About This Listing
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.
Sarah is very friendly and has a very warm personality. Her dog is oh, so very cute! I didn't get a chance to try the breakfast but she showed me an awesome french press when I arrived and a fridge full of fruit. The location of the house is good too -- walking distance to restaurants and bars (that is, if you dare walking anywhere in 100 degree weather). The room is small but cozy. Overall, great experience.
Great place to stay near Rice University and Rice Village, a great urban neighborhood. I needed a comfortable place to stay to work at the university and this was perfect. Sarah was also extremely accommodating and helpful but also let me get my work done and relax. And she made a mean smoothie.
Sarah Hazel and Reese were fantastic hosts. They were incredibly welcoming and accommodating and even invited our employee to join a family dinner (which she did and it was lovely with delicious food!). The house itself was extremely well kept and beautifully decorated. I would highly recommend choosing this home for your stay.
We had an amazing stay!! Sarah Hazel made us feel incredibly welcome with friendly conversation and great advice. The guest room and rest of the house are beautifully decorated, immaculately clean, and very comfortable. The location is ideal for anyone needing easy access to the Medical Center area or Rice University and is close to great food and shopping. Getting to spend time with Tilly the wonder dog was a fun treat for two dog-deprived dog lovers. And breakfasts were simple but delicious (plenty of fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, etc.). We will be moving to this part of Houston in a few months and this place served as a relaxing backdrop to our otherwise frantic apartment hunting trip. We cannot wait to recommend it to friends and family when they come to visit us in Houston!!
Sarah is a gracious hostess,and it's always a pleasure to stay in their home. It's a short bus ride to M. D. Anderson Hospital, which is my reason to travel to Houston. I recommend without reservation,
I was briefly in Houston for a conference. Sarah's place was the perfect balance I needed. I enjoyed the lush garden with chirping birds in the morning before starting my day, and after being cooped up for 8+ hours, came home to the calm of their leafy tree-lined street, cozy home and welcoming hosts. I'm appreciative of the breakfast snacks and restaurant tips Sarah provided also. A wonderful place to stay.
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About the Host, Sarah
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.