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The Gregory

  • 3 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 7 Guests

The Gregory

House in Crockett

Stay Information

  • From: $200 per night


Property Details

Enjoy this beautiful roomy home with its many porches, gas grill and firepit. When you're ready for some more fun take the short walk (or drive to your own parking spot) to the stairway leading down to the lake. There you can swim or use the kayaks.

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

Air BnB and VRBO users can contact us for a list of all 6 homes they Sleep from 6-18 All Homes except Creekside are within easy walking distance of each other.

The first thing you notice when driving up to The Gregory is the long porch with the big hanging ferns, in season. Enjoy relaxing on the porch swing while reading a book or enjoy a cup of coffee while watching the deer roam the neighborhood at the cafe table. Park in the large circular driveway or pull down the side of the home.

Head into the home and you'll fall in love with the open concept and large spacious rooms. The home comes with wifi and televisions in every bedroom. The living room T.V. offers Netflix. The master bedroom is spacious and has a large bath with a shower, corner whirlpool and corner double sink vanity. The second king bedroom is also very roomy. The third bedroom is a twin over full bunk designed for kids. Of course the kitchen and dining areas are great and there's a lengthy bar area where everyone can enjoy visiting.
Walk out the rear slider onto the back deck where the gas grill is located. If you prefer, go sit in the cabana, turn on the fan and enjoy the evening. If it's chilly or you simply want a fire, light one with the complimentary stack of firewood. Maybe roast some marshmallows or make smores. Either way you're sure to bond with family or friends.

Head up the road a short distance to the lake and your own private section of pier.
you have a 14'x20' dock to use as well as a fish cleaning station. One of the best parts has to be the kayaks. The cove is small and sheltered (though caution should be used) and perfect for the adventurous souls to explore. People exploring the cove may see birds, deer and beaver. It's very undeveloped and pristine.
Houston County Lake is a beautiful quiet lake nestled in the woods of East Texas. We consider it one of the areas best kept secrets and think you'll agree.

We have many antique shops and one of a kind restaurants. Do some internet searching and see what the area has to offer. Our homes are on Houston County Lake

In memory of Greg "The Big Kahuna" Philipon.

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 King Bed

Bedroom 2

1 King Bed

Bedroom 3

1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed



  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Health Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Cleaning Protocols

  • All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heat
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet - Hi Speed
  • Internet - Wifi
  • Iron and Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Spices
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Fitness Center
  • Hospital


  • Lake
  • Rural


  • Balcony
  • Bicycle
  • Boat
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Deck/Patio
  • Garden
  • Gas Grill
  • Kayak
  • Veranda


  • 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
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic



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.

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.

Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.

Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

79 Guest Reviews

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"Airbnb Review #1032724800585043620 #231409"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #231409


This is a great location with easy walking access to a beautiful lake. We stayed here because we needed the extra rooms for a big family Thanksgiving that we were having at my parents house just across the lake. The house was spotless and very comfortable. It is a perfect retreat if you are looking for a quiet weekend on the water. It's about a 20 minute drive into the town of Crockett from the house where you will find all of the usual stores (walmart, fastfood, gas, restaurants, etc). I highly recommend a stay here!

"Airbnb Review #1003635721615134489 #226667"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #226667


The place was great! We loved the peace and quiet and my kiddos loved seeing all the deer roaming the neighborhood! Will be staying there again in the future!

"Airbnb Review #995034026490476748 #226665"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #226665


The Gregory was great. The boardwalk and dock were excellent. The backdoor living space was perfect. Highly recommend.

"Airbnb Review #992855185017006957 #224683"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #224683


Great location and easy walk to lake. Well appointed kitchen with everything you need for your stay. Enjoyed the lakeside deck and coffee on back decks.

"Airbnb Review #954452566174584467 #210943"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #210943


The place was stunning. We thoroughly enjoyed the stay and will always book with them when booking in the area.

Response From: Mark Copus

We look forward to it, you guys were great guests.

