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Last updated: 09/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Winner of the ABC Living Well Channel's 'Sweet Retreats' Austin edition and also known as the "Bali-inspired Artist's Retreat". We're now running a Holiday Special, (valid for stays including these dates: Nov. 19, 2015 - Jan. 2, 2016). Book at least six nights and we'll supply the holiday dinner for up to twelve guests, including Tandoori Chicken or Duck, Seasonal Vegetable Gratin, Whipped Sweet Potatoes, Buttermilk Biscuits, Buttermilk or Caramel Squash Pies, and more! (Also, ask about the Loft House's mid-week discount program and 2 day weekday minimums).

Welcome! Are you looking for a resort-like atmosphere for your annual girlfriend getaway? Searching for an inspirational setting for your company retreat or offsite meeting? Hunting for a home with a convivial vibe for your family reunion? If so, your search for a secluded yet accessible Austin home-base is over. Situated on two acres of private green-space on a non-through street, this private oasis offers easy access to ACL, SXSW, F1 (Formula One) and downtown Austin.

Because the Loft House is located Sunset Valley, a tiny independent township in the heart of South Austin, Austin's new maximum occupancy regulations (10 guests max) do not apply. We sleep up to twelve guests comfortably and legally!

Hi, I'm Sharon. In 2008, I flew to Bali and filled a container with art, architectural pieces, furniture, marble and building materials. When I returned to Austin I built my dream home in the Sunset Valley neighborhood, a tiny township within the city of Austin. 'Austin's best kept secret' has large lots, many old and beautiful trees, horses and abundant wildlife yet its only 14 minutes from downtown. In 2010 the Loft House was awarded five stars (the highest honor) by the Austin Green Building Program and was featured in the Cool House Architectural Tour.

The two story, naturally lighted artist's loft, has a flexible floor plan to accommodate a wide range of groups, from families on holiday to small wedding parties to corporate clients. Because I make my living designing and building things, my home is filled with textiles, art, art materials and works in progress. When you arrive you'll notice my obsessive compulsive attention to detail throughout, custom carved teak doors, polished concrete and pebble mosaic floors, natural clay wall finishes, custom light switches, etc. I've been told there's something about the space that fuels the imagination and inspires a sense of play, making it perfect for corporate brainstorming sessions and artist/writer retreats.

The very private outdoor living space offers numerous ways to enjoy the warm Austin weather; eat breakfast in the large screened porch, sip mojitos on the deck or paddle around the lap pool as deer, foxes, mexican eagles and hummingbirds frolic nearby.

WHOLE HOUSE FEATURES:
- Tall ceilings and lots of natural light
- Wireless internet
- onsite free parking
- Sleeps up to 12 people in luxury linens, 100% cotton sheets, world textile coverlets, vintage wool blankets, new pillows and comfortable mattresses. A variety of sleeping arrangements can be arranged.
- Bath and pool towels
- Shampoos and other beauty products, hairdryers and makeup mirrors throughout

LIVING and DINING ROOM:
- Large open living space with two story windows overlook the private green-space
- Raised dining room just off the kitchen with custom dining table and lighted art niche

KITCHEN: The fully equipped large kitchen with wrap-around counters that open onto the screened outdoor living and dining area is perfect for parties, foodie reunions and cooking classes.
- Gas stove
- Wall oven and microwave
- Dishwasher
- Coffee grinder, french presses and automated coffee maker
- Toaster oven
- Cooking equipment (cookie sheets, baking pans, pots and pans, salad spinner)
- Kitchen staples (flour, sugar, baking soda, etc.)
- Outdoor gas grill on the patio

BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS:
The ground floor 'Garden Room' Master Bedroom features...
- Large windows that overlook the pool area. Lots of natural light
- Custom roman shades for privacy
- The king sized bed can be reconfigured into two TwinXL beds
- Private bathroom with white pebble mosaic floor and a large soaking tub with a view.
- Towels, hair dryer, lighted magnifying mirror, shampoos and other beauty products are supplied.
- Walk in closet with a washer and dryer
- Private entrance offers access to the pool and outdoor shower

The second-floor 'Sun Room' Master Bedroom features…
- Large windows that overlook the pool and green-space
- Two custom queen-size beds on wheels. (Roll one next to the windows and wake up surrounded by sky)
- Enough room to comfortably fit an extra TwinXL bed if needed
- The next-door bathroom includes a vintage custom etched claw-foot tub/shower, venetian plaster finish, towels, hair dryer, lighted magnifying mirror, shampoos and other beauty products

