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Lovely Cottage/Studio-Fabulous Location Walkable Quiet Neighborhood

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Last updated: 08/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Casita George is truly unique. It is an eclectic mixture of 1890’s farm house, urban garden, Old Mexico and Austin funkiness surrounded by seasonal wildflowers and century old trees. Incredible location in the Central Medical District, just 2 miles to downtown and 1 mile to UT, literally 15 -20 minutes to just about anything in town. It is a 5-10 minute drive, 2 miles, a $10-$15 cab ride or 20 minute bike ride to downtown. Public transportation is easy with several bus stops just 1-2 minutes from the house. You can also try out Car2Go. But you really don’t need a car in the neighborhood. It is walking distance to 2 grocery stores, dozens of restaurants/bars, coffee shops and retail shopping: 26 Doors Shopping Center, Central Market Grocery & Cafe, Doc’s, the Draught House, EZ's, Teo's, Santa Rita Catina, Taco Shack, Uchico, P. Terry's, Bonsai, Taco Deli, the original Kerbey Lane Cafe on Kerbey Lane and many more…….The Casita is newly completed with the highest quality materials and workmanship. The interior is bright, open, and airy. Two sky lights and 5 windows flood the place with loads of natural light. The space features 9 foot ceilings and beautifully stained and polished concrete floors. The cabinetry is custom made, solid wood, Euro style with soft-close hinges. Countertops are artisan crafted 2“ thick stained and polished concrete. The kitchen is completely equipped for dining in – all the pots, pans, dishes, and utensils you’ll need as well as some very nice Margarita and wine glasses. The bedroom area is separated by a handsome bamboo screen for privacy. The bathroom is bathed in natural light from an overhead skylight (you can view the treetops or the moon while brushing your teeth!). The walk-in shower is tiled from floor to ceiling with gorgeous Mexican Talavera tiles. It has a solid teak shower bench and the most spacious shower caddy on the planet. A tankless water heater provides hot water continuously even if the washing machine, dishwasher and shower are in use simultaneously…….Our guests will enjoy the HD Flat Screen TV, Cable, and of course WiFi. In addition, we’ve installed 2 Ethernet jacks for super fast connectivity to accommodate business travelers……The covered porch is an excellent spot to kick back, relax and enjoy the fenced yard, vegetable garden, scare crow, whirligigs, wild flowers, singing birds and towering heritage trees……..A walk, run or bike ride down nearby Shoal Creek Trail is an excellent way to stretch out and enjoy nature as well as learn a little bit about the history of what eventually became our home and neighborhood………………For larger groups during major events, the main house, Casa George is also available. Home Away Property ID 3691716.



Sleeps 2:
• 1 Queen bed
• Twin EZ Bed available upon request - Deluxe, elevated auto inflatable by FrontGate
• 1 Bathroom supplied with towels/ hair driers/basic toiletries

Amenities:
• Fully equipped kitchen with pots, dishes, silverware, spices
• Induction stove/fridge/dishwasher/microwave/convection counter top oven/coffee pot/toaster
• Washer and dryer
• Dining area
• Covered porch
• Charcoal grill available upon request
• HD TV
• Cable
• WiFi
• 2 Ethernet connections
• Private parking for 1 vehicles
• RF keyless entry lock

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 540 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom Area: 1 queen

    Twin EZ Bed available upon request - Deluxe inflatable...moreless

  • Open area

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom area is separated by a handsome, bamboo screen for privacy and features a custom built closet that is a work of art. The optional EZ bed by FRONTGATE is on an elevated frame that automatically opens and inflates in minutes....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Vanity cabinet and large sink...moreless

  • The Bathroom is bathed in natural light from an overhead skylight. The vanity is custom made, solid wood with a hand crafted, polished concrete surface and a large contemporary sink. The walk-in shower is tiled from floor to ceiling with Mexican artisan tiles and has a solid teak shower bench....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Coffee Table Books Magazines - Time, Vanity Fair, Atlantic Monthly...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable -Over 50 HD channels & 130 Popular channels ...moreless

  • Television:

