Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076

Family Friendly Waterfront River House on Big Cypress Bayou near Caddo Lake Park

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2500 sqft Furnished 3 bed/3 bath Sleeps 10-12 w/ Outdoor Decks/3 Boat Slips

Serenity & Luxury await you at DOWN By The LAZY RIVER which sits directly on the Karnack River and will provide you with an unforgettable relaxing getaway! Come into this warm detailed River House where you can sink down into the leather furniture in the living room and enjoy the view of the river, or watch one of two 55 inch flat screen TV's, or sit out on the upper level balcony that surrounds the entire house to view the quiet water of the river, jet skier's, boats, canoeing, kayaking, fishing & tubing. You can view the river up close & personal considering 1/2 of the house is over the river, 1/2 over land. So much incredible attention to detail throughout the house. Each bedroom and bathroom has it's own theme. Master Bedroom (king size bed) & Bathroom which includes a double-sink vanity, bath & shower, 1 Bedroom (Queen size bed) Bathroom with shower downstairs and 1 Bedroom (Full size and Twin size bed) and Bathroom with shower upstairs. Electric Full Size Blow-Up Mattress. Flat screen TV's in the living room, kitchen & all three bedrooms.Ceiling fans in every room to ensure your comfort. Full equipped kitchen with all new stainless appliances. This Rustic River House has Beautiful Wood Floors and Walls throughout the house. If you want to feel like you are away from home on vacation, this is this place. You are surrounded with rustic elegance including deer, fish and a couple of ducks to add to the ambiance. 20 foot ceilings and a wall of windows to capture the view of the river. Enjoy the many outdoor amenities, three boat slips, large fenced yard, fishing /sunbathing deck, coffee deck with table & chairs over the water, covered deck with patio table for dining outside. Stroll down to the fire pit and roast some hot dogs or marshmallows, gas grill provided as well. Be sure to bring your camera for the spectacular cypress trees and spanish moss. Going down the river is like a scene in the movie "The Notebook". Take a Tour of the River on Captain Ron's Swamp Tour Boat, it goes right in front of our house. Easy access to Caddo Lake, Caddo State Park, RiverBend Restaurant, Big Pines Restaurant, Shady Glade Marina & Cafe, Uncertain Flea Market, the town of Jefferson (known for their Famous Antique Shops and Only 45 minutes to the Shreveport/Bossier Casino's.This will become your Home Away from Home.....

Property Manager
Robert & Shelia Johnston
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We were delighted to find this luxurious guest house right on the Big Cypress Bayou just down the road from Big Pines Lodge where fried alligator and catfish are the stars. It is brand new and nothing was forgotten in making this rental property among the nicest we've seen. A group of friends was traveling to canoe Caddo Lake so we brought our meals and were ready to relax. One of the fellows fished right off the deck. The kitchen is well-appointed, the big table for six was perfect for playing games when the rain started. Big screen TVs abound, so this would be a great spot for a football or basketball watching weekend. The beds were comfy and since we had a chilly weekend, we loved the big fleece throws to curl up under on the couch. The punch code lock was SO smart so we didn't have to keep up with keys among all of us. Friendly hosts even mailed back a forgotten pair of earrings. We highly recommend this rental for a group outing! So comfortable you'll never want to leave!
Mar 2017
  • 1 of 1


Karnack House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 Texas Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , Texas Bathroom is ALL Texas with a Lighted Vaniety.
    Bathroom 3 Upstairs Rustic Cowboy - toilet , shower , Built with 100 year old Cypress Wood & 1/2 Tin Walls.
    Bathroom 1 Master Bath Rustic Longhorn - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Beautiful Double Bowl Vaniety Sink with Lighted Mirror.
  • Every Bathroom is decorated to coordinate with the close or connecting Bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom has the Longhorn motif with a King Size Bed, 42" Smart Flat Screen TV, Ceiling Fan, Large Walk-in Closet with automatic lighting & Chest of Drawers. Downstairs Guest Room is representing TEXAS. This room is furnished with a Queen Size Bed, 42" Smart Flat Screen TV, ceiling fan and a Large Walk-in Closet with automatic Lighting and a Beautiful solid wood dresser to store your vacation attire. Upstairs Guestroom is for the COWBOY in You. (1) Full Size (1) Twin Size Bed along with a 32" Smart Flat Screen TV. Walk-in Closet with automatic Lighting.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Once you step foot into "Down By the LAZY River" you will have found your New HOME away from HOME. This is a custom built home built by the owner's. Literally, built with our own hands. We were in hopes to create an elegant rustic cozy atmosphere. This house is wall-to-wall wood, complimented with wood floors. It is surrounded with an outdoor deck that circles the house. As you enter the house you will be amazed with the beautiful 25 foot ceilings. You will truly experience the "WOW FACTOR". Down By the LAZY River is built 1/2 over the river and 1/2 on land. Look to the left and see a wall of windows with a Spectacular view of our Huge deck that sits over the water. While on this wall of windows you will be accompanied with a sweet faced deer and a couple of bass. To the left and to the right of these fine friends you can sit back into our large brown leather sectional couch and enjoy one of two 65" Smart Flat Screens. You will feel like you are staying in a BEAUTIFUL VACATION RESORT.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

91% Complete
4% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
4% Complete
Family Friendly Waterfront River House on Big Cypress Bayou near Caddo Lake Park
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 25 reviews
Allen, Texas

So relaxing we didn't want to leave.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property and quiet neighborhood. Really enjoyed the fully furnished kitchen and all the other amenities. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Decatur, TX


  • 5 of 5

Great location on the river very beautiful and peaceful. The house is amazing inside and out. Owners were super nice and friendly. Can not wait to go back for another stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Great place will be back

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Very well thought out home. Comfortable clean with a view. The kitchen is a pleasures.

  • 5 of 5

Our family filled the house and everyone liked their space including bathroom. We cooked we played games watched the cowboys and had Christmas.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Levelland, Texas

Outstanding place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say how wonderful this property is— Everything was fresh and clean. Everything you want to have in a get away. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. Thank you for making this property available.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Southlake, Texas

Tastefully decorated, modern and spacious home - great for a family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a few days prior to Thanksgiving with an extended family of 7 at the Home by the Lazy River. The house is modern and tastefully decorated in western style. Efficient fully-equipped kitchen. Fast Internet and WiFi, which enabled us to watch streamed movies. Enjoyed smores at the firepit in the evening! Extremely quiet location, directly on the river and surrounded by similar homes. For sure the water would be quite enjoyable in the Spring and Summertime! A few miles from Caddo Lake State Park. Two restaurants within a short driving distance, although both are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. For a wider choice of restaurant and groceries, go to historic Jefferson or Marshall (both about 25 minutes drive).

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Big Pines Lodge


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Ask for a special weekly rate.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties