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Tree Top Serenity, 1/1, Minutes to UT, Zilker, Downtown, Lake, Action!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Private, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2-3

Enjoy the PEACE & SERENITY of this detached one bedroom, approx. 600 guest quarters, located in a quiet residential neighborhood. You'll be NESTLED AMONG 30' TREES, as if in a TREE HOUSE! The 1930's CHARM is reflected in the OAK HARDWOOD FLOORS, high ceilings and TILED BATHROOM. CENTRAL AIR & CEILING FANS will keep you cool on the hot summer days! You will find a library of games and DVD's, as well.

Only one block to RAMSEY PARK, for free SWIMMING, TENNIS & play scapes, as well as Shoal Creek JOG/BIKE TRAILS. The neighbrhood is positioned between the Heart Hosp. & Seton Medical facilities, within 3 blocks of CENTRAL MARKET, Upper Crust Bakery, fabulous RESTAURANTS, PUBS & more! We're only a 10 minute drive from the UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, DOWNTOWN Entertainment District, ZILKER PARK & major thoroughfares through our beautiful city. The Triangle FARMER'S MARKET is just up the way, for your enjoyment!

LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!!: The City of Austin has just opened a BMX/Skate Park, only a few blocks away; be sure to bring your helmets!

The city transit system stops 2 blocks from our front door, but also inquire about the CAR 2 GO MOBILITY . . . a really cool 'pay as you go' auto rental.

Your 4 legged friend will appreciate the small, PRIVATE, TREE SHADED FENCED AREA; great for cook outs, as well!

Your home away from home comes with a fully equipped kitchen, fully furnished to sleep three; all fresh linens are provided. Queen bed in the bedroom and the LOVESEAT in the living area also makes into a comfy TWIN BED.

If LARGER ACCOMMODATIONS are needed, please let us know. We are excited to share our home with you, for a peaceful stay when you are not out and about our lovely city.

YOU'LL HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED . . . . . . in the fully equipped kitchen. The KUERIG 'COFFEE & TEA By the Cup' MAKER is a favorite! Enjoy our variety of gourmet coffees & teas (& hot chocolate)!

We look forward to hearing from you & PROVIDING YOU WITH A MOST PLEASANT STAY! COME SEE US!

A Little About Us . . .: We are delighted to share our CHARMING guest quarters, which is positioned very privately, at the rear of the property, NESTLED AMONG 30' TREES. We have lived in the main house for over 35 years, raised two children at RAMSEY PARK, only one block away! My expertise as a local Realtor, for most of that time, may be used to your advantage during your stay. I can direct you to any upcoming events/areas, as you need. Check out CARS 2 GO . . . so convenient!

We decided to offer our delightful rental in this market, hoping to fill a need for visiting University parents or families of patients in the nearby hospitals, not to mention for the enjoyment of the local events. It offers utmost convenience to shopping, dining, recreation, University of Texas sports events, Downtown/Zilker Park Entertainment and city transit system. Rosedale is a lovely, family oriented neighborhood, within walking distance of a stream of delightful boutique shopping & casual/fine dining!

More Details

Owner
Carolyn Smith
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2017

About Carolyn Smith

Hello! We are delighted to share our CHARMING guest quarters, which is positioned very privately at the rear of the property, NESTLED AMONG 30' TREES. We have lived in the main house for over 35 years & raised two children at Ramsey Park, only one block away! My expertise as a local Realtor, for most of that time, may be used to your advantage during your stay. I can direct you to any upcoming events/areas, as you need. Check out Cars2Go . . . so convenient!

Carolyn Smith purchased this guest house in 1979

Why Carolyn Smith chose Rosedale

We decided to offer our delightful rental in this market hoping to fill a need for visiting university parents or families of patients in nearby hospitals, not to mention the enjoyment of local events. It offers utmost convenience to shopping, dining, recreation, University of Texas sports events, Downtown/Zilker Park entertainment MUSIC and city transit systems. Rosedale is a lovely, family oriented neighborhood within walking distance of a stream of delightful boutique shopping & casual/fine dining!

What makes this guest house unique

Serenity! Absolutely charming, with a TREE HOUSE AMBIANCE!

Map

Barton Springs Pool
Zilker Park
6th Street
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Austin City Limits Music Festival
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Austin Convention Center
Kerbey Lane Cafe
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Central Market
Uchiko
Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium
Violet Crown Cinema
Draught House Pub & Brewery
The Upper Crust Bakery
Trudy's Texas Star Restaurant & Bar
Magnolia Cafe South
The Pit
Pacha
The Omelettry
Blue Star Cafeteria
Bats Underneath Congress Bridge
SXSW
Lucy's Fried Chicken
Lucy's Fried Chicken
Triangle Commons Park
Nearest Airport
14.2 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Many within a few blocks
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Lady Bird Lake
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Hancock Municipal Golf Course, Lion's Club Golf
Nearest Train
1.4 Miles
AMTRAK
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Loop1/Mopac
Nearest Restaurant
Many casual-fine dining within a few blocks
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Volente Beach
Car: not necessary

Downtown, University, UT, Rosedale, Music Capital of the World, SXSW Film Festival, ACL Music Festival, Zilker Park, Entertainment District, Heart Hospital, Central Austin, Texas Capitol, Lady Bird Lake, 6th Street, Barton Springs, Domain, Arboretum, Mueller, Theatre, Ramsey Park, Triangle Farmers Market, Central Market, BMX Park, Shoal Creek Hike/Bike Trail, Auditorium Shores

Other Activities: skate boarding, Live music, farmers market, rowing, Yoga, Dart Bowl.

