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Awesome View

Awesome View
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms House in Crockett
from $300 per /nt
from $1600 per /wk

Property Details

When you arrive at Awesome View you know you made the right choice. The home is well cared for and ready for you and your guests. Your very own cabin on the lake. Kayak, swim, fish  or simply relax. The kayaks come with the home and are for you and your guests to use. The shaded, upper main deck with cabana has a great view of the lake. Awesome View has an impressive display of outdoor lighting that can be controlled of you prefer seeing the great star show. The home is in a quiet cove free from racing boat motors. you can enjoy the tranquility H.C.L is known for. The large dock and peacful quiet setting make A.V. a unique home. A happy family! A family enjoying the swim platform. The lights looking towards the home. Theres nothing better than watching your kids catch a fish, it's even better when it's their first. We can offer tips to help. Awesome View is an incredibly beautiful property.  Huge decks and meticulous landscape set the stage for that perfect getaway. The cover at the upper deck has fans and lights. It's a great spot for a meal or to simply relax and read a book. The view off the main deck is stunning. We love the water view with a shoreline not too distant. Take note of the firepit for making smores with the kids. The lake is heavily tree lined and spring fed. It's a fantastic "Best Kept Secret" Have a larger than 7 group? We have additional homes. Corporate events, re-unions and weddings are common. On your mark, get set, go!!! Just in case you have any energy left you can enjoy a game of basketball on our full court. Enjoy your favorite beverage at the end of a fun filled day. The westerly exposure creates some stunning sunsets. All can be seen from the comfort of the shaded porch. Night time is a beautiful time on the lake. The property lights up all the way from top to bottom. The view and quiet nights on the lake seem to be a favorite with our guests. Note the fireworks on the right side. Awesome View is a great place to visit in the summer, it's also great in all the other seasons. Spring blooms, fall colors or winter snow! The lower level rendering. Accurate down to the furniture placement. The Upstairs rendering. The living area looking into the dining with the kitchen around the corner! The windows overlook the deck and the lake.e. The living area looking from the stairway into the dining with the kitchen around the corner. The windows overlook the decks , dock and lake. Looking into the kitchen from the dining area. The kitchen is well stocked and ready for your use. The lower level bathroom with tiled shower. The lower bunk room. All bedrooms have T.V. and Cable. As is the case with all our homes, we have washers and dryers. As we go upstairs we have the 2nd Bathroom with tiled shower. The lakeside bedroom has a fantastic view perched high above the lake. The front upstairs bedroom has a small deck overlooking the quiet street and pretty front garden area. I think the view is worthy a second look. Coffee on the porch sure sounds good! Another angle of the living area. A second look at the front queen bedroom from the dresser area. The living area from the stairway that goes up to the 2nd level.

Property Description

*****Come stay on a beautiful spring fed lake in wooded East Texas. The home offers a huge dock area with beautiful upper decks. It can be rented with additional home(s) for even more friends and family members.*****

Property Details

We are open and we have instituted additional and quite often duplicate cleaning and disinfecting practices. This will assure that our guests enter a home that is as clean and disinfected as possible. We have always been confident and proud of our cleaning staff and believe our reviews attest to our already high standards of cleanliness.
We feel you, your family and friends can visit our homes and easily limit contact to those in your party, providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

Air BnB and VRBO users can contact us for a list of all 6 homes they Sleep from 6-22 All Homes except Creekside are within easy walking distance of each other.

If you want to have affordable family fun on the lake, this is your home! Awesome View offers incredible views of the lake from it's huge shaded decks and sunny docks. Sit under the cabana and enjoy the breeze from the lake and ceiling fans while relaxing with a tablet or book. You could go down to the huge dock that sets over the lake and play in the water with your own complimentary kayaks or floats you bring along with you (often times we have left overs in the lower shed. Houston County Lake is a spring fed lake that stays close to level in all but the direst of times. Maybe you'll bring your own boat (or invite a friend that has one :-)) for fishing or recreational boating, the main part of the lake is a short 3 minute ride and great for wake boarding etc..
Fishing off the dock is a favorite with the kids as well as the parent that's okay with relaxing on your own dock. During the warmer months the Sunfish and Perch are plentiful and are easily caught by the youngest of anglers using corn or worms. If you like to eat what's caught you have your own private fish cleaning station.
The young, and young at heart are sure to engage in a competitive basketball game on our "almost" full court (bring muscle rub for the older folks) a short distance from Awesome View. While the kids are playing basketball you might take a short walk over to our small private park, "Tranquility Park" seems to be the name given it by our guests. Sit on one of the benches and watch the deer roam the neighborhood.
At the end of the day it's time to head back to the Awesome View and fire up the gas grill, which is connected to a large tank which means you won't run out of gas in the middle of a meal. As the evening creeps in sit on the deck or dock and witness some of the best sunsets! The westerly exposure makes the decks and docks an excellent vantage point to enjoy natures finest paintings. As it gets darker it's time to get the kids, light the fire and make S'mores around the outdoor pit. The home comes with a complimentary stack of firewood. You'll surely enjoy the solitude of the lake and the impressive outside lighting the home offers at night time. You will love Awesome View and will want to return again and again like many of our guests! Learn more about the lake if you Google Houston County Lake Crockett
The outside of Awesome View is so great we sometimes forget about the inside, which is no less impressive. The home has three bedrooms. Let's start upstairs. The Master is a queen and has a private third level balcony. It's a favorite with many that like to sip coffee and look at the lake or read. It's a unique feeling to be sipping coffee 50+ feet above the lake.
All the bedrooms have 32" televisions with cable. The second queen faces the front of the home (street side) and has a balcony overlooking the front gardens. It should be noted, the roads are very lightly traveled, well maintained dirt country roads. The tar county road is less than 2/10'ths of a mile away and the state highway, which is also lightly traveled is two miles away. Hey, you're in the country! There is a shared Bathroom for the two upper bedrooms Both Bathrooms are tiled showers.
As you head down stairs you are in the living room which offers Netflix and a few other programs. The Dining Room sets to the side where you can mingle with people in the Kitchen or Living Room. The D.R. has a larger table that will accommodate your group. The Kitchen has all the utensils and appliances one needs to cook most meals. The counter tops are granite tile. There is lower Bathroom with granite vanity top and a tiled shower. Across from the Bathroom is the utility room with washer and dryer. The third Bedroom is a full over twin bunk. All bedrooms have 32" televisions with cable.
Awesome View is located on a very quiet area of the lake. There are some stumps that eliminate most boat traffic. Fishing boats on trolling motors frequent the area leaving the noise of Jet skis and powerboats to the open areas, and yes, we love it this way. There is an easy channel access to the main lake that is a 3 minute ride. The home is equipped with complimentary kayaks (please wear life jackets at all times). We provide some but strongly suggest you bring your own, especially for kids and non swimmers.

