Bring the family and friends and enjoy the spring fed lake at this beautiful lakefront home. We have additional homes to accommodate larger groups.
Please Note: Our cable company unexpectedly shut down. We have no alternatives. If you want television in bedrooms bring streaming devices that plug into usb ports.
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. Homes are next to and across the street from Lakeside.
Lakeside is our largest and most spacious home. It sets on two lake lots, has a Gazebo and it's very own boat house.
The water side of the home has a massive wrap around porch that seems to invite you to sit and enjoy the lake sunsets and wildlife. Ceiling fans and abundant sitting areas make it the perfect spot to eat or play games.
The landscape is very attractive with a stone walkway leading to the lake and a stunning display of spring Azaleas and various flowering plants. A switch turns on the pump that recirculates lake water from the top of the stone walk. The water cascades down the river, under two small bridges back to the lake. This area abuts a quiet section of the wrap around porch making it the perfect place to enjoy the sound of the water while reading or enjoying coffee and family conversation.
The home faces west and the sunsets are phenomenal. The trees provide shade and the many fans cool the outside temperatures. Of course, a dip in the lake will help keep you cool off even more.
The 7 bedrooms and large upper game-room accommodate groups up to (but not exceeding) 18.
We have additional homes adjacent to Lakeside for larger groups. Please call to discuss the options (Brenda 281-468-4503 or Mark 713-826-6959)
The large kitchen offers plentiful seating for your group. Local catering is available upon request for those days you don't feel like cooking.
In addition, the upstairs game-room has a mini fridge, sink and micro wave. It even has a separate entrance front and back of the home.
Lakeside has a gas grill connected to a large tank so running out of propane is not an issue.
Please look at our 3d floor plans for layout of the home. It does have a washer/dryer, two refrigerators, televisions in every bedroom with cable.
The home has wireless internet, with Netflix in the L.R. and Game room.
All linens and towels are provided.
The Kitchen offers a Kuerig (bring kcups) regular coffee maker (we offer coffee and filters) and a good assortment of utensils in the kitchen.
The outside decks, docks and covered porches are too numerous to list but, you can see them in the pictures!
The covered boathouse offers a slip with plenty of tie offs for multiple boats, there are GFCI protected outlets for charging batteries. Theres a roomy covered sitting area with lights, fans as well as a large attached dock is the perfect place for that cool lake swim or catching some rays.
Utilize the provided kayaks and assorted boats and explore this hidden gem of a lake. We are located in a cove far enough away from the main lake where wave action and boat noise is almost non existent.
If you choose to explore town you will find an array of "one of a kind" shops and restaurants. Visit our sister site ay Houston County Lake
for additional information about our beautiful lake.
We will gladly pass along any information we can to help make your stay a pleasant one, feel free to contact us with any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
Our staff is always happy to help!!
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2 Double Beds, 2 Single Beds
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.
Great place！We had a wonderful time.
Lots of space! We really appreciated the 7 bedrooms to accommodate our 3 families with 6 total children, and the gathering spaces up and downstairs (outside too, though most of our days were cold so we didn't use the porches as much as we'd have liked). For warmer weather, the outside is stunning, with so many places on the terraced porches to hang out. The kitchen was huge, so we were able to have multiple adults prepping/cooking food without running into each other while several kids ate at the table in the middle (where an island would be, but the extra seating space was helpful). The induction stove was a learning curve though. The gas fireplace was the best one I've seen; its flames actually heated up the whole surrounding area, so they were big enough to look like a "real" fireplace; since we stayed over Christmas and the big cold snap, it was a welcome addition to all our waking indoor hours. Mark and Brenda are extremely responsive in all communications & resolving challenges.
It was a wonderful experience! Ample amount of space, great amenities, good communication. and clean areas. Loved the kayaks. There is Wifi, but if you're worried about have cellular reception for any reason, it's highly likely you won't (it wasn't a necessity for our group). All around a fantastic stay!
Brenda and Mark have created a really great vacation spot for large families. And mostly off grid if you want. Really great stay and highly recommend i
This house was great for big family getaways!
Our Girl Scouts troop and moms had an amazing time at this lake house! The girls kayaked and swam all day, loved the loft/bunk bed area. There was plenty of room for our large group, and especially loved the wraparound deck with so many tables and chairs. The house had everything we needed and was so comfortable. We would absolutely stay there again!
This was a great place we enjoyed the house for Easter weekend with a bunch of kids. The kayaks and dock along with great landscaping made for a perfect weekend!
