LUXURIOUS GALLERIA ZEN STUDIO* FULLY FURNISHED* SUNSET VIEWS*

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 5 - 15 nights

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LUXURIOUS GALLERIA ZEN STUDIO* FULLY FURNISHED* SUNSET VIEWS*

Houston Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

-New Luxury Studio Loft Style

-Located In the heart of Galleria

-One block from Uptown Park

-Easy access to all highways, 610, 59, I-10

-Gorgeous Dark Hardwood Floors

-10 Foot ceilings

-Large Windows that over look the balcony

-Gorgeous Sunset Views

-Large Private Balcony with Patio Table and Comfortable chairs

-Queen size TempurPedic Memory Foam Mattress

-Premium Linens

-Teak wood futon Sofa with cushions

-Granite countertops in Kitchen and Bath

-Stainless Steel Appliance Package

-Cherry wood cabinets in the Bathroom and Kitchen

-Ceramic Tile Flooring in Bath

-Custom Framed Vanity Mirror

-Oversized Roman Tub with Ceramic Tile

-Washer and Dryer included

-Recessed Medicine Cabinet

-Walk-in Closet with Built-ins

-Private Storage on Balcony

-Linens, Towels

-Samsung 46’ HDTV

-Samsung Blue Ray DVD player

- Central Heat and A/C

-2 Resort Style Pools

-BBQ Grilling

-24 Hour Fitness Gym with Cardio and Weight area

-Direct Access Parking (apt close to elevator)

-Access Gate with Remote

-Luxurious Club Room

-Business Center w/ Computers, Printer, Fax, Copier Conference Room

-24 Hour Emergency Maintenance

-VIP Trash Service

-638 Square Feet’

Keywords: Fully Furnished, Loft, Galleria, View, Uptown Park, Post Oak Blvd, Sunset view, Balcony, Hardwood floors, Luxury, Corporate, Best,

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
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Hello, I have a small business, called Tao Living, providing Luxurious Corporate Apartments at Uptown Post Oak. I also work as a Holistic & Meditation facilitator and travel extensively around the world. I believe home is where the heart is. I strive to provide a clean, comfortable, luxurious space you will enjoy coming home to.

The world famous Galleria Mall is located only minutes away!

Right outside your door is Uptown Park, with over 50 fabulous places to shop, dine, dance, rejuvenate, sip, crave and enjoy where European elegance meets Texas style. This is a lifestyle center like no other - Houston's elegant Italian-style piazza. Catering to life's indulgences, Uptown Park is lined with shops, boutiques and cafes that create an intimate atmosphere with an emphasis on charm. With lush fountains, detailed architecture and lavish landscaping, the surroundings are warm and inviting. Lets not forget Starbucks.

With almost a wall of windows that lead to the over sized balcony, enjoy magnificent views and privacy.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 5 - 15 nights

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Luxurious Galleria Zen Studio* Fully Furnished* Sunset Views*
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews
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Luxurious Galleria Zen Studio* Fully Furnished* Sunset Views*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p389486vb
Houston Houston area
5

FINALLY A PLACE BETTER THAN THE PICTURES!

  • 5 of 5
I recently contacted Catalina about staying @ her Zen Studio. I was impressed by not only her professional demeanor, but also her over all friendliness. Upon my arrival, I immediately felt relaxed walking into the unit. It was clean and had a peaceful and welcoming feel! The views of the area were fantastic both day & night. There were upscale eateries and wine bars w/in walking distance. I have stayed in many places and have to say, that this one is in the top overall rating, as far as, exceeding my expectations! I look forward to my next visit to Houston and know where I will be staying. Thank you for the beautiful space!
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxurious Galleria Zen Studio* Fully Furnished* Sunset Views*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p389486vb
Houston Houston area
Houston
2

NOT MY IDEA OF ZEN

  • 2 of 5
The apartment is relatively comfortable and within walking distance of shops and restaurants which is a rarity for Houston. I stayed for just over two months and with-in this time the elevator was out of order on three occasions – not ideal for a 5th floor apartment. The staff at reception were arrogant and unhelpful in most instances. The apartment itself suffers from very poor air ventilation and I often awoke with a sore throat and stuffed up. Also the fabulous view had to be blinded with the blackout curtains to try curtail the Houston summer sun turning the room into a sauna. The noise from the drunken kids at 3am and dogs barking is enough to drive you insane. And to top it all off the owner decides not to return my security deposit even with provision of the mandatory 30 day vacate notice. She also had a habit of turning up at the door at 9:30 in the evening needing to get access to her storage. Not my idea of zen ....
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: I’m sorry to hear of this less than favorable review. There are several other elevators in the building to access the 5th floor without having to take the stairs. I’m not sure about the poor ventilation, when the largest wall in the apartment, consist of 2 sliding doors leading onto the balcony. I have never been witness to any amount of insane noise, whether from drunken kids or barking dogs at 3 am (also, the first, I hear of this from anyone). I asked permission to access the storage unit in the closet on 2 occasions, while I was in Houston, I would hardly call this a habit. (Normally, I live outside the country.) Your security deposit was not returned because you broke your lease and although, you gave 30 days notice, I was not able to find someone to take over your entire lease term. Also, the rent was lowered significantly for the longer-term commitment that was not fulfilled, therefore losing rental income for the couple of months you were there. I hope you found your lesson, in this experience…I know I did. I wish you well on your journey!
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Luxurious Galleria Zen Studio* Fully Furnished* Sunset Views*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p389486vb
Houston Houston area
5

