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Private Guest House/1 Mile from Downtown

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Living Area Living Area Loft view Kitchen/Dining Area Dining Area Bathroom Bathroom Upstairs bedroom Upstairs bedroom Upstairs bedroom Washer/Dryer Exterior of Guest House (photo 1) Exterior of Guest House (photo 2) View from the street of the Main House.

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Last updated: 04/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Old Enfield cottage description

Charming private guest house quietly nestled in the historic Old West Austin/Clarksville neighborhood. It’s an eclectic urban hub in the heart of the city (rated one of ‘America’s top 10 neighborhoods’) 1 mile from Downtown Austin. 2 miles to Zilker Park.

This guest house was completely remodeled in 2011 and located behind a historic Clarksville home. The total living area for the guest house is 700 square feet. The first floor contains a living area, dining area, kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities. The upstairs contains a large loft style bedroom with room for an extra queen sized air mattress.

The location is super convenient with a 5 minute drive to downtown Austin and walking distance to wine bars, restaurants, bars and coffee shops (Caffe Medici) with one of the top 50 baristas in the nation. Dry cleaners and pharmacy within 1/4 mile walk or drive. Hike, bike and jogging trail just down the hill around Austin's famous Town Lake (Ladybird Lake) with three of the best gyms/spas in the city and many Yoga, and Pilates studios. FREE shuttle to the F1 track, less than 2 miles away!

Cancellation Policy: A 30 day cancellation notice is required for full refund. If notice is not given 30 days in advance of arrival, 50% will become a cancellation fee. If notice is given within 2 weeks of arrival 100% will become a cancellation fee.

Special Rates:
October 2nd - October 5th --- $250/night
October 9th - October 12th --- $250/night
October 30th - November 2nd --- $250/night

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking allowed in the guest house or on the property....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Queen size air mattress available if needed Sofa available if needed

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Radio

          Car

              • Not Necessary

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Botanical Garden
              • Caves
              • Cinemas
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Winery Tours

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Downtown:

                5 minute drive to downtown Austin, Whole Foods, Lamar. ...moreless

              • Town:

                Walking distance to grocery store, four restaurants and coffee shop (Cafe Medici)...moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Roller Blading
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Internet
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Shampoo
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Parking On Street
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen:

                    Kitchen include a refrigerator, freezer, sink and microwave....moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Freezer
                  • Microwave
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Stellar. This Rental Is Nearly Perfect.

                    Stellar. This Rental Is Nearly Perfect.

                    • Guest Terrence O.
                    • Date of stay 02/15/14
                    • Review Submitted 02/25/14
                    This rental is everything listed, plus more. In terms of size, its perfect for 3-4 people. The upstairs loft sleeps two, and in our scenario, the owner even provided a Queen sized air mattress for our third guest. Not a cheap, takes-forever-to-pump air mattress, it was an Aerobed that blew up in 30 seconds and had a built in air pump. My reason for divulging this information is to show the constant attention to quality incorporated into this rental. With a modern touch, the floors are great, the couch is comfy, dual ceiling fans and ultra quiet air conditioners were perfect. Separated from the main house, the owner made it as if we weren't even there, and that was amazing. Located in the Austin suburbs, its literally less than a minute from the city by car. Traveling back and fourth to/from the center of the city is a cinch, and if you need to travel a distance, the closest highway is literally right down the block. In Austin there are a ton of fun restaurants and bars. Great food and lots of live music are second nature to this city. From the shops on South Congress (SoCo) to the houses converted to restaurants and bars on Rainey Street, or the legendary 6th avenue, Austin is sure to provide a great time. If food and drink is not your thing, there are multiple tours available of the capital area, Segway tours of the city and local bat community, and fun BBQ joints to explore! Have Fun!!!

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                  • Great place to stay in Austin.

                    Great place to stay in Austin.

                    • Guest Anonymous
                    • Date of stay 02/06/14
                    • Review Submitted 02/12/14
                    Great place Great location. Everything we needed. Only thing missing were wine glasses.

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                  • Awesome Austin Accommodations!

                    Awesome Austin Accommodations!

                    • Guest Mark P.
                    • Date of stay 08/14/13
                    • Review Submitted 10/03/13
                    This place is such a terrific find. The space itself is wonderful – tastefully decorated, very clean, well maintained, and extremely comfortable. It was so nice to have the little kitchen area and the washer/dryer. Internet, high definition television and coffee were also provided. It is a great place to come back to after a day or night out and about in Austin. The location is perfect – very close to downtown Austin, giving you easy access to all that that section of the city has to offer. I was pleasantly surprised to discover, too, how much there was to take advantage of just in the neighborhood immediately surrounding the house. The owners (who are on site) provided a book with lots of restaurant suggestions and general information about the area, which included menus from a few restaurants/cafes just a ten-minute walk away. I would absolutely recommend this property to anyone looking to visit Austin.

