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The Gregory

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

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

We are open and have very clean homes.

Property Details

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

Air BnB and VRBO users can view all our property links at the bottom of this page. They Sleep from 6-22 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.

Air BnB additional property links.
Lakeside sleeps 22 Waterfront https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/22398985
Pat's Place sleeps 14: Waterfront https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/22399088
Henry's Hideaway Sleeps 10 WaterView https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/22399174
Awesome View sleeps 7 Waterfront. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/22398929
The Gregory sleeps 7 Lake access https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/22399145
Creekside sleeps 6 Pet Friendly https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/22398957

Booking Calendar

Availability & Booking Calendar

Location

Property Location

Amenities

Amenities

Accommodations
  • Housekeeper Optional
Attractions
  • Health Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo
Entertainment
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heat
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Game Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet - Hi Speed
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Iron and Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Spices
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Leisure
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local
  • Fitness Center
  • Hospital
Location
  • Lake
  • Rural
Outdoor
  • Balcony
  • Bicycle
  • Boat
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Deck/Patio
  • Garden
  • Gas Grill
  • Kayak
  • Veranda
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
Sports
  • Basketball Court
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Fly
  • Fishing Freshwater
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
Themes
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
Policies

Policies

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.

Policies

Taxes
State & County - 8.00%
Fees
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 07/06/2020
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 07/06/2020
Reviews

Guest Reviews

Air BnB Review by Cali J 06/26/2020
“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 06/22/2020
Great place for a family vacation. We will definitely be coming back
Facebook Review: V.C.R. by Deborah J 04/01/2020
Peacefulness. Terrific Owners/Care takers! Family friendly
Homeaway Review by Chris S. 03/22/2020
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. 03/09/2020
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 03/06/2020
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 02/07/2020
Great stay!
Air BnB Review by Amanda 12/13/2019
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 10/23/2019
Clean, spacious and well-labeled to help find everything needed. A wonderful accommodation.
Air BnB Review by Micah M 08/18/2019
Great place to stay. Don’t hesitate to stay its more than worth it
Air BnB Review by Mark C 07/21/2019
Expect an impeccably clean and comfortable house with extra touches you will not find elsewhere.
Air BnB Review by Donna H 07/04/2019
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 04/19/2019
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 09/28/2018
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 08/31/2018
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 07/20/2018
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 06/22/2018
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 02/09/2018
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 10/13/2017
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.) 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.