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Lakeside relaxation and fun on open water.- Great for Families - 5 Star reviews

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 baths, large family room with open kitchen, and covered deck

Read our 5 star reviews. La Vida Loca Cottage offers a relaxing get-a-way and lake front enjoyment. The innovation design of the house is perfect for leisure living as well as providing an elegant venue for entertaining and family fun. Even when the lake is low, we are on open water, which means there is always water in front of the house. If the lake is down there is just more beach area.

There are 2 public boat ramps near by and boat rentals available. Ask for more information and we will provide you with and information sheet on Cedar Creek Lake area activities.

The southern exposure on open water, and wrap around covered deck is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the predominantly southern breeze. A fresh cup of coffee in the morning on the deck overlooking the lake is a must. The cottage offers a large living area with vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, expansive use of glass, a spacious well-appointed kitchen, and large informal dining bar. Outside the approximately 800 square feet of decking creates the perfect outdoor environment where you and lucky guests will enjoy east facing open water views and unlimited entertainment possibilities. In addition, there is a private boathouse with large sun deck.

We have 2 Kayaks that are available for our guests use. The cost will be an additional $50 for the term of the house rental.

The house is in a clean well maintained neighborhood that is free of mobile homes.


More Details

Carol and David Pinkus
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Carol and David Pinkus

We are semi retired and live full-time at Cedar Creek Lake. We chose the lake because of the beauty of the lake, our friends and the great people we have met here.

Carol and David Pinkus purchased this house in 2014

Why Carol and David Pinkus chose Cedar Creek Lake

We named this house 'La Vida Loca' (The crazy life) because there is so much to do. No mater what time of year there are many activities to enjoy around Cedar Creek Lake. What we like most though is sitting and enjoying nature from the porch. There is a great deal of wildlife around the lake-- birds, fish and animals. The lake is a stopping off point for many birds as they migrate for the different seasons. The porch faces Southeast so it is shaded in the afternoon. In the summer there is usually a nice breeze. The sunrises in the mornings can be spectacular.

What makes this house unique

There are two large swings on the back porch, and a sitting area on the dock. The water is good for swimming.


Mabank House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Lakeside relaxation and fun on open water.- Great for Families - 5 Star reviews
average rating of 4.820513 based on 39 reviews

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! It was exactly as pictured on the website. The owners really have thought of everything to make it comfortable and easy to relax. There was plenty of room--both indoors and out--for our large group of eight adults. We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to have such positive reviews. These guests were the best too. They left the house in great shape and clean as a whistle. Please come back.
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Enjoyable Weekend at La Vida Loca Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent a nice weekend at Cedar Creek, and La Vida Loca Cottage was a large part of why it was such an enjoyable time. The house was clean, inviting, spacious and comfortable, and the back deck provided an ideal setting to sit, relax and enjoy the scenic view of the lake. Many thanks to Carol and David for their hospitality. We vacation at Cedar Creek just about every summer, and we look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great lake house!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for a relaxing 3 generational family weekend. The porch is where we stayed most of the time swinging, eating and enjoying the view. The kitchen and family room are roomy and perfect for meals together. Comfortable beds, well stocked kotchen, great air conditioner. The owner swung by to check on us also! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend family house

  • 5 of 5

Clean. Well cared for. Nice dock. Would rent again.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House With A Great Lake View

  • 5 of 5

Great place to relax over a long weekend. The house was great, and the view was terrific!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We are so glad that we found this house to stay in while visiting Canton First Monday Trade Days. This house is roomy, immaculate, and the view is amazing! I accidentally left 2 jackets there in the closet. Mr. David was so kind and shipped them back to me within the week. We hope to stay here many more times in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vetoni's Italian Restaurant
"Good Italian food"
Ochoa's Mexican Restaurant
"Best Mexican Food in the area"
Brookshire`s of Malakoff
"Closest Grocery Store. Excellent selection and friendly staff."
Milano's Pizza
"Best Pizza in the area. Interior is pretty basic."
Lakeview Deli & Grocery
"Lakey eatery. Basic interior but Hamburgers are the thing to eat."
Cedar Creek Lake
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Pinnacle Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 198
Car: necessary

Amenities and Activities


• Pinnacle Golf Club - 903-451-9797, is about 5 mins away.

Boating and Fishing:

• Michaels Cove has a private boat ramp available to the property. Other public ramps are nearby.

• Captain Dave's - 903-340-7096, takes the hassle out of renting a boat, he does all the driving.

• Cedar Creek Watercraft Rentals - 903-887-8780

• Cherokee Landing - 903-489-1179 - Watercraft rental

• Bigcrappie 903-288-5798 - Fishing guides


• East Texas Arboretum in Athens TX - 903-675-5630

• Canton 1st Monday Trade Days - 30 minute drive

• Whats Up Family Fun Park - 903-432-9955

• Texas Motorplex in Ennis - 800-668-6775

• Purtis Creek State Park – 903-425-2332

• Splash Kingdom - 903-567-0044,

• Texas Freshwater Fisheries in Athens TX - (903) 670-2266


Rates & Availability

Mabank House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 16 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

There is an additional chage of $25 per person for more than eight(8) people. $500.00 deposit is fully refundable if cancelled 30 days prior to rental date. After 30 days, non-refundable unless house is re-rented.
Holiday Rates are $400.00 with 3 night minimum. Holidays include: Spring Break, Memorial Day, July 4th - Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve. Special Reates for Winter Holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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