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Unique, Secluded Carriage House & Pool on .5 Acre in Soco - Walk Downtown!

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Last updated: 12/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

SoCo cottage description

The half acre of creekside property was once part of a large section of land owned by an engineer who designed and built this home as his family residence. The original plot bordered Congress Avenue and continued to the river which is now Ladybird Lake. It served as a farm and salvage yard with a number of outbuildings and warehouses. Horses were stabled near what is now Riverside Drive. The family house was built in 1919 and the carriage house and hayloft were added sometime in the 30’s along with a highly unusual brick pool. The buildings are comprised of recycled beams and pine flooring from the old Bastrop train station, glass doors from the State Capitol, and bricks that once lined Congress Avenue make the pool and patio. The house has undergone a few renovations and additions over time, while the pool remains as the last brick pool in the Austin area. Its been carefully restored and updated with modern equipment.

Pool
This unique pool was meant for lounging and cooling off in the hot summer months. Given it’s size, it is not suitable for swimming laps. The pool is shared by the main house, however, the owners provide privacy to the guests while they use the pool and backyard. The owners recently re-plastered the pool and modernized it with an UV light system. The pool is open year round, and it is not heated.

Property
The owner's residence is located in the stone cottage West of the rental house. The owners are available to provide guests with suggestions on restaurants, live music venues, shopping and much more! The property is also shared with a clutch of hens, which provide guests with plenty of eggs.

Location
Located two blocks from the popular entertainment district of South Congress Avenue (SoCo) and 5 min walk from downtown, the house is perfectly situated to meet all your needs! We provide a free map to every guest which details all the haunts and hideouts of Old Austin. The map was made by our favorite map maker, Herb Lester (www.herblester.com), and authored by the owners of the property.

Parking
The rental includes a private driveway which can accommodate two cars. We ask that you do not park on the street.

Payment
We accept Credit Cards and eChecks thru HomeAway. We recently started using HomeAway’s Book It Now option. If you find this option confusing, please use the traditional ‘Contact Owner’ section to the right of the screen and enter the dates you are interested in and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

Living Room/Kitchen
The living room and kitchen share a large open space that is anchored by floor to ceiling casement windows. There is a dining room table that seats four comfortably, as well as a sofa and two Barcelona Chairs. The kitchen offers the following conveniences: Full set of dinnerware for 6; State of the art coffee maker; Set of Le Cruesset cookware; Cooking utensils; Mini refrigerator with freezer; Gas stove top; and Counter-top toaster oven

Bedrooms
Each bedroom has beautiful floor to ceiling casement windows with a view of the patio, pool and historic oak tree. One bedroom has door access to the pool and back patio and Full-sized bed. The other bedroom is equipped with a Queen-sized bed. We supply premium pillows and bedding with plenty of spare blankets. In each bedroom you will find a closet with hangers, full length mirror. In the full bedroom there is a 32” flat screen TV with access to over 400 channels including HBO, Showtime, Encore and TCM.

Bathroom
The bathroom provides a full size tub with shower. Guests are offered premium towels by Matteo. Guests will have access to a clothing iron and hair dryer.

Wildlife
The property sits on a creek so there is plenty of wildlife. There is a known friendly family of foxes that lives on the property, along with a family of armadillos. Don’t be surprised if you see them at night.

During the late spring and summer months, you will likely find Mosquitos and other insects all around Austin. Unlike many other metropolitan cities, Austin does not spray for Mosquitos which means we see our fair share. The rental is stocked with both Deet and Deet-free mosquito repellent.

General
We only use and provide all natural cleaning products. We also employ non-chemical extermination every other month.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the pool open? The pool is open year round, however it is not currently heated.

Is there a crib? We offer a portable crib for guests. Please bring your own crib bedding.

Can we cook? Yes! We offer a full gas range, a set of Le Cruesset cookware and all modern kitchen conveniences. The only thing missing is a full-sized oven. We do offer a small toaster oven for other small scale baking. And you can always grill out back.

How many beds? We offer one Full-size bed and one Queen-size bed. While we limit occupancy to four persons, if you require an additional bed for one of the four persons, we can arrange a bed in the loft if given enough notice.

Can we do laundry? Yes! We provide a front loading washer and dryer for your convenience, as well as earth-friendly laundry detergent.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Downtown
              • Lake
              • River

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Hiking
              • Swimming

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Bottled Water
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Mosquito Magnet
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Shampoo
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Mini Refrigerator
              • Pantry Items
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Patio

              Pool / Spa

                  • Outdoor Pool

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Winter
                          Nov 25 - Dec 23, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $220 $240
                          Fri, Sat
                          New Year's Eve
                          Dec 28 - Jan 2, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $350
                          Janurary
                          Jan 3 - Feb 28, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $220 $240
                          Fri, Sat
                          SXSW
                          Mar 6 - Mar 22, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $1,000
                          ACL
                          Oct 2 - Oct 5, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $550
                          ACL 2nd Weekend
                          Oct 9 - Oct 12, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $550
                          Formula 1
                          Oct 22 - Oct 26, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $800
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $260
                          $1,500

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • Tax Rate 15%

                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 12/19/2014
                          Check availability
                          23 Available
                          21 Unavailable
                          22 Today
                          23 Selected dates
                           

                          Location

                          5.8 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          0.03 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          0.03 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          149 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Beach

                          Car: Not Necessary

                           

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                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • Living room

                            Living room

                          • Cathedral ceiling dining/kitchen area

                            Cathedral ceiling dining/kitchen area

                          • Outdoor Pool

                            Outdoor Pool

                          • West Bedroom with Queen Bed

                            West Bedroom with Queen Bed

                          • North Bedroom with Door to Patio and Pool

                            North Bedroom with Door to Patio and Pool

                          • Bathroom with Tub

                            Bathroom with Tub

                          • Front entrance to the Carriage House

                            Front entrance to the Carriage House

                          • Dining Area

                            Dining Area

                          • Stone Patio and Majestic Oak

                            Stone Patio and Majestic Oak

                          • West Bedroom with Floor to Ceiling Casement Windows

                            West Bedroom with Floor to Ceiling Casement Windows

                          • North bedroom with Full Bed

                            North bedroom with Full Bed

                          • Kitchen (View from Loft)

                            Kitchen (View from Loft)

                          $220 - $1,000 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 12/19/14
                          Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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                          Member since: 2009
                          Speaks: english
                          • Response time: Within 24 hours
                          • Response rate: 100%
                          • Calendar last updated: 12/19/2014
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