***** Come visit Creekside and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Take a walk in the woods!******
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.
At this time 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 6-18 All Homes except Creekside are within easy walking distance of each other.
Creekside is the perfect property for those that want some room to spread out. As you approach through the gate and take your first corner on the driveway you'll see the house setting near the edge of a bluff. The home is neat, modern and well stocked for your stay.
Go in, unload and get ready to play. The property has several smaller trails that are perfect for supervised children to explore. Search for the spring that appears out the side of a hill and disappears again into the ground. See if the kids can find the conjoined tree. A tree connected by a big root where one side is dead and the other flourishing. Find the fern gardens and take note how much cooler it is with the springs feeding the ferns water.
One thing you'll notice is the bridge across the creek, which incidentally never runs dry. Cross the creek and you're on a dirt road that loops or takes you to the lake which is approx. 7/10th's of a mile away. Of course you'll want to continue exploring the property before venturing away.
Walk up the steep hill or go back a ways and take the easy hill.....you'll come up near the deck that overlooks what people have named "Fern Gulley". The walk back to the house area lights up at night so sitting on either of the two large decks is a matter of choice.
There are almost two climate zones on this property. firstly you have the lower wet lands and then the drier upper woodlands where you'll actually find species of cacti. We have also been told by a number of birders that the viewing is quite impressive.
Creekside has room to store and turn a trailer on the "sound" coleche driveway.
As always, we are a call or email away and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
1 King Bed
1 King Bed
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.
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.
Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.
Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.
The place was great, very relaxing. we will be visiting again.
the place was peaceful and beautiful! We both needed to work but were not able to because there was no internet, even when connected to the wifi. Could not make or receive calls. Also, landscapers came while we were napping, which we were not expecting. Outside of those two issues, everything else was amazing. Loved the thoughtfulness of having brown wash cloths for cleaning face/ make-up!!! We would stay here again as long as we did not need internet. **Internet issues are with surrounding areas, not just the home.
Thanks for the review, we are glad you enjoyed the home and it’s beautiful setting.
Regarding the internet, we wish you had called, we can sometimes get the internet company to reset the box and it works better.
We do agree, it is frustrating and we are left with very limited options which is even more frustrating.
Maybe one day they will provide a better service.
I suppose that’s why in our description we call it country internet.
10/10 will stay here again
Beautiful little cabin in the woods. nice and quite with no interruptions. Definitely will stay here again
Quiet, restful getaway. If you enjoy nature this is the perfect spot.
My friend and I wanted a weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of our dailies, and this property provided exactly what we were looking for. Sitting on the back porch and listening to the wind rustle the trees, winding up the drive to the cabin, and being away from light and noise pollution all contributed to the feeling of separation and helped us enjoy our time. A plus and a minus was that cell reception is nil within a few miles, and Wi-Fi and LTE/5G connections were unreliable - this challenged some of our communications with family, but it also contributed to the tucked-away and removed-from-the-world feel, so just be prepared. We had no trouble texting and calling on the road into Crockett. We're already planning our next friend getaway at this place. Would highly recommend.
Owner response: Sadly that area of the lake has few options regarding internet, in fact one option is it. We do apologize and thank you so much for the great review!
Great stay. The cabin was great. Clean. Peaceful and Private.
Super clean and comfortable cabin. My only problem, and it was huge for us, the Wi-Fi barely worked if at all.
We booked this weekend to get caught up on work away from our busy home that is currently under renovation.
We had a huge agenda to accomplish but needed Wi-Fi. To top it off their is no cellular service in the area.
Although it was a super quiet and relaxing place; we left stressed knowing we accomplished nothing.
Great little house if you want to get away for the weekend.
We have stayed at Creekside at least 5 times. Always clean, comfortable and well appointed. Far enough out from town but close enough also. The hosts are super people and a joy to deal with. I cannot recommend this property any higher. A must stay.
Owner response: We appreciate your continued patronage George. Without folks like you we wouldn't be here! Thanks so much for the nice and thoughtful review!!!
Love this Place! Comfy Beds! Peaceful!! Clean!!!
This is a perfect place for those who just want to relax and visit. The house is exactly as advertised. It was clean and well furnished. The location is easy to get to but still feels secluded. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there.
My friend and I stayed here for a "digital detox" weekend, and we loved the place. This is probably one of the cleanest airbnbs I've ever stayed, and the grounds were beautiful. At nights, we stargazed, and in the mornings, we walked the property to see wildlife tracks. We would absolutely stay here again. The place is so peaceful and serene. To anyone bringing a pet, there is a $75 pet fee, which I don't think was on the initial listing, but it should be. Overall great place!
Gorgeous property with a lovely lake nearby (excellent sunset!). Perfect for a relaxing weekend.
Great place to stay! Our toddler and dog loved having such an open space to play and run around. The house was very clean and it was a great weekend away to disconnect from the world. Like reviews say, there is no service. The cabin is alot further away from the other homes then i thought. But that was not even a big deal, you really are secluded and it was soo nice. Definitely would love to come back!
