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

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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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. 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.

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 Aug 1, 2016, the lake level is 321.00

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John Austin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

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 5 boats to choose from.

John Austin purchased this house in 2010

Why John Austin chose Cedar Creek Lake

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!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Waterfront Retreat - Enjoy great lake relaxation outside and fun gaming inside!
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Awesome property! Easy to find and great open water.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the 3 days with family on the lake. John was very accommodating and easy to reach. Very well kept grounds and clean Inside and out. The fishing was good right off of the dock. Highly recommend this property and will return!!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation fun for all-

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10, including two kids and 5 grandkids had a wonderful vacation week at the waterfront retreat. We loved the breeze off the water and all the extras inside and outside the house (too many to name). We made family memories that will last a lifetime- John, the owner, is very easy to work with and accommodating and quick to respond to all questions. The house is prettier than the pictures - something for everyone here from the youngest to the oldest and pristine clean! We did not want to leave and hope to go back someday soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My family stayed here at the end of July. Our stay was wonderful, relaxing and fun!

  • 5 of 5

The home was very clean and one of the many things great about this home is that it has tile throughout and no carpet. I loved the convience of renting the pontoon and jet ski that is located on the property in the boat house. Everything from life jackets, large floats to enjoy etc. was provided. The grill was great for outdoor cooking, the game room was a big plus and the breeze from the lake keeps the mosquitos away which makes it nice to set out on the patio. This was a great family vacation and the owners are very pleasant to work with. It was a great experience. We definitely recommend this home as a place to get away. We will be planning to return.


  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Relaxing couples stay

  • 5 of 5

Great location, home well furnished, best dock for our large boat and jet skiis! Had a very relaxing stay when we off the toys! Swimming from dock, fishing, relaxing in hammock chairs, or just hanging on the patio. Bedrooms comfortable and kitchen well stocked! Had a great time and will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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New Braunfels, Texas

Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our family. Great accommodations, clean, comfortable and LOTS to do. Because my family consists of ages 1 - 57 we have varying interests. Here the little ones had a beautiful shaded (most of the day) yard to play in; the youngsters played in the water, on the WII or PS3; the young adults enjoyed the water and the pool and pingpong table and us oldies could not have been happier watching everyone else have such a fantastic time. John was very accommodating. We could have rented a boat or jetski but chose not to. We also could have fished but decided not to. We did watch a fellow catch a fish though so if you are into fishing - they are in there!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect house for a weekend with a large group

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of ten guys coming in for a college reunion weekend on the lake. This house was perfect for our group. The dock has everything you could want at a lake including large group rafts that easily fit our entire group for lounging around. We spent a lot of our time in the backyard, it was perfect for playing corn hole (which we brought, but John has plenty of good games including badminton) and other backyard games. We cooked almost every meal on his grill and they had everything you could need in the kitchen in order to serve a big group dinner. We spent every night in the garage/man cave where John has a great pool table, ping pong table and big screen TV perfect for watching sports. Overall, I would highly recommend this place for any guys weekend getaway, our only regret is not spending the extra money on the boat, but we will make sure to do that next time!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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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
0.25 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 August 1, 2016, the lake is at full pool @321 ft above sea level.

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


Rates & Availability

Mabank House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter / Spring
Jan 5 2017 - Mar 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 3 2017 - Mar 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 28 2017 - May 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 23 2017 - May 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 31 2017 - Jun 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Independence Day Week 2016
Jun 27 2017 - Jul 11 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall / Winter rate
Nov 29 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.0%

Guest number above 12 (#13 +) add $50 per night. Cap number of guests is 14

No pets

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

$120 cleaning fee

Call for boat rental fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Mabank House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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