Family Reunion, Retreat, Couples Weekend - an Entire East Texas Luxury Compound(11 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
90 mins from Dallas: 5 Bedrooms + Bunk House + pool + Gazebo + Lake - sleeps 18
Reunion, Anniversary, Wedding, Family Retreat or Couples Weekend - enjoy an entire compound! Originally a bed & breakfast - The Veranda is a glorious 1920’s Victorian Home (and accompanying bunkhouse) that served as the areas most posh, upscale B&B for many years. Wealthy patrons from Dallas with lake homes on the beautiful Lake Cypress Springs referred to the “Mansion of Mt. Vernon” as the finest dining and one of the most picturesque setting in East Texas. Having just undergone a $1m+ restoration, the retreat is a 120 acre paradise incorporating a sanctuary of rest and relaxation as well as activities galore. Originally envisioned and operated by Robert Whiteside & Warren Butler, new owners Mark and Kelly Bunting made cautious (yet significant) upgrades to this famous property during the 2010-2012 season. The result is a fabulous retreat true to original intentions of the earlier owners, yet greatly enhanced and expanded. Just 100 miles due East on I-30 from Dallas – this paradise of tranquility and peace feels more like 1000 miles away!
Featured June 9, 2013 on ABC's Designing DFW segment (see video below).
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Member since: 2012
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18
- King size beds (5) 5 bedrooms all with separate baths/many Jacuzzi tubs – all with King size beds, Bunk Beds (4) Kids bunk house sleeps 8 / playroom – Game room with ping pong table/x-box/big screen TVs and more / separate kitchen with state of the art appliances and television / gym with elliptical and recumbent bike - TV / shop and fully furnished fishing tackle / 2 Four Wheelers / bath & shower / Upstairs separate quarters with 2 Queen bed & living room + TV / enclosed outdoor full length basketball court with lighting / all wired for outdoor and surround sound...moreless
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms
- Formal living and dining areas / library / delightfully furnished with antiques and country bedding & tin roof that makes for a magical night in the rain / bright & sunny with vibrant colors / grand piano / oversized master with 16 foot ceilings and 3 sided views of bunk house, grounds, lake and front entry. Grounds keeper – cook – housekeeping – all available upon request....moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
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- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
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- Basketball Court
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 1 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee upon depart $250
- Taxes Not included
WEEKLY DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Will consider partial weeks at $2,200 per night (minimum of 4 nights).
Full Rental is required up front and will be fully refunded if booking is cancelled more than 90 days out from arrival. Cash or check only.
$5,000 security deposit required for damages. Refunded within 7 days if no damages. Credit card accepted for security deposit.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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70 acres in secluded area near major highway / lush landscaping – over 5 acres manicured / Spring Azaleas and summer Crepe Myrtles are gorgeous / beautiful lawns front and lakeside to accommodate activities. Tall swaying pines and thick forest enclose the property for a total confined escape. 3 miles of walking trails thru the property / security entrance.
Why the Owner Chose Mt Vernon, TX, USA:
It is simply THE most tranquil and beautiful places you can imagine within 90 minutes of DFW and Shreveport. It is perfect for a family reunion, anniversary, couples weekend, corporate executive retreat work weekend de-compress. Perfect for large families - lots of activities for kids, tons of entertaining spaces and a fabulous commercial kitchen.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Picturesque setting on 120 acres / (7 landscaped) 5 bedroom Main House - luxury finish 1920's Victorian Bunk house (8 bunk beds + 2 Queens) - great for kids Gazebo on Lake for dining and fabulous keepsake photos 5 Acre Lake - great fishing Full length pool and Cabana Full length basketball court (night lighting) Nature trails Fire pit 11 flat panel TV w/Satellite wrap around porches (some screened) Jon Boat / 4 Wheelers / more Acreage with over 100 night lights - Gorgeous at night
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The Veranda 1920 Victorian - former B&B
main house side view from pool
Main house living room
Main house kitchen - diner seating view
The blue bedroom
The green bedroom (only downstairs bedroom)
Veranda bunk house - great room
Veranda bunkhouse - upstairs quarters with 2 queens
full length basketball court behind bunkhouse
one view of lake
lake front next to house - back yard
Veranda main house - porter cecere view
view from front porch to front circle drive
Main house kitchen
The pink bedroom
The red bedroom
Veranda bunk house
Veranda bunk house - 8 bunk beds
Bunk house porch - lake view
pool and cabana
lake view from dam
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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