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Iconic Mansion that Sleeps 18. Only 10min to Downtown. Best Views in Austin!

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View of house from Loop 360. It takes ~10min to downtown

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Last updated: 03/05/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review

Northwest Hills house description

Location Highlights:
The property is located only 10 minutes away from the heart of Downtown Austin and 5 minutes away from The Arboretum as well as The Domain - the best shopping in Austin. For boating, there is an access ramp to Lake Austin 2 minutes away at Pennybacker Bridge. You can see it from the top floor of the house. Lake Travis is 15 minutes away. Bull Creek is just below the house - a great place for the kids on a hot day! The Bull Creek Greenbelt runs along the creek providing miles of the best hiking in Austin.

Property Highlights:
• As you view the home, don’t miss the 270 degree panoramic views seen from almost every room. Fireworks displays during holidays, rainstorms and spectacular sunsets are show-stopping. Three wrap-around decks, one 2000sq ft deck & three covered decks provide wonderful seating and flow for entertaining. The two-story entry with grand staircase, the warmth of the wood and the buff wall colorings are quite impressive and most welcoming.

• This 6000sq ft Spanish Colonial mansion features 6-8 bedrooms, five full & two half baths, 3 kitchens, and 3 livingrooms on a private acre lot. The master kitchen features granite counters and state-of-the-art appliances. There is also a sitting room with views and a bar/entertainment room giving access to the exterior ten person outdoor jacuzzi. The top level consists of the Master bedroom, another bedroom, and the children's playroom or 7th bedroom. The children's playroom comes furnished w tons of toys and sleeping options for newborns to 5 year olds. There is also a crib in the second bedroom next to the playroom.

• Two separate apartments are downstairs off either side of the 7-car garage each with a bedroom, full bathroom and kitchen. There is a six person poker table w chips in the livingroom on the larger of the two apartments.

• The layout of the home is grand, flowing and conducive to socializing.

• The garage area, with dual motorized doors, is an incredibly flexible space which can be used for parking cars, abundant storage, workout space or crafts.

Full conceirge service available to all guests + the possibility of accessing boats on Lake Austin and Travis. All this and only a 10 minute drive to downtown Austin door-to-door.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 6000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30 years old or older are welcome to inquire. Driver's License of Tenant required unpon signing lease....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18

  • Master Bedroom Top Floor: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • King Bedroom top floor + Crib: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    ...moreless

  • King Bedroom 2nd floor + Crib: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    ...moreless

  • Queen Bedroom 2nd floor: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Double Bedroom 1st floor apt: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Double Bedroom 1st floor lg apt: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Queen Bedroom or Kids playroom: 2 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bunk Bed in large apt: 1 bunk bed

    + a trundle bed underneath the Bunk bed...moreless

  • There are 6 Kings, 2 Queens, 1 Bunk Bed and 2 Cribs. Also there are multiple air mattresses w internal pumps, no hassles if needed. Sheets/Pillows etc included ...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Full concierge service available: * Car and Bus Service * Private Chef * Boat rentals on Lake Austin and Travis * Adventure activities and tour guides All this and only a 9 minute drive to downtown Austin door-to-door...moreless

Entertainment

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    65 inch plasma...moreless

  • Toys:

    childrens play room loaded w toys and books for kids...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    8 person dining area off the main kitchen + 8 person outdoor dining area off main kitchen balcony +4 top outside for child seating. There are two 4 top tables on other balconies....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people

General

  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage:

    7 Car...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    3 living rooms...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    30mbps downloading speed. 5G access with switches covering entire house....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (3) 2 are kitchettes (stove, sink, refrigerator) in both separate apartment units (on either side of the attached garage)...moreless

  • Microwave:

    (3)...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    5 Refigerators (1 in each bar area on 2nd and 3rd floor, 1 in main kitchen, 1 in each ground floor apartment unit)...moreless

  • Stove:

    3 Stoves in each Kitchen...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Three wrap around balconies facing West (Sunset). ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    One 2000sq ft deck & one covered deck facing West (Sunset)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    17 acres of untouched land behind the house that leads down to Bull Creek...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Off kitchen balcony (Natural Gas)...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub:

    10 person jacuzzi off the second floor balcony (3 story home)...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 35 traveler reviews
A restful relaxing place for everyone! 08/02/2014

VRBO Bear stayed here:


From the moment you walk in the door of this palace and take your first glimpse of the breathtaking view, you have the distinct impression that you are now Master of the Texas Hill Country. When it was built, it was the home with the highest elevation in all of Austin and there is no doubt that this point of pride permeates the mansion and everyone who is lucky enough to stay in it.
When we arranged a friend reunion, we had no idea that such a perfect location was within our reach. Ryan, playing the role of owner-extraordinaire, was more than accommodating, communicative and genuinely welcoming to me and my friends.

