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Southern Comfort - "Pontoon Boat Available" see details

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Fireplace, Party Deck, Huge Fire Pit, water front

**Pontoon Boat Availability**, Our clients can take advantage of renting boats from our net door neighbors, Cherokee Landing! They have 4 pontoon boats available for rent at an hourly or daily rate. Because of the various pricing options contact Charlotte or Hugh for more specific details.

***In 2014 we added a spectacular fire pit pictured above. Our spacious 230 square foot fire pit deck is round and measures 17 feet across providing ample room for multiple guests. The custom fire pit is one of the most unique fire pits you have ever seen. It's appearance looks just like a huge 'tree stump'. It is a 'real wood' burning fire pit, fire wood is included. The spectacular western sun that sets over the lake water has always been an attraction from our Porch, but now those sunsets can be seen from our new fire pit as well.

There are many special memories that friends and family can enjoy near our lake home as well. From visiting the many antique shops nearby or spending the day at Canton First Monday. We also have the Texas Freshwater Fisheries or or you can visit the beautiful East Texas Arboretum in Athens, which are only 15 minutes away.

If you are looking for a thrill there is one of the largest Zip Line Parks nearby. Just tell us what you want and we find it. Also available are guided wild game hunts and fishing excursions throughout the spring, summer, fall and winter months. Southern Comfort on Cedar Creek Lake has something special for everyone. Call us for more details and information about these and many other area activities or attractions.

So your just wanting to relax? The atmosphere at Southern Comfort is calm, peaceful serene. The property is on a spacious 1.5 acres of privately owned, heavily wooded, waterfront. We have a private boat ramp, two story boathouse, with a covered party deck on top, a boat dock and fish cleaning station.

Our lake house has a huge Southern Living Styled front porch that faces the water with 6-large rocking chairs and a porch swing that offers you a picturesque view of the lake and evening sunsets. The house has a sundeck, large master living area, with a real wood burning fireplace for winter time use. There are three bedrooms, two full size bathrooms and a fully equipped all electric kitchen that provides all the basic necessities for cooking and serving meals, along with a breakfast area. The master living area has a 42' LED TV and the master bedroom has a 30' television with Dish Network featuring HBO, Cinemax, Show Time along with other premium channels.

This home can sleep 8 people very comfortably or more when utilizing the Sofa, the sofa Sleeper located in the Sun Room and the Queen size air bed. The master bedroom has a king size bed, the second and third bedrooms have queen size beds. The sofa sleeper in the sun room folds out into a full size bed. Other amenities include an abundance of household and cooking condiments included throughout the Kitchen and Bathroom areas. There are extra sheets, bath towels and a large capacity washer and dryer, washing detergents included. All sleeping and living areas of the home have been made hotel ready.

More Details

R. Fred Knowles
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About R. Fred Knowles

I grew up in Dallas and in the early 60's and now I currently live in Rockwall, Texas just east of Dallas. This property was in my family since before the lake had water in it back in 1961. In my early years and into my mid teens I grew up going to the lake on the weekends where I spent most of my summer when I wasn't in school. Through the summer I spent my time swimming, fishing and water skiing. Ahhhh and there is nothing better than getting close to nature and being on the lake!

In my early adult years getting married, having children, working and growing a family, building a life of my own, I became caught up living "The City Life", so I quit going to the lake for a long period of time. Now years later when I began to return to Southern Comfort on Cedar Creek Lake, it was difficult at first to just to slow down, relax and get back into the "Lake and Country Living" mode. Once you arrive at Southern Comfort on Cedar Creek Lake, it doesn't take very long to get back into that way of life. Today you can easily hang all the stresses of work and fast paced city living on all the bridges coming here. There is nothing better than the peace, serenity and stress free life that the country and lake living have to offer, even if it's just for a weekend. By our sharing Southern Comfort, you too can enjoy the Leisure of Lake and Country Living here at Southern Comfort on Cedar Creek Lake!

R. Fred Knowles purchased this house in 2012

Why R. Fred Knowles chose Cedar Creek Lake

Cedar Creek Lake was created in 1964 as a water reservoir for Tarrant County and is one of the very few lakes in Northeast Texas that allows property ownership of the waterfront with the ability to have your own private beach area, docks and boathouse. Cedar Creek Lake has also been recognized as one of the best places in the country to live for retirement.

We are a privately owned property. Being a private lakefront property our beach is owned. We also allow the use of fireworks, unlike a homeowners addition or a homeowners association controlled property.

In 2013, the entire exterior of the property has received a complete makeover undergoing both major and minor repairs, new paint, landscaping along with a unique "Tree Stump" fire pit. The pictures you see on all the websites, some were taken as recently as March 15th, 2015.

