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Beautiful East Texas Cottage on Private Lake - Gated Property

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Bring the Clubs, the Kids and the Boat (or nothing at all)

Come enjoy this 2100 sq. ft. guest house on the lake at beautiful Holly Lake Ranch just north of Tyler in the rolling hills and forests of East Texas. All fully furnished to make your stay relaxing. You can enjoy the lake view from the rocking chairs on the full length back porch; bring your boat for all the fun of the lake. The clubhouse for the 18 hole golf course is only a block away. Fishing is great on the two private lakes as well.

Something for everyone!! Plan a visit to First Monday in Canton or visit Gladewater the Antique Capital of East Texas only 25 miles away. We are ocated in the heart of the Piney Woods Wine Trail with several wineries only a short drive away. (http://www.pineywoodswinetrail.com). It is only 30 miles to Tyler (45 min to Longview) for shopping, dining, movies, etc. An enormous variety of birds are on the property year round or migrate through. You might even see one of our magnificent bald eagles soaring over the lake or golf course!

If you need some down time, relax in a rocker on the back porch and gaze at our peaceful lake, beautiful sunrises and spectacular sunsets. Come and visit us and we are sure to see you again next year in our part of beautiful East Texas.

FISHERMEN – Crappie and bass fishing off the dock has been excellent! (we will show you our Crappie "house" just off the dock)

GOLFERS – The new pro and his staff are constantly working to make the course better and better. The improvements are noticeable making for a fun and challenging round of golf.

BOAT RENTAL for a fun day on the water is finally a possibility on Lake Greenbriar. Inquire if you are interested and we can send you rates and details.



More Details

Dennis Dossey
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish, (Very basic spanish only.)
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2018

About Dennis Dossey

Dennis (pictured) and Melanie Dossey retired to the beautiful Holly Lake Ranch community in the Spring of 2015. We look forward to sharing the community and amenities we have come to love with you. You may be looking for some property of your own!

Dennis Dossey purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Dennis Dossey chose Holly Lake Ranch

One visit to Holly Lake Ranch, meeting its people, taking in its beauty and we were sold. The community has so much to offer from a busy activity schedule -- golf, tennis, fishing, water skiing, tubing, etc. -- as much or as little as you want to do.

What makes this cottage unique

The Holly Lake Ranch community has it all for the whole family -- boating, fishing, golf, swimming, activities for the kids - free miniature golf, basketball court, shuffleboard, tennis - you name it. All within walking distance or a couple minutes drive.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Holly Lake Ranch in Wood County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • This is an established lake/golf community promoting a fun, family environment. Loud partying or excessive use of alcohol is not appropriate here.
  • No smoking in house, porch area or within 25 ft of the house.
  • House very close to lake. All children who don't swim well should have a life jacket on when outside. Children under 8 must wear life jacket outside.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
  • Three full bathrooms - two up and one down.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , This room has a sofa and second TV. Great kids space!
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Add'l full size airbed (provided) available for kids or ??
  • Four full bedrooms. King size beds (2.) Upstairs master with adjoining private bath, Queen size Beds (1) One upstairs with adjoining private bath, one downstairs with shared bath, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds downstairs with shared bath. Queens have new mattresses. To sleep more than 10 adults an air bed (furnished) is required. Single beds described in Bedroom 4 are actually a trundle bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Holly Lake Ranch and the surrounding East Texas countryside are terrific areas for cycling of all types. Bring your bikes and enjoy. A covered pavilion with six picnic tables is available in the community, located near pool and other recreational activities for the kids. It can be reserved in advance. Let us know if you would like more information. *You may be asked to furnish ID to confirm that you meet the age requirement for rental.


