Texas Medical Center, Downtown, Museums, Rice, Greenway Plaza
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Houston bed and breakfast description
An unique Bed and Breakfast Inn in the center of the fourth largest city in the U.S. The Museum and Arts District, also called Montrose, and adjacent to the Texas Medical Center and Rice University, is where we are, and can be likened to a small town wrapped in a big city. We've got world-class museums, universities, an exciting downtown, world-renowned Texas Medical Center, great restaurants, art galleries, parks, a fabulous zoo, old trees, etc., -- all within walking distance and/or a short tram ride.
Robin's Nest was founded in 1990, and today consists of three historical houses setting side by side. The 'Big Nest', an 1898 Victorian; the 'Little Nest', a 1920 Craftsman, and a 1938 Southern Saltbox.
For our long term stays we offer a much reduced rate for extended stays; housekeeping once a week, and our guest for breakfast on the weekends. Our regular rates include breakfast every morning and housekeeping every day.
We happily accept well behaved pets and children.
Come see us in the heart of Houston. You are welcome.
Beautiful, peaceful, quiet.
Keywords: Bed and Breakfast, house, apartment, bungalow, condo, studio, hotel, cottage, flat, urban, walking neighborhood.
- 2 story
- Bed And Breakfast
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
* Flea and/or pest free * Always freshly groomed * Brushed daily outside * Current shots * Sociable with the other guests and dogs or cats. * Well trained and well behaved. * Completely and totally, forever, house broken. * We prefer older pets as they are more likely to travel well. If you have a young dog, we can talk about it. Cats are never a problem. * We prefer smaller pets although we love the big guys. However, if you pet is an older, large dog, that can work. Cats can be whatever size they want to be, which is as it should be, right?...moreless
- Senior Adults Only Community:
- Children Welcome:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Events Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 39, Beds for 29-39
Bathrooms: 10 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Shared Kitchen:
- Catering Available:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Clothes Dryer:
- Washing Machine:
- Parking Off Street:
- Covered Parking:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Air Conditioning:
- Linens Provided:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo
Location & View
- Car Not Necessary
- Fitness Center
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Massage Therapist
- Basketball Court
- Medical Services
- Live Theater
- Botanical Garden
- Water Parks
- Outlet Shopping
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
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We have stayed now , twice, at Robin's Nest. We are from Ontario, Canada and have a son and granddaughter in Houston. This has been the most wonderful place to stay while visiting our family. Our pet, Kenzie loves it as well. Robin and everyone are so friendly, helpful and accommodating....perfect hosts! The breakfasts are scrumptious. The atmosphere is relaxed. We feel so very comfortable staying at Robin's Nest. We've met so many interesting people and had great conversations over breakfast. We love the eclectic feel and look. There are so many nearby attractions, restaurants within walking distance...eg...the museum district.It's a great location to experience downtown Houston. Rooms are clean and well maintained and the pics you see are accurate in their reflection. Very highly recommended ! We always look forward to our next visit.
- Guest Biz (Cottam, Ontario, Canada)
- Date of stay 11/15/11
- Review Submitted 12/03/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: One of the great benefits of a bed and breakfast such as Robin's Nest is that you're never alone except when you want to be. We always have such interesting people at table, such as this couple. And we're already waiting for their, and Kinsey's (the dog) return. Has she grown! Robin @ Robin's Nest
looking for a comfortable home away from home while on buisness and found it at robin's different nest. the property is everything you see in the photo's and much more. robin is a fabulous and incredibly interesting woman to just sit and have tea with...Robin's Big Nest is kindly like the Grand Canyon, when you walk into the front door it will take your breath away...would never stay anywhere else
- Guest cindy (nashville , TN)
- Date of stay 02/02/11
- Review Submitted 02/15/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
What a GREAT place - and such great people! You must try Robin's Nest!!!
What a GREAT place - and such great people! You must try Robin's Nest!!!
