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Beautiful 5 rm.Hardwood Austin Home!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedroom, up to 13 people, beautiful 'Asian Garden' party & grill area.

If you're looking for a uniquely 'Austin' experience, look no further! One owner is a well-known Austin artist , the other a violinist for the Symphony. You'll walk in to an artistic, stylish, quirky home filled with art and interest. It's the type of place where you can take time exploring each rm.

Beautiful hardwood living rm, sunny, 2 couches. Modern kitchen with filtered water, pre-washing dishwasher, stove-top microwave and more. The rooms are just as fun, 5 rms, beds (one has futon), furnished, spotlessly clean. All rooms have separate locks and extra doors that lead into the beautiful backyard party area.

Rm.1:

Large room, very sunny and clean, comfortable queen bed.

Rm.2:

the largest room, an addition built onto the back of the home, also has a separate entrance, connected right to the bathroom. large, sm. fridge, reading and sitting areas. books.

Rm:3

This is my little girls room when she's in town, small, with a very comfortable queen bed, cute and lively. It also has locks and a separate entrance onto back porch, main door is just 3 ft. from bathroom.

Rm.4:

A little Bungalow built in the backyard, very small at 8x6x8 but enough for several elves, or a (thin:) couple to sleep on the futon provided. It's like camping in style! fully insulated, cutely furnished, flat screen tv, wifi, heated and A/C.

Rm. 5. Brand new 10x16 tea-house theme cottage in back yard. Interior being designed, pics coming soon!

4 rms have separate entrances that open into the backyard, which is a beautiful party area, Asian rock garden, 2 koi ponds, footbridge, large propane grill, fire table, heated deck, gazebo, porch, pavilion sitting area, plenty of chairs, fully lit at night,

Other amenities:

*Free wifi,

*Free Netflix , TV, DVD.

*We pride ourselves in a spotless, beautiful home. All bedding, including comforters and blankets, linens, pillowcases, are washed for each guests stay.

*2 nice Bikes with locks, for guest use! Take a ride through the beautiful Hyde Park neighborhood, lots of shops, cafes within walking distance (we provide maps of the highlights)

*Central Air & Heat.

*Driveway & Street Parking.

*Nice, safe, walkable neighborhood

*There may be a charge for more than 8 people. Since it changes per situation it's not listed in the general information. We are flexible, so drop me an inquiry for special pricing.

More Details

Owner
Tony
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Tony

I'm a professional artist and childrens book illustrator who has run an art studio in Austin for 15 years. My partner Elise is a violinist for the Austin Symphony, so the house is very creative and artistic.

Tony purchased this house in 2000

Why Tony chose Skyview

Beautiful home in a safe, friendly neighborhood, close to downtown yet far enough away to be quiet and not have some of the other downtown issues. We strive to do everything in our power to make sure you have a wonderful experience, whatever that may be for you.

What makes this house unique

The creative flourishes are the houses main attraction. Austin is known for being quirky, creative and artistic. This home truly gives you that experience. Every room is filled with adventure and surprises.

Amenities

Skyview House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom, shower/tub, towels provided as well as an emergency box of bathroom supplies if you forgot something. Bathroom is centrally located by the rooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Rm.2: Comfortable queen bed, sunny, large, hardwood floors.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Rm.1: Lg bedrm, fridge, couch,sitting area, books, sunny
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Rm.3: Kids rm. Fun, kids & adults, door to yard, queen bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Outside Bungalow' a sm. rm, AC/Heat, futon, flat scrn.netfix
  • 4 rms, beds (one has futon), furnished, spotlessly clean. All rooms have separate locks and extra doors that lead into the beautiful backyard party area. Rm.1: Large room, very sunny and clean, comfortable queen bed. Rm.2: the largest room, an addition built onto the back of the home, also has a separate entrance, connected right to the bathroom. large, sm. fridge, reading and sitting areas. books. Rm: This is my little girls room when she's in town, small, with a very comfortable queen bed, cute and lively. It also has locks and a separate entrance onto back porch, main door is just 3 ft. from bathroom. Rm.4: A little Bungalow built in the backyard, very small at 8x6x8 but enough for several elves, or a (thin:) couple to sleep on the futon provided. It's like camping in style! fully insulated, cutely furnished, flat screen tv, wifi, heated and A/C. 3 rms have separate entrances that open into the backyard,
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Beautiful 5 rm.Hardwood Austin Home!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews
5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Tony was very hospitable and the house was perfect for what we needed. It rained during our stay but we were able to still enjoy our stay. Great location to Rainey street too!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quirky and fun

  • 4 of 5

Very hospitable host. Great tortoise. Outdoor feast on Thanksgiving in the wonderful garden. Seems like the ideal party house. We found the location very convenient. Lots of flavor!

