About this listing
Luxurious & private ensuite room designed to suit all travelers but especially notable for birders with lush, large yard and a lavishly appointed home. Centrally located and accessible to the entire four county area.
This luxurious and private suite is designed to suit all travelers but especially notable for birders and nature enthusiast.
The Birds Nest room includes full bath, queen size bed, comfy sitting area and storage. With it's own private entrance separate from the main house, this room offers the utmost in privacy. The room is attached by a large common area to a well appointed 4 bedroom home remodeled in 2006. The home has hardwood and satillo tile floors, 3 gorgeous patios, large open windows and beautiful details.
We have two other bedrooms in the house and still off of this master patio, please ask if you have a large party.
The common area has everything you could possible need for a long or short stay including a fridge and kitchen cupboard for food storage, coffee and tea service, toaster, Forman's grill and more.
Located in the heart of the McAllen, this full acre property is surrounded by a brick fence making it a lovely oasis in the city.
We are birders and our neighborhood is often on the birding festival tours with lots of mature trees and natural habitat. We have a bird condo on the property (essentially a dead palm with holes bored out for birds' nests) that houses innumerable bird species including -- swear it -- a pair of Red-crowned Parrots (seasonal), not Parakeets. Birders need not venture far to get life lists. My official Backyard Bird Count currently stands at over 30 different species; some of which are South Texas specialities like Green Parakeets, Kiskadee, Green Jay and Chachalaca.
We have a 3" Celestron Telescope that we are happy to share with guest for some close up birding and if you are lucky and we get clear skies, we might be able to do some deep sky observing.
Birding festivals are ongoing here; South Texas is the New Birding Mecca. With massive migratory periods. We also have butterfly and dragonfly festivals throughout the year, plus The World Birding Center with excellently managed nature centers too numerous to list. Your host knows them all.
Winter is simply stunning here! McAllen is close to South Padre Island, for excellent fishing, kite boarding and more. Many well known ranches in South Texas offer private day trips for phtographers. Our area is a vibrant, growing metro with access to many activities and shopping galore.
Don't waste your time looking anywhere else, this is THE PLACE you want to be!
HAVE QUESTIONS? PLEASE SEND ME AND EMAIL AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER THEM AND HELP OUT HOWEVER I CAN.
Your room and the common area are yours your exclusively during your visit. You may also take advantage of any of the three expansive patios.
Interaction with Guests
We are always available to help make your trip everything you wish it to be.
McAllen is a prized location for it's accessibility to Mexican and South Padre Island. Come experience the flavor of our unique area.
We have limited public transportation, check out McAllen Metro for details. Fortunately taxis are realatively inexpensive, but we recommend renting a car if possible.
Other Things to Note
We are one of the original airbnb host in our area, as well as fellow airbnb travelers. We work hard to insure that your visit in our home is everything that we look for in our own airbnb travels.
Smoking is allowed outside. We do have A friendly dog, she is an outdoor dog.
We are generally very liberal and basically have no hard and fast rules -- if in doubt, ask.
If it is growing season we will have a small vegetable garden and you are welcome to pitch in and/or enjoy the area. If you work the garden, we can arrange some fresh vegges as payment.
Texas, oh Texas! We have an official Backyard Bird Count of about 30 species. What more could you possibly need?
Happily married for 20+ years and looking forward to getting my last child (1 of 3) out of the house and educated soon.
I, too, love to travel and adore all things written, painted, or performed. I am a long time volunteer and have a broad professional background including marketing and public relations.
My husband -- attorney -- and I have lived in deep south Texas for 20 years. Our area is a Mecca for birders and wildlife/outdoor enthusiast. We are within minutes of multiple US/Mexico border crossing and are the perfect location for traveling into Mexico.