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SOUTHERN COMFORT - 'FREE PONTOON BOAT' SEE DETAILS

R. Fred Knowles

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

R. Fred Knowles

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
87%
Calendar last updated:
December 26, 2014
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SOUTHERN COMFORT - 'FREE PONTOON BOAT' SEE DETAILS

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Cedar Creek Lake House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Fireplace, Party Deck, Huge Fire Pit, located on open water

***In 2014 we added two new additions at Southern Comfort on Cedar Creek Lake. One of those additions is our spectacular fire pit pictured above. Our spacious 230 square foot fire pit deck is round and measures 17 feet across providing ample room for multiple guests. The custom fire pit is one of the most unique fire pits you have ever seen. It's appearance looks just like a huge 'tree stump'. It is a 'real wood' burning fire pit, fire wood is included. The spectacular western sun that sets over the lake water has always been an attraction from our Porch, but now those sunsets can be seen from our new fire pit as well.

We also added a 20', 10 person pontoon boat which is exclusively available for our guests staying at Southern Comfort. Our pontoon boat has a 50 HP Mercury engine, depth finder, trolling motor and a live fish well, which is great for fishing, sunning, swimming or just enjoying a leisurely drive around the lake with family or friends. We are offering a 4 night weekend or 3 night or more night weekday promotions that includes the exclusive use of our Pontoon Boat free for your entire stay! All other stay's the pontoon boat rate is $200 per 24 hours with a 48 hour minimum.

There are many special memories that friends and family can enjoy near our lake home as well. From visiting the many antique shops nearby or spending the day at Canton First Monday. We also have the Texas Freshwater Fisheries or or you can visit the beautiful East Texas Arboretum in Athens, which are only 15 minutes away.

If you are looking for a thrill there is one of the largest Zip Line Parks nearby. Just tell us what you want and we find it. Also available are guided wild game hunts and fishing excursions throughout the spring, summer, fall and winter months. Southern Comfort on Cedar Creek Lake has something special for everyone. Call us for more details and information about these and many other area activities or attractions.

So your just wanting to relax? The atmosphere at Southern Comfort is calm, peaceful serene. The property is on a spacious 1.5 acres of privately owned, heavily wooded, waterfront. We have a private boat ramp, two story boathouse, with a covered party deck on top, a boat dock and fish cleaning station.

Our lake house has a huge Southern Living Styled front porch that faces the water with 6-large rocking chairs and a porch swing that offers you a picturesque view of the lake and evening sunsets. The house has a sundeck, large master living area, with a real wood burning fireplace for winter time use. There are three bedrooms, two full size bathrooms and a fully equipped all electric kitchen that provides all the basic necessities for cooking and serving meals, along with a breakfast area. The master living area has a 42' LED TV and the master bedroom has a 30' television with Dish Network featuring HBO, Cinemax, Show Time along with other premium channels.

This home can sleep 8 people very comfortably or more when utilizing the Sofa, the sofa Sleeper located in the Sun Room and the Queen size air bed. The master bedroom has a king size bed, the second and third bedrooms have queen size beds. The sofa sleeper in the sun room folds out into a full size bed. Other amenities include an abundance of condiments throughout the kitchen and Bathrooms. There are extra sheets, bath towels and a large capacity washer and dryer. All areas of the home have been made hotel ready.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
R. Fred Knowles (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
87%
Calendar last updated:
December 26, 2014

About R. Fred Knowles

I grew up in Dallas and in the early 60's and now I currently live in Heath, Texas just east of Dallas. My parents purchased this property before the lake had water in it, but the lake filled rapidly. In my early years and into my teens I grew up going to the lake on the weekends. Through the summer I spent my time swimming, fishing and water skiing.

In my early adult years getting married, having children, working and growing a family and having life of my own, I was caught up living in the city life, so I quit going to the lake for a long period of time. Much later when I began to return it was difficult at first just to slow down, relax and get into lake and country living. Once you arrive, it doesn't take very long to get back into that life again. Today I can easily hang all the stresses of work and fast paced city living on all the bridges coming here. There is nothing better than the peace, serenity and stress free life that the country and lake living have to offer, even if it's just for a weekend. By sharing Southern Comfort, I want you to experience it too!

R. Fred Knowles purchased this house in 2012

Why R. Fred Knowles chose Cedar Creek Lake

Cedar Creek Lake was created in 1964 as a water reservoir for Tarrant County and is one of the very few lakes in Northeast Texas that allows property ownership of the waterfront with the ability to have your own private beach area, docks and boathouse. Cedar Creek Lake has also been recognized as one of the best places in the country to live for retirement.

We are a privately owned property. Being a private lakefront property our beach is owned. We also allow the use of fireworks, unlike a homeowners addition or a homeowners association controlled property.

New for 2013, the entire exterior of the property has received a complete makeover undergoing both major and minor repairs, new paint and landscaping. The pictures you see on all the websites were taken as recently as April 15th, 2013.

In the pictures you can see our outside theme. We decorate the grounds year around for all of our guests staying at Southern Comfort at no extra charge. Spring, Summer, Fall, 4th of July, Memorial Day, Easter, Valentines, Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Years weeks and weekends.

If you have some sort of 'special' occasion to celebrate such as a surprise birthday, anniversary or honeymoon and need personalized decorations, just specify and we can provide you with a quote.

