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Historic Tarrytown Residence on Lake Austin/ Scenic Drive

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Last updated: 08/08/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This historic tarrytown residence, built in the fashion of a normandy farm house in 1906, boasts a spacious stone structure adorned with hand-hewn beams and rare old-growth-long-leaf-pine-wood floors accented with cedar timber pillars. The grand living room is centerpieced by a two-story stone fireplace and is flooded with light from a wall of windows in the adjacent sunroom. A large wet bar greets the kitchen entry and additional dining space. A spectacular birds-nest terrace reached by a wrought-iron staircase bestows panoramic views of downtown and lake austin. The large stone courtyard is outfitted with a fire place and grill that set the stage for relaxing nights outside and easy entertaining. The courtyard and back lawn are shaded by a canopy of live-oaks while the perimeter of the property is surrounded by stone fencing that exude the comfort and seclusion of unique old world living.

***also located on the two acre 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.

History:
The property's grand limestone exterior exemplifies old austin stone architecture. When the rubble filled dam broke on lake austin around 1900 the shores were lined with large chunks of limestone. Subsequently many of the houses on the eastern side of lake austin were constructed with limestone from the lake shores.

The home and its out-outbuildings were built in1906 by judge batts after whom 'batts hall' at the university of texas was named. He was a texas supreme court justice famous for creating the texas railroad commission. She was an artist and the first director of the university of texas art department. The building known as the 'studio' was built as a weekend retreat for the judge and his wife. Her paintings of flowers can still be seen on the original hand-hewn beams on the lower floor of the 'studio'.

Once a b&b the 'studio' quickly became a favored honey-moon retreat and was voted 'austin's most romantic retreat'. With many movies were being produced in the austin area and some of the guests stayed for extended periods for example, luke wilson while filming 'the wendell baker story', producer linda obst while filming 'hope floats', and peter berg while writing the screen play for 'friday night lights'. Most recently in 2012 ryan gosling stayed at the home for several months while filming a movie about the the austin music scene.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

    25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Lake View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$350 $400
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,000 $4,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $250
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

We accept payment in the form of cash or check. We request a 50% deposit to reserve the property and full payment of rental, fees and taxes (15% occupancy tax for stays under 30 days) upon arrival/ check-in. Deposits are non-refundable.

*RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DURING EVENTS AND HOLIDAYS


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Last updated: 08/08/2016
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Location

11.8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Abel's on the Lake
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
MUNY, Lions Municipal Golf Course
3.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrack-Austin
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
TX-1 Mopac
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Abel's on the Lake
Tarrytown, Austin, TX, USA
Nearest Ski
Waterskiing on Lake Austin
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
Volente at Lake Travis

Location:

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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: 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!


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Photos

  • Main House Exterior and Courtyard

    Main House Exterior and Courtyard

  • Livingroom

    Livingroom

  • Livingroom and dining area

    Livingroom and dining area

  • Wetbar and kitchen entrance

    Wetbar and kitchen entrance

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Second floor bedroom suite

    Second floor bedroom suite

  • Second floor bathroom at the top of the stairs

    Second floor bathroom at the top of the stairs

  • First floor hallway and bedroom suite entrance

    First floor hallway and bedroom suite entrance

  • First floor bathroom suite

    First floor bathroom suite

  • Roof-top terrace view

    Roof-top terrace view

  • Courtyard

    Courtyard

  • Birdseye view of courtyard

    Birdseye view of courtyard

  • Livingroom

    Livingroom

  • Wetbar

    Wetbar

  • Kitechen

    Kitechen

  • Sunroom

    Sunroom

  • Second floor bathroom and bedroom suite

    Second floor bathroom and bedroom suite

  • Second floor bathroom at the top of the stairs

    Second floor bathroom at the top of the stairs

  • First floor bedroom suite

    First floor bedroom suite

  • Roof-top terrace

    Roof-top terrace

  • Courtyard

    Courtyard

  • View from front gate

    View from front gate

  • Backyard and lawn

    Backyard and lawn

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 08/08/2016

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