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Adam

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, spanish, danish

Peaceful Country Setting with FREE TAMU Football Parking

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Overview

Canyon Creek Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1bdr + living area w/pull-out sofa bed, full kitchen, laundry, large deck

The newly-constructed guest house includes one bedroom with a comfortable queen-sized bed, closet, living area with pull-out sofa bed, full-size kitchen, pantry, bathroom, and laundry room. The front door opens to a large, upper-level deck with tables and seating for four.

The fully-functional kitchen includes a full-size refrigerator, oven and cook-top with vent hood, large microwave, toaster oven, and coffee maker. There are place settings, cookware, cooking utensils, glasses, and other basic items for cooking.

The living area includes a sofa that expands to a queen-size bed as needed, table and chairs, and a flat-screen TV with local channels and DVD player.

The large, outdoor deck has two bar-height tables with seating for four. The deck overlooks the oak tree forest to the back of the property. It is perfect for relaxing, barbecuing, and entertaining.

The guest house is located on the second level of the building and is accessible by stairs only. The building is completely private (no one lives downstairs). Solar panels on the roof supplement the building's energy systems and provide most of the electric and hot water usage.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Adam (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, spanish, danish

About Adam

Adam and Kathrin both attended and obtained degrees from Texas A&M University. We have lived and worked in the area for more than ten years. Adam owns a solar business and teaches at the university, and Kathrin is a veterinarian and doing research at Texas A&M.

Adam purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Adam chose Bryan - College Station

This property offers the best of both worlds: It is a peaceful, country-like setting on 2.5 acres, away from busy town life, town lights, and town noise -- yet it is only seven minutes away (by car) to the university or downtown Bryan!

What makes this cottage unique

The New England style construction is cozy and somewhat unique in this area. The wooded setting and large area of natural landscape offers more privacy than typical neighborhoods. The neighbors are friendly, helpful, and many are often out walking on the main road.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)
Peaceful Country Setting with FREE TAMU Football Parking
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 52 reviews
5

Very cozy and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! My friend got married in Bryan tx, so my girlfriend and I decided to stay here. It was perfect! It was a really short drive to downtown Bryan Tx. It was nice having breakfast on the balcony looking over to the wooded backyard. Everything was really nice, after a long night at the weeding we slept like babies in that comfortable bed! Very cozy house! If we decide to come back to college station or Bryan tx, this is our place to stay! Thank you for having us!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my daughter spend one week in College Station and we loved the place we stayed. Very clean, cozy and convenient location. I would definitely stay here again if I visit College station in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kenosha, WI
5

Oasis in College Station

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property.

This property was situated over a garage and initially I had my doubts about climate control as my visit was in the summer. I could not have been more wrong. The environment was very well controlled and we remained cool and very comfortable.

Everything in this property was immaculate.

The kitchen was well appointed and certain staples were even provided for our stay. The owner spontaneously provided some self-roasted coffee during our stay that was superb.

The bedroom at this property was like heaven. The bedding was very comfortable and the room felt crisp and clean. There was plenty of extra bedding available for the pull out sofa sleeper.

We ate our breakfasts out on the deck which overlooked the wooded property. A grill was available if we desired to grill out.

There was a cozy area to watch a little television that suited us very well.

The owner has provided laundry equipment which was very useful to us as we were midway through a twelve day motorcycle ride.

The owner was very agreeable to us using the hose on the property to wash our bikes after our 1,000 mile ride from Wisconsin. Chatting with the owner was very pleasant.

I would certainly recommend this property for a couple or small family.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Metairie, LA
4

Loved the place!