Our stay at Creekside will be a memorable one for my nephew who has never been in a country setting let alone in the woods. Whilst at the front door of the cabin he was able to witness 5 deer walking through the front yard area unstartled and at peace. The cabin and its surroundings were so peaceful and serene that if I am able I would love to stay again as well as recommend this particular cabin to other friends and family members for it was a very enjoyable experience. At this point all I can say is Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
The house is very well maintained. Location to lake and town is great. Loved our stay
Mark and Brenda always have a clean house. The houses are adequately supplied with equipment. They try to have what you need to have an enjoyable visit.
Very nice quiet place
We love this place, comfortable beds and very clean
Creekside was an awesome stay. The host are great and gave great directions. Awesome place to disconnect and enjoy nature. There is no cell reception but the wife worked great when we needed it. The trails in back of the property are really cool
Exceptional. I had a great time!
We needed a place to stay for our racing weekend in Crockett, and this property was a nice getaway while we were in the area. Perfect! Quiet, secluded - really beautiful and enjoyable!
We needed a place to stay for our racing weekend in Crockett, and this property was a nice getaway while we were in the area. Perfect! Quiet, secluded - really beautiful and enjoyable!
Booking, directions and entry to the property were seamless. The home was lovely and had my favorite smell upon entering....CLEAN!!!! Clean clean clean and perfect. We walked to the lake in the morning, flushing out some deer and relaxed with a cup of coffee on the back deck. It was perfect!
We loved our stay at creek side! We’re from San Antonio and wanted to get away and see some real trees LOL! Beautiful property, very comfortable home! It was perfect to enjoy some peace and quiet and let our 2 and 6 year old run around!!
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at creekside. It is a beautiful property and we intend to return. Our pup enjoyed it just as much as us. There is WiFi if you want to use it but you can also just unplug and enjoy. We have Tmobile and there was no cell service at creekside. The property is private and has plenty of space to explore. Creekside was clean and seems to be well maintained. There was bad weather the last night we stayed, and we did lose power, but mother nature is not something the hosts can control. Mark & Brenda did have a flashlight available at creekside and checked on us in the morning. My husband and I agree that Creekside is one of our favorite finds on Airbnb and we highly recommend to anyone who wants to unplug, reconnect or just enjoy nature.
Was a awesome secluded place in the woods!
We loved our stay at Creekside. The location and home were perfect and exactly as described. It was a great getaway from the noise of the city.
We had an issue with the water heater while we were there and Brenda & Mark were so accommodating to make it right. We’ll definitely be back to Creekside!
My husband and I had a wonderful stay in Mark and Brenda's Creekside Cabin. The beds are comfy, the towels are fluffy, and the house is very clean. And big! We weren't expecting to have so much room. We enjoyed the walk to the lake and an evening sitting on the deck.**Make the drive to Leona to eat at the Cafe and/or The General Store. You won't be disappointed**
Creekside cabin was the perfect getaway from the city. It was clean, spacious, and had everything we needed. Our dog enjoyed it just as much as we did. There was plenty of space for him to run around outside. Recommend if you want a quiet and secluded weekend.
The creekside cabin is a great place for a getaway. The cabin is clean and well maintained, and on a beautiful piece of property.
We enjoyed our stay here, a change from our fast-paced city lives. The yard is huge and well kept, great for a family to play outdoors. The house is simple with everything you need. My first impression walking in was how clean it smelled. We were very comfortable and would stay here again.
We had a wonderful time.
We had a wonderful stay at the Creekside Cabin! Mark & Brenda's communication was excellent and fast. Check-in & check-out were perfect. Very clean, comfortable beds, quiet & secluded. Easy access to the lake, Grapeland, and Crockett. And our dog loved it too!
Great little spot right by a really neat lake. Private grounds with lots to do.
Enjoyed our stay at Creekside! Was peaceful and quiet. Weather was just right! Saw lots of deer in the area. Attended Christmas in the Crockett too! Mark & Brenda were very responsive!
We love the outdoors and this place was perfect. Enjoyed the quiet and relaxing location.
My wife and I really appreciated this great getaway cabin in the woods. Quiet and isolated from other cabins and homes in the area, a nice rest spot and yet, if desired, still with a connection to the world with the provided WiFi. All the day to day necessities and comforts are provided. The cabin is very well maintained and would be comfortable to stay in for a few or many days ... all the amenities provided are listed on the Airbnb website for the cabin. Brenda and Mark were top-notch hosts and always responded quickly to any questions we had. If you're looking for a quiet 'cabin in the woods', we highly recommend Brenda and Mark's Airbnb Creekside cabin.
Great space and lovely grounds. Very comfortable and private.
Booking, directions and entry to the property were seamless. The home was lovely and had my favorite smell upon entering....CLEAN!!!! Clean clean clean and perfect. We walked to the lake in the morning, flushing out some deer and relaxed with a cup of coffee on the back deck. It was perfect!
Great hosts and great rental. Truly enjoyed the peaceful location and nearby lake.
