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Beatiful 53 Acre Ranch Close to Canton First Monday

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Last updated: 09/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Welcome to Heritage House Ranch! This land has been in my family since 1912 and this home was built by my great grandfather in 1949. My wife and I recently bought the house and newly restored the home with all new furnishings, plumbing, and faucets. It truly combines the heritage and history of the property with all the amenities of today's modern homes. The master bedroom has a queen sized bed equipped flat screen TV. The bunk room as 2 bunk beds with new pillow top twin mattresses on each bed. There is also a flat screen TV in the bunk room. The large main bathroom is completely remodeled with new tub, shower, and toilet. It is also equipped with a large vanity area. The second bath is a half bath that also is the laundry room. The kitchen/ Dining area has also been restored with new flooring and large cabinet space fully stocked with all one would need to prepare any meal. One of the highlights of the property is the large deck built off the back door overlooking the 53 acres of rolling pasture.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 09/28/2016

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Bathroom is very large with vanity area ...moreless


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    This beautiful property sits on a 53 Acre Ranch just outside Athens, TX. Pure serenity with rolling pastures and a spring fed pond stocked with catfish ready for fishing and relaxing....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing


  • Seating for 7 people


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from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150 $200
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,050 $3,750
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $50
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 09/28/2016
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90 Miles
Nearest Airport
DFW International
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
245 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Bolliver Ferry
11 Miles
Nearest Golf
Echo Creek Golf Club
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Palestine, TX
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many Different Restaurants
240 Miles
Nearest Beach
Galveston, TX

Car: Necessary

There are many fun things to see and do near our property. Only a short drive to Canton is the world famous First Monday Trades Day (the worlds largest outdoor market) every first Monday weekend of the month. Also make sure to stop by the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center. The center combines visitation and outdoor education with a production fish hatchery. Its mission is to provide an educational, entertaining visitor experience that promotes freshwater sport fishing and the enhancement, conservation and stewardship of aquatic resources in Texas. We also recommend planning a visit to Tara Vineyard and Winery near the property just outside of Athens. Here you can catch lunch or dinner or attend a wine tasting from Henderson County's oldest winery. Upon entering the grounds, you’ll notice the stately historic Murchison home, constructed in the 1880?s and relocated from downtown Athens and nestled amidst Tara’s vineyard. For the adventurous type, New York, TX Zip Line Adventures is also only a short drive from the property. There you will be on a guided adventure tour with 6 zip lines topped off with some of the most breathtaking 30-plus mile views of the East Texas Countryside. Your zip line adventure will take you soaring through towering pines, hardwoods and high above the rocky hillside of one of the highest elevations in East Texas. Finally, the East Texas Arboretum is also located close to the property in Athens as well. It is one of the nicest Arboretums you will ever see. With one hundred acres of wooded beauty, trees, flowers, and wildlife await your discovery at the East Texas Arboretum. The forest appears to come alive as you meander along two miles of woodland trails. Camouflaged frogs, insects, and even deer often scurry away as you pass. Make your way along winding, spring-fed streams connected by a 115-foot suspension bridge.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1912

About the owner: My wife and I have 3 young wonderful children and reside in The Woodlands TX. We both grew up near Athens, TX and have wanted to have a home there to use for our family when we come back to visit our extended family. Our family has also long been vacation home tenants when we travel and have thought of investing into a vacation home of our own. This year, I had the opportunity to purchase my great grandfathers home I have been around since I was born which allowed both dreams to come true. With so much history and memories in this home, it is a very special place to us. We are hopeful you enjoy our Heritage House as much as we do.

Why the Owner Chose Henderson County, TX, USA:
My great, great grandfather moved to this area in 1912 with his children and were full time farmers and cattle ranchers. When he passed, my great grandfather (whom had been involved in the family farm) remained and continue to run the farm. In the 1940's a tornado destroyed the original home, and in 1949 our home was built. It has continued to be passed down through the family until this year when I purchased the home from my father to reunite it with the remaining 'original' property I had already acquired. We then set out to restore the property back into 'like new' condition . Now, with our remodel complete, we are sure you will enjoy your stay with us.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
With star filled nights, a constant breeze, and fresh country air and sounds, you would struggle to find a more serene place to stay. The deck we built off the back of the home is always in the shade and has a view all the way to the back of the 53 acre property. Sitting there on the back porch swing feeling the breeze and watching the cows is my favorite way to relax. You can also go through the gate and travel half way back to our spring fed pond and wet a hook if you care to try luck at fishing. (Catch and Release Please)

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 09/28/2016

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  • Heritage House Ranch 2

    Heritage House Ranch 2

  • living room 1

    living room 1

  • kitchen/ dining room

    kitchen/ dining room

  • Large Bathroom #1

    Large Bathroom #1

  • Bunk room photo 1

    Bunk room photo 1

  • Bathroom 2/Laundry

    Bathroom 2/Laundry

  • washer/dryer


  • Back Deck View

    Back Deck View

  • Corner Property View

    Corner Property View

  • Dick and Tilde O'Neal(My Great Grandparents)who built Heritage House in in 1949

    Dick and Tilde O'Neal(My Great Grandparents)who built Heritage House in in 1949

  • Heritage House Ranch

    Heritage House Ranch

  • living room (different angle)

    living room (different angle)

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Large Bathroom 1 (Different Angle)

    Large Bathroom 1 (Different Angle)

  • Bunk room photo 2

    Bunk room photo 2

  • Bathroom 2/Laundry (different angle)

    Bathroom 2/Laundry (different angle)

  • Front porch view

    Front porch view

  • Fishing Pond

    Fishing Pond

  • Elmer & Mary O'Neal(My great-great grandparents) came to the land here in 1912.

    Elmer & Mary O'Neal(My great-great grandparents) came to the land here in 1912.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, March 20, 2017

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