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Waterfront Large 8BR/5B Ind pool, vball ct,Boat launch/dock/Retreats/Weddings

Bedrooms 8
Space 6,540 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Spacious Lakehouse on 3 acres, surrounded by pecan trees on a private cove


$$ 3nt. minimum charge of $2850 IS NEGOTIABLE WITH GROUP SIZE; EMAIL FOR DETAILS

Serenity Cove Resort is a ....


Our Personalized Outdoor Wedding Packages are designed to create a truly "one of a kind" life changing experience! Email for details.

Serenity Cove Resort is a ....

Spacious 8bdm, hilltop, secluded waterfront Rustic home, nestled on 3 wooded acres. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets on the large 1640sf. shaded 2nd story deck and covered porch. Two mature lighted trees, thorough the deck, providing a natural reflective ceiling after the sunset. Party string lights above provide a warm festive setting for family dining or an event Reception! Come and relax in the refreshing indoor pool and enjoy an exciting game of volleyball, or a competitive game in the lighted sand court lakeside! A 20ft old- fashioned rope swing, for the young and young at heart, bring back simple pleasures that can include a spirited game of horseshoes at the lighted lakeside pit, all adjacent to the lighted, furnished lakeside 650sf deck for 16, and mooring for 3 watercraft. All are shaded after 6:30 in the warm seasons! These and other activities with your friends and family, provide treasured and lasting memories!

.The Estate is surrounded by a canopy of pecan, oak and towering pine trees on 3.25 acres with a private wildlife peninsula.

This "rustic western" style retreat of casual warmth and comfort is perfect for Destination Weddings/Outdoor Weddings /intimate indoor Weddings accommodating the entire Wedding Party, and/ or families. Reunions with multiple families can spread out in 8 bedrooms, with 16 beds for 32. Four bedrooms offer hilltop lake views. Lake breezes and amazing sunsets on a 1500sf deck provide a peaceful, rustic setting, for a memorable Wedding or Reunion Event!

For added entertainment; a first floor game room with cable TV, and a pool table is adjacent to a common indoor swimming pool and party house, with A/C & heat, ping pong,7ft pool table and child safe Darts. Great for birthday parties, Graduations.


Area amenities include: 3 golf courses within 15 mi., Conroe outlet mall, cinema, grocery/gas within 3.5 mi. Area attractions: fishing tournaments: Toyota Bass Classic, Bass-N-Bucks, American Rodsmiths Big Bass Tournament. Boating events: and marinas close by. From the peninsula the pristine wooded shoreline seen up the lake that is Sam Houston National Forest with Family Hiking and Bicycle trails. Antique country shopping is abundant in, Montgomery, Conroe and Old Town Spring. There are many restaurants with lakeside dining available within 11min. along with concerts @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and upscale shopping and dining, both at the Woodlands just 25 min. south.

Keywords: Lake Conroe, discount, large vacation rental,waterfront, lake, lake house, western style lodge, weddings, family reunions,church retreats,business seminars,secluded, wooded, secluded,wildlife preserve,5 decks/porches, boat ramp, pier,boat rental,hilltop views,boat dock,golf,fishing,boating,sand volleyball, putting green, boat launch,kayaking,swimming

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2018

About Bruce

Houstonian for 45 yrs, married with 3 grown chilren, "I wanted to have a family home away from the distractions of the big city, to strengthen family values and enjoy quality time together. Sports and games provide that personal interaction, so we enjoy boating, ping pong,billards, board games,sand volleyball, softball, waterskiing, tubing, fishing and indoor swimming any time with our newly acquired pool heater. We have been blessed, and would like to share our home with you to build your loving relationships!

Bruce purchased this lodge in 2009

Why Bruce 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 night, or two. Three site styles offer more personalized choices: 1)Private cove side Ceremony on lush lawn, or 2)cove-side dock 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!


Willis Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6540 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 32
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2nd level common bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , 3rd level bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , 1st level common bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bath 2
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , Master Suite with full jacuzzi bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1st level
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 1 queen , 1st level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , 2nd Master Suite with roman tub
    Bedroom 8 - 2 double , 3rd level
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 1st level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 3rd level
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1st level
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (6), Double Beds (6), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Waterfront Large 8BR/5B Ind pool, vball ct,Boat launch/dock/Retreats/Weddings
average rating of 4.1764708 based on 51 reviews

Perfect wedding!

  • 5 of 5

We got married at Serenity Cove Lodge this February and it was absolutely amazing. The venue is gorgeous and Bruce and Cheryl are super sweet and helpful! They have some really cute decorations already there and all of their chairs, linens, and tables were all in great condition. They always were quick to answer any questions or requests we had and they are just genuinely nice people! All of our guests were IN LOVE with the house and it was so lovely to have the majority of our family/friends stay the night with us there. We truly could not have a picked a better place to get married! We can't wait to come back for a family reunion or anniversary!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for those kind remarks. It was truely a pleassure to be a part of a gracious and loving group. Your families have a special connection reflective of your and Tom's relationship and we know a long and prosperous life is in store!
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Expansive yet still cozy and secluded

  • 5 of 5

I'm so glad I chose Serenity Cove to host my reunion! Every year or so my friends and I from college try to get together for a few days to catch up and celebrate being back together. It is so tough to plan an event like that, but Bruce made it easy. He was willing to adjust my quote when my group size changed after booking, responded immediately to a late night request for more detergent and toilet paper, and gave us complete privacy even though they live on the property. It is pretty hard to find a place where thirty people who might stay up late and play music past 10pm can go and have fun without worrying we are going to disturb the neighbors, but Serenity Cove was perfect for us. Highly recommended, and we will keep this property in mind for our next get together.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your kind "5 STAR REVIEW" We want to be all you expect AND more, .... more amenities to reconnect with friends and family!
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Perfect place for intimate wedding and family get-togethers!

