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Mark And Brenda Copus

Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english

The Gregory, A Beautiful Lake Area Rental with Private dock.

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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East Texas House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 7, two Master bedrooms.

The Gregory is a full time Vacation Rental, no owners closet or pictures of someone else family. It is used exclusively for rental purposes.

This home has private access to the lake, swim or fish off the private dock. It shares a stairway with Henry's Hideway (one of our other properties) and each has it's own 14'x20' dock as well as a fish cleaning station.

This fine home sits within 150 yards of beautiful Houston County lake near Crockett, TX. This spring fed lake has cool clean water year round and is the perfect lake to fish, boat or swim in. For all the details this well maintained home has to offer visit our web site.

***** Please See Link at Bottom of Page for our Personal Website for More Information and Photos*****

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 live near by and are here to help but will not hinder.

We have many antique shops and one of a kind restaurants. Just take the time to do a little virtual exploring using our website before you arrive. We are eager to help you have a great stay and work hard to keep the home in great condition.

The Home: My wife and I decided to start our Vacation Rental business in 2007. We labored and built the Gregory from scratch.

Of course my building background in Houston was helpful in assuring a well built quality home.

All our homes are built to be full time Vacation homes. You will notice many touches you would only see in expensive custom homes. We consistently receive great and positive reviews and we work hard to keep it that way. Stay with us, you'll be glad you did. Mark & Brenda Copus

Please note we no longer have a hot tub available for use.

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mark And Brenda Copus (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Mark And Brenda Copus

Brenda and I were attracted to East Texas because of its natural beauty. The rolling hills, creeks and heavily forested areas reminded us of our native New England.

When we first visited Houston County Lake we were hooked. We left the hustle and bustle of Spring (Houston) and settled for the small town charm and the prospects of building a Vacation Rental Business.

We built our first home (The Gregory) in 2007. Of course my business had been a life time of owning my own construction/ remodeling company in Houston. We labored on all our homes and were able to build them for much less than market pricing. This gave us the opportunity to rent well built, clean and maintained homes for much less than most any others could.

The Gregory was followed by Awesome View and eventually Creekside. All our homes are used solely for Vacation Rentals.

I was originally born in England and was young when my folks emigrated to Canada and eventually the U.S. with 4 kids in tow. You may notice the English connection with my love of gardening, something I credit my late Mother for instilling in me.

We work hard to provide a clean, comfortable and quality home at an affordable price, we think we do quite well at providing just that! We look forward to providing the same for you, your family and friends.

As always, help is a phone call away.

Mark And Brenda Copus purchased this house in 2009

Why Mark And Brenda Copus chose East Texas

As mentioned, our love of the area stemmed from its natural beauty and the fantastic spring fed lake Crockett had to offer.

We felt the location between Houston and Dallas would afford many the opportunity of a more central meeting area that seemed to be lacking elsewhere. We also felt the proximity and short drive would attract people for short getaways as well as loner family vacations.

We attract motorcyclist that want to enjoy the twisty country roads with nice elevation changes as well as dirt bikers seeking of road experiences.

We attract, birders, hikers, fisherman, and all sorts of people….perhaps most importantly, we attract families. As parents of 5 children we most enjoy hearing of families “re-bonding” and leaving with big smiles and tales of monster fish being caught.

It’s these moments that make the job of providing homes for vacationing families so much fun.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I hope we can stay again. It was asome. I likes the big lack so that I can knee bord. Thank you so much

Dusty, Gary and Natalie

We had a great time. The house had everything we needed to relax and have fun. We are already planning a trip back next year.

Heidi and Rodney M

Houston, Tx.
Jun 2009
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The Gregory, A Beautiful Lake Area Rental with Private dock.
average rating of 4.969697 based on 40 reviews

Peaceful, Beautiful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Feb. 19-21 2010

Thank you for the wonderful accommodations. It was such a peaceful & relaxing weekend away. We love your house and can tell you put a lot of time & love into building and decorating it. The hot tub, jacuzzi & decks were great. Everything was comfortable& felt just like home but better. I hope we can return this summer to enjoy the other home and bring our daughter. Thanks again

Jessica & John D. Lufkin, Tx

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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.....................

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, Texas

Julie C.

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Allen, TX

Girls Weekend Away

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Scene, Great People

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words Nic. We take pride in all our properties and try our best to make every guest happy. We hope to see you again and maybe you can come with a few more friends and enjoy Pat's Place next time.
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Houston, TX

The Gregory Weekend

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you folks are still enjoying the home. It's also nice to see our continuous maintenance efforts noticed, thanks! As far as outgrowing, we have five more homes with 3 sleeping more people. All the way up to 22 in one home. If you outgrow those, they're all near each other so you can rent more than one. Bring your friends! :-)
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Car: necessary

Located 9 miles outside of Crockett at Houston County Lake. It is Texas' best kept secret. This 1400 acre spring fed lake stays cool and great for swimming all summer long, 2.5 hours from Dallas and under 2 hours from Houston. ***** Please See Link at Bottom of Page for our Personal Website for More Information and Photos*****


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East Texas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All linens and towels are included.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    3rd Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , (bunk beds)
  • Both Masters are 16' x 14' and have plenty of closet space. Bedroom three has a bunk with a double below and a twin on top. All bedrooms have t.v.'s and cable.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
There is no carpet in the home. All floors are tile or laminate flooring. Great for those that suffer allergies associated with carpet! ***** Our personal website is VacationCountryRentals dot Com*****

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