Booking Calendar

Availability & Booking Calendar


Property Location



  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo
  • Books
  • DVD
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heat
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet - Hi Speed
  • Internet - Wifi
  • Iron and Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • Dining Spices
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Fitness Center
  • Hospital
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony
  • Deck/Patio
  • Gas Grill
  • Kayak
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Veranda
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Basketball Court
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Fly
  • Fishing Freshwater
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


Daily Rate: $300 per night
Weekly Rate: $1600 per week
- Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.
- Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.


State & County - 8.00%
Cleaning Fee - $100.00 - Tax Exempt
Cancellation Policy
Any cancellations made 90 days prior to arrival will receive a full refund minus a $150.00 cancellation fee (per property).
Cancellations taking place under 90 days and before 31 days will forfeit the initial 50% deposit.
Cancellations taking place under 30 days will forfeit total payment.
We do not allow rescheduling.
We do not allow sub leasing.
Last updated 08/16/2021
Deposit Policy
Bookings over 30 days prior to arrival require a ½ payment.
Bookings under 30 days prior to arrival require a full payment.
You will be notified approx. 32 days prior to arrival that the card on file will be charged in two days. Please notify us of any changes in credit card information to avoid any disruption. All correspondence will be with the email used in making the reservation.
Any changes in the above procedure must be agreed to in advance and in writing, no exceptions.
If we are unable to process the final payment (usually the 30 day) we will try every reasonable avenue to contact you. If we cannot contact you within 7 days the booking will be cancelled and the payment on file will not be refunded.
Renters acknowledge that Vacation Country Rentals has the right to charge the credit/ debit card on file for damages to the home that are above and beyond normal wear and tear. Any loss or damage to any Vacation Country Rental property can be deducted from your credit card including, but not limited to the following: Damage to the property, home or yard.
The number of guests exceeds that which is listed for the property.
Excessive cleaning/laundry or rearranging furniture that has been moved, replacement of missing items from unit (including towels), soiling of towels, linens & carpets, boating items damaged or lost, costs of cleaning beyond the normal, costs to replace keys and misuse of items belonging to the property. Violation of our no pet policy and Excessive trash will incur charges. Pets brought into a non pet friendly home (Creekside is the only pet friendly home) or smoking will incur an automatic $300 fee for each violation.
Last updated 08/16/2021

Guest Reviews

VRBO Review by Danielle C. 08/13/2021
This place is amazing! There was plenty of room for all of us. The house has everything you need. Full washer/dryer for after lake activities. They have plenty of kayaks/life jackets. Both of our daughters were new kayakers and took to it nicely. There was a swim out dock and plenty of room to fish. There is a multi level deck that is Magnificent!!! The lake level to get onto the kayaks or fish and swim- then next level up has an outdoor fire pit- and the top level has an eating area and separate sitting area. Both sides of the house have nice balconies as well. We will for sure come back!!!

Owner Response: Thank you so much for the nice review. We're so glad you folks enjoyed your stay and had such a great time!!!
Guest Book Review by Pam S 07/25/2021
Another wonderful family getaway @ Awesome View. Thank You for such a great place to get away from it all.

The S & R family
VRBO Review by Anna B 06/28/2021
Enjoyed are stay here. Excellent decks throughout the backyard & along the water. Kids loved kayaking & jumping off the deck into lake. House was super clean & beds were comfy (no back pain)! Can’t wait to stay here again!!

Guest Book: We had an awesome stay here! Wonderful views and great deck areas. Loved making memories with my family here! We definitely want to come back 🙂 Thank you for being great host! T B family.
Google Review by Kris N 06/20/2021
Such a beautiful place to stay in. Great views and amenities. Friendly owners and are very hospitable. Wood on site plus you can get ice/more wood delivered for a small fee. You have a boat ramp and store not far from the property as well. Highly recommend and will be visiting again soon.

Owner response: Thank you Kris, we’re pleased you enjoyed it and we’d like to say thanks for being great guests! See you soon!!!
Guest Book Review by Jo & Sharon W. 06/13/2021
This is our 4th trip to Vacation Country Rentals. We brought our kids and grandkids on this trip so they could see our Happy Places (Rented Henry's & Awesome View). They got to swim, Kayak, fish and have smores by the campfire! This place is exactly like its name "Awesome" We will continue to have this place as our escape and OUR HAPPY PLACE!

Jo & Sharon W.
Guest Book Review by Brendon L. 06/06/2021
This is our second stay at Awesome View and we enjoyed every minute of it! The water was high the first couple of days but made it more fun. Thank you Mark & Brenda
Facebook Review by Keri A 06/02/2021
This was our 3rd trip to Vacation Country Rentals. We had 2 married couples, 4 teenage girls and a vey active 5 year old boy. Our tripo was for Memorial weekend.

By Saturday of our trip all teenage girls were making plans for next yearsvisit and the 5 year old put himself to sleep at 8:35 P.M.

Wonderful atmosphere, great amenities, beautiful lake, gracious host, well maintained grounds and tons of fun!!

We will be back! These places are worth your time and money, no doubt!

