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Sanctuary in the City | Hera House

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Natural • Healthy • Peaceful • Creative + Friendly Spirits in a Great old House

OUTSTANDING FEATURES :: Originally built as a boarding house in 1925, Hera House has the ambiance of a European B&B. This upstairs 2-room suite (bedroom & sitting room/workstation) has a private entry and is one block from popular Lower Greenville Avenue. Especially recommended for guests with allergies & guests who want a peaceful sanctuary with many walkable amenities. LGBT friendly.

STYLE :: Hera House is a hybrid of vintage and modern styling with a touch of designer funk.

2-ROOM SUITE :: Bedroom has a brand new solid mahogany queen-size platform bed with new foam mattress and low-allergen pillows (no down feathers, no synthetics). Living room/work station has comfy chairs, table, desk. Both rooms are sunlit and have plentiful windows that open. Private bath. Small fridge, microwave, coffee pot and WiFi.

ALLERGY-FREE AMENITIES :: This house is especially recommended for people with allergies: wood floors, low VOC paint, scent-free cleaning products, 100% cotton linens, no pets.

Hera House is a house that breathes: rooms open off a main stairway with a ceiling fan. No central air, no dust-catching air ducts. Each room has its own A.C. (so you control the temperature).

We make a sincere effort to maintain a dust-free space, so same-day reservations aren't always possible. Of course, if this amenity isn't important to you, we will always consider requests for last-minute reservations.

INTERACTION WITH GUESTS :: We live downstairs in an area that is entirely separate from the guest quarters. Since we often work from home, we are accessible in person as well as by phone. If you need ideas for where to go or what to do in Dallas, we can help. We'd like you to feel that, if you need it, you have a friend in Dallas.

GUEST ACCESS :: Upstairs is your dedicated space and you have your own door with electronic keypad lock.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD :: Hera House is located on a quiet side street within 1.5 blocks’ access of the popular urban Dallas community known as Lower Greenville Avenue: cafés, coffee shop, restaurants, diner, bars, bicycle shop, Trader Joe’s, yoga studios and public transit. Vegetarian, Vegan and Paleo options are within a 2-block walk and a designer popsickle shop is just around the corner. There's a handy coin-operated laundromat 2.5 blocks away, if needed (with a great Thai restaurant next door to it).

Hera House is centrally located, 2.5 miles from downtown and minutes away from freeways & public transit headed in all directions. Southern Methodist University is 3.4 miles away.

GETTING AROUND :: Public transit is less than a block away and it will bring you to our light rail mass transit, DART – which is less than one mile away. DART will deliver you to extensive areas of the city, including DFW airport. The neighborhood is very walkable. Two and a half miles to the east is our town lake, White Rock Lake, which has eleven miles of bike and walk paths . Also nearby is Katy Trail, a 3.5 mile long walking trail.

ABOUT PARKING :: You're welcome to share our driveway overnight as long as you check with us to make sure our schedules align. Parking on the street is usually open during the day, but gets competitive in the evenings and on weekends. It's a Resident Only Parking district Wed–Sat so a parking tag is needed. We can loan you one if sharing the driveway doesn't work out.

HOUSE RULES :: To maintain our mellow atmosphere, we'd like to ask that you refrain from: smoking / bringing pets / having parties / burning candles or incense.

Because Hera House is an environment suitable for people with allergies, we request that you not use aerosol sprays or strongly scented products. (We might use a few drops of essential oil as an air freshener unless you ask us not to).

SIDELINE OPTIONS :: Ask about some of the sideline options for entertainment and self-care that we can arrange for you right here at Hera House.

AVAILABILITY :: On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About The Owner

Your host :: is a native of Dallas / enjoys the many cultural offerings of the city / is a meditation enthusiast / likes a good party as much as a silent retreat / loves nature and the beautiful skies of Texas / works as a graphic designer & college professor / enjoys meeting people from all over the world / takes pleasure in offering guests a refuge from busy city life

Why The Owner chose Lower Greenville

Hera House was built in 1925 as a boarding house. Your host is the 3rd generation to live in it and open its doors to sharing with guests. Updated enough for the comfort of modern living but not enough to obscure its original sensibility as an older house of integrity and charm. The owner is also a designer, so Hera House has a unique hybrid of vintage and modern styling with a touch of designer funk.

What makes this apartment unique

Visitors often comment on the calming atmosphere of Hera House and speculate on what can only be described as "friendly spirits."