Beds a little soft.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Authentic Austin Experience

  • 5 of 5

My group of college students was delighted with this alternative to staying at a hotel for a leadership conference at UT. The house is definitely interesting in a "Keep Austin Weird" kind of way. Beautiful artwork by the owner, musical instruments you can play, a lovely Japanese-themed backyard, a 100-lb tortoise, and all kinds of fun and creepy Halloween stuff (most of it apparently there year-round). The location was fine for a quick trip to UT's campus or downtown Austin. Tony was very nice and welcoming and gave us an interesting tour of the house and yard, along with his varied works of art. The house was fairly clean and pretty much as expected from the pictures and information online. The bathroom arrangement might not work well for everyone, but we managed fine. One small bathroom only opens to the backyard (good for anyone staying in the nice "dollhouse" room in the backyard, but not easily usable for those in the house. The restroom inside the house connects to a back room in a way that cuts that room off from the rest of the house (although there is an exit to the backyard from that room). That means someone blocked in that room while someone is in the bathroom would have to go outside and come back in through another backdoor that goes through another bedroom. As long as you don't mind that little privacy/access issue with the layout, it works okay. Overall, we were comfortable and enjoyed our visit. And Tony was readily accessible if we had faced any problems. I know those in our group would love to return if they had the chance.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Some Corrections: The Halloween Haunted House is NOT here year round, the Tea-House rm. in the Asian Garden is not a 'Doll House', but a Tea-House in the tradition of those small houses in Japan, but fully insulated, wifi, TV,, table/chair, and Teas. And the outside bathroom is outside the door and about 10 ft. away from two of the house rms, not necessarily 'not easily usable', though I can see it being if it's too difficult for someone who has difficulty walking out a door and then 10 more ft. And if you stay in the private 'Koi Rm' which is attached to the house from a hallway leading through the bathroom, you may have to walk out the back and back in through another room or the front of the house. Not a big deal for most people. This is an eclectic, vibrant house, each room has many things to catch your interest and expand on them-it's not meant for the most conservative in mind or experience. But if you like a unique experience, come stay with us, if not, there are plenty of bland hotels to choose from.
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5

Great experience

  • 5 of 5

As advertised and Tony is a great and laid back host, he even left out a bunch of snacks and was very responsive with some questions about Austin proper.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Owner keeps his house clean and it was a great experience.

  • 5 of 5

The entire experience was awesome. We had a bachelor party in town and he did a great job of welcoming us and giving us a sweet tour of the house. Highly recommend staying at this house!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quirky and interesting house

  • 3 of 5

Our family stayed over Thanksgiving weekend 2016 for 3 nights. Tony was very welcoming and helpful. Comfy beds. Descriptions need to be updated because there is only one outbuilding available, but he added a bed inside so as to still accommodate the same number of guests. Fire table was broken, which was disappointing since the weather was nice and the rest of the yard is so fun. House needs a good cleaning and dusting, so I beg to differ with his "spotlessly clean" description!! Note that one bathroom is only accessible from the EXTERIOR of the house, and guests must walk through the other bathroom to access one of the bedrooms--was a bit awkward to be trapped in the bedroom while someone was using the bathroom--the other option was to use a back door and walk around the house and come in the front door!! There is not enough seating to accommodate the large number that can sleep here--there are only 4 stools at a counter area, so we had to eat with plates on laps for our meals. Not a problem, but I just assumed that there would be seating for all of us. "Sci-fi artwork" means nudity, just in case that's not clear to you. Great location and quiet neighborhood. We were charged an extra fee for a holiday stay, which I don't see listed on the ad but was made clear when emailing back and forth when finalizing details, and he was very kind to let us in a few hours early since we arrived on Thanksgiving day.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
cleaning fee $60
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 8.0%

Pet fee may vary depending on the amount and type of pet and duration of stay,

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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