"Airbnb Review #902199727057490670 #199928"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #199928


Stayed a few days for Memorial Day & this place was outstanding!!

"Airbnb Review #896431910783445238 #199090"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #199090


We enjoyed our stay. It’s a really nice house and was a great bargain.

"Airbnb Review #886287508012804732 #197836"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #197836


Great place to stay! Responsive hosts, clean and tidy!

"Airbnb Review #873200993728191289 #195996"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #195996


Everything was wonderful! A hugh front porch! Beautiful decking and outdoor spaces with towering trees! Large rooms and plenty of indoor space. Wildlife - deer, birds, and even a horse outside the fence. The cell phone reception was not good. T-mobile seemed to work but AT&T had no reception at all. This was not a problem for our group. Would highly recommend The Gregory for your next lake adventure!

"Airbnb Review #854391716164227542 #192753"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #192753


I would definitely stay here again. Great property that is well equipped, clean, and comfortable.

"Airbnb Review #781207074245176880 #182276"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #182276


It’s a nice location, great layout, and we loved the outdoor fire pit. Firewood and starter was a nice touch. Brenda was very responsive to any issues that came up. She even brought us skewers to roast marshmallows. Just be sure to watch your step in and out of the front door.

"Airbnb Review"

by Christian S.


The place was prefect, our kids had a great time! Brenda and Mark were superb hosts, we will definitely stay here again.

"Airbnb Review"

by Santos C


Had to come back again! That’s how good it was.

"Airbnb Review"

by Ashlee M


This is the perfect home for a get away. Not to far from the city, but not to close you cant enjoy the country. I loved how organized Brenda and Mark made using the house. they even provide food service menus, map of the lake, and more. They provide start supply of the house, when helped when getting in way late at night. The house is right by the lake, they even provide kayaks for use. You need a house for a perfect get away, this is the house! 10/10.

"Guest Book"

by Chandler & Anhie


Great Time and Great Place to stay. Mark & Brenda thought of everything. We will be back for sure.

Thank You Chandler and Anhie


by Angie


Perfect Getaway w Great Curb Appeal!...The Gregory is Adorable! Property had everything we some. Great Front Porch...enjoyed morning coffee & watching the rain at Night. Bed was comfortable and had plenty of pillows. Loved all the Trees surrounding the home and adding shade. Thoroughly enjoyed fishing from the pier day & night. The Copus obviously take pride in their properties and it shows!

"Airbnb Review"

by Bryan T


Great amenities in the piney woods 🙂

"VRBO Review"

by Margie S


My sisters and I loved our stay at The Gregory. Everything was so well kept and clean. The yards were beautiful. In all it was the perfect place for our annual Sisters Trip.

"Airbnb Review"

by Alisha P


My girlfriends and I stayed at the Gregory for the weekend and absolutely loved it!! The lake and kayaks were amazing we spent about 5hrs on the lake! The home was so cozy we highly recommend this home and or try any other one Mark and Brenda have to offer you will not be disappointed the peacefulness was amazing and definitely priceless coming from the city of San Antonio with all the hustle and bustle it was heaven!! Can’t wait to go back!!

"VRBO Review"

by Andra


Look forward to staying again! Five stars!

"Facebook Review"

by Keri A


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

"VRBO Review"

by David


Beautiful house and property. Enjoyed the stay and will return

"Airbnb Review"

by Arthur M


Great house. great backyard.

