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 and you are sure to get some quality zzz's on the eco-friendly Keetsa Cloud mattress in the master bedroom. Special thanks to New Living of Houston who supplied us with the safest products and expert advice.
Business travelers will be well equipped here with wireless Internet, printer, scanner, power supply, USB cord, and office supplies.
The open master bedroom is furnished with a king size bed- perfect for the solo traveler to hog all to themselves, but still big enough for couples or besties to share!
The 46-inch High Definition television has 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.
For the courtesy of other guests, absolutely no pets or smoking (of any kind) in the condo.
Cleaning Standards & Security Deposit.
I charge a $60 cleaning fee for all guests to cover cost of cleaning sheets, bathroom, floors, and basic restocking.
Guests will have access to the building's gym and patio area.
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 we 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 3 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).
Great location; clean accommodation with everything I needed. will definitely stay again.
Fabulous place! I came to Houston to attend a conference downtown and this was the perfect alternative to staying at the conference hotel. A great loft space in an architecturally interesting building. Very centrally located with all the amenities one could ever want - reliable wifi, in-unit laundry, well-equipped kitchen, work desk with office supplies, and gym. The largest shower I’ve ever seen, which, being 6’4”, was especially appreciated! The apartment is walking distance to a terrific gourmet supermarket (Phoenicia) with mouth-watering baked goods. Steph was a great host; always just a text or phone call away. Checking in/out was a breeze and Steph provides a comprehensive house manual so one can focus completely on relaxing and enjoying her beautiful apartment. In sum, if you’re contemplating a trip to Houston, don’t look any further for a place to stay - you’ve found it!
This place is wonderful. It's right on Main street with easy access to the train. The furnishing are minimalist with out feeling like a hotel. I love this place.
My wife and I stayed at Steph's place for our anniversary weekend, and it was an incredible experience. The loft is modern, comfortable, clean, and airy, and the personal touches really make it an easy space to love. Being in the heart of downtown was fun and convenient, and we thoroughly enjoyed walking to the movies, to get sushi, and Indian pizza... Steph's parking spot allowed us to drive a few places, and Uber the rest ($5 anywhere downtown, and were there faster than we could get downstairs!) Transportation is challenging in Houston, and this loft offered the absolute best of all options. Steph's place was superior to a hotel in every way. What a great way to experience Houston!
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About the Host, Steph
I'm a native Houstonian who relocated almost two years ago 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.
A late night gem- delivers to the condo.Travis Street Houston TX 77002-1807
Really really good sushi downtown- just a block walk away!Texas Street Houston TX 77002-3108
One of my favorite Montrose restaurants came downtown and put a great quick cafe in Market Square. Get some fresh air and lentil soup at Niko Nikos downtown.Milam Street Houston TX 77002-1618
Said to be the oldest bar in Houston. One of my favorite spots to get wine or proseco with a few close friends or date. Its so romantic in its dark, old, secretive way, but by no means cheesy.Congress Street Houston TX 77002-1708
Great twist on traditional pizza owned by a super friendly family. Within walking distance.Main Street #105 Houston TX 77002
Gorgeous decor, tasty menu, great drinks.. definitely recommend for a night out in downtown.Travis Street Houston TX 77002
One of the closest grocery stores to the condo, but also a cool place to have drinks or coffee. Check their events online.Austin Street Houston TX 77010
Discovery Green is an outdoor space that you can ice skate (seasonal), play miniature golf, see live music, grocery shop, or eat at. Dog friendly. Kid friendly. Its really just pretty coolMcKinney Houston Texas 77010
Reservation needs to be made in advance for a truly special dining experience. Oxheart is farm to table tasting menu style, but you will leave fully satisfied. Its a tiny restaurant w/amazing staff.Nance Street Houston TX 77002
LCC is a super cool Mexican Cantina with a big patio they host live music at. They host the yearly Watermelon Festival.Nance Street Houston TX 77002
Still havent made it here, but I know the chef was on Food Networks Iron Chef which really impressed me. All my friends have given this place good reviews.Louisiana St # 200 Houston TX 77006-2381
Gets crowded, but this bar has killer pretzels and nice ambiance for the just more than casual outing.McGowen Street Houston TX 77002
Brew tours available!Lyons Avenue Houston TX 77020
Classic Houston. Check out some of the bars nearby too.McGowen St Houston TX 77002
Really chill bar to grab a nice wine or champagne. It never gets crowded with rowdy young college kids or guidos.Caroline Street Houston TX 77004
Ms. Trang gives the *best* manicure pedicures Ive ever had! I also appreciate that they are extremely sanitary with their utensils. There are some good eats right next door :)Houston TX 77006
Classic East Montrose. A breakfast only joint that serves up the freshest OJ and keeps coffee during the wait... because there IS one on the weekends.Fairview Street Houston TX 77006-2904
Indika offers a modern elegant take on Indian food. Never fails to impress me the perfect balance between sweet and spice and the waitstaff is the best in Houston.Westheimer Road Houston TX 77006-2932
Coffee, cocktails, coconut water in a super chill location right off the train stop on Main. Check it out and enjoy not even having to drive!Main Street Houston TX 77006
Cheap, delicious, awesomely-local breakfast tacos all. day. long!Main St Houston TX 77002
On a cold night, go here and get a warm Guinness. Finish dinner with the bread pudding and you can thank me later.Montrose Blvd # 8 Houston TX 77006-4936
Google it.Sul Ross Street Houston TX 77006
Cafe Brasil is a Montrose-must for coffee, wine, breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Its just one of those places that always works! Also, Domy bookstore next door is worth a stop :)Dunlavy Street Houston TX 77098
The Menil Collection is a great museum series that you can visit pretty much every day and free of charge. Bring some snacks and a bottle of wine (or six pack) to take to the Menil Park.Sul Ross Street Houston TX 77006
Such a great spot for movies you wont find in a Tinseltown.W Gray Street Houston TX 77019-3601
This place gets crowded just like the bars in Houston! Ice cream, cakes, pies, chocolate covered anything, and gifts. Ive been going here for years, its amazing.West Alabama Street Houston TX 77098
Super casual, picnic-table-style drinking with food trucks nearby for snacks. Bring dogs, motorcycles, or a basketball for an ultimate sun day.West Alabama Street Houston TX 77098-2705
My favorite WFs will make all kinds of customer juices and smoothies for you. You can get your fish preseasoned, so all you have to do when you get back to the loft, is saute it on the stovetop!Houston TX 77098
Sister restaurant to Indika, Pondicheri has a lower price point without any lesser of a product. Indian street food served for breakfast and dinner... ohhhh its SO GOOD! Free wifi for breakfast!Kirby Drive Houston Texas 77098