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Suzanne Herzing

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish

Luxury home with pool & acres of birding habitat located near area attractions.

1 Review
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Texas House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms; spacious home in convenient location yet private

Find privacy, convenience, nature and luxury, located in Mission, TX, in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley just north of Expressway 83 and four miles from the World Birding Center at Bentsen-Rio Grande State Park and the NABA International Butterfly Park. Lots of space, inside and out, to enjoy acres of big trees, butterfly gardens and water features. Over 6000 home surrounds a huge swimming pool. Less than 2 miles from the expressway, yet feels like a rural setting. Great place for romance or family gathering.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Suzanne Herzing (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish

Reviews

1 traveler review

Luxury home with pool & acres of birding habitat located near area attractions.
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
4

Could be a 5 Stars!

  • 4 of 5

We recently had a family reunion where 80 family members gathered for two days. My daughter found this luxury house and thought it would be perfect for our family of eleven to rent it and then to hold the reunion there and not have to rent a hall and thus save a lot of money. Well, she hit the nail on the head. The house was a perfect fit for our family reunion. We held most of our activities in the three front yards.

On the right side we were able to set up for our family pictures in an area were there are beautiful green plants and bushes and underneath the shade of huge trees. In the middle area we were able to set up our chairs and tables and had the driveway as our dancing floor. We had our dinner catered from a local restaurant, and DJ and The Tres En Punto Trio, also local. The bushes and huge trees were perfect; they provided plenty of shade and privacy. The left side yard was perfect for setting up our grills to prepare our carne asada on the following day; and we also used these wide open area underneath huge trees to hold our piñata activities for the children.

The inside of the house, well you can see all the pictures, it is beautiful. But there are a little too many decorations and perhaps furniture and some personal owner belongings that might make you a little nervous if they get damaged. A wall clock did fall off the wall and break, but the owner understood it was incidental and called it part of tear and wear, and did not charge us for it. The inside of the house can easily sit about 40. There is plenty of room to spread out, rest and enjoy the AC if you are coming on hot humid summer days like we did.

I would give this house a 5 if the swimming pool was not surrounded by so many bushes, and the nonfunctional slide were removed. They take away room and it needs more open area for the people to enjoy the pool. Also, the pool has to be constantly cleaned from all the bushes' debris. But, nevertheless, many people swam and got to enjoy the pool.

Lastly, the property has a separate parking area where you can park more than 200 cars! The lady owner was very approachable when we had questions or needed assistance and kept to herself during our activities. She was very respectable and professional.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad your family reunion was such a big success. Many members of your family expressed their appreciation of the property and felt it was the best reunion ever. Although you might have liked having additional clear space around the pool to accommodate more of your 80 guests, the flowers and bushes are there to attract the birds and butterflies that are unique to the valley. Because the property is primarily used as a bed & breakfast, many guests appreciate being able to watch the birds and butterflies from the wrap-around porch without having to leave to do so. With regard to the pool slide, as I mentioned when you arrive, it was a recent guest who broke the supporting front legs and made it inoperable until new aluminum legs are obtained. Although guests are discourage from using the slide because of insurance dictates regarding liability, it still provides a fun option for my family and friends when we have a party at the property. Given that the front and back yards offer about two acres of space, I don't feel the presence of the slide and plants inhibit a spacious atmosphere where plenty of people can mingle and relax. I really appreciate learning about the local trio that performed at your reunion. They are fantastic and I will be recommending them to people in the future. Thank you for your feedback and I am pleased your family enjoyed their stay.
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
McAllen, TX (MFE)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Buchanan's Bar & Grill
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Los Ebanos Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Martin Valley
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Expressway 83; 2
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Taco Express
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
South Padre Island
Car: recommended

For nature lovers, we are located less than five miles from Bentsen -RGV World Birding Center where trams run through the park or bikes can be rented. The NABA Butterfly Park is within five miles as well. Fifteen minutes away at Anzalduas Park you have river access. Canoe trips can be scheduled in advance to travel along the Rio Grande River. Pontoon boat trips are also available only fifteen minutes away. Drive 80 miles either way to spend the day on the water. Either at South Padre Island with sunny beaches or Falcon Lake and great fishing.

Within fifteen minutes you can be at the Convention Center or one of the Arenas where concerts, shows and sport activities are scheduled. If you can make it past all the tempting malls and shopping centers, in less than thirty minutes you can be at the outlet mall. Or spend the day in Mexico. Nuevo Progreso is a safe place to shop or enjoy a delicious lunch. Or stay 'home' and relax by the pool or one of the fountains and watch the birds and butterflies without having to leave your hammock or swing.

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Rates & Availability

McAllen House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$900
$4,955
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$500
From
$600
Fri,Sat
$3,100
$6,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 6.0%

Additional refundable $200.00 deposit or credit card information to cover minor damages not covered by insurance. There is an individual in residence in the security suite available for technical assistance and to answer questions. A separate 1,600 sq. ft.house that sleeps six may be rented for an additional fee with adequate advance reservation based on availability. Contact owner for more information.

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Amenities

Texas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Safari Suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Captain's Qtrs - toilet , shower
    Harbor - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Flutterby - toilet , shower
  • Four private bathrooms (for each bedroom).
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Safari Suite - 1 king , Room for more
    Captain's - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Room for more
    Harbor - 1 queen
    Flutterby - 1 king
  • Each bedroom has a private bathroom with either a shower or whirlpool tub. All have refrigerators, microwaves and coffee makers. Some have individual televisions in addition to the living room and kitchen televisions.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 7 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
All property fully fenced. 8' wall surrounds back yard with swimming pool. Lots of private parking. Convenient location yet private secluded atmosphere. Decorative waterfall and ponds. Hammocks and swings. Huge oak trees and birding habitat.

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