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Speaks: english

Hot Tub, Large Covered Deck, Spectacular View from Every Room!

72 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Texas Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Chateau / Country House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Maximum 6 People)

Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or just time away from your concrete city-scape, come on out to relax and to be truly inspired by the spectacular view from every room in our well- appointed, 3 king-bedroom, 2 bath vacation home. Upon stepping inside the front door of Inspiration Point, you will be greeted by a wall of windows and awe-inspiring view. Your stay at Inspiration Point will provide you with a memorable experience, indeed!

Inspiration Point is often enjoyed as a delightful girl friends' getaway in a luxurious country home away from home. Or, many find it a perfect setting for an intimate couples retreat. Families with children come to enjoy the river from sun-up to sun-down. In the evenings you are still 'at the river' in luxury, peace and quiet. The large covered deck with hot tub, outdoor fireplace, gas and smoker grills offers an out-door experience for you and your family -- under the stars while having all the comforts of home in comfortable king-size beds. Renters must be 25 years or older. Your dogs are welcomed but you must notify the property manager and there is a one time fee per dog of $25.

Bring your boat or jet ski! If your family, or that special someone, loves boating, fishing or, skiing or just enjoys basking in the Texas sun, you'll be 5 minutes from Hamm Creek Park and boat launch on the Brazos River. Our property allows for easy boat parking, too.

Spend a couple nights or a week or two.

If you allow yourself the luxury of time, Inspiration Point will melt away all traces of stress as you relish each moment gazing from high above, over hundreds of acres of green space, farm land and Texas mesas surrounding the Brazos River.

And, oh my, the opportunity for spectacular sunrises and sunsets from the spacious covered porch will be the only reason to consider 'time' while at Inspiration Point. You will set your clock by the beauty that only nature can provide.

Our guests enjoy a fully furnished kitchen with an array of staples. Bring your own food and drink preferences and make yourselves at home. Prepare your meals in the kitchen or at the gas or smoker grills out on the covered deck. Eat at the dining table situated in front of the wall-of-windows, or take your meals out onto the lovely deck for a luxurious country picnic-in-the-sky.

If you can bear to pull yourselves away from Inspiration Point to look for other things to do, there are a variety of small towns just a short country drive away. Glen Rose, Texas offers an abundance of antiquing, unique restaurants, Fossil Rim Wildlife Park, Dinosaur Valley, and more. If you prefer a lake to the river, Lake Whitney is also a short drive from Inspiration Point. Another excellent choice would be to visit the historic town square in Granbury, Texas. Should you long for live theatre and think you're too far away from big city life to find such entertainment, set your worries to rest. The Plaza Theatre in Cleburne is a no-traffic, 25-minute country drive north of Inspiration Point.

Inspiration Point vacation home boasts a spectacular Texas Hill Country experience, and a totally unique ambience; all located unexpectedly close to Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas.

Come be inspired to just relax, read, play, or just ...BE, and breathe ...deeply.

Keywords: Fisherman's Paradise vacation home, country house, romantic Hill Country setting, river house, luxury home, exquisite Hill Country view like no other near Dallas/Fort Worth Texas, boating, skiing, canoeing, fishing, peace and quiet, big Texas sky, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, Brazos River, Hamm Creek Park, Kimball Bend

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About The Owner

We're a family of long-time skiers and hunting, boating and nature enthusiasts. We have spent many vacations on the Brazos River north of Lake Whitney and not too far from our permanent home just south of the Dallas area. Everyone who visits is delightfully surprised by the stunning view, peaceful surroundings and simply inspiring experience. We hope you will make Inspiration Point your next vacation or retreat spot. Once you do, we know you will come back again, and again.

The Owner purchased this chateau / country house in 2008

Why The Owner chose Texas

FIsherman's Paradise is situated just West of Rio Vista, TX about 30 minutes north of Lake Whitney.

With a long career in general contracting of residential and commercial properties, we knew that this lovely river house known as Inspiration Point in Fisherman's Paradise, to be one of the most unique and beautiful places on the Brazos River.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Fisherman's Paradise is a little-known area in Johnson County, TX, just West of the small town of Rio Vista and about 30 minutes north of Lake Whitney. Our vacation home offers a gorgeous, country getaway or intimate retreat destination convenient to the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.

Our property sits high on a hill overlooking the Brazos River and provides convenient access to the new Hamm Creek boat launch. In addition to boating and fishing activities offered by the river, we most enjoy the spectacular view and peacefulness surrounding us, especially from our porch. The property is lovely year round and is accented on some winter mornings (in addition to the beautiful sunrise) by a ribbon of fog running the curvature of the river with soft clouds hovering just above the valley creating a surreal experience that makes every sip of our morning coffee even more delicious.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our family of 6 had a marvelous time. The kitchen has everything you need and the hot tub was perfect. Can't wait to come back!
Dec 2014
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Hot Tub, Large Covered Deck, Spectacular View from Every Room!
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 76 reviews
Rowlett, TX

The pictures don't do justice! Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

What an outstanding property........and perfect name for a hidden gem in Rio Vista, TX! Inspiration Point was easily one of our favorite rentals we've stayed in. We've been frequent users of Home Away/VRBO since 2012 and this property ranks at the very top of vacation spots.

I'll start with the views. As many have stated before, the panoramic views are not done justice via the pictures. Once we stepped foot on the upper deck, we caught our breath gazing at the lush Brazos River landscape and the serenity it produced. Within two minutes of arriving a flock of hawks (I presume) circled in front of the house hunting for food. It felt as if we were thrown into a nature show one might watch on television. We kept commenting on the beauty and tranquility of the area being so close to Dallas yet seemingly so far away from it all.

The house was extremely well kept and Karen was very responsive and polite from the moment we booked. One of the best experiences we've had yet on Home Away/VRBO and hope to be back later this year.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

Pictures do not do this property justice! Management was very accommodating and the property was just perfect for our weekend.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Inspiration Point was very inspirational

  • 5 of 5

The property was everything it boasted and the view was outstanding - very panoramic. The property owners are very friendly and responsive and tried hard to ensure our group was satisfied and had what we needed. Three couples stayed for a weekend and all said they would stay again.

Clean, well equipped, just fabulous views!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Clean.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I wanted to do something nice for us as an escape from the everyday usual. This house is very very much a perfect place to do this. Clean comfortable to the max. Very good taste! If known the house has a traeger grill we would've done more grilling than once during our three day stay. We will be going back ASAP.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, Great View, Friendly House Manager

  • 5 of 5

Our women's retreat group had a great time staying in this house for 2 nights. We spent most of the time outside on the beautiful deck with a fire in the chiminea in the evening. Great kitchen! Glad everything was available for the kitchen including a slow cooker.

We used the Jacuzzi and the Gas Grill.

Only one suggestion. There is a sagging lumpy king-sized mattress that needs replacing in the back bedroom.

If you need to use your computer with the television for presentations or movies be sure to bring your own cable. The television at the time we were there would us the cable with a USB port on each end.

We have placed our deposit for next year's retreat.

Becky D.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Beautiful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our girls weekend. Beautiful inside and out. Felt like home, nice and comfy. Loved relaxing outside on the balcony by the fire pit watching the stars. Would love to go again.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Lake Whitney Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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High Season
Apr 15 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Texas Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (3)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • water skiing

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