Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Lake Conroe Serene Retreat

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bath, 1 gameroom with 2 sets of bunk beds

This three story rustic beauty is located on a 1.5 acre lot on the north part of Lake Conroe one half mile from the Sam Houston National Forest. This is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with awesome views of the lake situated in a tranquil setting. This property was designed for family vacations and gatherings. All of the bedrooms are spacious, as is the entire home, providing ample space for 14 guests. Although the home is sizable, it offers a cozy feel due to it's design and location. The home is eclectically decorated with many antique and vintage one of a kind furnishings. The main living area has two sitting chairs and a leather sofa. The dining area offers a large table with seating for 6 and a functional buffet as well as a player piano. A galley style kitchen opens up into the dining room with a large bar separating the two spaces. Two bedrooms are located on the main floor. Bedroom one offers king size guest quarters while bedroom two offers queen size accommodations. There is a full size bath on the main floor with a shower/tub combination. Upstairs are two additional bedrooms, one of these offers a queen size guest room with a walk out deck. The other upstairs bedroom has 2 sets of bunk beds, perfect for a kids retreat. Also upstairs is a full size bath with a shower/tub combination. Downstairs, in the walk out basement, is a game room/bedroom, complete with 2 more sets of bunk beds; a favorite of older kids. Also included downstairs is an air hockey table and a full size bath with a walk in shower. A full size washer and dryer are also located downstairs in the utility room. The home is heated and cooled with central air and heat. The home has a large deck on the main floor that wraps around the side of the house, offering great views of the lake from any location. A picnic and garden table are located on the deck along with 10 chairs, providing plenty of seating. Additional picnic tables are available upon request. The property also features a pier and boat house, which has been recently decked in and can be used as a party room and/or fishing platform. An awning is attached to the boat house to provide shade for outdoor fishing in the summer months. Guests are welcome to bring a boat and dock it at the boat house and pier for convenient access to the lake. This part of Lake Conroe is well known for trophy bass and catfish, with one local marina sporting weekly fishing tournaments. Besides fishing, guests may enjoy swimming, boating, kayaking and biking through the forest. Birdwatching is another favorite of our guests. During fall and winter months bald eagles are often seen around the boat house and at the tops of pine trees on the property. For both big and little kids, the property provides plenty of space for games such as soccer, baseball, badminton, volleyball, horseshoes and/or croquet. For those who like to shop, this property is located approximately 15 minutes from Conroe Outlets and 20 minutes from The Woodlands Mall. Board games are located throughout the home and a BBQ pit is also available for use. Both Stow-A-Way Marina and Lochness Marina are within walking distance of this home, they both offer casual dining and Stow-A-Way has a convenience store for those items you may have forgotten to bring with you. Stow-A-Way Marina also offers a boat launch for a $10 fee. The property has ample parking that can accommodate up to 4 vehicles, with additional parking across the street. This home is located just one hour north of Houston, and twenty minutes north of The Woodlands and sure to offer something for everyone to enjoy. This property is not intended for after prom parties, homecoming groups or any other high school celebrations.

Tammie Werring
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Tammie Werring

Owners Dan and Tammie Werring have been married for 14 years and have lived in Willis all of those years. Dan works in downtown Houston and has been with the same company for 35 years. Tammie currently manages the rental property, as well as her family. Full time, let me tell you! We are a fun loving family and really enjoy the tranquillity of living on the edge of the national forest on this beautiful lake.

Tammie Werring purchased this house in 2005

Why Tammie Werring chose Willis

We purchased this rental property because it is so beautiful and it adjoins our orignial property. We didn't want to risk losing any of the natural serenity the lake and surroundings provide. Both our properties offer spectacular views of not just the lake, but of nature in general. Upon buying this property we were able to secure the view and privacy of our original home, while obtaining an additional home with lake access. The rental property was vacant for many years and when the owners decided to sell, we eagerly decided to buy it. We have since then renovated the interior and exterior of the home, and added updated appliances. We are very pleased with the outcome of the renovation. The recent updates make the place even more spectacular. When Dan leaves downtown Houston each day and drives over the bridge just past Stow-A-Way Marina, he feels rejuvenated when he gets to the lake. That daily refreshment is the reason he drives 120 miles a day to and from work. There is just something so calming and peaceful about this area that we both cherish. Previously, we occassionaly rented this property for family gatherings. Business was initially generated either by word of mouth or by people passing by who noticed it was a vacation rental, but now we are in a position to start renting it on a regular basis and are excited to be able to share our unique experience of lake front living with others.

