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Former Ranger All Star Owned this Luxury Home! Large Groups & 2 miles to Stadium

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Pool/ HotTub/WIFI/UVerse/7 HDTV's. Spacious! 2 miles to Stadium, 13 Beds!


This spacious, open home with vaulted ceilings and light throughout is perfect for traveling sports teams, Family Reunions, Corporate Retreats, Guys Weekends, Gals Weekends, Bachelor and Bachelorette Weekends, Church Retreats, Leadership Retreats, Team Building...the list goes on. The flexible layout , decor, kitchen, pool and spa (along with a TON of brand new HDTV's) make it not only suitable but comfortable for any type of group.

There are 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms. The spacious Master Suite has a King sized bed, a single twin, and a twin daybed with twin trundle. It has an en suite oversized Master Bath, including a Jacuzzi tub, separate steam shower, toilet and bidet, and double vanity. The bedroom next door to the Master has two luxurious comfy Queen beds. It is the only one of the four bedrooms without an attached bath but there is a full bathroom with large shower just a few feet down the hall that doubles as the guest bath. The "bunk room" next door has four built in twin beds in addition to one queen bed. It also has an attached private bath with large shower. On the opposite side of this home is a mother in law suite with two queen sized beds and with an attached private bathroom/shower. This is a smaller bathroom but tiled in all new marble and really beautiful. All of our mattresses meet our high standard of comfort. Our sheets are soft and high thread count, plenty of blankets and pillows. Towels are high quality as well.

The master bath was completely updated in May 2017. The other three baths are brand new. There is new hardwood flooring throughout the home. We just bought a brand new hot water heater. There are THREE hot water heaters in this home so you do not have to worry about running out of hot water!

There is a new washer and dryer for the use of our guests. Laundry detergent is provided as well as irons and ironing boards.

All kitchen appliances other then the GE double oven are brand new, including a dishwasher, electric stove top, refrigerator, microwave, and beverage cooler. There is also a new Kitchen Aid Blender, a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer, toaster, rice cooker, slow cooker, plenty of pots, pans, kitchen utensils, a full set of cooking knives, as well as steak knives. There are TONS of glasses, plates, bowls...Settings for 24 officially but really more. The kitchen is fully stocked with place settings for 20. Cooking pantry basics are there as well- olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sugar, flour, basic spices, vegetable oil...

There is a Keurig as well as a regular coffee maker and a tea pot.

This home is great and getting better all the time. It has LOTS of HDTV's (7 in all) , and they are all brand new. Soon to be one outside for your poolside pleasure. There is a new 60" K4 in the main living area. AT&T U-Verse is on each. All four bedrooms have a wall mounted HDTV, the master bedroom has an extra large one at 50 inches, though it is nothing compared to the 60 inch 4K in the open living area, which also boasts an additional 50 inch HDTV . . All have At&T UVerse. The 60 inch in the main open living area is a 4K and it's fabulous.

There is an abundance of space for dining, lounging, hanging out, watching TV or having meetings. The massive wooden dining table in the main living area is 11 feet with both leaves inserted. For grabbing a quick meal, playing cards, watching TV or just visiting there is a separate room adjacent to the kitchen with two small tables. There is a sparkling pool outside for the hot summers, and a hot tub year round. We just purchased a brand new hot tub!

Additionally, there is a laser wireless ink jet printer. High speed WIFI is included at no additional charge.

Some extras...a gated parking area if you choose. Otherwise super convenient parking in the front drive through. We have a fabulous alarm system. It's keyless so no worries about getting the key or losing it! We change it after each guest leaves for your security. We also have exterior video cameras monitoring who and what cars are going in and out and further protecting you during your stay! There are two thermostats- one on each side of the house. Also extra room heaters and fans in case one person is having different temperature needs then the room next door. Extra blankets and pillows provided as well.

Business notes: We are open to a certain number and type of events but we MUST know in advance. Same goes for larger groups and pets. All must be discussed and approved in advance and there may be additional fees. This is to protect our home and also our very kind and patient neighbors! An event that we did not know about without owner approval in writing will result in event being ended immediately.

Most importantly, this is a business for us AND we love it so I assure you will receive prompt responses- my response is 100% and average within 1 hour. We have lots of great reviews on this home and and when we have received negative feedback we have promptly remedied the issue.

I love interacting with our guests and ensuring we provide a GREAT experience- whatever your specific needs are. Can't promise we can make it happen but we will definitely try.

Thanks for your interest in our home!

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Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

About Katy

I am a native Dallasite and an LCSW. I recently left my job of 7 years in the Emergency Room at Children's Medical Center. These vacation rentals have been a fun and creative outlet for me- and a chance for my husband and I to work together. My husband Joe has been opening and running bars for over 20 years- he opened his first bar a few years out of college in his early 20's. That establishment, Barley House, continues to operate, now located across the street from SMU. Joe is well known and respected in Dallas as a talented and creative presence in the bar industry and has opened and sold many well known Dallas bars over the past 20 years. We are VERY familiar with the dining/bar scene in Dallas so let us help you! We're making it our mission to learn the Arlington scene now! We can provide you with the name of our favorite fabulous Italian restaurant in Grapevine (Ferrari's) ...and also make sure you know there is a 24 hour Whataburger less than 5 minutes away.

