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Beautiful New Lakeside Cottage!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s) - 2.5 Baths - (Sleeps 8)

This two-story cottage is bright, sunny and immaculate! It is located in a quiet woods right on the water, and includes a large beach area. You'll find our furnishings are cottage chic and pretty. You can sit inside to eat at a table for 6-8, or eat on the screened in porch with ceiling fan. The house is cooled with central air and has ceiling fans throughout.

The outside deck is fenced and gated, allowing you peace of mind for your small children, while you sit in Adirondack chairs and enjoy sounds & sights of the birds, deer, and other wildlife. A variety of books, games, DVDs and videos are available for family together time.

The first thing our guests say is 'Oh, my, it's beautiful!' The last thing they say is, 'We don't want to leave, but we'll be back!'

If you phone us, please speak slowly and leave your message on our answering machine. Thank you for visiting our vacation rentals. Donna

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Donna

As service oriented professionals,Wayne and I enjoy meeting our guests as often as possible. We find living next door is a great advantage. Our four legged friends will love having the company of your four legged friends.

Donna purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Donna chose East Texas

We had this Cottage custom built for vacation rentals and furnished it with quality items. Being on the north shore of the lake is reminiscent of growing up on Lake George in upstate NY. It had been our dream to one day retire on a lake, and although we're not quite retired, it is a true pleasure to spend much of our time making everything right for our guests.

What makes this cottage unique

Being a writer, the peace and quiet here is an amazing experience. We both love seeing others take time away from the busyness of city life and experience the solitude and beauty of Lake O' the Pines.


Avinger Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Screened in porch with table and chairs as well as outdoor deck with picnic table and chairs. There is a minimum age limit for renters, please inquire for details. Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Beautiful New Lakeside Cottage!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Peaceful, perfectly appointed cottage with room for everyone. We loved exploring the shoreline.

  • 4 of 5

We lacked for nothing inside the house. Good kitchen, enough beds, and a great deck! The only reason we give it a 4/5 stars was the view. We were a bit disappointed that our access to and view of the lake were not direct ones. We missed being able to sit on the wonderful deck and enjoy the sunsets. Overall, we enjoyed our stay! Thank you Donna!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! It's such a pleasure for us to meet new guests and find they enjoy the peace and quiet of Lake O' the Pines. As this lake is a Corps of Engineers project, housing is kept at a certain distance from the water's edge and property owners must follow the Corps guidelines as to vegetation maintenance/removal. We work hard to keep as much view possible within those guidelines, but some times of the year it's more difficult. We have our maintenance man working to clear more as feasible this week. Thank you again, Donna Paul
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Really great house

  • 5 of 5

House is great. Cold A/C plenty of hot water. Views are good. Right on the water. Comfortable beds. Truck and boat parking is just ok. Not great. Not bad.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing our Granger Cottage! We work hard to exceed our guests' expectations and many of them return each year. We do have additional parking for trucks & trailers, so please let us know if you need it any time. Thanks again, Donna Paul
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Great Family Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start! We had a wonderful time at the Granger Cottage! The cottage had everything we needed as well as the property. A swimming area, fishing area, and the floating dock are just a very short walk away. The cottage has a great lay out. In our group we had ages 3 to 63 and everyone had a great time. It was wonderful family time and a great reminder to slow down in life. Donna made us feel very comfortable there and I can't leave out DJ the yellow lab. We ALL fell in love with DJ. He's a very sweet and fun dog. We look forward to coming back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm always delighted to find others enjoy our Cottage and Lake O' the Pines. As you can tell, my Lab DJ attaches himself to children of any age, happily retrieving sticks, pine cones, balls, etc. He is not allowed in our guest homes, but waits patiently on the porch for little ones to come outside after meals or naps. He visibly mopes when our guests leave until the next group arrives. I kind of feel the same way!
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September Tradition

  • 5 of 5

Our group has stayed at the Granger Cottage for several years. The bedrooms are comfortable, the kitchen is well stocked and the floor plan is accommodating for multi-family use. Deer frequently walk through the yard as we sit on one of the porches enjoying the lake view. The owners have been friendly and helpful hosts during our visits.

A nearby public boat ramp is available to access the lake and a short drive lands us in Jefferson for a fun shopping excursion. Several nice restaurants are nearby as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. One of the most pleasant aspects of owning vacation rentals is meeting folks who enjoy the peace and beauty of our waterfront homes on Lake O' the Pines. It's very special that many of our guests become not only regular renters several times a year, but friends we look forward to catching up with again. Donna & Wayne Paul
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Great House and Setting.

  • 5 of 5

Awesome House and great furnishings for your stay. Owners are great and very helpful. You will love the view of the trees and lake. I didnt want to leave. Deer everywhere and the peace and quiet is very relaxing. Would highly recomend for vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. We loved having you here to see the things we enjoy too.
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Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful setting for a lovely and exceptionally well kept home. The furnishing were in fantastic shape, just like you had move into a new home. That end of Lake of the Pines is quiet. The house sits on the water at the end of a lake road of other quiet homes. The tall pines sing in the light wind and if you're real quiet on the deck, the deer come up to feed right in the back yard. The home is very clean and open with a spacious kitchen and nice sized den. And, you gotta love the screened in porch or the back deck in the evening or with your morning coffee. The owners are the best. We'll be back real soon to fish off the boat dock.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our map marker is incorrect; we are in Woodland Shores Subdivision on Lake O the Pines, north shore, 2 mi west of Alley Creek.

Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Wildlife Viewing


Rates & Availability

Avinger Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June/July/Holidays 3 Nights
Jun 1 - Jul 31
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

Pets are allowed contingent upon owner's permission and agreement to follow pet policy. A fee applies.

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