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Waterfront Lake House on Beautiful Lake Whitney

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Private Bedrooms + 1 Sunroom/Bedroom , 3 Baths, (Sleeps 16-18)

Sandy Circle Retreat is a Water Front Home on Lake Whitney with Breath Taking View of the Lake & Beautiful Sunsets. The Retreat is Great for several Families with separate Guest Suite upstairs, complete with its own Living Room, Sofa, Bedroom, Bath, Dining, Kitchenette & private Balcony.

The home is a 4 Private bedrooms+1 Sunroom/Bedroom, Private upstairs Suite Bedroom with Bedroom#1 King Size Bed, Sofa/Living Room, Kitchenette w/Bar, Frig Coffee Maker, Desk/PC & Private Balcony. 3 Full Baths , Queen Bed in #2 & #3 Bedrooms bedrooms , Trundle Bed #4 ( Queen or 2 Twins) . Sun Room/Bedroom has 1 Twin, Bunk Beds with Full + Twin Bed & 2 Convertible Beds in 5 bedroom or Sun Room/Bedroom.All Bedrooms and Sunroom Does Close Off with Mini-Blinds for Privacy!

Large Living /Dining Room Area , Open Kitchen with Bar/Island,

Sandy Circle Retreat is just a few steps away to Boating, Swimming, Fishing in the Cove directly behind the Retreat. Lots of trees in a quaint neighborhood, great for walking, biking or just relaxing on Deck reading a book.

FREE Wi-Fi is available NOW!

Pet & Kid Friendly with Large yard with Wrought Iron fence.

Keywords: Waterfront Lake House, Cabin, Cabin Rentals

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Barbara

I discovered Lake Whitney with some friends of mine some 20 years ago. I fell in Love with it's Natural & Unspoiled Beauty. The Cliffs & Limestone Rocks are great for fishing Or Diving. The Lake is so Clean & Clear. The Fishing is Great, Boating, Skying is also Great. You can Ski forever & never see any other Boats. Lake Whitney is a well kept Secret. Its has some very nice State Parks & Camping sites.I have some other friends that invited me to Lake Whitney for July 4th Holiday. I was hooked I was determined to find me a place. It is very hard to find a Water Front Lake House you can actually walk down to the water, most are Cliff Hanging Lots which are Beautiful to, but I wanted to be able to walk down to the Water. I bought the Lake House over 10 Years ago. I have a Great View & it is very nice & peaceful. It has all been updated with 45' Deck.I plan to retire there some day.. .

Barbara purchased this house in 1991

Why Barbara chose Texas

Lake Whitney is very quiet & peacefull.The Lake is one of the most Beautifull Lakes In Texas. Lake Whitney has been voted one of The Best Lakes in Texas with all of it's Parks & Camp Ground's. They even have Equestrian Trails for Horseback riding.It is vey close to Dallas/Ft Worth area little over 1 Hour Drive to the Metroplex.

What makes this house unique

When you pull into the driveway you see the Lake & you begin to relax. It has a Great View of Lake Whitney from the 45' Deck & every room in the Lake Home.The Neighborhood is a nice place to walk & watch the Squirrels, Birds chirping. You can actually see the Falling Stars in the Black Clear Sky at night.


Whitney House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Security Code for Wi-Fi: The network name (SSID) is: WIN_250a The Network/Security Key is: 3cup6yn6 Restart PC sign in is “barbara” PW “dallas”
  • There is 3 Large Trash Containers are on the road by the 121 Mail Box on top of the Hill in front of Lake House. Please place all trash in bags inside
  • Place all towels in basket when leaving by Washer & Dryer, leave beds unmade, wash & put up all dishes, pots & pans in Cabinet where you found them.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Walk In Shower, 2 Tubs/Enclosed Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Master W/ Bath/Shower Tub View of The Lake
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Front Bedroom near Guest Bath Off of Living area.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Trundle Bed makes 1 King or 2 Twins by Living Area
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Suite w/Sofa, Kitchenette W/Sink, Micro,Dining, Desk,PC etc
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Sun Room/Bedroom with 1 Bunk Bed, 2Trundle & 2 Convert/Beds
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), 2 Twin or Single Beds (1), Play Yard, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Fossil Hunting; Eagle Watching, best time is in January at Lofers Bend (Dam); Annual Bosque County Wide Garage Sale March 2013; Cirus Mar10-1Annual Texas Largest Fish Fry in Laguna Park Saturday before Labor Day; Bosque River; Pioneer Days first Saturday of October in Whitney; Fossil Rim Wildlife Park in nearby Glen Rose; Annual Antique Alley Sale runs though the nearby towns of Itasca Grandview Cleburne & Maypearl is April & September 2013; Among the many great fishing guide services at Lake Whitney we would like to recommend local fishing guide Johnny Campbell of Striper Specialty Guide Service at or 254-749-9675; Please go to for more information on local business, events, activities & boat, jet ski, canoe rentals, & boat tours of Lake Whitney.


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Waterfront Lake House on Beautiful Lake Whitney
average rating of 4.6164384 based on 73 reviews

Beautiful views and lake access

  • 5 of 5

This place was great! Beautiful views of the lake and access to the water. We brought our boat and was able to let people on and off from the shore at the house. Had lots of cooking utensils and two grills. Great casual lakehouse in a quiet part of Texas.

The host was super responsive too!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for letting us know you enjoyed the Lake House as much as we do.Lake Whitney is a Beautiful Lake with its Cliffs, Limestone Tables & clean water. Its still one of the Best unspoiled Lakes around! Great Fishing & swimming in the Cove. I really enjoyed working with you, Please come back anytime & Congrats on your new marriage. Thanks, Barbara
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Overall impression: this property needs work.