    HD Flat Screen Wall Mounted - can be viewed from living, kitchen and bedroom....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The Casita is in Central Austin, close to everything. It's urban and convenient but in a safe, quiet old residential area with tree lined streets....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Friedrich (33000 BTU Cooling)Wall unit -will cool the space down to 52 degrees during the hot Texas summer!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Natural Gas...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Friedrich (17000 BTU Heat) Wall unit - Plenty toasty for the occasional cold snaps....moreless

  • Internet:

    2 Ethernet jacks Service Provider Grande Communication Speeds: 15 Mbps download/ 1.5 Mbps upload WiFi -wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Open concept 10 X 12 ft.area with stained concrete floors and a skylight. Seating for 3. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Private driveway for guest parking. Additional on street parking available with owner provided permit....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full size...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Cabinets and drawers are fully loaded with dishes, silverware, cutlery, pots and pans, serving bowls, colander, plastic storage containers, margarita glasses and wine glasses....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Full size stainless steel...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is fully equipped with stainless appliances, a farmhouse sink, a fine casement window and a beautiful, hand crafted stained concrete counter top...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Additional cooking capacity - Waring electric single burner, crock pot and electric rice cooker...moreless

  • Oven:

    Convection counter top oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Paper towels Paper plates Basic seasonings and spices Olive oil...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size stainless steel with ice-maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    The stove is a 2 burner Induction cook top with stainless vent-hood. If you've never used induction stoves, you will be amazed. It heats as fast as a microwave and the burner stays cool to the touch....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    2 Raleigh Detour Comfort/Hybrid Bikes included. Sizes 17' and 21'. Owner provides helmets, lock, lights, water bottles, and Austin Bicycle Map....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Texas Limestone covered porch with dual ceiling fans...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Separate fenced yard,with vegetable garden, surrounded by seasonal wild flowers and towering heritage trees.Vegetables & herbs will be shared with guests, if desired, depending on harvest yields....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Ramsey Park tennis courts - walking distance (5 blocks Bailey Park tennis courts - walking distance (5 blocks) Equipment not provided...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Ramsey Park Pool - walking distance (5 blocks) Open Jun - Aug - Lap swimming & recreational Bailey Park Splash Pad - walking distance (5 blocks)...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
ACL Festival
Oct 1 - Oct 4, 2015
2 night min stay
$225
ACL Festival
Oct 8 - Oct 11, 2015
2 night min stay
$225
Formula 1
Oct 22 - Oct 25, 2015
2 night min stay
$300
Fun Fun Fun Festival
Nov 5 - Nov 8, 2015
2 night min stay
$225
SXSW 2016 tentative dates
Mar 10 - Mar 20, 2016
4 night min stay
$300
$1,600

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $229 Nightly

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$125 $150
Fri, Sat
$810 $2,150

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $116 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $72 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning Fee $85 + tax
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

$150 Reservation Deposit applies toward rental

No taxes on rentals greater than 30 days.

For rentals over one month please contact owner regarding pricing and availability.

Cancellation Policy:

100% if cancelled 30 or more days prior to the Check-in Date

50% if cancelled 14-29 days prior to the Check-in Date

0% if cancelled 0-13 days prior to the Check-in Date


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 08/22/2015
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Location

10.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
ABIA - Austin Bergstrom International
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Santa Rita/Doc's/Draught house/many within blocks
1.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hancock Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Mopac (aka Loop 1) - 35th St. Exit
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Santa Rita/Doc's/Draught house/many within blocks
5.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Barton Springs Pool

Car: Not Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Austin has been my home for over 30 years. I loved it when I moved here from Louisiana and continue to love it to this day....I can't think of a better place to enjoy live music, outdoor recreation and gorgeous springtime wildflowers!