"VRBO Review"

by David W


The Gregory is part of a larger development all owned by the same people. The property is terrific, the house we rented was off the lake a short walk, 3 minutes, but still had it’s own dock and kayaks reserved. The dock, steps, entire structure is very sturdy and looks great. The dock has a great view of the water and is a great place to relax whether you want to kayak or not. The house was also very nice, comfortable beds, well stocked with all the dishes, silverware, basics anyone would need. The Wi-Fi works well and they have Roku. The house itself also has a couple of great patios which are very nice places to relax and eat meals, very nicely wooded area. They’ve also thought about a lot of small things to make staying there easier, they’ve labeled the kitchen cabinets, drawers, every light switch, and have plenty of other information around the house to make staying there easy and comfortable. It was mid March when we stayed, but you can tell mosquitoes thrive around the lake, nothing the home owner can do about this, though I think he has a mosquito misting system, so be sure to bring plenty of repellant and other tools to keep them away. This house and property are definitely worth your vacation time. Renters change all the time, but the ones we met while there were very friendly, making it much more pleasant to use the common areas on the docks. Thanks to the owners and we’ll be back!

Owner Response: Hi David and thanks for the nice review. We’re glad you enjoyed the property and do hope to see you back. I did want to clarify the Mosquito situation.. The bugs you saw likely weren’t mosquitos. They do resemble them and are easily mistaken for mosquitos but are quite harmless and do not bite. Periodically they are worse than other times and mostly at night and are attracted to light. We have signs suggesting outside rail lights be used with overhead or porch lights left off. This usually works quite well. We seldom have complaints about mosquitos though they do exist here. I honestly rarely get bit.
A little history on them, these bugs showed up for the first time about 4 years ago, prior to that they were non existent. We were hoping they would disappear with the big freeze but we weren’t so lucky it seems. We aren’t even sure what they are called but we do know they are attracted to light. We do fog for them in the late spring and summer and it helps but the best solution is to minimize lighting, they generally leave you alone but can be annoying at times.
A funny story, when we first moved to the area I was worried about the lake and mosquitos. As time went on and the weather warmed I noticed none of us were getting bit. I was talking with one of the local fisherman and asked why there weren’t many mosquitos and he said “ the fish eat them, they’ll eat the larvae in a heartbeat.”
It seems to have been true!

"Google Review"

by Leyla A


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!!’

"VRBO Review"

by Steve W


Owners were awesome people. Great place for a get away!

Owner Response: Thank you Steve, it was great meeting you both. We hope to see you again soon.

"VRBO & Guest Book Review"

by Daniel H


The Gregory was the perfect home for us while we were in Crockett visiting with Family for Thanksgiving. We look forward to another visit in the future.

Guest Book: Came to Crockett to spend time with family and friends for Thanksgiving. Had a great time, Home was well prepared for our arrival. Love this house and look forward to spending time here again.

"VRBO & Guest Book Review"

by The Mayo Family


This location is just beautiful. The peace and quiet were just what we needed. The house was immaculate! They thought of everything you might need. The fire pit in the back provided a great time for smores and ghost stories. We will be back!

Guest Book:
We enjoyed our stay! This was a great way toi visit our son and meet his new girlfriend. The peacefulness was so nice. The weather didn't cooperate very well, but we spent a lot of time playing games and loved the fire pit. Making smores and telling ghost stories at this time of year was perfect. The house is great! You've thought of everything to make the stay comfortable and fun. We will be back!

"Air BnB Review"

by Martha D


“The Gregory is a perfect getaway for a small family. During our stay we enjoyed the private dock, where we fished and kayaked; the ample backyard space; the fire pit for roasting marshmallows; the grill for grilling great food; and the front porch swing to relax and watch the deer. This is a great value for this location, especially for a family wanting to spend as much time as possible outdoors. While the dock is not immediately adjacent to the house, it’s a short walk away, and not a problem at all. The dock has a picnic table with umbrella, fish cleaning station, and five kayaks with oars (there are life vests in the house). Needless to say, our kiddos were in heaven. The house is super clean, and very cozy. Recommend bringing a few extra bath towels if you don’t want to do a lot of laundry (the hosts are upfront about that, so this is not a negative criticism, just a tip for your visit!). House is not super sound proof so if you have kiddos sensitive to noise and want to watch a movie (or have other kiddos who are loud), it may be worthwhile to bring a sleep machine. Living room couch is super comfortable. Beds and pillows are good, too. Master bathroom is nice, though we couldn’t figure out the whirlpool tub to work (likely user error). The backyard is awesome. Lots of green space to play, multiple areas to eat, two grills (gas and charcoal), and a fire pit that was cleverly placed so you can see the stars (as the rest of the property is blanketed in beautiful, massive tree cover). Front porch is straight out of a country song with a porch swing and table and chairs. Both the hosts and the caretakers in the property are super lovely, kind, and responsive. This is a phenomenal value and highly recommend you book your next visit!”

