Adorable Lakefront Cottage perfect for Families & Fishermen - Lake Athens

Athens, Texas

Looking for a place to stay and play? This water-front property with large yard and boat dock/lift is perfect for families who want to have fun on the lake, or recreational/professional anglers going after the big catch.

This cozy cottage has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Master bedroom has a full size bed (lake view and access to large deck), second bedroom has 7 foot long twin beds. Each bedroom has a flat screen television. Fully supplied kitchen (except dishwasher) with dining for 6. Living area is fully furnished with large flat screen TV and lake view (internet and satellite provided). You can add 2 for sleeping on couches or bring your own air mattresses. All linens & Towels provided.

Enjoy your mornings with coffee on the front deck, or evenings on the lake dock enjoying the relaxing sunsets and stargazing (professional fireworks display can be seen from the property over the 4th of July holiday). Fire pit available for smores, and large outdoor grill/smoker for outdoor cooking. Yard is spacious enough to play volleyball, badminton or horseshoes, so bring your outdoor games!

This property has 100 feet of lake front for swimming with a private boat dock. So bring your boat for fishing or water fun! We provide kayaks, swim ladders and boat lift for your boat.

Property is also fenced around the house for young children as well as your family pups.

Lake Athens has a nice Marina that you can drive to by boat or vehicle. You can launch your boat from there to drive it to our boat lift. In addition, they have a nice restaurant for dinner, and bait shop that also sells breakfast and lunch. Visit the nearby Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, Zipline Adventures, or drive 10 minutes to Athens for shopping, groceries, restaurants and a movie theatre. Lake Athens is 20 minutes from Tyler that provides many choices for shopping, eating, movies and such.



  • Fishing
  • Water Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Jet Skiing


  • Property Has Guest Safety Measures


  • Fitness Center
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat


  • All Towels And Bedding Washed In Hot Water That’s At Least 60ºC/140ºF
  • Cleaned With Disinfectant
  • High-touch Surfaces Cleaned With Disinfectant (like Countertops, Light Switches, Handles, And Faucets)


  • Lake


  • Marina


  • Boating


  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices


  • Smoke Detector


  • Coffee Grinder
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Blender
  • Toaster

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome


  • Air Conditioning
  • Living Room
  • Heating
  • Basic Soaps
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Paper Towels


  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck/Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Fire Pit
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Porch/Veranda


  • Games
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Video Games
  • DVD Player


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered


  • Hospital Contact


  • Exterior Lighting
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • First Aid Kit
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Fire Extinguisher


  • Fenced Yard
  • Free Wifi
  • Wifi Speed


  • Police Contact


  • Fire Station Contact
  • Emergency Exit Route

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining


  • Dining Area

Houses Rules

  • 03:00 PM
  • 12:00 PM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 6

Families & Fisherman only DL# and License plate# will be required upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

39 Reviews

    Great house on lake.

    5/5 Stayed Jun 23, 2021
    Submitted Jun 26, 2021

    The house was beautiful. On the lake and property was beautifully maintained. Everything worked great. Beds were a little firm for two old people with back problems and the hill down to the boat dock was a little steep. Fishing was great. Can't wait to come back and bring the family.

    Paradise on the lake

    5/5 Stayed Jun 19, 2021
    Submitted Jun 24, 2021

    House was cozy, spot less clean and smelled wonderful. Yard and dock was well maintained. Big windows and sliding door all across the back of the house, including master bedroom looked out to lake. Morning coffee on the dock watching a flock of geese that came to the property everyday was wonderfully entertaining and sitting on the back porch watching the sunset was very peaceful and relaxing.

    time in Athens Tx

    5/5 Stayed Jun 13, 2021
    Submitted Jun 24, 2021

    We had a great time, the fishing was good and the lake was great. We enjoyed fishing early and late during the week. The house was clean and our dogs enjoyed the fenced in yard. We also enjoyed the geese that came by to visit daily and the other wildlife in the area. area.

    Memorial Day Getaway

    5/5 Stayed May 29, 2021
    Submitted Jun 3, 2021

    This is the cutest little cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. If you are looking for a place to just relax this is it. We loved sitting out back and listening to and watching the birds, and the Canadian Geese in the yard in the mornings was fun to watch. The lake is small so it is not real busy and very peaceful sit on the dock by. You could not as for better hosts!!!! We will definitely be back!!!!!

    Beautiful rental!

    5/5 Stayed May 7, 2021
    Submitted May 9, 2021

    Beautiful rental! The pictures don’t do it justice. The view is AMAZING! And if you are looking for a rental to accommodate dogs, look no further! Huge fenced in yard! Thank you for sharing your incredible property! We had a great time!

    Wonderful vacation

    5/5 Stayed May 2, 2021
    Submitted May 10, 2021

    My son and I had great week’s stay at your wonderful lake cabin. It was everything we could have asked for. Clean and comfortable. Great location and the boat lift was perfect. Looking forward to our next trip to texas

    Azalea Trail trip

    5/5 Stayed Mar 25, 2021
    Submitted Mar 27, 2021

    Beautiful property and perfect for the fur babies. Very secure fencing. The lake views were awesome.

