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New Modern Apartment Near the University of Texas

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Last updated: 07/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

NEW: HBO NOW, Netflix, Amazon Prime TV/movies & gigabit Internet, typically over 100Mbps up/down over Wif, often over 900Mbps down hardwired. SONOS and AirPlay sound systems.

City of Austin Short Term Rental Operating License OL 2012 102245

Located just north of The University of Texas, this modern studio showcases how green building can coexist with an historic landmark, the Fruth House. Designed as a photography gallery, creative use of space achieves a spacious feeling. Completed in February 2012, it incorporates “green building” concepts: LED lights, solar panels, efficient heating/AC, and tankless water heater. A queen-sized Murphy bed, fully-equipped kitchen, and comfy furnishings on a century-old reclaimed wood floor provide visitors with a home base to explore Austin. Approximately 450 sq. ft. of air conditioned space plus a 70 sq. ft balcony with chairs and table. Centrally-located, guests can catch the UT shuttle (75 yards), or walk to UT (1 mile), Central Market, and nearby restaurants along the “Drag” (Guadalupe) and in Hyde Park; we are near several hospitals (Austin Heart, Seton, St. David’s, University Medical/Brackenridge, and Dell Children’s) and the Capitol. UT scholars, visitors, sports fans, athletes (especially rowers!) and live music aficionados—all are welcome to enjoy our Gallery House.

Murphy Bed note: This is a NORMAL QUEEN size bed. It is just stored vertically. It rests on a 155 lb. substantial frame and is in no way similar to a skinny fold out bed from a couch. It is made by the original Murphy Bed Company in Farmingdale, NY, the same way it has been made for the past 70 years.

Non-smoking house and premises.

No pets. No exceptions.

Minimum 2 night stay. 24 hour booking notice (no 'same day' booking except for previous clients).

Not suitable for young children as there is no 'safety gate' for the entry to the stair well.

Owner has a Border Collie in a fenced yard from time to time attached to the main residence. She has never seen the apartment and never will.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    no smoking in or around the apartment grounds....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    A Border Collie live on the property and frequently are in a fenced yard near the apartment entrance. She has never been inside the apartment, nor have any other pets....moreless

  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Murphy bed: 1 queen

    The Murphy bed is in the main large room that is the apt....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) The Murphy bed is hidden behind a fabric cover, which when open, forms a 'wall' to the bedroom space. The Murphy bed is adjacent to the wardrobes, lavatory, and bath. It can be lowered with two fingers by the owner, so it is very easy and very comfortable. The bed has a gel top on the comfortable mattress to make it even more appealing. It is like any other normal queen bed, it just happens to be stored vertically. Feather (2) and synthetic (2) pillows are provided., Murphy Beds (1) A vertically stored Murphy bed by the original manufacturer in New York. It has not changed in 70 years. Very easy to use, and it is a every bit a normal queen size bed. It just happens to be stored vertically for efficiency of space....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • The vanity lavatory is located just outside the bath that encloses the toilet and shower. The enclosed bath, aside from LED lighting, is illuminated by glass panels on two walls (frosted glass on the pocket door) and 'reed' glass on the south wall of the shower and toilet area. The bath, like the rest of the unit, is supplied by a continuous on-demand tankless water heater....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The kitchen is equipped with a GE convection oven/microwave. A counter top unit that is a convection oven (up to ~450 deg.) and a microwave. The kitchen does not have a built in oven. Netflix streaming video, and Pandora radio available via Smart TV. No cable TV, but high quality over-the-air broadcast HD is wired into the building, plus HBO NOW, Netflix & Amazon Prime TV/movies.. There is an Ethernet plug by the bed, but the wireless high speed broadband is very robust (and secured). Typically wifi speeds over 120Mbps both directions. We are located close to public bus routes. 1/2 block to the UT shuttle & CapMetro buses on Speedway, and 2 blocks to routes on Guadalupe. No parties please. There is a City of Austin noise ordinance in effect after 10 p.m. Smoking is not permitted on the grounds or in the apartment....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Many volumes of books and local information (magazines and periodicals) stock the shelves of the apartment....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Panasonic Blu-Ray and DVD player. Hardwired to Ethernet as well....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Pandora Radio and many more via the new SONOS PLAY5, Panasonic Smart TV, iTunes Radio via AppleTV, or configure to your own account and play your whole library via iMatch. Pioneer AirPlay speakers....moreless

