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Wow, Honey, This One Has it All: Even a Fireplace in the Bedroom!

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Huge Master BR has a King bed, a wood-burning fireplace, and private deck access

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Last updated: 09/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Crestview house description

Brand spanking new renovations, original hardwood floors, comfortable accommodations, and a great layout for families, couples, or friends make this great '50's bungalow--1250 sq ft three bedroom / one bath with a huge deck out back in the hip but quiet and friendly Crestview neighborhood--the perfect destination for your Austin getaway!

In the heart of central North Austin, you're only 8 miles and 15 minutes from downtown and five minutes from the Domain and Arboretum. Centrally located between Interstate 35 and MoPac Boulevard (aka Loop 1), and between major thoroughfares Lamar Blvd. and Burnet Rd, you can hop in your car and be anywhere in no time.

No car? No problem! Catch the bus two blocks away, or enjoy an eight-block walk through this wonderful neighborhood and catch the new MetroRail train from the Crestview Station and enjoy a little site-seeing along the way.

Many thoughtful amenities have been included in this little B&B, whether your interests run to the Mid-Century but very modern feel of the place, to the well-appointed kitchen with a shelf of regional cookbooks and a freezer full of frosty beer mugs, to comfy chairs with a good reading light over your shoulder, or to the luxurious 500 thread count all-cotton sheets.

With all the comforts of home, you can start the day lounging on the big, cushy sofa in the living room with some hot coffee, the newspaper, and a muffin from the fridge, or kick it off with the whole clan whipping up a tasty Texas breakfast in the spacious, well-stocked kitchen. Either way, you will enjoy the open plan of the living room and kitchen, or grab a stool and hang out at the counter while someone else is rustlin' those pots and pans.

Those pots and pans go well beyond the beat-up skillet and saucepans you find in your typical vacation rental. This kitchen is well stocked in case you are folks who like to eat well, even when eating in. You'll find most everything you're likely to have at home, from the ordinary to the specialty. If you're heading out to the big deck out back for margaritas under the big oak tree, and need a blender and some salt for the rim of your glass, that's no problem. Food processor? We got that. Champagne bucket? Check. Lasagna pan? You betcha!

The pantry is stocked with all the basics you wouldn't likely use up during your stay--flour, sugar, ketchup, mustard (spicy and regular), that margarita salt--those sort of things. You'll find the rest only two blocks away at the Minimax supermarket, a jewel of the neighborhood since 1953, but updated to accommodate the tastes of the residents of this upscale retro neighborhood. Whether you wake up wanting flapjacks or need a sweet treat at the end of the day--it's right there.

When you get back from your day's activities, you'll find comfortable sleeping accommodations for up to 8, if your crazy cousin takes that big comfy sofa. The three very comfortable bedrooms sleep 6, and a clever chair converts to a comfortable twin bed.

When you come in for a landing, you want all the creature comforts, right? The huge Master bedroom offers a soothing and restful start--and end--to your day with a comfortably firm King bed, TV with expanded cable, a wood-burning fireplace (and a stack of firewood just steps away), and private access to the deck.

The roomy second bedroom offers a Queen bed, and the third bedroom--which also has the benefit of private access to the big deck out back--has a Double. Generously-sized closets, comfortable beds, luxurious linens, ceiling fans, and bedside reading lights round out the accommodations.

Particulars:

• Dogs accepted with prior approval and additional deposit.
• Due to the prevalence of cat allergies, we regret we are unable to accept feline companions.
• Smoking is permitted outdoors only. No smoking indoors.

RENTAL RATES

• Maximum occupancy: 9 (including 1 on sofa and 1 on inflatable twin air mattress)
• Minimum stay: 2 nights
• Rental agreement required
• Cleaning fee is $125. Of that, $50 is available for rebate if you leave the property as clean and tidy as you found it. You do not have to launder the towels and linens or make the beds in order to qualify for this rebate. You must notify the homeowner before check-out of your intention to request the cleaning rebate.
• Rates vary during special events and holidays (SXSW, Austin City Limits, Formula 1, etc.). Contact us for additional details.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking ok on the deck out back....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Dogs negotiable with pet agreement and additional deposit. Due to the prevalence of cat allergies, we regret we are unable to accept feline companions. ...moreless

              • Events Allowed
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Renters under 25 permitted with additional security deposit. Ask owner for details....moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Stereo
              • Television:

