Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

The Cape Royale's- " LightwellCottage"- waterfront access

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 2,587 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 8 Sleeps - NO SMOKERS at all allowed in home

The Cape Royale's Little Lake House II - Lightwell Cottage is a newly built one story, 4 bedroom 3 bath "Earth Friendly Home" that will amaze you, approx 2450sqft of indoor outdoor livings space. This is a NO SMOKING property. Do not apply if you have a smoker in your group, we do not allow smoking outside on this property.

This home has 2 spacious master suites, 18' x 16' and 17' x 15' with a built in window seat. Just sit, read or look out and enjoy the tranquil setting of the Cape Royale. Sit on our covered southern plantation styled front porch and see the piney woods, lots of deer to see on this long interior lot, the house is set back from the street 160ft.

You will see the WOW with our grand 24' ceilings in the Livingsroom/Dinning room, it is a grand entrance with natural light from a 12 windowed light well above. The Kitchen is a gourmet chef's dream. JenAir quiet series dishwasher and state of the art pull down microwave, Viking Professional series convection oven and our Viking Professional Series cooktop with rapid heat and childproof controls will make you want to cook every meal.

Highspeed internet, local phone, dish network 120+ HD chanels, a tv switcher to watch dvds, we have a few in our collection for our guests.

The Cape Royale is on the western shores of Lake Livingston within the Sam Houston National Forest in Texas hill country 72 miles from downtown Houston, 55 miles from IAH. We have the largest private full service marina on lake livingston, basketball court, amazing round subdivision pool, tennis courts, club house, and 18 hole golf course bordering the lake. 24 hour manned security entrance leads to Cape Royale Resort. The home is in walking distance to Royale Greens Park offering outdoor activities for games, sports, fishing swimming and picnicking. We have outdoor tables,and much more. Call the Cape Royale Golf Course for tee times. Coldspring is 3 miles away and offers shops, and restaurants. The Marina is within the Cape Royale with launch, supply store, gas, slip rentals and facilities. Call or email for availability. See virtual tour link -more photos.

More Details

Michelle R
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Michelle R

We built this home. This is a custom built home redesigned by the owner, this is our retirement home. The Cape Royale is a tranquil place, beautiful scenery, nice people, and Lake Livingston. The perm a residents are retired so the Cape is designed with drive up to all activities.

Why Michelle R chose Cape Royale

Because it is LARGE, clean, every bedroom is spacious. This is a one story home, great for children and elderly in your family. Every room is spacious, we could sleep far more then 8, but we want our guests to enjoy the privacy and space of this home. No two bedrooms share a wall. The Kitchen, well it is huge and the heart of the home with a Viking Professional series cooktop and wall oven. This home is a block from the water and the big park on the water so you get wonderful breezes to enjoy on the 47' covered porch. WHY NOT This property, it has it all, 4 real bedrooms. Other homes say they sleep more, but they are 2 or 3 bedrooms, here your family has their own private rooms and bath rooms.

What makes this house unique

you walk in to a 25ft deep by 25 ft wide by 25 ft tall grand room holding the dinning room and livingroom, this home screams SPACE!! We have lots of it

Guestbook comments from the owner

All the kids were in town from college so we decided on a last minute trip to my coworkers lake house. This is a fabulous home. Highend kitchen, so much space, we loved that huge from porch. We played board games, watched movies and ate more BBQ then we should have. It was a great weekend, family fun, deer, did I forget all the deer? Our youngest at A&M got one to eat out of her hand. Fresh apples, the deer love apples. Thank you again for sharing your amazing home with our family this was just what we needed.
Dec 2017
  • 1 of 5


