COZY GETAWAY LAKEFRONT COTTAGE WITH FISHING AND RELAXING DOCK

Connie Watkins

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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COZY GETAWAY LAKEFRONT COTTAGE WITH FISHING AND RELAXING DOCK

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1BR/1 Sleeping Area, Full Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Ready for peace and quiet? Come sit on the large covered dock with a fishing pole or a good book. Or rock your cares away as you view the beautiful sunset on the lake from the front or back deck.

Cozy waterfront Cottage nestled in Big Thicket just outside Ace, Tx. approx. 50 miles north of Houston.

Accommodations: 1 upstairs bedroom with king size bed perfect for sleeping in, 1 trundle bed with 2 twins size in sleeping area near bathroom, and a full size sofa sleeper. A/C and heat upstairs and down. Two Tv's with DVD players and large selection of movies, 2 grills on back deck and a covered gazebo. We have fast speed wireless internet (with movie and game streaming only between the hours of midnight and 5:00 am please!) . And our most recent addition to our wonderful cottage is a great out door Fire Pit that we cant wait to try out during the cold months ahead!

Area great for fishing, biking, running, birdwatching, or long walks! Near The Resort @ Artesian Lakes, and the famous Hilltop Herb Restaurant. Great antique shops in nearby Livingston, or catch a movie at an old fashion movie house in downtown Livingston.

Wonderful for Small Family or Romantic Get-away for 2: To those who have rented in previous years, the problem we had with hydrilla has been completely eliminated! Thanks to our great Lake Restoration Committee's efforts, the lake is once again beautiful! We would love to have you come back and enjoy the tranquility and great fishing that Taylor Lake once again provides.

This is a wonderful, small-family vacation rental, or a cozy, romantic get-away for two.

This quiet, charming cottage on a peninsula will beckon you back, again and again!

With it's wonderful 18-hole golf course, historic Livingston has numerous restaurants, fun antique shops and outlet mall just 17 miles away. Even an old fashion movie house!

The Alabama Cochatta Indian Reservation is located nearby with it's live-theater performances, guided nature tours and museum.

Dine at the famous Hilltop Restaurant and Herb Farm, just 15 miles away where you will delight in their wonderful gourmet meals....or leisurely peruse their wonderful gift shop!

Enjoy the slow pace and the sheer beauty and peacefulness of nature all around you! Taylor lake boasts of many different kinds of birds that pass through at different times of the year and many that live there year around that are fun to watch through the binoculars or just sitting on the covered dock and watching! There is a bird watching trail just a few miles down the road.

Awesome large,covered dock with swing and picnic table : Grab a beverage, a book or a fishing pole and come relax on the covered dock! Bask in the sun on this wonderful deck or rock your stress away in the comfy rocking chairs or swing! A l Gazebo overlooks the lake, and a great place for breakfast or romantic evening meal.

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
We love this lake! Fishing was great and it was so nice to relax and get away. We absolutely loved the cottage. It is truly inviting and cozy!
May 2013
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Connie Watkins

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My husband and I fell in love with this cottage and area and convinced the owners it had to be ours. Since then, we have worked hard to add special personal touches that make it a very special, relaxing place to share with others as well.

First thing I love to do is pop the cork on a botttle of wine and take my dog and book to the covered dock, sit in the swing and let the city stress melt away fast! You probably need to do the same?!

Enjoy long walks. Enjoy the fishing; some of the largest bass caught right off the dock!. And, because it is a private lake, there is no outside boats allowed in and thus none of the noise and traffic of a larger public lake. If you need peace and quiet ; this is the place for you. And love the paddle boat! Lots of fun! A great little get a way just made greater with wireless internet and the attention of an outdoor Fire Pit to enjoy during the cold nights!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Cozy Getaway Lakefront Cottage with Fishing and Relaxing Dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Ace Lake Livingston
Buda, Texas
5

