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Historic Home - Walk to Downtown, short drive to TAMU

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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Downtown 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Elise Winchester
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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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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Historic Home - Walk to Downtown, short drive to TAMU
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Lovely, Elegant, and Spacious

  • 5 of 5

The house invokes the old world charm of Texas – like a bygone era. The downstairs is so beautiful-wood floors, moldings, archways – even better in person. The bedrooms were spacious. The beds were comfortable. The house easily accommodated our contingent. The grounds were lovely and we spent some time out in the garden. I was concerned with only 2 baths, and one only on the second floor but it all seemed to work out. We happened to be there during the storm of the century, and the house held up well, and the grounds drained so we could go outside. The owner checked up on us afterwards to be sure we were ok and we were. Kitchen was fully appointed with everything you need, also there were lots of bath towels. Highly recommend the place. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Barabara - I hope you have an opporunity to come back when the weather is nicer - maybe in October or April of some year. Thanks for taking care of our home.
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Warm and Welcoming

  • 5 of 5

You will find this property is more than words and pictures convey. This is the 5th time I have leased this house for overflow of family and friends. I have celebrated graduations, a wedding and hosted gatherings of cousins and quilters in this lovely home. It is spacious and well outfitted. The one thing I have not used is the hot tub - so I have reason to return!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Becky! You're my best customer! I appreciate the way you always take care of our house and for your continued support.
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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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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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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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Messina Hof Winery & Resort
Old Bryan Market Place Incorporated
"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.


Rates & Availability

Downtown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
New Mexico
Oct 28 2016 - Oct 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Ole Miss
Nov 11 2016 - Nov 12 2016
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nicholls State Game
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
UL Lafayette
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
South Carolina
Sep 29 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Alabama Game
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
MS State
Oct 27 2017 - Oct 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Auburn Game
Nov 3 2017 - Nov 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Mexico Game
Nov 10 2017 - Nov 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $79
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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Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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
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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