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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, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Tammie Werring

Owners Dan and Tammie Werring have been married for 18 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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • All trash should be placed in outside trash containers and used dishes placed in dishwashers and started
  • Remove sheets from all beds and place in laundry room
  • No fires in fireplaces
  • 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 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
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Boat house and dock access included


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Lake Conroe Serene Retreat
average rating of 4.730769 based on 26 reviews

Great for families

  • 5 of 5

Quite, beautiful views. Owners were very accommodating. Clean and well equipped.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time on our summer getaway with friends at Tammie's Conroe lakehouse. Her property is very well-kept and accommodations were very inviting. The rooms were well-equipped with sheets, towels, soap, etc. The game room downstairs was great for the kids. Outside, the property is fabulous and allowed our kids to run around endlessly while the adults could grill and relax. The boathouse provided an excellent space for covered fishing for the kids. Nearby (2 minutes away), there is a marina that sells bait and fishing licenses, and other essentials like ice, etc. We will definitely be going back here for future summer getaways!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sugar Land

We will definitely be returning!

  • 5 of 5

We're so glad we picked this place. The yard is huge so the kids were able to run all over the place and play. The large deck overlooking the yard and lake was used every morning to soak up the scenery (and coffee) and just appreciate nature. It was quiet and peaceful. Access to the dock was easy and the lights out there gave us plenty of light to fish after dark too. Plenty of umbrellas, picnic tables to eat outside, and every utensil you can think of were there, clean, and ready to go. The owners of the property were super nice to top off the trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Friendswood, TX

Beautiful property. Relaxing location.

  • 4 of 5

Comfortably accommodated 8 adults and 2 children. The home has everything you need - they even provided soap and shampoo in each bathroom. There is no cable TV and cell phone service is limited - just what we needed. There are tons of games, and plenty to do outside. We docked our boat at the boat house, so the lake was our playground. Woodpeckers, Eagles, Cardinals, Egrets, Blue Heron. Such beautiful sounds while drinking coffee on the deck. There were a few things that weren’t in working order, but Dan was very responsive to any request we had. We liked it so much, we are looking for land nearby to build our own retreat! Simply gorgeous!

Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and for the care that you showed for our home, you even washed and folded the linens. Your feedback was appreciated and I have already corrected the thre items you mentioned. We hope you come back soon. Thank you again for choosing our property.
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Albuquerque, NM

Wonderful home!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 adults and 5 children (ages 8-14) stayed here for 3 nights. Dan met us when we arrived to orient us, and was readily available for answering any additional questions doing our stay.The house was just perfect for all of us. We had plenty of room, and the setting is just beautiful. A highlight each morning was coffee on the front deck overlooking Lake Conroe, and listing to and watching the birds. The kitchen had everything we needed. The huge yard was great for the kids playing badminton and catch. They also enjoyed the dock and boathouse that are across the road from the house. We took Tammie and Dan's recommendations for a couple of local places to eat---they were great! Grocery and other stores are just a short drive away in Willis.

Some of our family (we were there for a wedding) visited with us and shared a meal. There was plenty of room for adults to visit and for the kids to play inside and outside. The kids had fun in the game room downstairs. It was very nice having a washer and dryer.

If we have the opportunity to have another family get together in this area, we will definitely hope to be able to stay at the Serene Retreat again!!!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

2nd time to stay there and it won't be the last. The home is very nice and sleeping arrangements were great. The outside is wonderful on the lake. The owners are right next door and have been the best! I recommend this for a great getaway and vacation place.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we try to make all our guests feel at home and enjoy their stay. Hope to see you all again soon.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Insurance $59
Refundable 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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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