The ground floor 'Patio' Bedroom features…
- Private entrance
- Private outdoor patio with table, chairs and custom iron gates
- The king sized bed can be reconfigured into two TwinXL beds
- Walk in closet
- Private bathroom with walk in shower, carved sink, towels, hair dryer, lighted magnifying mirror, towels, hair dryer, shampoos and other beauty products

A fourth full bathroom just off the main living space features a tub with a shower, a small vanity area, towels, hair dryer, lighted magnifying mirror, towels, shampoos and other beauty products

SECOND FLOOR LOFT AREAS: The entertainment/conference room that overlooks the main living space features
- Computer desks / conference table
- Comfortable leather sectional sofa
- Additional comfortable seating can be set up including 12 Haworth conference chairs
- Brand new 60' plasma smart tv with Netflix online streaming, dvd player, Hulu, Chromecast, Apple TV, etc.

The 'Sleeping Loft':
- This semi-private space can be configured in a variety of ways:
--- Two king sized beds can be reconfigured into four TwinXL beds
--- A series of folding teak tables can be set up to make it a work space.
--- I have six yoga mats, now its a yoga studio!

OUTDOOR AREA
- Large teak deck with a gas grill
- Fifty foot lap pool
- Outdoor shower overlooking the 2 acre lot and dry creek
- Private patio just outside the 'Patio' bedroom
- A large private yard and a dry creek to explore
- Deer, foxes, raccoons, Mexican Eagles, hummingbirds galore

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Let's talk about kids! We allow certain ages....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Garden Bedroom: 1 king

    The King bed can be made into 2 TwinXLs at your request....moreless

  • Patio Bedroom: 1 king

    The King bed converts to two TwinXLs at your request....moreless

  • Sun Bedroom: 2 queen

    An extra Twin bed can be added at your request....moreless

  • Sleeping Loft: 2 king

    Semi-private loft area: Choose two King beds or 4 TwinXLs....moreless

  • Sleep soundly in the high thread-count linens. Wake up to stunning views of private green-space or a private patio. The bedrooms can be configured in a variety of ways... The Garden bedroom: The King bed breaks down into two TwinXLs. The Sunroom bedroom: Two Queen beds sleep two singles or couples. Another TwinXL bed can be added for an extra person. The Patio bedroom: The King bed breaks down into two TwinXLs. Another TwinXL bed can be added for an extra person. Sleeping Loft: Two King beds can be broken down to make 4 TwinXLs. Every bed (including the extra TwinXLs) has a ventilated memory foam topper and is very comfortable. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Garden Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Large soaking tub with a view. Pebble mosaic floor. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Shower: shower, outdoor shower

    Easily accessed from the pool, Garden and Patio Bedrooms....moreless

  • Patio Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Large walk-in shower. Carved stone sink. Marble tile....moreless

  • Clawfoot Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Just off the Sunroom Bedroom. Custom etched vintage tub....moreless

  • Center Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Handcarved marble pillar sink. Serves the entire house....moreless

  • Glamourous bathrooms all! Javanese marble, carved stone sinks, a custom etched vintage claw-foot tub and other artistic touches throughout. Towels, hair dryers and magnifying makeup mirrors are included....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Ask about our personal chef, massage therapy, yoga classes or maid services, (these services cost extra and need to be arranged ahead of time)....moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    I'm working on a collection of vintage board games...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable, Showtime, Netflix streaming, Amazon Prime streaming, Pandora, Hulu, Apple TV, Google Chrome Cast, etc....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Built-in speakers in the main living space, screened porch and pool deck. BlueTooth connection to the upstairs surround sound system. Bedrooms have Bose wireless BlueTooth speakers....moreless

  • Television:

    Brand new 60' LG plasma smart tv with Chromecast, Apple Tv and surround sound....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Paddle Boating
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining area is just off the kitchen and living room. Extra diners eat at the bar or folding teak tables can be set up....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Outdoor fire pit (no indoor fireplace)...moreless

  • Garage:

    The carport fits two cars...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    high speed wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    French presses, coffee grinder, automatic coffee maker and mini espresso machine....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Unique serving ware. Serves at least 12....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Large and fully stocked. Accordian glass windows open fully to the screened porch. Great for entertaining, cooking classes and parties....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Stainless steel wall microwave....moreless

  • Oven:

    Stainless steel wall oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Pantry is stocked with basics like flour, sugar, baking soda, etc. Cuisinart mixer, baking dishes and lots of other equipment is available....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    French door, stainless steel....moreless

  • Stove:

