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Victorian on the Lake 1/4 Mile from Downtown

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Last updated: 06/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

* THIS HOUSE IS FULL OF OLD AUSTIN CHARM *

This Home is located near Travis Heights in the 78704 district which is known as the coolest neighborhood in Austin. It's creative and serene, but just a quick walk or bike ride away from everything that Austin has to offer - the hike and bike trails, Zilker Park, Auditorium Shores, SoCo (South Congress) - full of unique Austin restaurants and shops - a foodies delight, Barton Springs Natural Spring fed pool, Restaurant Row on Barton Springs Blvd., The Long Center for the Performing Arts, the thriving South Lamar district and tons of great eats, cafes and boutiques. In about a 5 minute car ride, you can be right in the heart of downtown, which is just half a mile away. Also, you would be just a 2 minute walk from the Capital Metro and UT bus routes that can take you to wherever you want to go in and around Austin.

It is a private and secluded location in one of Austin's most unique neighborhoods, just west of I 35. The 3000+ sq ft home is fully furnished with wifi and cable, and flat screen tv.

There is just so much to do:
* DOWNTOWN * SHOPPING
* FINE DINNING * ART GALLERIES
* WALK TO SOUTH CONGRESS (SOCO)
* WALK DOWN TO THE LAKE IN 10 MINUTES
* BIKE RENTALS - BIKE THE BEAUTIFUL TRAILS
SURRONDING THE LAKE
** WATER SPORTS: KAYAKING, CANOING, PADDLE
BOARDING
* RIDE THE RIVERBOATS
* WINE TOURS IN THE HILL COUNTRY 1 HOUR TO THE
WEST
* BE AT LAKE AUSTIN IN 10 MINUTES
* BE AT LAKE TRAVIS IN 45
* BE AT CANYON LAKE IN AN HOUR
* LOST PINES - 1 HOUR TO THE EAST
* VISIT SMALL TOWNS: NEW BRAUNFELS, SAN
MARCUS, BUDA, GRUEN, BASTROP TEXAS ALL
WITHIN AN HOUR

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    We love children! Fenced backyard great for playing and running. Austin parks nearby. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking on the property at any time please....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We love pets. Pet fees apply, please contact for details. Austin's coolest dog park just one block south!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 14-16

  • King #1: 1 king

    Downstairs, closet & shared bathroom....moreless

  • Futon #1: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Folds out to Full bed, downstairs, shared bathroom....moreless

  • Futon #2: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Folds out to Full sized bed, shared bath,downstairs...moreless

  • Queen #1: 1 queen

    Upstairs, Shared Bath, Mysterious walk-in Closet....moreless

  • King #2: 1 king

    Upstairs, Shared bath, View of the Lake & Downtown....moreless

  • Queen #2: 1 queen

    Upstairs, Shared bathroom, Best view of downtown & the lake...moreless

  • Full #1 & Futon: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Upstairs, shared bath, futon and bed, spiral stairs & desk....moreless

  • All bedrooms have extra blankets and pillows. If more linens are needed, please let us know. Hangers in closets for your convenience and plenty of storage space....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    Upstairs-Large, towels & tissue provided....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    Upstairs-Large, towels & tissue provided....moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Downstairs-Small, towels & tissue provided....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Downstairs-Small, towels & tissue provided....moreless

  • Clean towels, soap and tissue provided. Please let us know if extras are needed....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Come stay at the heart of Austin!

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Walk downtown! Enjoy the beautiful view walking on Congress or IH 35. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Our table pulls out to accommodate 8 comfortably....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Basic kitchen supplies and appliances available. Food not provided....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day
Sep 3 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$899
ACL
Oct 1 - Oct 11, 2015
4 night min stay
$795 $1,000
Thu, Fri, Sat
$4,500
Book Today and Save
Nov 1 - Nov 24, 2015
3 night min stay
$575 $699
Thu, Fri, Sat
Holiday Season
Nov 25 - Jan 3, 2016
4 night min stay
$575 $775
Thu, Fri, Sat
$4,500
SXWS 2016
Mar 1 - Mar 20, 2016
4 night min stay
$800 $1,000
Thu, Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$599 $799
Thu, Fri, Sat
$3,299

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

PLEASE READ:*Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please contact us prior to making a reservation online to confirm availability. To make a reservation we collect 1/2 down upon reservation, the balance is due 60 days prior to the arrival-date.*


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Last updated: 06/04/2015
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Location

9.4 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Joe's Crab Shack
4.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lions Municipal Golf Course
2 Miles
Nearest Train
AmTrack
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
IH 35
0.9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Threadgill's
152 Miles
Nearest Beach
Port Lavaca

