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Home of the Laughing Doves- West Highland Park

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 8

You will love this beautiful home in a 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

Owner
Donna Fishel
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dallas in Dallas County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 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
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Master
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Buddha Room
    Outdoor pool area - Outdoor Shower , Pool Area
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Front bedroom - Turquoise
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Home of the Laughing Doves- West Highland Park
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews
5

A gem!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a great fun week in Dallas. The home is ideal for 3 couples. Perfectly located in nice and safe neighborhood, close to everything. Beautiful design and décor. The house has all the amenities necessary and then some. The pool area is relaxing and the landscaping just perfect.

Most importantly, Donna (owner) and Gretchen (manager) were very responsive and attentive to all our needs before and during our stay.

Thank you very much for helping us make our visit to Dallas memorable. We shall return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

very nice, exactly as advertised, great service by donna

  • 5 of 5

very nice, exactly as advertised, great service by donna

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Walnut Creek
5

A healing place...feels like home just quieter

  • 5 of 5

5 girlfriends got together from all of the US to rest, relax and recharge. Laughing Doves is the perfect retreat. We loved the spa, outdoor fireplace and the size of the kitchen was perfect for prepping and serving. The house is close Trader Joes/ Starbucks/ Liquor store and more. We loved waling the neighborhood as well. When we are back in Dallas, we will definitely be back to Laughing Dove. Thank you for Gretchen and Donna.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The house was perfect for our family gathering. And centrally located. We'll stay here again .

  • 5 of 5

The house is thoughtful and elegantly furnished and had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a delightful family and so neat and tidy.... I would adore having them back year after year!
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Austin, TX
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My mom recently moved to a retirement community, so we needed to find a place that could accommodate our family when in Dallas. The Home of the Laughing Doves exceeded our expectations! It was comfy, well-appointed, and the artwork was exquisite! We hope to make this our regular rental when in Dallas for Christmas or other family gatherings.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jan, It was a pleasure to host you and your family, we hardly recognized that you were there, you were so impeccable and " thank you " for the comments and suggestions, we love to know how we can make our guests experience even better! Please come back.. we would absolutely LOVE having you! Happy New Year! Donna
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Perfect place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

Home of the Laughing Doves is the perfect home for a getaway. Every year, my best girlfriends and I come to Dallas to spend time together and unwind. This is the perfect place! We relaxed by the pool during the day and enjoyed the fire at night. The rooms are very cozy and the house has every amenity you would need. We have stayed at Donna's properties for the last 4 years and she is a wonderful host! I would highly recommend this home for a short or long stay. It's in a great location for restaurants and shops and Dallas Love Field. We plan to stay here again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

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)

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Dallas, Texas Lakes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£2,104
for 3 nights
From
£502
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £193.9
Additional Guest Fee £19.39 per person per night
Pet Fee £193.9
Damage Deposit £387.8

Please contact owner for availability - via email, phone or text message. * Host will consider special events! .

POOL - may be heated for $150 per day, with prior approval

Rates are not guaranteed until payment is received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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