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Beautiful & Large 5 Bedroom Art House, Walk to Downtown & Soco

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This house might have been designed by Hans Christian Anderson.

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Last updated: 07/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 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!

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 2700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

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

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

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

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Town

Sports & 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

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

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio:

    3 levels of decks with downtown view....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
August September
Aug 1 - Sep 30, 2015
30 night min stay

$5,000

Discounts: 30 nights or more: $167 Nightly

SXSW
Mar 10 - Mar 22, 2016
4 night min stay
$1,990
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$980
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • 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.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 07/26/2015
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Location

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

Car: Not Necessary

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

 

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.

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  • Sleeps
    10
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
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  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/26/2015
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