|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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While staying at this luxury home, you can enjoy easy access to Houston, world class golf courses, easy access to Houston Intercontinental Airport, Lake Conroe (20 Minute drive) and water sports. Access to great local restaurants and all the entertainment of the nearby Woodlands and Houston area. We are also only a 15 minute drive to the seasonal Renaissance Festival (every weekend in October and November) the largest of its kind in the United States.
We have nature trails to walk through our heavily wooded five acre property, bird watching and other wildlife, enjoy our private swimming pool or fish in the stocked pond. Use our outdoor private shower or just relax in our hammock under the large Oak trees then watch your favorite movie in our full size movie room. Do as much or as little as possible in a very private setting. Please feel free to email us for additional pictures.
*We currently are not offering wedding events at this property. Only vacation rentals and small gatherings of 15 people or less. Additional fee WILL be charged for any group larger than 12 even if just day-time guest. Please call for more details*
Keywords: House, Pet Friendly, Luxury, Pool, Magnolia, Houston, Woodlands, Tomball, renaissance festival
My wife and I love Texas! I was a custom home builder who built our dream home in the heavily wooded area just north of Houston called Magnolia. We enjoy the outdoors and have designed our home to take advantage of the warm weather of the gulf coast area. The small town of Magnolia next to the big city of Houston is the best combination of both worlds for us.
Todd Barretto purchased this house in 2005
While staying at our luxury home, you can enjoy easy access to Houston, world class golf courses, easy access to Houston Intercontinental Airport, Lake Conroe (15-20 Minute drive), access to great local restaurants and all the entertainment of the nearby Woodlands area. We are also only a 15 minute drive to the seasonal Renaissance Festival (every weekend in October and November) the largest of its kind in the United States. We also have nature trails to walk on through our heavily wooded 5 acre property, enjoy our private swimming pool or fish in the stocked pond. You can also just relax in our hammock under the large Oak and Pine trees. Do as much or as little as possible in a very private setting.
11 members of my large family spent the weekend at this spacious, luxurious home this past weekend and loved every minute! We had a dinner for 29 people on Friday evening, then sat around the firepit visiting and making smores. Saturday morning we were up early for a long hike around the property and neighborhood. Then we tried our luck with fishing in the small lake on the property. We were sad to leave for the birthday party that brought us to Houston in the first place..., everyone wished we could celebrate here instead! Late Saturday evening, we enjoyed watching movies in the comfort of the media room. What a wonderful weekend get-a-way!
-Claudia L., Plano, Tx
Todd was very helpful with everything we asked ...the house is beautiful and Great place for vacation !! We will definitely come back !!!
I planned a bachelorette weekend for my best friend and about 10 other girls and we stayed at this home for a weekend in September/October. The bride wanted a low-key, relaxing weekend with friends at a house with a pool and we could not have found a better match. When we arrived, this home was very clean and welcoming, check-in and out instructions were clear and easy to follow, and the property was perfect for accommodating our celebration! We had everything we needed. The lit up deck area out back and the indoor theater were my personal favorites! Thank you so much Todd and Karen. I would certainly recommend your home to friends and family for a fun, relaxing getaway!!
Great place to relax in the country with family. Spend the days around the pool, walk in the woods, or just play games with the family. This property had everything our family needed. The kitchen is well stocked and the room configurations made it great for our family of 11. Wouldn't hesitate to go back again.
I rented this property last month for the advertised outdoor amenities for a 60th birthday party. I told the owner upon reserving that this was the purpose of our visit and reminded him via e-mail before our stay that we might have a few more than his 15 person limit. He said "no problem, thanks for letting me know". (We had 14 in the end) I envisioned grilling, hanging out on the deck, swimming in the pool and fishing in the "stocked" pond, etc. With so many good reviews, how could I go wrong?
Suffice it to say, I blew it. We arrived in the late afternoon after a long day of travel and grocery shopping to find that the back deck was ankle deep in old leaves, the patio furniture was very dirty, the pool floor looked filthy and the grill was disgusting (beyond dirty and super rusty) and the pond was covered in algae. Since there were no fishing poles, I can't say with certainty whether there were any fish living in it nor am I an expert on whether fish can survive in really stagnant water (a non functioning aerator sat in the center of the pond).
I phoned the owner and expressed my complete disappointment with the outdoors and he was VERY offended and defensive. His response was "what, do you want your money back?" I replied "of course not, I just wanted you to know that I think you could have gone to a little effort cleaning up for our arrival". To his credit, he did show up the following morning to blow the leaves off the patio, wipe down the furniture, make a cursory effort at scraping the old food from the grill grates and to assure us the pool wasn't dirty, just old and in need of being refinished. He told my father that the leaves were the result of recent rain and implied we were just being unreasonable. However, it rained very hard during our stay and the leaves didn't return. It was simply a lack of courtesy maintenance".
The owner has since accused me of not following "house rules" and of "failing to communicate" with him, although he acknowledged that I left the house "very clean". No explanation for these accusations, however, and I'm left baffled. I can't imagine what communication he expected, in fact, it seems I communicated too much by conveying my disappointment! Perhaps I should have called to thank him for coming over to do what should have been done prior to my arrival? As for the house rules, all I can think of is that I did not have time to wait for the dishwasher to finish and unload the clean dishes!
This home worked great for our large family. The location was easy to find and we really enjoyed being able to stay together. The kids enjoyed the pool, pond & media room! I really enjoyed the kitchen! We would definitely stay here again!
We had a BBQ among old friends and all were amazed at the quality of house available for a weekly rental. We enjoyed the home.
We rent through VRBO often and often there are several things missing, especially in the kitchen, not this time. My wife loved how stocked the kitchen was. We had to purchase a lime squeezer, but they had a cherry pit remover, which I had never seen before. One item I loved was the kitchen had a nice ice machine, which was very handy to have.
We did have an issue with the media room, but it was an easy fix.
You will enjoy your stay in this lovely home and 5+ acre estate.
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2 night minimum stay
$500 Deposit to hold reservation and will be used as a security deposit during your stay. Deposit is refunable if there is no additional cleaning or damage during your stay.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.