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

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Last updated: 05/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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

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

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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 2015
Oct 23 - Oct 25, 2015
3 night min stay

$2,500
flat fee
SXSW Film/interactive 2016
Mar 5 - Mar 10, 2016
6 night min stay

$6,000
flat fee
SXSW Music 2016
Mar 16 - Mar 20, 2016
5 night min stay

$5,000
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: 05/23/2015
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Location

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

  • Allen's Boots on South Congress

    Allen's Boots on South Congress

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Minimum stay: 3 nights
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  • Sleeps
    16
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    5
  • Property type
    House
Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/23/2015
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