The Salt Lick B&B is located in Spring, Texas, west of I-45 in the quiet, safe Memorial Northwest neighborhood. Located 30 minutes north of downtown Houston, we are close to The Woodlands, ExxonMobil Campus, parks, playgrounds, golf courses, movie theaters, walking and biking trails, gyms, quality restaurants, and shopping malls.
The lush yard has a salt water unheated swimming pool with cool jacuzzi, both of which are open year-round for those brave enough to enjoy them during the winter! Winters are mild here, lasting December through February, with average temperatures of 45ºF to 66ºF. The yard features an outdoor gazebo, lounge chairs and seating, an 8'x14' rectangular trampoline with safety netting, fire pit, and a dual bbq (charcoal and gas). Monarch butterflies emerge from cocoons in the bushes (or on the furniture!) almost year-round.
This four bedroom, two and a half bath B&B is lovingly decorated with formal and informal Texas antiques and other furnishings. Two bedrooms are available in the right wing of the home. The remaining two bedrooms are the owner's bedroom (which makes up the left wing of the home) and office.
The Marzipan Room is a beautiful second floor queen bedroom that overlooks the salt water pool. It features:
* Memory foam topped mattress
* Light blocking curtains
* Soundproofed windows
* Ceiling fan with lights
Guests enjoy shared:
* TV room with Dish Network, DVD/VHS and a large video collection
* Breakfast room
* Formal dining room
* Formal living room
* Laundry Room
* Shared full bathroom upstairs
* Shared half bath downstairs
The other available bedroom, the Cashmere Room, has two twin beds. Either bedroom may be rented individually, or together at reduced rate, or the house may be rented privately (with no owner onsite). These listing can be viewed by clicking on the thumbnail picture links to the right on the screen, under "My Other Listings - Same Location."
Full breakfast is included upon request. Please place your orders a few days before arrival when possible. Most reasonable requests can be filled. Gourmet to southern cuisine orders are welcome. Please feel free to be creative with your requests! Breakfast can be served most anytime you wish between 7am and 10am, Monday through Sunday.
30 minutes from Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH). Airport transportation, based on availability, can be arranged via car for $21 per trip. If a van is needed then guests should arrange a taxicab or shuttle from the airport instead.
Note: The property is secured with an alarm, as well as two very protective and sweet outdoor cats.
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The property frequently receives competing rental requests, so you may want to inquire and confirm quickly, to ensure that you get the reservation!
The primary renter must be 21 or older.
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Please see the Calendar for available rental dates.
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If you prefer to work through Vacation Rental By Owner, and pay me through PayPal, I can be reached by searching for #368650 (Cottage in West Seattle). Please be sure to specify that you are inquiring about the Texas house, not the Seattle cottage. You may also find us at thesaltlickbedandbreakfast (with the usual .c ending!). Thank you.
Hello :-) It was really fun to communicate with Meg. She knows this place inside and out, and there is no way to surprise her, which is nice. It means she loves the place, and it shows.
My stay was a really memorable Spring stay. Sitting on top of the hill, so close to West Seattle groceries, and restaurants, and this time, the beautiful Old Growth Lincoln Park looking at the Sound and the Fauntleroy Ferry - it really made me like West Seattle a lot.
The cottage is exactly that, heated by a gas stove, and creaky in a comfortable way. Yet, everything works as if it is modern, and with windows open, it is light and airy.
As the Spring is coming, the outside table and chairs were calling me, but it was still raining on them, so they are there for the next guests :-)
I like having a washer & dryer, and cupboards full of useful things, just like in a cabin.
I'd come here again, and would recommend it to anyone who respects a well-worn, well-maintained home with a good host.
Nice, comfortable experience. Thank Meg
Meg was extremely accommodating to any request that I had. The place was very clean and definitely accommodated the 7 people that were in the cottage. Thank you!
My parents were coming to visit us from the Midwest and our West Seattle apartment just wouldn't have been very comfortable for all of us. My parents were initially leary about staying in another persons home, but with the welcoming fireplace and big bed-they could not have been happier. The kitchen was well stocked so we were able to purchase ingredients to prepare and enjoy family meals-we could have even baked a cake! This space was perfectly cozy for our needs. Meg was very communicative and timely in all correspondence. We will absolutely stay at this rustic-ish cottage again
My primary considerations were location, price, and convenience - and the Salt Lick B&B delivered. It's not a fancy B&B with doilies and fancy formal furniture, but it's a decent, clean, and organized house to stay in, plenty of room if you need to hang out for a while, and the host is super helpful and responsive. And there were cookies! (I did not partake in the breakfast part of the B&B experience, so I can't speak to that at all.)
The reservation was canceled 31 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
This is the only host-cancelled reservation that has ever occurred on Airbnb. Due to an unforeseen change in schedule, this early December reservation was cancelled with a month's notice to the renter, as the cottage was needed for other uses from end of October 2013 through beginning of January 2014. The cottage will be available for rent as normal starting January 2014.
Megs cottages was just perfect for our needs. good price nice secure and quirt neighbourhood, easy access to the city and airport good parking and daily shopping, I definitely come again !
Overall a wonderful experience and I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
- The ginormous shower head.
- The memory foam king size bed.
- The very very quiet streets
- The yard (It was pleasant to hang out with some friends on a sunny afternoon in Seattle out in the yard.)
- All the plates and utensils one would need are right there.
- Close proximity to many restaurants and markets by car.
There are 2 things that I'd pay extra attention to while staying there:
1. The manual warned the wood floor for the living room is extremely soft and scratches very easily. That forced us to be extra gentle compared to carpet floors, but we also felt better knowing it's visibly clean.
2. The manual's text formatting made it a little hard to read sometimes. I wish it was spaced out over another extra page or two for better readability, but that's the graphic designer in me speaking.
The cottage had everything we needed. Clean, reasonably priced, nice yard, and in close proximity to Seattle. Many thanks!
We rented this house for one week in August and overall it was okay. It was in a good location for us as we had relatives in West Seattle. It had dishes and cooking utensils, and washer and dryer that made life easier and less expensive then hotel. The big front yard was nice since we had family over the last night for a big dinner. I like that it was alarmed and made me feel like my belongings were safe during the day on our travels. There was an issue with one bed, but Meg responded quickly and had in fixed on our third night. The area is pretty quiet.
There are several things that I did not like.
First, I could only get one window open (Small one in kitchen). Other than the window I got open there were no screens in windows or on the doors. Since we had to open the doors for air we had to also deal with bugs. There was one portable AC in the main bedroom (which was nice), but it only cooled that room and the living room. The kids’ room has no fresh air flow and stayed fairly warm during the day. I am guessing for 9 to 10 months a year this is fine, but it was over 80 for several of the days we were there.
Second, there is some drywall work that needs to be done in kitchen and bathroom. It looks as if cabinets and other items have been replaced or fixed, but the drywall has just been patched and not painted. There is a dishwasher, but it is not hooked up and can only be used for drying.
Third, parking can be a problem. If you come back during the day you might not find parking within a half block of the house.
The whole cottage cools down beautifully with the available fans and air conditioner! Seattle also has few to no bugs, so it is nice to open all of the doors and get the breeze that is most always blowing at this top of the hill. :-) The kitchen and utility room windows both open and have screens. The house has ample parking available, which is unusual for Seattle, but of course some times are better than others for parking immediately outside of the house.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.