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Country Getaway – Girlfriends Weekend, First Monday, Antiquing and Wineries

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2100 Sf New Cottage With 3 Brs and 3 Baths With Beautiful Country Views!

A group of girlfriends, three couples or a family can enjoy time in the country together and be only 10 minutes from food and shopping! On the 560 square foot deck you can drink your coffee in the mornings and your favorite beverage in the evenings! There is seating for everyone and a table for eating.

This is a newly built open concept house with a large living room, dining room, and kitchen all as one large area. A 5' x 5' island is a gathering place for the cook and the diners. Décor is “county cottage” with loads of antiques and antique furniture with beautiful views out all rooms.

A full stocked coffee bar with a Keurig and a regular coffee pot and all the setups are provided to all of our guests. We also have pantry items and condiments for you to use during your stay.

And an underground STORM SHELTER!


· Just 8 Minutes from First Monday Trade Days – The oldest, largest continually operating outdoor flea market in the United States! Held Thursday – Sunday each month during the weekend before the first Monday for the month. It's hard to see it all in one weekend. First Monday truly has something for everyone. From fine furnishings and clothing to dogs and farm animals and just about everything in-between.

· Mineola – 25 minutes away – 10+ antique MALLS!

· Canton - 10 minutes away - Paul Michael and antique malls

. Athens - 35 minutes south has antique malls and a charming tea room


. Many beautiful wineries within 30 minutes and a local one scheduled to open in 2017


. There are a LOT of great restaurants in Canton

. Our favorite place is The Forge in Ben Wheeler about 20 minutes away.

The cottage is equipped for 8 people. It cannot be used for a party or an event of any kind. Guests must be over 25 unless they are part of a family.

Living Area

· 400 sq ft with 30 windows and spectacular views!

· 58" TV with 250 watt Klipsch sound bar system

· Sony Blue Ray with lots of Chick Flicks and other movies

· Gas fireplace

· Comfy seating for 7 - with other light chairs that can be moved there.

Dining Area - Totaling Seating for 13 Inside

· Dining room open to the kitchen

· Dining room table accommodates 8

· Kitchen island accommodates 5

· 40" TV with sound bar system

· Gas fireplace - Turn on with a remote control!!


· Fully equipped with microwave, oven, mixer on stand, and crock pot

· GAS cook-top

· Coffee Bar - fully equipped with coffee and two pots (Regular 12-cup and a Keurig), so we can accommodate a crowd of coffee lovers. We provide flavored syrups and creamers for our guests plus to-go coffee cups.

· Condiments, spices, and pantry items can be used by guests

· Ample plates for dining


· One set of towels per person with extra bath towels available in linen closet

· Washer and dryer available for you to use


. Enjoy 4 Acres with a pond and woods !

· The Canton Cottage is nestled in the heart of beautiful east Texas farm country. There is a horse ranch next door and a cattle ranch at the back of the property.

· Relax on the covered back porch that looks out onto the new pond and forest.

· Cardinals, Blue Jays, and Mourning Doves dine daily at our bird feeder.

· Outdoor Amenities:

o Covered back porch

o Seating for 12

o Gas grill

o Smoker (Gas)

o Perimeter lighting

o Off-Street Parking

Three Bedrooms

All bedrooms are equipped with two nightstands, alarm clocks, ceiling fans, reading lamps, vanities and seating

1. Bedroom 1 - Floor 1 – King with private bath

2. Bedroom 2 - Floor 1 – Queen next to hall bath

3. Bedroom 3 - Floor 2 – Two Queens with private bath

Three Full Bathrooms

1. Bathroom 1 - First floor - in king suite

2. Bathroom 2 - First floor - next to queen room

3. Bathroom 3 - Second floor – in upstairs queens bedroom


· One set of towels per person with extra bath towels available in linen closet

· Washer and dryer available for you to use

All bathrooms are stocked with toilet paper and bath soaps.

More Details

Stephanie Zajac
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Stephanie Zajac

We are empty nesters with time on our hands! We met in Dallas in 1978 at Northway Baptist Church, married in 1981, and have a son in college and a married daughter in Chicago. We have owned our own business in Plano since 1983. Entertaining in our home is one of our favorite things to do!