  • Radio
  • Stereo:

    iTunes Radio on the TV (AppleTV), Pandora Radio (and many more!) via SONOS PLAY5 or Panasonic Smart TV, Pioneer AirPlay speakers for any iOS device....moreless

  • Television:

    32' flat screen Panasonic smart TV. All local broadcast HD signals, plus HBO NOW, Netflix & Amazon Prime streaming....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Netflix streaming, Amazon Prime TV & Movies...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Lake

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    A stainless steel dining table for two....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    18,000 BTU Mitsubishi heat pump, quiet and efficient, it is amazing....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    One Ethernet port beside the bed if needed....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Covered Parking:

    The carport under the apartment is available to tenants...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    18,000 BTU Mitsubishi heat pump, quiet and efficient...moreless

  • Internet:

    Gigabit Internet, wired up to 900Mbps and wifi (not as fast). Encrypted wifi speeds typically over 120Mbps up/down . It is also integrated into the Panasonic smart TV, Blu-Ray player and Apple TV...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    For stays longer than a week: fresh linens for the bed and pillows are supplied weekly....moreless

  • Living Room:

    When the Murphy bed is stored the room is one large living space....moreless

  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    The carport under the apartment is available to tenants. Street parking is also available with a Residential Parking Pass (supplied)....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    One car parking, in the car port under the apartment is available to guests. Additional parking on the street with a Residential Parking Permit (supplied) is available as well....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Resupply every 3-4 days as needed....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Encrypted wifi speeds typically over 120Mbps up/down. 802.11ac. However it can be much faster hardwired, and I have measured over 900Mbps down with Ethernet cable (one is supplied)....moreless

Kitchen

  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    fresh coffee and condiments supplied...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    full equipped for cooking, eating, storing food....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Pots, pans, dishes and utensils are all supplied....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Sink, Convection oven/microwave, 2 burner cook top, toaster, coffee maker and all associated tools needed to make breakfast to dinner. No dish washer or standard built in oven however....moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave:

    Counter top convection oven/microwave....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    4 chairs and coffee table. Approximately 70 sq. ft. It looks over 35th Street and the surrounding neighbors....moreless

  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    These are available nearby for rent, we do NOT have any that are available for guests. We will assist you should you be on foot, to get to the rental facility....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    An outdoor gas grill between the apartment and the owner's house is available for use. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
ACL Weekend #1
Oct 1 - Oct 5, 2015
3 night min stay
$175
$1,100
ACL Weekend #2
Oct 8 - Oct 12, 2015
3 night min stay
$175
$1,100
SXSW 2016
Mar 10 - Mar 21, 2016
3 night min stay
$235
$1,400
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$110 $125
Fri, Sat
$750 $2,250
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $50 + tax
  • Damage Waiver Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

Cleaning fee & taxes ($50, 15%respectively) added.

A security deposit of $250 OR a $50 Damage Waiver Fee is required. Security deposit is fully refundable within 10 days if the unit is returned in the same condition as on the initial day of the rental. Damage Waiver Fee is not refundable.

If a third person wishes to sleep on the couch, there is a $50 added daily fee.


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Last updated: 07/29/2015
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Location

9.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hopfield's
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hancock Golf Course
4.2 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak
1.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-35
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
many to choose from
4.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Water ski, Lake Austin
150 Miles
Nearest Beach
West Lake Beach

Car: Not Necessary

City of Austin Short Term Rental Type 1 Primary

License # OL 2012 102245

*Austin requires a license number to be shown in all online listings for legally operating rentals. Beware of ads that do not have a license number displayed.

Be sure to watch the short video that pans around the apartment.

Murphy Bed note: This is a NORMAL QUEEN size bed. It is just stored vertically. It rests on a 155 lb. substantial frame and is in no way similar to a skinny fold out bed from a couch. It is made by the original Murphy Bed Company in Farmingdale, NY, the same way it has been made for the past 70 years.

