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Luxury Home on Wooded Property

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Office, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

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

More Details

Owner
Todd Barretto
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Todd Barretto

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

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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
Mar 2010
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Amenities

Magnolia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3) One queen bed in each upstairs room. Pack and play also available upon request., Double Beds (1) Futon located in Study of Master (1st floor), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Blow-up-matress
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Pond

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxury Home on Wooded Property
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 45 reviews
5

Wonderful place for a family to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of nine stayed here in early September, we traveled to Texas for a wedding, and this home was a great place for us with enough room to spread out yet had great places to gather together! Todd and Karen were welcoming and very helpful!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic home!

  • 5 of 5

We brought our team of Irish dancers to town for a summer dance intensive and opted to share a home versus staying in a hotel and this was such a wonderful alternative! Close to the studio, but the gorgeous secluded property felt like a retreat. The house was wonderfully appointed and our dancers enjoyed coming home to soaking tubs, pool, and the theater room. It was a great working kitchen for our team moms and nice spot to spend our time when not making studio runs. We hope to return again and again!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston
5

Everything we hoped for.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked a very short stay here in the middle of the week because we wanted a private, wooded setting in which to take our outdoor maternity portraits. Todd was very accommodating throughout the booking process. We arrived to an immaculate house that was even prettier than the pictures. Our photographer was thrilled with the level of diffused light in the backyard and wooded areas on the property, and she got some really amazing shots there. We also really appreciated that we were allowed to bring our dog with us, since having him in some of the photos was important to us. After being on my feet for over an hour for the photo shoot outdoors in late June at 34 weeks pregnant, it was SO nice to just go upstairs to the theater room with my husband and veg out for the rest of the evening. The outdoor shower was also heaven, and the master bed was extremely comfortable. We were thoroughly impressed with every aspect of our stay, and though it was a splurge for us, it was well worth it.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A jewel tucked away!!

  • 5 of 5

We always enjoy our stay at this beautiful home. If you hate the sounds of birds & frogs singing, crickets chirping and owls hooting, then I do not recommend this place. If you want beautiful scenery, a luxury home with all the extras to absolutely spoil and pamper yourself.....then look no further. This year made our 5th visit and we are already planning our 6th. The owners are a complete delight to work with. I can't say enough good things about this home.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Had a Great Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for 6 adults and 4 grandchildren between 2 and 6. The house was well-stocked. The pool and pool area seating worked great. Had plenty of linens and we really enjoyed the theater room.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Incredible

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home. We enjoyed everything about our stay here. The owner was one text away as well. If I could give this stay 10 stars, I would.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

$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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.