  • 2 of 5

We have been to several lakeside properties in Texas, and have high standards. This property is run down, not in good repair, and overpriced for what you get. It was cramped for the 3 couples, one infant and one toddler. The lock on the carport entry door is loose, and duct taped to the inside door. Some ceiling fans wobble badly, and lights are on the same circuit as the fan, so cannot be separately operated from the wall switch. Some wall hangings are not properly anchored, so be careful how hard you shut the doors. We nearly ran short of toilet paper while there; this should be provided. Downstairs, all bedrooms connect to the central living area. There is no hallway, so it feels closed in. The add-on bedroom that adjoins the kitchen has no sound or light insulation from the living area, making it hard for its occupant to sleep while others are up. The property has the feel of an older home that was added onto, and not very well, with one exception: the upstairs.

The upstairs is a palace, with wood planked walls, floor, and ceiling, it's own window A/C, ample bathroom, and king sized bed. It was so nice compared to the other bedrooms that we ended up swapping out some nights and sharing it. Too bad the rest of the house cannot come close.

The owner was accommodating, but there is only so much one can do with a property like this. It needs repair, and probably some more investment, especially lacking a dock for a boat.

Just Sayin'

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I tried everything to Please this person, it was impossible. We had a brand new Frig that he said was not cooling. I had him a new frig by 2:00 the next day, we had a back up frig for him to use until then. Previous guest had broken the door the day before, we had it ordered & delivered the next day. He didn't want to be bothered for the Repairman to fix it. We did have Ceiling Fans adjusted, lock is secured etc. I have people that come back every year that enjoy it very much. Its great for 3 families with Children. I'm sorry he did not get to enjoy Lake Whitney with the rain & all.I tried..
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Great for family reunion

  • 4 of 5

Great view, great porch. Nice swimming spot. Worth noting that stairs are steep and don't go all the way down to the lake, so anyone with any limited mobility would have a hard time getting to the water. Cooking space was perfect for large groups. Bedrooms and bathrooms were pretty small (except the upstairs master). We had a great time and would stay again! Owner was easy to get in touch with!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for letting us know How much you enjoyed Sandy Circle Retreat with the Fantastic View from the Hugh Deck, Swimming, Fishing is a lot Fun. We do have steps all the way down to flat area. There was additional 3 step stair in the cove, but got washed out with recent flooding. It's not a steep slope down in cove so if you take your time you getting down is not a problem. We will replace steps for the ones with less mobility. But it is possible to get to water, not steep at all at the bottom. Thank You for visiting. Please come back anytime. Thanks, Barbara
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We had a wonderful time ..beautiful house and beautiful view of sunset over lake from back porch.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful house and beautiful sunset over lake

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for letting me know you had a great time & you enjoyed Sandy Circle Retreat.We also enjoy the Sunset & Awesome view of Lake Whitney! It's very relaxing & fun for the children to swim & fish in the cove.Please come back anytime.thanks, Barbara
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worked pretty well for our family

  • 4 of 5

overall nice place

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for letting us know you liked Sandy Circle Retreat & it worked out well for you.We think it's a very nice place to & we enjoy watching the Sunset & the view of Lake Whitney is awesome! Please come back anytime. Thanks, Barbara
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Nice getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice getaway for New Years at this lovely home. It was nice having large table to sit at and play games. The deck is huge and really nice to sit on and see view of lake. Wish we would have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are Very Happy you got to start your New Year off at Sandy Circle Retreat. We loved working with you. I'm glad you enjoyed the Lake House .I'm also glad you got to spend quality time to sit around the huge table Playing Games like the old days. People don't seem to have time to sit around & inter acting with each other with "No Phones" with your Family I hope. We also have enjoyed many Sunsets on the Deck, the view is awesome on Lake Whitney with the Beautiful Sunsets.Please come back in the Summer for swimming & fishing in the Cove. Wished you could have stayed longer to. Thank You, Barbara
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Chicken Express/Rtc Ent
Tres Hermanos
"Great Tex Mex Locally Owned"
Bobby's Burgers
"Great Old Fashion Burgers!"
Simple Simon's Pizza
"Great Pizza since Pizza Inn left, the step up to the plate !"
Sonic Drive-In
"Half Price Drinks at 2:00 PM"
Colorado Street Grill -- CLOSED
"Very Nice and Great Food! Owners is a Previous Chef From a Ft Worth Hotel."
"Great $ 500 Subs!"
Monte's Breakfast Burritos
"Authentic Mexican Food! All Homemade.."
Texas Great Country Cafe and Pie Pantry
Arrowhead Resort -- CLOSED
"Open on Friday - Sunday! All You Eat Catfish on Friday Nights!"
Hals Diner
Friendly Angels Cafe
Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Thousand Oaks & White Bluff Resort
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I 35 Stemmons FRwy
Car: necessary

Fossill Rim Park & Wildlife Scenic 9.5 Mile Drive in nearby Glen Rose, TX. Spalsh Station Water Park, Cleburne, TX

Lake Whitney State Park ,Horseback Trails. Mc Cown Valley

Waco, TX has a New Water Slide, largest in the USA, also

*Visit Chip & Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Market, known as Waco's Newest Landmark! Home Improvement Show on HGTV ! Over 20,000 SF of Shopping, Gourmet Trucks, Park etc Largest Water Slides at BHR CABLE Park in Waco, TX


Rates & Availability

Whitney House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Holiday Rate Includes:
Memorial Day
July 4
Labor Day
Labor Day
New Years Eve
Deposits are Returned within 30 days Of Rental.

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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