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Sproul Lakefront Storybook Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

Wheelchair accessible

Cottages are all new, beautifully decorated and perfectly clean. Two bedroom, one bath, 750 sq. ft. There is a queen bedrooms. In the main area is a full bath. Two single beds in the loft above. Sleeps 4maximum. The kitchenette is fully equipped with dishes and utensils, toaster, coffee maker, gas range and oven, microwave and fridge/freezer. Central heating and air. We are on a near 12 acre site with park-like mowed grass through pine and oak trees to the lake

Tom and Katherine Williams
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

What makes this cottage unique

New, Clean, beautifully decorated

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have rented cottages for two years but are new to Homeaway. We have a 5/5 rating on Facebook and a 4.9/5 (97% 5) on Airbnb. Here are some of our reviews.

May 2007 Perfect getaway spot. Scenic, peaceful, relaxing. This cottage exceeded all of our expectations. It was immaculately clean, newly built. The views are breathtaking. The hosts and resident animals are welcoming. We will definitely come back and recommend this as a vacation spot for others.

May 2007 Tom was a great host and the cabin was perfect for a quiet weekend away from Dallas. Highly recommend if you are looking for a place to escape the pace of city life.

May 2007 We absolutely loved this place. It was everything we expected from the cabin itself to the view and location. It sits directly off the lake and gives the feeling of a place of retreat and relaxation. Tom offers his canoe which makes for a great adventure on the beautiful lake. He also has several animals all in which are very friendly and just adds to the location. We will definitely be coming back and feel like we have found the perfect get away. Tom and his family are very hospitable and welcoming. Highly recommended for anyone needing to get away and feel secluded with relaxation.

May 2007 An amazing place to stay! Loved interacting with the owners and all the animals. Already looking forward to our next visit!

May 2007 I had a really nice time. I hope to return. The host was super accommodating and I recommend booking a stay here.

May 2007 Perfect little quiet getaway for our family
Jun 2017
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Ore City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
We offer baked goods from our in house bakery. Pies, Cakes, Cinnamon rolls...


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Sproul Lakefront Storybook Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Dallas, Texas

Wonderfully Relaxing Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the Sproul House at Old Camp Joy Cottages. Our intent was to get away from the city and just chill. The entire setting did just that! The cabins, the lake, the silence and the canine welcoming committee (if you so choose)! The cabins are so nice and clean. We had the opportunity to try Mary's cinnamon rolls. I encourage everyone to order some goodies from the Camp Joy web site bakery prior to your visit. Thank you Tom, Katherine and Mary for making our stay so nice! We will be back again!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melissa and Jeff were a pleasure to host. They were kind warm and friendly. We enjoyed visiting and they left the cottage in perfect condition. Thank you!
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great place, very nice people

  • 5 of 5

wheelchair accessible through out. wide doors, roll in shower.will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and quaint cabin perfect to unplug and enjoying a Great Lake view!

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: James and Kayla were very friendly. They left the cottage in perfect condition. Thank you so much and we hope to see you again!
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A Getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Sproul Cottage at Lake of the Pines, is a wonderful quiet, peaceful retreat, with a fabulous view of Lake of the Pines, and with wonderful caretakers. we were close to Jefferson City and enjoyed the sites there.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabins

  • 5 of 5

Cabins was very nice and clean . Owners was very helpful and friendly. Definitely will stay again.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Darren and Rhonda were very kind, friendly and we enjoyed visiting. They left the cottage in perfect condition. Thank you!
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  • 5 of 5

Awesome lake view , just very peaceful

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Drew was a great guest. He is very friendly. We enjoyed visiting and listening to the banjo! The cottage was left in perfect condition. Thank you Drew.
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Car: necessary

We are fairly rural and quiet - one grocery store in town and a few restaurants 5 minutes away - but within 20 minutes drive have most anything is available.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.