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Lower Greenville in Dallas

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Because Hera House is an environment suited for people with allergies, we request that you not use aerosol sprays or strongly scented products.
  • No guests that are not part of the original booking. No parties. No loud noise or music after 10pm and before 9am.
  • No candles or incense.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Private bath. Roomy bathtub with shower head. Vintage tile. Window that opens. Overhead light with dimmer for relaxing, meditative baths. Separate room for toilet, boarding house-style.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • 2-ROOM SUITE ROOM 1: Bedroom has a brand new solid mahogany queen-size platform bed with new foam mattress and low-allergen pillows (no down feathers). Solid cotton sheets. Wood floor. Five windows that can be opened. Closet.
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ask about some of the sideline options for entertainment and self-care that we can arrange for you right here at Hera House.


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average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Austin, TX

Hera House is great!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time exploring Greenville out of the Hera House. So convenient and unique, best value you can find in the area!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This couple was pleasant & conscientious, as well as communicative. I was happy to offer them a refuge at Hera House for their time away from home. They left a light footprint and a kind presence.
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An experience of history in the midst of Greenville

  • 4 of 5

I am sick of staying in generic hotels. The Hera House was built in the 1920s and the owner (who lives downstairs with a separate entrance) is a 3rd generation owner! We enjoyed the entire upstairs, a master and a smaller sitting room. All hardwood floors, huge trees, unbelievable convenience to the best bars, restaurants, walking, and yoga. There is only a mini fridge and microwave but who wants to cook with so many restaurants at hand? Wi-fi included.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Charming Unit in Vibrant Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

There owner was very kind and there was total privacy on the second floor of the home. I appreciated the second sitting room which I used as an office space. I loved the location too, I was able to walk to fitness classes and lunch spots. I would highly recommend this place for an individual or couple looking to stay in a unique neighborhood in Dallas.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An unexpectedly perfect gem with relaxed vibes.

  • 5 of 5

Dia was the perfect host with the most perfect gem of a house that is right off the Lower Greenville area of Dallas. It truly is a "Sanctuary in the City", and I will be staying here when visiting from now on. After experiencing issues with the hotel room I had booked for a conference downtown (hotel overbooked with no other available rooms within a 20-30min drive), I hurriedly emailed Dia at 7:30am the day I arrived in town. She responded within an hour, saved me from being homeless, and Lower Greenville offered a MUCH better experience than what my colleagues had. The restaurants, bars, yoga studio and shops were within one-minute walking distance from her abode, and I felt very safe, comfortable, and even up for some exploration! Dia had told me to walk over to Steel City Pops for a light treat/snack, and I was thrilled to discover their popsicles are UNBELIEVABLY GOOD! On top of the fact that she's purely rad, the house and Dia are (like me) environmentally-friendly; I LOVED the fact that the house is low-allergen, has no conventional cleaning product smells, and has wood floors. The best part is that the windows can be opened for fresh air, which added a refreshing (and fun!) element to my morning showers. I also loved having my sink in my room where everything was easily accessible and I felt like I had more privacy to get ready in the evenings/mornings. The house has a European flare with the shower room and toilet room being separate. I, personally, prefer this as it is much more hygienic. I appreciated the easy WIFI connection instructions Dia provides in the rental room. She went above-and-beyond the normal requirements of a host and is an honest, trustworthy, reliable, and just simply pleasant to be around. I would, unhesitatingly, recommend others to enjoy a beautifully relaxing experience at Hera House and will be staying here again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: If I could rate guests, Courtney would be decorated with 5 brightly shining stars (twinkling stars would look beautiful in her lioness hair, by the way). My experience as her host was wonderfully enhanced by Courtney's warm heart, sweetness and sincerity. When a guest is so appreciative, communicative and good-spirited as Courtney, a host feels the blessing of her presence – and is uplifted by the perfect harmony she brought to my house and to me. Grateful to have met her!
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Austin, Texas

Charming, historical, and cozy home in wonderful walkable lower Greenville.

  • 5 of 5

Dia was a friendly and generous host. The area offered lots to do. Nice boutiques, restaurants, bars and shopping all within walking distance. Had a blast over the 4th of July. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cynthia & her husband were low-key guests… respectful towards the house, quiet, considerate and communicative… a pleasure to have around.
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £26.38
Damage Deposit £75.37

REFUND POLICY: If the guest arrives and decides to leave early, the nights not spent are 50% refunded. The host reserves the right to ask a guest to leave without refund if house rules are disrespected re: parties, smoking and pets. Loud arguments will likewise require your departure without refund.

PETS: Sorry, but absolutely no pets are allowed. This house specializes in being a low-allergy environment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.