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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
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
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
Coffee Table Books
Magazines - Time, Vanity Fair, Atlantic Monthly...moreless
Satellite / Cable:
Cable -Over 50 HD channels & 130 Popular channels
HD Flat Screen
Wall Mounted - can be viewed from living, kitchen and bedroom....moreless
Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
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
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
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
Ramsey Park tennis courts - walking distance (5 blocks
Bailey Park tennis courts - walking distance (5 blocks)
Equipment not provided...moreless
Pool / Spa
Ramsey Park Pool - walking distance (5 blocks)
Open Jun - Aug - Lap swimming & recreational
Bailey Park Splash Pad - walking distance (5 blocks)...moreless
ACL Festival Oct 8 - Oct 11, 2015 2 night min stay
Formula 1 Oct 22 - Oct 25, 2015 2 night min stay
Fun Fun Fun Festival Nov 5 - Nov 8, 2015 2 night min stay
SXSW 2016 tentative dates Mar 10 - Mar 20, 2016 4 night min stay
Discounts: 7 nights or more: $229 Nightly
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
$150 Fri, Sat
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
Refundable Damage Deposit$250
Cleaning Fee$85 + tax
$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.
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
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
Two skylights to look at the sky
9 foot ceilings
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