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La Casita PLUS Hot Tub and Swimming Pool!

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Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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About the property

Made for be together...again! And, oh yes, great fishing!


116 Murray Lane

Milam, TX 75959

This studio apartment is more of a get-away for couples. It's purpose is to give two people who want the chance to spend time together...and a passion for fishing doesn't hurt! This rental is perfect for celebrating special events, such as anniversaries, birthdays and simply the celebration of life! This location gives you a beautiful view of Toledo Bend Lake and the tranquility of the area will no doubt enhance the special time of your togetherness. It has one queen size bed with a bathroom. This unit offers the convenience of internet service and a flat screen TV coupled with Dish Network. The unit is nicely furnished; having a dining table, full size refrigerator, coffee pot, water cooler and microwave oven. There is no stove for cooking in the unit; however, just outside the front door is a propane grill for cooking. In addition the unit comes with a hot tub for those ultra-relaxing moments of the day or evening! Guests have covered parking right next to their rental. Linen and towels are provided. There are plenty of electrical outlets for charging boat batteries. Within walking distance is a community boat ramp. Here you can launch your boat, return the boat trailer back to the rental area and take that short walk back to your boat. B U T W A I T ! There is also a sister rental property, being a single wide trailer which can be viewed as VRBO #682968 if more accommodations are needed. P L U S . . .on the property is an 11 ft x 27 ft in-ground fiberglass swimming pool with a 3.5 ft shallow end and a 5.5 ft deep end. Less than a mile by road takes you to Holly Park Marina for another launching ramp for your boat. A gas pump at the Marina is also accessible by water. Here you will find ice, ice cream, cold drinks, coffee with a quick hot breakfast sandwich or hamburger for lunch and of course all the necessary tackle to make your fishing trip complete. They also sell fishing licenses. If in need of groceries, less than 20 minutes into Hemphill, Texas on Hwy 87 South is a Brookshire Brothers grocery store and for eating out you will find El Tio Mexican Restaurant, The OuterSkirts Steakhouse, The Feed Store, Subway, Dairy Queen and more. An additional 10 minutes of driving on Hwy 21 East into Toledo Town for more good Mexican food at El Giro with the choice to stop sooner at Big Mama’s Seafood and Steak on the Texas side or at The Fisherman’s Galley just as you cross into Louisiana. This rental property is your best buy for your money and the owners are right next door for immediate response to any requests.

Pat Castro and Brenda Thibodeaux Castro
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

About Pat Castro and Brenda Thibodeaux Castro

Brenda was born and raised in Louisiana as a Thibodeaux... Pat was born and raised in Texas as a Castro; thus was born our business, Castreaux, LLC. We are retired Petroleum Landmen. We moved into our home in 2009 and fell in love with the water, wild life and a slower pace of life. We have three furr-kids, Paceaux (pronounced "Paco"), a Shih-tzu; Petite, a Shih-Poo and Peanut, a Yorkie.

Pat Castro and Brenda Thibodeaux Castro purchased this studio in 2009

Why Pat Castro and Brenda Thibodeaux Castro chose Toledo Bend Lake

At the risk of sounding flippant...Why Not? Why not buy a property which can only serve to maintain good health and create an attitude of gratitude! Making the switch from the city to the country was a big change, but the change was all good! On top of that, with a little time and effort we have an apartment which we call La Casita which provides an affordable place for those looking to experience a couple of days or more of pursuing the joy of fishing on Toledo Bend or for simply just getting yourself...or with that special someone!

What makes this studio unique

Across the street in the green belt we have a family of Bald Eagles that have become part of our neighborhood. Now and then you will see the red fox scurrying into the woods and sometimes at night you can hear the coyotes. And on nights having clear skies you can see the stars that some of us had not seen since childhood. Toledo Bend's beautiful in this part of the country...e'nuff said!


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

La Casita PLUS Hot Tub and Swimming Pool!
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 33 reviews
New Iberia LA

Was very impressed. Would stay again.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed a La Casita for our 3 year wedding anniversary. We had an amazing weekend. We were welcome by Brenda when we arrived, she is a very sweet lady. We didn't get to fish being the water was very low everywhere so fishing wasn't great that weekend. We did go visit the Remembering Columbia NASA Museum, which was amazing! We also rode around a while and just enjoyed the amazing views. The property doesn't have a kitchen with a stove, but we did grill steaks outside on the gas grill and I also bout my little electric griddle we plugged in outside and cooked breakfast on. We really enjoyed the hot tub. Although this property is right next to the owners home we hadn't seen them all weekend and had very much privacy. All in all this was a great relaxing getaway for my husband and I. If we are ever back on that end we will deff. look into staying at La Casita again. :-)

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ashley, here and there, every once in awhile we have guests that only Brenda gets to greet...or vice versa. In your case it was my loss not to get to meet you face to face. Thank you so much for choosing to stay on our property and for taking the time to write such an uplifting review. We pray that all your VRBO experiences be as pleasant or more so no matter the location. And last but not least, our congratulations on your anniversary! May you be blessed with many, many more! Pat (Owner)
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  • 5 of 5

