A Privately Owned Lakefront Property, 1 Bedroom , 1 Bath, Large Waterfront Yard
Michael and Tracy Simon
About Michael and Tracy Simon
Oak Haven Lakeside Cottages is a beautiful lakeside retreat owned by Michael and Tracy Simon. We have been blessed to live on Lake Murvaul for several years. Everyday at Oak Haven provides a new chance to be immersed in the beauty of nature and all of the wonders that the lake has to offer. Through the years, we have enjoyed sharing our beautiful property with family and friends. Now we are excited to share beautiful Oak Haven Lakeside Cottages with the world...
Michael and Tracy Simon purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Michael and Tracy Simon chose Gary City
Whether you want to relax or join in the fun, Oak Haven has so much to offer. Spend time relaxing by the lake with a book or a fishing pole. Gather around a campfire, enjoy bird watching, gather on the deck for a cook-out, relax in our rocking chairs in our screened shelter. Swim from the pier or go tubing on the lake. Enjoy boating or canoeing around the lake. Play ball, horseshoes, or croquet in the yard or sit back and watch movies in our relaxing cottage. Bring your binoculars and enjoy nature watching - don't be surprised to see ducks, squirrels, many species of birds, raccoon, turtles, frogs, lizards, egrets, herons, hummingbirds, gulls, and occasional pelicans. There is something for almost age, any interest!
What makes this Cottage unique
We are currently offering our 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath 800 sf Cottage that sleeps 8 (6 adults max please). This Cottage offers a queen bed, 2 twin beds, and 2 futon sofas that fold out into 2 full-size beds. Linens are provided. This Cottage comes with a fully equipped kitchen, including all dinnerware, cooking utensils, pots/pans, full sized fridge with ice maker, coffee maker, microwave, stove, toaster, and dishtowels, etc. Just bring your food and drink! The bathroom features a walk-in shower. Towels, washcloths, and hand towels are provided. The cozy Cottage includes 2 flat screen TVs, DVD player with DVD library, games, electric fireplace, ceiling fans, central air/heat, 2 recliners, and a dining table that seats 6 guests.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Children are considered as under the age of 12.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Oak Haven Lakeside Cottages provides a full written "Policy: Guest Rules, Regulations, Information" and a "Short Term Rental Agreement" form that must be completed before reservation can be confirmed. These will be provided to you in full at time of Reservation. The following explains some of the highlights of the Policy: Oak Haven Lakeside Cottages regulations and guidelines are established to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all of our guests so that you may have a relaxing and memorable vacation. Reservation Holder and his guests party agree to abide by all the rules and regulations of Oak Haven at all times while at the property, including, but not limited to, the general rules of Lake Murvaul. Oak Haven reserves the right to amend the rules and regulations as needed. If the Reservation Holder and/or guests choose to breach this agreement and/or violate any of the Oak Haven rules and regulations, including the regulations governing Lake Murvaul, behave in a manner that might injury a person or cause property damage, or harm the reputation of Oak Haven, this agreement may be terminated by Oak Haven and its owners. Any person causing damage or injury to another person, property, boats, piers, equipment, cottages, or other structures that are part of or near Oak Haven will be held liable and is subject to eviction from the property. The Reservation Holder is ultimately financially responsible for any damages or injuries. Security/Damage Deposit refundable, provided the following requirements are met: No damage/theft to the cottage, its contents, and property other than normal wear and tear. Kitchen is clean, all dishes, etc have been washed and placed in drying rack or in cabinet Furniture, games, amenities (inside and out) have been put left where you found them and in the same condition All garbage, debris, litter, cigarette butts have been picked up and bagged and placed in garbage cans Thoroughly clean up inside and out (leaving the property as you found it) No linens, towels, etc have been damaged or lost No unauthorized early check in or late check out Cottage is left locked, doors/windows closed, keys left per instructions Guests haven’t been evicted by Oak Haven representative or law enforcement due to non-compliance with written Rental Agreement Hasn’t been smoking inside the cabin and all butts have been discarded in appropriate receptacles All rental fees have been paid in full prior to departure No charges have been incurred due to pets, contraband, rents, etc Before leaving, please turn off all lights, heater/air conditioner, fans, etc and make sure all windows and doors are closed. The cottage and property is expected to be left