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Historic Castle Cottage - Heart of Soco District!

(51 Reviews)

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Front view of castle, grounds and cottage.

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Last updated: 03/21/2017
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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 Cottage is now available for short-term rent and resides in one of the few historic estates in Travis Heights. The cottage is located on a quiet tree-lined street, one block from Stacy Park (with spring fed lap pool and walking trails) and three blocks from the SoCo entertainment district (ranked the best street in Texas by Texas Monthly). The estate is an excellent example of Moorish-influenced Mediterranean Revival architecture. The main house (no longer for rent) is occupied by owners Ian and Angela and has an arcaded porch with steel framed casement windows that extends along the front of the house and makes the property one of the most distinguishable in the neighborhood. Ian and Angela love meeting our guests and are available for suggestions regarding favorite spots both in our neighborhood and around the city.

The Castle on the Hill - behind the scenes: 'The John House,' or more commonly known by the local residents as 'The Castle on the Hill' was featured by the historic preservation committee for the Travis Heights Neighborhood Association for exemplifying the rich, historic architecture of South Austin.

Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

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

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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: 03/21/2017
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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


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

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Photos

  • Front view of castle, grounds and cottage.

    Front view of castle, grounds and cottage.

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

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

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

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

  • View from the street.  Detached cottage is to the left, main house to the right.

    View from the street. Detached cottage is to the left, main house to the right.

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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