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Creekside

Creekside
2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms House in Grapeland
from $150 per /nt
from $900 per /wk
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Property Details

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.

Property Description

***** Come and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You will enjoy the peace and solitude Creekside has to offer******

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.
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 6-22 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.

Booking Calendar

Availability & Booking Calendar

Location

Property Location

Amenities

Amenities

Attractions
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo
Entertainment
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Features
  • 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
Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • Dining Spices
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Leisure
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Water Sports
Local
  • Fitness Center
  • Hospital
Location
  • Lake
  • Rural
Outdoor
  • Balcony
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Deck/Patio
  • Garden
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
Sports
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Fly
  • Fishing Freshwater
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Swimming
Themes
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
Policies

Policies

Daily Rate: $150 per night
Weekly Rate: $900 per week
- Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.
- Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

Policies

Taxes
State & County - 8.00%
Fees
Cleaning Fee - $75.00 - Tax Exempt
Pet fee (Non refundable) - $75.00 - 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 10/03/2021
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 10/03/2021
Reviews

Guest Reviews

Airbnb Review #460081700972224197 #126923 by Review from Airbnb Guest #126923 09/27/2021
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.
Airbnb Review #458695992958905591 #126795 by Review from Airbnb Guest #126795 09/25/2021
Great home near lake quiet and private
Airbnb Review #124486 by Lisa 09/06/2021
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.
Airbnb Review #122780 by Rhonda 08/24/2021
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.
VRBO Review by Ian 08/16/2021
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.
Airbnb Review # #120686 by Eduardo F. 08/12/2021
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.
VRBO Review by Sylvia S. 08/10/2021
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!!
Airbnb Review #119443 by Ben W. 08/04/2021
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
VRBO and Guest Book Review by John B 07/27/2021
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!!

Guest Book:
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
Airbnb Review #117981 by Dwayne G 07/26/2021
Beautiful and clean. VERY secluded, with all the comforts of home.

Personal feedback: LOVED staying at your place. Beautiful little place.
Guest Book Review by Kang T 07/20/2021
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.
VRBO Review by Manuel R 07/11/2021
We enjoyed our stay a lot! Thank you for everything.
Airbnb Review #114465 by Janet A 07/02/2021
Great relaxing place!!!
Guest Book Review by Kimberly S 06/20/2021
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.

Kimberly 🙂
Airbnb Review #110190 by Iliana S 06/07/2021
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.
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
Airbnb Review #106644 by Allison 05/09/2021
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!
Airbnb #105778 & Guest Book Review by Kory T (Plano Texas) 05/05/2021
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
Google Review by J TX 04/28/2021
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.
Airbnb Review #105153 by Grayson 04/26/2021
Quiet and relaxing. Cozy spot outside of Crockett. A great place for a weekend getaway.
Airbnb Review #103674 by Maegan 04/12/2021
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.
Airbnb Review #103570 by Emma C 04/12/2021
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).
VRBO & Guest Book Reviews by Mihaela 04/04/2021
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
Guest Book Review by Allie R. 03/28/2021
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.
Google Review by Matt M. 03/22/2021
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!!
Airbnb Review #101284 by Craig 03/19/2021
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 & Guest Book Review by Ken & Joan 03/16/2021
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.

Guests Book:
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
Air BnB Review & Guest Book by Michelle 02/01/2021
“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
VRBO Review by Scott T 01/24/2021
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!
Air BnB & Guest book 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!”

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
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!!’
Air BnB Review by Karen N. 01/03/2021
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!
Air BnB Review by Julio P. 12/30/2020
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.
Guests Book Review by David F. 12/27/2020
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
Air BnB Review by Angela B 12/23/2020
“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.
Air BnB Review by Joanna P 12/07/2020
“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!!”
Air BnB Review by Paige Young 12/02/2020
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.
Air BnB Review by Jeanne D 11/15/2020
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.
Air BnB Review by Meka V 11/07/2020
“Great Place!!”
Air BnB Review by Chris O 11/02/2020
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!
VRBOReview by John C. 10/26/2020
Had a wonderful time at the Crockett Retreat. Private and spacious property.
Air BnB Review by Mindy S 10/21/2020
“This is the perfect place to wind down and not see anyone if you don't want to. The cabin has everything you need.”
Air BnB Review by Bethany M 10/18/2020
“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!”
Air BnB Review by Benjamin B 10/16/2020
“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.”
Air BnB review Review by Michele C 10/13/2020
“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”
Air BnB Review by Shannon C 06/05/2020
“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.”

