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5 Bed / 5 Bath. Amazing pool and spa! A&M at your door. Walk to Kyle Field.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedroom, 5 Bath with amazing pool and outdoor living area!

NOW BOOKING 2018 A&M FOOTBALL WEEKENDS FOR RETURNING GUESTS! PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Hill Country luxury in the heart of town. Relaxation, comfort and amenities - when you stay at the H.W. Bush House you will come home to an inviting space that you and your guests will love at first sight. From the vaulted, cedar beamed ceilings as you walk through the front door to the travertine floor found throughout, the home's flowing floor-plan and attention to detail will set the stage for a memorable stay. As you move to the rear of the H.W. Bush House you will pass through a beautiful gourmet kitchen with custom kitchen cabinets and granite top eating bar. High-end stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting and beautiful tile backsplash complete the atmosphere. The flowing design continues as the kitchen opens into the adjacent media room with 60 inch television and surround sound, perfect for gameday viewing or a quiet movie night. Double french doors lead to the outdoor living area with its beautiful stone fireplace and 65 inch outdoor television mounted above the mantle. The television swivels for viewing by guests while splashing in the salt-water pool or soaking in the adjacent heated spa and the tv can be swiveled back for viewing while barbecuing in the outdoor kitchen. Once you are ready, take an invigorating dip in the large pool nestled among the mature oak trees of your secluded garden oasis. How to top the perfect evening off? With a soak in the hot tub, ice-cold beverage in hand, and your favorite tunes on the stereo as you enjoy the conclusion of another day in your slice of paradise!

Sleeping accommodations at the H.W. Bush House are equally well thought out and designed with our guests comfort and convenience in mind. With 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms the home can accommodate up to a maximum of 12 guests overnight. Four of the five bedrooms are suites with attached private baths, the fifth bedroom features two sets of bunkbeds that will accommodate up to eight younger guests. The bath for the bunkroom is across the hall and is also the bath that serves the common areas of the home. All bedrooms feature wall mounted 42 inch televisions and individual climate controls, so set the thermostat to whatever is comfortable to you personally in your individual suite. The Bush House also features luxurious high-thread count all cotton bedding. At the front of the house a bedroom suite with enhanced accessibility has been ideally located for guests who might need a little more space for a chair or walker in either the bedroom or bathroom. The rear most suite, which is almost everyone's favorite, features a set of french doors that open onto the outdoor living area and pool - what's not to love about morning coffee waiting for you poolside just outside your door?

BOOKING NOTES: All rates subject to change until booked and confirmed by payment. We reserve the right to screen all guests to confirm identity, age and to suitability of match with this property and to select the guests we fill are the best match for our property. Please provide sufficient detail in your initial communication to provide us with a sense of the purpose of your visit, the total number of guests, the age range of guests and the relationship of the guests to each other (alumni group, family, etc.).

More Details

Owner
Walter Cox
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Walter Cox

Class of '91. Walt is a former Merchant Marine Officer and marine scientist. Raised in Texas, Walt lived in Alaska for several years while working in the marine sciences before returning to College Station in 2003. He and his daughter live in south College Station and are passionate fans of both the Fightin' Texas Aggies and girl's fastpitch softball! On weekends, they are likely to be found somewhere on the red dirt of a central Texas softball field.

Walter Cox purchased this house in 1981

Why Walter Cox chose College Station

Our family history includes a long-standing connection with Texas A&M University. Our family matriarch, my mom, received her doctorate from A&M in the early 1980's as a single mother raising three kids. That she managed all of that amazes me to this day!

My brother, sister and I all attended Texas A&M in due time - with my brother and I both receiving our bachelors degrees there. My sister, the black sheep of the family, transferred after her sophomore year and received her bachelors degree from UT before going on to Berkley and the University of Chicago for graduate school. Our family tree is ripe with uncles and cousins who attended A&M and almost all my closest friends wear the ring. So, I guess it seems inevitable in some ways that our family would wind up with a house that sits on the doorstep of Texas A&M.

During the time that we have owned the H.W. Bush House it has served our family in a variety of roles; as our primary home for a time, as student housing for my brother and I when we were younger and more recently as a home to a family that rented the house and raised five children there.

Out of my thirty plus year history with the H.W. Bush House one of my most enduring memories was of the 'Blizzard' that hit College Station back in the early 80's. It shut the city down and the three of us, my brother, sister and I, wound up making a giant snowman out in the front yard - we rolled three snowballs up and down Bush Avenue (though the street was named Jersey at the time) to get them big enough to form our snowman and then finished him off with a carrot for the nose. To this day I can picture that snowman sitting in front of the house with snowball tracks criss-crossing up and down the street.

