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"Cabin In The Woods"

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Nestled in a secluded wooded area close to Lake Livingston. Located on a quiet, low traffic street where you can enjoy the wildlife, take a stroll or let the kids ride their bikes. Guests have access to the spacious neighborhood park with picnic tables and a fishing pier. The perfect location for fishing, hunting, antiquing, or just relaxing. Ample parking for cars and water craft. We provide all the amenities of home. Just bring yourself and your food.

Trudy Butler
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About Trudy Butler

I'm a registered nurse working part time as a home health nurse. We left Houston in 2002 to get away from the traffic and noise. This cabin has been my latest restoration project. I'm ready to share it with family, friends and you.

Why Trudy Butler chose Onalaska

I'm a sucker for any property that needs help. This property was abandoned and covered with vines and the yard was completely covered with brush, vines and dead trees. I immediately saw the potential and have completely restored it. I'm sure you will enjoy the cabin and it's close proximity to the water.

What makes this cabin unique

Great location for boating, fishing, hunting or just getting away from the city or stressful job. The cabin is clean and towel, linens, blankets are provided. We are on a quite street where you might see deer, rabbits and birds. Neighborhood park has picnic tables and a long fishing pier.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Onalaska in Polk County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Tub with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 2 has a twin XL bed and a twin XL trundle.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
Lake activities, fishing, hunting, antiquing or just relaxing.


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(16 traveller reviews)

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"Cabin In The Woods"
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews

Just what I needed!

  • 5 of 5

The whole experience was worry free and ideal. My contact Trudy was as accommodating as anyone could be. I will definitely do this again.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, Accommodating, and Helpful

  • 5 of 5

We found the Cabin in the Woods at the perfect time, as we began construction on our new home. Trudy greeted and accommodated our need for a pet friendly place and long-term rental. The Cabin is small, but with the open kitchen and living space, we had plenty of room to move-in and feel comfortable for 6 months!

We asked if washer/dryer connections were available and she remodeled the downstairs room - POURED FRESH CONCRETE - so we could hookup our washer and dryer for the length of our stay.

Trudy power-washed the outside areas, sprayed for insects, had the lawn cut, brought extra heaters during the 18-degree nights of the winter, and offered to bring us candles and flashlights when the power went out during a hail storm. She definitely made our stay worry-free.

The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful. Birdwatching is abundant, as well as other creatures-BEWARE OF COPPERHEADS. We stumbled across 2 in the neighborhood. We met several neighbors on our afternoon walks, one of whom graciously helped us jump our car battery when it died.

Overall, our stay was peaceful and worry-free thanks to Trudy and the Cabin in the Woods.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review. I'm glad I could offer you a temporary home during the construction phase of your new "home". I really appreciate your leaving the cabin clean and in good condition.
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  • 5 of 5

It was a great place to stay away from everything but not to far away from the store if needed to go. Will rent again

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun for a weekend

  • 3 of 5

The cabin was pretty much what I had in mind. The things I would have changed was having extra toilet paper, more pest control, maybe pressure washing the outside of the house (TONS of spider webs and eggs)...I understand it's in the woods but I still don't like cockroaches, spiders and fire ants. There was a cockroach on the wall in the kitchen next to the stove when I was cooking and my son stepped in a fire ant hill right near the patio and had 42 ant bites on his ankles. I just wish the yard would have been treated and pest control would have been used in and around the house. Other than that it was cozy and charming and Trudy did a good job making me feel welcomed and even waived check out time so we could stay longer.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jordan, Thank you for pointing out the problems you encountered at my property. It is my utmost priority to keep the cabin safe and welcoming for my guests. I clean the cabin each week and have not seen any insects but will arrange for an exterminator immediately. No one wants to see bugs especially a roach. I am so sorry your son was bitten by ants. I have been spot treating the ant hills. That evidently needs to be extended to the entire yard. And about those pesky spiders. I sweep down the webs the morning a guest is expected to arrive. Those darn spiders are very industrious and just keep spinning those webs. You are so right about pressure washing. That has been on my to do list for a while. I'll put that at the top of the list and then spray and insecticide to try to hold them back for a while. Thank you again for visiting my property. I hope you will consider coming again. Best Regards, Trudy
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  • 5 of 5

Very private, and great place if you plan on being on the water for most of your visit. Boat ramp close and after a day of fishing great place to come back to and enjoy your evenings in the woods

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Easy and clean

  • 4 of 5

House was easy to locate and enter. It was in clean condition but smaller than appears on the website, very secluded. Perfect for someone who is not planning on being there the entire trip. We spent time under the covered porch but mostly was out and about on the nearby lake. Lake access isn't as close as portrayed, you'll want to drive there. It is def in the woods so bring your bug spray if you plan on being outside. Comfortable mattresses and good water pressure in the shower.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jerry's Restaurant
Good food, friendly atmosphere, I recommend the hamburger and onion rings. Also, great dinne...
Brookshire Brothers
Groceries, Pharmacy, Deli.
First National Bank of Livingston
Friendly service. ATM
Sonic Drive-In
Always a treat.
Miss Jean's BBQ
Love the stuffed potatoes
Good sandwiches
Livingston City Trade Days
Vendors and foods. I never fail to find something to take home.
Restaurants, shopping and antiques.
Kickapoo Marina
Good place to launch your water craft.
Lake Livingston / Onalaska KOA
Farmhouse Cafe....good home style cooking. Gift shop, KOA members boat launch daily. Non mem...
Restaurants, shopping and many antique stores on the square.
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £35.76
Pet Fee £71.53
Damage Deposit £71.53

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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