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Luxurious Remodeled 1920s Home; Walk to Soco, Lady Bird Lake Boardwalk, and More

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Purple Sage House: an elegant 1920s brick home in the heart of Central Austin

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Last updated: 08/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Travis Heights cottage description

Just a short walk from the bustle of SOCO’s (South Congress's) cool bars, unique restaurants, and one-of-a-kind shops, a vintage 1920s cottage-- your retreat in Central Austin-- awaits you.

Welcome to Purple Sage House, your home away from home in the heart of Central South Austin. Quiet yet minutes from everything that makes Austin unique, Purple Sage House is a perfect place to experience the city or just relax.

Located on a tree-lined street in one of Austin's most coveted neighborhoods, Purple Sage House feels world’s away from the buzz, but it’s only a short walk from SOCO (South Congress Avenue)’s quirky cool, Zilker Park, SoLa (South Lamar), Lady Bird Lake, Auditorium Shores, the Austin Convention Center, Downtown music venues, Barton Springs Pool, and all that makes Austin a traveler’s delight.

Nearby you’ll find amazing clubs that testify to why Austin has been called the “Live Music Capital of the World.” You'll also encounter eclectic dining from 4-star restaurants to unique food trailers serving up eats so delicious even the New York Times and Cooking Channel's 'Eat Street' have taken note. If you feel like cooking, Whole Foods International Headquarters and local supermarkets and specialty food stores are just minutes away.

Originally built in the 1920s in the Tudor style, Purple Sage House was remodeled by the owners with an architect’s guidance and precise attention to detail. You’ll find original oak floors and subway tile back-splashes in the kitchen and baths, oil rubbed bronze and nickel light fixtures, and an amazing kitchen with six-burner Thermidor Chef's range ready for your own culinary creations.

The house boasts a light and airy color scheme, and a subtle attention to vintage detail. There is a King sized bed in the 'Master' bedroom, a Queen in another sunny bedroom, and a twin trundle bed unit in the third, 'flex' bedroom / sitting room.

Each bedroom boasts high-quality linens for your comfort, and the home is furnished with high-quality pieces throughout; a comfortable L-shaped sectional from Restoration Hardware, leather armchair for reading, Stickley and other Mission-style furniture.

Both bathrooms (2 full) have been remodeled for modern convenience but with an attention to vintage style. White subway tile and classic fixtures including pedestal sinks throughout. Both bathrooms have shower / tub combinations and linen storage. Towels are included, including beach / swimming towels for swimmers.

Purple Sage House has a large pet-friendly fenced backyard, Texas native landscaping in the front (including the Purple Autumn Sage for which it takes its name), and a spacious 'Texas' patio in the rear yard furnished with deck furnishings and grill. What a perfect spot for enjoying a glass of wine or meal alfresco under the stars!

Or you may find yourself sitting in the bright blue porch swing hanging from the Live Oak tree in the front yard watching neighbors in this friendly neighborhood walk their dogs or bike to work. It's the owners' favorite place to watch the world go by!

Feel like staying active on your vacation or trip to Austin? Whatever your sport, Austin is likely to be a great place to be active. Are you a swimmer? Within walking distance is a spring-fed Austin city pool, Big Stacy Pool. Famous Barton Springs and Deep Eddy Pool are but a short drive away.

Runner or walker? Lady Bird / Town Lake trail is nearby for a jog or walk with loop distances from 3 miles to 10+ miles, and is home to Austin's famous Congress Avenue bat colony. Cyclists will find Austin home to a large and friendly community of cyclists and many miles of designated bike lanes.

Whether you’re booking for a weeklong work project, visiting family at University of Texas or St. Edwards' University, or looking for a more low-key weekend of relaxation, Purple Sage House is your centrally located second home in Austin.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Children accompanied by parents or grandparents are welcome at Purple Sage House...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Well-behaved dogs may be allowed with prior owner approval and pet deposit....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking is allowed inside Purple Sage House, period. ...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

            Twin day bed with pull-out trundle unit (2 twin mattresses)...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Luxury BeautyRest King Mattress and high thread count linens...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Luxury Queen BeautyRest Mattress & high thread count linens...moreless

          • Oak hardwood floors and ceiling fans in each bedroom; oversized windows with wood shutters for privacy; dressers and closets welcome guests for longer stays....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Restoration Hardware bathroom accessories & Kohler suite....moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Vintage style tile and pedestal sink in second bath....moreless

