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2 brm On Rail close to Medical Center, Downtown Houston, George Brown Convention

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

You will enjoy staying in this meticulous 2015 restoration of this first floor apt 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 historic details including a wood burning fireplace, oak flooring and high ceilings. The cook in you group will enjoy the new kitchen just remodeled and equipped with many small appliances and kitchen necessities. The property is entirely fenced with automatic driveway gate for parking and parking space is located just 25' from the apartment. You can benefit from the light rail train that has a stop less that a 5 minute walk from the apartment.

The approx 1000 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 rugs, blending contemporary furniture with mid century modern furniture.

In addition to being furnished, it also has all housewares, i.e., linens, cookware, dishes, etc. Just bring your suitcase. Maid service is available at an additional cost. The more modern conveniences include: washer/dryer, gas cooking, WIFI/high speed cable, 3 HD large screen TV's, all with DVD player, premium cable channels.

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:
September 22, 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 had no idea that I would own this historic property when I first heard about it. A friend of mine had owned the buildings a number of years ago and sold it while giving a mortgage on it. My friend, the past owner, called me one day in 1998 and said he was having to foreclose on the building because the new owner was not making payments. My friend wanted me to purchase the apartments and I told him I already had enough real estate but that I owned a company that managed and also sold real estate and I would be glad to do that. He agreed. On the first day I could enter the apartments I was surprised to find them so large and they seemed to have most things that tenants want. I called my friend the next day and worked out a deal to purchase them.

What makes this apartment unique

The benefits to this property are the location and the historic quality of the property. It is located just southwest of downtown Houston and just north of the Texas Medical Center with the Museum District close as is Herman Park and the zoo. The apartment building was built about 100 years ago and I have lovingly restored it, it has the grace and charm of yesteryear with the technology updates like a very fast WiFi, large flat screen TV's in each bedroom and the living/dining room.

Guestbook comments from the owner

perfect place to stay
May 2015
  • 1 of 5


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Boliva Ferry
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Car: not necessary

Convenient to Museum of Fine Arts and close to museum district, Herman Park and Zoo, the theater districts. Also close to the Texas Medical Center and downtown. Within walking distance of numerous restaurants, bars and shopping. Convenient to Metro bus service and to the light rail system.


Montrose Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom is located between the two bedrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom #1 has a king size bed. Bedroom #2 has 2 day beds, one having a trundle and one has an extra mattress available which can be taken to the living room. The king bed in bedroom 1 and the 2 day beds in bedroom 2 will be dressed. If the trundle and the mattress are used, linens are available in the apartment.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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2 brm On Rail close to Medical Center, Downtown Houston, George Brown Convention
average rating of 4.625 based on 29 reviews
Huntsville TX

Great townhome

  • 5 of 5

Great townhome, perfect location

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This could be a very nice has been nicely refurbished.

  • 1 of 5

The apartment supplies all necessary amenities BUT it was absolutely filthy! I felt as though it had not even been cleaned after the prior guests left. The floor and all throw rugs were disgusting. There was even bits of tissue on living room floor; all appliances needed wiped down and I felt as though the sheets had not been washed between guests...they smelled of cough drops and had brown stains!! All surfaces, especially next to the king bed needed wiped down..obvious water glass stains. Most unfortunate as it COULD be a nice place. The entrance key was not where it was supposed to be so I had to call owner to come let me in. Don't know what I would have done had he not been available.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place, great location

  • 5 of 5

For out of towners this is a good location. Everything is close and the train is a short 5 minute walk - great plus if you want to move around town. Clean, safe, neighbors are nice and quiet.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for the Occasion!!

  • 4 of 5

Thanks Tim. It was perfect for the occasion, we will look forward to renting next year. The apartment had everything you could need. Thanks again for the opportunity I really enjoyed my bday.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We needed to be close to downtown. This location was great! The apartment is very old but comfortable. It had room for our family needs. I would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.