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                  • A Note from a Guest

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                    A Note from a Guest

                    • Guest Lauren
                    • Date of stay 09/19/13
                    • Review Submitted 09/24/13
                    "Thank you so much! Your wonderful accommodations we rate, on a scale of 1 - 10, an eleven!"

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                  • Excellent space for any Austin events or vacation

                    Excellent space for any Austin events or vacation

                    • Guest Marlon H.
                    • Date of stay 03/07/13
                    • Review Submitted 04/09/13
                    This is a perfect space for a couple or small family. Has a tranquil, relaxing feel especially after a long day/night around town. The sofa sucks your right in, as a good sofa should. Great location, couple stores nearby and the Magnolia Café is 5min away, which is open 24hrs. In a very nice neighborhood close to downtown, easy access by bike/car. I rented a bike for the week during SXSW and it was ideal for getting to and from downtown from the home. Interior decor is very well designed and maintained. Great communication with owners. They were very helpful with any questions I had. I would definitely stay here again.

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                  • Clean, Quiet and Close to Downtown.

                    Clean, Quiet and Close to Downtown.

                    • Guest Heather Y.
                    • Date of stay 01/28/13
                    • Review Submitted 02/12/13
                    This guest house is a beautifully converted garage - first floor is living/dining/bath/laundry area and the entire upstairs is a loft bedroom. Bed is comfy, and plenty of linens to keep warm. The small closet and dresser are enough room for two. Everything looks brand new - clean, not lived in. Very comparable to a suite hotel stay. The apartment is also in a part of town I don't get to stay in often. It's a residential neighborhood, just west of downtown. Easy access to the center of Austin, for sure. I work downtown when I'm here, so this was great for me. There are also several restaurants/coffee shops within walking distance, and the owners provide a great book with menus/contact info. Internet access was solid - no dropped signals, etc. Couple minor things for me, but probably not a big deal to everyone else: It is a little awkward to have the restroom so far from the bedroom (getting ready in the morning, etc.). Parking in front of the main house, and walking down the private drive with several motion-triggered floodlights (certainly installed for safety, which is great) feels a little like disturbing the owners of the house after a late dinner. Overall, we really enjoyed the accommodations. The owners of the house are great, and asked us if there was anything we needed, which is always nice. Oh - and coffee was provided. A nice touch, too! We would definitely recommend this place for a couple or two friends who want to be close to everything!

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                  • Awesome rental!

                    Awesome rental!

                    • Guest Spanki M.
                    • Date of stay 01/16/13
                    • Review Submitted 01/22/13
                    Last minute we needed a place to stay a few days in the Austin area. This property was GREAT! Very clean, easy to use, and perfect location! Everything we expected from the listing here on HomeAway. I would defiantly recommend this property to others as well as look forward to going back myself!

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $125
                  $750

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Tax Rate 15%

                  Notes:

                  Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

                  **See special event rates in the seasonal rates section**

                  $400 deposit required at the time of booking. Deposit is refundable (less the cost of the $50 cleaning fee) once the property has been inspected for damages.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 04/15/2014
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                  Location

                  • Nearest Airport: Austin Bergstrom International at 10 Miles
                  • Nearest Train: Amtrak at 0.5 Miles
                  • Nearest Motorway: Mopac at 0.1 Miles
                  • Nearest Golf: Lions Municipal Golf Course at 2 Miles
                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About the owner: My husband, son and I bought this house in 2010. The guest house was in rough shape until we renovated it in 2011. It is cozy, peaceful place to spend the afternoon and we are sure you will love it as much as we do.


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                  Speaks: english
                   

                  Photos

                  • Living Area

                    Living Area

                  • Loft view

                    Loft view

                  • Dining Area

                    Dining Area

                  • Bathroom

                    Bathroom

                  • Upstairs bedroom

                    Upstairs bedroom

                  • Washer/Dryer

                    Washer/Dryer

                  • Exterior of Guest House (photo 2)

                    Exterior of Guest House (photo 2)

                  • Living Area

                    Living Area

                  • Kitchen/Dining Area

                    Kitchen/Dining Area

                  • Bathroom

                    Bathroom

                  • Upstairs bedroom

                    Upstairs bedroom

                  • Upstairs bedroom

                    Upstairs bedroom

                  • Exterior of Guest House (photo 1)

                    Exterior of Guest House (photo 1)

                  • View from the street of the Main House.

                    View from the street of the Main House.

                  $125 per night (USD)
                  7

                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 04/15/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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