Keri A & families
Guest Book Review by Justin S 06/01/2021
What a great time to spend with friends on a beautiful lake, even though it was just several days. We will definitely be coming back to swim, listen to different types of music and swim a lot!!! The S family.
VRBO Review by Bill P 04/18/2021
Fun time
Airbnb #103005 Guest Book Reviews by Wendy C 04/05/2021
Air BnB: This was a wonderful house with amazing decks and beautiful views of the lake. Everything was ready and thought of for us to have a relaxing and special vacation.

Guest Book: We had an awesome time the view is truly amazing. Thank You!
VRBO & Guest Book Review by Jimmy P 03/28/2021
Great place and very nice. Mark was more than helpful with getting us into the house.

Guest Book: Mark & Brenda, We had a great time. Thank you so much for allowing us to check in early.. Everything was ready + waiting for us!

Owner response: You're very welcome. We were able to get you in early under the circumstances. Of course, it's not always possible.
Google & Guest Book Review by Lamar K 03/21/2021
Google Review: Very clean and great hospitality! Incredible views! Home has everything you need. Will definitely recommend and return to Vacation Rental Rentals.

Owner response: Your family is always welcome. You folks were great!
Guest Book
Mark & Brenda,
We had such a great time. We love Awesome View, the deck(s) the view from the home and relaxing on the lake. We found this gem of a place by chance and so glad we did. Hopefully we can make it back soon with more family! Thank you for your amazing hospitality. K & W families San Antonio Tx.
Google & Guest Book Review by Chris C. 03/16/2021
Google review: Awesome Home! Perfect for a family of 5. Maintained well, with access to the water and feels like the lake is all yours! Kayaks were in good shape and we enjoyed the firepit at night. Great getaway spot!

Mark & Brenda,
Our family has really enjoyed our stay at Awesome View. We wanted to get away and enjoy the lake, peace and quiet. This di just that! Thank you for this well maintained piece of heaven! Our kids are already asking us when we are coming back. Thanks again for everything.

Side Note: The property was great! I am a bit of a neat freak and I thought it was very clean and well maintained! Just what our family Needed! It was

The C family.
Airbnb Review by Thomas R 03/09/2021
Amazing deck and outdoor space!
Airbnb Review by Steven 03/09/2021
You will not regret it!

Note to owner: Thank you for the hospitality and experience.
Guest Book Review by James W 02/01/2021
Once again we had an "Awesome" visit! Thank you for understanding that with love of a family comes laughter in very loud ways at times!! Thank you for your patience, kindness and your fantastic homer we stayed in! See you in June!
Air BnB Review by Kayla R. 01/14/2021
“Mark & Brenda are incredible hosts for a number of reasons: We had some crazy weather and Mark & Brenda had to improvise the first night as power was out, so they relocated us to a lake property with the most incredible outdoor space. Though we weren’t here for the water, we will be back as there was ample deck space, kayaks, and access to the water from the deck. Such a great family spot. Our second spot and original location got power back the second day, and we were able to head over to our stay and enjoy the beautiful outdoor woods in a private area. We were looking for a private retreat and found it. The night sky was clear and bright full of stars. We will be back to visit many times!”

Owner response:
Thank you so much for the kind words Kayla. We enjoyed meeting you folks and appreciate the patience during the frustrating power outage. Coming from Minnesota and seeing snow in Texas was an unlikely once in a lifetime event. Thanks for being great guests
Google Review by Leyla A 01/10/2021
Hard to imagine a more welcoming place to spend your time with friends and family than Vacation Country Rentals! After our first time a few years ago we really fell in love with the place and became regular guests. Everything is perfect here - lovely spotless very well-equipped houses (I believe we stayed in each one :-), comfortable beds, relaxing atmosphere, cute backyards or cozy decks with a nice view, if you prefer to stay on the lake. Vacation Country Rentals is suitable for recreation in any season and weather. Last time even two days heavy rain couldn't ruin our stay. In our hearts, Mark and Brenda have won the title of Superhosts forever.

Wow, what an awesome and much appreciated review!
What we do here wouldn’t be possible without the guests we’re so fortunate to attract. It makes our job not only easy, but enjoyable.
Thanks so much. Until next time!!’
Google Review by Chris S 12/30/2020
When some thing or some place is so perfect you really want to keep it to yourself - the fear of it being tarnished by too many people finding out about it could rob it of its perfection. This past week was our third visit to VCR - staying in a different house each time. We have loved everything about each of our visits - the homes, the grounds, the lake, the kayaks, the cycling...everything. I have full confidence in the owners, Brenda and Mark, to keep this place charming and beautiful - so go ahead and tell your friends ... but just two or three of them!!! 🙂

Owner Response: Lol, Awesome review Chris. We'll always have room for you and your family!!! Thanks!
VRBO Review by Timothy R 12/13/2020
Nice place.
VRBO Review by Stacey M 11/29/2020
From booking to checkout, everything went smoothly. The house was very clean when we checked in and VERY well appointed. The house was great but the outside is even better: multiple decks and sitting areas, amenities galore, and plenty of space to spread out. The kayaks and fishing off the dock were our favorite activities. We hope to be back soon!
Air BnB and Guest Book Review by Alexa F 11/25/2020
“Loved awesome view!! So peaceful and relaxing. Everything was super clean ,and all the neighbors are Super friendly.”