Quiet Retreat

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to East Texas and to the Cozy Cottage. We would go sight-seeing during the early part of the day (hiking at Lake Livingston State Park and trails in the Big Thicket Nature Preserve) and spend the later part of the afternoon and evening at the cottage. It is so relaxing and peaceful and there is so much wildlife to see. 2 alligators went swimming by the dock (my husband was so excited) and many different kinds of birds. We had the best luck fishing at night (after the turtles went to the bank) and caught some catfish! The kitchen has everything that you could possibly need to cook meal and there is an extensive movie selection. It was exactly what we needed! :)
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christy for the review! Good to hear about all the local attractions you visited . Glad you caught some catfish, most usually catch bass. The quiet and peace is what I love the most about the Cozy Cottage and really like to hear when others enjoy it also. The Trinity River that runs right next to us is home to a lot of wildlife (including the occasional Alligator that roams over for a short visit ) . It is their natural habitat as is most all Texas lakes and Rivers. Thanks again and hope to hear from you soon again! Owner
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Ace Lake Livingston
5

cozy, funky, quiet and pristine!

  • 5 of 5
We were pleasantly surprised to find the property had all we could hope for and more! The owner was great to work with, very attentive and the caretakers were so helpful yet respectful of our privacy. The lake is low but our teenage son still managed to catch lots of fish and the bird life was remarkable! Long walks around the lake, quiet reading on the deck and evening campfires - doesn't get any better! Being Canadians, we were primarily wanting to escape the snow, but we would recommend this property to anyone looking for a quiet, comfortable getaway.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and for being such great renters! It was such a pleasure to get to know you through corresponding back and forth. I love the fact that you came to escape the snow and indeed had beautiful weather while here. We cant always predict the weather, but we do work hard to offer a cozy place. And, I never thought of it as funky but I think you are right . Our cottage is very unique and fun funky, shabby chic style that attracts folks to come back again and again. It kind of draws you in and makes you sigh and kick back and never want to go back to fast pace again! I hope you will be one of our repeaters as I am sure you will ! Thank you for your complimentary , descriptive words!
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Ace Lake Livingston
Houston
5

Relax........

  • 5 of 5
Really enjoyed the cabin and the time away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Living in Houston and finding a quiet place close to the city, yet secluded, is a challenge so I'm glad we found this place as it fit the bill. Didn't even know this little lake existed. We came well prepared, and found out that the cabin already had most of what we had brought! Truely turn-key. The views from the front and back were excellent especially at sunrise and sunset. Even though the water was low, there were fish and turtles right up at the dock. The gar were spawning and that was super cool to watch from the dock. I spent a lot of time fishing after visiting with the caretaker next door on the best places and methods. Had a cold front, but I still managed to catch 2 nice bass. My wife read/napped/watched the birds/fished. Owner was great and gave us plenty of details and freedom. Went on some long walks around the lake. At night, the place is truely quiet and dark. I bet there are 1000 DVD's there to choose from. We used the bbq grill and had a steak and watched the sunset, unplugged from the world.
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. Just so glad you had a wonderful experience and stay at the cottage! You were wonderful to work with and thank you! I always marvel at how folks are surprised at the beauty of the lake and surroundings and all the different lake life they encounter. I cant wait to go back their myself! Please come back soon ; love sharing it!
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Ace Lake Livingston
5

Relaxing Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I recently stayed here for a long weekend, after a bit of travelling to rest and recharge. The cottage is wonderful and you are forced to switch off from the stresses of daily interruptions. We found the cottage to be excellently stocked. The kitchen had more utensils than we have at home. There are numerous boxes of DVDs for entertainment on wet days (fortunately we had none). The views from the cottage are fantastic, both front and back. Watching the sunrise one side and set the other. Our dog loved the area too, plenty of space for him to walk and for us to enjoy the views while doing so. The dock and porch are great. It's perfect for sitting and listening to nature or simply reading with a large glass of wine nearby. I went out fishing with the caretaker (who lives nextdoor), who kindly taught me how to bass fish, catching a couple. I would definitely recommend this place to someone wanting to relax. We did the minute we walked through the door. It was so peaceful.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were a pleasure to meet and rent to! I am so glad you enjoyed the peacefulness at our cottage. Please know that you are very welcomed to come again very soon! One of the charms we try to keep about the place is the fact that it is quiet and free from the daily grind and stress. Hopefully, soon the rains will fill our beautiful lake back up again and you can come and practice that bass fishing again!
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Ace Lake Livingston
Garland, Texas
5

Great fishing and quiet!