Great communication and as beautiful, clean and peaceful as described. We really enjoyed our stay!
If you're looking for a private and quiet spot to relax, this is a good place to check out. While we did have some issues at check-in, once they were resolved, the rest of our stay was laid back. The house was very clean and had everything we needed, and the outside was well maintained. There was plenty of space for our pup to run around outside, and being within walking distance of the lake was a plus.
Great home near lake quiet and private
We absolutely loved this property. Very peaceful and relaxing. Plenty of room for our pup to run around off leash. It was a perfect getaway from the city. Will definitely be back.
Had a great time at Creekside!!! Great location for privacy and access to swimming and fishing was awesome! Very clean! Highly recommend!
Private feedback: Had a great time at Creekside! Great location for privacy and access to swimming and fishing was awesome.
Want a retreat from the city life for a weekend? This is the place to go, overall this place was amazing, very quiet and very beautiful. Almost wished to booked for longer, but will do that next time me and friends plan another trip.
What a great place. It is just as described. The communication, check in, directions, and access were all clear. The place was clean nicely furnished. We did not use them, but there is a bbq grill, fire wood, and fire pit and a nice deck. The location is great. 15 mins to Crockett and just a few mins to the lake. 5 mins to the dam and public boat ramp. I did not get a chance to do any fishing but will definitely make time for that next time. The property itself is very nice. Well maintained and lots of space. Far enough away from other houses and very private. And lots of trees providing lots of shade during the day but still had some open areas to see the beautiful starry skies at night. It is a class 3 dark sky which provided pretty decent views of the Milky Way galaxy core -for those interested in astrophotography. I would definitely recommend this place.
Secluded cabin with room to roam. Lot is lovely- we enjoyed stargazing from the deck, sitting around the campfire, watching the deer in the early mornings, listening to the crickets and the occasional owl and faraway coyotes. The house was sparkling clean, comfortable and well-equipped. Since cellphone service was not available, it was excellent to have fast and reliable wi-fi. The dining table was perfect for cards and games, and having a full table/chairs on the deck was very handy. I look forward to coming back to this house in the autumn when the weather will be as welcoming as the house!
Owner Response: We're so happy you enjoyed your stay and left us such a nice review. We look forward to seeing you when the weather cools!!
Great mixture of a clean and comfortable home and experiencing the great outdoors. Easy to find as well. As beautiful as the inside is I found sitting outside on the decks to be my favorite part
We had a great time at Creekside! The cabin was very spacious, very clean, and the owners had all the amenities that anyone could need. We enjoyed the lighted back deck where we cooked great meals on the Weber grill. Went walking in the woods & our labradoodle loved the creek! Enjoyed watching deer graze. Beautiful!!
Thank you so much for sharing Creekside with us. My husband, our Labradoodle + I had a great time!!! The house is very nice and very clean. It had everything one could ever need.The property is wonderful. We all enjoyed hiking by the creek. It is so quiet and very peaceful.Loved the back deck! We cooked some good food on the Weber. We played games, watched a couple of movies and had good conversation. I'm so glad we found you on the internet! We loved our stay 🙂 John and Ginger
Beautiful and clean. VERY secluded, with all the comforts of home.
Personal feedback: LOVED staying at your place. Beautiful little place.
Thanks you so much for a wonderful stay at Creekside. My family really enjoyed spending time relaxing, playing board games and cards. My sone especially loved to swim at the lake. It was such a wonderful family relaxing time. Thank you so much! Everything was perfect.
The K Family.
We enjoyed our stay a lot! Thank you for everything.
Great relaxing place!!!
I booked this for Fathers Day weekend......my Dad lives in Dallas and I live in Houston. It was the perfect in between spot to meet. I grew up camping, we love the woods and absolutely LOVED staying here. We are in love with this area (had never been before). Thanks so much for everything.
Perfect place to relax. The place is quiet and peaceful. My dog loved the land he had plenty of space to run around and play. Thank you Mark & Brenda my stay was everything we need it. Hosts were available to answer questions within minutes.
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
I kept telling my best friend that I think this might have been one of my favorite airbnb's ever. It's so nice and isolated and quiet. When I take weekend trips I'm always looking to get away from the noise and bustle of the city and this provides that so well I didn't want to leave. We spent a lot of time sitting on the porch by the creek eating and talking and it was balm for the soul. Highly recommend!
This is the most amazing Airbnb I’ve had the pleasure of staying with and I’ve stayed in several 🙂 Mark and Brenda are extremely responsive, available, thorough, and have raised the bar on how to make the stay comfortable, beautiful, no stress, no question unanswered... I really could go on and on. The location itself is phenomenal. I will definitely be staying again.
Guest Book Review:
This is exctly what me and my family needed for a couple of days. Great spot for some R7R. This place is very peaceful,relaxing and very dark at night, so you can see all the beautiful stars. Creek exploring was a blast with my son. We even got my 31 weeks pregnant wife to join us. Complete family fun. The cabin is amazing! Has everything one needs for a great time.
