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pam barrett

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Lakeside Retreat

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

This 2 BR/ 2 full Bath cottage has been completely refurbished - all new fixtures and appliances. Fabulous wood deck in the back faces a panoramic view of the lake .....a fire pit outside for cool nights....and a cozy wood burning fireplace inside for chilly nights!

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
pam barrett (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About pam barrett

I am an Interior Designer in Austin, TX and have been visiting family and friends in the Lake Whitney area for about 10 years.

pam barrett purchased this cottage in 2012

Why pam barrett chose Texas

Having been a visitor to this area for so many years, I decided to buy a home here for myself and my children's families who visit from California and New Mexico with my two adorable grandchildren! The view from the back deck of the cottage is spectacular! It is situated at the end of a very quiet street with beautiful trees and sits on over a 1/2 acre lot which affords wonderful privacy.

What makes this cottage unique

You'll fall in love with the view just like I did when I first set foot on this property!


based on 29 traveler reviews

Lakeside Retreat
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews

Perfect Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Just love this lake house! Truly perfect for couples, girls-get-away or family vacay. Ours was a 70th bday get away treat and wanted a place we could bring our "furry kids". Had to reschedule and Pam graciously worked out the fee payment with us. This time of year is exceptional with the wildflowers. But anytime here would be wonderful. Relax and listen to the rain on the tin roof over the screened in porch and gaze out the large picture window across the huge field of bluebonnets to beautiful Lake Whitney. Or chill in the sun sipping cocktails on a lounge on the large deck area watching your furries romp in the field and sailboats glide across the lake. Chilly night - fire place and/or fire pit for s'mores. "Grill-friends" bring your steak n shrimp and grill on the deck. Brought binoculars and had fun with the birding. Nice touch with the bird feeder on the deck - enjoyed visits from M/M Cardinal. Didn't turn on the tv's. So tranquil and peaceful with the bird songs, breathtaking sunrise over the lake and the beauty of nature in every direction. The house was super clean, great open layout. Perfect location at the end of the country road. Very spacious, plenty of trees, shaded area on the side, expansive fields of wildflowers in between the home and the lake. Actually saw a young man walking across the neighboring field with his jeans rolled up to his ankles and carrying a fishing pole...Mark Twain??? Best. Escape. Ever!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is a very nice charming place.

  • 5 of 5

This is a real nice cozy place. We really enjoyed our stay. The owner was so helpful when we needed some help/ info. Thank you !!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely! Beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time our family has rented this cabin. It had everything we needed for a relaxing long weekend and precious family time. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, I'm so happy you were able to enjoy a second trip for precious family time at my lake property! It's just beautiful this time of year....especially now that we've had glorious rains and the spring flowers which are so abundant everywhere at the Lake! Please come again! Pam Barrett, Owner
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What a gem!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic retreat on Lake Whitney! We stayed a couple of days during my son's school Spring Break. I googled lakes in Texas and Lake Whitney was about a 2-hour drive from our house and I found this lovely place. The views of the lake are really pretty from the outdoor 2-tiered deck AND from the spacious screened-in porch. The kitchen is a good size and stocked with pots, pans, dishes a coffee maker (yay!), etc. We cooked hamburgers outside and roasted marshmallows at the firepit. The living room furniture is comfortable and there is a tv with DirectTV in the living room and both bedrooms - BUT you won't be watching much tv. :-) We were either outside playing football, badminton or ladder golf (we brought these items) when we weren't exploring the State Park which is maybe a 15 minute drive from the house. The master has its own bathroom and there is a secondary bathroom in the hallway close to the other bedroom. There are windows galore and I found myself staring at the lake as my coffee was brewing. We really enjoyed our stay and would choose this place again!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carmel, What a wonderful review of my property! You and your family have enjoyed everything about it just as I always hoped! The view of the lake, the spacious outdoors there, as well as all the amenities so close by such as the State Park, etc. Please come again! Pam Barrett, Owner
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Spring Break Stay

  • 4 of 5

This cabin was spectacular! Perfect get away from home and perfect view of the lake. Everything inside was neat, clean and exactly how the listing described it. We loved everything about it and we can not wait to come back again soon for another stay. We enjoyed relaxing on the deck, sitting by the fire and enjoying the vacation right! Our only drawback would be the access to the water, we wished we could have walked right up to the water. The dam and little shops were close by so the drive over was not an inconvience at all, maybe 5 minutes. Overall that tiny drawback didnt keep us from having a wonderful time and great memories to share. We WILL definitely be back soon. Great house, great service and great time and we have certainly told friends to come with us next time.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kim for your delightful review of my property! Please come again and bring your friends with you when you come back! The Lake has just been beautiful with all the rains, and wildflowers are just everywhere!! Thank you again, Pam Barrett, Owner
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Cozy getaway for friends

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for a girls's weekend. We enjoyed hanging out on the enclosed patio listening to the rain, looking at the lake and drinking coffee. We took a day trip to Clifton, TX nearby for some shopping and the boutique stores were great. We would book this again.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Laguna Park, TX (at the Dam)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Laguna Park, TX
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Lake Whitney Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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high season
Mar 31 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Texas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing

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