Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Waterfront 'Lakeside Cottage' Great Views & Water Access

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,214 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

Lakeside Cottage is the perfect getaway. Just steps away from the water, to enjoy a swim or go fishing. Gorgeous lake views from most every room and from the upper and lower decks. The home is clean, comfortable and nicely furnished. The house is mainly furnished/decorated in a Texas rustic theme.

With the open floor plan, the living room, kitchen and dinning rooms all offer great views of the lake through the wide sliding glass doors. These doors lead out to the large upper deck that stretches across the back of the house with a fantastic view of the lake. There is a spiral staircase that leads from this deck down to the large deck below where there is a charcoal BBQ grill, chimanea, table and chair set and plenty of extra seating & occasional tables. Off this deck there is a small covered area as well. Plenty of shade trees. This area is fenced. Through the gate, you can walk down to the water.

The living room has a leather sofa/sleeper & flat screen TV & gas fireplace.

The kitchen has everything you need to prepare a meal, you just bring food and refreshments. There is a refrigerator, Jenn-Aire cook top, oven, dishwasher, large pantry, pots & pans, bake ware, glassware, including stemware & cups, dishes, cooking and BBQ utensils, flatware etc. There is also a microwave oven, toaster, coffee pot and blender. It has a breakfast bar that seats four. The dinning room table seats four.

On one side of the home is a large master bedroom with a Texas style pine queen bed and side tables, futon that can sleep one adult or two children. View of lake. French doors lead out onto upper deck. Huge private master bath has jetted garden tub, walk in shower, large vanity with twin sinks. Large walk in closet stores extra linens.

On the other side of the home is the guest room with queen bed and side table, this room is decorated in seaside decor with a great lake view as well. The guest bathroom is accessible from the guest room and through the kitchen. Guest bath has a walk in shower. The washer, dryer and cabinet with extra linens are also located in this room. We provide small amounts shower gel, shampoo, conditioner. There is a blow dryer in each bathroom.

This home has a covered carport large enough for two vehicles and a small circle drive.

The upper and lower decks are the perfect place to relax, read and just enjoy being out doors in a relaxed atmosphere.

Great views, access to the lake, plenty of shade & privacy, make this a great place to just getaway.

Keywords: Waterfront Lake House, Lake View, Lake Access

More Details

Sandra Welch
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Sandra Welch

My husband and I have been married for 38 years. We have one son and daughter-in-law and a very active 8 yr. old grandson. We enjoy boating on Lake Whitney with our family & friends every chance we get.

Sandra Welch purchased this house in 2008

Why Sandra Welch chose Texas

We live just a few blocks away and it is perfect for when we entertain family and friends. Everyone has a nice comfortable place to stay when we have a full house.

This home has a great view and since most all the homes sit on a bluff, as does this one, not many home is accessible to the lake.

We have been coming to Lake Whitney and Laguna Park in particular since the mid 1970's. My husband use to ride motocross in Whitney and we enjoyed staying at the state park and lodges in the area. After we married and had our son we enjoyed coming here to fish and go boating. We purchased a cabin became "weekenders" for awhile. We finally had an opportunity to move here full time in 2003. We love the scenic beauty of the area. The lake is clear and clean. It's a great lake for water sports and fishing. The lifestyle is relaxed and friendly. it's close to Whitney, Hillsboro, Waco, Clifton and Meridian. And just a little over an hour to Dallas and Ft. Worth.

What makes this house unique

Lakeside Cottage is a cozy home in a quiet neighborhood. It backs up to Lake Whitney and is shady, private and peaceful. Gorgeous lake view's from most every room. You'll want to spend your time on the upper or lower deck watching the boats pass by. You can walk from the back yard down to the lake for a swim or great fishing. Watching the birds, squirrels, fox & raccoons is great entertainment. The night sky is wonderful for star gazing. It's close to nearby boat ramps and Uncle Gus Marina.

We offer 4 and 8 hour pontoon boat rental to our guests which includes gas. Call or e-mail for details and to check availability.


Clifton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1214 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bath - toilet , shower , Bathroom has a vanity and single sink & washer & dryer
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large Vanity with double sinks
  • Guest bathroom has washer & dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Guest Room - 1 queen
  • Futon in Master Bedroom will sleep one adult or two children.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Waterfront 'Lakeside Cottage' Great Views & Water Access
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews

Great vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this lakeside home. Although the walk to the water is steep, we caught some crappie and enjoyed fishing in the cove. It can be slippery close to the water's edge and it wasn't quite swimming weather but we would definitely return for some swimming and peaceful relaxation. The home was well equipped and clean with clear instructions for our stay. The hosts were a phone call away to answer questions during our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our home and glad to hear you will be returning. It can be a challenge to get down to the water at times just depending on water level. Great place to fish and swim. Hopefully it will be easier next visit.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Loved everything about it! The scenery was more than I could imagine. We will be back for sure!

