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STEVE & REBECCA STARK

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Your Home Away from Home in Northwest Houston Texas

34 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Timberlake Estates House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

We provide a very clean & well maintained home with ALL household goods provided for your convenience. Our home is an all-inclusive experience with no hassle of buying stuff for your stay.

Just bring your personal items along with food & you'll be set to enjoy your Home Away from Home.

Our home is protected by an easy & convenient wireless security system that monitors the thermostat, all the doors & the smoke alarm along with the carbon monoxide detector. Our guests are given a personalized keyless entry security code.

A NON - SMOKING PROPERTY. NO SMOKING IS PERMITTED INSIDE OR OUTSIDE.

"NO SHOES" POLICY.

NONE ARE ALLOWED INSIDE OF OUR HOME.

Are you visiting relatives or friends in the area? Are you here for one of our world renowned & prestigious Medical Centers? If you are expecting visitors & do not have enough space in your home, then this is an excellent choice other than a hotel. Are you being relocated or has your home been damaged or being remodeled & you need to find a furnished temporary home? Then, this is the place you are looking for...Your Home Away from Home.

Enjoy our Certified Bird & Wildlife Habitat of Your Home Away from Home. If you have never witnessed the flight of Hummingbirds, then you have certainly missed one of our planet's most incredible treasures & gifts to us. Our amazing Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds prepare for their long & arduous journey across the Gulf of Mexico into South America for the winter months. We must offer them enough nectar to fuel up & have the best chance for survival. Our nectar feeders are maintained year round & changed as needed by our groundskeeper. Upon their departure our Black-Chinned Hummingbirds arrive for the winter. They are truly an unbelievable species to watch. Their beauty, speed & aerial acrobatic feats are simply marvelous to watch. We have had now for five years running, a magnificent Rufous Hummingbird. He is absolutely spectacular !!! He stays all year round for our delight. We welcome Birders & Wildlife enthusiasts. Our groundskeeper maintains all of the Wildlife feeders along with their water source on a daily basis to invite the Wild Kingdom into your back yard for your enjoyment & relaxation.

Do you love to fall asleep listening to the tree frogs & wake up to songbirds singing?

Enjoy our sights & sounds of nature.

Check out our photos for other birds & Wildlife that visit our home.

Our estate community is a very quiet, established neighborhood. Our home sits on a 1/2 acre with 6 different kinds of woodpeckers that come to visit. There are hawks & falcons flying overhead. Perhaps the wild Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks might be visiting. They love to sit in the trees & whistle. Great bird watching. Red-Tailed Hawks are daily visitors. There are many different types of songbirds that sing to your delight. In the Spring, our glorious Gold Finches arrive along with the House Finches & many others too. You will love our birds that visit our feeders & our water feature. Also, in the Springtime & throughout the summer, our Monarchs lay their eggs, caterpillars appear & then they become hanging Chrysalis...soon to become beautiful Monarch Butterflies. Fun squirrel play all around. Our groundskeeper maintains the water feature along with the bird & squirrel feeders daily for your enjoyment & relaxation. We have Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds in the summer months and in the winter our Black-Chinned Hummingbirds arrive. Nature is exceedingly fun to watch.

CHECK OUT OUR LINKS.

Officially Certified Wildlife & Advanced Bird Friendly Habitat.

All of our fruit trees and vegetable gardens are Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) for your enjoyment as well.

https://www.naturallygrown.org/

Kindly read our guest's reviews for further insight into our home.

Our scenic stocked 4-5 acre lake with 12 acres of playgrounds is just a short walk from the house. It's a lovely neighborhood for walking, running or biking. We have mature & magnificent trees that surround our home. Outside lawn furniture is on the covered patio area.

FISHIN' POLE IS IN THE LAUNDRY ROOM.

