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Retreat with Deck and Pool, Quick Access to Downtown and the Hill Country

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The pool in a rustic setting is delightful!

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Last updated: 09/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Relax during your stay in Austin at the Dandelion Muse Guest House, a quiet ranch house on a shaded lot in laid-back South Austin. A nice place to getaway but still be close to it all. Enjoy the tall oak, elm, and pecan trees, a large wooden deck and herb garden in back as well as your own peaceful egg-shaped swimming pool.

Quaint, clean, peaceful, and fully furnished - great for good sleep and enjoyment. Hardwood floors throughout, berber in the bedrooms. There is a queen all-latex bed in the main bedroom, truly a treat with all-cotton, high thread count sheets. The other bedrooms have high-quality mattresses (one standard, the other extra-thick, wool-wrapped futon), and all guests are provided with high-quality, all-cotton linens. The house is cleaned using environmentally responsible products. Nicely equipped kitchen. Washer/dryer in the house. Chickering upright piano. High-speed wireless internet (6 Mbps) and free Netflix streaming movies with a Roku box.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1485 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

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

    We have a Pack N Play in storage. Just let us know if you need one beforehand and we will make it available to you free of charge during your stay. We have a kids table next to the full size dining table. It's a great place for little ones to eat or play. There are an assortment of toys for different ages, from pool noodles to a Sony Playstation with Katamari Damacy, the best game ever!...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    We have received feedback from guests that the house is very friendly to people in wheelchairs, with a little help. There is only one step to get into the front door, and other than that the house and deck are level. There is also a very open floor plan with simple furnishings, so there is plenty of room to maneuver. The bathroom is not converted, so help would be needed there....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    We try to keep the house healthy. In addition to our non-smoking policy, we use non-toxic cleaning products....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Sage Bedroom: 1 queen

    Walk-in closet, love seat, and full size dressers...moreless

  • Busy Bee Bedroom: 1 double

    Table for luggage, chair...moreless

  • Cornflower Bedroom: 1 queen

    There is also a futon couch that converts to a full bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • En-Suite Sage Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Hall Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Be sure to look at the guest book. There are a lot of fun stories and good tips we have gathered through the years! We would love for you to add your story too!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    The TV is super simple, on the petite side, with the idea that you'll be spending most of your time by the pool. If you are craving movies, there are plenty to choose from on the Roku with Netflix....moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    We have a dining table with 6 matching chairs, and have extra chairs if needed....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    The house has central air. We maintain our HVAC system through a year-round service contract....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    The clothes dryer is standard and does a great job....moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The heating system is central, and fueled by gas, which we like better than electric....moreless

  • Internet:

    We have Wi-Fi available throughout the house and grounds....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide high-thread count cotton linens that are very comfortable....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room is an open floor plan combined with the dining area. There is a big comfy couch and upholstered chair, as well as a wool rug to stretch out on and a meditation area....moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    There is parking in front for two cars in the driveway....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    It is okay to park in front of the house....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    We provide bath towels, hand towels, and beach towels for the pool. The beach towels can be found in the hallway closet....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    The washing machine is high capacity, and we provide soap....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    The Wi-Fi speed is high-speed at 6mbps....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    We use a forever filter for the coffee maker, which makes it ecologically friendly....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    We have a wall full of utensils you might like to use, from mixing spoons to spatulas to graters to wine bottle openers....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We are well stocked with plates, bowls, mugs, glasses, and a full set of utensils for everyone in the house....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    We provide dishwasher detergent, the dishwasher is simple to use....moreless

  • Freezer:

    The freezer is standard size with ice cube trays....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, glasses, pots, and pans. It is a galley kitchen with a view out back to the pool and backyard. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Regular size microwave, easy to use....moreless

  • Oven:

    The oven is standard size and has cooked up a lot of great dishes!...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We keep a wide variety of staples in stock, please help yourself!...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    The refrigerator is modern and has plenty of room for your cookouts and takeouts....moreless

  • Stove:

    The stove is a gas stove, so great for serious cooks. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    We have a cute toaster oven for toast as well as heating things up....moreless

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    The deck is large and wraps around part of the pool. There is lots of seating. It is a great place to hang out most of the year. We always make sure to have an umbrella or two if it gets too hot....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    We maintain the lawn and trees year round. We also like to keep the back yard a little on the wild side so it feels like a little wilderness in the city. Help yourself to the rosemary, plenty there!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We always keep a simple grill on hand for barbecues....moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    The pool is the most popular feature of the house. Even in the winter, it is beautiful to look at. There are stair steps leading down and a shallow and deep end, great for all ages....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$275 $290
Fri, Sat
$1,600 $3,900

