on January 17, 2007
Sara’a Bed-and-Breakfast is located in the Heights section of Houston. This is a perfect location. We were able to drive from here to everywhere we went in Houston and for the most part we never had to take the freeway and never had any problem with traffic. I had a hard time deciding which bed-and-breakfast to pick in Houston, I so made the right choice. Sara’s is not only easy to find and in a lovely neighborhood it is just simply gorgeous. The exterior of the house is charming. Done in the Queen Anne style it is a 1890s Victorian Cottage that has been converted into a warm and welcoming B&B with 12 rooms and suites. Parking can be a little tight with a minivan but we always managed.Our room, Dallas was on the first floor and has a beautiful French king size bed with lovely bedding. The bed had a very comfortable mattress and down pillows, we slept so well here. The walls are a very soothing green/blue color and the bathroom is café au lait. Our bathroom was amazing, a huge Jacuzzi tub with a separate double-tiled shower, pedestal sink and two windows, just a really beautiful room. On the back of our door hung a bathrobe. There are lots of outlets in the room of all our electronic gadgets and the 12-foot ceilings are edged with crown molding. There is a lamp on each side of the bed and also a wall lamp next to the French Provincial chair with the footstool in the corner of the room, which I made my spot of laptop work using the available Wi-Fi. There is also overhead lighting. Our TV was tucked into an armoire and with a satellite network we had a lot of channels to choose from. Joe’s room was every bit as comfortable was ours if a bit smaller. He had a standup shower in his bathroom and his sink was located in an antique wash stand. His walls were a restful taupe.I asked if could see some of the rooms that had no one staying in and Bob said sure. Every one of them was special, you can’t make a bad choice here, style, size, and price vary but quality remains high. The Austin Room, however, is the hands down winner. A Great bed, wonderful bathroom, and the balcony porch, worth every penny.The public rooms are also charming, the parlor Victorian and the breakfast room light and bright. We used both for our domino matches.Monday through Friday breakfast is served 7-9pm and is a self serve deluxe continental. Fresh fruit, juice, coffee, bread, bagels, muffins, sweet breads, cereal, boiled eggs, and yogurt. It doesn’t change much day to day but is more than adequate. Connie and Bob are friendly and very accommodating hosts, willing to be as helpfully as you need them to be. We had some very entertaining conversations with them.
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