Stephanie Zajac purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Stephanie Zajac chose Grand Saline

We had been looking for over a year for a weekend place. When we found this house in the fall of 2013 we got so excited! The fact that it is an hour from Dallas was a plus. And it's in beautiful East Texas near wonderful people and shopping.

What makes this cottage unique

8 minutes from First Monday Trade Days

25 minutes from amazing shopping in Mineola

Back porch with views of nothing but trees!

Neighbors have horses that come to the fence many mornings and we hear the cows gossiping on the land behind us.


Grand Saline Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs in King Room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs in hall next to Queen Room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs in Queens room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Upstairs
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
We will supply milk, juice, coffee and continental type breakfast items for you to grab before you hit the shopping trails!


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average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Girls Canton Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This is a return trip for us to the Cottage. This is the cleanest property you will ever find! Our group loves coming here to shop but mostly to enjoy visiting this wonderful place. We are booking for next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing country getaway

  • 5 of 5

We love this little cottage. So nice and relaxing. Owners are great at communicating.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Canton home

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful beautiful location. House was amazing and more than met our expectation. Probably one of the best places we have stayed. Will definately be back

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best place to stay in Canton!

  • 5 of 5

After shopping all day through the heat and humidity of the day, it was such a pleasure to return to a place that was so calming and relaxing! The cottage was just perfect for our trip! Outside was the large deck and back porch where you can just sit and relax and watch the ducks in the pond and inside was the lovely sun room with comfortable seating for everyone! We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for two families to getaway together

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect halfway meet for families from Houston & OKC to meet & relax.

This charming cottage was just what we needed to enjoy some relaxing indoors and exploring outdoors. The lovely kitchen is well supplied with cookware, dishes, etc. the sunroom is HUGE & has great views all directions.

We enjoyed morning & afternoons on the back patio watching ducks playing. We also had a nice visit learning about the cottage when we happened to meet the owners.

Very friendly for kids of all ages and Milo the Great Dane had a great time exploring too!

We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Immaculate and great location!

  • 5 of 5

This house was exactly what we needed for our girls weekend in Canton for 1st Monday. It was clean, nicely decorated, and plenty of space! I could not say enough about the owners and how helpful and kind they were to us as we were there during the Canton tornadoes. We were very blessed to be in their home at that time, as they were constantly checking on us via text and were so hospitable even though they weren't there. It was nice to have their support from afar and know that they cared. We would definitely stay in this lovely home again!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First Monday Trade Days
"Use your satellite GPS while shopping to know where you are! Parking is $5 cash. Go early!..."
Splash Kingdom Waterpark
"Give the kids something to do while you shop!"
The Forge Bistro
"One of our favorite places to eat! About 20 minutes from the cottage. Amazing salsa, pizza..."
The Lumber Yard Cafe
"Country cooking. It's about 15 minutes away in Edgewood. If you want to avoid the First Mo..."
Tara Vineyard and Winery
"Wine tastings. Reviews are good for the food - but we have not eaten there."
Four Winds Steakhouse
"Amazing high end experience. Beautiful views and amazing food. "
"Multiple antique malls! GREAT shopping and a couple of great restaurants. East Texas Burge..."
Ochoa's Mexican Restaurant
"Basic Mexican food - inexpensive and fresh salsa! Very close to First Monday."
Ole' West Bean and Burger
"AMAZING salad bar. It's a favorite of ours. American food. Burgers, chicken, steaks, fish..."
Dairy Palace
"A 24 hour staple of East Texas. Think Dairy Queen on steroids. Cook to order breakfast. H..."
"One the square and yummy! Closed Sundays."
Val's Italian Restaurant & Pizza
"One the Square in Canton. Great Italian food!"
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Canton's First Monday Trade Days is a massive flea market. Thousands of people come each month to shop for clothes, jewelry, home decor, and antiques. We go every month!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.0%

We require a $100 reservation deposit to reserve your time on our calendar.
· The remainder will be due at 60 and 30 days from the date of the trip.
· The reservation deposit is refundable up to 90 days from your arrival date.
On First Monday weekends we charge $375 for a Wednesday night stay if it is part of a two night stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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