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A Secluded, Modern Home on Nearly 10 Heavily Wooded Acres

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 960 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25, younger ages considered....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    well behaved and potty trained. Owner must clean up after the dog....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • There is a pull out couch in the Living Room. We recommend saving it for the younger children in your group. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    All tile...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    All tile...moreless

  • All tiled bathroom with tubs and granite counters

Other Amenities

  • ***** Our personal website is VacationCountryRentals dot Com*****

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseshoes
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake:

    7/10ths of a mile to subdivision park...moreless

  • Rural:

    A beautiful Private setting on nearly 10 acres....moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Central...moreless

  • 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:

    Unlimited long distance in U.S....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless broadband...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in: $
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
09/24 to 11/22
Sep 24 - Nov 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$150
$900
11/23 to 11/25
Nov 23 - Nov 25, 2016
3 night min stay
$150
$900
11/26 to 12/22
Nov 26 - Dec 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$150
$900
12/23 to 12/25
Dec 23 - Dec 25, 2016
3 night min stay
$150
$900
12/26 to 12/30
Dec 26 - Dec 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$150
$900
12/31 to 01/01
Dec 31 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$150
$900
01/02 to 05/25
Jan 2 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$150
$900
05/26 to 05/28
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$150
$900
05/29 to 06/30
May 29 - Jun 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$150
$900
07/01 to 07/03
Jul 1 - Jul 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$150
$900
07/04 to 08/31
Jul 4 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$150
$900
09/01 to 09/03
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$150
$900
09/04 to 09/29
Sep 4 - Sep 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$150
$900

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Additional information about rental rates:

$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!

Fees and Taxes:

  • Tax Rate 8%

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Location

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

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.

 

Manager info

Vacation Country Rentals

Year Purchased: 2011

About: 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.

Why Houston County, TX, USA:
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.


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Photos

  • This rendering shows the lighting and decks as they are in reality.

    This rendering shows the lighting and decks as they are in reality.

  • This is a remarkably accurate rendering of Awesome Views interior.

    This is a remarkably accurate rendering of Awesome Views interior.

  • Looking from the rear of Creekside towards the massive front yard.

    Looking from the rear of Creekside towards the massive front yard.

  • Bathroom #2. This bathroom is the guests bathroom.

    Bathroom #2. This bathroom is the guests bathroom.

  • The Master Bathroom. Both baths have full, tiled tubs.

    The Master Bathroom. Both baths have full, tiled tubs.

  • The open floor plan provides a great family gathering area.

    The open floor plan provides a great family gathering area.

  • The driveway towards Creekside. It's a great place to getaway.

    The driveway towards Creekside. It's a great place to getaway.

  • Fall is a great time in East Texas. Cool clear days and fall color to boot!

    Fall is a great time in East Texas. Cool clear days and fall color to boot!

  • The natural underground springs are located to the right of the fence.

    The natural underground springs are located to the right of the fence.

  • The back yard looking towards the creek.

    The back yard looking towards the creek.

  • The creek runs year round and has minnows and frogs. Kids love exploring.

    The creek runs year round and has minnows and frogs. Kids love exploring.

  • Our property layout map.

    Our property layout map.

  • The rear of the home from the fern garden deck. Trail is lighted between decks.

    The rear of the home from the fern garden deck. Trail is lighted between decks.

  • The living room where you can enjoy your favorite shows on Netflix

    The living room where you can enjoy your favorite shows on Netflix

  • Bedroom number 2 with its king bed. There is cable T.V. in both bedrooms.

    Bedroom number 2 with its king bed. There is cable T.V. in both bedrooms.

  • The Master Bedroom with its King Bed.  All our homes have T.V. and cable.

    The Master Bedroom with its King Bed. All our homes have T.V. and cable.

  • Another angle of the living area. Netflix included!

    Another angle of the living area. Netflix included!

  • Trails run along the creek to the bridge. Cross the bridge and walk to the lake.

    Trails run along the creek to the bridge. Cross the bridge and walk to the lake.

  • Looking up from the fern garden.

    Looking up from the fern garden.

  • One of the properties fern gardens.

    One of the properties fern gardens.

  • The actual deck overlooks the fern garden and sets further away from the home.

    The actual deck overlooks the fern garden and sets further away from the home.

  • We nicknamed this the "Conjoined Tree" the trunk attaches to 3 trees. 2 are dead

    We nicknamed this the "Conjoined Tree" the trunk attaches to 3 trees. 2 are dead

  • Welcome to your cabin in the woods. Of course, it has all the comforts of home.

    Welcome to your cabin in the woods. Of course, it has all the comforts of home.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, September 24, 2016

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