"Air BnB Review"

by Teresa M


“Great family place to stay for a weekend. Our family enjoyed fishing and kayaking at the lake and seeing deer on our walks. I would recommend.”

"VRBO & Guest Book Review"

by Martha G & Family


The Gregory is a nice house. It is well laid out and well stocked. The outdoor space is so pleasant. I drank my morning coffee from the front porch swing. My youngest child and I went looking for (and found) many deer. My husband and I enjoyed beers on the dock while watching the sunset. The whole family enjoyed a meal of grilled steaks on the back porch and s'mores toasted over the firepit. The property as a whole is so pretty and thoughtfully put together. We enjoyed our leisure time at the lake. Also, Crockett isn't a far drive and had the conveniences we needed.

Our kids had a 3 day weekend off from school. We enjoyed very much our lake getaway. The area is beautiful and the accommodations were just right.

"VRBO Review"

by Roman S


We spent a week at the Gregory house by the lake. What a great little community and surrounding nature. We had access to our own private fishing dock complete with picnic table & umbrella. We utilized the kayaks and just had the best time jumping off the dock and swimming. The management seems to take a lot of pride in the property and the community. We can't wait to come back and enjoy the peace and solitude.

"Guest Book Review"

by Bradley N.


Thank you for providing us a nice getaway from the busy/crazy life in Houston. We will definitely be back!

"VRBO/Guest Book Review"

by Allen H


We really enjoyed our stay. The house was very clean and everything was well labeled and easy to figure out. The property owners were very nice and easily accessible. We also enjoyed the use of the kayaks and fishing dock.

Guest Book Review: We thoroughly enjoyed staying here for a little family getaway. The house was perfect, we hope to visit again.

Owner Response: Thanks so much for the nice reviews. We're very happy you enjoyed The Gregory and the dock area.

"VRBO Review"

by Evan


This was the perfect covid friendly property to getaway from all the stresses of city living.

"Air BnB & Guests Book Review"

by Alyssa


“Great space and great location! Loved how spacious the house was and the surrounding area was beautiful! Mark and Brenda also graciously let us check-in early as we were evacuating from Hurricane Laura. We will definitely be back!”

Guest Book: The Gregory is an amazing, one of a kind get away! What a total delight to stay during an evacuation from Hurricane Laura. This little piece of heaven changed my entire attitude.. The home is beautiful and the surroundings are dreamy! We will be back-loved this "gem" in the wilderness

"Guest Book Review"

by Eric T


We enjoyed our stay at The Gregory! Thank you for your hospitality! Everything was lovely and the kids had a great time at the lake!

"Guest Book Review"

by Dan R.


We loved staying here! Our 4 boys learned to kayak and loved it! Thank you for your hospitality! We will be back for sure!

Owner Response: Awesome, so glad to hear the kids had a great tiem. We look forward to seeing you again.

"Guest Book Review"

by Daphne F


We came with our daughter and her family for two days. Thank you for sharing your home with us. It is so peaceful here. All of the places here look very relaxing and serene. Thank you Again. We came here from Beaumont Texas and it was just what we needed. We will be back come Christmas

Owner Response:
Thank You, it was nice meeting and chatting with you folks. I'm glad you booked our Creekside home for Christmas, you should really enjoy it!!!

"Guest Book Review"

by Oscar M


This place was really cool, but really chill. It was a nice getaway from all the mess that's going on right now. So basically it was a nice isolated Vacay. Anyways Thanks!