We have stayed at the Lakeside property 2 times now and both times were AMAZING! There is an RV area close by, huge recreation center walking dist. with put put golf, horse shoes, play ground, heated pool, a covered seating area big enough for several tables, a corner store with a pizza shop in it, paddle boat rentals and basketball court. There is also a bigger basketball court a little closer to the house that has public restrooms (that were immaculate!), balls available for public use and a seating area that opens up to a large grassy area. The kids had a blast utilizing those amenities. The house has a smart tv in the main areas and Wi-Fi. We brought our fire stick with us to hook up in the master bedroom so the kids could hurdle together and watch movies when it started getting late. We had family members from 3 different sides of our family over and there was plenty of room for all of us and it even has a private gazebo the attached to the bridge king room and the wrap around back patio for those that just wanted a quiet place to sit. There is so much room outside for blended families to be together and several different places to hang out that allowed us to cluster. 3 full sized dining room tables off the main areas of the house. There are showers in all 4 restroom and one of them had a full sized bath tub which was great to have available for the babies. We were able to secure the patio stairways with one of the tables so the kids could come out and hang outside with the grown up without fear of the toddlers getting to the stairs. The railing on the stair case and all seating areas (including the lower deck with a fire pit) is tight enough that the babies couldn’t get through the railing. When we went in spring, the lowers deck was AMAZING but if you go in the summer, bring some umbrellas, it’s really sunny there, great for sunbathing. The huge trees on the property help keep the back patio from taking on too much sunlight in the afternoon. The sunset fell across the other side the lake and we had an unobstructed view from the lower deck. It was breathtaking! Water was a little cold for swimming on the spring trip, but with all the canoes, kayaks, the john boat and paddle boat available in the boat house, we were still able to enjoy the water. There was a ton of life jackets available in all sizes to keep our little ones safe AND we even caught a few fish! This particular part of the lake is pretty shallow, when we came during our summer trip it was amazing to just tie off our floats onto the deck and relax. There are scattered old tree stumps peeking through the top of the water so larger boats don’t come near by which kept the water nice and calm for our little swimmers. We live in spring with family scattered throughout Dallas, Austin, and Conroe and the drive was quick and pleasant. The local H‑E‑B (12 miles from the Lakeside location) doesn’t have curbside pick-up so we ordered all of our groceries from Huntsville HEB curbside pickup (50 minutes from the Lakeside house) on the way in and everything was still plenty cold when we got to the house. This made bulk shopping a breeze! It is a bit of a drive to the nearest liquor store, but the corner store in the resort has some beer available along with tobacco products. Their towels are white, so if you don’t want to use a ton of paper towels, I would recommend bringing some cleaning towels as well as swimming towels. The house sleeps 22 without utilizing any couches or pull out couches. We ended up having 19 first go around and 21 the second and it was plenty comfortable for us all. We are a loud family so the in and out traffic can be heard from every room in the bottom floor, but we brought a couple of table fans for some white noise and it was perfectly peaceful for our toddlers to sleep in the master right off the main area with a movie on the tv. There are no cribs, so if you have a baby, we brought pack & plays for our twin 2 year olds and 9 month old cousin and got a 30”x40” dog beds at Walmart to put in them for added comfort and it worked perfect!
We had a wonderful time ! The house and property were the cleanest of any place we've ever stayed. We loved every part of what the property had to offer - inside space, outside space, fire pit, kayaks, skiff, etc. We even took long walks around the area. Too cold to go swimming but I'm sure the lake is inviting in the summer. The house is so spacious and it was such a luxury to have room for 5 families worth of stuff : )
Lakeside is a beautiful home and was a wonderful spot for our family celebration. We'll be back!
Very relaxing and cozy. Spacious with plenty of seating and a huge kitchen.
The house was AMAZING! The area was very peaceful and great for family gatherings. I can’t wait to book here again in the near future.
This is our second time staying at Lakeside with Vacation Country Rentals. We had 8 guys stay for 2 nights. This is a great location for families and for groups. The responsiveness of the owners is always great. We will stay there again and recommend it to others!
Owner Response: Thank you Dave, you guys are a great group and we love seeing you here.
We will be back!! it was beautiful
we rented awesome view and lakeside, our experience was amazing! communication was extremely fast and the both house's were better than advertised. Lakeside was perfect for our 12 person group, everyone had room to stretch out and be comfortable. The boat dock was everyone's favorite plan to be!
