Authentic, Colorful, Classy, Casita de Cruzita

Renovated and Fully Furnished Historic House
Renovated and Fully Furnished Historic HouseKyle Field - 5 Minute WalkMexican Leather and Wood FurnitureHacienda Courtyard20 Ft. Banana Plants in BackyardHacienda Brick WallSouthwest Bedroom w/French Doors to Covered PorchColorful Southwest Bedroom with 8ft. ArmoireSouthwest Bedroom with 2 sets of French DoorsRomantic Victorian BedroomNautical Bathroom w/Shower and TubCharming Well-Equipped Country KitchenLg. Dining Room w/Oak Table for 8 SeatingLarge Dining Table for Staff MeetingFully Functional, Stocked, Well-Equipped KitchenFoyer with Antique Chest and MirrorLarge Cozy Living Room w/56Country Living w/56Desk for Laptop and Comfy ChairSafari Bedroom w/Cornered ShowerSafari BedroomNautical Bathroom Equipped with TowelsSafari with Cherrywood and Granite Sink Mexican Leather & Wood Furniture
1 Review

From $525 / night

103 Fairview Ave, College Station, TX 77840
Authentic, Colorful, Classy, Casita de Cruzita
3 bedrooms
7 guests
No min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 7
Type: Home
Per night: $525
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the College Station vacation home rental
I take great pride in my accomplishment in making Casita de Cruzita very classy, colorful, comfortable, and enjoyable for my guests. I pamper my guests with many great amenities that you don't want to carry with you when you are traveling to a "home away from home". I offer privacy and proximity to Texas A&M University (1 BLOCK) and other near businesses. I put myself in your shoes and strive to have everything you might need especially in my well-equipped and stocked Country kitchen. As soon as you walk in the door, you will smell the freshness and see the immaculate rooms in my beautiful home. I promise you a memorable and wonderful stay! A basket of snacks and bottles of water in the refrigerator awaits your arrival. Mi Casa es Su Casa!

Casita de Cruzita is truly spectacular and represents an alternative to a cramped hotel stay, parking frustration, and affords guests the opportunity to build memories and cheer celebrations, relax, enjoy home cooked meals, and entertaining friends or family without the oversight of an innkeeper. Our guests value the privacy, value, and comfort of a home lifestyle getaway experience while visiting Aggieland for: A&M Sports, graduations, Parent's Weekend, Aggie Muster, orientations, seminars, class reunions, family reunions, relocate, convention, concert, funerals, weddings, Quinceaneras, etc.

The entire house is fully furnished including utilities and rented on a short-term basis (daily, weekends, weekly, or monthly). All nine rooms have been professionally remodeled and decorated in an eclectic colorful decor. Each room has been colorized to convey the warmth and attraction of a magazine quality vacation home with many art paintings on the walls. It has 4 interior French doors with many large windows throughout the spacious rooms. Many amenities are provided for our guests during their stay including linens and thirsty hotel towels and a snack basket upon arrival.

Casita de Cruzita has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and accommodates up to seven people. The 3 bedrooms are personal and intimate with their cozy charm from decorative accents. They are unique in their tasteful themes - Victorian, Safari, and Southwest. The new queen size beds have Denver Mattress (Doctor's Choice) with beautiful comforters, high-thread count cotton linens, and comfortable pillows for your restful sleep. Also, you are able to cook your favorite meals in a charming fully functional and well-equipped Country kitchen. This kitchen is homey enough to cook a turkey during the holidays. Forgot your cookbook? Don't worry, we have them. Hacienda Courtyard with water fountains, palm, banana, and tropical plants, roses, etc. Decks and porches with outside furniture. Family/friends can BBQ before/after an Aggie football game.

The Country Living with a Cottage Style large living room has a BIG SCREEN HDTV (56" with surround sound and cable) for your entertainment. Want to Get Away' Come and watch the NFL Football games! The library has: reading books & magazines, puzzles, action movie videos and DVDs, and various games for your enjoyment, too. The dining room has a large table with eight comfortable chairs to have your meals in a formal or informal attire. You may remove the tablecloth and play a game of Bingo, cards, puzzles, Monopoly, Dominos, Chess, etc.

FREE WiFi (Wireless Internet) bring your laptop and let your fingers do the work in a beautiful atmosphere.

No Smoking/Drugs
Not Handicap Accessible
Not Equipped for Infant/Toddler (bring your own bedding)
No Pets Permitted

Victoria M. Nichols

Area Information
Located in the Southside Historic Area. 5-minute walk to Kyle Field and 1-minute drive to Presidential Bush Library and Museum and Reed Arena. Restaurants, grocery stores, and shops nearby. Easterwood Airport is 7 minutes away.

