About the property
- Apartment1188 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Condo close to MD Anderson (0.8 mi), Museum District, Rice U, Downtown.
Beautiful Mid-Rise building in the heart of the Medical Center. 11 minute walk (0.8 mi) to MD Anderson. Four story building on top of 2 story garage. Two bedrooms , two baths. Includes hardwood floors, washer/dryer, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, WIFI, cable, 2 spaces in the parking garage, and fitness area. Less than 3 miles from MD Anderson, Texas Medical Center, Rice University (my alma mater), Museum District, Houston, Zoo, Downtown.
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- Response time:
- within one day
- English, German, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Lisa Thompson
My name is Lisa Thompson. That's me and my boyfriend, Avi in the picture. I'm a realtor, a lawyer, I own/operate a bed & breakfast in Montrose, I work for United Airlines, I manage properties for myself as well as for clients. In short, I'm a workaholic. That doesn't mean I don't know how to have a great time. I love to run with my running club, Bayou City Road Runners and regularly host a charity yard sale for BCRR out of one of my garages. I love trivia night at The Harp, beer at Valhalla on the Rice University Campus and bingo in the heights. If you're not sure what to do while you're in Houston just ask me, I'm sure to have a suggestion for any personality type.
Lisa Thompson purchased this Apartment in 2014
Why Lisa Thompson chose University Place
This biggest draw for this property is its close proximity to MD Anderson. It's an 11 minute walk from door to door for an average walker. If the walk won't work for you try Uber, it's cheaper than parking at the hospital and a LOT more convenient. I love that when you set up your cab on Uber you can see how many minutes until it arrives. If you've never used Uber before download the app with your smartphone and enter code Y55VD or E5YX3 in the promotions tab before your first ride to get up to a $20 discount. We offer two assigned garage parking spaces (numbers 12 and 13) with no parking fee. I get asked this a lot; unfortunately there is no shuttle to/from MD Anderson at this property.
What makes this Apartment unique
Less than 3 miles from MD Anderson, Texas Medical Center, Rice University (my alma mater), Museum District, Houston, Zoo, Downtown. Basically all of Houston is at your door when you stay here.
Local Services & Businesses
Check-in: 3:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The apartment was very clean and roomy and convenient to MDA Center. The kitchen was amply supplied with cooking utensils and dishes and appreciated the extras of some spices , coffee etc. Lisa responded promptly to a few snags I had trying to gain access and operating the tv. Actually had 2 parking spaces available in the underground garage.
I would definitely stay again if I was in the area.
My first choice for visits to MDA
This was our second stay at this apartment, this time for 8 days for my wife's treatment at MDA. It was ideal for our purposes (see my Jim S. review from Dec. 4, 2017). Lisa is a pleasure to work with. This property will be my first choice for future visits to MDA. Unfortunately, it is not always available, so book early.
Great property in a great location for medical center visitors
I highly recommend this 2br/2ba property to anyone who needs this size unit for an extended stay in the medical center area. It is secure, clean, spacious, nicely decorated and well equipped. The gated, indoor parking is an added bonus, as is the free wifi and cable TV. Lisa was very responsive and always pleasant during our short stay. We are definitely going to stay here again when we drive down for an extended stay next month.
This condo was perfect and the people were very nice! And the location is great!! It was very clean!
No refund of deposite!!!
I was charged a deposit that was not refunded. Would not stay here again. They are supposed to refund this within 14 days. When I contacted HomeAway who actually charged my credit card they told me they could do nothing, and to "have a nice day". I will not use VRBO again anytime soon.
apartment is clean, spacious and well located. But lack of customer service.
The apartment itself was great. Clean and spacious, with a little balcony and a lovely view. Conveniently located. Underground garage parking and elevator made things very easy, especially for my old father. However there were a few things that really dampened the experience. The kitchen cookware is not usable. The pots and pans are so old, they have multiple deep scratches and worn surfaces.. the handle of the frying pan kept coming off! It defeats the purpose of renting an apt Vs getting a hotel. We had to spend more money to eat out because we couldn't cook at home. There's also something odd with the tv cable box - sometimes it wouldn't work at all. It may need to be replaced. The worst part was... anytime I wanted to message or text the owner, or had a question, I never got a response! Forget not having your issues dealt with, I was being totally ignored! That is why I lowered the rating to 3 stars. That sort of customer service is really unacceptable.
The Serento Condominium is situated in a neighborhood of the Medical Center called Braeswood. The large oak trees and walking-distance to the Medical Center location makes this neighborhood a favorite among Houstonians. 0.8 Miles (11 minute Walk) from MD Anderson.