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Lake Whitney Mid-Century Modern Retreat 40 miles from Waco ideal for groups!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2000 SF split level mid-century modern 3/2, wrap around deck, sleeps 8

This 2,000 sq. ft. 1950's limestone house is fully furnished with 2 Queen beds, 2 twin beds, plus a large couch in the great room.

The cabin is located on the southwest side of Whitney Lake only 40 miles from Baylor University on an over sized lot at the end of a cul-de-sac. The deck wraps around 3 sides of the home with a lake view, abundant natural light from picture windows, and sliding glass doors to the upper deck.

The house comes complete with:

- Cable with an HDTV

- Internet access

- Indoor fireplace

- Water cooler

- Microwave & Toaster

- Oven

- Refrigerator

- Brand new kitchen with open plan

- Outdoor propane grill

- Two walk-in showers (one a premium rain shower head)

- Coffee pot

- Washer and Dryer

- Linens and towels provided

- Air Conditioning

- Pantry items

The canyons afford a wide array of outdoor activities and a swimming cove inside the community; complete with a small boat ramp, fishing dock, and easy access to all of Lake Whitney. There is a marine and several state parks with well maintained boat ramps scattered throughout the surrounding area.

More Details

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

About Paul

Paul is a native Texan, born in Arlington. Barbara is from Mpls., MN. Paul and Barbara have permanent residence in North Dallas. Paul is a graduate of Steven F. Austin University in Photo Journalism. Barbara is a graduate of the University of Texas Arlington in Interior Design.

Paul purchased this house in 2011

Why Paul chose Morgan

We are fans of Mid-Century Modern styles and fell in love with this home as soon as we toured it. Purchased from a former boot maker, we enjoyed the challenges of transforming this house from a craftsman's workshop to the cozy retreat it is today. We believe you'll enjoy the peaceful settings as much as we do!

What makes this house unique

Property is at the end of a cul-de-sac, private, quiet, and peaceful. The Canyons at Whitney is a small residential community that has a full time security guard that patrols daily and is a member of the volunteer fire department. Abundant hiking trails and are great for mountain biking. Great bird watching, plentiful wild life, and serene location. Lots of parking and very little traffic.


Morgan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Rain Shower Head
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 2 twin beds with 2 trundle beds
  • All mattresses and pillows have hypoallergenic covers.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Cousins Weekend Get-Away

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed your home. We had 8 ladies enjoying a little get-a-way. It was very accommodating. The kitchen was fully stocked with utensils, bowls and plates. We did plenty of cooking. We spent a whole lot of time on the balcony overlooking the cliffs. The weather was perfect for being outside. We drove to Waco one day and Clifton another day. Clifton is a wonderful town. The Red Caboose Winery is a great place to visit too.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing home away from home lake style

  • 4 of 5

Sipping coffee on the porch watching the sunrise over the Lake Whitney bluffs was so peaceful. The house was stocked with everything you could ask for making the stay relaxing and perfect the family always on the go.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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Stylish, Eclectic, Modern, Comfortable Home

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for our girls trip! We came to Lake Whitney to celebrate my cousins Bachelorette party. She was looking for a fun, laid back atmosphere and this house was the ideal spot! Plus, it has AMAZING views! Thank you Paul and Barbara for letting us enjoy your home!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Beautiful spot for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I visited to celebrate a 30th birthday and couldn't have picked a better spot. Plenty of space to spread out and a stunning great room to gather in and enjoy the views. We enjoyed hiking and exploring the area around us and swimming at the cove down the street. Paul was very responsive when we had a question mid-stay. Would love to come back one day! Thanks for a much-needed getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Experience on Lake Whitney

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time staying at the Johnson's home on Lake Whitney. Not only was the house absolutely beautiful, and perfect for our group, but Paul and Barbara were so accommodating while we were there. My husband, friends, and I will definitely be booking this wonderful house again! 100%!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Whitney Cliffs. The home is as described, and every attention is paid to cleanliness and comfort. The bathrooms are updated and super clean which is nice. There were plenty of towels and linens and pillows for everyone. The kitchen was well stocked.

The bird feeders attracted quite a variety of birds which were wonderful to watch from the deck. The deck has great views and chairs for everyone.

We picked the Whitney Cliffs house for our vacation because Paul was so easy to work with. We knew that even if we weren't able to get out much because of weather or whatever we could just stay in and be very happy relaxing in the house and the game room. It did not disappoint. We cooked most of our meals at the house and the game room downstairs was perfect for our teenage and younger boys. They spent hours down there! The new air conditioning worked well in the basement and it was very pleasant.

We really enjoyed our family time at Whitney Cliffs.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Car: necessary

Our home is located on the south west side of Whitney Lake on the end of a cul de sac. A wrap around deck provides a peaceful view of the lake and the canyons. 40 miles from Waco in the Texas Hill Country where limestone formations abound and the cliffs overlooking the lake provide a wonderful escape!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Discount $0
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Additional Guest $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

No Unauthorized Dogs
No CATS! We like cats, but are extremely allergic to cat dander
Weekly and Monthly rates available upon request.
Minimum age for renters is 30
Smoking is NOT allowed inside, only outside on deck or patio.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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