Your Home Away from Home in Northwest Houston Texas(35 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
Just bring your personal items along with food & you'll be set to enjoy your Home Away from Home.
Our home is protected by an easy & convenient wireless security system that monitors the thermostat, all the doors & the smoke alarm along with the carbon monoxide detector. Our guests are given a personalized keyless entry security code.
A NON - SMOKING PROPERTY. NO SMOKING IS PERMITTED INSIDE OR OUTSIDE.
"NO SHOES" POLICY.
NONE ARE ALLOWED INSIDE OF OUR HOME.
Are you visiting relatives or friends in the area? Are you here for one of our world renowned & prestigious Medical Centers? If you are expecting visitors & do not have enough space in your home, then this is an excellent choice other than a hotel. Are you being relocated or has your home been damaged or being remodeled & you need to find a furnished temporary home? Then, this is the place you are looking for...Your Home Away from Home.
Enjoy our Certified Bird & Wildlife Habitat of Your Home Away from Home. Our yard is a Certified Wildlife Habitat with the National Wildlife Federation since it contains the four components of habitat – food, water, cover and places to raise young – and is maintained in a natural, sustainable way. Certification can make a difference for wildlife and communities by helping spread the message of wildlife-friendly gardening.
If you have never witnessed the flight of Hummingbirds, then you have certainly missed one of our planet's most incredible treasures & gifts to us. Our amazing Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds prepare for their long & arduous journey across the Gulf of Mexico into South America for the winter months. We must offer them enough nectar to fuel up & have the best chance for survival. Our nectar feeders are maintained year round & changed as needed by our groundskeeper. Upon their departure our Black-Chinned Hummingbirds arrive for the winter. They are truly an unbelievable species to watch. Their beauty, speed & aerial acrobatic feats are simply marvelous to watch. We have had now for five years running, a magnificent Rufous Hummingbird. He is absolutely spectacular !!! He stays all year round for our delight. We welcome Birders & Wildlife enthusiasts. Our groundskeeper maintains all of the Wildlife feeders along with their water source on a daily basis to invite the Wild Kingdom into your back yard for your enjoyment & relaxation.
Do you love to fall asleep listening to the tree frogs & wake up to songbirds singing?
Enjoy our sights & sounds of nature.
Check out our photos for other birds & Wildlife that visit our home.
Our estate community is a very quiet, established neighborhood. Our home sits on a 1/2 acre with 6 different kinds of woodpeckers that come to visit. There are hawks & falcons flying overhead. Perhaps the wild Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks might be visiting. They love to sit in the trees & whistle. Great bird watching. Red-Tailed Hawks are daily visitors. There are many different types of songbirds that sing to your delight. In the Spring, our glorious Gold Finches arrive along with the House Finches & many others too. You will love our birds that visit our feeders & our water feature. Also, in the Springtime & throughout the summer, our Monarchs lay their eggs, caterpillars appear & then they become hanging Chrysalis...soon to become beautiful Monarch Butterflies. Fun squirrel play all around. Our groundskeeper maintains the water feature along with the bird & squirrel feeders daily for your enjoyment & relaxation. We have Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds in the summer months and in the winter our Black-Chinned Hummingbirds arrive. Nature is exceedingly fun to watch.
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Officially Certified Wildlife & Advanced Bird Friendly Habitat.
All of our fruit trees and vegetable gardens are Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) for your enjoyment as well.
Kindly read our guest's reviews for further insight into our home.
Our scenic stocked 4-5 acre lake with 12 acres of playgrounds is just a short walk from the house. It's a lovely neighborhood for walking, running or biking. We have mature & magnificent trees that surround our home. Outside lawn furniture is on the covered patio area.
FISHIN' POLE IS IN THE LAUNDRY ROOM.
