Historic Tarrytown Residence along Lake Austin/ Scenic Drive:
We first stayed at the house as renters via Homeaway two and a half years ago. We loved the property so much that we purchased the home in December and are carrying on the rental legacy. We hope that you will enjoy the house's heartwarming soul as much as we have!
Sarah purchased this House in 2013
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Needs A Lot of TLC
My wife and another couple rented this house for a weekend getaway April 6 - 8, 2019. We were very disappointed. The pictures we viewed before renting showed the potential for the house but the property must have deteriorated since the pictures were taken. The house was dark, dreary, should have been cleaned better, and parts were in disrepair.
The only positive I can cite is the location on Scenic Drive. It's a beautiful neighborhood with great access to LBJ Lake, downtown, Zilker Park, etc. But the house needs a lot of TLC. The interior is very dark and dreary and the furniture tends toward shabby. Due to the house being added on to over time, it has some quirky details. These may have been charming if the house wasn't so run-down. The kitchen, in particular was very dark and small. The window over the kitchen sink looked into a covered area between two buildings where there was a washer & dryer and water heater. Quirky...
When we entered the house we noticed a musty odor. We attributed it to the age of the house and the furniture. When we we getting ready to check out we discovered the source of the odor. We opened the dishwasher and found it was full of dirty dishes covered with mold. It smelled like sewage with the dishwasher door open. The owner attributed it to a new house cleaner. This may be true and I understand mistakes happen, but there's no excuse for someone not checking, especially when there was already an odor in the house.
There's a room with a table and hot tub that appears to have been added on. The floor bends when you walk on it. It feels like you could fall through it. We walked through the room when we first arrived and didn't go back because it doesn't appear to be safe. Also, the floor in the bathroom that was added on upstairs gives when you walk on it. It wasn't as bad as the downstairs added on room, but it's disconcerting to have the floor bend when you walk on it.
There were a few issues with cleanliness in addition to the dishwasher. The windows were extremely dirty as were the keys to the piano. We didn't see a lot of dust or cobwebs, so someone must have cleaned before we came. We didn't get to use the patio because it rained while we were there but it didn't appear that the patio area was cleaned before we arrived. It would have been nice if they had cleaned off the leaves and other debris from the patio.
All in all, the property has potential but needs a LOT of work.
Beautiful Home and Austin Area
This is a beautiful property. Very close to Downtown and the Lake. Great Kitchen and Entertainment area. Even though it rained on us, the House made up for the bad weather!
This home is amazing! Beautiful historic Austin home on beautiful and quiet Scenic Drive!!
Corrine and this property could not have been any lovelier or more welcoming!! Beautiful home, very comfortable, everything we needed, great location-beautiful and wonderfully located, absolutely A+ all the way around!!
Linda, it was such a pleasure having you and your family stay with us! We’re so happy that you enjoyed your visit with your daughter and your adventures about town! It was a delight. Thank you!
Charming and cozy! Can't wait to come back!
Beautiful property at a great location
The owner was responsive and gracious and had flowers and wine awaiting us . The property is so unique and the location is amazing.
Great place to stay. Felt right at home!
Great location, home and owner.
Scott, we loved having you stay with us! Kyle is indeed the dog whisper 🙂. Y’all were the perfect guests! Thank you you for taking such good care of the house.
Perfectly located for the major downtown Austin events such as ACL and SXSW, as it's an easy bike ride to the Townlake Trail, Mayfield Park, Zilker park. The property is located along Lake Austin just minutes from Austin’s storied Hula Hut and Walsh Landing where there are restaurants and cafes as well as boat docks to put in kayaks, paddle boards, etc. It is a perfect location to be in the middle of downtown, but have peace and quiet at the end of the day!
***Also located on the property is a smaller cottage suitable for 2-3 guests which is Homeaway property #3694617 if you are trying to group guests together using both homes or possibly looking for a smaller property.
Parties and Events: A magnificent ancient live-oak tree shades what may be Austin's finest courtyard/party space.The house and its grounds make a beautiful setting for small parties and special events! Please contact us directly for more details.