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The Salt Lick Retreat ~ A Quiet Texas Oasis ~ $235 per Night (3BR / 2.5BA)

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type house

Overview

About the property

3 BR / 2.5 BA; Salt Water Pool; Jacuzzi; Alarm; Private Rental (sleeps 1-8)

We are on high ground, do not flood, and come through storms just fine!

We look forward to hosting your stay. :-)

$235 per night, for 1-6 guests (including infants), in the bedrooms. All bedrooms are upstairs. Private rental of the retreat.

($1410 per week; $4700 per month)

Sleeps 1-8. Self check-in (keypad).

The Salt Lick Retreat is in Spring, Texas - west of I-45 and east of 249 / Tomball Parkway - in a quiet, safe neighborhood. Located 30 minutes north of downtown Houston, we are close to The Woodlands (27 minutes), ExxonMobil Campus (19 minutes), Hewlett Packard (10 minutes), parks, playgrounds, golf courses, movie theaters, walking and biking trails, horseback riding, gyms, restaurants, and shopping. Galveston Beach is a quick 1.5 hour drive away (a fun day trip).

Our lush yard has a private salt water swimming pool with jacuzzi, both of which are open year-round (pool temperature may be kept at 70-80 degrees during 70 degree or colder weather). The jacuzzi can be used at any temperature, from pool temperature to 104 degrees.

The jacuzzi goes from 70 degrees to 104 degrees in about 15 minutes. It is also really nice at pool temperature on a hot day, when you may not want the water to be hot!

The yard features an outdoor gazebo, lounge chairs and seating, an 8'x14' rectangular trampoline with safety netting, fire pit, and a dual bbq (charcoal and gas). Monarch butterflies often emerge from cocoons in the bushes (or on the furniture!).

This home is lovingly decorated with formal and informal Texas antiques and other furnishings.

For $235 per night, a total of 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths are available, with the Main Bedroom and bath included in your rental. Six people are included in the $235 per night rate. Sleeps 1-8. ($1410 per week, and $4700 per month). With advance approval, up to two additional guests may stay, for $21 per night each (including infants).

For $200 per night, the main bedroom is locked, so two bedrooms are available in the right wing of the home (private rental), not including the Main Bedroom and bath. Four people are included in the $200 per night rate. Sleeps 1-5. ($1200 per week, and $4000 per month). With advance approval, one additional guest may stay, for $21 per night (including infants). That is a separate listing on VRBO, #1125401.

This rental is for your private rental of the retreat - 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms.

Two twin air mattresses with linens etc. are available for up to 2 preapproved in advance additional guests.

Guests enjoy:

* Living room TV with Dish Network, HBO, DVD/VHS, Wii

* Large DVD and VHS video collection

* Breakfast room

* Formal dining room

* Formal living room

* Kitchen

* Laundry room

* Two full bathrooms upstairs

* Half bath downstairs

* Yard, pool, jacuzzi (9am to 9pm), trampoline, etc.

* Pack 'n Play

The property is secured with a security system alarm, including cameras.

Note that smoking is only allowed outside, including E-Cigs.

30 minutes from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).

If you need the retreat deallergen treated before arrival, please let us know - this has been highly effective for people with severe allergies. The cats are not onsite during private rentals.

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RESERVATIONS:

The property frequently receives competing rental requests, from various online rental sites, so you may want to inquire and confirm quickly, to ensure that you get the reservation!

Please keep in mind that Houston is hit by storms each year. It is consistently being developed and repaired. The house is in a beautiful, quiet area. Any storms, construction or repairs near the house will not be a basis for discount or cancellation, nor will our periodic power outages (or if the pool heater / jacuzzi are not working).

For longer stays, the house interior may be checked weekly for plant watering, and light repairs and maintenance. Any issues can result in immediate payment for damages, and / or an additional security deposit, and / or termination of rental for no refund.

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CALENDAR:

Please see the Calendar for available rental dates.

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CANCELLATION FEES:

50% of invoice with 30 or more days' notice.

100% if less than 30 days' notice.

This custom cancellation policy overrides the VRBO "No Refund" setting (their "multiple choice" system does not allow for my actual, more generous, cancellation policy). :-)

A cancellation of any kind will incur deduction of all fees we paid to accept your reservation.

The security deposit and cleaning fee are refunded in the event of a cancellation.

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RATES:

The $235 nightly rate is based on 1-6 guests (including infants).

With advance approval, up to 2 additional guests may be allowed.

Preapproved additional guests cost $21 each per night (including infants).

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More Details

Owner
Meg
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Meg

Hello! When I rent my home (private rental), I stay at my Houston apartment, which is closer to work and family (dementia). This means that I am generally nearby, so can easily help with any rental questions or needs. :-)

Meg purchased this house in 2005

What makes this house unique

Quiet, established subdivision close to Houston and The Woodlands.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I really love the breakfast prepared by Meg. It has porridge, sausage, strawberry and more. The room has smart TV that you can enjoy movie by Netflix.
May 2015
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Amenities

