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Waterfront Retreat - Enjoy great lake relaxation outside and fun gaming inside!

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Waterfront - 3 bedroom 2 bathroom with onsite boat rental

Great lake house on open water, and one of the few properties that have onsite boat rental. 3 bedroom/2 bath, sleeps 12. Two story dock extends well over 120' into the lake for deep water access. Wireless remote boat lifts. Roomy enclosed outdoor shower (hot/cold) with great views of the lake while you bathe! Three rope hammocks hang from arbor and dock for ultimate relaxation. Inside, enjoy the air-conditioned garage which has been converted into a man cave. Play PS3 or Wii on the big screen, darts, ping pong, and snooker (English 10' x 5' pool table). Enjoy the comfort of the tempur-pedic king mattress in the master bedroom. Bedroom 2 has custom built in bunkbeds with 2 doubles on the bottom and 2 twins on top, Bedroom 3 has a queen bed. The couch in the living room and in the gameroom each pull out into queen beds, with both having tempur-pedic mattress. Wonderful open kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, trash compactor, and dual ovens. Laundry room has full size washer and dryer. Beautiful fireplace in the living area, and a large porch out the back door with seating and a gas grill.

I have a 21' x 6' floating mat which is an amazing water toy.

If the water level is 317.50 and higher, we can easily launch from our dock. To check lake level, Google - USGS 08063010 Cedar Ck Res nr Trinidad, TX

The lake is full at 322 feet above sea level. As of July 1, 2017, the lake level is 322.00 which is full pool.

More Details

John Austin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About John Austin

My family and I live in Dallas and we love Cedar Creek Lake! We have hosted many events at our Lake House, with many people asking if they can rent because of the fun they've had during their visit. We are excited to share our property with you! I will personally come out on your arrival and show you around the property to make sure you have the best experience possible. If you decide to rent a boat, I'll give you instructions on operation. I have a pontoon boat and a Jet Ski to choose from.

John Austin purchased this house in 2010

Why John Austin chose Mabank

There is nowhere better than being on the lake and enjoying family, the lake activities and fun with friends! Living on the water gives an incredible sense of peace, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Sunsets on the lake are a favorite past-time for all of us to sit on the deck and enjoy the incredible view. Give us a call and we'll show you around!

What makes this house unique

With easy access to the lake, shadowed by the trees, facing south with a great breeze coming off the water - it keeps us cool no matter how hot it is outside! Nothing could be better than knowing that we don't have to travel too far to escape to our little piece of heaven, as it is less than 1 1/2 hours from Dallas! Cedar Creek Lake is an amazing lake with so many areas to explore! Fireworks over the 4th of July can be seen from all over the lake! You don't even have to leave the back porch! Come check us out!


Mabank House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Check-in and Check-out times can be negotiated - depending on the circumstance Parking must be in driveway or street of property, not across street
  • xxx-xxx-xxxx
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Master bathroom has 2 sinks, and a separate shower and tub/shower combination. The hall bathroom has a tub/shower combination. There is also an outside shower with hot water, perfect for rinsing off after being in the lake all day!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , Built in bunk beds (2) doubles (2) twins
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , tempur pedic bed. Master bathroom-separate tub and shower.
    Living room - 1 queen , Queen Sofa bed
    Gameroom - 1 queen , Queen Sofa Bed
  • Master Bedroom has a king-size Tempur-Pedic mattress and its own private master bathroom. Bedroom 2 has 2 sets of bunkbeds, with twin mattresses on top and double mattresses on the bottom bunks. Bedroom 3 has a queen bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Fishing at Cedar Creek Lake and at our dock requires a fishing license in Texas for those 17 and older. To drive a boat, you must have a boaters licence is you are under the age of 25


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Waterfront Retreat - Enjoy great lake relaxation outside and fun gaming inside!
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews
Midlothian, Texas

Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely love this property! This is the second time we've stayed at this house, and it probably won't be our last. Lots of room. Great game room. Always super clean. The backyard view is beautiful. The 2-story dock is just outstanding to sit and look at the water. Surrounded by nice houses. Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great lake house with awesome and attentive host!

  • 5 of 5

We rented John's place for group and dads and daughters. John made sure we were all set up and took great care of us. The house is well stocked and comfortable. Property and boat dock and great for lake fun. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

House was excellent. John was nice enough to come out and show us around when we checked in. Kids had a blast. Recommend for families wanting s weekend on Cedar creek.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 adults and 4 teenagers, very comfortable and did not feel cramped. Would go back in a heartbeat! Owner was a delight to work with and was very helpful when we asked questions regarding area and such. Thanks for a great and relaxing weekend!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, clean and fun!

  • 5 of 5

This home is super clean and loades of fun. We spent hours playing in the water, watching the ducks, playing games and napping in the hammocks. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare 11 meals. We can't wait to go back again soon. We had a blast!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great bachelor party location!

  • 5 of 5

I hosted my brother's bachelor party at John's lake house. The house was very clean and spacious enough for 12 men. We took full advantage of the garage with a ping pong table, tv, pool table and of the outdoor grill, lawn, and 2 story dock. John was very easy to work with and he was very responsive. We used his ski boat which ran great. I will definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a vacation spot on the lake.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Love Field, Dallas, TX
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Log Cabin, TX
Nearest Ferry
245 Miles
Galveston, TX
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Pinnacle Creek on Cedar Creek Lake
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Amtrak - Mineola, TX
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hwy 175 near Eustace TX
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Lakeside Burgers
Nearest Ski
700 Miles
Sante Fe, NM
Nearest Beach
245 Miles
Galveston, TX
Car: necessary

Located on the deep side of Cedar Creek Lake, the property has excellent water levels as compared to the rest of the lake during dry spells. Pinnacle Golf club is less than 4 miles away and is open to the public. The property is between Athens and Gun Barrel City - giving you more choices for in town restaurants. We have a boat ramp in our subdivision about 100 yards away from the house. As of March 1st, 2018, the lake is at full pool @322 ft above sea level.

For public boat ramps and marinas, use this web address:


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $200

Guest number above 12 (#13 / #14) $50 each - per stay. Cap number of guests is 14

No pets

Flexibility on Check-in/Check-out times- call owner

$100 cleaning fee

Call for boat rental fees

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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