COZY GUEST HOUSE 'SHADY SPRINGS PINE TREE FARM'

Jodi or Jim Roberts

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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COZY GUEST HOUSE 'SHADY SPRINGS PINE TREE FARM'

Holly Lake Ranch House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath (Sleeps 4-9)

Guest house has 2 bedroom, 1 bath, and has an open family room/dining/kitchen/wood fireplace and is perfect for family gatherings. Car port has patio area with table and chairs, plus second patio area close to the one acre spring fed lake with table and chairs. Patio has gas grill for your use. Concrete table and pit area.

Guests are free to roam the woods where wildlife and birds abound. Fishing is available in the lake. Lake is stocked with catfish, bass, and bluegill. Paddle boat may be used. It can be so relaxing to sit on the patios or get in the paddle boat on the lake and just listen to the county sounds.

Cozy guest house in the woods is perfect for a family vacation, long weekend retreat, guys fishing retreat, girls get away, or just get away from the hustle and bustle of town and forget about the 'real world' and relax! Quiet and peace surrounds you in the middle of 'Shady Springs' 85 acres with a gated entrance. We furnish lots of extras. Wood for fireplace, salt, pepper, sugar, flour, some basic seasoning, coffee,tea, paper towels, tissues, etc.

Located 100 miles east of Dallas, 100 miles west of Shreveport and within minutes of Pittsburg, Mt. Pleasant, Winnsboro and Gilmer. A 45 minute to an hour drive away is Jefferson, Minneola, Canton. All the towns have unique little shops and wonderful antique shops plus beautiful scenic drives along the way.

Some of the best fishing in the area is Lake Fork, Lake of the Pines, Lake Palestine, Lake Holbrook, Lake Winnsboro, Lake Gilmer and more. Guests can experience the country but enjoy the amenities of town.

In the spring fresh strawberries, and the summer fresh peaches, blackberries and blueberries are sold or you can pick your own at nearby orchards. A winery 10 miles away and restaurants are within 15-30 minutes of the farm.

Additional guests can be accommodated with previous approval of owner at the cost of $10 per person per night.

Check in 3 pm -- Check out 12 noon

Unless other arrangements are made with owner.

Check with owner for special Snowbird Rates for stays of 2 weeks or more.

Owners live on property and are available if any problems arise.

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Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed

Jodi or Jim Roberts

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Jim and Jodi Roberts moved to 'Shady Springs' in 2001 from Dallas, TX. The land has been in the family since the mid 1800's. Jim's mother inherited her part in the mid 1950's and started carving out their little niche in the woods on weekends and holidays. Parents retired and built their home in 1970. Jim designed and built our log home 'Mi Mi's Tree House' on the land in 2001 to be near 90 year old mother. 2005 we redid parents home for guests and family. We live on the property and take care of everything.

Jodi or Jim Roberts purchased this house in 1856
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Cozy Guest House 'Shady Springs Pine Tree Farm'
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
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Cozy Guest House 'Shady Springs Pine Tree Farm'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438883vb
9037621839
Holly Lake Ranch East Texas
Wylie, Texas
5

PERFECT FAMILY GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
We just finished our stay today and my kids are already asking when we can go back! The whole family enjoyed the weekend of fishing, hiking, and eating s'mores around the fire pit. We loved playing with Remy, the unofficial mascot of Shady Springs! It was a complete joy to watch her bound around the property with such a happy energy! The owners were perfect! Available if we needed them, but gave us our privacy to enjoy their beautiful homestead. Couldn't have asked for anything more!
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Shady Springs for your get away. We appreciate your response, and are very glad you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to your return, and hope that you will share your experience with your friends.

We believe we have a hidden jewel here at Shady Springs, that allows easy access from the Dallas area.

Thanks for leaving the property is such great shape.

Sincerely,
JIM & JODI
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Cozy Guest House 'Shady Springs Pine Tree Farm'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438883vb
9037621839
Holly Lake Ranch East Texas
5

UNEXPECTED BEAUTY

  • 5 of 5
Fantastic. Very Cozy and quaint, beautiful surroundings. Very nice owners. I will be back!
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you Jill for choosing "Shady Springs" for the girls get away weekend. We do hope you were comfortable and if there is anything that you would recommend for us to add or change we would love the input from you and your friends. Appreciate you taking the time for the review. Thanks again Jodi
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Cozy Guest House 'Shady Springs Pine Tree Farm'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438883vb
9037621839
Holly Lake Ranch East Texas
Houston Texas
5

"JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED"

"JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED"
  • 5 of 5
Even though this was a working vacation, my Family enjoyed the time that we spent at "Shady Springs". The name says it all! The house was very cozy, clean, and had all the ammenties needed to be comfortable. Enjoyed the fireplace during those chilly nights. Thanks for the cut wood and kindling. The surrounding grounds were beautiful and very well maintained. If you are looking for a place to get away from all the noise and crowds, this is the place to be. During our stay we also felt very safe and secure. We even took some time out for some fantastic fishing in the spring fed pond. Most of all, the owners were super nice and easy to work with. Jodi, thanks again for the chicken noodle soup, it made me feel 100% better. Looking forward to spending another week at "Shady Springs", Thanks again for your Hospitality.
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I sure hope you are well and your daughter did not come down with the cold. Hopefully you will come back and enjoy "Shady Springs" and your family in the area instead of everyone working so hard.

Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate the great shape you left everything. Please come back. Take care and be safe.