About the owner

Owner Profile



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2017 Dec 31 2017 - $525 - - -
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 15%
Deposits: 50% deposit is required when booking your dates and the remaining full balance plus $200 refundable damage deposit will be due 30 days prior to arrival date.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: 3.2% service charge fee thru PayPal if charged to any credit card $1200.00 for SPECIAL EVENT RATE (Graduation, Parent's Weekend, Holidays, Muster) (2 nights) $1600.00 for (2014 SEC games) (2 nights)

Reviews (1)

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1 review
Diane Foster

Perfect in Every Way!

Diane Foster


Perfect in Every Way!

September 19, 2011

This was such a beautiful vacation home! It was so clean and had everything one needs to enjoy a stay away from home. The location was excellent .

Owner Supplied Testimonials

A 1 month stay --- "Our family loved your home. You have managed to preserve the original character of the house (beautiful wood floors, French windows, etc.) and yet provide all the modern conveniences (updated bathrooms, TV, well-stocked kitchen). The history of the home was interesting. Would have liked to met your mom and seen all the children in the house! We enjoyed the location-close to A&M shops and our favorite neighborhood in College Station. It certainly fit our needs while easing our daughter back into College life as she recovered from surgery. Thank you for the opportunity to stay here. We will be back."
Jill Wright (A&M Class '83) - Midland, Texas

"Thank you for sharing your beautiful house with us. Our daughter's grad was perfect. The house was perfect for our family."
Debbie Jacobson - Florida

"Visiting from Calgary, Canada to partake in Grad festivities for our niece, Jenna - A Bachelor of Science - Kineseology Grad! Loved the campus, town - A&M Spirit. Your home provided us with everything needed to make our stay enjoyable."
Leslie and Kevin Zemoore - Calgary, Canada

"Victoria, We had a fantastic stay at the house. We were the luckiest coaches in College Station as the temperatures dipped to the low 30s. Each time we came home, we turned on the fireplace and it was like being in your own home. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The bedrooms were fantastic and the living room was big enough for all of us! I hope to stay at your beautiful house in future visits to College Station. Thanks again!"
Kevin Dempsey - Mt. Pleasant, SC

"Thanks, Victoria, We enjoyed our stay and will be back. The location just can't be beat."
Ryan Reeh - Dallas, Texas

"Victoria, What a wonderful celebration. Our daughter, "Victoria received her ring. This was the PERFECT place for family and friends get together and celebrate an Aggie milestone. We will definitely be back!"
Tina and Michael Link - Aledo, Texas

"Victoria, Our group had an excellent stay at Casita de Cruzita; the distance to Kyle Field made it the best choice for us. We all were able to feel at home and will definitely have another stay at the Casita."
Kevin Toorcana with Katoen Natie - La Porte, Texas

"Thank you!!! For letting us stay at your house. The house is beautiful!! We felt very welcome. We had a fun time. Thanks again."
Sonti and Phet Phoule - Watauga, Texas

"Victoria, We had a wonderful time celebrating our son's wedding and the use of your beautiful house made it even more special. I think my wife's reaction every day we were there was "I just can't believe how well equipped this is." It was especially nice to be able to invite people to come to us to meet in a home environment - something which would have been lacking had we stayed at a hotel. I hope one day we will be able to visit again. Thank you so much."
Lesley and Paul Harding - Clacton on Sea, England

"Mr. and Mrs. Nichols, Thank you for opening up your beautiful home. Amenities and access to Kyle Field are awesome! We will definitely be staying at Casita de Cruzita again! What a wonderful place! Thanks again."
Lance and Nikki Herrell - Kemp, Texas
Troy and Shonda Tinfall - Maybank, Texas

"Victoria, The weekend at Casita de Cruzita was great, the football game was great for the first half and time with our friends was priceless. We would like to do it again next year."
Bryans and Brenda Fitzhugh - Fort Worth, Texas

"Dear Victoria, We were so impressed with your precious "ginger-bread house"! Our son-in-law, Spencer Baum (12th Man-Yeah!) & his wife, Melissa invited us to join them here this weekend for a 12th Man Reunion. The two grandchildren adored all the cuteness and things of the past! The doll house is so convenient--friendly neighborhood, etc. made the weekend fun & restfull! The veranda & yard were wonderful. Thank you so much!"

"We had a such a great time in your lovely home. We absolutely loved it. You have done an outstanding job! Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your home. We will be returning."

