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Relaxing Country Retreat With City Amenities McKinney, Melissa, Frisco, Allen

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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About the property

4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Country Retreat With Large Private Back Yard & Swimming Pool

We are excited to have you and your guest stay out our unique ranch setting property. We have created a true home away from home with a western flare. Home is fully furnished and equipped with a full kitchen, bath towels and linens. The pool area is surrounded by a large privacy fence and a beautiful Cedar Cabana. We look forward to your stay! We have two other properties in McKinney if you are needing additional rooms or if this property is booked for the times your needing. Heather is a Coldwell Banker Real Estate Agent. If you are looking to purchase a home she would be delighted to work with you. Heather can be reached at 469-667-7875.

Darrell Tinglov and Heather Tinglov
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Darrell Tinglov and Heather Tinglov

As a child growing up loving horses, I dreamed of owning a home in the country with a white fence and a red barn. I have been a Home Inspector in the area now for 20 years. I actually inspected this home for a buyer and fell in love with it during the inspection. I informed the buyer that if he ever sold I would be interested in buying. Well that day came six months later and I jumped at the chance. I have exhaustively updated the property over the years. Heather and I am now ready to share this piece of heaven with you.

Darrell Tinglov and Heather Tinglov purchased this house in 2005

Why Darrell Tinglov and Heather Tinglov chose Prairies & Lakes

This property offers a country atmosphere without having to wind around country roads to access the property. It's very easy to access from several roads in the area. The property is located minutes north of McKinney. One of the things I have enjoyed the most about the property is being able to see the stars at night. Drive a few minutes south and they disappear.

What makes this house unique

Our home is suitable for a wide range of use, whether your a family with kids looking to get away, a group looking for a retreat, an individual not wanting to stay in a hotel room, or you're looking for a place for a outdoor reunion or wedding. I have recently added a gravel parking area for larger outdoor groups and weddings. Call for details & pricing. You will not be disappointed with your stay!

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thank you so much for our wonderful stay. The location was perfect. Our grandchildren loved the pool and were in it constantly. Grandma and Grandpa got to enjoy the pool too, and even more so, just watching the grand-kids play. Our children got to stay up after midnight and take a swim under the stars, with their children safe under the care of grandma and grandpa. An Awesome Time For Everyone! We're all looking forward to doing it again next year at about the same time . We will be in touch!

Thank you again for allowing us the use of your home.

Tracy and Neva
Jun 2016
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Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(60 traveler reviews)

Relaxing Country Retreat With City Amenities McKinney, Melissa, Frisco, Allen
average rating of 4.95 based on 61 reviews

Property was fantastic, would love to stay again and would highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

The property was great, plenty of room for a big family with a large living room, outdoor patio with pool, hot tub, and pool house with wet bar, and had pool table, foosball, and ping pong. Perfect for a family vacay. The owner Darrell was very responsive and helpful. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Family Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic! We had family from out of town and used this house as our 'base camp' for Thanksgiving. Plenty of room and everything we needed for meals and entertainment. The 'kids' (14-23) enjoyed the pool table, the ping pong table, the basketball, etc and there was plenty of room for everyone to stay entertained but not feel crowded. The outdoor space was ideal and we enjoyed football games (both in the front yard and in the cabana on the big screen) and s'mores at the fire pit. Absolutely the ideal place for us all to our East Coast family enjoyed some true Texas ambience!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great hangout house

  • 4 of 5

I want to say all the great things about this house before I pick at all the bad things and give a little background of my trip. This house was great and the pictures truly depict all the things in and out of the house. The backyard (where the pool and hot tub were) was really amazing. The house was very clean and was even prepped with lots of bath towels and amenities in case you forgot something.

