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Paula & Jim Archer

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Beautiful Lakeside Cottage - On Private Lake

32 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

East Texas Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Fully furnished cottage overlooks a beautiful spring fed four acre pond. Lakeside Cottage is brand new and has wood floors, farmhouse sink, silestone counters, central heat/air and a beautiful gas log stove for ambiance. Perfect for a family retreat or a romantic getaway. Located on our 250 acre working ranch, Pine Grove Cottage is tucked away on its own corner of the property. A sun room can double as a third bedroom as the daybed there can convert to two twin beds. An open family room/kitchen is perfect for family gatherings. Guests are free to roam the ranch property which includes several small lakes (four to seven acres in size) and large expanses of wooded acreage where wildlife and birds abound. Fishing on the lakes is available on a "catch and release" basis to ensure our fishing stays good for future guests. Lakes are stocked with bass, catfish and brim. Spring Lake has Hybrid Bass and nearby Oak Grove Lake has Florida Bass along with catfish and bream. Just 10 minutes to Los Pinos Ranch Vineyard Winery (Pittsburg) and Bella Stella Winery (Winnsboro).

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paula & Jim Archer (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Paula & Jim Archer

Jim and Paula Archer own and operate Lone Star Cattle Company, a working 250 acre ranch in Northeast Texas. Jim is a recently retired Professor of Chemistry and Paula is a recently retired software sales leader for a major corporation. They moved to the ranch over 10 years ago. Jim remains active as a District Governor for Rotary International. He is also Chair of the local ambulance board. Paula raises Shorthorn show calves and breeding stock. She is on the Board of Directors for the Texas Shorthorn Association. Both enjoy sharing the relaxation and enjoyment of the ranch through the vacation rental program.

Paula & Jim Archer purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Paula & Jim Archer chose East Texas

We love the beauty of the area and the wonderful community of small town friends and neighbors. We moved to East Texas more than 20 years ago. After living in 'town' (Pittsburg TX) for 10 years we bought the ranch and fixed up Pine Grove Cottage for our weekend getaway. We loved staying there so much we sold our home in the city and moved to Pine Grove Cottage while we began plans for a new home on another corner of the property. During this time we needed more room for family and friends so we added Spring House on still another corner of the ranch. In 2005 our home was completed and we moved out of Pine Grove Cottage. We decided to offer both Pine Grove and Spring House on VRBO at that time so others could share in the beauty and fun of the ranch. We were so pleased with the wonderful guests that visited, we have added a third VRBO guest apartment and a Bed & Breakfast to allow larger groups to stay. We often host extended families looking for a retreat, wedding parties and multiple families who want to come together to visit. Now we can accommodate all. Our return rate is very high so many of our guests have come to view the ranch as their own special place in the country...without all the hard work!

What makes this cottage unique

We love the peace and quiet, the wildlife and the wonderful neighbors and sense of community in rural East Texas.

Reviews

5
based on 32 traveler reviews

Beautiful Lakeside Cottage - On Private Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
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Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful and very well maintained. The house was so comfortable and well appointed. We had everything we could need and want.

Thank you to the Archers for being excellent hosts. They gave us tomatoes from the garden and let us go hold the baby goats!

My kind of heaven.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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SUPERB...........

  • 5 of 5

We had a great relaxing stay at Lakeside Cottage! It was everything you could imagine and more! We will be going back as soon as possible. We have stayed in many cabins/houses around Texas and this by far rates among the tip top!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old River Texas
5

We will be back again!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love the ranch. This is our 2nd year there, and we had the best time ever! Bass fishing, kite flying, kayaking in the ponds, and brisket. The house was WONDERFUL and very spacious. Our family trip was a complete success.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

This property was pure relaxing bliss for our family. Cabin amazingly stocked with amenities and very clean. Owners very accommodating. Will def be back.

Lakeside Cottage a Must for all!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas Texas
5

Beautiful Property, attention to detail

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Lakeside Cabin. The kitchen was well equipped and the cabin had every convenience to make our stay comfortable. Our hosts, Jim and Paula, supplied us with a bag of fresh sweet corn fresh from the garden and a delicious jar of Paula's homemade blackberry jam.

We visited the nearby winery and had some lovely wine and a gourmet dinner while listening to a local jazz combo on the winery's beautiful grounds. Memorable weekend and we'll be coming back

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time, beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, the property is beautiful. peaceful, and a piece of paradise. Our family was needing a few days away from city life to do some fishing and relaxing, and we were not disappointed. The fishing was great, good size catfish, and plenty of bass. We had a thunderstorm one night that would usually be nerve racking, but we loved it, watching the rain...was very relaxing. The house is great, everything you would need to cook, grill out. Paula, brought us some fresh eggs, and a couple of onions out of the garden, which were delicious for breakfast. Also the biscuits and homemade jam was awesome ! Thank You , Paula and Jim for making our little getaway such a wonderful experience, Your home and property is wonderful and you guys are terrific hosts. Thanks Again, we WILL see you again.

Jonathan & Catherine Layne.....Weatherford , Tx

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Tyler Pounds Field
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Los Pinos Winery
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Pittsburg Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Pittsburg, TX
Nearest Point of Interest
Lakeside Cottage
Car: necessary

autumn foliage, pond, forests, bird watching, hiking, freshwater fishing, winery tours, scenic drives

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Rates & Availability

Pittsburg Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.
6% Tax applied to all stays.
Special weekday rates apply for non-holiday stays from Sunday thru Thursday.
Rates are for 4 people up to 8 people total occupants can be added for $25/person/stay. 6 adults maximum.
Heavily discounted monthly & weekly Snowbird rates available for January and February. Please contact owner for a quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

East Texas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) A sunroom with a daybed that converts to 2 twin beds and can serve as a third bedroom., Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Additional bedding available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
Notes:
Additional Outdoor Features: barbecue, boat, canoe, dock boatslip, parking; Onsite Equipment: boat+paddles, fish cleaning table; Others: alarm clock, ceiling fans, central heating, chauffeur, hair dryer, laundry soap, shampoo, toilet paper, soaps basic Lakeside Cottage is a non smoking environment. Pets are often allowed but require advance approval from the owner. The cottage has a 55' large screen tv and home theater system.

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