  • 5 of 5

I reserved Serenity Cove for my small, intimate wedding and I could not have had a better place to spend such a special day with family and friends. It was such a beautiful atmosphere and the owners were so kind and caring to the needs of us and our guests. They were quick with responses to questions, worked with our wants, and always offered a helping hand. My family and friends were so impressed with the venue that we cannot wait to be back for reunions and get togethers.

A big thanks to Bruce and Cheryl for allowing us the opportunity of such a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your trust in being a part in your special day! We believe a Wedding celebration with family and friends should last longer than 6 hrs.... providing more lasting memories!! Best wishes in your new life together!
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Nice house and views-little overpriced.

  • 4 of 5

We were scheduled to arrive at 2PM but house cleaning not complete for another hour.

The house is a little outdated and thus everyone felt a little overpriced.

However, the house has great views of the lake and plenty of activities available as

indoor swimming pool, two pool tables, and ping pong, two canoes to paddle among the ducks in the lake, volley ball court, putting green and fire pit for roasting marshmallows.

We had eight adults and seven children, under the age of seven, and bedrooms for everyone.

One concern was large space openings in deck railings and stair bannisters where small children could fall. However, the property and views are gorgeous and everyone had a good time.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful memories made at Serenity Cove

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Serenity Cove with a large group. We had an awesome time and made some great memories! You will not be bored, so much to do and see. The lake views are amazing and we spent a lot of time on the impressive deck attached to the house. We barbequed, played volleyball, canoed, enjoyed ping pong, and swam in the indoor pool. The property is very large and private. The house was spacious with lots of room, the kids enjoyed playing pool downstairs in the game room. I would definitely recommend this rental. The owners were very accommodating and the sunsets were beautiful!!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

Warning. Personally check this place out BEFORE you commit. This is not a luxury, 5 star resort; not a Nordstrom experience; not a typical VRBO property. It is truly rustic in the worst sense of the word. Most everything in and around this house is in dire need of repair or totally worn out; including the furniture, kitchen appliances, squeaky beds, bathrooms fixtures, BBQ grills, putting green, pool house, hot tub, and on and on. Most everything looks like garage sale items. For the prices they charge, precious little has been reinvested into this property. The final straw for us was the mice. You heard them in the walls and ceilings at night. They ate anything left out on the kitchen counters and left "deposits" in the cupboards. Bruce said we needed to expect this in the winter at a rural setting. That might be true but when a mouse ran down my wife's arm in the middle of the night, that was the final straw. We left the next morning. To Bruce and Cheryl's credit, we negotiated a refund for our unused, second week which they paid back as agreed.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Someone had a very bad YESTERDAY as Bob's stay was 10mo ago, Last December 19th, & NONE of this exaggerated and/or fictions rant was NEVER mentioned to us BEFORE the illedged mouse encounter; only that day 1, they "were very disappointed and the top of the List is the grill" which I quickly lit with the striker in front of him. THAT WAS THE LAST OF HIS COMPLAINTS FOR THE NEXT 6 DAYS..with onsite management; until their early departure, despite our empathetic refunding of his unused rent, as we try to accommodate each guests the best we can. What makes a person use emotionally charged exaggerations :"totally wore out,...garage sale items" etc when All appliances, beds and couches were new, and rustic or antique end tables, night stands,mirrors, pictures are the chosen decor ... when all are pictured at website and in our 10min YouTube virtual tour of our rural setting PLUS personal tours offered on Sunday's?? All this is offered so groups can know just what we offer BEFORE THEY STAY, & can eliminate this type of 10 month old emotional discharge.
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
conroe regional
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
New Krogers exit 94 at I45
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Texas national E.Willis; Panorama village 7mi S
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I 45, 3mi east, exit 95 Longstreet
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Cilantros TexMex, pizza shack and Leroy's BBQ
Car: necessary

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)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

MakeReady/prepfee 6460sf $495
Pet Fee $20
Poolhouse/heatedpool fee $350

3 night minimum charge $2850.00 for Memorial,July 4th,Labor day, Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Years,Easter

Guests may stay 2 nights however; we have a 3 night min. charge $2850.00 for regular season rates /Winter Rates (Jan and Feb)are $700 per night for up to 10 guests.


Overnight guests up to 32 in Lodge,day guests up to 200, including chairs, tables, linens, centerpieces,Wedding Arch, choice of 3 ceremony & reception settings; 1) 40x30ft Wedding /reception Platform 2) cove-side boat dock/deck for 120, or 3) Upper Deck Lake view site

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.