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'The Merlot House' Near Historic Grapevine-Family friendly-great location!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

About the Merlot House:

rates: 2-4 nights $220 per night/sun-thur

$235 per night Fri and sat

7-10 nights $195 per night

The auto quote will not calculate the discounted nightly rate. For best service and accurate rates please contact the owner by clicking the send email button on the right or call the number listed in the owner section (bottom right of page)

No Parties/Special events-No Pets-No Smoking

3 bedrooms/ 2 full bathrooms (3 Queens + a twin bed)

Comfort, style and space await you in this completely renovated 1950’s Craftsman style home. Furnished to appease both families and business travelers alike the tasteful mix of Casual and Timeless styles provides a sophisticated retreat at the end of each day.

Open living and dining lend themselves to family and relaxing TV time. The cook in the group can focus on the menu in the fully stocked and equipped kitchen. Upgrades include arched doorways, crown molding, quartz counters and wood floors. Touches of wine inspired decor adorn the interior in tribute to the many local Grapevine wineries.

• 1,400 sq ft-Open concept floor plan (4 beds total)

• 3 bedrooms with queen beds

• Twin Bed in open Study

• 2 full bathrooms with shower/tub/double vanities

• Free WiFi internet in the office/study

• 42' TV with satellite/DVD player

• Laundry room with full size stackable washer and dryer

• Expandable dining table

• Patio table (seats 6) with charcoal grill & chiminea

• 1/4 acre lot with huge fenced backyard and shade

• Paved driveway parking (2-3 cars) and street parking is allowed

• Central Heat and A/C

• Soft linens and plenty of thirsty towels provided

• Ceiling fans in Living room and all bedrooms

• Microwave and full size appliances

About Grapevine:

Location! Location! Location!

Stay close to all of the fun in Grapevine, the premier summer destination of North Texas, 'The Christmas Capital of Texas' and the home of the largest wine festival in the Southwest.

Centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth we’re only minutes to DFW International Airport, Grapevine Mills Mall, Lake Grapevine and the Cowboy’s Golf Club and Las Colinas.

The Merlot House is walking distance to the Historic District (3 blks)where guests can indulge in shopping, dining, art exhibits, nightlife, live entertainment and wine tastings at the local wineries. Walk 1 block to great restaurants like Bob's Steak & Chop, Fireside Pies and the Winewood Grill. Enjoy a ride on the Vintage Railroad from Grapevine to the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards or stroll through vendor booths and entertainment during one of many festivals and events throughout the year. Summer fun can be found on Lake Grapevine with amenities and activities such as swimming,walking and biking trails, picnic areas, boat ramps, lakefront dining and the famous annual Fourth of July fireworks show. For your more adventurous side jet ski/boat rentals, fishing guide services and sailing excursions are also available. Drive 10-15 minutes to Southlake Town Square where you will find an assortment of high end shops and a variety of restaurants to choose from. If you prefer antique shopping a 2 mile drive will get you to Grapevine's Antique Mall or head over to Colleyville's Vineyards Antique Mall.

3 night minimum July 4th holiday

3 night minimum on Weekends in Nov and Dec************

5 night minimum Christmas and Thanksgiving week**************

Regretfully, out of consideration for our neighbors, no special events/parties are permitted. Max occupancy is 7

Check in: 3pm

Check out: by 11am

No Pets

Additional Location Information:

DFW Airport-6 miles

Lovefield Airport-14 miles

Arlington (Six Flags, Hurricane Harbor, Ranger Stadium and the new Cowboys Stadium) - 17 Miles

Grapevine Lake - 2 miles

Downtown Fort Worth (Sundance Square)- 23 miles

The Gaylord Texan convention center-3 miles

Grapevine Mills Mall- 4 miles (Leggo Land Discovery Center)

Texas Motor Speedway-16 miles

City of Plano- 28 miles

City of Las Colinas/Irving - 5 miles

Downtown Dallas - 20 miles

Keywords: House, Cottage

More Details

Roseanne S.
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Roseanne S.

My husband, a former motorcross and supercross competitor, and I love saving and restoring old homes. We are real estate agents, investors, remodelers and for fun we like 'looking for the next project'. Every now and then we'll pack an overnight bag and spend a long weekend at The Merlot House and enjoy everything that Grapevine has to offer. Sharing our home with others has given us the opportunity to meet some great people and make new friends.

Why Roseanne S. chose Dallas - Fort Worth (DFW)

We enjoy all of the festivals and special events in the area especially at Christmas time. In the summer we spend a lot of time time on Lake Grapevine so the location works well for us. We love the real small town feel Grapevine has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Roseanne,

Just a short note to let you know how much we enjoyed staying at your beautiful home Everything was wonderful and the house is equipped with more than what we expected! I will definitely recommend your house to my friends and if we come back to Grapevine we will definitely come stay again! It was a great location with plenty of privacy and we felt right at home from the start. Sorry for taking so long to send this note. Thanks again for having us and I hope someday to come back and meet you!

