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Quiet Cottage In The Woods

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Quiet cottage sits back in the woods. Master bedroom has a queen size bed with a pillow top mattress. Second bedroom has 2 twin beds. Queen size blow up mattress with pump is available for living room if needed. Pack and Play available for babies. Plenty of linens provided including beach towels, etc for you use during your stay. Full kitchen with dishes, pots, pans etc. Dining room with available high chair. Front porch with chairs to enjoy the deer and nature at your doorstep. Holly Lake Ranch has many amenities that are included in your stay.

Lisa Werner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Lisa Werner

We have spent most of our lives in the East Texas area and currently live in the Ben Wheeler area. Our home is filled with children and we both run successful local businesses.

Lisa Werner purchased this house in 2008

Why Lisa Werner chose East Texas

When you stay at our Holly Lake cottage we also include 1/2 price passes to Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge located a short 25 minute drive down highway 14.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Quiet Cottage In The Woods
average rating of 4.756757 based on 37 reviews

Very much as advertised. Clean and comfrtable and just the right size for our pack of three.

  • 3 of 5

Just right for a weekend of peace. We watched deer from the deck, served dinner in the dining room and later spread out a giant puzzle on the table, and lounged in the living room by the fireplace in the evening. Long walks on the trails and through the neighborhood filled the days. Really, a supportive environment for decompressing. Thank you for the flexible dog policy. Tinkerbell enjoyed many naps on the deck.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and quiet

  • 5 of 5

My son, my parents, and I stayed here Jan 14-16. It rained all weekend but it was a nice, quiet little getaway. Very relaxing. We spent the majority of the weekend in front of the fireplace reading books and just relaxing. The house was really well equipped with everything that we needed. Linens, kitchen supplies, bathroom supplies that. We brought food and made a few meals. I would like to come back in the warmer months. It looks like there are quite a few fun things to do in the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage - (if the weather is also lovely)

  • 3 of 5

This is a nice little cabin as others have described. And while freezing weather is rare in Texas, it does happen. This property is an un-insulated a-frame with lots of windows and doors that let the cold in. We were miserable and couldn't sleep because it was so cold. If indoor temps in the 50's are your comfort level, you will be fine but we had to find another place to stay for our second night. The owner offered to have someone look at the thermostat for us but that was not the problem and we are capable of telling the difference between cool and heat settings.

Also, the owner seemed oddly put out when I asked for location and access info 24 hours before our arrival. Informed me that I had already received that info. Altogether, we wish we had stayed somewhere else.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I apologize that you had a negative experience, you are the first person since I have opened my home to visitors that has not given me the opportunity to fix an issue. Access directions are sent out in an email via an invite to the hospitality app to all propective tenants. It is sent out several weeks in advance. I was not "put out" by asking for access, I was just simply directing you to the app because of all the useful information contained in the app not just the access information. I then continued to give you your access information and told you to let me know if you needed anything else. The house is insulated and the windows are doubled paned windows that were just replaced earlier this year. I have an on call fulltime maintenance team and I am always prepared to take care of any issues my tenants may have in my home. After sending maintenance personnel to take a look at the heat issue it was found that the fireplace damper was left open therefore the heat was escaping through the chimney. It's a shame because if you would have stayed long enough for me to send my maintenance team over it would have been fixed in less than 5 minutes. Every resonable effort was made to resolve the situation so that the tenants could stay comfortably in the home.
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully warm and cozy. Would gladly stay again.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a family retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Place was clean and had everything we needed. Lisa was very accommodating and we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely little home in a quiet, peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

This is s great place to stay if you want a quiet atmosphere with lots of trees and wildlife.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Car: recommended

There are many additional things to enjoy in the nearby town of Tyler. Tyler is home to Caldwell zoo, theaters, shopping, Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge, museums and more!


Rates & Availability

Hawkins House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.25%

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.
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Hawkins House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Full Tub and Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • I also have a couch and a queen size blow up mattress available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
We also include half price passes to Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge!

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