Spacious Lakehouse for 32 on 3 acres, private cove, huge hilltop shaded deck
About Bruce Peck
Houstonian for 51 yrs, married with 3 grown chilren, "I wanted to have a secluded family home away from the distractions of the big city, to strengthen family values and enjoy quality time together. Lake-life with large shaded decks surrounded by old-school group games provide personal interaction, so we enjoy sand and pool volleyball, ping pong, billards, board games, softball, boating, (waterskiing, tubing, fishing) and the large indoor heated swimming pool....any time. We would like to invite your family to reconnect with loved ones at our home, with memories to last a lifetime!
Bruce Peck purchased this Lodge in 2009
Why Bruce Peck chose Willis
Large for group accommodations (WEDDINGS, & FAMILY REUNIONS up to 250) with resort style amenities & secluded acreage on the water, with a boat launch, good fishing,yet only 3.3mi.west of I45, and 5 min. from new supermarket and dining.
What makes this Lodge unique
A unique setting for your perfect Destination Outdoor Wedding & Reception, with the convenience of the entire Wedding Party and close family and friends celebrating together thru that Special Weekend. Three site styles offer more personalized choices: 1)Private Ceremony on lush lawn, or 2)cove-side dock or 270 degree waterfront peninsula setting for up to to 120, 3) 2nd story lake view deck/front porch (2200sf) for 150 guests under a canopy of pecan shade, and gorgeous orange sunsets!
Pool / Spa
Pets allowed - DOGS NO CATS +$20 FEE/NT +$100 PET DEPOSITDOGS NO CATS +$20 FEE/NT +$100 PET DEPOSIT
No smoking - NO SMOKING ON THE PORCH CLOSE TO DOORS NO SMOKING ON THE PORCH CLOSE TO DOORS
Max guests: 32
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We had 31 people stay over spring break. The kids had such an awesome time! Bruce and Cheryl were very responsive and thoughtful!
80th birthday celebration
This was actually the second time we stayed at Serenity Cove Resort. This occasion was for my Mother’s 80th birthday celebration and we were very pleased with the accommodations. Both Bruce and his wife were helpful with any questions or concerns we may have had. A total of 18 adults and 6 children had no problem with sleeping, eating or entertainment for the weekend. The view of the lake was nice and an added bonus were 2 bald eagles that nest in plain view. Would definitely recommend to anyone with a group wanting a common area that they can spend time together.
Great venue for large parties
Had a great time with friends and family over the weekend. Was great talking to Mr. Peck and there is ample room and space for multiple guests to enjoy!
Glad your retreat was a success! We offer the most interior and exterior amenities so larger groups can make lasting memories, time after time... regardless of the weather.
Went great! Perfect house for a bunch of teenagers.
Always a good time. Fourth time renting.
Thank-you for your 4th stay with us. Your group was very well chaperoned as usual !
Come back soon... May is prom season
Lots of fun for large family gatherings!
We cannot say enough how much fun we had. From the ages of 2 through 79, everyone could find something to do. Many rooms calling for group chats, board games, card games, etc. We played pool, swam in the indoor pool, fishing, volleyball, and on. The property is secluded and quiet. We have been there 3 times - and loved every minute of it.
We love our repeat customers and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay here and were able to use the amenities the property has to offer. We are glad you appreciate the peaceful atmosphere and unique amenities here on Lake Conroe including the indoor pool and we hope to host your group again in the future! Thank You and may God bless you!
I got a mold infection from this house
-Mold in the ventilation system. My doctor showed that I and my family do have minor lung infections from mold. This is one of the worst feelings I have ever had and am trying to contain the mold before it gets into my upper respiratory system.
-Back porch guardrail baluster spacing did not meet code of 4” on center. We were concerned the kids would fall through the rail and drop 10-15 feet.
-Entryway stone stairs were very steep and uneven. They definitely do not meet code and I smashed my toes on the steps in attempting to navigate the unevenness while carrying a bag.
-Pool room wreaked of chlorine - which ironically I have found out is typically indicative of not enough chlorine. With as generally dirty of a place as this is, that is concerning.
-Master bedroom bath tub did not have a functional stopper, so when my daughter threw up from being sick, we didn’t have a place to bathe her. The stoppers provided did nothing to keep water in the tub, and the owner recommended that I create my own stopper.
SUMMARY: We were very sorry to learn that one of our guest became ill during their large groups stay at our home.....BUT FROM GUESTS SUBMITTED TOXICOLOGY REPORT, NO MOLD CAME FROM OUR HOUSE.
Being accused of making someone sick, before a Dr's visit, the day after departing is disconcerting and naturally a health concern for our future guests, so we asked for any evidence to act on. A requested large refund on money not received from a future stay concluded guests initial "mold" email. From the offered toxicology report five days later, disclosed 39% Aureobasidium Pullalans (via wikipedia) is a non toxic epiphyte, typically found on unwashed fruit and vegetables, which would explain the daughter throwing-up.... followed by 46% Candida in 3 forms originating from average to poor personal hygiene; with 15% various common non toxic varieties.... but 0% Stachybotrys Chartarum, the toxic mold from flooding or extended roof leakage, that homeowners fear, not from working HVAC, A/C systems. This was explained in a timely email. In response this review was then filed and published, followed by 2 internal customer complaints with vrbo and HomeAway. With the same explanation and evidence offered, both complaints were dismissed and our membership in a good standing continues.
Minor issues addressed: 1)To our knowledge since we manage and prepare interior and ext.... all bathtubs have builtin stoppers or rubber stoppers and are functioning properly, but 1 of the other 15 guests could have set one aside not to be found when another guest wanted it. 2) The stairs were professionally designed and built to code, however one step needed replacement and a small mis-measurement could have been cause for the toe stubbing, the only one reported since 11/2009. The deck railing has a typical bottom 2"x4" rail , 10"
up negating the interior rule of 4' picket or style spacing with no bottom rail. And lastly 3) "poolhouse wreaked of Chlorine,... is indicative of not enough Chlorine." I believe all future guests would welcome the disinfecting use and therefore smell of chlorine.
All this was explained to the guest in emails prior to the Review and 2 complaint filings. We try to accommodate ALL guests preferably during their stay, or in timely emails to their issues afterwards (Proof upon request) and hope this detailed response removes any doubt of our intent and action to make your groups experience at Serenity Cove Lodge an enjoyable and memorable one! We still are the only area vacation rental to offer tours when necessary so we may earn your trust and approval first hand!
Sand Volleyball Court on Premise, and Putting green. Onsite Lake and Creek Fishing, With views across Lake Conroe of Sam Houston National forest from wildlife peninsula (hiking and motorcycle trails)