5 minutes to Hwy 290

5 minutes to N. Cypress Medical Center

10 minutes to the Longwood Golf course

10 minutes to a plethora of shops & restaurants

Peli Peli is our favorite restaurant in nearby Vintage Park

Menus are provided upon arrival (Seafood & yummy Tex-Mex are some of our guest's favorite close restaurants)

10 minutes to UPS Training Center

15 minutes to Hewlett Packard (HP)

20 minutes to Houston's Energy Corridor

30 minutes to downtown Houston

35 minutes to downtown Medical Center (non-rush hours)

36 minutes to the Toyota Center

38 minutes to Old Towne Spring

50 minutes to the Hill Country

50 minutes to the Reliant Stadium

55 minutes to the Geo. R. Brown Convention Ctr

90 minutes to Galveston- take ferry ride to Boliver Island

(look for dolphins & feed the seagulls) FREE & so much FUN !

Houston Natural Science Museum - plus the Cockrell Butterfly Museum - and the new Vault exhibit - WOW... this is a must see

Houston's Children's Museum - RATED #1 IN AMERICA

A MUST SEE FOR KIDS

Houston Museum of Fine Arts - One of the finest museums in the world

Holocaust Museum - gut wrenching but informative

Houston Contemporary Arts Museum - outstanding

Houston Fire Museum - interesting

Menil Museum - GREAT

Houston Health museum - very informative & kids really like this place

National Museum of Funeral History-very unusual

One of Houston’s most photographed, hang-outs is the Williams Tower Water Wall.

Hermann Park

Located in central Houston, Hermann Park is a historical green space as the city's oldest park. Visited annually by 5.5 million people, the park is surrounded by the Houston Zoo, Miller Outdoor Theater, Hermann Park Golf Course and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Within the gardens, visitors will find a Japanese garden, a reflection pool, jogging trail, a lake, a playground and more. At its center is a memorial to Sam Houston.

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

This 155-acre facility offers educational programs, five miles of walking trails, interactive exhibits and a nature shop. The center is open seven days a week.

Houston Getaways

Folks living in the Houston area have the good fortune of being able to enjoy verdant East Texas Pineywoods scenery, stroll a Gulf Coast beach, or walk in the footsteps of Texas Revolutionary heroes like Sam Houston, all within a short drive from Texas' largest city.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
STEVE & REBECCA STARK (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About STEVE & REBECCA STARK

We are a married couple with grown children & two grandchildren.

STEVE & REBECCA STARK purchased this house in 2009

Why STEVE & REBECCA STARK chose Cypress

We bought this property because it is such a charming house with park like grounds. Our mature trees are magnificent.

Enjoy our Certified Bird & Wildlife Habitat of Your Home Away from Home. Birders are welcome & wildlife enthusiasts too. The birds are GREAT & so is all of the other wildlife. Officially Certified Wildlife & Advanced Bird Friendly Habitat.

All of our fruit trees and vegetable gardens are Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) for your enjoyment as well.

Kindly read our guest's reviews for further insight on Your Home Away from Home.

What makes this house unique

Our home is extremely clean & very well maintained. This is our home & that's how we like to keep it.

Please read our reviews.

Our home is protected by an easy & convenient wireless security system that monitors the thermostat, all doors & the smoke alarm along with the carbon monoxide detector.

THIS IS A NON-SMOKING HOME AND PROPERTY.

"NO SHOES" POLICY.

NONE ARE ALLOWED INSIDE OF OUR HOME.

Our groundskeeper maintains all of the wildlife feeders along with their water source on a daily basis for your enjoyment. We have tried to think of everything to make your stay less stressful. No hassle of running out to buy paper goods, detergent or any other household items. We have Your Home Away from Home fully stocked. Just bring your personal items along with food & you are set to enjoy your stay.

Read our reviews for more info.

Enjoy fishin' in our private community lake. Fishin' pole is in the laundry area. A walk around the neighborhood & around our 4-5 acre lake is about two (2) miles. Great walk, run or bike ride. A nice 12 acre playground for kids to run & play. Fishin' pole is in our laundry room.

Our groundskeeper maintains all of the wildlife feeders along with their water source daily to invite the wild kingdom into your back yard for your enjoyment & relaxation. If you are looking for a nice getaway that is laid back & very quiet, then this is the place for you.

Officially Certified Wildlife & Advanced Bird Friendly Habitat. Experience & appreciate our Certified Bird & Wildlife Habitat of Your Home Away from Home. Birders are welcome & wildlife enthusiasts too.