Spring House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome
  • RATES: Rates are based on 6 guests, in the bedrooms. Up to two approved in advance extra guests may be allowed, for a fee of $21 per guest per night.
  • INFANTS: Infants are included in the guest count.
  • CANCELLATION FEE: 50% of invoice with 30 or more days' notice. 100% if less than 30 days' notice. This custom fee overrides VRBO's No Refund setting.
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Shared Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Downstairs Half Bath - toilet
    Main Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Extra deep bathtub.
  • The Main Bedroom has a private full, two sink, bathroom with an extra deep bathtub. Guests in the other two bedrooms share a well appointed full bathroom in the upstairs central hall, stocked with a variety of amenities. There is a half bath downstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The Marzipan Room - 1 queen
    The Cashmere Room - 2 twin/ single
    Main Bedroom - 1 king
  • THE MARZIPAN ROOM (sleeps 2) is a beautiful second floor queen bedroom that overlooks the salt water pool and features: * Memory foam topped mattress * Light blocking curtains * Soundproofed windows * Ceiling fan with lights. THE CASHMERE ROOM (sleeps 2) is a charming second floor two twin bedroom that overlooks the front yard and features: * Memory foam topped mattresses * Light blocking curtains * Soundproofed windows * Ceiling fan with lights * TV with Netflix, Hulu, etc. * iMac computer. MAIN BEDROOM (sleeps 2) is a large second floor CalKing bedroom with ensuite / attached full double-sink bathroom, that overlooks the front yard and features: * Full, two sink, bathroom with extra deep tub * Memory foam topped mattress * Light blocking curtains * Soundproofed windows * Ceiling fan with lights * Walk-in closet * TV with Dish Network, Netflix, etc.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
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
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Some concierge services, including personalized cooking, may be available during your stay, for an additional charge. Please ask if you are interested.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
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The Salt Lick Retreat ~ A Quiet Texas Oasis ~ $235 per Night (3BR / 2.5BA)
average rating of 4.3913045 based on 47 reviews
5

Fantastic vacation home and was exactly as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

We selected this home for the Christmas holidays and are very glad we did. It is a beautiful home that has so much character and is very well-equipped. We enjoyed our time very much and spent a lot of time relaxing in the backyard by the pool. It has everything you could ever need and Is very conveniently located to many attractions and amenities. The owner was fantastic to deal with and we would not hesitate to stay there again. I would highly recommend this property to anyone. Thank you very much to the owner again for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WONDERFUL!!!

  • 4 of 5

This home is lovely and very clean nestled in a nice, quiet neighborhood. The pool and hot tub are awesome with lots of play toys. Every luxury is available in her home including a fully stocked kitchen with more spices you will ever need. TVs equipped with lots of options and DVDs are available. Spacious room to entertain and dine either inside or out under the covered patio with a grill . Great grocery stores and restaurants nearby. And state of the art security features are in this home to make you feel safe. It's a great place to stay and Meg was a gracious and lovely person and host. You will definitely enjoy your time in this wonderful home for any occasion.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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She has cameras and keep changing the air conditioner temperature

  • 2 of 5

She is very weird. She has cameras in the house. She is always watching everything and keep changing the air conditioner temperature. Not a safe neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chuckle. What an odd review. This was "Jihad E."' and family's second trip to the retreat this year, so clearly both the neighborhood and I are fine. :-) The neighborhood is excellent, in fact - as evidenced in part by Panera and Whole Foods being minutes away. This is one of the safest, most established neighborhoods anywhere in or near Houston. This street and house are particularly safe, as two sheriffs live in houses next door! Jihad's review from his first trip is shown further down in the reviews, from May 2018, and is fully complimentary about the "great house," pool, dollhouse, neighborhood, and more. They would not have come for a second trip had their first experience not been lovely. Jihad and family were not very considerate guests, or attentive to house care. The children did damage to items both trips. During this second trip the damage was more significant. They did not seem to have supervised their many very young children. The damage was submitted for coverage under the insurance guests are required to purchase through VRBO. Dollhouse items went missing, and four large furniture pieces were scratched and damaged (it looked like the children walked back and forth scratching them). Guests can rest assured that there are not "cameras" inside of the house - there is simply one inside, for the front door, as shown in the pictures on VRBO, and as detailed in the listing description, Rental Agreement, and other information disclosed prior to any guest booking. The property, and people therein, are very well protected by the alarm security system. As for the other ridiculous elements of this dishonest review, I do not have any interest in sitting around watching guests in my homes - or in changing the air conditioner temperature. The Nest thermostat is on a schedule - as most higher end thermostats are these days. Guests can self adjust the temperature at any time. The Nest auto adjusts the temperature to cooler at bedtime, and then adjusts itself again in the morning to a slightly warmer temperature.
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4

Nice little get away

  • 4 of 5

Very nice stay for the weekend

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

AWESOME

  • 5 of 5

We're planning a move to Houston and chose The Salt Lick Retreat as our home away from home for a while, during our home search. It was totally the right choice. Comfortable and classy, with a gazillion spices and nice touches. We were able to look at dozens of neighborhoods and houses then relax at what felt like home each night. Something we dearly needed. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely GREAT

  • 5 of 5

FANTASTIC property and host. Everything was top notch. Communication spot on. Check in was a breeze. Thorough rental information. Great neighborhood near grocery stores and parks. Will be back. Thanks Meg

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Raveneaux
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
249 / Tomball Parkway
Nearest Beach
73 Miles
Galveston Seawall Beaches
Car: recommended

The retreat is in Spring, Texas - west of I-45, and east of 249 / Tomball Parkway, off of Louetta Road - in a quiet, safe neighborhood. Located 30 minutes north of downtown Houston, we are close to The Woodlands (27 minutes away), ExxonMobil Campus (19 minutes away), parks, playgrounds, golf courses, movie theaters, walking and biking trails, gyms, quality restaurants, and shopping malls.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $350
Property Damage Protection $99

RESERVATIONS

The property frequently receives competing rental requests, so you may want to inquire, confirm and pay quickly, to ensure that you get the reservation.

We look forward to hosting your stay. :-)

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CANCELLATION FEES:

50% of invoice with 14 or more days' notice. 100% if less than 14 days' notice.

This custom cancellation policy overrides the VRBO "No Refund" setting (their "multiple choice" system does not allow for my actual cancellation policy). :-)

A cancellation of any kind will incur deduction of the fees we paid to accept your reservation.

The security deposit and cleaning fee are refunded in the event of a cancellation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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