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Stunning! Town Home in Museum Dist, DT, Med Center,Rice U, Jacuzzi, Pool Access

Stunning! Town Home in Museum Dist, DT, Med Center,Rice U, Jacuzzi, Pool Access


Property Details

Updated: May 4, 2015
LUXURY LIVING -3 Bath, 2 showers, + Whirlpool. Ask for "Couple Special" $295/nt

The Museum House has 1650+ sqft on 3 stories.

The *ENTRANCE LEVEL* features a large living area with walls of artwork, a wood burning fireplace, high ceilings, comfortable leather furnishings, a new 42' flat screen TV (250 channels) and 1/2 bath. The adjoining dining area has a glass table with 4 chairs and a bar-area with bar stools looking into the kitchen, a gourmet equipped kitchen with everything, including Cuisinart microwave/oven, Jenn-Air stove and dishwasher.

Enjoy a KEURING Coffee System with free single K-cups for your coffee or tea.

On this floor you also find an office area with desk in case you have some work to do. Yes, there is also a WASHER/DRYER for your convenience.

Enjoy free WIFI, an iPOD docking station with speakers and Dish Cable TV (250 channels).

Upon request we also supply an iMac laptop for your use.

The *UPSTAIRS* overlooks the living/dinning area and features a comfortable queen-size bed and a full bathroom with shower.

For more than 4 guests there is a queen-size air-mattress bed available on this floor.

*DOWNSTAIRS* is the master bedroom with a stunning king size Versage bed and dresser with a 'Simmons Beauty Rest' mattress which has a 3 inch topper and premium linens.

The bathroom has a large round Jacuzzi bathtub (enjoy!) and a separate shower.

The *COURT YARD* is open for our guest from 1 pm to 5 pm by request each day. Here you can enjoy the huge pool, relax on the lounge chairs and soak up in the hot tub.

The Museum House is light and bright with high ceilings and blinds on windows for privacy.

Since artwork is displayed on several levels and shelves, the Museum House may not suitable for children under 6 years.

Located in an exclusive area, the Museum House has a private entrance, 3 stories with 2 small balconies and a private parking space in an unbelievable location, location, location!

Let's talk about what surrounds this jewel:

For museum lovers and outdoor attractions:

Houston's world famous museums and attractions which are in *WALKING DISTANCE*:

Museum of Fine Arts

Houston Contemporary Arts Museum

Houston Natural Science Museum,

The Cockrell Butterfly Museum



Houston's Children Museum (rated #1 in the US)

Holocaust Museum

Hotel ZAZA (for Sunday brunch, Happy Hour and an unforgettable dinner)

Miller outdoor theater with summer performances (I'll tell you how to get free tickets, or just take a blanked, a bottle of wine, some cheese and enjoy the performance on the hill).

The Menil Collection

The Rothko Chapel

Rice University Art Gallery

The Jung Center of Houston (1 block)

all in about a few feet to 1 mile radius and in easy walking distance - leave your car parked at the Museum House and enjoy what Houston has to offer on foot.

Coming for Downtown business or a Convention?

Downtown and the George R. Brown Convention Center is just a short 3 miles away and you can take the Light Rail (in walking distance) to several Downtown Stations. It's nice not to have parking hassle in Downtown! The Engery Corridor is only a short Freeway drive away.

Want to enjoy Houston's Performing Arts?

The Theater District, including the Wortham Center for Opera and Ballet, Jones Hall for our famous Symphony, Alley Theater, Hobby Theater for the Performing Arts and Music Hall for Musicals - all located in Downtown and about 3 miles from the Museum House.

Want to see your sports team?

Minute Maid Baseball Stadium

The new MLS Soccer Stadium

Houston Toyota Center

Reliant Football Stadium and the home of the largest Rodeo in the World (February)

all stadiums are less than 4 miles from the house and most can be reached via light rail which is walking distance.

Are you coming for Medical treatment or visiting a patient?

