Guest Cottage House-TCU-Zoo-Private

House - Entire home/apt · Huntington Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76110, United States

We have a great little Guest House that was once a garage and a nanny quarters back in the day. We remodeled it back in 2008 from the ground up. It is in our backyard separated by our driveway and cabana, that you are free to enjoy.

Your host, Damian
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We have a great little Guest House that was once a garage and a nanny quarters back in the day. We remodeled it back in 2008 from the ground up. It is in our backyard separated by our driveway and cabana, that you are free to enjoy.

The Space

Relax in our recently renovated upscale detached Guest House or Guest Apartment Suite, in complete privacy in our backyard. With our outdoor cabana, fireplace, bbq grills, and outdoor TV.
The cottage has a newish vintage style bathroom with new wood floors, and cherry cabinets in the kitchenette. The bedroom and living room have ceiling fans and it has central HVAC with tankless hot water. The kitchenette has a fridge, microwave, and coffee maker, toaster, and counter cooktop. There is a cabana you can eat, drink, and watch TV at outside, or stay inside and relax with our reclining sofa and large flat screen with full DirecTV channel options. You get free WIFI internet access and a wide range of cable and satellite TV to chose from, free of charge!

We are in a very family friendly, and safe, old 1920'-30's historic neighborhood, convenient to all the cultural, food, shopping, and night life that the city has to offer. Many old and new restaurants within a 10-20 minute walk of the house, 10-15 minute bike ride, or 5 minute car ride to most of what the Central City has to offer. The Zoo is a block away, TCU is less than 1.5 miles away. Downtown 3 miles away! The Trinity Trails are just a quick walk down the road and give you numerous options for exercise and fun.

We have an Enterprise and Avis Rental Car down the road that is way cheaper than the DFW Airport rentals if you need a car. There is a Shuttle from DFW airport to Ft.Worth for about $20pp. Downtown Dallas is commutable by train from Downtown Ft. Worth, for about five dollars and about 35 miles and an approximate hour commute.

We are a five minute walk to a brand new Citywide Bike Share Program, BCycle, that has parking and rental installations spread around the city core, a public bus line is a couple blocks away but infrequent. We are minutes from the Convention Center in Downtown Fort Worth, The Newly designed and beautiful Sundance Square, Bass Hall, TCU, the Zoo, University Shopping Village, Apple Store, the Colonial Country Club, the Trinity River Trails that connect you by bike to downtown along the river, the famous Museums, the Fort Worth Rodeo Collesium, the Ft.Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, the Hospital District, the Stockyards, and the Historic South Side where you'll find great breakfast, lunch, and dinner of all kinds from independent owners. Along with Rahr Brewery, Martin and Sons, Revolver, and F&R TX Whiskey Distillery.

The Old Neighborhood Grill, Old Pancake House, Vickery Cafe, or the Paris Cafe are all great for breakfast. Blue Mesa, Torchy's, Fuzzy's, Shaw's, The Woodshed (over-rated), or Park Hill Cafe for brunch or lunch. And Joe T. Garcia's (cash only), Chadra's, Coopers BBQ, Angelo's (cash only), Railhead, Ellerbee's (Michelen Rated 5*), Waters, Bonnell's, Del Friscoe's, Reatta, Shinjuku Sushi Station, Café Bella's Italian (BYOB), Spiral Diner (Vegan) and many others are great for lunch or dinner.
For live music head over to the Live Oak, Lola's Saloon, Fred's Cafe, Pete's Dueling Piano Bar, the Wild Rooster, the Aardvark, Scat Lounge, or Billy Bob's of Texas Honky Tonk! There's always something to do in Cowtown! And always something new popping up.

We are a family of four, with two daughters. We love to play soccer, watch baseball, football, and basketball, or swim when its hot in the summer.

We work from our house as much as we do outside of it, and are available to help with your needs and willing to give suggestions if you ask. Flexibility and hospitality is what we are good at if you want it. We'll respect your privacy and appreciate the same, but if you do want to get together for drinks on the patio at night we are willing to get together. If we see somebody on the patio watching TV with a drink we'll be glad to grab a bottle to share or leave you to enjoy the quiet.

We prefer no pets but will make exceptions for an additional fee for very exceptional pets, and no smoking on our property with minor exceptions. If you need anything just ask. We won't bother you if you prefer your quiet and privacy. Just call or text for help or a request.