Thanks for a great stay
My sister and I visited the Creekside to get away from things and have a relaxing vacation. We had a really nice time. The weather was great and it was nice and peaceful out there. The house had everything we needed to make our meals. The bathrooms were clean and had everything we needed to shower. We visited around Crockett and Nacogdoches which is very interesting. We will visit again sometime. My little Yorkie was with us and although he isn't much for chewing things or playing with toys, he had a blast outside sniffing all the trees. I really liked being where you couldn't see anything but trees around. Although there are distant neighbors, you cannot see any houses from the property. Loved it!
Owner response: We’re very happy to hear you enjoyed our Creekside home. We hope to see you return again! Thanks.
Quiet and relaxing. Cozy spot outside of Crockett. A great place for a weekend getaway.
This was a great spot to visit and have a weekend away from Austin! We came in April and it was gorgeous weather and scenery- wildflowers blooming everywhere, warm/sunny days and wonderful lake temperature for swimming! The Airbnb was clean and accommodating, but the best part was the location (including the lovely/foresty grounds).
If you’re looking for a quiet place to relax without distraction, this is it. You’ll be lucky to get cell signal or food delivery service, BUT what you do get is a large private wooded lot with a couple decks, fire pit and a beautiful creek to explore. Thanks for letting us stay!
Response from Owners:
Thank you, hopefully you were able to use the internet for a phone signal. We also have the land line with free calling in the continental U. S. Of course, at times it’s nice to ignore the headaches a phone often brings.
VRBO: We had a great experience!
Guest Book: We came here to escape from our busy city life and definetly had so much fun. Had a good time with our friends, everything is so beautiful around and so quiet. Our baby girl had a lot of fun running and playing around in the woods. Thank you for this experience.
Best Wishes Serghei, Mihaela, Emma, Alexander and Olga
Wow, what a beautiful place! My husband and I celebrated our three year anniversary here with our two pups. We really enjoyed the creek. We went crawdad hunting and spent the afternoons in the hammock we brought We went fishing and caught 4 bass. Thank you again for a lovely stay!
Allie & John.
We stayed at the Creekside property in March 2021, and could not have had a better time. The booking and check in/out process was easy, and the property had excellent accommodations. It's worth noting that the Creekside property is a fairly long walk to the lake, so expect to have more of a camp cabin experience (vs lake house experience). I would highly recommend this property for a family looking for a comfortable and quiet getaway.
Owner Response:Thank you so much for the nice words. We truly appreciate it and are very glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return!!
This was our first time to Crockett, TX. The cabin was a wonderful getaway to relax. We enjoyed the space, both inside and out to explore including the wonderful trails and spacious property to roam. I was not expecting the outside lighting to be so nice at night. Inside, it has all the amenities that we needed and comfortable sleeping.
VRBO Review: This was our first time at this property and it was exactly as presented on the website. The house had all the comforts of home with a well-lit yard in a quiet wooded setting. The beds are comfortable, the shower is amazing, and there’s so much room to bring in all our stuff and not trip over it all week. TVs in all rooms, washer and dryer, and large kitchen table and living area. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We will be back at Creekside next year.
It was our first time here at Creekside, we thoroughly enjoyed it. We train dogs on a nearby ranch and hit the weather perfectly. We were gone daylight to dark & were able to relax so comfortably that we were able to rest up for the next day. Showers awesome, beds comfortable & creature comforts were met. Wish we didn't have to leave.......
Thank you, Kexi & Joan Illinois
“Mark and Brenda were great hosts! Loved the property and location. Outside was super private with lots of room for our pups to run around. The house was the perfect size for 3 people to stay the weekend! Would highly recommend :)”
Guest Book: My best friends (who are like my sisters) for over 15 years came to celebrate our birthdays. We had a delightfully wonderful weekend. Thank You for making this a wonderful experience!
Dominic, Nestle, Rye
Cozy, comfortable and quiet! What else is there? Second time and will do it again.
No snow so skiing was a no go! Lol! Great place!
Owner response: Haha, a week earlier and you’d have been able to ski! Glad you enjoyed it again and many thanks for booking with us again!
“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!”
Guest Book Review:
Wow! We had the most magical stay! The stars at night & the sun in the trees at dawn were magnificent. We also very much appreciate you having a pet friendly property, as all our pups are our family. You gave us the perfect venue for a much needed retreat. So many wonderful memories!
We look forward to the next time we are able to visit
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
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!!’
We loved staying at creekside. The home itself is so cozy and all the kitchen stuff worked great. I love that they had extra towels for dogs. There is plenty of space to play games outside and also a nice fire pit. There is also a small patio in front and a wood deck out back with a table. We loved hanging out there during the daytime. My dogs also enjoying having a private area to run around and be adventurous. There are also small trails you can take from the house which were fun to do with my dogs. Just watch out for deer or other wild animals if you take your dogs on a walk. We also enjoyed how quiet and peaceful it is at nighttime. What a perfect Place to unplug!
