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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, loft, 2.5 bathroom with open water views

Newly Built, located in Indian Harbor, this Paradise is perfect for a relaxing getaway. Located 1 hour from Dallas, our lake house has a beautiful view of the open water which can be seen from each bedroom, the living/dining area, and the loft.

A large covered deck with ceiling fans, surround sound speakers, and seating for 12 provides a comfortable space for dining, grilling, relaxing, and watching the sun set.

This house is fully furnished and can accommodate 12 people (6 adults, 6 kids) comfortably and 14 utilizing the sectional couch. There are 3 bedrooms, a loft, 2.5 bathrooms and a laundry room. The large kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, including all necessities for cooking. The master bedroom, which opens to the deck, has a king size bed, the second and third bedrooms have queen size beds. The futon makes into a full size bed, there are two twin mattresses on a trundle bed and a twin bed in the loft. A queen size air mattress can also be used in the loft. Enjoy the wood burning fireplace on cool nights as you look out the expansive walls of glass onto the lake from the living room.

More Details

Chris Lively
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Chris Lively

I turned to vacation renting due to we are not able to use our property because our kids play baseball and softball.

Chris Lively purchased this house in 2013

Why Chris Lively chose Payne Springs

My vacation property has HIGH END FINISHS throughout with all the comforts of home. Most guest say they do not want to leave the country atmosphere.

What makes this house unique

My property is located on open water and has a protected area for skiing just located to the waters left for skiing, wake boarding, tubing and knee boarding. You will not have to travel far to get into calm water for your boating activities. The fishing in our area is really good along the shore line.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family threw my 50th birthday party here and it was absolutely fabulous!!! You have a beautiful home!! Thank you.
Jul 2014
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Carolyn Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large walk in two headed shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Sink
  • The master bathroom has a separate jacuzzi bath tub.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft: Fouton bed, Queen air mattress, 2 twin Trundle bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.868421 based on 48 reviews
Baton Rouge, LA

Beautiful views, easy lake access, comfortable and nicely appointed house

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved this lake house! It is beautiful and very well appointed both inside and out, very clean, all the necessities were included and easily accessible. We were so comfortable it really felt like we were staying at our own family lake house! Sunsets on the porch listening to music were so relaxing, the only thing better was enjoying the sunset from the private dock while dangling our feet in the water. We didn't build a fire in the fire-pit, but we enjoyed sitting around it in the comfortable and colorful Adirondack chairs while propping our feet up on the rocks/fire-pit edge.

We had plenty of space and everyone was very comfortable, we really enjoyed the game-room/TV room loft space for lounging and watching movies with the kiddos. And the master bathroom and shower are a-ma-zing!!! The views from the Master bedroom, kitchen/dining, living room, loft, and one of the upstairs bedrooms are spectacular.

We rented a boat and jet ski from Lone Star Marina (thanks to a recommendation from the owner of this lake house!) and we were able to pull up directly to the private dock of this home and run in for restroom breaks and snacks/drinks when we needed to. The lake was pretty choppy out in the open areas due to some unexpected rough weather, but we were still able to enjoy our time on the lake because the water was much calmer near the house due to protection from the road/bridge. There was plenty of room on the water for us and several other boats and jet skis even while we were avoiding the choppier open water.

Overall--this home is wonderful and I highly recommend staying here. Everything was easy and we were not disappointed with anything!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our property we really love to hear great things about it. We work hard to give each guest the true experience of owning a lake house. Chris
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Great Family Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful! The kitchen was great for family meals and game night. The dock was great and the fishing was fun! The master bedroom and bath are amazing!! We loved our stay and will use the property again if possible.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Thank you for keeping our house if it were your own.
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Great house and a great time!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had seven family members fly in from all over the country and all nine of us had a great time at Lively Lake House! We threw some rafts in the water and enjoyed the dock during the day while spending the evenings sitting around the fire pit or watching storms roll in from the covered porch.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. It is always great to hear about your vacation experience at our paradise on Cedar Creek Lake.
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Great family getaway

  • 4 of 5

I stayed here for mother's day weekend with my parents, in-laws, and our little girl. The house is perfect for 3 couples + 2-3 kids. The house and the property are very well maintained and well stocked. The accommodations and finish out of the house are fantastic. This house is by far the nicest in the vicinity and the waterfront neighbors all seem to be taking good care of their properties. Fair warning; The neighborhood is full of properties that aren't on the lake that are very run down. These are really only visible on the drive in and from the driveway of the house. Those will soon be forgotten when you're sipping a cocktail on the porch facing the lake. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our property we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We work really hard to keep our house in great shape for our guest.
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Dallas, Tx

Birthday away from home!

  • 5 of 5

the pictures don't do this house enough justice, it's amazing. Chris was a pleasure to work with and responded in no time. I was so happy I was able to spend my birthday there with my family and we all enjoyed and created great memories there. The kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms were beautiful and spotless. This is a favorite on my list for sure. I'll definitely go back to enjoy it and the amazing views.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay at my property. We are so happy you loved your stay and plan to come again.
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A total jewel

  • 5 of 5

This home is a jewel. One of a kind. Definitely will book again. Everything u could ask for in a vacation home. Hope to stay longer next time.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Chilis, Lake Jacksons Seafood,

Canton First Monday Trade Days is located 35 miles away.

Texas Freshwater Fisheries, East Texas Arboretum and Botanical Society, and Tara Vineyard and Winery located in Athens, a 20 minute drive.

Cedar Creek Brewery is located in Seven Points, a 15 minute drive


Rates & Availability

Carolyn Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Rates
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter Rates
Nov 29 2017 - Dec 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Years Eve
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Winter rate
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.5%

Cancellations 30 days ahead of arrival date receive all funds returned. Cancellations less then 30 days prior to arrival lose full deposit. Deposit due in order to hold dates. Full payment due at least 30 days prior to arrival date. All rates are based on 10 guest per night. Additional $20.00 per guest per day applies over 10 guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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