Owner respomse:
Thank you for the nice review. We're glad you found everything as it should be!!
Air BnB Review by Caroline H. 06/03/2020
“Great little house in the woods, 8 min away walk from the lake. Quiet location”
Homeaway Review by Robin C 05/22/2020
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!!!
Google Review: Vacation Country Rentals by Cyndi C 05/19/2020
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
Air BnB by Reg B 05/12/2020
“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.”

Owner Response:
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!
Air BnB by Haylea Rasaka 05/11/2020
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!!
Facebook Review: V.C.R. by Deborah J 04/01/2020
Peacefulness. Terrific Owners/Care takers! Family friendly
Homeaway Review by Amy 11/24/2019
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!
Homeaway Review by Kevin 11/15/2019
Very clean house out of the way of everything, just what was needed. I would definitely go back.
AirBnB Review by David M 11/01/2019
This is a great place for families to come together and have quality times together. We loved it.
Homeaway Review by Joseph 10/24/2019
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.
AirBnB Review by Betty G 10/16/2019
The house is out of site.
AirBnB Review by Sophie S 07/26/2019
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!
Facebook Review: Vacation Country Rentals by Lila V 05/24/2019
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!
AirBnB Review by Ryyan T 04/26/2019
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.
AirBnB Review by Dolly S 04/19/2019
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.
AirBnB Review by Tina D 01/13/2019
Happy to find a pet friendly place! Very quiet & relaxing.
AirBnB Review by Ezequiel G 01/04/2019
loved it!!!
AirBnB Review by John L 11/30/2018
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!
Google Review: Vacation Country Rentals by Sid M 10/19/2018
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.
AirBnB Review by Rachal P 08/15/2018
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
Facebook Review: Vacation Country Rentals by Anita M 08/10/2018
We had a great time. House was neat and clean, as well as the property. All transactions were smooth and painless. We will return!
Google Review: Vacation Country Rentals by Dustin J 07/27/2018
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.
Facebook Review: Vacation Country Rentals by Stephanie M 07/04/2018
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!
Wonderful Stay, Once Again by Dog Lover 01/05/2017
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!
Very Peaceful and Relaxing by Anonymous 11/28/2016
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!
Creekside by George G. 11/23/2016
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.
Peaceful by Debra R. 11/23/2016
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!
Quiet solitude by Family Trip 10/28/2016
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!
Better than described! by Linda T. 09/14/2016
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.

Creekside rental property! by Bradley E. 07/19/2016
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!!
Quaint, relaxing, nature lovers dream! by Sandra V. 05/11/2016
Second stay and it was just as wonderful as the first. We are going to make this our yearly girls get-a-way!
Quaint, cozy cottage by Anonymous 10/16/2015
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.
Bliss in the Woods by Adam R. 09/30/2015
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!
Family getaway by Amanda J 09/21/2015
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!
2nd stay this time with girlfriends by Marina 08/31/2015
...and we all loved it. I joked all week end that this is officially my vacation home 🙂 Highly recommend.
Creekside! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! by Russell M. 08/23/2015
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!
Wonderful place to get away by Marina 07/22/2015
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!!
CREEKSIDE was FANTASTIC by Jetsons 07/15/2015
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!!!!
Creekside by Patti 05/25/2015
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.
Relaxing getaway in the country by Sid & Cathy (Baton Rouge La.) 04/07/2015
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.
Creekside is Amazing! by Sandra V. 02/05/2015
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. by Steve 05/09/2014
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. by Melissa 03/09/2014
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. by Kathryn 03/01/2014
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". by John 02/28/2014
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. by Sid 10/03/2013
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.