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Elegant Historic Landmark - Heart of Soco District!

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Last updated: 09/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Travis Heights house description

Designated a historic landmark by the City of Austin, the c.a. 1937 Castle on the Hill is an excellent example of Moorish-influenced Mediterranean Revival architecture. An arcaded porch with steel framed casement windows extends along the front of the house; a smaller porch of identical design is located at the back. The property is also equipped with first-class, luxury amenities such as Viking appliances, Central Heat & Air, Security System, High Speed Internet Access and Satellite.

Located three blocks from the popular entertainment district of South Congress Avenue (SoCo) and one block from Stacy Park, the Castle on the Hill is perfectly situated to meet all your needs! Please visit our Virtual Tour; the link is below.

The Castle on the Hill - behind the scenes: 'The John House,' or more commonly known by the local residents as 'The Castle on the Hill' was featured by the historic preservation committee for the Travis Heights Neighborhood Association for exemplifying the rich, historic architecture of South Austin.

The owner's residence is located in the historic stone cottage south of the main house. Owners are available to provide guests with suggestions on restaurant options, live music venues and much more!

Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

              • Balcony Bedroom: 1 king

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              • Tree House Bedroom: 1 queen

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              • Fireplace Bedroom: 1 queen

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              • Meditation Bedroom: 1 queen

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              • Main Floor Bedroom: 1 double

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              • The Balcony Suite has a cozy side balcony that is entered through French doors and overlooks the carriage house and south lawn. The Tree House Suite is tucked away in the northwest corner of the house and is shaded by a canopy of trees just outside the bedroom windows. At night the beautiful Austin skyline is visible through the north windows. The Meditation Suite overlooks the front balcony to the east and the meditation pond to the north, creating a wonderful contrast to the city skyline just above the trees. The Fireplace Suite has the original fireplace and windows that overlook the south lawn and front balcony. The Main Floor Bedroom is located on the first floor and overlooks the front porch and meditation pond. Please visit our Virtual Tour!...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Upstairs WC: toilet, tub, shower

                Separate cast iron bathtub and walk-in shower...moreless

              • Dowstairs WC: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Clawfoot bathtub with handheld shower...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • By request, extra charge: Private Chef (Vegetarian or Vegan Chef also available), in-home massage, private or group yoga lessons (2 blocks from property), and housekeeping service. The south lawn is encircled with an array of beautiful trees and landscaping, from Monterrey Oaks to Possumhaws. The house is equipped with a full security system (and includes motion, glass break, door and window detectors), central air central heat, golf clubs, iPod docking station, CD and DVD library, Bose Stereo System, and an HD 42” flat screen television. All kitchen appliances are Viking, including the Professional Series Viking 48” Custom Sealed Burner Range (with warming oven) for all of those culinary enthusiasts....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • VCR
                  • Radio
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Games
                  • Music Library
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                      • Historic

                      Attractions

                      • Live Theater
                      • Zoo
                      • Arboretum
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Cinemas
                      • Library
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Water Parks
                      • Coin Laundry
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Restaurants

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Shopping
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sledding
                      • Boating
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Walking

                      local services and businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fitness Center

                      Location Type

                          • Downtown

                          sports and adventure activities

                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Kayaking
                          • Spelunking
                          • Basketball Court
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Hiking
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Rafting
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Tennis
                          • Sailing
                          • Fishing
                          • Cycling
                          • Golf
                          • Swimming

                          catering options

                              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                              Dining

                              • Dining Area
                              • Seating for 8 people

                              forms of payment

                                  • Accept Credit Card

                                  General

                                  • Wood Fireplace:

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                                  • Iron & Board
                                  • Wireless Internet:

                                    High Speed...moreless

                                  • Parking Off Street
                                  • Parking On Street
                                  • Parking
                                  • Internet
                                  • Towels Provided
                                  • Telephone
                                  • Air Conditioning
                                  • Heating
                                  • Linens Provided
                                  • Alarm Clock
                                  • Water Cooler
                                  • Filtered Water
                                  • Firewood
                                  • Laundry Soap
                                  • Paper Towels
                                  • Security System
                                  • Shampoo
                                  • Basic Soaps
                                  • Toilet Paper
                                  • Washing Machine
                                  • Clothes Dryer