          • Both bathrooms nod towards the house's 1920s tradition with vintage accents including gleaming chrome faucets, subway or hex accent tile, and Restoration Hardware bathroom accessories and/or lighting....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Purple Sage House is equipped with all the dishes and kitchen utensils you could imagine from whisks and tongs to a full set of china. If something is missing, just let us know!...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            A Gourmet's kitchen with high end, stainless steel appliances yet a vintage touch with apron front deep basin sink, hardwood floors, subway tile, and pressed tin ceiling....moreless

          • Oven:

            Gourmet Thermidor Oversized Oven (Perfect for a large Thanksgiving turkey or whatever you feel like whipping up)....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Purple Sage House is equipped with a full set of spices and many pantry items for your convenience. ...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            French Press coffee maker and drip coffee maker provided...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            KitchenAid stainless steel french door refrigerator...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            KitchenAid stainless steel dishwasher...moreless

          • Stove:

            Gourmet Thermidor 6 burner gas range...moreless

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            Relaxed and elegant living room with large windows for lots of natural light and an oversized sofa chaise and leather arm chair for lounging....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Towels are provided. We do ask guests use 'beach' towels for swimming rather than the bath towels....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Purple Sage House boasts an original fireplace, but it is decorative....moreless

          • Parking:

            Two off-street parking spaces in the driveway....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Oversized high efficiency LG washing machine...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All bed linens and towels are provided....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Oversized high efficiency LG dryer...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central Air Conditioning...moreless

          • Heating:

            Central Heat...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            The owners have left a portion of their large library behind for guests to use. Feel free to use any book from our 'lending library' during your stay....moreless

          • Video Library:

            Purple Sage House has an assortment of DVDs for guests to use...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Cable provided through ATT U-verse...moreless

          • Television:

            42' Sony LCD Television...moreless

          Communications

          • Internet:

            High Speed Wireless Internet Provided...moreless

          • Telephone:

            Land line for free domestic calls....moreless

          Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                Big Stacy Pool, one of Austin's community spring-fed pools, is approximately one mile away....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Front patio overlooking Travis Heights and large back yard with plenty of space for relaxing....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Large Weber Gas Grill for guests use in backyard. (Please let us know if propane runs low)....moreless

              Activities

              • Botanical Garden
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • Roller Blading
              • Golf
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Cycling
              • Mountain Biking
              • Hiking
              • ATM/Bank
              • Fishing
              • Miniature Golf
              • Sight Seeing
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Synagogues
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Antiquing
              • Basketball Court
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Formula 1 Austin Races
              Oct 29 - Nov 3, 2014
              6 night min stay

              $3,000
              flat fee
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $300
              $1,500 $4,250
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Pet Fee $150
              • Cleaning $90 + tax
              • Property Damage Protection $89
              • Tax Rate 15%

              Notes:

              LONGER stays including multi-month visits welcomed at Purple Sage House (email owner to inquire about our DISCOUNTS for longer visits). No Hotel Tax on stays over 30 days.

              If you are interested in visiting for SXSW, ACL, or F1 Races 2014 we ARE still available! Please email to ask us about your dates.

              Well Behaved, Gentle Pets considered with $150 pet fee for cleaning and at owner's discretion.


              Cancellation policy:

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


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              Location

              4 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Austin-Bergstom International Airport
              0.3 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Interstate 35
              3 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Continental Club and many more on South Congress
              3 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Perla's, Botticelli's, Gueros, and many more

              Car: Not Necessary

              Purple Sage House is located in a tranquil Central Austin historic neighborhood, yet it's just a short walk from the action on SOCO / South Congress, including live music venues, amazing restaurants, boutiques, and much more.

              It's also located within a short drive or quick bike ride of downtown Austin (or long walk for the more ambitious guests), including music venues, the Austin Convention Center, etc. At the end of Travis Heights Boulevard guests may access the Lady Bird Lake trail for walking, running, and cycling.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2004

              About the owner: As the saying goes, 'I wasn't born in Austin, but I got here as soon as I can!' I grew up in Arizona and went to university in California but after living in Austin almost nine years, I cannot imagine calling any other place home. My fiancee is a born-and-bred Texas from the Austin area and we both call South Austin / 78704 home.

