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5-Acre Estate with fishing pond in Bentwater, Lake Granbury,Sleeps 8-16

Bedrooms 4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Estate, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-16)

Come relax and enjoy our vacation home in beautiful Granbury! The house sits 200 yards from the gated entrance of the property. Great kitchen, with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Hardwood and travertine stone flooring. The screened-in poarch is wonderful for morning breakfast! Cook outdoors in the additional outdoor kitchen in the back while watching the game on the flatscreen TV. There's also a backyard firepit for cool nights and S'Mores roasting. The upstairs balcony has beautiful views - great for watching the sunrise! Or, sit on the 80-foot front poarch and enjoy the view of the on-site pond. There's also a BBQ Smoker that is capable of feeding 200 people onsite. If you'd like to enjoy the lake, you'll have access to the Bentwater Marina.

Please consult our calendar for availability prior to making your request.

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Cary Shady
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

Why Cary Shady chose Granbury

We fell in love with Granbury, then with this particular 5-acres in Bentwater when we first saw it over 13 years ago! Over the years, we would bring the family out and envision the house that could be built. When the time was finally right, we were blessed with a wonderful architect and a great builder - both friends of ours. It has truly been a wonderful experience.

What makes this estate unique

The challenge in staying here is finding the time to take advantage of all of the enjoyable spaces, whether it be the front poarch or balcony, the screened in dining area or the back yard bar, the private swing outside the master bedroom or the one out front -- and on and on! There's a different beautiful view on each side of the house!


Granbury Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 16 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2) There are 2 additional queen-size air mattresses., Double Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • water skiing
Granite Countertops, Hardwood / Travertine Stone Flooring, Stainless Steel Appliances, Screened in Poarch, Additional Outdoor Kitchen with 32' Flatscreen and Outdoor Fireplace, Backyard Firepit, Upstairs Balcony, 60' Plasma Downstairs and 50' Plasma Upstairs Loft, Mini-Kitchen upstairs, 80 Foot Front Poarch and 50 Foot Back Poarch with built-in surround sound speakers, BBQ Smoker, access to Bentwater Marina.


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5-Acre Estate with fishing pond in Bentwater, Lake Granbury,Sleeps 8-16
average rating of 4.9375 based on 48 reviews

Lovely location, beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a holiday gathering in this great location. Loved the country feel and fireplaces. The owners have provided everything needed for a relaxing, restful stay. Would highly recommend this home experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, Texas

Spacious and fun

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this property with friends for the Thanksgiving holiday. Great layout for adults and kids - the kids could retreat to the upstairs game room when the adults get "too boring" (haha). Lots of outdoor spaces great for hanging (and cooking) out. I smoked the Thanksgiving turkey(s) on the owner's ENORMOUS smoker, smoking wood graciously provided by the owner.

The house is in great repair and very well provisioned. Clearly this is a place the owners use and love, and not just a rental property.

Thanks for a great stay - highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saratoga Springs

House full of happy Spartan racers!

  • 5 of 5

My guests and I booked this rental because it offered the space we needed. Little did we know just how accommodating the rental as well as the owner would be. Cary is absolutely fantastic and rather than going back and forth via emails he would call to make sure we had anything/everything we needed. The house is wonderful. The ample space and open layout made for feeding a bunch of hungry Spartans a breeze. We had the joy of being able to use his smoker which was great! Another huge bonus was the home literally had everything we needed ! We had guests flying in from all over the US for the race so it truly helped that we didnt have to pack a bunch of additional items. My only regret is that we didnt book an extra day or two so simply relax and enjoy the serenity the property offered. Thank you again Cary for sharing your home with us! Look us up if you ever decide to come to Utah !

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, great patios, all around perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The house is fantastic! Everything was very clean and very nice. They have everything you need. The back patio is a great place to hangout even in the Texas heat because they have 4 fans and lots of shade as well as a TV. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need. We did fish in the pond on property and caught two large catfish. All around a great stay and Cary is a fantastic host. We look forward to renting again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful spacious home very convenient to Granbury

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with scenic front porch. Lots of space. Great place to share with friends and make memories! Very convenient to the many things to do in Granbury. Saw Victor Trevino performing Elvis songs Saturday night and it was fabulous ! Barking rocks winery was also a huge hit with the group.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Antonio, TX

A Grand Time for All Ages! A Heartfelt Thank You to the Gracious Owner for this Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this home, property and owner was extraordinary. We had a fabulous time - we felt as if we were at a grand estate! We came for the Creation Museum, dinosaurs and Fossil Rim - all of which were a perfect 45 minute drive away. The home accommodated our 5 adults and 6 children perfectly - with good privacy and spaces for all to relax, sleep, eat and play. What fun we had at the pond! Truly a unique experience during a rain storm even. And lots of fish to catch (and release) for even the youngest toddler. The kitchen was wonderfully stocked and designed for multi course dinners and gourmet breakfasts. (Convenient to HEB - but with country surrounds!) The outdoor seating gave us times to relax and reflect - lovely landscape. We celebrated a youngster's birthday here and created a special memory. The Granbury courthouse is gorgeous. Thank you to Mr Shady who was most communicative, thoughtful and considerate. I would have given more than 5 stars if I could!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Horseshoe Pit/Washers/Croquet/Bocci Ball/Foozball Table/Darts/Frisbee all available on-site, Tee Box For the Golfers, property has treed areas for Nature Walks and Wildlife Watching.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Stay 6 nights or more, weekday rate reduced to $300!

CANCELLATION Policy: 60 days or more prior to arrival - 75% refund; 30 - 59 days prior to arrival - 50% refund; 14-29 days prior to arrival - 25% refund; less than 14 days prior to arrival - no refund. (Deposit will be refunded in all cases)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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