The Aycock Crews House is named for the original owner and the last descendant of the family before it came into our possession in December of 2010. East Columbia is located between West Columbia and Angleton, Texas in Brazoria County. It is South of Houston and North of Freeport. East Columbia on the Brazos River was the largest river port in Texas prior to the Civil War and is still navigable year round. Captain Richard Aycock was the last riverboat captain and pilot to work a stern wheel paddleboat on the Brazos River. Captain Aycock had the home built for his wife Susannah. Their first child was born there in 1881. The three bedroom Victorian house is nestled in the National Historic District of East Columbia, Texas. There are more historic markers in this small community than there are streets. It is furnished with antique and modern furnishings to insure that your stay is comfortable and relaxing. Each room has a coffee bar and private bath. There is a flat screen TV in each room with a DVD player. The enclosed sun porch is perfect for lounging and reading or writing a post card home. The front and back porches are lovely and have seating areas to enjoy sun rises as well as sun sets. While guests are not allowed to cook in the kitchen, the refrigerator is available. It is stocked with water, sodas you are welcome to snack on.
5 on August 19, 2014
My boyfriend was flying down from Seattle Wa, and I decided to invite my city friends from Houston to drive all the way down to this peaceful small town as a get away from the city and enjoy simplicity of life. I also thought it would be a nice experience not only for my friends and I but also for my boyfriend to enjoy the southern hospitality of Texas;So we rented the whole house to ourselves. The moment we stepped in we were in awe, the furnitures, the bed frames,the curtains, the table; this house is very detailed from each room after the other and they all had a beautiful story how they created the rooms. The history was rich and the morning for breakfast we all went in the kitchen cause we smelled the yummy food and there was the inn keepers and we struck up a conversations and they were such a joy, they made us laugh we made them laugh, we were so comfortable with them they really made us feel at home. Once breakfast was served we were blown away, homemade jams, to the parfaits and every food that was placed in front of us we ate and we were satisfied to our content. The inn keepers began to tell us the history of the house and of the town and passed down pictures and real historic props and then gave us the tour of the house we slept in and gave us the full detail of the history in each room and what inspired what. My friends and my boyfriend including myself are all history nerds so we really enjoyed our stay and everything else that it had to offer, it was very charming. great place to get away from the city and the chaos to relax and have peace and quiet in a place where its the heart of Texas and through this town became the state as we now know Texas.
close to Surfside, Freeport, Quintana beaches, Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, Brazos Bend State Park, Varner Hogg Plantation, Countryside
Houston, TX (HOU-Hobby) 50 miles
From Houston: South on Hwy 288 approx 50 miles. Left on Hwy 35 approx 10 miles. Left into East Columbia on County Road 300F. Follow the curve to a 4way stop. Right at the 4 way stop. Second house on the right. Sign visible in front
Aquarium, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours
Other, Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Conference Rooms, Desk, Parking, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, TV, Wi-Fi
Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hunting, Kayaking, Sailing, Sight-seeing
Flem and Sheryl Rogers
Local History and wildlife rehabilitation facility