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A Stunning Home with Docks, Porches, Covers, Decks & Boat House.

Bedrooms 7
Space 4,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Need more space? We have more homes in the immediate area listed on Homeaway.

We listed our 6 homes with Homeaway listing numbers at the bottom of this page. The new event hall is ready for weddings, reunions or corporate events.

Lakeside has been remodeled from top to bottom, new flooring, paint, decks, dock...even door knobs, fans and kitchen back-splash tile.

The huge kitchen has plenty of room for all your guest. It has 2 refrigerators (one in the large pantry) for your convenience. We also have local catering available for those nights you don't want to cook. Ask for details in advance.

The huge 28' x 24' lower deck overlooks the water and has a fire-pit in the middle of it for those chilly evenings or balmy night fire.

The light show at night can be impressive, from the lighted bridge to the 'over the water' deck with lighting underneath. Of course, if you prefer star gazing, they can all be shut down by the switches located around the property with advanced notice.

The massive wrap around porch is a great place to enjoy a relaxing time looking at the lake with family and friends. Enjoy a meal while watching the sunset with family members.

Lakeside faces west which offers amazing sunsets, the added bonus is the shade that is available around the home.

The front Gazebo is a great place to getaway from the crowds for a little "me" time. It is a private and quiet area. In the spring it is loaded with blooming Azaleas and flowering Red Buds as well as Dogwoods. The brook that is pumped up from the lake trickles down beside the stone walkway making a magical water sound that can leave one in a trance like state.

The home has substantial parking for 10-12 vehicles with a little strategic parking. We can arrange for additional parking with a little advance notice.

As you walk up to the home you notice the entry porch with table, chairs, fan and a gas grill with a large tank so you don't run out in the middle of grilling.

You walk through the entry door and see the game table, couch and end tables, this has become a favorite area with those that like a little space.

A few steps around the corner and the home opens into the huge kitchen, dining, living room areas. Kitchens are always "the place" to hang out and Lakesides is no different. The home has a tremendous flow to it.

The 7 bedrooms consist of 5 kings, one queen, and one large room with two sets of bunks (full bottoms, twin tops). The huge upper game-room has a large corner couch, additional couch a 47' flat screen with Netflix as well as 2 more sets of bunks. The game-room also has a full sized table and chairs, a small refrigerator, microwave and sink.

The home has 4 bathrooms, 3 are very large and could be considered small rooms by some standards. They are modern and clean.

The master bedroom is huge and has it's own sitting area, I don't want to say too much, but....I would do what I could to scoff it before anyone else

We are able to house up to 66 people on assigned bedding if all houses are rented. Only registered guests are allowed due to insurance requirements.

House limits are set for each property and are expected to be honored. Sorry, we have to be very strict on this.

Lakeside comes with an assortment of boats. You are responsible for the safety of your guests and we ask you wear life jackets as required by law. The game warden has issued expensive tickets to violators.

Houston County lake was Texas' top bass lake prior to Lake Fork, it is still listed as a lake likely to produce a record Bass. It is one of the few lakes not fed by the Trinity River. Little Elkhart creek is its primary source water along with countless underground springs. The lake is considered a constant level lake and varies little compared with most lakes.

Spring Creek golf club is located less that 5 miles from the homes. Fishing guides are available with advance notice. Crockett has lots of antique shops and one of a kind restaurants. Please contact us for updated information.

Crockett and the surrounding towns have a multitude of festivals including The Lovefest in Lovelady, Christmas on the Square in Crockett, The Peanut Festival in Grapeland and Christmas in Kennard.

The Texas State railroad is a beautiful 45 minute country drive. It features old steam trains and travels to Rusk Texas.

Our other properties:

Pat's Place (next door) Sleeps 14 H.A. #3600685 VRBO Same

Lakeside (This home) Sleeps 22 H.A. #3725091 VRBO Same

Henry's Hideaway (Across the street) sleeps 10 H.A. # 3568535 VRBO Same

Awesome View (2 doors away.) sleeps 7 H.A. # 184217 VRBO 263121

The Gregory (Short Walk) sleeps 7 H.A. #163741 VRBO 292683

Creekside (5 miles away) sleeps up to 6 H.A. #902052 VRBO 365110

We also have an event hall. (contact us for details).

Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We are here to help.

More Details

Property Manager
Mark & Brenda Copus
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Mark & Brenda Copus

Brenda and I grew up in Massachusetts and moved to Texas back in 1978. We lived in Spring outside of Houston where we raised about half of our 5 kids. When Spring became Houston I couldn't take the urban sprawl and wanted to pull the plug.

We decided on Houston County Lake outside of Crockett because of the terrain and plentiful trees and wildlife.

It reminded us very much of New England.

We raised the last of our kids and they attended a small school in Latexo, a town of 200 or so just east of the lake.

