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The Cottage on Cedar Creek Lake! Waterfront paradise!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8)

*** Now reserving FALL, HOLIDAY and 2017 dates! BOOK NOW for best availability!!! ***

Are you looking for something more than just a 'rental' lake house? The Cottage on Cedar Creek Lake may be for you...A true 'Nature Lover's' dream! This hand-crafted waterfront cottage is a 'Paradise Found'! The Cottage is best suited for four to six guests seeking quality accommodations in spectacular surroundings. Two 'queen size' beds and one kingsize bed dressed in pure cotton linens hold the promise of sweet dreams and restful sleep. The den with queen-size futon and double doors for privacy offers additional sleeping quarters for two guests, bringing the total to eight.

Farm fresh eggs, fresh roasted organic coffee beans, and a kitchen stocked with treats will make breakfast on the lake something special! Mornings at The Cottage offer sights of ducks, geese, herons and wildlife starting the day...enjoy your coffee in bed, on the porch or on the deck, whatever location you choose is sure to delight!

This storybook setting is the backdrop for total relaxation and rejuvenation. Tall pine, oak and cypress trees shade the lush lawn and overlook the lake. Dogwood and azaleas highlight in the spring!

Party deck with boat access is the perfect place to play. Situated with a spectacular open water view, the deck is at the mouth of a protected cove with a fantastic sandy swimming area.... The best swimming on Cedar Creek lake just steps from your door. (Beach towels and 'noodles' are provided for your pleasure!)

This home has everything you need to get away and have the time of your life! Inside you will find pillows, comforters, and soft, comfy throws for napping! A variety of books, cards, games, puzzles, and reading materials make sure there is something for everyone. Four televisions with 'dishNET' satellite TV, Sirius music and VHS/DVD players. For outdoor fun...gas and charcoal grills, woodburning campfire pit (perfect for s'mores!), croquet, horseshoes, and 'washers' to show off your skill! Rocking chairs, picnic tables with umbrellas, chaise lounges are provided for relaxation, and there's even a tree swing for lazy afternoons.

Natural slate floors, hand-hewn pine paneling, and comfy rustic décor will make you feel right at home and want to stay! All this AND a heated slate floor in the bathroom for those cool mornings! The Cottage is truly 'the' perfect retreat on Cedar Creek to see for yourself!

*** MAPS (mapquest, google,etc.) are NOT accurate for this area! (Driving directions will be sent when reservation is confirmed.)

We love pets, but no pets are allowed at The Cottage. We love smokers, too, but smoking is only allowed outside of The Cottage. Sand filled urns are provided.

Keywords: Waterfront Paradise! Nestled in the woods!

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2017

About Ron

Country boys at heart with a great appreciation for the finer things in life! We love the feeling of being near the water....the wooded, rustic charm of our homes and the natural setting. Animals lovers....we share our land with our flock of heirloom breed laying hens, ducks, geese, a small herd of dairy goats and four llamas! Come see why we call it 'paradise'!

Ron purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Ron chose Mabank

We searched the lake for over a year to find the perfect location for our own vacation home. The top priorities for us were privacy and a sense of seclusion.....we simply did not want to look out and see 10 boathouses or stare at a bank of homes and neighbors across a cove. We also wanted a firm, sandy swimming area, protection from the heavy boat traffic and choppiness of wide open water, but we wanted a open water view. As nature lovers, we also wanted to be nestled in wooded setting for shade, wildlife and natural beauty.

What makes this cottage unique

We made the decision to focus on providing our guests with a little something extra when staying with us.....from high quality linens (Freshly pressed!), to farm fresh eggs from our own laying hens, we work to 'surprise and delight' each guest on their visit. Whether it's a new furnishing, art or antique, we strive to keep our homes crisp and updated with constant improvements. Repeat visitors and referrals from previous guests are the mainstay of our business. We're told our homes 'feel like home'....and are just as 'fresh and clean as the first visit'....this tells us we are doing something right!


Mabank Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bath with shower, Toto toilet, great water pressure and a HEATED natural slate floor!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master down with wonderful super jumbo pillow top mattress.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Loft - 1 king , Upstairs loft with lake view from bed!
  • King size beds (1) Super Pillowtop king bed in sleeping loft!, Queen size Beds (2) Plush 'super pillowtop' beds promise sweet dreams - queen size in Master BR and upstairs BR, Baby Cribs (1) Very cool 'Pack'nPlay'! High chair also available. Queen futon in den with doors for privacy... complete bed linens provided.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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The Cottage on Cedar Creek Lake! Waterfront paradise!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews

Serene and Enchanting Storybook Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage and setting are a serene tranquil getaway. One could not ask for a more perfect area on Cedar Creek Lake. Unwind and let go your stresses will melt away. The goats, llamas and chickens along with a few cats that come and go only add to the delight of this enchanting place. Ron and Michael are very attentive and caring hosts that drop by with fresh eggs every morning or bags of fruit to feed the animals. We very much enjoyed sitting by the fire pit or on the deck over looking the lake watching incredible sunsets. Truly paradise found!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Cottage on Cedar Creek Lake

  • 5 of 5

The lake house on Cedar Creek lake was exactly what we needed. Quiet and inviting and right on the water. Ron and Michael thought of everything so when you arrive all you really have to do is unpack and enjoy the wonderful retreat they created. If you need a place to unwind and unplug from life's hectic schedule then this is the place.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The relaxed environment we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

We unwound, relaxed, and our little girl had a blast boating, fishing and watching movies. We are already looking at dates for another trip later in the summer.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

This is the fourth time we have stayed at Ron & Michael's Lake houses. We have stayed at three different ones and loved them all. Already told them we were coming again and want to try a different house. My Grandson loved the animals. We fed them apples and veggies from our prepping for dinner each day. We enjoyed the fresh eggs from the hens each morning. There is always fresh fruit upon arrival and the making for S'mores. My daughter just fell in love with the peaceful music, fresh scent of lavender mix that Michael creates as you first walk into the cottage. The beds are so comfortable and beautiful sheets and comforters. Every time I leave there I want to buy a Lake house and then I say WHY, I'll just stay at Ron & Michael's piece of paradise. one of my most favorite places to go. 2 hour from Plano and I feel like I am in the most peaceful place on this earth. One more thing, the sunsets are like no other and to view them with a glass of wine on the new deck they just completed is PRICELESS. Thanks again for a wonderful vacation, we just love you both so much.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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July 4th Lake House Trip 2016

  • 3 of 5

I booked 2 homes for this years 4th July weekend The cottage home and the farmhouse home. Both homes were very comfortable to stay in, they literally had everything you needed minus your tooth brush and good of course. But over all these two homes are fantastic. The current dock they had was so so but as I have been told that dock will be going away to make room for s brand new Boat dock with a patio Deck on top to sun bathe. I would highly recommend staying in either house Ron and Michael are both great guys and are there to assist you with anything you may need.

I do recommend these two homes as a lake house getaway

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend escape!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely and relaxing weekend with our two young daughters at the lake. Even though the water was still chilly, the girls had a great time playing in the yard, kayaking, and relaxing on the dock. They also loved feeding the goats that live down the lane. The house was very well appointed and had just the right amount of rustic charm! Since the lake is such an easy trip from Dallas, we look forward to visiting the Cottage again sometime soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kayaks provided at no additional cost and are available for use AT YOUR OWN RISK! PLEASE WEAR A PERSONAL FLOTATION's the LAW!

Nice paved road to the point of peninsula for morning walks, running or casual strolls any time of day.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pre-arrivalHousekeeping $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Payment in full required within 24 hours to confirm your reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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