Spencer & Melissa Baum - Weatherford, Texas
Jimmy & Marsha Mudd
Kables & Codee

"Victoria, Evacuees for Hurricane Gustav turned into a mini vacation when we entered the dimension called "the doll house zone". While watching the storm on the huge TV, we stayed in our PJs all day without leaving the house. And then, being a true Longhorn fan, we had no desire to shop. This house is truly a sweet retreat and we loved every minute of it. We will remember our precious time spent for years to come!

Thank you for your kindness and hospitality. My mother was very comfortable during her ordeal and that was most important to me. She was able to spend quality time with her grandsons and I think it meant a lot to her. I will tell all my friends about Casita de Cruzita and how wonderful our stay was. You should be extremely proud of your accomplishments."

Kerry Hall & Family
Beaumont, Texas

"Dear Victoria, Our family enjoyed the stay at your charming vacation home this past weekend. My 87 year old Father appreciated the sweet birthday card you left him. My father was the birthday guest of honor, but there were 6 August birthdays in our family that we group celebrated together! In addition to the birthday dinner, we visited, my niece and nephew whom are current A&M students and live in a home in Shenendoah, and attended two days of intense soccer competition at the Veteran's Park in College Station. My 13 year old son Evan has been visiting B/CS since he was an infant, but this was the first time for a soccer tournament! He enjoyed himself and his team did well!

I orchestrated several get togethers around town, and we all rallied to support Evan at his games in the extreme heat. It was so nice to have a comfy, clean, homey, place to get back to in between all of the festivities. My Dad had to skip a few outings in the heat so he stayed "home" and enjoyed the big TV and watched the Olympics. When that was not on, he was watching other sports he usually keeps up with. But he did venture out to most of the events and always enjoys when I gather the children and grandchildren together. I am the family Event Planner and Uber Organizer.

In the Casita we all got to be together, cook, wash soccer uniforms, laugh, eat, and then take off again for another mini-event.

My extended family and I all enjoyed the Casita and the opportunity to gather in one centralized homey environment, as opposed to several much less charming and hospitable motel rooms. If soccer tournaments are scheduled every summer in August we hope to return every year!"

Susan McLaughlin & Family

"Victoria, What a FUN house! My husband and I loved how neat, clean, and "homey" -- your sweet house was -- and our children appreciate all the touches, as well! Thank you so much for the experience. We will stay here again."
The Harris (Nathan and Diane)
(John, Nelly, Mary Beth, and Julia)

"Dear Victoria, I enjoyed my stay in your beautiful house! Because your home is near campus, I could easily attend my daughter's basketball game. While not watching a game, I was here writing. Your home is a perfect writer's retreat."
Warm is regard,
V. Bugni - Las Vegas, Nevada

"Victoria, What an awesome home! I thank you so much for allowing me to stay here. I have not been so relaxed in years. May God bless this house and your family always. Thank you for sharing with all of us who travel this way. My girlfriends will contact you about the next fun weekend!!!"
Regina Powe - Plano, Texas

"Victoria, Our family had a fantastic time visiting the B/CS area this summer. It was so much nicer being in a home instead of a hotel. It sure made getting our jet lag better. Our 3 girls loved looking at everything in the house and playing outside. Also, we certainly had a memorable stay at Casita de Cruzita."
The Franklin Family - Doha, Qatar

"Victoria, We loved your little house. It was very cozy and comfortable. It was also in a wonderful location for our A&M activities. Thanks."
Richard & Pat Lawson - Dallas, Texas

"Victoria, Thank you so much for opening your warm and cozy home to us. Thank you for working with me from afar since we planned all this from Malaysia. We had a great visit with our children in the warmth of your lovely home. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your loved ones. Our visit was faboulous."
Patti & Al Brooks & family - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

"We very much enjoyed our stay here. You thought of everything to make us comfortable. I especially liked the glasses & bowls in the freezer, and the Christmas decorations were a very nice touch."
Linda & John McMillin - Merritt Island, Florida
Lou Ann Lipton
Players: Clare, Hannah, & Hope

"Our second stay at Casita de Cruzita was even more enjoyable than our first! Our families have been vacationing together for over 25 years. We have shared accommodations in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, and Colorado. Casita de Cruzita is one of our favorites. The spacious living, inviting, fully equipped home with it's close proximity to Kyle Field provides everything you need for a wonderful weekend. Everything that is except for a Longhorn victory. Thank you for sharing your home with our families and friends. We look forward to returning soon."
The Robinson and Thornton Families - Houston, Texas

"We enjoyed our stay very much (as well as the Aggie victory!)".
Jim and Cathy Thornton - Houston, Texas

