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CASA GRANDE NEAR NASA AND HOUSTON

People14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 6,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

We welcome ONLY paying registered. Bedrooms are unlocked according guest counts.

Welcome to our Texas-sized home of 6,000 square feet, 4 bedrooms, a big pool, exercise room with great views of a man-made lake. We are less than 7 miles from NASA. Drive there in 12 minutes and enjoy the Space Center and the Houston command center for NASA. We are less than 10 minutes drive to the marina district and the Kemah Boardwalk. We are midway between the great city of Houston and the oceanfront Island of Galveston both being about 30 minutes drive. We have a master bedroom with direct views of the lake along with a private loft study and library on the lower level with a large master bathroom and big walk-in closet. The beds are two king-sized beds Italian furniture with pillow top mattress. There is a large family room with direct views of the lake and the lap pool in the backyard. Lounge in the sun room with floor cushions. and beautiful views of the pool and lake. Cook in the large gourmet kitchen with double ovens and microwaves. Dine in the formal dining room with Italian furniture. Have a family meal by the informal dining area next to the kitchen. Stay entertained with over 200 TV channels on the large 65 inch TV in the family room. Enjoy the media room upstairs with a large 70 inch DLP TV with built in surround sound. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs, one with king-sized bed, abd two with queen-sized beds and pillow top mattresses. Work out in the exercise and weight room upstairs. Barbecue or grill while watching the sunset in the evening over the lake. Swim in your own privacy in the 20,000 gallon pool. Watch the lake and sunset in the evening while relaxing in the heated hot tub with jets. Walk or jog around the lake for exercise or play tennis at the clubhouse which is a 10 minutes walk from our home. Do your grocery shopping at our Texas-sized neighborhood grocery stores, Kroger or HEB, which are 5 minutes drive from our home. Drive about half an hour to Houston and enjoy all that Houston has to offer from shows, plays, the Zoo, the Museum of Art, Museum of Natural Science, the Medical Center etc. Eat at the Kemah Boardwalk along the water and enjoy the sail boats and watch the yachts pass by. Drive about 30 minutes to the Island of Galveston and spend the day at the beach walking, dipping in the ocean, sun bathing, shopping or eating at the restaurants as you watch the sun set. This home is an excellent Texas-sized home to come and enjoy the great Gulf Coast region being close enough to Houston but away from all the traffic and congestion of the big city. It is in a middle to upscale neighborhood. Welcome to the great Lone Star State of Texas!!!

The whole house is yours to enjoy with complete privacy. You are only a very easy 15 minutes drive to NASA and the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Plan to spend most of a day visiting this amazing place for both adults and children. Learn about the history of our space exploration. There are hands on activities and talks for children and take a tour of the Control Center and large complex of buildings. There is now a fascinating Space shuttle exhibit to explore.

Spend a day visiting the Kemah Boardwalk which is a very easy 10 to 15 minute drive from our home. Enjoy the many different restaurants and walk along the boardwalk. Relax and grab a drink with appetizers and watch the sailboats sailing by. Take a ride on a high powered race boat on the Boardwalk Beast and plan on getting wet. Cruise the bay in a yacht with dinner or take a carriage ride. There is an amusement park with different rides for both adults and children. Shop in the many interesting shops in the area.

Enjoy the Island of Galveston which is only a pleasant 25 to 35 minute drive since we are midway between the Houston downtown area and Galveston seawall. There is the Moody Gardens to spend a day enjoying the different exhibits of the rainforest, live butterflies, aquarium, and the amazing IMAX movies about the natural world, ice sculptures exhibition in winter, Christmas lights exhibit from Thanksgiving till New Year and many more activities. Enjoy the Schlitterbahn Waterpark next to Moody Gardens in summer for the whole day. Sunbathe by the beach and stroll the seawall of Galveston or ride a family bike along the sea wall. There is the Galveston Pleasure Pier with amusement rides to enjoy. Have lunch or dinner along the sea wall or along the Galveston Strand. Watch a play at the Galveston Grand Opera built in 1894 and very well preserved architecture. Every seat is great. Catch a cruise ship from Galveston cruise port or from the Houston Cruise ship port, both only 30 minutes from us at the end of your stay.

Enjoy the gigantic Houston Galleria mall that has an ice skating rink and excellent dining only about 30 to 40 minutes drive from us. The museum district has the wonderful Museum of Natural Science to check out the dinosaurs, live butterflies in their rainforest pyramid, display of gems and precious stones, IMAX movies on one of the largest screens in the world, planetarium and special exhibits. Plan a whole day for this activity. Visit the Museum of Fine Art with beautiful artwork from different artists famous and upcoming ones.

Watch a football game at our gigantic NRG (previously the Reliant) stadium or a baseball game at the massive Minute Maid Park with its retractable dome. Do not miss a Houston Rockets basketball game at the Toyota Center.

