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Sunflower Cabin, rustic chapel-like interior, near famous camp and lake

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

Master King, with loft, 1 1/2 baths. Full kitchen. Sleeps 6 to 8. Sun porch. Quiet, scenic neighborhood with country roads perfect for leisurely strolls, surrounded by pine forests. In the winter, you can see the lake across the street; in the summer it feels like a treehouse. Walking distance to lake. Short drive to the nearest boat launch at the Villages Marina. Bring your fishing poles. Build a campfire in the fire pit and roast marshmallows. Who needs a tent when you can stay in this sanctuary-like cabin? Perfect get-away for family, friends, or personal sabbaticals. Loft has two twins and a queen, king in the master downstairs, and a pull-out queen in the den. Turn off the electronics and play board games on the sun porch. Enjoy family movies on the television. Grandchildren will love playing in the woods and whispering secrets as they drift off to sweet dreams in the sleeping loft. Perfect for honeymoons or bridal get-aways. Watch deer, red foxes, raccoons out the back windows. Eagle sightings at certain times of year. A natural habitat that youngsters and adults will want to return to year after year.

Cathy Krafve
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Cathy Krafve

My nick name is "super gram" to a new generation of our family. Super-multitasker and queen of hospitality might also work. Our family's mission is to create a safe and welcoming environment for all those God brings across our path. And we our LOVE Texas heritage! We like to say truth and twang meet at our house!

Cathy Krafve purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Cathy Krafve chose Flint

We bought the Sunflower Cabin as a retreat for our family and friends. We even lived in it one summer as we renovated our home. East Texas is home to four generations of our family and we like to welcome siblings and cousins to get away from the big city and return to their roots. One international artist has used it as a studio and retreat for a special series of projects. New Pine Cove leaders have nested there as they looked to settle into new responsibilities. Each family that visits brings happy memories and we feel blessed to share it and witness what God will do.

What makes this cabin unique

The Sunflower is the ideal retreat for anyone looking to spend quality time with family unplugged. or for those seeking a creative retreat or a thoughtful sabbatical. We are definitely off the beaten path in a quiet neighborhood where deer, raccoons, and foxes saunter by with their offspring on a regular basis.


Flint Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The Sunflower is not exactly off the grid, but internet connections may be sketchy. It’s the perfect way to disconnect your family from their devices!
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Loft - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king
    Loft - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Downstairs there is also a queen-size pull out couch.
  • We are delighted to provide all linens. The Sunflower has central air conditioning and heating.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
The Sunflower Cabin is on a quiet neighborhood street across from the lake. There are places along the shore within walking distance where fisherman can cast a line. Also, the neighborhood has little to no traffic, so is ideal for strolling and biking. Wild life is everywhere, including deer, raccoons, foxes, birds, squirrels! We are in a central location for the fun things to do throughout east Texas, like fishing, hunting, zip lines, golf, antiquing, water parks, and much more!


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Sunflower Cabin, rustic chapel-like interior, near famous camp and lake
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

Cathy was a wonderful host and the sunroom windows made you feel like you were in the trees!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed it and hope to come back again sometime!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you here! We will be looking for your next visit with joy! :)
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Peace & Serenity

  • 4 of 5

Cathy's Sunflower cabin was a welcome getaway from the big city.

No airplane or traffic noise was a great bonus. Of course, the tall pines and oaks are always the most beautiful in East Texas. Sitting up high with all the windows around was really great as well. If you like to cook out, we really suggest highly Ranch Brand Meats on Hwy 155. We brought home rib-eyes, fillets, chicken fried steak, hamburger, sausage, etc. which are so much better than grocery stores quality it is unbelievable.

If you are vegan, please disregard the previous sentence.

Thanks Cathy!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so much fun having you guys here! My heart was so happy to hear of all the ways you were relaxing and refreshing your souls! I can’t wait to try Ranch Brand Meats! What a great tip!
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Wonderful, Quiet Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Sunflower is a wonderful, quiet retreat from the outside world. Yet, it is so convenient to Tyler that if you wish to return to the real world and leave the serenity behind, you may .

Cathy Krafve is a gracious host and we never felt pressured. The cabin is adequately appointed with almost everything we needed for our 4 day stay. If you want TV/Internet/WIi-Fi, go somewhere else.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, David. We so enjoyed having you visit. Y'all are such a blessing! Thank you for all the thoughtful touches you left for us to find after your departure! :) cathy
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Wonderfully rustic place.

  • 5 of 5

It is very appearant that the owners love having people enjoy this property. We liked it so much we extended our stay! Thanks Cathy!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nancy, Our favorite thing about having the Sunflower is meeting amazing families like yours. Thank you for your kind review and your friendship! We are so happy to share life with you guys! :) cathy
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Awesome place to stay off Lake Placid

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific stay at the Sunflower. We had all of the amenities we needed and more. The area is beautiful and quiet. I think I saw over 20 deer in a nearby field one morning driving into the establishment. Overall awesome place! Thanks for having us Cathy!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Weston, we are going to be watching for the "rock stars" of disc golf! Hope we see you again soon!
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The property was perfect , we really enjoyed rustic cabin

  • 5 of 5

the kids really enjoyed the atmosphere at the property, and i really liked the fact that we could step outside the door and view the lake. we all enjoyed the owner she was very friendly and accomodating. The kitchen was nicely stocked with pots, pans, dishes, etc. The cabin was clean and the owner had the place nice and cool for us when we arrived. We would definitely plan another stay in the near future. oh short short trip to the Waterpark at the Villages, kids really enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a delight to have your family here. We are already looking forward to your next visit, John!
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Tyler Pounds Field
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Hollytree Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Blue Store
Car: necessary

Between Tyler's world-class Caldwell Zoo and the Bullard's Freedom Museum there are no end of attractions in this region. Flint is strategically located for water sports, shooting sports, and golf. We also have the New York Zip Line nearby and we are a short drive to Canton's First Monday Trades Day, which is acres of booths from antique furniture to hand-crafted clothes to home and hunting accessories.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Insurance $59

While pets are not allowed at the Sunflower Cabin, we can recommend excellent boarding and spa facilities for your beloved pet in our area. We love our pet, too, so we understand and want to offer your whole family a relaxed stay.

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.