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We provide a very clean & well maintained home with ALL household goods provided for your convenience. Just bring your personal items along with food & you'll be set to enjoy your Home Away from Home. Our home is protected by an easy & convenient wireless security system that monitors the thermostat, all the doors & the smoke alarm along with the carbon monoxide detector. Our guests are given a personalized keyless entry security code. A NON - SMOKING PROPERTY. NO SMOKING IS PERMITTED INSIDE OR OUTSIDE.
Are you visiting relatives or friends in the area? Are you here for one of our world renowned & prestigious Medical Centers? If you are expecting visitors & do not have enough space in your home, then this is an excellent choice other than a hotel. Are you being relocated or has your home been damaged or being remodeled & you need to find a furnished temporary home? Then, this is the place you are looking for...Your Home Away from Home.
Enjoy our Certified Bird & Wildlife Habitat of Your Home Away from Home. If you have never witnessed the flight of Hummingbirds, then you have certainly missed one of our planet's most incredible treasures & gifts to us. Our amazing Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds are preparing for their long & arduous journey across the Gulf of Mexico into South America for the winter months. Our nectar feeders are changed as needed by our groundskeeper. We must offer them enough nectar to fuel up & have the best chance for survival. They are truly an unbelievable species to watch. Their beauty, speed & aerial acrobatic feats are simply marvelous to watch. Upon their departure our winter Black-Chinned Hummingbirds arrive for the winter. We have had now for three years running, a magnificent Rufous Hummingbird. He is absolutely glorious !!! We welcome Birders & Wildlife enthusiasts. Our groundskeeper maintains all of the Wildlife feeders along with their water source on a daily basis to invite the Wild Kingdom into your back yard for your enjoyment & relaxation. Do you love to fall asleep listening to the tree frogs & wake up to songbirds singing? Enjoy our sights & sounds of nature. Check out our photos for other birds & Wildlife that visit our home.
Our estate community is a very quiet, established neighborhood. Our home sits on a 1/2 acre with 6 different kinds of woodpeckers that come to visit. There are hawks & falcons flying overhead. Perhaps the wild Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks might be visiting. They love to sit in the trees & whistle. Great bird watching. Red-Tailed Hawks are daily visitors. There are many different types of songbirds that sing to your delight. Fun squirrel play all around. Our groundskeeper maintains the water feature along with the bird & squirrel feeders daily for your enjoyment & relaxation. We have Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds in the summer months and in the winter our Black-Chinned Hummingbirds arrive. Exceedingly fun to watch.
Officially Certified Wildlife & Advanced Bird Friendly Habitat.
Kindly read our guest's reviews for further insight into our home.
Our scenic stocked 4-5 acre lake with 12 acres of playgrounds is just a short walk from the house. It's a lovely neighborhood for walking, running or biking. We have mature & magnificent trees that surround our home. Outside lawn furniture is on the covered patio area.
5 minutes to Hwy 290
5 minutes to N. Cypress Medical Center
10 minutes to the Longwood Golf course
10 minutes to a plethora of shops & restaurants
Menus are provided upon arrival (Seafood & yummy Tex-Mex are some of our guest's favorite close restaurants)
10 minutes to UPS Training Center
15 minutes to Hewlett Packard (HP)
20 minutes to Houston's Energy Corridor
30 minutes to downtown Houston
35 minutes to downtown Medical Center (non-rush hours)
36 minutes to the Toyota Center
38 minutes to Old Towne Spring
50 minutes to the Hill Country
50 minutes to the Reliant Stadium
55 minutes to the Geo. R. Brown Convention Ctr
90 minutes to Galveston- take ferry ride to Boliver Island
(look for dolphins & feed the seagulls) FREE & so much FUN !
Houston Natural Science Museum - plus the Cockrell Butterfly Museum - and the new Vault exhibit - WOW... this is a must see
Houston's Children's Museum - RATED #1 IN AMERICA
A MUST SEE FOR KIDS
Houston Museum of Fine Arts - One of the finest museums in the world
Holocaust Museum - gut wrenching but informative
Houston Contemporary Arts Museum - outstanding
Houston Fire Museum - interesting
Menil Museum - GREAT
Houston Health museum - very informative & kids really like this place
National Museum of Funeral History-very unusual
One of Houston’s most photographed, hang-outs is the Williams Tower Water Wall.
Located in central Houston, Hermann Park is a historical green space as the city's oldest park. Visited annually by 5.5 million people, the park is surrounded by the Houston Zoo, Miller Outdoor Theater, Hermann Park Golf Course and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Within the gardens, visitors will find a Japanese garden, a reflection pool, jogging trail, a lake, a playground and more. At its center is a memorial to Sam Houston.
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
This 155-acre facility offers educational programs, five miles of walking trails, interactive exhibits and a nature shop. The center is open seven days a week.
