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Family friendly waterfront home with hot tub, boat dock and perfect location.

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Modern waterfront home for large families, retreats and group gatherings!

Get ready for family fun when you make this lakefront house your home-away-from-home!

With its ideal location 15 feet from the shore of deep water on Cedar Creek Lake, you and the whole family will delight in the cool morning breezes, the spacious wraparound deck, and the many games and gathering areas this cozily sophisticated waterfront vacation home has to offer.

Located in Arnold Hills, less than one hour from downtown Dallas and within 90 minutes from most of the DFW Metroplex, the home is centrally located close to the shopping and attractions of Gun Barrel City, Canton and Seven Points.

This vacation home is set up for family fun!

Key features include:

- Sleeps large groups with 5 private bedrooms + 4 bonus sleeping areas, 1 sleeper sofa and 4 air mattresses (see Amenities page for breakdown of bed configurations)

- No need to bring all of your USB chargers! We have USB outlets installed throughout the house, for easy device charging.

- Cook and entertain with ease in the fully stocked kitchen. Plenty of kitchen appliances,tools, dinnerware and glassware

- Build memories in the game room with board games, darts, a pool table and even a slot machine.

- Enjoy splashing around in the lake in our inflatable fishing/rowboat with oars for 4 people

- Relax in one of our three hammocks overlooking the water

- Play with the kids at the sand and water table

- Nap on the screened porch

- Grill for a large group with 6-burner propane BBQ

- Enjoy your meals overlooking the water from the dining room with dramatic views and vaulted ceilings

- 3.5 bathrooms and a second downstairs kitchenette

- Ample parking and space to spread out

Ground Level Features

The spacious living room features a wall of windows, exposed beams, a stone wood-burning fireplace, a comfortable leather sofa and a second sleeper sofa. The large dining table seats 8 with folding chairs. The breakfast table and bar combined seat an additional 8 people. Outdoors on the wraparound deck there is a dining table for six, a hammock and rocking chairs.

Downstairs Features

This floor features a relaxing screen porch that runs the width of the home. On the screened porch you will find another outdoor dining table, a hammock and other seating. In the billiard room there is a pool table, slot machine, dart board and a foldout sleeper couch. Adjacent to the billiard room is a kitchenette with second full sized refrigerator, microwave and double sink. On this floor there is also an office/half bath with full size bed.

Upstairs Features

The upstairs loft has the most magical views of the lake. It fronts the two story wall of windows so you can lay in bed and see for miles across the lake. The loft also has relaxing chairs in the loft for taking in the view.

Are you ready for serious family fun? Book our beautiful vacation home today!

*** January 2017 ***

The ensuite master bath and the 3rd floor bathroom are being completely remodeled, down to the studs.

The master now has a custom walk-in shower complete with body sprays and a rainfall showerhead, along with new heated floors in the bathroom.

The upstairs now has a large and deep soaking tub with air bath and a rainfall showerhead as well as all new flooring.

The master bedroom is getting a facelift with new paint and new floors and the additional king bedroom is also getting a facelift for this season.

We will post updated photos by the end of January and all will be ready in time for our guests arriving in February 2017 to enjoy.

Event fee for weddings $250

Extra deposit for large groups (>25 ppl) $100

We offer a free midweek refresh cleanup service for stays of six nights or more. You arrange the time and date directly with our cleaning crew and they spend two hours tidying up to let you relax on your vacation.

We can also arrange to have the fridge stocked upon your arrival with a list of groceries items you request for a small charge if you prefer to spend your time relaxing instead of grocery shopping.

More Details


Tool House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Someone over 25 must always be present. If more than 3 people under the age of 21 are present in the home then a parent/guardian must also be.
  • We normally don't accept prom parties (exeption can be made). Underage drinking is not allowed. Unsupervised guests under age 25 are not permitted.
  • Additional rules are listed in the rental agreement.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite on Main Floor
    Main Floor Hall Bath - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Full Bath - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Half Bath - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Main Floor Guest Bedroom - 3 double , 1 twin/ single , with full bath on the hallway
    Downstairs Game Room - sofa that 1 can sleep on
    Master Bedroom Main Floor - 1 king , ensuite bath- custom shower with body jets & rainfall shower
    3rd Floor Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , access to 3rd floor shared bath - soaker tub/shower combo
    TV Room - 3rd floor - 1 queen , access to 3rd floor shared bath - soaker tub/shower combo
    3rd Floor Large Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , access to 3rd floor shared bath - soaker tub/shower combo
    Bonus Sleeping Space/Half Bath - 1 double , has half bath only on this level
    Loft - 3 twin/ single , access to shared full bath/3rd floor & hall bath main floor
    King - Walkout to Water - 1 king , access to half bathroom on this level
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fishing trips, girls' weekends, church retreats, corporate events and group gatherings.


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Family friendly waterfront home with hot tub, boat dock and perfect location.
average rating of 4.6904764 based on 42 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Incredible experience. Owners were really nice. It was flawless. Would def rent here again. Accomodated30 people comfortably and fully equipped.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home! I went with 10 adults and 8 children 5 and under and we had more than enough room to have amazing sleeping arrangements for everyone. The house was stocked with all the supplies you could possibly need. One of our favorite gathering spots was the porch. It was a safe place to allow all the children to play. The owners are amazing. We had one complication, and they were right there to help us out.

