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Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Homes with 6 Bedrooms/3 Living Areas Near Smu, Northpark Shopping, Greenville

This is two properties for the price of one in the prestigious area of University Park!!! Four blocks to SMU, 3 blocks to the Dart train, 3 blocks to the George Bush Library, 6 blocks to the community pool with slides, kiddie water park and diving boards, Countless restaurants all within a 3 mile radius including high end and casual dining as well as several pubs, clubs and bars. Northpark is less than a mile away and the Galleria and the American Airlines Center (AAC) are both less than 5 miles away. Coming in for work? The Dallas Convention Center is 5 miles away too or you can take the Dart train for a few dollars and it drops you off in front of the Convention Center. EVERYTHING is close to this home. Even the Rangers at Globe Life Park, Dallas Cowboys at AT and T Stadium and Six Flags Park are only a short 25 minutes away. This is a very safe area. Walk the Katy Trail and grab a beer and some lunch at the very well known restaurant called the Katy Ice House. Drive down the street to the Inwood Theatre and catch a first run movie and a cocktail or popcorn and a coke. The main home is a 1939 Cottage totally renovated in August 2014. It is a 4 bedroom 2 and a half bath home that has original, beautiful hardwood floors with 3 bedrooms upstairs and one bedroom downstairs. The Den is decorated with a Texas Flair. The Living Room has a calming room that allows you to relax and read a good book. It has a very large deck on the back of the home to accommodate all the guests. A swing is just off the stairs. The back house (Nicknamed the Dallas Beach House) is like being in a tree house. The windows over look the back yard and the sky lights above the beds feel like you are sleeping in the trees. It is beautifully decorated like a beach house with Shells from Acapulco, Virginia Beach, Seaside Florida and Play De Carmen. It has a Jack and Jill type bathroom with glass sinks in the bedrooms. The banister resembles a front porch railing in Seaside, Florida. For even a larger group we can combine this party and my other property 2 miles away. Look up Park Cities Luxury Cottage VRBO #633423. Thanks

Tracy Neeper
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About Tracy Neeper

I live in University Park near the home that is for lease. I have lived in this area for the past 10 years. It is so peaceful and with the Top schools in Dallas it is a very safe area for me to raise my children. I went to College in South Texas and moved back to the Dallas area with a Bachelors Degree in Finance. I am in outside sales for a Title Company. I have been in the Real Estate Business buying, selling and renting homes for over 25 years. I love everything about Real Estate. I have been dreaming of owning a VRBO Rental for many years and I am happy that it is finally coming true. I have 3 children and one sweet grandson. I recently got engaged on top of The Empire State Building. I enjoy traveling all over and use VRBO/Home Away all the time. It is so fun to stay in a unique home. It is much more memorable for me and my family to rent a home than to stay in a hotel. I know you will love this home as much as I do!!!

Tracy Neeper purchased this house in 2014

Why Tracy Neeper chose Dallas

It is the best area in all of Dallas. I have always loved this property and I just bought it from the original owner. I have the newspaper clipping from when it was purchased in 1939. The area is called Park Cities because when Highland Park originated it had to set aside 20% of the land for Parks. This sweet and unique cottage is in the most affluent area of Dallas and has been totally renovated. It has been decorated and furnished with Pier One , Pottery Barn, Weirs and WIsteria to name a few of the items. I have a fun Mermaid in the Beach House out Back.

