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Home of the Laughing Doves- West Highland Park

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


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

Donna Fishel
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

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

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.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • 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 ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • 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


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(25 traveller reviews)

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Home of the Laughing Doves- West Highland Park
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

5 Stars .. Love, Love, Love this Home!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures did not do this home justice.

It is the perfect house for a friends and/or family vacation.. The kitchen was fully outfitted and the pool, hot tub and wood burning fireplace was the perfect solution at the end of the day! We come back to dallas annually and will absolutely stay in this home again !

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house! Great location !

  • 5 of 5

We loved our weekend at this beautiful home. The owner accommodated a late check out which made our last day so much better.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding property and location!

  • 5 of 5

Owner and staff were terrific. Personable and worked with well with us. Very accommodating. House was immaculate and well appointed. Felt like home - perhaps nicer than home. It's ideally located to all of the great restaurants, entertainment, sports and shopping Big D offers.

Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matt, Thanks for the review, it was lovely having you and your friends in my home. Please come back! Most Sincerely, Donna Fishel- Owner
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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: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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very nice, exactly as advertised, great service by donna

  • 5 of 5

very nice, exactly as advertised, great service by donna

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 06-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Dallas, Texas Lakes

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £180.52 + Tax
Refundable Security Dep £361.05
Pet Fee £180.52 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.75%

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

POOL - may be heated for $125 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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