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Country Living Inside the City. Horse & Bike trails and much more

46 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Windwood - Rush Ranch

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6), plus 3 pull away bed.


Wouldn't you love to go zip-lining, picnicking in the gazebo and experience natural Texas from the comfort of your own backyard? Go horseback riding in the trails along the scenic Cypress Creek. If you are training for a marathon or a bike tour, you can run or bike for hours around the neighborhood or on the scenic forested and marked trails by the creek. Inside of this authentic country style plantation home you can unwind and relax after a long day of fun. The home is furnished with new leather and wood furniture and feels just like the home you grew up in. This relaxing vacation getaway is exactly what every traveler needs within the hustle and bustle of Houston, Texas.


For riding lessons or scenic trail rides, please make arrangements with Callegari Equestrian Center on 12751 N Eldridge Pkwy Cypress, TX 77429-3198 and is located within 5 miles from our property. Call (281)-955-0699 to make arrangements. They will need to know the date(s), hours needed, number of riders, their riding experience and age. Callegari Equestrian will provide a certified trainer as well as horses and tack.

You may also make arrangements with Cypress Trails Equestrian Center to experience their acclaimed Adventure Rides. The center is located 30 minutes away from the property at 21415 Cypresswood Dr, Humble, TX 77338 Call (281) 446-7232 to make arrangements in advance.

Please inquire in advance about on-site horseback riding.


Additional fee of $25.00 per guest per day over 6 guests for parties, a family reunion, or other small special events. Please let us know up front if you will be having a gathering or small event in your initial inquiry and include the number of guests who will be at the event.


As of Aug. 2016, on-site go-carting or biking will be temporarily unavailable due to maintenance.

*At time of inquiry, please let us know what amenities you are interested in using. We cannot guarantee access to any outdoor activities if we are not given advance notice. Thank you!*

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016
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About Owner/Property Manager

My name is Sam Rush. My wife Mary, daughter Sarah, son Cameron and I all live just across the lawn from the property's back yard, so we can be helpful and make sure your stay is most comfortable and memorable.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this house in 2005

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Cypress

The property is conveniently located near the Willowbrook shopping area, the Woodlands, the Aerodrome skating rink, Vintage Park Shopping village, great movie theaters and the finest dining in Texas within minutes drive. We are also five minutes from the Callegari Equestrian Club.

What makes this house unique

Horseback riding, Zip lines, camp fire, fishing, mountain biking, road biking, running track around the corral or Cypress Creek trails, basketball and many more activities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Sam,

Thank you for letting us stay at your wonderful holiday home and making us feel very welcome. My daughter has really enjoyed collecting eggs and of course using the zip wire. I’ve been up and back to Dallas twice this week already as we close out a few things up there and start to move into a new house we found in Katy. As we only just stopped for the day I didn’t want to come and disturb your evening but did want to say thank you so much again for making us feel welcome which has really smoothed our transition to Houston.

We will likely leave around 10 tomorrow, but knowing us we will probably have left something and could well be back latter!

Best wishes,

Aug 2014
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Country Living Inside the City. Horse & Bike trails and much more
average rating of 4.847826 based on 49 reviews

I DO like Blue Eggs and Sam!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place for family gatherings. My sons (10 and 12) and I came to town for my brother's wedding. When I discovered "the ranch" at the same price as a hotel, I excitedly invited other family members to join us, my treat. In all, up to 6 adults and 2 children stayed here for 5 days. "The ranch" quicky became the hub of activity for the rest of my family and some of their friends. Each morning we gathered the beautiful colored eggs and talked to the horses. The zipline was thrilling and well-used (make sure you ask Sam for the equipment because it is not left out in the weather). People arriving from the snowy Northeast particularly enjoyed lounging on the back porch and a cook out in the fire pit. The highlight was renting the gokarts-2 hours was plenty-well worth the extra expense. A real compliment to the owners was that my brother opted to have his groomsmen and himself dress for the wedding from "the ranch". Sam and his family (the owners) were the best hosts. They were available when needed, but non-intrusive. When his wife (pardon my poor memory for names) saw that we were having a cookout, she brought us a red checkered table cloth. The home was very spacious and there was never a feeling of being overcrowded. This is the perfect place for a low key family getaway. This trip will be forever etched in my heart as a warm and meaningful family bonding.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kindest words and review. It was a privilege to have the opportunity to meet and serve you. We hope that you visit us again soon. We appreciate you all, have a very pleasant day.
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  • 5 of 5

All the way from Australia, this was our favourite place to stay. The owners are so very generous and gracious. They completely went out of their way for us to enjoy our stay. The house itself was amazing, extremely family orientated and exactly what we needed to break up 2 months of hotels.

The wildlife and the walking trails through the woods were the main highlights for the children (aged 4 and 2).

We will definitely be back!

