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Donna Fishel

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Home of the Laughing Doves- West Highland Park

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 8

I'm happy to report.. after a 2 year rental," Laughing Doves" is back! You will love this beautiful home in superb location that's the perfect destination for a family vacation, romantic getaway, business trip, or relaxing weekend in Dallas.

The house is spacious, welcoming and exceptionally well appointed. Contemporary decor and comfortable furnishings combine with original artwork from the owner's private collection to create a sanctuary that you'll want to keep coming back to. Bedroom suites are self-contained, allowing for privacy, and the comfy beds and fine linens will make you want to lounge and linger. Master suite boasts a large sunken tub and separate dressing rooms for you and your partner.

But it's the spacious gourmet kitchen and living room that are the center of gravity here and perfect for entertaining, communal cooking, family dinners, and kicking back. For more formal entertaining, an elegant dining room seats 10.

As many of our guests have commented, the outside space is a serene extension of the calming environment you'll find indoors. It's simply magical. There's a zen-like indoor courtyard and meditation garden where you can wind down with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. But the pool area at the back is the crown jewel of this very special property. Complete with hot tub, outdoor fireplace, high-end grill and ample seating, lounging and patio space, this is the perfect environment for relaxing and socializing all day long and into the wee hours. What's more, the owner takes a keen interest in her plants and shrubbery so you're always surrounded by a colorful and well-tended garden.

Location: second to none. West Highland Park. Leafy and peaceful, it's one of Dallas's most sought-after neighborhoods. Easy access to DFW and Love Field airports. A stone's throw from Whole Foods. And close to SMU, downtown Dallas, world class shopping, dining, museums, The Design District, Victory Park, sporting events, and internationally acclaimed UT Southwest Medical Center.

You'll never forget your stay at the Home of the Laughing Doves!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Donna Fishel (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Donna Fishel

Lover of Life -Citizen of the World and Big fan of Nature!

Donna Fishel purchased this house in 2008

Why Donna Fishel chose Dallas - Fort Worth (DFW)

If you enjoy entertaining and a Zen type of environment - you will find joy, tranquility and laughter here- it is a healing place -

What makes this house unique

The outdoor pool-hottub,wood burning fireplace and BBQ area are my family's favorite. I personally enjoy the meditation garden whereby we have 3 ring neck doves aka Laughing Doves housed in a beautiful outdoor cage ~ they are delightful and the mascots of the house.


based on 15 traveler reviews

Home of the Laughing Doves- West Highland Park
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Great family house in beautiful neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We were two families with small children in Dallas to visit family, and this house was exactly what we needed. There was ample space for everyone to run about, and the pool was fantastic for all of us. Everything was clean, well-maintained, and Donna and Mark were both so attentive and accommodating. The house is located close to shopping, some of our families' favorite restaurants - Bob's Chop House, Twisted Root, etc. - is situated so that it has easy access to most of the major roads in Dallas. We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing and entertaining friends and family here. I can't recommend this place enough.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Beautiful, quiet, and conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

If circumstances arrange for me to stay in DFW again, I will be reserving the Home of the Laughing Doves. The property is beautiful with wonderful art from the owner's travels, extremely comfortable beds, and a floorplan that easily converts from private wings to flowing openness. The courtyard and pool area are decadent and the kitchen is gourmet-quality amazing. I expected air traffic noise to be a problem due to the proximity to Dallas Love Field, but inside nothing could be heard and outside it was infrequent. Several wonderful restaurants also deliver if you're too relaxed to use the kitchen (just check

Don't think twice about arranging your stay to be at the Home of the Laughing Doves. You won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do this place justice. Short drive to downtown, or a 30 minute drive to Arlington and several attractions. Extremely private and makes you feel isolated from the bustling city just outside. Loved the outdoor patio and pool area. Worth the money.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Serenity and Bliss

  • 5 of 5

The best experience I have had renting a home ever! The family really enjoyed the quality time that was spent here! Our host was ultimately the best care taker and accommodated to the fullest. The location was super convenient and central to a lot of access to highways and nearby restaurants and malls. Very glad our dates worked out in the busiest travel time of the year. Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, it was truly a pleasure to share my home with you and your lovely family. It makes my heart sing having the opportunity to be apart of your special celebration. Best wishes to you all, Sincerely, ~ Donna Fishel
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  • 5 of 5

House is gorgeous and has everything you could ever need. Even better than the pictures. Donna was so accommodating with our schedule and made sure everything was perfect for us. Location is great. Will not disappoint!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Great Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the beautiful Laughing Doves home. The house completely exceeded our expectations. It was a perfect family gathering place to celebrate a special graduation. There is plenty of room for gathering inside and out! The home is very well equipped for entertaining. The location is very close to SMU and anything you might need to enjoy your stay. We would love to return to simply relax by the beautiful pool!!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Nearest Airport
2.1 Miles
Dallas Love Field
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
North Dallas Tollway
Car: recommended

Laughing Doves is centrally located with easy access to DFW Airport, Dallas Love Field,UT Southwest Medical Center, Dallas Market Center, American Airlines Arena, AT&T Performing Arts center and a multitude of notable shopping and restaurant experiences.. ( Ie. Highland Park Village, Uptown,Galleria)


Rates & Availability

Dallas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Fall pricing
Sep 13 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Rate
Nov 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 8.25%

Rates are not guaranteed until payment is received. Host will consider special events and long term rentals- contact owner for details.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Dallas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Printer
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Buddha Room
    Outdoor pool area - outdoor shower , Pool Area
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Front bedroom - Turquoise
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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