All of our fruit trees and vegetable gardens are Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) for your enjoyment as well.

Kindly read our guest's reviews for further insight on Your Home Away from Home.

Reviews

4.9
based on 34 traveler reviews

Your Home Away from Home in Northwest Houston Texas
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews
5

Peaceful, spacious and well-appointed home

  • 5 of 5

This spacious, peaceful home would work for families or friends. We enjoyed chatting on the back porch while butterflies and birds danced about under the many trees. The interior was immaculate. The owners really put a lot of effort into this home. I slept like a baby there. I have stayed there more than once and plan to go back again.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a sweet & kind review. We appreciate your acknowledgement of our efforts in making our home very peaceful & clean. You are always welcome back to our home as our guest. Thanks again. Steve & Rebecca
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Seattle, WA
5

Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved relaxing on the back porch watching butterflies and birds. The home is incredibly clean, spacious, and welcoming. Tons of room for our girls' getaway. Perfect location when you want a quiet retreat, but you also want to be within minutes of Houston's best restaurants. One of the bathrooms has an incredible shower. It's huge! Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your time in posting your very kind review of our home. You are welcome back anytime to our home away from home. Best regards, Steve & Rebecca
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5

Beautiful comfortable place to stay with family or friends!

  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful, quiet retreat with many butterflies and birds. The home is spacious and great for families or friends. Very clean and fully stocked kitchen & bathroom.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a lovely review of our home. You are welcome anytime that you are back in the United States. Best regards, Steve & Rebecca
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5

Very clean, cozy, amazing property

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for my family while they visited me in Houston. My family absolutely loves this place! It is very clean and well maintained. It is in a quiet and beautiful neighborhood. Mr. And Mrs. Stark are very sweet, welcoming, and responsive to messages and questions that we had! It was a very pleasant experience!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate how well your family took care of our home during their stay as our guests. Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Your family is welcome back anytime. Warm regards, Steve & Rebecca
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Taipei/Taiwan
5

Excellent home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Good quality of home away from home! Clean, safe & great environment! Providing most of the materials needed in a home!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your very kind & thoughtful review. We hope that you & your family will be our guest on your next vacation to the United States. Warmest regards, Steve & Rebecca
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5

charming home

  • 5 of 5

3 adults stayed 5 days while searching for an apartment for college student. We enjoyed our stay in a quiet residential neighborhood. The home was exceptionally clean and met all our needs. Kitchen was well equipped and washer and dryer were available. Owners communicated via email. Conveniently located to most all shopping needs.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you for your time in posting your review of our home away from home. You folks are welcome into our home anytime that you come back for a visit. Best regards, Steve & Rebecca
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Map

Nearest Airport
22.6 Miles
IAH
Nearest Ferry
77.4 Miles
Galveston/Boliver
Nearest Golf
4.4 Miles
Longwood Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3.9 Miles
Hwy. 290
Nearest Restaurant
3.8 Miles
Mango Tree Bistro: www.mangotreethaibistro.com/
Nearest Beach
58.3 Miles
Kemah
Nearest Point of Interest
N. Cypress Medical Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Longwood Golf Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Tin Hall
Nearest Point of Interest
Houston Energy Corridor
Nearest Point of Interest
Reliant Center formally known as the Astrodome
Nearest Point of Interest
Hewlett Packard (HP)
Nearest Point of Interest
Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Nearest Point of Interest
Houston's World Renowned Medical Center
Nearest Point of Interest
University of St. Thomas
Nearest Point of Interest
UPS Training Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Towne Spring
Nearest Point of Interest
Shell Westhollow
Nearest Point of Interest
Texas Children's Hospital West Campus
Nearest Point of Interest
Burzynski Clinic
Nearest Point of Interest
MD Anderson
Nearest Point of Interest
Cypress Creek YMCA
Car: necessary

Enjoy our Certified Bird & Wildlife Habitat of Your Home Away from Home.

Six different types of Woodpeckers, Song Birds, Hummingbird feeders are always filled for our year round visitors, Hawks, Falcons, Owls, Deer, Possums, Raccoons, Armadillos, Wild Whistling Ducks, Squirrels galore, & even a Red Fox has been sighted...OH MY !!!

