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Spacious Living Area


Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Farmhouse, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Wireless Internet
Washer and Dryer
Bedroom 1 has a queen bed with private bath
Bedroom 2 has a full bed with a private bath
Inflatable mattress available to sleep 2 additional people
Linens provided
Jacuzzi tub
Hot tub
Fully equipped kitchen
Handicap accessible
Best sunsets in east Texas on a wrap around porch with a swing
Beautiful Star filled sky in a quiet country setting yet just seconds from I-20
Ponds available for catch and release fishing.

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be at least 25 years of age to rent...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Very easy and quick access to First Monday Trades Day. Close to multiple East Texas Lakes, Just minutes from Sky Ranch, Texas Rose Horse Park, Antique shopping, Splash Kingdom Water Park and much more!!...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hunting
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    2 ponds available for fishing. Catch and release....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    No grilling allowed on the covered porch area....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Private hot tub on wrap around porch....moreless

  • Jetted Tub


from 20 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $80 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 6%


Any additional guests over 4 in the home during a stay will be charged an additional $25 fee per person (not per night but per stay) with a maximum number of guests per stay being 6

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tyler Pounds Field, Tyler Texas
0.05 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 20

Join us at Pawpa's House for an unforgetable East Texas visit!!

Relax in the outdoor hot tub, or indoor jacuzzi after a fun filled day at the world famous First Monday Trades Day in Canton, or a day of sight seeing down the old country roads. Perhaps you would rather watch a breath taking Texas sunset on the front porch? Whatever your desire may be, Pawpa's house is located in the heart of the country and is waiting to welcome you home.

Located at 1601 VZ County Road 1512 Van Texas

Just off I-20

10 minutes from canton Texas & First Monday Trade Days

15 minutes from Lindale Texas (home of Miranda Lambert)

10 minutes from Ben Wheeler where you can find fun filled nights with dinner and dancing at Moore Store

20 minutes from Edom Texas/Annual Art Festival and year round local Art shops

30 minutes from Tyler Texas (Rose Capitol and famous Azeala Trails)

30 minutes from Mineola Texas (fill your hours with Antique shopping)

1 hour from Downtown Dallas Texas


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: We are a simple family, we live in a log home just across the pasture from Pawpa's house. More times then not we will be available should you have any needs during your stay. If we are not around we will always have someone on call to assist you with any of your needs. we hope you find a time of rest and peace during your stay at Pawpa's house.

Why the Owner Chose Van, TX, USA:
Several years back my husbands father came to live with us after he became ill. We were concerned that he would need a little more 'space' then our growing family could offer him. So we began to brainstorm and my husband came up with the idea of moving an old home onto our property and 'fixing it up' for Pawpa, so the story begins! Pawpa was a farm boy at heart but had lived in Fort Worth for many years as a successful attorney, so we wanted to offer him the country life he had grown up with while still offering him some of the things he had grown accustomed to in the city. He loved to look out over the pastures and watch the sun set, and in my opinion you will find no better place in the county to watch the sun set then on Pawpas porch! After he was called home by our Father, in August of 2007 we had an empty spot in our hearts and an empty home. Over the years it has served many roles, as we have 8 children ranging from 25yrs to 5yrs, it obviously has come in handy for transitional times for our older kids and for holiday overflow! But now my husband and I find ourselves with only 2 little guys left at home with us in a home built for 8 kids and an empty guest house! With that said we decided it was time to share Pawpa's house with others in hopes that you might find the same joy in it that we found fixing it up and sharing it with him.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
We left the wood floors in the home very rustic just like Pawpa liked with only one room carpeted. You will find all the modern conviences in the kitchen with a county style island and multiple channels on the TV's for your enjoyment as well as a hot tub to finish off that last bottle of wine for the day. A large walk in shower is available in one bathroom while a shower/jacuzzi tub awaits you in the other. We also offer highspeed internet if you need to stay connected while you are away. A full size laundry room is available as well. We do not offer 'breakfast' as we feel when we go away for a weekend or week long trip we would rather not be on someone elses schedule, so you can feel free to whip yourself up the breakfast, lunch or dinner of your liking without anyone bothering you!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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  • Spacious Living Area

    Spacious Living Area

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  • Enjoy the full wrap around porch with amazing sunsets and star filled skys.

    Enjoy the full wrap around porch with amazing sunsets and star filled skys.

  • Sitting area

    Sitting area

  • View from the front porch.

    View from the front porch.

  • Great area to enjoy a meal with family and friends.

    Great area to enjoy a meal with family and friends.

  • Queen Bed with private bathroom

    Queen Bed with private bathroom

  • Side entrance to kitchen and porch swing.

    Side entrance to kitchen and porch swing.

  • Enjoy your morning coffee on the front porch.

    Enjoy your morning coffee on the front porch.

  • Front porch

    Front porch

  • Hot tub area

    Hot tub area

VRBO #421840

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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