BEST PART OF MY TIME IN HOUSTON

  • 5 of 5
I spent a month and a half at Catalina's apartment while working a contract in Houston, and the apartment was definitely the highlight of my stay. Catalina was very flexible with payment options, so I felt like I got a great deal, too.

The location is convenient, right off I-610, with shopping and restaurants nearby. The apartment was clean, with everything (wifi, cable TV, Blu-ray player, laundry machines, dishwasher, etc.) in solid working order. I had to pick up dishwasher soap when I arrived, but I consider this par for the course (and left what I didn't use for the next renters), and there was laundry soap and hand and dish soap.

The building is quiet, with a lot of young professionals. One neighbor had a dog, but I only knew because a cat in heat nearby got the dog barking, but only on one night. There is parking in the lower levels of the building, so you won't get wet during Houston's frequent rains.

The pictures in the listing accurately reflect the apartment (though there are some ugly rooftops just off the balcony, visible in one picture). The sun in the evening can be spectacular, and the large windows offer great light. I scarfed down more than a few home-made salads and beers sitting on that porch, and I'd absolutely recommend it to anyone else.

If I had one caution, it's that, when I was at the apartment, Catalina was out of the country and in an opposite time zone. This didn't pose a problem for me at all, but if you need a lot of help for some reason, you may have to wait for a reply email.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities
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Luxurious Galleria Zen Studio* Fully Furnished* Sunset Views*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p389486vb
Houston Houston area
Houston, TX
5

GREAT INTRODUCTION TO HOUSTON

  • 5 of 5
This space was my corporate housing during the 1st 2 months of my relocation to Houston. The accomidations were exactly as specified. The location in The Galleria area was convenient with shopping, dining, and entertainment all close by. Cable & WiFi worked flawlessly. The property, Uptown Post Oak is high-end with excellent security, gated covered garage and access codes for all entrances. The fitness center beats out most high-end hotels, with all the equipment one might be interested in using. Both the fitness center & pool were always emaculate. The studio has practically new, upper-end appliances in good working condition. The memory foam bed was more comfortable than my personal bed. The view from the fifth (top) floor was breathtaking at times. Overall, my stay at the Zen Studio was excellent. My highest reccomendation.
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ron, Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay at my Zen Studio. It's my favorite space, because of the sunset views. You described it beautifully. Also, thank you for leaving it in great condition. Always appreciated. Wishing you the best in your new life in Houston. Sincerely,
Catalina
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The Zen Corporate Studio is located across the street from Uptown Park Shopping Center, with great shopping, restaurants and wine bar.

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Houston Studio Rental Rates

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X-mas and New Years
Dec 21 - Dec 31
5 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
My Standard Rate
15 night minimum stay
$120
$2,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 3.0%
Notes Monthly rate is $2700/mo, all inclusive of electric, water, cable, internet, VIP Trash

2 week minimum ...$1,800

3 months or more, discount rate of $2500/mo

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Houston Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 675 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Elevator ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large Oval Roman Tub
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) TempurPedic Mattress
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
Notes:
APT has Large Balcony with Sunset views. PROPERTY AMENITIES: Athletic Club-Cardio Equipment, Free Weights and Resistance Training , Business Center w/ printers, fax, conference room, Concierge, Party Room, Wi-Fi Throughout Lounge, Seating with Video Gaming Tables Activity Area with Billiards, Bistro Seating, Resort-Style Pool with Waterfall and Pool Bench,Demonstration Kitchen with Cooking Classes, Summer Kitchen with Built-in Barbeque Grill Athletic Club-Cardio Equipment, Free Weights and Resistance Training Two Trellised Barbeque Plazas with Fireplaces and Lounge Seating Internet Lounge / Business Center Lap Pool with Waterfall and Bench Conference Room with Seating for Six Courtyard with Bench Seating
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