    Excellent and fun place to stay

    5/5 Stayed Mar 16, 2021
    Submitted Mar 21, 2021

    Our second time at this rental property and it’s well worth it

    Excellent location and huge backyard!

    5/5 Stayed Mar 13, 2021
    Submitted Mar 27, 2021

    My family and I had the best time. Picturesque sunsets while sitting on back porch or boat dock. Perfect area for our dog with plenty of space for her to run around. We will definitely look at going back. Neighbors were all great as well!

    Very nice stay, we will be back if we can!, Onewr so nice, you have everything in the kitchen, bath.

    5/5 Stayed Dec 30, 2020
    Submitted Jan 3, 2021

    100% satisfied???, yes!!!!, recommend to everyone!!!, you will be enjoying!!!!!

    Best experience ever!!

    5/5 Stayed Dec 26, 2020
    Submitted Dec 28, 2020

    Images and summary do not do this rental justice - it is a little piece of heaven. The natural beauty, the amenities, the friendliness of neighbors and locals, the actual house itself and the peaceful spirit of this property is beyond excellent! Hosts were super friendly and responsive. They thought of every little thing we didn’t even know we needed! Our puppy LOVED running around the large and very safe property. Everything inside was first class - excellent beds, supplies/ provisions, decor, thoughtful touches. As we watched the sun set over the lake the first night, warmed by the fire pit, and used our Stargazer App to identify the constellations above - we were hooked! Can’t wait to book again. We left refreshed, relaxed, and wowed by the Jones’, Athens, and this treasure on the lake. Thank you!!


    5/5 Stayed Nov 21, 2020
    Submitted Nov 26, 2020

    This is such a lovely place, clean comfy, and has all the items anyone may need to make this a great experience. Also neighbors Caroline, Kay and Jim welcomed us and Kay let our puppy play with her beautiful pet. Our host Sheryl provide us with all the info we needed and the best part she ALWAYS responded our messages with questions right away, she was always available. The staff at the marina were very willing and helpful. What we really need is more time to enjoy such a peaceful property

    Never disappoints...

    5/5 Stayed Oct 10, 2020
    Submitted Oct 30, 2020

    After our first stay at this cozy lake home, we knew we would be returning! And it once again did not disappoint. We love this cozy spot, it’s perfect for our family to relax and enjoy nature. The owners are easy and wonderful to work with. The neighbors are all very nice. And it’s a short drive into town if you need anything. We love it here and will be returning!

    Nice place to get away from the city

    5/5 Stayed Sep 22, 2020
    Submitted Sep 25, 2020

    My wife and I enjoyed staying at this Lake House. It was clean and quiet and had a great view of the lake. The house was nicely furnished and decorated and the kitchen was well equipped. Athens is a great place for a low-key vacation. We went to the Arboretum and the Fisheries center for short outings. There are also a few good restaurants in the city including the Lake Athens Marina and the Tara Winery.

    Great view

    5/5 Stayed Sep 18, 2020
    Submitted Sep 21, 2020

    Nice spot. Ideal for 4 adults and or a few kids.

    2020 Lake Athens Fishing Tournament

    5/5 Stayed Sep 11, 2020
    Submitted Sep 14, 2020

    This is either my 4th of 5th stay here. The property and accommodations are always far above advertised and make for a very pleasant experience. Highly recommend this property and its owner. This is the very best property i have leased. Always is.

    Great Stay

    5/5 Stayed Sep 4, 2020
    Submitted Sep 8, 2020

    Only complaints were that the kitchen is a little dark and the bathroom could have been a little cleaner. Very minor concerns, did not really affect our enjoyment.


    5/5 Stayed Oct 14, 2019
    Submitted Oct 21, 2019

    The owners were wonderful! The home was cozy and had everything we needed in supplies. The lake was beautiful and our family could not have had a better time! Very relaxing, just what we needed! Truly a blessing! The fishing was good. We enjoyed the yard and as much time outside as possible. The experience offered everything we had hoped for and more! Would love to return again in the future! Thank you for sharing your home with us!

    We loved it!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 12, 2019
    Submitted Oct 16, 2019

    Everything was as advertised. The dock is much bigger than expected and the kids caught A LOT of fish. We went to the marina for night crawlers and they worked like a charm. We caught bass, catfish, and a ton of bluegill. The kayaks were a blast, the fire pit was a hit, and the weather was perfect. Great house, huge yard, and perfect weather. Such a great find, thank you!

    Repeat customer

    5/5 Stayed Oct 4, 2019
    Submitted Oct 10, 2019

    We cannot say enough about how wonderful this house. This is our second visit and it was as wonderful as I first. Perfect everything.

    Lake Athens house

    5/5 Stayed Aug 2, 2019
    Submitted Aug 11, 2019

    The lake house is advertised. It was all we needed for the two of us and our two golden retrievers. The dogs loved the large yard. The master bed is small but we were so tired at the end of the day we had no issues with it. The AC works great and was much needed in the Texas summer heat. The house is well stocked with you need. Internet and TV is very good. Owners are easy to work with and very responsive.


