⭐️B&B with POOL - Med Ctr, Rice U, NRG Stadium ⭐️
Bed and breakfast, Private room - Houston, United States
................... BLUE BONNET B&B with pool...................
Conveniently located inside the Loop in a unique park like setting, with a beautiful Pool, and huge Oak trees where you hear the sounds of nature. "Country quiet"... not a concrete jungle, and no freeway or big city sounds. Anywhere you'd want to go inside the Loop in 15-20 minutes. Multiple dining and shopping options 5 blocks away. Just kick back and relax!
Follow the pictures above for a "guided tour" of my place.
When you step up to my front door, you'll see a beautiful little medallion on the door that reads "Bienveniedos! Me casa es su casa". In my travels over the years, I've been fortunate enough to have been the guest of a few hosts who opened their homes to me with total kindness and warmth, making me "feel so comfortable and at home that I could fall asleep on their couch" as an old friend of mine used to say.
I want to pass that same feeling and sentiment on to you... and hopefully you'll feel comfortable enough to make yourself at home, and "fall asleep on my couch!"
Your spacious upstairs master bedroom has been furnished and organized with you, the traveler in mind. I took from my past travel experiences and made sure that this space is not only beautiful, clean, and comfortable, but that it has everything you need to have a relaxing and hassle free place to stay while visiting Houston.
First and most importantly, you've got a great bed equipped with a Queen size MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS that sleeps two very comfortably, and there's freshly laundered 100% cotton bed & bath linen, including bath robes. You've got several choices of pillows including memory foam, feather, wool, and regular foam, and there's a three speed ceiling fan, and new central air & heat installed in 2012. You're gonna sleep like a baby...
I've found that most of my guests prefer to "live out of their suitcase or backpack", so another really great feature in this room is a credenza that's just the right height to conveniently open your luggage, backpacks, and computer and leave them open on the top shelf, right where you need it, at waist level, not on the floor; or you can store unneeded items down below on the lower shelf. The credenza is also the perfect height to be used as a desk as well if you need to work, and there's a convenient electrical outlet at either end.
If you've got something really nice you want to unpack, and let the wrinkles fall out, there's a closet with lots of hangers, an iron & ironing board, and a three drawer chest for folded things. There's also your own dedicated space in the bathroom to stow your toiletries right where you need them...the bathroom. There's an emergency dopp kit, in case you forgot something, or there's a CVS 24 hr pharmacy four blocks away.
There's super fast wifi so you can watch Netflix, communicate, email, or work if need be. There's also several convenient electrical outlets to charge your smart phone, notebook, or iPad... One on either side of the bed, and one on either side of the credenza. So there you go... All taken care of....Now you can relax.
I have a really nice warm and homey kitchen and breakfast nook area, and a relaxing, comfortable living room downstairs, so feel free to hang out there anytime you feel like it. I work from home, so most likely I'll be in my office working, and you'll pretty much have the rest of the place to yourself, so "make yourself at home..."
The 2nd B stands for **BREAKFAST**, and I provide a continental style breakfast of hot or cold cereal, fresh fruit, milk (whole, 2%, Soy), orange juice, Starbucks drip or instant coffee, or choice of several teas (filtered water)... but if you'd like to cook up some eggs and toast for yourself, have at it, just please clean up after yourself. There's plenty of space in the frig for anything you might want to pick up for yourself if you have specific dietary needs.
Outside there's a beautiful green space with large Oak trees, lush foliage, and a *SWIMMING POOL*. Enjoy the peace and quiet, and if weather permits, take a dip in the pool. Lots of extra clean towels are provided. Also if you need to, there's a coin operated laundry on the premises. Wash your clothes while you're taking a dip!
----------------------- THE NEIGHBORHOOD ---------------------
This is a small, very quiet 1950's gated Condo community ideally situated in one of the best, top rated, close in neighborhoods in the city, where you can walk, run, or bike safely, day or night...
AND you're only "4-5 BLOCKS", or a "5 MINUTE WALK" from all of these great neighborhood conveniences ...
