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Beautiful East Texas Cottage on Private Lake - Gated Property

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Bring the Clubs, the Kids and the Boat (or nothing at all)

Come enjoy this 2100 sq. ft. guest house on the lake at beautiful Holly Lake Ranch just north of Tyler in the rolling hills and forests of East Texas. All fully furnished to make your stay relaxing. You can enjoy the lake view from the rocking chairs on the full length back porch; bring your boat for all the fun of the lake. The clubhouse for the 18 hole golf course is only a block away. Fishing is great on the two private lakes as well.

Something for everyone!! Plan a visit to First Monday in Canton or visit Gladewater the Antique Capital of East Texas only 25 miles away. We are ocated in the heart of the Piney Woods Wine Trail with several wineries only a short drive away. ( It is only 30 miles to Tyler (45 min to Longview) for shopping, dining, movies, etc. An enormous variety of birds are on the property year round or migrate through. You might even see one of our magnificent bald eagles soaring over the lake or golf course!

If you need some down time, relax in a rocker on the back porch and gaze at our peaceful lake, beautiful sunrises and spectacular sunsets. Come and visit us and we are sure to see you again next year in our part of beautiful East Texas.

FISHERMEN – Crappie and bass fishing off the dock has been excellent! (we will show you our Crappie "house" just off the dock)

GOLFERS – The new pro and his staff are constantly working to make the course better and better. The improvements are noticeable making for a fun and challenging round of golf.

BOAT RENTAL for a fun day on the water is finally a possibility on Lake Greenbriar. Inquire if you are interested and we can send you rates and details.



More Details

Dennis Dossey
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish, (Very basic spanish only.)
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Dennis Dossey

Dennis (pictured) and Melanie Dossey retired to the beautiful Holly Lake Ranch community in the Spring of 2015. We look forward to sharing the community and amenities we have come to love with you. You may be looking for some property of your own!

Dennis Dossey purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Dennis Dossey chose Holly Lake Ranch

One visit to Holly Lake Ranch, meeting its people, taking in its beauty and we were sold. The community has so much to offer from a busy activity schedule -- golf, tennis, fishing, water skiing, tubing, etc. -- as much or as little as you want to do.

What makes this cottage unique

The Holly Lake Ranch community has it all for the whole family -- boating, fishing, golf, swimming, activities for the kids - free miniature golf, basketball court, shuffleboard, tennis - you name it. All within walking distance or a couple minutes drive.


Holly Lake Ranch Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • This is an established lake/golf community promoting a fun, family environment. Loud partying or excessive use of alcohol is not appropriate here.
  • No smoking in house, porch area or within 25 ft of the house.
  • House very close to lake. All children who don't swim well should have a life jacket on when outside. Children under 8 must wear life jacket outside.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • Three full bathrooms - two up and one down.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , This room has a sofa and second TV. Great kids space!
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Add'l full size airbed (provided) available for kids or ??
  • Four full bedrooms. King size beds (2.) Upstairs master with adjoining private bath, Queen size Beds (1) One upstairs with adjoining private bath, one downstairs with shared bath, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds downstairs with shared bath. Queens have new mattresses. To sleep more than 10 adults an air bed (furnished) is required. Single beds described in Bedroom 4 are actually a trundle bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Holly Lake Ranch and the surrounding East Texas countryside are terrific areas for cycling of all types. Bring your bikes and enjoy. A covered pavilion with six picnic tables is available in the community, located near pool and other recreational activities for the kids. It can be reserved in advance. Let us know if you would like more information. *You may be asked to furnish ID to confirm that you meet the age requirement for rental.


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Beautiful East Texas Cottage on Private Lake - Gated Property
average rating of 4.931818 based on 44 reviews

Beautiful Guest Home with Breathtaking Views

  • 5 of 5

We had the privilege of staying in the Dossey's guest home while visiting family at Holly Lake Ranch. I cannot say enough not only about the gorgeous house and hospitality that the Dossey's showed, but the views of the lake were absolutely gorgeous! This truly was a little piece of heaven tucked away in East Texas. There are few vacations where I can truly get into relaxation mode completely, but this location and hospitality allowed me to do so instantly! We had a great time swimming in the lake which was feet from our back door, fishing off the dock (and catching some LARGE fish at that) as well as the boat ride during sun set. I would highly recommend this cute, quiet and relaxing guest home to anyone who is looking to get away! We miss it already!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to share our little piece of heaven with guests! And, as so many have said, "who would imagine a place so peaceful and beautiful so close to the DFW metroplex?" It seems our little secret is getting out!
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Beautiful property and great location

  • 5 of 5

Dennis and his wife were wonderful hosts. Dennis went out of his way to make sure we had an enjoyable stay. We will definitely return, hopefully with a few more friends/family members, soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This property was just perfect for our family! Beautiful view of the lake and very comfortable accommodations! Hope to come back in the spring or summer to fully enjoy the outdoor amenities! Great hosts too!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and Serene

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful lake front home in a wonderfully peaceful and serene area. We loved the way the home was decorated, so full of country charm. We will be back as we've purchased a home here in Holly Lake Ranch to become a part of this fantastic community.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for coming. Holly Lake Ranch is the kind of place you come to once, then want to return to again and again! In your case in your own home! Welcome to the community. I am sure you will enjoy as much as we do.
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Denver, Colorado

Great family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved the property and the location. Owners were very helpful and responsive to emails and calls before our visit. Lovely lake location. Two families stayed here and it was great! Would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed. The house and lake have their own changing personality with the seasons. The fall and winter with their changing colors and migration of ducks, geese and other waterfowl on the lake; spring with flowers and trees "springing" out and the promise of warm weather to come. And, both with some excellent fishing for those with the skills to adapt to the changing patterns of the seasons.
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San Antonio, Texas

Loved the house

  • 5 of 5

Parking is the only draw back

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you and your extended family enjoyed your stay with us. It was quite the group -- coming from both coasts and points in between -- to get together and enjoy family time together. With larger groups we DO have to be a little more creative when parking more than three vehicles and hope you found the trade offs worthwhile in your accommodations.
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
On Holly Lake Ranch premises
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Across the street
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 20
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Across the street
Nearest Ski
0.05 Miles
Waterskiing 50 feet from back door
Car: necessary

First Monday in Canton, TX is a regional attraction only 40 minutes away attracting thousands each month. First Monday runs between Thursday - Monday each month.




Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $45 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 13.0%

Check in time:5:00 PM. Check out 11:00 AM. Check in/out times may be adjusted to accommodate you. If we do not have a guest immediately preceding or following you we will try to adjust hours for your greatest enjoyment. Stay in touch as your dates approach. If you have any questions regarding when payment is due or deposit, please call Dennis Dossey at 713-305-5867 /

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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