You found the ideal and perfect location:

M.D. Anderson , St. Lukes, Memorial, Texas Heart institute, Texas Children Hospital and the Medical Center are all just 2 miles away and can be easily reached with light rail (only 3 stations). So, leave your car at the Museum House and don't worry about finding a spot in the labyrinth of parking garages in the Medical Center.

Love to Shop?

It takes you only a short 6 mile drive to the world famous Galleria and the Houston Design Center. We also have plenty of outlet stores which are a few miles away along the Freeways.


In less than an hour you are in Galveston and ready to enjoy this charming Seaport.

How far is it from the Airport?

Intercontinental (IAH) - 23 miles, Hobby (HOU) - 12 miles

Other points of interest near by:

Memorial Park, Greenway Plaza, Uptown Park, Montrose Area restaurants and bars.

If you arrive late, I am happy to get the groceries you need and I just leave the receipt with you..

The Museum House is in a very quiet residential setting and away from traffic in the most perfect location you can find.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I am German and live in Houston for over 30 years. I love it in Houston and would not move to any other place. I live next door to the Museum House which makes it really easy to contact me if have any questions or need anything. I can help you make your trip the most enjoyable one you ever had.

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Calendar last updated:
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13 Reviews

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Stunning! Town Home in Museum Dist, DT, Med Center,Rice U, Jacuzzi, Pool Access
+01 -7135295100
Houston Houston area

Great House, Great Location

  • 5 of 5
We stayed one week at this house and it was excellent. The house is exactly like the photos. The owner met us at arrival, gave us the tour and was very gracious - he offered suggestions for nearby restaurants and activities, but after handing over the key we did not see him again - he was great to deal with. The house is fully stocked - even with things you don't expect - extra towels, soap, plenty of trash bags - things you don't want to bring or buy. There is a lot of art and glass - so the warning about very young children is appropriate. But we had three kids with us and after the first day (and me following them around making sure they didn't touch any of the art) they didn't touch anything and were very comfortable in the house. The air conditioning works, which is important in Houston. Overall, an excellent visit and I'd definitely recommend this house.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car
Stunning! Town Home in Museum Dist, DT, Med Center,Rice U, Jacuzzi, Pool Access
+01 -7135295100
Houston Houston area

Great stay during convention in Houston.

  • 5 of 5
Myself and a colleague from work were in town for a convention at the GRB convention center. We travel frequently and staying in hotel rooms is the same the world over. We decided to try booking a house through VRBO during our stay and it was the best decision we made during the trip. Hans was great to deal with during check in and out, and the house was a very relaxing place to stay and wind down between meetings. Our only regret was that we didn't make full use of the facilities and use the pool/hot tub. The house was very comfortable, and even my roommate who is 6'2" commented on how comfortable the beds were. It was also nice and quiet every night, compared to the constant door slamming and hallway yelling we're used to in hotels. The house was in a great location, close to great restaurants and museums, but still only a quick drive over to the convention center for meetings.

This was leaps and bound better than staying in a hotel, and we'll be sure to stay again when we return to the area. Thanks!
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words Tyler. I look forward hosting you again when you are in Houston and lets make sure you take some time aside to enjoy the courtyard and pool. You were the perfect guests!
Stunning! Town Home in Museum Dist, DT, Med Center,Rice U, Jacuzzi, Pool Access
+01 -7135295100
Houston Houston area
austin tx

Superb location, property, and host!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 4 had an incredible stay in the Museum House! The location could not have been better - we walked daily to incredible museums and parks and restaurants, and we were an easy train ride to other area attractions and restaurants. We also very much enjoyed our time while in the house. It was comfortable and spacious enough to invite friends over, the kitchen was perfectly equipped (fun coffee mugs included), and there was daily access to the owner's pool and patio as well. The best part about the stay, however, was the host. Hans was so kind and helpful, it was almost as if we were visiting friends. We arrived to a welcome basket, and he was responsive to texts throughout our stay and sent several updates of local goings-on.

