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The Gregory

The Gregory
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms House in Crockett
from $200 per /nt
from $1100 per /wk

Property Details

The ever popular and beautiful Gregory home. 3 large bedrooms, dock and the ever important country setting. The Gregory is 1500 sq' of home. It has great rear decking as well as a great front porch! The front porch with table, chairs and a swing. The perfect spot for a book. Enjoy making smores with the kids or set under the covered area and chat with friends/ Set under the cover and chat with family and friends. Walk down the stairs to your own section of the lake! These kayaks are for you and your guests. the cove is a great place to explore. We've added a gas grill. We left the Weber for those that prefer the charcoal grilling. The right side of the center dock is for use by The Gregory's guests. Houston County Lake is spring fed and stays close to level year round . Guests enjoying the kayaks and lake. Houston County Lake is known as one of Texas' top Bass lakes. There is a fish cleaning station for your use. Our property map. If you have a larger group additional or bigger homes may be an option. Enjoy our beautiful sunsets. This is a very accurate rendering, right down to the furniture location. The Gregory has a very nice cozy but open floor plan. It has a lot of interesting lighting upgrades. The cozy sitting area with large flat screen television, Netflix and cable. There's plenty of seating for you and your guests. The kitchen is clean, modern and well stocked. Looking from the dining room into the Living area. The kitchen with upper and lower lighting. The Master Bedroom, it has a 32" T.V. with cable The second King bedroom. All our bedrooms have T.V's with cable. The Master Bathroom with corner whirlpool. The tiled shower in the Master Bath. The second King Bedroom has it's own door to the hall bathroom. It can be sealed when two couples rent the home or left open both ends for larger groups. The third bedroom is a twin over full bunk with a flat screen television and basic cable. This beautiful bathroom can be sealed for private use of the second Master or shared with the bunk room. All of our homes come with washers and dryers. Enjoy an fire on those chilly nights

Property Description

Walk inside and notice how well stocked, clean and roomy the home is. Take a short walk or park your carat the stairs leading to your own dock with kayaks for you and your guests to use.

Property Details

To access the dock, go up the road and take a slight left when you reach the top of the hill. There you will find stairs leading down to the water, go down those stairs and you will have your own section of a dock!

The Gregory is used solely for vacation rental purposes. The home is always clean and ready for our guests arrival. The yard is landscaped and offers a rear covered cabana as well as a fire pit. The lanscape is well cared for and always ready for your arrival.

The front 50' porch has a small cafe table as well as a swing that is perfect for relaxing while enjoying nature. While the house does not have a view of the lake, a dock for your use is a short walk (200 yards) and overlooks the cool spring fed waters of Houston County Lake. Enjoy swimming or fishing from the large dock, ( fish cleaning station on site)

The Gregory has 6 kayaks for your personal use. Take the kayaks out (please wear PFD's) and enjoy the hidden treasures the inlets offer, beavers, blue heron, egrets and a multitude of birds and wildlife. This area of the lake is quiet and far enough away from the power boats that often drown out the tranqui setting that makes Houston County Lake such a treasure.
Exploring the cove in the kayaks is a favorite with our guests.

After a busy day wearing the kids out swimming and playing at the lake or basketball court it's time to head home. The Gregory is a very attractive home with a great "flow". It has lerger room and plenty of space for you and your guests.
Step out back and make smores with the kids, Cook something up on the charcoal grill. Eat inside or out.

The Gregory had upgraded inside and outside lighting. A variety of moods can be set by dimming or alternating lighting options. The home has a washer/dryer and modern appliances. The kitchen is well stocked and should provide enough utensils for most any meal you can cook.

The Master tub with Jacuzzi is a great place to chill when the kids go to bed. The living room T.V. has netfli and all T.V's have cable, and yes, all bedrooms have televisions.

In memory of Greg "The Big Kahuna" Philipon.

Do not exceed the house maximum of 7 people (including children). Call first or email if you have questions.
Booking Calendar

Availability & Booking Calendar


Property Location



  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Parks
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heat
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet - Hi Speed
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Iron and Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Lake
  • Balcony
  • Bicycle
  • Boat
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Deck/Patio
  • Garden
  • Gas Grill
  • Kayak
  • Jacuzzi
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Basketball Court
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Fly
  • Fishing Freshwater
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Family
  • Romantic


Daily Rate: $200 per night
Weekly Rate: $1100 per week
- Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.
- Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.


State & County - 8.00%
Cleaning Fee - $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 01/07/2020
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 01/07/2020

Guest Reviews

Quiet getaway by Angie B. (Jersey Village TX.) 10/16/2016
Great place for a birthday celebration and cycle race in Palestine. Backyard was really nice with the decks, grill and fire pit. Lake was quiet and relaxing. Owners were very nice and always responded to any questions promptly. The larger houses on the lake looked impressive - a great excuse to come back for a family reunion or gathering!
Great Weekend Getaway by Anonymous 10/10/2016
The fish weren't biting, but our long weekend getaway was still a wonderful time and in no small part due to the accommodations at The Gregory. Back yard set up is awesome with a lit gazebo for relaxing and a firepit for all your s'mores and hot dog roasting needs. A great place to stay if you wanna stay inside or outside or mix it up. Docks make it convenient to fish with kayaks available to get out on the lake. Beautiful surroundings with plenty of wildlife to see. With kids or without, with friends or family, or just looking for a nice place to stay while getting in some fishing, The Gregory is perfect for all your needs.