The place is just as described. It's very comfortable and priva Place is just as described. It's comfortable and private. Perfect for a quick get away.
It was nice and relaxing out here. It was a much needed getaway from life. My family loved sitting by the fire all of the nights. We want to come back. Great place for Christmas with your family. The F. Family, Batson Texas
“Great property and cute house! My boys and dog loved having all the outdoor space. The house was very clean when we arrived. We enjoyed the fire pit and deck. Property owners were responsive!”
Owner Response: Thank you for the review. We're glad you had a good time. We are quite proud of our cleaning staff and will pass on the compliment. We hope to see you again.
“the area is beautiful and lots of room for families to walk or play! the beds, pillows are wonderful and you feel like this place has just been built it's in great clean condition! another perk which we loved were the tables and chairs inside and outside that our family could enjoy sitting and playing games! and the couches were super comfortable and wonderful sitting places and i thought my husband might have tried to steal the recliner!!”
Such a clean and comfortable stay! The views of the forest were lovely. My children loved watching the deer we often saw out our windows. They also loved running around in the yard. It was a fun and safe place for them to explore. We will definitely try to stay again if we get the opportunity.
This was a great place for us to relax for a long weekend, wander around in the woods, and for a toddler to explore and play outside. The house was clean and was a perfect for us.
From the no-contact check-in process, to the excellent binder full of information about the property and nearby areas, not only was this stay easy, but really thoroughly thought out! The hosts make sure you have everything you need to have a little home-away-from-home feel, and there's basically everything you could want there. The raised deck showcasing the back of the property that goes on into the woods for a surprising distance makes for an amazing meal spot! It overlooks the firepit, the extra deck even further into the property in front of the woods, and there's even lighting features so you can choose your ambience out there too. Overall, we're already planning on coming back, and can't wait to do so!
Had a wonderful time at the Crockett Retreat. Private and spacious property.
“This is the perfect place to wind down and not see anyone if you don't want to. The cabin has everything you need.”
“We were very happy with our stay at Creekside. The quiet, woodsy location was great for some r&r with plenty of exploring to do on the property. The house was very tidy and I appreciated the care they took to keep the living room furniture fresh and clean. The kitchen was well-equipped for us to prepare meals without having to go out and buy anything but our groceries. The host was very responsive and took care of any concerns we had in a timely manner. We would absolutely stay here again!”
“Creekside is a genuine and welcome relief from the workaday life. The two decks are great for either quiet time or laughter. The fire pit and grill were very appreciated; along with the tools and consumables needed to enjoy them—even bug spray! Highly recommended. We look forward to future times here.”
“Wonderful experience. We had a relaxing time in the woods and enjoyed our weekend fishing and sitting around the fire. We can’t wait to return”
“This a great place to stay if you love to be secluded. We had our fifth anniversary here and let me tell you it was awesome. We spent two day together that were much needed. Mark and Brenda responded to each question promptly, even after office hours. Check in and check out were seamless. When we arrived the place was extremely clean and felt like home. Would definitely suggest staying here.”
Thank you for the nice review. We're glad you found everything as it should be!!
“Great little house in the woods, 8 min away walk from the lake. Quiet location”
We had a great stay at Creekside. We've rented many houses and this one was the cleanest I've seen. The beds were comfortable. We had everything we needed. It's very family/kid/dog friendly. I didn't feel nervous about ruining or breaking anything and was able to relax. The property was fantastic for our kids and our dog. Our girls were able to explore and our dog had room to run. It rained while we were there and I worried about tracking mud in, but it wasn't an issue. The floors were all tile or wood, so easy to clean. I meant to bring towels, but I forgot. I was very worried about the white towels and I was happy to see a couple towels in the closet labeled for the dog. The owners were very good about communicating and the location was easy to find.We found plenty to do, even though we didn't really leave the property. Thanks for providing a nice place to getaway, even for just a few days.
Owner response: Were very happy you folks enjoyed your time and the home. I love going over to Creekside myself. Sometimes I'll just sit on the big back deck and look into the woods as I enjoy the feeling worlds problems melt away. Thanks so much for the kind and thoughtful review!!!
Creekside Cabin was delightful! I needed a secluded woodsy break and this was the perfect property. Everything was neat and clean plus comfortable! The kitchen even satisfied a retired chef! The TV was the only drawback as no Fox so we could watch Nascar but otherwise - a great place for my romantic reconnect with an old friend! The stars were awesome! Thanks for attention bv to detail! Loved it!
Owner Response: Yes, sadly our cable is what I refer to as country cable. Stations change without notice and channel guides are impossible to keep up with. The folks that run the cable company are great and we try to support local businesses. Of course, even if we didn't we have few options. lol
“Mark & Brenda’s cabin exceeded expectations. The property looks better than the pics online. I was amazed with the cleanliness and space the cabin provided. Mark & Brenda provided everything imaginable to make our trip comfortable. I had a peace of mind knowing that my kids could play as much as they wanted outdoors & not have to worry about safety. The property had so much space and serenity If you are looking for relaxation & quietness, this is the place for you. My family took long walks on the land enjoying the natural creek & the beauty of the big pine trees& wildlife. The kids enjoyed melting marshmallows on the woodfire. The time spent at the lake with the kids swimming provided lifelong memories. The time we spent indoors was also memorable. There was more than enough space with tv’s in each room. I can’t rave enough on how spacious & clean the cabin was. I will highly recommend this property.”
