About This Listing
Beautiful, comfy, safe, and clean! Over 204 square meters/ 2100 SF with oversized bedrooms, fireplace, & 5 clean, comfy beds.
Queen Pillow top
Twin Bed excellent double high air mattress
Who needs hallway noise? Crack-of-dawn maid service? $6 for a bag of peanuts? Spare yourself. Get more peace, more privacy, and more space. Arrive jet lagged and exhausted, but enter this haven of rest and enjoy true peace and comfort. My past guests agree that they left their worries behind at the door, and you will too. No doggie smell, shag carpet, or avocado appliances here.
This traditional Texas ranch is packed with amenities. No skimping here either. For instance, you get smoke and pet-free house and carpet, soft bed linens and Temper-pedic mattresses, a huge swimming pool with covered patio, and every room has a ceiling fan!
The thing that makes our home unique is that it feels like a home. The intimate trifles of our lives are still happily displayed on the walls for you to enjoy as you linger here. Every guest says that this is a really comfortable home!
Oh, and of course we have FREE, WIRELESS WIFI in every room.
THE KITCHEN AND BREAKFAST ROOM
This is our home, and I am a cook, so the kitchen has stainless steel appliances including LG refrigerator with ice maker in the French doors, Italian tile flooring, and practically every appliance and culinary tool you could want including a juicer. Prepare your meals using stainless steel waterless cookware, serve it with Oneida silverware and serving pieces and full sets of matching dishes We even have a Keurig coffee maker!
The breakfast room has an antique oak table and chairs that you can configure for intimate candlelight dinners of 2 or a party for 8. Throw your towels into a Maytag washer and dryer in the adjoining laundry room.
PATIO AND POOL
An open floor plan and Fung Shui design elements balance your energy and relax everyone who enters here. Once inside the home, the French doors to the patio, BBQ grill, and pool are straight ahead.
Outside, settle into the soft patio furniture, prop your feet up on a matching ottoman, and watch the Cardinals and Blue Jays feed and bathe within 15 feet of you. OR read under a ceiling fan and light. Feel free to jump into that huge pool any time of the day or night. Unlike a hotel, this is your yard, and the redwood privacy fence protects you from prying eyes. Swimsuits are optional. :-) We have citronella torches everywhere so mosquitoes are not a problem for us.
A wood burning fireplace and raised brick hearth dominate a 220 SF den with Thomasville leather chairs and a Findley sectional sofa. Two cathedral skylights tower above the room for extra light. When you are ready for Cable TV, you have over 100 channels. Feel free to indulge in a movie. Just like a hotel, we charge only $2 USD for each one you watch and deduct that from the deposit.
The spacious library boasts books of every kind, a comfy arm chair, lots of natural light, and a home office setup with huge Ethan Allen cherry desk and filing cabinet. Feel free to use the games and puzzles hidden on lower shelves.
BEDROOMS AND BATHS
Down the bedroom hallway, 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms offer you flexible sleep options in queen, full, and twin configurations. There’s also room for another twin bed here if you need to add it.
The master suite is about 14 x 14 SF and features a queen-sized bed with a real Tempur-Pedic mattress. (I am such a bed snob.) That is the most expensive mattress available and with good reason. Covered with our high-end linens, you will sleep like a baby.
The bath has a brand new Italian tile and tumbled stone shower and the coolest sunken tub with a ledge where you can sit candles, incense, and an iPod to enhance your restful soak. Spread your toiletries over six feet of well-lit counter space with double sinks. Store your clothes and luggage in the huge his-and-her walk in closet with plenty of hangers and permanent, wood shelving. If you want to site and read before bed, enjoy the Ethan Allen arm chair and table lamp.
Guest Rooms have Tempur-pedic or Sealy mattresses in excellent condition with foam pads, great linens, and blackout curtains/shades.
CLEAN AND SAFE
Just like a hotel, we welcome guests from all over the world. With that, comes bugs. Bed bugs. UNLIKE HOTELS, we encase every mattress, box spring, and pillow in bed-bug-proof covers. THEN we treat every two months for all kinds of pests and steam clean the carpet.
Plano consistently ranks as one of America's safest cities. Still, we take extra steps to ensure your safety. We rekey the house and change the code on the garage door opener often. When we accept a guest, we often ask for a copy of ID and a local emergency contact number. All this, to keep you safe.
This is our home, we live here when we don't have guests, so cleanliness and safety mean everything to us too!
The garage and driveway are hidden in the back of the property, through the laundry room. In Texas, most neighborhoods feature alleys so that you park your cars behind the house and enter through the garage. In addition, you can easily park another four cars at the curb in front, and all that parking is free!
You can drive to downtown Dallas in 25 minutes or over to Legacy Park in about 15 minutes by bus or car. More likely you will want to drive to Frisco, Allen, McKinney, or West Plano. You are between freeways and can get most places in 20 minutes. --or---Why not try the Dart commuter rail for an easy trip to downtown Dallas? It is new, clean, uncrowded, and cost effective. The bus stop in a three-minute walk from the house.
The neighborhood is extremely quiet with a fire station, shopping, and restaurants of all kinds half mile away. Plano has good animal control rules in place, so that adds to the peace and safety.
Please let us know in advance how we can make your stay most comfortable and convenient. If you are arriving late in the evening, we will shop for your breakfast items and have them in the kitchen waiting for you.
We'll see ya’ll in PLANO!
Guests will have access to the entire house, swimming pool with beach towels, BBQ cooker, fireplace, covered patio, parking, garage, and everything in the kitchen. We keep a couple of closets locked for our own use.
Interaction with Guests
We interact early and often with our guests. If you would like someone to shop for you before you arrive, please let us know. If a family is arriving late, it sometimes helps to stock in a few breakfast items. We provide the staples for cooking, including starters of coffee and tea.
No smoking. No pets
We keep the house clean and appreciate our guests doing the same.
You are welcome to use the BBQ, fireplace, and pool at your own risk, of course.
The pool is uncovered and unprotected by any security device that would protect either adults or children from accident. By signing the rental agreement, you agree to accept all responsibility for this situation.
The house was great....just what we expected from the listing. Located in a nice area and everything we needed was close in the area. Jan was the perfect Host....helpful and friendly. She answered emails and questions promptly. We felt right at home and had a wonderful time.
Host was very accommodating and responsive to our requests. We had a couple issues arise that were out of her control but the host was immediately responsive and made it right. Overall enjoyed the stay!
This house was great! The hostess was always available to answer questions. We arrived to a meticulously clean, comfortable, cool home. The pool was sparkling clean and all the rooms were large. This is a steal for the amount of house you get for the money.
About the Host, Jan
We are a clean, mature, fun loving couple, with 5 sons and 6 grandchildren. Both my husband and I have college degrees. He worked for Xerox for 30 years; I am a business writer. The dog died last year, and all the grandkids are elsewhere starting their lives, so we are renting our home so we can travel.
Our home is pet and smoke free and well maintained as we live in it when we have no guest!
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