Our stay was magical. This beautiful home in this beautiful place was the perfect place for our extended family to make memories together. Mark and Brenda thought of every detail. There was nothing that we needed that we couldn't find in the house. The kitchen had every appliance and utinsel you could think of and plenty of everything. The home is especially well designed and crafted and there was nothing in disrepair.
Our family, including seven teenagers/young adults, especially loved kayaking and swimming off the dock. We also loved the fire pit and eating meals on the huge wrap around porch together.
Don't think twice. It was worth every penny.
Thank you for providing this amazing space for our familu. We always have awesome experiences here.
The P Family plus kids & Grandkids
We had a wonderful time at the lake house. The house was super clean and organized. Very quiet location. We loved the kayaks and canoe and fishing off the private dock.
We had a family reunion at Lakeside. Beautiful home, amazing decks/dock, and a ton of fun in the lake. Swimming, lounging, kayaks, fishing, etc. Mark and Brenda were very responsive and quick to make our experience comfortable. A great way to slow down, unplug from the world, and enjoy a week with family. The whole gang (ages 8-78) loved it!!
Owner response So nice to hear, thank you. You’re the type of folks we built the business for. We enjoy seeing families bond. Thanks so much for choosing & staying with us.
Our group of 20 thoroughly enjoyed holding our family reunion at the Lakeside property. I contained everything we needed and the location was great for keeping everyone entertained. Loved having the kayaks included, having access to the recreational area for basketball & pickleball, and plenty of walking areas. More vacation rentals should be like this one...king beds in all bedrooms!!
Owner Response: thanks so much for the nice review. It should be mentioned that not all Bedrooms offer King bedrooms. We have one queen and a bunk room. 🙂
We hope to see you return!!
The lake is the big draw of this property. The many kayaks and the boat docking area were a big draw for most of our group. The rowboat is out of commission, but there are lots of kayaks. There is a little area right at the dock where it's shallow and good for kids. The stairs were just as shown in the pics, but they are no joke. We had thought we could help one of our less mobile seniors down to the dock area, but really it's way too many steps. That's our own fault, but just something to really be aware of. We had a photographer come in for an afternoon and the property had lots of little spots for great photo backgrounds. Great having 2 fridges, and plenty of extra beds for kids to spread out in and feel like they have their own space. Almost no cell phone reception at all with T-mobile, though wifi was good. Excellent property. Great communication with owners.
Thank you Amanda, we really appreciate the nice review. I would like to make a few comments on a couple of items. The Jon boat is working fine. It is not a row boat but a boat you paddle. Some people bring a battery and trolling motor. It has been continually used by guest since your stay. Yes, there are stairs. Entry into the home is a simple "one" step. We have been told that if your going to be confined to the home you couldn't ask for a better lake side porch to sit and enjoy the lake and family/friends.. I think they are correct. We're truly sorry for your guests that couldn't make it down to the lake. You are correct, T Mobile works in specific areas only. We recommend our guest use wifi calling when at the home. I think all carriers accommodate it. Verizon works very well in the area. We hope to see you and your group again, you were a pleasure to work with!!! Thank you!!!!
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
We celebrated 13 years together as a TEAMS group at our church on this retreat. It was the perfect space with individual bedrooms all with queen beds. A rare find for 5 couples. Mark and Brenda have created a beautiful oasis with all the amenities on Houston County Lake! We will be back.
This house was fantastic. We had a family getaway and there was about 16 of us. It was such a great place. Tons of room and space to relax. Everything we need was quick. We needed ice and firewood and mark and Brenda were quick to respond and help us out quickly. Would undoubtedly stay there again!
Guest Book review: We had such an amazing time. Your house was lovely.
We’re glad you folks had fun. It looked like you you were enjoying the fire pit, kayaks and porch area. Thanks for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you folks return!
We had an amazing time!
The house was even more spacious than we thought! It’s the perfect home for a big group. We loved the indoor and outdoor space the home provided, especially all the kayaks. I would definitely come back and stay here again!
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!!’
great place for large gathering. lots of room to spread out
Mark & Brenda, We had a great Thanksgiving at your Lakeside house. Thank you for the opportunity to stay here. Everyone really enjoyed it.
Great weekend. The property was clean and well kept. Everything had a place & was labeled accordingly so we didn’t have to search for anything. Pictures do not do it justice. It’s beautiful. My family, friends and I will be returning.
Great place! Didn't spend much time indoors. The kayaks, swim dock, fire pit, and decks were all amazing!
