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Gorgeous Garden St. House -Close to Downtown, Parks and Pool. Nice!

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Living Area with Vaulted Ceiling and Comfy Couches

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Last updated: 09/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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Property description

Colorful, historical remodeled home built in 1912 with original wood floors and unique homelike atmosphere on the edge of downtown Austin. Great family environment for groups up to 8.

Any group over 6 needs to be related according to City of Austin ordinance.

Vaulted ceilings, wood floors, big front porch just east of downtown, near hike and bike trail and Town Lake/Lady Bird Lake. Furnished very comfortably. Large screen tV with cable and Showttme.

MASTER bedroom (large room) with king size bed, private bath/shower, ceiling fan, wood floors, antique rugs, empty closet and dresser, large comfortable easy chair, very private.

MIDDLE bedroom, queen size bed, ceiling fan, wood floors, closet and shelf space.

FRONT bedroom with queen size bed, empty antique dresser, closet space,
ceiling fan, wood floors, antique rugs.

Additional full size futon couch in office.

1 twin air mattress also available in closet.

Includes wifi, cable tv, linens, towels, and a great location one mile to downtown, 6th street and Austin Convention Center. Bus stops very close for University of Texas, Downtown and Convention Center.

1 minutes from the airport. Walking distance to Downtown is 20 minutes. Parks and hike and bike trail are very close.

House has a washer/dryer and ironing board.

Professionally cleaned after each stay.

In the interest of full disclosure, there is a separate apartment above the house that is not included in this listing. Guests in this apartment have no access to any part of the house (anything shown in pictures) and get to said apartment through outdoor stairs in the backyard.
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The house has antiques, original wood floors from 1912, overstuffed couch and chair with arches, colorful walls and character.

Registered with the City of Austin
License #2016-002341 OL

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome:

    Kids are welcome! Stuffed toys, wagon and little rocking chair for the young ones....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Thank you for not smoking. Smoke Free environment. Smoking allowed outdoors only....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    1 Dog allowed with additional deposit and fee...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3

    ...moreless

  • Office

    ...moreless

  • One king size bed. Two queen size beds. One futon that makes a double size bed in the semi private office area between the kitchen and living area, and one air twin size air mattress.​ There is also one Pack'n Play available. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Wonderfully comfortable vacation living! We have additional rentals and other options for overnight stays. Inquire with us. Hope you can stay with us! ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Large Screen TV in Living Room with cable...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Lady Bird Lake 2 blocks from house with hike and bike trails, canoe rentals, bike rentals close....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Two tables in kitchen, one in dining/den....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens supplied and cleaned before each set of guests....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Many chairs and a couch and big screen TV with cable....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    In driveway, no garage...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking in the driveway for 1-2 cars for house rental, additional street parking is available and safe. ...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Parking in the driveway for cars, trailers, boats, etc....moreless

  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Local phone available. No long distance. No extra charge for phone. For long distance, phone card required....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Nice white towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size Washer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi available with password. Included. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    yes...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Plenty of nice pots and pans and cooking utensils. Sharp knives, cutting boards....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Nice everyday dishes and utensils. Glass/pottery...moreless

  • Freezer:

    Above the fridge, not separate...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Large, fully furnished Country Kitchen with all new pots and pans needed for cooking. Three eating areas. Gas Stove, Fridge, Microwave, Toaster Oven, Toaster. No dishwasher....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Gas Oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, and various spices....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Front and back yards have outdoor yards and patio spaces private for the house. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill in backyard...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Two Community Pools 1-5 block away. Open Summers only. Barton Sprnigs 10 minutes away open year round....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 58 traveler reviews
Bear stay in this charming Austin house 04/21/2010

VRBO Bear stayed here:


I was very happy to stay in this beautiful home in the lovely city of Austin, Texas for a long weekend. The home is centrally located, just a couple minutes from downtown. I could crawl right down the street to a number of shops, bars and restaurants (there is so much to do nearby this home!). I was also able to make my way down to the nearby Town Lake Trail for a morning jog.

Austin is a wonderful city filled with so much to see and do. In addition to everything within walking distance of the home, there were many greenbelts and nature areas to make a bear feel right at home. If you like the night life, you'll find clubs and theaters within easy driving distance. If you're a history buff, Austin is filled with many historic sites, from the state capitol to The University of Texas. Or, if you would rather relax, the home has a very nice porch and balcony that you can sit on while you enjoy the beautiful weather. I cannot wait to make a return visit to this gorgeous Garden Street house.

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
ACL
Sep 29 - Oct 3, 2016
4 night min stay
$329
ACL
Oct 6 - Oct 10, 2016
4 night min stay
$329
F1
Oct 20 - Oct 24, 2016
4 night min stay
$329
SXSW
Mar 10 - Mar 20, 2017
5 night min stay
$499
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$199
$999 $2,999
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Charge $150
  • Pet Fee $15
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

No smoking inside the house. Please recycle. Containers in the kitchen and on the side of the house. Damage Deposit will be returned 7 days after check out. 10pm quiet time outside in compliance with City of Austin Ordinance. Please respect the neighbors and the ordinance!


