Newly Remodeled Gem in Central Austin Minutes from Soco

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Last updated: 10/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:30-31 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The History
This house was purchased in 2013 in pretty much original condition dating back to the early 1960’s. The owners, both in the design profession, had been looking for a winter residence in Austin for an elderly parent and the quiet neighborhood of Sherwood Oaks seemed perfect, especially with the proximity it had to their home in Travis Heights. The house was lovingly expanded, restored and furnished to this end but unfortunately the original dream had to be abandoned when ill health of the parent forced a change. Now, they have a beautiful extra home that is essentially brand new from head to toe, completely and exquisitely furnished. Their main desire, at this point, is to offer this home to visitors and newcomers to Austin to make their stay here a truly memorable experience!
The Unique Benefits of this House
The house sits on a good sized lot and has a large back yard with a privacy fence and a spacious new deck with table seating and a charcoal bar-b-que grill. In the front is a driveway which provides off-street parking for up to two cars. Inside, the rooms are very spacious and well-lit as a result of a major addition which expanded the Living Room into the original carport and significantly enlarged the Kitchen and Master Bedroom and Bathroom. All of the elements in this lovely house have been well thought-out to the last detail. Materials and finishes from flooring and walls, to cabinets and counters, to fixtures, to windows and doors, not to mention furniture are high-end and brand new. There are original works of art and state of the art media, including flat-screen TV’s and Wireless Internet. A new wood-burning fireplace adds a romantic touch to the Living Area as well as provides a toasty place to hang out during the cooler months in Austin. The cozy wallpapered Study provides a desk for computer work and another sleeping option in the form of a twin pull-out air bed that folds out of a small settee. The Master Bedroom has a beautiful large window overlooking the back yard from its Library Alcove with reading chair and desk. Both Bedrooms boast Queen sized beds. Additionally, there is a wonderful Laundry Room, also facing the back yard, with stackable washer/dryer and a sink and folding area. In the event of an additional visitor, there is a fold-out queen sofa with integral air mattress and pump in the Living Room.
With Study, Library Alcove, Living Area and Deck, there are many places to hang out either with others or privately in this home. The open plan between Kitchen and Dining Room and Living Room make it ideal for social interaction while the main Sleeping Areas being well away from the Living Space allows for private withdrawal if desired.
The house is situated adjacent to the beautiful campus of St. Edward’s University with its running track, collegiate sports fields (weekend baseball games) and live theater all of which attract off-campus visitors. Stacy Park and Pool are only blocks away by foot as is a major Grocery Store. Walking to Soco and all of the amenities it offers is a 10-15 minute walk. South Congress Ave. in Austin is a very ‘hip’ urban Mecca with Art Studios, Cafes, Restaurants, Trailer eateries, Tourist Shops, Antique Shops, etc. On weekends, local artists set up booths along to sell their wares. Additionally, a major bus route is located along Congress Ave. and access to Town Lake, Hike and Bike Trail, Barton Springs and Downtown is literally minutes away.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1710 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 4-7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    in small study...moreless

  • One Guest Bedroom One large Master Bedroom One small study with twin pull-out sofa (air inflatable mattress) Queen pull-out sofa (brand new) with air inflatable mattress in Living Room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    hairdryer provided, soap and linens, storage cabinet...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Vanity with large mirror; walk- shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 1 with Tub and Shower Combo Master Bath with Walk-in Shower

Other Amenities

  • 1/2 mile to Downtown Center Walking distance to SOCO shops, restaurants Walking distance to Stacy Park and Pool Next door to St. Edward's University with Running Track, Collegiate Fields, Live Theater Live Music Venues Texas Wine Country Texas Bar-B-Q Wildflower Center Antiquing Wildlife Viewing Fitness Centers Cycling Golf Town Lake/rowing, canoeing, paddle-boating, kayaking Hiking/mountain biking Barton Springs Pool...moreless


  • Books:

    Fully stocked libaray with a wide variety of titles...moreless

  • DVD Player


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Table seats 6 2 counter stools at kichen counter...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air and Heat...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood Burning Fireplace in Living Room Electric wall heater in Master Bathroom...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room:

    Large Living area with couch and two lounge chairs...moreless

  • Parking:

    off-street parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee grinder, drip style coffee pot, sugar and creamer ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and Utensils for 8 guests All cooking utensils provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Fisher-Paykel dishwasher drawers...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Beautiful state of the art Kitchen, completely remodelled with ample storage inluding pull-out pantry, dishwasher drawers and custom oak cabinets....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    basic spices bottled water paper goods...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side refrigerator with filtered water and icemaker on outside of door...moreless

  • Stove:

    Brand new Gas Range with Hood...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck overlooking back yard...moreless

  • Golf:

    Many local area golf courses available for public use...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak and Canoe rentals on town lake are minutes away...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large back yard...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal Grill provided...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts @ St. Edward's University...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Public pool (Stacy Pool) within walking distance...moreless



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Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2016
31 night min stay

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30 night min stay

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  • Pet Fee $350
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 10/29/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: I am an interior designer by trade and have designed both commercial and residential projects, including hotels and single family home remodels for many years. This house was lovingly restored with great attention to detail and many additional touches to make it a beautiful and comfortable place to stay.

Why the Owner Chose Austin Heights:
This property offers a traveler to Austin a wonderful vantage point from which to see this thriving city. It is located in an older, quiet neighborhood that is literally steps away from a university campus on one side and the bustle of the vibrant SOCO scene on the other. It is on local bus routes, walking distance to shops and restaurants and minutes from downtown Austin and the Capital.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
My husband and I were instantly attracted to this beautiful central neighborhood and the amenities that surround it. The house, itself, sits on a large lot with mature trees and a new privacy fence surrounding it. There is a large wood deck with outdoor seating and umbrella. There is off street parking for two cars. The home is literally at the foot of the hill on which the beautiful campus of St. Edward's University sits with it's collegiate fields, tennis courts and walking trails. The house is walking distance to Stacy Pool and it's lovely public park with hike and bike trails.

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Speaks: english, spanish, some french



  • front entry

    front entry

  • entry door

    entry door

  • kitchen-dining area

    kitchen-dining area

  • kitchen looking towards back yard

    kitchen looking towards back yard

  • bedroom 2 - queen bed

    bedroom 2 - queen bed

  • Master Suite with library study alcove

    Master Suite with library study alcove

  • Master Bath with Walk in Shower

    Master Bath with Walk in Shower

  • study with pull out twin settee

    study with pull out twin settee

  • Bathroom 2

    Bathroom 2

  • Laundry Room

    Laundry Room

  • Stacy Pool

    Stacy Pool

  • Little Stacy Park

    Little Stacy Park

  • front of house - driveway

    front of house - driveway

  • living room with fireplace

    living room with fireplace

  • kitchen - gas stove with hood

    kitchen - gas stove with hood

  • dining room

    dining room

  • Master suite - queen bed

    Master suite - queen bed

  • Master Suite library - flat screen TV

    Master Suite library - flat screen TV

  • Dining area looking out to back yard - deck

    Dining area looking out to back yard - deck

  • Study with Twin Bed - desk & chair

    Study with Twin Bed - desk & chair

  • Laundry Room

    Laundry Room

  • SOCO shops & restaurants

    SOCO shops & restaurants

  • St. Edward's University

    St. Edward's University

  • Stacy Park & Trails

    Stacy Park & Trails

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Newly Remodeled Gem In Central Austin Minutes From Soco

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