                Large screen television with cable, TiVo and DVD player in living room; television with cable and TiVo also in master bedroom....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Cable, wireless internet....moreless

              Theme

              • Holiday Resort
              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Adventure

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Live Theater
              • Synagogues
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours
              • Coin Laundry
              • Restaurants
              • Festivals
              • Caves

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

                  • Town:

                    This quiet and friendly 1950's Crestview neighborhood has recently undergone a rebirth, emerging as one one of Central Texas's most desirable neighborhoods in the heart of central North Austin....moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Spelunking
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Roller Blading

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Dining
                      • Seating for 8 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Internet:

                            Hi speed internet including wi-fi...moreless

                          • Towels Provided:

                            Luxurious all cotton towels, hand towels, and washcloths....moreless

                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Fireplace:

                            wood-burning in the Master bedroom...moreless

                          • Parking:

                            Three off-street parking spaces; additional parking onstreet. All parking is free of charge....moreless

                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Air Conditioning:

                            Heavy duty central air cools the place quickly....moreless

                          • Heating:

                            No nonsense central heat takes the chill out of the air in mere moments....moreless

                          • Linens Provided:

                            500 thread count, all cotton sheets on all beds. Extra pillows and blankets available....moreless

                          • Living Room

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional

                              Kitchen

                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Kitchen
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Freezer
                              • Stove
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven

                              Outside

                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Deck / Patio
                               

                              Reviews

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              ACL 2014 weekend #1
                              Oct 2 - Oct 6, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $175

                              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                              ACL 2014 # 2 (2 guests; 9 max)
                              Oct 10 - Oct 12, 2014
                              3 night min stay

                              $535
                              flat fee
                              Formula One (2 guests; 9 max)
                              Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2014
                              3 night min stay

                              $765
                              flat fee
                              Thanksgiving 2014
                              Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $149

                              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                              Christmas (2 guests; 9 max)
                              Dec 18 - Jan 5, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $149
                              $925

                              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                              Winter rates
                              Jan 6 - Feb 25, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              $89 $95
                              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                              $575 $2,350

                              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                              SXSW Interactive
                              Mar 13 - Mar 16, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $195

                              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                              SXSW Music Festival
                              Mar 17 - Mar 23, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $195

                              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                              My Standard Rate
                              2 night min stay
                              $129
                              $826 $2,855

                              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Pet Fee $10 + tax
                              • Cleaning Fee ($50 refundable; ask for details) $125 + tax
                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                              • Tax Rate 15%

                              Notes:

                              Where base rates and special event rates overlap, special rates prevail.

                              Rates are subject to change until reservation is paid.

                              Dogs up to 50 pounds with current vaccinations negotiable with deposit and pet fee $10 per pet per day.

                              Sorry, due to prevalence of cat allergies, no feline companions accepted.

                              Must notify homeowner prior to checkout of intention to request $50 rebate on cleaning fee.


                              Cancellation policy:

                              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                              Last updated: 09/18/2014
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                              Location

                              15 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Austin Bergstrom International
                              1.3 Miles
                              Nearest Train
                              Capital MetroRail
                              2.1 Miles
                              Nearest Motorway
                              Amidst major arteries Interstate 35, MoPac, US 183
                              15 Miles
                              Nearest Beach
                              Apache Shores / Mansfield Dam Park, Lake Travis TX
                              0.5 Miles
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Lala's Little Nugget, a great '50's throwback!
                              10 Miles
                              Nearest Golf
                              Balcones Club or Riverside Golf Courses
                              0.4 Miles
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Little Deli or the Pour House. Great food!

                              Car: Recommended

                              The friendly Crestview neighborhood is the perfect destination for your Austin getaway! Great for families, couples, or friends heading to Central Texas, where a music festival, street fair, art show, or foodfest is taking place every weekend!

                              In the heart of central North Austin, you're only 8 miles and 15 minutes from downtown and five minutes from the Domain and Arboretum. Centrally located between Interstate 35 and MoPac Boulevard (a freeway aka Loop 1), and between major thoroughfares Lamar Blvd. and Burnet Rd, you can hop in your car and be anywhere in no time. Zip north or south on Interstate 35 and you'll find outlet malls bulging at the seams, just a conversation away.