Jas 14 yrs
P.S. say our goodbyes to Cynthia and Derek the deer, Koichi the Daddy Long Legs, Fernando the frog, Weesnaw the horse, and last Harold the water measuring tool thingy that was in the lake. and Siren Head ( I didn't forget hime, he was a big branch so don't worry) and if you see a pink and white volleyball it was ours.

Owner response: I had no idea all these critters had names. Especially the branch. If only you had left pictures of Cynthia and Derek I'd know which two of the hundreds they were. In the meantime, we will keep our eyes peeled for that volleyball.

"VRBO Review"

by Lana


The property is little one friendly; the house decor, the back yard, and the location. The two king size beds are very comfortable, the rooms were perfect size, the common area is great. The house is just a little walk away from the lake which means we could go swim when we wanted but the little one could run around and we weren't worried about him running to the water. The owner is very friendly and answered all our questions quickly. Totally recommend this place!

"Guest Book Review"

by The Fullers


Nice Break and way to celebrate our Anniversary. We will be back.

The Fullers. Batson Texas

"VRBO Review"

by Karine


Very clean property, comfortable, well furnished and equiped. The garden is lovely and well-maintained. There is dock where you have access to kayaks and you can go fishing in the lake. This is a safe area if you have kids and it is only few minutes away by walk from the property. We had a very good experience overall and would recommend this place if you are looking for a getaway as a family.

"VRBO Review"

by Amanda Z


We had our family and some friends together. Everyone had a blast. It’s a walk to the water and those stairs are a kicker but it was well worth the sore calves. Quiet neighborhood and everyone was very nice. We will be returning!

Owner Response: Thank you Amanda. We often joke "Where else can you go on Vacation and get healthy! We do hope you utilized the parking spot at the top of the stairs and utilized the benches on the stairway for periodic rest. The hills are what attracted us to the area. It can be a workout but as you say, It's worth it!!!

"Air BnB Review"

by Hannah C.


“Our family had an AMAZING experience staying at the Gregory House. We booked our vacation during Covid and were very pleased with the cleanliness of the home. We enjoyed the privacy of the backyard-fitted with gas and charcoal grill, large patio table, separate covered cabana with table and fire pit with wood and starters included. Just a short walk away, there is a designated staircase leading down to a pier with kayaks and picnic table with umbrella ready host your family adventures. Communication with Brenda was perfect, she responded promptly with any questions we had. We will definitely be back!”

"Air BnB Review"

by Cali J


“We had such a fun Girls-Getaway weekend! We enjoyed the lake and kayaks, along with the fire pit and relaxing atmosphere of the house. We enjoyed The Gregory so much and wish we could have stayed longer. We can't wait to go back!”

We enjoyed meeting you and learning more about the Zip Line, we're going to try it out after what you told us. lol We look forward to your return visit!!!

"Homeaway Review"

by Ismaela G


Great place for a family vacation. We will definitely be coming back

"Facebook Review: V.C.R."

by Deborah J


Peacefulness. Terrific Owners/Care takers! Family friendly

"Homeaway Review"

by Chris S.


If you're looking to spend some time 1) out of the city 2) near a lake 3) somewhere quiet and relaxing 4) a clean, comfortable, and family friendly - this is it!!! The owners have done such a fantastic job making the renter experience perfect...this place deserves 6-stars in every category. We'll be back and can't wait until our next visit to Crockett.

"Air BnB Review"

by Christine R.


Mark & Brenda’s place was incredible. Our stay at the Gregory was perfect. The house was very clean, furnished to comfort, and included the most important amenities. We really enjoyed cooking on the grill provided outside and relaxing by the fire pit. The access to the lake and basketball court also made our stay very enjoyable. We are definitely coming back, and bringing more people with us, hopefully at Pat’s Place, to get a taste of our wonderful experience here. Thank you so much to Mark & Brenda for being great hosts and making this possible!!!

