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Book now! Multiple ponds available for catch and release fishing!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property


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.

Angie and Bill
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2017

About Angie and Bill

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.

Angie and Bill purchased this farmhouse in 2007

Why Angie and Bill chose Van

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.

What makes this farmhouse unique

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!


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tyler Pounds Field, Tyler Texas
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
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


Van Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hunting
  • tennis
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!!


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average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Perfect Getaway. I want to move in!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway. We went for a relaxing time and this was peefect. Also just a 15 minute drive from Canton. The kids loved this place as well. The dogs, cows, roosters, sunset, wraparound porch, tire swing, and hottub made us all want to move in for good.

Very clean and spacious house. Everything we needed and more. The scenery was perfect. View of sunset and sunrise were amazing. The cows! I love those cows.

As you can tell we dont get out of the city much. This was much needed and appreciated.

Will be recommending to others!

Also recommend eating at The Farmhouse.

And coming during First Monday Trade Days if you like to shop. We do and did.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to seeing all of you again soon!
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Charming country setting.

  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful and a nice place to rest after a full day of shopping.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you guys enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon!
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Menard County, Texas

Better than advertised. The pictures do not do it justice.

  • 5 of 5

hen we got there This was a perfect stay for our trip to Canton. Lots of room with great seating indoors and out. Everything was well stocked and we did not need to run to town for anything. The owner met us when we got there and let us know if we needed anything to just text her. Could not have been any better and little Charlie was a nice addition to the trip. We will be back next trip for sure.

Thanks for a great trip.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you guys enjoyed your stay! We will be looking forward to your next visit!
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Beautiful Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Pawpa's house was absolutely amazing. The scenery was breathtaking with the long horns, ponds, turkeys, and chickens. The kids loved playing with the sweet friendly dogs. The owners are very accommodating and helpful. We left a pair of glasses and they mailed them to us. We look forward to staying at pawpa's house again in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you guys enjoyed yourselves! And good to hear your glasses arrived! We will look forward to your next stay!
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Perfect in all respects.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved the home, the setting and the ease with which the transaction was handled.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great alternative to a motel for First Monday Trade Show weekends

  • 5 of 5

I traveled to Canton with four girlfriends for the First Monday Trade Show, and found that Pawpaws House, also known as PaPaw's Place, also referred to as PawPa's Place, was a great place to stay. It was a short drive from the trade show. We had a little trouble finding it because the county road sign was missing and the GPS (Waze) didn't recognize the address. The key is to turn off just before the horse barn, and then it will be up the road on your right. The house was handicap accessible, with a wrap-around porch that covered three sides, with a porch swing at one end and a hot tub that comfortably sat four at the other end. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes and utensils. The house was very clean and homey. The owners live on property adjacent to the house and were friendly but kept their distance. The owners' dogs, however, stopped by to say hello but had been trained not to enter the house so that wasn't a problem. The sunset from the west side of the wrap-around porch was lovely. The Wi-Fi signal was strong and the cable TV was fine. We found a notebook from the owners with all kinds of tips in it. Would we stay there again? Absolutely!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to you returning. And thank you for letting us know about the county road sign. It's certainly not something we would necessarily notice unless someone called it to our attention!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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