Fishing in the Comfort of Your Own Home


There’s nothing like taking a trip out to the lake for a spot of fishing. But what if you could achieve that relaxation in the comfort of your own home?

That’s what Paul Phillips was aiming for when he built his home over a pond back in 2015. Amazingly, the living room features a trap door with a straight shot to the pond below.

Now Phillips could wait for that big catch to come while relaxing in his living room with a beverage in hand and his favorite show on the television. It was such a unique idea that he was even featured on the news for it.

Not everyone can afford to take the time to design their own fishing haven. But fishing fans are in luck! This cabin-styled house in Skiatook, Oklahoma is up for grabs on Zillow as of March 2019 for a mere $229,000.

You’ll love the homespun charm of the rustic living room with the signature trap door blending seamlessly with the surrounding hardwood floors. A rugged stone fireplace is right next to it, welcoming friends and family with a roaring fire in the winter.

The open floor plan situates the kitchen nearby. A broad bar acts as a separator while providing an inviting spot for the whole fishing crew to have a meal.

The first floor features a master bedroom and bath. Right up the stairs, you can find another bathroom, as well as two more bedrooms.

There’s a wrap-around deck that gives a great view of the pond and the surrounding neighborhood, a gorgeous sight in the fall when the leaves are turning.

Want a change of pace? Right next to the cabin is a furnished shed. This versatile structure contains a refrigerator and a small dock, perfect for private fishing. Store work tools in the cabinets and get going on a fun project while you wait for the fish to bite.

If you’re looking for even more recreation opportunities, head on down to the nearby Skiatook Lake. Get some rays on the sandy beach in the summer. Get moving and burn off some energy with hiking trails and a playground. Sailors will be excited to discover the lake marina. There’s even a camping ground for a fun overnight experience.

The city of Skiatook is a small one with a population of 7,500, but there’s plenty to occupy your time. Grab a treat in the morning at the bakery. Then in the evening, kick back with your favorite brew at the local bar. When Pioneer Day rolls around, the city holds a special festival that draws visitors from miles around to enjoy music, art and a parade.

This stunning house rests on a 1.24-acre lot and all furniture is included! It’s the perfect deal for a fishing aficionado looking for a cabin to call home.