What makes this house unique

This entire property just takes you back a bit in time. It has the original lamp post from the 30's in the yard. The custom fencing makes you feel like you are walking through a European Garden. I think I loved this property most of all because I loved the Original Owners so much....Mr Jim and DeDe. I have taken its original Charm and added a bit to it for the main home. For the back house I brought the beach to Dallas. I love the Beach so much and in Dallas as you know we don't have one. You should come here just to stay in the back house that feels like a tree house decorated like Seaside Florida even with a custom Mermaid, Dolphin and Shark. It has a wall of windows over looking the back yard. Each room has its own sink and the 2 back bedrooms share a shower.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was the most precious home. Very clean and cozy. Decorated fun and whimsical in the back house. Felt like I was at the beach. Very nice towel!!! VERA WANG. Clean, fresh, just plain nice. We really enjoyed our stay and will stay there on our next trip to Dallas. Tracy is the owner and she is very friendly and will help you with directions, suggestions for places to eat and even parks to take my child. Nice experience. BOOK IT NOW. You won't want to lose this one. Good Luck Tracy.
Oct 2014
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Park Cities House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , The master bathroom is totally new with glass shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • There are three and a half bath rooms
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • There is a beautiful Master Bedroom with a Queen Bed, a White/Grey Room with a QUeen Bed and a Black and Blue room with a full bed and a kids bedroom with 2 twin beds. In the Back House (nicknamed the Beach House....There are 2 bedrooms with beach colors and full size beds)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Bikes are provided just let me know if you would like them. I have lived here a long time and I know most of the fun places. let me know and I can guide you in the right direction.


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(29 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.862069 based on 30 reviews

Absolutely a MUST!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This home is phenomenal !! We had a large group for a wedding all of our children were able to stay with us. Centrally located to all our functions. Beautiful quaint home!!! Thank uuuu

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Wedding

  • 5 of 5

Clean, convenient, and was perfect for close family members to gather for son's wedding ! I would highly recommend the property and the owner was wonderful getting us all familiar with the area!!! Graduations, weddings, family renuions ~ this is your house !!!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home away from Home for Family Wedding

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for making a wedding away from home feel like we were all at home. This beautiful home was visited by many family members from across North America. The decor and the proximity to the beautiful SMU campus made for a wonderful week.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place in beautiful neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this home. The house is beautiful and worked well for our large group. 2 of the bedrooms are in a guest house, which was fun for the "younger" guests to stay in. Tracy was great to work with also.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property and a wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

Great place for large family gatherings and great location. Tracy is an awesome host. She responded to every email and every call immediately and answered all of our questions. I highly recommend this house for family reunions or even rehearsal dinner as we had.


  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Dallas Family Visit

  • 5 of 5

Great House with plenty of space for the whole family!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Dallas Love Field
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
Greenville Avenue
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
US 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
There are 30 restaurants within .05 miles
Car: recommended

This beautiful home is 6 blocks from SMU and the George Bush Library and Museum. Located in the heart of Park Cities which is also referred to as University Park and Highland Park. American Airlines Center and the Dallas Convention Center are both less than 5 miles away. AAC is Home of the Dallas Mavericks and an amazing venue for all the local acts that come to perform in Dallas. Dallas shopping is second to none and is located only 1 mile from Luxury shopping at North Park Mall and 5 miles from the Galleria and Valley View Mall. You can walk to the quaint shops in Snyder Plaza and Preston Center. One of my favorite places for breakfast is Kuby's which has been around since 1961!!! Try the Potato Pancakes....YUMMY!!! This 1939 cottage and back house sleeps 12 people and has been totally renovated in August 2014. The front cottage sleeps 8 and the back house better known as the Dallas Beach House sleeps four people. It can accommodate up to 16 with pull out couches for an additional fee of $100.00 per night. It is down the street from Holmes Aquatic Center with an Olympic size swimming pool, diving boards, kiddie area and water slide and dive in movies. It is connected to Curtis Park where I take my Grandson and we feed the ducks and play on the playground. My daughters favorite place is the Dallas Arboretum that has several different events throughout the year. Her most favorite is the magnificent display of Pumpkins in the fall. My sons favorite areas near my home are Uptown, BIshop Arts District, Deep Ellum, and the New Trinity Groves Area all with lots of bars,and restaurants and in Uptown there are movies. Some of my favorite restaurants are the following...... Raffas (rumored to be Laura Bush's favorite too), Jonathans, Mi Cocina in Highland Park Village across from Dallas Country Club (I have seen Troy Aikman and Jerry Jones there several times). Really there are over 100 great restaurants in a 5 mile radius of this magnificent home. Of course, I can't forget that the famous Six Flags is about 30 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Park Cities House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $199
Damage Deposit $300

NO ECHECKS ALLOWED!!!!! I keep getting hot checks and my bank charges me a fee. Credit Cards only. Thanks for understanding.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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