If you have small children, be aware there is not a fence in the back yard to keep them from the lake, so you will need to be vigilant in watching them. The entire family agreed we would all go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Property

  • 5 of 5

Roomy with plenty of baths. Lake access, nearby stores and off site amenities make for a great place to have a reunion.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful area and home! Needed minor updates/fixes

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved the lake and location of the home! We just a little trouble with the dock. The home accommodated 25 of us comfortably. Overall, our stay was fun and enjoyable. I would recommend this to anyone looking at this location for a vacation. Owners were very communicative which made it extremely easygoing.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house was fantastic for our family reunion - plenty of beds for 20 adults and 6 children.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. The house is fantastic. There are lots of sleeping areas and lots of bathrooms - needed for a large group. I think there is a TV in every room with a bed. The kitchen area was also good - lots of dishes available to use if you didn't bring your own. Another nice touch was that all the kitchen cabinets and drawers were labelled with what was inside, so you don't have to spend time searching 5 drawers before you find the silverware. Also lots of good areas for sitting around visiting. It is obvious the owners have fixed this place up to enjoy it themselves. We used the hot tub and it was very nice on my sore back.

The children had a ball swimming off the dock close to the house. The only reason I didn't give this place a 5 star rating (4.5 stars is not an option) is that there were no stairs or ladder to get out of the swimming area close to the house. There was a wide enough place there for adults who were not in the water with the children to sit and watch them swim. It would have been nice to have a bigger area (maybe covered to have some shade?) out by the boat dock for swimming and sitting and watching others swim. We have no other complaints and will be happy to stay here again.

The owners were very responsive. We couldn't find any extra garbage bags. I texted the owner to ask where they might be and got a response immediately telling me where to find them! We had no other problems but it was nice to know the owners would answer immediately if we needed them.

There was plenty of room to park all our vehicles (11 of them - one with a boat trailer, and one with a seadoo trailer.)

All in all, this place is fantastic. We've had a family reunion for the last three years and this is by far the nicest place we've stayed. Hopefully we can book it early enough next year that we can use it again.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the stay. We do have a ladder on the dock, where it is deeper. The shallow area closer to the house is more intended to use to get on and off a jetski. We never thought about adding a ladder there, since it is so shallow. That could be a useful addition. Hopefully we will see you as our guests again, and I will see if I can arrange for an additional ladder per your suggestion.
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Very accommodating and relaxing weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

Arrived for check in at the pre-discussed time and was a little worried because the home owners were not responding to my calls or text msgs and so I started getting concerned. Thankfully we only waited 15-20 mins before being let in. Once in we quickly saw all the rooms available and all the amenities included.

There was so much space for our group of 14 (7 couples)! Everyone had their own room with beds to spare. We stayed on the main floor in the master bedroom and it was perfect. Nice big king size bed with the most comfortable pillows and bed comforter. The master bedroom restroom was nicely updated.

The game room was used a lot to play pool and darts and lead out to the sunroom which was convienent for our rainy afternoon.

Between getting in the hot tub, hanging out on the main level patio, playing lawn games, lounging in the living room, and cooking/ eating , we were plenty occupied but relaxed at the same time. We definitely want to return here. All the rooms, the lake view, all the extras (pantries full of kitchen things: bakeware, tons of dish sets and silverware, kitchen electronics, kitchen supplies such as foil, zip lock bags, seasonings), it was all appreciated to have at our fingertips. The restrooms had plenty of supplies too had we forgotten to bring anything. The lake is steps away but it was so windy and cloudy that we never made it into the lake for swimming but we didn't mind at all. Very fun and relaxing weekend!! Thank you for letting us stay there!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy you enjoyed the saty, despite the not so nice weather. I am sorry the door code and welcome guide was not sent to you. Normally we send it out at least a week before the stay. But it had been sent to the wrong person. We are also glad to hear you enjoyed the beds. Since we often stay here ourselves, we like good quality beds and pillows. There is even a Sleep Number bed in one of the bedrooms.
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Christina & Karl, Owners
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian, swedish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Christina & Karl, Owners

We are world travelers, each speaking three languages and having lived outside of our home countries most of our lives. We love to travel and when we do we often rent homes.

When we are away we love to share our lake front home with guests.

Why Christina & Karl, Owners chose Tool

We have been renting vacation rentals for many years ourselves and this property gives us so much of what we love about vacation rentals - the views, the sounds and the character of the home.

What makes this house unique

The 180+ degree views of the water! The gorgeous kitchen and the water views really captured us, but overall this home has so much to offer our family.


Cedar Creek Brewery
"The brewery is located in Seven Points on our side of the bridge. They brew their beer loca..."
Coconut Island Bar & Grill
"Service has been so-so. We have been three times. The first time was shortly after opening..."
Jalapeno Tree
"This is my husband's favorite Mexican place on the lake. There are several good Mexican pla..."
Lake Jackson Seafood #2
"Pretty good seafood - crawfish etouffe, gumbo, grilled fish, jalapeno shrimp poppers are all..."
Coffee Love
"There's no starbucks in town but this little coffee shop does a good job of making up for that!"
Tavi's Italian Restaurant
"Nice little italian place with pizza and good pasta as well. Does not deliver, so only four ..."
Milano's Pizza
"Good pizza and they deliver to our house!"
Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Dallas-Ft Worth International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Cedar Creek Brewery
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cedar Creek Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
McClain's DIner
Car: recommended

Convenient to Cedar Creek Brewery, Tara Winery, Canton Trade Days. Lone Star Marina and Whatz Up Family Fun park with go-karts, mini golf, laser tag and much more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $275 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

For large groups (>25) or for events, please check with us for additional fees.
Large groups use much more in utilities and create more wear and tear on the home, which is why we have additional fees and a larger security deposit for groups over 25 guests.

For 6 nights or more we offer a midstay refresh for free with our cleaning team coming in and tidying up the house so you can enjoy your vacation. Ask for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.