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Casita Querida Dans Ma Maison Chouette

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Last updated: 08/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Your two bedrooms & bath are part of my home, but you have a separate entrance and one adjoining wall to my kitchen and living room. Beguiling central city pied-a-terre, 3 miles north of the University of Texas and the Capitol, provides you with a sense of peace in the middle of the hub-bubbling city. Ten minutes to downtown, but take advantage of several people-friendly and dog-in-heaven trails bordering the creek; ride a bike on a popular in-town bike path; or attend whatever music, film, comedy, car racing, athletic (your own? your favorite team's?), gastronomic, or wine-tasting event-du-jour suits your fancy. Well-trained dogs welcomed (although no fenced-in yard). MoPac and Interstate-35 are 3 and 8 minutes away, respectively; bus stop is two blocks distant; and Cars-To-Go abound. Central Market, restaurants, shops, and Seton Hospital are within a mile; opulent Whole Foods in three. Tours of geologically curious spots in town? Let's discuss—en francais, si vous voudriez, o posiblemente tambien en espanol.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 550 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 ...moreless

  • Singles
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    sleeps 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    sleeps 2...moreless

  • New queen sized bed, antique double bed, and new mattresses on both; can provide a second twin mattress for second bedroom ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Outdoor shower: outdoor shower

    ...moreless

  • Additional private outdoor shower near backyard patio with view of the creek, sunrise, and moonrise....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Bike the Bull (Creek bike path), stroll the Shoal (Creek greenbelt), eat, pray, love?! MoPac (3 min) & Interstate-35 (8 min); bus 2 blocks away; Cars-To-Go. Central Market, restaurants, shops, & Seton Hospital within a mile. The house, built in 1952, has an efficient layout that accommodates two comfortable living quarters, minus a full-blown kitchen in the guest quarters (though equipped with microwave, refrigerator, and Keurig coffee maker). Vacationers interested in what the city has to offer (restaurants, shops, and grocery are within walking distance) can still enjoy proximity to a riparian zone and perks of country-in-the-city serenity. Tankless water heater, new mini-split AC/heater, 1500 gal. rainwater tank, and roof-top solar (350 KW/month) panels. Minimum rental age: 25, otherwise children welcome when accompanied by adult and dogs welcome when crated (but no cats). Well-loved dog path across the street on the creek greenbelt or 3 blocks distant on Bull Creek. Ask @ piano!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    AT&T UVerse, HBO...moreless

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Older, tree-filled, neighborhood bordered by Shoal Creek to the northwest of Seton Hospital...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    AT&T Wifi, Uverse, HBO...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking:

    in driveway...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    AT&T Wifi...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    two for under 5'6", two for 5'6" - 6'2"...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    patio in backyard...moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.5
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
ACL 2nd weekend
Oct 8 - Oct 11, 2015
2 night min stay
$175
Formula 1
Oct 22 - Oct 25, 2015
2 night min stay
$200
SXSW
Mar 10 - Mar 19, 2016
4 night min stay
$200
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$125 $135
Fri, Sat

Changeover Day: Friday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • cleaning $50
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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Location

11.1 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
0.6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Olive and June, 3411 Glenview Avenue (at 35th)
3.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lions Municipal, 2901 Enfield Rd.
4.1 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak, 250 North Lamar
0.8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
MoPac Expressway (Loop I)
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kerbey Lane Cafe, 3704 Kerbey Lane

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: After studying at U.T. to start my life-long love affair with 'soft-rock' geology, followed by stints in Houston and Midland, Austin lured me back for keeps. I lucked into this jewel of a neighborhood north of the original Kerbey Lane restaurant by happenstance. Turned out--much to my father's delight--to be a mere two neighborhoods north of the house in Clarksville where my grandfather was born after the Civil War. The Eichler-style house is on a small hill overlooking the creek, and we've found remnants of Indian cooking utensils when planting trees. The abode hardly spoke to me until I went inside and got hooked by the light, in general, and the tree-house view of the creek, in specific. Perfect spot for two young sons, with an ephemeral creek full of exogyra fossils and evocatively vocal amphibians, depending on the season. Whipporwills and owls and blue herons also frequent the area on occasion.

Why the Owner Chose Rosedale:
Among the cognescenti, this happy 'hood is known for neat walks and pleasant bike routes. The Ridgelea cul-de-sac is conveniently located between MoPac (Loop 1) and Interstate-35. You can walk two blocks to catch the 17-minute bus to downtown or rent any of the ubiquitous Cars-To-Go. Not only is the location ideal on several counts, but your guest quarters are the cat's meow. The house, built in 1952 (when people used that expression), has an efficient layout that easily accommodates two comfortable living spaces, minus an actual kitchen in the guest quarters (but still equipped with the essentials: refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker). You're close to all the city has to offer--restaurants, shops, and bars in walking distance--yet adjacent to a (not completely messed with by humans) riparian zone offering a bit of sweet respite from the hub-bub.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Infrastructure highlights: The 1500-gallon tank collects rainwater for the front yard; roof-top solar panels collect 350+ KW/month for our favorite 20th century invention--electricity; and a tankless water heater keeps you in the perfect! amount of hot water. Inside amenities: new mini-split AC/heater, new queen size bed, antique double bed in second bedroom (new mattresses on both), Keurig coffee-maker, microwave, small refrigerator, AT&T U-verse cable TV, and WiFi. Piano? We can discuss. Outside offerings: hammock, bikes, patio, and outdoor shower (additional) with limestone ripple rock floor.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french

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Photos

  • guest quarters path with view to street

    guest quarters path with view to street

  • Sweet dreams in green room

    Sweet dreams in green room

  • backyard patio -- two bikes for your use

    backyard patio -- two bikes for your use

  • green room

    green room

  • close-up of murphy kitchen

    close-up of murphy kitchen

  • view of tub/shower in bathroom mirror

    view of tub/shower in bathroom mirror

  • view from hallway of the two bedrooms

    view from hallway of the two bedrooms

  • guest quarters entrance (into green room)

    guest quarters entrance (into green room)

  • nap, chat, or bike

    nap, chat, or bike

  • moon rise over Shoal Creek and solar panels

    moon rise over Shoal Creek and solar panels

  • Univ. of Texas Gregory Gym lap pool - day & week rates available, open all year

    Univ. of Texas Gregory Gym lap pool - day & week rates available, open all year

  • little Austin street men seen about town

    little Austin street men seen about town

  • view from street -- path to guest quarters on south side of house

    view from street -- path to guest quarters on south side of house

  • equally sweet dreams in green (and red) bedroom

    equally sweet dreams in green (and red) bedroom

  • bathroom bonita

    bathroom bonita

  • murphy kitchen! carefully tucked away in closet

    murphy kitchen! carefully tucked away in closet

  • view to the hallway

    view to the hallway

  • in case you need to catch up on children's literature

    in case you need to catch up on children's literature

  • view to the hallway from second bedroom

    view to the hallway from second bedroom

  • backyard patio

    backyard patio

  • outdoor shower with ripple rock limestone 'floor'

    outdoor shower with ripple rock limestone 'floor'

  • around the cistern to guest quarters' door

    around the cistern to guest quarters' door

  • Best Pool in Town. So why am I showing it?!

    Best Pool in Town. So why am I showing it?!

  • dinosaur footprints (& other rocks of interest) in this creek, 30 m. north

    dinosaur footprints (& other rocks of interest) in this creek, 30 m. north

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
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  • Calendar last updated 08/25/2015
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