Verdecamp - Modern W/ 'Old Texas' Vibe
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- Minimum stay:2-4 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Travis Heights house description
The best part about the house is the *old* Austin feel that you get (a rarity nowadays). The Verde Camp houses date back to the 1930's and share a half acre of land, and have recently been remodeled with all the modern conveniences.
The birds chirp in the morning, the squirrels dance in the shady canopy from a 250 year-old oak trees, church bells can be heard in the distance at noon. It's a pretty nice spot year round.
However, this area is HAPPENING. Not 3 blocks away is what NPR recently called 'the coolest street in America'. Vinyl records, the best thrift shops, and uniquely Austin stores, restaurants, coffee, and clubs. You can even get a straight razor shave. Perhaps a folk art galleries or a vintage sign is something you need..
Lots of veggie options, live music, clubs, Art houses, theater. Walk/bike to Lady Bird Lake (Town Lake) and get some exercise. Hit downtown, 6th Street, UT Longhorn games, kayaking/canoeing, and you KNOW you want some barbecue and a beer. It's all just minutes away.
Catch the bus or rent a scooter to almost anywhere. Or, hey.. just chill. Watch cables/dvds on the 42' flat screen. Use the WiFi to surf the web. Get some work done. Rest, relax, get a massage, take a walk, order some food. Whatever. Once you stay, I know you'll come back.
- Noise. Be respectful. We have a No Noise Policy that is strictly enforced after 10 PM. Loud or obnoxious behavior will not be tolerated.
- The neighborhood restrictions prohibit campers, motor homes and any type of trailer being parked in the neighborhoods at any time.
- No Smoking. Smoking is not allowed at this property.
We allow well behaved pets with deposits.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Air Conditioning:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Wireless Internet
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Mountain Biking
- Fitness Center
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Scenic Drives
- Winery Tours
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Horseback Riding
- Botanical Garden
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- The big draw is that you're 2 blocks from South Congress.
ReviewsWrite a review
Camp Verde is the bomb. Having lived in Austin for 7 years, we knew how great the location would be and it didn't disappoint. Walks to S. Congress for coffee, breakfast tacos, etc. were great fun. The house is spacious, well-equiped, clean, and comfortable with great beds and linens. Owner BJ and caretaker Michael are super friendly and attentive. We had our 2 and 4 year olds with us and they loved playing in the yard. We hope to stay several weeks next year.
- Guest Kevin50 (-)
- Date of stay 02/03/10
- Review Submitted 02/03/10
When I put my house up for sale in Austin and my husband left to start his new job in Baltimore, I needed a place to stay for myself and my newborn that was safe, quiet, and had a kitchen! I stayed at Verde Camp for almost two weeks, enjoying the beautiful grounds and entertaining friends who came to visit me before I left town. I was able to fully enjoy all the most wonderful aspects of life in Austin - the peaceful Travis Heights neighborhood where Verde Camp is located, a short walk to South Congress Avenue's many eclectic offerings (coffee shops, restaurants, shopping, cupcakes!), and very close proximity to downtown and Barton Springs Pool. Take it from a local who loves Austin and misses it like crazy, you'll love these charming cottages and you'll be booking your next visit before you even leave...!
- Guest Cecily Johnson (-)
- Date of stay 07/02/09
- Review Submitted 07/02/09
This is one of those recommendations you partially don't want to make, as Verde Camp is one of those 'finds' you kinda want to keep to yourself. A friend of mine who has always stayed at the Austin Motel (on South Congress) simply cannot believe I've found accommodations with these amenities at this location at such a reasonable rate. If you're a music lover the proximity to the Continental Club is reason enough to park here a while, but if you're even remotely fit you'll find you much of central Austin is walkable. And a trip to Whole Foods on day 1 will have you feeling like a genius for booking a place with a kitchen. I plan to return yearly.
- Guest J. Warner (Calgary, AB, Canada)
- Date of stay 07/01/09
- Review Submitted 07/01/09
We spent 4 days at Verde Camp during Memorial weekend 2009. We rented the 2 bedroom bungalow and a 1 bedroom bungalow and we could not have been happier with our experience. My husband and I had lived in Austin when we were first married and Verde Camp still has the feel of "old Austin" - which is a wonderful "phenom". The cottages are well appointed with everything you would need for a comfortable stay - great beds and linens, fluffy white towels, well supplied kitchen items and even a beautiful orchid in the living room. The lovely landscaped areas of Verde Camp provide for very pleasant walking and visiting outdoors. Verde Camp has all the charm of "old Austin" plus all the modern comforts. We can't imagine staying anywhere else in the future when we return to Austin. Thanks for keeping the beauty and uniqueness of Austin alive! Constance and David Richardson Fort worth , Texas
- Guest Constance Richardson (Fort Worth, TX)
- Date of stay 06/08/09
- Review Submitted 06/08/09
We rented both the 2bedroom and 1bedroom cottages for a group. The cottages were really nicely designed, host was fantastic and the cottages were outfitted with everything we could have needed. The location is great - 5 minute walk to S. Congress and 20min walk to downtown. Honestly can't think of a single improvement and would definitely recommend camp verde!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 04/22/09
- Review Submitted 04/22/09
My wife and just I enjoyed a week in one of the small 1-bedroom cottages at Verde Camp. We wanted a place of our own where we could live for the week, not like a hotel where you have to eat all your meals out and you have maid service every day. And Verde Camp was just what we were looking for. Our house was clean and private, and had a nice mini kitchen so we could eat in when we wanted. Also, I can't stress enough how perfect the location is. It's on a quiet street, but you walk two short blocks to the heart of South Congress street - restaurants, vintage/antique stores, funky boutiques, the famous Hey Cupcake trailer, Vulcan Video, a nice little grocery store - it's all right there. And you can hop in the car and easily get anywhere you want to go in Austin. All in all, a great spot.
- Guest Abe6 (Portland, ME)
- Date of stay 01/20/09
- Review Submitted 01/20/09
Wonderful location and great accommodations with everything you need and then some! Enjoyed my stay here a great deal. Thanks, BJ!
- Guest Lisa282 (Bryan, TX)
- Date of stay 01/04/09
- Review Submitted 01/04/09
Cozy cottage with old-school charm. Simple and sweet decor, clutter-free and relaxing. Wow, what comfy beds! Excellent location -- close to funky shops and lots of restaurants on South Congress, yet just as close to walking trails and a playground at the park. The owner of this property was super accommodating and genuinely cared about us having the very best stay possible. Thanks, BJ!
- Guest StacyP (Portland, OR)
- Date of stay 10/19/08
- Review Submitted 10/19/08
We had a wonderful stay at this property. The accomodations were homey, comfortable and nice. We would definitely stay again, especially for such a great price!
- Guest Steven23 (Houston, TX)
- Date of stay 10/07/08
- Review Submitted 10/07/08
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! The house was very quaint and the beds were very comfortable. The location is perfect for everything you want to do in Austin. BJ was very accomodating and helpful and had a wonderful basket full of snacks for us when we arrived. We will be back!
- Guest Karen Tostado (Friendswood, TX)
- Date of stay 09/04/08
- Review Submitted 09/04/08
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