Evolve Vacation Rental Network
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We lived our stay here. The owners
live in house Upstairs and were very nice and welcoming. The apartment was nice and roomy. We will be back.
Perfect for a Family Thanksgiving Retreat
We had a fantastic stay. The long (quarter mile) winding driving taking you to the lake at through oaks and pine set the mood even before we glimpsed the water. As soon as we arrived, Joyce met us and made us feel welcome. My kids loved her two dogs, particularly Kelly, who would wait for us in the morning and accompany my kids as they roamed the property.
The guests included my husband and myself (in the king room), my two children (5 and 3), who stayed in the room with the two singles, and my mother in law, who stayed in the full. I loved that my room and the kids room had no windows, so we slept long and deep! The large game room was so welcoming, and my kids immediately gravitated to the toy corner, which had dolls, a baby carriage (which my daughter pushed all over the property), and tons of blocks and toys. This kept the kiddos occupied while we unpacked.
Joyce showed us where everything was, the fire pit, the wood, kindling, charcoal, and various water toys should we decide to kayak into the lake. Inside everything was decorated for fall with pumpkins and cornucopias, and really set us into the holiday mood, and after that we didn't see Joyce or Jerry unless we were up at the swing set by their porch. I had read the reviews and knew that I could potentially hear them walking around upstairs, and it didn't bother me at all. I have kids, so I am not used to silence!
There was a market, Spring Market, that we frequented in town that had everything you could need last minute. We had actually planned to go into Tyler, but the weather was so fine, the kids had such a blast roaming around the property. Because there is no dock (although very photogenic remnants of one) and we were so far from the road, I didn't have to keep an eye on my kids the whole time and gave them the freedom to explore on their own.
The kitchen was well stocked, and I am certain that if there was something that I needed, I could have bothered Joyce for it upstairs. The lake was just beautiful, and the views, even on a cold day, would have kept me in a great mood. We didn't ever start a fire because the weather was so unseasonably warm, but we could have done so outside or in the inside chimney.
I would love to go back. It was like we were in our own home, yet had some friendly pets and the property managers upstairs in case anything went wrong or we had a questions.
A steal of a deal and filled with happy fond memories.
So enjoyable. Just what I needed
Very nice, loved it. Will go again and again. It’s my happy place to go for an escape and relaxation time
Everything you need
Great sandy small beach. Amazing 6 acres for walking undisturbed. Very peaceful alone along a beautiful lake. Nature lovers enjoy watching all the herons and cranes, turtles, and jumping fish. They even have fishing cats, pulling out 8 inch fish out of the lake. Owners are very friendly when you have any questions and extended our leave so we did not have to hurry home. Rental is very large along with the bedrooms. Toys, dart board, and pool table were great.
Thanks for the great stay at your beautiful home and lake.
Very nice home. Nice view.
Great views and accommodation!!!
It felt like our own home away from home. The homeowner provided lots of extra touches to make us feel welcome!