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Gun Barrel Getaway - With Room for Your Crowd

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

This wonderful lake rental house on a huge double lot has a boat dock for two boats, a large deck above the boat dock, 2 covered porches facing the lake, and more.

With beds for 12 in the main house, and beds for an additional 6 in the optional bunkroom (extra charge) we can accommodate large groups up to 21 with use of a few air mattresses.

The water near the shore is great for swimming and wading with a sandy, pebble bottom and stair access to the boathouse.

The house is located on a point with 150+ feet of frontage, only an hour's drive southeast of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.

Dock your boat on the covered boat dock with electric lifts and you can be out on the lake in just a couple of minutes! If you don't have a boat, you can rent them locally on Cedar Creek Lake. There are public boat ramps near the house, such as Chamber Island park. Sorry no motorized bikes, motor-cycyles, or 4Wheelers allowed on the property.

More Details

Property Manager
Cecilia Phillips
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Cecilia Phillips

Two Texas natives met 27 years ago in the heart of East Dallas and married once they had a few years under their belt. An engineer and a pharmacist added a heck of a daughter to the mix 19 years back. All three enjoy arts, music, camping, fires, movies, and DIY fun times.

Cecilia Phillips purchased this house in 2012

Why Cecilia Phillips chose Cedar Creek Lake

Once the lakehouse bug hit us, we checked out everything within a couple of hours drive of our 100 year old house in Dallas. Cedar Creek Lake quickly took the top spot as location for it's range of activities, friendly people, fun vibes, and (let's face it) convenience to Dallas.

The house in Willowwood was a perfect combination of something for everyone. Dad got the garage, boathouse, room for tools, and yard big enough for bonfires, grilling, and horseshoes all at once. Mom got decking with a waterfront view, no carpet, and a gas stovetop in a well equipped kitchen. The teen got a convenient place to swim, a huge sectional to lounge in, and room to chill with her friends sufficiently away from the parental units.

There's a little bit (and in some ways a lot) for everybody here in a comfortable, unpretentious atmosphere. We hope our guests find it as fun and relaxing as we do.


Gun Barrel City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • Max. adults: 21
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared with bedrooms 2 and 3
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Accessible from master bedroom or the back yard.
    Optional Bunkroom Bathroom - toilet , shower , Additional charge for the use of bunkroom with larger groups
  • There are three full baths in the main house. The master bath is well appointed, with his/her sinks and deep tub for soaking. The second bath is located between bedrooms 2 and 3 with easy access. The third bathroom is located off the master bedroom, with access from the house or the backyard - wonderfully convenient for backyard entertaining or to avoid a trip through the house in a wet bathing suit. For larger groups utilizing the optional bunkroom, it includes a fourth full bathroom with tiled shower, toilet, and pedestal sink.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Master - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Optional Bunkroom - 4 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Additional charge for the use of bunkroom with larger groups
  • Huge master bedroom can sleep 5, with large windows facing the water and the sunrise. It has a TV with cable, and DVD player. The second bedroom sleeps 4. The third sleeps 3, and includes its own cable tv. For slightly larger parties, twin air mattresses are available, and the large living room sectional can easily accomodate a couple of folks in a pinch. For even larger parties, we have an optional bunkroom available for an additional charge. This bunkroom has 4 twin beds and a queen size futon sofa, along with it's own sectional and surround sound television.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Gun Barrel Getaway - With Room for Your Crowd
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews

very nice, lots of room, makes your stay enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

We always enjoy staying here, sandy bottom to walk into the lake. Nice fire pit for relaxing, and gazing at the stars, really nice place.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! It was a pleasure having y'all as guests and we look forward to seeing you again next year.
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A very cozy place to hang out with family!

  • 5 of 5

A great sized house with space for load of people! The owners have it very well stocked, and very nicely decorated...but not too fancy so you don't feel like you can't relax and enjoy your time there. The firepit is great, we built a fire every night during our visit. The kids fished off the boat dock, and while they didn't catch anything, they had a great time. Lots of different outdoor activities available to do, during the off season (hula-hoops, horseshoes, disc golf, etc). The kitchen is well stocked with every kitchen tool you could need for your visit! We are definitely going to try and visit again, this time during the summer, so we can really enjoy the lake!

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canton Cousins

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect for our cousins trip. Very clean and roomy. Lots of places to eat around Gun Barrel City and not as crowded as Canton. Looking forward to our next trip.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, easygoing property

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time with a good group of friends here. The weather was wonderful which let us play a lot of outdoor games, and spend time on the porch. The neighbors were nice, the town had plenty of resources and restaurants, and the house was clean and easy to clean up with the instructions left. If you're looking for a place close to Dallas to lay around for a weekend, this is the place!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Spring Break Weekend at the Gun Barrel Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The interior was immaculate. Want to hire the housekeeper!

Plenty of odds/ends/blankets/towels.

Great fire pit.

All the games were a great touch: horseshoes, bean bag toss, frisbee golf. You don't think about this fun until you get there and glad it is there.

Gas Grill worked great. BBQ area helpful.

Our only suggestions for improvement: Internet access, Bars of Soap for the bathrooms

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Labor Day Weekend

  • 3 of 5

The property manager was helpful for us. The property was as advertised. Great Lake location! The fully fenced yard was a must!

My only gripe is regarding a septic/sewer smell we had on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, but then it went away...

I would stay here again...

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you taking the time to write a review! I know that Holidays around Cedar Creek are always fun, and I'm glad your family got to enjoy the Labor Day weekend there. But I am sorry to learn there was an issue with an unpleasant smell. We received your review today as we're on our way to the property and will see if we can find and rectify anything that may have been the cause. If we are lucky enough to have you as a future guest (and for any other prospective customers reading this) please feel free to call us during your stay for any issues that arise. We won't hesitate to send someone out to investigate and will do our best to resolve it quickly. We have trusted contractors available pretty much any time that we can call on your behalf. We want our guest's thoughts to be occupied with a good and relaxing time at the lake!
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Car: recommended

Near to the heart of Gun Barrel City, with many restaurants and stores located within a couple of miles. Canton First Monday trading days just a half hour's drive to some of the best shopping and antiquing in the world. Cedar Creek Brewery is just around the corner and open Thursday through Sunday where you can sample their craft brews and grab some food. Tara Vineyard is ~15 miles away for tastings, tours, and high-end dining. Bring a boat or jet ski and drop in at the nearby Chamber Island ramp, or any of the other ramps/marinas around the lake. Or pontoon boats can be rented from Cherokee Landing. A large, two slip boat house is on the property with one slip always open to guests. Or hang out in the expansive back yard with frisbee golf, washers, horseshoes, bimini ring toss, grilling, or just relaxing on the deck or boat house. Cedar Creek Lake is one of the Dallas region's best kept secrets - a fully equipped resort lake without the crowds.


Rates & Availability

Gun Barrel City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Sep 30 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates shown are for use of the main house and for groups up to 15. Group size of 16-21 will need to make use of our optional bunkroom, which is an additional $125 per night ($85 per night in low season). Smaller groups may opt for the use of the bunkroom as well for this additional charge if they desire.

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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