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The Forest Retreat: Minutes to Soco & Center Yet Nestled in the Quiet Forest.

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Last updated: 03/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This craftsman-designed home is located across the river from downtown Austin on a beautiful wooded lot in one of Austin's most desirable neighborhoods, Travis Heights. Walk or bike to major parks, great restaurants in the SoCo District, or even downtown to the fun sixth street music district. We are close to everything yet you feel like you are living in the country.

The house was designed, built and decorated by the owner artists Wolf Sittler and Charlotte Bell. This non-smoking home has sunny rooms, a well appointed kitchen, a patio and lots of windows looking out onto the backyard forest greenbelt. The house has one bedroom with 100% cotton sheets. The kitchen have all amenities including a stove, coffee maker, refrigerator and much more. Our newest accommodation is the Tree-cycle which is a tiny house which can be added on for extra guests. Search for char wolf ventures for the website. For reservations for less than 30 days there will be a 15% hotel tax additional fee to pay once you have reserved.

The feel of the country but are within minutes of the city center and 15 minutes to the Austin Bergstrom airport.
Located on Kenwood Ave: a few blocks south of Riverside Dr. between Congress Ave. and I 35


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Owner

Member since: 2002

Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 1-4

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Queen size Bed (1), Baby Crib (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    google fiber...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:

    google fiber...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    google fiber...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basics...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    We are only 9 blocks from Stacey public pool...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.7
from 6 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$155
$995 $1,850
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

cleaning fee $30


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 03/28/2017
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Location

8 Miles
Nearest Airport
austin bergstrom
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Continental club
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 35
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Curra's

Car: Not Necessary

We are 9 blocks from the popular SOCO district with fabulous restaurants and fun Shopping. 3 blocks from the River hike and bike trail. 6 blocks to the Rainy street area. Basically we are close to everything.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1980

About the owner: Wolf Sittler and Charlotte Bell are both artists. Wolf, a furniture maker, has added details through out the houses. Spalted pecan kitchen cabinets and hand made wood furniture add charm and warmth. Charlotte's photographs grace the walls. The house has all the touches that artists provide plus a well stocked kitchen. They also have a home in San Miguel de Allende listed on VRBO.

Why the Owner Chose South River City, Austin, TX, USA:
Austin is the most interesting and young cities in Texas filled with outdoor activities and festivals. The restaurants and shops, near the house, are extra ordinary. In 3 blocks you are on the hike and bike trail with miles of lovely paths.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
You will be close to everything. The house is in a quiet wooded location but you are minutes from I35 which will take you to the lakes or to the airport. But most people do not travel further than a few minutes from the house since so much is available in the area near downtown. There are bikes to use as well as a washer and dryer.


Contact us

Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

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Photos

  • Forest Retreat living room

    Forest Retreat living room

  • Forest Retreat Living area

    Forest Retreat Living area

  • Forest Retreat dining

    Forest Retreat dining

  • Forest Retreat bedroom

    Forest Retreat bedroom

  • Forest Retreat bath 2

    Forest Retreat bath 2

  • Barton springs

    Barton springs

  • Texas Capital

    Texas Capital

  • Forest Retreat living room

    Forest Retreat living room

  • Forest Retreat Entry

    Forest Retreat Entry

  • Forest Retreat kitchen

    Forest Retreat kitchen

  • Forest Retreat bathroom

    Forest Retreat bathroom

  • backyard

    backyard

  • The Japanese Garden

    The Japanese Garden

VRBO #18765

This listing was first published here in 2002.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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