Thank You for the wonderful and peaceful/relaxing stay. We loved your home, all the amenities and the beautiful property. We are looking forward to returning next year. Many blessings to you and your family.
We were happy to see you book next year prior to leaving Lakeside. I guess we can safely say you were satisfied!! 🙂
WHAT A WONDERFUL FAMILY GETAWAY SPOT!!! Because of the impeccable service of Mark and Brenda and their hosting skill, our family was able to make some of the BEST memories at the large lake house! We swam everyday, used the kayaks happily, and had so many places to play games, take naps, care for little ones and cook meals. We LOVED this stay. Everything about it!
Gosh, that's a very complimentary review and we sure do appreciate it! Lakeside does have ample room and makes a great spot for a larger group. We're very happy you enjoyed the home and thanks for boosting our egos with the compliments!!! LOL
What a beautiful place! The home was perfect to celebrate our Matriarch turning 80! The home was well stocked, clean and so organized! We stayed at The Gregory in years past. Our family comes often to this area from the Dallas metroplex, and this is our go to place to relax and unwind. Thank you for hosting us during these uncertain times. Until next time!! Robert H.
We enjoyed the stay at Lakeside. The property was very clean and amenities were great. Would recommend to any family looking for a quiet getaway.
Another Great stay for us! ( 2016, 2018, 2020 ) The house is still perfect! We love all the extras that make our time here that much more enjoyable- the waterfall,the flowers, the lights, the fans on the patio and dock!!
Thanks! Until next time! The Degravelles, The pickells & The Dwyers
“Great space for large groups. Plenty of space to enjoy yourself inside and outside. We had a group of 18 with a few day visitors and it never seemed crowded. We cooked all our own meals with no trouble.”
Peacefulness. Terrific Owners/Care takers! Family friendly
My family and I had an amazing Christmas vacation. There were 19 of us and we stayed 4 days and 3 nights at Lakeside home. From the moment we drove up until we left we all had a fabulous time. The layout of the home was perfect - very spacious and comfortable. The decks overlooking the lake were just picture perfect. We will definitely be back!!!
We rented Lakeside, Pat's Place and Henry's Hideaway for a family reunion with about 30 people. The houses were clean and spacious with everything you could need. The back deck overlooking the lake was a great place to gather and spend the day. One person brought a fishing boat and was able to take the kids out fishing. It was a great weekend and we plan to come back. I highly recommend Vacation Country Rentals for a great getaway spot. It was relaxing, comfortable and beautiful!
Mark and Brenda were wonderful hosts. They greeted us upon arrival and checked in several times to see if we needed anything. We rented two houses and they were both awesome. The kitchens were fully stocked and everything was labeled to make finding things easier. The space worked well for our large family. The decks leading down to the lake were spectacular. We enjoyed an evening fire and several kayak trips out on the lake. We will be back!
We found Mark & Brenda friendly and communicative and the place was beautiful, clean, and well maintained. We're likely to be repeat visitors in the coming years. This was a great experience!
My family has been doing an annual family retreat since 2016. This year we decided on the Vacation Country Rentals properties in Crockett, TX owned and operated by Mark and Brenda Copus. We stayed at the Lakeside House which sleeps up to 22 guests. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The property was immaculate with plenty of space for everyone. The views of the lake from the house were astonishing. The decking around the house and leading out to the dock was done with much detail... excellent. We never had a dull moment. With three years into the family retreats, this has been by far the best experience, and the others that we have stayed at were no slouches either. We love the Lakeside House so much so, that we are already considering a return next year. Finally, we were able to meet both Mark and Brenda during our stay. They are very gracious and kind and I discovered even more about their amazing journey to acquire the Lakeside House...a very touching story. Kudos to a job well done.
This property is AMAZING! Every six months, we plan a big friend reunion and have for years. Every time we go to a new city/new airBNB and everyone agreed that this was our favorite one thus far. The location is beautiful, the property is huge, parking was easy, and overall one of the easiest places to rent!
This place is much better than the pictures can tell. Everything was so nice, everything was perfect! Everywhere you turn, there is something nice! Surprise after surprise! We came across the landscaping people and they were absolutely nice and made us feel special. I HIGHLY recommend this place, its like a paradise, my kids were happy and amazed and want to go back! Thank you guys for making such a beautiful place and best of all, share it with the people. Absolutely gorgeous!