Thank you so much for the kind words and the effort it took to write such a nice review. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed it!
This place was absolutely spectacular at a great price. It really set the mood for my birthday/Mother’s Day weekend. We called it luxurious camping. We were able to have the pleasure of an actual house while being in our own private forest with a very much appreciated Free set of fire wood. A plus side to this place was that it was easy to mostly baby proof inside and let our wild toddler run around. It was clean and well taken care of. We will definitely be coming back.
Also, we really appreciated the labeled cabinets and lights so much!!
Peacefulness. Terrific Owners/Care takers! Family friendly
Quiet, peaceful, beautiful surroundings. Immaculately clean cabin with all amenities you could ever need. Unplug and relax in nature. This glorious solitude was exactly what we needed!
Very clean house out of the way of everything, just what was needed. I would definitely go back.
This is a great place for families to come together and have quality times together. We loved it.
Really a nice quiet and clean place on a wonderful piece of property. The creek and wildlife was a bonus. Had a wonderful time for my 66th birthday.
The house is out of site.
A really great place to getaway and relax. The location is really nice and truly very secluded. The creek in the backyard along with the many places to sit and hang out around the property made it a great place to relax in nature. Would highly recommend if you're trying to spend some time with family and friends and forget about the hustle and bustle of daily life!
This was a wonderful experience. Accommodated our needs perfectly. Perfect arrangement for privacy and yet the common areas were great. Loved it. Would come back tomorrow if it was closer!
This place was so great! My husband, daughters and I spent the weekend and had so much fun. If you are looking for a quite get away where you have the option of visiting the lake, hiking through the woods, or even visiting town to do some shopping, this is a wonderful place to be. We plan to return and made wonderful mementoes as a family for just two days.
The house was amazingly clean and efficient. The grounds are spacious with several decks for entertaining. The beds have plenty of pillows and blankets. The kitchen was well equipped with plates, pots and pans, and utensils.
Happy to find a pet friendly place! Very quiet & relaxing.
This place has everything you might need to just get away. The house is very secluded and just a nice walk away from the lake. Everything looked just like the pictures and was extremely clean. The patios and outdoor lighting are just amazing. I cannot recommend this place enough, we’d love to return one day!
We just spent a long weekend at the Creekside property right outside of Crockett, TX. This was our third visit in 5 years. The vacation home and surrounding acreage are just perfect to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Everything was very clean and well maintained. The property has a creek that runs behind it, and we saw several deer every day during our stay. The owners are great to work with, and they make sure that you have everything you need for a wonderful vacation.
Response from the owner:
Thanks for the nice review Sid. We appreciate you folks and love seeing you enjoy Creekside.
Mark and Brenda have a beautiful hidden gem here! If your looking for a restful, peaceful, quiet retreat look no further. Pack your swimsuit, towel and definately a flashlight. This is true country it gets dark and I mean can't see two feet away. Also if you have AT&T you will have no service. Internet yes but no phone calls. We will be looking to come back next year with more family. This time we will stay closer to other properties as this property is away from everything. We never found the other properties overall loved staying here.
Response from Mark & Brenda
Thanks for the nice review. We will add maps to our other properties. Great idea! Thanks
We had a great time. House was neat and clean, as well as the property. All transactions were smooth and painless. We will return!
My wife and I had an amazing time at Creekside. It was just what we needed, a nice quiet place away from the city. The cabin was secluded and surrounded by pine trees. The private dock area on the lake was nice and I was able to catch two fish off of it. We brought our Lab and he loved running around with such a huge yard to do so. We will definitely be going back.
Our family was looking for a quiet place to getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city for rest and relaxation. This place was perfect! It was peaceful and serene. The cabin was clean and nicely decorated. It had everything we needed, and more. The kids loved exploring the land and the creek behind the house. The lake was fantastic! Although it was a holiday (July 4th) week, we literally had the park to ourselves that Saturday. It was a great place to picnic and swim. We thoroughly enjoy our stay!
This property is perfect for a couple or a family retreat. The price can't be beat, and the home is always perfectly clean and ready for your arrival. It's a great place to unplug, if one wishes, there is cable tv and netflix! The kitchen is spacious, just ready for the family to cook meals or use the outdoor charcoal grill. Love it and the owners are great as well!