Also, it should be mentioned that the few issues that did arise (as they always do) were met with quick and friendly responses by the owner who made sure everything was perfect for us. They even went above and beyond in offering help when they learned we were having trouble with our van.
Beautiful Property by Sabra H. 08/25/2016
We stayed at The Gregory in August. There were two families -- with three small children. The house is spacious, very clean and well-appointed with amenities. The backyard is large with lots of trees and a fire pit. We all loved the back deck and front porch. There is a deck off the back door, as well as a second deck with awning. Tables and chairs on both decks provide ample space for drinking coffee or chatting. There is a charcoal grill as well. The front porch is great! There was an afternoon rain shower on one of the days we were there, and it was so relaxing to sit on the porch swing and listen to the rain.

As far as the lake, it is a short walk up the road to a nice wooden stairway/pathway down to the lake. Someone put a lot of work into building that pathway! We did not try out the kayaks, but other guests staying at some of the other houses seemed to enjoy them. The dock for the Gregory has a picnic table on it, with a ladder that allows you to enter the lake for swimming. The water was warm and about mid-chest deep for the adults, and the kids wore puddle jumpers.

The owners are responsive and friendly, and all of their vacation properties in the area look very well-kept. We greatly enjoyed our stay!
Beautiful weekend! by Matthew A. 08/02/2016
The Gregory is a beautiful house! Perfectly clean upon arrival. Perfect for the 5 of us for a long weekend. The backyard was amazing. Loved morning coffee sitting in the gazebo and cooking dinner on the charcoal grill. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes and glasses. We will definitely be back!
Great Time by Paula G 05/20/2016
We had such a great time. The Gregory was beautiful inside and out. We will be back. the place was very clean and ice in the ice maker. The tub was heaven. The property was so nice. We didn't eat out. My son bar-b-que both night that we where there. The lake was so pretty and clean. We did fish but, didn't catch anything. I would tell everybody if you make plans to go to Crockett stay at The Gregory.....................
Julie C. by Julie C. (Richmond TX.) 03/23/2016
What a great place to relax and enjoy East Texas! The weather was perfect, lake was beautiful, and the property was so well kept. I can't say enough about our stay, the Gregory was a perfect fit for the 4 of us, with room to spare.

Hope to schedule a family reunion there using the entire place!! Thanks again for being available when we had questions!
Girls Weekend Away by Cate 10/14/2015
Great place for a very relaxing weekend with my sister and niece. The home is clean, comfortable, and had most everything we needed including lots of outdoor patio/deck space. This was our third trip to this location and we will be going again next year.
Great Scene, Great People by Nicolas O. 03/19/2015
Our small group came out for a weekend away & this place was UNBELIEVABLE. It features a great, open, spacious living area & kitchen with three bedrooms, and two large decks (front and back of the house). There's a large, open back yard with a bbq pit, fire pit, horseshoes station, and gazebo. Within five minutes of walking to the Houston County Lake, which is FULL. Definitely feels like your secluded as trees surround you, and it made for a great trip removed from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. Would recommend 100%! If you have the margin in your budget, Pats Place is right on the lake and it looks magnificent. Mark is super nice and graciously gave us an extra stack of logs for the pit.
The Gregory Weekend by Gripmann (Houston TX.) 12/09/2014
My friends have made a yearly tradition of renting a vacation home to get away from the kids and city life in general. This is the perfect spot. It is spacious enough for 6 people to move around comfortable. It's very well maintained. There's a lake nearby, but we barely leave the house. It's equipped with necessary pots and pans to for your normal baking and cooking needs. We were looking to see a trio of female deer hanging right outside the front door. The only bad thing I can say is since we have talked to other people more want to join us and I fear we will outgrow the 7 people capacity.

If you are looking for a good get away this is the place to book.
Exceeded our expectations by David (Houston TX.) 10/13/2014
The Gregory is a spacious and very clean house just a short walk to a shared dock lake side. My brother and I enjoyed fishing on the lake and relaxing in the quiet back covered patios in the evening. I look forward to staying again soon and would highly recommend The Gregory. The other properties surrounding (same owner) also look well maintained.

Overall it was a very pleasant place to stay on a beautiful East Texas lake.
Wonderful getaway! by Denise H. (Columbia LA.) 08/18/2014
Spent a three day stay and wished we could have stayed longer. The owners made us feel very welcome and part of the family. The house was immaculate, comfortable, and perfect for our three generation family with its split bedrooms floor plan. We hope to get the chance to spend more time at this family getaway. The hot tub was a big hit too!
Quiet, lovely retreat by Tammy P 07/13/2014
There is a swing on the porch and shade from numerous trees. We walked the area and all their properties are nicely landscaped. It is probably striking in November with colorful fall foliage. Everything was clean and looked like new, and the kitchen well stocked for cooking. We are already planning a return visit with extended family to stay in one of their larger properties.
WONDERFUL by Shaelyn (Dallas TX.) 06/05/2014
We stayed at the Gregory over the weekend and had an amazing time. Everything was delightful and peaceful. Would definitely recommend this home to anyone that would like to just go away and get out of the city. Thank you for providing us a very nice place to stay. Everything was amazing!
Cousins weekend by Tammy (Ore City TX.) 05/14/2014
This is the second time we have stayed at the Gregory, and it continues to be our favorite!! Everything is so well thought out and detailed for you! We loved sitting out back watching the deer graze only 40' away. Just AWESOME!!!
Family fun! by Alisa C. 03/17/2014
We really enjoyed our stay at the Gregory. The house was spacious & very comfortable. The fire pit was wonderful and the horseshoes & basketball entertaining. The kids loved the hot tub, especially since the weather was too chilly to swim in the lake. The docks are beautiful & allowed for easy access to the canoe. Our favorite experience was seeing the deer in the evening. We would definitely go back.