About this listing
Go-to B&B for traveling artists at Hobby Center & Houston Grand Opera! Located 7 blocks from George R Brown Convention Center and a few steps from Metro Lightrail for easy access to Reliant & museum district. Great location for Rodeo!
The condo is bright and fun stocked with all the amenities you need for an extended stay. Enjoy the privacy with your own bedroom, kitchen, bath, and workspace. Special attention has been given to be sure it's a clean, comfortable, and healthy space to accommodate guests with allergies or chemical sensitivities.
The condo is located on Main St. directly in front of the light rail. It's in the heart of downtown Houston located near most major corporate headquarters, Minute Maid Ballpark, the Houston Opera, George R. Brown Convention Center, The Toyota Center, Bayou Place, Houston Aquarium, and the Houston theater and entertainment district. It is a ten minute 8-block walk to George R. Brown Convention Center from my home (I recommend taking a cab after dark if you are traveling alone or a woman).
There is quick access to the Medical Center, Reliant Stadium (Rodeo!), Midtown, Montrose, and Upper Kirby via the rail or a 5-10 minute drive. You will be walking distance to Discovery Green, the theater district, Houston Pavilion, and the University of Houston Downtown. This is the perfect location for the Fourth of July, Rodeo, OTC, Nape, Houston Free Press Summer Fest, business conferences, a night at the ballet, or big sports games.
There is one parking lot assigned to the unit and it is located in the parking garage underneath the building.
Providing a healthy space for you, your friends and family is important. Products such as non-toxic no-VOC paint and water-based floor treatments have been used in the renovations.
Business travelers will be well equipped here with wireless Internet and a desk to work at.
The open master bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed- perfect for the solo traveler to hog all to themselves, but still big enough for couples to share!
The 46-inch High Definition television has lots of cable channels and is connected to the Playstation 3.
The bathroom shower is spacious and stocked with bath towels and cloths. A coat rack in the bedroom is available to hang your clothing. Washer/ Dryer is in bathroom and the kitchen is fully equipped for home cooking including a dishwasher, refrigerator, and stove/oven. Please be sure to bring your own toiletries such as shampoo, soap, etc. Unfortunately, I cannot accommodate long term guests with these amenities.
For the courtesy of other guests, absolutely no pets or smoking (of any kind) in the condo.
Cleaning Standards & Security Deposit.
I charge a cleaning fee for all guests to cover cost of cleaning sheets, bathroom, floors, and basic restocking.
Guests will have access to the building's patio area and gym.
Interaction with Guests
I speak with all guests throughout the booking process online and allow them to check in and out using personalized door codes. It's pretty hands off, but I'm always available by phone or email.
Downtown Houston is constantly going through transformation whether it's the expansion of the Metro Lightrail or attracting young crowds with newly inspired restaurant and bar concepts. But the iconic unchanging elements of downtown give the neighborhood the most personality- such as theater district and historical bars such as Notsuouh or La Caraf.
The Metro Rail takes you from downtown, through Midtown, the Museum District, and all the way down to Reliant Stadium.
Just a couple things that I ask out of respect for the space and future guests:
Please follow the check-in instructions exactly. I will definitely leave a negative review for anyone who follows cars into the garage or asks tenants in the building to let them in the building/elevator due to ignoring the check-in process. I've done this for 5 years and I'm finally putting my foot down on this one, thank you for understanding!
Please be conscience of energy conservation and maintaining a healthy space. Be sure to turn off TV/lights and close windows when you check-out.
Only use the cleaning products provided- they are mostly green products without perfumes. No candles, air fresheners, smoking, or animals- this is very important (please! I have chemical sensitivities as do many others).
I'm a native Houstonian who relocated to San Francisco. I travel as frequently as possible- visiting friends, family, finding surf, and exploring new cultures.
As an Airbnb guest, I'm always looking for spaces that are economical as well as uplifting and minimalistic. I want to be in the middle of everything and experience what it's like to really live in your city (even in two days). I will always leave your home the way I found it (fellow-host honor).
I love playing host to world travelers and business folk and have certainly earned my stripes in Airbnb hosting (almost nothing surprises me anymore). I call my home in Houston a little petri dish for design. I love coming back to visit and seeing new magnets added to the fridge or new notes on the bulletin board from my guests. I rearrange my room too many times to keep it updated in my photos and you'll usually find a few beers or snacks in the fridge that are leftover from my sporadic visits (help yourself!). Many times I don't get to meet you, but feel like I get to know you through exchange of books, art, or stories.
I'm very open to constructive feedback and would love to hear how you think I may be able to improve my home for guests.