Our very first family reunion for 13 adults and 14 children ages 1 - 15. We stayed in Lakeside and Henry's Hideaway. Both properties are well cared for and very nice to stay in. The homes and furnishings are up to date and clean. It was great having Kayaks and a paddle-boat to access the lake. We were originally concerned that there wasn't a shore for the little's to play on. We were pleasantly surprised that as you enter the water from the house, it is shallow enough for all the little's to play in and feel safe. The water was almost too warm. We all went home happy and glad we chose to spend our reunion here.
We had an awesome time and the house was amazing! Extremely well kept and it felt more like a resort than anything. Incredibly quick responses from the hosts and very helpful information made our trip easy without any hiccups. The only issue was having little to no cell service and the WiFi struggled to keep up at times. For our work trip this caused a bit of a hassle, but we were certainly able to make it work. Would love to come back and visit again!
Owner response: yes, one of the pitfalls of living in the country are things like internet and cell service but we get a lot of things in exchange 🙂 !!. Verizon works very well out here and we have since added Jet Packs as well as the landline to help with speed.
We had our Family Reunion at Lake Side and Pats Place. It was an amazing set up. Great fishing, excellent views and we were well taken care of. I definitely would reccomend it to anyone. The only thing to consider is that there is a lot of stairs for the decks to the piers.
Where else can you go and get as much exercise! Lol
Owner response: Yes, being on the hill is beautiful but it requires stairs. Of course we have large upper decks for those that want to avoid the stairs.
Thanks for the nice review, see you next year!
Very nice place right on the lake. Hosts are pretty nice and we enjoyed every bit of our stay. Nice house, boats available, small details are taken care of.
A beautiful, clean, spacious lakeside house for a getaway. We had a fantastic time and we will surely go back! Mark and Brenda were in touch with us all the time and were checking on us to make our stay comfortable.. awesome hosts!!
We recently stayed in the Lakeside and Henry's Hideaway. By far these two houses were the best houses that we have ever rented. In great shape, well maintained and had a nice supply in the kitchen to work with. Mark and Brenda are easy to reach and are helpful if or when you need them.
Thank you Cinda, we're glad you enjoyed the homes. We hope to see you all return! Thanks for the kind words.
Mark and Brenda are everything you want in an AirBNB host. Informative, quick to reply, and super friendly The kayaks, great view, and fire pit were the highlights of our trip. We will definitely come back in the future!
We had a blast at Lakeside. We had 8 adults and 10 kids and we had plenty of room. The kids enjoyed the kayaks and jumping off the dock. We had 2 6x15 floating mats that were just perfect for the lake. We defiantly recommend this home. Everything was easy and the neighborhood was quiet and relaxing 5 STARS & 2 thumbs up
Beautiful location on the lake, wonderful home with amenities and good communication. Highly recommended.
Our extended family of 22 recently spent the weekend at Lakeside. This was our second time, and all I can say is, we didn't want to leave:) We will plan to return in the future with good memories to treasure until then. Everything is always so clean and spacious. Any request is just a phone call away. Thank you for a wonderful weekend.
Response from the owner:
Thanks so much for the nice review. We’re always happy to see repeat guests and value your loyalty. You folks are great and we’d be honored to host you again.
Lakeside is a beautiful home, with many areas to enjoy your family and friends or escape to a space for some quiet time. We hosted an intimate wedding, the ceremony held outside on one of the beautiful decks. Our daughter walked down the rock stairs, passing all the beautiful flowers and along side the waterfall. The view over the lake was calm and lovely. Spectacular sunsets as well. The home easily held all of our guests, two families of the bride and groom. We had enough bathrooms, porches, living areas, and bedrooms to be in our own rhythm of living and not interefere with the groom's families living style. The kitchen easily accommodated cooking for all and there were plenty of places to sit. The fact that Mark and Brenda delivered ice was a life saver, no running to town at the last minute. We will definitely go back to lakeside, will always have beautiful memories of it, and recommend others go. It is a hidden paradise.
What a BEAUTIFUL little slice of heaven! We rented Lakeside for our annual "Family Weekend" and also celebrated my Father-in-Laws 80th Birthday! We had ages ranging from 1 year - 80 years and everyone had a wonderful time. LOVELY home, very clean, gorgeous landscaping and extremely accommodating and professional owners on site. We booked directly from the website and the process was seamless and easy. We hope to return again next year! Thank you Vacation Country Rentals, we are grateful for the memories!
We loved it! Fantastic location and no noisy boats, just lots of laughter. The stairs were so much fun for the kids and the basketball court is superb.
