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Fantastic Lake Front Home With Huge Decks and Dock!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

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 Texas

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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Amenities

Grapeland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Granite counter tops with Ceramic tile showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Fantastic Lake Front Home With Huge Decks and Dock!
average rating of 4.9347825 based on 58 reviews
5

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: Jun 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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5

Awsome View was great!

  • 5 of 5

Great place! Home was very nice and the view was wonderful. My family and I enjoyed the fishing which was great, and of course the kayaks and swimming! Deer came up in the afternoon, which we all enjoyed watching. If you need to go to the store, they are just a few minutes away. We will back!!!!!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks You, We're glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Richmond, Texas
5

Becoming a Tradition for Us

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Awesome View. It was every bit as comfortable and inviting as before. VERY well kept and clean. We made full use of the kitchen, and it was well equipped to handle the chef's demands. The decks and waterfront are amazing! Awesome View is aptly named, as the view of the lake is fantastic. No problem recommending to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the nice words, we really are happy you enjoyed Awesome View, It is a beautiful home.
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5

Excellent view.

  • 5 of 5

The property has an epic feeling tone and look. The owners are very accessible and customer friendly. This will be my place to stay every time I am in Houston County.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Allen, TX
4

Successful Girls Getaway Weekend

  • 4 of 5

This was our 4th year at Vacation Country Rentals, and our first year to stay at Awesome View. The house is appropriately named - the view is amazing. We lucked out and even got some gorgeous pics of the moon setting over the lake our last morning here. It had plenty of room for the 3 of us, and tons of deck choices for lounging, playing games, or just enjoying the view. Kudos to Mark and Brenda for building such a nice place for folks like us to share and relax.

Cathey, Monica, & Tina

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awsome Views

  • 5 of 5

I very pleased with our stay at Awsome Views. Sometimes pictures of houses are not always accurate . This one was accurate. The owners are very nice and friendly. The grounds are kept clean and well landscaped . It is very quite in the area. Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Car: necessary

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

Wineries

***** Please See Link at Bottom of Page for our Personal Website for More Information and Photos*****

Other Activities: Texas State Railroad

Photos

Rates & Availability

Notes

  • 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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