  • 5 of 5
My hubby, our boxer Greta and I just spent 4 wonderful days at this cottage. The cottage is exceptionally clean and is fully stocked. You really only need to bring food and clothing. We had great lake views from the front and the back, and a wonderful neighborhood to walk our dog and enjoy the quiet and the views. The care takers live next door, which is great! They were very helpful, bit not intrusive. We saw them twice. The first time they just checked to make sure we had everything we needed. The dock and porch are awesome. I love to read and I spent my day in the porch swing or on 1 of the 3 patio areas available. No worries of it rains, the patio over the lake is huge and completely covered. There was even a fish cleaning station. And the fishing.... Omg. My hubby is a bass fisherman and he was in heaven. He caught over 100 fish (this is for real!). They have a nice aluminum boat that can be used to fish out of which he did! He could hardly wait to get back out each day he had so much fun, his arms were tired! He used artificial lures and caught several right off of the dock. So if you like peace and quiet or love to fish this is a great little get away! At night we watched movies, and they have a great collection, however, you are minutes away from a RedBox if you prefer. The bed was super comfy and cozy and their were amazing views from upstairs as well. Connie was great and wonderful to do business with. We received our deposit back within days of is leaving. I would recommend this as a getaway to any couple or a couple with older children. They have extra beds downstairs also. Our fur baby loved being able to go with us and their are plenty of areas to walk your dog. We will go back!
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys so much for enjoying our cottage. You were a pleasure to work with and thanks for abiding to the catch and release program! Hope to meet you next time and hope you have many next times soon!!
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Ace Lake Livingston
Fort Worth, TX
5

Bear and Pattie's wonderful Halloween weekend escape!

Bear and Pattie's wonderful Halloween weekend escape!
  • 5 of 5
My dog and I enjoyed a marvelously relaxing Halloween weekend at this wonderful cottage on the lake. The cottage itself is so cute, very neat, clean, comfortable and cozy. The owners are very nice and so helpful with arrangements,. We really enjoyed the huge covered deck with swing and just relaxing with a book or watching a movie. There is also a gazebo with hottub and the surrounding area is just so peaceful. We enjoyed long walks and, one morning, came upon a beautiful family of deer grazing and another time what appeared to be a mother fox with her young out in a field. Just listening to the birds and seeing mother nature all around was such a treat after living in the city. If you love nature and peace and quiet, this is the place to be. Thanks so much to the Watkins', for sharing your lovely cottage and for being so helpful! I can't wait to come back!
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Patties and Bears are always welcomed at our cozy cottage!So happy that you enjoyed your stay. We are always adding to our movie collection and making improvements to make the cottage even more relaxing and enjoyable. Hope to have you again soon!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
55.76 Miles
Houston/Bush
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
FM 2610
Nearest Barpub
17 Miles
Livingston
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Livingston, Texas
Car: necessary

Located in the Big Thicket 17 miles from Livingston, Texas, with its wonderful 9 hole golf course. Also near the Alabama Cochatta Indian Reservation with it's live theatre and gift shops and just 15 miles from The Resort at Artesian Lakes. Home of the famous Hill Top Herb Garden and gourmet Restaurant where you can enjoy a wonderful dining experience Friday and Saturday evenings and on Sunday they have an amazing brunch. Approximately 50 miles from Houston/Humble, Texas.

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Availability & Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$165
$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fee $150
Pet Fee $75
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Payment in full due 10 days prior to arrival. Personal checks,Money Order, Cashiers Check accepted. Security Deposit is refundable within 10 days after departure
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Amenities

Amenities

Ace Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 912 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Carport
  • Living Area
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Covered Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2) trundle day bed /2 twin mattresses sleeps two in sleeping area near bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony
  • Wood Deck
  • Motorboat
  • Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Pedal Boat
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
We have a very large covered dock with a picnic table and a swing and a fish cleaning double sink area. Great fishing rain or shine! We also have a small fishing boat and a paddle boat. There is also an outdoor Fire Pit to enjoy during the colder months.
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