  • 5 of 5

If you like country living with a beautiful lake scene in the back drop, this place will do the trick. Just provide your own food and drinks and the rest is already there for you. Awesome awesome awesome, I loved it!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and so glad you enjoyed this. It is really nice to be surrounded by trees while sitting on the upper or lower deck enjoying the lake views, birds and other wildlife. Hope you got to do some stargazing as well.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

if you are looking for a peaceful getaway, this fits the bill. Very clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed sitting on the back patio in the evenings. Hearing the water in the background and the crickets chirping was awesome. We also got a light show from the lightning bugs! It has been years since I have seen one! The property is clean and comfortable. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very glad you enjoyed your stay! It is very peaceful and with the warmer than normal temps we have gotten to enjoy the lightning bugs longer.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

peaceful rest from the city

  • 5 of 5

I needed some time away from phones, internet and I got it. Had a friend come out to stay and we watched the squirrels on the back porch. There was a road runner every morning looking for breakfast in the backyard. Very comfortable place, we will be back soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and glad you chose our home. It is very peaceful at the lake. Watching the lake and the wildlife is relaxing.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay and not our last. Great property. Great family time together. We'll be back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Look forward to your next stay! Happy you enjoy our home and all the beauty and fun Lake Whitney has to offer!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Real Charm at a Real Value!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed at several lake houses on several Texas lakes, and this one was a very pleasant find. This was our first time on Lake Whitney and the views from this property were just stunning! On the first morning, I made sure to grab my cup of coffee and head to the bluff overlooking the lake and enjoy my very own sunrise while listening to the birds singing and the water lapping upon the rocks. It was truly a Rockwell moment. After my wife woke, we got ready in a good sized master bathroom with double sinks and a separate tub and shower. My wife took a few moments while I was getting ready, and enjoyed a cup of coffee on the upper covered deck with access from double doors off the master bedroom as well.

After taking our time, we jumped in our jeep and headed into Clifton TX., which was a very pleasant drive taking just under 20 minutes to get there. The town was one of the many pure Texas historical small towns of about 3000 people, and we enjoyed an awesome county breakfast at Johnny's Place. We learned about the town and the restaurant from an informative notebook on a side table in the Lake House, filled with information on the surrounding area for those who may not be familiar with it. (Like Us) For a small town diner, we were surprised to find it packed, but after experiencing the hospitality and the incredible Texas county cooking, we figured out why! We even went back for breakfast the next morning! There was also a very nice Brookshire Brothers just up the street were we were able to get the items we needed to enjoy some of our own home cooking at the lake house.

A few notes about the lake house itself, access to the lake is via a steep stone walkway with a metal handrail to get you to the rock entrance to the water itself. Children and those who have mobility issues will need to be careful. As the lake house is heavily wooded around it (great for privacy), you can expect our favorite Texas tiny critters to be part of the welcoming committee. Make sure you bring some insect repellent or grab some at the Brookshire Brothers if you take my advice and visit Clifton while you are there. This is by no means a deterrent, as anyone who has stayed on a lake would be well aware of this.

Another huge benefit of leasing this Lake House, is the fact that the owner also owns 2 very nice Pontoon Boats that are available at very reasonable prices.

We will definitely be returning to the Lakeside Cottage

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and I appreciate your choosing our home for your getaway. A lot of our guests do love the two patio areas, one being an upper deck off the master bedroom and living room and the one below to cook out and enjoy the chimnea, both have great views of the lake. I'm glad you did get to go down to the waters edge and enjoy the view there as well. Clifton is a cute town with shops, an old movie theater and yes Johnny's for breakfast. Next time you visit try and go to Mitchell's Grill one night for dinner. They have wonder steak and salmon but anything on their menu is fantastic.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Great area for Motorcycle Riding around lake & surrounding area.

Lake Whitney is a great place to swim, ski and all boating and water sports.

We rent pontoon boats to our guests or you can leave the driving to someone else and hire someone to take you on a lake cruise to relax and enjoy the scenic beauty of the lake.

Fishing is great on Lake Whitney from the marina behind this home or you can go out with one of many Fishing Guides, call me for recommendation.

Fossil Hunting

Bosque River Canoeing

Eagle Watching at Loafers Bend at Dam, best time in January

Antique Shopping in Clifton, Meridian & Whitney

Bosque County Wide Garage Sale- April

Annual Texas Largest Fish Fry Saturday before Labor Day- Laguna Park

Pioneer Days 1st Saturday in October- Whitney

Bosque Resort Fun Lake & River Tube Ride- Laguna Park

Here in Laguna Park there is Ria's Pizza for wonderful pizza, salads, sandwiches and Bosque Resort Restaurant & Bar.

Whitney and Clifton which is 15 minutes away have shopping, restaurants grocery stores, golfing and antique shops. Mitchell's Grill in Clifton has the best steak & seafood (our favorite place to dine!).

Hillsboro is 25 minutes away and has a Wal-Mart, Outlet Mall and restaurants & shops.

Waco is approx. 40 minutes and they have shopping of all types, restaurants, Hawaiian Falls Water Park, Cameron Park Zoo, Dr. Pepper Museum, Texas Ranger Museum, Baylor University, Mammoth Site, The Magnolia as featured in HGTV's Fixer Upper and much more.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Park & Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose is approx. 1 hour away.


Rates & Availability

Clifton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Independence Day
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

2015 Veranda Pontoon Boats now available to our guests to rent.
Four Hours: 285.00
Eight Hours: 570.00
Includes one full tank of gas.
Please call or e-mail to check availability.

Two night minimum for all regular reservations.

Three night minimum for these holidays, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving.


No Pets.

No Smoking Indoors.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Send a Message Send a Message

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties