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Great Family-Friendly Waterfront Lake House, Perfect for Entertaining

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

5+ Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16-18 comfortably

Whether you want to relax inside or outside, hang out with your pals in the gameroom, paddleboat on the lake or go fishing off the dock – there really is something for everyone at this wonderful waterfront retreat.

This home is perfect for large groups/retreats, as it can comfortably sleep 16-18 comfortably in beds. You can also utilize a full sized futon and pull-out sofa bed for additional sleeping.

The gameroom has a large pool table, foosball table, kid/adult games, and TV with couch and sofa sleeper – plus bar area for additional entertaining. It also has a door that can be closed off from the main living room. The living room seats 6 and has a TV. The “kids” room upstairs sleeps six with the futon bunk beds, which can fold up into couches in the daytime. The master bedroom and guest room is also upstairs. There is a very large master closest that longer-term guests will love. Two outdoor covered patios provide plenty of shade and places to relax. One leads to the large one connecting to the guest house. The guest house has two bedrooms, a bathroom, plus a main “living space” that is used as a third bedroom with a twin trundle bed, sleeping six people total. Guests are also welcome to use the two kayaks, fire pit and grill. (Guests responsible for providing firewood and propane)

There’s nothing like sitting around the fire at the lake and making memories, and the fire pit is perfect for that! The kitchen is fully stocked with what you need to cook. Just bring your food and drinks!

Located on the quiet northwest side of Eagle Mountain Lake, this house offers convenient access to shopping and local attractions while providing a relaxing getaway in a quiet neighborhood between Azle and Boyd. We are eight minutes from stores and restaurants in Azle, just five minutes from A&M Gardens, 30 minutes from Texas Motor Speedway, 40 minutes from downtown Fort Worth, and 45 minutes from DFW International Airport.

*** minimum two nights stay required (non-holidays) no exception (3-4 night min stay on holidays.)

*** absolutely no dogs or pets are allowed on property

*** absolutely no smoking indoors

*** fireworks are prohibited on property, no exceptions!

*** guests must be 25 years old to rent property

*** no weddings or wedding receptions, prom groups, bachelor/bachelorette or similar parties

*** no groups over 20 people

More Details

Rachel Cosby
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Rachel Cosby

We enjoy spending time with our family, traveling, playing sports -- and of course, spending time at our lake house when we can!

Rachel Cosby purchased this house in 2010

Why Rachel Cosby chose Texas

We have friends that live down the street, which introduced us to Eagle Mountain and idea of buying a lake house. I like the calmness of the north end, which is great for sking/wakeboarding and tubing for the younger kids. We also had the opportunity to take an older home that had great bones and turn it into something that we could make a great home for entertaining that our big family could enjoy. It's what has brought us even closer together over the last few years. We've had some many good memories in this house!

What makes this house unique

We say great opportunity with this house, to convert an old garage into a guest house and to create better entertaining space outdoors and indoors. We did as much for everyone else as we did for ourselves. It makes us happy when others are having fun.


Briar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No more than 7 cars - 2 can go directly behind gate (or trailer behind gate), 2 in carport, 1 in front yard, 2 in street in front of house.
  • Please do a walk-through of home upon arrival and report any damage so you are not liable.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bathroom - Main House - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main House Bathroom - toilet
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Guest Bedroom Main House - 1 queen
    Bunk-Bed Room - 2 double , 1 bunk bed , 2 bunk beds with double futon on bottom (sleeps 6 total)
    Guest House Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Guest House Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large full-sized Futon
    Guest House Living/Study - 2 twin/ single , Trundle Bed (This room is semi-private)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing


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(29 traveler reviews)

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Great Family-Friendly Waterfront Lake House, Perfect for Entertaining
average rating of 4.413793 based on 29 reviews

Wonderful time! From the start the cleanliness and overall setup of the home was amazing! Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We came for a family reunion and already want to come back! The pictures do not do this home justice! The set up of the home was perfect-had a great game area and deck area. It was great having a separate house for little ones to sleep in. Clean and well stocked kitchen. Comfortable beds.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Fun Lake Weekend!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great experience and really enjoyed our stay. We used the kayaks and brought our boat to the dock. There was no paddle boat though. Enjoyed the fire pit and roasted marshmallows at night. They have 2 refrigerators so there was plenty of room for all our food. Neighbors were nice. It's a little far from the nearest marina but we found a dirt road boat ramp nearby to get the boat in the water.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view. Great outside party place. All extras there for party and relaxing. 2 kayaks too!

  • 5 of 5

Clean. Everything worked. Extras in kitchen as in blender crock pot lg bowls knives utensils!!! Plenty towels sheets comfy beds. We had a great time. I will say the drive in from 730 is a bit non pleasing to the eye but the houses around this house are great! I'd definitely come again!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

House overall is very nice and a beautiful back yard. I was very disappointed that home was not as advertised. We had to mop kitchen and game room because floors were extremely sticky. Game room was great but pool sticks were missing felt tips and one stick was completely broken. We had to go buy super glu to put felt tips on in order to use pool table. Master bathroom lights were out as well. We actual had to buy a light bulb in order too see in there. The kitchen light above table was absolutely disgusting when light was turned on bowl of light cover had tons of dead bugs in it. Guest house had no electricity tried calling both owners contact information left messages on both numbers and did not hear anything back until the day after we left. The patio table had used cigars still on it there was cobwebs all over patio area. We had to clean patio by hosing off area in order to use it. There is a grill that is advertised but no propane was provided only 5 empty tanks laying around. So once again we had to go buy propane in order to grill outside. The grill looked like it had never been clean and parts of grill were laying on the ground. Another major issue was there was still trash in outside containers that obviously hadn't been dumped, so we only could place a couple of trash bags in there and had to ask neighbors if we could use their trash cans which was a total inconvenience to them and us. I feel with the large amount of money that was spent, my family and I should have been able to walk right in house and not had to worry about a thing. But instead we had to spend more money (around $30) which we shouldn't have too. Like I said, I did hear back from owner the day after leaving and I let her know all the issues and never got a response back. All in all beautiful property with exception of cobwebs,dead bugs and unusable equipment.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I deeply regret there were some issues with the condition of the house. We addressed all the issues mentioned once we became aware of the situation, including professionally washing the floors, purchasing a new grill, etc. We did everything we could to make things right for this guest, including a partial refund. We ask guests to also use text or the HomeAway/VRBO system in addition to calling for any questions or concerns upon arrival so we can address them immediately and ensure a more enjoyable stay.
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Excellent location. Right on the water. Perfect for a large group.

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a wonderful time. Fully enjoyed the game room and covered outdoor patio. Beautiful dock.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome game room and covered patio

  • 4 of 5

The only reason this place is four stars instead of five is because the guest house hadn't been cleaned. The sheets were dirty, as is actual stains that were fresh and covered in pet hair. The main house and outside area were awesome! Also, the owner refunded the cleaning fee since we had to clean and wash all the bedding upon arrival. There were 14 of us and we had plenty of room and weren't on top of each other. The adults probably made as much use out of the game room as the kids. The firepit and covered outdoor areas were used every day; it was a rainy weekend, so having the covered area outside was great for everyone. We could still be outside. The kitchen was fully equipped, beds were comfortable. We didn't go out, so I can't say anything about the area restaurants. We did hit the Walmart and liquor store though... for important supplies. We loved this trip and the setup of the house (game room and outdoors) were a huge help in that.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Briar House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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