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Rare Secluded 1940s Estate-Central Austin Getaway Home

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10

Let us take you away to another place and 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, 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 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.

This is just for the business and practical side of our home, but I do want everyone to know that I listen to your desires and what I can improve, so please know that I care and will do what I can for you to fully enjoy your stay here and have a wonderful chill on the hill Rare Secluded 1940s Estate Experience.

As for early and late check out, we very seldom can do it as we have a quick turnaround of guests departure and next arrival. Please as much in advance as possible as you can so that I can plan on the best timing for our cleaning and changeover crew. If possible, we can at most do an hour early and an hour late check in. If it is possible to do an earlier or later check out for more than an hour, we will prorate the time from the nightly rate for what each hour would cost which is $17.50 hour. We appreciate your understanding and consideration and hope to be able accommodate you if possible.

I now have a professional exterminator and cleaning service for my guests. Please remember that it is an older home and ambiance is preferred as is the rough terrain and nature which surrounds our older home which has its character and imbues within our home.

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. Please make sure cars can get in and out of the driveway and leave the circle drive and the driveway clear. There are 2 spaces just at the top of the hill to the right, in between the 2 porches on the West side. There is 1 space at the end of the driveway to the right under the carport. There is 1 space at the top of the driveway to the left of the angel by the large oak tree. Make sure you turn around and back into the parking space and face down the driveway. Please Leave the driveway clear and do not park anywhere in the cul de sac turn around space or in front of the bamboo privacy fence on the East Side of the property which is to the left on the back of the property by the shed. When you come up the driveway, make sure you turn your car around and are facing out.
Parking Space 1 & 2 - Top of the driveway to the right on the West Side in between the 2 front porches. Parking Space 3 - the carport for small cars, at the end of the driveway on the right.
Parking Space - 4 - At the top of the hill on the left, to the left of the angel and large oak tree. This space is the best for larger vehicles, SUVs and larger trucks. Once you turn around, you may back into the space at an angle facing downward toward the street.

Thank you for your parking consideration.

Now that you have parked, take a breath, relax, enjoy!

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Please be careful with your children around the pool and the grounds. There are sticks and bamboo that might trip the little ones up so please keep children within sight and on the deck and surrounding yard....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking indoors please, but just ask and I can leave nice safe ash trays outside any of the entrances....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets considered as long as they are house trained and well behaved. The perimeter of the property is surrounded by a fence, but there is the open driveway to a busy street, so best advice is to keep your best friends close by. Please let me know beforehand so that I can approve your pet and make sure it is a good match for our home and property. There is a pet fee and as long as you let me know beforehand we can work out all the details at that time....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The front porch is rock and only has a 2" step from the gravel driveway, and seems an easy entry and moving room along the one story house. The sun porch has 2 steps going down and can be accessed with help and the pool has a long step path with no easy access in a wheel chair. Around the property is a gravel drive with wooded paths, and the main and peach bathroom are accessible, but there are no handle bars in the showers or bath. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Master: 1 king


  • Turquoise: 1 double


  • Purple Room: 1 queen

    It has a new Queen Size bed with attached full bathroom...moreless

  • Midnight Blue: 1 queen

    Queen size bed...moreless

  • Library: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    With a Queen size sleigh bed fold out futon...moreless

  • The Red Room - Master Bedroom has a comfortable king size bed with down pillows and comforter, an antique vanity, full length mirror, a closet and a chest of drawers for your belongings. The Aqua Room has an antique double sleigh bed, a vanity with drawers with a skylight and looks out over the pool. The Purple Room has a Queen size Bed with adjoining private bathroom. The Library has a comfortable queen size sleigh bed fold out futon with a double antique desk, a wide screen TV and can sleep 2 privately. It is a peaceful reading room as well. The Midnight Blue Room is just off the kitchen and has a queen size bed, its own wooded bathroom, with washer/dryer behind swinging saloon doors. It can be darkened completely and is peaceful. The Purple Room has a queen bed, a TV with adjoining full bathroom and many guests prefer its cool laid back feel....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Fresh clean white, with tub/shower, toilet, pedestal sink ...moreless

  • Peachy Keen: toilet, shower

    Fresh Peach with shower, toilet and sink, basic and clean....moreless

  • Forest Green Cabin: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Green, surrounded by woods with tub/shower, toilet and sink....moreless

  • I have added shower heads that increase the water pressure and remember that the house is built in 1941, so please let the hot water run for a few minutes to get it going and all should be good to go. Alternate showers works best for groups and the hot water usually takes a little while after about 5 showers...moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Books, Books, and more Books in the library of all genres, from old Vanity Fairs to Art books, to Theater books, novels, historical, massage and scholarly literary books as well as magazines....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    2 DVD Players in living room and 1 in the purple room....moreless

