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Mark And Brenda Copus

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Fantastic Lake Front Home With Huge Decks and Dock!

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

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3 beds, 2 baths Sleeps 7

Awesome view is just that, an awesome home with an awesome view. This lake front home is located on the cool spring fed waters of Houston County Lake. Texas' best kept secret is nestled in the piney woods of East Texas.

You will not feel that you are 2 hours from Houston or Dallas. This new home is clean and loaded with decks and a massive dock with two boat slips and shade cover. Swim from the dock or cast a line and land a trophy bass.

Or use the 4 complimentary kayaks and explore the quiet coves and islands (Bring Life Jackets).

We offer lighted fishing on the dock or shut the light off and amaze yourself with some of the best stargazing this side of West Texas.

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

Our Lake: Houston County Lake is a real gem. It is relatively unknown to most people outside of the area. It seems all our guest that have stayed have fallen in love with the quaint lake and the great swimming and fishing.

The area is reminiscent of small New England towns. Historic Churches and festivals abound.

The hills, trees and creeks make touring an enjoyable past time.

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • 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 2007

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.

What makes this house unique

Awesome View has, well, an awesome view. It's a picturesque home with beautiful gardens and a tremendous amount of decking and dock. It is a great place to get married or simple enjoy family time. We have other homes within and easy walk that make for other possibilities regarding renting.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I am truly looking at an awesome view.

The fireworks are gorgeous, caught tons of fish, will stay here a year. Better than Meme's house!

Joey and Casey

What a fantastic place you have!

The week spent here will be etched in our memories forever!

Your home is beautiful and you have thought of everything!!

Your warm welcome and wonderful hospitality truely made us feel special.

We hope to return in the fall to enjoy this wonderful place whent he landscape is changing.

We will be sure to tell our friends about this perfect spot for a vacation!

Jon and Emily G

Charlotte, North Carolina
Jul 2009
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based on 37 traveler reviews

Fantastic Lake Front Home With Huge Decks and Dock!
average rating of 4.972973 based on 49 reviews
Richmond, TX

Another "Awesome" stay at Awesome View!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd time staying in one of Marc and Brenda's properties. Their is every ammenity one could ask for! The homes are extremely clean and well maintained. We loved fishing and kayaking! LookLooking forward

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words!
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Houston Tx USA

Another Great Stay in Mark And Brenda's Homes

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Awesome View for the second time. The facilities are always spotless and outside areas are beautifully landscaped. This is our fourth stay with them over the past few years. Fishing was mostly about fishing and not as much about catching as in the past. Lots of rain prior to the trip had the lake stirred up. Hope to return again maybe in the summer or next spring.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words and we are glad you found our properties desirable enough to come back for the 4th time. We seem to be doing a lot of repeat business so I guess we are doing something right!!
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Mont Belvieu, Texas

Spring break

  • 5 of 5

Like the name of the house, awesome view! Emaculate kept house. Everything you need for a fun, relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a weekend with some friends- had a great time and were very comfortable. Very pretty setting. Owners are very nice and pleasant.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Richmond, Texas

What a comfortable weekend!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I spent the weekend with my son and two sons-in-law for a men's retreat weekend. Awesome View is aptly named, but the entire home is as comfortable as home. We didn't lack for any comforts, which allowed us to really concentrate on the purpose for our time away. I had a secondary "mission" for the weekend wife asked me to check out as much of the other accommodations as possible, with a view toward a future booking for the entire family. Mark was very gracious in escorting me to a viewing of the two homes large enough to accommodate my whole family of 8 adults and 7 grandchildren. I was thoroughly impressed with the cleanliness and attention of home-like comfort in all of the places. We will not hesitate to book a stay at one of the larger homes for the entire family. Thank you, Mark and Brenda, for your hospitality and your attention to making this home-away-from-home a place to which we can look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome View is the perfect vacation home. All the amenities of your own home with an absolutely Awesome View of Houston County Lake.

I sty with Mark and Brenda Copus every trip to the Crockett area and bring my family along fro Spring Break and other vacation opportunities. The amenities they have are second to none and their hospitality is tops!

You can't go wrong with Vacation Country Rentals, all of their homes are excellent!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thanks so much for all the kind words. We do our best and reviews like these are always appreciated.
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Car: necessary

Boating, hiking, antiquing, Palestine Rusk railroad, and small festivals abound in the heavily forested East Texas areas.


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

Other Activities: Texas State Railroad


Rates & Availability


  • Cleaning fees are included. Plus 8% tax $350 refundable security deposit.
  • Cleaning fees are included.
    ***** Please See Link at Bottom of Page for our Personal Website for More Information and Photos*****
  • Holiday weekends 3 night minimum $900
    One nights stays are $385.00
    ##### Additional unit available to accommodate larger parties##### ***** 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:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Granite counter tops with Ceramic tile showers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunk
  • 3 bedroom home. We request guest hold to a maximum of 7 overnight guest.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The home has an outside shower. Absolutely no smoking or pets. There is no carpet in the home. All floors are Laminate (wood) or tile. The home was completed early 2008. It was totally redone after being gutted. Even the roof was replaced as well as all wiring, insulation and plumbing. The kitchen has accent lighting and Granite counters. ***** Our personal website is VacationCountryRentals dot Com*****

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