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Quiet, Charming, Romantic, Relaxing & Fun Waterfront Property

Bedrooms 2
Space 83 m²
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Chalet, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Note: Professional photos of the completely updated property were taken in June of 2016.

Enjoy the slow pace, peacefulness and sheer beauty of nature all around you! Grab a beverage, a good book or fishing pole and come relax on the floating deck! Have breakfast, lunch or dinner there! Gentle movement on water is guaranteed to wipe your stress away! Sitting in the comfy Adirondack chairs underneath the deck's tin roof, enjoy sunlight dancing on water, or bask in the sun on the foredeck, letting all your cares drift away, or just take a little snooze if you wish!

Cozy waterfront Chalet nestled in Big Thicket just outside Ace, TX, 56 miles north of Houston Intercontinental Airport. Accommodations: 1 cozy, romantic loft bedroom with queen size bed, 1 bedroom downstairs with full size bed, air-conditioned, woodburning fireplace, HIGHSPEED DSL INTERNET, Satellite TV, stereo, large yard, grill on side deck. Small fishing boat available in the event renter's would like to use it. Area is great for bird and nature watching, biking, running, or just strolling in the country!

To those who have rented in previous years, the problem we had with hydrilla has been completely eliminated! Thanks to our great Lake Restoration Committee's efforts, the lake is once again beautiful! We would love to have you come back and enjoy the tranquility and great fishing that Taylor Lake once again provides.

Wonderful, small-family vacation rental, or cozy, romantic get-away for two. This quiet, charming chalet on a private cove will beckon you back, again and again! With its wonderful 9-hole golf course, historic Livingston has numerous restaurants, fun antique shops and outlet mall just 17 miles away. Dine at the famous Hilltop Restaurant and Herb Farm, just 15 miles away where you will delight in their wonderful gourmet cuisine (reservations only), leisurely peruse their wonderful gift shop.

Visit the Alabama Coushatta Indian Reservation in nearby Woodville, TX. Owner has not personally visited it, but, I has heard the new Cacino is very fun and nice.

Lastly, owner finds it necessary to add that a review received in October 2017, describing me, my property, and the cleanliness of my property as less than stellar, is completely false. Unfortunately, a renter became disgruntled due to a deduction from security deposit to cover a fee for bringing two large dogs. The information was not disclosed during the reservation process. Thinking it may have been an oversight, owner deducted a discounted pet fee, in an attempt to be as nice as possible regarding the situation. Unfortunately, things went completely south immediately after deduction of the discounted pet fee in the amount of $75, resulting in renter writing a completely false, very spiteful review. Additionally, there were damages incurred to the property that owner did not deduct funds to cover from security deposit. The bad review is unfortunate, but, there seems to be nothing owner can do to change things and disclosing the truth of what actually transpired in this documentation appears to be the only way owner can attempt to protect her good reputation.

The above is also revealed to assure future viewers of the website that owner always works very hard to ensure the property is very clean prior to renters' arrival, any need for repairs is addressed very timely, and everything possible is done to ensure renters a wonderful, fun, restful, enjoyable stay. It is the owner's hope that the many wonderful reviews received will overshadow the false one and viewers will be able to recognize the obvious. Owner extends genuine thanks in advance to all who take time to read this.

Owner welcomes everyone to come and experience first hand her wonderful little chalet, all that it has to offer, as well as her very warm hospitality. Blessings to one and all.

Keywords: Chalet, lake front

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Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 November, 2017

About The Owner

My late husband and I fell in love with the area while visiting friends who owned weekend houses there and, in 1980, we had the shell of the house built. With the help of wonderful friends, we worked weekends building out the interior. The project took about a year to complete and I have so many great memories of those times. The chalet became our escape from the hectic weekly pace in Houston. We put heart and soul into building out the chalet! When my husband passed away in 1993, the only way I could rationalize keeping the property was to rent it out to vacationers. I've had the good fortune of meeting so many wonderful people who have rented from me since that time and look forward to being blessed with many more!

The Owner purchased this chalet in 1980

Why The Owner chose Polk County

Why this property?

BECAUSE it provides THE most peaceful and relaxing get-away anyone would want!

BECAUSE the grounds and property are very well maintained and the house is kept sparkling clean! The house has had new Laminate flooring installed, was freshly painted, and furniture updated in Living room and Dining areas in 2014.

BECAUSE we provide everything but your clothes, your food and libations! No need to pack up a bunch of essentials, linens and towels because they will be waiting right there for your arrival!

BECAUSE we are so thankful for our renters and want to ensure their stay is the most wonderful experience possible!

BECAUSE our prices are very reasonable for everything we provide!

SO, pack your suitcase, bring your family, even the four-legged members and prepare to ENJOY!