Guest Book: Thank you so much for the lovely stay, We enjoyed the Awesome View and how clean your place is. Thanks again. Alexa
Guest Book Review by Laura R. 11/22/2020
We had a lovely peaceful visit. Thank you so much for such a clean and well cared for home.
Air BnB Review by Sarah D 11/15/2020
The view is worth every penny
Air BnB Review by Derek P 11/08/2020
This place fit all of our needs and made for a great weekend getaway! The house was really well kept, and we fully enjoyed all that the back patio had to offer such as the grill, fire pit and kayaks. It was a really nice experience!
Air BnB Review by Katie G. 11/02/2020
“Our stay at Amazing View was wonderful. Such a quiet peaceful place but still with plenty for the kids to do. We had a fantastic time here!”
VRBO Review by Tiffany R 10/12/2020
We had a great girls trip on the lake. We kayaked, put together puzzles, played games and basketball, and cooked a lot! The kitchen had everything we needed. We enjoyed the beautiful lake and and time on the decks. We highly recommend it for a nice getaway!
Facebook Review by Nee Nee W. 10/05/2020
Vacation Country Rentals is our favorite getaway destination. The views are beautiful. The grounds are breathtaking. The homes are clean and have lots of amenities. There are so many things children of all ages can participate in. Kayaks are available. The staff is readily available for anything you might need. We have stayed four times in three different homes and looking forward to the next house we rent. Do yourself a favor and book at Vacation Country Rentals.
Guest Book Review by Erica B. 09/29/2020
We had a wonderful weekend celebrating 29 years of marriage. Beautiful View! Will be back. Thanks for being great host!
Air BnB Review by Suzanne P 09/27/2020
“Beautiful place. Super clean. Very responsive hosts. We will definitely be back. My kids and I loved it!”
Air BnB Review by Steven G 09/15/2020
“A private lake, great sunsets and a comfortable house with a lot of well thought out small details on a quiet street.”

Private feedback: “Thank you for the hospitality. I enjoyed talking to you both and we hope to see you again next year about this time. I do have one question for you: at Pat's place there is a flowering plant that is bright red with a long pistil coming out of the center of what resembles a tightly woven red rose - I was wondering what the name of that plant might be? We noticed all the small details - like the windbreak behind the outdoor grill and how well built even the "life preserver" storage house was. Those are the things that make a good place great.”

Owner response, The plant was a Turks Cap. Deer resistant and a perennial that multiplies every year.
Guest Book Review by Jen & Rob H. 09/07/2020
We had an incredible Labor Day Weekend! Thank you for the amazing view! We couldn't have asked for a better rental. I am so glad we found this place! Y'all have created an amazing place and we loved our time here! Can't wait to come back.
Guest Book Review by Cass, Vera, Clay & Katya 08/30/2020
Thanks so much for a beautiful trip! That view sure is awesome!
VRBO Review by Jessica M 08/15/2020
We are so glad we booked Awesome View when our other summer plans fell through due to the pandemic. We brought food with us from Austin for the whole week and never had to leave the property. The view is as described, the lake is clean, quiet and surrounded by trees. Kayaking was gorgeous and we spent hours floating around in the lake everyday on tubes (we brought) while our kids jumped off the swimming platform. The decks were beautiful and offered many nice places for sitting outside to eat, visit, read a book, play games or just admire the view. Inside the house was comfortable and well-stocked. We found the whole trip to be very relaxing and it was surprisingly pleasant to spend most of the day outside even in 100 degree temperatures. The owners are very experienced hosts and every aspect from communications to cleanliness was excellent.

Owner Response:
Thank you so much for the nice descriptive review . We are very happy to hear you enjoyed the home, lake and setting!
Google Review (Vacation Country Rentals) by Rachel L 07/17/2020
My friends and I came out from Fort Worth for a weekend at An Awesome View, one of Vacation Country Rentals’ lake side properties. As the name of this house alludes, it was AWESOME. The lake views from the house and decks were beautiful, the house was incredibly clean upon arrival, and the kayaks were a much anticipated and enjoyed perk of the house. The owners have built incredible docks/balconies for this house; they are multitiered, lighted, and gorgeous! You can cook whatever you want as they have a full kitchen, grill, and fire pit. We kayaked, swam, drank, and cooked all day, and at the end of the night relaxed out on the dock and watched the stars. They are so bright out there that you can see the Milky Way! The only recommendation I have would be to stop at a grocery store and get EVERYTHING you need before arriving, especially bug spray and Tupperware/ziploc baggies.
Guest Book Review by The Wintermute's 07/12/2020
Enjoyed a great week of beautiful sunsets, great fishing and relaxing quiet time. Love all the flowers and amazing decks. Kayaks were funand allowed us to explore the lake, Thanks for being such wonderful host.
Tha Wintermute's
Homeaway VRBO Review by Elaine C 06/29/2020
Excellent view of the lake! Great spot for fishing. Home was clean and neat and organized with clear labels. Perfect spot to get away from the city!
Google Review: Vacation Country Rentals by Cynthia P 06/12/2020
What a nice weekend at Awesome View. It truly does have an awesome view of the lake and particularly amazing at sunset! Opening the doors of the second story bedroom to listen to the nighttime sounds is soothing to the soul
Google Review: Vacation Country Rentals by Pam S. 06/07/2020
Beautiful place! Very clean and owners were wonderful to work with. We are planning a trip again...

Owner response: Thanks so much for being such great guests. We're very happy you enjoyed your stay!
Homeaway/VRBO Review by Van N. 06/01/2020
The property is exactly what was listed. the couple who took care of us were really accommodating and nice. helped us with anything we needed. very relaxing and nice
Google & Facebook Review (Vacation Country Rentals) by Melanie S 05/26/2020
We will definitely be back again and again! The house was so clean — I mean, so clean! The decks are beyond belief amazing. The crew power washes and cleans the kayaks and decks and outdoor seating before you arrive. We spent the week laughing and kayaking and floating on rafts (worth every penny to pick some up before you go!) Mark and Brenda are the most gracious hosts. They truly care about the properties and take every opportunity to make you feel like a welcome guest. The neighbors on the lake are also so kind. They saw us kayaking with our girls and told us about a sand bar (an old road) that’s 4 ft deep where the kids could get out and swim. We’re booking our next trip to Awesome View! Thank you for a wonderful family vacation!

Owner response:
Thank you so much for the nice and thoughtful review. We truly enjoyed seeing you all having such a good time in the lake. We look forward to seeing you again!!
Homeaway/VRBO Review by Brendon L 05/13/2020
This place is absolutely amazing!

