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Elegant Historic Landmark - Heart of Soco District!

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Last updated: 04/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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! We are a perfect home for families and small groups. We do not allow for events other than overnight accommodations.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 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

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • 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

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

Theme

  • Historic

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

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

    High Speed...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2)...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Fees:

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

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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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  • 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

  • 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

  • South Lawn

    South Lawn

  • 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

  • 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

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  • Bathrooms
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