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La Vita Oasis Retreat (Quiet Efficiency & Walk to Downtown)

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Living and sleeping area with much natural light

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Last updated: 11/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Studio
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Bed and Breakfast style....without the breakfast.

Enjoy a comfortable Urban Retreat in our European style attic apartment. We are conveniently located just a few blocks from downtown in a historic home, nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood. Our home is adjacent to the Swede Hill Historic District, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The apartment is fully furnished including an authentic hammock from the Yucatan and an antique claw foot tub with hand held shower hose. Furnishings also include a bistro table, lounge chair, and desk. It has a compact kitchen with a refrigerator, gas stove, microwave, cooking and dining utensils. A private entrance to the apartment is by way of a spiral staircase on the outside of our home. Free on-street parking is available in front of the house. Credit Cards are accepted via HomeAway payments.


State Capitol, Frank Erwin Center, University of Texas, Bob Bullock History Museum & IMAX Theatre, LBJ Museum and Library, Blanton Museum of Art, Bass Concert Hall, Austin Convention Center, South Congress Avenue, Sixth Street, UT Health District, Lake Austin, Zilker Park and Barton Springs.

The 100 year old house was purchased in 1994. At the time it was abandoned, condemned, and on a path toward demolition. During the renovation, the roof was raised to make room for a living space in the 'attic'. The attic apartment was completed in 1997 and rented as an unfurnished apartment for nine years. In October, 2006, it was converted to a vacation rental with the name of 'An Affordable Urban Retreat.' Two years later, we changed the name to 'La Vita Oasis Retreat' as it is today. We think you'll like it here, our guests have.

Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/25/2016

Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 2
  • 395 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Queen Bed: King Koil pillow top mattress.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

    Handheld shower hose...moreless

  • Antique claw foot tub with hand held shower hose located in living area near the foot of the bed. Toilet in separate small room, similar to water closets in Europe....moreless

Other Amenities

  • View of downtown. 100% cotton Yucatan hammock available in studio. Kitchen has coffee & tea, toaster oven, french press. Room air conditioner is built into the wall with a ceiling fan and a floor fan. There is a small landing at the top of the spiral staircase. Landscaped yard with mature trees....moreless

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Walking distance to downtown, state capitol, and the university. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Room Air Conditioner built into wall...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating:

    Space Heaters...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Residential parking restrictions require a parking placard on rear view mirror, provided...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    100% Cotton...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Just the basics...moreless

  • Freezer:

    Compact...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchenette ...moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Plastic Wrap. Zip lock bags. Aluminum Foil. Plastic containers...moreless

Building Type

  • House
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SXSW
Mar 9 - Mar 19, 2017
2 night min stay
$200
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$111
$620 $1,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:


Notes:

Premium rates apply for local festivals and special events.

Payment Options: HomeAway, personal check or cash

Deposit Lost If Cancelled Less Than 72 Hours of Arrival Date.

All Cancellations Charged a $50 Fee.

Check-in after 3:00 pm. Check-out before 12:00 pm.

Cancellation Policy for SXSW, ACL, and Formula One:

$300 fee for canceling a reservation and deposit lost if cancelled less than 60 days prior to arrival.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Calendar

Last updated: 11/25/2016
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Location

7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Car: Recommended

The apartment is conveniently located just a few blocks from downtown in a historic house, nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood. Despite appearing to be so close to the interstate highway, the area is remarkably quiet with many trees and greenery. All of our guests have commented on how quiet it is, despite being so close to downtown. The house is adjacent to the Swede Hill Historic District, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1994


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/25/2016

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Photos

  • Living and sleeping area with much natural light

    Living and sleeping area with much natural light

  • Hammock hanging at left. Desk with LED lamp. Surge Protector. Rolling chair.

    Hammock hanging at left. Desk with LED lamp. Surge Protector. Rolling chair.

  • Bath soaps and gels. Sunscreen. Vanity mirror. Padded stool under counter.

    Bath soaps and gels. Sunscreen. Vanity mirror. Padded stool under counter.

  • European style water closet.

    European style water closet.

  • View from the street in March 2009

    View from the street in March 2009

  • Spring wildflowers: Primroses

    Spring wildflowers: Primroses

  • Queen Size Mattress. 24" LED TV. Claw foot tub with hand held shower hose.

    Queen Size Mattress. 24" LED TV. Claw foot tub with hand held shower hose.

  • Bistro table. Open clothes rack. Room air conditioner. Extra pillows and blanket

    Bistro table. Open clothes rack. Room air conditioner. Extra pillows and blanket

  • Kitchenette with gas stove and oven.

    Kitchenette with gas stove and oven.

  • Compact refrigerator. Microwave. Toaster oven. Coffee maker.

    Compact refrigerator. Microwave. Toaster oven. Coffee maker.

  • Stone walkway to private entrance via spiral staircase.

    Stone walkway to private entrance via spiral staircase.

  • Primroses & Bluebonnets 2009

    Primroses & Bluebonnets 2009

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