"Air BnB Review"

by Amanda D


Extremely clean property - immaculate! Brenda & Mark allowed us to park our stock trailer in the driveway & even allowed us to check-in an hour early. We were in town for a Longhorn Cattle auction & found this great place to enjoy for our stay. In the evening we sat on the back porch, sharing a glass of wine & watching the deer bed down behind the house! In the mornings, we took a walk along side the lake view! Very relaxing weekend!

"Air BnB Review"

by Lauren K


Great stay!

"Air BnB Review"

by Amanda


What a wonderful week I spent at The Gregory. I felt like I was home, and the lake is beautiful and just a short walk away. The backyard at The Gregory is so inviting, with a large deck with two grill areas, a gazebo, a perfect place for a cookout for a gathering of friends and family, as well as the spacious, open-concept interior of the home and relaxing front porch. Mark and Brenda were amazing hosts, and I am looking forward to returning to The Gregory!

"Air BnB Review"

by Sallie


Clean, spacious and well-labeled to help find everything needed. A wonderful accommodation.

"Air BnB Review"

by Micah M


Great place to stay. Don’t hesitate to stay its more than worth it

"Air BnB Review"

by Mark C


Expect an impeccably clean and comfortable house with extra touches you will not find elsewhere.

"Air BnB Review"

by Donna H


This home is beautiful and large rooms. It was a short walk to the lake and there are quite a few steps but they do have one spot assigned for The Gregory at the tops of the stairs if you would rather drive. We grilled and roasted marshmallows in the firepit. My favorite spot was the front porch swing where I could drink my morning coffee and watch the deer.

"Air BnB Review"

by Latoya S


You will enjoy this stay. Cooking out, the lake life, making s'mores outside was just a few of our favs. Walmart and other restaurants near by. Owners are great and near by but privacy was not a issue. We will revisit but try a different property to check those out.

"Air BnB Review"

by Sarah H


Mark and Brenda we're amazing hosts and so helpful and responsive. The place we stayed was so clean and comfortable, and spacious. Great weather for swimming, fishing, kayaking, and having a BBQ and fire in the fire pit. Mark and Brenda also gave us a tour of their available properties and we would love to come again with a larger group and stay in one of their other beautiful lake front properties.

"Air BnB Review"

by Elliot B


Awesome space in a great location with stellar hosts and hospitality! Great house with a great backyard, spacious patios, and large covered front porch. Comfy couches. Plenty of pillows. Washer and dryer stocked with detergent. The lake is a short walk away and just great. Trees everywhere and plenty of deer out and about. Hosts really helped make the visit - super responsive, personable, happy to help, and just great. Highly recommend y'all check this place out!

"Facebook Review: Vacation Country Rentals"

by Sarah H


Mark and Brenda were wonderful hosts and fun to talk to. They have several lovely rental places and everything is so clean and nice. Very well kept grounds too. We had a wonderful time staying on the lake and would definitely recommend to anyone.

"Air BnB Review"

by Orlando F


This place is a hidden gem in the East Texas Piney Woods. All of us (two couples and three kids) were able to stay in comfort in this very spacious house. The owners are always easy to contact in case you need anything, and they are eager to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. The property has plenty of parking, is meticulously maintained (inside and out), and has easy lake access. The pictures say everything. This place has all the potential for whatever you make it: - Wanna cook? Bring all the fixings because there's a full-size kitchen with plenty of seating. Or, you can eat on the private (and covered) deck out back. - Wanna swim? Walk down to the lake, grab a kayak or just jump off the dock (kayaks included). - Wanna fish? Bring your poles and fish right off the dock (dock included). - Wanna sit by the fire and cook smores? Head out back with the whole family and light a fire in your own private fire-pit (firewood included). - Wanna spend a quiet night with your special someone? Snuggle up with your special someone on the back deck and check out the stars. - Wanna watch a movie with the family? Why with all the great outdoors? Nonetheless, there are TV’s in each bedroom as well as one in the living room. - Wanna go for a hike? Walk down the dirt-road under plenty of shade trees and check out all kinds of wildlife.