    Four burner gas stove....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    A large teak patio between the lap pool and the screened porch and a private patio off the Patio Bedroom....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lots of it. Currently working on extending a level lawn area overlooking the dry creek for small events....moreless

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late September midweek
Sep 25 - Sep 27, 2016
2 night min stay
$650
ACL 1st weekend
Sep 28 - Oct 2, 2016
3 night min stay
$1,500
ACL 2nd weekend
Oct 5 - Oct 9, 2016
3 night min stay
$1,500
October Special
Oct 10 - Oct 12, 2016
2 night min stay
$650
Formula One Wkd
Oct 19 - Oct 23, 2016
4 night min stay
$1,500
November Special
Nov 6 - Nov 9, 2016
2 night min stay
$650
Mid November Special
Nov 21 - Nov 23, 2016
2 night min stay
$650
SxSW Interactive
Mar 8 - Mar 13, 2017
5 night min stay
$1,500
SxSW Music
Mar 14 - Mar 20, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$750 $850
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$5,000 $18,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $200 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

FAQs:

- The renter must be over 25, all children must be over 12.

- No smoking or pets.

- Check-in after 3 PM, check-out is at 11 AM. Pre-approval is required for changes.

- Special events and parties are allowed with owner approval and separate contract.

- See sections 15, 16 and 17 of the rental agreement for the Cancellation Policy.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 09/27/2016
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Location

  • Barton Springs Pool

    "A spring-fed pool smack in the middle of Austin. Don't miss an evening swim if its a full moon."

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  • Zilker Park

    "Hike, bike, play frisbee, swim, picnic, people watch, visit the Japanese gardens, so much to..."

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  • South Congress Avenue

    "The heart of funky Austin. You can spend the entire day here. Shop at local shops such as By..."

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  • Justine's 1937

    "Great vibe, good food. Get there early or you'll have to wait. (But you can play petanque to..."

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  • Salty Sow

    "One of my most recent discoveries. Delicious food, great desserts. (Don't miss the crispy br..."

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  • Hopfields

    "Friendly, casual neighborhood French gastro-pub. Delicious."

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  • Strange Brew

    "Live Music, adult beverages, coffee and great black tea."

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  • Thai Fresh

    "Great food made from local produce and meat. Laid back atmosphere. Fabulous home-made non-da..."

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  • Sway

    "Love this place. Delicious. Modern Thai. Communal tables. Trendy and loud but fun."

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  • Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse and Cafe

    "Coffee shop and vegetarian restaurant. Very Austin. Sit outside or in. Great food. "

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  • Elizabeth Street Cafe

    "French Vietnamese. Trendy, friendly, noisy and delicious. (not cheap)"

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  • Whole Foods Market Lamar

    "The mother ship. If you've never been, you must experience it."

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  • Olivia

    "Delicious. One of the best in Austin. Not trendy. You'll need reservations."

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  • Central Market Westgate

    "Great gourmet grocery store, and live music cafe. You can walk from the Loft House."

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  • Wheatsville Food Co-Op

    "Great organic and locally sourced foods. If you're a hippy you'll feel right at home."

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  • Lenoir

    "OK, its trendy and I always walk out spending much more than I intended, but most of the tim..."

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  • Hopdoddy

    "Always a line out front. Counter service, hand-crafted beer and gourmet burger bar. I love t..."

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  • Franklin Barbecue

    "World famous. Get there at the crack of dawn and wait in line for hours. Not so sure its rea..."

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  • Kome

    "Decent Sushi. Cute neighborhood place. Good prices."

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  • Uchi

    "Famous, expensive and delicious. Try not to stare at the famous people."

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  • Uchiko

    "Uchi's slightly less expensive little sister. Go for the happy hour if budget is an issue (y..."

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  • Pinthouse Pizza

    "Order at the bar and sit at communal picnic tables. Fun and friendly. Lots of beer and cider..."

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  • Antonelli's Cheese Shop

    "Great and tiny cheese and gourmet food shop. Free tastes of cheese before you buy. Buy your ..."

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  • Odd Duck

    "Lunch and dinner. Patio dining and happy hour. Interesting food."

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  • Barley Swine

    "Locally sourced interesting food."

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  • Lick Ice Cream

    "Home made ice cream. Interesting flavors, non-dairy options too."

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  • Yard Dog Gallery

    "One of the best galleries in Austin, (if you like this sort of thing)."

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  • Tesoros Trading Co Retail

    "Great imported textiles, art, home goods, jewelry etc."

