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Country Living, Inside the City , Horses, Campfire, Pond & more

Country Living, Inside the City , Horses, Campfire, Pond & more


Property Details

Updated: May 13, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)

Wouldn't you love to wake up in the morning to fetch a basket of fresh eggs for breakfast, take a horseback ride, or take a walk by the lovely Cypress Creek? Enjoy go-carts, zip-lining, horseback riding, practicing your golf-swing, and picnicking in the gazebo all within the comfort of your backyard. If you are training for a marathon or a bike tour, you can run or bike for hours around the neighborhood or on the scenic forested and marked trails by the creek. Inside of this authentic country style plantation home you can unwind and relax after a long day of fun. The home is furnished with new leather and wood furniture and feels just like the home you grew up in. This relaxing vacation getaway is exactly what every traveler needs within the hustle and bustle of Houston, Texas.

****All Organic diner experience:

One of our favorite hobbies is cooking. We suggest you to choose the evening you would like us to be your chef before you arrive otherwise there will be no guarantees. We need minimum of 48 hours notice. We can be your chef one evening and prepare any of the following menus (using all organic ingredients) and serve it in Gazebo or any place in the property, picnic style or sitting around dining table. Please let us know if you are allergic to nuts or any ingredients.

1-Tender broiled wild salmon on a bed of wild rice, a side of crispy golden finger potatoes, organic salad, and homemade tiramisu with organic ingredients for a light and sweet dessert, Cappuccino with organic coffee and Cashew milk or Chai Tea. 55

2- Grilled beef tenderloin, Potato backed with olive oil, white rice, organic salad, Tiramisu, Cappuccino with organic coffee and Cashew milk. 55

3- Grilled Quail, Edamame, grilled sweet corn, organic salad, Tiramisu, Cappuccino with organic coffee and Cashew milk. 55

4- Grilled Lamb Chop, Spinach Quiche, organic salad, Tiramisu, Cappuccino with organic coffee and Cashew milk. 55

5. Shrimp Broil (jumbo golf wild tiger shrimp, potato, Edamame, corn), Organic salad, Famous Texas Pecan Pie. 35

Important:***********************rate per person**********************************

Additional fee of $25.00 per guest per day over 6 guests for parties, reunion, special events.

For weddings with about 50 guests or less please email us number of guests and venue detail and we will reply with accurate rate. Approximate rate for weddings for 50 guests and under is $4500.00.


More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

My name is Sam Rush. My wife, daughter, son and I all live just across the lawn from the property's back yard, so we can be helpful and make sure your stay is most comfortable and memorable.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Sam,

Thank you for letting us stay at your wonderful holiday home and making us feel very welcome. My daughter has really enjoyed collecting eggs and of course using the zip wire. I’ve been up and back to Dallas twice this week already as we close out a few things up there and start to move into a new house we found in Katy. As we only just stopped for the day I didn’t want to come and disturb your evening but did want to say thank you so much again for making us feel welcome which has really smoothed our transition to Houston.

We will likely leave around 10 tomorrow, but knowing us we will probably have left something and could well be back latter!

Best wishes,

Aug 2014
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33 Reviews

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Country Living, Inside the City , Horses, Campfire, Pond & more
+1 -713 777-7770
Houston Houston area

I DO like Blue Eggs and Sam!

  • 5 of 5
This is the perfect place for family gatherings. My sons (10 and 12) and I came to town for my brother's wedding. When I discovered "the ranch" at the same price as a hotel, I excitedly invited other family members to join us, my treat. In all, up to 6 adults and 2 children stayed here for 5 days. "The ranch" quicky became the hub of activity for the rest of my family and some of their friends. Each morning we gathered the beautiful colored eggs and talked to the horses. The zipline was thrilling and well-used (make sure you ask Sam for the equipment because it is not left out in the weather). People arriving from the snowy Northeast particularly enjoyed lounging on the back porch and a cook out in the fire pit. The highlight was renting the gokarts-2 hours was plenty-well worth the extra expense. A real compliment to the owners was that my brother opted to have his groomsmen and himself dress for the wedding from "the ranch". Sam and his family (the owners) were the best hosts. They were available when needed, but non-intrusive. When his wife (pardon my poor memory for names) saw that we were having a cookout, she brought us a red checkered table cloth. The home was very spacious and there was never a feeling of being overcrowded. This is the perfect place for a low key family getaway. This trip will be forever etched in my heart as a warm and meaningful family bonding.
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kindest words and review. It was a privilege to have the opportunity to meet and serve you. We hope that you visit us again soon. We appreciate you all, have a very pleasant day.
Country Living, Inside the City , Horses, Campfire, Pond & more
+1 -713 777-7770
Houston Houston area


  • 5 of 5
This place was absolutely perfect in every way! Sam was an amazing host and made sure we were very comfortable. My 3 year old loved the horses, chickens, and zip line! The kitchen had everything we needed to cook our own meals. Will definitely stay here again if ever in the area!
  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Country Living, Inside the City , Horses, Campfire, Pond & more
+1 -713 777-7770
Houston Houston area
Chicago, IL, USA

