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Make this charming cottage in the historic Hyde Park neighborhood - just blocks from the University of Texas campus and minutes from downtown – your home away from home in the heart of Austin. Tucked away on a quiet street, this spacious 1500 sq. ft. home has an eclectic, contemporary interior with a relaxing, Zen vibe. The dining room seats six comfortably, while the second bedroom features a Murphy’s Bed – perfect when you want a little extra floor space. Plus, you’ll have all of the amenities of home: modern kitchen appliances, new washer/dryer, flat screen TV, 100 cable channels, wireless Internet access, and surround sound system in the common areas. There’s plenty of outdoor space too. Grill out on the back deck, or enjoy your morning coffee on the front porch. Best of all, you’ll be just around the corner from many of Austin’s favorite local restaurants, coffee shops, bars, grocery stores, hike and bike trails, and live music venues. Sleeps four people comfortably.
Read our raving reviews: Although this property has only been on the rental market for a short time, we have already been highly rated by our lovely guests. See what others have to say about staying at Laurel Lane!
This property is not just another house: It is a historic landmark with great energy -- it's charm will capture you the minute you walk in. It is tastefully decorated with art and objects collected from around the world. The owner is well traveled and has a great eye for design. The neighborhood is also really special. For those who are familiar with Austin, you know why...for those who are first time travelers to Austin, you'll be in the center of town, near the University, close to Downtown while in an established restored turn-of-the-century neighborhood. Stroll around and take it in, grab a coffee in one of the many coffee shops, walk to get fresh farmed groceries or dine at local restaurants and be sure to stop at a nearby bakery to pick up some dessert! From this location you can walk, bike or drive to anything your heart desires -- you're in the center of it all!
Accommodations : The House is ideal for two couples, one couple in each bedroom. If there is a fifth guest in your party, there is plenty of floor space for an inflatable mattress. Children are welcome!
For your convenience, a Caretaker is available 24/7 to answer all your questions, give you directions and suggestions to make your stay with us exceptional! We will arrange your check in and check out and make sure we exceed your expectations!
Master Bedroom in very spacious with two closets and a reading area. There are 5 large windows (with shades) so there is plenty of natural light. West Elm queen bed with 100% cotton 350 thread count linens and a down comforter. The room also includes a remarkable Nakamichi SoundSpace 5 system which delivers stereo reproduction that rivals concert-halls. Both the sound system and modern ceiling fan can be operated with a remote control for your comfort.
The 2nd bedroom features a comfortable custom built Murphy's Bed (built from gorgeous Brazilian Red Wood). This set up offers added flexibility when additional floor space is desired - use it as an office space, meditation room, play space, or as a guest room. Linens are 100% cotton 350 thread count. There are 4 large windows, two of which look out onto the porch. A closet and lots of built in shelves make this room feel like home! Ipod music dock provided. Floors throughout the house are original long leaf pine hardwood....moreless
The house is equipped with everything you would need! The owner has thought of everything to make your stay relaxing so just unwind and take in Austin's magic. Feel 'tucked away' in this home and only two blocks from Guadalupe St - one of Austin's well known main arteries through downtown.
Whether you have a car or travel by foot, nothing is too far!
The house is located in a quiet, safe neighborhood just a block from Hemphill park. While you go out for a stroll around the neighborhood, be sure to check out other houses -- many of them are 'registered historic homes', with interesting architectural designs from the 1920's.
As an added bonus, guests will receive a 10% discount at Viva Day Spa on all spa services during their stay. VIva is one of Austin's premier day spas for men and women. Appointments can be booked ahead of time for groups or individuals. Contact the owner for further details or visit vivadayspa.com....moreless
Surround system in dinning area/living room and kitchen. Separate NAKAMICHI wall mounted sound system in Master Bedroom.
Both ipod compatible....moreless
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Great for entertaining. Surround system for music. Large table seats up to 10 people and centrally located in the house (open to the living room). Dinning at this house will be your highlight!...moreless
UT Graduation May 21 - May 24, 2015 3 night min stay
ACL Weekend 1 Oct 2 - Oct 5, 2015 3 night min stay
ACL Weekend 2 Oct 9 - Oct 12, 2015 3 night min stay
F1 Oct 23 - Oct 26, 2015 3 night min stay
Standard pricing 2 night min stay
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
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Cleaning Fee$65 + tax
We try our best to accommodate individual's needs. Please feel free to let us know about any special requests you have. If you would like to speak to us directly call 512-633-2339
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Stay in the heart of central Austin in historic Hyde Park, just blocks from the University of Texas campus and five minutes from downtown. Walk to great restaurants, bars and coffee shops - like local favorites Trudy’s Tex Mex, Kerby Lane Café, Hyde Park Grill, Central Market, Spiderhouse and more. The Erwin Center, Blanton Museum of Art, Bob Bullock State History Museum, LBJ Presidential Library and Museum, and Royal-Memorial Stadium are just around the corner. Minutes away find the hike and bike trails of Lady Bird Lake, Barton Springs Pool, Austin Convention Center, Texas State Capital, 6th Street District, South Congress Avenue, The Long Center for Performing Arts, Paramount Theater, Palmer Events Center, Zachary Scott Theater, and the Moody Theater – the new home of the legendary Austin City Limits TV show. Austin’s famous live music venues are all close by, as are many SXSW showcase locations and the ACL Festival in Zilker Park. Lake Austin and the wineries and wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country are 30-minutes away.
Year Purchased: 2003
About: I moved to Austin in 1995 and immediately fell in love with this town. I had no doubt that this is where I would settle once I graduated from UT. We are a family of 5 and decided to rent this great house to Austin's finest visitors. I love interacting with travelers and try to accommodate any individual needs you may have. If you need tips on anything in Austin, please don't hesitate to ask.
Why North University: Homes that were built in the 1920's are unique. This property is in GREAT shape and just a few cosmetic touch-ups restored its beauty and preserved its essence. The house is very cozy with a solid construction.
The Unique Benefits at this House: This house has all the modern amenities necessary for comfort. Located on a quiet block, near a park and just walking distance to nearby restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores and more. Centrally located, a short bike ride or super fast car ride to downtown. The house is cozy and warm, great to just lounge around and relax. It has a great front porch, to check out the neighborhood, and a great back yard for grilling and hanging out.