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Lakeview Cottage Sleeps 4 with Great Amenities!

52 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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1 bedroom with great view of the lake with dock , 1 bath, sleeps 4

This quaint, fully-furnished lakefront cottage is perfect for family vacations, guy's fishing retreats, girl's getaways, a couple of couples or a romantic getaway with your honey. Overlooking one of the clearest, spring-fed lakes in Texas (the same aquifer that Ozarka and Nestle gets their spring water feeds Lake Hawkins), this 1-bedroom, 1 bath has everything you need to get outta town and forget about the 'real world' for a while. The bedroom, with a Queen-size bed and the Queen-size sleeper sofa in the living area can accomodate a small family or 2 couples. Watch the sun rise over the lake from the deck as you're enjoying your morning coffee. Enjoy our screened-in cabana, private boat dock for securing your boat, fishing, swimming and sun-bathing and lots of room to play, walk, run, cycle, motorcycle or just chill. A public beach at Lake Hawkins County Park is down the road, just a few minutes away. You’ll want “our place” to be your “your place” for your next intimate getaway. Ask about our pontoon boat rental for a complete lake experience!

We're 100 miles east of Dallas, 100 west of Shreveport and within minutes of Mineola, Gladewater and Jefferson with scores of antique shops, lakes, wineries and some of the best fishing, boating and motorcycle riding in the country! Lake Fork, Lake of the Pines, Lake Palestine, Lake Holbrook, Lake Winnsoro, Lake Gilmer, Lake Quitman are just minutes away. So spend a weekend on beautiful Lake Hawkins or spend a week and fish them all!

Need more room? Rent our 2-bedroom next door instead, or rent them both and get a $100 discount. HomeAway Property ID 3004982

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Allen/Rhonda Sanders
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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About Allen/Rhonda Sanders

Allen and Rhonda are semi-retired and live nearby within the community. Rhonda is artsy and creative. Allen loves to fish and ride his Harley. Both are very involved and active their local church and both love to make music and enjoy serving people.

Allen/Rhonda Sanders purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Allen/Rhonda Sanders chose East Texas

We have lived on Lake Hawkins for over 10 years in a fabulous log home and my neighbor decided to sell her little weekend place. So with a little TLC and my wife's creativity, we fashioned this great little cottage into something that looks like it belongs on a Montana river or off the coast of Maine. Its pitched ceiling, exposed beams and a tastefully-decorated fishing motif, just feels like you're miles from everything.


based on 52 traveler reviews

Lakeview Cottage Sleeps 4 with Great Amenities!
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 52 reviews

Allan and Rhonda think of everything! this is second place my wife and i have stayed and it is perf

  • 3 of 5

The only problem that we had was a stray dog. We go to the lake to enjoy the lake and have coffee on the porch or on the water in the morning(so peaceful). The dog was a sweet dog and not aggressive, but i couldn't enjoy my coffee in order to keep him off my wife.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi guys - so sorry about the trouble with the stray dog. As you know, my wife and I had seized the opportunity to actually take a vacation ourselves and we were out of state when Fido showed up to spoil your time relaxing time on the deck. Please refresh my memory when you book your "next" stay with us and I'll knock off a $100 for the inconvenience. Until then - Allen and Rhonda Sanders
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Exceptional, Relaxing, Enjoyable - Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I have been visiting Lake Hawkins for several years but this was my first stay on the Lake. The moment I walked into the Cottage, I felt relaxed and at home. The Cottage was everything as described and more. It’s very clean, fully furnished, and decorated with lots of nice homey touches. Rhonda is a great decorator.

The front porch is wonderful, very relaxing, and a facing lake view. There is a bird feeder at the end of the porch and they provide food for the birds and squirrels. I got to see my first Chipmunk in the wild. I had seen them on cartoons before. There are also two hummingbird feeders.

The dock is very large and has a screened in sitting area. The bench swing on the dock was very relaxing to enjoy watching the sunrise, lake, ducks, fish and turtles.

I have always enjoyed visiting Lake Hawkins, this vacation at the Cottage was one of my most fun and relaxing vacations I’ve ever had and we will be returning soon?

I had the pleasure to meet and spend some time getting to know Allen and Rhonda, they are wonderful and sincere people. They were very attentive to our every need.

Thank you - Allen and Rhonda!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, Enjoyable, Comfortable, Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

Cottage One is a lovely cabin for up to four people. It is well furnished with everything needed for a nice relaxing visit.

The owners were very accessible from inquiry about the propriety, all through the visit and even on the day of departure still seemed genuinely intent on us relaxing and enjoying our stay. They responded quickly to messages and answered all of my questions.

The view from the front porch is wonderful whether enjoying the lake or watching the birds and squirrels. The dock allocated for the cottage provided a screened in sitting area as well as a very nice bench swing for fishing or just enjoying the lake.

One only needed to bring food and beverage; all dishes and cookware were available as well as linens and supplies. The DVD library was a nice touch in addition to cards and books.

The property is well maintained and I can comfortably recommend this to others seeking a nice get away.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice lake cottage in a tranquil environment. Little charmer!

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was really clean and prepared. Looks "much better" than the pictures on the site which rarely happens. Allen and Rhonda work hard to keep up with all maintenance, are very gracious hosts and accommodating. Went to relax and just do a little fishing off the dock, so this fit the bill perfectly. We might peruse the pontoon rental next time around to explore this beautiful little lake. Hummingbirds, cardinals, tall trees, gentle breeze, all make for a great experience. I would highly recommend, and will book again myself. One of the best deals on the site and a short easy drive from the DFW area. See you next time around....

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, clean and updated house. Very spacious for a 1 bedroom and had a great layout. Loved the screened-in cabana right on the lake! We enjoyed our stay and will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Relax

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our four days on the lake, and this cottage was the perfect place to stay. It was clean, well designed and furnished, and has great views of the lake. We spent most evenings at the cabana watching the light on the water, the egrets making their way to their nests for the night, and sometimes a heron. The location is close to Hawkins for necessities and convenient to Tyler if you want to shop or see the sights. We liked the nearby Italian restaurant and the restaurant in town. We plan to be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tyler Pounds, Tyler TX
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrack, Mineola
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 80
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Taste of italy on the Lake
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake Hawkins County Park
Car: recommended

Caldwell Zoo and Discovery Place in Tyler (25 mi), winery with live jazz on weekends, great antiquing, Good restaurants and grocery shopping.


Rates & Availability

Hawkins Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 13.0%

$100 refundable deposit required to confirm reservation, balance of payment due 30 days prior to arrival. All payments are fully-refundable BEFORE 30 days prior to arrival date. No refunds AFTER 30 days prior to arrival date, however - all payments may be applied toward a future stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Hawkins Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Living Room - Queen Sleeper Sofa
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Waterfront property includes use of dock, deck, screened-in cabana, fire-pit. Bring your own boat or personal watercraft, or rent one of our boats and enjoy fishing, boating, skiing, tubing - or just come nature-watch and relax.

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