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

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Last updated: 01/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

West Campus house description

This historic home is located adjacent to Shoal Creek, 8 blocks from the University of Texas campus and 1 mile from the State Capitol building. It is 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 wide porches overlook a large lawn and beautiful views of downtown Austin and the park.

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 in or about the year 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 first floor of the main house. Its lofted ceilings and expansive double hung windows made it well suited to capturing 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 an expansive bay window on the first floor, 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 end of the property trailed 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 a concrete porch.

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 involved the remodeling of the exterior of the ground floor with stucco and the 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 and 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 drafted fireplace and long leaf pine floors.

There is also a two story guesthouse addition (listed separately, listing # 3530075) that has two bedrooms, 1 ½ bathrooms, and an open kitchen/dining/ family room with wood floors. The guesthouse is also available for rentals, but is listed separately

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking indoors will incur an immediate penalty of $200 from the security deposit...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Ask for our pet addendum to see the requirements for pets....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

            ensuite bathroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 2 double

            ensuite bathroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 double

            ensuite bathroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 2 double

            dedicated bathroom is not ensuite...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            The bathroom for this bedroom doubles as the guest powder...moreless

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Television
          • Toys
          • Video Library

          Theme

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

          Attractions

          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Festivals
          • Library
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Photography
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Location Type

              • Downtown:

                This property has a great view of west Austin and is a quick walk or bike ride into the downtown / entertainment district and the University of Texas campus....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

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

              Dining

              • Dining
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 14 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Garage
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine

              Kitchen

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

              Outside

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

                located 3 blocks from the public Caswell tennis courts...moreless

               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.9
              from 34 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              SXSW Film/interactive
              Mar 12 - Mar 17, 2015
              6 night min stay

              $5,500
              flat fee
              SXSW Music
              Mar 18 - Mar 22, 2015
              5 night min stay

              $5,500
              flat fee
              University of Texas graduation
              May 21 - May 23, 2015
              3 night min stay

              $1,800
              flat fee
              ACL Music Fest Weekend 1
              Oct 2 - Oct 4, 2015
              3 night min stay

              $2,000
              flat fee
              ACL Music Fest Weekend 2
              Oct 9 - Oct 11, 2015
              3 night min stay

              $2,000
              flat fee
              Formula One 2014
              Oct 23 - Oct 25, 2015
              3 night min stay

              $2,500
              flat fee
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $550
              $3,500 $12,000
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Management Fee $150
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Tax Rate 15%

              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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              Last updated: 01/28/2015
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              Location

              • Barton Springs Pool

                "Best for early morning exercise. It gets way too busy on weekends and summer afternoons, bu..."

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              • Texas State Capitol

                "It's Texas, you're visiting the Capitol city, might as well pay a visit to the Capitol build..."

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              • Whole Foods Market - Lamar

                "We consider this one of our neighborhood supermarkets. Bonus that it's so awesome! Sadly, ..."

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              • Alamo Drafthouse Austin: Downtown

                "Warning of bias... we own the place. But you get free tickets when you stay here ;)"

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              • University of Texas at Austin

                "A great place for shady walks in the morning and evening when it's not a hive of activity. ..."

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              • The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

                "A nice air-conditioned place to spend a hot afternoon. If you're interested in history, Tex..."

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              • Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

                "Sadly, this location is currently closed for construction. Should be back open sometime in ..."

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              • University of Texas Tower

              • Central Market

                "This is our other neighborhood supermarket, which I like even more than Whole Foods, mostly ..."

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              • Bats Underneath Congress Bridge

                "Absolutely breathtaking, when you come during the right season!"

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              • Freedmen's

                "Craft oocktails and good BBQ in a cool historic building, within walking distance!"

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              • CoCo's Cafe

                "This place serves Taiwanese, which is different from Chinese and has very interesting flavor..."

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              • FINO Restaurant Patio & Bar

                "Very good food, lovely cocktails with a rotating seasonally different sangria, and a nice br..."

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              • Uchiko

                "This and Uchi are the best restaurants in all of Austin. This was where Paul Qui cooked unt..."

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              • Pease District Park

                "Great for walking, jogging, biking, dogs, and kids. The park starts about a block away from..."

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

              Car: Recommended

              This historic property is located within walking distance of the University of Texas campus, numerous restaurants and museums, plentiful shopping, and Whole Foods and Central Market grocery stores. Located across Lamar Blvd. from Pease Park, the Carrington House is only about a mile from downtown Austin and is blocks away from the public Caswell tennis center.

               

              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 2013

              About: Tim and Karrie founded the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas and have lived in a historic home a block away from the Carrington House for over eight years. They love the neighborhood so much, they will raise their family here and intend to grow old(er) here. Valerie also lives in the neighborhood, and manages The Carrington House and adjoining Carriage House. She is a native Austinite.

              Why West Campus:
              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 in Austin.

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


              Contact us

              Speaks: english, french, spanish

               

              Photos

              • Carrington House and lawn

                Carrington House and lawn

              • view of lawn, deck and gazebo from the house, with park beyond

                view of lawn, deck and gazebo from the house, with park beyond

              • Bedroom #2 on first floor.  Two full beds with adjoining bathroom.

                Bedroom #2 on first floor. Two full beds with adjoining bathroom.

              • Bedroom # 4 on second floor.  One full sized bed with adjoining bathroom.

                Bedroom # 4 on second floor. One full sized bed with adjoining bathroom.

              • Dining room

                Dining room

              • Kitchen

                Kitchen

              • view to the south

                view to the south

              • Texas capitol building

                Texas capitol building

              • University of Texas tower

                University of Texas tower

              • SXSW

                SXSW

              • Austin City Limits music festival in Zilker Park

                Austin City Limits music festival in Zilker Park

              • Bats on the Congress Avenue bridge

                Bats on the Congress Avenue bridge

              • Front porch

                Front porch

              • Bedroom #1 on first floor.  One full & one twin bed with adjoining bathroom.

                Bedroom #1 on first floor. One full & one twin bed with adjoining bathroom.

              • Bedroom #3 on first floor.  One queen and one twin bed with adjoining bathroom.

                Bedroom #3 on first floor. One queen and one twin bed with adjoining bathroom.

              • Bedroom #5 on second floor.  Two full sized beds w/ dedicated bathroom.

                Bedroom #5 on second floor. Two full sized beds w/ dedicated bathroom.

              • Kitchen

                Kitchen

              • Living room

                Living room

              • gazebo

                gazebo

              • Bevo

                Bevo

              • Downtown Austin

                Downtown Austin

              • Town Lake

                Town Lake

              • Texas bluebonnets

                Texas bluebonnets

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              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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              • Sleeps
                16
              • Bedrooms
                5
              • Bathrooms
                5
              • Property type
                House
              • Reviews
                34
              Manager
              Member since: 2013
              Speaks: english, french, spanish
              • Calendar last updated: 01/28/2015
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