Hidden Oasis in Heart of Houston

House - Private room · Bingle Rd, Houston, TX 77055, United States

The Space

We have four listings at our home. All listings share high speed wireless AT&T U-verse internet service. This listing has a private entrance, with its own bath. It's like having your own apartment, surrounded by three acres of trees.

This room has a new queen bed, new flooring, and new paint!

You have easy access to the kitchen and the laundry in the main house.

The Property
Our home is on 3 acres in central Houston, just 10 minutes from Memorial Park and 12 minutes to the Galleria, with lots of trees and a ravine running along the property. We're just off of I-10 with easy access to the Galleria and to Downtown.

Our neighbor is a small, quiet church. The home is tucked behind the church property, down a long driveway. People are always happily surprised to discover our home. It's wonderfully quiet and peaceful. The only noise is the typical city freeway hum from I-10 and occasional noise from the Dad's Club swim club nearby.

The house is a simple ranch style home, built in the 1970's. It hasn't been updated but is perfect for people who don't mind an old style home, with a bit of character. We decided to keep the cost of the room low, instead of upgrading the place, especially since the property itself is what is unique about our home.

The kitchen and the refrigerator are yours to use. A coffee-maker is available if you want to make yourself some coffee or tea.

No pets. I love animals but I find it is a bit too difficult to manage having pets, in part because some people are unfortunately allergic to animal dander.

I hope you'll come join us!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Weekly Price: $400 /week
Monthly Price: $900 /month
Security Deposit: $150
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Exactly as advertised: simple and quiet place 30 minutes away from the center of Houston.

    Blake is a friendly and accommodating host.

    July 2013
    Response from Blake:

    Thanks Julien. Loved having you.

    We're 15 minutes from downtown. Just wanted to mention that so that people have an accurate idea of how close we are to the center of town. Also, that we are just outside the 610 loop and are very much in the central part of Houston, though downtown would probably be considered the city center.

  • It was a pleasure staying with Blake for the month of January while I was mulling over my next move. It was great to come back from work to a quiet place where I could unwind and relax. I also enjoyed the conversations I had with Blake as I found his work in alternative education to be quite interesting. All in all, the comfort and cleanliness of his home environment inspired me to come back and book for another week while looking for a permanent place to stay in Houston. Thanks for everything Blake!

    February 2013
  • I chose this accomodation because it was close to everywhere I needed to be, but was pleasantly surprised by the other things that made it ideal. Blake is an excellent host and concerned for his guests' comfort and convenience. The room was comfortably sized, and I loved having my own entrance and bathroom. My 12-day stay was made more home-like by not having to live out of my suitcase thanks to the huge closet I had all to myself. I'd totally stay here again!!

    August 2012
  • Blake's room worked out great for long stay in Houston that I had to make for work. The location gives easy access to I-10 for commuting into or out of town. The are several grocery stores and other amenities nearby. The privacy of the house is a pleasant change for other accommodations in the area. I'd stay here again.

    June 2012
  • My trip to Houston was extended, and I decided to go back to Blake's.
    This time I rented the larger master bedroom. It has a little office and nice views to the garden.
    The price is reasonable and it is a good value. However, the price is lower than other places because the room is old and in average condition. That bedroom will probably be renovated and upgraded soon, but in the meantime, be aware than this is not a wonderful place, but a ok-with-great-value place.
    Also, the freeway noise can disturb some; I somehow got used to it after a few days, but it bothered me at first.

    March 2012
  • Staying with Blake was a great experience,He is a nice gentleman with a great heart of service. He provided everything I needed and had a great time.

    March 2012
  • The newly renovated room is great. Attached bathroom and all. A pleasant stay as always.

    March 2012
  • I stayed here for 2 nights, overall it was clean and comfortable. Blake was very friendly and accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed. If you love being tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and love being surrounded by nature, this is the place for you!

    February 2012
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I love AirBnB! Hosting people with AirBnB reminds me of the years I lived in Austin, Texas where I owned a few properties and I rented out the rooms to students. I love meeting new, interesting, friendly people and offering them a great, simple place to stay. I've moved back to Houston and am living again in my childhood home, which is next to this great ravine where I used to play as a kid. It seemed a shame to have this big house all to myself so I got excited about the idea of sharing it with others through AirBnB. The property is very unique. More about me: I shifted careers a couple years ago and became a Montessori adolescent teacher. Adolescent teaching positions aren't widely available so I'm working with elementary students, which is a lot of fun. Hope to see you soon!
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