Why the Owner Chose Bryker Woods:
Casita George was completed this year (2014) as a second residence on our property. Twelve years ago, I was part house sitter and part roommate with my friends who owned the property. I fell in love with the neighborhood, the convenient location, the giant old trees and the ambiance of the house built in the 1890's so I bought it a few years later. I am the 3rd owner of the property; the George family owned it for 100 years. I met John a few years later and we started improving the property because we really wanted to be here for the long haul and old houses require a lot of TLC! Once we got the main house to a high level of sustainability we started the plans to build an apartment. And the adventure began! Because of the small size of the project and other factors we self contracted most of the work. It took us a couple of years to transform a part of the property that was once a wasteland into something that is high quality, unique and beautiful for our family, friends and guests to enjoy. The experience has been rewarding and a journey of discovery. We found artifacts from the 1890's during various excavations and land deeds going back to the 1850's as part of the permitting process. We befriended more neighbors in 2 yrs than in the previous 10. We recycled, refurbished, restored and re-purposed so many things that just about everything on or in the place has a story of its own. We discovered that night herons nest in a Live Oak across the street and watched their babies grow up 2 years in a row. When our wildflowers bloom in the spring, we've discovered that it makes people happy. It is truly a happy place!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We designed Casita George to look like an 1890's farmhouse but with contemporary interior features that accentuate crisp clean lines and openness. Special Features: Two skylights to look at the sky 9 foot ceilings Open layout Artisan Talavera tile walk in shower Double hung windows for light and fresh air Texas Limestone cover porch to relax outside Hand crafted concrete counter-tops Custom solid wood cabinetry Stained concrete floors Stainless appliances


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Kitchen from living room

    Kitchen from living room

  • VIEW OF CASITA GEORGE FROM STREET

    VIEW OF CASITA GEORGE FROM STREET

  • INDUCTION STOVE /STAINLESS VENT HOOD & MARGARITA GLASSES

    INDUCTION STOVE /STAINLESS VENT HOOD & MARGARITA GLASSES

  • WALK IN SHOWER - TALAVERA TILE & TEAK BENCH

    WALK IN SHOWER - TALAVERA TILE & TEAK BENCH

  • COVERED PORCH

    COVERED PORCH

  • PRIVATE DRIVEWAY FOR GUESTS

    PRIVATE DRIVEWAY FOR GUESTS

  • TEXAS WILDFLOWERS

    TEXAS WILDFLOWERS

  • SHOAL CREEK TRAIL - GOES ALL THE WAY TO DOWNTOWN

    SHOAL CREEK TRAIL - GOES ALL THE WAY TO DOWNTOWN

  • NEIGHBORHOOD FAVORITE TEX-MEX - 100 FT AWAY!

    NEIGHBORHOOD FAVORITE TEX-MEX - 100 FT AWAY!

  • CENTRAL MARKET OUTDOOR DINING AREA 2 BLOCKS AWAY -  FABULOUS GROCERY AND CAFE

    CENTRAL MARKET OUTDOOR DINING AREA 2 BLOCKS AWAY - FABULOUS GROCERY AND CAFE

  • HILLBERTS HAMBURGERS -AUSTIN UNIQUE

    HILLBERTS HAMBURGERS -AUSTIN UNIQUE

  • DRAUGHT HOUSE PUB - 10 MINUTE WALK TO DAILY SPECIALS ON TAP

    DRAUGHT HOUSE PUB - 10 MINUTE WALK TO DAILY SPECIALS ON TAP

  • BEDROOM WITH CUSTOM CLOSET

    BEDROOM WITH CUSTOM CLOSET

  • LIVING AREA - SCREEN DIVIDER - SWIVEL MOUNT TV

    LIVING AREA - SCREEN DIVIDER - SWIVEL MOUNT TV

  • GARDEN TOMATOES

    GARDEN TOMATOES

  • VANITY WITH MEXICAN MIRROR

    VANITY WITH MEXICAN MIRROR

  • SUNSET FROM THE PORCH

    SUNSET FROM THE PORCH

  • ETHERNET JACK

    ETHERNET JACK

  • EDNA THE SCARECROW

    EDNA THE SCARECROW

  • SEIDER SPRINGS

    SEIDER SPRINGS

  • BREAKFAST TACOS - 3 BLOCKS AWAY!

    BREAKFAST TACOS - 3 BLOCKS AWAY!

  • UCHIKO - WALK HERE IN 10 MINUTES!

    UCHIKO - WALK HERE IN 10 MINUTES!

  • SWIMMING - PLAYGROUND-TENNIS-BASKETBALL - 10 MINUTES AWAY

    SWIMMING - PLAYGROUND-TENNIS-BASKETBALL - 10 MINUTES AWAY

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 08/22/2015
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