Anything worth seeing in Fort Worth is minutes by car from our house. We are also 18-19 miles or 20-30 minutes to Cowboys Stadium and The Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, along with Six Flags over Texas, U.T. Arlington. 25 miles from DFW Airport. Near Lockheed, Bell Hellicopter, Exxon-Mobil, GM, American Airlines, and hundreds of other Fortune 500 companies that have offices in North Texas.

We are fairly new to Airbnb, but have hosted guests from all over the world, USA, Australia, France, Ireland, Iceland, Mexico, and enjoyed having all of them. If we are able to, we'd love to host our next friendly guests from near or afar, and show them our love of the city of Fort Worth, and the state of Texas.

Let me know what we can do for you when you make your visit with us. If you are looking for more or less interaction just let us know. We'll be happy to accommodate. Let us know if you do not want wine or beer in the room, because we usually leave some for our guests to enjoy.

We will wash your linens and towels on request for stays over 6 days, just place in a bag outside the door and let us know. Personal laundry can be taken to the cleaners up the street or full service laundry mat on 8th Ave. We will try to help with any special requests you have, just ask us.

We do not do daily cleanings in the Guest House or make your beds while you stay with us, that is up to you. We won't enter the space without permission. We ask you keep it clean and tidy on your own. If any basic essentials need to be restocked just let us know. If you need our help to clean we can hire help and pass that fee along, to help you for stays longer than a week. We'll need to have that request at least 7 days in advance to plan accordingly. We can hire weekly or bi monthly house cleaning for $50 per visit. We will wash the sheets and towels personally, if you ask us to and set them out for us.

Groceries and prepared foods are your responsibility, and breakfast at our Guest House isn't something we normally do other than some granola bars, and bagels upon your arrival.

Our guests are mostly business professionals, medical students, visiting families, and traveling folks, looking to experience the better side of DFW for a few days or a few weeks! Please don't hesitate to ask us if you have any special requests for your stay and we'll do our best to accommodate. We are very proud of our city, and our neighborhood we live in, and once you come to visit us, you'll see why we like to brag about it. It's not the mountains, the beaches, the coast, the scenic rolling trails of America, but it is Fort Worth and home to us. We love it, and hope you do too!

Damian and Robin

Guest Access

Parking in street, Walk through gate to back, Guest House, Cabana, TV, Grill, and Fireplace.

Interaction with Guests

We leave any interaction with guests up to them. We leave you alone unless you ask for company and want to hang out with us. It is never a bother for us to get to know people after work hours or on weekends. We do work from home a bunch and are able to help when needed or chat with guests to get to know them or help them with anything. We are always able to respond by text if you are just needing help or suggestions with anything.

The Neighborhood

Berkeley Place Neighborhood is a lovely old 1920-30's diamond gems. We love the old world charm or the homes, and friendly neighbors that we have in our area. It is a great neighborhood to take a walk and wave at passers by, or stop and ask one of them for directions to their favorite lunch spot. We are also very convenient to all of the best things the city has to offer. Take a walk to the park across the street, or a long jog or bike ride on the Trinity Trails.

Getting around

We are a bike friendly city, but bus transport is not the best. North Texas is behind the rest of the developed cities for mass transit, although you can take a train from downtown Fort Worth to Dallas with a few stops in between. Parking is fine on the street just about wherever you travel, just watch for signage for fees. There are shuttles or taxis that will not cost too much from the two airports DFW International or Dallas Love Field.

Other Things to Note

We are more than willing to have you join us out to dinner if you don't have plans when you are here. Just let us know what nights you are free and would like us to show you where some of our favorite local spots are. We love Joe T's, Cafe Bella's, MiCocina's, Mama's Pizza, Potbelly's, and more.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $550 /week
Monthly Price: $1750 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $25
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Great great pad. The gorgeous guest house of Damien's beautiful home in a really high end neighborhood in Ft Worth. Very quiet, comfortable, and that shared patio he has Rules! Stay here. Highly recommended! Full cable, comfy bed, comfy couch.

    June 2014
  • This "garage" is a hidden gem! It is convenient and easy to get to, so tastefullyl decorated, and has everything you would need for a short stay in Fort Worth. Damian and his wife are great hosts - very available and hospitable. I can't imagine looking for another place to stay in and around Ft Worth, as long as this place is available. They had the refrigerator nicely stocked with whatever you might want to drink, some tasty snacks in the cabinets and fresh fruit on the counter. Really just perfect!

