Our home is traditional eclectic and was featured as a house tour on Apartment Therapy.
Our home is welcoming and comfortable, not new and fancy. It's full of original art work and has a mural painted across the entire back of the house.
We have a dog. She's big, friendly, likes to give high fives, and stick her nose in your lap in case you forget to pet her. She basically barks twice a day - in the morning as kids and their pets are walking to school, and at the mailman in the afternoon.
Just because we have beer in the fridge doesn't mean it's breakfast juice. Please BYOB.
We live in a great location -- close to the Medical Center, Rice University, the Museum District, and Rice Village Shopping Center. We're within easy walking distance to Rice Village which offers a variety of shopping, cafes, restaurants, and pubs. We're also within walking distance to Rice U and the Med Center. We're a short bus ride to Reliant Center, home of the Texans and Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and can walk to the Metrorail for an easy ride downtown for theatre, opera, symphony, baseball, basketball, and soccer, and probably something else that I can't remember.
It's not very accommodating for people with mobility issues.
The guest is welcome to exclusive use of the attached restroom. This room opens to the den.
1. Have fun.
2. Be courteous.
3. Be nice to Tilly the Wonder dog.
4. Use a coaster on wood surfaces.
6. Smoke outside and properly dispose of cigarette butts.
7. Keep personal clutter out of the common areas.
8. No illegal activity.
9. No exercising in the living room in your underwear.
10. Unless you are a Hobbit, breakfast is only once a day.
11. Sleep BETWEEN the sheets.
12. Keep food and feminine hygiene products out of reach of Tilly.
I came to Houston to visit a sick friend who is receiving treatment at MD Anderson. Sarah's home was the PERFECT location for me--very close to the hospital-- and Sarah made a tough time much easier and enjoyable!! She greeted me at the the door with a big smile and gave me a quick tour of her charming home. I knew I'd enjoySarah's home when I saw all of her artwork on the walls and met her standard poodle, "Tilly". She was so flexible with my check in and asked me every day if I needed anything. I appreciated all the niceties-nice fluffy towels, and some items in the bathroom which was great-because I forgot to pack my toothbrush! She had fruit, yogurt and other goodies available. She won my heart over with a French Press Coffee Pot. I also enjoyed sitting out in her private back yard one morning-so peaceful and a great way to start the day. The bed was SO comfortable! The neighborhood is great for walking and looking at all the unique homes. It's just a short walk over to Rice Village for upscale dining and shopping. I had great conversations with Sarah--something you would never get in a hotel. I felt like I had made a new friend. I didn't see much of Reece, but he is also a very nice guy and was kind enough to haul my luggage out to the car on the day I left. A great stay, and I would stay here again.
This was my second time to enjoy Sarah and Reese's clean, comfortable home, their warm hospitality, and the company of Tilly. I was lucky the room was available when I needed to come down to care for my college student son after out-patient surgery. That night he said, "It's so nice to be in a house, listening to the rain pattering on the roof." Isn't that what Airbnb is all about?
Sarah and her husband Reece made me feel right at home, from the minute I stepped through their door to the moment I left. The house was the perfect location for me - near Texas Medical Center, Rice University and, most important, the apartment where my son lives. I would definitely recommend their house without any hesitation.
Excellent experience with excellent people. Sarah and her husband are extraordinary hosts. The room was clean, comfortable and quiet. The bed was just right. They were able to accommodate my erratic schedule w no difficulty. I cannot recommend Sarah and her home highly enough.
My first stay was so good I stayed a few more days. Just as excellent. Aloha.
Sarah made me feel so welcome by all the generous amenities in my room (toothbrush, body wash, shampoo…) and showing me the shelves of food which were available to me in the fridge for breakfast. She has a beautiful back yard patio which is just heavenly in the evenings…shaded, secluded and lovely. The neighborhood is AMAZING. Gorgeous trees arching over the street and just a couple blocks away from fabulous stores and delicious restaurants. I felt so at home and slept like a rock.
Sarah is an excellent host. Her house is gorgeous and in a beautiful part of the city. I couldn't have asked for more!
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I am an artist who writes.....or maybe a writer who paints.
I speak semi-fluent Spanglish.
I love volunteering -- but my absolute favorite volunteering of all time is taking Tilly the Wonder dog to Methodist Hospital for pet therapy with the patients.
One of the biggest blessings in my life was getting whooping cough, also known as the 100 day cough, because it allowed me undistracted time and opportunity to learn how to play the ukulele.
I've gone busking with said ukulele and earned enough money to buy a few really good craft beers plus tip.
Just a thought, but I think this whole airbnb enterprise should be called airbnBYOB.
I'm married to the Amazing Reese and we have four grown daughters who are all beautiful, kind, and smart.
Did I mention Tilly the Wonder dog? She's a stunning black standard poodle that we found at the Humane Society. She's the absolute best dog we've ever had.
Last thing -- I enjoy re-arranging furniture and honestly think that the furniture enjoys it, too. If, during your visit, you notice that your room isn't represented exactly like it was in the airbnb photographs, it's because the furniture and I decided a change was in order.