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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 - 5 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 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 Cedar Creek Lake

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
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

The Cottage on Cedar Creek Lake! Waterfront paradise!
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews

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: Mar 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: Jun 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: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Every detail of this cottage made us feel very welcome. Upon our arrival I felt such a peace about the property as I entered the cottage with beautiful music playing in the house. Michael and Ron thought of every detail to make our stay perfect. We felt very special when we found the farm fresh eggs and all the ingredients for waffles for our breakfast. I am telling you THEY THINK OF EVERYTHING!!!! Sitting on the dock sipping my hot tea a beautiful peace came over me. I knew this was truly a magical place. We can't wait to return. Michael and Ron will also help with any special request. They both have the attitude "yes we can" . Love it..

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay and experienced "the magic" we feel too! The Cottage really is a special place....somewhat hard to describe... "calm", "peaceful", "enchanting"......we've heard many descriptions but we think you said it's magical! Thanks for your kind words and great review! Hope to see you again soon!
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Frisco, TX, USA

Place of magic

  • 5 of 5

I really can't say enough good things about the cottage. I have been coming here every Winter for the last 9 years with my daughter, my best friend, and her daughter. We LOVE LOVE this house. It is so special and so magical to us, and it is a tradition our girls will remember for a lifetime. Ron and Michael are really amazing, and never disappoint us. The cottage is always clean and has everything we need. We look forward to our trip every year, and even though we have been on fancy vacations this place is hands down our favorite! It feels like home. The moment we walk in the door, the amazing smell, and soft music welcomes us. Our girls love to visit the animals and feed them. This is the one and only place they actually put down their cell phones! We will be back again and again!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your nice comments make all of our work worthwhile! We have built our business to become more than 1/2 "repeat and referred" guests like yourself. This tells us we are doing something right! We are so grateful for your loyalty year after year and look forward to your visits! We'll see you again in April!
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Carrollton, Texas

Our Happy Place

  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting the cottage for many years and it is always a wonderful experience. Every detail is designed to welcome & comfort. Ron & Michael are not only great hosts but are now our friends. We always end our stay with a renewed spirit and a plan to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • 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

Mabank Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 9 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
May 25 2017 - May 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
JULY 4th HOLIDAY - 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
FALL 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 14 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pre-arrivalHousekeeping $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

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