Vacation in Place With This Peninsula Rental Cottage

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PeninsulaEven if you’re relatively new to Dallas, you’re probably aware of White Rock Lake and the amenities that edge the popular body of water. But you may not have heard of the historic enclave called the Peninsula — and why living there can feel like you’re vacationing in place.

Local lore says that the community was established in 1927 as a place for people who lived in worked in Dallas to vacation and spend the weekend in charming lake cottages. It’s still a popular spot — as you can tell by the stories we’ve written about the 280-home neighborhood over the years.

So when we saw this adorable two-bedroom, one-bath cottage at 9423 Peninsula Drive was for rent, we knew we had to point potential renters that direction.

The 1,800 square foot home is beautiful from the curb forward, with a great porch perfect for getting to know your neighbors, and attractive landscaping.

Inside, the home has been lovingly updated, but those great architectural details present in those vintage Peninsula homes remain, including those gorgeous hardwoods and numerous built-ins.

A nicely-sized living room features a stunningly intricate ceiling detail and a beautiful fireplace. A generously-sized dining room means that you can still easily host dinner parties — no card tables necessary here. A second living area could make a great study or office since it has a separate entrance.

The kitchen, listing agent Janice Parson with Dave Perry Miller Real Estate said, has plenty to recommend it, including granite counters and stainless steel appliances.

There are two nicely-sized bedrooms and a cozy but cute bathroom.

Outside, a large fenced backyard with more entertaining space is shaded with mature trees. Pets are permitted, so you know that pup is going to love the backyard, as well as the proximity to dog parks.

The neighborhood is an easy walk to the playground, kayaking, tennis, boat clubs, and biking and jogging trails, too.

The home is for rent for $2,350 a month.

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Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson lives in a 1961 Fox and Jacobs home with her husband, a second-grader, and Conrad Bain the dog. If she won the lottery, she'd by an E. Faye Jones home. She's taken home a few awards for her writing, including a Gold award for Best Series at the 2018 National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards, a 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Award for Editorial Opinion from the Dallas Press Club, and a 2019 award from NAREE for a piece linking Medicaid expansion with housing insecurity. She is a member of the Online News Association, the Education Writers Association, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and the Society of Professional Journalists. She doesn't like lima beans or the word moist.

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