"Victoria, Wish you could have heard the expressions of my kids..."WOW"...AWESOME!!...We loved your home! I love the picture of your mom and the story of your family. When my daughter-in-law planned this weekend, I told my friend, Ann about come find out she's one of your high school friend--Ann Kirby "my neighbor". We surprised my son, Peter for his birthday and are having a wonderful time."
Carol Wetterauer
Houston, Texas

"Such an awesome house with every detail and comfort of a home! We loved it and cannot wait to come again."
Jeff and Mandy Jones - Dallas

"We had a great time at your house. Our family from Austin, Rockville, and Phoenix really enjoyed living at home instead of a hotel. We were able to cook, grill, and visit with our many friends that live or travel to College Station this weekend. Thanks for your hospitality."
The Toone and De Hauser Families

"Victoria, Thank you for opening your wonderful home to our family. It was the perfect accommodation for our crew and so convenient to A&M for this weekend's game. We had a great time cooking out with friends and were able to renew friendship with old friends in a much more homey atmosphere than any hotel could offer. What a relaxing retreat! The home is beautifully decorated and so equipped; nothing we needed that you hadn't thought of! Everything was perfect! We hope that we have many more opportunities to make Casita de Cruzita our home away from home!"
David ('86) and Diane ('88) Bryant - Fairview, Texas
Kyle ('13), Seth ('14), Jellyn ('16), Joel ('19), & Abby ('21)
Gig 'em

"Victoria, What a wonderful home! We all had a fabulous time while we were here. Staying at your beautiful home just made it even better. Thank you for sharing this with us! God Bless."
Kim & Gordon Hiebert - Aledo, Texas
Katie & Keith Boeck - Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Adrienne & John McPherson

"I am going to be your biggest supporter, this house is beautiful."
Mr. Lupe Fraga, Texas A&M University Board of Regent

"This home is truly spectacular! A place of solitude or place of fun and entertainment. The side patio porch is great for family dialogue, quiet reading or just sipping a glass of wine and reflecting. The living areas give fullness of life, knowing that many celebrations and happy memories are celebrated here. Nothing more exciting than
going to an Aggie game (having a really cool place to stay, a 5-minute walk to Kyle Field), family celebrations of the graduation of another Aggie, or coming back to reunite with
Ole' Army. Now, that we are parents of two young girls, we get to pass the legacy to them.

Thanks, mom for making this dream a reality and impacting all of the families who get to experience this real treasure in Aggieland.
"Gig' em,
Andy ('93) and Tina Valadez ('94)Son and Daughter-in-law Houston, Texas

"Victoria, you have done a beautiful job of creating a warm, welcoming home for out-of-towners. All the extra touches in your home are delightful. We were so conveniently located to everything at Texas A&M, we walked to all our activities. Casita de Cruzita is a refreshing change to staying in hotels. We will let our friends know all about it. Thank you for being so easy to work with and making our visit to Parent's Weekend so easy and enjoyable."
The Webbers - Boerne, Texas

"I absolutely agree! I enjoyed the stay & looking thru the house--you have the touch!" Jan Worrell - Boerne, Texas

"Everything was wonderful! Many thanks & blessings for your 'new home'."
The Fortinberrys - Boerne, Texas

"Being able to stay with our whole family under one roof was such a blessing. We enjoyed eating meals together and celebrating our son's graduation in the charming dining room. The extra touches and lovely decorations made us feel like we were in a 2nd home. Best wishes! We know others will be happy to add their memories within the walls of your home."
Mary Anne Lowry - Edmond, Oklahoma

"What a darling house! We so enjoyed celebrating our daughter's A&M graduation in such a comfortable setting. It was certainly a nicer atmosphere than a hotel. Thanks for making us feel like we're home."
Allison Quinn - Vidor, Texas

"You were so gracious and courteous to us. We very much enjoyed our most comfortable stay."
Michael C. Quinn - Vidor, Texas

"We loved the house!! Everything was perfect. You've done a great job, thanks for sharing! Please just keep my deposit, as I know my husband and I will return."
Judy & David Martinez - New Braunfels, Texas

"We had a great time staying here for our first football game weekend as alumnus. It is amazing what you have done with this place....just a year after I lived here. It brought back so many great memories and cannot wait to come back again!"
Raeley Rindernecht ( '05) - Grapevine, Texas

"We stayed here at Casita de Cruzita for our daughter, Amber's Aggie Ring Day. It was perfect!! We walked over to get the ring and friends stop by afterwards for well wishes. We will be back for sure! Thank you for providing us, Aggie parent with a great place!"
The Simeks - La Grange, Texas