Owner response: Wow, we're thrilled you liked Awesome View that much. We're even happier to see you book for another week in early July. As an added Bonus you're folks will be joining you and staying at Henry's Hideaway. It should be noted: If folks are renting one of our other homes they can come and enjoy the huge docks at Awesome View. There's plenty of room!
Facebook Review by Deborah J 04/01/2020
Peacefulness. Terrific Owners/Care takers! Family friendly
Great Spot!! by Chris B. 03/22/2020
“Mark and Brenda were absolutely fantastic and their rental was perfect for us! The house is beautiful and was BEYOND clean! So many things to do and the everything we needed was right at our fingertips. We hope to stay here for years to come!”
Fabulous Vacation Spot by James G 03/15/2020
My wife, Cynthia, and I spent four nights for our one year anniversary at Awesome View. It was exactly what we were looking for. The owners, Mark and Brenda, were fabulous! They went out of their way to give us the grand tour and to ensure we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. ALL of their properties are incredibly beautiful, clean, relaxing, and the kind of place you want to visit time after time! We could not have asked for, or expected, anything better. Thank you, Mark and Brenda, for working so hard to create such beautiful properties!

Response from the owner:
Thank you so much for the very nice review. We truly enjoy seeing our efforts recognized and appreciated.
It was very nice meeting you both and we look forward to your next visit. Thanks again for the awesome review!!!
Facebook Review: Vacation Country Rentals by Heather H 02/28/2020
My family rented the Awesome View for the weekend and it was the most peaceful, relaxing weekend I’ve had in a long time along with having everything you need!!! I definitely recommend going through Vacation Country Rentals if you are looking for a great get away! They have wonderful properties to choose from and all are so well taken care of! I had a lot of people on my Facebook page asking where this amazing place was when I posted pictures, so look forward to a lot of business thrown your way
Facebook Review: Vacation Country Rentals by Julia M 01/03/2020
We've rented two houses Henry's hideaway and awesome view, they both are awesome. They have everything you need in the kitchens and in the rooms. The space in the house is great. The decks are spectacular, fire pit place is cozy. Everything everywhere is clean and well maintained. Lights, pictures on the trees, etc, all done with love. My daughter and my hubby love kayaking on the lake. We are staying at these rentals for many years already, and we are definitely coming back!
Thoughtful amenities · Spacious rooms

Owner Response:
Thank you Julia. We always enjoy having you folks and look forward to you all visiting every year.
Facebook Review: Vacation Country Rentals by Sally K 12/27/2019
Mark and Brenda were wonderful hosts. They greeted us upon arrival and checked in several times to see if we needed anything. We rented two houses and they were both awesome. The kitchens were fully stocked and everything was labeled to make finding things easier. The space worked well for our large family. The decks leading down to the lake were spectacular. We enjoyed an evening fire and several kayak trips out on the lake. We will be back!

Owner response:
Thank you so much for the kind words. You folks made our job easy. What a great group!!!!
Review by Donna 11/18/2019
The house was clean and comfortable but we chose Awesome View because of the outdoor space and we couldn't have been happier with our decision! It's beautiful!
Air BnB Review by Valerie K 10/11/2019
We had the most wonderful time at the “Awesome View”. The house is very comfortable, well equipped and spotless clean. The beautifully constructed deck offers majestic views. Everything you need for swimming, fishing and dining is there. This property checked off every box on our wishlist! Thank you, Mark and Brenda!
Air BnB Review by Gail B 08/16/2019
Lovely house, clean and well-maintained, responsive owners, beautiful sunsets. Was exactly what we needed!
Air BnB Review by Sherilyn L 07/26/2019
Absolutely lovely home with a very AWESOME VIEW! The sunsets were amazing! The cleanest Airbnb we have stayed in. The hosts communicate well and are available for questions. Perfect place for making memories.
Facebook Review: Vacation Country Rentals by Monica M 07/08/2019
We stayed at the Lake View, beautiful home! We enjoyed our week so much! We will definitely be back next summer!
Thoughtful amenities
Air BnB Review by Orlando F 06/22/2019
The place is appropriately named 'Awesome View.' The views are awesome and the place is very comfortable. We (2 couples and our 3 kids) stayed for the weekend. The house was perfect; direct access to the lake with kayaks available for everyone, comfortable beds for everyone, and plenty of space for everyone to sit and eat together (inside AND outside). Mark and Brenda are right out of an old-time storybook; they were eager to help in any way. They were available with just a text/call and were extremely delightful.
Google Review: Vacation Country Rentals by Walter Botes 05/24/2019
We stayed in Awesome view - Very clean and well maintained , Beautiful Decks and Views . Very small bathrooms. We enjoyed our stay. Friendly and helpful owners.

Owner response:
The bathroom showers can be a little tight for us bigger guys. Still, it's worth the inconvenience for that terrific view!!
Air BnB Review by Troy J 04/05/2019
Awesome view is a great place in a cool and quiet neighborhood. The decks and dock area are great and the view really is awesome. Highly recommended!
Facebook Review: Vacation Country Rentals by Jill J 03/22/2019
5 Stars!! Everything from the accommodations, to the fishing, to the’s all FANTASTIC!! This is a great place to stay! Nice, clean houses with WONDERFUL views! My favorite place to stay! Book today because you won’t regret it!! Thank you Brenda and Mark for a wonderful time!!
Spacious rooms · Thoughtful amenities