I found Robins Nest when I needed to find temporary lodging for my relocation to Houston. Robin's "Linda Lee" was the answer to our prayers. A modernized two bedroom apartment, with storage and a small one-car garage - and an actual YARD for my dog was a life saver. Robin had a reasonable pet policy and truly was a joy to work with. She had a couple weekends already rented, but accommodated us by moving us to the big house and allowing us a storage area to store our stuff and save work for us. Full beautiful breakfasts every weekend morning and a great variety of other guests to visit from all over the world made our stay really interesting. If you're looking for accommodations close to the museums, great restaurants, grocery stores and nestled right near downtown, Robin's Nest is the place!
- Guest cathi (Houston)
- Date of stay 10/09/10
- Review Submitted 12/22/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you, Cathi. You, Trent, Chester, and Kitty are a delight and a true asset to anyone you happen to run into you. I'm so glad you've found your own "Nest" in Houston -- great house. I appreciate your taking the time from your busy schedule to give Robin's Nest a good review. Anything I can do for you in Houston, just call. I hope to see you from time to time. Best, Robin, staff, the dogs and the cats.
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- Nearest Airport: Hobby at 5 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Port of Houston Ferry at 13 Miles
- Nearest Train: four blocks at 1 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Highway 59 - four blocks at 30 Metres
- Nearest Beach: Galveston at 50 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Black Labrador - two blocks at 8 Metres
- Nearest Ski: Kemah - 30 minutes at 30 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Hermann Park at 2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Black Labrador-three blocks at Houston
Year Purchased: 1978
About the owner: Robin bought the 1898 Victorian in 1978 as rental property. She converted it to a bed and breakfast in 1990. She began with one room in the Victorian. She now has three historical houses (the second and third being 1920 and 1938) setting side by side, totaling nine rooms, suites and/or apartments. On reviews, she's no. 1 on the leading bed and breakfast website; and no. 2 on TripAdvisor (soon to be no. 1) Returning to Houston in 1970 having resigned the Foreign Service shortly before. she had tours in Brazil, France, Belgium and North Africa. Her Portuguese and French is rusty but still somewhat operable. Robin's Nest has a dedicated staff who enjoy the guests as much as Robin does. A house full of great cooks. Our breakfasts consistently rank very high in reviews. Come see us in the heart of Houston: a very interesting part of town with museums, the zoo, art galleries, libraries (the arts as well as traditional), the theatre; varied, casual to starred, restaurants. A good walking neigbhorhood. We happily accept well behaved pets and children.
Why the Owner Chose Houston:
This is a very interesting neighborhood. It began in the 19th century. The first 'neighborhood' outside of downtown Houston. Houston is a city without zoning so there is a grand mixture of museums, universities, a world-class zoo, grand old homes ranging from the original farm houses, old mansions to new MacMansions. the world renowned Texas Medical Center, Major Sports Teams -- all within a three mile radius of each other! This is a very tolerant, open, neighborhood. We have rich, poor, old, young, straight, gay. The New York Times wrote an article some years ago on Houston's Montrose, which, loosely put, said that if everyone was like Montrose, we'd have no wars.
The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
Proximity to a lot of action. Downtown, Galleria, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Natural Science, Libraries, Universities, Texas Medical Center, Houston Zoo, Restaurants, Clubs, Alley Theatre, Opera, Ballet, etc. Robin's Nest is in very unique homes, c. 1898, 1920 and 1938. Great breakfast. Great staff. We welcome well behaved pets and children.
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The 'Big Nest', an 1898 Victorian Farmhouse in Houston's Museum District.
Little Nest (Behind Big Nest)
Well behaved pets are welcome.
Linda Lee's master bedroom.
Linda Lee's Living Room
Beverly's Tree House First Bedroom
First Bedroom for Rustic Robin
Antonio's Cloud Nine bedroom and entry into bath.
The "Third Nest" of Robin's Nest-Suites: Linda Lee and/or Beverly's Tree House
Our long term guests receive a free breakfast on the weekends.
The back yard to Linda Lee's Townhouse.
The twins in Linda Lee's Townhouse
Beverly's Tree House, Dining, Living, 2nd bedroom behind screen
Rustic Robin's Kitchen
Second, smaller bedroom in Rustic Robin
Antonio's Cloud Nine Kitchen
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