Thank you so much to Mary and Sarah, who went above and beyond.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Holiday 2016 in Houston

  • 4 of 5

My family and my wife's sister's family stayed in the Rush Ranch between 31st July and 3rd of August 2016 for family reunion in Houston and we had a wonderful and fun time. Sam & Mary Rush are beautiful hosts and very helpful during our stay. The ranch is located in a very cool part of Houston which combines farm and urban experience for my family. The house is very nice, neat, clean and spacious. we also enjoyed go-carting and zip-lining, not to talk of the burn fire night and the picnic in the gazebo which my kids love.

I will recommend the Rush Ranch for good relaxing vacation in Houston.


  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very welcoming home. Wonderful owners! Will stay there anytime I have to go to Houston!

  • 5 of 5

The owners went out of their way for us! Perfect country setting in the middle of Houston! On a scale of 1-10 this home and the owners are definitely a 10!!

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place To Stay

  • 4 of 5

The layout of the house inside and outside was great for us and well set up for the kids with a great zip line for the young ones. The Location was within 3 miles of my daughters house. The house was clean and was up to my standers. Great customer service from the owner. It was nice for the owner to stop by and did not have a problem with the owner house being in the back yard.

We had a wedding the weekend we stayed and my daughter took us to attractions and restaurants in the area.


Did not like the traffic in the area not what I am use to.

The stairs on the back deck had one stair run that was rotten with a hole in it.

For the price I would not stay there with just my wife. But sharing the price with another family was the way to go and is what we did.

My overall recommendation if I gave a score from 1-10, I would rate it at 9.5.

I would recommend this property to anyone. It Was A Great Place To Stay.



  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway in North Houston!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I live in Houston but with family visiting we were looking for a nice little getaway that could house everyone comfortably and provide a long relaxing weekend. This house could not have been any better!

The house is so spacious, updated, and has tons of beds and separate rooms for everyone. We loved feeling like we were off on some ranch in a nice wooded area, but also being able to easily drive out to stores/sites in the city.

We loved the zip lines, being able to walk up and pet the horses any time, looking at all the chickens in the coup, feeding the ducks in the pond, and even seeing the goats that wander over from the neighbor's. We also loved laying in the hammock and cooking smores over the fire pit! The kids had a blast with everything as well.

The owners live in their house on the other side of the property so they're very responsive if there is an issue, but also it felt like we had a ton of privacy.

We are already thinking about when we can come back again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Bush Intercontinental
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Beltway 8 toll road
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Longwood Golf Course
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Down town Houston
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Medical Center
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
many fine restaurants
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
Lake Conroe, for renting boat, wakeboarding
Car: necessary

*Please let us know at time of initial inquiry what amenities you would like to use during your stay*

Running track around the corral, hiking, zip line, biking, 45 minutes from Lake Conroe for wake boarding, water skiing, wind surfing, boating and more.

Cypress Creek Mountain Biking and hiking Trails is within walking distance from our property.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Windwood, Texas Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Thanksgiving & X-Mas Holiday
15 Nov 2016 - 15 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
SuperBowl Weekend
3 Feb 2017 - 6 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning £164
Refundable Damage Deposit £410

Check in time 4:00 PM Check out time 12:00 Noon.
For reunion, special events, and weddings 50 guests or under please email us number of guests and venue detail and we will reply with the rate. There will be additional charge of $25.00 for any visiting guests for reunion, special events and weddings.
Please check the calendar on the site, we can possibly extend the check in/out time if we do not have the guest with the same check in/out day. Additional fee of $25.00 per guest per day over 6 guests for reunion, special events and weddings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Windwood in Texas Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2159 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 is the master bath that can be accessed by both the King bedroom and the Studio bedroom. Bathroom 2 is located in the hallway, and is accessible to the two other Full-sized bedrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Pull-out trundle bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , full size bed with pull out trundle
    Room 4 - 2 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , full size bed with pull out trundle
  • Bedroom 1: King Size bed Bedroom 2: Full-sized bed (with an additional twin pull-out bed) Bedroom 3: Full-sized bed (with an additional twin pull-out bed) Bedroom 4: Twin day bed (with an additional twin pull-out bed) Total 7 beds, but the full-sized beds can fit two petite individuals or fit one single large person up to 6.3 ft tall. This is why we say that the house can sleep up to 10 people. Each bedroom has a dresser and a full closet, except the studio room that has a the twin bed (with the additional pull-out bed).
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
HORSEBACK RIDING: Reserve at least a month in advance. Make arrangements with Callegari Stables within 5 miles from our property. Another option is Cypress Trail Adventure Rides, which is 30 minutes away from the property. Find more information here: http://cypresstrailsranch.com/adventure-trail-rides/ You will need to know the date(s), hours needed, number of riders, their riding experience and age. Both facilities will provide a certified trainer as well as horses and tack.

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