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Art Lovers Paradise in SW Houston

Bedrooms 1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type townhome


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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Art Lovers Paradise in SW Houston
average rating of 4.8285713 based on 35 reviews

Quiet, safe, and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

John is a gracious and thoughtful host. We had a wonderful time.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mr Frederick and company were great guests. They were charming, clean, and quiet. They are certainly welcome to come back in the future.
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A True Blessing

  • 5 of 5

Firstly, before staying here I contacted John who spoke with me on the phone to introduce himself and to communicate more about the property. I was impressed by his attitude and willingness to help before I had even rented a room. When I arrived to the property John greeted me and gave me a tour of the property with a kind and compassionate attitude that I won't forget. During my stay John continued to show respect and gratitude towards me as well as many great conversations. I will be returning to rent with John the next time I am in the Houston Area. John is a great host who is always willing to work with everyone who stays with him.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mr Adam was simply a dream guest!! He was clean, quiet, generous, and very thoghtful. He kindly helped me finess an issue with my calendar and schedule. Thanks!! We enjoyed meals together and had many upbuilding conversations. I certainly consider him as a friend, and he is welcome back at any time!!
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Loved it!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I had a great time at John's place. He's a great guy and makes you feel right at home and is very interesting. He's very friendly as well. If I come back to Houston I'd stay there in a Heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mr Jake was a delightful guest. He was a blast to chat with and very amusing!! He and the girlfriend made an adorable couple. He is certainly welcome to return at any time.
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Great value! A quite, clean, and artistic apartment for a great price.

  • 5 of 5

Great experience. I would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mr Nick was a very clean, and quiet guest. Unfortunately, I never had a chance to meet him in the flesh, but he is certainly welcome to return at anytime.
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Classy, Unique, Clean, Safe, Quiet, Serene, A hidden Jewel!

  • 5 of 5

I am an Internet Manager/BDC Developer for car dealerships. I am currently contracted in the area. I am so happy I was able to find this amazing Host's place. First and foremost, John is a person whom knows what travelers require. His demeanor and attention to my needs was top notch. He keeps not only his place immaculate, but the neighborhood as well. I work late hours and several times would see John outside doing his civic duties late at night for his community. I would HIGHLY recommend staying in his peaceful oasis! Also, the proximity to the Galleria and major shopping, eating, entertainment, parks, etc, is the best you will find for the price. This is coming from a business man who has stayed in all areas of Houston. John, thank-you for your outstanding hospitality and making me feel like V.I.P. I will definitely recommend and pass the word on to all of my friends, family, and business partners whom want a peaceful, clean, place to conduct business as well as relax. Thank-you so much! Also, the rooms are immaculate with the private decks and bathrooms. Unique place Mr.Mcniel!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mr Daniel was a wonderful guest. He is a hard working man who is very quiet, clean, and considerate of others. I was delighted for him to extend his stay, and he is welcomed back here at anytime.
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Love it

  • 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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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
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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 £39.22

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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