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  • Mockingbird Domestics

    "Very nice home and gift shop selling lots of objects from local artists."

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  • BookPeople

    "Large independent bookstore. Go there, buy something and support independent presses."

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  • Waterloo Records

    "An Austin landmark. "

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  • Spartan

    "Really nice gift shop. High end yet earthy. Easy parking in the garage."

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11.2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
0.8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Stouthaus Coffee Pub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Highway 290 / Highway 71
1.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pinthouse Pizza

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: I'm an artist, designer, foodie, film buff and collector of Outsider Art. (I'm an antique show, junk shop and eBay addict!). I designed my house to revolve around the kitchen and the art studio, the two places where I'm most happy. Well, make that three places, I'm happy swimming in my pool too. And oh yeah, I'm happy hanging out with friends on my porch, eating fresh food we just dragged home from the Sunset Valley Farmers Market (only two blocks away). And I'm happy taking walks around my neighborhood visiting the horses and hiking on the nearby nature trails. I guess I'm just generally happy. You see I was born and raised in upstate New York, where the winters are long and cold. Now that I live in Austin, where the weather is warm, the people are friendly and the culture is lively, I'm in heaven!

Why the Owner Chose Flournoy Acres, Sunset Valley, TX, USA:
If you're looking for an out of the ordinary experience with privacy and luxury amenities, and you don't mind driving FOURTEEN MINUTES to where the action is, this is the place.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Ask about our Winter Special and our mid-week discounts!


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Start your day with a relaxing swim in the 50' lap pool

    Start your day with a relaxing swim in the 50' lap pool

  • The open loft-style living space is perfect for entertaining

    The open loft-style living space is perfect for entertaining

  • Media Loft: Enjoy the new 60' hi-def smart tv with cable, Netflix, Hulu, etc.

    Media Loft: Enjoy the new 60' hi-def smart tv with cable, Netflix, Hulu, etc.

  • Garden Bedroom: Banks of windows let in sunshine and views of the pool + garden

    Garden Bedroom: Banks of windows let in sunshine and views of the pool + garden

  • The Patio Bedroom can be set up with a King or two TwinXL beds

    The Patio Bedroom can be set up with a King or two TwinXL beds

  • Patio Bedroom: Sliding glass doors face west and open onto a private patio

    Patio Bedroom: Sliding glass doors face west and open onto a private patio

  • The Patio Bedroom's bathroom with walk-in shower and hand carved sink from Bali

    The Patio Bedroom's bathroom with walk-in shower and hand carved sink from Bali

  • The view of the Sleeping Loft from the top of the stairs.

    The view of the Sleeping Loft from the top of the stairs.

  • The large outdoor shower room with an (optional) view

    The large outdoor shower room with an (optional) view

  • We're busy bees constantly adding new features to the house and landscaping

    We're busy bees constantly adding new features to the house and landscaping

  • Ask about our personal chef, vintage tea parties, yoga and massage services

    Ask about our personal chef, vintage tea parties, yoga and massage services

  • Our home is filled with artistic details, especially during the holidays

    Our home is filled with artistic details, especially during the holidays

  • The porch is screened on 3 sides to capture breezes + views of abundant wildlife

    The porch is screened on 3 sides to capture breezes + views of abundant wildlife

  • The Garden Room Bedroom can be set up with two TwinXL beds or one King-sized bed

    The Garden Room Bedroom can be set up with two TwinXL beds or one King-sized bed

  • The Garden Bedroom's private bathroom with a view

    The Garden Bedroom's private bathroom with a view

  • A detail of the headboard in the Patio Bedroom

    A detail of the headboard in the Patio Bedroom

  • 13 The Patio Bedroom's outdoor living space

    13 The Patio Bedroom's outdoor living space

  • Sunroom bedroom: Vintage windup birds perch atop two 'wandering' queen beds

    Sunroom bedroom: Vintage windup birds perch atop two 'wandering' queen beds

  • The Sleeping Loft holds 4 TwinXLs or 2 King sized beds

    The Sleeping Loft holds 4 TwinXLs or 2 King sized beds

  • Swimming season extends into the late fall in Austin

    Swimming season extends into the late fall in Austin

  • A relaxed and inspiring setting for off-site meetings and corporate retreats

    A relaxed and inspiring setting for off-site meetings and corporate retreats

  • The caretaker's cottage is just next door (on the left)

    The caretaker's cottage is just next door (on the left)

  • End your nights unwinding under the stars. © Nicole Mlakar

    End your nights unwinding under the stars. © Nicole Mlakar

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  • Bathrooms
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