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A comfy cabin in the woods by a lake!

Bedrooms 2
Space 960 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

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'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

Property Manager
Mark & Brenda Copus
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 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 2011

Why Mark & Brenda Copus chose Crockett

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.


Crockett House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • 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


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A comfy cabin in the woods by a lake!
average rating of 4.9215684 based on 51 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Super nice clean. We didn't have hot water the first night emailed the owner within the first hour they were here and fixed it. I would stay here again

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place to get away!

  • 5 of 5

This property had everything we needed as a family of four. The home was exceptionally clean and well appointed. Ten acres and access to the lake was a bonus. We fished, explored the area and had fun playing horseshoes. . The kids really enjoyed building a fire in the fire pit and making s’mores. It was a relaxing, fun weekend. Thank you for having us!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home and land.

  • 5 of 5

My boys loved being outside, just being kids. The home had everything we needed and was well kept. Looking forward to the next trip!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear....Thanks!
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Shreveport, LA

Lovely cabin on a lovely, relaxing creek!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin and the grounds were exactly what we needed! The dogs loved playing in the creek! We really appreciate you bringing us firewood so we could make a fire. Very romantic on a cold December night! The is again for a perfect weekend! We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. It sure was perfect fire weather and we're happy you go to enjoy one! We look forward to seeing you again!!
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Chicago, Illinois

Amazing place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

I booked Brenda and Mark's home for my sister and brother-in-law to ride out Hurricane Harvey and throughout all of this, they were amazing and kind. They allowed them to stay with their four dogs , extended the stay numerous times and I can not say enough about the kindness shown to us during this difficult time. My sister said that house has an absolutely perfect floor plan and has plenty of room. There is a landline if your cell phone doesn't work as well as Internet and cable. The deer come to visit every day and it truly is a jut a beautiful home on an amazing and tranquil property. My sister said she wished that she could make them an offer that they couldn't refuse so that they could just stay, so that should tell you how great it really is! Thank you again Brenda and Mark! If you are ever in Chicago, my door is open!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Simons

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at Creekside

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at Creekside. The home and the surrounding property are very well maintained. The house was clean, and the owners are very responsive and easy to work with. It was the perfect escape!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Spring Creek

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • $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.
    Winter Texans? Call us!

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