The last child is now going through college and we have been fortunate to see the first 4 graduate U.T. Austin...with the 5th to follow.

As corny as it may sound, a very large part of the reason we pursued the vacation rental business is the enjoyment we get from watching and hearing about families re-bonding and kids catching their first or biggest fish.

It's a very rewarding business.

Mark & Brenda Copus purchased this house in 2014

Why Mark & Brenda Copus chose Crockett

Lakeside was the final piece of the puzzle that gave us ownership of the whole end of the cove. Unfortunately an illness forced our neighbors to sell and we were able help them move forward with the purchase. It was a win win for all.

We immediately moved forward and removed all flooring, removed walls etc and painted the home. It is a very large and spacious home and is our first handicap accessible home.

What makes this house unique

Lakeside sets on two lake lots with over 150' of lake frontage. The sprawling lake side deck allows for large groups to converge and enjoy outdoor meals or one of our many beautiful sunsets.

It is the perfect spot for families to get together and 're-bond'. The lake is amazing and very quiet. It's a lot of fun to grab a kayak or boat of some sort and check out the cove area. The area is not over developed and still has that country feel that most other lakes don't have.


Crockett House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 4700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Max. adults: 22
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master
  • 4 bathrooms 3 with showers one with tub shower combo.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , There are two twin over full bunkbeds in this large room.
  • Lakeside sleeps 22 (maximum) with additional home rentals we are able to house up to 60 people. Contact us for details.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
We are happy to provide a list of local caterers.


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A Stunning Home with Docks, Porches, Covers, Decks & Boat House.
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews
Garland, TX

Beautiful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This house was beautiful. The house, grounds, lake and all amenities were exactly as promised. I didn't think it could live up to what was promised, but it did!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's very nice to hear. Our staff works hard and it's always lifting to hear we succeeded. Thank You.
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Stunning views and cozy home

  • 5 of 5

We've rented this house for a couple of times with our friends and we've loved it! House is very nice, all appliances are updated, clean, very comfy, plenty of room for all of us, kitchen has all you need. Deck is really nice, and everything is so well thought trough when made. Lake views are amazing, fire place is just so nice and cozy. We are definitely coming back. Thank you Mark and Brenda for having us and being very nice and responsive to all our needs and requests!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!!!

  • 5 of 5

The place was amazing!!! We had 16 people and felt like there was tons of space for everyone. Mark was so nice and easy to work with. We can’t wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That’s awesome, we’re glad you enjoyed the Home. You guys were great. We look forward to seeing you again.
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very nice!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home - would be great in the summer

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everyone had a fantastic stay at "Lakeside" Home G

  • 5 of 5

The home was great for our group(17 adults) The weather was perfect for all of the water activities. We built a bonfire 2 nights the evenings were perfect!! The area was beautifully maintained. Could NOT have asked for a nicer and better place to be right on the lake!! Also very well equipped for cooking and serving our group!!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Loved the house. Was perfect for our family.

  • 4 of 5

Great time.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston County Lake
Hilly terrain, loads of trees, deer and wildlife, spring fed cooler waters, these are the th...
Davy Crockett National Forest
Great hiking, canoe trail and lots of woods. The Big Slough is one of the few virgin timber ...
Texas State Railroad State Historical Park
Loads of our Guests rave about the steam trains and the shows etc. that happen on the rides....
Moosehead Cafe
A beehive of activity during the week.
Adrenaline Rush Zip Line Tours
What fun!
Camp Street Cafe & Store
Great music and entertainment on various weekends.
Piney Woods Fine Art Associates
Some big names in a small tow setting. The organisation is great for the local community. Ch...
Caddo Mounds State Historic Site
An overview of the Caddo Indian life. Along the shores of the Neches River. The Caddos burie...
If you like quality antiques give them a try.
Grapeland Safari
Our Guests have enjoyed visiting the safari. A beautiful backroad drive through hilly and wi...
Mission Tejas State Park
A wooded wonderland. Hilly terrain and fantastic shorter hikes in a beautiful setting.
Dogwood Junction
Ellen Trout Park & Zoo
This has to be the nicest (smaller) zoo we have been to. No walking for hours here, big name...
Caddoan Mounds State Historical Park
A self-paced walk on the grounds of the Caddo Indians. They buried their dead in mounds.
Nearest Airport
102 Miles
Intercontinental Airport Houston
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Spring Creek Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
In Town
Car: necessary

Houston County Lake is located in the heart of the Texas Forest Country. A trip to downtown Crockett provides a multitude of eateries, historic buildings and a one of a kind old fashioned movie theater.

Old homes abound on the pretty drive down Houston Avenue, stay on it and you'll find the Davey Crockett National Forest, Mission Tejas State Park and Caddoan Mounds Historical Site.

People that like antique shopping will fins an array of Antique stores and second hand shops. Come visit, step back in time and enjoy the warmth of a small town.


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