    5/5 Stayed Jul 28, 2019
    Submitted Aug 2, 2019

    Everything was perfect from start to finish - the view, the house and the amenties. Sheryl was incredibly responsive to communication and made our stay very easy. We WILL be back! Thank you!

    Relaxing getaway!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 5, 2019
    Submitted Jul 7, 2019

    The home is cozy and very neat. The property is wonderful with a fantastic view of the lake. One of the few relaxing vacations that I have taken in a long time. Peaceful and tranquil.

    Fabulous 4th of July

    5/5 Stayed Jul 2, 2019
    Submitted Jul 6, 2019

    What an adorable house! We had one of the best 4th of July holidays in recent memory. Chuck and Sheryl made everything super easy. Thank you!

    Nice stay!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 5, 2019
    Submitted Jun 19, 2019

    Perfect property for getting out on the lake! View was great, and house was clean!

    Amazing Memorial Day weekend

    5/5 Stayed May 24, 2019
    Submitted May 27, 2019

    A great property right on the lake. Huge yard perfect for puppers. The place was stocked well and nicely done! Thank you for allowing us to stay here!

    Another awesome weekend at this Athens Lake House

    5/5 Stayed Apr 26, 2019
    Submitted Apr 28, 2019

    2nd stay here and even better than the first; which was 5 star all the way. Can't say enough great things about this property and its awesome owner. I recommend this property highly and will be back.

    Athens Lake House

    5/5 Stayed Apr 11, 2019
    Submitted Apr 15, 2019

    Outstanding property and owner. I highly recommend this property to fishermen and families. As advertised, only better.

    Best communication ever!

    5/5 Stayed Mar 26, 2019
    Submitted Mar 31, 2019

    Great little place on Lake Athens. Everything as advertised and owners respond very quickly. Will definitely be back. Super view and nice stay!!!

    Nice place to stay

    5/5 Stayed Mar 13, 2019
    Submitted Mar 16, 2019

    Fun place

    Great place for a quick weekend getaway from Dallas

    5/5 Stayed Aug 10, 2018
    Submitted Aug 13, 2018

    This lake house is the perfect place to stay for a quick and quiet weekend getaway from Dallas. Fantastic views of the lake from the back deck, master bedroom, and living room.

    Peaceful and quiet lakefront property

    5/5 Stayed Jul 25, 2018
    Submitted Jul 31, 2018

    Enjoyed our three day stay at the property one of the most relaxing times great place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning on the dock. Fence backyard was ideal for our small dog, well-maintained backyard. The cabin was set up perfect and all the essential items needed for a great stay. Would recommend this property and will be staying again

    Great Family Stay!

    4/5 Stayed Jun 30, 2018
    Submitted Jul 16, 2018

    Family and Dog friendly lake house with a great big yard, waterfront and dock. We used the kayaks every day and the water was calm and clear for swimming and fishing. The location is within an hours drive or less to several state parks and Canton First Monday Market and a few minutes to Athens. We stayed four nights and next time would stay longer if there were washer/dryer facilities.

    Wonderful and relaxing lake house!

    4/5 Stayed Jun 20, 2018
    Submitted Jun 25, 2018

    Great location for a quick get away. Enjoyed the kayaks & canoe 😊�. Also wonderful fence yard for doggies. Wish the house had a washer & would be nice to use after a hot day at the lake.. But you can’t beat the sunset views at night! Best, Judy

    Making Great Memories!!!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 15, 2018
    Submitted Jun 19, 2018

    We enjoyed our stay at the Jones' Lake House so much!!! Very comfortable cottage, all neccessities provided, beautiful view, nice neighbors, and our fur-baby was in hog heaven. Thank you so much for sharing your house with us. We hope to be back soon.

    Nice, clean lake front house.

    4/5 Stayed May 15, 2018
    Submitted May 25, 2018

    Very comfortable! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We all slept well. Nice beds. AC worked great. Enjoyed the kayaks and dock. Caught a lot of fish and had a great time. The property owners have been very pleasant and responsive at all times. Zero problems what so ever. Clean linens, nice towels. Other than the construction going on next door, which the owners have no control over, I can't think of anything negative to say. I've recommended this rental to several friends and look forward to returning myself.

    Very clean, right on the water, nice house.

    5/5 Stayed Apr 13, 2018
    Submitted Apr 25, 2018

    We had a great time at our stay on Lake Athens. The house was set up perfect for our stay during our bass tournament. The boat slip provided easy access to the lake and cut down any drive time we anticipated. All appliances and facilities worked great and we really enjoyed the homemade strawberry bread. We will be back!!

    Perfect place to Relax

    5/5 Stayed Mar 29, 2018
    Submitted Apr 1, 2018

    Cute and tidy! Everything thing we needed here. Furry ones had a blast. Views are spectacular. Looking to book again

    Great area!

    5/5 Stayed Mar 9, 2018
    Submitted Mar 15, 2018

    Had a great time! Thanks


      Athens, Texas

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