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Mark & Brenda Copus

Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english

A secluded, modern home on nearly 10 heavily wooded acres

36 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Houston County House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + pull out couch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The property can be best described as your very own State Park. The hills, live creek, forest and lake make Creekside a great spot to unwind from the hectic pace of city life. Add two large decks 14'x24' and 14'x12' with lighted walkways and it's a perfect place to unwind both day and night. Walk the trails, sit on the many benches and cross the bridge to take the dirt road to the lake (approx. 7/10's of a mile)

Take the short ride, or walk to the community boat launch, park and playground and enjoy swimming or boating in Texas' best kept secret. The spring fed lake is always cool and refreshing.

The wildlife and birding are a favorite with all our guest. Fall and spring bring the migrations and birders seem to spot many species flying through as well as a many resident species.

The wildlife, especially deer is plentiful. It's not uncommon to see small herds of deer on the property.

Return home from a day of activities to grill and enjoy a game of horseshoes. When your ready to wrap it up for the day enjoy watching an evening of movies on Netflix instant streaming or cable television. The home is tastefully decorated and is modern and comfortable.

The Setting: Creekside sets on nearly 10 acres of land. The land is a very interesting piece with many interesting features. There are areas where springs run from the hillside and have washed away soil exposing tree roots. You will enjoy sitting on a bench looking at thousands of ferns, in the area our Niece aptly named 'Fern Gully'. See the conjoined trees, cactus, Holly Grove, hills, huge trees and beautiful dogwoods.

The bridge crosses the creek, set a while and enjoy watching the minnows dart around nibbling on whatever food washes their way. Benches dot the property and offer a variety of settings for you to enjoy.

The two decks are lighted and spacious, they are perfect for those that want to enjoy the solitude of your own personal park. Creekside provides much needed rejuvenation to those that suffer from the stress of city life. Come find the real you, it's hidden in there somewhere!

The Inside: When you walk up to the front porch the first thing you notice are the hanging plants and the cafe table and chairs. Open the front door and you will be amazed at the flow of the home.

Creekside, as are all our rentals, is used for Vacation Rental purposes only. You are not entering someones home and invading their private domain.

I was a builder my entire life and Creekside shows the small touches you won't normally find in a rental.

The tile and laminate floor, Granite tile counters, tiled tub/showers and lighting help make for a happy and relaxing stay.

The Living Room, Breakfast room and kitchen are all open and connected allowing your group to communicate and enjoy each other regardless of which room they are in. The bedrooms are roomy and comfortable, guest seem to compliment on the comfort of the beds.

The Decks & Trails: Yes I like building decks! The rear deck is a 14'x24' deck about 3-4' off the ground. Aside from your standard outside light it also has subdued rail lighting that offers a nice light that doesn't blind you.

When you walk off the main deck you will see a lighted pathway that takes you approx. 50 yards to a 12'x14' deck at the side of a hill. This deck overlooks a fern grove that is just beautiful. This deck (as does the upper) has an electrical outlet as well as rail lighting.

Near the upper deck we offer horseshoes with two areas to place beverages while throwing the shoes (yeah, we try to cover all those little issues)

We are constantly working on improving the property and adding trails. The underbrush has been cleared and the trees trimmed to provide a shade canopy that is absolutely stunning. Walking the property offers unique and ever-changing views.

As is the case with all our properties we seem to receive great and positive reviews.

The local area with the towns of Crockett, Grapeland, Lovely and Kennard offer a host of small hometown festivals. The Peanut Festival, Lovefest, and Christmas on the square are just a few.

Crockett host the States oldest fiddlers festival in October.

For those that like to hike, a short drive takes you to Davey Crockett National Forest where hiking is great!

Mission Tejas State Park is historic and has some really pretty hikes. Caddo Mounds State Historical site is home to the burial mounds of the Caddo Indians.It offers guided and self guided tours (check their web site for more info) and borders the Neches River which was the instrumental for their survival.

Take the hour drive to Lufkin and visit what I call the worlds biggest small zoo. It has an impressive array of specimens usually seen in much larger zoos. The beauty of The Ellen Trout Zoo is the small area it sets on. This makes it very personal and easy to tour.....it's worth a trip!

A short drive away lies Grapeland Safari, it is a popular spot with our guests and has a web site under the same name.