A week with our rowdy family

  • 4 of 5
We stayed at Sam's ranch to see family in the Houston area. It was an easy drive from Bush Airport, and we met my sister and her 4 kids who got there early in the morning (Sam allowed her to check in early (in the wee hours of the morning). The house is directly across the yard from Sam's, and despite being a little awkward being in direct line-of-sight from the owner, they were non-intrusive and tolerant of the 5 rowdy kids (not-counting the rowdier adults that visited from our family). It was a great place for the base to see everyone we came down to see. Fresh eggs from the hen house was a treat, and the yard was spacious for the kids, we just wish the sprinklers didn't come on everyday because the yard was muddy enough from the rain. There was enough sleeping space for everyone, the WiFi was fast and dependable, and the zip-lines were fun. The one TV is a little small, but we didn't come to watch TV. We didn't utilize the go-carts or ride the horses, but it was nice for the kids to pet the horses in the corral. In all, it was a good stay and the rental functioned well for our needs.
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We appreciate your kind review. Thank you for sharing your experience so we can improve the experience for our future guests, we appreciate you, thank you.
Country Living, Inside the City , Horses, Campfire, Pond & more
+1 -713 777-7770
Houston Houston area

Far-flung Family Celebration

  • 5 of 5
My husband & I, from West Virginia, our son, from Las Vegas, my Tennessee and Florida sisters all met to attend our daughter's wedding reception/party, and stayed at this property. It was perfect for our group. Easy to get around NW Houston, as well as to the airport and the reception location downtown. Really enjoyed the exotic chickens and petting the horses. Only wish is that true twin beds had been in 2nd & 3rd bedrooms. Loved the woodsy location, and sitting on the back porch.
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a million times for your review. We appreciate your comments on the bedrooms, and resolve it for sure. It was a great pleasure serving you all.
Country Living, Inside the City , Horses, Campfire, Pond & more
+1 -713 777-7770
Houston Houston area


  • 4 of 5
Hi There Sam, Thank you for sharing your wonderfull Property, It was Peacefull and charming. Even though the weather was bad, we still enjoyed it. The Home was comfortable and very spacious, charming layout. Masterbedroom and onsuite were great. Other bedrooms had caracter though missed a second king bed, but never the less there were no complaints. Side lamps in the Living room would be a warmer cosy lighting.But with candels we made it cosy. Thank you again for your service and welcoming. We Hope to return again in the near furture, perhaps a different time of year.
Best Reagrds Jane from The Netherlands
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a million for kindest review of your experience during your stay. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you, thank you.
Kindest regards,
Sam Rush
Country Living, Inside the City , Horses, Campfire, Pond & more
+1 -713 777-7770
Houston Houston area

Great family experience!

  • 5 of 5
Dear Sam,
Thank you very much for your hospitality and attention to details even when you and your family were not in town due to the holidays.
We really enjoyed every element of our stay. Kids specially liked searching eggs for breakfast, greeting the horses every morning (specially Prince), riding bikes, using the zip liner, lightning a bon fire, or simply gathering inside the house to play cards or watch TV.
Our kids became official fans of the property and all of its elements and have asked us to stay here every time we visit Houston.
A big thank you for being part of our family holiday trip through your service. Our best wishes for a successful 2015 full of blessings for you and your loved ones.
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


From the Owner

The property is conveniently located near the Willowbrook shopping area, the Woodlands, the Aerodrome skating rink, Vintage Park Shopping village, great movie theaters and the finest dining in Texas within minutes drive. We are also five minutes from the Callegari Equestrian Club.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bush Intercontinental at 21 Miles Nearest Barpub : Beltway 8 toll road at 10 Miles Nearest Ferry : Galveston at 90 Miles Nearest Golf : Longwood Golf Course at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Down town Houston at 40 Miles Nearest Motorway : Meical Center at 40 Miles Nearest Restaurant : many fine restaurants at 5 Miles Nearest Ski : horse race track at 15 Miles Nearest Beach : Lake Conroe, for renting boat, wakeboarding at 55 Miles Car: necessary

Running track around the corral, hiking, zip line, go cart ride, mountain biking, 45 minutes from Lake Conroe for wake boarding, water skiing, wind surfing, boating and more.


From $195 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Thanksgiving & X-Mas Holiday
Nov 15 2015 - Jan 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • cleaning $200.00

Check in time 4:00 PM Check out time 12:00 Noon.
For reunion, special events, and weddings 50 guests or under please email us number of guests and venue detail and we will reply with the rate. There will be additional charge of $25.00 for any visiting guests for reunion, special events and weddings.
Please check the calendar on the site, we can possibly extend the check in/out time if we do not have the guest with the same check in/out day. Additional fee of $25.00 per guest per day over 6 guests for reunion, special events and weddings.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: May 13, 2015


From the Owner

Horseback riding, go-karting, Zip lines, camp fire, fishing, mountain biking, road biking, running track around the corral or Cypress Creek trails, basketball and many more activities.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Onsite Services

  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • Resort


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 2159 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, tub, shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Room 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Not a futon sofa, but there is a fold-out bed in closet
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single, Pull-out trundle bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single, pull out pup up trundle bed
  • Each bedroom has a dresser and a full closet, except the studio room that has a leather sofa and a fold-out bed. each guest room has two twin size pull away foam bed.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • HORSEBACK RIDING: Reserve before arriving.The horses on our property are available for very experienced riders, and supervised pony rides for children within the property ($50.00 for two hour ride per rider, per horse). For group rides of 3 and above the trail rides off the property is available. We need a week advanced notice in order to make arrangements with Caligari Stables within 5 miles from our property. Please let us know the date(s), hours needed, number of riders, their riding experience and age. Caligari will provide a certified trainer as well as horses and tack. GO-CART RIDING: Reserve in advance if you want to use the go-carts during your stay so that we may ensure that they are ready for your use. Also please choose the number of hrs or days and pay with your reservation. You can cancel for 100% refund if you change your mind once you arrive. The fee is $145.00 per every 2-hour (regardless of time used) and $245.00 per day per Go-Kart. Refundable deposit $300.00

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