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Wow Factor! Open Water 180 Degree View Beautiful Sunsets!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms/Garage(in progress) ... Sleeps 10 -16

Oasis at Cedar Creek Lake!!

We provide lawn chairs, floats, firewood & some life jackets, for your enjoyment.

The minute you walk in the front door, you are hit with the WOW. Fabulous Views! Loads of entertaining space! Spacious deck for picturesque evenings!

This beautiful 1 story brick home is located in Carolynn Estates, a gated community. Facing west, on the MAIN BODY of the lake and adjacent to the private community park. A very quiet and serene location.

Bring your boat or wave runner because you will have access to the private community Boat Launch . A Boat House, with party deck, swim platform and lift are at your disposal. Max 24ft length for lift,.

Boasting miles of view and good deep water, this home promises 'tons of fun in the sun', with it's wrap-around deck and plenty of outdoor seating for relaxing with morning coffee or dinner under the stars.

This 3 bedroom 2 bath home will easily sleep 10 people, with 1 King, 2 Queens, 2 twin mattresses and a Queen sofa sleeper. We have added extra beds in the climate-controlled garage, allowing 6 additional overnight guests.

With an open concept, Living, Game room and Kitchen, you will always be a part of the action.

The Game room has an 8ft pool table and bar with mini-fridge. A see-thru wood burning fireplace emits a warm glow throughout the space.

The Wall of Windows gives you a 180 degree view and the most SPECTACULAR sunsets. Fireworks display around the lake is AWESOME!

DirecTV Genie in 3 rooms, MBR, Living Room & Game Room.

Wrap-around deck for outdoor entertaining.

Inside a see-thru wood burning fireplace and outside a wood burning fire pit.

Open concept living with game room that has wall of windows, 8ft pool table, and bar with mini-fridge.

Free WiFi and DirectV Genie on all 3 TV's

Fabulous kitchen has everything you need, including a microwave & coffee maker. With lots of dishware, flatware, glassware, cooking & serving utensils & vessels.

Party deck is perfect for watching sunsets & fireworks.

Washer & Dryer in the garage

Pets allowed. Non-refundable $50 pet fee.

Smoking is only permitted OUTSIDE.


Deposit - $500, refundable. Receipt of Deposit & signed Rental Agreement will confirm your reservation. See 'Rental Agreement' for Cancellation & Refund Policy. Deposit will be held up to 14 days after checkout until a satisfactory inspection.

Housekeeping Fee - $100 per stay

Pet Fee - $50, if applicable

HOLIDAYS, $1300 for 3 nights

(New Years, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas)

PEAK SEASON RATES (May 1 - Sept 30)

Fri PM - Sun AM, $375 per night, min two (2) nights

Sun PM - Fri AM $325 per night, min 2 nights

NON-PEAK SEASON RATES (Oct 1 - April 30)

Fri PM - Mon AM, $249 per night, min two (2) nights

Mon PM - Fri AM $149 per night, min 2 nights

Full Payment of Rent, Deposit & Housekeeping Fee due 30 days in advance of check-in.

More Details

John & Colleen Hinckley
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About John & Colleen Hinckley

John is retired from project management and the oil and gas industry and Colleen is semi-retired from software engineering and management.

John & Colleen Hinckley purchased this house in 2013

Why John & Colleen Hinckley chose Mabank

Spectacular view, good deep water and such an open floor plan that you are always part of the action. It was tastefully furnished and included an 8' hand crafted pool table that I had sold to the owner 10 years ago.

What makes this house unique

Spectacular view, good deep water and such an open floor plan that you are always part of the action.

Three fire pits (one is mobile), gas grill, regulation 8' pool table, 2 person hammock and the kitchen has an incredible number of pots, pans, sheets, plate and glassware. The house has a washer dryer in the garage.


Mabank House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master - 1 king , with an ensuite
    Guest - 1 queen
    Guest - 1 queen
    Sofa Sleeper - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Two (2) Twin Mattresses for the floor
    Garage Climate Controlled - 1 king , 2 double , Will sleep 6 additional guests
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Carolynn Estates is a gated Community with its own Boat Launch & Private Park Boat House with party deck, swim platform and lift. Max 24ft for lift. 'Hector's' Mexican Restaurant, 903-887-1179, 1/2 mile west of Wal Mart Whats Up Family Fun Park - Captain Dave's - 903-340-7096, takes the hassle out of renting a boat, he does all the driving. Pinnacle Golf Club - 903-451-9797, is about 5 mins away. Big Chief aka Cedar Creek Watercraft Rentals - 903-887-8780 Cherokee Landing - 903-489-1179 - Watercraft rental 903-288-5798 - Fishing guides, Chuck and Laurie run 4 boats. Half or full day and all you need to bring is a fishing license. They are fantastic with children. East Texas Arboretum in Athens TX - 903-675-5630 Texas Freshwater Fisheries in Athens TX Canton 1st Monday Trade Days in about HALF AN HOUR.


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Wow Factor! Open Water 180 Degree View Beautiful Sunsets!
average rating of 4.7027025 based on 37 reviews

Beautiful location and a great house

  • 5 of 5

The house has everything you need for an enjoyable trip and the location has a beautiful view. There are stores and food within a couple miles. The mornings are peaceful and the nights are relaxing. This house has it all.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view! House has very nice layout. Dirty.

  • 2 of 5

The View was wonderful. The layout of the house is fantastic. However when we walked in there were several dead bugs in the kitchen. All of the windows have spider webs on them and some of the windows you couldn't even see out because they were so dirty. It has not been maintained. The cold shower handle in master bath didn't work. Cabinet doors falling off hinges. It does not look anything like the pictures that are shown online. There were 3 large white bath towels mildewed in the washer. I would not go back. My first try for VRBO......probably my last. I could not get the heart off of I loved it above. Answer is not really.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Lake House!

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very responsible and responded to any of our problems quickly and returned our damage refund much quicker than many other lake houses we stayed at. The place was absolutely beautiful and fire pit was great. The park was so muck fun for the kids and the water and fishing was great, even in the winter. Thank you so much for letting us stay in this wonderful lake house.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So Stunning!!

  • 5 of 5

Our entire family gathered to spend Thanksgiving at this wonderful house. Even with ALL the cooking I needed to do everything to cook with was provided! The sunsets were amazing, and the home was exactly as decsribed. We were so blessed to spend time and make wondcerful memories. Looking and doing this again next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room and really enjoyed the great fishing and seeing all the deer!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Porte, Texas

Nice Mini Vacation

  • 4 of 5

I just want to say John and Colleen have a very nice house on the lake with a beautiful view. The sunsets were awesome. An accessible boat ramp just a few minutes from the house. A dock with a boat lift was also comforting. The property was secured for our small dogs and they enjoyed walking out on the dock. My wife and her parents really enjoyed their time here as we made most of our meals at the house. We did go to town for a meal at Vetoni's Italian Restaurant.....service and food were excellent. Excellent kitchen, Wifi, cable TV, boat ramp, dock, dog friendly.....what more could you ask for.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Pinnacle Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 198
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Hector's Mexican Restaurant
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner'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.

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