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The Link House - Casual elegance in town with peaceful, woodland views

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 6 - 10

Aside from the casual cottage style, there is little rustic about this eclectic 1951 Cape Cod in the quiet old Bryan golf course neighborhood. The cottage facade belies the large interior space which is updated throughout and ready for entertaining or quiet enjoyment for 1 to 10 or more guests. The house is available for game weekends or to host special events with small or larger groups. The Link House is one of the best private accommodations in BCS for comfortable retreats, TAMU events, holidays with family, wedding parties, family reunions, scrapbooking weekends, and more. Available for weekends and holidays only through the school year.

The Link House hosts small intimate groups and larger gatherings equally well. It is ideal for reunions, accommodating out-of-town wedding guests, hosting showers, etc. The living room is spacious and ready for quiet gatherings or table games. The large screen TV and high performance sound system are great for music, electronic gaming, cable TV, or full surround sound for movies on DVD or streaming from the internet.

The house kitchen is open, completely updated and well equipped and stocked for breakfast or gourmet cooking. Serving and table service for 16 or more is available to guests. The kitchen opens over the bar to the Billiard Room for an extended gathering.

The kitchen and guest rooms overlook the large patio and woods outside. You can watch finches, cardinals, jaybirds, mockingbirds, squirrels, hummingbirds, rabbits, dragonflies, and a few surprise visitors feeding and moving about the patio and woods adjacent to the creek on the premises. The fire pit is great for a quiet fire on a cool evening or for grilling or open pit barbecue on game or event days. Outdoor seating is available for large groups.

The Link House is convenient to everything in the BCS area. Shopping centers and many of the best local restaurants and shops are nearby. Chicken Oil, historic Martin’s Barbecue, The Burger House, and Farm Patch are just around the corner. Northgate and Main Street Bryan are a short drive away. Event venues and sports facilities are easily reached and the Bryan Municipal golf course is one block away. Just over one mile down Wellborn or South College you reach the TAMU campus. Blinn College is easily found a short drive up Villa Maria. Convenient transportation to either campus is available through the shuttle service with a stop just one block down the quiet street.

More Details

Owner
Holly Gibbons
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

December 23 – 29 2010

We had a great time with family, especially the grandkids. It was a Merry Christmas for us. That’s for sure.

Had trouble with a COLD Master bedroom & confusing light switches, but everything else was GREAT.

Thanks a lot –

James & Darleen O.



From an email in January 2011: We recieved our deposit check. Thank you. We just wanted to thank you again for all the extra things you did for us when we stayed at the Link House. We loved it and you were so gracious and kind to do the decorations, tree, cider and cookies. It was really extra special. Any time we are in need of a home or know anyone that might be coming to the area, we will gladly recommend you to them.

It was a wonderful Christmas for all of us.
Dec 2010
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Amenities

Country Club Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Fairway Suite Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Garden Suite Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Grab bars in shower; teak shower bench available for shower
    Tee Suite Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The downstairs Garden Suite bath features a beautiful vanity and large antique mirror, and a large, all-tile shower with an overhead rain-head, hand-held sprayer, grab bars, and enough room for a teak shower bench if needed.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Garden Suite - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Tee Suite - 1 queen
    Fairway Suite - 1 queen
  • The Garden Suite is a wonderful mix of rustic and luxurious. It has a private entrance, gourmet coffee and tea service, and flat screen TV with cable. The room is spacious and comfortably furnished with antiques and rustic garden style pieces. Windows on three sides view the patio, woods, and garden. It features an elegant, large private bath with grab bars and a shower bench, and one of the most luxurious king beds you have ever experienced (it cradles you in down-filled splendor). The large antique day bed can comfortably sleep an additional guest. Two roomy upstairs bedroom suites feature vaulted ceilings, window seats, private sitting areas, private baths, and luxurious queen beds with ultra-soft, down-filled bedding. The reading loft is a cozy semi-private retreat and has often slept a child or small adult on the large chaise lounge. A queen-size and a twin-size aerobed are also available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • 16 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
Notes:
For event weekends, you will be welcomed with a home-cooked treat and breakfast ingredients for your first morning.

