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Incredible lakefront home with huge decks and your very own kayaks.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

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.

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Mark & Brenda Copus
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Mark & 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 & Brenda Copus purchased this house in 2007

Why Mark & Brenda Copus chose Crockett

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 relax and enjoy family time. We have other homes within and easy walk that make for other possibilities regarding renting. They can be viewed on this site, Contact us for clarification.

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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Crockett House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
  • Dishes & 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.
  • 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
  • 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
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.


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Incredible lakefront home with huge decks and your very own kayaks.
average rating of 4.9215684 based on 63 reviews

Peaceful and Gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about the owners (Mark and Brenda) and staff (Oscar) on how much they make these properties Peaceful and Gorgeous. They have created an atmosphere that will allow you to wind down from the crazy everyday life to let you enjoy the peace and serenity of nature with the trees and water. We stayed in the Awesome View, and the pictures of it on the website does not give it justice that it deserves. The lighting around the massive decks is just breath taking at night. The customer service is out of this world. Mark and Brenda made us feel like family. I cannot tell you how much they made our stay top notch, from helping us with grocery items we forgot at the store, to front door delivery of ice, to explaining the history of all the properties. I can tell you this, our family will be back over and over again!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, what a nice review. We really enjoyed showing you folks our other properties and answering your questions. You were a great group and a lot of fun to see enjoy the lake and it's activities.
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Peace and quiet!!! Found my happy place

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a short weekend trip to celebrate a friends birthday. We all fell in love with the peace and quiet we found here. Would definitely recommend staying here to any and everyone. What a great little find.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You, we're very pleased you enjoyed the home and quiet!
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Great family get away

  • 5 of 5

My family spent Thanksgiving weekend at Awesome View. The home was very clean and the views were amazing. Had a great time and look forward to going back! Will definitely recommend to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Definitely will come back!!

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular view with a neat and clean house. Our hosts were super responsive and kind. Thanks, Breanda and Mark for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing weekend.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful lake home with a wonderful multi tiered series of decks and beautiful landscaping. Will be a special memory for any family. Home very well equipped and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much!
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Awesome July 4th Holiday at Awesome View

  • 5 of 5

Our entire family thoroughly enjoyed the holiday weekend on Houston County Lake at Awesome View. The house was very clean and the landscaping, decking and grounds were immaculate. Our kids had the best time on the kayaks and spent hours fishing from the dock. The fact that someone came by and picked up all the trash each morning was an extra bonus. We're planning to come back each year going forward. Brenda and Mark Copus, the owners, couldn't have been more accommodating and you can see the pride they take in their "Vacation Country Rentals" properties.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thanks so much for the awesome review. You guys were great and we enjoyed having you here. Thanks again!!
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Car: necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • 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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