What makes this chalet unique

Serenity Now!!!! ;) feel the stress of every day life and all your cares drift away immediately just driving down the winding road to the property. Taking in God's incredible creation of nature all around is icing on the cake while cooking in the delightful little kitchen with its great view of the lake, or fishing, lounging around, reading, playing games, sitting in the swing, observing nature, taking a stroll, completely relaxing in the quiet beauty of the atmosphere of Taylor Lake! When I arrive, I never want to leave!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The chalet and surrounding area is absolutely beautiful! Had a wonderful time just sitting in different locations around the house & deck, enjoying God's masterpiece. We went out on the boat & got a good ab workout laughing so hard because 3 women couldn't row a boat and we were not confident about working the trolling motor. But we figured it out quickly & were pros in no time! Thanks for allowing others to enjoy your "cozy slice of Heaven"!
Apr 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in Polk County

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 83 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • NO TRASH is to be left on the premises after checkout. NO GREASE down sink drain. Never leave candles/fireplace burning when leaving premises.
  • Please remember that sound travels over water, so keep noise to a minimum. No pets off leash outside fence. Never leave water standing on floors.
  • Upon departure, place sheets/dry towels/cloths in pillow cases and place in hallway. Any wet towels/cloths should be hung on hooks in bathroom.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • thermos flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower in tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Loft bedroom
  • Queen size Beds (1) Double Beds (1)
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • 1 bicycles
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
small fishing boat with paddles provided, large floating deck (tin roof covers half of floating deck)


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Quiet, Charming, Romantic, Relaxing & Fun Waterfront Property
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 37 reviews

Exactly as described. Such a nice place!

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely be back. Patricia is absolutely wonderful to work with. Anyone looking for a peaceful getaway location needs to look no further.

  • Review Submitted: 31/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for this wonderful review, Mr. and Mrs. Robinson! It was an absolute pleasure working with you on the reservation and I will definitely look forward to having you back any time. You guys are really awesome! What a wonderful gift it was for me that you two left the chalet exactly as you found it and, it was so clean, it was almost as though no one stayed there at all. Thanks so much again for choosing my little chalet for your Memorial Day get away! With kindest regards, Patricia
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Houston, TX

Peaceful retreat from the city

  • 5 of 5

This property was exactly the peaceful retreat we were seeking from the city. It was not too far from Houston and offered all the amenities we needed for a relaxing weekend. On our first day at the property, we were already discussing when we might return. It was too warm to enjoy the firepit, but we took advantage of the boat for a morning trip out onto the lake, the grill for a steak dinner, and the floating dock (with citronella candles) for a relaxing evening on the water. There was a little something for everyone. While I loved sitting in the chairs on the floating dock, my SO's favorite part was fishing from the edge of the yard into the lake, and our dog enjoyed walking the perimeter of the large yard to seek out new smells. Patricia was an ace at communication before and after our stay. She provided us with all the information we needed for our weekend and promptly replied to any questions or comments we had during the process.

  • Review Submitted: 10/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My final take – just got straight to the casino it’s less of a rip off

  • 2 of 5

My final take – just got straight to the casino it’s less of a rip off.

1) Renter will request you pay for rental outside of site when booking difficulties occur

2) Renter will accuse you of having additional people “stay” on the property when your mother babysits your child for 3 hours so you can visit the casino (but won't check her camera surveillance and offer you any apology for being wrong)

3) Renter will deduct fees from your deposit that she did not charge for at booking after her neighbors report to her your activities (we brought our dogs, I clicked the button for pets, she didn’t charge the fee at booking and took it out of our deposit on the back end without notice)

4) Renter expects you to clean up after your pet when they poop in the yard but doesn’t state that in terms and conditions

5) The property itself is very nice if you don’t look to close. Deck and stairs need repair, holes in lattice around the bottom of the house where something is living, lots of hair in the bathtub & house is dusty (but you will still pay a cleaning fee)

6) In reality this only sleeps 3 people max. I full size bed and 1 queen size bed.

7) Not all lights and/or fans in working condition

8) Keep your written correspondence. Owner will deny the things she said anyway but at least you can prove your case.

9) Can’t think of anything good to say about rental facilitator either

10) Reminds you why a hotel is better

  • Review Submitted: 05/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely property

  • 4 of 5

Nice quite place. Enjoyed our stay. Patricia was a pleasure to work with and very responsive.

  • Review Submitted: 12/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice review, Karen. We would love to have you and your family back again. Kindest regards, Patricia
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Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I brought My mother-in-law up and it was perfect for the three of us. Beautiful sunrises/sets, tons of wildlife although it's catch and release only at this time. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 14/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephanie, thank you so much for this nice review. I do hope you and family will want to return soon. We enjoyed working with you on the reservation and genuinely appreciate your business! Kind regards, Patricia A Cozy Slice of Heaven
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Lovely Chalet!

  • 5 of 5

You will not be disappointed with this darling place! The pictures do not do it justice. It's decorated very cute and is situated in a private section of the lake - very peaceful and quiet. Patricia went way over and beyond ensuring we had all we needed. I have honestly never seen a rental so clean! We actually did see 1 alligator crossing the lake, which was pretty cool. The large yard is fenced in perfectly which is nice for the dogs. We will definitely be back. I highly recommend this chalet and want to personally thank Patricia for being so wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie, Thank you so much for this wonderful review. I am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and my little slice of Heaven! It would be my pleasure to have you back any time! Many blessings to you and yours in 2017! With kindest regards, Patricia
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Nearest Airport
55.76 Miles
Nearest Ferry
119.6 Miles
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
FM 2610
Nearest Beach
119.6 Miles
Car: necessary

bird watching trails

Hilltop Gourmet Restaurant and Herb Farm (w/tours) 15 miles

discount shopping center, antique shopping 17 miles

Blueberry Farm

Trades Days

Alabama Cochatta Indian Reservation

Livingston State Park



Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chalet in Polk County

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$395.46
Pet Fee AU$131.82
cleaning and laundry AU$131.82
Tax Rate 0.13%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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