Folks living in the Houston area have the good fortune of being able to enjoy verdant East Texas Pineywoods scenery, stroll a Gulf Coast beach, or walk in the footsteps of Texas Revolutionary heroes like Sam Houston, all within a short drive from Texas' largest city.
Fishing, surf-style, draws anglers to Galveston Island State Park. A recent, award-winning wetlands restoration project has turned the bayside part of the park into a sanctuary for fish, shellfish, birds and other critters. The beachside part of the park caters to beachcombers, anglers and campers who can choose from three separate campgrounds.
Huntsville State Park is the quintessential East Texas Pineywoods park. The park boasts the scenic Lake Raven, a popular spot with kayakers, canoeists and flat-bottomed fishing boats. The park's extensive trail system offers on-land recreation for hikers, bikers and equestrians as well.
Gators take top billing at Brazos Bend State Park, a popular 5,000 acre nature refuge southwest of Houston. Check out the American alligators while touring more than 30 miles of multi-use trails, including the wheelchair-accessible Creekfield Nature Trail.
Sheldon Lake State Park is a former fish hatchery that is being converted into a state-of-the-art educational facility offering nature study, environmental education and a great fishing experience for youngsters.
THE LIST OF 33 FUN PLACES TO HANG OUT IN HOUSTON FOR $2 OR LESS:
ARADER GALLERY OF HOUSTON
ART CAR MUSEUM
BEER CAN HOUSE
BUFFALO BAYOU WALK PARK
BUFFALO SOLDIERS NATIONAL MUSEUM - General Admission $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens
THE BYZANTINE FRESCO CHAPEL MUSEUM
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF HOUSTON-RATED #1 IN AMERICA
CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM HOUSTON
DISCOVERY GREEN PARK DOWNTOWN
DUNHAM BIBLE MUSEUM
GULF GREYHOUND PARK
THE HEALTH MUSEUM
THE HERITAGE SOCIETY
HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON
HOUSTON ARBORETUM AND NATURE CENTER
HOUSTON CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT
HOUSTON CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE
THE JUNG CENTER OF HOUSTON
LAWNDALE ART CENTER
LEE AND JOE JAMAIL SKATEPARK
THE MENIL COLLECTION
MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE
HOUSTON MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS - Sculpture Garden is FREE every day; museum FREE on Thursdays
ORANGE SHOW MONUMENT
RICE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY
THE ROTHKO CHAPEL
HAVE FUN & ENJOY YOUR TIME WHILE YOU ARE HERE.
Keywords: One story 3 bedroom, 2 full baths, 1/2 acre lot, mature & majestic trees, 4-5 acre stocked private community lake with very hungry ducks & turtles and 12 acres of playgrounds. Fishin' is great!
Very clean & well maintained home. Read our reviews.
Our home is protected by an easy & convenient wireless security system that monitors the thermostat, all doors & the smoke alarm along with the carbon monoxide detector. Filters are changed monthly....moreless
High thread count linens are on the beds. Our guests deserve to be pampered. Bed linens, blankets, bedspreads & towels are SANITIZED! ALL bedding is SANITIZED after each guest leaves. Pillows, bedspreads & blankets included. Please read under Other Amenities for more information regarding the SANITIZATION process....moreless
KitchenAide blender, mixer, coffee grinder, drip or a Bodum French Press coffee pot for your enjoyment. A toaster oven & a glass top Frigidaire stove. Filtered water is located on kitchen sink. Drinking water is filtered via reverse osmosis to 15 PPM total dissolved solids. Reverse Osmosis filter system installed under kitchen sink. Ice cubes from the fridge are also filtered. Filters are changed on a regular basis....moreless
Outside swing & lawn chairs are under a covered patio. Great for bird watching. The Vireos, Carolina Wrens, Gold Finches, Chickadees, Warblers & Tufted Titmouse are some of our songbirds that are singing their melodies for everyone to appreciate. Listen for the Blue Jays screaming because they alert everyone that the hawk is HERE. Binoculars provided for bird watching. Filled bird feeder, suet stations along with a Tons of Fun squirrel feeder with corn. Our summer guests are Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds. And our winter guests are the Black-Chinned Hummingbirds & for the first time ever, we have Rufous Hummingbirds !!!...moreless
Our groundskeeper maintains all of the wildlife feeders along with their water source on a daily basis. Our 1/2 acre yard has mature trees, tropical plants & flowers galore to attract our wildlife. ...moreless
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Dec 15 - Jan 4, 2015
5 night min stay
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4 night min stay
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Our home is protected by an easy & convenient wireless security system that monitors the thermostat, all doors & the smoke alarm along with the carbon monoxide detector. Our guests are given a personalized keyless entry security code.
