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 are two additional twin beds. 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 room upstairs with a large 70 inch DLP TV with built in surround sound. There are 4 bedrooms upstairs, one with a king-sized bed, and two with queen-sized beds each with 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.
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