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Beautiful Lakeside Cottage - On Private Lake

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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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More Details

Owner
Paula & Jim Archer
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

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 12 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.

Amenities

Pittsburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is located upstairs.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is located downstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bedroom downstairs with adjacent bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom upstairs with ensuite bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Daybed converts into two twin beds in this room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
Notes:
Additional Outdoor Features: barbecue, boat, canoe, dock boatslip, parking; Onsite Equipment: boat+paddles. 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.

Reviews

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Beautiful Lakeside Cottage - On Private Lake
average rating of 4.979592 based on 49 reviews
5

Gorgeous place !!

  • 5 of 5

After being there in person 3 nights , I can see why the lakeside cottage reviews are so high. If you leave there not relaxed , it's your own fault ☺ Paula and Jim provide an awesome getaway. lakes are like lake fork. We'll be back again

Jimmy

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just fantastic!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing vacation. The online pictures do not do the property justice. It was beautiful, peaceful and hard to leave. Highly recommend to those who love to fish, birding and listening to the gentle calling of cows. We will be back. Thank you Jim and Paula.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent retreat - wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on a weekend getaway over the Independence Day holiday. Jim and Paula were great hosts and the facilities were perfect. The property was far enough out of town for that country feel but close enough if a quick trip to the grocery store is needed. The house was a delight and well equipped with all the comforts of home. Bird watching was spectacular from the back porch, and we saw all forms of wildlife on the grounds. Fishing in the lakes was a lot of fun - just walk out the back door, drop a line, and reel them in! Be sure and take the tour to learn the history of the ranch and see the other lakes and rentals. We also visited the Los Pinos Ranch vineyards - I highly recommend it. We would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We absolutely loved staying at the lakeside cottage. Pictures do not do this place justice!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely enjoyed our stay and plan on coming back with a bigger group. Fishing was amazing, the owners were so sweet with their gift of fresh vegetables and kind words. My two year old had a blast with the baby goats and with rojo the cat.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Extremely Nice!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Lakeside Cottage was extremely nice. The master bed was extremely comfortable. The decor and landscape were extremely beautiful. The sounds of the country were extremely refreshing . Paula and Jim Archer were extremely warm, friendly folk. The fishing was extremely productive. WIthout going to extremes my wife and I were extremely pleased and plan to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Everything We Needed :-)

  • 5 of 5

This place was more than we expected, and everything we needed. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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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:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer Rate
Jul 10 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$185
Fri,Sat
$975
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$185
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 only.
Special rates available for a stay of three to six nights. For this property three night rate is $575 plus tax.
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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