Carefully restored over 18 months, "The Cottage" is reminiscent of turn of the century agricultural structures originally found throughout the South. Located in Mineola Texas, the cottage sits on a beautiful 58 acres with fishing ponds, woods and meadows, is very comfortable and unique containing period correct artifacts, furniture and art. From the massive oak framing, to the tongue and groove walls, beadboard ceilings and variety of pine hardwood flooring, this structure was built to stand the test of time. The builder and former owner was one of the first individuals to ever sketch and document the plant and animal life as well as the topographical features in this part of East Texas and at a time when the area was growing and changing rapidly. A naturalist and rancher, this 58 acre retreat was his "Walden". Homestead Cottage housed his woodworking shop and the upstairs loft was his study where he filed his naturalist diaries and records going back to the 30's. He also was the original recycler and would store items collected from decades of salvaging and recylcling in the many outbuildings of the Homestead. The renovation attempted to use as many of these materials as possible to retain the character of the structure and continue to reflect the spirit of the original builder. You will love our country Kitchen! Modern amenities have been added to the house to provide guests with a comfortable stay, including a full kitchen, modern bathroom and central heat and air, but the house retains its early agricultural and naturalist roots.
- Farmhouse920 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min StayNone
2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms | Sleeps 4
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 1, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great cottage outside of Mineola!
This cottage has been beautifully restored and was just perfect for my family. It was very clean, had a well-stocked kitchen, and was a great place for my wife, myself, and our two boys to enjoy a long weekend in Mineola. As it was summer, the air conditioning worked well and also, the location was just a few minutes from Mineola, yet still very private. Furthermore, the owners are great at communicating and assisted us in getting a very important stuffed animal back to our son. We had a great stay!
Wonderful time had by all!
Playing hooky a couple hours from Dallas!
Really peaceful, perfect for a quick getaway. No internet, limited connectivity by phone... exactly what we were searching for on VRBO. Caught some big ole bass and catfish too! Super comfy bed paired well with the bullfrogs croaking through the night. Absolutely lovely!
Great stay. Great owners.
Back home after 3 days away from the concrete jungle. Feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Thanks to The Homestead.
Had a great time. Very quiet Loved the surroundings Thank you for making our trip to Mineola wonderful.
Thanks for staying with us and your fine review. You had wonderful weather for it!