Non-smoking house and premises.

No pets. No exceptions.

Minimum 2 night stay. 24 hour booking notice (no 'same day' booking except for previous clients). Normal check-in time is 3pm or later. Check-out time is 11am or earlier. If we do not have back to back reservations around your stay we can be very flexible on these times for you. Otherwise we must stay with these set times.

Not suitable for young children as there is no 'safety gate' for the entry to the stair well.

Owner has a Border Collie in a fenced yard from time to time attached to the main residence. She has never seen the apartment and never will.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Rice is a professional photographer, he may be found at: terra360.com. Also on Twitter @terra360. His wife Pam Bell is an educator at The University of Texas. As time goes on, the new apartment will be filled with photographs. Pam has lived in the neighborhood for 40 years. We both think it is one of the best places to be in Texas. Rice Jackson built this apartment in 2012.

Why the Owner Chose North University:
Pam came to the University of Texas for her first studies, and after her post graduate work and degrees she stayed in Austin. The original home was built in 1925. The garage with it's new apartment above was finished in 2012. Constructed from the ground up with exterior architecture in keeping with the style of the old historic home. Inside the apartment is very modern and efficient. The only old touch are the almost century old floors reclaimed from a beer warehouse in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The apartment is super well insulated and has a high efficiency 18,000 BTU heat pump for heating and cooling. A tankless water heater supplies all the hot water you can possibly use. A small but well organized and equipped kitchen with a counter top convection oven/microwave, 2 burner stove top, with a standard size refrigerator next to the sink. The bed is a very comfortable, brand new queen size mattress, that just happens to store vertically (Murphy bed!) to make maximum use of the space. I have traveled a lot and tried to put everything into this space that a visitor could possibly want. The Panasonic smart TV is connected to my Pandora Radio, Netflix, and Amazon Prime accounts for your listening and viewing pleasure. All the local broadcast HD TV channels are available as well. Centrally located between MoPac (Loop 1) and Interstate-35, we have access easily to both in five minutes.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Balcony of the apartment

    Balcony of the apartment

  • Apartment above the carport and garage.

    Apartment above the carport and garage.

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Murphy bed on the left.  Art at the top of the stairs.

    Murphy bed on the left. Art at the top of the stairs.

  • Kitchen and Living area (doors to balcony)

    Kitchen and Living area (doors to balcony)

  • coffee and filters are supplied

    coffee and filters are supplied

  • Everything one needs in a kitchen

    Everything one needs in a kitchen

  • wardrobe, vanity/lavatory adjacent to the bed

    wardrobe, vanity/lavatory adjacent to the bed

  • Shower and toilet. Towels are refreshed twice a week.

    Shower and toilet. Towels are refreshed twice a week.

  • Murphy bed in stored position

    Murphy bed in stored position

  • Kitchen area

    Kitchen area

  • Bed/bath area with bed stored

    Bed/bath area with bed stored

  • View of the balcony that faces the street

    View of the balcony that faces the street

  • Entry to the apartment

    Entry to the apartment

  • View of living area from the kitchen corner

    View of living area from the kitchen corner

  • Full 360º image of apartment

    Full 360º image of apartment

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • Every kitchen tool we could think to add is here.

    Every kitchen tool we could think to add is here.

  • more kitchen equipment

    more kitchen equipment

  • Vanity lavatory just outside the toilet/shower

    Vanity lavatory just outside the toilet/shower

  • 4 kw of solar panels on the well insulated roof.

    4 kw of solar panels on the well insulated roof.

  • Murphy bed in the down position.  It is a normal queen bed, stored vertically.

    Murphy bed in the down position. It is a normal queen bed, stored vertically.

  • Living space. Smart TV, Apple TV, AirPlay speakers, Blu-Ray player.

    Living space. Smart TV, Apple TV, AirPlay speakers, Blu-Ray player.

  • Bed/bath area with bed down

    Bed/bath area with bed down

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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within an hour
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 07/29/2015
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