Car: Not Necessary

* DOWNTOWN * SHOPPING

* FINE DINNING * ART GALLERIES

* WALK TO SOUTH CONGRESS (SOCO)

* WALK DOWN TO THE LAKE IN 10 MINUTES

* BIKE RENTALS - BIKE THE BEAUTIFUL TRAILS

SURRONDING THE LAKE

** WATER SPORTS: KAYAKING, CANOING, PADDLE

BOARDING

* RIDE THE RIVERBOATS

* WINE TOURS IN THE HILL COUNTRY 1 HOUR TO THE

WEST

* BE AT LAKE AUSTIN IN 10 MINUTES

* BE AT LAKE TRAVIS IN 45

* BE AT CANYON LAKE IN AN HOUR

* LOST PINES - 1 HOUR TO THE EAST

* VISIT SMALL TOWNS: NEW BRAUNFELS, SAN

MARCUS, BUDA, GRUEN, BASTROP TEXAS ALL

WITHIN AN HOUR

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1990

About: The owners of this old Austin property are Texans who have called Austin home since 1975. While business required some years in Europe, 'home' was always Austin where business headquarters remained. The owners are entrepreneurs with businesses ranging from corporate training for global companies, to computer and software support, restaurants, real estate, and unique wedding venues. Ms. Nancy Valdez, a longtime associate of the owners, manages the property.

Why Travis Heights:
It was a natural! It is old Austin charm, built in 1922, in an ideal location. Austin has changed of course, but it is fun to muse over the site of downtown from a '1922 vantage point.' There is an excellent view of the current downtown, which can be seen across the Colorado River that runs in front of the property, also known as Town Lake.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
After the initial appeal of the Victorian look of the property, the owners fell in love with the front porch and the spiral stairs on the back of the main house. A huge plus was separate dwellings that could be used for family gatherings. An oak tree on the back of the property---quite spectacular---is estimated to be 300 to 400 years old. The location seems private, remote, and isolated---however, it is within five minutes of downtown and the capitol, within 10 minutes to UT and St. Ed's, within walking distance of South Congress (SoCo) and Austin's trails as well as multiple venues on the lake, and within 10 minutes of the Formula 1 race track. It is truly at the heart of Austin!


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

 

Photos

  • The Full. This room features a futon & full/double bed & secret spiral staircase

    The Full. This room features a futon & full/double bed & secret spiral staircase

  • Just 1/2 mile from Downtown!

    Just 1/2 mile from Downtown!

  • Queen Bed. This room has the best view of the house: Down Town & Lady Bird Lake.

    Queen Bed. This room has the best view of the house: Down Town & Lady Bird Lake.

  • Futon #1 Folds out to a double/full sized bed.

    Futon #1 Folds out to a double/full sized bed.

  • King #1.  This room features a fabulous view of the city and the lake.

    King #1. This room features a fabulous view of the city and the lake.

  • Dinning. Seats 8.

    Dinning. Seats 8.

  • Living Space #2.  We have a collection of board games for all ages.

    Living Space #2. We have a collection of board games for all ages.

  • Living Space# 1.

    Living Space# 1.

  • King #2 this room is conveniently located downstairs.

    King #2 this room is conveniently located downstairs.

  • Upstairs Hallway

    Upstairs Hallway

  • Victorian on the Lake.

    Victorian on the Lake.

  • Just a short walk to the boardwalk and Austin's lake.

    Just a short walk to the boardwalk and Austin's lake.

  • Great views throughout the house of Downtown Austin. Great natural lighting.

    Great views throughout the house of Downtown Austin. Great natural lighting.

  • Queen Bed.  This bedroom features a queen bed and a mysterious walk in closet.

    Queen Bed. This bedroom features a queen bed and a mysterious walk in closet.

  • Bathroom #1.

    Bathroom #1.

  • Fully stocked Kitchen.

    Fully stocked Kitchen.

  • Futon#2. This futon folds out a full/double bed.

    Futon#2. This futon folds out a full/double bed.

  • Living Space #2.  Our living space features a huge flat TV.

    Living Space #2. Our living space features a huge flat TV.

  • Foyer. Living Space #1.  This room features a piano and a fireplace.

    Foyer. Living Space #1. This room features a piano and a fireplace.

  • Piano. We have music for all pianist from beginners to experts.

    Piano. We have music for all pianist from beginners to experts.

  • Bathroom #2

    Bathroom #2

  • The Spiral Stair Case.

    The Spiral Stair Case.

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  • Bedrooms
    7
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Property type
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
  • Response time Within 2 days
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 06/04/2015
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