large living room with comfortable sectional sofa/ queen sleeper, rustic style furniture, brick gas log fireplace, wood beam ceilings and knotty pine paneling. Refinished original wood floors through out the house. Wide sliding patio glass doors offers a gorgeous view of lake & access to covered screen in porch that spans across the back of the home.

The dinning room features a log dinning table with seating for up to eight guests and panoramic view of the lake. The kitchen is a mix of the original and new with original knotty pine cabinets & tile counter tops but has up dated appliances & ceramic floor. French doors lead out to the screened in porch and to the laundry room & carport. Kitchen has everything you need to prepare a meal, you just bring the groceries.

This home has a split floor plan that make it perfect for two families. Master bedroom & bath on one side of house is spacious with large closet, gueen log bed and furnishings. Great lake view from huge picture window. The master bath has shower/bathtub and large vanity. On the other side of the house are two bedrooms and a bathroom. One bedroom has a queen log bed, side tables and lake view. The third bedroom has bear themed full size bed, chest of drawers plus a lake view. Guest bathroom is original to the house and a bathtub/shower and linen cabinet, it too has a view of the lake.

The screened in porch has a table and chair set for four and plenty of other chairs & small occasional tables. From this porch, follow the path down the steps to the lake where you can go for a swim, fish or fossil hunt. There is a charcoal grill just outside the porch. Enjoy the spectacular sunsets from the wood swings overlooking the lake. This home is at the end of a street that backs up to the water and is private and quiet. There is plenty of room for your vehicles, boat, jet ski etc. Circle drive allows for easy pull through without having to back out. There is also a one vehicle covered carport.

The beautiful lakeviews, easy access to the water, wildlife, & peacefulness make this home the perfect getaway.

Keywords: Waterfront Lake house, Lake View, Lake Access

More Details

Sandra Welch
Member since: 2012
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Sandra Welch

My husband and I have been married for 38 years. We commute from our office in Midlothian to our home at Lake Whitney each day. We have one son, a daughter-in-law and an adorable active 8 yr. old grandson. We enjoy boating on Lake Whitney with our family & friends every chance we get.

Sandra Welch purchased this house in 2010

Why Sandra Welch chose Clifton

This property is next door to our personal home and is perfect for for when we entertain family and friends. Everyone has a nice comfortable place to stay. It also has plenty of parking for boats, jet skis and circle drive-way for easy in and out.

We have been coming to Lake Whitney and Laguna Park in particular since the mid 1970's. My husband use to ride motorcross in Whitney and we enjoyed staying at the state park and lodges in the area. After we married and had our son, we enjoyed coming here to fish and go boating. We purchased a cabin and became 'weekenders' for awhile. We finally had the opportunity to move here full time in 2003. We love the scenic beauty of the area. The lake is clear and clean. It's a great lake for water sports and fishing. The lifestyle here is relaxed and laid back. The people are friendly. It's near Hillsboro and Waco. And just a little over an hour to downtown Dallas & Ft. Worth. We purchased this home because we love the location. It has a panoramic view of the lake & cliffs. We enjoy sitting outside and watching the boats & water skiers. It is a great place for our family and friends to stay when our home cannot accommodate everyone. Or, they need a place to relax, have fun & getaway.

What makes this house unique

Sunset Cove Cabin has some of the best lake views around. Relax with a glass of wine and watch the sunset from the back yard swing. You can walk down to the lake from the back of the house and fish or go for a swim. We enjoy watching the many species of birds, especially the cardinals. There are also ducks and geese and sometimes in early spring, pelicans pass through. The raccoon's and squirrels are fun to watch as well. You may see one of the many fox that pass through behind the house near the lake. Deer can be spotted across the cove from the back porch too. Just sitting on the back porch watching the boats pass is fun and relaxing. If you like to star gaze this is the perfect place, no city lights!

We offer 4 and 8 hour pontoon boat rental to our guests. Please call or e-mail for details and to check availability.


Clifton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1513 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Quiet hours between 10 PM & 9 AM Sunday - Thursday. Quiet hours between Midnight & 9 AM Friday & Saturday.
  • Please remove any trash from bank behind home at lake.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large vanity and single sink
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Has Master Bathroom
    Guest Room 1 - 1 queen
    Guest Room 2 - 1 double
  • Living Room has queen sofa sleeper.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Ceiling Fans, Blow Dryer in each bathroom, Small amounts of Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower Gel, Lake Access, Coffee Maker, Blender, Toaster, Large circle drive way provides easy pull through with boat trailer, Close to Uncle Gus Marina, boat ramps & play ground, restaurants, convenience stores with groceries, gas, fish bait & tackle, etc. Sorry, Internet and Wifi is unavailable. We now offer pontoon boat rentals to our guests. Please call or e-mail for rates and availability.


