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A Secluded, Modern Home on Nearly 10 Heavily Wooded Acres

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Fall is a great time in East Texas. Looking from the rear towards the creek.

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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 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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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is: Within an hour
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 960 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • 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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment

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
03/24 to 05/25
Mar 24 - 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 11/22
Sep 4 - Nov 22, 2017
2 night min stay
$150
$900
11/23 to 11/24
Nov 23 - Nov 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$150
$900
11/25 to 12/21
Nov 25 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$150
$900
12/22 to 12/24
Dec 22 - Dec 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$150
$900
12/25 to 12/29
Dec 25 - Dec 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$150
$900
12/30 to 12/31
Dec 30 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$150
$900
01/01 to 01/01
Jan 1 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay
$150
$900
01/02 to 03/29
Jan 2 - Mar 29, 2018
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!

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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 Grapeland, 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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Manager indicates their response time is: Within an hour
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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Photos

  • Fall is a great time in East Texas. Looking from the rear  towards the creek.

    Fall is a great time in East Texas. Looking from the rear towards the creek.

  • Creeks, springs out the side of a hill and fern gardens all in the same area.

    Creeks, springs out the side of a hill and fern gardens all in the same area.

  • One of our fern gardens fed by natural springs.

    One of our fern gardens fed by natural springs.

  • Looking from the front of the home towards the street.

    Looking from the front of the home towards the street.

  • Looking back from the rear deck area to the deck overlooking the fern garden.

    Looking back from the rear deck area to the deck overlooking the fern garden.

  • Looking from the front porch to the street, driveway entrance.

    Looking from the front porch to the street, driveway entrance.

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

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

  • Our property layout map.

    Our property layout map.

  • 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 cable in bedrooms.

    The Master Bedroom with its King Bed. All our homes have cable in bedrooms.

  • The kitchen is well stocked and modern. The window overlooks the huge backyard.

    The kitchen is well stocked and modern. The window overlooks the huge backyard.

  • We have some of the best sunsets you could ever want to see.

    We have some of the best sunsets you could ever want to see.

  • Looking back towards the home from the deck at Fern Gully.

    Looking back towards the home from the deck at Fern Gully.

  • H.C.L. is a premier bass lake and excellent for catching all fish.

    H.C.L. is a premier bass lake and excellent for catching all fish.

  • Take the bridge to the dirt road and to the lake and park area. 7/10 mile

    Take the bridge to the dirt road and to the lake and park area. 7/10 mile

  • Looking at the home from near the street. The home is not seen from the road.

    Looking at the home from near the street. The home is not seen from the road.

  • The path that runs beside the creek.

    The path that runs beside the creek.

  • The trail down to the creek. There are multiple bridges along the short path.

    The trail down to the creek. There are multiple bridges along the short path.

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

    The open floor plan provides a great family gathering area.

  • This is a remarkably accurate rendering of Creeksides interior.

    This is a remarkably accurate rendering of Creeksides interior.

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

    The Master Bathroom. Both baths have full, tiled tubs and granite counters.

  • The comfortable living area flows into the kitchen and dining areas.

    The comfortable living area flows into the kitchen and dining areas.

  • This spring starts on the hill and disappears into the ground before the creek.

    This spring starts on the hill and disappears into the ground before the creek.

  • 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 - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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