Although we were traveling with 2 young children, I would probably not suggest this home to all families. There is a lot of very valuable and very breakable art, and there are also 2 very steep staircases. Our kids were able to 'not touch', and we used a traveling baby gear company to rent stair gates and were fine, but like I said it might be more ideal for couples or families with older kids.

All in all, it was an excellent vacation and I recommend the museum house and Hans with 5 stars!
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Carrie, it was a real pleasure to host your family and thank you very much for your nice words. I hope more families discover Houston and the Museum District as a vacation spot. Please come again and I appreciate leaving the Museum House so spotless... Hans
Stunning! Town Home in Museum Dist, DT, Med Center,Rice U, Jacuzzi, Pool Access
+01 -7135295100
Houston Houston area

Spectacular Stay

  • 5 of 5
We had a business function that led us to the Montrose district and we stumbled upon the Museum house. What an amazing place to stay, centrally located to so many great museums, restaurants and more. The owner was super hospitable and we had a great time. The house features an explosion of art, so if you are looking for a place to stay in the Houston area that has some pizazz this is the place for you!
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Stunning! Town Home in Museum Dist, DT, Med Center,Rice U, Jacuzzi, Pool Access
+01 -7135295100
Houston Houston area

Great house, great location, great rate and great owner!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed with my parents. my 14 years old and her friend and my 8 years old. We all enjoyed our stay. Some of the best museums in the country are within walking distance and its a short drive to the best shopping malls and other attractions (you should choose your time wisely to avoid Houston's traffic!). The house was great (from art works to the beds, towels, bathtub, kitchen, etc.). The only thing you should consider is a few stairs you should take to get into the house (if you have bad knees or hips). My mom has bad knees but could manage it! If you are planning to visit Houston, definitely consider this place. And Hans, thank you for your hospitality.
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. It certainly was a pleasure hosting you and your family and I am glad that you took advantage of the location of the Museum House. Please come back soon!
Stunning! Town Home in Museum Dist, DT, Med Center,Rice U, Jacuzzi, Pool Access
+01 -7135295100
Houston Houston area

Business Traveler

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful home. Outstanding host! A perfect place to stay versus a hotel. I would recommend this rental propoerty to any business traveler in town for a convention or a couple looking to get away for the weekend.
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

This property was designed buy an architect from South Africa and has won many architectural prices and awards. Contemporary in design and very functional, yet cozy and relaxing. Plus, lets not forget the fantastic location!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Hobby at 23 Miles Nearest Restaurant : many at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Galveston at 50 Miles Car: recommended

Most everything (including the Medical Center) is either in walking distance or minutes away with the new Houston Light Rail. Or take your car to the Galleria, Beach or the Energy Corridor using the close by Freeways.


From $345 Per night

Rental rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $350.00
  • Cleaning Fee $75.00
  • Tax Rate 17.0%

2 guests can stay for only 295.00/night, 3 nights min., incl. weekends. Black-out dates apply

Pay for 6 nights (up to 4 guests) and stay 1 night FREE! (Total $2070.00) Black-out dates apply.

A $75 cleaning fee applies to all rentals

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Updated: May 4, 2015


From the Owner

I can not stress more the perfect location of the Museum House. It's central to most everything in a diversified neighborhood. It's contemporary but yet cozy and you will enjoy the feeling of the open space. I personally attend to all the details from the most comfortable bedding to a toothbrush, slippers and a welcome bottle of wine. There is only one luxurious MUSEUM HOUSE!

Property Type

  • townhome


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children

Location Type

  • Downtown


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking

Floor Area

  • 1600 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower
  • Loft full bathroom - toilet, shower
  • Living room - toilet, bidet
  • total 3 toilets and two full baths with showers and one whirlpool bath in master.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 queen, add. King Air bed is can be placed in this room if needed
  • Master: King size bed (1) new mattress, beautiful linens, Versace design, full bath plus whirlpool. Loft: Queen size Bed (1) located upstairs with full bathroom, additional Queen size (1) air-mattress available on request.


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Great location, very quiet, luxury living, lots of art works from around the world.

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