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Texas Medical Center, 15 min. to Astros, Texans, Rockets and Theater District.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Gated Community, 24/7 Manned Security Entrance, Two Car Garage

Minutes to the Texas Medical Center, West University, Mid-Town, Montrose, Galleria Shopping, Meyerland & Bellaire.

30 day minimum stay. Tastefully appointed 2 bedroom townhome, located in a gated community on 9 acres with lots of green space, 2 swimming pools, onsite 24 hour security, 2 car attached garage, private patio with gas grill.

The interior is fully appointed with upscale furniture and art work. Our home features two oversized master bedrooms, with queen beds and sitting areas, 2.5 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen with all the electronics and cooking utensils imaginable. There are three flat screen televisions, two DVD players, high speed wireless internet, cable with movie channels, alarm system and a safe. Amenities include, Two Master Bedroom Accommodation,Two Car Garage,Gated,Garden Community,

24/7 Manned Security, Two Swimming Pools,,Completely Updated Interior, Hardwood Floors Throughout,Granite Countertops, Gourmet Equipped Kitchen, 3 HD Flat Screen Televisions, Wireless Internet, Free long Distance Calls in The U.S. & Canada, Valuable's Safe in Master Bedroom, Washer & dryer, Private Patio W/Umbrella Table & Chairs, All Stainless Four Burner Gas Grill, Toiletries, Laundry Soap, Linens, Bathrobes, Hairdriers, Iron & Ironing Board, House Cleaning.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 20, 2017

About John

My wife and I are both working professionals. I have a small business devoted to the care and restoration of residential flooring and my wife is a licensed nursing home administrator enjoying a long career at one of the State's largest not for profit care facilities.

Born from this is a wonderful melding of home comfort and design and a sensitive caring nature aimed to create an environment that promotes, comfort, relaxation, and peace of mind.

We have strived to think of everything one may need or want when staying in our home, and whenever possible react to accommodate special requests.

Our special interests almost exclusively involve the outdoors and travel. We believe in and practice good nutrition and exercise regularily which enhances our ability to enjoy the outdoors. Our travels almost always include activities such as, hiking, kayaking, skiing and running. Good food , good wine and good health is our moto and enjoying life is what we look to do every day.

John purchased this house in 2009

Why John chose South Side

We live here in Houston in the same community as this home. We wanted a property that we could be close to in order to service our guests more effectively and promptly. Being close to the medical center can bring us guests with special requirements or needs and we being sensitive to this are here to help in any way we can.

We are literally minutes from anywhere you may wish to go. The best Restaurants, Galleria, Museums, Downtown businesses, Profession Sports Complexes, are just minutes away. Nasa is about 35 - 40 minutes south of here and Galveston about an hour.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location. The home is located minutes from all major freeways that will take one to all corners of the city. Being minutes from the medical center, museums restaurants, theaters, sports complexes and work, without the hassle of long rush hour commutes enhances our quality of life by having more leisure hours in a day.

This community is unique for an inner city developement as it devotes a tremendous amount of it's acreage to green space. More over having this, in a gated community having the enhancement of 24/7 security brings tremendous peace of mind.


South Side House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No burning of candles or incense allowed
  • No overnight guests other than those listed on the lease allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 2.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The bedrooms are both Master style with private bathrooms. The larger has a double vanity and a large dual head shower and a valuables safe. The other is a single vanity with sitting area and desk. Each bedroom boasts HD flat screen TV's, large closets, ceiling fans.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing


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(20 traveler reviews)

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Texas Medical Center, 15 min. to Astros, Texans, Rockets and Theater District.
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for one week in June 2017. The property was as described. Immaculately clean and extremely well equipped with high-end furnishings and appliances. John was great, always promptly responsive to our needs. The location was perfect for our purposes.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have met you and to have had you as our guest. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Enjoy you summer and if course your winter at your special place. Sincerely, John & Marsha
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Clean, convenient, secure, and helpful owners as a bonus!

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean and matched the pictures. It was finished very nicely and had plenty of the basics on hand to get your stay off to a great start . Reasonable and Clear instructions and expectations! Owners went above and beyond helping us plan things to do, dining in options when the kids were tired, and even blew up a pool floaty for the kids! Will definitely stay at this property again if back in the area!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

Amazing, amazing, property!

  • 5 of 5

I've been traveling for a living for the past 8 years and this was my second time staying in this property. In all of my years of travel I have used VRBO and Airbnb. This property is in my top 3 favorites! You won't find any issues with this place. Great place, great people, easy, clean, quiet, full stocked, all amenities. 10 out of 10! Thank you <3

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was great to see you again and we are happy you had a wonderful trip. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Great choice

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the month of February and have already booked a time to return next year. It is in a great location. For us it worked out well, only 10 minutes from our daughter and her family's home. Plenty of room, very well furnished. All the basics (plus some additional) supplies were there when we walked in. John and his wife are very, very nice and personally want the best for their guests. Always someone on security. We never saw any problems when we were there. Washer and dryer, located in the 2 car garage, were in excellent condition and I sure appreciated that. Our two grandsons stayed with us a few times and they thought it was "the best place ever". It is located in a convenient area so there's easy access to the highway. I highly recommend this location if you are traveling to Houston. A very positive experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Linda, Thank you for your great review. It was wonderful to meet you and see the happiness and joy that you were experiencing visiting your family here, especially your grandsons. W e look forward to your return next year. Sincerely, John
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Milwaukee, WI

Extremely Satisfied

  • 5 of 5

and great taste in the décor, comfortable leather sofa and chairs and SS grill out in the secluded patio that we used almost every night. I travel for a living and I spend time looking for places that offer comfort, location, clean and all the updated and this one without a doubt was a HOMERUN.

To top it off, I had the pleasure to get to know John and he is remarkable and trustworthy person and went out of his way to make sure that we were pleased with our stay. So highly recommended and I know I'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Rental Choice I've Ever Made!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a condo that is clean and inviting, look no further. My wife and I had to travel to Houston for medical reasons. I was looking for something that would be a home away from home. This condo is well furnished and has everything you might need. Over our long stay we got to know the owners pretty well. They are some of the nicest and most generous people you'll ever meet. There is a very good reason everyone is giving this rental a 5 star rating. It's more than just a place to rest your head.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. There's a rack of ribs with your name on it next time we meet.
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
288/610/ 59/45
Nearest Beach
49 Miles

Houston boasts one of the nations top Zoos. The Houston Zoo is located minutes away adjacent to the Texas Medical Center in Hermann Park. Hermann Park along with the Zoo also offers, running trails, golf course, outdoor theater, botanical gardens, Japanese gardens and a reflection pool.

All of the Houston Museums are located between the house and the Hermann Park area, minutes from home. The Houston Fine Arts Museum, Museum of Natural Science & Man & The Childrens Museum are also some of the nations best.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 17.0%

Refunds on cancelled reservations are handled on a case by case basis. Reservations made further out than 60 days require a nominal deposit to hold the dates, this fee is goes toward the total rental rate and is non-refundable. We require 50% of the balance 60 days prior to arrival and the balance 30 days prior to arrival to help accommodate guests billing cycles.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.