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Historic Castle Cottage - Heart of Soco District!

(53 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Best location! Heart of SoCo, 1 Bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps up to 2)

The Castle Estate is a City of Austin Historic Landmark and an excellent example of Mediterranean Revival architecture. The detached limestone cottage is located at the south end of the property and has a private entrance and hidden Spanish garden with fountain. The estate is located on a quiet tree-lined street, one block from Stacy Park (with a spring fed lap pool and walking trails) and three blocks from Austin's bohemian SoCo entertainment district (ranked the best street in Texas by Texas Monthly).

Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is permitted in the Garden Patio but not the inside the cottage....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • The bedroom has a cozy side entrance to the garden patio with replete with Spanish fountain, table, chairs, tree and lots and lots of flowers....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Dowstairs WC: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Clawfoot bathtub with shower...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Historic

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    High Speed...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, coffee maker, utensils, plates, cups, mugs, pots, pans, filtered water....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Community lap pool available to neighborhood (one block from residence)....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

5
from 53 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
ACL
Oct 5 - Oct 18, 2017
2 night min stay
$375
F1
Oct 19 - Oct 22, 2017
2 night min stay
$450
Thanksgiving
Nov 14 - Nov 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$375
Winter Holiday Season
Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2018
3 night min stay
$375
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$185

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Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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Location

South Congress Avenue, better known as SoCo, is the vibrant arts and entertainment district south of the river. Swing dance at the famous Continental Club or eat some of the best Mexian food in town at Guerros Taco Bar, its all just a stone's throw away from one of the most unique residences in all of Austin -- The Castle on the Hill. Walk one block in the other direction and enter Stacy Park, designed with a public spring fed lap pool on one side and children’s spring fed wading pool and playground on the other. Walking trails weave throughout and lead toward the famous Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail where you will find access to all the outdoor activities imaginable, including canoeing, sculling, kayaing, jogging, and mountain biking. Whether your search involves a raucus night of live music, an outdoor exploration of Austin or just a quiet evening on the veranda, the Castle on the Hill provides a tranquil retreat nestled in the heart of it all.

 

Owner info

About the owner: Angela and Ian love meeting their guests and are available to give suggestions of favorite spots both in the neighborhood and around the city.

Why the Owner Chose South River City, Austin, TX, USA:
The Castle Cottage is located on one of the rare historic estates in the neighborhood. The cottage is nestled under a canopy of trees and opens up to a Spanish garden with fountain, hammock, chiminea and colorful flower wall. North of the cottage is the John House, where owners Angela and Ian live. The John House is designed with an arcaded porch and steel framed casement windows that extend along the front of the facade and make the residence one of the most distinguishable in the neighborhood.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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Photos

  • Chiminea by Spanish fountain -- nothing like fire and water to make a garden com

    Chiminea by Spanish fountain -- nothing like fire and water to make a garden com

  • Spanish fountain!

    Spanish fountain!

  • View from the bedroom to the garden patio with Spanish fountain.

    View from the bedroom to the garden patio with Spanish fountain.

  • Relax in our clawfoot bathtub.

    Relax in our clawfoot bathtub.

  • Enjoy the various colors of our limestone flower wall.

    Enjoy the various colors of our limestone flower wall.

  • View from the garden patio toward the front grounds.

    View from the garden patio toward the front grounds.

  • The property was designated an Historic Landmark by the City of Austin.

    The property was designated an Historic Landmark by the City of Austin.

  • We love our historic Travis Heights neighborhood!

    We love our historic Travis Heights neighborhood!

  • View from private access through garden.

    View from private access through garden.

  • Castle Cottage with Spanish garden

    Castle Cottage with Spanish garden

  • View of the living room and front grounds through the bedroom.

    View of the living room and front grounds through the bedroom.

  • Living Room with views to both the front grounds and patio with Spanish fountain

    Living Room with views to both the front grounds and patio with Spanish fountain

  • Hammock by the fountain.  Which book shall I choose?

    Hammock by the fountain. Which book shall I choose?

  • Morning coffee in the garden!

    Morning coffee in the garden!

  • Quintessentially cottage.

    Quintessentially cottage.

  • We love our flowers!

    We love our flowers!

VRBO #343053

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Monday, May 29, 2017

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