What makes this house unique

Outstanding location and amenities. The H.W. Bush House has been in our family for over three decades. In early 2014 our family decided to do a complete rebuild of the property with the goal of creating the premiere short-term rental/ gameday property in Aggieland. The house was gutted to the studs and reconfigured as a 5 bedroom, 5 bath home with features specifically designed to enhance its new role as a short-term and game day rental home. We replaced all mechanicals (wiring, plumbing, heating and cooling), replaced the 55 year old windows with new double pane high efficiency vinyl windows to reduce noise and increase the energy efficiency of the property and we heavily insulated the home for both thermal and acoustic transmission (the house was originally built in 1960 and had absolutely no insulation in the walls or attic, as a freshman in high school I installed what little insulation their was in the house - up in the attic, at the stern insistence of my mother!).

Additionally, we extensively remodeled the exterior of the home, adding a beautiful cedar beamed porch and a new Austin stone facade across the front of the house. But the most dramatic transformation took place at the rear of the property where we installed a gorgeous new pool / spa and a 750 square foot covered living area with gas fireplace and outdoor kitchen. It is truly a sliver of paradise in the middle of the city!

We have striven to redevelop the H.W. House as the premiere rental of its kind in the Bryan-College Station area. It is suitable for gameday rentals and short term stays of all kinds - business trips, family reunions, anniversaries, birthday celebrations and even small, intimate weddings. I hope you will enjoy your stay in our former family homestead, and that you will come to view it as your new home-away-from-home in Aggieland

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a great stay in this beautiful house! We really enjoyed the pool, spa and outdoor living area. We are so glad we found this place and I will definitely be looking into coming back for a game weekend in the future.



Thanks and Gig'em,
Jun 2015
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George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Texas A&M University
Madden's Casual Gourmet
"Great restaurant - personal favorite!"
Christopher's World Grill
"One of BCS's finest eateries. Expect to spend around $30-50 per person."
Starbucks
C and J Bar B Que
"Excellent BBQ."
Jason's Deli
"Walking distance to the H.W. Bush House - just down the street! Best deli in town!"
Panda Express
Hillel Foundation-B'Nai B'Rith
Arctic Wolf Ice Center
Kroger
The Tap
"Local watering hole!"
Kyle Field
"The heart of Aggieland!"
Veterans Park and Athletic Complex
"Softball, soccer and football complex."
Bee Creek Park
"Softball fields."
Lemontree Park
"Single softball field off of Anderson Street,"
Central Park
Napa Flats Wood-fired Kitchen
"Short 5 minute walk from the H.W. Bush house. Great place to eat - good food, nice but not ..."
Dixie Chicken
"An icon of Aggieland."
Chicken Oil Company
"One of the must visits of Aggieland."
Muldoon's Coffee House -- CLOSED
"Local alternative to SB's."
The Republic
"Steakhouse - a bit pricey but good steaks. Expect $30-50 per person."
Rudy's
"Good chain BBQ - though C&J's is the local competition."
Chili's Grill & Bar
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
"Best chicken strip place in town. "How 'bout some Chicken?""
Olsen Field
"Beautiful new ballpark - thanks Blue Bell!"
Aggie Softball Complex
"Aggie women's softball field - Go Ags!"
Antonio's Pizza By The Slice
"When you want something better than Domino's!"
Veritas Wine & Bistro
Wings 'N More Restaurant & Bar
Texas Roadhouse
Blinn College
40 Tempura Sushi Restaura
"Best sushi in town!"
Starbucks
Walmart
Fuddruckers
Los Cucos Mexican Cafe
Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
Easterwood
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Northgate
Nearest Golf
0.01 Miles
Texas A&M Golf Course - Across the Street!
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 6
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Jason's Deli - down at the corner!
Car: recommended

The H.W. Bush House is in the center of where you want to be! Across the street from the world class Texas A&M University, the Bush House fronts onto the Texas A&M golf course and offers views of Kyle field from the front yard.

Football games and tailgating are walkable (less than a mile). The location is perfect for gameday renters as well as business and family travelers seeking a home-away-from-home. The H.W. Bush house is centrally located to the sports complexes in Bryan-college Station, making it an excellent choice for team rentals where several groups would like to stay together for a tournament.

