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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:
July 24, 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 Austin

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!

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: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • 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 noises curfew, leave all furnishings, in original location, including cleaned dishes in cabinet, all trash in outdoor trash recepticles.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 twin/ single , twin sleeper sofa
  • 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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Tree Top Serenity, 1/1, Minutes to UT, Zilker, Downtown, Lake, Action!
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 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: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mauri; we hope to see you again soon!
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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: Mar 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: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palo Alto, CA
5

A great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We found Tree Top Serenity to be very much as advertised, and we were pleased with our stay. It was clean and tidy and sufficiently roomy--living room, kitchen, eating area, bedroom, bathroom--that we could stretch out a bit. The kitchen was stocked with free coffee and condiments (like sugar and dairy creamer), which was a nice touch. The owner left us a hand-written note upon our arrival, which was also a nice touch. We felt welcome and at home. The neighborhood was very quiet, well kept, and close to downtown, stores, and restaurants. Our only complaints are minor. We could find no hair dryer (after much looking)--which created a major disruption. We were eventually able to borrow one from my daughter, who lives fairly close by, but were it not for her we would have been forced to go out and buy one. I think it's fair to say that every rental should provide a hair dryer. Also, the TV system was almost impossible to figure out, and the directions didn't help much. I would think some solution could be found to help out future guests. As I said, however, these were minor glitches. Overall, we were very happy with our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland
5

Cozy 1BR in beautiful neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I found this sweet little spot to be exactly as listed. Located on a quiet Rosedale (north central Austin) street, the house has both the advantage of a calm residential location (great for a morning run or a quiet afternoon and nap after all that BBQ you ate..) as well as proximity to bars and restaurants. You may try the Draught House, just a 7 or so minute walk on 43rd towards Medical Parkway. Stiles Switch is solid BBQ (without the long line) just a short drive away on N. Lamar. Across from there is a ridiculously tasty ramen restaurant called Michi Ramen. This place is easily better than anything around us in the SF Bay Area and stands toe to toe with some of NYC's best (haven't been to Japan yet!) Rounding out this short list, you may check out the local Taco Deli for a quick breakfast or more typical taco.

While we had a rental car, primarily to visit west Texas afterwards, we did head into town once and it was an easy drive. Just beware the downtown traffic (particularly if you're there as we were on a holiday and UT graduation weekend!) We had heard that buses are hit and miss, but found the bus service downtown to be fast and reliable when we used it. I will say that for those used to walking or even bicycling everywhere, Austin is a large, not so compact city. Not quite as many walkers and cyclists on the roads as you may expect. Then again, it has been the rainiest year on record for them, so that could be a factor as well.

If you want the convenience of great local restaurants, easy access to downtown and highways, and the more quiet, relaxing feel of a comfortable, established neighborhood, then Carolyn's rental is for you.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Rosedale Guest House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
ACL
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,350
$5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Formula 1
Oct 19 2017 - Oct 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
SXSW
May 17 2018 - May 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,350
$5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning pet fee/over 3 $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning $50
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 0.15%

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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