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

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,159 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

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.


Nightly fee of $5.00 per guest for additional guests over 6. 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. Unapproved parties or gatherings at the property may result in partial retention of the security deposit.


You may 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 at the property.


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 outdoor amenities you are interested in using. We cannot guarantee access to any outdoor activities if we are not given advance notice. Thank you!*

*Additional Guests not included in the initial contract will be subject to a $25 daily fee. Please inform us of any additional guests to avoid this.*

More Details

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 April, 2018

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 Windwood

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Windwood in Cypress

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2159 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Smoking indoors is not permitted. Dispose of ashes/butts when smoking outdoors. If evidence of smoking indoors, partial deposit may be retained.
  • Owners must approve parties/gatherings/events at time of inquiry or risk retention of deposit.
  • Illegal drug use is strictly prohibited on the property under Texas State Law. Guests risk full retention of deposit.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , full size bed with pull out trundle
    Room 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , full size bed with pull out trundle
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Pull-out trundle bed
  • 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 in this 4-bedroom house. 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
  • 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
ZIPLINING: Activity waivers are required before use of the ziplines. 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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Country Living Inside the City. Horse & Bike trails and much more
average rating of 4.857143 based on 52 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: 25-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 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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Wonderful and cozy home! Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home for 6 days while visiting from Arizona. The home is beautiful. There is so much space for the kids to play outside. I will definitely stay here again the next time we come to town.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was roomy and provided a great place for my family to relax.

  • 5 of 5

The listing description was very accurate in regards to the location and the amenities. It was very cleaned and well maintained. The Rush family provided great customer service. I would definitely recommend this property to my friends and I would definitely book it again for another family visit.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a great time with my family and friends for things giving couldn't of asked for a nicer place!

  • 5 of 5

Owners were very cordial and made sure our needs were met had a great time with family and friends for Thanksgiving hope to be back next year for even a better time !

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 04-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 28-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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:
per property
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £357.15
Cleaning £142.86

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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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