Amenities

Rosedale Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Strict 10 pm noise curfew, leave all furnishings in original location, including cleaned dishes in cabinet, all trash in outdoor trash recepticles.
  • Please see attached Rental Reservation Agreement for details.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Fully tiled bathroom
  • Vintage completely tiled bathroom, with a tub/shower combination.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , twin sleeper sofa; queen air mattress added upon request.
  • Bedroom with pillow top queen bed; oak hardwood flooring; ceiling fan; fresh linens are provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Outside of downtown, Rosedale is one of the most 'walkable' neighborhoods in our city! I'm told the deck off the apartment living area is delightful in the morning; perfect for meditation! The kitchen is nicely appointed with everything you will need, but the food. You will love the Kuerig 'coffee or tea by the cup' Maker & the variety of coffees & teas!

Reviews

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Tree Top Serenity, 1/1, Minutes to UT, Zilker, Downtown, Lake, Action!
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews
Saint Paul, Minnesota
5

Great location, comfortable and private

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a weekend while visiting my daughter at UT. It was great to get away from the congestion and one-way streets around campus and experience a real Austin neighborhood. This location was perfect for us--it was a short drive to all the busy places we wanted to see that weekend, but then we got to come back to our cozy little retreat on a quiet street. The apartment is well-appointed and comfortable, and nicely decorated.

My only regret is that it rained while I was there. I would have loved to have spent some time up on the deck or down in the cute garden below. I hope to stay here again, and be able to enjoy the outdoor charms more.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mauri; we hope to see you again soon!
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5

So much better than a motel!

  • 5 of 5

It was great, and we enjoyed being able to make dinner in the little kitchen one night.

Very clean, no complaints.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Big Dissapointment

  • 1 of 5

Don’t waste your money on this rental place, there are plenty of honourable owners in Austin that deliver what they promise and are gracious hosts. We visited Austin for the ACL in October. This was the 4th time we attended the Festival and had never experienced such a disappointment. We were disappointed for a number of reasons with this rental. Our primary dissatisfaction was that the property was misrepresented and advertised as having WiFi and Sleeps 4. The WiFi was primarily nonexistent (no signal) or very limited at best. We would not have booked this unit had we known that we could not have a solid internet connection. We needed internet to plan our daily activities; dining, sites to visit, google maps and more importantly, to stay connected with our business email. We brought this issue to the attention of the owner, who lived in the main house on the property on 3 occasions and finally gave up when we realized nothing would be done. We had to pay extra for data used on our devices as a result. Additionally, we were provided with false information regarding the sleeping/beds available. There was a queen size bed in the bedroom which was acceptable however the only other mattress was a single sized pullout of a love seat in the living room. The mattress of this sofa bed was in terrible condition (lumpy,wavy and coils poking) and could not be slept upon. I tried to sleep on it the first night due to back pain following a long day of air travel however, it was not possible. I even tried placing it on the floor but, this did not provide any comfort or support. It should be noted, the sofa bed mattress would not sleep 2 additional people. At best, a small child under 50lbs might be able to sleep on it but, I wouldn't recommend it. Other things that were to our dissatisfaction (but might be acceptable with other guests) was the poor quality of linens (old, well used and mismatched towels, badly stained facecloths), No dishwasher (questionable cleanliness of previously hand washed washed dishes), excessively watered down liquid soap, noisy neighbors, window blinds that were not functional. The property is staged to look cute but, things are not what they appear to be. We requested a small refund for the misadvertsed WiFi and sleeps 4 and were ignored.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect spot in ATX!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Tree Top apartment and we loved it as much as our first! The bungalow filled neighborhood is perfect for walking the dog and enjoying Austin away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. There are great restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance. If you love craft beer, the Draught House is within walking distance. Carolyn is a sweetie and very easy to work with. She has done a great job creating a getaway that has everything you need for a relaxing stay! Over the years we have rented a lot of vacation homes, but this is the first one that we have actually came back to for a second visit. I'm sure we will be back for a 3rd! Thanks, Carolyn!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montreal, Quebec Canada
4

Cozy retreat

  • 4 of 5

A cozy, quiet comfortable place to come home to after a day of sightseeing in and around Austin. Well maintained, clean and stocked with Movies and games for rainy days or evenings in. There is a wonderful Café within walking distance and bus transportation just around the corner. Carolyn has done a great job to make this a real home away from home.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Convenient to great Austin areas

  • 5 of 5

We enjoy our time at Tree Top Serenity. Everything was just as advertised. The beds were very comfortable with extra nice linens/pillows. The apartment was very convenient and so quiet and relaxing. Great movie selection would be an asset for families. I would love to have the chance to stay here again. Carolyn is a gracious and caring host.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning $50
Tax Rate 15.0%

Cancellations 60 days prior to arrival date will get 100% refund. Rental agreement for 30 or more days will avoid the 15% occupancy tax. We require our guests be at least 25 yrs. of age or accompanied by a parent. We have a strict noise curfew of 10:00 pm. No early check-ins or late check-out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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