With all that being said, I want to talk about somethings people may want to ask or consider before coming here; first is the hot tub. When we arrived (pretty late at night), we noticed a lock on the hot tub. We tried different combinations but were unsuccessful and decided I would give the owner a call tomorrow to figure out the lock code. After speaking with the owner, we were informed that the hot tub turned green after every usage prior to our arrival from previous guests and if we were to use it and if it turned green for us, then we would be penalized 100$ for the cleaning fee. I was definitely bothered by this; there was a cool front in the area so we were excited about using the hot tub, but after hearing about possibly paying more money on top of the rental fee, we reluctantly decided against it. I feel like there should have been some sort of disclaimer for this or at least the rental fee should have covered this. The next small thing were the pool cues, the darts, and the foosball table; when we arrived to the house to check things out, this was one of the first things we noticed. The tips of the pool cues were gone and pretty much useless to play with. Ultimately just like the hot tub, we shrugged it off, went to walmart (roughly 7-10min drive from the house) and bought some really cheap ones to play with.The darts and foosball had wear and tear. The last part was the owner actually stopping by the property and working on the property behind the house (barn area(?)). For me, this wasnt a problem at all, but to my friends they felt a little weary. They felt like the owner wasn't respecting our group privacy after paying for the rental fee. I realize that the owner might have wanted to make sure his property wasnt abused and especially with 9 guys that can definitely be worrisome; also it just looked like the owner had some work to try and finish on the weekend.

The house is really great overall, the owner was really nice when he pulled up and met with us on his way to the barn area. Everything in the pictures is there and with great quality.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jeffrey, Sorry to hear about these things. I am constantly replacing cues and darts. Did not realize the condition of the cues. I would have taken care of that if you would have mentioned the issue. The Hot Tub has been a sore in my side. I thought I was doing a good thing by putting it out there for folks. I did mention the problem in the rental agreement which you acknowledged with your initials. My only reason for leaving it is for couples to enjoy. A group of nine guys would have overloaded the chemicals. I try hard to stay away and let folks have their privacy. However, The barn is behind the main house and away from your activity. I had to meet contractors that were planning work upon your departure.
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Wichita Falls, TX

The Melissa vaca is the BEST!

  • 5 of 5

I take my family on at least one vacation every year and the Melissa Ranch Property is our favorite. The house and grounds are beautiful but the backyard and pool is what we love the most. The owners are the best we have ever encounter. They make us feel like family. Your in the country but only a few miles from anything you need in town. Three years in a row and we'll be back again. Thanks Darrell for another great vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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HD Ranch is great!

  • 5 of 5

HD Ranch is a great property with lots of modern amenities and very clean and comfortable. It also has plenty of entertainment options from a pool table, dart board, ping pong, several tv's, and a great backyard and pool along with a great covered outdoor seating area. I would definitely recommend this property to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for our family

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our family! We were in town for a family reunion AND a wedding. This was our family's home base. It was myself, my husband and our adult children and their families. We really enjoyed the outside entertainment area. The pool was put to good use by the kids and adults alike friday evening. Having the surround sound music in the cabana was just perfect for relaxing in the pool, watching the kids play and enjoying a nice cold adult beverage or two. Saturday night we got home very late from the wedding and all decided to take a plunge into the pool. We were all hot, tired and our feet were killing us from all the dancing at the wedding. It made for the perfect place to unwind, relax, cool off and rest our aching feet under the gorgeous moon that night. There was plenty of space in the house to where the 8 of us did not feel like we were stepping all over each other. The house was immaculate and well stocked with towels and washcloths. The kitchen supplies were perfect. They had everything we needed to cook and even mix a few drinks during the weekend. We had the opportunity to meet and visit with the owner. He was amazing and could not have been more accommodating. I would HIGHLY recommend this property especially for a larger group that is looking for a way to keep both kids and adults entertained. If we are ever in need of renting a place like this again in the McKinney area, we will definitely rent this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Hanks Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
McKinney Public
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Central Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Our country retreat is located minutes from Historical Downtown McKinney Texas. Easy access from Central Expressway. New roads across the meto-plex makes an easy commute north to Lake Texoma, South into downtown Dallas, or West to Ft. Worth. There are many interest and activities in and around the area. Our home is so comfortable and relaxing you may just end up not leaving the property.


Rates & Availability

McKinney House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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McKinney House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2560 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 19 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , 2- sets of bunk beds. Bottom of 1 is a full size.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed , Recently added bunk beds in the cabin style room
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • swimming

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