in clean and undamaged condition upon check out. The Reservation Holder is solely held liable and financially responsible for any damage to the cottage, contents, and/or property that occurs during their stay, and accepts responsibility for all guests/invitees in his/her party. This includes any and all damage beyond normal wear and tear that is caused through abuse or negligence. With the acceptance of the Rental Agreement, the Reservation Holder authorizes Oak Haven and its owners to charge for such damages, repairs, or special cleaning required. If extensive damages occur, the owners of Oak Haven have the right to criminally prosecute the Reservation Holder and his/her guests. Pets: Responsible pet owners and their well-behaved pet companions are welcome. Only completely housebroken, pest free, well-behaved, and current vaccinated pets are allowed. Guests are encouraged to bring your pet’s bedding, crate, blankets, toys, and scooper/waste bags. Guests are required to immediately dispose of pet residue from the yard and place in outdoor garbage cans. Guests must be in full control of their pets at all times, and are fully responsible for their pet’s behavior. Any unattended pet inside cabin must be crated. Pets must be completely dry before entering the cabin. They are not allowed on furniture or bedding. The guest is required to remove any pet hair from the cabin. No illegal drugs are allowed on the property. Guests carrying or using illegal drugs will be evicted from the property without refund and the Rental Agreement will be terminated. Only guests of legal age are allowed to consume alcoholic beverages on the property. Absolutely NO smoking is allowed in cottages. Smoking is permitted in outdoor areas only (includes decks, porches, screened areas). DO NOT throw butts/matches in the yard or lake. This will result in partial loss of security deposit. Please safely dispose of butts/matches in the provided ashtrays and labeled receptacles. DO NOT throw in garbage cans for fire prevention. Please be respectful of other guests and neighbors. No disruptive behaviors allowed (parties, loud music, excessive cursing, excessive noise, speeding, discharging firearms of any kind, no ATVs). Quiet hours are 10pm to 7am. Exceptions for Holiday celebrations, etc (July 4th , New Years Eve) Any guest displaying disruptive or offensive behavior of any kind will be asked to leave the property without refund. No theft of any kind will be tolerated. Oak Haven will prosecute to the full extent of the law any Guest who is found removing, stealing, or selling any item from the property. No exceptions. Oak Haven provides a fish-cleaning table with running water for guest convenience. Please return fins, heads, scales, guts, etc to the lake water. DO NOT dispose of these items in garbage cans, on the ground, or in the woods. Please place soiled or blooded clothing in bags, not on the floor or on furniture. DO NOT clean fish in cottage. All cottage furniture and furnishings are to remain in place to avoid damaging walls and floors. Rearranging of furniture and/or damage to walls/floors will be subject to loss of deposit. No discharging of firearms in allowed. Only legally owned firearms are allowed on the property and guests carrying firearms must adhere to state and local laws. Fireworks are allowed during the 4th of July holiday and New year’s Eve holiday only. They must be used on the dock or edge of lake only. Please use extreme caution. Please clean up all trash and debris following fireworks. The Reservation Holder will be financially responsible for any and all damage or injury caused by his/her party’s use of fireworks. Oak Haven and its Owners are not held responsible. Please park in designated areas only. Only temporary parking on the lawn is permitted for loading/unloading. A fire ring is provided for your enjoyment. All campfires are restricted to inside the fire ring, and must be kept at knee level or below. Guests who choose to have a campfire, agree to use common sense and extreme safety. Please take extra precautions during windy conditions and NEVER leave your fire unattended. Please watch all children around the campfire. Guests, not Oak Haven or its Owners, are responsible and liable for any damage or injuries resulting from campfires. A small amount of firewood will be provided for Guest use. Guests are allowed to bring their own firewood. Absolutely no trees, limbs, shrubs, etc are to be cut or trimmed at any time. Guests ARE allowed to gather downed tree limbs and branches for your campfire. Only wood is allowed to be used for the campfire. No glass, metal, or other debris is allowed in the fire ring. Such use of these materials will result in partial loss of security deposit. Guests are not allowed to construct additional fire rings on the property. The County issues mandatory burn bans in times of drought. Guests are required to adhere to such laws regarding outdoor burning. All campfires are to be fully extinguished if left unattended.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Perfect Lake Getaway!
