About This Listing
The space is on the second floor separate from our kitchen and main living room. It includes a bedroom with a queen bed, bathroom with tub and shower, and a loft with sofa and desk. Two bedrooms also available.
Guests have access to our private salt water pool. In the cooler weather, we turn on the pool solar panels (usually still too cold for most people mid-Nov to mid-March) Breakfast is help yourself yogurt, breakfast bars, tea, coffee.
There are 3 artists / writers/ musicians living and working in this art compound, so someone is usually around to help with directions and details. We are quiet, nature loving, literate, birdwatching, gardening collective. We have traveled the world and welcome guests to share their stories.
Step thru our door, and you will forget you are inner city of the 4th largest metropolis in the US.
There is lots of free street parking. Gardens, pool, outdoor decks. Mosquitoes are out. Our yard is a garden for Butterflies, with lots of host plants that are specific for native butterflies. We do not use pesticides, so we have lots of lizards, butterflies and other bugs including mosquitoes. Although, we try to create an environment that does not encourage mosquito population, we still have them with us. I put out OFF spray for guest use. It is part of living in the sub tropics we locals deal with all the time.
Interaction with Guests
I'll try to meet you, but if you will be arriving very late or when I am out, I will give you directions for the key and how to access the space. Breakfast is serve yourself: coffee, tea, yogurt and breakfast bars.
The Heights is a cool, artistic neighborhood that is undergoing change. New restaurants and bars are opening. 19th street has lots of funky shops and art galleries. Streets are safe for biking and we are connected to downtown with a dedicated bike trail. Restaurants, SSQQ Dance Studio, and bus stop are all close by.
No smoking anywhere inside or out, no children, no pets. Please park on the street. Explore the gardens, relax in the pool, recharge...
Staying at Dixi's place was a great experience. Before even getting there, Dixi had taken the time to send us some recommendations on what to see, where to eat, etc... The Loft suite is perfect for a quiet stay, it's tucked in a corner of the house with its own bathroom and sitting room. The rest of the property is really nice with a huge garden and many nooks and crannies to explore. Being airbnb hosts ourselves, we were able to exchange experiences with Dixi over breakfast.
Absolutely gorgeous space, and a welcoming, delightful, easy host. And the garden: so amazing! One of my very favorite AirBnB experiences yet! We will be back. Thanks so much, Dixi!
Another wonderful peaceful, clean, and comfortable stay at Dixi's. This has got to be one of Houston's best if not the best airbnb stay. Dixi is friendly, incredibly gifted in an artistic and creative sense which adds to the special spaces she creates. Eye candy everywhere!
A better start of our holidays was not possible. Our stay with Dixie and Rich was very pleasant. They are easy going and relaxed people and helped us a lot. The house and garden were absolutely amazing. Not only huge but also styled tastefully. There are some nice restaurants at walking distance.
As some may have figured out, I enjoyed Dixi's place so much, I have booked it more than once! It is peaceful. Dixi and Richard are very nice and wonderful hosts. I look forward to returning. Dixi's home is very welcoming, beautiful, and the garden area (the portion I viewed) is simply breathtaking.
Dixi is a class act. Such a lovely person. Her house is a splendid work of art, and she's very respectful of her guests privacy.
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About the Host, Dixi
I am an artist, working full time creating art for public and private space. I garden, swim, bike, kayak, read, and dance. I love the blues, singer song writer folk, early country. I have explored North America, Europe, the MidEast, South America, Central America and China. I am a traveler, never a tourist.