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Quiet, Charming, Romantic, Relaxing & Fun Waterfront Property

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Chalet, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Come relax on the floating deck with a good book and refreshment...enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner there! The gentle movement of the floating deck is guaranteed to wipe your stress away! Enjoy sunlight dancing on water sitting under the shade of the floating deck's tin roof...or basking in the sun on the foredeck, letting all your cares drift away...or, just take a little snooze!

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, 1 blow-up bed sleeps, air-conditioned, woodburning fireplace, HIGHSPEED DSL INTERNET, Satellite TV, stereo, large yard, grill on the deck, large barbecue/smoker pit in yard. Small fishing boat with trolling motor provided with rental. Area is great for bird and nature watching, biking, running, or 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 meals (reservations only) ....or leisurely peruse their wonderful gift shop!

Enjoy the slow pace, the sheer beauty and peacefulness of nature all around you!

Grab a beverage, a book or a fishing pole and come relax on the floating deck! The gentle movement of the floating deck is guaranteed to wipe your stress away! Enjoy sunlight dancing on water while sitting under the shade of the deck's tin roof, or basking in the sun on the foredeck in comfy Adirondack chairs, letting all your cares drift away....or, just take a little snooze if you wish!

Keywords: Chalet, lake front

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
9 April, 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 Lake Livingston

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, napping...just 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 Livingston, Texas

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • 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
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • 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)


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

Quiet, Charming, Romantic, Relaxing & Fun Waterfront Property
average rating of 4.62069 based on 33 reviews

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: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 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: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 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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Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing, clean, love the view. Fishing was excellent. I would recommend this place to everyone. If God is willing my husband and I will return this Christmas again..Best place ever..

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this wonderful review, Mary! We are so happy to hear how much you and your family enjoyed your stay and do hope you will come back next Christmas or even earlier! We sincerely appreciate your business. Kindest regards, Patricia
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Only an hour drive from The Woodlands , Tx with vey little traffic! Such a peaceful, relaxing little lake. The nature and wild life made it a perfect escape from the city! The use of the little boat was such a special bonus to the rental! We hope to visit again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deidra, it was such a pleasure working with you on your reservation and thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review. I am taking the liberty to post the comments you sent me about your stay in your email to me because it was so nice and I genuinely appreciate your very helpful input: 09/01/2015 "Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your place! It was "just what the doctor ordered" for my husband! As a matter of fact, although we have been to the coast of Mississippi and South Carolina, The Smokey Mountains, New Orleans, and Mexico in the last few years, he said it was the best getaway he had ever had! The use of the little boat was such a special bonus to the rental! We hope to visit again soon! Thank you again for working with us on such late notice!" Deidra, thank you so much again for those kind words. I am so happy to hear about how much you and your husband enjoyed your stay. We would love to have you back any time and I will look forward to hearing from you again, hopefully, soon! With kind regards, Patricia
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Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this charming chateau over the 4th of July week end and it was GREAT. The fishing could have been better but the place was fantastic, it really is a cozy slice of heaven. The owner Patricia, was simply a joy to deal with and everything is as it is stated. The house is fully equipped with everything you might you need and very clean. I would recommend to bring some wasp spray, they seem to enjoy the place also. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking to get away from it all and just relax and enjoy nature. Thank you Patricia for allowing us the opportunity to share your cozy slice of heaven, we greatly appreciate it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bruce, thank you so much for this wonderful review. It was wonderful working with you on the reservation and we hope you will want to come back again very soon. So sorry about the wasps. I have made a special request that spray be kept on hand. Thank you again for choosing the chalet as your escape from the stress of every day life! With kindest regards, Patricia
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Five day stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 days and had a great time. The lake was relaxing, and there was plenty of shade in the front yard to escape the afternoon sun. The house was equipped and supplied just as in the description on the web page, there was plenty of wood for the smoker/grill, and all of the appliances and electronics worked perfectly. The property was spotless and ready for us to move in. Thanks, Patricia. We'll be renting again in the not-so-distant future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael, thank you so much for taking the time to post this great review! We sincerely appreciate it and are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at the chalet. We look forward to having you back, any time! Bert will be so excited to hear that you wish to come back again and again ;() Paula said he was so sad to see you guys leave! Thank you again. With kindest regards, Patricia
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Nearest Airport
55.76 Miles
Nearest Barpub
17 Miles
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
FM 2610
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Nearest Point of Interest

bird watching trails

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

discount shopping center, antique shopping 17 miles


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chalet in Livingston, Texas

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee A$132.65
cleaning and laundry A$132.65
Refundable Damage Deposit A$663.25
Pet Fee A$99.49

Rates based upon double occupancy. $20.00 per additional person per night up to a total of 4 persons.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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