What makes this house unique

Inclusive of all the remodeling this year we have decided to do a couple of other new things for our guests. First off we are offering to all our clients a $500 damage deposit waiver. When clients who book with us and return the property back to us in great shape will have there future deposit requirements waived on your next stay. Our goal, to attract a group of long term responsible clients that wish to share our lake home with us for many years to come. This offer can end at any time without notice.

Secondly is our check in and out times.....well we threw them out. On the day of check in you can arrive as early as 8:00 a.m. and leave as late as 8:00 p.m. on the day of departure. That is like giving our clients an extra day for free. We call this the Southern Comfort way of vacationing.

We are offering exclusive use of our Pontoon Boat for free on stays on three night weekend and two or more night weekday stays. Ask for pricing details.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our time here. Thanks for the presents. The kids had so much fun. The house was so clean and had everything. We really loved it.



Thank you so much.
Dec 2012
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Southern Comfort - 'Free Pontoon Boat' see details
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Cedar Creek Lake Texas Lakes
Dallas, TX
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Family-Friends Get Away

  • 4 of 5
We had a great stay. The listing description was pretty accurate and the property owner was helpful in answering all of our questions and or concerns. The caretaker (Glen) was there to meet all our needs. Its an older property but it was clean and had a warm cozy atmosphere. The home was filled with amenities. We would recommend this property to others and we want to return around the same time next year. We rented the boat for the entire weekend but only had an opportunity to use it on Friday because of the weather. Despite the weather we still had a good time. The ability to check in and out at our convenience really added to a nice relaxing vacation.
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
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Cedar Creek Lake Texas Lakes
Odessa, TX
5

Southern Comfort

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time. The home was very spacious and comfortable, had everything you would need and then some, and the scenery was absolutely beautiful! The boat was a wonderful addition! This was a perfect getaway for our family and friends (9 people) and we will definately be coming back another time and staying longer. None of us wanted to leave! Thank you!
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cedar Creek Lake Texas Lakes
College Station, Texas
5

Great Family Gathering!

  • 5 of 5
What a great house for any type of gathering! Our family of 4 generations stayed at this well-maintained, family-friendly, home and thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality and the amenities (more than we had time for). The grounds are beautiful and the pictures and descriptions are accurate. The "sunroom" I would count as a fourth bedroom since it has french doors that close it off. Lots of sleeping space! We had several family members come out for the day and the huge, sprawling lawn and new fire pit can entertain a crowd! Sitting out in the rocking chairs on the porch while watching the lake and surrounding nature was one of our favorite parts. Southern Comfort is where we will return for our family gatherings!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was great having you stay here. I enjoyed meeting and talking with Jackie and the rest of the family. The weather you had during your stay was remarkable. Looking forward for next years stay and thank you so much for the kind words.
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Cedar Creek Lake Texas Lakes
Dallas, Texas
5

Great Property!

  • 5 of 5
This property is amazing! First of all it has a big back yard (which my dog enjoyed) The property felt as if you were staying at a friend's or family member's home. Fred was beyond helpful and nice to me, he even put up some birthday flags for my fiance. The only thing I would suggest is fixing the dock since it looks a little run-downed, but other than that our stay was very positive and we can't wait to stay there again in the future. I recommend this property to anybody that is looking to spend a weekend on the lake or wants to get away from the hectic life of a big city.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cedar Creek Lake Texas Lakes
Sunnyvale, Texas
5

Family Get-a-way

  • 5 of 5
Our family could not have picked a better property or weekend! Everything was in order - house was clean and well appointed for guests. The weather was fantastic, and we enjoyed the Lake View from the Fire-pit in the evenings. We came prepared to enjoy the "run of the property", so we didn't venture out to local restaurants, etc. Our grandsons enjoyed watching the Gar feeding in the boat run early morning and late evening. We all agreed, it's a great place for our yearly family tradition. Good Job - Southern Comfort!
  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cedar Creek Lake Texas Lakes
5

Great Lake House

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time at Southern Comfort. A great house, huge yard and wonderful lake. Thank you Fred for your hospitality!
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Restaurant
5.2 Miles
Ochoa's Mexican Restaurant, Malakoff, Texas
Car: recommended

Paddle boat is included in the rental rate!

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Rates & Availability

From $225 Per night

Cedar Creek Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Bird Special 2015
Jan 2 2015 - Feb 8 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break 2015
Feb 27 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day 2015
May 20 2015 - May 26 2015
4 night minimum stay
$345
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4th 2015
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 6 2015
4 night minimum stay
$345
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day 2015
Sep 2 2015 - Sep 8 2015
4 night minimum stay
$345
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas\New Years 2015
Dec 21 2015 - Jan 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
$295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$295
From
$325
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.25%
Notes Rental fees are subject to change without notice.
30 Days before check-in cancellation policy
All base rates are for 8 person occupancy
More than (8) eight persons are $10 per person/day, except during "Early Bird Special" over (6) six persons $10 per person/day
Reduced rate on 4 or more days, except during "Sneak-a-peek" period and Holidays.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Cedar Creek Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two full bathrooms with tub/shower arrangements stocked with hair dryers, soap, shampoo, cream rinse dispensers available for guests to use or you may bring your own.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroon has a 30' TV and satellite receiver
    Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Portable Playpen\Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • There is a Queen size air bed available for extra guests.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our waterfront property includes a sandy beach, private boat ramp, dock, fish cleaning station, covered party deck, boathouse, pontoon boat rental and guided water sport rentals are available.

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