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Central Austin Historical Landmark Home,One Half Acre Grounds!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Relax or enjoy Austin's sights from this unique setting: a beautifully restored Craftsman- style house built in 1911 and registered as an Austin Historical Landmark. It sits on a beautifully landscaped one-half acre lot in the quiet Hyde Park area of the city just north of the University of Texas campus. Completely renovated, yet conserving the graceful ambience of the original home, Harris Park Guest House is furnished with an eclectic mix of antiques and mid-twentieth century modern furniture. The fully equipped kitchen and formal dining room are ideal for cooking, dining, even entertaining.

Located at the corner of Harris Park Avenue and 32nd Street, just 1/2 mile west of Interstate 35, it is easy to reach and serves as a great base for exploring Austin's many attractions: 1.5 miles from the State Capitol, 1.2 miles from the Elizabet Ney Museum, 5 miles from Barton Springs, 2 miles from Sixth Street, 1.5 miles from the Blanton Museum. A host of wonderful restaurants are within walking distance or an easy drive. Not into sightseeing? If you want relaxation, then this is your place! The house offers lots of comfortable, cozy nooks to curl up with a good book, to watch TV, or to listen to the stereo. Three paved patios offer great outdoor spots for sitting, relaxing, reading, or watching passersby. On football weekends, walk to the stadium in minutes (3/4 mile away), or sit on the front porch and watch an endless stream of people in burnt orange walk by.

Do your kids live in Austin? This is the perfect spot! Visit as long as you like, but have a place all your own, and still big enough to have the whole family over for dinner. The perfect nest for 'snowbirds' during winter! Whatever brings you to Austin, Harris Park Guest House offers a great alternative to hotel accommodations at very reasonable rates!

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More Details

Ann Watson and Jay Allison
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Ann Watson and Jay Allison

Ann & Jay in Lee's Ferry, Utah

Ann Watson and Jay Allison purchased this house in 2008

Why Ann Watson and Jay Allison chose Central Austin

Austin is like no other place on earth! It has everything: culture, arts, scenery, sports, good climate (well, pretty good in summer, great in winter!), restaurants, and fun places to walk. Harris Park Guest House is right in the middle of it all; just minutes from UT, downtown, the Blanton Gallery, Town Lake, and Lake Austin. Great parks, shopping and eating all within an easy walk.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with this house the first time we saw it. Built in 1911, an Austin historic landmark home, it has been completely renovated, and offers modern comfort and convenience in a turn of the century setting. The half-acre grounds have three stone patios with seating for relaxation and outside dining. The kitchen and dining room offer ideal facilities for entertaining

and meal preparation. The neighborhood is fantastic for walking. All in all, Harris Park Guest House is perfect as a base from which to explore Austin, or just as a place to hang out and relax!


Central Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No red wine in living room.
  • Fire places are decorative only. No fires!
  • Completed Rental Agreement is required to finalize reservation. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of reservation.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) The master bedroom as a queen bed, Double Beds (1) Two bedrooms each have a double bed, Twin or Single Beds (1) The downstairs sleeping porch has two twin beds
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Central Austin Historical Landmark Home,One Half Acre Grounds!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 42 reviews

Beautiful property.

  • 4 of 5

The property fitted our needs especially the location. We appreciated the historical character of the home as well. Unfortunately the washing machine let us down and as I had a knee injury it was inconvenient to not have one in the house. I know they are working to get it fixed. Other than that we really enjoyed our stay and the warmth and friendliness of the owners Jay and Ann. We would definitely rent it again.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jay and I were so sorry that the washer door developed a problem. Sears had to order a part and came out several times before they were finally able to fix the problem. Now the washer works just fine. During the time when the washer was not working properly the guests had unfettered access to the washer and dryer only a few steps away from the house in the garage utility room. We are again sorry for the inconvenience and hope these guests will return to Austin soon! - Ann Watson and Jay Allison
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfort and Convenient

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely home with lots of character!! We found it to be very comfortable and convenient. Loved our time there and will return! The chickens are an added bonus!!!

Thanks - K&D Couch

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome time in Austin

  • 5 of 5

Awesome, homey house with great, flexible hosts. House has a lot of character and super close to downtown, great location. Jay and Ann are great and accommodating. Thanks for an awesome time!!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful historic home near UT

  • 5 of 5

This home is very interesting architecturally and is decorated with antiques from the same era. There are three bedroom, 1 Q and 2 F, and a sleeping porch with a trundle bed. Three full baths are all on the first floor, so the one F bedroom upstairs has to come downstairs for facilities. We rented it for a ladies trip and thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor patios and shaded yard. Location is close walking distance to UT football stadium and a short ride to downtown. We also walked to the Star Seed Cafe twice for brunch. Groceries can easily be delivered. Read the "instructions" for the house before you get there. You'll especially want to know where the second thermostat is for the addition. This area has the two F bedrooms, one up and one down, and can get hot without the AC. John, the owners' son, came by daily to let out the chickens and was super helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home with great character! The owners are super friendly and responsive!

  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing with great character! We loved staying here. It was in a great location for whatever we wanted to do. The owners were very friendly and responsive during the booking process! We would definitely stay here again and would recommend this home if you are staying in Austin!

Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bat Viewing at Congress Street Bridge about 4 miles away, Eastwood Park- a large city park- !/8 mile away




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Base Rate is for double occupancy (2 guests). Add $27.00 per night per additional guest. Maximum 6 adults: $318.00 per night. For stays of 30 or more consecutive nights, no Hotel Occupancy Tax.

Refundable Security Deposit ($350.00 for usual booking, $450.00 for Special Event Booking. Balance due (Rent, Cleaning fee, Hotel Occupancy Tax) due 4-6 weeks before check-in. Completed Booking Application and Refundable Security Deposit required to secure reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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