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Nanci Duke

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

The Guest House: Summers are better in the country!

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Texas Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

The Guest House is a country retreat nestled on 6 acres in the quiet community of Sand Flat. Located only 15 minutes from First Monday Trade Days and the historic downtown Mineola, that offers shoppers a variety of shops from antiquing to a nature preserve.

This 1920’s farmhouse, with its 9ft ceilings and wood floors will take you back to the good 'ol days. Master bedroom bathroom offers queen size bed, antique footed tub and pedestal sink, for your end of day relaxation.

Additional Bedroom offers antique white iron framed double beds. This 2/2 sleeps 6 comfortably.

Fully-equipped kitchen (with basics such as sugar, salt, creamers, waters) front porch offers 2 porch swings and rocking chairs for you to enjoy your morning coffee and enjoy the sound of the birds.

The Guest House is surrounded by mature trees that provide additional privacy. This retreat is wonderful for a ladies weekend retreat or for a tranquil weekend away from the busy city life.

Come and enjoy the best in country living!

Check-In: 3:oopm and Check-Out: 11:00am (Check-in/out times can be flexible, depending on bookings)

Keywords: Farmhouse, East Texas, Canton, First Monday Trade Days, Country Retreat, Vintage, girls weekend,

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Nanci Duke (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Nanci Duke

A nature loving, grandchild loving, simple country gal.

Nanci Duke purchased this farmhouse in 1989

Why Nanci Duke chose Texas

This location holds very dear memories to our family. We literally rebuilt this house from scratch. We bought the 54 acre property with this house on it. We were told that we just needed to tear it down. We saw the potential and decided to keep the house. After a couple of years of work, we moved in and have been in love with the property since then. We raised our two boys (men now) in this home. We have many memories here. We hope that you make some memories of your own here and that you enjoy it as much as we enjoy sharing our treasure with you. Our guests satisfaction is our priority.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We have decided to not install internet/wi-fi at our location. We believe that it takes away from your 'getting away' vacation. Come to truly relax and disconnect for a while. If you truly need an internet connection. There are two libraries and other facilities that have an open wi-fi connection.


based on 26 traveler reviews

The Guest House: Summers are better in the country!
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Relax with Friends!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the old-world charm. Brought back many fond memories looking at all the pieces that were attractively placed. The coffee cake waiting on the table was such a special touch and treat!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful peaceful sanctuary!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay! Just kick back and relax, enjoy a cup of hot tea or cider on the front porch! It is such a peaceful place and so homey! We will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The BEST Country Retreat EVER!

  • 5 of 5

This is an absolute gem of a little farm house all unto itself and GREAT place to stay! It is so peaceful and completely serene. So many little "extra touches" and considerations that host Nanci has taken care to provide, I don't know where to begin! ~ From the wonderfully well equipped kitchen, to the comfy beds, claw foot tub, porch swings, and absolutely glorious landscaping and beautiful garden w/ flowers blooming EVERYWHERE, even in July! Sitting in the shade of the porch or under the many huge shade trees, is a treat in itself. We thoroughly enjoyed it all! It's a treat just to explore all the interesting things and ways that Nanci has decorated! All in good taste and so beautifully cozy! It's like rolling back in time to the peaceful days of farm living w/ all the trimmings of modern amenities!~ Completely secluded, you feel like you are on top of the world!

Thank you Nanci for sharing your property!~ We LOVED our stay!

We will be back! And have shared this gem of a rental with friends!


  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mom & Daughter get away

  • 5 of 5

5th annual Mom daughter get away ~this is the best place we've been. The place is beautiful inside and outside. We didn't want to leave. Nanci Thanks for sharing your lovely home!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked this guest house to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. We really needed a place to get away from all our demands and unwind. What a beautiful oasis the Guest House is! The Guest House is beautifully appointed with every amenity you could need and more. We even had yummy blueberry muffins for our breakfasts. And outside, we enjoyed the first signs of Spring as we sat around the stone patio watching the myriad of birds that came to the feeders. The Mineola Nature Preserve was a nearby attraction that allowed us to walk and talk in the beautiful spring weather. The owner was always available to guide us to whatever we wanted to do and couldn't have been more accommodating and nice. We are going back soon! Can't wait to slow down and relax again!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Worth TX

Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I had a great weekend getaway at the Guest House. It was a surprise for my sister as a late birthday trip and she just absolutely loved the house. Just like before, Nanci is so easy to communicate with and left lovely fresh flowers on the table along with some fresh muffins. There are so many extras she provides and the one we took full advantage of was the fresh eggs. We couldn't help ourselves and had eggs both mornings for breakfast. The winter bedding was wonderful and made sleeping so cozy. With the peace and quiet we almost had to take a little nap when we returned from visiting Mineola and Canton but instead sat on the front porch watching all the birds and just enjoying each others company. The Guest House is by far one of the best retreats we have stayed at for a quiet, relaxing break from everyday hassles. Thanks so much Nanci, we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
DFW International /Dallas Love-Field
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Twin Lakes Golf Course/ Mineola Country Club
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Mineola Amtrak
Car: recommended

Tyler, Rose Capital of the World is only 45 Minutes away. Lots to do here. Check our their website for listings.


Rates & Availability

Canton Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
First Monday Trade Days
Jan 7 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

Two night minimum stay.

Payment must be received in full 2 weeks prior to arrival.
Personal checks or money orders only.
No refunds on early departures.
Cancellations 2 weeks prior to arrival, forfeit deposit.

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Texas Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Master Bedroom, Double Beds (2) Guest Bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sofa sleeper in LR/Linens provided
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
2 Double Beds and Queen sofa sleeper. DVD Player, Kitchen Basics such as: Sugar, Creamers, Seasonings, bottled water. Front porch is full length of house, with two front porch swings. Mature trees that shade yard beautifully and additional 6 acres provide added privacy.

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