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Luxury Rental With Over 3300 Square Feet Of Space, Near Downtown Brenham

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 or 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 and an additional space to accomodate 6

This beautiful home is featured on the National Register of Historic Places, and has all the comforts of home. Built in 1910, in the American Movement style, it is filled with antiques. It also offers all the modern amenities of today, such as Wi-Fi, cable television, central air and heating, gourmet kitchen and a full size washer and dryer for your convenience. It also has an additional space upstairs, which can accommodate an additional six to eight guests. When rented in conjunction with the 2200 square feet of space downstairs, you can sleep a total of up to sixteen. There is an additional fee to add on the second floor space, and it is discounted when rented with the downstairs area. You will love sitting out on the huge wrap around porches, surrounded by roses, gardenias and a huge magnolia tree. There's a large cedar porch swing, comfortable rockers with cushions and a double size quilted hammock under the pecan trees out back. The home is located in a quiet historic neighborhood, but is walking distance to downtown, where there are frequent festivals and events, as well as unique shops and delicious restaurants.

Beautiful woodwork and unique architectural details greet you at the entry way. There is even a piano there for entertaining!

The huge living room has a large wood burning fire place, beamed ceilings, original light fixtures and a library, as well as a large flat screen television and DVD/Blue Ray player. It is a beautiful room and is perfect for gathering friends and family.

There is a formal dining room, complete with china and crystal. It has beautiful bay windows, with a French door leading to the large wrap around porch. The porch has several rocking chairs and overlooks the formal garden. The gracious home sits on a park-like half acre lot, covered in pecan trees and crepe myrtles. There's a double-wide quilted hammock, under the pecan trees out back, waiting for you to relax in.

The master bedroom has a queen size bed and television with DVD player . The second bedroom is huge and has two double beds, as well as two single hassocks on wheels that can be used anywhere in the home. The second bedroom also has a large flat screen television.

Premium soaps and shampoos are provided, as well as large soft towels and guest robes. The half bath is conveniently located between the two bedrooms and a large full bath is centrally located in the home.

Historic Holle house is just a few blocks from downtown Brenham, and is centrally located in the Hill Country, close to Round Top and Bellville.

Come and stay at Historic Holle House... You'll be glad you did!

More Details

Susan McGee
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, I do speak some spanish.
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Susan McGee

It was my life long dream to own and operate a bed and breakfast. I love people and making them feel right at home. When I considered retirement from my career in financial services, I knew that I wanted to pursue my dream. When I found Holle House, I knew it had just the right feel for what I wanted to share with others. Although the floor plan did not lend itself to a B&B, it was perfect for a family or groups of friends to stay and enjoy each others company. I still have the joy of meeting guests from all over the world and giving them a sense of warmth and welcome here with special touches and attention to every detail. Come and let Historic Holle House be your home away from home, and a place to make great new memories of your own!

Susan McGee purchased this house in 2014

Why Susan McGee chose Brenham

I chose to purchase this property for a vacation rental because of it's unique architectural details, it's desirable location in a quiet neighborhood, yet only blocks to historic downtown and Blinn college campus. I also love the large half acre lot, which this beautiful historic home sits on.

What makes this house unique

Historic Holle House has all the beautiful architectural details of yesteryear with all the modern amenities of today. We provide delicious breakfast goodies, fresh flowers and everything needed for a relaxing and comfortable stay. The home is situated on a park like half acre lot, in a quiet residential neighborhood that is just blocks from downtown Brenham. The house is stocked with everything needed to prepare and serve a gourmet meal, but also has plenty of paper and plastic ware for easy convenience. We also stock plenty of paper towels, foil and plastic wrap, baggies, etc. We also have a large programmable coffee pot, plus an espresso/cappuccino maker, in addition to our large selection of teas. Come and make Historic Holle House your home away from home!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I stayed there several times this summer (2014) and enjoyed it immensely. Comfortable, relaxing, quaint, exquisite, with cable, Wi-Fi, shower, AC, washer and dryer. Superb kitchen, felt like I was cooking with Julia Childs. Found plenty of things to do and see. Will continue to visit every chance I get. Cannot think of a better place to go that makes me feel this good.
Sep 2014
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Brenham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Marble vanity with sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Half bath with toilet & sink is located between 2 bedrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 2 hassocks (single beds) are on wheels and movable
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Spacious room with flat screen television
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Dining room can be converted to bedroom, across from bath
  • There are two large bedrooms, one with queen and one with two double size beds. In addition, the dining room easily converts into an extra bedroom by placing the two twin size hassocks (single beds on wheels) in this room. It is conveniently located across the hall from the full bath and next to the living room. None of the bedrooms have common walls. The queen room has a small television with built in dvd player. The room with two doubles has a large flat screen television. All bedrooms have soft fluffy robes, and chocolates! There is an additional space upstairs of approximately 1100 square feet, which has another three rooms, five beds, an additional bathroom and another kitchen and dining area, plus the huge covered balcony. It is rented separately, for an additional fee, but discounted when rented in conjunction with the first floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Local attractions include Historic downtown Brenham, Washington on the Brazos state park and historical sights, Round Top, Festival Hill (a world famous musical venue), Chappell Hill, Bellville, Blue Bell Ice Cream and Blue Bell Aquatic Center.


