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No Cleaning Fees! * Pet Friendly * Private Hot Tub and Pool

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View of house across fenced yard with pool and heated spa

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Last updated: 11/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

West Campus house description

The Lone Star House is a private two bedroom, one bath guest house with 800 sq. ft. It is located on a private corner of the owner's second home property. It is on the second level providing park-like views and seclusion for guests. The windows look out onto the pool or into the wooded area behind house, not into neighboring houses. The property has plenty of off-street parking and is in the Central Austin/West Campus area, located within walking distance to University of Texas campus and convenient to shopping, tourist attractions, downtown, 6th Street, the State Capitol, Lake Travis, and most live music venues. House is in a unique neighborhood with lots of trees and privacy and a convenient location within an active community. Enjoy all the comforts of home without the hassle of a hotel.

Complete with a fully equipped kitchen, dining table for 6, and a living area with an HDTV with DISH Network and a DVD/VCR player. We provide a small library of movies as well. The main living area also features beautiful wood floors and great views of the pool and wooded area behind house. The master bedroom features a king-size bed and overlooks the pool while the second bedroom has a double bed and a twin bed and a second TV. Both bedrooms have large, mirrored closets and lots of windows with natural light. The bathroom is a full bath with a tub/shower combo. We provide bath towels and a separate set of towels for use at the pool. A cedar dog bed was also recently added to the living room for your fine furry friends.

The living room has a full-size futon that can be used as an additional sleeping area and a second couch provides additional seating. There is a utility area with a stacked washer/dryer combo. Kitchen has a dishwasher, microwave, gas stove, electric oven, programmable coffeemaker, blender, toaster, and a refrigerator with icemaker.

Property is owner's second home, so pool and yards are for guest use only. Fenced back yard features a large, PRIVATE swimming pool with a heated hot tub and a deck for entertaining. Property also has plenty of off-street parking. The house is on second floor above a lighted carport that can be used for covered parking or for entertaining. Property is close to major bus stops, restaurants, museums, and lots of local hot spots. Only a $8-$10 cab ride or a 5-10 minute drive from the 6th Street/Warehouse/Downtown Districts.

Free wireless Internet is also provided on the entire property. You can even surf the Internet by the pool! Pets and kids over age 5 are welcome! Dog bed, pet bowls, & poop bags are provided. Please note, WE DO NOT RENT TO SMOKERS and smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property.

GO GREEN! We strongly encourage recycling and composting at our properties. We also try to use environmentally-friendly cleaning products and detergents. Upon request, all weekly rentals will come with complimentary bus passes for all tenants, good for unlimited rides for up to 7 days or a month, depending on length of stay. Or rent a bike at any of the nearby bike shops. Daily and weekly rates available. See the city on an eco-friendly budget!

***RENTAL RATES EXPLAINED: We set our nightly rate to include all taxes and cleaning fees because we thought it would be simpler for potential renters to figure out how much their total stay would cost. In order to be more conducive with the site and to be comparable to other vacation rentals and lodging options, we have removed the tax amount from the nightly rate. Rental fee already includes all cleaning fees, but there is a required 15% hotel tax (6% to State of Texas, 9% to City of Austin).
TOTAL COST PER NIGHT
March-September: $196 + 15% = $225 per night. Weekly rate is $ $1174 + 15% = $1350.
October-February: $174 + 15% = $200 per night. Weekly rate is $1044 + 15% = $1200.

RESTRICTIONS:
- No children under 5 years of age without consent from management.
- Must be at least 25 years old to rent the property.
- WE DO NOT RENT TO SMOKERS and there is absolutely NO SMOKING on the property, indoors or outdoors. Evidence of smoking including odors, butts, or burn marks will result in a $1000 charge and possible eviction.

PET POLICY: Property is pet friendly, but they must be declared in advance. Extra cleaning fee may be applied, however, we usually account for pets with a slightly higher deposit amount that is fully refunded as long as there are no damages.

OCCUPANCY & PARTY POLICY: Overnight occupancy is limited to six (6) individuals. The house is really only designed to accommodate four people in traditional beds.

We are not a party facility. There are plenty of lovely places in Austin to rent if you are interested in having a party and we have provided a list of some of them on our website. Due to safety concerns, cleaning costs, and other issues, parties of more than 12 people are not allowed without written consent from management. An additional non-refundable fee is also required. Unapproved parties of more than 12 individuals will result in the immediate forfeiture of your deposit and possible eviction, depending on the severity of the infraction. Please email or call with further questions.

Please visit our website (linked near the calendar below) for more photos and information on the Lone Star House and check out our guestbook for feedback from previous guests.

