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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

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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Amenities

Granbury Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Contrary Creek Cottage: Secluded, On Water, with HotTub, in Lakeside Community
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 37 reviews
5

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.

Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 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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5

Very cute and cozy, and the cottage was perfect for our family of 5.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the hot tub and the kitchen was well stocked with dishes, utensils, everything we needed to cook our meals. A very quiet and relaxing cul-de-sac, a great location to explore Granbury and all the fun things in Glen Rose--Fossil Rim, Dinosaur Valley State Park, Big Rocks Park, etc. Relaxing evenings once the kids were down with hot tub and wide screen TV. Highly recommend for a family or even three couples, and would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this review! You all were a wonderful family, and you all really took advantage of many of the attractions like Fossil Rim, Dinosaur Valley, and Big Rocks Park. We love making our guests' time at our Cottage special, and it's an added bonus when we make new friends! Please come back any time!
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4

Property was nice

  • 4 of 5

Very nice, decorated very cute, felt very comfortabale. The house accommodated 6 perfectly. Kitchen was a little small.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were glad you came! I appreciated so much what you emailed me when you got back to your home, and I thought I would share it along with this review! You wrote the following email to us: "Hello- We just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed your house this weekend and the town of Granbury. We loved it and had a great time ! Thank you for decorating with the two Christmas trees. Your house is perfect and very comfortable. Our annual Christmas trip was enjoyed by all, thanks for helping make our memories great ! It was nice meeting you and your husband." P.S. A note to our guest regarding the kitchen: This House is a 1,600 sq. ft. vacation home, and the kitchen is in perfect proportion to the rest of the house. So if you have a large kitchen at home, please be prepared that this vacation kitchen may not be quite as big as yours at home. Rest assured our kitchen has been equipped with everything needed to make your time with us comfortable and convenient. Again, thank you for staying with us!
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5

Quiet, comfortable and cozy

  • 5 of 5

The perfect getaway for our family of six. We enjoyed the quiet setting of the cottage so much we didn't go anywhere for the 3 days we were there. Everyone enjoyed the hot tub and just being able to relax. The cottage was very clean and had what we needed to cook our meals. We enjoyed the pastries and juice left by Cindy for our breakfast. We would definitely like to come back and would highly recommend it.

Barbara Y

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Contrary Creek Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The house was so cute and in a very peaceful setting. The owner was always available and so helpful. We had guests three times in our 12 day stay and even though it's a gated community the owner was on top of it with permits for our guests. We had such a wonderful stay and not only would come back but would recommend anyone to use it. The house is about 15 minutes from the cute town of Granbury with all of it's fund shops. Thank you Cindy for sharing your house with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very clean and comfortable! Had everything we needed and more.

  • 5 of 5

We felt quite at home in this cozy cottage! I can't think of a single thing that was lacking. The owner is delightful and extremely accommodating. No complaints!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Granbury Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fourth of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100 + Tax
hot tub (if requested) $30 + Tax
handling fee $10 + 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.

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