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Bergstrom Airport
2.2 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Station, 250 N. Lamar Blvd.
1.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
IH 35 and Cesar Chavez

Car: Recommended

Austin is a wonderful mix of music, culture, university students, outdoor activities and artists.

The Garden Street House is only 1 mile from the downtown area where live music is played 365 days a year.

The Convention Center is also 1 mile from the Garden Street House with public transportation delivering you right to the front door.

The Austin City Limits Festival and SXSW film/music festival are always exciting and fun for all participants.

Austin has great weather all year, so its a great place to get warm when its cold up in the northern winters.

The House is great for families or groups up to 8 people.

Other Activities: Basketball Court, Parks, Hike and Bike Trails, Elementary School, Close to Downtown

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: I bought the Garden St. House is 2001 and renovated it. It was built in 1912 and was quite the project. I vaulted the ceilings and opened up the left side of the house making arches and adding colorful walls. The original but now polished and beautiful pine floors are throughout the house. I have 2 other houses in Austin as well, and take great care and pride in keeping all the houses clean, running efficiently and well maintained. I love this house and have lived here since 2001. I do travel quite a bit and so rent out my home. Enjoy your stay!

Why the Owner Chose East Austin, Austin, TX, USA:
This is a wonderful house because of the nearby parks, lake and its close access to downtown, 6th street and everything cool! It was built in 1912 and has original wood floors, which I found during renovation after peeling up layers of carpet, vinyl and tar paper. House has been updated and transformed. Bold colors complement the various rooms of the 1700 square foot house as well as high ceilings, all with a comfortable 'you are at home' feel. The kitchen is large great for gatherings. I just had to purchase this property, because of its big porch and good bones. I've made it into a very beautiful place that I share with you.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The big covered front porch of the downstairs house reminds me of the slower simpler days of the early 1900's when neighbors used to spend alot of time outside drinking lemonade to stay cool in the hot Austin summers, waving to neighbors and enjoying the occasional rainstorm while sitting under the protected large porch. Don't worry, we have central AC/Heat to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter...but you can still enjoy the rain and wave to the neighbors on this wonderful porch. Thank you for visiting my Garden St. House. Hopefully we'll see you here soon!


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  •  Living Area with Vaulted Ceiling and Comfy Couches

    Living Area with Vaulted Ceiling and Comfy Couches

  • The Front Porch and Entrance. Great way to enjoy the outdoors.

    The Front Porch and Entrance. Great way to enjoy the outdoors.

  •  Living Room Arch to Office Area

    Living Room Arch to Office Area

  • Kitchen with gas stove, plenty of nice, matching plates, silverware.

    Kitchen with gas stove, plenty of nice, matching plates, silverware.

  • Front Bedroom, Queen Bed, Ceiling Fan, Cable TV.

    Front Bedroom, Queen Bed, Ceiling Fan, Cable TV.

  • Office Area with Full Size Futon

    Office Area with Full Size Futon

  • Kitchen tables looking into Den

    Kitchen tables looking into Den

  • The large backyard, storage shed in back (not available for guest use)

    The large backyard, storage shed in back (not available for guest use)

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Arches and pass through from Den to Kitchen

    Arches and pass through from Den to Kitchen

  • Middle Bedroom

    Middle Bedroom

  • Den with Futon looking into Living Room

    Den with Futon looking into Living Room

  • Historic 1912 Home with original wood floors.  Beautifully renovated.

    Historic 1912 Home with original wood floors. Beautifully renovated.

  • Living Area looking at Front Door Entrance.

    Living Area looking at Front Door Entrance.

  •  Large Country Kitchen, 2 eating areas

    Large Country Kitchen, 2 eating areas

  • Master Bedroom with Private Bath, King Bed (queen in pic) TV, ceiling fan

    Master Bedroom with Private Bath, King Bed (queen in pic) TV, ceiling fan

  • HOUSE:  Middle Bedroom, Queen Bed, Ceiling Fan

    HOUSE: Middle Bedroom, Queen Bed, Ceiling Fan

  • Office/Den with full size futon. Semi-private with curtains

    Office/Den with full size futon. Semi-private with curtains

  • Second Full Bath with tub and shower.

    Second Full Bath with tub and shower.

  • Living Room looking through arches to Den/Futon-Bed and into kitchen

    Living Room looking through arches to Den/Futon-Bed and into kitchen

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Living Room and Hallway to Back Door and Back Porch

    Living Room and Hallway to Back Door and Back Porch

  • Den with Futon-Bed and additional table or eating area.

    Den with Futon-Bed and additional table or eating area.

  • Kitchen with 2 eating areas

    Kitchen with 2 eating areas

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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