5 minutes to Hwy 290
5 minutes to N. Cypress Medical Center
10 minutes to the Longwood Golf course
10 minutes to a plethora of shops & restaurants
Peli Peli is our favorite restaurant in nearby Vintage Park
Menus are provided upon arrival (Seafood & yummy Tex-Mex are some of our guest's favorite close restaurants)
10 minutes to UPS Training Center
15 minutes to Hewlett Packard (HP)
20 minutes to Houston's Energy Corridor
30 minutes to downtown Houston
35 minutes to downtown Medical Center (non-rush hours)
36 minutes to the Toyota Center
38 minutes to Old Towne Spring
50 minutes to the Hill Country
50 minutes to the Reliant Stadium
55 minutes to the Geo. R. Brown Convention Ctr
90 minutes to Galveston- take ferry ride to Boliver Island
(look for dolphins & feed the seagulls) FREE & so much FUN !
Houston Natural Science Museum - plus the Cockrell Butterfly Museum - and the new Vault exhibit - WOW... this is a must see
Houston's Children's Museum - RATED #1 IN AMERICA
A MUST SEE FOR KIDS
Houston Museum of Fine Arts - One of the finest museums in the world
Holocaust Museum - gut wrenching but informative
Houston Contemporary Arts Museum - outstanding
Houston Fire Museum - interesting
Menil Museum - GREAT
Houston Health museum - very informative & kids really like this place
National Museum of Funeral History-very unusual
One of Houston’s most photographed, hang-outs is the Williams Tower Water Wall.
Located in central Houston, Hermann Park is a historical green space as the city's oldest park. Visited annually by 5.5 million people, the park is surrounded by the Houston Zoo, Miller Outdoor Theater, Hermann Park Golf Course and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Within the gardens, visitors will find a Japanese garden, a reflection pool, jogging trail, a lake, a playground and more. At its center is a memorial to Sam Houston.
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
This 155-acre facility offers educational programs, five miles of walking trails, interactive exhibits and a nature shop. The center is open seven days a week.
Folks living in the Houston area have the good fortune of being able to enjoy verdant East Texas Pineywoods scenery, stroll a Gulf Coast beach, or walk in the footsteps of Texas Revolutionary heroes like Sam Houston, all within a short drive from Texas' largest city.
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Member since: 2009
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- A luxurious Passions Empire Kingsdown queen size mattress in master bedroom. High thread count linens for your comfort. 100% Egyptian cotton blankets, so naturally cozy. Nice pillows. All linens, bedspreads & pillows are sanitized. A perfect recipe for a good night's sleep. Double Bed is a new low profile. High thread count linens for your comfort. 100% Egyptian cotton blankets. Comfy pillows. All linens, bedspreads & pillows are sanitized. All exposed plug in sockets are child proofed. Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two sofa sleepers are Queen size for your comfort. Excellent mattresses. One is in the third bedroom & the other one is in the living room. All linens, bedspreads & pillows are sanitized. Read our reviews for more info regarding their sleep comfort level. Cozy linens. Comfy pillows....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Both bathrooms are equipped with safety bars. Liquid soap is provided.
