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Tree Top Serenity, Minutes to U.T.,Zilker,Downtown,Lake,Musi

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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Enjoy the PEACE & SERENITY of this detached one bedroom, one bath, approx. 600 sq.ft. guest quarters, located in a quiet residential neighborhood, Rosedale. 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 these hot summer days! You will find a library of games and DVD's, as well as basketball goal.

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

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 only 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 two, with an ADDITIONAL QUEEN AIR BED upon request; all fresh linens are provided.

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.

We look forward to hearing from you and providing you with a MOST PLEASANT STAY!

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Carolyn Smth
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Carolyn Smth

Hello! We are delighted to share our CHARMING guest quarters, which is positioned very privately, at the rear of the propoerty, NESTLED AMONG 30' TREES. We have lived in the main house for over 32 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!

Carolyn Smth purchased this apartment in 1979

Why Carolyn Smth 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 the nearby hospitals, not to mention the enjoyment of the local events. It offers utmost convenience to shopping, dining, recreation, University of Texas sports events, Downtown/Zilker Park entertainment MUSIC and city transit system. Rosedale is a lovely, family oriented neighborhood within walking distance of a stream of delightful boutique shopping & casual/fine dining!

What makes this apartment unique

Serenity! Absolutely charming, nestled among 30'-40' trees, giving a cheerful TREE HOUSE AMBIANCE!


Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Tree Top Serenity, Minutes to U.T.,Zilker,Downtown,Lake,Musi
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
Lahaina, Hi

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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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

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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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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The Colony, TX

Best Place in Austin

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for the first time in November for my birthday. It was my first stay in Austin. The Tree Top Serenity is the perfect little getaway place to stay. Carolyn responded quickly to all correspondence and was incredibly easy to work with. The apartment was exactly as was listed. Very clean. Nicely furnished. Beautiful neighborhood, and it even had it's own little private balcony and "backyard" that included a little sitting area tucked away for privacy. The neighborhood is quiet so this is not a place to throw a party. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and will absolutely stay here any time I visit this wonderful city. Also note it was very close to downtown. The drive took a total of about 6-10 minutes depending on traffic!!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The apartment is tastefully furnished and clean.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is comfortable, tastefully furnished and clean. The neighborhood is quiet and pleasant. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Our new BMX-Skate Park is now open, only a few blocks from your front door. Ramsey PARK & Shoal Creek HIKE/BIKE TRAILS are only 2 blocks away. Within minutes you can be at U.T. Sports events, DOWNTOWN MUSIC Entertainment District, Lady Bird LAKE, ZILKER PARK, The Domain & more! You will enjoy the stream of delightful boutiques & casual/fine dining, within a few blocks. Oh yea! Don't miss the Triangle FARMERS MARKET or the SUNSET from atop Mt. Bonnell!!


Rates & Availability

Rosedale Apartment Rental Rates

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Mar 10 2017 - Mar 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning ($75 for 3+) $50
Tax Rate 15.0%

Rental agreements for 30 or more days will avoid the 15% occupancy tax, saving $480-$700. We require our guests be at least 25 years of age or accompanied by a parent.

Payment must be paid in full 30 days prior to arrival/60 days prior for special events; it can be sent by overnight mail or through PayPal.

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Rosedale Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Fully tiled bathroom with tub/shower combination.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • There is a queen size pillow top bed; nice linens; HDTV. A queen air bed can be provided if needed. Also, the love seat in the living area makes into a twin sleeper.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
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
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Ramsey Park offers swimming, tennis, playscapes, basketball & more; this & Shoal Creek Hike/Bike Trails are only 2 blocks away! Our new Skate Park is now open & is within 10 blocks from the front door!

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