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Historic Home, One Bedroom + Study, sleeps 4, close to downtown & Medical Center

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps

Convenient to sports venues, museums and theater district.

The apartment is located in the historic Avondale neighborhood, convenient to Downtown, Midtown and the medical center, as well as within walking distance to countless options for shopping, dining and entertainment. A Metro bus stop is a block away. This meticulously restored first floor of a historic Arts and Crafts home has 100 years of stories to tell. The restoration included new air and heat, plumbing, electrical, sound reduction materials, and much more. The house boasts original Arts and Crafts antique light fixtures, leaded and beveled glass; tiger oak flooring with inlaid borders and high ceilings. The covered parking is located just a few feet from the apartment.

The approximately 1100 square feet of living space has been tastefully designed by Philip Hannel, who has created a sophisticated elegance that is very inviting and comfortable. Mr Hannel has included original art works and hand woven oriental rugs, blending contemporary furniture with a few antiques as a nod to the homes history.

In addition to being furnished, it also has all house wares, i.e., linens, cookware, dishes, etc. Just bring your suitcase. Maid service is available at an additional cost. The more modern conveniences include: full size washer/dryer, gas cooking, WIFI/high speed cable, two HD large screen TV’s, both with DVD players, premium cable channels plus Netflix.

Less expensive than hotels at $100 per night with all the conveniences of home. The cost is $3,000 per month with a one month minimum lease.

The property is professionally managed by the owner.

More Details

Tim Womble
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Tim Womble

As an architectural history buff, I enjoy visiting locations which maintain their historic cultural buildings. I have been in property management & investment for many years in the Montrose area. All of my rental properties are historic buildings located in historic neighborhoods. An avid traveler, having traveled throughout the world.

Tim Womble purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Tim Womble chose Houston

I purchased this property for several reasons. It is a historic home, One of my passions are historic homes, in the style of a Dutch Colonial with Craftsman influences. I also own the next two historic houses to the west of this house.

What makes this apartment unique

One of my favorite repeat guest is a Grammy award winning singer and she tells me that she enjoys staying here for several reasons:

1. Close to downtown's Theater District

2. Much warmer and more comfortable than a luxury hotels that she usually stays in

3. The convenience is excellent, park your car in the garage just a few feet from your private exterior entrance, no elevators, long corridors, parking garage that take too much time to enter and exit

Guestbook comments from the owner

Tim made us feel very welcome at the house like we were at our own house, communication between us and him was super easy. We were there for twelve days, we had to ask for favors while we were there and Tim was nothing but accommodation. This is a wonderful house, very comfortable, in a great neighborhood in Montrose / Midtown area. We recommend this house is a great place to stay. We will definitely be staying there again when we go back to Houston.
Aug 2014
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Montrose Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • This room is the original parlor of the house decorated in the Arts and Crafts style and still has its elaborate woodwork including a beamed ceiling, fire place, inlaid border on the tiger Oak hardwood floors and beveled and leaded windows. Other feature of the room is the Queen sized bed, flat screen HDTV, large walk in closet, two antique Craftsman night stands, a comfortable and stylish reading chair.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Historic Home, One Bedroom + Study, sleeps 4, close to downtown & Medical Center
average rating of 4.6 based on 20 reviews

Lovely property with an excellent location and easy owner.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for renting your place to me. It was extremely comfortable and attractive. Next time I'm in Houston I look forward to staying again!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carl, thanks for your stay. You are welcome anytime to stay at one of my properties, I have several properties so if the one you are interested in is booked please send me a note and I can direct you to other properties in the area that I have. Thank you
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Lovely first floor unit. Comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

Landlord was very helpful with the small items that needed assistance I.e. Television cable kept going out and upstairs permanent tenants were loud on occasion (college students). Stayed for 5 weeks and it was easy to walk to restaurants and shopping. I found it to be a little far to the medical facility I was using so it was necessary to rent a car or use an uber each day which was quite costly.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place. Nice neighborhood. Close to many venues.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed my stay in your lovely home.

Would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Gloria, Thanks for all your comments on the apartment. I was glad you enjoyed your stay and I was very pleased to hear that "you would definitely come back". Cheers, Tim
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Just perfect for our 3 weeks in Houston! Wouldn't hesitate to book this property again!

  • 5 of 5

This renovated early 1900's house has a lot of character and charm! Hardwood floors throughout. Comfortable and tastefully decorated. The master bed is extremely comfortable. The layout is nice and has just the right amount of space for a couple and maybe a child or two or for a couple of girls or guys wanting a weekend getaway. The Montrose neighborhood could not be more convenient, funky, and fun! Located just a short drive away from the medical center, Rice village and the museum district. Walking distance to so many good restaurants, grocery stores and misc shopping. The owner Tim was very accessable and responsive. The few very minor glitches we had were taken care of promptly. Our little Yorkie, Liza, loved it too! We we're so glad to be able to bring her with us!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a terrific review Caylanne, thanks. It was great having you here, I hope we see you again. Cheers, Tim
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Great stay at this property with historic charm, great location and responsive owner!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great separate unit on the first floor of a beautiful home probably built in early 20th century. Beautiful woodwork, lighting fixtures. One reserved spot in the carport - maybe 30 feet or so from door of the unit and very convenient. Large family room, bedroom with a separate, very good sized walk in closet. A separate study. Kitchen is very functional and appliances are updated - exception to the update is the gas stove / ovens which work well and also adds charm - see the pictures. Also a good sized pantry with washer / dryer. Cable TV package is expansive, wifi works well. Location is outstanding with easy access to downtown, Hermann Park, Medical Center, Montrose, Buffalo Bayou, Memorial Park. We walked to restaurants, Kroger, Walgreens, Starbucks. We met Tim, the owner, who is accessible, responsive and nearby if you need him. We are Chicago snowbirds who grew up in Houston, and would hope to return next winter as well. Highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steven, Thanks for your good review, I hope to see you again. I have more units in this area of town if this one is booked. Cheers, Tim
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A very nice rental, near downtown but also near the Montrose and Midtown areas.

  • 4 of 5

This rental is great. We stayed six nights in November (a good month to visit Houston), and were very comfortable. The place is an old house, probably historic, that has been restored or preserved. It is good for a couple or a family with one or two children. We are familiar with this area of Houston, and the place could not be more convenient. It is easy walking distance to Westheimer street and several restaurants. The bed was extremely comfortable, something I greatly appreciate. The kitchen was fine, the laundry worked, the AC worked great, there is cable TV with HBO, there were plenty of towels. I would like to mention that guest parking is a problem, street parking in front of the house is by permit only after 5, so if you have visitors or a second car, this could be an inconvenience. We would stay here again, and probably will. 4 and a half stars.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
George Bush International Airport
Nearest Ferry
53 Miles
Galveston-Bolivar Ferry
Nearest Golf
2.6 Miles
Herman Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.05 Miles
Metro Train / Ensomble Station
Nearest Motorway
0.06 Miles
I-59 or 69 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
40+ resturants within 6 blocks of this apartment
Nearest Beach
51 Miles
Galveston Beach
Car: necessary

This apartment is located in one of the few walkable neighborhoods in Houston. It is a Historic neighborhood, the house the apartment is in was built in 1912 by a predominate home builder of the day for the Hutchins family that owned an oil business in Houston. There are over 40 restaurants within 6 blocks of the apt, from great "hole in the wall diners" to fine dining. Downtown is less than 2 miles away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $300
Cleaning Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.