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Historic Tarrytown Cottage on Lake Austin/ Scenic Drive

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Last updated: 09/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Tarrytown cottage description

This romantic historic three-story Tarrytown cottage, built as a weekend retreat in 1906, boasts a limestone stone structure adorned with hand-hewn beams and rare old-growth-long-leaf-pine-wood accented with cedar timber. Once a B&B the 'Studio' quickly became a favored honey-moon retreat and was voted 'Austin's most Romantic Retreat'. With many movies were being produced in the Austin area and some of the guests stayed for extended periods for example, Ryan Gosling while filming a movie about the the Austin music scene, producer Linda Obst while filming 'Hope Floats' , Luke Wilson while filming 'The Wendell Baker Story', and Peter Berg while writing the screen play for 'Friday Night Lights'.

The studio welcomes you from the courtyard with large double cedar doors accented with iron hinges and an adjacent Della Robbia ceramic inset in exterior wall. Skylights adorn the airy Saltillo tiled kitchen and an oversized Jacuzzi bath, while stone staircase leads to bedroom. A private balcony with stone railing engulfs the canopy of large oak trees in the courtyard, framing stunning views of Lake Austin. The large stone courtyard is outfitted with a fire place and grill that set the stage for relaxing nights outside and easy entertaining. The courtyard and back lawn are shaded by a canopy of live oaks while the perimeter of the property is surrounded by stone fencing that exude the comfort and seclusion of unique old world living. Very romantic!

***Also located on the property is a larger residence suitable for up to 5 guests which is Homeaway property #3691456 if you are trying to group guests together using both homes or possibly looking for a larger property.

Parties and Events: A magnificent ancient live-oak tree shades what may be Austin's finest courtyard/party space.The house and its grounds make a beautiful setting for small parties and special events! Please contact us directly for more details.

History:
The property's grand limestone exterior exemplifies old Austin stone architecture. When the rubble filled dam broke on Lake Austin around 1900 the shores were lined with large chunks of limestone. Subsequently many of the houses on the eastern side of Lake Austin were constructed with limestone from the lake shores.

The home and its out-outbuildings were built in1906 by Judge Batts after whom 'Batts Hall' at the University of Texas was named. He was a Texas Supreme Court Justice famous for creating the Texas Railroad Commission. She was an artist and the first director of the University of Texas Art Department. The building known as the 'Studio' was built as a weekend retreat for the Judge and his wife. Her paintings of flowers can still be seen on the original hand-hewn beams on the lower floor of the 'Studio'.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

          • Bedroom 1: 2 queen

            In addition, there is a daybed/single bed in the living room...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

            ...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • Television

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic

          Attractions

          • Arboretum
          • Autumn Foliage
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Festivals
          • Forests
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Nude Beach
          • Playground
          • Pond
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Synagogues
          • Theme Parks
          • Water Parks
          • Waterfalls

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Horseback Riding
          • Paddle Boating
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Location Type

          • Downtown
          • Lake View
          • Water View

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Cycling
          • Equestrian Events
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Hunting Big Game
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Jet Skiing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Pier Fishing
          • Rafting
          • Roller Blading
          • Sailing
          • Skiing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Skiing
          • Water Tubing
          • Wind-Surfing

          Dining

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 6 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning
          • Fireplace
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Internet
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Towels Provided

          Kitchen

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

          Outside

          • Balcony
          • Deck / Patio
          • Lawn / Garden
          • Outdoor Grill
           

          Reviews

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          My Standard Rate
          2 night min stay
          $250 $300
          Fri, Sat, Sun
          $1,500 $3,500
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Cleaning fee $100
          • Pet Fee $250
          • Tax Rate 15%

          Notes:

          We accept payment in the form of cash or check. We request a 50% deposit to reserve the property and full payment of rental, fees and taxes (15% occupancy tax for stays under 30 days) upon arrival/ check-in. Deposits are non-refundable.

          *RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DURING EVENTS AND HOLIDAYS


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          Last updated: 09/24/2014
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          Location

          11.8 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Austin Bergstrom International Airport
          0.2 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Abel's on the Lake
          0.5 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          MUNY, Lions Municipal Golf Course
          3.5 Miles
          Nearest Train
          Amtrack-Austin
          2 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          TX-1 Mopac
          0.2 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Abel's on the Lake
          Tarrytown
          Nearest Ski
          Waterskiing on Lake Austin
          30 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          Volente at Lake Travis

          Location:

          Perfectly located for the major downtown Austin events such as ACL and SXSW, as it's an easy bike ride to the Townlake Trail, Mayfield Park, Zilker park. The property is located along Lake Austin just minutes from Austin’s storied Hula Hut and Walsh Landing where there are restaurants and cafes as well as boat docks to put in kayaks, paddle boards, etc. It is a perfect location to be in the middle of downtown, but have peace and quiet at the end of the day!

          ***Also located on the property is a larger residence suitable for up to 5 guests which is Homeaway property #3691456 if you are trying to group guests together using both homes or possibly looking for a larger property.

          Parties and Events: A magnificent ancient live-oak tree shades what may be Austin's finest courtyard/party space.The house and its grounds make a beautiful setting for small parties and special events! Please contact us directly for more details.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2013

          About the owner: We first stayed at the house as renters via Homeaway two and a half years ago. We loved the property so much that we purchased the home in December and are carrying on the rental legacy. We hope that you will enjoy the house's heartwarming soul as much as we have!


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          Photos

          • Studio Exterior and Courtyard

            Studio Exterior and Courtyard

          • Living Room and Daybed

            Living Room and Daybed

          • Double doors Living Room Entrance

            Double doors Living Room Entrance

          • Living Room and Daybed

            Living Room and Daybed

          • Kitchen and Dining Area

            Kitchen and Dining Area

          • Master Bedroom Floor

            Master Bedroom Floor

          • Master Bathroom Beneath Skylights

            Master Bathroom Beneath Skylights

          • Rooftop Balcony Entrance

            Rooftop Balcony Entrance

          • Birdseye View of the Courtyard

            Birdseye View of the Courtyard

          • Studio Exterior and Courtyard

            Studio Exterior and Courtyard

          • Entrance Gate

            Entrance Gate

          • Living Room and Daybed

            Living Room and Daybed

          • Living Room Doors Open on to the Courtyard

            Living Room Doors Open on to the Courtyard

          • Living Room Doors Open on to the Courtyard

            Living Room Doors Open on to the Courtyard

          • Kitchen and Dining Table

            Kitchen and Dining Table

          • Dining Area

            Dining Area

          • Master Bathroom

            Master Bathroom

          • Rooftop Balcony with Views of Lake Austin

            Rooftop Balcony with Views of Lake Austin

          • Rooftop Balcony Views of Lake Austin

            Rooftop Balcony Views of Lake Austin

          • Studio Exterior and Yard

            Studio Exterior and Yard

          • Studio Exterior and Courtyard

            Studio Exterior and Courtyard

          $250 - $300 per night (USD)
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          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 3

          View calendar: Updated 09/24/14
          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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          Member since: 2014
          Speaks: english
          • Calendar last updated: 09/24/2014
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          917.575.0015

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