Entertain yourself with Broadway plays in the Houston Arts and Theater district. Enjoy the Alley theater, the Houston symphony, the Theater Under the Stars or TUTS theater, Houston Ballet and Grand Opera, Broadway show at the beautiful Hobby Center or a show at the Society for the Performing Arts (SPA).

Visit the Children's Museum of Houston if you have kids or grand children. Enjoy the free Menil Collection of art. Visit the Houston Zoo, the Artcar Museum, the San Jacinto Monument, Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park, Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, San Jacinto Battle Ground State Historic Park or watch a concert at the Miller Outdoor Theater.

Shop till you drop at the many Outlet malls, the closest being the Tanger Outlet mall 15 minutes drive from our home.

If you wish to drive about an hour or two drive you can visit the famous Blue Bell Ice Cream factory in the Texas Hill country by New Braunfels and in spring enjoy the bluebonnet and Indian Paintbrush flowers in the country side while visiting some Texas wineries.

ONLY PAYING REGISTERED GUESTS ARE ALLOWED!!!!!!!!!!

Unfortunately due to homeowners association rules NO outside guests are allowed for get togethers, dinners, sleep overs, birthday parties, weddings, social or business meetings etc. There can be no exceptions to this rule. If you invite any non registered guest who has not paid for the entire stay, you will be entirely responsible for any damages, injuries or liabilities and you will forfeit your security deposit and maybe subject to being evicted! !!!

If you wish to have a gathering there are numerous places and events halls and restaurants within 15 to 30 minutes drive from our home that cater specifically for such gatherings.

FREQUENTLY ASKED BOOKING QUESTIONS :

1.) What will I be paying? The total amount of your stay including the booking fees, cleaning fees, taxes ( county sales tax and local marketing district taxes. These line items are shown when you enter your booking days and the number of people. That is the amount that will be charged to your credit card by VRBO. Follow the simple booking steps and make your booking using your credit card.

2.) Is my money safe? Yes it is. VRBO holds the amount charged until 24 hrs AFTER you check in. We get paid 24 hrs after you check in. This ensures that you are checking in to a decent accommodation before we get paid.

3.) What about the security deposit? The security deposit is held on your credit card as a damage insurance. That amount is refunded after you check out and no damage has been reported by us to VRBO. It takes 7 business days to get your refund after you check out.

4.) I would like to pay a reduced down payment to make my reservation. Only 25 % of your total amount owed is charged now. The balance of your payment (75%) will be due 30 days before your scheduled arrival date.

More Details

Owner
Mary
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Tagalog
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Mary

My name is Mary. I am married with one daughter. I am a retired physical therapist. I enjoy home decorating and cooking.

Mary purchased this house in 2007

Why Mary chose South Shore Harbour

This home has been designed to be as functional as possible to a family, big or small. It is spacious and decorated to suit your upscale taste. It has a pool and spa, and an in-home gym for your wellness. It is set in a peaceful and beautiful community in South Shore Harbor. Our home is lakefront and surrounded by a beautiful garden, which we lovingly cared for. A walking/jogging track can be found around the lake. It is ideally located short distance drives to many attractions like the NASA-Johnson Space Center, South Shore Harbor Country Club, Kemah Boardwalk, Tanger Premium Outlet Stores, University of Clear Lake, Sylvan Beach, and numerous restaurants and shopping establishments.

What makes this house unique

This home will provide you and your family all the comforts of a spacious home, in a beautiful and peaceful setting, with outstanding amenities that will delight everyone in your family!

We charge for the MAXIMUM guests that will be staying at our home. So even if fewer guests stay for fewer days, we will charge the maximum guest counts whether they stay for fewer days or the entire period. This is because our caretaker and neighbors cannot do a daily guest count and try and decide who is staying the night or not. The house is also prepared for the highest number of guests staying and the extra bedrooms are therefore opened once before you check in.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mary was an amazing host going above and beyond to help me and my coworkers have a great experience. She makes herself available nearly any time including Christmas Eve to make sure you are satisfied. The house was incredible and almost too good to be true. Will definitely be looking for this rental if I ever make it through Houston again for work.
Dec 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in South Shore Harbour in League City

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9666667 based on 32 reviews
5

FABULOUS!!!! :))

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic trip, house is very large and stocked full of everything needed.

The pool and hot tub are amazing, honestly couldn't of been better :)

Our family of 4 had a great time and would definitely rent again.

Our boys ages 13 and 11 were upset momentarily that the BIG tv upstairs wouldn't work. But there was plenty of other TV's to enjoy.

Mary is wonderful, she responded to or email very fast and we had absolutely no issues.