This was the second year for the Boggs Family at Vacation Country Rental. With just our kids and grandkids, we have over 20 and this year my sister's family joined us so in addition to Lakeside, we added Henry's Hideaway as well. Everyone had a blast and you could not ask for better accommodations. We did have a couple of hermits and by having Henry's, they were able to enjoy there seclusion. The rest of us had a ball fishing, boating and just enjoying the beautiful surroundings. Sunday night, we utilized the firepit for S'mores with my first experience with square marshmallows. Fishing was a bit slow but the kids managed to catch enough sun fish to keep them interested and my sister had 2, "gottaway" stories. I highly recommend this place to anyone, especially if you have a large family like ours.
Thanks for the great review Jim, you are always a great group and we enjoy seeing you all having fun. Many thanks for returning.
We will have to see what we can do about those fish!
We booked the Lakeside house for a ladies' retreat and had an absolute blast. The owners, Mark and Brenda, were very responsive and helpful when I had questions. The property is stunning. There is plenty of comfortable seating in the house, a huge kitchen with all the amenities you need, and the outside decks are beautiful. Sitting on the decks overlooking the lake in the mornings and evenings was wonderful. The fire pit and kayaks were also great touches, and we got good use out of both. I highly recommend this house for a family reunion, retreat, or trips with several families. We are hoping to return next year.
Lakeside was just as described. Beautiful lake property with stunning grounds and lake views. Multi-level decks provide ample space to spread out and enjoy conversation/games. It was on the 'Hot' side on our visit, so we mostly stayed under the large porch with ceiling fans and plenty of tables/seating for our large family. We enjoyed kayaking in the early morning and sunsets in the evenings. The managers were very attentive at making sure we were comfortable and everything we needed. Great trip!
7 bedrooms. Lots of bunk beds for the kids. A massive kitchen with enough room to move around in. The porches ... you gotta see 'em to believe 'em! Great place; you'll never want to leave!
The property is beautiful and well-maintained. Nicely furnished. Loved having 2 refrigerators for such a large group. We had ten kids 13 and under and they enjoyed the kid-sized kayaks. They also liked the game room. The only negative was that the showers did not have the pressure I'm used to, but they got the job done. Also, there are a ton of steps gettig to the water, which was not a problem for most. Two people (in 70s) stayed inside the whole time.
The Lakehouse and property exceeded our expectations for our family reunion. Not only the Lakehouse but the other three houses which were needed for the entire family. The property is beautifully maintained and provided the perfect atmosphere for us to relax and play in the lake. This spacious house was well stocked with any item we might have needed to use. We ended up bring more items (i.e. skillets, coffee pot, iron, etc.) than we needed to bring. The prime spot to find family was on the wrap around balcony and the decks overlooking the lake. The owners were very gracious, attentive and prompt with any request we may have had. We will defiantly be returning to this location for future events and have recommended it to many friends.
Lakeside is an amazing place to relax in luxury. Our family and friends enjoyed their stay so much, we're planning on going back next year and may rent a second home! The staff were very helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. I would highly recommended this place to anyone!
The property is every bit of what is shown in the photos, if not more. From the house, the porch, the decks, and the lake itself, this was a great getaway for our entire family, which ranged in age from 6 to 76. I would highly recommend staying here or any of their other properties. They are all well taken care of, and you can tell they put their heart and soul into each one.
We rented in December and were so impressed we booked for Memorial Day weekend. There was something for all ages to enjoy. Can't think of anything that would make it better. We highly recommend it. We are going to book two house for our family get together this December.
We were amazed at how beautiful this property was. All the pictures were how it actually looked,
not photos that have been doctored to look better.
Mark and Brenda were very easy to work with and were around to provide any needs we may have
had. (Although the home had many things provided we didn't need to bring along ourselves).
We all had an excellent time using the kayaks and paddle boat provided, and fishing from the
Wonderful place to enjoy with an extended family, business group, etc.
Thank you very much for allowing us to use your home, Mark and Brenda
Our group of 5 families enjoyed this beautifully landscaped and maintained property for 4 days over Spring Break. The house was plenty big for 18 people, laid out well, and very clean. The kitchen was very nice and stocked well with dishes and cooking utensils.
We loved the porch across the back of the house which gave us a beautiful view of the lake and a nice area to eat, visit or just chill.
We all enjoyed the deck area on the water and were able to keep an eye on the kids as they had fun with the kayaks.
The owner and manager were friendly, helpful and nearby if we had any issues.
Would definitely recommend this property to others.
Looking forward to coming back soon.
