Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

parents weekend available

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-11)

'Home away from Home' for all those Texas A&M festivities. Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath one story town home only 2 miles from Texas A&M campus. A straight shot down Wellbourn Rd. Town home Sleeps 8 comfortably with 2 additional on queen size air mattress and 1 on a twin roll away bed. Come and stay for those Texas A&M football weekends, Parent's weekend, graduation or just a visit to College Station. Fully furnished kitchen with all the comforts of home. Enjoy a DVD, play some cards, read a book or work on a puzzle.

Pet friendly with $50 pet fee per pet. Charcoal grill provided for your enjoyment. Plenty of room for multiple families to share.

Count the ducks in the townhome!

WIFI available for your use while staying at 'Home away from Home.'

New queen bed in each bedroom, back bedroom also has twin bunk beds.

Keywords: Spacious, comfortable one story town home only 2 miles from Texas A&M campus. Pet friendly, plenty of room for multiple families to share.

More Details

Pam Merkin
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Pam Merkin

David and Pam bought this townhome for their oldest son in 2001 when he was a sophmore at Texas A&M. Their second son also lived here while going to Texas A&M. They have a daughter who is also attending Texas A&M and she lives in another of the townhomes that they own in the same complex. They bought a third townhome March 2016 next door to this one and have it listed on verb also. They have decided to share this townhome with out of town visitors to Texas A&M for home football games, graduation, Parent's weekend or college visits. We allow pets since we don't travel without our little 'Angel' our Yorkie and know how hard it is to find a place that allows special family members.

Pam Merkin purchased this townhome in 2001

Why Pam Merkin chose College Station

Quiet,close to campus, clean 3 bedroom townhome.

What makes this townhome unique

A quiet townhome community close to campus and all Texas A&M festivities.


Steeplechase Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , accessable from master bedroom and hallway
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , accessable from bedroom #2 and #3
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    portable crib - 1 baby crib , portable crib in closet
    queen air mattress - 1 queen , queen air mattress
    roll away bed - 1 twin/ single , twin size roll away bed in master bedroom closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , twin bunk beds have been added to back bedroom
  • Queen size Beds (3) in all 3 bedrooms, twin bunk beds have been added to back bedroom,
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
3 reserved parking spaces in front of town home with guest parking located inside the town home complex and additional parking on street outside the town home complex entrance, twin bunk bed has been added to back bedroom


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(84 traveler reviews)

parents weekend available
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 84 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We all gathered at College Station for my niece's graduation from Texas A & M. We had a wonderful experience...being from Denver but still Longhorn fans, the Aggie stuff was a bit overwhelming but what do you expect when you are in Aggieland! It was well stocked and had all of the comforts of being at home. Thank you for an amazing stay for a joyous occasion!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are a little over the top with Aggie decor, but what can I say except "Gig em Aggies."
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We came to College Station for the Christmas lights at Santa's Wonderland. The house was clean and had all the amenities we needed for two couples and their kids.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Grand Rapids MI

Great for family gatherings

  • 5 of 5

The Duck Pond turned out to be a great home for our extended family during a visit to College Station for a wedding. There were nine of us but we never felt overcrowded in this layout. All was clean when we arrived. Although we didn't prepare any meals while there, the kitchen seemed fully stocked with everything you might need. Thanks for the hospitality!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoy having people stay at "Home away from home,duck pond"for special occasions.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Ring Day Weekend Stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The house was very clean and felt like home. We are planning another stay for graduation if it is available during that time This is a home to consider if you are planning to stay in College Station it is close to everything.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always glad to have Aggie parents stay for special events.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

nice and spacious with room for all the family

  • 5 of 5

Was really happy with the rental. Had the opportunity to meet Pam and was very nice and pleasant. I am originally from the Bryan -College Station area and have been living in western PA for the last 25 years. I have been down to visit my family numerous times but this was the first time that I had planned a vacation with all my 3 grown children and 5 grand children so I really needed something with ample room. We all were very happy with our stay at Navarro Dr and would surely recommend it to anyone looking for a spacious and convenient place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoy opening our "Home away from home" to families.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Ducks, ducks everywhere

  • 5 of 5

Lots of ducks to count, such a cute decorating idea. We came to visit relatives and had plenty of room to spread out and visit. There were tvs in each bedroom as well as the living room. The owners were easy to work with and the place is a real "Home away from Home". We will be back

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have tried to make your stay the way you want your home to be.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Car: not necessary

Only two miles from Texas A&M campus. Aassorted books available for your enjoyment-take a book-leave a book, games and puzzles provided. Available for 2 day, weekly or monthly rent


Rates & Availability

Steeplechase Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 2017 graduation
May 10 2017 - May 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
August graduation
Aug 10 2017 - Aug 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Texas A&M vs Nicolls State
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Texas A&M vs Louisiana Ragin'
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Texas A&M vs South Carolina
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Texas A&M vs Alabama
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Texas A&M vs Mississippi State
Oct 27 2017 - Oct 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Texas A&M vs Auburn
Nov 3 2017 - Nov 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Texas A&M vs New Mexico Lobos
Nov 10 2017 - Nov 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Parents weekend 2018
Apr 12 2018 - Apr 16 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 15.75%

Additional $25/person per stay may be added for over 8 people due to additional cleaning and linen use.
Rental rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

Enter dates for accurate pricing

Send a Message Send a Message

You might like these similar properties