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Holly Gibbons

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

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

11 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Country Club Estates House Rental Photos and Description

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.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Holly Gibbons (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 11 traveler reviews

The Link House - Casual elegance in town with peaceful, woodland views
average rating of 4.909091 based on 17 reviews
5

Cozy home with lots of Charm

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Link House. This house was close to everything we needed for a week of fastpitch softball! The birds in the back yard were fun to watch and what my daughter thought was a cat was a very well fed squirrel. All the lights in the house and around the house were very nice. The couple that just moved in the garage was also very nice. Overall a great place to stay in a home away from home!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We strive to make the Link House a comfortable home away from home. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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5

A perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My family spent 4 weeks at the Link House. The location is perfect, in the middle of everything. Surprisingly quiet street and backyard. Behind the property is a small stream and wooded area. Sitting in the backyard feels as if you are out in the country. The house is equipped to comfortably host a large group, with multiple seating arrangements for a large meal both inside and outside. I cannot say enough good things about the owner. She was very responsive and supportive. The house was impeccably cleaned and well stocked. The kitchen has more utensils and supplies than my own home. If you want to make a dish the tools are there.

The house and especially the back yard gave us relaxing retreat that we will always remember. The Link House will remain at the top of our list for trips to Bryan!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Link House was awesome !!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a place to stay in the area, I can't think of a better option. Really close to the TAMU campus, and also very close to shopping, restaurants, etc in Bryan. The house itself is great. Its situated in a nice quiet neighborhood, the patio is great for grilling, and there are plenty of chairs, tables etc which allowed us to have a nice outdoor get-together. The house is in great shape, the kitchen is really well-stocked with utensils, pots, pans, condiments, coffee, etc. The beds are very comfortable, and the pool table is a nice addition.

The only issue I want to note (definitely NOT a problem, just something to be aware of) is that I had read in some of the materials the owner provided that the garage has been converted into an apartment where students lived. I forgot to tell my wife. She was standing in the kitchen at 11pm, looking out over the back porch, when a young lady walked across the porch! My wife relaxed once she realized that the young lady had a key and was going into the garage. But I just want to make sure that prospective renters are aware when they book the Link House that someone else is living there. The students never interfered with any of our activities or disrupted us in any way. They were very quiet.

Anyway, the Link House is a great place to stay and we will definitely rent it again next time we visit our son in College Station.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was a pleasure having you as guests! I appreciate the comment about being aware of the renters in the garage apartment. I will leave a note for guests as a reminder that they are on the property. We hope to see you again. :-)
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5

I highly recommend this property!

  • 5 of 5

We came to college station with out of state family for my son's ring dunk. Deciding to make a weekend of it we rented the Link House. It was a perfect setting and space for our group! From the college kids who were in and out at all hours of the day and night to be fed - all the way to the Grandparents it was a wonderful weekend for all! The outside patio was a perfect gathering place where we spent most of our time - even used the fire pit at night to ward of the cold weather that crept in! There was enough space for anyone to sneak away for a much needed nap after trying to keep up with the youngsters without being disturbed. It was clean, comfortable and the owner was more than accommodating! We will definitely be staying there again!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beth, I'm delighted the Link House worked out so well for you. It was a pleasure having you as guests. Have a wonderful holiday! Best regards, Holly
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Link House

  • 5 of 5

Great Stay, Great location, large roomy house. Kids had a ball and so did the parents.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brandon, That's great news. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! Best regards, Holly
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TAAF Track Meet

  • 5 of 5

Great stay for our group of Track Coaches and some of the kids. Comfortable beds plus all the kitchen gadgets you could ever need!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Candice, It was fun having you and kids as guests. I was impressed with the kids! Best regards, Holly
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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

Country Club Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
TAMU vs UCLA Bruins
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
$750
Flat fee
 
 
TAMU vs Praire View A&M
Sep 9 2016 - Sep 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
$750
Flat fee
 
 
TAMU vs Tennessee Volunteers
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 8 2016
2 night minimum stay
$900
Flat fee
 
 
TAMU vs New Mexico State
Oct 28 2016 - Oct 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$900
Flat fee
 
 
TAMU vs Ole Miss Rebels
Nov 11 2016 - Nov 12 2016
2 night minimum stay
$1,000
Flat fee
 
 
TAMU vs UTSA Roadrunners
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$900
Flat fee
 
 
TAMU vs LSU Tigers
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
$1,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,295
$3,300
 

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.)

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Amenities

Country Club Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
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:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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