Let us take you away to another place and time...an oasis in the heart of the city, where the unexplored meets the avant garde in a time where artists, poets and scholars, wit, humor and long conversations, cocktail parties and eccentrics converged at the top of the long tall driveway Imagine golden luminarios decorating the path up to this romantic era, the 1940s in Austin. We hope to take you to away for a while.
Our family home is a beautiful, charming classic home that sits on top of a hill on 3/4 acre with surrounding nature and privacy, an oasis in the heart of the city. It has a swimming pool and a fabulous view. overlooking the soothing blue hills and amber and golden hues of lovely West Austin sunsets. The beautiful spacious living room with a grand piano is a great place to read a book, relax, lounge, quiet down and be still for a moment, and gaze across the soft pastels to the radiant red lovely Austin sunsets. The stone sun room opens to a path leading to the pool below. It is just minutes away from Mount Bonnell, Austin's famous landmark overlooking the city and beautiful sunset, Laguna Gloria Art Museum and Mayfield Peacock Park and Nature trails. Great for entertaining, the home captures an era of Old Austin. It is a 5 BR / 3 BA, has a pool with a deck that is completely private, a beautiful spacious living room, a stone sun porch and a library which is also a bedroom and has a queen size sleigh bed very comfortable fold out futon, great for lounging and relaxing. It has wifi, cable, washer/dryer, kitchen, private pool and deck and is a rare treasure to find---a vacation within itself.
Many people come to go explore and stay and relax and enjoy the red cardinals, the blue birds, the purple night skies above the pool and starlight nights and sparkling waves splashing around the pool. Festivity, reunions, celebrations and elegant parties continue to be the heart of our home. We welcome you and hope to host you and your guests and take you to another place and time.
Please let me know what I can for you to fully enjoy your stay here before, during and throughout your stay here and have a wonderful chill on the hill Rare Secluded 1940s Estate Experience.
As for early and late check out, we have a quick turnaround of guests departure and next arrival so with scheduled services, I apologize, but we are not able to do so.
Please remember that it is an older home with ambiance and rough terrain and nature which surrounds our home which has character that seem to charm our guests. The rustic nature of our property makes it difficult to have the sterile environment of a hotel, but it will be professionally cleaned and exterminated.
Once you arrive at the top of the narrow path up the long, tall hill into the gravel sound on car wheels driveway, there are a few perks for parking which is limited to 4 cars. It is a sensitive driveway situation and must be carefully arranged. It is a long tall driveway so please understand that it is steep which allows for the privacy and we have been going up and down the driveway for 60 years and it is fine and solid and strong. It is rustic and old fashioned and while it may seem precarious, it is doable as we have been doing so for over 60 years. Once you have made a reservation, I can send you a photo and parking video which will help ease the uncertainty. Most people don't think twice about it, but I like to be forthright and give you the heads up that we have a long tall steep driveway. That’s what gives us the privacy!
Please leave space to make sure cars can get in and out of the driveway and leave the circle drive clear and do not park along the bamboo privacy fence or the small space next to the little casita (which is behind the privacy fence) where I live. When you come up the driveway, it is easier to come and go if you turn your car around and are facing out.
Thank you for your parking consideration.
Now that you have parked, take a breath, relax, enjoy!