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Brett Morell

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Cozy Lake Home on Cedar Creek Lake an Hour from Dallas!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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5 Bedroom (Sleeps 10), 3 Bath House on lakefront

Enjoy a relaxing get-away from the daily grind at our family lake house. Get the family or your business associates together with no computers and put the phones away. Host an executive retreat, a family reunion, a girlfriend pampering weekend, guy's golf & poker weekend, college or high school roommate reunion, or a romantic time away for the two of you!

Launch your boat or personal watercraft from Lone Star Marina, about 5 minutes away. Swim right off the back yard in the sandy bottom lake or go fishing with the kids on the dock. In the Fall and Winter, enjoy the crisp outdoor fresh air, then go inside and read a book near the warmth of the fireplace.

A huge deck looking out at the water with 5 ceiling fans and seating for 10+ allows you to eat and play comfortably during any season or weather. Enjoy all your meals with the sights and sounds of the water right in your back yard!

Keywords: Cedar Creek Lake, Lake House, Waterfront

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Brett Morell (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Brett Morell

My husband and I purchased our lake home when our children were young, and we have made many beautiful memories together as a family there. As they have grown into young adults, they still LOVE the lake house and all the fun that goes with a week or weekend stay. It is set up as a second home (we live FT in Lakewood in East Dallas), and it is sparkly clean, beautifully furnished, comfortable, and has everything you might need. When I was working full-time, our lake home also served as a perfect corporate retreat setting for my executive team. A great time away from the office to work on long range strategy and planning. I am a licensed real estate broker.

Brett Morell purchased this house in 2000

Why Brett Morell chose Cedar Creek Lake

Our lake home is located about an hour southeast of Dallas, an is an EASY and COMPLETE ESCAPE from the daily grind! The community we're in is small, safe, and peaceful.

What makes this house unique

You'll love it because it LOOKS and FEELS like a lake house, but is sparkly clean and beautifully furnished.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family has stayed at this lake house for several consecutive years and we come back each year because it is a lovely location, a great home and easily accommodates our needs. We love to sit on the back deck for early morning coffee in the quiet surroundings, as well as in the evening when we are winding down from the day. Although we spend much of our time outside, it is due to the lake front setting and multitude of outdoor seating. The inside of the house is just as lovely and is very well set up to encourage either visiting or quiet time, whichever we want to pursue.

I highly recommend the Morell lake house not only because of the home and property, but also because they take the time to ensure we have what we need before we arrive, as well ensure the visit met our expectations.
May 2013
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)
Cozy Lake Home on Cedar Creek Lake an Hour from Dallas!
average rating of 4.981818 based on 84 reviews

A perfect summer weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very last minute rental and Brett (the owner) responded quickly to secure all the paperwork. Brett called me immediately and I was pleased with the connection so that we were both on the same page as what to expect from one another. Our weekend with one other couple was enjoyable, relaxing and lived up to our expectations. It was unbelievable how quiet the Lake was -- all weekend -- considering being Father's Day weekend. Everything in the house is lovely and well taken care of. We used the grill one evening which worked perfectly. The kitchen is well equipped for anything needed. This home is much loved by it's owners and we are happy they shared their lake home with us. Fondly, B&S and D&K

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were dream guests from start to finish. Thanks for sharing pictures of the new baby - how exciting! Hope you're able to come back sometime!
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Summer Trip

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Lake house from Thursday to Tuesday and thoroughly enjoyed it. Plenty of room for 4 adults and two kids to spread out, and we had everything we needed to be comfortable. The view from the back porch was gorgeous, and we could have spent all of our time out there. Anyone who loves fishing will really enjoy fishing from the dock, as the owners installed an underwater light that attracts all kinds of fish (and fisherman.) One member of our party must have caught over 40 fish in one night.

There are plenty of things to do, and we were able to dock our fishing boat at the local marina and make use of our canoe. Jet Ski's, paddle-boards, and boats are all available for rental as well, and the Marina is really close to the house. We absolutely plan on coming back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Abbey, thanks so much for your review. My husband got such a kick out of your fishing report. He is quite proud of the fishing light, and SOOOO happy that guests are enjoying it. Great to hear you'll be back!
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Class of '72

  • 5 of 5

There are simply no words to describe The Cozy Lake

Home in Tool Texas.

We are 5 Highschool friends going to Canton to do the

Flea Market. I suggested renting a house so that we

could really be together. I found The Cozy Lake Home on

VRBO. There was nothing wrong with this place and

everything right!

I have to thank the owners, our stay was priceless.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you girls enjoyed your first stay with us! I've already heard from one of you about coming back this year. That's the best compliment we can get - when you want to return for more peaceful bliss at the lake!
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  • 5 of 5

We were at the Lake House from Friday until Sunday and enjoyed every minute of it! My two grandsons loved fishing off the dock and exploring around the neighborhood. The huge back yard and expansive patio was the perfect place to spend Saturday afternoon. The house is beautiful and provides all the enjoyment you could ask for! My grandsons said they want to "love at the lake house" so we will definitely be going back!

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Weekend in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I spent a fantastic 3 days at the lake house. The house looked great inside and out and was very clean. Although it was a bit cold outside during stay, we spent several hours each day fishing (caught several large catfish) and enjoying the calm of the water. We picked up delicious food from several restaurants nearby and encountered a lot of hometown friendliness and Texas hospitality. Brett checked in several times to make sure that we were comfortable and had everything that we needed. We've stayed at over 20 vacation properties over the past 5 years and Brett's lake house has risen to the top as most relaxing and fulfilling trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What kind words from you after your first stay with us, Steve! Thank you and we can't wait to have you back at the lake house :).
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Great, Relaxing Weekend on the Water

  • 5 of 5

The house was more than we could have imagined. Everything was perfect! Rooms were great, plenty of room to relax and get away from the stresses of work and life in DFW. Has everything you could ask for in the house and the views and proximity to the open water made it that much better! Thank you so much for allowing us to enjoy your house with our friends for the weekend! We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy everything exceeded your expectations! You were great about getting me everything in a timely manner. Oh - and thanks for watering my flowers for me!! Hope to have you back after football season.
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Rates & Availability

Tool House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Holiday - Labor Day
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Holiday - Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Holiday - Christmas/New Years
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning for 5 or less $125
Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning for 6 or more $165

CLEANING FEE for 5 or less is $125.
CLEANING FEE for 6 or more is $165.
Low Season (Nov-Feb) rate is $300 per night + $25 per addt'l person per night over 4 ppl. Min 2 night stay.
High Season (May-Oct) rate is $325 per night + $25 per addt'l person per night over 4 ppl. Min 3 night stay.
HOLIDAYS - Base Rate $400 per night + $25 per addt'l person per night over 4 ppl. Min 4 night stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Tool House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs off a King room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Downstairs
  • There are 3 bathrooms (two full). Two are downstairs and one is upstairs.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle Bed
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
There are 2 King beds, 1 Queen bed, and 2 trundle beds, sleeping a total of 10 in beds. There are 3 bathrooms. Huge Deck facing the lake comfortably seats 10+. Additional Concrete Patio Deck near the water. Sandy bottom swimming right off the back yard. Back Yard Boat Dock to fish from with underwater fish light at night! Board games, puzzles, cards to play!

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