Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

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:
August 17, 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 -
(40 traveler reviews)

92% Complete
7% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Beautiful East Texas Cottage on Private Lake - Gated Property
average rating of 4.925 based on 40 reviews
5

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: Jul 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!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
San Antonio, Texas
5

Loved the house

  • 5 of 5

Parking is the only draw back

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 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.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Wonderful property - Fantastic home

  • 5 of 5

This property was "on the water" as advertised and had wonderful views. Fishing was great right off the dock and with the sandy bottom of the lake, you could easily see the fish 10 feet from the shore swimming around. My kids are "swimming pool" kids and even they preferred swimming in the lake to the swimming pool. Would also like to add that while this is a "lake house", it had nice amenities and was VERY clean. It's not your typical lake house.

We went to the activities center and the kids played video games, which they loved and we did use the swimming pool once, which the kids enjoyed. Ever since reading about the pickle ball courts, (I had to google it to learn what pickle ball was), I wanted to try it, but unfortunately, the best times to play pickle ball was also the best time to fish - fishing won.

Owners were very friendly and shared fishing and quilting tips (take note quilters - there are several great quilt stores within 40 miles of Holly Lake Ranch). Would have loved to stay longer, but we haven't yet perfected our corporate exit strategy, so we have to return home to go to work.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes! When you need a break from the golf, fishing, boating and swimming there are the antique, quilting and winery excursions. So glad you enjoyed!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 1
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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Damage Deposit $150

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.