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

Mabank, TX, USA
  • House1650 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

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



Carol and David Pinkus

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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 Mabank

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, boating, water skiing and fishing.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        2 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 double


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, Walk-in shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower

          Location Type

            • Lake View
            • Lakefront
            • Water View
            • Waterfront


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Internet
                          Wifi available
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                          Open living room with windows on 3 sides
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Open kitchen with large seating island open to family room. Kitchen Bar has seating for 4 and additional seating is available in Family Room.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Golf
                                          Golf package at Pinnacle Club available
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Propane grill available


                                            • 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

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          44 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Perfect getaway!

                                                          Melissa W.

                                                          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!

                                                          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.

                                                          Quiet and relaxing

                                                          Susan E.

                                                          Beautiful views. I loved mornings here - watching the sun come up over the water and listening to the birds. I will be back when it’s warmer for some fun in the water!

                                                          Loved the Layout of the Cottage

                                                          Walter B.

                                                          a great family vacation cottage, fishing is something you really need a boat for, but we caught some small catfish, nice area for golf and other activities. The Cottage is very well cared for and the owners were helpful making sure we did not any problems.

                                                          Great weekend at Cedar Creek Lake

                                                          Terri H.

                                                          Our family met for some R & R at this house on Cedar Creek Lake and it could not have been better. Beautiful home, outstanding lake views at every moment of the day, nice fishing right from the dock, ample room in every room and the owners have thought of every detail. We would definitely stay here again!

                                                          Great home and great owners

                                                          Sandy G.The Villages, FL

                                                          This home was HONESTLY better than we expected as sometimes pictures are deceiving. Everything in and outside of the home was just like others have said in their rave reviews. We've rented in Cedar Lake before but it didn't compare to our stay at La Vida Loca. Carol came by to see us and was a pleasure to meet. She wanted to make sure that everything was in order and truly wanted to know if there was anything we needed. My only complaint: Our week went way too fast!!! Thanks David and Carol - we enjoyed your beautiful home and had a great time.

                                                          Gorgeous home with exceptional views

                                                          Casey H.

                                                          We stayed in this home for my daughter's 11th birthday. It could not have been a better choice. The outdoor space is absolutely incredible! We rented a boat one day and were able to dock it at the house, we spend our nights fishing off of pier. The kids were able to swim and kayak. When they needed to cool off they would go inside and play air hockey. The owners are amazing, accommodating and communicate very quickly. I am so glad that we chose this place and we will definitely be back. We made memories that will last a lifetime!


                                                          Mabank, TX, USA

                                                          Amenities and Activities Golf: • 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 Other: • 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

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

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                                                          Additional Guest Fee
                                                          Tax Rate

                                                          There is an additional charge 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.

                                                          44 Reviews
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