THIS IS A NON-SMOKING HOME AND PROPERTY.
NO SMOKING IS PERMITTED INSIDE OR OUTSIDE.
Officially Certified Wildlife & Advanced Bird Friendly Habitat.
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Enjoy our Certified Bird & Wildlife Habitat of Your Home Away from Home. Six different types of Woodpeckers, Song Birds, Squirrels, Hawks, Falcons, Owls, Deer, Possums, Raccoons, Armadillos, Red Fox...OH MY !!! Always welcome, Birders & Wildlife enthusiasts. Kids & adults all marvel at our glorious wildlife & being one with nature. It's so relaxing. Enjoy our 'lil bit of country livin' within minutes of the city. Read our guests' reviews for further info regarding your stay at our home, Starkopolis.
Rumor has it that there’s a fortune buried in Cypress. The story goes that Mexicans heading home from East Texas were carrying a lot of wealth with them when attacked by Indians somewhere along Cypress Creek in the early 1830s. They decided to dig a hole and put their treasure in it.
Explore our Houston Wilderness by going to http://houstonwilderness.org/index.php.
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: We are a married couple with grown children & two grandchildren.
Why the Owner Chose Houston:
We bought this property because it is such a charming house with park like grounds. Our mature trees are magnificent. Enjoy our Certified Bird & Wildlife Habitat of Your Home Away from Home. Birders are welcome & wildlife enthusiasts too. The birds are GREAT & so is all of the other wildlife. Officially Certified Wildlife & Advanced Bird Friendly Habitat. Kindly read our guest's reviews for further insight on our home away from home.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our home is very clean & well maintained. This is our home & that's how we like to keep it. Please read our reviews. Our home is protected by an easy & convenient wireless security system that monitors the thermostat, all doors & the smoke alarm along with the carbon monoxide detector.THIS IS A NON-SMOKING HOME AND PROPERTY. Our groundskeeper maintains all of the wildlife feeders along with their water source on a daily basis for your enjoyment. We have tried to think of everything to make your stay less stressful. No hassle of running out to buy paper goods, detergent or any other household items. We have your Home Away from Home fully stocked. Just bring your personal items along with food & you are set to enjoy your stay. Read our reviews for more info. Enjoy fishin' in our private community lake. Fishin' pole is in the laundry area. A walk around the neighborhood & around our 4-5 acre lake is about two (2) miles. Great walk, run or bike ride. A nice 12 acre playground for kids to run & play. Our groundskeeper maintains all of the wildlife feeders along with their water source daily to invite the wild kingdom into your back yard for your enjoyment & relaxation. If you are looking for a nice getaway that is laid back & very quiet, then this is the place for you. Officially Certified Wildlife & Advanced Bird Friendly Habitat. Experience & appreciate our Certified Bird & Wildlife Habitat of Your Home Away from Home. Birders are welcome & wildlife enthusiasts too. Kindly read our guest's reviews for further insight on our home away from home.
Come enjoy our Ruby-Throated, Blue-Chinned & our magnificent Rufus Hummingbirds
A well stocked & very clean kitchen ready for your culinary pleasures & delights
Your Home Away from Home in Cypress, TX is a little slice of beautiful country
Enjoy our wild whistling ducks that love to sit and whistle in our tree tops
One of many back yard feathered friends, a Pileated Woodpecker enjoying its suet
Our scenic 19 acre park & private community stocked lake where fishin' is great
Hawks & falcons soar above our mature trees, truly a spectacular sight to behold
Over 20 Monarch Caterpillars at Starkopolis & you can enjoy their metamorphosis
Just hours before the proud birth of our first Monarch Butterfly at Starkopolis
Starkopolis welcomes Marnie the Monarch Butterfly, such a miracle to appreciate
Starkopolis welcomes our first Monarch Butterfly birth with many more to arrive
Ducks, ducks and more ducks, please bring BREAD to the lake as we're very hungry
An inviting back yard with BIG trees & is a Certified Bird and Wildlife Habitat
Appreciate some of our flowers that attract the butterflies, birds & bees daily
Formal dining area with great pass thru area to kitchen for entertaining ease
Bright & open living room with leather seating, queen sofa bed & a flat screen T
Passions Empire Kingsdown queen mattress, nice linens & bath with walk in shower
Low profile double bed, leather love seat, dresser & a great back yard view
Queen sofa bed, flat screen TV, dresser & a great view of the back yard feeders
Watch & admire our many varieties of butterflies, a lovely black swallowtail
Our private community 19 acre playground, running, feeding the ducks & PLAYING
A magnificent & glorious juvenile hawk bathing in our water fountain feature
A slide, a wiggly, jiggly bridge, monkey bars, baby swings and bigger swings too
Our certified naturally grown Star Fruit trees heavy with their delicious gifts
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3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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