Owner response:
Aww shucks Jill, thanks so much for the kind words. Folks like you and Jim make our job a breeze and we really appreciate you all.
Air BnB Review by Marian H 08/24/2018
Fantastic house inside and out. Great decks and outdoor seating. Would love to come back once the lake level is higher. Best lake house we’ve stayed in. Extremely well kept up and great amenities.
Facebook Review: Vacation Country Rentals by Jan B 06/24/2018
We stayed at the Awesome View house for 3 days and nights and loved it. Everything about our stay was wonderful. The grandkids had a blast and have already ask when we are going back. If you love outdoors, nature and water, this is the perfect choice for you.
Air BnB Review by Shareen W 03/12/2018
Mark and Brenda were wonderful hosts and the house was amazing too. We will be back 🙂
Excellent View by VR 3000 01/05/2017
The property has an epic feeling tone and look. The owners are very accessible and customer friendly. This will be my place to stay every time I am in Houston County.
You get what you pay for! by Shadowfax 10/21/2016
This couldn't be a better place for individuals or family members to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet, the sounds of nature, and beautiful surroundings of a lake environment. The descriptions and photos on the website are exactly what you get and well worth the price. The owners, Mark and Brenda, are the real deal and sincerely have the visitor's best interest at heart and want to provide an enjoyable stay. The property is VERY well maintained! We're going to stay at the Creekside next time to enjoy time in the woods with the deer. The drive from Dallas was very easy and not so long where the kids start to ask "when are we going to get there." A definite place to return to!
Successful Girls Getaway Weekend by Cate 10/20/2016
This was our 4th year at Vacation Country Rentals, and our first year to stay at Awesome View. The house is appropriately named - the view is amazing. We lucked out and even got some gorgeous pics of the moon setting over the lake our last morning here. It had plenty of room for the 3 of us, and tons of deck choices for lounging, playing games, or just enjoying the view. Kudos to Mark and Brenda for building such a nice place for folks like us to share and relax.
Fantastic, Relaxing and Fun for all! by Troy S 08/17/2016
Great place to stay and play. We took the family (5 kids) for a lake vacation and that's what we got, a vacation. This is a fantastic place to visit and enjoy the lake. Decks to accommodate swimming, fishing, cooking or just relaxing. The location on the lake is perfect. Great for the kids to swim without boat traffic yet a short troll with our boat to the main part of the lake for wakeboarding. We all had a great time and appreciate the hospitality. We will return again and again.
Another "Awesome" stay at Awesome View!! by Rexanne J 06/14/2016
As always it was hard to leave the tranquility of the lake to return to the hustle and bustle of Houston. "Awesome View" was perfect as usual. We caught a few fish and enjoyed kayaking in the early morning and at sunset. This property has everything you need for a perfect lake retreat. Cannot wait to return. Thank you Mark and Brenda for our little piece of "Paradise in the Pines".
Another Great Stay in Mark And Brenda's Homes by Charlie G. 03/22/2016
Stayed at Awesome View for the second time. The facilities are always spotless and outside areas are beautifully landscaped. This is our fourth stay with them over the past few years. Fishing was mostly about fishing and not as much about catching as in the past. Lots of rain prior to the trip had the lake stirred up. Hope to return again maybe in the summer or next spring.
Spring break by Married with Children (Mount Belvieu, Tx) 03/21/2016
Like the name of the house, awesome view! Emaculate kept house. Everything you need for a fun, relaxing vacation.
Very Nice by Peter S 01/15/2016
Stayed here for a weekend with some friends- had a great time and were very comfortable. Very pretty setting. Owners are very nice and pleasant.
Fantastic Family Retreat by Bob 12/02/2015
What an enjoyable time at Awesome View. The decking provided three areas (or five depending on how you count) for enjoying the outdoors. The weather was perfect for us and I greatly enjoyed watching the grands drowning worms. The Copus' were excellent hosts--helpful when you needed them but never hovering. We plan to return with the crappie in the spring.
What a comfortable weekend!!!! by Charlie 11/27/2015
I spent the weekend with my son and two sons-in-law for a men's retreat weekend. Awesome View is aptly named, but the entire home is as comfortable as home. We didn't lack for any comforts, which allowed us to really concentrate on the purpose for our time away. I had a secondary "mission" for the weekend wife asked me to check out as much of the other accommodations as possible, with a view toward a future booking for the entire family. Mark was very gracious in escorting me to a viewing of the two homes large enough to accommodate my whole family of 8 adults and 7 grandchildren. I was thoroughly impressed with the cleanliness and attention of home-like comfort in all of the places. We will not hesitate to book a stay at one of the larger homes for the entire family. Thank you, Mark and Brenda, for your hospitality and your attention to making this home-away-from-home a place to which we can look forward to returning.
Awesome Stay! by Kevi B. 10/19/2015
Awesome View is the perfect vacation home. All the amenities of your own home with an absolutely Awesome View of Houston County Lake.

I sty with Mark and Brenda Copus every trip to the Crockett area and bring my family along fro Spring Break and other vacation opportunities. The amenities they have are second to none and their hospitality is tops!

You can't go wrong with Vacation Country Rentals, all of their homes are excellent!
Should be Called Perfect View by Colin M. 08/17/2015
We stayed here for two nights as a bonus stop over on our way to our family vacation, this place is AWESOME. The house was clean and had everything you would need for a comfortable stay however the real showpiece is the outside spaces, the top deck has two seating areas, one fully shaded, one level has a fire pit which I imagine would be fantastic in the colder months then the dock itself is just made for relaxing from sun up to sun down at which point the stars were amazing. Other little bonuses are the kayaks and various water toys available for use.

Lastly, and worth a mention, is that we stay in a lot of vacation homes and always leave them in the condition we find them and until now have never received a thank you from the owners so that was a nice touch. Will definitely return one day.
Relaxing and Enjoyable stay at Awesome View! by Monique 01/19/2015
Our family stayed at Awesome View over the holiday break. The house was very clean and quite comfortable. We particularly enjoyed the outdoor areas, especially the fire pit, where we spent hours talking while we roasted marshmallows and enjoyed the view of the beautiful lake. We took daily walks around the neighborhood, enjoying the deer and a variety of birds. This property is beautiful and we hope to come back in the summer or early fall.

Submitted: Jan 19, 2015 Stayed: Dec 2014 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Awesome View by n/a Fannet Tx. 09/16/2014
Had a great stay and family really enjoyed it. We will be back after the first of the year when fishing is better. Thanks for everything.
FacebookReview: Vacation Country Rentals by Christie F 08/03/2014
We stayed at Awesome View this past weekend. The owners are awesome, they were very kind & helpful before we even arrived. Barb & the other grounds helpers were very friendly & accommodating. My 12 year old & his friends never got bored. They loved exploring and watching the wild life. They saw raccoons at the edge of water & watched the mama deer w/her 2 newborns for hours, it would appear they are living in the wooded area to the right of awesome view. It was amazing watching the baby deer playing & mama watching. She didn't seem to mind us watching as long as we didn't get to close. The boys caught & released a couple small bass. Last night they tried their hardest to catch the small alligator gar swimming near the deck. The gar outsmarted em & they finally gave up:-) the swim platform, kayaks & basketball court was a huge hit w/them. I could go on and on. Wonderful get away!!!! Thanks so much for everything!!!
Awesome weekend at Awesome View!! by laurat 07/19/2014
More than we imagined it would be! Mouth dropping gorgeous. Clean and fresh as the lake breeze. Weather was prefect and the surprising and refreshing misters on decks made for comfortable setting outside!

