Lake Conroe is one of the Lone Star state’s best-kept secrets. The beautiful lake just north of Houston makes for a marvelous weekend getaway, day trip, or longer getaway. There are homes, condos, cabins, cottages, and beach houses around the lake that are more affordable than rentals on the Gulf coast. These wonderful vacation rentals are available at Lake Conroe right on the water and can accommodate your family or group of friends, no matter the size of your party.
If you’re looking for fun on the water near Houston, your first inkling might be to head southeast to the beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. While that is always a terrific idea, it’s not the only outlet for water activities in the region. You can also head 40 miles north of Houston to Lake Conroe for an ideal mix of exploration and peacefulness. The 21,000-acre lake on the west fork of the San Jacinto River is about 21 miles long, offers 157 miles of shoreline, and is widely considered a top spot for fishing, boating, jet-skiing, stand-up paddleboarding, and soaking up that big ol’ Texas sun.
The man-made lake was conceived and created in the early 1970s as an alternative water supply for the city of Houston. (The city owns two-thirds of the lake. The San Jacinto River Authority owns the other one-third.) The lake runs through a wooded area called East Texas Piney Woods, with 5,000 acres located in the Sam Houston National Forest.
Lake Conroe Neighborhoods
Close to Lake Conroe are several prime beaches, many with panoramic views. There are lakefront communities, RV parks, campsites, resorts, and vacation rentals sprinkled around the lake, along with shops, boutiques bars, taverns, restaurants, and other eateries to explore. From recreational activities to food and core essentials, Lake Conroe has everything you need without having to travel too far. If you’re planning a Texas vacation, take a closer look at these popular vacation rental locations in the Lake Conroe region.
Starting on the northwest side of the lake, the Bentwater area is next to the Lake Conroe Marina and offers vacationers a good selection of luxury, resort-style vacation rentals that are right on the water. The Bentwater Yacht and Country Club is a draw here, where you can meet up with friends and play a round of golf, then enjoy a tasty meal or cocktail afterward.
One of the lake’s smaller communities, Grand Harbor is a good spot for a quiet, peaceful getaway. There’s less traffic here, so you can bond with your family on the many walking trails, or on the courts for a game of tennis. Grand Harbor has a boat launch, so it’s a perfect place for a leisurely boat float or a fun day on jet skis. Golf at Walden is only a few miles away from Grand Harbor.
Vacation rentals in the Del Lago area come in all kinds: lake homes, cabins and villas. When you stay at Del Lago, you’re not far from Highway 105, so it’s easy to commute around the lake. It’s also at the tip of Walden Peninsula, so you’re immersed in nature with wildlife all around you in the Sam Houston National Forest.
Walden itself is best-known as a celebrity hang, with secluded, luxury vacation rentals and amazing golf taking center stage. There’s also plenty of fun on the water, from unmatched fishing to boating and jet skiing. For day trips away from the lake, go exploring at nearby Woodlands Mall or Cynthia Woods Pavilion.
The South Shore community has a good collection of lakefront homes with views of the waterfront and easy access to the highway, so you can delve into interesting local sites like the Montgomery County War Memorial Park, or grab a meal at one of the area’s many noted restaurants.
April Sound has vacation rentals ranging from smaller lakefront condos to larger luxury resorts. The area is a popular draw because of big events that take place there, like Bassmaster’s Week every year. The April Sound Country Club is a challenging and beautiful golf course with lots of waterfront play.
At Corinthian Point, you’ll find full-time residents and a few second homeowners. It’s one of the most sought-after communities at the lake, as it is between the Lake and the national forest. When you stay at Corinthian Point, you’re not far from terrific boating and fishing opportunities, as well as quick access to activities. But really, everyone stays here for the beautiful, panoramic lake views.
Just off Interstate 45, the Seven Coves region is perfect for cabin lovers. There are several lakeside cabins and beach houses available for a weekly rental or longer. The nearby city of Willis provides some fun entertainment options and good eats, like Poppy’s Seafood Grille. You can relax on the dock, go for a swim, or hike and bike through the forest.
Point Aquarius site in a protected cove on the north shore of the lake. The pinewoods provide excellent natural shade, and the views can’t be beaten. Located about 50 miles from downtown Houston, the point is a quick and fun day trip, and even more relaxing during a longer stay. It’s not hard to kill a few days in a relaxing rental with killer bass fishing, exciting disc golf, and stunning scenery right out your door.
One of the lake’s older communities with well-established lake homes and cabins, Cape Conroe, or “the cape,” is one of the lake’s most distinctive areas. There’s a private boat launch facility and wonderful fishing piers to get a line in the water for trophy bass.
What Is Margaritaville Lake Resort Like?
We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention one of Lake Conroe’s biggest attractions, the Jimmy Buffett-inspired Margaritaville Lake Resort. The resort has golf and trendy restaurants. The resort is great for entertainment purposes but is typically overpriced and crowded for most of the year.
When you rent a vacation property through Lone Star State Vacation Rentals, you’ll get more value for your spending dollar. Don’t overpay for one room with a couple of beds when you could have an entire home at your fingertips for the duration of your stay. We have turnkey vacation rentals that come complete with everything you need for a successful, memorable, and fun vacation.
Our residences all have full kitchens with flatware, dishes, appliances, and extra items. Basically, everything you need and more. Residences are tastefully decorated and have plush linens and cozy furniture. Each residence is decorated and designed differently, so we offer lots of choices.
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