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Sign reads "Museum Flat" and your name will be on the glass door - Flat is on back of the house through back gate Front of bungalow - Garden Flat suite is down the driveway into back yard and on the back of bungalow
Museum District Flat w/Garden Deck
Museum District Flat w/Garden Deck
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

My Guest Suite is an urban hideaway w/Keurig, fridge, microwave - 81 WalkScore close to restaurants, bars and -

Rice & St. Thomas U
Hermann Park & Zoo
Texas Medical Ctr*
Downtown/House of Blues*
George R. Brown & Toyota Ctrs*
Minute Maid & NRG by rail**

Free WiFi/Netflix/Amazon Prime/NO cable


Near intersection of Richmond/Montrose & 527 Spur. Safe Street Parking. Shared Deck & W/D w/2 Airbnb units. *$5-8 Uber **Rail at Wheeler Station not gentrified

The space

1. Great LOCATION - Close to bars, restaurants, attractions, including Jones Hall, Wortham Center, Alley Theater downtown & four blocks to CVS

2. Great VALUE - Average cost of Airbnb in Houston is over 600 dollars and my zip code has the highest rents in town so prices are very reasonable.

3. QUAINT 1924 bungalow has been extensively re-modeled without losing original charm. The private entrance to the Flat, as seen in the photos, is through the bathroom which was an add-on - the photos and captions accurately reflect the space so take time to look at them!

4. Great urban setting but QUIET neighborhood - proximity to Spur 527 at the end of the street so white traffic noise outside but virtually sound-proof in Flat except for ambulances or fire trucks so ear buds and sound machine provided - quiet retreat in middle of everything

Guest access

SO important that you review the texts I send you thru Airbnb on booking day and arrival day - happiest guests are well-informed guests! Please read and understand all instructions - thanks! The guest suite has a small fridge with freezer, Keurig and a microwave. A blender, toaster, George Foreman grill, crock pot and a waffle iron are available upon request. All guests have access to the Garden Deck and the washer/dryer/iron, shared with 2 other units

Interaction with guests

Please read all communication from me on Airbnb site/app before arrival - a happy guest has read/understood all directions sent at booking and on arrival day. No need to meet to check in - stay as private as you want, but am available for questions through Airbnb 10am-10pm. After hours, please knock on the front door if you need something!

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Extra people ₹3344 / night after 2 guests
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in time is 2PM - 2AM (next day)
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox

1. SELF CHECK-IN but please TEXT upon arrival & final departure so I know why dogs are barking! KEY left in LOCK BOX at 2pm check-in but come at your convenience. Leave key in room upon checkout (12 noon)

2. EARLY CHECK-IN/LATE CHECKOUT: Will text if room ready early but usually don't know until day of arrival when current guest leaves - happy to hold luggage (or pets) & work with you on the day

3. Let me know if you will have more than 2 visitors at any one time

4. Smoking on back deck only

5. PETS OK: Two dogs under 60 lb. limit. Puppies under 2 yrs, please crate when out of the room

6. Airbnb wants 5-star reviews for both hosts and guests because 4-stars means "needs improvement." Please let me know during your stay if there is something I can improve!

Happy to have you as a guest at my home - I promise to respect your privacy and treat you with all common courtesies - I've had guests use good towels to clean motorcycles or mop up red wine spills - I've had guests leave three days of dirty diapers/poop bags in the room's trashcan & leftover pizza in the closet (as I said, let's talk!) A good rule of thumb is to imagine you are staying with a family friend -

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 3 stairs up into Flat, no stairs in Flat itself which has small ramp over tile to hardwoods transition suitable for a wheelchair
Pet(s) live on property - two cats and two small dogs
Some spaces are shared - deck and laundry room
Amenity limitations - NO cable - streaming Netflix/Amazon Prime/PBS/News apps - bring HULU/HBO password from home to watch those channels
Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher
1 night minimum stay

308 Reviews

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Jaquelyn User Profile
November 2017
Really enjoyed my stay here. There is other guests who stay in the near by homes/rooms so you feel like you have a little community of Airbnb-ers. Very cute room with coffee, Netflix, and a Europe feel. It felt like a more personal hotel room with an unique bathroom and tub and a pretty patio.

Meredith User Profile
November 2017
Johnette’s place was perfect for what we needed—very central and close to the rail—and was great value to boot! It’s super adorable and had a fab coffee maker as well! Definitely will book with Johnette again when I’m next in Houston!!

Marcy User Profile
November 2017
This place is right off the highway and very easy to find. It's on a safe street in a nice area. Very cute property, excellent host. The room was clean and bright and the bathroom has an old bathtub, which I didn't use but loved to have anyway. You should stay here if you want to be around the museums, etc.

Kaci User Profile
November 2017
Cute neighborhood, check in was easy, and good communication with the host. Would stay there again.

Andrea User Profile
November 2017
Johnette’s was a rare Air B&B find when I felt that the pictures didn’t do it justice. She has done an excellent job of thinking of everything. There was wonderful decor, great instructions, and extremely easy check-in. It felt like the perfect hotel experience without having to check into a hotel. I also really appreciated the fact that the room was dark and quiet in the back of the property, and I slept very well. I’d highly recommend Johnette’s place!

Gaurab User Profile
October 2017
really nice place in a great location, v.close to rice university. it is comfortable for 2 people. I liked it a lot.

Brandon User Profile
October 2017
Johnette is a great host and her space is exactly as described. Would stay here again.

Houston, Texas, United StatesJoined in April 2015
Johnette User Profile

I'm a recovering divorce attorney who manages the Cozy Cottage, the Museum District Garden Flat and the Museum District Studio all on the same property - I'm also a writer/filmmaker who has published three books, been on TODAY and GOOD MORNING AMERICA and been featured internationally on BBC radio - I've also written/produced one indie film available on Amazon and iTunes - UP & DOWN

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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