"Staying at Casita de Cruzita for Ring Day was so wonderful. My parents and I could walk over to get my ring and then my friends came over for a meal that my mom and dad prepared for us. And as college students, any meal provided by a parent is great!! The location of the house was awesome. We did not have to worry about parking. It was great!! Thanks for letting us stay. It made Ring Day even more special than it was already!!"
Amber Simek - La Grange, Texas (Photo pending with friend, Laura Hutchinson)

"We couldn't have found a better location for celebrating our 10-Year Reunion. Thanks for a great weekend."
Amy Beerwinkle - '96
Sarah Chapa - '96
Dianne Maddox - '96
Jennifer Nagel - '96

"Victoria, We really enjoyed our stay at Casita de Cruzita over the weekend. You have a very nice home and it made our two families feel at home as we had a great time with our two daughters and all their friends. The location is terrific! In fact, Cathy Robinson will probably be contacting you as we are interested in reserving the house for Thanksgiving next year if it is available!! Thanks again for your hospitality,"
Jim Thornton - Houston, Texas

"Victoria, We had a wonderful time at your rental house. We found everything to be very accommodating and we all had such a great time!"
Heidi Bruce - Montgomery, Texas

"Thank you for sharing your fabulous home with us. We loved everything from the minute we walked in. The bed was sooo comfortable in the Safari Room! We look forward to coming back in the future. I will admit that you never know what a house really looks like when you see it online for a vacation rental. IT WAS FABULOUS!!! It was everything we could have asked for and more. You should be proud of your work on the house and I know your mom would be too."
Stacy & Glenn Puddy - Dallas, Texas

"Victoria, Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful home. You've done such a great job making it feel homey and comfortable. It's the perfect location for walking to a football game! We had a wonderful time visiting Casita de Cruzita for the Nebraska game. Everyone said the house was absolutely beautiful! We surely be stopping by again. We are going to look at our schedule for next year and definitely want to stay there again."
Neil and Sue Earnest - Dallas, Texas

"This was a wonderful place for friends and family to get together for our granddaughter, Christa Ann Colvin's graduation at Texas A&M."
Victor and Ann Martinez - Boca Raton, Florida

"There is absolutely nothing you could have done to make our stay more comfortable and enjoyable! The house is fantastic."
Suzanne Colvin - Vidor, Texas

"Awesome home -- great weekend for us all. I am sure the next time our travels take us to A&M, we will choose to stay at your wonderful home."
Jill Sterkel - Austin, Texas

"Thank you so much! This is awesome!"
Sarah Wanezek - Austin, Texas

"You have a beautiful home and we had a wonderful weekend."
Jaclyn Faulkner - Austin, Texas

"Victoria, Thank you so much for the hospitality stay. We loved it!"
Liz Hoffman - Austin, Texas

"Thanks a million.....what a great place! You are wonderful."
Mandy Larence - Austin, Texas

"Thank you, thank you, thank you! Our friends and family enjoyed having our reception here. It felt like home! Thank you for making our 24 hours as married so
K. & K. Harrison - Killeen, Texas

"Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home. Made our trip to Texas A&M so enjoyable."
Girl Scouts #921 - Seguin, Texas

"Thanks for everything, Victoria. We enjoyed the home so much. I want an excuse to come and stay again. Your beautiful home has it all -- comfort, treats, proximity to A&M, and more! We'll be back! Thanks again."
The Martin Family - Dallas, Texas

"Victoria! Just wanted to tell you how wonderful the celebration went this weekend. The house could not have been any more perfect! I passed out several brochures........I really think you will get a few phone calls regarding future rentals. Everyone loved your home! It was absolutely perfect for us......we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We will still be attending football games this fall so we will be giving you a call for future rentals."
Sherry and Leo Mencacci & Shelly ('07) - Galveston, Texas

"What a great place! Casita de Cruzita was perfect for the week. It is so roomy with such great decor that it makes you feel so at home. It is centrally located in the middle of College Station, and so easy to find. Everyone that visited us commented on how wonderful it was. If anyone you know has traveled with a softball team will tell you how costly it is and how you hate spending so much time in a hotel. A standard hotel cost us about $700.00 per week per couple this cost us right at $500.00 for the week. We were in College Station for 18U Nationals which is the last tournament of the year for fastpitch softball by the time you get this far you are so tired and just want to go home. Renting Casita de Cruzita was so wonderful that we did not want to leave when it was over. We cooked every night and did not have to eat fastfood and spend the extra money on restaurants. On the way back home, we all were trying to find what weekend we would have available to go back. What a wonderful experience we have found a new way to travel to see softball. Thanks again for sharing your wonderful place with us."
Mary DuBois, Coach of the Mystixx - Houston, Texas

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