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cape Royale in Coldspring

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2587 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 90 day cancellation on holidays
  • if you lied to get the booking, and cancel when you get the agreement, we will not refund. Read our site, ask us any questions.
  • rental agreement is required to complete the booking, you can not stay at the house with out it and are not entitled to a refund without it. read it.
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , spacious master #2 bathroom
    Half Bathroom - Toilet , there is a shower and sink but owner access only
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , 6ft Jacuzzi tub 42 in wide, tub for 4, luxury huge
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , its own bath and whirlpool tub, and window seat
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , most plush pillow top bed, beautiful floors
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Futon makes into a queen size bed, desk and chair in this rm
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bed faces north, view are of north and back, lots of deer
  • Though the home is large, house sleeps 8 MAX!!!!! NO MORE we do not allow people to sleep on our couch or sleeping bags on our floor. we are set up for 8 people total in dishes, utensils, glasses etc.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
* videogames * games adults * TV * toys kids * books * books kids * DVD * satellite or cable * games kids * videogame console Internet Access: * wireless broadband * internet access Outside: * tennis court * patio stone/concrete * outdoor grill charcoal * sand box * gated community * parking off street * outdoor grill * parking * unscreened porch/lanai * walkway to water * parking on street * barbecue * 6 garden chairs * 4 beach chairs Swimming Pools: * communal pool Suitability: * long term renters welcome * suitable for elderly or infirm * pets considered * wheelchair accessible * children welcome * non smoking only * low allergen environment Local Activities: * walking * fishing * swimming * water skiing * cycling * golf * mountain biking * tennis * horseback riding * sailing * hunting * antiquing Pool / Spa: * spa/whirlpool * whirlpool Onsite Equipment: * cooler large * beach chairs * beach towels * cooler small Attractions: * hospital * museums * ATM/bank * library * churches * forests * recreation center * marina * playground * pond * fitness center * groceries Leisure Activities: * pier fishing * freshwater fishing * bird watching * hiking * water tubing * sight seeing * paddle boating Nearby Attraction / Facility: * restaurants * scenic drives Nearby Activities: * golf privileges optional Nearby Services: * medical services Notes: Please ask if you have any special needs or questions. Privacy and security in the Cape with 24/7 guard dated subdivison. Keyless keypad on door, never carry keys to get lost in the lake. Easy access for you. Code changed after every rental. The store at Wolf Creek Park rents canoes and paddle boats, Wolf Creek Park is right next to The Cape Royale,


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

90% Complete
10% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
The Cape Royale's- " LightwellCottage"- waterfront access
average rating of 4.9 based on 15 reviews

Loved your special place near the lake. The team rested well and we enjoyed the community as a whole

  • 4 of 5

Perhaps someone could eliminate the ants that were all around the base of the house. They really were very aggressive, especially toward anything outside. Dogs bones are an example.

Thank you for a place to retreat.


  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 1


  • 5 of 5

This home was absolutely perfect from the time we walked through the door! You can literally sit on the front porch and watch the deer eating in the yard just feet away.

The owner of the property was a pleasure to speak with and very helpful with any question I had.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

My family spent the 4th of July in this adorable house. It is just as cute as described. We will definitely rent this house again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great stay, great owner.

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to take the kids and grandkids on a close by couple of days during spring break and decided on Lake Livingston. We have a state park pass and like Lake Livingston State Park. This house is within about a 20 - 30 minute ride from the park. Everything in the house was great. The owners make sure that there are all the needed items for a stay. We did bring or buy some items to try to replenish some that we used but that was not expected. The grandkids completely enjoyed watching the deer each evening as they wander through and near the yard of the house. We did a "snipe" hunt for a friend of one of the grandsons (grandkids have all been on snipe hunts in the past) and he was, we will just say, excited. He and all of us enjoyed the festivity of it. We walked through the neighborhood and down to the nearby park. Drove down and fished at the marina two evenings. Caught a few 4 - 5 inch long catfish but you would think they were 10 foot long sharks by the reaction of the kids. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay and the owners are outstanding people and want to hear from the renters, good or bad. We usually choose different places for our get togethers, but if we do go back to Lake Livingston we will definitely use this place again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

very spacious home

  • 5 of 5

all the rooms are good size, and the house is set back far away from the street so the kids could play horseshoes in the front where we could see them.

