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Contrary Creek Cottage: Secluded, On Water, with HotTub, in Lakeside Community

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Get away from it all at Contrary Creek Cottage, a secluded two story house in a gated, lakeside community just ten minutes from downtown Granbury or the lakeside beach. Surrounded by trees on a quiet cul-de-sac, the cottage has a beautiful, serene view of the water. It's perfect for a romantic getaway or a relaxing overnight with the family at the lake.The community marina, boat ramp, and café are nearby. Dine on site in the fully equipped kitchen or experience Granbury’s fine restaurants, just minutes away. Relax on the front porch or in the Hot Tub and listen to the birds or watch the ducks swimming in the nearby creek. Located right outside of the city, you can do what your heart desires. From hiking, mountain biking, swimming, shopping, golfing, or just reading and relaxing, there are endless possibilities! Come enjoy Granbury, the lake, and the solitude of Contrary Creek Cottage.

Keywords: lake house, quiet retreat

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Four 65+ women friends on a 3-day girls' getaway to Granbury. Perfect location, quiet area of town and even though the creek was quite low, its area kept us isolated from noise and traffic. The back yard was lovely. We didn't use the hot tub, but the stockade-fenced back yard would keep all quite private. The owner made sure we were well stocked with breakfast goodies and checked in with us as we arrived. The whole place was so very comfortable. We especially liked the sun room in the back which served as my prayer place early in the am and our coffee get together place after the others joined me one by one. Close enough to town to be convenient, but far enough away to be wonderfully quiet. We'll be back!
Feb 2013
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Granbury Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Contrary Creek Cottage: Secluded, On Water, with HotTub, in Lakeside Community
average rating of 4.8157897 based on 49 reviews
Houston, TX

Quiet, clean, roomy home located in the middle of all the nearby fun

  • 5 of 5

Wanting to stay away from lodging in a hotel for 3 nights with 5 kids ages 7 and under, we looked into booking a rental home for the first time. We booked here and couldn't have been happier with the experience.

This home was located smack dab in the middle of all our activities; take a left after leaving the gated subdivision and your minutes from Dinosaur World, Dinosaur Valley State Park and Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (better than Natural Bridge Wildlife), or take a right and visit the nearby beach and playground -- both free and very clean. (Note: this seems the appropriate spot to tell those reading to eat at Babe's near the park on the town square. It's a country-style restaurant with more than enough of any kind of chicken you prefer and unlimited sides. Mmm)

This home was more than spacious enough to accommodate our crew, and not having to worry about traffic because of it being located on a cul de sac with only one other house gave us a bit more peace of mind. Also, the house comes fully equipped to handle anything I could think of, from extra linens to ample kitchen supplies.

Cindy was more than helpful and made our experience as smooth as could be. Oh, and the muffins she gave us were devoured. Thanks again for those.

Bottom line: Cindy is amazing to work with, it's impossible not to enjoy the house, there are many inexpensive things to do in any direction, and Granbury has to be the cleanest, neatest small town we've visited.

We will look to hopefully making this a yearly stop.

One last note: we didn't use the hot tub, but she has a very relaxing setup on the back patio. Seemed perfect for cocktails at night and/or coffee in the morning.


  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write out such a wonderful review! It makes us so happy when we hear that people have had a great "get-away" and that special memories were made! So glad you enjoyed the cottage's features and location! You have a beautiful family, we would love to have you back any time! Thank you again for your thoughtfulness and for staying with Contrary Creek Cottage!
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Beautiful home with every amenity

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this beautiful, roomy home, and we especially loved its somewhat secluded location with the creek in the backyard! The home had a a fun nautical/beach theme throughout, and all the red appliances in the kitchen - 😍! We had every amenity we needed, beds were comfy, rooms were spacious, and extra linens were plentiful! Cindy met us at the house to make sure everything was in tip-top shape; she was so welcoming and delightful and repeatedly encouraged us to call her with any needs. I highly recommend this beautiful, comfortable vacation home!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute cottage for girls weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage for our annual girls weekend trip! It was a cute cottage in a quiet neighborhood. We loved the view of the river from the backyard and enjoyed the hot tub as well! Cindy was great to work with and helped make our stay wonderful!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Everything we needed for a great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This property was very neat and clean which is always the most important thing to me! The bedrooms were especially nice and we had plenty of room for my husband and me plus our two young children. The owner Cindy is very nice and helpful and it was a good location for us to visit Fossil Rim and other area attractions. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time here. The house is clean and well kept. It’s fairly private and the hot tub was a great way to relax. I recommend to anyone looking for a quiet romantic getaway!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt like home. Clean and well decorated for the holidays

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at the Cottage. it was a very nice and quiet cul de sac with a great hot tub that we enjoyed on the cooooold nights. The home was clean and well decorated for Xmas so it made it feel like a Christmas home. Downtown Center only being 10 minutes away was convenient and offered several choices of restaurants to dine. Thanks Cindy. Everything was great.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100 + Tax
handling fee $10 + Tax
hot tub (if requested) $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

A waiver/release form signed by each person staying at the cottage is required. The responsible parent or guardian must sign for each minor child staying at the cottage. A copy of the waiver is available on the policy page of our website. Please view our policy page for additional information regarding rules, damage deposit, cancellations and conditions for a partial refund, and other policies.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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