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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 Plus Sunroom/Bedroom , 3 Baths, (Sleeps 16-20)

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 a5 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! Extra Fee for over 16 Adults "$ 15 per day per person!"

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:
December 15, 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 Whitney

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: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • 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.
  • Please remove Pet Waste in the Yard! Put Deck Furniture back in proper place.
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 double , 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , 1 Bunk W/Twin & Full, 2 Twin Flip Beds, 1 full Futon.
  • 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 4.654321 based on 81 reviews
Waco, TX

Good time

  • 5 of 5

House works for a large group. Barbara is excellent. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for letting us know you enjoyed your stay agin! We love having you & you are such a pleasure to work with! Thanks, Barbara
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Great LakeHouse with lots of room for families & Awesome Sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the LakeHouse with family! Loved the upstairs suite so nice. Loved playing games on the big Dining room table! Sunsets were awesome on the big deck! Swimming in the cove is so much fun ! The children had so much fun jumping off rock ledges! We will defiantly come back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Escape

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our weekend at the home. it was great to have a place to escape the heat after boating all day. The view of the sunsets from the deck was incredible.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for letting me know you had a Great weekend at Sandy Circle Retreat! Boating is so much fun on Lake Whitney, you can go for miles & never see anyone. Lake Whitney is a well kept secret & yes the Sunsets are Awesome, I 'm glad you Guys had fun & got to relax to with your Co- Workers! Please come back anytime.. Bj
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Camp LaLa 2017

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for our yearly family weekend at the lake. Unusual for Lake Whitney properties to have direct lake access. Not an easy walk down to the lake, but very doable for all in our group. Place to tie up boat in a cove and to launch kayaks and perfect place for kids to swim. House was comfortable and well equipped. Hot, hot summer days, but we were cool the whole time. Had a great time! Highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for letting me know you also enjoyed Sandy Circle Retreat at Lake Whitney. Most Lake Houses are Cliff Hangers at Lake Whitney, but ours is not & you can actually walk down, its is rough terrain but Its good exercise. We are working on making a path at the bottom.The swimming in the Cove is so nice & cool with Limestone Table Ledges to jump from..Its a Hugh Cove for private swimming & fishing. I'm glad you enjoyed the Lake House & was able to stay cool & had everything you needed..Sandy Circle Retreat
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great place, very reponsive

  • 5 of 5

House had plenty of sleeping. Back porch is great. Yes, it is a bit steep to get down to the beach area, mostly for older adults or disabilities. That being said, once you are down there it is one of the best swimming/fishing/ and all around coves I have been to. You have a huge cove seemingly to yourself, lined with a rock ledge that you can walk and swim off of. Amazing place to spend the day and the kids had a blast..

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for letting us know how much you enjoyed the Cove for swimming & the Limestone Rock Ledges to jump off of. It is really a Beauty of Nature. Also how much you enjoyed the Hugh Deck & plenty of room for sleeping all your family. I like your suggestions to make a Path in the steep part to get down easier to the water & move some rocks. We will see if that is possible to do. We really enjoyed you being at our Lake House & how pleasant you were & easy to work with. I'm glad you enjoyed. Please come back any time... Thank You, Barbra
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Awesome Sunsets & View of Lake Whitney!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing time on the Big Deck just to sit out enjoy the Sun, read a book or just watch Sunset. We loved the Kitchen, fully stocked with Lots of Pots & Pans. Plenty of staple items & even my Favorite Keurig Coffee maker.

We were able to shoot Fireworks at the beach area since it was a Holiday & buy Fireworks up by the Store. The Children really enjoyed that. We also Fished from the Rock Ledge & caught some fish.We will rent a Boat next time or hire the Fishing Guide.

The Lake House has plenty of Beds & Sun Room Bedroom will sleep up to 8-10 people. The upstairs Bedroom is really nice with Kitchenette, Frig, Wet Bar, Sofa & Balcony for Private View of the Lake.. We will go back, everyone enjoyed Very much.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for letting me know how much you enjoyed your Christmas & New Year at Sandy Circle Retreat. Its a Great place to spend time with the Family & Friends & so Relaxing. Awesome Sunsets! Also Swimming & Fishing in the Cove is so much Fun in the Summer ! Relaxing on the Deck with a Favorite Book or getting some Sun for tanning. You need to plan a trip then, Thank you for being so easy to work with, I really enjoyed working with you..Thank You, Jerry
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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 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.