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Walk to Downtown Austin, the University of Texas, Whole Foods and Pease Park

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View of the gazebo and grounds with Pease Park beyond.

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Last updated: 09/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Old Enfield house description

This is the guesthouse adjoining a historic Austin property in the west campus neighborhood. It is situated on Carringtons Bluff, overlooking downtown Austin and Pease park. It is located adjacent to Shoal Creek, 8 blocks from the University of Texas campus and 1 mile from the Texas Capitol building. Close to bus-stops and only one block from Pease Park, which has hike and bike trails going all the way to the river. The porches upstairs and down overlook a large lawn and beautiful views of downtown and the park.

The guesthouse consists of 3 stories. The lower floor is a studio bedroom/bathroom layout with a separate entrance. The kitchen and living area are on the main floor, with the remaining two bedrooms upstairs.

The main house, 5 bedroom 5 bath, is also available and listed separately (#3530277).

More about this property: Located adjacent to Shoal Creek, and prior to the days of refrigeration, this property was originally used as an early Austin dairy farm. The oldest portion of the structure and porch was built around 1877.

By 1911 store owner Charles W. Morrison and his wife Mary had purchased the property and reconfigured the previous wooden structure to now face magnolia street. This is the current ground floor of the main house. Its lofted ceilings and expansive double hung windows made it well situated to capture breezes blowing above the bluff.

In 1922, Joseph O’Reilly, a store owner and agent for the Texas oil company (Texaco), purchased the property. By 1935 O’reilly added the west addition to the main house. This addition has airy upstairs bedrooms and a ground floor expansive bay window, capturing wonderful views of the Austin skyline through the branches of an impressively large live oak tree.

By 1938 19th street was relocated to the south and is now known as Martin Luther King Boulevard. Also during that time the stairs on the west of the property headed down the cliff-side to a chicken coop and goat pen. In 1949 renovation of the house resulted in replacement of the original wooden front porch with concrete.

In 1958, Kathleen Molesworth purchased the home. Prior to purchasing the home she had a significant career in the foreign service during WWII and was also the first female to be awarded an MBA from the University of Texas. Her influence on the house is remembered by the remodeling the exterior of the ground floor with stucco, addition of two bathrooms in the main house. After her death in 1984, her nephew Nick Classen inherited the property. He constructed the guest house addition creating a duplex property. It was during this time that the property was first used as a boarding house and then a bed a breakfast. Carrington bluff bed and breakfast was celebrated as a venue for weddings and a perennial tailgate location for many years.

There are 5 bedrooms, and 5 baths in the main house, along with kitchen, dining room, living room and a large utility room. Details of interest include a well drafting fireplace and long leaf pine floors.

The two story guesthouse addition has a large garage, three bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, and an open kitchen/breakfast/ family room with wood floors.

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 1476 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            pet addendum and additional fees required...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Indoor smoking will automatically incur a $200 penalty ...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            This bathroom is ensuite, in the separate 3rd bedroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 3

            ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • As this property is owned by the founders of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, all rentals include free movie passes to the theater....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • DVD Player
              • Books

              Theme

              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Live Theater
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues

              Leisure Activities

              • Scenic Drives
              • Antiquing
              • Paddle Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Outlet Shopping

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Downtown:

                This property has a great view and beautiful lawn and is a quick bike ride or walk into downtown Austin, the University of Texas campus and the museum district....moreless

              • Town:

                This property has a great view and beautiful lawn and is a quick bike ride or walk into downtown Austin, the University of Texas campus and the museum district....moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Golf
              • Swimming
              • Cycling
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Tennis

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    The kitchen, living and dining room are arranged in an open floorplan....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Parking:

                        The property has parking for four cars in the driveway....moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet:

                        wifi available ...moreless

                      • Heating:

                        Central Heating...moreless

                      • Linens Provided
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Central Air...moreless

                      • Living Room
                      • Iron & Board

                      Kitchen

                      • Kitchen:

                        The main house and the carriage house both have full kitchens....moreless

                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        Standard dishes, cookware and utensils supplied....moreless

                      • Pantry Items:

                        basic staples, spices, and paperware supplied....moreless

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Ice Maker

                      Outside

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Tennis:

                        The house is walking distance to the Caswell Tennis Center....moreless

                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      ACL Music Festival Weekend 1
                      Oct 3 - Oct 5, 2014
                      3 night min stay

                      $750
                      flat fee
                      ACL Music Festival Weekend 2
                      Oct 10 - Oct 12, 2014
                      3 night min stay

                      $750
                      flat fee
                      Formula One 2014
                      Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2014
                      3 night min stay

                      $1,500
                      flat fee
                      SXSW Interactive/Film
                      Mar 12 - Mar 17, 2015
                      6 night min stay

                      $3,000
                      flat fee
                      SXSW Music
                      Mar 18 - Mar 22, 2015
                      5 night min stay

                      $3,000
                      flat fee
                      University of Texas Graduation
                      May 21 - May 23, 2015
                      3 night min stay

                      $750
                      flat fee
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $200
                      $1,225 $4,500
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Management Fee $100
                      • Tax Rate 15%

                      Notes:

                      Rates are for the 3 bedroom carriage house. see Homeaway # 3530277 for the main house.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 09/18/2014
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                      Location

                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Austin Bergstrom International Airport
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Amtrack
                      1.5 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      I-35
                      214 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Galveston
                      0.39 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Freedman's
                      0.39 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Freedman's

                      Car: Recommended

                      This historic property is walking distance to the University of Texas campus, numerous restaurants, plentiful shopping, and Whole Foods grocery. Just across the street from Pease Park, the Carrington house is a few blocks from the downtown Austin museum and entertainment district.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2013

                      About the owner: We founded the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas and have lived in a historic home a block away from the Carrington House for over seven years. We love the neighborhood so much, will raise our family here and intend to grow old(er) here.

                      Why the Owner Chose Old Enfield:
                      We purchased the historic Carrington House for two reasons: first we did not want the property to be compromised by a possible conversion to student housing and second, we use the property to house our visiting managers who are training here in Austin.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      The historic details of the main house and the proximity to downtown, the Caswell Tennis Center and Pease Park, Whole Foods flagship store, the Circuit of the America's F1 track and more.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: french, spanish, english

                       

                      Photos

                      • View of the gazebo and grounds with Pease Park beyond.

                        View of the gazebo and grounds with Pease Park beyond.

                      • Carriage House porch.

                        Carriage House porch.

                      • Bedroom #2, one queen bed and a private porch.

                        Bedroom #2, one queen bed and a private porch.

                      • Bedroom #3, the stand-alone suite with private entrance.

                        Bedroom #3, the stand-alone suite with private entrance.

                      • Bedroom #3, the stand-alone suite w/ private entrance.  Queen sized bed & futon

                        Bedroom #3, the stand-alone suite w/ private entrance. Queen sized bed & futon

                      • Carriage House kitchen / dining area.

                        Carriage House kitchen / dining area.

                      • Gazebo

                        Gazebo

                      • Bevo

                        Bevo

                      • Texas capitol building

                        Texas capitol building

                      • SXSW

                        SXSW

                      • Town Lake

                        Town Lake

                      • Downtown Austin at dusk

                        Downtown Austin at dusk

                      • Carriage House, which is a separate addition to the main house.

                        Carriage House, which is a separate addition to the main house.

                      • Bedroom # 1, two full beds.

                        Bedroom # 1, two full beds.

                      • Private porch off bedroom #2, top floor

                        Private porch off bedroom #2, top floor

                      • Bathroom of bedroom #3, with step in shower.

                        Bathroom of bedroom #3, with step in shower.

                      • Carriage House kitchen.

                        Carriage House kitchen.

                      • Carriage House living area.

                        Carriage House living area.

                      • View to the south

                        View to the south

                      • University of Texas tower

                        University of Texas tower

                      • Austin City Limits music festival at Zilker Park

                        Austin City Limits music festival at Zilker Park

                      • Downtown Austin

                        Downtown Austin

                      • Texas bluebonnets

                        Texas bluebonnets

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                      $200 per night (USD)
                      12

                      3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 09/18/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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