About the property
- Cottage800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
THIS is the one you've been looking for!
This charming lakefront cottage is completely remodeled, tastefully furnished and perfect for your next getaway. Relax on the front deck and enjoy the view of beautiful Lake Hawkins, watch the sun rise over the lake, walk along the shore, enjoy your private boat dock for tying up your boat, fishing, swimming, sun-bathing or just breath the fresh air. There's lots of room to play, run, bike and motorcycle. You’ll want “our place away from home” to be “your place” for your next intimate getaway.
The bedroom, with a queen-size bed and the queen-size sleeper sofa in the living area accommodates a small family or 2 couples. You will find a TV with DVR as well as WI-FI. The kitchen has all the large and small appliance, as well as kitchen gadgets and dishes so you
can cook in or go just up the road to our local Italian restaurant. We're an hour and a half from Dallas, 25minutes from Lindale and 35 minutes from Tyler. Mineola, Gladewater and Jefferson are minutes away, with scores of antique shops and wineries Hawkins
and the surrounding area has some of the best fishing, boating and motorcycle riding and bicycling in the country!
Ask about our boat, kayak and canoe rentals for a complete lake experience!
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 10, 2018
About Allen/Rhonda Sanders
Allen and Rhonda Sanders love living in East Texas and living on Lake Hawkins. Married for over 44 years with 2 incredible daughters and 6 grand kids, we're still crazy in love with each other and love to see families slow down and reconnect with each other and sometimes that means getting out of town and getting away from it all. Technically, we're 'retired', but stay busy managing our vacation rentals - but it really is a labor of love. We love opening our hearts and homes to folks who need to just need to chill for a while. In her spare time, Rhonda enjoys all kinds of crafts, quilting and almost anything creative - in fact she just opened up an antique shop in Mineola called Nestfeathers. Allen enjoys fishing and riding his Harley. They are both very active in leadership in their local church.
Allen/Rhonda Sanders purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Allen/Rhonda Sanders chose Hawkins
We purchased this property in 2015 and finished completely remodeling it in 2016. A friend from Oklahoma (Noni, to her grandkids) was lamenting the fact that her grandkids just lived too far away here in Hawkins. So, now we have the best of both worlds - she has a great little lake place to spoil her grandkids and we manage it as a vacation rental when she goes back home. I call that "win-win"!
What makes this Cottage unique
Lake Hawkins is one of the best kept secrets in the country. Quiet and peaceful, you can enjoy your coffee or a glass of wine on the front porch or go out onto the dock and just forget about the rest of the world. Bring your own watercraft or rent one of ours. Wonderful place to fish, swim, go boating or just chillax. You might have a little trouble leaving.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We had a lovely time staying in the cottage. We had a beautiful view of the lake, and were comfortable and relaxed in the cottage. It is a very quiet and secluded lake, so there wasn't much activity going on around us (which we loved). The cottage itself was clean and decorated very very cute. The pictures do not do it justice! Also something important to note: both the bed and the sleeper sofa were very squishy and comfortable. We will definitely come back for another stay!
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us in our little slice of heaven. After our first visit to Lake Hawkins over 13 years ago, we found ourselves living here! We just love the peace and quiet out here and don't want to be anywhere else.
Look forward to having you stay with us again for your next getaway.
Great Last Minute Getaway!
Sunday afternoon before Spring Break week we were searching for a small cottage/lake house for my wife and our small dog to spend a few days getting away, relaxing and doing some fishing. Found this place on VRBO...Lake Hawkins? Is that really a place? Growing up in Texas and having family in the Piney Woods of East Texas, Lake Hawkins never made the radar. We only had a few days and ironically, those were the days the cottage was available. The price was just right, so we thought let's make the trip. I'm very glad we did. We arrived about an hour earlier than the check-in time to meet Allen and Rhonda putting the finishing touches on the cottage. The place was immaculate and decorated so well. It felt like home away from home. We rented a 14 ft fishing boat which was already at the dock ready and waiting for us to take it out for a trial run before we did some serious fishing the next day. We took some poles with us and cast a few plastic worms in the water and 10 minutes later my wife was staring at a nice large mouth bass. We were sold! The kitchen was well-equipped and the grill outside was full of propane and ready to go. We grilled hamburgers and watched a little basketball on the TV hooked up to Dish. Wifi was also reliable for making phone calls and text messages (in case of emergency) since AT&T service was pretty sketchy. The bed was very comfortable and the cottage very quiet for the night. The cottage can sleep 4 (2 on the queen and 2 kids on the sleeper sofa) if everyone knows each other and gets along...it was perfect for us and the dog. Allen was very accommodating with any requests and went the extra mile to show us around the lake and even gave us a tour of a lake house for sale. We will be back and look forward to spending more relaxing days on Lake Hawkins...East Texas best kept secret.
Very Impressed... Nice Getaway
We were very impressed with the décor & atmosphere of the cabin.. very relaxing & peaceful area. The small boat/fishing dock is a great place for some solitude. Lake Hawkins is mostly surrounded by private property so good fishing areas from the bank are limited. I plan to take my bass boat with us on our next visit.
Great place in every way!
Excellent location and very friendly people!
We needed a last minute cabin and this was a gem! The decor could rival Joanna Gaines on HGTV! Elegant farmhouse. Light and bright. Host responsive and accommodating! Love the Wifi!
Joanna Gaines - wow that’s some pretty good company! Thanks so much for the compliment - we’re glad you love our place as much as we do. Hope this will be the first of many happy returns. Allen & Rhonda
Charming cottage with great lake view and access
This was our second time this year to visit Noni's cottage on Lake Hawkins, and both times we had an enjoyable stay. This time was even better than the earlier one--my husband actually caught some fish! The cabin has everything you would need, and I was happy this time to find instructions on how to get cell service through their wifi since regular cell service doesn't exist. To compensate for not having cell access at the lake, I bought us some inexpensive walkie talkies that my husband took with him to the lake so we could keep in touch. The owners provided all of the touches necessary for feeling at home, but the best thing is the location, directly across the road from the lake with easy access and several docks to use. We will go again before long.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$100 refundable deposit, plus online service fee required to confirm reservation. Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival date. All payments are 100% refundable BEFORE 30 days prior to arrival date, no refunds AFTER 30 days before arrival date.