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Total Charm in Hyde Park, Natl Register of Historic Places at U.T. & Downtown

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View of Cottage from the Street, Garage at the end of the Driveway

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Last updated: 02/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, Stand Alone Cottage, Privacy and Large Backyard, Garage

Five to ten minutes from the University of Texas and downtown, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Hyde Park is a rare urban village within a city. This Hyde Park cottage puts history, the spirit of adventure and the best of Austin at your fingertips.

*Stand alone cottage means this property is not shared with any other people nor rentals, nor does this property share property line with an apartment complex, a rarity in Hyde Park.
*Preserved architectural details include cabinetry, tiles, tub, sinks.
*Signed art. Fine furnishings throughout from the 1930's and earlier.
*Original hardwood floors. Wooden blinds. Solid wood furnishings from the home's era.
*100% cotton linens. Feather pillows. Down comforters. Sealy Posturepedic mattresses.
*Giant trees. Large backyard. Outdoor antique wrought iron furniture.
*HDTV. DVD. Free Wi-Fi and TV Cable.
*Garage offers covered parking and storage.

Walk to the University of Texas, eateries, museums, live theater, Austin Farmers' Market, Avenue B's 100+ year old grocery store, Texas' oldest municipal golf course, public tennis courts and pools, top ranked public schools, Tour of Homes.

The most valued real estate often includes top schools and this cottage is no different. This property has access to Lee Elementary School. Designated as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, this represents the USA's highest honor for a public school. Kealing Middle School is one of four Magnet schools in Austin. And McCallum High School has been designated as the Austin Independent School District's Fine Arts Academy.

Please note: A short term rental accepts stays of less than 30 nights. Stays at this property are 30 nights or longer. This property is not a short term rental.

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Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/28/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

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

    25...moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    Plastic plates, bowls and cups are provided....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Given our extreme and endless drought , smoking and any flame of any kind (besides use of the gas top stove) are prohibited indoors and outdoors....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    There is no fence around this property. Only under certain conditions and with prior permission plus security deposits will some pets possibly be suitable for this property....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    Sleeps 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Sleeps 2...moreless

  • I insist on the finest sleeping experience. Each of the two full sized beds includes 100% cotton sheets, feather pillows, down comforters, 100% cotton duvets, Sealy Posturepedic mattresses....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • I insist on the highest quality materials throughout. Your bathroom experience will include Ralph Lauren towels, Restoration Hardware fixtures, Matouk Egyptian Cotton shower curtain....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Some of the pleasures of this house include the original cast iron tub, ceramic sinks, glass doorknobs, and tiles in both kitchen and bathroom. Time Warner's Basic Cable TV and WiFi are provided at no extra charge. There is no fence around the property. Under limited circumstances, with prior permission and an additional security deposit will some pets will be considered. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Free Time Warner Basic Cable HDTV plus DVD for movie watching on the 19' razor thin Vizio 1080P LCD/LED HDTV....moreless

  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air Conditioning and Heat...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Available for one car in the garage....moreless

  • Garage:

    Provides covered parking for one car. The garage also offers space for unsecured storage equivalent to the size of one car....moreless

  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Air Conditioning and Heat...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room:

    Couch, Two Armchairs...moreless

  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    In the driveway....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WiFi...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Quality flatware and china, variety of pots and pans, pyrex and french ceramic baking dishes, teflon skillets, large pot, coffee pot for boiling water, coffeemaker, wine opener, scissors, variety of knives for food preparation, cutting boards, can opener, variety of spatulas and cooking spoons, pot holders....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    The kitchen is fully stocked with cookware, China, silverware, cups, bowls, glasses, cooking utensils....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is fully stocked with cookware, China, silverware, cups, bowls, glasses, cooking utensils....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas oven....moreless

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Wrought iron table and chairs in backyard seat four....moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Shipe Park is within two blocks and has a swimming pool and a wading pool....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

$3,295
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Clearning Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

Lodging is $3295/30 nights for 1-2 occupants and $3495/30 nights for 3-4 occupants.

Lodging is higher in March. Please email or call me for a March quote.

Checks and wire transfers do not incur the 3% fee added to all PayPal and CC payments.

If approved, pets apply towards total occupancy and incur additional fees, too.

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Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Location

Car: Not Necessary

Included on the National Register of Historic Places, Hyde Park is a rare urban village inside a city. Very few neighborhoods can boast of having their own sculpture museum, live theater, annual tour of homes, the oldest municipal golf course in Texas, 100 year old grocery stores, Austin Farmer's Market, the highest ranked public schools, public tennis courts and swimming pools, and restaurants galore. Proximity to UT makes it popular among faculty and graduate students, and those going downtown find the easy drive attractive. Hyde Park is also popular with young families who enjoy architectural integrity, quiet streets, parks and welcoming community.

Walk to Antonelli’s Artisinal Cheeseshop, Quack’s Bakery & Coffee Bar, Asti Trattoria, Fresh Plus Grocers, Hyde Park Bar & Grill, Mother’s Vegetarian Cafe, Daily Juice Raw Cafe, The Avenue B 100 yr old Grocery, Vino Vino Wine Bar, Mandola's Italian Market, Dolce Vita Gelato and Espresso, Hyde Park Gym, Flying Saucer Pub.

