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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
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Calendar last updated:
March 30, 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:
  • Max. occupancy 18
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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 ...
  • 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 18
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

Waterfront Lake House on Beautiful Lake Whitney
average rating of 4.723077 based on 65 reviews

We had a really nice, relaxed time. Plenty of beds and a great lake access.

  • 4 of 5

The back deck had more than enough chairs and a beautiful view of the lake. We had a really relaxed Thanksgiving, with plenty of room for our large family.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Fun!

  • 5 of 5

As a large family group, we were delighted to find a vacation house with beds to accommodate all of us at an affordable price. The kitchen was well stocked and even had some cooking items we forgot. The weather was beautiful, so we enjoyed games, coffee, & conversation on the spacious deck overlooking the lake. The kids had a great time fishing. The house was comfortable and convenient. The ladies all took a road trip to Waco to visit the Magnolia Market which we thoroughly enjoyed. Barbara was available to answer any questions. Overall, it was a wonderful memory for our family. Thank you,

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for Letting me know how much you enjoyed Sandy Circle Retreat & that you had plenty of room for your Large Group.How much you enjoyed the Large Deck overlooking the Beautifull Sunsets, Waterfront. Im glad the children enjoyed the yard, beach area to play, swim, fish etc. Great that you got time to take a Day Trip to nearby Waco the Famous Chip & Joana Magnolia Market on the Home Improvement Show. We do try and keep Kitchen stocked with Plenty of Dishes, Pot & Pans, Spices, Coffee, Keurig K Cups, Ice Cream Freezer etc. Please come again anytime! We enjoyed having you & working with you! I glad you have Great Memories ..Barbara
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House was nice and beds comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The back yard was nice and back porch roomy. It is fenced in for children which is a huge safety feature. The walk down to the lake is steep and was difficult for older family members. It was tough getting kayaks down to the water, but we did it. No sand once down there due to flooding so a little rough getting in.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your review. We are sorry about the Flooding, but it was old Mother Nature raining on us a little to much, but it was nice not have to walk so far to the water even though the beach was under water. That was the first time that has happen in 30 years with the Lake Whitney. But it did not get close to the Lake House. We do have steps for the older people, just take your time you can get down OK. Im glad you enjoyed the Yard & Big Deck and Sunsets are Awesome!
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Summer family reunion at lake Whitney

  • 5 of 5

We all had a good time and the house was perfect for the group. Great location that makes it a perfect hidden spot. Would love to go back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for letting me know you enjoyed your Reunion at Sandy Circle Retreat. Please do come back again we enjoyed having you. Im glad it was plenty of space for all your Family. Thanks, Barbara
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Nice place. Plenty of room for all our friends.

  • 4 of 5

Great place and owner of property was great to work with. Enjoyed it a lot.


  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for letting me know you all had a Great time even with all the Water & Rain.That was a Great idea you bringing those Kayaks even though you had a Boat!! I know that was a lot of Fun & adventure. Im glad you all enjoyed the Lake House & it was big enough to accommodated all of you. Please come back anytime.Thanks, Barbara
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nice place but needs some upkeep--especially outside

  • 4 of 5

we didn't really get the whole feel of the place because of the rain and lake being up so high but it probably was nice enough when everything is back to norm. thank you we did enjoy our time there!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are Very Sorry about all the Rain unfortunately we cant Control Mother Nature! Since you left the rain has slowed down some so that our Maintenance Guy got the Deck Stained & Chairs replaced!. Im glad you had a Great time anyway. Please come back anytime. Thanks
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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
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Independence Day
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $150 + 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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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


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