              Why the Owner Chose Travis Heights:
              Ever since I first visited Austin in 1999, I was hooked. It took me a couple years to move here permanently, but I've never looked back. Austin is and will always be my hometown. I first stayed at a vacation rental when I came to visit! Since that time I have enjoyed numerous VRBO experiences in various parts of the country, from West Texas and Kauai to Rome and Nantucket. I spent a lot of time working on Purple Sage House after I bought it and remodeled it. It has been a soothing retreat for me over the years, and I hope you find it to be your home away from home while you visit Austin. I look forward to meeting you and hopefully you'll fall in love with Austin just like I did!

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              Purple Sage House has a perfect location to enjoy Austin's unique culture, live music, and culture. It's close to everything-- from downtown's buzz to the universities and major employers-- yet it feels like it's a world away, because it's located in a very tranquil vintage neighborhood. It's a great spot to escape and relax after a busy day of exploring Austin.


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              Speaks: spanish, english

               

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              • Purple Sage House: an elegant 1920s brick home in the heart of Central Austin

                Purple Sage House: an elegant 1920s brick home in the heart of Central Austin

              • The Front Living Area boasts many windows, period millwork, original oak floors.

                The Front Living Area boasts many windows, period millwork, original oak floors.

              • A Gourmet's Kitchen: Thermidor range, KitchenAid appliances, & tin ceiling.

                A Gourmet's Kitchen: Thermidor range, KitchenAid appliances, & tin ceiling.

              • Granite countertops, luxury stainless appliances, & every cook's tool imaginable

                Granite countertops, luxury stainless appliances, & every cook's tool imaginable

              • The owner installed the punched tin ceiling & apron-front sink for period charm

                The owner installed the punched tin ceiling & apron-front sink for period charm

              • The dining room has large windows to let in natural light & ample guest seating.

                The dining room has large windows to let in natural light & ample guest seating.

              • Master Bedroom with King Sleigh bed with luxury linens & furnishings.

                Master Bedroom with King Sleigh bed with luxury linens & furnishings.

              • The Main Bath has been remodeled with period charm: pedestal sink & subway tile

                The Main Bath has been remodeled with period charm: pedestal sink & subway tile

              • The house boasts period details throughout. Here, restored hallway millwork.

                The house boasts period details throughout. Here, restored hallway millwork.

              • The second full bath with tub / shower combo and pedestal sink

                The second full bath with tub / shower combo and pedestal sink

              • South Congress Aenue, or SOCO as Austinites call it, is home to many eateries, several great live music venues, and great shopping. This is the view north to the Texas Capitol.

                South Congress Aenue, or SOCO as Austinites call it, is home to many eateries, several great live music venues, and great shopping. This is the view north to the Texas Capitol.

              • The front of Purple Sage House with brick front porch, large oak tree and swing.

                The front of Purple Sage House with brick front porch, large oak tree and swing.

              • The Front Living Area boasts many windows, period millwork, original oak floors.

                The Front Living Area boasts many windows, period millwork, original oak floors.

              • The Front Living Area boasts many windows, period millwork, original oak floors.

                The Front Living Area boasts many windows, period millwork, original oak floors.

              • Kitchen view into dining room; bright punchy colors anchor the white millwork.

                Kitchen view into dining room; bright punchy colors anchor the white millwork.

              • The 36' six burner Thermidor Gas Range and pot filler are a Gourmet's delight

                The 36' six burner Thermidor Gas Range and pot filler are a Gourmet's delight

              • The dining room is a welcoming place to host guests or enjoy a quiet meal.

                The dining room is a welcoming place to host guests or enjoy a quiet meal.

              • Dining room with original oak floors, oil rubbed bronze chandelier, and archway.

                Dining room with original oak floors, oil rubbed bronze chandelier, and archway.

              • The second sunny bedroom has a Queen maple bed w/ luxury linens, & wood shutters

                The second sunny bedroom has a Queen maple bed w/ luxury linens, & wood shutters

              • Third bedroom with lots of natural light and twin trundle bed (sleeps 2).

                Third bedroom with lots of natural light and twin trundle bed (sleeps 2).

              • Purple Sage House has a large, fully fenced back yard with seating areas & grill

                Purple Sage House has a large, fully fenced back yard with seating areas & grill

              • The world famous Continental Club, one of Austin's (and America's) most celebrated live music venues. Stevie Ray Vaughan played here! 

The Continental Club is just minutes from Purple Sage House on South Congress Ave.

                The world famous Continental Club, one of Austin's (and America's) most celebrated live music venues. Stevie Ray Vaughan played here! The Continental Club is just minutes from Purple Sage House on South Congress Ave.

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              Date last modified - Wednesday, August 06, 2014

              $300 per night (USD)
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              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 5

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