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It is a beautiful charming classic home that sits on top of a hill on 3/4 acre with surrounding nature and privacy, an oasis in the heart of the city. It has a swimming pool and a fabulous view. overlooking the West Austin Sunset. The beautiful spacious living room with a grand piano is a great place to watch the lovely Austin sunset. The stone sun room opens to a path leading to the pool below. It is just minutes away from Mount Bonnell, Austin's famous landmark overlooking the city and beautiful sunset, Laguna Gloria Art Museum and Mayfield Peacock Park and Nature trails. Great for entertaining, the home captures an era of Old Austin. It is a 5 BR / 3 BA, has a pool with a deck that is completely private, a beautiful spacious living room, a stone sun porch and a library, great for lounging and relaxing. It has wifi, cable, washer/dryer, kitchen, private pool and deck and is a rare treasure to find--a vacation within itself. I now have added a professional exterminator and cleaning service for my guests. Parking is limited to 4 cars. Please Do Not Block the Driveway and make sure cars can get in and out of the driveway. There are 2 spaces just at the top of the hill to the right, in between the 2 porches on the West side. There is 1 space at the end of the driveway to the right under the carport. There is 1 space at the top of the driveway to the left of the angel by the large oak tree. Make sure you turn around and back into the parking space and face down the driveway. Please DO NOT PARK anywhere in the cul de sac turn around space and most definitely not in front of the bamboo privacy fence on the East Side of the property which is to the left on the back of the property by the shed. When you come up the driveway, make sure you turn your car around and are facing out. Parking Space 1 & 2 - Top of the driveway to the right on the West Side in between the 2 front porches. Parking Space 3 - the carport for small cars, at the end of the driveway on the right. Parking Space - 4 - At the top of the hill on the left, to the left of the angel and large oak tree. Thank you for your parking consideration.
No smoking indoors please, but just ask and I can leave nice safe ash trays outside any of the entrances....moreless
Pets considered as long as they are house trained and well behaved. The perimeter of the property is surrounded by a fence, but there is the open driveway to a busy street, so best advice is to keep your best friends close by....moreless
The Red Room - Master Bedroom has a comfortable king size bed with down pillows and comforter, an antique vanity, full length mirror, a closet and a chest of drawers for your belongings.
The Aqua Room has an antique double sleigh bed, a vanity with drawers with a skylight and looks out over the pool.
The Purple Room has a Queen size Bed with adjoining private bathroom.
The Library has a comfortable queen size sleigh bed futon with a double antique desk, an antique TV and can sleep 2 privately. It is a peaceful reading room.
The Midnight Blue Room is just off the kitchen and has a queen size bed, its own wooded bathroom, with washer/dryer behind swinging saloon doors. It can be darkened completely and is peaceful.
The Purple Room has a queen bed, a TV with adjoining full bathroom and many guests prefer its cool laid back feel....moreless
Master Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower
Fresh clean white, with tub/shower, toilet, pedestal sink ...moreless
Peachy Keen: toilet, shower
Fresh Peach with shower, toilet and sink, basic and clean....moreless
Forest Green Cabin: toilet, combination tub/shower
Green, surrounded by woods with tub/shower, toilet and sink....moreless
Audio Tape Player
Books, Books, and more Books in the library of all genres, from old Vanity Fairs to Art books, to Theater books, novels, historical, massage and scholarly literary books as well as magazines....moreless
Books For Adults
Books For Kids
2 DVD Players in living room and 1 in the purple room....moreless
There is a nice selection of board games under a cabinet in the dining room with dominos, decks of cards, back gammon, checkers, small chess set and various battery powered hand held games....moreless
There is a mobile stereo that has pretty good sound and plays CDs, has USB hook up, a tape player and portable speakers.....moreless
There are televisions in 3 bedrooms, 1 large old tube TV in the library, 1 medium flat screen in the red room and an old box TVs in the purple room....moreless
Lots of stuffed animals in the aqua room, a large barbie doll house, a nice sturdy wooden doll house and a little pink guitar....moreless
A small shelf full of assorted various genre movies....moreless
Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
9 minutes, Enjoy the Live Music Capital of the World with bands playing all over Downtown Austin with restaurants, galleries along the Town Lake, and fun festivals all the time....moreless
Lake Austin 2 Minutes, just around the corner from Laguna Gloria, Mount Bonnell, and boat dock on Lake Ausitn Blvd from Austin's own Hula Hut Restaurant....moreless
