"Last fall, my husband was diagnosed with Leukemia and we knew we needed to get to MD Anderson as quickly as we could. Treatment for this kind of disease is no small affair, so we had to find a place to live for several months, maybe up to a year. We also have two medium/large dogs who are older and wouldn't understand our absence if we were to leave them with friends. (Plus, we believe dogs can be a big part of the healing process.) So along they came.
The hospital gave us a pretty substantial list of places we might be able to stay while we were in Houston, but none of them seemed to be panning out. I took it upon myself to check in with VRBO to see what else might be out there, and found Medical Center Home.
It was perfect…a real find. We were never going to survive what we were facing in a one room studio apartment or a hotel room or hostel. What we needed was a real home with a yard, and it needed to be within throwing distance of the hospital. And MCH had one ready for us.
The home itself was lovely. It was tastefully furnished with three bedrooms which was perfect when friends or family came to visit or help us out. A full kitchen with everything we needed so we didn't have to bring dishes or cookware. And the yard was fenced, which the dogs really enjoyed. It's close to groceries, pharmacies, restaurants, highways, and fun…great location. Quiet neighborhood too, we always felt safe and sound.
One feature that really took a few things off our plate was that everything was included…utilities, cable and lawn care. We didn't have to think about those things while we were busy conquering cancer. All we had to do was settle back and heal.
And finally, I can't say enough about the landlords. They were generous and kind, and helped us every time we needed it, quickly and without fail. They were very flexible when the 6 or 7 months we were planning on became 10, never even batted an eye. They're pretty amazing, and we're lucky to have found them. Even their young son was so thoughtful as to bring my husband a shell he found on the beach to help him get better.
I can't imagine what kind of experience Houston would've been for us if we hadn't landed at Medical Center Home. If you're coming to Houston and need a place to stay, for whatever reason, get in touch with them. You'll be really glad you did."