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2017 TAMU Game Weekends Available

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House: 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths - lots of room indoors and outdoors

This historic home, built for Sim and Ruby Cooper in 1906, is located near downtown Bryan and is only a short drive to Texas A&M University (6 miles to Kyle Field). The home was the personal residence of an Architect for 15 years and it has been completely restored and updated.

The house has approximately 3,300 square feet of living space with high ceilings, large arches, and many large functioning windows. It has a large well-equipped kitchen, a large family room with an HD TV, a formal dining room, a breakfast area, a parlor and a formal living room. All of the floors are hardwood and many of the furnishings are antiques.

All of the bedrooms are located on the second floor, but there is queen sofa-sleeper on the first floor. Upstairs, one bedroom has twin beds, the master has a queen bed, and the other has a double bed and built-in office/workspace. An additional room upstairs off the master bedroom can be used as a dressing area, playroom or additional bedroom; it is furnished with a twin day bed. This room does not have direct access from the hallway and can only be entered through the master bedroom or another bedroom. The office/workspace has a built-in workstation (computer not provided) and lots of natural light from the windows on three sides. Downstairs in the original living room (which can be easily closed off from the rest of the house) is a queen sleeper sofa.

There is one bathroom upstairs and one bathroom downstairs. Each bathroom has a tub and shower. The bedrooms do not have private bathrooms. The bathrooms are not handicap accessible.

The large fenced yard includes a 6-8 person hot-tub, large patio and a covered porch. There is off-street parking for up to four cars and on street parking on a wide street in front.

Pets will be considered on a case by case basis.

The home is well designed for entertaining and social events. It can be rented for retreats, parties, reunions, etc. Additional charges may apply for these events.

We request that you notify us in advance if you will be entertaining more than 10 people while you are there.

Please keep in mind that this home was built before modern air conditioning and insulation were available. Although it has been fitted with two central air-conditioning units (one for each floor), when the temperature rises above 100 degrees for an extended time - the upstairs unit may not keep that area at the temperature you are used to. It works fine other than that.

Keywords: historic, receptions, football, Texas Reds Festival, reunion, business meetings, retreats, parties, social events, hot-tub, weddings, walk to downtown

More Details

Elise Winchester
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Elise Winchester

We are professionals that live and work in the B/CS area. Our office is just a few blocks away and we are available by phone, text or email if you should have any questions or encounter any problems. We own multiple long-term rentals in Bryan, College Station and Austin.

Elise Winchester purchased this house in 1996

Why Elise Winchester chose Downtown

This home was our personal residence for 15 years. Shortly after completing the last of the restoration and landscaping, we purchased another home and moved. This is a very comfortable house and we loved living here. We miss the convenience of walking to the farmer's market, shops, entertainment and restaurants in downtown Bryan.

What makes this house unique

Downtown Bryan is just a few blocks away. There you can find local restaurants, shopping, live theater, live music, and bars. Check the City of Bryan calendar for festivals and First Friday events. On Saturday mornings you can visit the Brazos Valley Farmers Market in downtown Bryan. Just two blocks away is Sue Haswell Memorial Park with tennis courts, a playground, 3 pavilions that can be rented from the City of Bryan, horseshoe courts, volleyball court, basketball court, and other amenities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing weekend. Love the house!
Oct 2013
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Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size mattress
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3) One room has twin beds and another bedroom has a day bed. The daybed is set up in a room off the master bedroom and does not have direct access off the hall. , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa sleeper is located in downstairs portion of house.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • tennis
Historic home, high ceilings, wood floors, large fenced area with porch and patio, large living and dining areas, a short drive or easy shuttle from downtown Bryan to Texas A&M University. We can recommend a massage therapist that will come to the house if requested.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Loved the house

  • 5 of 5

Owners were very nice

House was clean and represented well

Liked the area also

Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - it was a pleasure having you guys.
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Fabulous family reunion and graduation

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful old World Charm with tons of space and cozy rooms.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Florida, Washington residence

Most accommodating, Perfect for our venue, Would stay Again

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here for the second time. I am a big fan of this gorgeous home!

Everything was perfect, Lots of towels, Hot water for multiple showers, Comfy Beds with lots of extra linen, Well equipped kitchen with gas cooking. The Big fenced yard with the huge hot tub was super nice the nights we used it.

All questions were promptly addressed and communication was fantastic. Love This home and the owners! Thank you again for accommodating us for our Aussie Specialty. You have allowed us to make so many fantastic memories in your home.

This is the Nicest property in Bryan, TX for a large family. We Highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Lots of space close to downtown Bryant

  • 5 of 5

The neighborhood looks bad but it's quiet and we felt safe the entire time. Lots of folks in the area, however, leave their dogs outside so if you want to sleep in - it'll be tough. Lots of room, places to sleep, and sit. Great place for a football or baseball weekend rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location in Bryan!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a wedding in nearby College Station, house was amazing and only a short walk to Downtown Bryan. Close to everything and very well kept, great overall experience!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I'm so glad it worked out for you guys.
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Lovely, Elegant, and Spacious

  • 5 of 5

The house invokes the old world charm of Texas – like a bygone era. The downstairs is so beautiful-wood floors, moldings, archways – even better in person. The bedrooms were spacious. The beds were comfortable. The house easily accommodated our contingent. The grounds were lovely and we spent some time out in the garden. I was concerned with only 2 baths, and one only on the second floor but it all seemed to work out. We happened to be there during the storm of the century, and the house held up well, and the grounds drained so we could go outside. The owner checked up on us afterwards to be sure we were ok and we were. Kitchen was fully appointed with everything you need, also there were lots of bath towels. Highly recommend the place. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Barabara - I hope you have an opporunity to come back when the weather is nicer - maybe in October or April of some year. Thanks for taking care of our home.
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Downtown Uncorked
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 6
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Maddens Casual Gormet
Car: necessary

Located a few short blocks from a Saturday morning farmer's market, two blocks from a park with horseshoes, basketball court, playground, and picnic facilities. You can easily walk to downtown (about 4 blocks) where you will find restaurants, bars, shopping, music venues and theaters.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Additional Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.75%

Damage Protection is non-refundable. Single nights or day use may be available - please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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