Best family retreat! Thanks! Please Note: The misting system was a maintenance nightmare. We removed it and have not found a system that works.

Everything at Awesome View was wonderful. by Shari 04/17/2014
Everything at Awesome View was wonderful. We spent a long weekend and were not ready to leave. The property was just as advertised! Great views of lake, beautiful decks for eating, relaxing, and fishing. We will definitely stay again.
A guest from Port Neches, TX by New Guest 03/15/2014
My family had a wonderful time during spring break! My children, grandchildren, and I truly enjoyed the relaxed comfort of the lake house...the different decks, walkways, dock were in immaculate shape, as well as the house itself. S'mores by the firepit were a special treat...great weather to enjoy the campfire! The kids played hide n seek, fished, and kayaked and even tried to swim in the too chilly lake waters...we will def. be back in the warmer summer months! Thank you so much ... Awesome View was just perfect!!
My family had a wonderful time during spring break! by Chris 03/10/2014
My family had a wonderful time during spring break! My children, grandchildren, and I truly enjoyed the relaxed comfort of the lake house...the different decks, walkways, dock were in immaculate shape, as well as the house itself. S'mores by the firepit were a special treat...great weather to enjoy the campfire! The kids played hide n seek, fished, and kayaked and even tried to swim in the too chilly lake waters...we will def. be back in the warmer summer months! Thank you so much ... Awesome View was just perfect!!
Wonderful Weekend! by SK M. 02/05/2014
Everything at Awesome View was wonderful. We spent a long weekend and were not ready to leave. The property was just as advertised! Great views of lake, beautiful decks for eating, relaxing, and fishing. We will definitely stay again.
Just Awesome! A great property for a fun family getaway! by New Guest 08/17/2013
We had a great weekend at Awesome View! Wonderful house that is well maintained and clean! The kitchen is well stocked and there is lots of room on the property to spread out. We enjoyed the trees, birds and squirrels. In the hot August heat, we loved the misters on the pier to help cool us off. Mark and Brenda are fabulous hosts and very accessible. They have several other properties that are equally as nice. We will definitely be back!
Liz and Robert, Friendswood, Texas by Liz and Robertt 08/01/2013
We loved Awesome View. The home and view were perfect and our children loved the water and fishing. It was very quiet and relaxing. Just what we all needed for a mid-summer break. We will definitely be back.
Great Getaway by Barb 06/19/2013
We (two couples) stayed at Awesome View for 3 nights and had a wonderful time. The house was spacious, and the decks and view were amazing. Although it was hot, we were quite comfortable sitting on the deck with the ceiling fans, enjoying the view. The kitchen was well stocked; we cooked a delicious meal on the gas grill one evening. We also ate at Moosehead Cafe and Tchoupitoulas in downtown Crockett. Mark and Brenda were great to work with. We would highly recommend Awesome View and hope to return soon! Please Note: Tchoupitoulas has closed, we were very sorry to see it go as it was our favorite.
The name says it all by FiV 05/10/2013
Myself and a group of friends decided to stay here instead of a hotel for a wedding we had in the area. Best decision we've ever made. The house is great, the yard is extremely well manicured, and we couldn't have asked for a better view at sunset. On top of that, we found out later from others in the wedding party that we were paying less per person for the entire weekend than what they paid per night at their hotel! My only regret was that we couldn't stay longer. If you're looking for a place in the area, look no further.
Awesome time @ Awesome view by Melissa D 04/06/2013
We had a great time at Awesome View lake house! The view is gorgeous!! The house was comfortable, and has everything you need. Just show up & relax! The owners were great to work with, and made sure our stay was the best. Thanks, Mark & Brenda! We hope to visit again soon!
Awesome View is definitely Awesome by The B Family 03/14/2013
We rented Awesome View for 2 nights and wished we could have stayed longer. The view is definitely awesome. The boat slips are very handy. We loved using the fire pit. Everything was spotless and well-stocked. We hope to be able to rent again soon!
Labor Day Weekend by Brewster8633 09/05/2012
Amazing Property. Clean, Well Kept, Well Supplied. Owners were very nice to work with.

The real highlight of the property is the back of the house/dock. We had plenty of room to sit outside and relax while taking in the "Awesome View" of the lake.