- Groundskeeper maintains all of the wildlife feeders along with their water source on a daily basis. All bedrooms have black out drapes for our international travelers suffering from jet lag along with night lights & flashlights. A huge walk in shower off of the master bedroom with a rain shower head. Ceiling fans in all bedrooms. Fire extinguishers. Hand crank radio in case of power outage. Just bring your personal items & food. We have tried to think of everything else to make your stay less stressful & more enjoyable. All counter tops, remotes, door knobs & handles are cleaned with anti-bacterial wipes. A smudging ceremony is performed after every guest departs. (American Indian custom of cleansing on a different level) We think that your Home Away from Home should be very clean, cozy, safe & secure. All linens & towels are washed in the new Samsung washing machine. It releases silver ions...moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Roller Blading
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- Seating for 6 people
Our home is protected by an easy & convenient wireless security system that monitors the thermostat, all doors & the smoke alarm along with the carbon monoxide detector Filters are changed monthly...moreless
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
High thread count linens are on the beds. Our guests deserve to be pampered. Bed linens, blankets, bedspreads & towels are SANITIZED! ALL bedding is SANITIZED after each guest leaves. Pillows, bedspreads & blankets included. Please read under Other Amenities for more information regarding the SANITIZATION process....moreless
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
Blender, mixer, coffee grinder, drip or a Bodum French Press coffee pot for your enjoyment. A toaster oven & a glass top Frigidaire stove. Filtered water is located on kitchen sink. Drinking water is filtered via reverse osmosis to 15 PPM total dissolved solids. Reverse Osmosis filter system installed under kitchen sink. Ice cubes from the fridge are also filtered. Filters are changed on a regular basis....moreless
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Deck / Patio:
Lawn chairs & a chase lounge are under a covered patio. Great for bird watching. The Vireos, Carolina Wrens, Gold Finches, Chickadees, Warblers & Tufted Titmouse are some of our songbirds that are singing their melodies for everyone to appreciate. Listen for the Blue Jays screaming because they alert everyone that the hawk is HERE. Binoculars provided for bird watching. Filled bird feeder, suet stations along with a Tons of Fun squirrel feeder with corn. Our summer guests are Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds. And our winter guests are the Black-Chinned Hummingbirds & for the first time ever, we have Rufous Hummingbirds !!...moreless
Lawn / Garden:
Our groundskeeper maintains all of the wildlife feeders along with their water source on an as needed basis Our 1/2 acre yard has mature trees & flowers galore to attract our wildlife & butterflies...moreless
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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $99
- Tax Rate 8%
OUR CANCELATION POLICY IS:
A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancelation. Cancelations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty. Cancelations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within sixty (60) days of the arrival date, will forfeit the full rental amount. Cancelation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent.
MONTHLY RESERVATION CANCELATIONS: Monthly guests must cancel one hundred and twenty (120) days prior to check in. Monthly guests who make a change that results in a shortened stay must be made at least ninety (90) days prior to check in.
Our home is protected by an easy & convenient wireless security system that monitors the thermostat, all doors & the smoke alarm along with the carbon monoxide detector. Our guests are given a personalized keyless entry security code.
THIS IS A NON-SMOKING HOME AND PROPERTY.
NO SMOKING IS PERMITTED INSIDE OR OUTSIDE.
"NO SHOES" POLICY.
NONE ARE ALLOWED INSIDE OF OUR HOME.
Officially Certified Wildlife & Advanced Bird Friendly Habitat.
All produce & vegetables are Certified Naturally Grown.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Enjoy our Certified Bird & Wildlife Habitat of Your Home Away from Home.
Six different types of Woodpeckers, Song Birds, Hummingbird feeders are always filled for our year round visitors, Hawks, Falcons, Owls, Deer, Possums, Raccoons, Armadillos, Wild Whistling Ducks, Squirrels galore, & even a Red Fox has been sighted...OH MY !!!
Spring time brings back our Monarch butterflies along with various other species that lay their eggs & you can watch their metomorophsis.
Always welcome, Birders & Wildlife enthusiasts.
Kids & adults all marvel at our glorious wildlife & being one with nature.
All of our fruit & vegetables are certified naturally grown. We are featured on the homepage of : https://www.naturallygrown.org/
It's so relaxing. Enjoy our 'lil bit of country livin' within minutes of the city.
Read our guests' reviews for further info regarding your stay at our home, Starkopolis.
Rumor has it that there’s a fortune buried in Cypress. The story goes that Mexicans heading home from East Texas were carrying a lot of wealth with them when attacked by Indians somewhere along Cypress Creek in the early 1830s. They decided to dig a hole and put their treasure in it.
Explore our Houston Wilderness by going to http://houstonwilderness.org/index.php.
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: We are a married couple with grown children & two grandchildren.