In the pictures you can see one of our outside themes, there are many more. We decorate the house with porch flags year around for all of our guests staying at Southern Comfort at no extra charge. Spring, Summer, Fall, 4th of July, Memorial Day, Easter, Valentines, Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Years weeks and weekends.

If you have some sort of 'special' occasion to celebrate such as a surprise birthday, anniversary or honeymoon and need personalized decorations, just specify and we can provide you with a quote.

What makes this house unique

Inclusive of all the remodeling this year we have decided to do a couple of other new things for our guests. First off we are offering to all our clients a $500 damage deposit waiver. When clients who book with us and return the property back to us in great shape will have there future deposit requirements waived on your next stay. Our goal, to attract a group of long term responsible clients that wish to share our lake home with us for many years to come. This offer can end at any time without notice.

In addition our check in and out times.....well we threw them out. On the day of check in you can arrive as early as 8:00 a.m. and leave as late as 8:00 p.m. on the day of departure. That is like giving our clients an extra day at the lake for free. We want our guests to relax and enjoy family and friends, while experiencing the Southern Comfort way of vacationing.

Our house is fully equipped with an abundance of kitchen and refrigerator spices and condiments. We supply coffee, tea and sugar for all of our guests. We also supply dish, hand and bath soaps throughout the house.

We supply all the firewood you need for the upcoming cool evenings for both the fire pit and the wood burning fire place that is inside the house, you bring the romance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our time here. Thanks for the presents. The kids had so much fun. The house was so clean and had everything. We really loved it.

Thank you so much.
Dec 2012
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Malakoff House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two full bathrooms with tub/shower arrangements stocked with hair dryers, hand\bath soaps, shampoo, cream rinse dispensers (Dove Products) available for guests to use or you may bring your own.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroon has a 30' TV and satellite receiver
    Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Portable Playpen\Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • There is a High Quality Queen size air bed available for extra guests.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our waterfront property includes a sandy swim area, private boat ramp, dock, fish cleaning station, covered party deck and boathouse. Pontoon boat rental and guided water sport rentals are available upon request.


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Southern Comfort - "Pontoon Boat Available" see details
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 31 reviews

Wonderful lake house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely long weekend here. The property is outstanding with a large grassy lake-front yard. We used the private boat launch on the property. The boat dock with upper party deck was very handy. The house is spacious and has essentially four bedrooms because the large sunroom has french doors that close. We loved the rocking chairs on the deck and sitting around the large concrete firepit. The kitchen had plenty of dishes and cookware. They even include a great selection of spices and condiments. The home decorations are a bit dated but it is all part of the charm at Southern Comfort. It is a special place that is hard to leave!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Disappointing

  • 1 of 5

The all weekend use of the boat was the main reason we selected this property for our getaway. The boat was in the shop so we had to rent a boat for 1/2 day. Much different experience than having a boat the entire stay. You can only sit on the porch and look at the water for so long with 3 boys to entertain. We couldn't fish because the boat dock was closed (upper level too) - which was never communicated to us prior to our arrival. The dock we did have access to was in very poor condition with missing boards, nails sticking up, half the roof caved in. Neighbors like to shoot guns for fun in their backyard and have house parties right outside the window of the bedroom my son slept in. The property has several houses in very close proximity to each other - all of which are in various stages of disrepair. If you're looking for secluded and private, this place is not for you. I would not recommend Southern Comfort.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Memories Made Here

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely lovely time at Southern Comfort this week. Everything was wonderful and the owners were very accommodating to our every question and need. Thank you for helping us make our vacation so enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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College Station, TX

Fantastic lake house

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year that we have stayed there and loved it again. We had a group of 8 and all fit comfortably between the bedrooms, pull out sofa and an air mattress. Access to the lake can't be beat. Would certainly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family-Friends Get Away

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay. The listing description was pretty accurate and the property owner was helpful in answering all of our questions and or concerns. The caretaker (Glen) was there to meet all our needs. Its an older property but it was clean and had a warm cozy atmosphere. The home was filled with amenities. We would recommend this property to others and we want to return around the same time next year. We rented the boat for the entire weekend but only had an opportunity to use it on Friday because of the weather. Despite the weather we still had a good time. The ability to check in and out at our convenience really added to a nice relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Odessa, TX

Southern Comfort

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The home was very spacious and comfortable, had everything you would need and then some, and the scenery was absolutely beautiful! The boat was a wonderful addition! This was a perfect getaway for our family and friends (9 people) and we will definately be coming back another time and staying longer. None of us wanted to leave! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5.2 Miles
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Car: recommended

Paddle boat is included in the rental rate!


Rates & Availability

Malakoff House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 8.25%

Rental fees are subject to change without notice.
30 Days before check-in cancellation policy
All base rates are for 8 person occupancy
More than (8) eight persons are $10 per person/day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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