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Luxury Rental With Over 3300 Square Feet Of Space, Near Downtown Brenham
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews

Hospitality superb!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful weekend in this lovely historic home. Susan was a wonderful host. Met me at the house and gave a tour and instructions on how to heat the delicious goodies she left for us! Overall, great experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for bringing your family to stay at Historic Holle House! I'm so glad to know that you enjoyed the home and all the breakfast goodies. Please come back again!
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Austin, TX

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I stayed at this house for the weekend, and it was amazing! The breakfast items that she left were delicious, and she thought of everything! That front porch was to die for....we spent our evenings out there. Perfect getaway home.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Magen, I loved having you and your friends stay at Historic Holle House. I am so glad to know that you all had a good time and that you enjoyed the porch and breakfast. Please like us on facebook and tell your friends. I would love to have you back! Susan
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Really Enjoyed Our Stay

  • 5 of 5

We live in North Carolina and our brother-in-law is from Brenham and was to be inductded into his High School Sports Hall of Fame, so 8 members of the family came into town for the event. Instead of getting 2 rooms at a local motel, we decided to try VRBO (our first time). We selected Holle House and 6 of us stayed here (B-I-L and wife stayed with his parents). Susan was a wonderful host. She said that owning a B&B was her lifelong dream and it showed by her hospitality and interest in making sure we had what we needed. There was an abudnance of breakfast items, fruit, juice, coffee, etc that started each of our 3 days out on a good note. The last night we had childhood friends come to town to vist before we left. Having the living room was a real bonus. If we make it back to Brenham, we will stay with Susan again.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Overall, it was a very relaxing stay. The neighborhood is very quiet. The house was well stocked and the owner was very friendly. The house was very clean and the owner left plenty of breakfast and snack items. We didn't have to purchase breakfast our entire stay. We plan on returning with our son since the house is kid friendly.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston, Tx

Work ,work, work

  • 5 of 5

Crew came in town to paint decorative treatments in a new construction home. It was so nice to come to this comfortable home at the end of a very long work day! The owner went above & beyond to make sure we had everything we needed and also provided us breakfast goodies & fruit in the mornings! I would not hesitate to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for choosing to stay at Historic Holle House! It is always my goal to make sure everyone is comfortable and happy. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay here, even though you all had so much work to do during the day. We look forward to seeing you again! And the good news is that we will soon have an additional new queen size bed.
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Coppell, TX

Perfect weekend!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Holle House for a weekend trip with my 3 sisters & mother. Brenham was a nice central spot for the five of us to meet. We do this 3 times a year, and look for a place where we can sleep comfortably, have at least two bathrooms (we are 5 women!), watch movies together, and cook dinners & breakfasts.

We ended up only using two of the bedrooms (the owner graciously set up the dining room as a 3rd bedroom, with two comfortable looking rollaway twin beds) mother was in the queen bedroom room, and the four sisters shared the two full size beds. It was like being kids again, staying up talking and laughing...just perfect. Beds were VERY comfortable. Even though only one bathroom with a shower, it was no problem for us to share that...having a additional powder room was what was important ;-).

The kitchen had everything we needed to cook our dinners, and the large kitchen was very homey. We enjoyed sitting at the kitchen table playing cards, too. The flat screen tv in the sitting room allowed us to watch our movies. The house was extremely clean. Susan, the owner called a few days before arrival to discuss choices for breakfast that she so thoughtfully provided. We actually couldn't even eat it all! There were also candy dishes full of wrapped chocolates all over the house, and thick fluffy robes left on the beds. Shampoos & soaps, and paper products were also provided. There were more than enough parking for our five cars. The house was just like the pictures showed. There were even fresh flowers!

It was evident that the owner enjoys hosting guests, and that she has gone to great effort to prepare this historical house for guests. As a side note, Brenham was a great choice for us. Our two lunches out, were nice, walking around for several hours downtown, was exactly what we like to do... cute shops, antique stores, etc. and a great grocery store (a large HEB) just a few minutes from the house. Perfect weekend!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so very much for submitting your review regarding Historic Holle House. I am so glad that you and your family had such a nice time visiting the Brenham area and especially that you all were comfortable, and enjoyed all of our amenities here. We hope you can return soon!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Los Cabos, Home Sweet Farm, Chilis
Nearest Golf
19 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 290 and Business 36
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Los Cabos, Must be Heaven, Schlotzkys, McDonalds
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Lake Somerville
Car: necessary

Close to Round Top, where there are antique shows in spring and fall, as well as beautiful Festival Hill, a classical music venue located on large acreage, filled with beautiful stone works, ponds, water features, etc. Musicians from around the world play here. Holle House is also close to Chappell Hill, another quaint town with cute shops and beautiful views. The home is located only six blocks from downtown Brenham, which has many attractions for all ages. There are free concerts and outdoor movies in the park during summer time. There are other activities year round here, so be sure to see the Brenham Chamber of Commerce website, Also, be sure to visit the Blue Bell Ice Cream factory, gift shop and water park, while staying here.

Historic Holle House has unique architectural details, yet all the modern conveniences of today. Historic Holle House will be your home away from home!




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.0%

Continental breakfast is provided and additional meals and amenities may be arranged by contacting owner, Susan McGee, prior to your arrival. We also have an additional space of approximately 1000 square feet, upstairs, which can accommodate an additional six guests. This space can be rented separately, at a rate of $175.00 per night (plus fees and taxes) or in conjunction with the downstairs space at a discounted rate of $150.00 per night (plus fees and taxes).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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