Having friends in from all over the country with age ranges from 1-70 years, everyone felt at home. There was enough room for everyone to sit, eat, chat, play and relax. The kids had a blast playing in the overwhelmingly well stocked play room (puppet show, anyone?) The ping pong table was a big hit and the large natural gas grill kept our bellies full! The huge hot tub and plush patio furniture kept everyone relaxed while enjoying the indescribable Texas sunset.

Exploring and enjoying the innumerable amenities made for a treasure hunt of delight. There was something amazing to experience in every inch of this well cared for and surprisingly accessible home. Overnight accommodations were comfortably spaced for each family to relax and the living, dining and play areas made for great fellowship among the large group. This gorgeous and refined estate is without a doubt exactly where you want to stay with your family and friends on your next trip to Austin.

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $89
  • Cleaning Fee $325 + tax
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

Full concierge service available to all guests:

* Car service

* Private Chef service (http://www.dashcatersaustin.com)

* Boat rentals on Lake Austin and Travis

* Adventure activities and tour guides

*** All major holidays/events are $1795 per night for the week the holiday/event falls under***


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Last updated: 03/05/2015
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Location

Boating on Lake Austin: An added bonus is the dock at Pennybacker bridge is only 3minutes away (.5 miles) from the house. You can pick everyone up at the bridge docking station (there is parking there too).

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

Why the Owner Chose Northwest Hills:
If you want something very close to downtown but also want the views and a peaceful setting that this is the place for you.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Top of North Cat Mountain and some of the most breath taking views in Texas. It the 1980's this house was the highest elevated (900 ft above sea level) in all of Austin. It only takes 10 minutes to get to downtown Austin. Easy.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • View of house from Loop 360. It takes ~10min to downtown

    View of house from Loop 360. It takes ~10min to downtown

  • View from just about every room (West facing). Best sunset views in Austin

    View from just about every room (West facing). Best sunset views in Austin

  • Ping pong table on 2nd floor rotunda

    Ping pong table on 2nd floor rotunda

  • Lots of kids toys and sleeping options for babies

    Lots of kids toys and sleeping options for babies

  • Living room w 1500 sq ft deck w natural gas grill and plenty of outdoor seating

    Living room w 1500 sq ft deck w natural gas grill and plenty of outdoor seating

  • 1500sq ft wrap around balcony off Living Room & Kitchen. Seats 9 kids, 14 adults

    1500sq ft wrap around balcony off Living Room & Kitchen. Seats 9 kids, 14 adults

  • Main kitchen w seating for 8. There is another 8 top table in the dining room.

    Main kitchen w seating for 8. There is another 8 top table in the dining room.

  • Another 8 person dining area on w additional 4 top table outside by jacuzzi

    Another 8 person dining area on w additional 4 top table outside by jacuzzi

  • King bedroom. Main floor

    King bedroom. Main floor

  • King bedroom. 3rd floor.

    King bedroom. 3rd floor.

  • Balcony off Master bedroom w seating and porch swing

    Balcony off Master bedroom w seating and porch swing

  • Private apartment to the left of garage. King bed, small kitchen, full bathroom

    Private apartment to the left of garage. King bed, small kitchen, full bathroom

  • Front of house with working fountain. Watch for deer and rabbits in the morning.

    Front of house with working fountain. Watch for deer and rabbits in the morning.

  • 10 person jacuzzi off 2nd floor deck

    10 person jacuzzi off 2nd floor deck

  • Poker table in larger apartment to the right of the garage. Chips included

    Poker table in larger apartment to the right of the garage. Chips included

  • Foyer

    Foyer

  • 65 inch plasma TV

    65 inch plasma TV

  • Sitting room off of main living room and kitchen

    Sitting room off of main living room and kitchen

  • All stainless steel appliances with sunset views

    All stainless steel appliances with sunset views

  • The natgas grill off of the Kitchen & Living Room 1500sq ft wrap around balcony.

    The natgas grill off of the Kitchen & Living Room 1500sq ft wrap around balcony.

  • King bedroom. Main floor

    King bedroom. Main floor

  • Master bedroom (King). 3rd floor.

    Master bedroom (King). 3rd floor.

  • Kids playroom or 7th bedroom with 2 queen beds and plenty of kids toys.

    Kids playroom or 7th bedroom with 2 queen beds and plenty of kids toys.

  • King bed in larger apartment w full kitchen and bathroom.

    King bed in larger apartment w full kitchen and bathroom.

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  • Sleeps
    18
  • Bedrooms
    7
  • Bathrooms
    5.75
  • Property type
    House
  • Reviews
    35
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/05/2015
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