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice stay. Everything was clean and comfortable. Loved the porch and the trees. Thanks for the coffee, it was delicious. Would like to stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Fort Worth, TX
5

Near perfection

  • 5 of 5

The property is advertised and well maintained. The deck overlooking the woods provides a nice way to relax. The entire weekend was great except for one minor negative that I hate to mention but in the spirit of providing feedback will. I had to pay close attention when driving a mid size truck (RAM 1500) onto the property due to high shrubs extending over the drive way. I'm sure it was due to the heavy rains that we have had for the last month and will be rectified. However, someone driving a large truck would not have made it. Thanks again for a wonderful weekend.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. If the only complaint is a little vegetation overgrowth over the driveway, then I think the "minor negative" actually makes quite a positive statement about the guest house overall. The native trees and shrubs make the peaceful atmosphere here, and one small price we pay for that is the endless chore of keeping them out of the driveway. To clarify one point for anyone reading this who is unfamiliar with the property, large trucks - in fact U-Haul - sized box trucks - can physically fit through the driveway. The reviewer means that, prior to trimming, a larger truck might not have "made it" through without touching a bit of the shrubbery's most recent exploratory new-growth.
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5

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great 1br cottage. Was exactly as advertised. We were very comfortable and only a few minutes from the Texas A&M Campus. We will stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
CLL
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Duddley's Draw
Nearest Ferry
165 Miles
Bolivar Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Traditions Club and Golf Course
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Amtrak station Temple, TX
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Texas State Highway 21
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Cafe Eccel
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
Galveston Island
Car: necessary

Situated on 2.5 acres in a quiet and friendly neighborhood, our guest house includes a large, upper-level deck that overlooks the peaceful oak forest. The wonderful country setting feels miles away from busy city life, which is why our guests find it hard to believe that downtown is only a seven-minute drive. You're just five miles from the Northgate area, five miles to some great, local restaurants, and only five miles to Kyle Field!

While you're here, be sure to visit the newly-restored, picaresque, historical downtown Bryan area as well. You'll find many local specialty shops and unique restaurants, including a popular German restaurant modeled after the owner's original restaurant in his home country. (The elaborate bar woodwork, which stretches from the first to the top of the second floor, was imported from Germany.)

If you enjoy golf, there are at least four courses to choose from around town. The closest (about three miles) is Traditions Gold Club, a Jack Nicklaus Design Championship course - considered one of the best courses in Texas.

Texas A&M Aggie football games are probably the biggest local attraction. Hotel rooms and other accommodations are usually booked to 100% occupancy many _months_ in advance. The Piper Place Guest House is perfect for home games because it offers a quiet getaway just minutes from town, and it INCLUDES FREE PARKING just two blocks from Kyle Field! We have reserved a great, convenient parking space for you in the historic neighborhood across the street (south) from Kyle field.

INTERNET: Free, fast Wi-Fi service is included.

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Rates & Availability

Canyon Creek Cottage 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 1 2016 - Sep 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$349
Flat fee
 
 
TAMU vs Prairie View Panthers
Sep 8 2016 - Sep 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$249
Flat fee
 
 
TAMU vs Tennessee Volunteers
Oct 6 2016 - Oct 8 2016
3 night minimum stay
$549
Flat fee
 
 
TAMU vs New Mexico Aggies
Oct 27 2016 - Oct 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$349
Flat fee
 
 
TAMU vs Ole Miss Rebels
Nov 10 2016 - Nov 12 2016
3 night minimum stay
$549
Flat fee
 
 
TAMU vs UTSA Roadrunners
Nov 17 2016 - Nov 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
$349
Flat fee
 
 
TAMU vs LSU Tigers
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
$549
Flat fee
 
 
Parents' Weekend 2017
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$378
Flat fee
 
 
TAMU Graduation Spring 2017
May 11 2017 - May 13 2017
1 night minimum stay
$189
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$89
From
$104
Fri,Sat
$495
$1,485
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.75%

If you are staying just one night, there is a cleaning fee of $50. If you are staying two nights or more, this cleaning fee is waived. Due to the limitations of the VRBO system, this fee may be added manually to the quote for single-night bookings. If the system charges you the fee by mistake, you will be refunded the full $50. -AJB

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Canyon Creek Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Heated tile flooring, comfortable bathroom rugs; tall shower with large, tall shower head; elegant sink with granite countertop
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Separate bedroom with queen-sized bed, side table, and closet
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

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