As always, we are happy to answer any questions you may have to the best of our ability.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Mark & Brenda Copus (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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 2011

Why Mark & Brenda Copus chose Texas

Creeksides land came up for sale and we simply fell in love with it. It was thickly overgrown but we managed to walk it and saw the possibilities the land offered. Being a builder has given me vision for a properties potential and I felt it would be a great homesite, People seem to agree.

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 a rewarding business.

Reviews

4.9
based on 36 traveler reviews

A secluded, modern home on nearly 10 heavily wooded acres
average rating of 4.888889 based on 36 reviews
5

Better than described!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful Labor Day weekend at Creekside! If you are looking for a delightful 2 BR house that's secluded and totally private, look no further. The comfortable home is definitely "high end" with granite, new appearing appliances, and upgraded bathrooms. It was sparkling clean and everything was in perfect working order. An important factor was that the owners live nearby if they were needed. They weren't but it was reassuring to know that they were available. They are amazing property owners who know how to do things right. Creekside was a quiet place to unwind for a few days. We look forward to returning to when we can. If you book this property, you will NOT be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words. We are pleased you enjoyed the home and surroundings. Your review is very much appreciated and helps keep our batteries charged!
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5

Creekside! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Creekside! The cabin was VERY clean and well taken care of! We loved that it was secluded, peaceful and quiet! The view from the back deck was very nice. A great place if you want to get away from everything! We loved it and will definitely be back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this very nice review. We are very pleased you enjoyed Creekside.
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Creekside rental property!

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful, beautiful, Relaxing place in the woods. Very clean, so close to Houston

I'm afraid to tell to many about the place and excellent time we had ,we might not be able to rent it again if everyone has an excellent as we did, every weekend will be rented out.. :) Wonderful maintained location and house!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. We're very pleased you had a great time.
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5

Quaint, relaxing, nature lovers dream!

  • 5 of 5

Second stay and it was just as wonderful as the first. We are going to make this our yearly girls get-a-way!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint, cozy cottage

  • 4 of 5

This rental is a cozy, comfortable little cottage nestled in the Texas piney woods. Lots of nature surrounding it with neat trails and bridges. Heck, we even saw our first live Armadillo!! All in all it was an awesome stay and we would use it again if we come back to Crockett.

There were a couple of things we felt were misrepresented in the listing.

1. The rental is listed as 3 BR. It is 2 BR with a pull out couch.

2. The way we read the listing made it sound like trails led through the woods to the lake. There are a set of trails as mentioned above, but they lead to a dirt road that leads to the lake. The map graphic is a bit misleading as to its location as well.

That being said, the rental is still well worth the money spent and we had a WONDERFUL time.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review and comments. Unfortunately, Homeaway/VRBO require us to list beds as bedrooms in order for it to show a 6 person capacity. Your comments did make us take a closer look at the both web sites. We do have a 3D rendering of the interior layout of the home on both sites and we hoped that would help. Regardless, we will work on making it clearer on both sites that this home is a 2 bedroom with a pull out sofa. We did read though the site looking for verbiage regarding trails to the lake, we were unable to find anything suggesting that. There is a dirt road to the lake that is mentioned. Thanks for the heads up. We truly appreciate your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Bliss in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

This property is amazing! By far the best one I have stayed at on Homeaway. The cabin was even better than the description! From the pictures, I didn't quite understand how massive the property was. The inside of the cabin was very clean, and orderly. I loved all the instructions and directions. I would like to note how awesome it was to see so much wild life! When I first drove in I saw 4-5 White Tail Deer feeding! Amazing place. I have recommended this cabin to my family, and will be returning ASAP! Thank you Mark And Brenda!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
98 Miles
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Spring Creek
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles

Creekside is located close to the Davey Crockett National Forest. Of course, it's biggest draw are the spring fed waters of Houston County Lake (not lake Houston). Trophy Bass, Crappie and catfish can be caught off the banks, or bring a boat to hit your favorite fishing hole.

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Rates & Availability

Notes

  • $150 per night
  • $150 a night
    $900 a week
    3 night minimum on holiday weekends (Price reverts back to $200 a night 'normal rate')
  • Single night occupancy may be considered.
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Amenities

Houston County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , All tile
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , All tile
  • All tiled bathroom with tubs and granite counters
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • There is a pull out couch in the Living Room. We recommend saving it for the younger children in your group.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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