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6 years Award Winner! Dallas,Lone Star Park,Verizon Theatre/Grand Prairie 15 min

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

Come as a Stranger, Depart as a Friend!


Beautiful private Garden House. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (sleep 8 people). 15 min. away from downtown Dallas, 25 min. away from DFW airport. Within 10 - 20 min. of driving time are the following attractions:Fun glider flight at Texas Soaring Association (TSA), Midlothian, Texas. Dallas Convention Center, Dallas Market Center, The Women's Museum, The African - American Museum, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Heritage Village, Dallas Theater Center, Dallas Golf Course, Dallas Heritage Society and Museum, American Airlines Center

USA, Army and Air Force Exchange Service ( AAFES ), DeSoto Solar Turbines INC, Dallas Mavericks Basketball, Southwestern Medical School, Dallas Baptist

University ( DBU ), University Texas of Arlington ( UTA ), Children's Medical Center, Parkland Hospital, Bell Helicopter office, John F. Kennedy Museum ( Sixth Floor Museum ), Dallas Courthouse, Dallas World Aquarium, Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas Museum of Art Nashel Sculpture Center, Crow Collection of Asian Art, The Dallas Arts District, Dallas Botanical Garden, Dallas Zoo, Dallas Arboretum, Gilley's Dallas, Texas State Fair, Dallas Cowboys and Texas Stadium, The Ballpark in Arlington, Texas Rangers Baseball and Ameriquest Field, Nokia Theater, C R Smith Museum, Traders Village, South-fork Ranch, Museum of Nature and Science Dallas, West Village(shopping and dinning center ), Dallas Symphony Center, Majestic Theater, Lone Star Park (premier race tracks in the country), The Crescent & Mood Spas, Joe Pool Lake, Duncanville Conference Center,Cedar Hill State Park, and Six Flags Over Texas attractions in Arlington.


More Details

Alla Wilkins
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, English,Russian, Polish, Ukrainian.
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Alla Wilkins

While living in Europe, I made all of my food from scratch and spent much time in my kitchen preparing food. I would dream that I would have food already half prepared and only need to put in the microwave, press a button, and eat a wonderfully prepared meal in a matter of minutes. In March I was boarding a plane to go to this beautiful country. The all you can eat buffets were absolutely bewildering to me, as I could not figure out how an establishment could possibly profit by allowing people to eat until they dropped. I have attempted the experiment myself on multiple occasions, which had immediately resulted in exponential growth of my thighs. The need to buy new clothing was soon looming on the horizon, as I was unable to fit into any of the garments that I had brought with me from home. In order to battle the rapid expansion program that my body had seemed to embark upon all by itself, I had signed up for a gym membership. Alas, my jogging and cycling rituals did not seem to bring about any sort of buttock reduction despite the fact that I started to monitor my portion sizes. Surprised at just that, I began to read the labels on the food with which I had stocked my pantry. Sugar and syrup were the only things that made sense to me – which is when I started to realize what my grandmother meant by saying that cooking is a science. Apparently, the wise men in lab coats have turned the art of transforming nutrients into lard long before they actually reach the stomach. Skillfully greasing the wheels of food processing, they have made food convenient, yet full of additives that void it of nutritional value.That was precisely the reason why I found myself putting on an apron and getting out the spatulas once again. In Europe, most people speak several languages because of so many diversified cultures. As a result, I speak five languages today.

Alla Wilkins purchased this house in 2006

What makes this house unique

Bed and Breakfast Award Winner 2009-2010, 2010-2011!


Oak Cliff House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Rose Room 1 - 1 king
    Peach Room 2 - 1 king
    Love Nest 3 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing


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6 years Award Winner! Dallas,Lone Star Park,Verizon Theatre/Grand Prairie 15 min
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

We were there only one night, which is one reason we choose the rental, one night minimum. Blessed.

  • 5 of 5

very peaceful neighborhood, nice place, Alla was very hospitable.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Betty! It was so much pleasure to have you in our house! You have WONDERFUL family and GORGEOUS children! We will be happy to have you back! Thank you! Best regards, Alla Wilkins.
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Youngsville, LA

Nice comfortable house in a good location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for an extended weekend for an event in Dallas. (8 of us in all). Alla was super friendly and energetic and very accommodating. She made sure we were all set up for our stay when we checked in. I'm certain if we would have needed to call on her she would have been there immediately. Fortunately we didn't have any issues with the house so we didn't need to call her for anything.

The house is a little dated and in an older neighborhood but it was in good shape, really clean, and fully equipped and furnished for an extended stay, with 8 people. We were all quite comfortable. It's located in a residential neighborhood about 15-20 min from downtown Dallas and getting back and forth everyday was a breeze. The neighborhood was quiet with little to no through traffic. Which made sitting on the back porch in the mornings and evenings especially nice.

Overall, this was a very nice place to stay. Combined with an exceptional host like Alla, I would highly recommend this property to people on a group trip.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Daniel, It was wonderful having you stay with us as well. You seemed like family. We both adore this house because for the care that went in to building it with very pretty woods. Hope to have you folks back sometime as a large percentage of our guests are now repeat clients! We’ve always loved older homes with character. Until next time, happy travels! Best regards, Alla.
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Duncanville Gem

  • 5 of 5

The property was as described. Its in a very nice quiet neighborhood which was a blessing. We were there for our sons wedding and it was so nice to have the family all in one place and be able to come "home" in the evening from all the wedding activities and relax. Alla checked on us during the stay to make sure everything was ok. We'll be staying here again in the future! Thanks Alla for making our wedding weekend stay great!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Terri for choosing our Garden House! What a WONDERFUL family you have! It was sooo much pleasure to have you in our house for a few nights! We will be ALWAYS happy to have you back (maybe in one year when your grandbaby will be born ;) ! Thank you again! Best regards, Alla Wilkins.
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London, UK

Such warm hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

We received such a warm welcome from Alla and were made to feel like we were her extended family coming for a visit She checked in throughout the week to see if we needed anything, and when we did it was attended to instantly.

Overall a very comfy stay in a nice little village out of town - there's a park a few minutes walk away which is great for kids or a relaxing walk. The area is residential and feels very safe.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
cleaning $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

MUST BE at least 21 years old to make a reservation. We DO NOT ALLOW ANY PARTIES ON THE PROPERTY, AND NON REGISTERED GUESTS! NO HEAVY ALCOHOL OR DRUGS OF ANY KIND PERMITTED! FAILURE TO FALLOW OUR RULES, WILL BE ASKED TO DEPART IMMEDIATELY! Check in time is 3:30 PM - 9:00 PM and Check out time is 11:00 AM . Any arrivals after 9:00 PM or check outs after 11:00AM are subject to a surcharge of $25.00 per hour.

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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