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Texas Medical Center, Downtown, Museums, Rice, Greenway Plaza

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The 'Big Nest', an 1898 Victorian Farmhouse in Houston's Museum District.

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Last updated: 06/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Hotel

Accommodation Type

      • Bed And Breakfast

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            * 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:

            We love our seniors. They're our best guests. Our guests are a grand mixture of all ages....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 39, Beds for 29-39

          Bathrooms: 10 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Shared Kitchen:

            Depending on the space rented, the guest can have limited privileges in the main kitchen of the bed and breakfasts. Rooms without kitchens, however, have small fridges in them....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Antonio's Cloud Nine Beverly's Tree House Rustic Robin Linda Lee's Town House The Montrose Suite...moreless

          • Stove:

            In the rooms that have kitchens...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Not in Antonio's Cloud Nine...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Yes...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Clothes Dryer:

            (3) Three of our suites have ensuite washers and dryers. Otherwise, there is a laundromat nearby....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            (3) Four of our suites have ensuite washers and dryers. Otherwise, there is a laundromat nearby....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            We have both off and on-street parking, depending on the suite/room....moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            Two of our apartments have an attached, enclosed, garage....moreless

          • Garage:

            Two of our suites have an attached, enclosed garage....moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Historical District in Houston. Restaurants, Museums, Library, universities, Texas Medical Center, Galleria, shopping nearby....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Television

              Communications

              • Internet
              • Telephone
              • Broadband Access

              Pool & Spa

              • Jetted Tub:

                (2) Barbara Joyce's Room Cindy's Room Whirlpool for two...moreless

              • Hot Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Good walking neighborhood. Some of our apartments/suites/rooms have decks, porches and/or patios....moreless

              • Balcony
              • Lanai / Gazebo

              Theme

                  • Historic

                  Activities

                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Hiking
                  • Racquetball
                  • Cycling
                  • Tennis
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Shopping
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Walking
                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Live Theater
                  • Arboretum
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Churches
                  • Playground
                  • Synagogues
                  • Water Parks
                  • Zoo
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Library
                  • Swimming
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Base Rate
                  1 night min stay
                  $149

                  Additional Fees and Taxes:

                  17% Hotel Tax


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                  Last updated: 06/23/2014
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                  Location

                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Hobby
                  13 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Port of Houston Ferry
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  four blocks
                  30 Metres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 59 - four blocks
                  50 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Galveston
                  8 Metres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Black Labrador - two blocks
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Kemah - 30 minutes
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Hermann Park
                  Houston
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Black Labrador-three blocks

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Jung Center (four blocks)

                  World-class resale shops (one block)

                  Churches (two blocks)

                  Library (2 blocks)

                  University St. Thomas (2 blocks)

                  Museum of Fine Arts (1/2 mile)

                  Museum of Natural Science (1/2 mile)

                  Contemporary Arts Museum (1/2 mile)

                  Downtown Houston (1/2 mile)

                   

                  Owner info

                  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.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • The 'Big Nest', an 1898 Victorian Farmhouse in Houston's Museum District.

                    The 'Big Nest', an 1898 Victorian Farmhouse in Houston's Museum District.

                  • Little Nest (Behind Big Nest)

                    Little Nest (Behind Big Nest)

                  • Well behaved pets are welcome.

                    Well behaved pets are welcome.

                  • Linda Lee's master bedroom.

                    Linda Lee's master bedroom.

                  • Linda Lee's Living Room

                    Linda Lee's Living Room

                  • Beverly's Tree House First  Bedroom

                    Beverly's Tree House First Bedroom

                  • First Bedroom for Rustic Robin

                    First Bedroom for Rustic Robin

                  • Antonio's Cloud Nine bedroom and entry into bath.

                    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

                    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.

                    Our long term guests receive a free breakfast on the weekends.

                  • The back yard to Linda Lee's Townhouse.

                    The back yard to Linda Lee's Townhouse.

                  • The twins in Linda Lee's Townhouse

                    The twins in Linda Lee's Townhouse

                  • Beverly's Tree House, Dining, Living, 2nd bedroom behind screen

                    Beverly's Tree House, Dining, Living, 2nd bedroom behind screen

                  • Rustic Robin's Kitchen

                    Rustic Robin's Kitchen

                  • Second, smaller bedroom in Rustic Robin

                    Second, smaller bedroom in Rustic Robin

                  • Antonio's Cloud Nine Kitchen

                    Antonio's Cloud Nine Kitchen

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                  This listing was first published here in 2006.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, July 10, 2014

                  $149 per night (USD)
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                  10 Bedroom / 10 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 39

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