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Looking For Something Better? Look At This One Bedroom + Study

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Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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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.

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Tim Womble
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 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 1995

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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Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Looking For Something Better? Look At This One Bedroom + Study
average rating of 4.5 based on 15 reviews

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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Family visit

  • 4 of 5

The locations is great...quiet, yet close to lots of local restaurants. It was also nice to have off-street parking in a covered area. Everything was well lighted outside so we had no problem accessing at night. The location had easy access to major highways. The apartment was spacious; loved all the antiques! Accommodations were all very comfortable....but---we need more light in the bathroom!! We managed, but it could be more difficult in the winter to shave or put on make-up. Over-all...we would stay again! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Attractive, comfortable unit in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 11 day stay in mid July at this well maintained separate ground floor unit, part of a beautiful older home in the Montrose area. Great neighborhood--good restaurants within easy walking distance should you wish, nearby shopping, groceries, clubs, etc. It is a hot time of year in Houston, but the AC was new and did the job handily. Furnishings, mattress, decor were all attractive and/or of good quality and the layout/amount of space was incredible. The toilet alcove has a low ceiling so, if you are tall, you will have to watch your head to access. Our host, Tim, was easy to reach and responsive. Thanks, Tim, for arranging for us to extend our stay on short notice. Would be glad to stay again if it is available on a return trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely property in a great location

  • 4 of 5

Tim was quick to respond and the property was in a great location and was quite nice. We stayed the week of New Years. There was construction going on the two floors above us and the fumes down below were quite strong. We told Tim and he had the workers discontinue that part of the work until after we left. There was plenty of room and there was a nice strong internet connection so that my boyfriend could work while we were there. The location is magnificent. It's walking distance to many great restaurants on Westheimer. We did have an issue come up when we were there that tarnished the experience. The driveway leading to the back where the carport is is quite narrow and it isn't straight. Because of this we nicked the neighbors landscape edging as we slowly traversed the drive out and Tim felt a landscaper needed to be called to repair. It was slight enough that I thought we could fix it ourselves but Tim felt the neighbor wouldn't want us doing that. He thought the repair would probably cost about $150. Later, we knocked on the neighbors door and apologized and the neighbor said he appreciated the face to face apology and after looking at it didn't think anything needed to be done. It felt like Tim was trying to get us to pay for something that must occur on a regular basis. I really didn't understand the angst over something so seemingly insignificant. Other than that, the stay was quite nice and I would recommend the property to others. Just watch that driveway.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Trina, Thanks for your good review, I am so happy you found the property LOVELY and in a GREAT LOCATION. Thanks for letting me know about the paint odor, I stopped the painting once you told me you could smell paint. We finished up the painting after you left. I am sorry you hit the large rock and steel edging in the neighbors yard. I walk by there several times every day and I am not the kind of neighbor to do damage to someones property and not repair it. So I did have a landscaper come out and repair the damages. Regards, Tim Womble
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved the apartment. Could have moved right in. Location was excellent for the reasons we were there. Nice to be able to have ability to cook and do laundry while there for an extended visit. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super convenient. Great host.

  • 4 of 5

The Apt was in a convenient location by car to where we wanted to me. We did have a little bit of a scare with some larvae/carpenter ants that were on the bathroom when we got in. Tim explained they'd recently had an exterminator come out & he came and cleaned it right up. A ton of restaurants near by. Wifi worked great. Overall a good stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Alice, Thanks for staying at the apartment, you and your daughters were a delight. I am glad you like the apartment and the neighborhood. We have over 40 restaurants within 6 blocks of the apartment. Again I am sorry for the carpenter ants, I have never had that happen before. I am glad I could be there within 20 minutes of your letting me know, and I am so happy they have not come back. I hope you stay with us again if you return to Houston, I have several apartments in addition to this one. All the best to you and your family, Tim Womble
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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

Montrose Apartment Rental Rates

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Feb 1 2017 - Feb 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $300
Cleaning Fee $75

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.
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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.
  • 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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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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