Oak Haven Lakeside Cottage was perfect! We've been staying in vrbo rentals for a few years and this cottage was the most well-stocked rental yet -- it has everything needed for a comfortable time at the lake. The cottage was extremely clean and the beds were comfortable. There was more than enough room for our family of four to relax.
There is a private dock where we were able to easily park the boat and it provided easy access to the lake. The cottage even had a really comfortable screened in room outside to escape the Texas mosquitoes. Great cottage!
Thank you, Shelly, for your kind words. We are so glad that you and your family had a wonderful time here at the lake making special memories together! We thank ya'll for being such great guests to host. We really appreciate you taking such great care of the Cottage and property during your stay. We hope that you will be able to stay with us again. You and your precious family are welcome back anytime!!
Take care, Michael and Tracy
We loved our weekend stay at the Oak Haven Lakeside Cottages. So relaxing and the owners put a lot of thought into the furnishings and supplies in the cottage. They thought of everything! Thank you. Would stay again for a small group.
Thank you, Stephanie, for choosing to stay at our Cottage while visiting the area recently. We are so happy that you found your stay relaxing and enjoyable. Thank ya'll so much for being such great guests to host, and thank you for taking such wonderful care of the Cottage and property during your stay. Please come back and stay with us again. You are welcome anytime!
Take care, Michael and Tracy
Great Vacation Property
This place is amazing! Great place for the kids to swim and play in the water, as well as a good fishing place. We caught several channel cat in the evening and had a fish fry on two different nights during our week-long stay. During the day we all played on the peddle boat and kayaks, and at night we fished from the fishing pier on the property. It was perfect!
Michael and Tracy were wonderful! They were quick to respond to any questions we had. Their property was clean and well-kept, and they thought of anything and everything you might need during your stay. We would love to stay again in the future. Great family place!
Thank you so much, Janice, for your kind words. We could not have asked for better guests to host. We are so happy that you and your wonderful family had a great week here at the lake making sweet memories together. Thank you so much for taking such great care of the Cottage and property during your stay. We truly appreciate it. And thank you for being such great guests! We hope to see you again. You are very welcome back anytime!!
Take care, Michael and Tracy
Great Lake House getaway
Comfortable, clean and quiet. Tons of bird species and nature to observe.
Thank you, Melinda, for choosing to stay with us for your lakeside getaway. Ya'll were such great guests to host, and we truly appreciate the great care you took of the property and the Cottage during your stay. Thank you for being such wonderful guests! Take care and we hope to see you again.
Michael and Tracy
Lovely cabin. Thank you!!
Thanks, Karen, for choosing to stay with us during your Easter break. We hope that you had a relaxing time and enjoyed your stay here with us. Thanks for taking such great care of the Cottage and the property. We really appreciate it! We hope to see you again.
Take care, Michael and Tracy
Perfect spring break for the family
We had a fabulous time at Oak Haven. The kids loved spending time on the lake in the kayaks and paddle boats. We cooked our dinners over the coals in the fire pit to enjoy the camping experience, but when it was colder in the mornings, we were nice and cozy in the cottage. The beds were very comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked. There were games and dvds for the kids. It was nice and clean. A perfect little get away!
Thank you so much, Amy, for choosing to stay at our Cottage here at Oak Haven for your Spring Break family getaway. We loved hosting your wonderful family and seeing how much the kiddos seemed to enjoy their time here at the lake! Thank you for taking such great care of the Cottage and property during your stay. We truly appreciate it. We hope that your family can come and stay again. We welcome you back any time!
Take care, Michael and Tracy
Oak Haven Lakeside Cottages is located in Gary, TX, on Lake Murvaul, a lake known for it's great fishing. There are several public boat ramps just a short drive away, several convenience stores, and restaurants. We are located about 1 hour away from Shreveport, LA (casinos), 3 hours from the Dallas and the Houston area.