Other Activities: At UT: football and sports, LBJ presidential library, Blanton Art and Texas Memorial Museums.

Golf: Within walking distance is the oldest municipal golf course in Texas, Hancock Public Golf Course.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1994

About the owner: In 1994 I bought this home, my first historical home in Austin, and I have enjoyed being a landlord for over ten years. Separately, having used an imperfect diet instead of chemotherapy to reverse my own disabling disease, my other career uses over two decades as a Registered Dietitian to bring the healing power of food to others. As featured speaker for radio and TV, medical professionals, universities and corporations, I have authored a book that sells in twelve countries and is a best seller at Amazon. A documentary of my recovery, “The Incurables”, also airs internationally on Veria TV. My hope is to simply a healing diet for others on their path to remarkable results.

Why the Owner Chose Hyde Park, Austin, TX, USA:
I own several 1930's cottages in central Austin, all of them in neighborhoods on the National Register of Historic Places. For ten years I lived in and fell in love with this cottage for many reasons. In my humble opinion, this is the only neighborhood left in Austin that still retains the feel of old, laid back, quintessential college-town Austin, yet it offers immediate access to the best of what is new in Austin. A home built in 1850 is two blocks away. This street alone has six homes which have garnered commendation individually on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to the extraordinary neighborhood, I was always grateful to enjoy so many original details of this home. Having spent more than two years in Europe, architectural integrity, urban location and uncompromised materials along with a good price became what mattered much more than square footage. Thus beautiful cottages and cozy spaces are a natural fit for me now. I hope you'll enjoy this enchanting property as much as I do.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Premium real estate and privacy at a reasonable price. Preserved historical details include original tiles in the kitchen and bathroom, original sinks and cast iron tub, original glass door knobs, original kitchen cabinetry, original ironing board stored inside the kitchen wall. Stand alone cottage with covered parking and a large back yard all to yourself because this is the only residence on the entire property. (Duplexes, triplexes and apartment complexes are extremely common in Hyde Park.) It's very easy to live car free in this cherished neighborhood on the National Register of Historic Places. Delightful parrot colony just one block north at the University of Texas Intramural Field. Comfort is ensured with all linens made of 100% cotton. Multiple very good grocers, restaurants, eateries along with a theater and a museum are all within walking distance.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/28/2017

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Photos

  • View of Cottage from the Street, Garage at the end of the Driveway

    View of Cottage from the Street, Garage at the end of the Driveway

  • Another view from the street of the cottage under giant Pecan trees

    Another view from the street of the cottage under giant Pecan trees

  • Another view from the Front Door entrance

    Another view from the Front Door entrance

  • View of Dining Area to Kitchen

    View of Dining Area to Kitchen

  • Full kitchen with the home's original cabinetry, tiles and cast iron sink.

    Full kitchen with the home's original cabinetry, tiles and cast iron sink.

  • Another view of Kitchen

    Another view of Kitchen

  • Bedroom #1. View to hall and bathroom then Bedroom #2.

    Bedroom #1. View to hall and bathroom then Bedroom #2.

  • View of Bedroom #2 from hallway between the Bedrooms.

    View of Bedroom #2 from hallway between the Bedrooms.

  • Throughout the cottage you'll find out of the ordinary solid wood furnishings.

    Throughout the cottage you'll find out of the ordinary solid wood furnishings.

  • Ivy covered garage adds to the charm. The large backyard is all yours. Giant trees.

    Ivy covered garage adds to the charm. The large backyard is all yours. Giant trees.

  • Another view of the cottage.

    Another view of the cottage.

  • Another street view of the Cottage

    Another street view of the Cottage

  • View upon entrance at front door. Living Room. Leather pillows. Traveler's trunk

    View upon entrance at front door. Living Room. Leather pillows. Traveler's trunk

  • View towards Front Door. Very comfy couch and armchairs. Signed artwork.

    View towards Front Door. Very comfy couch and armchairs. Signed artwork.

  • Another view of the Dining Area

    Another view of the Dining Area

  • Gas stove and oven for gourmet cooking. Full sized refrigerator.

    Gas stove and oven for gourmet cooking. Full sized refrigerator.

  • Bedroom #1. Sealy Posturpedic Mattress. 100% Cotton Linens. Uncluttered comfort.

    Bedroom #1. Sealy Posturpedic Mattress. 100% Cotton Linens. Uncluttered comfort.

  • Bathroom between Bedroom #1 and Bedroom 2 with original floor tiles and tub.

    Bathroom between Bedroom #1 and Bedroom 2 with original floor tiles and tub.

  • Bedroom #2. Sealy Posturpedic mattress. 100% Cotton Linens.

    Bedroom #2. Sealy Posturpedic mattress. 100% Cotton Linens.

  • Large private backyard. Giant Trees. Antique wrought iron furniture. Privacy.

    Large private backyard. Giant Trees. Antique wrought iron furniture. Privacy.

  • Another view of the private Backyard.

    Another view of the private Backyard.

  • View of the back of the House from the Backyard.

    View of the back of the House from the Backyard.

  • Walk two blocks to the 100+ year old Avenue B Grocery.

    Walk two blocks to the 100+ year old Avenue B Grocery.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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