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Charming Cottage Sleeps 4!

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

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!

More Details

Property Manager
Allen/Rhonda Sanders
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 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.


Hawkins Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Good-size full bathroom with shower-tub combination. Nicely appointed fixtures - bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Spacious bedroom with queen-size bed, lots of closet space and great view of the lake.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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. Allen
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Very Impressed... Nice Getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location and very friendly people!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Charming cottage with great lake view and access

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our visit very much. Wonderful cabin, great location.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Tyler Pounds Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
East Texas Cocktails
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Holly Lake Ranch
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 80
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Taste of Italy
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake Hawkins County Park
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning fee $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

$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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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