Barton Creek Country Club and Resort, with golf courses, spa, restaurant and rolling hills with a gorgeous view....moreless
Colorado River, Town Lake, 2 minutes away, jogging and biking trail, boating, canoeing, kayaking, take the twilight ferry from the Congress Bridge and watch the sky full of bats take off in flight....moreless
Ski In/Ski Out:
Boat dock For Lake Austin at Hula Hut and Westwood Country Club just 2 minutes away....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
A large heavy wood table with 4 matching chairs and enough room to squeeze in 4 - 6 more. Sun porch has a dining table that fits 4 and up to 8. Plenty of space to entertain and enjoy....moreless
Seating for 10 people
2 Central Air and Heating units, 1 for the bedrooms and 1 for the living areas. The Midnight Blue room has its own AC window unit and personal heater....moreless
Nice size clothes dryer that works great, 3 size loads, hot, warm and cold water with delicate, regular and heavy wash loads....moreless
A lovely old Scottish fireplace that can heat up the living with a crackling fire and soothing ambience. ...moreless
All sheets and pillows are clean and on the beds upon arrival, with extra bedding, sheets, pillow cases, blankets, in the hall closet just across the main bathroom....moreless
Lovely comfortable cream couch with 4 chairs, a rocking chair, antique piano and piano bench and fire place with all utensils, bellows for getting the flames going with a small stack of fire wood ...moreless
There is a covered carport and 3-4 private uncovered parking spaces with a turnaround. 1-Carport on the West side in the back, 2 & 3) Between the 2 front porches on the West side 4-East Side top hill...moreless
Full sets of towels on the racks in each bathroom with an entire shelving unit of extra bath towels, hand towels and washcloths also pool towels....moreless
A 12 cup coffee maker/Single cup maker, a coffee grinder, a French press....moreless
Large spoons, spatulas, whisk, full set of cooking knives, whisk, potato masher, soup ladels, large forks, measuring cups and measuring and serving spoons, kitchen fully stocked. ...moreless
Dishes & Utensils:
Fully stocked, with a set of 12 silverware-small and large forks, knives, small and serving spoons, full set of 8 and a smaller set of dishes with full kitchen utensils,pots and pans and cookware....moreless
Brand new dishwasher, holds a lot of dishes and does a great job....moreless
Combination black and chrome freezer / refrigerator ...moreless
New 4 burner stove / oven / range
New Refrigerator with ice maker and cold water
Large coffee maker with individual cups as well
Espresso maker and French press coffee maker
Brand new small / medium size with 12 settings for your needs....moreless
Nice, black and chrome new oven / stove / range / grill...moreless
Top of the stove smoker, paper towels, some canned goods, trash bags, recycle bags, light bulbs and sometimes popcorn and a snack....moreless
Double door Chrome Refrigerator with Freezer/Ice maker/Water
I usually stock the refrigerator with bottled water...moreless
New black and chrome stove with up to 6 burners where 2 burners double over as a grill....moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
Cleaning$150 + tax
Cleaning Fee is $150
15% Tax is added
$25 / Night per Person (over 6 people)
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Just up the road is Mount Bonnell, Austin's famous historical landmark with the gorgeous skyline at sunset along side Lake Austin with an amazing sunset view, Laguna Gloria, Art Museum with rolling acres and grounds overlooking water into Lake Austin, Mayfield Park were peacocks roam the acres of grounds and nature trails, with ponds and native community gardens. Just down the street from Westwood Country Club along Lake Austin.
Year Purchased: 1941
About the owner: My children and I welcome you to our family home built in 1941 by their great grandfather, distinguished UT Professor of English and Lord Byron scholar. My children and I have all grown up in this home and we hope that you will enjoy the privacy surrounded by nature, the charm, the beauty and the rich history of our unique and lovely Central West Austin Estate.in Tarrytown. A great place to leisurely stroll the grounds, entertain, relax and enjoy-- A private retreat in the heart of Austin.
Why the Owner Chose Tarrytown: Our 1941 estate and home has the flair of Old Austin and once hosted great parties with scholars, artists from a grand era. Now in the heart of the city, our home sits on top of a hill overlooking the West Austin sunset. We welcome you to our family home of generations and hope that you will feel the essence of a grand era--an oasis and a vacation in the heart of the city.
The Unique Benefits at this House: We hope that you will enjoy the beauty, the charm, the privacy, the peace and tranquility of our home amongst the beautiful wooded grounds and the surrounding nature. The vast, spacious home with the view of the West Austin sunset from the living room and sun porch is gorgeous and a vacation within itself. The home and the estate capture an era of Old Austin, a rare treasure to find.