Great getaway for the family!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for selecting us.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Clean spacious well stocked

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic experience. Definitely coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for selecting us.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Golf
1 Miles
The Cape Royale's Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Cape Royale's Golf Club grill
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
The Cape Royale's Royale Green Park
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Swim.

* Fishing.

* Jetski or boating.

* Feed the deer or birds.

* Biking.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Swimming is free.

* Hiking.

* Trade Days -.

* Fishing.

* Bird and deer watching.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Relax.

* Swimming.

* Boating.

* Fishing.

* Feed the deer.

Lake Livingston is 90,000 acres of boating, skiing, jet skiing. Fishing includes Stripe and Large Mouth Bass, catfish and many other species for sport. Nearby Coldspring offers antique shops, restaurants, historic church and courthouse. One plus hours to all Houston cultural and sports events, museums, shopping, and night life. Arts and crafts market each fourth Saturday in the historic town square. Lone Star Trail and Big Creek Scenic Trail nearby within the Sam Houston National Forest. Wolf Creek Park, Lake Livingston State Park and Double Lake Park nearby. Call or email for availability. Always contact us, we will do our best to maintain the site calendar, but advance notice is required to schedule housekeeping, process an agreement, and provide Cape Royale Gate Security access. ALWAYS ask for additional photos of rentals. We have photos of every room from different angles, so you can visually see our open floor plan and spacious rooms with walk-in closets, and ask about cleaning. This is a one story , interior lot home, walking distance to the Royale Green Park on the water. See deer and wildlife from the beautiful southern plantation covered porch. Massive porch, with additional 3ft over hang that will keep you dry when it rain.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cape Royale, Lake Livingston

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
10 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
AUGUST larger groups
6 Aug 2018 - 20 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
August SMALL grp special
21 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Labor day Holiday
31 Aug 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30.59 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £191.2
housekeeping £91.78 + Tax

8 PEOPLE MAX, children are people, our people count includes any guests we grant access to.
NO SMOKERS at all, no smoking allowed on property
Must sign vacation rental agreement, & ID

* Summer Season (March- September):$245-275 per night, except holidays then $350/night 3 night min, Holidays-$/night 3 night min or $/wk.
Cancellation policy - no refunds on holiday cancellations unless over 90 days notice.
Amenities, utilities, Dish Network 140+ chanels, HBO, phone.
$10 / per person, per night over 6, 8 people max.
No Smoking on property. Stays less than 30 days are subject to a 13% state and local tax.

The Cape Royale Resort amenities, utilities, Dish Network, HBO, Showtimes, and Starz, Local phone. No More Than 8 people Allowed.
Stays less than 30 days are subject to a 13% state and local tax

* Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning fees $120or $200 if staying longer than 2 weeks. This property is NEWLY Renovated, and we will continue to maintain the property in this fashion.
* Click on our 'Virtual Tour Slideshow' below FURTHER DETAILS for additional photos, we have a spacious open floor plan, clean and simple, and updated.

* PLEASE contact us for availability we run lots of Specials

* Sorry we can't exclude the housekeeping fee, but we guarantee you clean sheets, cleaned comforters, mattress covers, pillow covers, throw blankets, floor mats in baths, towels, hand towels, oven mitts, pot holders, you name it, we sanitize all common areas that get touched, it takes us a little longer to clean but we CLEAN EVERYTHING.
We have 3 comforter sets for the Masterbedroom, that have to be dry cleaned as well, and YES, we do clean all our comforters, not just the linens like some.
We include a lot of money saving extras included with our home, with plenty of beach towels, regular towels and linens, throw blankets, a FULL STOCKED KITCHEN ( all condiments, coffee, hot coco, tea, sugar, real cream), front loader Washer/

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Ask Owner a Question