                                  house cleaning

                                      • Housekeeper Optional

                                      Kitchen

                                      • Coffee Maker
                                      • Cooking Utensils
                                      • Coffee Grinder
                                      • Ice Maker
                                      • Lobster Pot
                                      • Pantry Items
                                      • Stove
                                      • Dishwasher
                                      • Refrigerator
                                      • Freezer
                                      • Oven
                                      • Microwave
                                      • Kitchen:

                                        All Viking appliances, including a professional range with 6 burners, oven and warming oven....moreless

                                      Outside

                                      • Patio
                                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Terrace

                                      Pool / Spa

                                          • Communal Pool:

                                            Community lap pool available to neighborhood (one block from residence)....moreless

                                           

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                                          Fees:

                                          • Cleaning $125 + tax
                                          • Payment Processing Fee $80 + tax
                                          • Pet Fee $50
                                          • Tax Rate 15%

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                                          Last updated: 09/11/2014
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                                          Location

                                          South Congress Avenue, better known as SoCo, is the vibrant arts and entertainment district south of the river. Swing dance at the famous Continental Club or eat some of the best Mexian food in town at Guerros Taco Bar, its all just a stone's throw away from one of the most unique residences in all of Austin -- The Castle on the Hill. Walk one block in the other direction and enter Stacy Park, designed with a public spring fed lap pool on one side and children’s spring fed wading pool and playground on the other. Walking trails weave throughout and lead toward the famous Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail where you will find access to all the outdoor activities imaginable, including canoeing, sculling, kayaing, jogging, and mountain biking. Whether your search involves a raucus night of live music, an outdoor exploration of Austin or just a quiet evening on the veranda, the Castle on the Hill provides a tranquil retreat nestled in the heart of it all.

                                           

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                                          Photos

                                          • Chef's kitchen with professional grad Viking stove w/ warming oven, oak floors

                                            Chef's kitchen with professional grad Viking stove w/ warming oven, oak floors

                                          • Dramatic hand crafted oak and cedar staircase entering second floor

                                            Dramatic hand crafted oak and cedar staircase entering second floor

                                          • Fireplace suite with views of south lawn and front balcony

                                            Fireplace suite with views of south lawn and front balcony

                                          • Tree house suite with silk curtains and oak floors, views of the city skyline.

                                            Tree house suite with silk curtains and oak floors, views of the city skyline.

                                          • Upstairs WC with dressing vanity and clawfoot bathtub and walk in shower

                                            Upstairs WC with dressing vanity and clawfoot bathtub and walk in shower

                                          • Living room, complete with original marble firplace, silk curtain, oak floors

                                            Living room, complete with original marble firplace, silk curtain, oak floors

                                          • Dining room with crystal chandelier, oak floors, silk curtains

                                            Dining room with crystal chandelier, oak floors, silk curtains

                                          • Front view from the living room overlooking veranda

                                            Front view from the living room overlooking veranda

                                          • Meditation suite with views of meditation pond and front balcony

                                            Meditation suite with views of meditation pond and front balcony

                                          • Balcony suite with private porch overlooking south lawn

                                            Balcony suite with private porch overlooking south lawn

                                          • Downstairs WC with dressing vanity, clawfoot bathtub and handheld shower

                                            Downstairs WC with dressing vanity, clawfoot bathtub and handheld shower

                                          • North side of veranda overlooking meditation pond and front patio

                                            North side of veranda overlooking meditation pond and front patio

                                          • Meditation pond with Koi fish

                                            Meditation pond with Koi fish

                                          • Stone facade and front wall detailed with original iron railings and gate

                                            Stone facade and front wall detailed with original iron railings and gate

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                                          This listing was first published here in 2010.

                                          Date last modified - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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                                          5 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                                          Sleeps 10

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                                          Elegant Historic Landmark - Heart of SoCo District!

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