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Country Living Inside the City. Horse & Mountain Bike trails and much more

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Jul 23, 2016
House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6), plus 3 pull away bed.

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-karts, 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.

Please use helmets when you are biking, riding a Go-Kart, and using the zip line. Please do not ware flip-flops going out doors and make sure to have proper shoes on depending on the activity.

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.

Cypress Creek Mountain Biking and hiking Trails is within walking distance from our property.

Go-Kart Safety Rules and rate:

Every rider must have a helmet while riding. Every rider much have a parent riding sitting next to them. Please reserve before arriving. Let us know in advance if you want to use the go-karts during your stay so that we may ensure that they are ready and in working condition for your use.

Also please choose the number of hours or days and pay with your reservation or email us copy of your front and back of your credit card and we will charge and send you receipt and confirmation. The fee is $95.00 per hour (minimum 2 hours)(regardless of time used). Refundable deposit $300.00 per Go-Kart.

HORSEBACK RIDING:

Please reserve the time and date before arriving. The horses on our property are available for very experienced riders, and supervised pony rides for children within the property ($95.00 for an hour ride per rider, per horse, minimum 2 hours). 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 Callegari Equestrian Center on 12751 N Eldridge PKWY Cypress, TX 77429-3198 phone 281-955-0699 within 5 miles from our property. Please let us know the date(s), hours needed, number of riders, their riding experience and age. Callegari Equestrian will provide a certified trainer as well as horses and tack.

****To connect to AT&T WIFI: choose wireless ID: ATT9s6z2Q7 and the pass word is:7s4#837=2q4q

****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. 65

2- Grilled beef tenderloin, Potato backed with olive oil, white rice, organic salad, Tiramisu, Cappuccino with organic coffee and Cashew milk. 65

3- Grilled Quail, Edamame, grilled sweet corn, organic salad, Tiramisu, Cappuccino with organic coffee and Cashew milk. 65

4- Grilled Lamb Chop, Spinach Quiche, organic salad, Tiramisu, Cappuccino with organic coffee and Cashew milk. 65

5. Shrimp Broil (jumbo golf wild tiger shrimp, potato, Edamame, corn), Organic salad, Famous Texas Pecan Pie. 45

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.

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More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 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 Mary, daughter Sarah, son Cameron 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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Speaks: english, spanish

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,



James
Aug 2014
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44 Reviews

4.9
based on 44 traveler reviews

5

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.
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5

Very welcoming home. Wonderful owners! Will stay there anytime I have to go to Houston!

  • 5 of 5

The owners went out of their way for us! Perfect country setting in the middle of Houston! On a scale of 1-10 this home and the owners are definitely a 10!!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place To Stay

  • 4 of 5

The layout of the house inside and outside was great for us and well set up for the kids with a great zip line for the young ones. The Location was within 3 miles of my daughters house. The house was clean and was up to my standers. Great customer service from the owner. It was nice for the owner to stop by and did not have a problem with the owner house being in the back yard.

We had a wedding the weekend we stayed and my daughter took us to attractions and restaurants in the area.

Problems.

Did not like the traffic in the area not what I am use to.

The stairs on the back deck had one stair run that was rotten with a hole in it.

For the price I would not stay there with just my wife. But sharing the price with another family was the way to go and is what we did.

My overall recommendation if I gave a score from 1-10, I would rate it at 9.5.

I would recommend this property to anyone. It Was A Great Place To Stay.

Thankyou,

RDB

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Getaway in North Houston!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I live in Houston but with family visiting we were looking for a nice little getaway that could house everyone comfortably and provide a long relaxing weekend. This house could not have been any better!

The house is so spacious, updated, and has tons of beds and separate rooms for everyone. We loved feeling like we were off on some ranch in a nice wooded area, but also being able to easily drive out to stores/sites in the city.

We loved the zip lines, being able to walk up and pet the horses any time, looking at all the chickens in the coup, feeding the ducks in the pond, and even seeing the goats that wander over from the neighbor's. We also loved laying in the hammock and cooking smores over the fire pit! The kids had a blast with everything as well.

The owners live in their house on the other side of the property so they're very responsive if there is an issue, but also it felt like we had a ton of privacy.

We are already thinking about when we can come back again!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for a family get together!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Rush Ranch in March 2016 for a large family get together. The house is great with an open concept and it was larger than we expected so it worked out very well for us. The house is nicely furnished, well stocked and very, very clean. The best part of the ranch is the huge back yard with several activities to entertain everybody in the family. We loved the zip line, bicycles and fire pit but the kids really enjoyed having the horses and chickens around. We even had daily visits from a goat that lived across the street! We also greatly appreciated the owners who were extremely helpful and provided awesome customer service. I would highly recommend this to friends and relatives. Thanks so much for everything!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for a family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

We have a late Christmas with our family in January every year and we rented Sam & Mary's house this year! What a great place for our family Christmas gathering!! Plenty of room for everyone to visit and move around. The kids loved the zip line and being able to see the horses and chickens. The bedrooms were very comfortable, as was the whole house. Close to shopping and restaurants. We will be contacting Sam and Mary about next year's gathering. Thanks for your hospitality!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Location

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 : Medical 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.

Cypress Creek Mountain Biking and hiking Trails is within walking distance from our property.

Go-Kart Safety Rules and rate:

Every rider must have a helmet while riding. Every rider much have a parent riding sitting next to them. Please reserve before arriving. Let us know in advance if you want to use the go-karts during your stay so that we may ensure that they are ready and in working condition for your use.

Also please choose the number of hours or days and pay with your reservation or email us copy of your front and back of your credit card and we will charge and send you receipt and confirmation. The fee is $95.00 per hour (minimum 2 hours)(regardless of time used). Refundable deposit $300.00 per Go-Kart.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$195
$1,295
$4,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $200

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

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

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • 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 ...

Kitchen

  • 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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • 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

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Resort

Attractions

  • 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.

Bathrooms

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

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single, Pull-out trundle bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double, 1 twin/ single, full size bed with pull out trundle
  • Room 4 - 2 double, 1 twin/ single, full size bed with pull out trundle
  • Each bedroom has a dresser and a full closet, except the studio room that has a leather sofa and a fold-out bed. second and third bedroom has full size bed with pull out twin bed..

Outside

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

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • 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 ($95.00 per hour per rider, per horse, minimum 2 ho). 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. The fee is $95.00 per hour, minimum 2 hours,(regardless of time used). Refundable deposit $300.00 per Go-Karts.

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