Magic Princess Room with lakeviewFreshly painted  purple house perched atop a hill overlooking Lake Jackson
Perpetually Purple House Bedroom(s)
Perpetually Purple House Bedroom(s)
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 shared baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 shared baths
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Up to three bedroom(s) in a contemporary artsy lakeview house, a uniquely peaceful & relaxing sanctuary. Guests say "The Purple House is more than just a place to stay -- it is their purple home away from home!" Hardwood floors, beautiful light, great acoustics, privacy, lush scenery, good food, exquisite hospitality. Tennis court, fishing, bird watching, nature walks, plus resident Labradoodle for cuddling.

The space

The location is exquisite-- truly a paradise just a few minutes from the city. Serene and wooded waterfront neighborhood. The house is beautiful and brimming with art and antiques. There are several screened porches and decks from which you can enjoy the sounds, scenery and sunsets with your coffee or a glass of wine. The accommodations are superb. You will not want to leave. Coffee and a simple breakfast happily provided. This listing is 1 bedroom with on-site host -- Larger groups, check out the Perpetually Purple House for Relaxation/Vacation (sleeps 6)

Guest access

Guests will have access to bedroom, bathroom, two living rooms and all outdoor spaces. Tennis courts, nature trails, hot tub.

Interaction with guests

I will provide as much or as little as you need. I am an experienced house concert host, so am accustomed to providing stellar accommodations for travelers. Check out my (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Purple House Concerts page for concert schedule if interested.

Other things to note

I have a loving and friendly Labradoodle. He is a certified therapy dog but and will be happy to cuddle upon request. The house is very clean and does not smell doggy :)

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premise

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 12PM (noon)

I expect my guests to be honest and responsible. Other than that I encourage them to relax and have fun. No smoking. No domestic disputes. No parties please.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 6 steps to front door, full flight of stairs to bed/bath.
Pet(s) live on property - One giant hunk of furry love, Ari, the Labradoodle. He is hypoallergenic and he smells good.
Some spaces are shared - Private bed, bath and family room. Shared living room, kitchen.
Amenity limitations - Washer/dryer not available to guests except in extenuating circumstances.


7 Reviews

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Jeannie User Profile
September 2017
This home is lovely, peaceful and my stay there was serene. The grounds are lush and green, and from the front porch there is a distant view of the lake. The location feels surprisingly secluded, with mature tree canopy and wooded surroundings. The interior is immaculate, spacious, lighted with natural light, and wonderfully decorated with works of art. Living space is on ground floor, bedrooms and master bath upstairs. I had AM coffee in the hot tub on the back deck, and spent another hour or so simply lazing peacefully in the main living area. Highly recommend.

Hannah User Profile
September 2017
I absolutely adored the purple house. Ruth and her puppy Ari were more than welcoming! I was only there for one night but will definitely be back!

Nicole User Profile
September 2017
Ruth's house is absolutely stunning. As a host Ruth was extremely welcoming and went out of her way to make us feel at home. We needed a place to stay at the last minute, whilst traveling back to Ft Lauderdale and she was so accommodating by helping us out with a late check in, providing us with necessities as well as some extra treats :) Thank you Ruth for your amazing hospitality. I highly recommend this accommodation.

Tristan User Profile
October 2016
Ruth's place was everything we were looking for and more. My family and I stayed here when we evacuated the East Coast during hurricane Matthew. Ruth made us feel at home and welcome.

Mary Beth User Profile
August 2016
Ruth's neighborhood is lovely and peaceful. Her home is beautiful and inviting. And Ruth is a wonderful host - welcoming, generous, organized! She made me feel very at home and had everything I would need to know in a folder on the counter. I was able to work in a wonderfully sunny room (I was working remotely that week) and she was very lavish with access to the common areas of her home. I would love to come back (soon?) when I am not working to enjoy more of the neighborhood.

Jeremiah User Profile
June 2016
When I first arrived ,I was a bit nervous but Ruth and her lovely dogs welcome to me. I enjoyed my staying Ruth gave me a lot of pointers about different places to see while I was there for orientation. Staying at the purple house was blessing and I enjoyed every bit of it including the wine,the hot tub and the wonderful View of Lake Jackson. I look forward to attending her concert series when I move to Tallahassee.Words cannot express how thankful I'am. Also Ruth is great with communication on the way to Tallahassee she stayed in touch with me to make sure that I got there safely.And she answered all the questions I had.

Dustin User Profile
May 2016
A wonderful experience. Ruth's home is very accommodating, It was exactly as listed. My friends I felt like welcome guests. We had our choice of the 3 upstairs bedrooms, all of which were clean and had exactly what we needed. Ruth offered to host us for the evening and gave us some ideas for things to do in town if we wanted to do our own thing. We decided to spend the evening with Ruth in her incredible home ( you must experience it, it's beyond description ) the night included a nice dinner and a walk to the lake. The location is serene. I would whole heartedly recommend Ruth and her home to all my friends. It was an enriching experience. A beautiful place to relax or use as inspiration for your adventures. I hope I get the opportunity to stay again.
Ruth User Profile
Response from Ruth:
Thanks Dustin! I hope there are other travelers as awesome as you are that will consider visiting the Purple House. In the meantime, I will keep planting herbs, installing more artwork, and perfecting the mint julep recipe. I assure you, I enjoyed your stay as much as you did :)
May 2016

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Tallahassee, Florida, United StatesJoined in December 2015
Ruth User Profile
I love having friends share my beautiful home, bringing music into my living room, and creating art that makes the world a more beautiful place.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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