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving stay. The cabin was remote, but not difficult to find thanks to the owner's directions. There are neighbors close by, but unless you wander through a wooded area to the back road behind the property and walk a ways, you would never know it! The lot is large, very private (locking gate at entrance) and very well kept. There are two decks; one large deck at the cabin, and another slightly smaller one close to the nearby running creek. Each deck has an ample number of chairs, a nice Weber grill, a table, and lighting options. The lighted path to the 2nd deck was a nice touch. The cabin was very nice and comfortable with two bedrooms with comfortable beds and two full-sized bathrooms. Everything was clean and well-maintained and all of the light switches were labeled, which was very helpful, especially with the outside lighting. There is also a fire pit just off the main deck with a good supply of wood and small starter logs.
One bit of advice here... As with all remote areas of East Texas, if you have AT&T as your cell carrier, the service is not good to nonexistent (Personally, I find this a plus-- it's supposed to be a getaway!). But the WiFi was very reliable and the owners have provided a LAN line with free long distance if needed.
We have stayed at quite a few HomeAway properties, and this one was definitely "as advertised" (no photo trickery on their site), and among the best-maintained and managed properties that we have been to. We do plan on returning next year!
This is the second time we have stayed at Creekside for Crockett's Christmas on the Square. This property is so much better than advertised. Super clean, super organized, and the communication on directions, entry information, etc. was perfect. It is an absolutely wonderful place to get away from it all and have some seclusion. Watching the deer in the morning is a great treat for us city dwellers. You need to stay here if it fits your needs. You will not be disappointed.
It was just as it was advertised!! Beautiful surroundings and home! Loved that it was very private and peaceful! Definitely worth the trip to stay and explore!
We actually stayed at a different one of Mark and Brenda's properties on the other side of the lake since our group was a little larger than originally planned and Brenda graciously moved us, so I can't comment on this particular cabin. We stayed in Henry's Hideaway and everything was perfect! We especially enjoyed the use of their kayaks. The weather was great in October, very few bugs to deal with, and the house itself was so clean and comfortable, it was an awesome stay! The property listed above is apparently more secluded on several acres with lake access but is not right on the lake. Mark and Brenda run a tip top business, so I am sure that this house is comfortable and clean as well, you can't go wrong with Vacation Country Rentals!
What a wonderful Labor Day weekend at Creekside! If you are looking for a delightful 2 BR house that's secluded and totally private, look no further. The comfortable home is definitely "high end" with granite, new appearing appliances, and upgraded bathrooms. It was sparkling clean and everything was in perfect working order. An important factor was that the owners live nearby if they were needed. They weren't but it was reassuring to know that they were available. They are amazing property owners who know how to do things right. Creekside was a quiet place to unwind for a few days. We look forward to returning to when we can. If you book this property, you will NOT be disappointed.
Peaceful, beautiful, Relaxing place in the woods. Very clean, so close to Houston
I'm afraid to tell to many about the place and excellent time we had ,we might not be able to rent it again if everyone has an excellent as we did, every weekend will be rented out.. 🙂 Wonderful maintained location and house!!
Second stay and it was just as wonderful as the first. We are going to make this our yearly girls get-a-way!
This rental is a cozy, comfortable little cottage nestled in the Texas piney woods. Lots of nature surrounding it with neat trails and bridges. Heck, we even saw our first live Armadillo!! All in all it was an awesome stay and we would use it again if we come back to Crockett.
There were a couple of things we felt were misrepresented in the listing.
1. The rental is listed as 3 BR. It is 2 BR with a pull out couch.
2. The way we read the listing made it sound like trails led through the woods to the lake. There are a set of trails as mentioned above, but they lead to a dirt road that leads to the lake. The map graphic is a bit misleading as to its location as well.
That being said, the rental is still well worth the money spent and we had a WONDERFUL time.
Submitted: Oct 16, 2015 Stayed: Oct 2015 Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review and comments. Unfortunately, Homeaway/VRBO require us to list beds as bedrooms in order for it to show a 6 person capacity. Your comments did make us take a closer look at the both web sites. We do have a 3D rendering of the interior layout of the home on both sites and we hoped that would help. Regardless, we will work on making it clearer on both sites that this home is a 2 bedroom with a pull out sofa. We did read though the site looking for verbiage regarding trails to the lake, we were unable to find anything suggesting that. There is a dirt road to the lake that is mentioned. Thanks for the heads up. We truly appreciate your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your stay.
This property is amazing! By far the best one I have stayed at on Homeaway. The cabin was even better than the description! From the pictures, I didn't quite understand how massive the property was. The inside of the cabin was very clean, and orderly. I loved all the instructions and directions. I would like to note how awesome it was to see so much wild life! When I first drove in I saw 4-5 White Tail Deer feeding! Amazing place. I have recommended this cabin to my family, and will be returning ASAP! Thank you Mark And Brenda!
My family and I stayed here for the weekend and had a great relaxing time. Our one year son really enjoyed running all over the place outside. Everything was so clean and nice. We will definitely be back!
...and we all loved it. I joked all week end that this is officially my vacation home 🙂 Highly recommend.
We loved staying at Creekside! The cabin was VERY clean and well taken care of! We loved that it was secluded, peaceful and quiet! The view from the back deck was very nice. A great place if you want to get away from everything! We loved it and will definitely be back again!