"Air BnB Review"

by Drew C


When we first rolled into the driveway, we were blown away by how big the deck was! We got ourselves into the home and were amazed by the open living room and kitchen concept! Three bedrooms and two bathrooms were clean and tidy. Two of rooms I believe had King Size beds and the third had a bunk bed setup (bottom was a full, top was a twin). All bedrooms and living rooms had TVs but we were too busy enjoying what the area had to offer! We missed out on using the Kayaks but Mark and Brenda were very accommodating to our group.

"Facebook Review: Vacation Country Rentals"

by Christina H


We stayed at The Gregory, and could not have asked for a more relaxing few days!! The home was very modern, well furnished, and had a lot of peace and quiet with 2 outdoor seating areas, and lots of trees in a beautifully maintained yard. We were near lots of deer, raccoon, and squirrels wherever we looked. Our boys (6 & 2) had lots of fun making memories. The lake was a short walk up the hill, and had a private dock access to the lake. We enjoyed our stay, and are looking forward to coming back!!

Owner response:
We’re very happy you enjoyed your stay and are grateful for your nice review. We hope to see you return. Thank you

"Quiet getaway"

by Angie B. (Jersey Village TX.)


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


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.


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.


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


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.)


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


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.


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.)


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.)


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.)


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


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.


by Shaelyn (Dallas TX.)


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.)


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.


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.

from $200 / night


Oct 9-14

The ever popular and beautiful Gregory home. 3 large bedrooms, dock and the ever important country setting.

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.

Kayak or float out to the swim platform that for use by all homes.

Enjoy an fire on those chilly nights

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.

Guests enjoying the kayaks and lake.

Have a larger group? We have additional homes. Corporate events, re-unions and weddings are common.

The front porch with table, chairs and a swing. The perfect spot for a book.

Houston County Lake is spring fed and stays close to level year round .

Houston County Lake is known as one of Texas' top Bass lakes.

There is a fish cleaning station for your use.

If you need more space we can help. We also have an event center that can be rented.

It's not just beautiful in the summer! Spring flowers. fall colors or winter snows make for a beautiful lake.

The Gregory is 1500 sq' of home. It has great rear decking as well as a great front porch!

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.

Our Guests enjoy the open floor plan and amenities of the home.

The Kitchen is well stocked for most culinary adventures.

The cozy and comfortable Master Bedroom.

Grab a book, send your spouse to the lake with the kids and put your feet up!!

The Master bathroom with separate shower and whirlpool tub.

The third bedroom is a twin over full bunk with a flat screen television and basic cable.

The ever popular and beautiful Gregory home. 3 large bedrooms, dock and the ever important country setting.

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.

Kayak or float out to the swim platform that for use by all homes.

Enjoy an fire on those chilly nights

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.

Guests enjoying the kayaks and lake.

Have a larger group? We have additional homes. Corporate events, re-unions and weddings are common.

The front porch with table, chairs and a swing. The perfect spot for a book.

Houston County Lake is spring fed and stays close to level year round .

Houston County Lake is known as one of Texas' top Bass lakes.

There is a fish cleaning station for your use.

If you need more space we can help. We also have an event center that can be rented.

It's not just beautiful in the summer! Spring flowers. fall colors or winter snows make for a beautiful lake.

The Gregory is 1500 sq' of home. It has great rear decking as well as a great front porch!

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.

Our Guests enjoy the open floor plan and amenities of the home.

The Kitchen is well stocked for most culinary adventures.

The cozy and comfortable Master Bedroom.

Grab a book, send your spouse to the lake with the kids and put your feet up!!

The Master bathroom with separate shower and whirlpool tub.

The third bedroom is a twin over full bunk with a flat screen television and basic cable.