What makes this house unique

This property is not only breathtakingly beautiful but it is quiet and peaceful. It is not overly done, there are no big bells and whistles, just relaxation and an overall soothing calmness. The feeling you get when you are sitting on the deck with friends and family is priceless. The stillness of the water, watching bald eagles and blue herons working on their catch of the day, or just watching the fishing boats pass by all help to soothe the soul and rejuvenate the mind. It is a true retreat from everyday living.


Willis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , 2 sets of bunk beds
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed , 2 sets of bunk beds
  • Bedroom 1 sleeps 2 people Bedroom 2 sleeps 2 people Bedroom 3 sleeps 2 people Bedroom 4 sleeps 4 people Gameroom sleeps 4 people
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

85% Complete
10% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
5% Complete
Lake Conroe Serene Retreat
average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews

Very nice and our stay was great.

  • 5 of 5

The home was very nice and accommodated 12 men nicely. The property was beautiful and the large porch was a nice place to sit out and visit as a large group. The owners met us upon arrival and check in was easy and smooth. The owner was very nice, responsive and accessible via email with any questions I had before arrival. I would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful house and property!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our family vacation here. House was big enough for 14 people and has lots of space to enjoy outdoor games. Owners were very nice and answered every text message quickly. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend this house for your vacation! 😃👍🏻

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Very nice, comfortable, and awesome setting!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the property to celebrate an Aggie Ring, and 2 family birthdays! Found the property as described in description and pictures. Great accommodations for a large group or family. Plenty of space and the porch/deck areas were very nice for sitting outside to eat and visit. Kitchen well equipped with plenty of dishes, pots, pans, utensils, appliances, etc. Boat house/pier was a short distance through yard and across a non busy street but was not an inconvenience at all. In fact, if you had small children it would be nice to have the fenced yard area to allow them to play and not have to worry about them getting to the street or lake easily. We took a boat and kayaks which we were able to tie off of the boat dock (no true boat slip) and they were fine. This is in a calm cove off the main lake so it was never choppy and not much boat traffic at all. Beautiful sunrises from deck and beautiful sunsets from the kayaks in the water. Tammy and her husband were very accommodating and answered all our questions before and during the stay. They even accommodated us for a 2 night stay and a late check out (extra charges applied) so don't be afraid to ask! They were also able to explain parking and had plenty to accommodate 5 vehicles with 3 trailers! That is a plus with us for renting lake property...parking for trailers is a necessity with us and sometimes hard to find! It was our first trip to Lake Conroe and hopefully not our last...would definitely rent this home again!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Fantastic and a feeling of serenity

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here last week and I have to say that Tammie was a really pleasant person. The house was well kept. Tammie made sure that everything was ok with us. She tended to everything that we needed and went out of her way to assist us. We really enjoyed our stay and will come back next time.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Quiet and easy

  • 4 of 5

Boat house was so nice late afternoon, kids enjoyed the lake.

Over all it was a good vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great get away!

  • 5 of 5

We used this home for our annual family get together with my wife's family. The house had plenty of room and the giant yard was great for yard games. An added plus that was huge for us was the boat dock and boat house which enabled us to leave our boat tied up and in the water and gave us a place to hang out near the water. We loved it and will likely rent it again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $1,000

It is the owner's discretion to reschedule or cancel a reservation. No RV's or tents allowed on the property. No prom parties allowed. No-one allowed on top story balcony located on back of home, except in the event of an emergency. Maximum occupancy of this property is 14 at all times. Any violations will result in eviction and loss of all rental fees. No exceptions!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

You might like these similar properties