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Get Away From It All and Go Jump In the Lake!

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Lakefront: 2 - Bedrooms, 1 Bath Cottage Sleeps 6

This quaint, fully-furnished lakefront cottage is perfect for family vacations, guy's fishing retreats, girl's getaways, several 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 2-bedroom, 1 bath has everything you need to get outta town and forget about the 'real world' for a while. Both bedrooms have a Queen-size bed and the Queen-size sleeper sofa in the living area can accommodate a typical family or 3 couples. Watch the sun rise over the lake from the deck as you're enjoying your morning coffee. Enjoy 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, fishing boat, kayak or canoe rental for a complete lake experience!

Need more room? Rent our 1-bedroom next door get a $100 discount when renting both. HomeAway Property ID 3004923

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • 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 an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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About Allen/Rhonda Sanders

Allen and Rhonda Sanders love living in East Texas and living on Lake Hawkins. Married for over 40 years with 2 incredible daughters and 6 grand kids, we're still crazy in love with each other and love to see families slow down and reconnect with each other and sometimes that means getting out of town and getting away from it all. Technically, we're 'retired', but stay busy managing 7 vacation rentals - but it really is a labor of love. We love opening our hearts and homes to folks who need to just need to chill for a while. In her spare time, Rhonda enjoys all kinds of crafts, quilting and almost anything creative. Allen enjoys fishing and riding his Harley. They are both very active in leadership in their local church.

Allen/Rhonda Sanders purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Allen/Rhonda Sanders chose East Texas

We have lived on Lake Hawkins for over 11 years and just love it. So when our neighbor put her 2 lakefront cottages up for sale, it was a no-brainer us. We already had 1 vacation rental on Holly Lake Ranch and it seems like everyone wants to go to the lake for a getaway for a weekend, week or longer.

What makes this cabin unique

Overlooking beautiful Lake Hawkins, one of Texas' clearest and picturesque lakes, you'll be able to swim, fish or just lounge on the dock. Build a fire in the fire pit, relax on the deck or in the screened-in cabana. More than anything - just get out of town and get in touch with nature and with each other.


based on 42 traveler reviews

Get Away From It All and Go Jump In the Lake!
average rating of 4.952381 based on 42 reviews

Another relaxing and enjoyable summer getaway

  • 5 of 5

Again enjoyed our stay and Allen is always wonderful to deal with and very helpful should you need anything. Lake is just right, not too small or large and congested. It's also great to have your own private dock. Until next time!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect Relaxing location. We Loved every minute of the Cabin and Lake. Allen and Rhonda are wonderful! We will be returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very well maintained. New driveway and lawn were very nice,

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay with hopefully more to come in the future. The Sanders are very attentive to the needs of their guests and provide a wonderfully cared for property. It is refreshing to find such genuinely nice people. The lake is awesome. Very quiet. We plan on returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

Our family consisted of a toddler, a preschooler, a teen, adults, a senior AND dogs, so a big ticket to fill to say the least! This cottage on the lake was perfect!! The house was clean, spacious, and had absolutely everything we could need. The little details were impressive, like the container of bird seed to feed the birds in the morning, the citronella candles on the deck so you could really enjoy those views, and even a full size washer and dryer. There were plenty of towels, trash bags, dishes etc., even a few laundry pods and dryer sheets. There were extra blankets, pillows, a hair dryer, an alarm clock (which was found stashed where it belonged--in the back of a closet---good call guys!)---we seriously only needed to bring our swimsuits and food! There is a road separating the house from the lake, but it is not busy at all, and a super short distance. The water----oh man that water!! It was perfect---beautiful and clear!! We spent most of the time swimming, fishing, taking the boat out (which we highly recommend renting!), and enjoying the quietness and scenery. You can jump into the water from the docks, or as our kids loved, anchor the boat in the middle of the lake and jump from there. The fishing was great! We were getting bites right off the dock. The little ones caught something almost every time. There is a sandy beach at one end of the lake, but we never went. There is a Brookshire Brothers in town for groceries (super friendly folks!) and grandma was able to do some window antiquing in nearby Mineola. Just in case of emergencies, the hospital is not at all far away in Tyler (we had an issue arise unrelated to the rental or our stay). Thank you Allen for your hospitality and for sharing this little slice of Heaven! We hated to leave, and are looking forward to our next visit!! PS---We hesitated leaving a review for fear word would get out about this hidden gem!! :D

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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It was a great get away from the hectic city life.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect...we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time on our vacation with the grandkids. The cottage was everything we hoped for and more. The kids loved getting to swim in the same lake they caught fish out of. We loved it so much we decided to stay an extra night. Our grandkids cannot wait to come back . Thank you Mr & Mrs Sanders for making our stay so pleasant.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Tyler Pounds
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 80
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Taste of Italy on the Lake
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake Hawkins RV Park
Car: recommended

Lake Hawkins is a very clear, spring-fed lake (same aquifer the Ozarka and Nesltle Waters get their spring water). Beautiful winding roads and hills - perfect for walking, bicycling or motorcycling. Great nature-watching, including hawks, bald eagles, ducks, grey herrings - all kind of wild birds, deer, foxes, squirrels and rabbits. Good bass, crappie and bream fishing.


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Hawkins Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
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:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 3rd queen-size sleeper sofa in living room
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Waterfront property includes use of dock, deck and fire-pit. Bring your own boat or personal watercraft, or rent our pontoon boat, fishing boat, kayak or canoe and enjoy fishing, boating, skiing, tubing - or just come nature-watch and relax.

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