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!
I spent two weeks in Rich and Carl's guesthouse and would highly recommend it. Everything is clean and well thought through. Any time I needed anything I got an immediate response but was basically left alone to come and go as I pleased. It is extremely private and feels very homely. The surrounding area is beautiful and you have any number of bars, cafes and restaurants to choose from. I would definitely go back if I return to Houston.
Yes, host made us feel very welcome.The listing was accurate and neighbourhood was great.
Rich & Carl were great! Their guest house is located in a perfect place for walkable restaurants, etc. which made it so easy and convenient since I did not rent a car.
The house Manuel had easy steps to follow which made my stay there more enjoyable.
I would recommend this airbnb location for anyone that wants to be in a nice residential area. I felt safe and the guest house was very clean. Thanks again to them both for helping my stay in Houston enjoyable!!!
Loved this spot. Probably my favorite Airbnb experience. The space is fantastic and has everything you need. The neighborhood is fantastic and is close to great bars and restaurants. Also, Rich's guidebook recommendations were fantastic and made my experience that much better. I can't recommend this city, neighborhood and particular listing enough.
Met by host upon arrival. He explained the area and we felt welcomed. The accommodation was as expected, in a good area and close to were we wanted to be. We had a great visit to Houston and a positive experience with the b&b.
Rich's guesthouse is in a perfect location, close to great bars and restaurants, yet in a pretty and quiet area. The guesthouse is very clean, light and airy, and Rich ensures you have a great stay! We very much recommend staying here!
This was a very easy, laid back trip. The place is in a great neighborhood, one of Houston's hip places, Montrose. Lots to walk to close by, yet quiet and neighborhood-y. The apartment is clean and well taken care of. I had everything I needed (including snacks and a beer). The next time I am in town, I will check to see if this place is available. Thank you!!
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.