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Beautiful East Texas Cottage on Private Lake - Gated Property

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

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. (http://www.pineywoodswinetrail.com). 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.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE LOWER SUNDAY - WED RATES FOR EXTENDING YOUR STAY OR A LOWER COST GET-AWAY (MOST STAYS).

CHURCH GROUPS, CONTACT US IN ADVANCE TO DISCUSS HOW TO SAVE THE 13% "HOTEL TAX".

More Details

Owner
Dennis Dossey
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish, (Very basic spanish only.)
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

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 East Texas

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.

Amenities

Holly Lake Ranch Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Beautiful East Texas Cottage on Private Lake - Gated Property
average rating of 4.918919 based on 37 reviews
4

Excellent hosts, property

  • 4 of 5

Very nice trip, caught lots of fish from the dock and give credit to our hosts for fishing tips. The home itself was really nice with two bedrooms up and two down which was perfect for our multi family visit. I was not as impressed with holly lake amenities which is reason I gave it a 4 of 5 rating however be assured we had no problems having lots of fun and relaxation at the lake property. The hosts are very nice and it was our pleasure to meet them both. It is a beautiful area and a great place.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family Get-Together

  • 5 of 5

Once a year all of our kids and grandkids get together for a long weekend to disconnect from life and spend time with one another. We all had such a wonderful time at the Guesthouse. There was something for everyone to do--fishing, swimming in the lake, swimming at the pool, sitting on the porch watching the sunrises and sunsets.....I could go on and on. Mr. Dossey and his wife were such great hosts and were there for anything that we may have needed. The house was perfect for our group of 16 and we can't wait to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful place!!! Everything we needed was there. Owner could not have been nicer.

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely go back - loved the lake and the house was very nice.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This place is beautiful! The guesthouse is well furnished and had plenty of room for our family. There were four generations and the house was perfect for all of us. We would definitely consider staying there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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BOSSIER CITY,
5

Lake is right out the back door! Watch kids swim from porch rockers! Relaxing! Fish from pier!

  • 5 of 5

Owners are on site full time. Dennis has a SUPER boat and tube at his dock in the yard we rented. He even gave a refresher training!! Such a great HOST! They have a beautiful home, very well maintained. Gated neighborhood is peaceful. Amenities are free and plentiful. Lots for children to do. Fishing is great. Lake swimming and play for all the grandkids was perfect because the lake is right by the back door. Adults sit under fans on lovely porch in rockers and relax while supervising kids. We boated, pulled the tube FAST on the lake, kayaked, fished, played miniature golf, went to two swimming pools, played pickle ball, went to the activity center and played ping pong and billiards, air hockey, and board games and hiked the trails of Holly Lake Ranch. Golf course is there for use too, although we didn't have time. Dog park is also there by 1 swimming pool. We had plenty of sleeping space for the nine of us. It was a fantastic week of water fun that flew by. We wanted to stay another week. My grandson said can we PLEASE live here at the vacation now? The Dossey guest house is a place your family or group can come and immediately relax and be close to nature. Do bring your mosquito repellent, being so close to the water.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a kind review! What is to say other than thanks? We love to see extended families getting together in a relaxing atmosphere to have fun and enjoy each other's company. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come again.
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Dickinson tx
5

Beautiful home Great hosts Family fun

  • 5 of 5

We loved taking our grandsons to Holly Lake Ranch. Dennis and Melanie are great hosts. Being right on the lake was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love seeing families and extended families having fun together -- and your bunch certainly seemed to fit the bill. As you discovered, when we advertise the house being "on the water" we really mean ON the water! Come back to see us. We will keep the light on for you!
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Holly Lake Ranch Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2017
May 5 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$290
From
$330
Thu,Fri,Sat
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,025
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,325
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,400
Flat fee
 
 
New Years 2018
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,025
Flat fee
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 2 2018 - Mar 26 2018
2 night minimum stay
$295
From
$330
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter 2018
Mar 29 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,070
Flat fee
 
 
Memorial Day 2018
May 25 2018 - May 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,070
Flat fee
 
 
July 4 Weekend 2018
Jul 3 2018 - Jul 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
$850
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$270
From
$300
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50 + 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 / djdossey@gmail.com.

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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