About this listing
This is a great home to share with family and friends. It's fully loaded for entertainment with a 3.5ft deep bay bale pool, 3000+ game arcade machine, darts, foosball, basketball, bag toss, grill, 3D TV, and everything you need for cooking!
Our guest house is a unique family getaway in the north of Dallas / McKinney area. There's room for the whole family.
The master bedroom is downstairs with a private en-suite bath. Upstairs has 2 bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a comfortable 2 person futon on the landing. There is a 1/2 bath downstairs.
The downstairs has a game area with a free arcade machine with 3000+ games, a foosball table, and darts. The backyard is enclosed with an 8ft privacy fence and includes a bag toss, 3ft deep x 15 ft wide hay bale pool, and a basketball hoop. There are plenty of tables and chairs for family get togethers.
We are slowly working on creating a more sustainable lifestyle in a suburban environment, without sacrificing modern amenities. You will see our projects, and you can enjoy fresh eggs from our chicken-coupe, herbs from our raised bed garden, and vegetables from aquaponic fish garden.
You'll be given a key-code for the door on check-in.
Extended guests can arrange for storage in the garage, otherwise it is locked.
Interaction with Guests
We attempt to meet all of our guest on check-in.
After check-in you may see us about. We live down the street and we do all of our yard work. You may catch us maintaing the pool, cutting the grass, watering the garden, feeding the chickens, working on the aquaponic fish garden, or fetching tools from the shed and garage.
Just minutes from history downtown McKinney, easy access from highway 75!
There are many parks in the area, including multiple play grounds, 2 disc golf courses, soccer fields, and hiking / biking trails. There is a community centers less than 1/4 mile down the road that has free ping pong, basketball, billiards and $3 per visit gym. There is also an indoor pool, less than 2 miles away. Ten minutes down the highway in Allen there is a Natatorium with a very nice indoor pool that has slides for kids of all ages.
* Highway 75 (North Central Expressway) is right around the corner
* There is plenty of on street parking
* The charming McKinney historic square is just 2 miles away
* The closest public transport is 10 minutes south at the DART Parker Road station. It provides access to Dallas.
Other Things to Note
A guide book with all the information you need is provided after booking.
A front door access code will be provided when you check-in.
Check-in/check-out times can be flexible based on our other bookings. Please ask if you'd like to check-in early or check-out late.
All pets and events need to be disclosed before booking.
Pool is seasonal (please ask).
Some bookings may be asked purchase an inexpensive short term rental insurance to protect expensive amenities (ie. arcade system and TV) which can't be covered by a reasonable security deposit.
- Respect our home and neighbors
- Respect all local,state,national laws
- McKinney has 10pm noise ordinance
- No-smoking inside. Clean all butts outside
- Flat pet fee of $60. (Please clean up all yard waste)
- Leave space in front of all mail boxes for the mail truck
- 3pm Check-in / 11 am checkout
Large HD TV with 3-D glasses for the whole family. Tv has Netflix, Hulu, Amazon videos and basic network television
Patrick and Jody were wonderful hosts, cheerful and instantly available when we needed them. Their house is very nice, perfect for a family, fully equipped and with lots of games and a circular pool, perfect for relaxing after a day out.
The old part of McKinney is also worth discovering, with several good restaurants, a few nice shops and a pleasant atmosphere.
We spent 4 great days here and would certainly return if we come back to Dallas.
We highly recommenf Patrick and Jody's house!
Jody met us at the house and showed us around. The house was very comfortable and the air conditioning worked great, which is very important in Texas in the summer. The sleeping arrangements worked very well for all eight of us. We were able to cook and host a dinner for family who were in town for a wedding. The children loved the chickens and the pool. The neighborhood was nice, quiet and inviting. If the need to be in the Dallas area came up again, I wouldn't hesitate to rent this property again.
Cant come back enough times. Very nice home, lots of space. Hay bale pool in backyard rocks. Lots of privacy.
We rented this wonderful house for our entire bridal party the week of our wedding. It was a great place for everyone to crash: comfortable beds; ample space; fun things to do! Thanks so much for having us!
Patrick was an outstanding host! We enjoyed our stay at he and Jody's house. We had so much fun with our entire family being able to be all together just relaxing and enjoying all the house has to offer. If back in the McKinney area again, we will definitely stay here again!
Very hospitable host. Quiet and peaceful neighborhood. Didn't get a chance to meet Jody but Patrick met us when we checked in and showed us around the place explaining stuff. Great place for kids and family with games and a nice backyard. Would definitely come back to stay if I am in town.
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