Spring time brings back our Monarch butterflies along with various other species that lay their eggs & you can watch their metomorophsis.

Always welcome, Birders & Wildlife enthusiasts.

Kids & adults all marvel at our glorious wildlife & being one with nature.

All of our fruit & vegetables are certified naturally grown. We are featured on the homepage of : https://www.naturallygrown.org/

It's so relaxing. Enjoy our 'lil bit of country livin' within minutes of the city.

Read our guests' reviews for further info regarding your stay at our home, Starkopolis.

Rumor has it that there’s a fortune buried in Cypress. The story goes that Mexicans heading home from East Texas were carrying a lot of wealth with them when attacked by Indians somewhere along Cypress Creek in the early 1830s. They decided to dig a hole and put their treasure in it.

TREASURE HUNT...anyone?

Explore our Houston Wilderness by going to http://houstonwilderness.org/index.php.

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Rates & Availability

Timberlake Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
LABOR DAY 2016
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 11 2016
7 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
THANKSGIVING 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
CHRISTMAS 2016
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
SUPER BOWL 2017
Feb 3 2017 - Feb 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
$4,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$235
$1,575
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 8.0%

OUR CANCELATION POLICY IS:

A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancelation. Cancelations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty. Cancelations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within sixty (60) days of the arrival date, will forfeit the full rental amount. Cancelation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent.

MONTHLY RESERVATION CANCELATIONS: Monthly guests must cancel one hundred and twenty (120) days prior to check in. Monthly guests who make a change that results in a shortened stay must be made at least ninety (90) days prior to check in.


Our home is protected by an easy & convenient wireless security system that monitors the thermostat, all doors & the smoke alarm along with the carbon monoxide detector. Our guests are given a personalized keyless entry security code.

THIS IS A NON-SMOKING HOME AND PROPERTY.
NO SMOKING IS PERMITTED INSIDE OR OUTSIDE.
"NO SHOES" POLICY.
NONE ARE ALLOWED INSIDE OF OUR HOME.


Officially Certified Wildlife & Advanced Bird Friendly Habitat.
All produce & vegetables are Certified Naturally Grown.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Amenities

Timberlake Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Safety bars.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Huge spa like shower for the master bedroom and safety bars.
  • Both bathrooms are equipped with safety bars. Liquid soap is provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size mattress...read our reviews regarding comfort
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size mattress...read our reviews regarding comfort
  • A luxurious Passions Empire Kingsdown queen size mattress in master bedroom. High thread count linens for your comfort. 100% Egyptian cotton blankets, so naturally cozy. Nice pillows. All linens, bedspreads & pillows are sanitized. A perfect recipe for a good night's sleep. Double Bed is a new low profile. High thread count linens for your comfort. 100% Egyptian cotton blankets. Comfy pillows. All linens, bedspreads & pillows are sanitized. All exposed plug in sockets are child proofed. Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two sofa sleepers are Queen size for your comfort. Excellent mattresses. One is in the third bedroom & the other one is in the living room. All linens, bedspreads & pillows are sanitized. Read our reviews for more info regarding their sleep comfort level. Cozy linens. Comfy pillows.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Our groundskeeper maintains all of the wildlife feeders along with their water source on a daily basis. All bedrooms have black out drapes for our international travelers suffering from jet lag along with night lights & flashlights. A huge walk in shower off of the master bedroom with a rain shower head. Ceiling fans in all bedrooms. Fire extinguishers. Hand crank radio in case of power outage. Just bring your personal items & food. We have tried to think of everything else to make your stay less stressful & more enjoyable. All counter tops, remotes, door knobs & handles are cleaned with anti-bacterial wipes. A smudging ceremony is performed after every guest departs. (American Indian custom of cleansing on a different level) We think that your Home Away from Home should be very clean, cozy, safe & secure. All linens & towels are washed in the new Samsung washing machine. It releases silver ions Ag+ into the wash that are generated via electrolysis. A 99.9% bacteria kill rate.

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