Newly built and fully appointed guesthouse in the heart of the Montrose area in Houston. One bedroom with queen sized bed, fully functional and stocked kitchen, full bath, and sitting area. Wireless internet and cable TV. Complete privacy guaranteed.
Walking distance to dozens of restaurants, bars, and night clubs. Safe and quiet neighborhood that is less than a half mile to Kroger grocery store, Walgreens and Starbucks. Just around the block are dozens of vintage clothing shops, resale and antique stores. Walking distance also to Menil Collection museum and Rothko Chapel. A longer walk (or short drive) to the impressive Houston Museum District, Rice University, and Hermann Park and Zoo. Less than one block walk for a bus that goes to Galleria for world-class shopping, indoor ice skating, or buses in the opposite direction for light rail that takes you downtown, to the medical center, or all the way to Reliant Stadium.
If you don't feel like walking or taking the bus, I am only one block from a "Houston bicycle" kiosk (at the corner outside of the Hay Merchant restaurant). This is a wonderful way to tour the city, explore new restaurants, see our beautiful neighborhoods, or get exercise by biking on the paths along Allen Parkway. You'll definitely want to check this out.
My guesthouse is a great place for a weekend escape or an alternative to hotels for your business trip to Houston. Stay at home and enjoy the peace and solitude, or walk down the street and hit the clubs and immerse yourself in this eclectic neighborhood. Food trucks, tattoo parlors, pool halls, and coffee shops. There is fun to be had at every turn!
Ours is the prototypical home away from home. We have a welcoming yard with plenty of places to sit and enjoy the outdoors. We have a small family dog who spends most of her time indoors, but loves people so don't be surprised if she comes to greet you.
There are two key house rules - no smoking and no pets. Otherwise, please know that my primary motivation for rebuilding and furnishing this guesthouse was to provide a "home away from home" for friends and family. Now, I am also using it to host guests on AirBnB (no other web sites). Given that, I ask that you simply treat the property as you would your own. If I came to your house, I would promise to do the same. THANKS!
My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our stay at Rich's guest house. It was clean, private and easy to access. Since the keys were located in a lock box and not with Rich it also allowed us to arrive late without bothering anyone.
The Montrose location was great. There are tons of bars and restaurants nearby, and is also reasonably close to downtown, the museum district and other areas of interest.
Rich was very accomodating with allowing us to keep our baggage at the house until 1 pm after checkout so that we could explore the city before leaving on an early afternoon flight. Would definitely reccomend!
Our stay was everything we had hoped for! Rich gave easy instructions on how to find and enter the guesthouse, and was easy to communicate with. Everything we could imagine we needed was there--water, coffee, beer, juice, magazines, fresh towels, AC, etc. The guesthouse is in a great location! We walked to restaurants and bars easily, and took a 5 minute drive to the park and the zoo. Clean-up and checkout was easy too! I would definitely recommend this AirBNB to anyone headed to Houston!
The guest house was a perfect retreat from a long day at the office. The space was just the right size for my needs and offered a kitchenette that made it nice to prepare a quick breakfast and lunch for the office. The walk from the street to the door was beautifully landscaped, safe, and easy to navigate. In fact, I was picking up some landscaping ideas as I walked along the path.
I have visited some of the restaurants in the area on previous trips and it seems that it is always easy to find a good meal in Houston. The guest house is in walking distance to a couple places and given the right weather, I wouldn't hesitate to walk to and from dinner.
It was a productive week and the guest house was a perfect home away from home to regroup and refresh.
Rich and his guest house were awesome. He is a great host and everything was as advertised. The house is in a fun neighborhood with lots of shops and interesting restaurants within walking distance. I appreciated the detailed manual as well as the complimentary drinks and snacks.
Our experience staying here was awesome. The guesthouse is really nice and comfortable and Rich could not have been a better host. This place is in a great neighborhood. My boyfriend and I easily walked to dinner and drinks and had a great time. I highly recommend staying here while you are in Houston.
The guesthouse is lovely, and Rich was very helpful and accommodating. His house manual is thorough, so you know exactly what is expected. He clearly takes very good care of his property, and is detail-oriented. Great place to stay!
We lived staying in Rich's guest house. We got in very late and were still able to access the house without bothering rich. It's decorated so nicely, very clean and cozy. It was much nicer than staying in a hotel. He keeps it stocked with coffee (great coffee), beverages, and snacks! This will be my first stop and recommendation for folks visiting Houston. Our only complaint was we couldn't stay longer!
Rich is a clinical neuroscientist who works in the Texas Medical Center. He spends most of his free time reading books, doing home repairs, and riding my bike or walking on trails and through parks.
As hosts, we provide a space that is exceptionally clean and overflowing with the basic necessities. We travel a lot for work and have stayed at hundreds of hotels - some great, some horrible. We have learned much from these experiences. We maintain the property ourselves and take pride in assuring that each guest has a wonderful and carefree stay. We maintain distance for those seeking privacy and who are self-sufficient, but can also be gregarious for those who are new to the area and would appreciate frequent interactions about places to go and things to do.
As a guest, Rich is very quiet and reserved. I am polite and respectful of other people and their homes. When traveling, I am generally looking for time alone to recharge my batteries, to unplug from work, to walk around neighborhoods and try new restaurants, or to go out onto trails and parks and enjoy the great outdoors.