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Nancy Heard

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Quaint 1935 farmhouse on 25 acres in historic Washington on the Brazos

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Sleeps 6! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom surrounded by rolling pastures!

Centrally located and perfect for families, romantic weekends and girls getaways! The Guest House at Washington is a comfortable 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom 1935 farmhouse located on 25 acres and surrounded by dozens of local attractions. The retreat sleeps 6 and has a fully equipped kitchen, full-sized washer and dryer, internet and satellite TV with a DVD player.

Relax and watch the deer, cows, horses, hummingbirds, cardinals, bluebirds, purple martins, chickadees, titmice, house finches, gold finches, woodpeckers and other varieties of birds.

Lie under the stars in the hammock and see the night skies come alive! Sit back and enjoy country living!

This quaint cottage is located between Brenham and College Station in historic Washington, less than 2 miles from the Washington on the Brazos State Park. Surrounded by great shopping, country roads to explore and historical attractions!

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nancy Heard (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Nancy Heard

The property is owned and operated by Dean and Nancy Heard who lived and worked in the Houston area for years before permanently relocating to a slower pace of life in Washington Texas.

Why Nancy Heard chose Texas

The property has been in Nancy's family for over 100 years. The farmhouse was her Great Grandmother's House but was restored by the couple and was their weekend getaway from life in the city. They now want to share that getaway with others wanting an escape from the city.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The property is not only centrally located between Houston and Austin but centrally located between College Station and Brenham, simply a great location!

Mornings and evening are the best! Listening to the birds, cows, horses and roosters, watching the deer and feeling the breeze. Enjoying the beautiful sunsets and wonderful sunrises! Laying on the hammock at night watching the stars!


based on 29 traveler reviews

Quaint 1935 farmhouse on 25 acres in historic Washington on the Brazos
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews

Rural tranquil bliss.

  • 5 of 5

We brought my 75 year old parents to the area for the history and antiquing. We chose to come in early spring for the flowers and were not disappointed. The farmhouse location, layout size and amenities were perfect for this visit.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No Better Place to Unwind and Feel At Home

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was no less than wonderful! Our family of grown siblings and one spouse booked our 2 day stay and it took all of 5 seconds for everyone to approve once they arrived. The house was warm and inviting and not in the least bit sterile or 'vanilla'. It felt like Gran's House...perfectly comfortable. Our experience was enhanced by the graciousness of our hosts and their sweet fox terrier, Lilly. She doesn't meet any strangers and was a welcome addition to our gathering. The porch was a good and breezy place to congregate at any time. The kitchen had all of the implements and equipment with which to prepare meals. The property was a joy to wander, providing snacks for the horses, food for the goldfish in the water lily pond. Our hosts were never intrusive, but available and when Dean visited with Lily, we peppered him with questions about the place and their history with it. (No spoilers here. You'll have to ask your own questions if you're interested.) Be prepared to miss the place the moment you begin to leave!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Setting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our Round Top Weekend and couldn't have been happier! The house was very clean, comfortable and just as cute as can be and the surrounding pasture was filled with bluebonnets! When we arrived we were welcomed with brownies, a bottle of wine and a fire pit completely prepared to light. It was a perfect greeting! Nancy was very attentive to details and to meeting our needs while we were there. It was a great place to linger over breakfast and conversation and a wonderful place to land after a full day of shopping. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again and certainly hope to have the opportunity to do so!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot and hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated my husband's birthday here with friends. Plenty of table space for visiting and playing games. Kitchen had more appliances than expected and came in handy (crockpot and waffle iron!) Nancy easy to work with and had good recommendations. Would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing stay in a loving farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay in a loving, warm and welcoming farmhouse built in 1936. We were greeted with brownies, wine, crackers and cheese and much more to make us feel at home. We enjoyed coffee on the patio, bird watched, fed the horses, relaxed on the hammock and enjoyed cooking home-made meals. If it weren't for all the shopping and wineries around Brenham, we would have stayed in the farmhouse the whole time, playing games, laughing and enjoying the legacy of the property.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing stay at charming farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the farmhouse just as Dean was passing with Lily (the sweetest little dog you could meet). Dean gave us a lovely welcome (as did Lily) and Dean kindly showed us around the house.

We loved it as soon as we walked through the door. It was full of character, clean, and had averything we needed including some delicious home baked brownies and a bottle of wine courtesy of Dean & Nancy.

The farmhouse is surrounded by farm land with lovely views across the fields and was very peaceful and relaxing. One of the neighbours was returning Lily and stopped to say hello as we were taking in a lovely sunrise whilst enjoying our morning tea and coffee. Everyone we met was so friendly.

Although the hummingbirds had migrated south for the year we were really fortunate to see one on both days for a short while. A real bonus. We also saw quite a few woodpeckers and enjoyed taking the snacks supplied to feed the horses nearby.

We only spent 2 nights at the farmhouse as we were passing through but could have happily spent more time there. Dean & Nancy really couldn't have been more welcoming.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
89 Miles
Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: necessary

Located one mile from the Washington on the Brazos State Park, Star of Republic Museum and Barrington Living History Farm and a short drive to the Blue Bell Creamery, Fanthrop Inn State Historic Site, Texas A&M University, The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Texas Baptist Historical Center, Round Top Festival Institute, Brenham's 'Main Street' District, Round Top Antique Show, Lake Somerville State Park and Trailway, local wineries, Texas Renaissance Festival, Old Baylor Park, and antique shopping. We are surrounded by country roads ready for miles of bike riding, on the bluebonnet trail and adjacent to the Texas Independence Trail.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Texas Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Hair dryers supplied
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

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