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Large 5 Bedroom Art House in Hip Soco Area, Walk to Downtown

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This house might have been designed by Hans Christian Anderson.

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Last updated: 08/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

SoCo house description

Looking for a rental for a long weekend or for a year? This magical estate is a dream rental for a group or family that is looking for a creative, funky home experience in the heart of Austin. From here you can walk or bike to about 1,000 great restaurants, coffee shops, venues, you name it, and come home after a day of adventure to cook a meal in the gourmet kitchen, have a cocktail in the clocktower, or soak in the landscaped jacuzzi. This house is an adventure in itself, right off of So. Congress (SoCo) in the heart of the city. The property is private, the house, an architectural fantasy, straight out of a C.S. Lewis novel. Spacious and beautiful, artistic and quirky, in an exceptional location, this unique house is a true gem.

Only a two minute walk to South Congress, and many Austin landmarks including The Continental Club, Guero's, Jo's Coffee Shop, Vespaio, Woodland Cafe, Perla, Hopdoddy's, Amy's Ice Cream, the list goes on and on. Walk the other direction to South 1st (less than a minute) to Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse, Torchy's Trailer Park, Elizabeth St. Cafe, Freddie's, Place, Thai Fresh ... Seriously, you could stay here a month, walk less than 8 minutes, have great food, and not eat at the same place twice. And this is not mentioning the many cute shops, boutiques, and awesome vintage clothing stores as well.

Downtown, Auditorium Shores, The Ladybird Lake hike and bike trail, the bats, and the Convention Center (about 2/3 of a mile) are easy to get to by foot (10-15 min.), bike (8 min), bus (5 min), or short pedi-cab (time depends on peddler's strength).

Amenities include a clean and functional hot tub, and landscaped yard with vegetables and fruit gardens, a gas barbeque, three stories of balconies (including one with a downtown view), sunny and private back deck, two spirited Live Oak Trees with Moroccan lanterns, a secret passageway, a spiral staircase into a clocktower, an office, A/V system with indoor and outdoor music, and a yoga room.

This house has a ton of charm. No two rooms are alike and I got lost the first time I wandered through the house. Also, it leans more toward the quirky than traditional. For example, one of the bedrooms has two doors, one into a three-story clock-tower, though both require going through another of the bedrooms to get in and out. Another of the bedrooms has floor to ceiling curtains as one of its walls. Another of the bedrooms, has a balcony with a downtown view; and another has a pyramid ceiling. All in all, it's a very unique, inspiring and comfortable home.

Aside from the kitchen, living room, dining room and bathrooms, there are six additional rooms that serve several purposes. Three of the rooms are dedicated bedrooms with comfortable queen-sized beds. There are three other rooms that we use for offices and a yoga room, two of which we have converted into additional bedrooms when needed. There is also a nice, long and comfortable couch if extra sleeping space is required.

There are two bathrooms, including a high-ceiling shower with a window in one, and a clawfoot tub in the other. The kitchen is full of windows and light, with Thermador stove and appliances, and laundry room with washer and dryer. The living room is spacious and warm. Wifi is available.

This house is precious, and precious to us, so responsible guests only please. No pets. The house comes with a sweet and loving indoor/outdoor kitty.

If you are interested let's talk on the phone and see if it is a good fit. Thank you!

Property Type

  • House
  • 2700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • Books For Adults
          • Books For Kids
          • Games
          • Video Library
          • DVD Player
          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • VCR
          • Radio
          • Stereo
          • CD Player
          • Audio Tape Player

          Theme

              • Family

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Zoo

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

                  • Town

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking On Street
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Activities Guide
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Water Cooler
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Security System
                  • Shampoo
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Computer Available
                  • Macintosh Computer
                  • Telephone
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking
                  • Internet
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Blender
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Lobster Pot
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Grill
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave

                      Outside

                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Balcony
                      • Barbecue
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Large Cooler
                      • Small Cooler
                      • Crow's Nest
                      • Bicycles
                      • Wood Deck
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Whirlpool
                      • Outdoor Hot Tub
                      • Spa Whirlpool
                      • Hot Tub
                      • Jacuzzi
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Formula 1
                      Oct 30 - Nov 3, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $1,880
                      New Years
                      Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $1,480
                      SXSW
                      Mar 2 - Mar 30, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $1,980
                      My Standard Rate
                      4 night min stay
                      $990

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
                      • Cleaning Fee $250
                      • Tax Rate 15%

                      Notes:

                      Please understand that there is a sweet cat that lives on the property. She is mostly outdoors, but does come in and out for food. Her name is Monkey and guests have all loved her.


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                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Last updated: 08/18/2014
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                      21 Unavailable
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                      Location

                      10.2 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
                      2.2 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Austin Amtrak
                      2.8 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Interstate 35
                      0.3 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Woodland
                      0.2 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Enoteca

                      Car: Not Necessary

                       

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                      Speaks: spanish, english

                       

                      Photos

                      • This house might have been designed by Hans Christian Anderson.

                        This house might have been designed by Hans Christian Anderson.

                      • The house is build around a giant oak tree - this is a view from the back deck.

                        The house is build around a giant oak tree - this is a view from the back deck.

                      • A view of the back yard from the third story deck A great space to relax.

                        A view of the back yard from the third story deck A great space to relax.

                      • A dream kitchen for the chef with great light and a Thermador stove.

                        A dream kitchen for the chef with great light and a Thermador stove.

                      • Another staircase to the second floor.

                        Another staircase to the second floor.

                      • Anyone like to tickle the ivories?

                        Anyone like to tickle the ivories?

                      • The dining room.

                        The dining room.

                      • Bedroom number 2 showing the doorway to the clock-tower.

                        Bedroom number 2 showing the doorway to the clock-tower.

                      • Bedroom 4 - another large room with lofted ceiling and a private balcony.

                        Bedroom 4 - another large room with lofted ceiling and a private balcony.

                      • Bedroom 5 - cozy and also with a doorway to the clock-tower.

                        Bedroom 5 - cozy and also with a doorway to the clock-tower.

                      • Interesting artwork throughout the house.

                        Interesting artwork throughout the house.

                      • A view looking down the clock-tower staircase.

                        A view looking down the clock-tower staircase.

                      • A view from under the giant live oak tree in the front yard.

                        A view from under the giant live oak tree in the front yard.

                      • Hot tub in the back yard. Large enough for 10 people!

                        Hot tub in the back yard. Large enough for 10 people!

                      • Comfy couch on the third story deck. Great for a nap!

                        Comfy couch on the third story deck. Great for a nap!

                      • The living room with large comfortable couches.

                        The living room with large comfortable couches.

                      • Another view of the living room with a view of the AV system.

                        Another view of the living room with a view of the AV system.

                      • Large open space for cooking and relaxing.

                        Large open space for cooking and relaxing.

                      • Bedroom number 1. A cozy large room, with lofted A-frame ceiling.

                        Bedroom number 1. A cozy large room, with lofted A-frame ceiling.

                      • Bedroom 3 - very cozy and cute!

                        Bedroom 3 - very cozy and cute!

                      • A view from the top of the clock-tower down to the second story balcony.

                        A view from the top of the clock-tower down to the second story balcony.

                      • A beautiful office with great light!

                        A beautiful office with great light!

                      • A great bathroom with clawfoot tub.

                        A great bathroom with clawfoot tub.

                      • Watch out for the unicorn in the garden.

                        Watch out for the unicorn in the garden.

                      $990 - $1,980 per night (USD)
                      5

                      5 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

                      View calendar: Updated 08/18/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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