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

The rates listed are for groups of 6 people. For groups larger than 6, the rate increases 25/day per person, and the cleaning fee increases 30 per person.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 09/07/2016
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Location

12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Mopac (Loop 1) and William Cannon
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Recommended

Zip up to downtown in about 10 minutes, UT in 15. Or take the scenic route and drive up South Lamar, South First, or South Congress as you enjoy creative local businesses and classic Austin restaurants and music clubs, such as the Broken Spoke, Saxon Pub, and the SOCO shopping district. South 1st is also a great drive, featuring Jovita's and several trailer gourmet sites. If you would like to commute, the Capitol Metro bus, with a bus stop just a block away, can take you to the ACL Music Festival or a little further into downtown Austin.

Sprouts, an organics-oriented grocery store, is in short walking distance. Five minutes driving will take you to the Westgate Mall, where you can shop at a world class gourmet grocery called Central Market, as well as an 11-theater cinema, local favorite Amy's Ice Cream and some nice restaurants, including Hyde Park Bar and Grill, Madam Mam's Thai Cuisine, and Asian-oriented Buffet Palace.

Just 20 minutes to the Airport or Hill Country.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: I went to school at University of Texas and lived in Austin for more than 20 years. Austin has always been a fun, creative place from being a sleepy college town to the trendsetter city it is now.

Why the Owner Chose Garrison Park, Austin, TX, USA:
This place will always be special to me. I lived here for five years and it felt nurturing to me the first day I set foot in it. I hope you have a wonderful time staying here, and may it provide you with happy times and joyful contemplation.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The pool in the backyard is such fun in the summertime. Austin's summers are long and hot, so there's plenty of opportunities to swim. When it's cooler, it's still very relaxing to hang out on the deck just about year round and look up at the trees and sky, day or night. I keep the furnishings simple to make things comfortable, and the bonus is that this simplicity makes it possible for a differently abled person to be able to get around in a wheelchair. So if you have special needs in this way, please keep this house in mind.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The pool in a rustic setting is delightful!

    The pool in a rustic setting is delightful!

  • The living room is simple and cozy.

    The living room is simple and cozy.

  • Here is a breakfast nook.

    Here is a breakfast nook.

  • There is a meditation area that can fold out to sleep one.

    There is a meditation area that can fold out to sleep one.

  • Austin has good weather for outdoors most of the year, enjoy the deck!

    Austin has good weather for outdoors most of the year, enjoy the deck!

  • The main bedroom also has a sitting area and an en-suite bathroom.

    The main bedroom also has a sitting area and an en-suite bathroom.

  • The corner bedroom has a great new queen bed.

    The corner bedroom has a great new queen bed.

  • Another view of the living room. Notice the 100% wool rug where you can stretch.

    Another view of the living room. Notice the 100% wool rug where you can stretch.

  • The third bedroom has a comfortable full size bed, with wool wrapped mattress.

    The third bedroom has a comfortable full size bed, with wool wrapped mattress.

  • For the food lovers, the stove is all-gas for gourmet cooking.

    For the food lovers, the stove is all-gas for gourmet cooking.

  • The deck and pool are a wonderful gathering place.

    The deck and pool are a wonderful gathering place.

  • You might luck out and see some wildlife visiting!

    You might luck out and see some wildlife visiting!

  • Welcome!

    Welcome!

  • The kitchen is nicely equipped, with full laundry.

    The kitchen is nicely equipped, with full laundry.

  • Dining room table, and a small table for the young ones.

    Dining room table, and a small table for the young ones.

  • The living area is spacious.

    The living area is spacious.

  • The main bedroom has a queen bed with a luxurious 100% latex mattress.

    The main bedroom has a queen bed with a luxurious 100% latex mattress.

  • The house is quiet and relaxing, lots of greenery.

    The house is quiet and relaxing, lots of greenery.

  • There is even a Chickering upright piano for you to play!

    There is even a Chickering upright piano for you to play!

  • Another view of the spacious living room.

    Another view of the spacious living room.

  • Living room - french doors that open out to the back deck and pool.

    Living room - french doors that open out to the back deck and pool.

  • Nice oak and elm trees to look at while enjoying the pool, and sometimes blooms.

    Nice oak and elm trees to look at while enjoying the pool, and sometimes blooms.

  • The pool is maintained year round.

    The pool is maintained year round.

  • Quiet neighborhood, splendid trees. We hope you enjoy the house!

    Quiet neighborhood, splendid trees. We hope you enjoy the house!

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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