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Summer Vacation 'Get Away' Lakehouse - Book now for 2015

Nancy Marstiller

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Summer Vacation 'Get Away' Lakehouse - Book now for 2015

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Granbury House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

The relaxing atmosphere at this Granbury lakehouse makes this home a great place to spend a few days as a leisurely vacation or holidays with your family or a small group of good friends.

Maybe you need to just get away and relax for a long weekend with someone special. Longer rentals are generally available, depending on the season. Check our calendar for availability during the upcoming holidays.

The home can easily accommodate small family reunions, retreats, wedding parties, or birthday's. Maybe you need a central location for one of your small church groups, a Girls Getaway Weekend, or a Guys Golfing or Fishing Weekend. It can even be a nice change of pace when the family wants to get together to celebrate any of the holidays.

The latest addition to the home is a large gourmet kitchen with all new appliances, granite bar and new accessories. The kitchen is open to the family room and is perfect for entertaining friends and family.

Also, recently completed is a large covered veranda overlooking the water. The veranda is next to the bbq grill area and has a ceiling fan, plenty of chairs and side tables for a relaxing afternoon or evening, just looking at the lake. A new horseshoe pit is another fun addition for the back yard.

The Master Bedroom known as the ' Black Room' is the largest bedroom and has an adjoining Master Bath with an oversized walk-in shower with a built-in bench and handicap rails. Both bathrooms were recently remodeled and have beautifully tiled shower enclosures.

The Master bedroom has a 'king' sized bed, nightstands, dressing table, and plenty of space for clothes and all of your other lake necessities.

The front bedroom, known as the 'Red Room,' has a queen sized bed, built in drawers, and a closet for hanging all of your casual lake clothes. The closet also houses a Library of Books to read and enjoy during your visit. Various novels, paperbacks, and historical books make up the 100+ book collection.

'Alyssa's Bunkhouse' is the third bedroom and is perfect for children with a set of twin bunk beds, and two additional twin beds. This room can easily accommodate 4 children or teens.) The bedroom is decorated in bright turquoise, hot pink, orange and lime green and it makes a great place to hang out, play board games, or take a nap.

The Family Room is a big, open, and very comfortable room with french doors and a huge picture window that overlook the lake. The room has been completely redone in a stylish black and khaki design with matching drapes, wood floors, two confortable wingback chairs, with ottomans. An oversized rocking chair and full size sofa make the room an inviting place to just sit and visit, watch a movie, or catch up reading magazines and books.

The adjacent dining room area has a large rectangular table that will seat up to 8 people and a smaller dining table will accomodate 4-6 people. An old oak highchair from the 50's sits in the corner ready for your toddlers.

The kitchen area houses a wine rack with plenty of wine glasses. Just bring a bottle of your favorite wine and enjoy the newest addition to the home. Our tuscany kitchen is completely furnished down to the detergent for the dishwasher. Laundry soap is also provided. Basic toiletry items and hair dryers are in each bathroom along with plenty of plush bath towels, etc.

You will love the proximity of this lakehouse to the lake itself and to the historic Granbury Town Square (4.6 miles).

Be sure and check out the newly renovated Granbury Opera House featuring shows by the Granbury Theatre Company. Ticket information is available at or by calling (817) 579-0952.

Grocery stores and the Granbury Marina are close by for those last minute lake necessities such as ice, gasoline, fishing bait, snacks, and drinks. Boat rentals are available thru the Granbury Marina on Highway 144. There are a number of nice restaurants and local casual restaurants on and around the Granbury Town Square. Menus and suggestions for other things to do in the Granbury area are in our Guest Notebook on the coffee table.

The whole family will enjoy Fossil Rim Wildlife Park, (16.6 miles) and for the golfers in your group, a great game of golf at the 36 hole 'Squaw Valley Golf Course' (13 miles) or the public 9 hole course at the Granbury Country Golf Club are literally just minutes away from 'The Place'.

Keywords: Beautiful lake house with 'walk out water' on the main body of Lake Granbury. The lake is even a perfect place for winter and early spring trips and enjoy the casual lifestyle of living on Lake Granbury.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Nancy Marstiller (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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About Nancy Marstiller

We are a 60ish couple that married late in life with a passion for 'doing projects'.

