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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: 05/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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.
• Rates and minimum stay may vary during special events and holidays (SXSW, Austin City Limits, Formula 1, etc.). Contact us for additional details.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

  • Children Welcome
  • 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

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable, wireless internet....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

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

Theme

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

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Town:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

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

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    wood-burning in the Master bedroom...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

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

  • Internet:

    Hi speed internet including wi-fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

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

  • Towels Provided:

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

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
ACL 2015 weekend #1
Oct 1 - Oct 4, 2015
3 night min stay
$195

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

ACL 2015 # 2 (2 guests; 8 max)
Oct 8 - Oct 11, 2015
3 night min stay
$195

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Formula 1 2015-2 guests; 8 max
Oct 22 - Oct 25, 2015
2 night min stay
$159

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 25 - Nov 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$159

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

Holidays (2 guests; 8 max)
Dec 17 - Dec 22, 2015
3 night min stay
$149

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

Christmas (2 guests; 8 max)
Dec 23 - Jan 4, 2016
4 night min stay
$159

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

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$139
$896 $3,248

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 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:

  • Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
  • Pet Fee $20 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

Please understand reservations, rates, and availability are subject to change until reservation is paid.

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

All rent, deposit, and fee payments are made through PayPal via email address BestAustinRentals at gmail, or through HomeAway by e-check or credit card; credit card payments carry a 3% convenience fee.

Dogs with current vaccinations negotiable with completed pet agreement, payment of pet deposit, and pet fee of $20 per pet per day.

Sorry, due to prevalence of cat allergies, we are unable to accept feline companions.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 05/23/2015
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Location

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

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 prime shopping and restaurant destinations of the Domain and the Arboretum.

Centrally located between Interstate 35 and MoPac Boulevard (a freeway also known as 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 all kinds of 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! --Have a 1959 Studebaker restoration project I need to get to --Have three 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 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. --Resumed work on my undergraduate degree a few years ago after a 'multi-decade' hiatus, and now have only 3 hours to go! Boy, do I have 'senior-itis'! But graduation is slated for May, 2015! Woo hoo! UPDATE: I am a college graduate! That's a major lifegoal accomplished. It took some doing but it was worth it! (especially now that it is done! LOL) --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 :-)

Why the Owner Chose Crestview:
Converting this house to a short-term rental has been a labor of love. I lived here for 20+ years until 2000. It's a great neighborhood with lots of friendly people. It's safe, close to everything you could possibly want, making it very convenient as well. After making major renovations to the home, I now kick myself, wondering, "why I didn't do them while I still lived there?" Darn it! But it was lots of fun getting it ready for you!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Not only will you enjoy the quaint charm of the 1950s neighborhood, but you will also enjoy the thoroughly modern appointments to the house as part of the renovations. The open floor plan between kitchen and living means even when cooking or cleaning, you aren't missing out on the action! You'll also enjoy the big deck out back under the sprawling oak tree.


Contact us

Speaks: english, We speak Texan too!

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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!

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Speaks: english, We speak Texan too!
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  • Calendar last updated 05/23/2015
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