|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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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.
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 & Brenda Copus purchased this house in 2009
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.
We had a wonderful time at "The Gregory" as we celebrated Thanksgiving!
Thanks you for all the wonderful touches the home provided.
We loved toasting marshmallows and relaxing in the Jacuzzi tubs.
The "T" family
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
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!
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!
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.....................
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!
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.
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*****