Our primary home is located in the Texas Hill Country where we enjoy entertaining, remodeling, crafting, woodworking, as well as working outdoors in the back yard, and tending a vegetable garden and planting flowers.

When we bought the lake house 9 years ago, we were really excited to have some new and different projects to tackle in this home built and decorated in the early 70's......

We have completed landscaping the front flower bed and have recently upgraded the inside of the lakehouse with newly remodeled bathrooms. New designs including drapes and curtains, along with modern colors and hand crafted accent pillows now fill the house.

We love to decorate the house for all seasons, and have recently enjoyed spending some of the Holidays at our second home on the lake.

Nancy Marstiller purchased this house in 2006

Why Nancy Marstiller chose Granbury

Our lakehouse which is affectionatly known as 'The Place' has been in the family since 1972.

Over the years it has been gathering place for both sides of our families which are located throughout the South.

We have hosted several family reunions, and even lent our home to our next-door neighbors and their family when they recently married in a lakeside ceremony. We have also enjoyed entertaining many of our Hill Country friends at 'The Place'.

When we had the opportunity to buy the lakehouse in 2006, we did not hesitate and have since sometimes even referred to it as 'Our Place.'

What makes this house unique

We really enjoy sitting on our new covered veranda area, and drinking coffee in the early morning. We generally have all of our meals outside to take advantage of this new additional living space.

We relax and watch the swans, ducks and geese walk across our back yard, and then they swim around in the cove all day.

In the early morning, the water is generally very calm so we get to enjoy a beautiful view of the lake and watch the people and their boats enjoy a day on Lake Granbury.

In the evenings, we move two chairs and a little table to the edge of our boat dock, take along a nice bottle of wine, and just sit and watch the sunset.

We contemplate the next day of 'just relaxing' and being able to enjoy the lake life in Granbury.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We invited another family to join us at 'the place' on lake Granbury, for a great weekend. I'd read many of the previous reviews and they helped us make our choice. The place exceeded our expectations.

The kitchen was completely updated and fully stocked with equipment and supplies for our chef friend to cook great meals.

The house was immaculate and the lot, and views were beautiful. The lake water was low but the owner furnished me with a current elevation lake map and placed markers for us to anchor my boat (many thanks) and we were able to ski and wakeboard each day.

This place will top your expectations. We will have to plan early next year if word gets out what a gem this place is as it'll fill up early if folks realize what a prize spot it is.
Sep 2013
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average rating of 4.95 based on 24 reviews

Granbury Girls' Weekend 2014

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in Bob & Nancy's rental house right on the Lake Granbury. My only question is "if this is your rental property, what does your 'real house' look like?" We booked a Girls' Weekend and were lucky enough to stay at "The Place". Nancy was great to work with to make all the arrangements and gave us everything we needed to make it an awesome and relaxing weekend away from the hubbies and children. We loved the kitchen and the master bedroom, especially the shower! Little things, like lots of towels, blankets and pillows made it a stress-free weekend. And the kitchen is fully stocked with whatever you need to make a full meal or a quick snack. You will feel like you are hanging out in your best girlfriend's home!

We felt very welcome and we will be back. Thanks again helping us have the most relaxing weekend we've had in a long time. The photo is from the Granbury Opera House, which you should definitely check out if you are in town. And go by Linda's Southern Kitchen for some amazing pie!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ladies!!! We are so glad you enjoyed your weekend visit to Lake Granbury and "The Place". Thank you for the nice review. Hope you all will consider us again next time you need a little relaxation. Thank you, Nancy and Bob

Perfect place!!

  • 5 of 5

Rented this place for a quite guys weekend in the DFW area. Was a perfect setup for what we were seeking - great little town of Granbury and with this place on the water, gave us the relaxing weekend we were searching. Nancy is a dream to work with and she is very thorough in making sure you have a great time at their place. Definitely plan to be back in the future!!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Dallas tx

The Place is Absolutely Wonderful!!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent two wonderful weekends at The Place!!!

The first was with our favorite travelling couple. We so enjoy cooking together and the gourmet kitchen was perfectly equipped for our weekend. The 4th of July in quaint Granbury was the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The water level has come up and we so enjoyed watching the boats go by. The ducks and geese seemed to enjoy us watching them just as much as we enjoyed seeing their antics. All in all, the perfect getaway weekend.