Reviews

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The Link House - Casual elegance in town with peaceful, woodland views
average rating of 4.95 based on 26 reviews
5

Wonderful!! Welcoming and Spacious!

  • 5 of 5

This is one of those houses that you walk into and know immediately that the owner has taken every measure to make it as welcoming and comfortable as possible. Such a neat older home with lots of room for family and friends to relax and enjoy being together with out feeling crowded.

The Bedrooms are very comfortable with nice beds and pillows. Each one has extra space for another person or two on a sofa or day bed and an attached bathroom.

The pool table provided lots of fun as did the comfy living room with big screen TV and the awesome back patio and fire pit. We loved watching the birds around the feeder and having our coffee there in the mornings!

Little notes were everywhere, answering questions before we asked! No guess work on how to use the TV or where the extra aerobed was or what the internet code was or anything! Holly has done such a wonderful job of anticipating your every need ~ it is amazing.

I really could go on and on, but I'll just say that if you are looking for a terrific place for three couples and a few kids or students, this place is GREAT!!

Thank you Holly for all of your thoughtful extras!! We loved staying there and will try to do so again in the future!!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy, Thank you for being wonderful guests and for the good words. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! Warm regards, Holly
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5

Wonderful, comfortable house!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to College Station and The Link House made it easy! Very comfortable and Holly was a pleasure to deal with.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great weekend with friends

  • 5 of 5

We were worried they'd sell the place and it wouldn't be available this year but they didn't and we had another great time at this home. Very communicative leading up to it, instructions, etc. Had some yummy cookies awaiting us and everything was as it should be. Simply a great place for friends to stay for an Aggie weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place, very close to campus, and great hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time playing dominoes, shooting pool and hanging out on the wonderful outdoor patio.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxed amid comfort and spaciousness

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful stay at The Link House, truly a comfortable and enjoyable place to stay while in the College Station/Bryan area. Holly was easy to communicate with and provided all the information needed for the house.

There was plenty of room to relax and the kitchen was well stocked. Both the front and back yards offer a lot of room and the patio is especially nice.

We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family stay at the Link House for our daughter's Ring Dunk weekend. Every detail of the home is intended for comfort and convenience. No space was left without a purposeful use -- in fact, my 17 year-old son chastised me for not finding the house when he was younger! (This was after finding the cozy cushioned cubby in the upstairs bedroom!)

We had a few families over on Friday night, and everyone complimented the lovely home and yard. We really lucked out in finding it -- but honestly it was the reviews of others that led us here. The only drawback is that we were tempted to stick around the house and enjoy the great patio and entertaining areas instead of partaking in all the University events that weekend! What a great problem to have!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melissa, Thank you for the review! We are delighted that you found the house so accommodating, comfortable, and peaceful. That is our goal. :-)
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Easterwood Airport
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Texas 6
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Burger House
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
Galveston
Car: necessary

The Link House is convenient to the Texas A & M campus, the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library, historic Downtown Bryan, Texas World Speedway, the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, Children’s Museum, the Messina Hof Winery and Resort, the Kingsbury Blueberry Farm, Santa's Wonderland, and the Bryan Golf Course. You can use the Link House as a comfortable home base when antique shopping and touring Central Texas attractions such as the Roundtop Antique Festival, the Antique Rose Emporium, the Texas Renaissance Festival, Houston Premium Outlet Mall in Cypress, and the Bluebell Creamery in Brenham.

Golf: The Link House is located just across Villa Maria from the Bryan Municipal Golf Course. This course is available to the public.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.75%

$125 cleaning fee
$59 Personal Property Protection
15.75% hotel and occupancy tax
• Available weekends and holidays only during the school year.
• Rate for Special Event weekends and holidays:
Starting Jan 2015: $450-$500 per night with a 2 night minimum stay. Additional nights $250 each. (Special Events include Texas A&M sporting events, Parents' Weekend, Graduations, and Holidays.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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