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Luxurious White Rock Lake Home With Spa Bath, Walk To Arboretum

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5

A Craftsman style bungalow with high end luxury furnishings. This home was remodeled in 2011 with Koa wood floors, a cooks kitchen with stainless appliances and a rolling center island. This home is 2 bedroom and 2 bath. The master suite has a luxurious Jacuzzi tub and steam shower with 3 shower heads. There are towel warmers for those cold nights. The master suite also has 2 walk in closets with shelving organization. There is a screened in back patio and gazebo for lazy summer evenings. Internet and cable, washer/dryer make this home the perfect home away from home for the discerning traveler. Million dollar homes are neighbors in Forest Hills. White Rock Lake is a favorite for bikers, walkers, picnics and kayaking. Downtown Dallas is a short 15minute drive.


Owner
Andrea
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2017

About Andrea

I am a Prop Master in the Motion Picture Industry, I travel a lot for my job and have had the pleasure of making Dallas a home

Andrea purchased this house in 2013

Why Andrea chose Dallas

This home has a bright, sunny and welcoming personality. The layout of the bedrooms with the ample storage and long hallway adjoining the back porch are quaint.

What makes this house unique

With million dollar homes as neighbors and proximity to White Rock Lake make this home unique.

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Dallas Love Field
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I-30 & 75 Cental Expressway
Car: not necessary

4 blocks to the lovely arboretum and White Rock Lake. Garland Rd has restaurants, dry cleaning, coffee shops and grocery stores.

Amenities

Little Forest Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The Master bathroom is a spa experience with a 3 head steam shower and heated Jacuzzi tub, Towel warmers provide the finishing touch to the spa.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
Notes:
Gardener provided, housekeeping is not provided. Owner asks guests to water plants. Thank you

Reviews

2.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

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Luxurious White Rock Lake Home With Spa Bath, Walk To Arboretum
average rating of 2.5 based on 2 reviews
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The absentee owner is problematic.

  • 1 of 5

I stayed here with my family of five. The house is cute and well located. The owner lives out of state. There is no property manager.

By far the most significant complaint I have is that there was no A/C in the house for the first three days of our stay. It was very hot, reaching 89 degrees in the house, and this was particularly distressing for my very young children. This was a family trip and as a result of the heat, I was unable to visit with my 82 year old grandmother or watch my 4 month old niece in the house.

1. I never received a welcome letter explaining the property and its quirks or benefits. Even after we arrived and I called the owner to alert her to my many questions, no dice.

2. The sundries were seriously lacking. We arrived in the late afternoon after traveling with three small children since 4am, only to discover there was no soap in the entire house. I searched every cabinet and was only able to find one half used bar of soap. No iron. No mixing bowls, only three bowls for eating in, two mugs, etc. Far from a comfortable situations with a family.

3. There were dead cockroaches on the floor in several rooms. My husband commented that perhaps that was better than live cockroaches, but his joke was little comfort as I wrestled the dead bugs out of 6 year old’s hands – still before I’d had a chance to go out to the grocery store to buy soap.

4. The retracting gate for the parking area is very quirky. It was a challenge to get it to close properly without springing back open after a 5 second pause.

5. The dishwasher functioned, but only after I figured out how to cajole it. Wasn’t sure the dishes were really clean.

6. The televisions was totally erratic. I reached out to the owner about this a couple times, and even suggested a solution, but then gave up. As of when I left, it was still a gamble whether it would turn on error-free at any given time.

I reached out to the owner a few times the first few days of our stay about these issues. After a strange conversation on the night of 5/24 I realized she was not prepared to solve any problems, and was highly emotional. She was crying on the phone, telling me that someone in her life was trying to cheat her out of $100k. YIKES.

Now she's accusing me of intentionally breaking everything in the house. Why would I do that to my own family and ESPECIALLY with a five figure security deposit? And if I *did* damage the house, why did she refund that deposit?

STAY AWAY.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home and experience

  • 4 of 5

I enjoyed Andrea's home, it was a perfect fit for my needs would recommend her to anyone looking to stay in a similar situation.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $1,500

Rates are subject to change, 30 day advance notice on cancellations to receive 100% refund. Damage deposit subject to length of stay and negotiable with owner for stays over 30 days a damage deposit is required or payment for full term will be accepted. Once requirements are met and agreement is approved by both parties. If stay is less than agreed term the charge is $350/night. If rent is not paid on time a late fee of $25 a day up to $175 will incur

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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