Together Joe and I have 6 children and we recently moved to Southlake, Texas. We love it here and are continuing to enjoy our newfound passion for renovating houses and operating short term rentals. We hope to keep expanding this business as well as offering more services to our guests. We fell into this business completely randomly and found we had a good niche- homes that comfortably accommodated large groups. We are proud of our homes and hope you'll enjoy them as much as we have enjoyed crafting them.

My husband and I are both very flexible, easy going and pretty into our random newfound business. We look forward to providing an excellent vacation spot for your group.

Katy purchased this house in 2015

Why Katy chose Fort Worth

We choose this home because the location is AMAZING and the house had so much potential! It was owned by former All Star Juan Gonzalez but had fallen into disrepair. We have come to love renovations and this was a very fun project for us that continues to grow!

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!!!! It is within 5-10 minutes of AT&T Stadium, Rangers Stadium, the Arlington Convention Center, Six Flags over Texas, Hurricane Harbor, a wildlife preserve with incredible kids play facilities, multiple golf courses, UT Arlington...

A little further out and you have Dallas, Fort Worth, Great Wolf Lodge, The Gaylord. Lego Land.

There are multiple golf courses within 20 minutes, tons of parks and outdoor play and athletic areas, running trails...

There are also TONS of restaurants, bars, stores, and shopping close by! This is a fun house previously owned by a professional baseball player. It had tons of potential and we worked hard to get it back to the shape it needed to be in! It was made for groups to have fun, enjoy the pool and hot tub, and all the surrounding amenities Arlington, Dallas and Fort Worth have to offer!

What makes this house unique

Not only four bedrooms but FOUR FULL bathrooms with three hot water heaters so UNLIMITED hot water. We not only accommodate a large number of guests...we actually have beds for them (not air mattresses or futons). We believe our guests want to travel in the manner that we would. The open living area is great, the kitchen has all stainless steel appliances- double oven, dishwasher, microwave, a new electric cooktop, new refrigerator, new beverage/wine refrigerator, a fireplace...plenty of open space for gathering and seating for dining. Three of the four bathrooms are completely brand new from tiles to toilets and the master bath has just been completely updated! The entire house has been repainted with new wood floors installed throughout. Brand new washer and dryer. Due to many skylights there is tons of natural light. To make it extra fun- there is a sparkling blue pool for the summer months and a hot tub to enjoy year round. Brand new hot tub purchased in Mar 2017 and new Firepit added!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in North Arlington in Fort Worth

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 25 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bunk Room Attached Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Toilet, vanity, and oversized shower.
    Guest/Extra Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Guest bath near front door. Oversized shower, tub, vanity.
    Back Bedroom Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Attached to second master. Smaller shower but super nice!
    Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet , Yes! This batbroom really does have a bidet!
  • We added a full bath and completely gutted and renovated three of the four bathrooms- new tile, toilets, sinks, hardware- everything! They are beautiful! Three of the bedrooms have attached full baths. The master bath was already very nice and very large. It has a steam shower, a large jetted tub, a double vanity, and a room for the toilet and bidet. It also has a door leading to the backyard.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Second Master - 2 Large Double Bed , Smaller-on opposite side of house w/ 2 queens, attached bath
    Bunk Room - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Bunk Bed , HDTV, 4 twins in built in bunk space, queen bed, full bath!
    Middle Bedroom - 2 Large Double Bed , 2 Queens
    Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , King bed, 1 single twin, 1 twin daybed with twin trundle
  • One side of home contains the top three bedrooms. Two have attached full baths. There is a guest bathroom in the entryway with a shower as well. There is a small "second master" or "mother-in-law" room on the opposite site of the home behind the kitchen. It contains two queen beds and an attached full bathroom. This room has more privacy. We have two port a cribs available so you won't need to pack one! We would love to accommodate any needs or requests that we can- just ask in advance please! Our goal is your comfort in our home!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
This home is perfect for large groups of all types. Beautiful bright and cheery home, tastefully decorated. Tons of space in open living area while also plenty of bedrooms, each with their own HDTV and AT&T U-Verse cable to go for privacy when desired. There are 4 full bathrooms, with the Master suite having a steam shower and whirlpool jacuzzi tub. Each bedroom has at least 1 Queen bed, the Master has a King. Fun backyard in process! Already has pool and hot tub!


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Former Ranger All Star Owned this Luxury Home! Large Groups & 2 miles to Stadium
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 34 reviews

Great location with awesome backyard

  • 5 of 5

From what I gathered, this home used to be an opulent house for a baseball star, but fell into disrepair. I think Katy buying this property has it well on its way to its former glory!

