About this listing
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!
Flat screen TV, cable box, and DVD player. The tall wide mirror by the door is perfect for checking out your good looks.
Our stay at Rich and Carl's Guesthouse was perfect. We were greeted on arrival which helped us feel comfortable right from the start. Everything was very clean and organized. It was a hot/humid Houston week and the air conditioning kept us very comfortable. All the little things we forgot to bring were in the guesthouse (can opener, cookware, etc.). We had no issues parking on the street at night. At the farthest it was a one block walk through a beautiful neighborhood. It was very quiet at night but had plenty of things to walk to during the day. We loved our stay and would highly recommend the guesthouse to all our family and friends.
I couldn't have asked for a better AirBNB experience. Communication with Rich was excellent, he provided clear and thorough info and always responded promptly. The place is spotless and very comfortable. The AC worked well, which is critical in Houston in June! It's right in the coolest part of Montrose but tucked away in a private and quiet oasis. We'd absolutely stay there again. Thanks, Rich, for a lovely stay.
This place was exactly as described, very clean and the perfect amount of space for two people. Great location and our hosts were great! Would stay here again.
Rich was very helpful in providing me information on how to get access to the house, which included helpful information on parking. The apartment was clean and comfortable.
My favorite AirBnB yet. Fantastic attention to detail for a comfortable stay.
The amenities are like a 5 star hotel.
Cozy and welcoming. Impeccably clean!
Thank you Rich!
Heerlijk apartement,ruim, schoon en goed gelegen ten opzichte van leuke restaurants en mooie musea.
Aan te raden.
My husband and I loved the guesthouse. Everything was perfect. Thanks for our stay.
About the Host, Rich-DeLaGarza
Rich is a clinical neuroscientist and Carl is a pediatrician, and they both work in the Texas Medical Center. Rich spends most of his free time reading books, doing home repairs, riding his 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.