The lime room is a front corner bedroom with queen size bed, linoleum flooring, and a vibrant green color to match the Tex-Mex culture of the area. Two windows overlook the gardens and a giant red hibiscus.
My place is 40 minutes from the beaches of South Padre Island, 13 minutes from the Brownsville airport and 40 minutes from the Harlingen airport. I offer pick-up and/or drop off at the Brownsville airport ($5) and Harlingen airport ($10) per trip. Trips to the bus depot are free.
This is an old home. It is built in the classic raised fashion so that air can flow under the floor. Due to age, the floors are uneven. However, I keep the place very clean, for my dust allergies. So while the flooring is worn and the ceiling joints are uneven, everything is ordered and neat.
The yard is a work-in-progress. I am slowly adding gardens to the already present flowers and fruit trees. I have a large lime, papaya and sour orange that you are welcomed to help yourself to! I often have orangeade in the fridge.
The yard is fully fenced on all sides.
The lime room is 4 feet from the bathroom. The living room has a futon and recliner. A full kitchen including baking sheets, pots/pans and specialized kitchen equipment are all available for your use. I offer many breakfast items but you must prepare them yourself.
My knowledge of the area is limited, but I am happy to help in any way I can!
I have a small, hairless dog who stays inside. She is quiet and shy, unless you have (or might have) food, then she sits patiently and stares. I also have a Kenyan sand boa in a locked cage. She spends her days buried in her bedding and rarely comes out.
I am very flexible but please keep in mind that temperatures are kept as close as comfortable to outdoor temperatures. In the summer, keeping the house at 80 means the AC runs often. In the winters, it is cool enough to keep socks and sweaters on all the time inside. (Yes, my hairless dog wears sweaters, too.)
I am currently in grad school at UTRGV. My thesis project is a genetic survey of black corals off the Texas coast.