  • Games:

    There is a nice selection of board games under a cabinet in the dining room with dominos, decks of cards, back gammon, checkers, small chess set and various battery powered hand held games....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Full Cable in all rooms with TVs....moreless

  • Stereo:

    There is a mobile stereo that has pretty good sound and plays CDs, has USB hook up, a tape player and portable speakers.....moreless

  • Television:

    There are televisions in 3 bedrooms, 1 large old tube TV in the library, 1 medium flat screen in the red room and an old box TVs in the purple room....moreless

  • Toys:

    Lots of stuffed animals in the aqua room, a nice sturdy wooden doll house and a little pink guitar....moreless

  • Video Library:

    A small shelf full of assorted various genre movies....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    9 minutes, Enjoy the Live Music Capital of the World with bands playing all over Downtown Austin with restaurants, galleries along the Town Lake, and fun festivals all the time....moreless

  • Lake:

    Lake Austin 2 Minutes, just around the corner from Laguna Gloria, Mount Bonnell, and boat dock on Lake Ausitn Blvd from Austin's own Hula Hut Restaurant....moreless

  • River:

    Colorado River, Town Lake, 2 minutes away, jogging and biking trail, boating, canoeing, kayaking, take the twilight ferry from the Congress Bridge and watch the sky full of bats take off in flight....moreless

  • Ski In/Ski Out:

    Boat dock For Lake Austin at Hula Hut and Westwood Country Club just 2 minutes away....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    A large heavy wood table, fits 8-10 with 6 matching chairs and 4 additional more. Sun porch has a dining table that fits 4 and up to 8. Plenty of space to entertain and enjoy dining and parties....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    2 Central Air and Heating units, 1 for the bedrooms and 1 for the living areas. The Midnight Blue room has its own AC window unit and personal heater. Please leave on 70-80 F...moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Nice size clothes dryer that works great, 3 size loads, hot, warm and cold water with delicate, regular and heavy wash loads....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    A lovely old Scottish fireplace that can heat up the living with a crackling fire and soothing ambience as well as a small metal fire pit in the back yard by the pool. ...moreless

  • Garage:

    There is a carport area....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    2 Central Air and Heating units, 1 for the bedrooms and 1 for the living areas. I have personal space heaters available, also. Please leave on 70-80 F...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi throughout the house...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All sheets and pillows are clean and on the beds upon arrival, with extra bedding, sheets, pillow cases, blankets, in the hall closet just across the main bathroom....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfy cream couch, Large chaise lounge4 chairs, Rocking chair, antique baby grand piano bench and fire place with all utensils, bellows for getting the flames going with a stack of wood and starter...moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    1 covered carport for car and 3 private uncovered parking spaces with a turnaround. 1-Carport on West side in the back, 2 & 3) Between the 2 front porches 4) top of drive angled on the left(West)side...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Full sets of towels on the racks in each bathroom with an entire shelving unit of extra bath towels, hand towels and washcloths also pool towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Nice size washing machine that works great, Small, Medium, Large Load Settings, Delicate, Heavy, Permanent Press...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wifi throughout the house...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    A 12 cup coffee maker/Single cup maker, a coffee grinder, a French press....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Large spoons, spatulas, whisk, full set of cooking knives, whisk, potato masher, soup ladels, large forks, measuring cups and measuring and serving spoons, kitchen fully stocked. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked, with a set of 12 silverware-small and large forks, knives, small and serving spoons, full set of 8 and a smaller set of dishes with full kitchen utensils, pots and pans and cookware....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Brand new dishwasher, holds a lot of dishes and does a great job. It has large, medium, small settings and heat or cold dry. It takes a long time cycle through, I usually hand wash for quick jobs....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Combination black and Stainless Steel Freezer / Refrigerator with Ice Maker and Ice Trays and Ice Container...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    New 4 burner stove / oven / range New Refrigerator with ice maker and cold water Large Coffee Maker French Press Coffee Maker Coffee Grinder Toaster oven Blender Stove Top Smoke...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Brand new small / medium size with 12 settings for your needs....moreless

  • Oven:

    Nice, black and chrome new oven / stove / range / grill...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Paper towels, some canned goods, trash bags, recycle bags, light bulbs and sometimes popcorn and a snack....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Double door Stainless Steel Refrigerator with Freezer/Ice maker/Water I usually stock the refrigerator with bottled water...moreless

  • Stove:

    New black and Stainless Steel stove with up to 6 burners where 2 burners double over as a grill and 2 racks in the oven as well....moreless

  • Toaster:

    A black and Stainless Steel toaster....moreless


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    You are welcome to use our mountain bike and girl's cruiser, and you may use them, but I would ask to replace them if they don't return. They are quality and expensive. Both have secure locks....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Nice deck and patio with a large table, an extra table if needed, many chairs, pool chairs that holds much more....moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden:

    More a wooded area with natural gravel all around. Please be careful as there are branches and bamboo around the property that can trip you up or cut you. Please try to limit to the deck and yard....moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Also, there is a new large grill with a small attached grill and a small metal fire pit. Great for small wood warming or roasting marshmallows....moreless

  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Lovely sun porch with outside porch leading to the pool....moreless

  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Yes, private pool with floats, pool towels and sun screen with a Swim at your own risk policy....moreless



from 47 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$2,400 $8,800

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 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


  • Pet Fee $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $200 + tax
  • Tax Rate 15%


Cleaning Fee is $150

15% Tax is added

$25 / Night per Person (over 6 people)

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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18 Miles
Nearest Airport
AUS Bergstrom
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Deep Eddy Cabaret
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lions Municipal
7 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Mopac / Loop 1
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
Lake Austin

Car: Recommended

Just up the road is Mount Bonnell, Austin's famous historical landmark with the gorgeous skyline at sunset along side Lake Austin with an amazing sunset view, Laguna Gloria, Art Museum with rolling acres and grounds overlooking water into Lake Austin, Mayfield Park were peacocks roam the acres of grounds and nature trails, with ponds and native community gardens. Just down the street from Westwood Country Club along Lake Austin.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1941

About the owner: My children and I welcome you to our family home built in 1941 by their great grandfather, distinguished UT Professor of English and Lord Byron scholar. My children and I have all grown up in this home and we hope that you will enjoy the privacy surrounded by nature, the charm, the beauty and the rich history of our unique and lovely Central West Austin Tarrytown. A great place to leisurely stroll the grounds, entertain, relax and enjoy-- A private retreat in the heart of Austin.

Why the Owner Chose Tarrytown, Austin, TX, USA:
Our 1940s Estate and home has the flair of Old Austin and once hosted great parties with scholars, artists from a grand era. Now in the heart of the city, our home sits on top of a hill overlooking the West Austin sunset. We welcome you to our family home of generations and hope that you will feel the essence of a grand era--an oasis and a vacation in the heart of the city.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We hope that you will enjoy the beauty, the charm, the privacy, the peace and tranquility of our home amongst the beautiful wooded grounds and the surrounding nature. The vast, spacious home with the view of the West Austin sunset from the living room and sun porch is gorgeous and a vacation within itself. The home and the estate capture an era of Old Austin, a rare treasure to find.

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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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  • Private Pool and Patio Lounge

    Private Pool and Patio Lounge

  • Light Up Your Night

    Light Up Your Night

  • Front of the 1940's Estate

    Front of the 1940's Estate

  • Bathroom connected to Private Blue Bedroom

    Bathroom connected to Private Blue Bedroom

  • Kitchen looking out to the Pool

    Kitchen looking out to the Pool

  • Wide Screen TV and Classic Desk

    Wide Screen TV and Classic Desk

  • Couches and Cow Hide Rug

    Couches and Cow Hide Rug

  • Baby Grand Piano and Lounge

    Baby Grand Piano and Lounge

  • Master Bathroom - White, Bright and Shiny with Window Looking into Nature

    Master Bathroom - White, Bright and Shiny with Window Looking into Nature

  • Romantic Red Master Bedroom

    Romantic Red Master Bedroom

  • Aqua Bedroom with Antique Sleigh Bed looking into private computer office cove

    Aqua Bedroom with Antique Sleigh Bed looking into private computer office cove

  • Chill Bedroom

    Chill Bedroom

  • Chillin' and Grillin'

    Chillin' and Grillin'

  • Hill Top Home

    Hill Top Home

  • Private Blue Bedroom

    Private Blue Bedroom

  • Galley Kitchen

    Galley Kitchen

  • Elegant Dining

    Elegant Dining

  • Book Collection

    Book Collection

  • Fireplace and Mantle

    Fireplace and Mantle

  • Lovely Sun Patio

    Lovely Sun Patio

  • Romantic Red Master Bedroom

    Romantic Red Master Bedroom

  • Groovy Little Nook

    Groovy Little Nook

  • Aqua Room Overlooking Pool and West Austin Hiills, Beautiful for Lovely Sunsets

    Aqua Room Overlooking Pool and West Austin Hiills, Beautiful for Lovely Sunsets

  • Private Bathroom attached to Chill Room

    Private Bathroom attached to Chill Room

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