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Art Lovers Paradise in SW Houston

Bedrooms 1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type townhome
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

A large townhouse with en suite bath, large flat-screen tv, outdoor space, and secured parking. My home is an art gallery loaded with fine works from artist from around the world. My collection is a feast for the eyes and soul. There is also a community pool, and in-house washroom. Mine is a 2 level bed and breakfast property with the guest rooms on the second level. Your host would retain a space on the first floor for your service.

Mine is a diverse, working class community very close to ChinaTown, the Medical Center, NRG Stadium, and Ft Bend County. There is also direct access to the Museum District, and the Energy Corridor.

More Details

John S. McNeil
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

About John S. McNeil

I am an avid art collector and historian. I am very deep into Houston's culture scene. I am also a Bible student that cares for his home deeply, and respect's his guests. I have spent most of my adult life in the hospitality industry thus caring for visitors has become my life's work.

John S. McNeil purchased this townhome in 2012

Why John S. McNeil chose Greater Fondren Southwest

The Abbey is very special. It is a unique and beautiful art gallery in the middle of Houston's bustling SW side. The Abbey opens up the entire City of Houston and it's many sites and sounds to the traveler. The Abbey is on several bus lines, and so moving around this great Metropolis is a piece-of-cake.

What makes this townhome unique

Staying in a world class art gallery for a time is a blessing. I am sure that every guest that loves art, culture, history, and the Bible will find the Art Abbey to be The Place To Be!!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Greater Fondren Southwest in Houston

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen sized bed for couples, and I can also add a zero gravity reclining chair for a third person if needed for an additional charge.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
I will provide a continental breakfast of fresh fruit, oatmeal, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.


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Art Lovers Paradise in SW Houston
average rating of 4.8 based on 30 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

The place was clean and affordable. It gave us a nice escape from the city and Mr. McNeil was very friendly, he and my husband talked for a while and it was nice to see that. We would definitely stay here again if we need to.

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, quiet, convenient

  • 4 of 5

A large comfortable room with attached large bathroom. Convenient location for us while visiting family. Appreciated host's easy-goingness and thoughtful communication.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ms Dena and her man were great guests. They were clean, quiet, and very respectful. We enjoyed a delightful chat about art in Chi-Town. They are certainly welcome back at anytime.
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  • 5 of 5

Friendly host, great art pieces, clean and quiet accommodations. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent service . The house was beatifull and quiet . Very clean . The owner is very nice . So, We felt confortable .

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hermana Noraida y su novio were really wonderful guests!! They were clean, quiet, and extremely charming. It was a lot of fun chatting with them. They are certainly welcome back at anytime!!
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Wonderful stay perfect location

  • 5 of 5

John is an excellent host and conversationalist. He is very knowledgeable of the Houston area and had great recommendations. Room was very comfortable. . I truly enjoyed my stay.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mr Harvey and fam were wonderful guests to host!! They were clean, quiet, and very open with communication. They even kindly served as a substitute host for me when another guest arrived. I really appreciated that. They also kindly gifted me a bottle of wine---thanks!! Obviously they are welcome to return at anytime!!
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The property was pretty a lot of wonderful art it was very clean I enjoyed my stay there

  • 5 of 5

The owner of the property was very friendly very welcoming he was very knowledgeable about the area and its people and gave us good information he made us feel like we were at home the general area was very diverse in different culture there where a lot of activities to do and great food within a shorts mileage a great location to stay if you like big cities and a different culture experience I highly recommend this location

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mr Donnell and GF were fabulous guests!! They were clean, quiet, and very thoughtful. They even presented me with a gift box of S"Mores---yummy!! We also enjoyed numerous conversations about art, culture, history, and life. They are certainly welcome back at anytime!!
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Hobby and IAH
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many Bars and Clubs Nearby
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Braeburn Country Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many Eateries
Nearest Beach
45 Miles

The Art Abbey is near to the Galleria shopping mall, and Houston's vibrant ChinaTown Community. Also, the Abbey is a direct shot to Houston's Museum District, and to NRG Stadium. Lakewood Church and the Texas Medical Center are but less than 7 miles away. Kemah, NASA, and Galveston are about 15 miles away, and 45 miles away respectively. The Braeswood jogging and bike trail is only feet away. There are many ethnically diverse restaurants nearby and plenty of nightlife. Art, culture, eateries, and numerous houses of worship are abundant in the community immediate to the Abbey.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Greater Fondren Southwest, Texas Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £37.6

No Smoking in the Abbey.
No pets
No lascivious behavior.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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