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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:
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Calendar last updated:
August 18, 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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


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Waterfront 'Lakeside Cottage' Great Views & Water Access
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Great location and a great property!

  • 5 of 5

Only down side is my car did get broken into while we stayed here. I'm a little shocked as its way off the beaten path.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry about your car being broken into! I hope you notified the police. Honestly, we have never had anything stolen at any of our properties or home.
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beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

great spot right on the lake. plenty of room for the 5 of us

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and hope you plan on staying again when you visit Lake Whitney!
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the house, the fire flies, the view, theblat rental, just everything! It was so peaceful and quiet with no phones or traffic! We made some great memories!! Thank you Sandra and Harold!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home! Glad you enjoyed the fire flies and the beautiful lake views. Hope you plan on staying here or at other property next visit.
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  • 5 of 5

It's really nice whatever they offer on that pictures and that description of the house is there

Everything organized and clan

thanks a lot.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Weekend getaway

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed it.. We have older kids so the access to the lake was not too bad.. It definitely isn't for the young. Very rocky and steep but for the price you can't beat it.. The house is amazing. Very clean, decorated super cute and very roomy. The yard and lake view is so pretty and relaxing. We took 5 kids with us ranging from 13 to 10 and they had a blast. We will definitely be going back.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great VRBO

  • 5 of 5

Definitely one of the best VRBO properties we've stayed in, nicely decorated, CLEAN,

and gracious hosts. The deck is great for morning coffee and evening drinks!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
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

Damage Deposit $200

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.

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