Please use email for all inquiries. In case of short notice (1-2 days prior to arrival, email is still preferred, however, you can call +1 512.481.2816 for immediate assistance.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be at least 25 to rent property....moreless

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Children Welcome:

            Children over 5 are welcome to stay. For children under 5 years of age, please check with the management....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking on the property, indoors or on the grounds. Evidence of smoking on the property will result in a $1000 fine and/or eviction....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Instead of charging a pet fee, we add to the deposit to cover any potential damage. No damages, no charge!...moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, overlooks pool, Double Beds (1) Second bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) Second bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Living room has a full size futon...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Music Library:

            Multiple music channels available through DISH satellite. There is also a stereo that can be connected to your mp3 player....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            (2) DISH Network in living room and one bedroom...moreless

          • Stereo
          • Television:

            (2)...moreless

          • VCR
          • Video Library:

            Lots of VHS tapes & DVDs...moreless

          Attractions

          • Arboretum
          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Synagogues
          • Theme Parks
          • Water Parks
          • Winery Tours
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Horseshoes
          • Miniature Golf
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Paddle Boating
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

              • Monument View:

                University of Texas Tower and campus, Texas State Capitol grounds, Texas Hill Country...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Racquetball
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Spelunking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Covered Parking:

                Shaded parking under the house...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Bath towels are provided as well as a separate set of towels for use at the pool....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                There are about a dozen private, off-street parking spots....moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet:

                Wireless Internet is available throughout the property, including by the pool...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                There is a wood deck by the pool and a concrete carport/entertainment area located below the house....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                Private spa on property. Not shared!...moreless

              • Private Pool:

                Private pool on property. Not shared!...moreless

               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $174
              $1,044 $2,000
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Tax Rate 15%

              Notes:

              Pets are always welcome at no additional charge. Monthly rates are not available March - September. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. We sometimes charge higher rates for special events, but we never charge more than $300/night for any occasion.

              Credit Cards preferred (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover)

              Deposit is $300. You are given the option on our payment form of one single payment or two payments.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 11/05/2014
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              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
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              Location

              Car: Not Necessary

              Live music venues, University of Texas football, basketball, baseball, and other sports, Texas State Capitol Grounds, Austin City Limits Festival, SXSW, Lake Travis, Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2005

              About the owner: I am a native Austinite and I started managing vacation properties after 20+ years as a long term landlord.

              Why the Owner Chose West Campus:
              I really enjoy meeting all of the different people who stay in our properties. Being so close to downtown and to the University of Texas campus means that we get to meet lots of fellow Longhorns as well as visitors from all over the globe.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              The first thing most people notice about our main property is the pool and spa. Yes, it is as wonderful as it looks! It is about 12 feet deep on one end, so it stays cool in the summer months. That heated spa takes care of the few winter-like days we get in Austin. We're also within walking distance of many shops, eateries, and museums. The campus also offers movie theaters, a bowling alley, arcade, pool hall, and tons of things to see and explore. You can even hear the famous Tower Carillion bells from the yard! Even if you aren't a UT fan, this house will put you right in the center of Austin's cultural and eclectic world.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

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              Photos

              • View of house across fenced yard with pool and heated spa

                View of house across fenced yard with pool and heated spa

              • Master bedroom with king size bed and view of pool

                Master bedroom with king size bed and view of pool

              • Kitchen with coffeemaker, dishwasher, microwave, blender & view of park

                Kitchen with coffeemaker, dishwasher, microwave, blender & view of park

              • Second bedroom with full/double bed, twin bed, satellite TV & views

                Second bedroom with full/double bed, twin bed, satellite TV & views

              • Wooded view of park from front porch.  Great sunsets!

                Wooded view of park from front porch. Great sunsets!

              • Sunset off the front porch.

                Sunset off the front porch.

              • Kitchen, Dining table for 6, and living room with satellite HDTV

                Kitchen, Dining table for 6, and living room with satellite HDTV

              • Living room with futon, satellite HDTV, and pool views

                Living room with futon, satellite HDTV, and pool views

              • Bathroom with full shower/tub with tile surround & bath towels

                Bathroom with full shower/tub with tile surround & bath towels

              • Large private pool with heated spa, deck, grill, & tables with umbrellas

                Large private pool with heated spa, deck, grill, & tables with umbrellas

              • Living Room at sunset with view of private pool

                Living Room at sunset with view of private pool

              • Carport and parking area, 2nd floor has great breezes!

                Carport and parking area, 2nd floor has great breezes!

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              Date last modified - Wednesday, November 05, 2014

              $174 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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