We rented this huge house for a family get together for my son's birthday. It had so much space that everyone had room to have their own private area and tons of gathering places for family fun. We played board games in the huge dining area, kayaked around the lake, and spent hours around the fire bowl on one of the decks. The kids had hours of fun playing by the rock brook that led down to the lake. Everyone had so much fun that the only time we used the tv was to listen to pandora. The kitchen was stocked so well that I didn't miss any of my tools from home. The owners were attentive answering all of my questions quickly and going out of their way to make out stay memorable. We will definitely be returning to Lakeside.
The house is big and beautiful. We have the maximum number of people and still can dance inside the house. The rooms are clean and the appliances work perfectly. The owner thoughtfully prepared everything we needed for our vacation. We are so glad that we found this place for the group outing.
This is the first time we have had kayaks on the site. It is really good and you can go anytime you want. The lake is the perfect size for younger kids kayaking alone, and for nonathletic adults riding it on windy days. At night, we had a camp fire in the fire-pit, heating marshmallows. Everyone had a wonderful time.
Thank you Mark and Brenda!
Had a family reunion at Lakeside the weekend of March 20, 2015. Oh My Goodness the place is absolutely beautiful. The house is spacious, very clean and well stocked. Although it rained all weekend because of the wrap around porch we were able to enjoy listening to the rain and the beautiful lake. Some of our party did go canoeing during breaks in the showers. At night with the lights around the decks and docks it was gorgeous. The landscaping is just breathtaking. We hope to come back sometime in the future when the weather is a little nicer. Thanks for a great weekend.
My son was married at this place, on the deck at sunset. It was absolutely beautiful. Then we headed to the party facility. Wow what a great time & fantastic facility. It was a weekend to remember!
We had a great weekend at Lakeside. Our party was 6 couples and everybody loved the house. We enjoyed cooking in the spacious kitchen and eating in the terrace overlooking at the lake. We went kayaking and had a very nice bonfire at night in the beautiful deck. The house is very big and modern and has a lot of amenities. The bedrooms and bathrooms are huge and neat. Mark and Brenda were very nice and helpful and we also liked the property manager who maintains the facility clean and beautiful. We definitely will book this house again!
Exceeded Expectations: Our group stayed at Lakeside and Henry's Hideaway. Both houses were very nice, clean and well kept. Lakeside provided more than enough space for our large group. The views of the lake were amazing even from inside the house. Lakeside was thoughtfully designed and our guests were able to enjoy the sunrise/sunset even while preparing meals from the kitchen. Both homes had a lot of extra amenities to make our stay and experience feel like home. Everyone had a great time and hope to come back again. The owners were very accommodating and communicated with us promptly. The onsite property managers were very pleasant and were readily available to take care of our needs. What a relaxing weekend and no one wanted the weekend to end. AND for one weekend, those who suffered from allergies from our group were sneezing, coughing, and itchy/watery eyes FREE.
Our Annual Sibling Getaway was most enjoyable this year. The lake home was very spacious, clean, well maintained and supplied with most everything needed for our stay. We enjoyed the beautiful outdoor spaces where we grilled steaks, fried fish, and made ice cream. Everyone enjoyed the kayaks and fishing as well as playing washers. There was plenty of room indoors for board games, just relaxing, watching TV, and catching up with everyone and enjoying meals together. We would definitely love to stay there again. The owners were so very nice and accommodating.
We had a wonderful, fun, relaxing weekend with our four generations of our family at Lakeside this past weekend. With most of the family coming from the Dallas area, it was an easy drive and convenient for all of us. We thought the photos of the property online were great and very inviting but these don't even do justice to the well appointed home with stellar lakefront view. The house was spotless and every detail has been considered. The owners have thoughtfully provided all the comforts for several age groups and our family ranged from 6 to 88 yrs with each person having something to do and enjoying every minute. We were a group of 15 and there was more than ample place for everyone to have adequate sleeping, bathroom/shower time, and move around in the kitchen at mealtime. Our favorite aspect was the 6 kayaks and paddle boat provided by the owners. We spent most of each day just floating on our blow-ups around the beautiful big pier/dock as we took turns in the kayaks, paddling around the scenic and very calm waters. We were outside until well past sunset, enjoying s'mores on the mid level deck area fire pit. The house has everything you could possibly need but we definitely brought our own beach towels to have on the dock. There is ample room for those that want to be out in the sun but plenty of shade for some relief from the heat. I can't say enough about how much we all enjoyed ourselves and how lovely this home is. From coffee on the large spacious upstairs deck to watching the Super Moon down on the pier, we lived every moment and will definitely be returning.
