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Elise Winchester

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Historic Home - Walk to Downtown, short drive to TAMU

16 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Bryan - College Station House Rental Photos and Description

House: 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths - lots of room indoors and outdoors

This historic home, built for Sim and Ruby Cooper in 1906, is located near downtown Bryan and is only a short drive to Texas A&M University (6 miles to Kyle Field). The home was the personal residence of an Architect for 15 years and it has been completely restored and updated.

The house has approximately 3,300 square feet of living space with high ceilings, large arches, and many large functioning windows. It has a large well-equipped kitchen, a large family room with an HD TV, a formal dining room, a breakfast area, a parlor and a formal living room. All of the floors are hardwood and many of the furnishings are antiques.

All of the bedrooms are located on the second floor, but there is queen sofa-sleeper on the first floor. Upstairs, one bedroom has twin beds, the master has a queen bed, and the other has a double bed and built-in office/workspace. An additional room upstairs off the master bedroom can be used as a dressing area, playroom or additional bedroom; it is furnished with a twin day bed. This room does not have direct access from the hallway and can only be entered through the master bedroom or another bedroom. The office/workspace has a built-in workstation (computer not provided) and lots of natural light from the windows on three sides. Downstairs in the original living room (which can be easily closed off from the rest of the house) is a queen sleeper sofa.

There is one bathroom upstairs and one bathroom downstairs. Each bathroom has a tub and shower. The bedrooms do not have private bathrooms. The bathrooms are not handicap accessible.

The large fenced yard includes a 6-8 person hot-tub, large patio and a covered porch. There is off-street parking for up to four cars and on street parking on a wide street in front.

Pets will be considered on a case by case basis.

The home is well designed for entertaining and social events. It can be rented for retreats, parties, reunions, football weekends, etc. Additional charges will apply for these events.

We request that you noify us in advance if you will be entertaining more than 10 people while you are here.

Please keep in mind that this home was built before modern air conditioning was available. Although it has been fitted with two central air-conditioning units (one for each floor), when the temperature rises above 100 degrees for an extended time - the units will keep the house comfortable, but not cold.

Keywords: historic, receptions, football weekends, Texas Reds Festival, reunion, business meetings, retreats, parties, social events, hot-tub, weddings, walk to downtown

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Elise Winchester (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Elise Winchester

We are professionals that live and work in the B/CS area. Our office is just a few blocks away and we are available by phone, text or email if you should have any questions or encounter any problems.

Elise Winchester purchased this house in 1996

Why Elise Winchester chose Bryan - College Station

This home was our personal residence for 15 years. Shortly after completing the last of the restoring and landscaping, we purchased another home and moved. This is a very comfortable house and we loved living here. We miss the convenience of walking to the farmer's market, shops, entertainment and restaurants in downtown Bryan.

What makes this house unique

Downtown Bryan is just a few blocks away. There you can find local restaurants, shopping, live theater, live music, and bars. Check the City of Bryan calendar for festivals and First Friday events. On Saturday mornings you can visit the Brazos Valley Farmers Market a short three block walk away. Just two blocks away is Sue Haswell Memorial park with tennis courts, a playground, 3 pavilions that can be rented from the City of Bryan, horseshoe courts, sand volleyball court, basketball court, and other amenities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing weekend. Love the house!
Oct 2013
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Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

Historic Home - Walk to Downtown, short drive to TAMU
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
5

Perfect home for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We brought our family down to Bryan to visit with relatives and chose this house over others because of its historical value and location to downtown Bryan. Large rooms, inviting, and full of history, this home has it all. Lovely front porch for photos and excellent fire pits for cooler weather. Beautiful furnishings. Close to downtown restaurants as well as the highway. Made our Thanksgiving feel like we were at grandmother's house. The owner was a delight and easy to work with throughout our stay. It was a great long weekend for us.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best house yet!!! Perfect for Christmas and family

  • 5 of 5

We just loved our stay and didn't want to leave. The house is beautiful and cozy. We loved the Christmas decorations which was a special touch for out family gathering. We made memories to last a lifetime. Graduation, proposal, generational family pictures and Christmas dinner with family. Everyone was impressed with the home and it made for a great vacation/celebration.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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5

Huge, beautiful, and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week stay. The home was just as described, except that it was a little bigger and nicer than expected.

I strongly recommend this property. Elise was a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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One of the Best Homes I have rented

  • 5 of 5

The home was Perfect for our 10 day event at the Brazos center. It had an abundance of quality towels and a washer and dryer. I would recommend this home for a large group or family. We will be renting it in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Charming Home conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this house during the month of April, 2015. We experienced a couple of issues with appliances and the owners addressed them immediately. The house is huge with a beautiful master bedroom. The location was excellent for our needs with easy access to sightseeing venues. The George Bush (41) Library is conveniently located nearby with easy access to freeways and other Texas cities. There is a park within walking distance. Very good value rental that we recommend.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Wonderful weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was an incredible place to stay for a reunion with college roommates. All of the things were wonderful about the house and all was very comfortable - we never wanted to leave. It will definitely be a place we come back to for more reunions.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Messina Hof Winery & Resort
Old Bryan Market Place Incorporated
Revolution
"One of the more bohemian places in town - good music, outdoor seating, bar"
Madden's Casual Gourmet
"Probably the best restaurant in the county."
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Downtown Uncorked
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 6
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Maddens Casual Gormet
Car: necessary

Located a few short blocks from a Saturday morning farmer's market, two blocks from a park with horseshoes, basketball court, playground, and picnic facilities. You can easily walk to downtown (about 4 blocks) where you will find restaurants, bars, shopping, music venues and theaters.

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Rates & Availability

Bryan - College Station 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
 
UCLA Bruins
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
$1,000
Flat fee
 
 
Tennessee VOLS
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 8 2016
2 night minimum stay
$1,000
Flat fee
 
 
New Mexico
Oct 28 2016 - Oct 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$1,000
Flat fee
 
 
Ole Miss
Nov 11 2016 - Nov 12 2016
2 night minimum stay
$1,200
Flat fee
 
 
LSU
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
$1,500
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
$1,500
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 15.75%

Damage Protection is non-refundable. Single nights or day use may be available - please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Bryan - College Station House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size mattress
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3) One room has twin beds and another bedroom has a day bed. The daybed is set up in a room off the master bedroom and does not have direct access off the hall. , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa sleeper is located in downstairs portion of house.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • tennis
Notes:
Historic home, high ceilings, wood floors, large fenced area with porch and patio, large living and dining areas, short drive to Texas A&M University

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