                              No car? No problem! Catch the bus two blocks away, or enjoy an eight-block walk through this wonderful neighborhood and catch the new MetroRail train from the Crestview Station and enjoy a little site-seeing on your way downtown, to Zilker Park (where many of the music festivals take place), to the Austin Convention Center, or to simply walk the streets of an enlivened urban core. http://www.capmetro.org/metrorail/

                              But there is plenty to do right in the neighborhood. Antique shops abound along Burnet Rd, as do little cafes and eateries. There are two parks, two swimming pools, and tennis and basketball courts just blocks away.

                              Only two blocks away is the Minimax supermarket, a jewel of the neighborhood since 1953 but updated to cater to the tastes of this upscale retro neighborhood's residents. Whether your cravings run to a bag of Cheetos or a good bottle of wine--or you simply need diapers for the little one--it's right there.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1979

                              About the owner: Doesn't a guy named Earl sound like he *should* be from Texas? :-) Well, I am a native Texan from a small town in a colder part of the state who came to the Austin area for one of Willie Nelson's picnics back in the day, fell in love with the place and decided I had to live here. I packed my gear and I've been here since 1976! Random facts about me: --Like to travel and have done a fair amount, but want to do more! --Wear contact lenses --Have a 1959 Studebaker restoration project I need to get to --Have four dogs, all rescues. Two of them were planned. (thanks Patti g ) They are a bit of a hindrance to the travel thing, but my friends who have dogs love to travel too, so we work it out. Plus, they're great dogs. Ask to see pictures of Gizmo, Rocket, Big Red, and KneeHigh --Sometimes wish I'd gone into architecture or advertising, but I work as a headhunter for a large technology company and greatly enjoy it. --Converting this house to a short-term rental has been a labor of love. I lived here for 20+ years until 2000. It's been lots of fun getting it ready for you! --Resumed work on my undergraduate degree a few years ago after a 'multi-decade' hiatus, and now have only 15 hours to go! Boy, do I have 'senior-itis'! --Collect (my friends might say 'amass') Mid-Century Modern furniture and iconic American collectibles. Ask to see my Zorro lunchbox! --I've stayed in hotels and I've stayed in vacation rentals. I like vacation rentals better. I think you will too, and you'll like what you find in the little home-away-from-home I've prepared for you here in Austin. --Love listening to '50's R&B on vinyl. --Am a really nice guy, or so I'm told :-)


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                              • Huge Master BR has a King bed, a wood-burning fireplace, and private deck access

                                Huge Master BR has a King bed, a wood-burning fireplace, and private deck access

                              • You'll immediately notice the retro Mid-Century --but very modern--feel.

                                You'll immediately notice the retro Mid-Century --but very modern--feel.

                              • The open plan living room / kitchen means the cook is never alone!

                                The open plan living room / kitchen means the cook is never alone!

                              • Serious cook? Check out the shelf of regional cookbooks.

                                Serious cook? Check out the shelf of regional cookbooks.

                              • Coffee mugs and wine glasses offer other beverage options.

                                Coffee mugs and wine glasses offer other beverage options.

                              • Here's the comfy queen size bed with blackout drapes and handy reading lights.

                                Here's the comfy queen size bed with blackout drapes and handy reading lights.

                              • The cheery third bedroom offers a comfortable double bed with reading lights.

                                The cheery third bedroom offers a comfortable double bed with reading lights.

                              • The retro character of the place pops up again in this vintage tile bathroom.

                                The retro character of the place pops up again in this vintage tile bathroom.

                              • Cozy cottage exterior belies its size and amenities.Offstreet parking for 3 cars

                                Cozy cottage exterior belies its size and amenities.Offstreet parking for 3 cars

                              • Sometimes the best part of a getaway is to just sit still with a book for a bit.

                                Sometimes the best part of a getaway is to just sit still with a book for a bit.

                              • The kitchen has something for both the serious cook and the serious slacker!

                                The kitchen has something for both the serious cook and the serious slacker!

                              • Serious slacker? Grab a beer, a frosty mug from the freezer, and a bar stool!

                                Serious slacker? Grab a beer, a frosty mug from the freezer, and a bar stool!

                              • There's a washer dryer available if you need to spruce up your duds.

                                There's a washer dryer available if you need to spruce up your duds.

                              • A desk for our guest book--tell us, future guests a bit about where you're from!

                                A desk for our guest book--tell us, future guests a bit about where you're from!

                              • The 3rd BR has private access to the big deck out back--grab some coffee and go!

                                The 3rd BR has private access to the big deck out back--grab some coffee and go!

                              $89 - $195 per night (USD)
                              12

                              3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 9

                              View calendar: Updated 09/18/14
                              Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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