The second weekend spent with our daughter and her family was perfect. Nancy was easy to work with an accommodating to a couple of special requests. The veranda was particularly inviting both for happy hour and playtime with our grandson. The played hard all day and really appreciated the comfy beds at night. The peace and solitude were much needed and much appreciated. We are looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Monica for the nice review on both of your weekends at "the place". It is good to know the house met your expectations for entertaining your friends, and again with your family. Please come back and see us next 4th of July. Nancy and Bob
Phoenix Arizona

The Place was great!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time with our family at THE PLACE. My wife and I have aged parents and they were able to use the home and baths well. The new patio is fantastic and the views and the lake and sunsets are stellar!. Eat at Stumpys at the marina. Taco Tuesday if fantastic and the free self-serve chips and salsa are wonderful. This is great place.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Craig. So glad "the place" worked so well for you, your wife, and both sets of elderly parents. When we remodeled the bathrooms and kitchen, we were thinking of our own future needs, so glad to know everyone enjoyed their stay. Hope you will come back next year, if not before. P.S. Yes, Stumpy's is great! We love it and go every time we are in town.

Excellent, relaxing home

  • 5 of 5

the attention to detail in this rental property is terrific. Have never stayed in a home that provided so many extras (beach towels, staples in kitchen,toiletries in bathrooms to name a few).

We were a small group of women who rented To relax for a few days. The Place feels like visiting a friends home and not a rental property. We had a minor issue that was handled immediately by the owners. wonderfully quiet neighborhood and property right on the lake view.

although water level is down it didn't deter or hamper our visit and stay.

Great place!!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Adrian for the nice compliments. We are so glad you and your friends found our home so comfortable and that we met your expectations as a rental at Lake Granbury. Hope you will come back and see us again soon. Nancy and Bob
Tyler, Texas

MahJongg Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This was not our first stay at The Place. The upgrades are beautiful and so inviting. We enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and the beautiful view of the lake and yard. It is so nice to shop in downtown Granbury which is only a few minutes away.

We will be back.

Thanks for being great hosts!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Joyce. So glad you and your friends have enjoyed your Mah Jongg get away weekends at "The Place". Looking forward to having you back again next year. Bob and Nancy


Nearest Point of Interest
"The Place"
Nearest Point of Interest
Community Boat Ramp

'The Place' enjoys the use of the private neighborhood boat ramp which makes it very convenient if you are bringing a boat or wave runners to enjoy on Lake Granbury. You can actually see the Neighborhood Park and the boat ramp from from our property. Plenty of parking in the park to leave your trailer while you are out on the water.


Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

Granbury House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 21 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2015 - Dec 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jan 1 2016 - Feb 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2016 - May 19 2016
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150.00
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Notes Weekly Rates are generally available, based on the calendar and include 6 nights and 7 days. Normal check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check out time is 12:00 noon. Flexible check-in and check-out times are available with prior approval.

Ask for special weekly rates to save on a six night visit to "The Place".

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Granbury House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1575 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Oversized shower with built-in bench and 2 showerheads.
    Hall Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Recently remodeled w/ granite, tile & grab bars in shower.
  • Both bathrooms have recently been remodeled. The showers feature tile enclosures, grab bars, and higher toilets. The doorways to the bathrooms are 30' wide.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Main Living Room Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The Sofa makes into a full size bed. Linens are provided.
    Guest Bedroom 2 - The Red Room - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 -Alyssa's Bunkhouse - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Additional Accomodations Available in the House - 2 twin roll away beds & 2 twin metal cots with linens
    Master Bedroom 1- Black Room - 1 king
  • A new 'King' sized bed is located in the Master Bedroom and the front bedroom or the 'Red Room' has a 'Queen' sized bed. The third bedroom, known as 'Alyssa's Bunkhouse' has two twin beds and a stacking set of twin bunk beds, which will accomodate 4 people in this room. Sleeper Sofa (1) The sofa in the family room makes into a full size bed. In addition, there are also 2 twin rollaway beds and 2 single cots which can be set up in the family room if necessary. Linens, pillows and blankets are provided for all sleeping arrangements.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
'The Place' has it's own private dock for access to the main body of the lake. Boats can be tied up in the shallow water and a ladder on the dock provides easy access into the lake for close-by swimming in a large open cove away from busy ski boats on the main body of the lake. The back yard has a tree covered picnic table with seating for 8, fishing is also permitted on the dock.

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