Katy and Bruce were very accommodating, and the location couldn't be any more central for activities.

The real highlight here though is the backyard. It's one of the most unique and cool yards I've been in. An AstroTurf mini football field leads into a repurposed game room garage with a pool table.

The pool is very nice, and the hot tub was a hit. Be aware of the extra charge for hot tub and make sure it's turned on for you! Definitely worth it.

The kitchen is well stocked with dish ware, utensils, and appliances- but may be a bit small if you're cooking for 15+.

Phenomenal home, and will stay again if in the area.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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in need of updating

  • 3 of 5

Overall the house suited our needs as far as a place to accommodate lots and to sleep. The hot tub was nice and they did allow us to check in two hours early and check out two hours later which was extremely helpful. Also, there is a key pad on the door which makes it easy to get in and out of the house with no key needed. The kitchen is extremely small for the amount of people the house can hold. I did not realize one of the beds was in the master bedroom closet and one in the garage. The house is in need of updating, the dishwasher door does not close very well, there is paint peeling in the master bathroom along with chipped tiles. There was not much place to put your clothes for the amount of people the house is supposed to hold as well as there is personal stuff in the some of these storage places.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot for a girls weekend or family getaway

  • 4 of 5

The house was beautiful, we enjoyed the stay.. had a slight issue with one of the bathrooms upon arrival, but we immediately advised the home owner and it was taken care of immediately! Would definitely rent again!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at this house!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great visiting and sleeping quarters for a large group of people. Owners responded immediately!

  • 4 of 5

Seven adults stayed for three days of wedding dress shopping. Kitchen was furnished with all appliances and dishes that we needed for the meals we ate at the house. Great room with massage chair. Plenty of televisions. Beds were comfortable. We requested kitchen towels and wash cloths, and they were delivered to us within minutes (owners father across the street). The weather was cold and rainy, so we were unable to take advantage of the beautiful pool, hot tub, and outdoor seating. Also, we never had enough time for playing pool and Foosball. There are ample activities in this home to keep a large group occupied all the time. But, we just enjoyed all the relaxing seating space and taking turns in the "Cadillac" of massage chairs.

We found the home to be as wonderful as advertised.

If I could make any recommendations for this home it would be covered parking and faster hot water ... but, I knew there would be no covered parking because of the pictures available of the property.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent home for entertaining!!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location for shopping restaurants and the stadium! Perfect space for entertaining- backyard was Awesome!! Owners were extremely accomadating and they have everything you would need.. I especially loved the bedding and bath linens - I would stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Six Flags Over Texas
Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium
River Legacy Park
Golf Center of Arlington
Grapevine Mills Mall
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
Great Wolf Lodge
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Grapevine Lake
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
American Airlines Center
Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Dyno-Rock Indoor Climbing Gym
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas Fort Worth
Car: recommended

We are within 5 Minutes of all the biggest attractions in Arlington, including At&T Stadium (Cowboys!), Rangers Stadium, Six Flags over Texas and Hurricane Harbor. We are also right by UT Arlington and the Arlington Convention Center. We are just a few blocks from the River Legacy Wildlife Center and surrounded by golf courses. You won't find much of a better location!

There are great restaurants and shopping within 5-10 minutes. A little further out and you are in very close proximity to Dallas, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Southlake, and Colleyville! There is SO MUCH to do here. If you have any special interests just ask and we'll check it out for you!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in North Arlington, Dallas - Fort Worth (DFW)

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
19 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
17 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jan 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £192.48 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

If you would like to use the hot tub there is an additional fee of $150 for heating. Please let me know 48 hours in advance of your stay. I can add to your on-line quote or you can pay separately before or at arrival.

Pets are also a $150 additional fee for extra cleaning.

Events are allowed but MUST be discussed and approved in advance. There will be an additional fee for extra cleaning and may require damage protection insurance, refundable damage deposit, or both. We also may require security, valet, or a housekeeper present at the event to ensure things run smoothly. We do have access to TABC licensed bartenders, servers, caterers, personal chefs, valet, security, housekeepers, drivers...just ask and we can make it happen!

Our payment policy is strict. Due to this home serving large groups most of our groups book many months in advance. Therefore, any reservation on the books is stopping other potential guests from booking. Your 25% initial deposit is refundable only if the reservation is cancelled 30 days prior to your check-in date, and if the property is able to re-booked for that weekend at same or greater price. A $150 cancelation fee will be charged. 30 days prior to check-in no monies paid are refundable, so please be sure of your stay, and we highly encourage our guests to purchase travel insurance!

Although I have payment terms specified I am really fairly flexible, particularly if the booking is several months out, and if you let me know I can break it up into three payments.

I do not require damage protection but you can purchase at a very reasonable rate through this site as well as cancellation insurance.

Please let us know if you have any special requests and we will do our best to accommodate. We aim to please and we want you to come back!


Katy Tillotson

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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