Jodi and Jim
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Cozy Guest House 'Shady Springs Pine Tree Farm'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438883vb
9037621839
Holly Lake Ranch East Texas
5

UNIQUE GEM

  • 5 of 5
Our family had a great time here. It truly is a gem in the middle of typical pasture landscape. We caught a lot of fish from the pond and explored all of the nature trails (gorgeous!). The house was very cozy and homey (even the mattresses were wonderful), and the kitchen was stocked with everything one might need to cook or bake. Having the washer and dryer was a plus as well. It was very beautiful, quiet, and serene, and if your family enjoys the outdoors, we highly recommend this place. It was postcard perfect, and the owners were very sweet. We are already thinking about when we can go back.
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
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Cozy Guest House 'Shady Springs Pine Tree Farm'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438883vb
9037621839
Holly Lake Ranch East Texas
Barrington, IL
5

A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER

  • 5 of 5
First of all, if you are looking for a place that is secluded, in the woods, and run by the most fabulous couple then you need look no further. This cabin was over and beyond anything we read about here....all you need do is bring your food, Jim and Jodi are the most awesome host and hostess!!

We were fortunate enough to be able to spend our Christmas here this year. We never ever felt cramped at one point we had as many as 10 people in this cabin....and the woods and the trails were so very beautiful. We spent a lot of time outside on pine cone hunts with the grandchildren, a memory that will not only be forever with us but with them too.

This venue met and exceeded anything we had hoped for. The property is very clean and well maintained, the location was perfect, the layout worked out beautifully, and the amenities there were more then we could have hoped for. We fixed a full Christmas dinner (from scratch) for 10 people and lacked for nothing. Plenty of beds, linens, blankets, towels..... oh and Jim kept us supplied with all the firewood we could want.....

Jim and Jodi were always available but never intrusive. They are the most gracious couple you will ever have the pleasure to meet.

You will not be disappointed in choosing Shady Springs for your next retreat...if we need a place to stay before our move back home to Texas we will definitely be staying here with them.
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anna and Steve,
What a lovely review. Thank you so much for your kind words. You went beyond taking care of the guest house as your own. We love having guest like you and your family. It makes us so glad that we decided to open up our home and property for others to enjoy.

When and if you move back this way and need a place for a little while to stay make sure you give us a call and we will work something out.

Appreciate you and Take Care!
Jodi & Jim
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Cozy Guest House 'Shady Springs Pine Tree Farm'
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9037621839
Holly Lake Ranch East Texas
Grand Prairie
5

GREAT FAMILY GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
My family wanted to get away from the city and enjoy a quiet week off, Shady Springs delivered just that! Tucked away from the world, you can forget about work and school and just relax.

My husband enjoyed that even in the country, he still had cable TV for football viewing. We curled up and watched many family movies that the cabin had waiting for us (and a few TLC shows too). Thanks to Papa Jim, we had plenty of firewood to keep the fireplace blazing all week long. Nothing soothes the soul like a warm fire! In front of the fire we enjoyed Monopoly and Chess, this cabin offered everything we could think of!

We enjoyed the many trails through-out the property, once the weather was nice we could hardly keep the kids (15, 12 and 8) indoors. They enjoyed the trails, the paddleboat, but most of all their new found friends: two friendly cats and Remi, an adorable dog. They all three followed the kids around the property, what a treat!

While we enjoyed lounging indoors, we did take a day trip and drove out to Tyler for lunch a movie. About a 45min drive, it was a nice change of pace, but we definitely looked forward to returning back to our little getaway. Gilmer carries a Walmart and a few fast-food chains, we purchased a week's worth of groceries and cooked our meals in the cabin. There were plenty of dishes and pots for everything we needed.

The beds were comfy, there were plenty of extra pillows and lounging blankets for the livingroom. An abundance of towels for both the kitchen and bathroom. Really, pack your clothes and toiletries and everything else was there! The best part, they have a washer and dryer in the kitchen, so if you accidentally run out of something, just throw a load in the wash.

As you can tell, we really enjoyed our trip here. If you need a week or a few nights away from the city, this is the place to be! We will be back for many years to come, my kids have already asked to trade in their birthday parties for a trip to Shady Springs! :)
  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What a super nice review! We loved the write up in our book that the kids wrote. You have a lovely family and we hope to see you back. Spring and summer you will see the change when the dogwoods are out in late March early April. The dogwoods don't last long if its windy or/and rainy, but oh how beautiful when the flowers are out. Fishing can be good also. The fish taste so good with the 1 acre lake being spring water feed. Hope to see you in 2014. Jodi & Jim
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Longview, TX
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 271
Car: necessary

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Holly Lake Ranch House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Yearly
Aug 26 2013 - Oct 1 2014
2 night minimum stay
$130
$595
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$130
$595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $50.00
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes ****Rate is for 4 people and a fee of $10.00 per person per night for each additional people up to 8 .

Check out Events and Festivals in East Texas. Examples ; **October - Jamboree 3rd weekend,Gilmore; Tyler Rose Festival; Winnsboro Autumn Trails **December - Christmas events ** Spring - Dogwood and Azalea Trails **Canton Trade Days once a month, yearly.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Holly Lake Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shampoo, hair conditioner, bath soaps, hair dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Room 1 -2 Double Beds in large bedroom Room 2 - Twin/trundle +1 double bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
Notes:
Check in 3 pm Check out 12 noon No Guns - including children BB and Air Soft.
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