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Gun Barrel Getaway - Lakeside Fun for Groups of 2 to 21

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


About the property


While the weather is cooling, Fall and Winter are terrific for lakeside fun. The crowds have thinned, the pace slows, the fish stay hungry, and the campfire beckons. Plan a family visit to Cedar Creek Lake October thru April and take advantage of much lower pricing!

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
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:
April 23, 2018

About Cecilia Phillips

Two Texas natives met 28 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 Gun Barrel City

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: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • Max. adults: 21
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • 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
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Twin sleeper loveseat is located in living room
  • 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. There's a twin sleeper located in the living room. 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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average rating of 4.5384617 based on 13 reviews

Christmas Family Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Oh, my goodness, the place was beautiful. My family members are already wanting to go in the summer. Want to experience the lake with warm weather. The home was very spacious and had all the amenities of home. We had a wonderful time and will return. The property manager was very nice and accommodating (Thanks Chris). Its a must stay place if ever looking for something by the lake. Grandkids got to make s'mores and roast wieners in the pit. Just so many nice things going for this property to much to write about its a must visit place.

J. Dade

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us and leaving such a nice review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to hosting you again in the future. We're also happy to hear Chris did his usual great job for you. We're very lucky to have him working with us. Happy New Year, Cecilia and Gilbert
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Mike and Linda S, Rogers Ark. February 24, 2018

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Gun Barrel Getaway for 4 nights, late February, 2018. House and yard was nice enough, took advantage of the boat dock. Unfortunately, it rained all the time we were there, until the last day . Wish the fireplace had been repaired since it was cold and wet all the time. other than that, the place was great for our group. Will look at booking in the future. Big Crappie Guide Service helped us to catch our limit (75) crappie in just over 2 hours on Sunday, Left Texas late but with GREAT MEMORIES.. WILL RETURN

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy to have you guys stay with us, and do hope you can return to our area when the weather is a bit more cooperative. That's good feedback on the fireplace for those cold and rainy days. We're also very glad there was a break that gave y'all the chance to head out on a successful trip with Big Crappie. Those guys never seem to fail at finding the fish! Thanks!
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Absolutely wonderful for large family fun!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Gun Barrel Getaway for the weekend, 12 family members. The owner, Cecilia, was very prompt to respond and accommodating, even though it was very last minute. The property manager, Chris, is so extremely helpful as well. The property is amazing, beautiful, the pictures don't do it justice, and sooo roomy. Everyone in the family had a wonderful time, even when the rain came, providing a beautiful light show from the covered patio. There are outdoor games and indoor games to keep the youngest and oldest in the group entertained. Every room had everything we needed, we didn't need to unpack the spices we brought, the bathrooms are thoughtfully stocked, enough chairs outdoors, etc. The dock and swimming area are great for fishing and swimming, even at the same time. We had thought we would go rent a boat one day and go out to dinner but no one wanted to leave because we were all enjoying this place so much so we stayed and smoked a brisket instead while fishing and swimming and playing yard games and others watched movies. We will definitely be back to this wonderful lakehouse.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a nice review! And we're so glad the rain didn't dampen the fun too much. We love Cedar Creek Lake, and our lakehouse. And we love having the opportunity to share it with folks like you. We look forward to having you stay with us again.
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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: July 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: December 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: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $300

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 9/30 thru 4/30). Smaller groups may opt for the use of the bunkroom as well for this additional charge if they desire.

We offer discounts rates for weekly rental (6 nights/7days):
- $1750 per week
- $1125 per week during low season
The weekly discounts will not show up automatically in the quote from VRBO, but we will make the adjustment for you when it applies.

Note that the bunkroom rental and the weekly discount will not be generated automatically in the initial quote you see on VRBO, but we will make that adjustment in the quote we send you from your inquiry. We apologize for that inconvenience, but it's due to some limitations in the VRBO software (which we think works awesome for most things!).

We will also typically offer discount to smaller groups (4 or less) and for last minute bookings. Just ask us if that applies to you.

A NOTE ON INSURANCE/DEPOSIT: We do require renters to purchase the Damage Protection insurance as well as leave a deposit. This is something we find many renters are curious about. The insurance covers up to $1500 in accidental damage, which is great protection for our guests. The $300 refundable deposit is in place for instances where there is damage that insurance does not cover, or to cover charges for unusual garbage or cleaning services per the rental agreement. Both of these situations are very rare, and there will be ample communication from us if such a situation does arise. That deposit functions as a "hold" on your credit card, and is automatically refunded 7 days after your stay unless there is a claim that is not covered by insurance.

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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