This place was just what we were looking for ! So peaceful and quite. Way back in the woods next to the lake. Place was EXTREMELY clean ! Cooked steaks on the grill both nights we were here while enjoying the clean hot tub. Pat and his wife Brenda are some of the nicest people you'd ever meet. They made sure we had plenty of privacy but at the same time ensured us they were there if we needed anything.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: James and Patty....y'all brought back some memories which had not seen the light of day for quite some time. Enjoyed our chats on common interests....talking of common interests, remember to always KEEP THE SHINY SIDE UP!!! Pat and Brenda, Owners
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Had a great time! Great hosts and a great place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic stay. Great place to get away and relax.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write and to submit a review of your stay. There was a definite level of serenity in your presence and in the duration of your stay! Pat and Brenda, Owners
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Nice Property, Nice Owners, Some discrepancies

  • 3 of 5

Positives (Stay was as expected based on listing and photos)

• Salt water pool with great depth nicely decorated with waterfall. Great hot tub; clean, and the cover is surprisingly light compared to others.

• Great view; property is nicely landscaped and adorned with beautiful trees. The fenced in area adds safety for guests bringing a pet.

• Comfortable rental; clean, nice linens; pretty decorations; adequate towels. The owners provided an air mattress with linens when requested.

• The propane grill seems new and is equipped with side a burner. We had plenty of propane.

• Nice owners - even understanding when we had an accident with a Tiki torch.

Not so Positives (Stay was not as expected based on listing and photos)

• This is not lakefront; it is lake view with access to lake by boat (or driving to the Marina) only. The only fishing accessible via the property is the cove and the lake level was so low it was just full of turtles. This is not the owners fault but I felt this should have been revealed at time of rental as it was only two weeks prior to arrival and they knew we weren’t bringing a boat.

• Within the two week span between making the reservation and arrival the bass boat was sold and the pontoon removed from the water but we weren’t informed of this until we arrived.

• No kitchen at all. The photos, now updated, did not reveal this at reservation. I was caught off guard and food prep was frustrating especially having to wash vegetables in bathroom sink. The rental provided Styrofoam products and plastic utensils only. No cups. Ice trays provided with a sign that ice could be purchased from the owner. Fridge works but needs painting to cover what I hope was rust on the freezer door.

• Wi-Fi only works while sitting out in the breezeway. No router in the rental so obviously signal is from the owner’s home. Again, only revealed upon arrival with explanation “country internet / tin building”. If you travel with a Roku or similar device you won’t be able to draw enough signal to use it.

• The Pool is right in front of owner’s house; not stand alone as implied in photo (speaks to expectation of privacy).

All in all, my daughter and I had a nice enough time despite the not so positives. However, we would not reserve this property again because there are lake front properties comparatively priced that offer fully stocked cabins.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dianne, Thank you for your feedback and may you be blessed. Pat and Brenda, Owners
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Perfect couples getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented La Casita for a quiet weekend getaway. It was absolutely perfect. The place is decorated beautifully with nice relaxing tones. The view from the pier is stunning. Especially in the morning when the sun is just starting to rise. The owners are wonderful. They welcome you when you arrive and make you feel like part of the family yet give you all the privacy you need.

The weekend we came was also my birthday weekend. Without me knowing my husband surprised me with some of our family coming down to join us. The owners were more than accommodating. They also rent out a mobile home next door that just happened to be available so our family was able to stay the night. It was truly a wonderful surprise filled with beautiful memories. Pat and Brenda are not just great property owners, they are truly great people. I highly recommend staying at La Casita.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy and Adam...thank you, mostly for being who you are...a blessing. Pat and Brenda
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Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Pat and Brenda's property. They were very warm and accommodating. The Casita itself is neat and clean and the hot tub on the porch is a welcome treat. We also rented the boat and had a great time checking out the beautiful waterfront. Highly recommend this property for a quiet remote get away.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Local services and businesses located in Hemphill, Texas are approximately 20 miles from the rental unit.


Rates & Availability

Milam Studio Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 5 2016 - Jan 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

100% refund upon cancellation of reservation by owner at any time prior to date of arrival.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed by the owner.

The maximum limit is 2 persons; however, if a couple has an infant or child, an exception may be made by the owner. If an exception is made the standard of an additional $10 per person per night, above the two guests covered by the basic cost, will apply. One pet per stay. Please contact owners regarding breed and size of pet.

The person responsible for the reservation or the person delegated the responsibility will be asked to present a photo ID when checking in.

No housekeeping is provided. Linen and towels are replaced upon request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Milam Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , A cushioned bench is provided for more ease and comfort.
  • There is an exterior door in case of emergency, but designed more for use if returning to the unit from the pool or hot tub so as to minimize water dripping in the main areas.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • This unit offers one queen size bed for two persons (or one) also offers a good quality inflatable mattress which is a twin size and inflates to height of a regular bed. This is solely for couples who have a child and are comfortable with this type of arrangement. Exceeding the limit of 2 people must be approved by the owners. Please call 337-296-3103.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking

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