*WHOLE FOOD MARKET
*ANTONE'S PO BOYS
*THE UNION KITCHEN & BAR ( Al Fresco dining)
*HUNAN'S CHINESE RESTAURANT & BAR
*SAWADEE THAI RESTAURANT
*FUZZY'S PIZZA & SPORTS BAR
*MOLINA'S CANTINA & BAR ( Al Fresco dining)
*SILVER PALACE CHINESE BUFFET
*DAN'S VITAMIN HOUSE & SMOOTHIES
*LITTLE WOODROW'S TEXAS ICE HOUSE (Bar/Pub)
*CHERRY DE PON YOGURT & SMOOTHIES
*ISLAND GRILL HOUSTON
*BLACK EYED PEA
*JACK IN THE BOX
*CVS 24 Hr PHARMACY
*BANK OF AMERICA
*CLEANERS & TAILOR
*CHIROPRACTOR & MASSAGE THEROPY
*PALACE BOWLING LANES
*YMCA - Use a *FREE* 1 week trial membership
*METRO BUS STOP
All these places are in or near a cherished ** "Mid Century Modern Strip Shopping Center", **voted in 2012 by the Houston Press as the best strip center in Houston, and it's just 4 blocks away...
And you can get a ** WEEKS FREE MEMBERSHIP", at the state of the art "Y", and it's only 1 block away, so you got no excuses just because you're traveling.....
___________________ HIDDEN GEM ________________
You could save some $$ and pick up some bread, cheese, & wine and walk two blocks to the west of my place and be sitting in a swing hanging off a big Oak tree at the top of a levy. From there you can look out across a pasture with a herd of grazing horses, as the sun sets.
This is Texas after all..... ;)
_____ PROXIMITY TO MAJOR ATTRACTIONS ______
Located "Inside The Loop" in the West University, Southside Place/Bellaire area, this is a trendy, diverse, upscale, professional area of Houston. Although tranquil and quiet, this residential neighborhood is close to all the major attractions...
*** TEN MINUTE DRIVE***
Texas Medical Center
Herman Park & Zoo
***FIFTEEN MINUTE DRIVE***
Reliant Park for conventions or football
Upper Kirby Arts & Dining
University of Houston
Trader Joe's Mkt.
***TWENTY MINUTE DRIVE***
City Center or Downtown as we say in Texas
Minute Maid Park (baseball & concerts)
Toyota Center (basketball & concerts)
George R Brown Convention Center
BBVA Compass Stadium (soccer)
Hobby Airport (HOU)
****FORTY FIVE MINUTE DRIVE***
Armand Bayou Nature Center
George W Bush International Airport (IAH)
***ONE HOUR DRIVE***
Please click on the "MAPS" tab up above the pictures and click on all the points of interests for information that's provided for my immediate area, and the greater Houston area as well.
Also the "STREET VIEW" tab, up above my pictures, is powered by the "well known search engine" and that view is about 6 years old... I have several street view pictures that better represent what my neighborhood really looks like.
________________ TRANSPORTATION ________________
You'll be provided with a complete list of all available transportation options and their costs from George Bush International Airport (IAH), William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), and the AMTRAK station, including transportation on METRO from either airport or the train station to within a half block of my place, which is a good savings for the backpacker. Bus #68 stops a half block from my place.
This information is included with your receipt when you book the room, and I advise you to print it out for future reference. It will save you Money.
____________ HOUSTON IN GENERAL _______________
In all my travels to various wonderful places all over the world I've always been a back packer and relied totally on Bed & Breakfast places, and on mass transit, never renting a car, and I can appreciate that point of view. Please keep in mind though, Houston is a very new, very big and sprawling city, and if you're only here a day or two, and time is of the essence, you will best be served by renting a car. If you're here three/ four days or longer, mass transit from my place works great, even to NASA.
___________ JUST A QUICK NOTE_________________
If you have any questions, special needs, or requests, please contact me.
**Two Socks, an old cat that adopted me several years ago, hangs out here also; mostly outside. He takes care of all his business outside, so there's no kitty liter box smells.**
- Air conditioning
- Free parking
- Pets live here
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