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Beautiful East Texas Cottage on Private Lake - Gated Property
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 43 reviews

Beautiful Guest Home with Breathtaking Views

  • 5 of 5

We had the privilege of staying in the Dossey's guest home while visiting family at Holly Lake Ranch. I cannot say enough not only about the gorgeous house and hospitality that the Dossey's showed, but the views of the lake were absolutely gorgeous! This truly was a little piece of heaven tucked away in East Texas. There are few vacations where I can truly get into relaxation mode completely, but this location and hospitality allowed me to do so instantly! We had a great time swimming in the lake which was feet from our back door, fishing off the dock (and catching some LARGE fish at that) as well as the boat ride during sun set. I would highly recommend this cute, quiet and relaxing guest home to anyone who is looking to get away! We miss it already!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to share our little piece of heaven with guests! And, as so many have said, "who would imagine a place so peaceful and beautiful so close to the DFW metroplex?" It seems our little secret is getting out!
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  • 5 of 5

This property was just perfect for our family! Beautiful view of the lake and very comfortable accommodations! Hope to come back in the spring or summer to fully enjoy the outdoor amenities! Great hosts too!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and Serene

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful lake front home in a wonderfully peaceful and serene area. We loved the way the home was decorated, so full of country charm. We will be back as we've purchased a home here in Holly Lake Ranch to become a part of this fantastic community.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for coming. Holly Lake Ranch is the kind of place you come to once, then want to return to again and again! In your case in your own home! Welcome to the community. I am sure you will enjoy as much as we do.
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Denver, Colorado

Great family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved the property and the location. Owners were very helpful and responsive to emails and calls before our visit. Lovely lake location. Two families stayed here and it was great! Would definitely stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed. The house and lake have their own changing personality with the seasons. The fall and winter with their changing colors and migration of ducks, geese and other waterfowl on the lake; spring with flowers and trees "springing" out and the promise of warm weather to come. And, both with some excellent fishing for those with the skills to adapt to the changing patterns of the seasons.
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San Antonio, Texas

Loved the house

  • 5 of 5

Parking is the only draw back

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you and your extended family enjoyed your stay with us. It was quite the group -- coming from both coasts and points in between -- to get together and enjoy family time together. With larger groups we DO have to be a little more creative when parking more than three vehicles and hope you found the trade offs worthwhile in your accommodations.
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Wonderful property - Fantastic home

  • 5 of 5

This property was "on the water" as advertised and had wonderful views. Fishing was great right off the dock and with the sandy bottom of the lake, you could easily see the fish 10 feet from the shore swimming around. My kids are "swimming pool" kids and even they preferred swimming in the lake to the swimming pool. Would also like to add that while this is a "lake house", it had nice amenities and was VERY clean. It's not your typical lake house.

We went to the activities center and the kids played video games, which they loved and we did use the swimming pool once, which the kids enjoyed. Ever since reading about the pickle ball courts, (I had to google it to learn what pickle ball was), I wanted to try it, but unfortunately, the best times to play pickle ball was also the best time to fish - fishing won.

Owners were very friendly and shared fishing and quilting tips (take note quilters - there are several great quilt stores within 40 miles of Holly Lake Ranch). Would have loved to stay longer, but we haven't yet perfected our corporate exit strategy, so we have to return home to go to work.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes! When you need a break from the golf, fishing, boating and swimming there are the antique, quilting and winery excursions. So glad you enjoyed!
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
On Holly Lake Ranch premises
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Across the street
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 20
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Across the street
Nearest Ski
0.05 Miles
Waterskiing 50 feet from back door
Car: necessary

First Monday in Canton, TX is a regional attraction only 40 minutes away attracting thousands each month. First Monday runs between Thursday - Monday each month.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Holly Lake Ranch, Texas

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring Break
2 Mar 2018 - 26 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Easter 2018
29 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
18 May 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day 2018
25 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Pre 4th of July
1 Jul 2018 - 3 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
July 4 holiday
4 Jul 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2018
31 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
21 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 24 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Housekeeping £32.22 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £107.41
Tax Rate 13.0%

Check in time:5:00 PM. Check out 11:00 AM. Check in/out times may be adjusted to accommodate you. If we do not have a guest immediately preceding or following you we will try to adjust hours for your greatest enjoyment. Stay in touch as your dates approach. If you have any questions regarding when payment is due or deposit, please call Dennis Dossey at 713-305-5867 / djdossey@gmail.com.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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