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Charming Cottage Sleeps 4!

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

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 East Texas

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


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Charming Cottage Sleeps 4!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 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: Mar 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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Wonderful retreat - just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful retreat - just what we needed

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Happy Place

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was exactly what we needed. It was peaceful and the perfect hideaway with all the charms of lake life and small town charm. We enjoyed the local restaurant, Taste of Italy, and the shops and restaurants in the surrounding towns were fun to explore. Mineola has some great eateries and the antique shopping was fantastic. (I had to rent a UHaul to bring some fabulous finds home). The shop I enjoyed most was Nest Feathers. It was where I found the most unique things to bring back home for my decorating business. Being the only female in my family it was a treat to have some girl stuff to enjoy and the guys didn't mind because they found plenty of interesting things as well like fried pies and gun shops. This is Texas, y'all, we love our guns and fried pies...LOL.

My guys appreciated the boat we rented and rekindled their love of all things fishing: lures, fishing rods, reels and all that man stuff. I appreciated the convenience of having the boat waiting at the cottage dock, being able to grill and have lunch at the cottage, and get right back to the boat and fishing. Speaking of grilling, I found the kitchen to be stocked with above average cookware, some quality spices, and everything I could possibly want to prepare a meal.

Our stay was for seven days and we wish it had been longer. I could go on and on with many details of the trip, but don't have the space or time. My advice: book this cottage and experience the area, the people (all polite and cordial btw), the food, the fishing, the peace, the quiet, and all the good things it has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful get away!

  • 5 of 5

Just an amazing experience! Everything was as described or even better! The owner met us upon our arrival to see if we needed anything and to go over the boat and fishing questions I had. Will stay in this or one of their other cabins several times a year from here on out. Perfect little get away!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation spot

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful long weekend vacation to fish and relax. Location is great, décor is awesome. Everything you need is there to have an enjoyable visit. A bit of an issue with Wifi, but other than that, it was a very enjoyable weekend. Will return - hopefully soon !

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Better than pictures, simply wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Lake Hawkins is a special place and Noni's cabin is amazing. Everything you could need has already been thought of...just bring your book & a bathing suit. We fell in love with the place during our stay and hated to leave.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 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

Hawkins Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Standard Rate
Dec 3 2016 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $40 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + 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. In event of a cancellation after 30 days prior to arrival, your payments will be refunded if another guest books your dates, otherwise there are no refunds.

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.
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