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Waterfront 'Sunset Cove Cabin' Fish & Swim from Back Yard
average rating of 4.780488 based on 41 reviews
Odessa, Texas

Beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

Owners/Neighors were very accommodating and the views of the lake were amazing! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couples Get-A-Way to Lake Whitney

  • 5 of 5

This property is a wonderful get-a-way for us 3 couples. Super clean and very nice to stay in. The property owners were so very nice and very accommodating with our schedules. We were short a fish net and they even loaned us their personal net. Great people to talk to and a wonderful vacation and location for us all! We will definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Holiday Favorite

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this house several times over the past few years. It is our favorite house on Lake Whitney. The circle driveway in front of the house easily fits a 24' LOA boat. The backyard area serv s as a great place to throw the football around and grill dinner while watching the sunset over th lake. The view is incredible. Everything that you could possibly need is in the house - all bedding, dishware, grill items, and patio furniture. Lastly, the owners are always so helpful and accommodating. We will be back for many years to come!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristen, As always we look forward to your returning and appreciate your being such a great guest. Thanks!
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Great Anniversary at the Lake

  • 5 of 5

Shared our 50th wedding anniversary with our family at this lake house. We had a great time! Enough room for the 10 of us.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home for your anniversary. The home is roomy and the screened in porch has plenty room for guest's to gather and enjoy the lake view.
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Great place! Everything as described.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at the sunset cove cabin! Thanks to Sandra for being flexible with our arrival date. Great access to the lake with some fun cliffs for jumping (note: the stairs to the lake are broken at the end, so there is a bit of a dropoff). Everything was as described; the house was nice and the grounds were beautiful. I would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you plan on staying again in the future.
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Fun week at Lake Whitney

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Sunset Cove Cabin. It was a very hot week, so lots of time in the water. We rented a canoe to fish from (Dick's Canoe Rentals). Tricky getting the canoe in and out of the steep rocky bank, but doable with two people. Fishing was slow for my son and I due to the heat, but the guides were sacking up the stripers. All you can eat catfish in Whitney at Hoot N Hollar was tasty. The Welch's live next door and were very responsive to minor plumbing issue, even gave us a partial refund, which wasn't necessary. I would recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home. Glad you enjoyed the water and was able to get canoe in water from home. We do try to address any issue a guest may have. As with any home, plumbing, electrical, AC/ Heating, etc. problems can happen.When the problem is beyond our know how we must rely on the professionals, who sometime may not get to us as quickly as we need them to. We appreciate you letting us know about the problem quickly. We do hope you plan on staying at our home again in the future.
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Great Motorcycle Riding in & surrounding area

Lake Whitney is a great place to swim, ski, and all boating and water sports.

We rent pontoon boats to our guests or you can leave the driving to someone else and hire someone to take you on a lake cruise, relax and enjoy the scenic beauty of the lake.

Fishing is great on lake Whitney. Fishing from behind this home or you can go out with one of the many Fishing Guides, call me for a recommendation.

Fossil Hunting

Bosque River Canoeing

Eagle Watching at Lofers Bend at Dam,best time is in January

Antique Shopping in Clifton, Meridian and Whitney

Bosque County Wide Garage Sale April

Annual Texas Largest Fish Fry in Laguna Park Saturday before Labor Day

Pioneer Days 1st Saturday of October- Whitney

Bosque Resort Fun Lake & River Tube Ride- Laguna Park

Here is Laguna park there is Ria's Pizza for wonderful pizza and salad

Bosque Resort Restaurant & Bar

Whitney and Clifton which is 15 minutes away have shopping, restaurants, grocery stores, golfing and antique shops. Sinclairs in Clifton has the best steak and seafood (our favorite place to dine!).

Hillsboro is 25 minutes away and has a Wal-Mart, Outlet Mall and many shops and restaurants.

Waco is approx. 40 minutes away and they have shopping of all types, restaurants, Hawaiian Fallas Water Park, Cameron Park Zoo, Dr. Pepper Museum, Texas Ranger Museum, Baylor University, Mammoth Site, The Silo's and The Magnolia as featured in HGTV's Fixer Upperand much more.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Park & Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glenrose is approx. 1 hour away.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Park & Dinosaur Park- Glen Rose


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

Three night minimum for these holidays, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving.
Three night minimum for Spring Break in March (03/09 - 03/25).


No Pets.

No Smoking.

2015 Veranda Pontoon Boat Rental now available to our guests.
Four Hours: 285.00
Eight Hours: 570.00
Includes one full tank of gas.
Please call or e-mail to check availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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