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Secluded Two Story House in a Gated, Lakeside Commmunity

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Granbury Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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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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based on 22 traveler reviews

Secluded Two Story House in a Gated, Lakeside Commmunity
average rating of 4.818182 based on 33 reviews

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: 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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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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Very nice.

  • 5 of 5

We all enjoyed our stay. One of our party had a broken bone in her foot and was unable to get to the bedrooms upstairs but the hide-a-bed located in the den proved adequate. Everything proved to work well and it was a quiet and relaxing vacation for all. Thank you Cindy for all your personal attention to make our stay so enjoyable.

Jim & Nan Quinn

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly what we hoped for.

  • 5 of 5

Our time spent in the cottage was exactly what we had hoped for. We were in need of a peaceful, restful get-away and we were not disappointed. The location was very quiet and tranquil and the cottage was lovely. We enjoyed sitting in the rocking chairs on the front porch and also enjoyed the patio/deck area in the back. Our only complaint is that we wish we could have stayed longer! Hopefully next time we can! Thanks for sharing your lovely cottage.

David and Rebecca

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! You had said you all needed a quiet place to retreat, and I was glad you got to come to the cottage because it is in a peaceful, natural setting by the water. Thank you again for coming and please come again anytime!
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Granbury Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for giving us Mommas a place to rest, relax and rejuvenate! We enjoyed every minute of it! The house was very clean and in a safe area. Thanks, Cindy, for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We loved preparing the house for you all, and we are so glad you had a relaxing time! We have a lot of ladies' groups stay at the house, and it is in a quiet and safe area. Please come again soon!
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Great Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Four other ladies and I spent a long weekend in Granbury just for some girlfriend time. It was a perfect house for us. We enjoyed cooking together in the kitchen and visiting outside on the porch in the nice weather. The house was clean and comfortable!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Granbury Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

handling fee $10 + Tax
hot tub (if requested) $30 + Tax
cleaning fee $100 + 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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Granbury Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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