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Quiet, Unique, 7 Acre Ranchette/Urban Retreat - South Congress

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Guesthouse urban retreat on 7 acre ranchette - South Congress, Austin, Texas

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Last updated: 07/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Come stay on our urban 'ranchette' in the heart of the city! Look out the window and see our three Arabian ponies grazing peacefully, oblivious to the hustle and flow of city life. Hang out on our second story deck, nestled amongst the 300 year old live oaks, and sip margaritas. Party on Sixth Street or in the Warehouse District, shop Soco, attend Austin City Limits Festival, SXSW or Formula 1, sample all the wonderful cultural delights that make Austin one of the coolest, hippest cities in the world, then come home to our little 'oasis', kick back, relax and recharge your batteries so you can enjoy all that Austin has to offer. 7 acres, nestled into the countryside, the kind of place you might drive past and never see. 'Oasis' is the word our friends use the most when describing the unique property we call 'home'. So come and stay at our oasis and replenish yourself while having the time of your life in the city so many have grown to love, the city we are fortunate enough to call home, Austin. The property is only 8 miles from the heart of the city and 10 miles from the Austin Bergstrom Airport.

Our treehouse apartment is as unique and cool as Austin. Lovingly rebuilt and renovated by the owners, this little cottage retreat is as hip as Austin, and has as much personality. Small yet functional, close to the city yet quiet and secluded. Tastefully furnished with great attention to detail. Comfortable top quality queen bed, memory foam topper, down comforter, Egyptian cotton percale sheets, hypo-allergenic pillows and other bedding. Massive 9' glass doors look out into the live oaks and open onto the beautiful deck in the trees. Screen doors open up to let in the breeze on a spring or fall day, whisper-quiet central heat and a/c keep you comfortable on days the weather's not so accomodating.

Granite countertops in the beautiful, modern kitchen provide the work space for you to prepare meals should you decide to eat in. All dishes and utensils are provided and the kitchen is fully functional and stocked with built in microwave, stainless appliances, full size stove and fridge, complete with ice maker. And clean up is easy with the under counter sink and top of the line faucet. Everything you need is right there. Fresh coffee beans and an assortment of tea are also provided.

If you're going out on the town, take a quick shower and dry off with our large, luxurious towels. Our bathroom is fully equipped and as tastefully done as any in a luxury hotel. Soothing colors, travertine tile counters, the very best fixtures. Comes complete with all the necessities and conveniences of home. Or if you're staying in, take a long soak in our full-size tub before sipping a glass of wine amongst the live oaks on the private deck. Whatever you choose. Just remember, it's all about you.

Now, in the interest of full disclosure, we want to tell you a little more about our property. The last thing we would want is for you to be unpleasantly surprised by any part of your stay with us.

Our property is located approximately 8 miles from the State Capitol Building which is at the center of downtown Austin. While we are located on South Congress Avenue, our property is in an area that is somewhat more industrial but the process of transitioning into more residential is in process. In fact, our neighbor to the south is an auto impound facility and to the north, a mini-warehouse storage facility. Immediately in front of and behind our home, the land is presently unimproved and change is coming all too quickly. For some, this might be 'off-putting'. For us, it's just another of the unique qualities that make Austin what it is. In fact, in 2007, our local paper, the Austin American Statesman, was considering whether or not to feature our home as one of the 'coolest' homes in Austin. We were a little apprehensive and didn't know if others would love the place as we do. But the reporter, after spending the day interviewing us for the article, and the photographer who did the photo shoot, both proclaimed our property 'their favorite' of all the cool and interesting homes they had featured. The Statesman did decide to feature us in their paper, and the Associated Press picked up the article and sent it out in national distribution.






Keywords: Country living in the city, unique, peaceful, charming, detached guest house retreat, studio apartment, open floor plan, light filled, comfy, cozy and inspiring!

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Property Type

  • Studio
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Guest/s must be 25 years of age....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 1-2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Sorry, no TV. However, will be happy to provide our cable password if you'd like to watch cable on your personal device. CD/Radio/Ipod Music System with an Ipod docking station....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
ACL
Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2016
3 night min stay
$175
ACL
Oct 7 - Oct 9, 2016
3 night min stay
$175
Formula 1
Oct 21 - Oct 23, 2016
3 night min stay
$200
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$125
$800 $1,850
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Cleaning Fee $50
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 07/20/2016
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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin-Bergstom International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Red Shed - 8504 South Congress
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I35
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
El Torito - 6616 South Congress

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: Chris and Roni Clark have lived in Austin for 30 years. They have three rescued arabian horses that live on site along with their miniature schnauzer, Maggie Mae and kitty, aka Kit-Kat. They own and manage commercial property in central Austin and spend much of their free time working on their 7 acres in south Austin, training and riding horses, playing music and playing with cars.

Why the Owner Chose Austin, TX, USA:
We didn't choose to buy this property, it chose us. From the first time we saw the huge front porch, sat and felt the breeze on a spring day as we looked out over the front 2 acre field of wildflowers, we were hooked. The minute we opened the massive 8' front entry doors, saw the hand tooled brass hinges and doorknobs, we knew we wanted this place and that we were meant for one another. And having 7 acres on Congress Avenue has been like having a small slice of the country right here in the city. Since we purchased this property in 1999, we've put our creative energy to work, improving every aspect of the property and creating a living environment that causes us to 'pinch ourselves' almost daily, just to make sure it's real. And now, we want to share some of this experience with others.

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
Privacy. Peaceful. Introspective. We've gone to great lengths to make our guesthouse as peaceful, private and reflective as possible. Having everything you need and want in an efficient space, having access to everything Austin has to offer, yet having the time and place to relax, recharge and reflect. We set out to create a retreat, and that's exactly what it is. A retreat from the world, or just a respite from the lights and music and activities of Austin, we hope you will come and stay and enjoy. Additional note: This property does not have a television, however, it does have WIFI access.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Guesthouse urban retreat
on 7 acre ranchette - South Congress, Austin, Texas

    Guesthouse urban retreat on 7 acre ranchette - South Congress, Austin, Texas

  • Complete kitchen for all you cooking needs and an assortment of coffee and tea

    Complete kitchen for all you cooking needs and an assortment of coffee and tea

  • Tranquil Bathroom with plush, soft towels

    Tranquil Bathroom with plush, soft towels

  • Private treehouse deck for dining, socializing, reading or just relaxing

    Private treehouse deck for dining, socializing, reading or just relaxing

  • Cozy living space with CD/Radio/Ipod music system and Ipod docking station

    Cozy living space with CD/Radio/Ipod music system and Ipod docking station

  • Comfy queen size bed w/ gel foam mattress topper & crisp egyptian percale sheets

    Comfy queen size bed w/ gel foam mattress topper & crisp egyptian percale sheets

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, July 21, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/20/2016
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