Have a great day and a great 2011!!

Kathy & Dan P.

Jim & Barb L.

Ontario Canada
Mar 2011
  • 1 of 5


Grapevine Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds -beds have mattress protectors and pads-pillows have protectors 1 twin bed located in the Merlot Red study
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Huge fenced in backyard


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

'The Merlot House' Near Historic Grapevine-Family friendly-great location!
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 49 reviews

Very quaint house with comfortable rooms

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights for a family get away. The home was comfortable, the bedrooms were nice, double sinks both bathrooms, and the kitchen was well equipped. Used the barbecue grill one night to cook out. The backyard is large. We just had a great stay and have nothing bad to say about this house.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house was located close to everything! Owner/manager was so sweet to work with! The home itself was clean and decorated so pretty! Everything you needed to cook or grill outside. The pictures you see are exactly how the house is, everything seems to be remodeled.The home was very roomy and comfortable. We hope to stay again when we are in the area! We loved the house!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing the Merlot House! Glad you enjoyed it. Come back anytime! -Roseanne
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Strongly recommended - very functional for a traveling family, clean, and everything as advertised.

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this home very favorably. Everything was as advertised, the home was extremely clean and well provided, and the owners were responsive and easy to deal with.

We found the home to be an excellent choice for a large family like ours. There is plenty of room in the three bedrooms. The fourth sleeping area - which is in the "study" right off the kitchen/hallway - is ok simply for an extra bed, but can't really function as an extra bedroom, as it is too open to the rest of the home. This is made clear in the description of the house, so there was no surprise there, and the extra bed was indeed useful to us. The kitchen is plenty spacious; we did a good deal of cooking in-house, and appreciated that the kitchen was decently stocked with basic utensils and cooking implements. The living area is comfortable, and the owners have provided a number of board games, playing cards, etc. And of course there's a decent TV and the wireless internet worked fine. Another big plus was the very large yard, fenced in. If you are traveling with kids, this will be a much appreciated feature.

For those unfamiliar with the area, the location is terrific in terms of its being close to historic Grapevine (several great restaurants and wine shops/bars within walking distance or an extremely short drive), and all of the retail/restaurants of Southlake/Grapevine are within a couple of miles in any direction. The neighborhood is an older neighborhood, not upscale or modern, but certainly safe - it's right off the main drag, so it's as close to some office buildings as it is to other residences. I can't recommend the location strongly enough - everything is right there.

I would like to underscore again that the home was clean, which is always a relief to see when you walk into a place for the first time. And the owners were very reasonable to deal with. We had the furnace stop working on us when we were there (during a very cold stretch), and the owners made sure that it was serviced that same day, so we felt that they were quite responsible and responsive.

In sum, we would certainly look forward to staying here again, and would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It means so much that you enjoyed your visit at The Merlot House. Hope to have you again as guests in the future. All the Best!-Roseanne
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Great house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

This house exceeded our expectations. It is very well kept and clean. It has the perfect setup for entertaining and plenty of space for sleeping. Would definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd year staying at this place, nice and a safe area. We're planning for our next year trip already.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! The note from your children was so sweet! It made my day! Look forward to having you again. Merry Christmas.
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Great Propery

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful. Clean, nice decorations and excellent appliances. I have rented many other homes and this is truly the first that didn't feel like the rental had only discarded furniture. The location was very good. We didn't have any issues. It's a great property.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Grapevine Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 4 weekend
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas in Grapevine
Nov 30 2017 - Dec 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas in Grapevine
Dec 7 2017 - Dec 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas in Grapevine
Dec 14 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 19 2017 - Dec 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Departure cleaning fee $95

*****5 night minimum during Christmas week and Thanksgiving week at reg rates*******
*****3 night minimum on WEEKENDS in the months of NOV and DEC
*****3 night min July 4th holiday (or weekend before)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Winewood Grill
Bob's Steak and Chophouse
Big Fish Seafood Grill & Bar
Cafe and Bread Baking Co
Weinbergers Deli
Cinemark Tinseltown USA
Grapvine Vintage Railroad
Fireside Pies - Grapevine
Farina's winery & cafe
Ferraris Italian Villa
Tom Thumb
Braums Ice Cream & Dairy Strs
Grapevine Mills Mall

Close proximity to sports venues, New Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Texas Rangers, Dallas Stars. Easy access and commute to Texas Motor Speedway.


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