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Elegant Eastlake Victorian and Gardens--Short Walk to Downtown

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Elegant Eastlake Victorian Farmhouse built in 1880--walk to downtown.

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Last updated: 08/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Downtown house description

This 1880’s Historic Eastlake Victorian has over 3,000 square feet of living area. There are three enormous bedrooms, all with king-sized beds. One bedroom has a private bath and the two bedrooms in the upstairs suite share a bath and balcony with skyline views. The entire compound has access to WIFI and there are two bedrooms that have televisions with expanded cable. There is a large living room/gallery space, with unique furniture, rotating artwork displays featuring local artists and a grand piano. The spacious kitchen has marble counter tops, all appliances and utensils and adjoins a spacious dining room which has ten windows overlooking the gardens. A laundry room and half-bath are accessible from the kitchen. The Victorian has a covered front porch and covered wrap-around back porch, both of which are perfect for relaxing, chatting, sipping a drink or just watching the world go by.

Balcony with skyline view. Spacious living room, with grand piano. Complete kitchen with Italian marble counter tops, cookware, utensils, coffee makers, toaster, blender, microwave, food processor, etc. Diverse collection of artwork throughout the house and grounds. Spa/hot tub on west patio. Stereo with speakers in public areas and porches (AM/FM receiver, mp3 port). Brazilian hardwood decks with chairs and tables. Patios with comfortable outdoor furniture. Landscaped yard with pecan, banana, and palm trees plus a multitude of other exotic plantings. Wireless internet. Two bedrooms have TV w/cable. Central Air/Heat and ceiling fans in every room. Laundry room w/washer and dryer.

When you hear someone say 'Only in Austin' or 'One-of-a-kind Austin,' this is the type of place they're talking about.

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                We have a Pack and Play available. Please note that we cannot guarantee the house is childproof for toddlers....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                You may smoke on the porches and in the gardens....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Pets Considered:

                Small, friendly dogs are allowed with owner's permission. We ask that you pick up after your dog and keep them on a leash in the gardens....moreless

              • Events Allowed
              • Alternative Lifestyle

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

              • Master Bedroom: 1 king

                Private bath...moreless

              • Upstairs West Bedroom: 1 king

                Shared balcony (with downtown skyline view) and bath...moreless

              • Upstairs East Bedroom: 1 king

                Shared balcony (with skyline view) and bath...moreless

              • All bedrooms are enormous (18'x14') with king-sized, pillow-top mattresses. Upstairs bedrooms share a bathroom and balcony; downstairs master bedroom has a private bathroom. There is a day bed in the living room and an aerobed that can accommodate 2 extra guests. We also have a Pack and Play available....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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              • Bathroom 3: toilet

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              • Master bedroom bath is travertine with a large shower and bench. Upstairs bathroom is slate with a large shower. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Piano
              • Television:

                Flat screen TV's are located in the Master Bedroom and Upstairs West Bedroom....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Radio
              • Stereo

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Historic

              Attractions

              • Restaurants
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Winery Tours
              • Live Theater
              • Caves
              • Festivals
              • Coin Laundry
              • Water Parks
              • Health/Beauty Spa

              Leisure Activities

              • Walking
              • Bird Watching
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Antiquing
              • Photography
              • Sight Seeing
              • Miniature Golf
              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Lake:

                Lady Bird Lake--enjoy the Hike and Bike trails which are a 7 minute walk from the property....moreless

              • Lakefront:

                Lady Bird Lake. Enjoy the beautiful hike-and-bike trails which are only a 7 minute walk from the property....moreless

              • Downtown:

                Only a 15-20 minute walk to downtown Austin; 7 minute walk to 6th St; 10 minute walk to Rainey Street District...moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Kayaking
              • Rock Climbing
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Rafting
              • Spelunking
              • Hiking
              • Cycling
              • Roller Blading
              • Swimming

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining:

                    Dining room table easily seats 8. Dining room overlooks gardens....moreless

                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Large heavy duty stacked washer/dryer....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Large heavy duty stacked washer/dryer....moreless

                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Parking:

                    The private driveway can accommodate 2 cars--one in front of the other....moreless

                  • Internet:

                    High-speed wifi is available throughout the house and compound....moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Air Conditioning:

                    There are two central HVAC units--one that controls upstairs; one that controls downstairs....moreless

                  • Heating:

                    There are two central HVAC units--one that controls upstairs; one that controls downstairs....moreless

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Shampoo
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Wireless throughout the compound....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Living Room:

                    Extremely large living room/gallery with grand piano. Rotating art exhibits by local artists....moreless

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional

                      Kitchen

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        All dishes and utensils you need to make and serve meals are on premises....moreless

                      • Kitchen:

                        Kitchen with all major appliances and everything you need to prepare meals. Fresh roasted coffee, tea, half-and-half, sweeteners are provided....moreless

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Drip coffee maker. Fresh roasted coffee is provided....moreless

                      • Toaster
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Pantry Items:

                        Many spices, oils and vinegars are available....moreless

                      • Dishwasher
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • Stove:

                        Gas range....moreless

                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Grill
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Cooking Utensils

                      Outside

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Pecan trees, banana trees, palm trees and a large variety of season trees, bushes and flowers guarantee that something is blooming all year long....moreless

                      • Balcony:

                        Balcony is accessible from the 2 upstairs bedrooms. It is furnished and has downtown skyline views....moreless

                      • Wood Deck
                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Large charcoal grill/smoker....moreless

                      • Patio
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Deck / Patio:

                        (3) Front porch; wrap-around back porch; large patio. All are furnished....moreless

