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Five to ten minutes from the University of Texas and downtown, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Hyde Park is a rare urban village within a city. This Hyde Park cottage puts history, the spirit of adventure and the best of Austin at your fingertips.
*Stand alone cottage means this property is not shared with any other people nor rentals, nor does this property share property line with an apartment complex, a rarity in Hyde Park. *Preserved architectural details include cabinetry, tiles, tub, sinks. *Signed art. Fine furnishings throughout from the 1930's and earlier. *Original hardwood floors. Wooden blinds. Solid wood furnishings from the home's era. *100% cotton linens. Feather pillows. Down comforters. Sealy Posturepedic mattresses. *Giant trees. Large backyard. Outdoor antique wrought iron furniture. *HDTV. DVD. Free Wi-Fi and TV Cable. *Garage offers covered parking and storage.
Walk to the University of Texas, eateries, museums, live theater, Austin Farmers' Market, Avenue B's 100+ year old grocery store, Texas' oldest municipal golf course, public tennis courts and pools, top ranked public schools, Tour of Homes.
The most valued real estate often includes top schools and this cottage is no different. This property has access to Lee Elementary School. Designated as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, this represents the USA's highest honor for a public school. Kealing Middle School is one of four Magnet schools in Austin. And McCallum High School has been designated as the Austin Independent School District's Fine Arts Academy.
Please note: A short term rental accepts stays of less than 30 nights. Stays at this property are 30 nights or longer. This property is not a short term rental.
I insist on the highest quality materials throughout. Your bathroom experience will include Ralph Lauren towels, Restoration Hardware fixtures, Matouk Egyptian Cotton shower curtain....moreless
Some of the pleasures of this house include the original cast iron tub, ceramic sinks, glass doorknobs, and tiles in both kitchen and bathroom.
Time Warner's Basic Cable TV and WiFi are provided at no extra charge.
There is no fence around the property. Under limited circumstances, with prior permission and an additional security deposit will some pets will be considered.
Quality flatware and china, variety of pots and pans, pyrex and french ceramic baking dishes, teflon skillets, large pot, coffee pot for boiling water, coffeemaker, wine opener, scissors, variety of knives for food preparation, cutting boards, can opener, variety of spatulas and cooking spoons, pot holders....moreless
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Wrought iron table and chairs in backyard seat four....moreless
Screen Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa
Shipe Park is within two blocks and has a swimming pool and a wading pool....moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$200
Rent is $2995/30 nights for occupancy of 1-2, $3250 for more than 2.
Rent is higher in March. Inquire for a quote.
No tax on stays of one month or longer.
Checks and wire transfers do not incur the 3% fee added to all PayPal and CC payments.
If approved, pets apply towards total occupancy and may incur other additional charges, too.
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Included on the National Register of Historic Places, Hyde Park is a rare urban village inside a city. Very few neighborhoods can boast of having their own sculpture museum, live theater, annual tour of homes, the oldest municipal golf course in Texas, 100 year old grocery stores, Austin Farmer's Market, the highest ranked public schools, public tennis courts and swimming pools, and restaurants galore. Proximity to UT makes it popular among faculty and graduate students, and those going downtown find the easy drive attractive. Hyde Park is also popular with young families who enjoy architectural integrity, quiet streets, parks and welcoming community.
Walk to Antonelli’s Artisinal Cheeseshop, Quack’s Bakery & Coffee Bar, Asti Trattoria, Fresh Plus Grocers, Hyde Park Bar & Grill, Mother’s Vegetarian Cafe, Daily Juice Raw Cafe, The Avenue B 100 yr old Grocery, Vino Vino Wine Bar, Mandola's Italian Market, Dolce Vita Gelato and Espresso, Hyde Park Gym, Flying Saucer Pub.
Other Activities: At UT: football and sports, LBJ presidential library, Blanton Art and Texas Memorial Museums.
Golf: Within walking distance is the oldest municipal golf course in Texas, Hancock Public Golf Course.
Year Purchased: 1994
About the owner: In 1994 I bought this home, my first historical home in Austin, and I have enjoyed being a landlord for over ten years. Separately, having used an imperfect diet instead of chemotherapy to reverse my own disabling disease, my other career uses over two decades as a Registered Dietitian to bring the healing power of food to others. As featured speaker for radio and TV, medical professionals, universities and corporations, I have authored a book that sells in twelve countries and is a best seller at Amazon. A documentary of my recovery, “The Incurables”, also airs internationally on Veria TV. My hope is to simply a healing diet for others on their path to remarkable results.
Why the Owner Chose Hyde Park: I own several 1930's cottages in central Austin, all of them in neighborhoods on the National Register of Historic Places. For ten years I lived in and fell in love with this cottage for many reasons. In my humble opinion, this is the only neighborhood left in Austin that still retains the feel of old, laid back, quintessential college-town Austin, yet it offers immediate access to the best of what is new in Austin. A home built in 1850 is two blocks away. This street alone has six homes which have garnered commendation individually on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to the extraordinary neighborhood, I was always grateful to enjoy so many original details of this home. Having spent more than two years in Europe, architectural integrity, urban location and uncompromised materials along with a good price became what mattered much more than square footage. Thus beautiful cottages and cozy spaces are a natural fit for me now. I hope you'll enjoy this enchanting property as much as I do.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: Premium real estate and privacy at a reasonable price. Preserved historical details include original tiles in the kitchen and bathroom, original sinks and cast iron tub, original glass door knobs, original kitchen cabinetry, original ironing board stored inside the kitchen wall. Stand alone cottage with covered parking and a large back yard all to yourself because this is the only residence on the entire property. (Duplexes, triplexes and apartment complexes are extremely common in Hyde Park.) It's very easy to live car free in this cherished neighborhood on the National Register of Historic Places. Delightful parrot colony just one block north at the University of Texas Intramural Field. Comfort is ensured with all linens made of 100% cotton. Multiple very good grocers, restaurants, eateries along with a theater and a museum are all within walking distance.