This was a great find for us, exactly what we were looking for. Secluded, quiet, and close enough to the water to enjoy some swimming. Property staff was very helpful and the property itself was immaculate. We will be coming back!!
Very nice, clean and quiet setting!! Thoroughly enjoyed staying at Creekside. It was very peaceful. The lake was also great! Enjoyed the fishing! Big bass!!! We will be back for sure. Thanks again!!!!
The cabin and the property were great! So peaceful! The cabin had everything we needed to cook, clean and do laundry. We will definitely be back very soon.
This was our second trip to Creekside, and it won't be our last. The house was very clean and everything worked just fine. The property was well-maintained, and we enjoyed strolling the grounds with our dog. The peace and quiet was what we were looking for, and Creekside did not disappoint.
The cabin and the property were great! So peaceful and serene at all hours. The house had everything one would need to cook, clean etc. for a short or extended stay. I will definitely be back!
We arrived to a nice, clean cabin in the beautiful piney woods. We enjoyed exploring the grounds with its creek, trees and ferns, relaxing in the hammock, and eating out on the deck. We would highly recommend this quiet, getaway place.
My husband and two kids stayed here for a spring break/anniversary getaway. The property is beautiful and peaceful. The home is very, very nice and clean. We have stayed in many different rental properties through the years and this one was by far the nicest. We enjoyed checking out the unique shops on the square in Crockett. We also drove out to Mission Tejas state park and did some hiking. We got some much needed family time and relaxation. Perfect getaway! We will be back!
After many years of coming to TX from Illinois and spending the week in a hotel, this year we rented the Creekside house. What a great choice! The house and property were so comfortable and well appointed and the location was ideal for our needs. Can't imagine going back to a hotel. See you next year!
This is a lovely place to "get away". The only sound we could hear was the birds...very peaceful! This was our 2nd stay at Creekside and have stayed at one of the other properties also. Everything is clean, well stocked with kitchen needs, comfortable, and in beautiful wooded surroundings. It is almost exactly half way between Houston and Waco, which makes it a perfect place to meet with our friends of 30 years. We ate at Thompson's BBQ for Friday lunch, and it was fine. The owners were very personable. We "cooked in" the rest of weekend so have no other recommendations for dining this time. The Mercantile (antique store just off the square in town) is a lovely place to shop, and we have made a stop there on each of our visits to Crockett. The owner is delightful to talk to. We look forward to a return visit to Creekside.
My wife and I were joined by another couple from Plainview, and the house and property fit our needs perfectly. The listing description was spot on, and the photos gave a good idea of what the property looked like. The house was very clean and inviting, and all of the appliances and mechanical systems worked without a flaw. The property is very well maintained, and all of the personal touches make this a very relaxing place to unwind. We loved it.
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Staying at Creekside is like having your own State Park.
Located less 7/10th's (walk or drive) lies a gem of a spring fed lake. Bring a boat, there's a community boat launch.
Approaching the home from the road, this was taken at about the 1/2 way point.
Looking straight out the front.
From the back deck towards the "Fern Garden Deck."
Looking from the left rear corner of the home towards the creek. Let's head over to the Fern Deck.
There are two ways down to the creek, this is the steeper one. The other is much easier.
Take the trail down to the creek, or as mentioned take the easier trail.
Our main complex is a short country drive of around 4 miles. If you'd like to see the properties give us a call.
One of the first things you'll see is the erosion created by the spring. It's odd to see it disappear again into the ground.
A close up look at the spring. It's rare for it to quit running.
As mentioned, the spring is very consistent. I've never seen it close to dry.
There are small bridges and benches scattered around the property.
I love the fern groves. The temperature seems considerably cooler in these areas.
We call this the conjoined tree. It has a dead trunk connected by a large root to a thriving tree trunk..
As we get down the hill to the creek we come upon the bridge. Cross it and take the dirt road right for a walk or left to get to the lake. Let's check out the lake
This picture is the dam, I recommend driving here as the main road can get busy.
An area at the dam where people fish.
The donut. The lake is like a big bathtub. It' stays pretty full since it's not a dam that releases water.
The cleared area to the right is the community park. It has piers on the water, bathrooms (keys at house) and a play ground
The play area of the park.
The boat launch and park.
Crossing the bridge to get back to your home away from home.
Looking up from the creek back towards the home.
Looking from the fern deck to the home. This path is lighted at night time and controlled by a switch in the home.
The path from the fern deck to the home is lighted at night. The decks all have rope lighting.
Lots of room and privacy.
Looking back towards the front of Creekside from the woods in front.
This is an interior rendering of the home. It is accurate down to furniture location.
Walking in the front door you instantly notice the open concept.
Looking towards the front of the home from the rear French doors.
The Kitchen/Dining area.
The well stocked Kitchen.
The Master King Bedroom with cable t.v.
The Master Bathroom with tiled tub/shower unit.
The 2nd King Bedroom is quite roomy and comfortable.
The hall Bathroom with tiled Tub/Shower.
The laundry area is adjacent to the dining area.