There is no doubt in my mind that we will visit again.
Great time!! by Mat 08/28/2012
We had a great time. Nice cool water to dip into. Great fishing and it was just perfect weather. I will go back for sure.
Awesome View is AWESOME!!! by Jetsons (Round Rock TX.) 07/16/2012
If you are looking for a great getaway, This is the place! Very relaxing, quiet and peaceful. Deer and other wildlife are abundant in the area. The fishing was great! Everyone we met were all very friendly and engaging. I can't say enough about the great hospitality that Mark gave us. The home was very clean, neat and Very well taken care of. Thank you so much for making our vacation a great and memorable time had by all. I would definitely recommend it to friends and relatives. The owner was very helpful and prompt with answers to any questions we had. Looking forward to going back!!
What's your first name? W. by New Guest 07/11/2012
We just spent a week at "Awesome View" ~ myself, husband, son and his friends and, had a wonderful time. The extra amenities that this house has exceeds all expectations. We have stayed in many vacation rentals & it is sometimes difficult to know if the description & pictures are accurate. Well, as the pictures indicate ~ this house is amazing. We turned on all the outside lights each night; lighting up the trail of deck stairs, lights around the lower water level decks and fishing lights made this house look so beautiful. We took out boat out one night and could see the house lit up from across the water ~ it was really quite something to view. Everything inside the house was also so beautiful. Everything you could possibly want in the kitchen. The owners Mark & Brenda were more than accommodating with all my questions & emails and eager to prepare for our arrival. The wood flooring in this home is beautiful; beds were comfortable with extra pillows & blankets; loved cooking in the kitchen; bathrooms & showers were great and decorated so well; provided beach towels (which we had forgotten). Everything was new & the home was very clean, something that's very important to me. The Flowers outside were so incredibly beautiful it was like being in your own private Sanctuary! There simply are not enough words to fully describe "Awesome View" and the comfort level it provides. We were in a melancholy state of mind when we had to leave and can only look to the future for a time to return to this wonderful and beautiful home. Thanks for sharing such a great place for our family and friends to spend our vacation at and we look forward to returning soon.
What a great place! by Leann (Conroe Texas) 04/07/2012
I decided on the day of that my family needed to get out of Conroe for the weekend. I booked online and after talking with the owners Mark & Brenda Copus, arranged to stay at Awesome View. We headed out to Crockett and we loved every minute we stayed. It was really peaceful: My husband was off his cell phone and took our oldest son fishing as I lounged around with the baby. Stars at night, lake during the day..Who needs more?
Awesome View was as awesome as advertised!! by John and family 07/19/2011
My wife and I rented Awesome View for a long weekend with our daughter, son-in-law and three grandkids (ages 3,5,11). It was a wonderful weekend - even with 100 degree days. Everything is as pictured in the ad and absolutely clean and well kept. The decks were a delight with misters and fans to keep us cool and in the shade. Grandkids caught lots of pan fish off the dock and we enjoyed the kayaks and 2-person fishing boat. We hope to return for a fall trip and would highly recommend this property to others.
Dear Mark & Brenda, When we were making plans to come- I thought 3 whole days. by Mary & Mike A. Houston, Tx 12/29/2010
Dear Mark & Brenda, When we were making plans to come- I thought 3 whole days. The time went so fast- a weekend
is just not enough time to completely enjoy Awesome View. I look forward to a return visit. Thank you for thinking of
everything visitors would need during their visit. We love your house, property and hospitality. Thank you so much, we
really loved the fire at night. Everything was perfect. Thanks again!
We had a wonderful week at Awesome View. by Suzie, Austin,TX 07/20/2010
We had a wonderful week at Awesome View. It definitely has the right name. This place is a hidden treasure. The outside decks are the best part. Great for families with kids. The owners have taken great care to make this whole place feel homey and warm. All the flowers they have carefully placed all around the outside make it look so pretty. We were very impressed with the whole experience and will definitely return. They even provided floats and water toys. They were very friendly and helpful to us when booking and bent over backwards to provide answers to all our questions. We absolutely loved this place.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Lake Front Paradise by suziq 07/20/2010
We had a wonderful week at Awesome View. It definitely has the right name. This place is a hidden treasure. The outside decks are the best part. Great for families with kids. The owners have taken great care to make this whole place feel homey and warm. All the flowers they have carefully placed all around the outside make it look so pretty. We were very impressed with the whole experience and will definitely return. They even provided floats and water toys. They were very friendly and helpful to us when booking and bent over backwards to provide answers to all our questions. We absolutely loved this place.
A Happy B-day to Joan & Jean. by Paula J. Rusk, Tx. Jean W. Nacogdoches, Tx 07/01/2010
A Happy B-day to Joan & Jean. Had a great girls weekend. Wonderful home to spent it in. Thank you so much.
Mark & Brenda, Thank you for a wonderful stay at Awesome View. The house is just beautiful. We really enjoyed sitting
out on the deck and around the fire. We hope to be back!
Getaway weekend. by Moja and Alex London U.K. & Houston TX. 06/07/2010
Getaway weekend. Mark & Brenda, Thanks for letting us use your wonderful home, for an amazing and relaxing weekend. We loved it here. It truly is an “awesome view” and we can definitely see why going back to Houston on Sundays will be difficult. Hope to return again!
The best kept secret in Texas: Houston County Lake by tjoseph 02/04/2010
I had a great time at awesome view! I know my Dad loved it too because he grew up here! We went kayaking and boating and swimming! My cousin got three HUGE fish, I learned how to fish, Mom relaxed. Dad found a house he grew up in that looked the same as it did 35 years ago. My only complaint is that we didn’t stay long enough! Thanks Mark & Brenda for an awesome vacation.

From Dad: The sunset views, the fishing, the decks and that cool lake I have always loved, every detail was perfect. You guys have done an incredible job and are wonderful hosts. We will be back!
I had a great time at awesome view! by Joseph, Houton TX 02/04/2010
I had a great time at awesome view! I know my Dad loved it too because he grew up here! We went kayaking and boating and swimming! My cousin got three HUGE fish, I learned how to fish, Mom relaxed. Dad found a house he grew up in that looked the same as it did 35 years ago. My only complaint is that we didn’t stay long enough! Thanks Mark & Brenda for an awesome vacation.

From Dad: The sunset views, the fishing, the decks and that cool lake I have always loved, every detail was perfect. You guys have done an incredible job and are wonderful hosts. We will be back!
Recommended for: Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Awesome visit to Awesome View by LunaLady 02/01/2010
When we were making plans to visit - I thought, "3 whole days". The time went so fast - a weekend is just not enough time to completely enjoy Awesome View. I look forward to a return visit. Thank you for thinking of everything visitors would need during their visit. Your home was immaculate and the grounds were beautiful. We love your house, property and especially your wonderful hospitality. Thank you so much, we really loved family time around the fire at night. It was an Awesome family get together at Awesome View. Everything was perfect. We loved going into Crockett with its small town charm and really enjoyed Christmas on the Square. I highly recommend Awesome View to everyone. Thanks again!
Awesome View - Houston County Lake by Bobby P 02/01/2010
Wow, what an awesome place. The house is beautiful, right on the lake, with an absolutely inspiring deck down to the water. Sunsets across the lake were picture perfect. I found time to read, swim, and just plain relax as my wife and daughter did the same. We will definitely be back and will tell others about this place. Thanks for letting us stay in Awesome View.

Bob - Houston, Texas