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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 exudes charm. No two rooms are alike. 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.
If you are interested let's talk on the phone and see if it is a good fit. Thank you!
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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Why the Owner Chose SoCo: This house is amazing, I knew it the first time I saw it. Large, funky, interesting, crafty and in the perfect location to enjoy what Austin has to offer without needing to drive anywhere.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Plus it has a large nice jacuzzi in a private, landscaped yard.