Welcome To Our Villas in Brookeland Texas
Welcome to a great vacation place by LAKE SAM RAYBURN
Sam Rayburn Villas
Your home away from home
Nestled in the pines and mere minutes from the renowned Lake Sam Rayburn, our Mediterranean style homes are beautifully maintained. Each one is fully furnished and waiting for you to make it your home away from home. Hosting a bigger group? More than one home can be reserved to accommodate your needs. Whether you’re seeking a location near to a public ramp for your next fishing tournament, a weekend getaway in the country, or a place to hold your long overdue family reunion – we can offer you the option to make your stay a carefree and memorable one.
Adventure awaits you in this popular recreational area. Lake Sam Rayburn and the surrounding area abounds with fishing and hunting opportunities. The beautiful lake is ideal for a variety of water activities. We are only 3 miles from the public boat launch and the Umphrey Family Pavilion on Hwy 255. Our properties have plenty of space to park 1-3 boats and trucks.
Each Villa can accommodate up to 6 to 9 people.
AVAILABLE LONG AND SHORT TERM RENTAL
Large Living Room, Large Kitchen and Pantry. Covered Garage
3 Bedrooms - each with its own bathroom
Heating & A/C
Bedding and Towels
WiFi (upon request)
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THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA
Large mouth (Bass), Cat fish, Gar, Perch, Crappie
Fishing and Hunting Guides
Public ramp 5 minutes from the properties on 255.
Fishing and hunting license available
at Walmart or any tackle shop is Sam Rayburn
Will be happy to refer you to fishing guides
Weather ranges from
40 degrees to 90 degrees.
From February – October
best weather and fishing
every weekend (see links*).
Sam Rayburn is located only 2 hours from
Houston International Airport (IAH)
Car rental at the airport.
From US-96 N turn left onto Hwy 255, turn right onto FM 1007, turn left onto Oak Haven Dr.
Fishing Tournaments Info
Beaumont 1.5 hour.
Lufkin, 1 hour.
Louisiana 2 hours
Houston 2 hours
Sam Rayburn (Brookeland)
About Raul Morineau and his passion for Lake Sam Rayburn
After becoming Mexico’s national fishing champion in 1974, Raul began setting his sights on competing in the BASS Masters circuit in the United States and with the illusion to qualify for said organizations “Classic” world championship.
In 1990 he finally took the step—reaching out to the BASS Masters organization based in Alabama who at the time was presided by its famous founder Ray Scott. Back then, after a registration fee of $2000 USD, he became the first international competitor in the Bass competitive arena. This was a very proud moment for him.
His journey had begun, now the goal was to understand how to navigate around a competitive sport that till then, had been limited to U.S. citizens. After years of trial and error, he became quote, adapted to the nuances of Pro Bass fishing in the United States.
This amazing journey challenged him in ways he could not anticipate. From leaning and selecting a US Bass Boat, a proper vehicle to tow it, to finding the right equipment to fish U.S. lakes across the country. Then there was learning about navigating the US highway system, destinations, Room and Boards….the list goes on.
At 77 years of age, he stepped down from his national tournament activity. He moved on to focus on local tournaments at the wonderful lake of Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend in Texas. After 26 years, and over 200 tournaments in differing fishing associations like BASS MASTERS, FLW, and more, Raul had an amazing abundance of expertise and advice for others interested in participating in the Bass fishing here.
The past 15 years of his life, Raul built homes for rent, and now they are under his daughter’s management, Mariela Morineau. We have developed accommodation for foreign fishermen who are interested in competing in the US, as well as anyone else who is simply interested in enjoying Sam Rayburn and the surrounding area. Raul leaves behind an amazing legacy, and his memory is honored in every fisherman who stays in his houses.
Raul passed away in July 2018 and will be missed by many friends and family.