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Recent Texas reviews

  • Wonderful cottage!

    "My husband and I stayed at Fire Fly last weekend. I had been admiring this cottage and the one next door (Dragon Fly) during several previous trips to Fredericksburg but didn't know who owned them or how to go about renting them. Then I stumbled upon them on VRBO and booked immediately. They are really awesome and very comfortable. We had a fire both nights and also enjoyed sitting on the porches. Pat is very nice and is a builder in the area so he put his heart into this cottage. The only reason I am giving it 4-stars is we couldn't figure out the TV or the WiFi but I mentioned it to Pat and I am sure he will get that settled for future renters. Very close to Main street but a block or so off so as to not be too busy."
    Guest: Allison Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 15, 2015
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  • A Jewel of a Stay!

    "I have now stayed at 3 of this owner's vacation rentals and all are incredible, comfortable and beautiful homes. Staying int this Victorian 3 Br home is as close to getting to truly LIVE on the island as I have yet experienced. The home is beautifully furnished, has a great floor plan, full equiped kitchen and gives relaxing areas for a large number of people to have their own "space". The teenager loved having a media room just off her bedroom - we enjoyed the charm of the master bedroom (bed is great!) and the downstairs bedroom was perftect for our friend who traveled with us. The covered off-street parking is a huge plus! This location is in the heart of the "Silk Stocking" neighborhood which makes it VERY close to the beach, but provides for excellent walking and just admiring (oggling is a better term) the beautiful Victorian homes in the area. I STRONGLY recommend this home, along with The Tiki Hut and Haley's Cottage if you are needed a vacation rental in Galveston."
    Guest: LanaM Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 18, 2015
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  • Great fishing spot

    "The lake house if fully furnished and the property manager, Becky, will go above and beyond to help with questions about the area or should a problem arise. We had an issue with the dvd player not working when we arrived back at the lake house at 8:15 p.m. Becky brought a new one over within 15 minutes of my call to her, which to me is outstanding service! The beds are super comfortable and the oversized arm chairs in the living room are very cozy. A couple of small suggestions though would be to include small waste baskets in each of the bathrooms and a toaster in the kitchen. The only reason I did not rate this lake house 5 stars is due to not having wifi available. We literally booked last minute and did know this prior to booking. My husband has a work phone with AT&T service that he brought knowing it would work in that area for emergencies, so we able to at least make calls to family. We just were not able to use our smart phones or laptops. Overall, great location and good value for the money."
    Guest: Plano Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 14, 2015
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  • A perfect place to stay

    "Ok I am a person who is very picky where we stay and for a good price. The last thing I want is to be stuck in a place that is not nearly as nice as it seemed. I do rely on postings and trip advisor to make my selections. After seeing the positive feedback on this condo we went ahead and booked it. It certainly lived up to our expectations. We had zero complaints about the condo by anyone in our family including the little kids and the teens. The condo was great. Very clean, very nice, and living quarters were great. We took full advantage of the chairs and cooler for the beach. All the cooking items you needed were there. The condo has about 14 units so it is small enough to have peace and quiet. The pool was great and we used it every day. If you don't know the island setup the condo is maybe a tenth of a mile away from the main road where the big condos on the beach are at. Even those big condos you had to walk as they are not on the beach itself. So staying away from those your staying in much better and quiet location that required maybe a tenth of a mile further of walking and you are saving hundreds of dollars. I would recommend this condo to anyone who is going down there. I know the next time we go we will stay there. Regarding Eric the owner he did something most people would not do. After telling him we were going to book the condo we had to wait to make the payment because our debit card would exceed the daily limit. He offered to separate the payment in two days. However my phone died and during that time he had a person also wanting to book the condo after we talked. He informed me of this and said as a owner he would have to ensure he got a client who was going to pay. After all money talks. I did not see the email because my phone died. When I saw it it was maybe 6 hours later and he still did not let the condo go to the other person still giving us the chance to get the condo. That was very classy of him, and it shows in his condo as well. Thanks again Eric we had a great time. As for Padre we have been to every beach in Texas and this was the first time down here in many years. The beach hands down is better than any other beach in Texas. Water is clear and a nice green color. Saw many dolphins. Sand is great no seaweed or trash. Was a great vacation."
    Guest: Tim Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 3, 2014
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Houston