Thanks again Mary you are one in a million

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Lisa for taking the time to write a review on your stay in our home, Casa Grande. It was truly a pleasure having your family as guests. I am very happy to know that your whole family had a fabulous time! I am also glad that your kids found enjoyment in watching on our three other TV's, and swimming in the pool. Thank you so much once again for choosing to stay in our home. Looking forward to another opportunity to be your host. Have a lovely rest of the year!
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Excellent home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This house was everything and more than we expected. Mary was attentive, quick to respond, and addressed any of our needs. The house was beautiful, close to great attractions, quiet, and extremely spacious. If back in Houston, we will most certainly stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This is a wonderful home, it has it all and the sunsets over the lake from the pool are awesome

  • 5 of 5

It's a great place and will really impress most people

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Rick for your kindess in taking the time to write a review describing your 5-star experience in staying in our home. I am very delighted that you enjoyed your stay once again. Casa Grande is your Texas vacation home! We will always 'be glad to welcome you back home.
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5

Beautiful home in a great location. We spent our days in the pool!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for a family!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect setting for our family

  • 5 of 5

As grandparents, we take our son and daughter's families to a destination spot every year. The requirements are warm, sites to see, room for family of 7-11 people, exercise spaces and pool with hot tub. This met all those requirements in spades.

Mary was very responsive to questions during our stay. The pool and hot tub were wonderful. The master bedroom was perfect for our son's family including his 4 and 6 year old children. The kitchen is a dream with all the "stuff" we needed to prepare meals (utensils, pots and pans, seasonings, 2 ovens, 2 microwaves, etc. There were plenty of towels for pool adventures. It helped that the weather was perfect during our stay! The path around the lake (about 2 miles) was perfect for walks. We have stayed at 5 other VRBO places before this and this one was one of the best.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your positive experience in staying in our home, Earlene! It was our sincerest pleasure to have you and your family as our guests! We truly appreciate you all for taking excellent of our home. I am so happy to know that you all had a wonderful family vacation, and you liked all the amenities that our home provides. Our guests' happiness is our happiness, too. Looking forward to having another opportunity to be your VRBO host when your travel plans lead you back to the beautiful Lone Star State of Tecas. Have a great rest of the year!
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5

Fabulous home, close to NASA

  • 5 of 5

This is one BIG and beautiful home in a quiet neighborhood, yet close to shopping, restaurants, and great activities like Top Golf, Galveston, Kemah, and, of course Houston. Great pool and hot tub. Loads of room to stretch out. Mary, the owner, gets right back to you and is very helpful and accommodating. Very hi-tech house with remote for pool and spa, automatic gate and entry, etc. Nice sunset from the pool.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Miles
Mixed Nuts Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
2.6 Miles
South Shore Harbor Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Luna's Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Beach
13.4 Miles
Sylvan Beach Park
Car: necessary

Johnson Space Center/NASA (6.7 mi away), Kemah Boardwalk (5 mi away), and Tanger Outlet Center (8.5 mi away) are short driving distances away from the house.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in South Shore Harbour, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£850
for 3 nights
From
£203
From
£220
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,423
£5,867
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
1 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£962
for 3 nights
From
£241
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
16 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,203
for 4 nights
From
£241
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£962
for 3 nights
From
£241
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year
1 Jan 2019 - 6 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£962
for 3 nights
From
£241
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
7 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£718
for 3 nights
From
£159
£1,354
£5,051
 
 
Spring
1 Apr 2019 - 23 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£850
for 3 nights
From
£203
From
£216
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,423
£5,867
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Weekend
24 May 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
£901
for 3 nights
From
£220
£1,423
£5,867
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer-early
3 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
£850
for 3 nights
From
£203
From
£216
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,423
£5,867
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4th week
1 Jul 2019 - 7 Jul 2019
3 night minimum stay
£901
for 3 nights
From
£220
£1,553
£5,867
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid/late summer
8 Jul 2019 - 29 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
£850
for 3 nights
From
£203
From
£220
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,423
£5,867
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day week
31 Aug 2019 - 8 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
£901
for 3 nights
From
£220
£1,525
£5,867
 
 
Fall/Autumn
9 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
£850
for 3 nights
From
£203
From
£220
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,423
£5,867
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter-early
1 Nov 2019 - 21 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
£850
for 3 nights
From
£203
From
£20
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,423
£5,867
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving week
22 Nov 2019 - 1 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£901
for 3 nights
From
£220
£1,553
£5,867
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Early winter
2 Dec 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£850
for 3 nights
From
£203
From
£220
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,423
£5,867
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas holidays
14 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
3 night minimum stay
£901
for 3 nights
From
£220
£1,553
£5,867
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£791
for 3 nights
From
£183
From
£216
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,460
£5,867
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £222.73 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £453

Your rent includes the price to heat the SPA and it's use. If you choose to swim in THE POOL AND HAVE IT HEATED, then YOU CAN ASK FOR THIS BY MESSAGING THE HOMEOWNER HOST. It will however COST $25 PER DAY EXTRA TO HEAT THE POOL. (It normally costs us $30-$50 per day in natural gas expenses to heat the pool up during winter.) Heating is usually needed during cooler weather like in fall, winter, and spring.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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