About the property
- House2400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
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!
Ann Watson and Jay Allison
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 7, 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 Hancock
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!
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful home, great neighborhood... very relaxing
This home was amazing, my family and friends found it charming, clean and beautiful! The decor, home and grounds were everything we hoped they would be. The proximity to what Austin has to offer was excellent and just a 10 minute drive to everything we wanted to experience. When we return to Austin we will definitely be booking this home again!! Thanks you so much!
A nice and relaxing space
This is a really old house full of character. It is quirky and interesting. The area seemed really nice..
There are 3 bathrooms 2 of which have showers although one of the bathrooms has quite a 'narrow' toilet space so we tended not to use that one.
The house is well equipped and comfortable with good aircon for the hot days and heating when cold.
The kitchen worked well for food prep and is well fitted.
We really enjoyed our stay in the house which enhanced our time in Austin. It was a great escape from the hectic time we had in the city. I would definitely stay here again if visiting Austin.
The owners communicated quickly and clearly.
There are 2 chicken houses in the garden which the owner's son came to each day. He always checked if things were OK and this was a reassurance that help was at hand if needed. The chickens by the way are now adopted into our family!!
Great house in excellent location
Enjoyed our stay in this house very much. In town for my sons wedding with other family members. Perfect location, quiet house. Really enjoyed the backyard - lots of shade, good places to hang out. Recommended!
Unique vintage home with modern touches. Plenty of room for larger groups. Great yard, seating areas
And the owner is great to work with.
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.
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
Bat Viewing at Congress Street Bridge about 4 miles away, Eastwood Park- a large city park- !/8 mile away
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.