Houston, all systems are go. To launch off your visit, explore the world-famous Space Center, home to NASA’s Mission Control. The center features astronauts training for the International Space Station, a behind-the-scenes-look into deep-space missions and the latest pivotal technologies in the exploration of Mars. You won’t be able to miss the Museum of Fine Arts, the largest in the Southwest, which for starters showcases two gallery buildings whose walls are covered in artwork from all over the world. The collections highlight pieces from Africa to Asia to Latin America, although it is best known for its European Impressionist paintings. Stay dry at the Downtown Aquarium as you step inside a 17th century Spanish shipwreck, learn about the Louisiana Swamp and stand in awe in front of the Sunken Temple of ancient Mayan civilization. The white tiger exhibit and Ferris wheel rides are also a must-see. Cap your evening off with a savory taste of Texas tacos at local favorites like Pistoleros on Westheimer Street.

Austin

As the capital of the Lone Star State, Austin is a hotbed for music and culture. If you’re here in October, be sure to check out the Austin City Limits festival. In March get blown away by South By Southwest (SXSW), a nonstop party of music, interactive displays and film festivals that takes place every spring. Without a doubt these fests are among the reasons Austin has been declared the “Live Music Capital of the World.” For local flavor the rest of the year, stop by Stubb’s Bar-B-Q for finger-lickin’ barbecue and musical acts that have featured artists like Cake, Ratatat as well as George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. The Red River District is the place in town to hear indie and alternative sounds pouring out from the bars. With Ladybird Lake cutting through the heart of the city, there is biking and kayaking to be had. Riding through scenic paths along serene lakes on the Town Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail is a great way to get your bearings in this mix of college town and musical haven.

Dallas

The biggest urban arts district in the country can be found in Dallas. It is a 19-block spread of cultural rejuvenation that will leave your creative side drooling. If you haven’t had enough, carve a slice out of your day to visit the Irving Arts Center, which is a premier theater and outdoor sculpture garden. Keep the history reel running while you take a trip back in time at the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament to watch knights joust. Your older kids will leaping with joy after a trip to the Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park. If you’re picturing a more relaxing time for you and your travel-mates, take a stroll through the breathtaking Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, which was ranked the 2013 “Top Ten Botanical Gardens in the U.S.” by the Travel Channel. Top it all off with some tasty treats at Dallas by Chocolate and Dallas Bites for unbelievable chocolate and Bar-B-Q burgers.

San Antonio

As Texas’ (arguably) second-biggest city behind Houston, San Antonio has plenty to offer. Tour through the legendary Alamo, lose yourself amidst the peaceful San Antonio Botanical Gardens in Brackenridge Park or climb along the natural beauty of Enchanted Rock as you trace the footsteps where Native American warriors were killed - or at least so the legend goes. The River Walk is always a hit. It weaves across San Antonio River with dozens of restaurants, sidewalk cafes and street performers to make this Texas’ No. 1 attraction, according to U.S. News and World Report. Trying to get your John Wayne strut on? Fire away at San Antonio Western Shooting, a safe and excellent experience to handle real guns and bullets. No prior instruction is needed. If you need a break after your adrenaline shot to new Wild West heights, take a seat at the Majestic Theatre, a movie theater built in 1929 and a classic landmark of the city. It even has a domed ceiling covered with clouds and stars.

Fort Worth

Put on your cowboy boots - or at least pick some up - because Fort Worth prides itself on its Western heritage. Check out the Texas Civil War Museum that displays the largest private Civil War collection west of the Mississippi. Country music stars perform onstage at Billy Bob’s Texas, the largest honky tonk in the world. Kids will love the Fort Worth Zoo, a superb destination for the whole family to catch a glimpse at lions and monkeys. If you want a legitimate reason to say “it’s not my first rodeo,” head down to the Cowtown Coliseum on the weekend to watch the rides of lifetime. For shoppers, Fort Worth has everything from authentic Western gear to modern shops for every budget. After grabbing a few gifts, hit the Cantina Laredo for delicious Mexico City-style food, or Del Frisco Double Eagle for a juicy steak. Swing by the Fort, it’s worth it.

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