                      • Bicycles:

                        We can arrange to have electric bicycles delivered to the property before your arrival at an extra cost. Email or call for details....moreless

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        Lady Bird Lake had Kayak, Canoe and Paddle Boat rentals. Rental is about a 10 minute walk from the house....moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard
                      • Discover

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Outdoor Hot Tub
                      • Shared Hot Tub:

                        Maintained daily; seats 5 comfortably. Located in gardens--doors on each side of the hot tub can be open or closed. Hot tub hours are 9AM-11PM--no exceptions....moreless

                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      ACL Festival
                      Oct 3 - Oct 5, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $712
                      ACL Festival
                      Oct 10 - Oct 12, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $712
                      F1
                      Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $1,180
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $400
                      $2,520

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Cleaning $150 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 15%

                      Notes:

                      The Victorian will sleep 7 comfortably in 3 bedrooms. Extra guests over the number of 7 will incur a charge of $20/per night, per guest.

                      Please inquire about Festival (SXSW, XGames, ACL, Formula 1) and Holiday Rates


                      Cancellation policy:

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


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                      Last updated: 08/18/2014
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                      Location

                      7 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA)
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Amtrak
                      0.4 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      IH-35
                      0.4 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      6th & Waller; Rainey & Willow
                      4.1 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Riverside Golf Course
                      0.3 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      6th & Waller; Rainey & Willow

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Located just east of downtown Austin in a quiet neighborhood, the house is nestled among three craftsman bungalows which are part of the Eponymous Garden fenced compound. Living and dining rooms, patios, porches, trails and a unique and ever-changing garden offer many places to relax and reflect upon your stay in Austin. Austin City Limits Festival, East Austin Studio Tour, South by Southwest, walking distance to 'hip' new east-side restaurants and bars, Segway tours, and kayak and canoe rental on Lady Bird Lake. Walking distance to Lady Bird Lake, Convention Center, Sixth Street and downtown. Close to two bus lines. Pedicab service is also available.

                      Other Activities: festivals, music, food, Hill Country tours

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1991

                      About the owner: We have worked in publishing, theater, film and music. We have created an enclave of houses that are both relaxing, unique and interesting. We have rotating exhibits of local artists hanging in our houses and there are two art installations in the backyard sheds--the 'Wonder Cabinet' and the 'Grotto'.

                      Why the Owner Chose Downtown:
                      We fell in love with this neighborhood. It was filled with families who had lived there 2 and 3 generations and had a lot of unique Central Texas flavor. It has gentrified in the years since we purchased our property, but has been filled with other unique people who are trying to preserve this downtown neighborhood, while quickly becoming part of the downtown scene. talk and enjoy conversation.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      The property is a part of the disappearing 'old Austin'. It harkens back to a much simpler time, but is right in the middle of modern activity. It's an old Austin oasis in a quickly changing neighborhood. There are also two other vacation rentals in the same compound. We often have family/friends that rent the entire compound for holidays or events. The shared Gardens are a relaxing place to unwind and enjoy leisurely Austin comfort--with a downtown skyline view!


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: spanish, english

                      Links to more information:

                       

                      Photos

                      • Elegant Eastlake Victorian Farmhouse built in 1880--walk to downtown.

                        Elegant Eastlake Victorian Farmhouse built in 1880--walk to downtown.

                      • The living room/gallery has a grand piano.

                        The living room/gallery has a grand piano.

                      • Master bedroom with 5 enormous windows and private bath.

                        Master bedroom with 5 enormous windows and private bath.

                      • Entry hall and stairs.

                        Entry hall and stairs.

                      • Upstairs east bedroom has access to the balcony.

                        Upstairs east bedroom has access to the balcony.

                      • Upstairs bathroom slate shower.

                        Upstairs bathroom slate shower.

                      • Kitchen with carrera marble countertops.  All appliances.

                        Kitchen with carrera marble countertops. All appliances.

                      • Half bath off of kitchen.

                        Half bath off of kitchen.

                      • Covered back deck, furnished and overlooking the gardens.

                        Covered back deck, furnished and overlooking the gardens.

                      • Gardens have blooming flowers and trees all year long.

                        Gardens have blooming flowers and trees all year long.

                      • Fountain and day lilies.

                        Fountain and day lilies.

                      • Sit on the covered front porch and watch the world go by.

                        Sit on the covered front porch and watch the world go by.

                      • The living room/gallery has a rotating art exhibit.

                        The living room/gallery has a rotating art exhibit.

                      • Master bath is tiled with travertine.  Shower has seating.

                        Master bath is tiled with travertine. Shower has seating.

                      • Upstairs west bedroom with access to the balcony.

                        Upstairs west bedroom with access to the balcony.

                      • Upstairs bath is covered in slate tile and has a large shower.

                        Upstairs bath is covered in slate tile and has a large shower.

                      • Balcony overlooking the downtown skyline.

                        Balcony overlooking the downtown skyline.

                      • Dining for 8 and an antique table that can seat 3.

                        Dining for 8 and an antique table that can seat 3.

                      • Heavy duty washer/dryer.

                        Heavy duty washer/dryer.

                      • Hot tub seats up to five.  Maintained daily.

                        Hot tub seats up to five. Maintained daily.

                      • Patio with furniture, smoker/charcoal grill.

                        Patio with furniture, smoker/charcoal grill.

                      • 1880's shed containing the Grotto of Remembrance and the Wunderkammer.

                        1880's shed containing the Grotto of Remembrance and the Wunderkammer.

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, August 07, 2014

                      $400 - $1,180 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 7

                      View calendar: Updated 08/18/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
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