Amenities

Redmond Terrace House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Golf Course View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bathroom, also serves as bunkroom bath.
    Suite A Bath - toilet , shower , Largest bathroom, designed to enhance acessability.
    Suite B Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Suite D Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Suite C Bath - toilet , shower
  • Private attached bath with vanity, toilet and shower. Hair dryer, fluffy towels, soap & shampoo.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Suite B - 1 queen , Suite with attached bath.
    Suite C - 1 queen , Suite with attached bath.
    Suite D - 1 king , Suite with attached bath.
    Suite A - 1 queen , Suite designed with discrete accessability features.
    The 'Bunkroom' - 4 Full/Double beds configured bunkbed style - 4 bunk bed , 4 full bunk beds (not smaller twin). Bath is across hall.
  • The H.W. Bush House accommodations include 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Four of the bedrooms feature private, attached bathrooms. The fifth bedroom is a 'bunkroom' with 2 sets of bunk beds (both feature full size beds top and bottom bunks - only slightly smaller than queen size beds and much larger than the typical twin size bunkbeds). The bunkroom utilizes a bathroom immediately across the hall. All 5 bedrooms feature wall mounted 42' televisions and individual climate controls. High thread-count sheets are found throughout the H.W. Bush House and bathrooms offer fluffy Egyptian cotton towels and complimentary soaps/shampoos.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • swimming

Reviews

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5 Bed / 5 Bath. Amazing pool and spa! A&M at your door. Walk to Kyle Field.
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 37 reviews
waco , tx
5

fun in the son !

  • 5 of 5

call me crazy... I chose this site to get away with my wife and enjoy some we time. we chilled by lovely pool , grilled and relaxed at this very well equipped location . near everything , it made it easy to take in museum's and get back to the water. the pavilion is the perfect accent to this truly amazing, romantic stay and is also a perfect place for the whole family ! maybe next time guy's LOL!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved our stay at the HW Bush House. One thing I would like to see added is an outdoor refriger

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at the HW Bush House. It was a perfect home in a perfect location for our "Aggie" Family Vacation/Wedding. We made so many great memories. All ages loved the pool but most especially the little kids. All of us loved night time around the pool and hot tub with the beautiful lights and fountain. The middle aged kids and men spent a lot of time in the out door living room watching sports, playing cards and games. Creating meals was a breeze, between the indoor and outdoor kitchens. We fixed quite the diverse menu during our stay. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, cookware and pantry items. We totally used all the living spaces provided to entertain and or just relax with a book. We hosted a family bridal shower for the bride and groom with a luau theme. It was perfect and we had so much fun. The home owners could not have been more gracious, helpful and accommodating. My family would highly recommend the HW Bush house and we would definitely rent it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Corpus Christi, TX
5

Great place with lots of room

  • 5 of 5

We were in Bryan for a golf tournament and this was a great place for five adults. Each had their own bedroom and bathroom.

Kitchen was well stocked. Outside area was fabulous.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing time in Aggieland!!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic resort style accommodations across the street from Texas A&M - we loved it!. The back yard entertaining area around the pool is amazing!! Pool, hot tub, an outdoor fireplace and outdoor kitchen with lounging areas, big screen tv and a dinning table all in a covered outdoor space by the poool. We plan to steal some ideas for the house we hope to build someday. Pictures on the website don't do the house justice - every room is a suite with its own bath room, individual thermostats and comfy beds. The house is decorated in a very tasteful Texas Hill Country style with everything we needed from plates and cooking utensils to spices for cooking and beach towels for the pool. We have a daughter who is a freshman at A&M and plan to make this our home away from home in College Station!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Location and Space

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Walter for a fantastic stay! The beds were comfortable and it was so nice that each room had their own bathroom. We will definitely be keeping this home in mind for the future. The backyard is immaculate and the weekend was such a nice getaway retreat.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This place was absolutely everything we could have wanted. I came with 6 family members including my nieces and nephew who are all considering attending A&M when they graduate high school. The beds were super comfortable, the decor was tasteful, everything was clean, the hosts answered any questions very timely, and the outdoor area is the highlight of the space. We walked to campus which is right across the street and Kyle Field takes about 30 minutes to get to--much faster than parking and waiting in traffic after the game. Each year when I come to College Station, I'm staying here!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 15.75%

Minimum age for renting is 30, a copy of the renters drivers license is required from all first time guests.

Please note: The Bush House is not a party venue, large gatherings (over 20) are not allowed without written permission of the owner. The Bush House is located in a residential neighborhood and any outside activities must be concluded concluded by 10 pm on weeknights and 11 pm on weekends - this rule is strictly enforced (please see the rental agreement for additional information). We respect our neighbors and the homes surrounding our property and just as we respect our guests.

Check-in: 3 PM.
Check-out: 11 AM.

Sorry, there are no refunds for cancellations. If you must cancel and we rebook your dates we will refund the amount of the rebooking minus 10%. If we are unable to rebook your dates no refund will be issued.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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