I booked this house for a church retreat and everybody loved it! The house is beautiful with a lot of space and the deck area is huge. We had a great time using the kayaks and swimming out in the lake. The area is very quiet, and the owners were very helpful. Hope to be back next year!
This recently remodeled house in Crockett was beautiful and perfect for our specific occasion. The location of Crockett is perfect for get-away vacations. The massive house is even more impressive in person, with extra space everywhere, perfect for fun games/quality time with friends and family. The path down to the huge dock that overlooks Houston County Lake was amazing in itself. From a gazebo to a concrete path down to the lake surrounded by trees and plants, you're relaxed before you even get to the lake! Down at the lake, fun filled activities await. From kayaks to just laying out listening to music, you can do no wrong. The owners are very easy to work with, excellent at communicating, and willing to help with whatever you need. I would highly recommend staying at this house because 1) it's beautifully set up 2) the lake is a perfect size to lay out or kayak 3) why go to a beach when you can go to a lake and not have to worry about the nasty sand?? (especially Galveston... yuck) and lastly 4) the property is very well-maintained and you can tell that the owners have put alot of time into making this house as good as it can be. If that's not enough reasons for you to take a trip down to Crockett, Tx, then you aren't ready to relax in the perfect spot!!
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The home sets on two lake lots.
The front (street side) of Lakeside looking towards the lake.
The Kayaks and other various boats are very popular with our guests.
Enjoy a fire down by the lake on the huge lower deck.
There's plenty of room for the whole gang at Lakeside.
The massive porch is a great place for family and friends to gather for games or a meal.
An interesting angle showing the enormity of the home.
This side view of Lakeside was taken as the sun was setting. The home is shaded and faces west.
The view off the wrap around deck towards the lake.
Bring a boat, jet ski or just float and use the kayaks. Our spring fed lake is awesome!
Kids seem drawn to the swim platform. It's great to see them outside enjoying the lake.
The Large house in the middle is Lakeside, To the right is Pats Place. Many people rent multiple homes for larger groups or events.
The stone walk down to the lake with a running brook that's pumped from the lake. Sit on the porch and feel the stress melt away.
The various decks, docks and covered areas give so many options for finding that perfect spot.
Up the steps and to the left lies the lakeside porch.
The lower porch (with firepit) and boat dock as viewed from our drone.
The bridge to the upper bedroom.
I could pick from pages of sunsets photos. I just liked this one this day. 🙂
Looking down to the fire deck.
Looking down towards the lake.
The sitting area on the dock is a great place to gather.
We could go on with outside pictures but lets head inside the home.
These renderings used with the pictures will help you understand the layout. The bottom of this picture is the road side of the home.
The upstairs of lakeside. Stairs are upper left. The Lake side is towards the bottom.
The entry/setting area. As you'll soon see, there are many gathering spots and places for some "me" time.
The entry/setting area. As you'll soon see, there are many gathering spots and places for some "me" time.
The accent lights in the kitchen are a nice touch for when activities are winding down
The kitchen with table, Kuerig and a good assortment of appliances and cutlery
We have two refrigerators at Lakeside and a large pantry area.
A closer look at the large pantry area that's perfect for storing all your food and drinks.
The laundry area off the kitchen.
The roomy living area with adjacent game/meal table.
The Master Bedroom is quite roomy! All of The homes bedrooms have televisions and cable T.V
Another angle of the Master with it's excellent view of the decks and of course, it's own doorway to the lake.
The Master Bathroom with shower.
The lower left side front bedroom (from street side)
The lower queen bedroom located across from the lower hall bathroom.
Looking the other direction in the Queen Bedroom
The Lower hall bathroom
Heading up the stairs to the second storey.
The upper gameroom with television and Netflix as well as cable.
As you walk in from the stairway to the gameroom/2nd living area.
The Small Fridge and microwave are great for the kids to use while enjoying the upstairs gameroom.
The gameroom has a spot for snacks and drinks.
The upper right King bedroom. (facing from the street)
The middle front King bedroom. (facing from the street.)
The upper hall bathroom. There is a shower is behind the wall to the left..
The Bridge Bedroom. It has its own bridge to the Gazebo area and garden.
The bunk room. Full bottoms with twin tops. There is a T.V. and cable.
The upper bathroom between the bunk and the Bridge-King room.
Lakeside, as viewed from the water