Why the Owner Chose Timberlake Estates, TX, USA:
We bought this property because it is such a charming house with park like grounds. Our mature trees are magnificent. Enjoy our Certified Bird & Wildlife Habitat of Your Home Away from Home. Birders are welcome & wildlife enthusiasts too. The birds are GREAT & so is all of the other wildlife. Our yard is an Officially Certified Wildlife & Advanced Bird Friendly Habitat with the National Wildlife Federation since it contains the four components of habitat – food, water, cover and places to raise young – and is maintained in a natural, sustainable way. Certification can make a difference for wildlife and communities by helping spread the message of wildlife-friendly gardening.. All of our fruit trees and vegetable gardens are Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) for your enjoyment as well. Kindly read our guest's reviews for further insight on Your Home Away from Home.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our home is extremely clean & very well maintained. This is our home & that's how we like to keep it. Please read our reviews. Our home is protected by an easy & convenient wireless security system that monitors the thermostat, all doors & the smoke alarm along with the carbon monoxide detector. THIS IS A NON-SMOKING HOME AND PROPERTY. "NO SHOES" POLICY. NONE ARE ALLOWED INSIDE OF OUR HOME. Our groundskeeper maintains all of the wildlife feeders along with their water source on a daily basis for your enjoyment. We have tried to think of everything to make your stay less stressful. No hassle of running out to buy paper goods, detergent or any other household items. We have Your Home Away from Home fully stocked. Just bring your personal items along with food & you are set to enjoy your stay. Read our reviews for more info. Enjoy fishin' in our private community lake. Fishin' pole is in the laundry area. A walk around the neighborhood & around our 4-5 acre lake is about two (2) miles. Great walk, run or bike ride. A nice 12 acre playground for kids to run & play. Fishin' pole is in our laundry room. Our groundskeeper maintains all of the wildlife feeders along with their water source daily to invite the wild kingdom into your back yard for your enjoyment & relaxation. If you are looking for a nice getaway that is laid back & very quiet, then this is the place for you. We're an Officially Certified Wildlife & Advanced Bird Friendly Habitat with the National Wildlife Federation since it contains the four components of habitat – food, water, cover and places to raise young – and is maintained in a natural, sustainable way. Certification can make a difference for wildlife and communities by helping spread the message of wildlife-friendly gardening. & appreciate our Certified Bird & Wildlife Habitat of Your Home Away from Home. Birders are welcome & wildlife enthusiasts too. All of our fruit trees and vegetable gardens are certified naturally grown too.
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Your Home Away from Home in NW Houston is a 'lil slice of country & wildlife
Kitchen is fully stocked with everything that you might need to cook your meals
Cozy Queen bed with high count linens with a huge walk in rain shower with bench
Bright open living room with leather seating, queen sofa bed & 55" flat screen
Low profile double bed, teak side table, dresser & a great backyard view
A very comfortable Queen sofa bed with 32" flat screen TV & a backyard view
Formal dining area with great pass thru area to kitchen for entertaining ease
Our certified naturally grown Star Fruit trees heavy with their delicious gifts
They're back. Our amazing, magnificent Ruby-Throated & Blue-Chinned Hummingbirds
Ducks, ducks and more ducks, please bring BREAD to the lake as we're very hungry
Lots of Monarch Caterpillars at our home & you can enjoy their metamorphosis
Our scenic 12 acre park & private community stocked lake where fishin' is great
Enjoy our wild whistling ducks that love to sit and whistle in our tree tops
One of many back yard feathered friends, a Pileated Woodpecker enjoying its suet
Hawks & falcons soar above our mature trees, truly a spectacular sight to behold
An inviting back yard with BIG trees & is a Certified Bird and Wildlife Habitat
Our private community 12 acre playground, running, feeding the ducks & PLAYING
A fun playground with toddler swings, big swings & a lots of room to run about
Our male American Gold Finch is exhibiting his brilliant mating colors for us
Watch & admire our many varieties of butterflies, a lovely black swallowtail
A magnificent & glorious juvenile hawk bathing in our water fountain feature
We welcome our first Monarch Butterfly birth with many more to arrive soon
Just hours before the proud birth of our first Monarch Butterfly at our home
Our home welcomes Marnie the Monarch Butterfly, such a miracle to appreciate
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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