    June 2014
  • Great host family. Made me and my family feel welcome at all times would definitely stay there in the future. Even gave my 4 year old a little stuffed bull to keep. Thanks for everything.

    May 2014
  • Wonderful hosts! Damian and Robin go out of their way to make sure you're comfortable and satisfied. And you can't beat the location. We had a very busy weekend in Fort Worth and Dallas and weren't around much but they were available when we had questions. Would definitely stay with them again!

    May 2014
    Response from Damian:

    Thank you Sonia and John, it was great meeting you guys. We were happy to host and would be happy to do so again. Safe travels. Cheers!

    May 2014
  • A beautiful, quiet, comfortable, and five-star-hotel-style house to stay; everything here is perfect! Damian is nice and kind. We really enjoyed out stay and will be back again next time for sure.

    May 2014
    Response from Damian:

    Ying and Andrew were very polite and quiet guests that we would be happy to recommend for any hosts. Would have them back anytime.

    May 2014
  • Damian, robin and girls were excellent hosts - big slice of Texan hospitality!

    They went out of their way by fully stocking the accommodation whilst also giving us many tips pre and during our stay that made Fort Worth and Dallas very memorable for example advising us on where to sit at the baseball.

    If you like wine Damian is your man!!!

    The accommodation was comfortable and very clean. It is suitable for 2 people and the shared outside seating area with tv and fire (if needed) is excellent. It is easily accessible to running / biking routes. The magnolia area with lots of restaurants and bars is a short drive

    If you are looking for more than the usual hotel room this is the place

    May 2014
    Response from Damian:

    Thank you Lauren and Ian for spending your visit with us here in Fort Worth. We loved meeting y'all and being able to spend some time with you. Hope you had a great visit to Texas and return sometime in the future. When we get a chance to come the to UK we will let you know. Cheers!

    May 2014
  • The cottage is literally the remodeled garage, and very nicely done ; very modern with expensive touches. The neighborhood is upscale , 1930`s huge 2 story houses, big lots; great for walks. The convention center is maybe a 12 minute drive and no freeway is involved ; a huge plus for rush hour. The host and his wife were lovely people and very responsive to my computer crisis, which was likely due to an older computer. My complaint is covered up windows ( easily remedied ).

    May 2014
    Response from Damian:

    Thank you for the feedback and we'll most likely implemented your suggestions next time you come. Thanks again.

    May 2014
  • Great place, great hosts, great neighborhood. If you're looking for an interesting place to stay, surrounded by friendly people in a quiet and convenient environment, this is it!

    April 2014
    Response from Damian:

    It was a pleasure to host you and your wife and son. We hope you had a safe travel home, and we'd be happy to host again anytime. Cheers!

    April 2014
  • Damian is a great host! Very Accommodating! Everything was as listed, and even exceeded our expectations. Great, quiet neighborhood for walks. Highly recommend staying here when you're in the Fort Worth area!

    April 2014
  • Such a great place!
    We had a hard before coming to the Leonard's. Their guest home was such a great break and a chance for us to re-charge. The accommodations are amazing- everything you could possibly want is on hand. The neighborhood is beautiful, walk-able, and safe. Highly recommend.

    April 2014
    Response from Damian:

    Thank you Sarah,
    Hope you and Aaron have a good tour this year, and can make it back to Cowtown next year. Safe Travels to y'all.

    April 2014
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Wine Distributor - Real Estate Investor - Marketing Exec.
We are a laid back family that enjoys spending time with friends and family. We are Texas Rangers and TCU Football season ticket holders. We play soccer and stay active with playing or watching all different kinds of sports. Our daughters are in elementary school and enjoy reading, playing outside, soccer, swimming, and baseball. Damian is a self employed Wine Distributor, and Real Estate Investor, and Robin is a Marketing Executive, and we both work from home a lot. We live spontaneously and like to go with the flow. We are from DFW and would love to show you why we love to call Fort Worth home. Let us know if you'd like to know where to go to eat or sight see. There is so much to do here in Fort Worth! Just ask us for recommendations and we will point you in the right direction and keep you out of the typical chains. Mention if you are in Active Duty Military before booking for a 10% discount. We look forward to meeting you.
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