About this listing
My house loves guests!! Guests love my house!!
Private Bedroom and Private Bath
Off street parking
Breakfast and snacks any time of day or night
An open invitation at our table anytime.
Ping pong table
Lots to do within walking and biking distance
Central location- quick drive to downtown, Memorial Park, The Galleria, Discovery Green, bars and clubs, as well as a wonderful museum district. We are located on the Galveston side of Houston which also has many parks and points of interest including an indoor water park. Plus we are near where the fight for Texas's independence was won.
Safe, friendly neighborhood
Possible to accommodate up to 6 people
Bike available for use
Hike and Bike trail just outside backyard
I have a 3 guest bedroom home with 2 private baths available, All the beds have tempurpedic matress toppers. with one bedroom and one bath downstairs, and two bedrooms and one bath upstairs. Our home is a.traditional home which has been updated recently, located in a well established neighborhood. I can accommodate 2 in the guest room in two of the three rooms. One room has a full size bed, and one room has 2 twins, that we can make into a king.
The kitchen has black granite counter tops and cherry wood cabinets and a gas stove.
The driveway is at least three cars wide and two deep. So you can pull your vehicle in off the street. The neighborhood is very safe and there are a few police that live nearby and the neighbors are friendly.
You will be given the code for the WIFI upon booking.
I enjoy making breakfast, but if time is not permitting, it can be a self-serve breakfast (any time of day), mostly coffee, tea, juice, milk, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, snack bars, eggs, and toast. Please let me know of any dietary restrictions and I will do my best to accommodate.
The pool is open year-round, but the best swimming months are mid-April to mid-October.There are chairs, tables, and a daybed swing,along with pool floats, koozies, towels, extra flip flops, and sunblock. We also have an outdoor fire pit for evenings and smore's making.
A ping pong table and a dart board are on a covered porch for additional entertainment. Plus, I have an extensive dvd collection which you are welcome to help yourself to or use our Netflix account to watch movies online.
We do not have any pets, but pets are allowed as long as they are friendly. Our yard is gated, but is not "dog proof" as there are places a small dog could get out. There is a nice area just beyond our back gate to walk your dog.
As we prefer nobody smoke inside our home, we provide cigarette receptacles around the outside of our home, with multiple places to smoke including a covered side porch.
Within walking distance:
5 min walk to - basketball and tennis courts and a work-out station on our Hike & Bike trail.
A bus line that stops a few blocks from my house regularly. You can get directions for the buses or I could get that information for you. Although, I would suggest planning on renting a car. Houston is a big city... fourth largest in the U.S. and driving is unfortunately the most efficient form of transportation in this area.
I am a native Texan and have lived in the Houston area for most of my life. Both my husband and I can assist and/or guide you with your itinerary, directions, or sightseeing you might want to do. We have been compared to a "sleeper" film... a great film that has gone under the radar. With a true understanding of Southern Hospitality...my husband and I welcome you into our home, as we hope you enter as guests and leave as friends.
Respect my home
Clean your own mess
If you bring a pet, please clean it's paws when you bring it inside if it is wet outside.
The room was great,but better yet was our host Aurthur. He welcomed us and gave us his full attention on questions about the area. Additionally he cooked breakfast for two days. Thank you Aurthur.
Jennifer was also very accommodating in allowing a small group of our friends gather at their home. Thank you Jennifer.
The home was in a quiet neighborhood accessable to our travels.
My wife, our dog and I needed a place to stay on very short notice and Jennifer and her husband were happy to have the three of us! I cannot thank them enough for the clean, cool room. Btw, the floors were absolutely beautiful, though some previous guest did not feel the same way. At any rate, we would definitely stay again and would highly recommend their hospitality to any traveler.
Jen is the sweetest host I've ever have. Great place to stay. I highly recommended! Two thumbs up! Super close to NASA space center. Quiet neighborhood.
We felt like staying with a distant cousin or a old pal in the next city. What else one can wish for..! Great location between downtown and Galveston.
They quickly made us comfortable with the place & the friendly pets.
Jennifer & Art are great hosts. Art even showed us Venus-Jupiter alignment during the evening chat next to the pool :-).
We had a fantastic night in Houston. Jennifer and Art were generous and friendly hosts, taking time to welcome us and make sure we wanted for nothing. Lovely house, gorgeous pool too!
We had a pleasant stay at Jennifer's home. On Sunday morning her husband cooked breakfast for us. They have two cute dogs who are well-behaved. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were clean. We didn't spend much time at the house, but it worked well as a place to stay for a couple of nights.
About the Host, Jennifer
A recent empty nester, I am a native Texan. I have a degree in history and another in Humanities. Hosting is fun and I strive to have everyone enter my home as a guest and leave as a friend. I have traveled extensively in the states and traveled to Europe a few times. I enjoy working in the yard, gathering with friends, and watching movies. I love Italian and Mexican food.
As a host, I will try to be at home to welcome you and show you around. I have great relationships with my guests. My philosophy is to feel as if you are staying with family you just haven't met yet. If I have cooked dinner, you would be invited to join. Over dinner and wine/beer, there is always lively conversations. If you prefer to be out and about... that's fine too and you will have your own key through the duration of your stay. Once you leave the common areas of the home... I give you privacy. If you so desire. We have darts, a ping pong table, and multiple games for entertainment. There is also an extensive DVD collection. And you are free to look through them and watch (website hidden) your leisure. In the morning, I make breakfast which I will attempt to align with your schedule. If that's not possible, there is always cereal and fresh fruit as well has coffee and tea. You are welcome to help yourself in the kitchen. Mi casa su casa.